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HPCET Exam 2020 - Checkout the HPCET Exam Schedule, Counselling (Started), Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus and More

Sabiya | Updated: Nov 24, 2020, 16:00 IST

HPCET Exam 2020 - Himachal Pradesh Technical University(HPTU) will conduct HPCET Exam 2020 on multiple dates for different programs. Aspirants who want to participate in the HPCET Exam 2020 will be required to register for the same. The date of confirming the seat by the candidates, allocated by the University in affiliated institution/H P Technical University is between November 21-25. Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) is a state-level exam conducted for the admission of candidates to undergraduate and post-graduate courses offered at various colleges of Himachal Pradesh. Registered candidates will have to download HPCET Admit Card, which will require at the exam venue. HPCET Exam 2020 will perform for 3 hours. Detailed Information about HPCET 2020 follows this page.

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HPCET Exam 2020 - Checkout the HPCET Exam Schedule, Counselling (Started), Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus and More

HPCET Exam 2020 - Checkout the HPCET Exam Schedule, Counselling (Started), Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus and More

HPCET Exam 2020 Overview

HPCET Exam 2020 - HPCET Exam 2020 Admissions into the participating institutes are offered based on HPCET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 scores. Those applicants who have qualified for JEE Main 2020, will be eligible for direct admissions. Candidate can view their result through the official website of HIMTU right after the declaration of the result. Allotment of seats done based on HPCET Scores 2020 and preferences selected by the candidates. Aspirants can go through the HPCET Exam 2020 Overview for the Exam Purposes. Read this article and get more Information about HPCET Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Admit Card, and more.

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HPCET Exam 2020 Details

HPCET Exam 2020 HPCET Exam 2020

Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen-Paper Based)

Medium of Exam


Duration of Exam

3 Hours

Type and Number of Questions

150 MCQs


3 (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)

Courses Offered

BHMCT & B.Sc.(HM &CT) 

BBA, B.Tech, B.Pharma 

BCA, M.Tech, M.Sc.(Physics) 


Official Website


How to Know the Course wise Exam Dates for HPCET 2020?

Candidates can check the Course Wise Exam Dates for HPCET 2020 mention in the following table below.

Events Dates

Dates for filling online counseling form (uploading of documents and preference)

24-Oct-2020 to 26-Oct-2020 (05:00 PM)

Result of the second round of counseling

27-Oct-2020 (05:00 PM)

Date of confirmation the seat by the candidates, allocated by the University in affiliated institution/H P Technical University

28-Oct-2020 to 02-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

Third Round of Counseling Against Vacant Seats

Dates for filling online counseling form (uploading of documents and preference)

04-Nov-.2020 to 05-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

Result of the third round of counseling

06-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

Date of confirmation the seat by the candidates, allocated by the University in affiliated institution/H P Technical University

07-Nov-2020 to 12-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

Fourth Round of counseling (Against Vacant Seats)

Dates for filling online counseling form (uploading of documents and preference)

18-Nov-2020 to 19-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

Result of the fourth round of counseling

20-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

Date of confirmation the seat by the candidates, allocated by the University in affiliated institution/H P Technical University

21-Nov-2020 to 25-Nov-2020 (05:00 PM)

What is the Eligibility critreria for CUCET 2020?

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility as per the norms of AICTE for appearing in HPCET 2020 before they start filling the HPCET application form 2020.

  • Aspirants must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board/university with at least 45% aggregate marks for general category students and at least 40% marks for reserved category candidates.
  • Applicants need to have studied Physics and Maths as compulsory subjects in class 12, along with one of the Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Technical Vocational subjects.

Details about HPCET Application Form-2020

  • HPCET Application Form will be available tentatively from the 1st week of March 2020. All candidates applying for the exam must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria of HPCET. Candidates advised reading all the instructions in the information brochure before filling HPCET Application Form. 
  • The application form for HPCET 2020 will be available on the official website. To fill HPCET 2020 Application Form, Students will have to first register themselves on or before the last date of submission. After the completion of registration, applicants will able to fill the Application Form for HPCET 2020. The information to be supplied in the application form should be correct and as per documents.(How to Fill the HPCET Application Form 2020 Check here)

HPCET Application Fee-2020

HPCET Application Fee payment through E-challan/Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card. 

  • SC/ST/BPL -Rs. 1,400
  • Others -Rs. 1,500.

What are the HPCET Exam Pattern 2020?

HPCET Exam Pattern provides information like what kind of questions asked in the exam, the marking scheme, the total number of questions, sectional marks, negative marking, and more. Applicants must know the HPCET exam pattern of the exam well in advance, which helps in attempting and solving the question paper quickly.


Total Questions

Maximum Marks







Mathematics /Biology






HPCET Syllabus-2020


The Laws of Motion Physics and Measurement, Motions Rotation Work, Energy, and Power, Theory of Gases, Dynamics Properties of Solids and Liquids, Oscillations and Waves, Current, Power, The Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current The Current and the Magnetic Effects of Magnetism, Electronic Equipment, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems, Atoms, and Nuclei.


Matters, States, Atomic Structure, Redox reactions and electricity Chemical kinetics, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Surface Chemistry, Periods of properties and classification of the elements, Isolation of principles and methodology, metals, S, p, d & f – Block Elements, Co-Ordination compounds, Refined and depiction of organic compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Some of the basic principle of organic chemistry, Oxygen-containing organic compounds, Chemistry of Everyday Life, Nitrogen-rich organic compounds, Practical chemistry-related principles.


Complex Numbers and quadratic equations, Set, Relations and Functions, Sequences & Series, Determinants of matrices, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem, and its common applications, Differential equations, Integral Calculus, Limit, continuity, and Differentiability, Three-dimensional geometry, Statistics and probability, Mathematical reasoning, Coordinate geometry, Vector algebra, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Linear algebra, Partial differential equations, Complex variables, Ordinary differential equations, Probability, and Statistics.

HPCET Admit Card-2020

HPCET Admit Card 2020 only available for the successfully registered candidates. The HPCET admit card will release tentatively in the first week of May in online only. HPCET Admit Card 2020 is a document that students must download and take a printout to carry to the exam hall. No applicant is permitted to enter the exam hall without the possession of a valid hall ticket.

How to Check the HPCET Result 2020?

The result of HPCET 2020 will declare in the 4th week of May. Candidates can check HPCET 2020 Result by logging in on the official website. The result will display with details of candidates along with the marks they have scored in each subject. Candidates advised to download and print their HPCET results or scorecard after checking it.

  • Click on HPCET 2020 Result link provided on the official website
  • Enter HPCET Roll No or Name of the candidate
  • The result of HPCET 2020 will be displayed.

Students must take the print and keep it safe for counseling and future reference. HPTU will prepare a rank list for candidates who successfully qualify HPCET 2020. The merit list will adjust based on marks secured by the test takers. HPCET 2020 merit list will be available online as well as on the notice board of the university.  

How to check the HPCET Answer Key 2020?

HPCET Answer Key 2020 will be available on the same day as the exam. With the help of the HPCET answer key 2020, candidates can cross-check the responses they have marked against the questions in the exam and figure out their probable score. If the test takers find any discrepancy in the official answer key of HPCET 2020, they can raise their complaints and write to the university at the following address along with the supporting documents/solution about question papers/answer keys.

Controller of Examination,

H. P. Technical University,

Gandhi Chowk,

Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.).

Details of HPCET Cut off-2020

HPCET cut off is the minimum qualifying score that Students need to secure in the test to get qualified for counselling and seat allotment. HPTU will declare cut off of HPCET 2020 after the declaration of result. Only the successful applicants whose score is more than or equal to HPCET cut off 2020 will provide admission as per their rank Secured in HPCET 2020 exam.

What are the Factors affecting the HPCET cut off 2020?

  • Number of Applicants
  • Number of seats
  • Exam difficulty level
  • Candidate to seat ration
  • Reservation policies set by Government
  • Last year admission trends. 

HPCET Counselling Process-2020

HPCET Counseling will start in the first week of June. Candidates qualifying HPCET will be eligible to appear in the counseling session after completing the registration process. Candidates will shortlist for counseling based on the merit list prepared based on scores Secured in HPCET or JEE Main, depending upon the test they are applying via for seeking admission. HPTU will conduct the counseling for JEE Main Qualified Students from July 3, 2020, and for HPCET qualified candidates from July 8, 2020.

  • 50% seats in all the participating colleges will be allocated to JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates through the counseling, while the remaining places will offer to candidates who qualify HPCET 2020
  • In case vacant positions are left even after the counseling for JEE Main 2020 & HPCET 2020, then the seats will be allotted to students based on their merit in 10+2.

During the counseling, seats in engineering colleges of the states will allow participating candidates as per their preference. To confirm their positions, Students have to pay HPCET admission fee. Applicants have to pay the registration fee online via debit card/credit card/net banking. After completing the counseling, process candidates have to appear for their allotted institutes for document verification.

What are the Documents Required for HPCET Counselling 2020?

  • S5tudents Certificates of class 12 and class 10.
  • Class XII and X mark sheets provided by the board.
  • Date of birth certificate/matriculation/higher secondary/Indian school certificates showing the date of birth.
  • JEE Main/HPCET scorecard.
  • Character certificate from the head of the institution last attended.
  • Bonafide/domicile certificate provided by the concerned authority.
  • Reserved category certificate provided by the competent authority, if applicable.
  • Physically challenged certificate provided by the competent authority, if applicable.
  • Income certificate issued by the competent authority.
  • An affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate if applied under Beti Hai Anmol Scheme.
  • Kashmiri migrants and domicile certificate provided by the competent authority, if applied under supernumerary Kashmiri migrant quota.

HPCET Exam Center-2020

HPCET Exam Centers are the venues where the state-level entrance test conducted. HPCET conducted across 16 cities and towns of Himachal Pradesh. Exam Centres allotted based on choices filled by candidates in the HPCET application form.





Paonta Sahib











Official Website https://www.himtu.ac.in/

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Exams 2020 - FAQ

1. When is Counselling done for HPCET 2020?  

HPCET 2020 counseling process has been started on October 11. Candidates can refer to the table above for more information.

2. Will there be negative marking in HPCET 2020?  

For every correct answer, two marks will be awarded and 0.5 marks will be deducted for each question answered incorrectly.

3. Who will conduct HPCET 2020?  

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET).

4. Will HPCET 2020 be conducted offline or online?  

The HPCET 2020 exam is conducted in offline (Pen and Paper Based Exam) mode.

5. Is it necessary to take coaching to crack HPCET?  

Although it is not mandatory to take coaching for cracking HPCET, if a student has the convenience of opting for coaching, s/he may opt for the same to ensure that the preparation is done under proper guidance and strategic way.


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