HPCET 2018 was conducted for admission in various B.Tech and M.Tech Programmes for the academic session of 2018-19. By qualifying Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test, 2018 (HPCET 2018), candidates will be eligible to take admission in various participating institutes present in the state of Himachal Pradesh, offering engineering course at both UG and PG level. HPCET is conducted every year by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU). Candidates who have appeared in the examination can now check their result. The result of HPCET 2018 has been announced on May 28, 2018.

In this article we have provided all the details related to the admission process via HPCET 2018, starting from the application process to counselling and allocation of seats. Read below to know the important instructions and details about the entrance test.

Latest: The HPCET 2018 Result has been announced. Click Here to check the same. Click Here to check the counselling schedule.

HPCET 2018 Engineering Entrance Exam

HPCET 2018, will be conducted in the offline mode. We have mentioned below important dates of the all the events of HPCET 2018. Make sure you note them down as missing out any of the events will affect your candidature in the admission process.

HPCET 2018Important Dates
Starting date of filling the online application form08 Mar 2018
Closing date of filling of online application form28 Apr 2018
Issuance of Admit Card1st week of May 2018
HPCET 2018 ExamM.Tech: 12 May 2018

B.Tech: 13 May 2018

Declaration of Result30 May 2018 28 May 2018
Start of counselling
  • B.Tech: 06 Jun 2018
  • B.Tech (L.E.): 06 Jun 2018
  • M.Tech: 18 Jun 2018
Last dates to register for counselling
  • B.Tech: 25 Jun 2018
  • B.Tech (L.E.): 11 Jul 2018
  • M.Tech: 11 Jul 2018

After the examination, the conducting body will offer available seats to the qualified students via the counselling process. For the counselling process, the candidates will have to register themselves on the official website.

Admission in B.Tech Course will be based on JEE Main 2018 marks and also on the Basis of HPCET 2018 marks. There will be 50% seats for JEE Main qualified candidates and the remaining 50% seats will be for HPCET 2018 qualified candidates. However, if there are vacant seats left, additional rounds may be held to fill vacant seats on the basis of 10+2 percentage.

HPCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates will have to ensure they fit into the following eligibility criteria and then proceed with the online application process. Understand the eligibility criteria for HPCET 2018 below:

For B.Tech candidates:

  • Candidates must have Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
  • Candidates must have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Candidates must have secured at least 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.

For M.Tech candidates:

  • Candidates must havePassed/appeared bachelor’s degree (BE/B.Tech) in relevant branch of Engineering/Technology or equivalent from recognized University.
  • The minimum marks needed is 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.

HPCET 2018 Application Form

The candidates need to apply online only, to appear in HPCET 2018. No other mode of application will be accepted. The application form of HPCET 2018 is now available at apps.indiaresults.com. Following steps are to be followed to apply successfully for HPCET 2018:

  1. Register/Create your account
  2. Fill the Online Application For
  3. Verify Mobile Number and email
  4. Upload photograph and signature
  5. Preview the application form
  6. Submit the application fee
  7. Confirmation page and printout

HPCET 2018 Application Fee:

CategoryFee for B.TechFee for M.Tech
GeneralRs. 1550/-Rs. 1550/-
SC/ST/BPLRs. 1400/-Rs. 1400/-

Mode of payment: The application fee amount can be submitted in any of the following modes:

  1. Offline via e-challan
  2. Online via credit/debit card/net banking

Apply Online

HPCET 2018 Admit Card

The HPCET Admit Card 2018, also known as the e-admit card, will be available in the online mode. The candidates who will apply and submit the application form before the last date will be able to view and download their admit card for HPCET as per schedule. The candidates should download e-admit card by entering the application form number, which will be generated at the time of application process.

The e-admit card will contain the e-admit card number, photograph of the student, address of the examination centre and examination date. The candidates must take a proper printout of the admit card in an A4 sized paper and bring it to the examination hall without fail.

The schedule of the entrance examination is given below:

HPCET 2018

HPCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates aspiring to take admission through HPCET 2018, must understand the examination pattern and familiarise themselves with the marking scheme. This will help you know what is the nature of the examination that you will be facing. Below we have discussed the examination pattern that you must take a note of.

Exam Pattern for B.Tech:

SectionSubjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
APhysics50100
BChemistry50100
CMathematics50100
Total150300

Exam Pattern for M.Tech:

SectionSubjectNumber of questionsMaximum Marks
AAptitude Test1530
B*Civil Engg. /Electrical Engg./Electronics & Comm. Engg./Computer Science &Engg./ Mechanical Engg60120
CEngg. Mathematics2550
Total100200

*A candidate seeking admission in particular M.Tech. course must appear in appropriate paper corresponding to his/her qualifying degree.

  • In general, the marking scheme for HPCET 2018 will be +2 for correct answer and -0.5 for each wrong answer.
  • All the questions will be of MCQ type. An OMR Sheet will be provided to record the response of the candidates against each question.
  • All HPCET 2018 question Paper will be set in English.

HPCET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of HPCET 2018 for both B.Tech and M.Tech course will be as per the prescribed syllabus by the conducting body. The candidates will have to follow the topics mentioned in the syllabus to prepare for HPCET 2018. Below we have provided the syllabus for both the programmes. One can download the same by clicking the download buttons.

HPCET 2018 Syllabus for B.Tech

Below is the syllabus which the candidates appearing for B.Tech admission test will have to cover.

Download the B.Tech. Syllabus PDF

HPCET 2018 Syllabus for M.Tech
Candidates who will be appearing for admissions in the M.Tech programmes will have to cover the following topics.

Download the M.Tech.  Syllabus PDF

HPCET 2018 Important Books for Preparations

We have provided with the answer to the question “what to prepare?” Now let us address the question that arises, from where one should prepare? Yes, the right study material and the best books are the important components that are needed to prepare for any examination. Below we have provided the important books that will help you with HPCET preparations.

Name of the bookAuthorBuying Link
Problems In Mathematics with Hints and SolutionsV. GovorovBuy Here
Organic & In-organic ChemistryButterfly EdufieldsBuy Here
Physics at a glanceAbhay KumarBuy Here

HPCET 2018 Answer Key

After the completion of the examination the answer key of HPCET 2018, for all the programmes will be available on the official website. The answer key for all the courses of HPCET shall be made available on the University website by 5:00 PM on the respective dates of HPCET 2018.

Candidates can forward their written complaints, if any, along with supporting documents/solution pertaining to question paper/answer key in the office of the Controller of Examinations, H.P. Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (H.P.)-177001 within two days of conduct of respective examinations by 5:00 PM either personally or through e-mail at [email protected]. No complaint of any kind, in this regard, shall be entertained after the due date and time.

HPCET 2018 Result

The Result of HPCET 2018 will be uploaded on the University website i.e. www.himtu.ac.in on or before May 30, 2018, and will also be available on the Notice Board of the University. The result of each candidate will be provisional. The candidates are advised to download the same as it will be required at the time of counselling.

The result will available separately for both the programmes. The candidates will have to access it on the website as per the scheduled date, download the same and preserve it until the end of the admission process.

HPCET 2018 Counselling

The counselling announcement for HPCET this year, will be made separately after the declaration of the HPCET Result 2018. The candidates will be able to download the admission brochure, which will contain an all the details regarding the admission process like availability of the seats and the dates of the counselling process.

We have provided the detailed counselling process of HPCET 2018 here.

For more detailed information, download the information brochure.

Official Website: www.himtu.ac.in

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