The authorities have started the HPCET 2024 registration process online on 18 March 2024. The students, who wish to appear in the HPCET 2024 exam, can fill out the HPCET 2024 application form 2024 from the official website of the exam himtu.ac.in until April 18, 2024.

Before participating in the HPCET 2024 registration process, the students are advised to check the official eligibility criteria. If the student doesn’t fulfil the requirements of the HPCET 2024 exam, he/she will not be able to appear in this exam. Hence it is important to meet the eligibility requirements of the HPCET 2024 exam.

This year, the HPCET 2024 exam is going to be held on May 10, 2024 (9 AM to 12:15 PM) as a pen-and-paper-based test at various centres. Only the students who will successfully register for the HPCET 2024 exam, will be able to access the HPCET 2024 admit card online. Without the admit card and identity proof,  the students will not be allowed to enter the exam centre.

The scores obtained in the HPCET 2024 entrance examination will be released through the HPCET 2024 result. Qualified students will be called for HPCET 2024 counselling process. The authorities will also consider JEE Main 2024 and 12th standard qualifying examination marks for HPCET admissions. 

The full form of the HPCET 2024 exam is the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test. This exam is conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) to provide BTech/BPharm/BHMCT & BSc/MTech/MPharm/MSc/MBA/BBA/MCA/BCA admissions into the participating institutes of the state. HPCET is held offline i.e., as a pen-and-paper-based test at various exam centres. BTech admissions are also offered based on JEE Main and 12th standard qualifying examination scores.

What are the important dates of the HPCET 2024 examination?

The individuals who are going to appear in the HPCET 2024 exam, can check the table below for important dates of this examination.

HPCET 2024 exam dates

HPCET 2024 events

18 March 2024 

HPCET 2024 application form release date

18 April 2024

Last date to fill out the HPCET 2024 application form

April 2024

HPCET 2024 Admit Card release date (Tentative)

10 May 2024

HPCET 2024 Exam Date

21 May 2024

HPCET 2024 Result Announcement date

June 2024

HPCET 2024 counselling begins (Tentative)

What are the eligibility requirements for the HPCET 2024 examination?

The students who are going to appear in the HPCET 2024 exam, are advised to first check the eligibility criteria of this exam before participating in its registration process because if the student doesn't fulfil the eligibility requirements of the HPCET 2024 exam, he/she will not be able to sit in the HPCET 2024 examination.

HPCET 2024 eligibility requirements for the B.Tech program:

  • Qualifications: The student should have cleared/qualified/passed the 10+2 level or its equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Marks Criteria: The student should have scored/obtained 45% marks (40% marks in case of reserved category) in the 12th level.
  • Age Limit: There is no prescribed age limit criteria to apply.
  • Subjects: The student should clear/qualify/pass their qualifying exam with subjects i.e. mathematics/ physics/ chemistry/ computer science/ electronics/ information technology/ biology/ technical vocational subjects/ agriculture/ engineering graphics.
  • Appearing: The students who are appearing in the 12th class exam can apply for the HPCET 2024 exam.

HPCET 2024 eligibility requirements for the B.Pharmacy Allopathy:

  • Qualifications: The student should clear/qualify/pass the 12th exam or its equivalent exam.
  • Marks: The student should obtain/secure 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category) in their qualifying exam.
  • Age Limit: The student should have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December.
  • Subjects: The students should have physics/ chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of mathematics/ biology in Class 12th.

HPCET 2024 eligibility requirements for the MCA program:

  • Qualifications: The student should have a BCA/ B.Sc./ B.Tech/ B.E or equivalent degree from a recognised university/ institute.
  • Marks: The student should have scored/obtained a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks in case of reserved category) in the qualifying exam.
  • Subjects: The student should have mathematics at the 12th level or graduate level.

HPCET 2024 eligibility requirements for the MBA program:

  • Qualifications: The student should have graduated in any stream from a recognised board to be eligible for the exam.
  • Marks: The student should have scored/obtained a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks in case of reserved category) in their qualifying exam.
  • Appearing: Final-year appearing students can apply for the HPCET 2024 exam.

Category-wise application fees for the HPCET 2024 examination:

To register for the HPCET 2024 exam, the students will have to pay the below-mentioned application fees for this exam. Only after paying the application fees for this exam, the student will be able to register for the HPCET 2024 examination. The aspirants who want to appear in this exam can check the table below for category-wise application fees for the HPCET 2024 exam.

Categories names HPCET 2024 Application Fees in Rs
Other than SC/ST/BPL INR 1,600
SC/ST/BPL Category INR 800

What steps are needed during the registration process for the HPCET 2024 examination?


If any student wishes to appear in the HPCET 2024 exam, he/she will have to first complete the registration process for this exam. To complete the registration for the HPCET 2024 exam, the student will have to register on the official website of the exam himtu.ac.in.

Here is the step-wise registration process for the HPCET 2024 exam for the individuals who want to appear in this examination.

  • First, the student will visit the official website of the HPCET 2024 exam himtu.ac.in.
  • Now the student will click on the ‘HPCET 2024 Registration’ link and provide his/her basic details.
  • Now the student will receive the login credentials on the registered email ID or mobile number. The students are then supposed to note down the system-generated user ID and password.
  • Now the student will click on the ‘Login’ button and enter the registration details.
  • In this step, the student will fill application form with details i.e. exam centre, educational details, personal, category etc.
  • After that, the student will upload the required documents i.e. photograph, signature and others in JPG/ JPEG format.
  • Then the student will preview and verify all the details before submitting the form.
  • In this step, the student will pay the application fee for the HPCET 2024 exam through online mode.
  • Lastly, the student will submit the form and take a printout of the form for further reference.