HP CET 2021 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) in order to grant admissions into undergraduate Course B Tech which are 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 the month of May and June. Applicants who are willing to apply for HP CET, must meet the eligibility criteria which is prescribed by the examination authority.

HP CET 2021 Application process will begin in the month of March. Candidates need to register themselves via only mode by visiting the official website of HPTU in order 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 gets shortlisted need 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 2021 Exam Date

Candidates can check the Important Dates of HP CET 2021 which is 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 2021 Eligibility criteria

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

  • Candidates who are 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
  • In case if the candidates belong to SC/ST Category can attain minimum 40% aggregate score in qualified examination.
  • Candidates who have qualified in JEE Main Entrance Exam, no need to appear for HP CET entrance exam. However, Priority is given for JEE Main Qualified candidates.
  • B Tech admission for the first 50% seats will be done on the basis of candidate’s score/rank obtained in JEE Main Entrance Exam and for remaining 50% seats will be allocated based on HP CET score.

HP CET 2021 Application Form & fees

HP CET 2021 application form is available at 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 with in the last date as per the prescribed schedule. Before filling up the HPCET application form, candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully which are mentioned in the information brochure. Online application process includes the following steps namely Registration/create account, fill up the form, Upload the Photo along with 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 the 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 valid Email ID during registration process

Step 2: Fill the application form: After the registration process, candidates need to click on “Login “Option, then enter the User Name, Password and application form number to sign up. After the successful login, candidates can proceed to fill up 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 required to upload the scanned images of the Photograph along with signature in a prescribed format as mentioned in the information brochure. After attaching the images, click on “Upload “option.

Step 4: Confirmation: The Next step is, Candidates will be having two options either to submit or edit the details in the application form. If candidates wish to modify the details can go for 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 through both 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 one of the payment methods as per their convenient 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 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Before appearing for 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, 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 objective type of questions (MCQ). Each questions will be having four choice of answers, 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 with in 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 Wrong Answer


Syllabus of HP CET 2021

HP CET 2021 syllabus provides the clarity for the candidates regarding the topics and units which they need to study for the examination. 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 2021 Admit Card

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

Candidates need to carry the admit card without fail for the examination centre on exam day or else they will not be allowed to take up entrance examination. HP CET admit card concludes the details like name of the registered candidate, 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: The Click on the available link which states “Download HP CET Admit Card”

Step 3: Candidates required to fill the details such as Application form Number which was generated during application process.

Step 4: After entering the details, candidates need to click on “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 2021 Results & Score Card

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will declare the HPCET 2021 result tentatively in the month of June. HPCET entrance examination will be available in online mode, candidates can view their result 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 entrance examination Candidates who gets shortlisted based on their rank secured in entrance exam will be called for HP CET 2021 counselling session.

Candidates can follow the steps which is 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. Score card will be required at the time of counselling session for document verification.

HP CET 2021 Counselling & Admission

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

  • Examination authority will conduct HP CET counselling process tentatively in the month of July via offline mode, qualified candidates need to be present for the counselling 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 10+2 Examination.
  • During the counselling session, Allotment of Seats will be done according to the candidate’s preference and based on their rank.
  • Allotted candidates required to pay the non-refundable amount INR 3000 for seat confirmation.
  • Payment can be done though online mode (Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card) and also through offline mode, Demand Draft in the favor of Finance Officer, Himachal Pradesh Technical University, payable at 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 2021 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 which is 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 2021 examination centres

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

HP CET 2021 will be held in the following Cities of Himachal Pradesh State









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