HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 09 Sep, 2019 17:03 IST

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HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The HPCET 2020 eligibility criteria will be declared by the conducting body of the entrance examination i.e., Himachal Pradesh Technical University. It is important for aspirants to go through the HPCET 2020 eligibility criteria before beginning to apply for HPCET 2020. The norms for eligibility to various courses offered by HPTU and affiliated colleges include educational qualification, subjects studied and marks scored in the qualifying examination, age, etc. Candidates who fail to meet the HPCET 2020 eligibility criteria will not be allowed to sit in the examination.

Candidates can apply for the exam from the second week of March 2020 onwards (tentative). This state-level exam is set to be conducted in the month of May 2020 for B.Tech and June 2020 for M.Tech courses respectively. In order to guarantee admission in these courses, aspirants need to make sure that they don’t miss out on any updates and most importantly, any requirements regarding the exam. Cross-checking the eligibility criteria for HPCET 2020 should be the first step towards that direction. Candidates can check out the course-wise details about the eligibility criteria of HPCET 2020 and other related information mentioned below.

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2019 Qualifying candidates

Aspirants seeking admission in Himachal Pradesh Technical University and other participating colleges of HPCET 2020 through JEE Main 2020 should go through the following eligibility criteria.

  1. Candidates who are applying through JEE Main 2020 will be exempted from taking HPCET 2020.

  2. Candidate must be an Indian citizen. 

  3. Candidate must have passed at least 5 subjects in the 12th examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects and a language and any other subject.

  4. Candidate belonging to unreserved categories should have scored a minimum of 75% in class 12 examination.

  5. 65% marks in 12th board examinations are the minimum requirement for a candidate belonging to the reserved category. 

  6. Candidate should have born after 1st October 1995.

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech Programme

Candidates seeking admission in B.Tech courses through HPCET 2020 should go through the following pointers to ensure that they are eligible enough to appear in the exam.

  1. Candidates should be appearing or have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board or university.

  2. Candidates should have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Biology/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Technical Vocational Subjects in 12th class.

  3. Candidates belonging to reserved categories should have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in the above-mentioned subjects.

  4. Reserved category students need to secure a minimum of 40% marks in the same subjects in aggregate. 

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech (Direct Entry)

Aspirants can also get admission in various B.Tech courses in participating colleges directly without appearing in either HPCET 2020 and JEE Main 2020. For direct entry, candidates need to satisfy the following criteria:

  1. First 50% of the total seats will be allotted to the JEE Main 2020 qualifying candidates. The rest of the 50% seats will be allotted to the candidates who will qualify HPCET 2020. 

  2. Vacant seats after the completion of the seat allocation process through JEE Main 2020 and HPCET 2020 are offered to deserving candidates directly.

  3. Candidates need to make it to the merit list prepared on the basis of the marks secured in class 12 board or equivalent examination from any recognised board. 

  4. General category candidates should have scored a minimum of 55% marks in class 12.

  5. Candidates belonging to reserved categories should have scored at least 50% marks in class 12 in order to get admission in various B.Tech courses in the participating colleges through direct entry. 

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech

Candidates seeking admission in M.Tech courses offered by the colleges affiliated to Himachal Pradesh Technical University and other participating colleges of HPCET 2020 need to look through the following eligibility criteria.

  1. Candidates should be appearing or have passed a bachelor’s degree (either BE or B.Tech) in any relevant branch of Engineering or Technology.

  2. Candidates should have pursued a bachelor's degree from a recognised university.

  3. General category students should have secured at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination. 

  4. Candidates belonging to reserved categories should have scored a minimum of 45% in the qualifying examination. 

Reservation Policy

  • Depending upon the norms decided by the conducting authority of the examination, 5% of the total seats are reserved for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

  • 22% of the total seats are reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste category.

  • Candidates from the Other Backward Classes are given 18% reservation in HPCET 2020.

  • General category candidates can avail a total of 55% reservation in the examination.

  • 2 seats in every institute are given to Kashmiri Migrants.

  • 5% of the total allocated seats are allocated to the Non-Resident Indian.

  • Physically challenged candidates are also provided with a total of 5% reservation.

  • Candidates belonging to Sports category can avail 2% reservation in HPCET 2020.

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