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Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
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About Exam :

HPCET or Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Tests are conducted for admissions into the various undergraduate and post graduate courses namely B Tech, B Pharma, M Tech, M Pharma, MCA and MBA.


It is a state level entrance examination and is conducted every year for admissions into the above mentioned courses in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

The HPCET Exam Pattern is as follows:


  1. The Entrance Test for each course shall be conducted in single offline (Pen and Paper Based Test) mode.
  2. All questions shall be objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers. The candidate will have to choose one correct answer only.
  3. Two marks shall be awarded for each correct answer and 0.5 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer. Information Brochure - 2016
  4. While the candidate can skip a question, but should not choose more than one option as correct answer.
  5. Subject combinations for Entrance Test, number of questions and mode of test for different courses is as below:
    1. B.Tech/B.Pharmacy/ B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda):


Section Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
        A Physics 50 100  


3 hrs

        B Chemistry 50 100
        C Mathematics/Biology


50 100
                          Total 150 300


Note: Candidates attempting Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics shall be eligible for B.Tech/B. Pharmacy whereas candidates attempting Physics, Chemistry & Biology shall be eligible for B. Pharmacy or B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda).


  1. M. Tech:
Section Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
        A Aptitude Test 15 30  


3 hrs

        B Civil Engg./Electrical Engg./Electronics & Comm. Engg./Computer Science & Engg./ Mechanical Engg. 60 120
        C Engg. Mathematics 25 50
                          Total 100 200


Note: A candidate seeking admission in M.Tech is expected to appear in a paper appropriate to the discipline of his/her qualifying degree of section B above. The candidate is, however, free to choose any paper according to his/her admission plan, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria of the institutions in which he/she wishes to seek admission.

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