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Himachal Pradesh Combined Pre-Entrance Test

Overview :

Combined Pre-Entrance Test, shorts for HCPET, is a renowned entrance exam that provides a doorstep for the students to get into the field of technology by testing their skill level. This exam particularly helps the students for taking admission in B.Tech courses (a four years bachelor degree program). It is conducted by a well-established body named National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur. This exam is particularly used to hunt the talent in upcoming stuff.

Eligibility :

The candidates, who are willing to appear for the exam, must possess senior secondary level education (10+2) with main compulsory subjects as Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Compulsory English. The candidates must have scored 60% marks in the qualifying exam for NRI seats/Payment.

Pattern :
  • The exam pattern will be objective type having multiple choice questions. The students are required to attempt questions in English only. All the questions will be oriented towards English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • The process of applying for HCPET starts with an application form and fee submission for the same. The respective exam brochure and application are available online on the respective website of conducting body National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur. Once an application form filling process has been completed, the same should be submitted and notified to the conducting body along with fee payment detail, usually in the month of April. After conduction of exam, a merit list will be made and the same will be used for selection of the candidates

HCPET 2023 Highlights :



Exam Name


Level of the exam

State Level





Application mode


Exam mode

Offline (pen-paper based test)

Exam date

Yet to be announced

Exam Duration 

3 hours

Official Website


HCPET 2023 Exam Dates :
Events Dates (Tentative)
The online application form starts 1st wee of May 2023
Last date for submission of the online application form 4th week of May 2023
Last date for submission of the online application form with the late fee 4th week of May 2023
Online Correction can be done 4th week of May 2023
Admit Card 3rd week of June 2023
Entrance Examination 3rd week of June 2023
Release of Answer Key 1st week of July 2023
Result 3rd week of July 2023
Counseling will be Done 4th week of September 2023
2nd Round of Counselling 4th week of October 2023
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