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HPCET 2018 Notification- eligibility, application, dates

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test 2018 for to B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pharm, B.Pharm (Ayurveda), M.Pharm, MCA and MBA Courses

HPCET 2018 Notification - Himachal Pradesh Technical University conducts a Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET 2018) invites application from the candidates interested to seek admission to B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pharmacy, B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda), M.Pharmacy, MCA and MBA Programs for the session 2018-19

HPCET 2018

  • Himachal Pradesh Technical University invites applications from candidates interested to appear in Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) - 2018 for the admission to B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Pharmacy, B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda), M.Pharmacy, MCA and MBA Courses in its affiliated Institutions, Deemed to be University or Universities established under the H.P. State Act.
  • Eligible candidates have to apply online for HPCET 2018
  • The admission to all the courses shall be made on the basis of merit or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Test/HPCET-2018, subject to fulfillment ofminimum educational qualification given below.

Important Dates

Starting Date of Online Application Form for all Courses/ Programs: 08th March 2018

  • Closing Date of Receiving Online Applications for all Courses/Programs: 28th April 2018

HPCET 2018 Dates

  • For MBA: 13th May 2018 (02.00 pm to 04.00 pm)
  • For MCA: 13th May 2018 (09.00 am to 11.00 am)
  • For M.Tech M.Pharmacy: 12th May 2018 (09.00 am to 12.00 noon)
  • For B. Tech (Direct Entry), B.Pharmacy B.Pharm (Ayurveda); &B.Tech (Direct Entry): 13th May 2018 (09.00 am to 12.00 noon)
Courses Offered
  • MBA
  • MCA
  • B. Tech (Direct Entry/Lateral Entry)
  • B. Pharm (Allopathy & Ayurveda)
  • M. Tech
  • M. Pharmacy

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates appearing in HPCET-2018 for seeking admission to a particular course must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the corresponding course as per norms of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The minimum eligibility criteria for the different courses are given below
  • For B.Tech (Direct Entry): Candidates must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent exam from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the
  • Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology subject securing at least 45% marks (40% in case for candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together
  • For B.Pharm (Direct Entry): Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam conducted by the respective State/Central Govt. authorities recognized as equivalent to 10+2 exam by the Association of Indian University (AIU) with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology as optional subjects individually
  • However, the students possessing 10+2 qualification from non-formal and non-class rooms based schools such as National Institute of Open Schooling; open school systems of States etc. shall not be eligible for admission to B.Pharmacy Course
  • Provided that a student should complete the age of 18 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course
  • For B.Pharm (Ayurveda): The candidate must have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized Board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together
  • For M.Tech: Recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field obtaining at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination
  • For M.Pharmacy: Recognized Bachelor in Pharmacy or equivalent degree obtaining at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination
  • For MBA: Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Examination
  • For MCA: Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level securing at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) at the qualifying Exam from a recognized University

Note:

  • The candidates who are appearing for their final examination of 10+2/Bachelor Degree exam in March/April, 2018 shall be allowed to appear in HPCET-2018, but the final selection is subject to their satisfying the above said eligibility conditions

Admission Criteria

  • Admission to the above course shall be made strictly on the basis of merit or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Test/HPCET-2018 subject to fulfillment ofminimum educational qualification as mentioned in below
  • Admission to the above programmes will be made strictly on the basis of merit or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Test/HPCET-2018 subject to fulfillment of minimum educational qualification
  • The Merit/Score of the HPCET-2018 shall be considered only after exhausting Merit/Score of respective National Level Entrance Test
  • MBA: Merit Score of National Level Entrance Test i.e. CMAT, CAT, MAT-AIMA etc. or HPCET-2018 conducted by HP Technical University
  • MCA: HPCET-2018 conducted by HP Technical University
  • B.Tech (Direct Entry): JEE (Main)-2018 conducted by CBSE or HPCET-2018 conducted by HP Technical University
  • B.Pharmacy (Allopathy & Ayurveda): HPCET-2018 conducted by HP Technical University
  • M.Tech: GATE or HPCET-2018 conducted by HP Technical University
  • M.Pharmacy: GPAT or HPCET-2018 conducted by HP Technical University

Note

  • Admission to the above programme will be made strictly on the basis of merit or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Exam/ State Level Entrance Exam subject to fulfillment of minimum education qualifications as per AICTE/University norms

Seats Available

  • The seats available in different affiliated Institutions in UG and PG courses for the academic year 2018-19, shall be specified in the Admission Brochure HPCET-2018 (Part-II)
  • However, the tentative seats available are as per Appendix-E

Reservation of Seats
As per State/Central Govt. rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria, these categories are:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) - Non-Creamy Layer as per the Central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Govt. of India website www.ncbc.nic.in
  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • The benefit of reservation for admission will be given only for Himachal Bonafide applicants and the applicants belonging to other States will be treated under General Category only
Exam Pattern
  • HPCET-2018 Entrance Test for different programmes/courses will be conducted in the May 2018
  • The Entrance Test for each course shall be conducted in Single Offline (Pen & Paper Based Test) Mode
  • All questions shall be objective type (multiple-choice questions); each question with choice of four-answers
  • The candidate will have to choose one correct answer only. Each correct answer fetches 2 (two) marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 0.5 mark
  • No marks shall be awarded for questions not attempted
Exam Centres
  • Bilaspur, Nurpur, Una, Chamba, Mandi, Palampur, Dharamshala, Shimla, Paonta Sahib, Hamirpur, Nahan, Nalagarh, Kullu, Solan, Chandigarh, Jammu

Application Procedure 

  • All candidates have to apply online; the Information Brochure can be downloaded from the University Website at www.himtu.ac.in
  • Application Form duly completed should be checked; if all the items have been correctly filled and appropriate codes indicating your exact choice have been put in the right spaces provided against each
  • Also, ensure that you have adhered to the instructions for completing the online Application Form before submitting it
  • The applicants are required to pay the Application Processing cum Test Fee given in below:
  • e-Challan mode
  • Net banking /Credit card/Debit card

Application Processing cum Test Fee for each course

  • SC/ST/BPL: Rs.1400/-
  • Others: Rs.1550/-
  • In case the Application Processing cum Test Fee is paid through e-challan/credit/debit card, the candidates required to pay an additional processing charge, if any as per the bank norms
Admit Card
  • The e-Admit card will be made available for candidates on the University website i.e. www.himtu.ac.in; candidate should enter the Application Form number to download the e-Admit card
  • The e-Admit card will indicate the e-Admit card number, photograph of the student, address of the test centre and test date; discrepancies, if any, must be brought to the notice of the Controller of Examinations, HP
  • Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (HP) immediately

Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur

Email: [email protected], Website www.himtu.ac.in

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