HPCET 2020 Exam

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 19 Aug, 2020 19:39

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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.

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The HPCET 2020 eligibility criteria will be declared by


HPCET 2020 Result

HP CET 2020 result is declared on the official website


How to Prepare for HPCET 2020

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HPCET 2020 Exam Pattern

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HPCET 2020 Syllabus

Questions in HPCET 2020 will be based on the HPCET


Best Books for HPCET 2020

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How to Apply For HPCET 2020

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HPCET Admit Card 2020

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HPCET 2020 Final Answer Key

HPCET Final Answer Key was not released for the year


HPCET 2020 Cut-Off

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HPCET 2020 Participating Colleges

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HPCET 2020 Counselling Process

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HPCET Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) is the exam conducting authority of the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test, also known as HPCET. Established in the year 2010, the university offers both short-term and long-term courses in the field of Science, Engineering, and Technology to its students. Through training and research programmes, the university aims to equip graduates with the necessary skills and expertise to be the leaders in their chosen professions.


HPCET 2020 Important Dates

EventsTentative Dates
Availability of HPCET 2020 Application FormJune 22, 2020
Last Date to Submit HPCET 2020 Application FormSeptember 15, 2020 (Extended)
Availability of HPCET 2020 Admit CardExam Cancelled
HPCET 2020 Examination for B.TechExam Cancelled
HPCET 2020 Examination for M.TechExam Cancelled
The release of Answer Key of HPCET 2020Exam Cancelled
The announcement of HPCET 2020 Merit ListTo be Announced
Commencement of HPCET 2020 CounsellingTo be Announced

Basic Criteria for HPTU Admission 2020

Due to the HPCET exam cancellation, admission for 2020 will be offered based on either merit in the qualifying exam or national level entrance exam. Mentioned below are the criteria for admission to HPCET.

Course NameDurationAdmission Criteria
B.Tech (Direct)4 YearsAdmission to 50% seats based on JEE Mains.
Rest 50% will be filled based on marks in class 12th
B.Tech (Lateral)3 YearsMerit of
Diploma in a relevant branch conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board
B.Pharm. (Direct)4 YearsBased on marks in class 12th
B.Pharm. (Lateral)3 YearsDiploma in Pharmacy
conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board
B.Arch (Direct)5 Years50% Admission based on class 12th Score and NATA
Remaining 50% as per qualifying score in JEE (Main) Paper-II 2020 (B.Arch/ B. Planning)
B.Sc. HMCT/ BHMCT3 YearsAs per Class 12th score
BBA3 YearsBased on class 12th score
BCA3 YearsMerit in class 12th result
M.Tech2 YearsBased on the GATE score
Vacant seats will be filled as per the merit of qualifying examination/ B.E./B. Tech. degree
M.Pharm2 YearsMerit in GPAT
Vacant seat will be filled as per the merit in the qualifying examination/ B. Pharmacy degree
MBA2 YearsBased on merit in the Bachelor degree level
MCA (Direct)2 YearsMerit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam
M. Sc. in Physics2 YearsMerit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam
M. Sc. in Environmental Science2 YearsMerit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam
PG Diploma in Yoga1 YearMerit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam

HPCET 2020 Exam Centres










Paonta Sahib






Kala Amb


HPCET Contact Details

Correspondence Address: 
The controller of Examinations, Himachal Pradesh
Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (H.P.), Pin- 177001
Email Id: coehimtu@gmail.com
Website: www.himtu.ac.in

Important Dates

HPCET 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 22 Jun to 31 Jul, 2020 (*Tentative)

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