Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test or HPCET 2020 has been cancelled by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The university has decided not to conduct the exam this year. It will consider merit in the qualifying exam or National Level Exams such as JEE Mains, GATE, GPAT etc. as the criteria to grant admission. The university has also extended the date of online application until September 15, 2020. Students are required to fill and submit the form before the deadline to participate in the selection process of HPTU.
Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test, also known as HPCET, is organised by HPTU. It is a state-level entrance examination conducted annually in offline mode. By qualifying HPCET, candidates can get admission in B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, BBA, BCA, MBA, MCA, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Pharmacy courses offered by HPTU and colleges affiliated to it.
HPCET 2020 for B.Tech and M.Tech courses were set to take place in May. However, due to the nation-wide spread of COVID-19, the HPCET has been cancelled for 2020.
Generally, aspirants get admission in the desired courses offered by the conducting body and colleges affiliated to it based on merit or marks/rank obtained in the three-hour-long examination of HPCET 2020. Due to unavoidable circumstances, this year only those students will be shortlisted for admission who full the eligibility criteria and quality the merit criteria set by the institute.