HPCET 2017

Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (HPCET)

HPCET 2017

HPCET 2017HPCET 2017 - Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HIMTU) will be the conducting body for HPCET 2017. The state level engineering entrance test, HPCET 2017 was conducted on May 13, 2017 for admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes across the participating institutes of the exam. HPCET 2017 was conducted in offline (Pen & Paper based) mode. The answer key to the examination has been released. The application form for the exam was available from March 3, 2017. HIMTU had released the application form of HPCET 2017 in online mode. The deadline for HPCET 2017 application form was May 04, 2017. Admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes across the participating institutes of HPCET 2017 will be offered basis the merit/ranks of candidates in JEE Main 2017 and HPCET 2017. JEE Main 2017 candidates will be given preference and when the merit list of the national level engineering entrance test (JEE Main 2017) is exhausted, candidates will be offered admissions to B.Tech programmes on the basis of merit/rank list of HPCET 2017. There are as many as 18 participating institutes of HPCET 2017. For more details like HPCET 2017 eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, counselling and seat allotment, read through the article below. 

Latest: HPCET Answer Key 2017 is now available


A brief about HP CET 2017

Exam Details


Exam Name

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test

Commonly called as


Exam Type


Exam Category

State Level

Conducting Institute

Himachal Pradesh Technical University

Application Availability (online)

March 3, 2017

Salient features of HPCET 2017

  • HPCET 2017 is an offline entrance test for undergraduate engineering programmes.

  • Approximately 18 participating institutes of HPCET 2017 will offer admissions to as many as 10 B.Tech disciples through the entrance test and JEE Main 2017.

  • The application form, admit card and result of HPCET 2017 will be available in online mode.

  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre without a valid admit card of HPCET 2017.

  • The entrance exam – HPCET 2017 will be conducted in offline (Pen & Paper) mode.

  • Admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes will be offered on the basis of rank/merit list of JEE Main 2017 and HPCET 2017. First 50% seats across the participating institutes will be allotted to JEE Main 2017 qualifiers, while the remaining seats will be offered to the candidates qualifying in HPCET 2017.

HPCET Important Dates 2017


The Important Dates of HPCET 2017 include dates related to application availability, admit card, result, counselling and seat allotment, etc. All aspiring candidates must be aware of all the important dates of HPCET 2017 beforehand so as to avoid missing on any event. Go through the table below to check all important dates of HPCET 2017.


HPCET 2017 Important Dates





HPCET 2017 Application Form begins

March 3, 2017


Final Date for Submission of Application Form

May 04, 2017


Release of HPCET 2017 Admit Card

May 5,  2017


HPCET 2017 Exam

May 13, 2017


Release of Answer Key

May 13, 2017 (4:30 PM)


Result announcement

On or before May 29, 2017



June 1, 2017

 Read more about HPCET Important Dates 2017 


HPCET Answer key 2017


The Answer Key of HPCET 2017 is now available. The answer key of HPCET 2017 was published on the same day of the examination (May 13) at 4:30 PM. Through HPCET 2017 answer key, the examinees can npw cross-check the responses they have marked against the questions in the test and figure out their probable score. If the test takers find any discrepancy in the official answer key of HPCET 2017, they can raise their complaints in written and send it to the office of the Controller of Examination, H.P. Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.) along with the supporting documents/solution pertaining to question papers/answer keys.


Note: Complaints against the HPCET Answer Key 2017 must be sent by May 16, 2017.




HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2017


The Eligibility Criteria HPCET 2017 is a set of conditions required by HIMTU in order to consider aspiring candidates eligible for appearing in the entrance test for admissions to the participating institutes of HPCET 2017. All aspiring candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the norms of AICTE for appearing in HPCET 2017. It’s important that all aspirants meet the eligibility criteria of HPCET 2017 before they start filling the application form for the entrance exam.

  • Aspirants of HPCET 2017 must have passed XII/10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised board/university with at least 45% aggregate marks for general category candidates and at least 40% marks for reserved category candidates.

  • The candidates need to have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in class 12th along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.

Check HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2017 for more details. 

HPCET Application Form 2017


The Application Form of HPCET 2017  was available in online mode only. HPCET application form 2017 was made available by HIMTU from March 3, 2017. All candidates, applying for HPCET 2017 had to ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of HPCET and fill the application form before the deadline. The last date to apply for HPTU 2017 was May 04. The candidates had to cross-check carefully that all the information provided in the application form of HPCET 2017 is correct.


Caution: Incomplete application forms were liable to rejection. Thus, every required detail had to be filled correctly.


HPCET 2017 Application Fee



Application Fee



Rs. 1,400



Rs. 1.500

HPCET Application Fee mode:

  • E-challan

  • Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card

Check the entire procedure at HPCET Application Form 2017.

HPCET Exam Centres 2017


The Exam Centres of HPCET 2017  are the venues where the state level engineering entrance test will be conducted. Last year HPCET was conducted across 16 cities/towns of Himachal Pradesh. To see the list of HPCET exam centres 2017, see the table below.


HPCET 2017 Exam centres 


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HPCET Exam Pattern 2017


The Exam pattern of HPCET 2017  give details about what kind of questions will be there in the entrance test, the marking scheme, total number of questions, sectional weightage, etc. It’s important for aspiring candidates of HPCET 2017 to have knowledge about the exam pattern of the entrance exam well in advance, which helps in attempting and solving the question paper with ease and clarity. Read through to know more details.


HPCET 2017 Exam Pattern



Total Questions

 Marks allotted




50X2= 100




50X2= 100




50X2= 100

  • HPCET 2017 will be conducted in 3 hours

  • Each of the 3 sections will have same weightage of 50 questions each.

  • The test will be conducted in English.

  • Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks, while 0.5 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

HPCET Syllabus 2017


The Syllabus of HPCET 2017 must be gone through the aspiring candidates of HPCET 2017, as it gives clarity on the topics and units from where the question paper will be set. HPCET syllabus includes units and topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 


HPCET 2017 Syllabus for Physics

  • 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

  • Hands-on Skills

HPCET 2017 Syllabus for Chemistry

  • Matters States

  • Atomic Structure

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • 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 – Black Elements

  • Co – Ordination compounds

  • P – block Elements

  • D – F Block Elements

  • 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

HPCET 2017 Syllabus for Mathematics

  • 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 2017


The Admit Card of HPCET 2017 was made available online by Himachal Pradesh Technical University, from May 5,  2017. HPCET Admit Card 2017 is an important document and candidates must download and take a printout of HPCET 2017 hall ticket or admit card and carry it to the exam centre. No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall without the possession of a valid hall ticket.


What will HPCET 2017 Admit Card carry?

  • Name of the applicant

  • Father‘s name

  • Photograph of the candidate

  • Address of the test centre

  • Test date

Note: All applicants must cross-check all particulars on the e-admit card of HPCET and ensure that all details are correct to the best of their knowledge. In case any discrepancy occurs in the admit card, it must be brought to the notice of Controller of Examinations, H.P. Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.) at the earliest. 


HPCET Result 2017


The Result of HPCET 2017 will be announced online by the university on or before May 29, 2017. for candidates who appear in the entrance test. HPCET Result 2017 will also be available on the notice board of the university.


HPCET Rank/Merit List 2017


HIMTU will prepare a rank list/merit list for candidates who successfully take HPCET 2017. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the test takers in HPCET 2017. HPCET 2017 merit list will be available online as well as on the notice board of the university. However, just appearing in the merit list of HPCET 2017 doesn’t confirm admission of any candidate. They have to satisfy the eligibility criteria and the availability of seats in counselling and admission process.

HPCET Counselling 2017


The Counselling of HPCET 2017 will be done for admissions of candidates who qualify JEE Main 2017 and HPCET 2017. For counselling, the candidates have to register themselves and pay the registration fee online via credit card/net banking/debit card.


First 50% seats will be allotted to JEE Main 2017 qualifiers through the counselling of HPCET 2017, while the remaining seats will be offered through HPCET 2017 counselling to candidates who qualify HPCET 2017. 


In case vacant seats are left even after the counselling for JEE Main 2017 and HPCET 2017, then the seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of their merit in 10+2.


Candidates, who are allotted seats, must pay the admission fee or else the next candidate in the sequence of merit ranking will be given that seat.

HPCET Participating Institutes 2017


The Participating Institutes of HPCET 2017  are the colleges/institutes that will offer admission to qualifying candidates of HPCET 2017 in its respective B.Tech programmes. Candidates can check the list of HPCET participating institutes 2017.      


HPCET 2017 Participating Institutes 


Participating Institutes


J.N. Govt. Engineering College, Bhechandhar, Sundernagar, Distt. Mandi


Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pragatinagar, Distt. Shimla


Govt. Engg. College Jeory, Rampur


Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College Campus Nagrota Bagwan, District Kangra


Bells Institute of Management & Technology, Knowledge City Mehli, Distt. Shimla


DevBhumy Institute of Engineering & Technology, Village Chandpur, Tehsil Haroli, Dist. Una


Green Hills Engineering College, Gandhi Gram, Kumarhatti Nahan Road, P.O. Bohali, Dist. Solan


Himachal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vidyanagar


K.C. Group of Research and Professional Institute, Pandoga


Himachal Institute of Technology, Rampur Ghat Road


IITT College of Engineering, Kala Amb, Kala Amb


L.R. Institute of Engineering & Technology


Shiva Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bilaspur


T.R. Abhilashi Memorial Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mandi


Himalayan Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kala Amb


MIT College of Engineering & Management, Barsar


SIRDA Institute of Engineering Technology NH-21, Naulakha


Vaishno College of Engineering, Nurpur

B.Tech programmes offered by participating institutes of HP CET 2017

Contact Info:


Office of the Controller of Examination

H.P. Technical University, Gandhi Chowk,

Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.)


Stay tuned to engineering.careers360.com  for more news and updates on HPCET 2017.

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