HP CET 2022 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test [HP CET]

HP CET - Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) to grant admissions into undergraduate Course B Tech offered at the participating colleges in Himachal Pradesh. HP CET Entrance examination will be held in offline mode (Pen Paper Based). HPCET 2021 Examination will be held tentatively in May and June. Applicants who are willing to apply for HP CET must meet the examination authority's eligibility criteria.

HP CET 2021 Application process will begin in March. Candidates need to register themselves via the only mode by visiting the official website of HPTU to fill up the HPCET Application Form. Once the application process is done, candidates can avail the HP CET 2021 Admit Card by downloading it from the respective portal. HP CET 2021 Result will be released by June. Last week, candidates who get shortlisted needed to appear for HP CET 2021 Counselling session.

Name of the Examination

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET)

Exam Conducting Authority

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)

Examination Level

State Level Entrance Exam

Examination Mode

Offline (Pen-Paper Based

Exam Duration

3 hours

Type & Number of questions

150 MCQ

Mode of Application


Official Website


HP CET 2022 Exam Date

Candidates can check the Important Dates of HP CET 2021, tabulated below.

Important Events


HP CET Application form availability

1st week of March 2021

Last Date to Apply Online

Last week of April 2021

HP CET Admit Card Availability

1st week of May 2021

HP CET Examination

1st week of June 2021

HP CET Result Declaration

Last week of June 2021

HPCET Counselling

July 2021

HP CET 2022 Eligibility criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria as per the norms of HPTU to appear for the HP CET entrance exam. Before filling the form, candidates are advised to make sure about the eligibility criteria of HP CET 2021

  • Candidates seeking to get admission for B Tech Course through HP CET entrance exam must have possessed 10+2 Examination in science stream (Physics, Maths, and Chemistry as compulsory subject) with required 45% aggregate score from any recognized board.
  • If the candidates belong to SC/ST Category can attain a minimum 40% aggregate score in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who have qualified in the JEE Main Entrance Exam need to appear for the HP CET entrance exam. However, Priority is given for JEE Main Qualified candidates.
  • B Tech admission for the first 50% seats will be made based on the candidate’s score/rank obtained in JEE Main Entrance Exam, and for the remaining 50%, seats will be allocated based on the HP CET score.

HP CET 2022 Application Form & fees

HP CET 2021 application form is available on the official website, and it can be filled up via online mode only. HP CET application window will be open from March 1st week. Candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria must register themselves and must submit the application form within the last date as per the prescribed schedule. Before filling up the HPCET application form, candidates must read the instructions carefully mentioned in the information brochure. The online application process includes the following steps: registration/creating an account, filling up the form, Upload the Photo, signature, Confirmation, and Make the Payment.

Candidates can check the stepwise procedure to fill up HP CET 2021 online application form.

Step 1: Registration: At first, candidates need to visit the official website of HPTU (www.himtu.ac.in) and should click on “ Account registration form.” Then candidates need to enter the required details like Name, User Name, Password, Confirm Password, Date of Birth, Email address, and Mobile Number.

Upon successful registration, Login Credentials and application form number will be generated, and it will be sent for the candidates registered Mail ID. Hence candidates are advised to provide a valid Email ID during the registration process

Step 2: Fill the application form: After the registration process, candidates need to click on the “Login “option, then enter the User Name, Password, and application form number to sign up. After the successful login, candidates can fill up an online application form by entering the necessary details like Personal information, academic details, and other relevant details. After filling it up completely, candidates need to click on the option “save and continue.”

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature: Candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the Photograph along with their signature in a prescribed format as mentioned in the information brochure. After attaching the images, click on the “Upload “option.

Step 4: Confirmation: The Next step is, Candidates will have two options either to submit or edit the details in the application form. If candidates wish to modify the details can go for the edit option, or candidates can click on submit option. Before submitting, candidates are advised to review the application form once.

Step 5: Make the application fee payment: Then, candidates need to pay the HP CET 2021 application fees according to their category. Application fees can be paid online (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit card) and offline mode (E Challan), and also two modes of payment link will be available. Candidates need to choose any payment methods at their convenience and must pay the stipulated fees.

HP CET application fees for SC/ ST/BPL Categories charges approximate INR 1,400, and for General Category application fee charges approximate INR 1,500

HP CET 2022 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the HP CET entrance exam, candidates must be aware of the HP CET 2021 Exam Pattern. This shall help the candidates to know about the details like mode of examination, marking scheme, section, negative marking, type of questions, the total number of questions, examination duration by knowing all this candidate can prepare well for the entrance examination.

The Examination authority will conduct HP CET in offline mode (Pen and Paper Based). It comprises an objective type of questions (MCQ). Each question will have four answers, and candidates need to choose 1 correct answer. For every write answer candidate will be awarded 2 marks, and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. Candidates need to solve the paper within the time allotment that is 3 hours. Mainly there will be three sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

HP CET 2021 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Offline (Pen Paper Based)

Exam Medium


Type of questions


No of Questions


Total Marks


Exam Duration

3 Hours


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Marking Scheme

1 Mark for every correct Answer

Negative Marking

0.5 Mark Deduction for the Wrong Answer


Syllabus of HP CET 2021

HP CET 2021 syllabus clarifies the candidates regarding the topics and units they need to examine. Question Paper will be set according to the 12th Syllabus, and it concludes major topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects.

Physics Syllabus of HP CET

Laws of Motion Physics and Measurement

Motions Rotation Work

Energy & Power

Theory of Gases

Dynamics Properties of Solids & Liquids

Oscillations & Waves

Current & Power

Atoms and Nuclei

The Dual Nature of Matter


Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Magnetic Effects of Magnetism

Electronic Equipment

Electromagnetic Waves

Communication Systems


Chemistry Syllabus of HP CET



 Atomic Structure

Redox reactions

electricity Chemical kinetics

Chemical Thermodynamics

Chemical bonding

molecular structure

Periods of properties

Surface Chemistry

Isolation of principles

classification of the elements

Block Elements

Co-Ordination compounds

organic compounds

Environmental Chemistry

organic chemistry

Chemistry of Everyday Life

Nitrogen-rich organic compounds

Practical chemistry-related principles


Mathematics Syllabus of HP CET

Complex Numbers

quadratic equations

Set, Relations, and Functions

Sequences & Series

Determinants of matrices

Permutations and Combinations

Mathematical induction

Binomial theorem

Differential equations

common applications

Integral Calculus




Statistics and probability

Three-dimensional geometry

Coordinate geometry

Mathematical reasoning

Vector algebra

Vector Calculus

Numerical Methods

Linear algebra

Partial differential equations

Complex variables

differential equations

Probability and Statistics

HP CET 2022 Admit Card

Admit Card of HP CET 2021 will be released tentatively in May, and it will be available online mode at the official website of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Candidates who have registered successfully for the HP CET entrance exam by paying the required application fees within the last date can access their admit card by entering their application form number. HP CET Admit Card is an important identity. Candidates are required to download it and must take the print out of it.

Candidates need to carry the admit card without fail for the examination center on exam day, or else they will not be allowed to take up the entrance examination. HP CET admits card concludes the details like the registered candidate's name, Registration Number / Roll Number, Photograph of the candidate, Venue details of Test Centre, and Examination Date.

Candidates can check the following steps to download HPCET 2021 Admit Card.

Step 1: At first, candidates should visit the respective website of HPTU (www.himtu.ac.in)

Step 2: Then Click on the available link, which states “Download HP CET Admit Card.”

Step 3: Candidates must fill in the details, such as the Application form Number, which was generated during the application process.

Step 4: After entering the details, candidates need to click on the “Submit” option

Step 5: Then, the Admit card of HPCET will display on the screen. Candidates are advised to download and must take the print out of it.

HP CET 2022 Results & Score Card

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will declare the HPCET 2021 result tentatively in June. HPCET entrance examination will be available in online mode, and candidates can view their results by visiting the official website of HPTU (www.himtu.ac.in.) Along with examination results, the examination authority will also declare the merit list of HPCET exam qualified candidates, and even HPCET answer keys will be available on its official website. The authority will prepare the merit list based on the candidate’s marks obtained in the entrance examination. Candidates who get shortlisted based on their rank secured in the entrance exam will be called for HP CET 2021 counseling session.

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download the HP CET 2021 Score Card.

Step 1: At first, candidates need to visit the respective portal of HPTU

Step 2: Then Click on the link provided, “HP CET Result.”

Step 3:  Candidates need to enter their registration number or roll number to access the result

Step 4: HP CET result will display on the screen; candidates need to download and should take the print out of it. A scorecard will be required at the time of the counseling session for document verification.

HP CET 2022 Counselling & Admission

HPTU Conduct HP CET 2021 Counselling session for the qualified candidates per the prescribed schedule. Candidates will be selected for the counseling based on the merit list, prepared according to their score obtained in the HP CET Entrance examination. Counseling sessions will be held separately for JEE Main entrance exam qualifiers and HP CET exam qualifiers.

  • The examination authority will conduct the HP CET counseling process tentatively in July via offline mode. Qualified candidates need to be present for the counseling process without fail.
  • 50% seats will be allotted for JEE Main qualified candidates, while the remaining 50% seats will be allotted for HP CET qualified candidates.
  • If vacant seats are left out even after the Counselling for HP CET & JEE Main, then vacant seats will be allotted for the candidates based on the merit score obtained in the 10+2 Examination.
  • During the counseling session, Allotment of Seats will be done according to the candidate’s preference and rank.
  • Allotted candidates must pay the non-refundable amount of INR 3000 for seat confirmation.
  • Payment can be made through online mode (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card) and offline mode, Demand Draft in favor of Finance Officer, Himachal Pradesh Technical University, payable Hamirpur.
  • Upon the successful Payment, candidates need to visit for their allotted institutes to complete the document verification process 

Documents required for HP CET 2021 Counselling

  • 10th & 12th Marks Sheet / Certificate
  • Print out of HP CET 2021 Admit Card
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Date of Birth Certificate
  • JEE Main & HP CET Score Card
  • Character Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Caste/ Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Physically Challenged Certificate (if applicable)

HP CET 2022 Participating Colleges

Candidates who are looking to get admission through HPCET 2020 must know about the participating institutes and the availability of seats. Candidates can check the participating institutes of HP CET 2021, tabulated below.

SIRDA Institute of Engineering Technology

Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College,

Govt. Engg. College Jeory, Rampur

J.N. Govt. Engineering College, Bhechandhar,

MIT College of Engineering & Management

Shiva Institute of Engineering &Technology

L R Institute of Engineering & Technology

IITT College of Engineering & Technology

T.R. Abhilashi Memorial Institute

Vaishno College of Engineering

K.C. Group of Research & Professional Institute

SIRDA Institute of Engineering Technology

Himachal Institute of Engineering

Green Hills Engineering College

HPTU campus Mahatma Gandhi Govt Engineering College

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Engineering College

Devbhumy Institute of Engineering and Technology

Bells Institute of Management & Technology

List of HP CET 2022 examination centres

While filling the HP CET application form, candidates should select their preferred exam centers of HPCET 2021. Through HPCET exam centers, candidates will know the list of cities where the exam will be held. Allotment of HPCET exam center for each registered candidate will be done based on choice filled by candidate and availability of seats. Venue Details of the examination center will be provided on the admit card.

HP CET 2021 will be held in the following Himachal Pradesh State cities.









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