HPCET M.Tech 2017


HPCET M.Tech 2017HPCET M.Tech 2017 – The HPCET 2017 M.Tech aptitude test will be held by Himachal Pradesh Technical University on May 13, 2017, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for the admissions to post graduate engineering in the colleges of Himachal Pradesh. The application form of HPCET M.Tech 2017 has been made available on March 02 and the last date to apply for HPCET M.Tech 2017 is April 29, 2017. For the academic year 2017-18, aadhaar card has been made compulsory for all candidates to apply for HPCET M.Tech 2017. The primary admissions in the state will be done on the basis of GATE score. However, the remaining seats will be filled via aptitude test score of HPCET M.Tech 2017. Only the qualified candidates who will fulfil the eligibility criteria will be selected for admissions. If even after the HPCET counselling the seats remains vacant, it will be filled on the basis of scores secured in UG engineering program. To get details about eligibility, application procedure, admit card, result and more of HPCET M.Tech 2017 read the article given below.



HPCET M.Tech 2017 Salient Feature

The salient features of HPCET M.Tech 2017 are as below:

  • Exam Name: Himachal Pradesh Post Common Entrance Test (HPCET)
  • Conducted By: Himachal Pradesh Technical University
  • Exam Level: State Level
  • Conducted For: PG Admissions
  • Courses Offered: M.Tech

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Courses

The qualified candidates will receive admission in the following PG engineering courses.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Participating Institutes

The institutes which will take part in the HPCET counselling, to grant admission, are as below:

  • Green Hills Engineering College
  • Shiva Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • L.R. Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Vaishno College of Engineering
  • IITT College of Engineering
  • Himalayan Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Bells Institute of Management and Technology
  • SIRDA Institute of Engineering

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Important Dates

The table will be replaced with the actual dates once the official notice is released. Until then, have a look at the tentative dates below.

Events Dates
The information brochure is available from March 02, 2017
GATE 2017 was held on 4, 5, 11, and 12 February 2017
Application form of HPCET 2017 will be available from March 02, 2017
The last date to submit the form will be in April 29, 2017
Issuance of admit card will start in 2nd week of May 2017
HPCET M.Tech 2017 will be held in May 13, 2017 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
The result of the exam will be declared on April 29, 2017
Counselling will start from June 1, 2017

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of HPCET M.Tech 2017, is as follows:

  • Candidate must possess a B.Tech/B.E degree from a recognised institute.
  • In the UG degree course, the aggregate of the candidate should not be less than 50%. The same for the candidates belonging to the reserved category is 45%.

Note: GATE 2017 qualifiers need not appear for the examination but should satisfy the criteria above. 

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Application Form

To submit the application form, candidates will have to remit application fee and can be paid via PNB E-Challan, Net banking, or Credit/Debit Card. 

The procedure to submit HPCET M.Tech 2017 application form is as below:

Register: Candidates will first have to open an account in the online registration portal. To open it, candidates will have to submit Name, User Name, Password, Date of Birth, email address and mobile number. The User Name should be unique. Also, candidates should not share it and password with anyone else.

Fill Application Form: Next, using the User Name and Password, candidates will be able to login and fill details in the application form.

Uploading Documents: Candidates will also have to upload photograph and signature, in the prescribed format.

Fee Payment: After uploading the documents, candidates need to pay the fee amount, via any of the mediums stated above.

HPCET 2017 Application Fees

Categories Application Fees
ST/SC/ BPL Rs 1400
Others Rs 1550

Confirmation: Lastly, the candidates will have to download the application confirmation page and get it signed by the parents or the guardian. The signed copy has to be scanned and e-mailed to the address below:


HPCET M.Tech 2017 Exam Centres

The exam centers of HPCET M.Tech 2017 are listed below:

S.No. Exam Centre Code
1 Bilaspur 01
2 Chamba 02
3 Dharamchala 03
4 Hamirpur 04
5 Kullu 05
6 Nurpur 06
7 Mandi 07
8 Shimla 08
9 Nahan 09
10 Solan 10
11 Una 11
12 Palampur 12
13 Paonta Sahib 13
14 Nalagarh 14
15 Chandigarh 15
16 Jammu 16

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Admit Card

The admit card of the examination will be released online, on the official website. The University will not dispatch it via any offline medium. Candidates must check all the details in the admit card carefully. If any error is detected in it then the conducting body should be informed about it. Making manual changes might rupture the candidature. It is mandatory to carry the admit card on the day of the examination. Also, along it, one valid id proof will also be required to gain entry into the exam hall.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of the examination will vary as per the selected subject course. However, for the aptitude test and engineering mathematics section, it will remain the same. The candidates may check it in detail by clicking on the caption head above.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Exam Pattern

The question paper of HPCET M.Tech 2017 will be divided into three sections, which are Aptitude Test, Subject Paper Test, and Engineering Mathematics. The pattern of the examination is as mentioned below:

Particulars Aptitude Test Civil/Electrical/Comm./CS/Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Duration 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Mode Offline Offline Offline
Question Type Objective Type Objective Type Objective Type
Number of Questions 15 60 25
Marks per Question 2 marks 2 marks 2 marks
Negative Marking 0.5 0.5 0.5

Note: A candidate seeking admission to HPCET 2017 M.Tech. Course must appear in the paper corresponding to their qualifying degree (B.E./B.Tech).

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Sample Paper

The sample paper of HPCET M.Tech will be available online and offline. Candidates must practice from it, as will provide a clear picture of the exam pattern, syllabus, and difficulty level. It will also make candidates familiar with the exam pattern.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Answer Key

The answer key of the examination will be released by HPTU. The conducting body will release it within 24 hours after conducting the examination. The candidates will be able to avail it in this page, as the link to download it will be provided here. Candidates must note that the key will be released for each subject course and candidates must download it for their paper code only. Else, the calculated score will be incorrect.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Result

The HPCET M.Tech Result 2017 will be released online and will also be displayed on the notice board of HPTU. In it, the score and merit secured by the candidates will be announced. The admission will be granted on the basis of merit, which will be prepared on the basis of the merit secured.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Cutoff

As stated above, the admission via HPCET and Degree course will only be granted if seats remain vacant after the counselling for the GATE candidates. However, to fill the remaining seats only those candidates will be called who will surpass the below mentioned HP CET M.Tech 2017 cutoff.

Exam Name General Category Reserved Category
HPCET 2016 20% 15%
B.E/B.Tech 60% 55%

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Selection Procedure

The admission will be granted on the basis of GATE 2017 and HPCET 2017 score. However, the HPCET M.Tech 2017 qualifiers will only be considered to fill those seats which will remain unfilled after the counselling for GATE entrants.

Also, just securing a rank does not guarantee admission to the candidates. To receive it, a candidate must fulfil the eligibility criteria, submit all the required documents and must fulfil admission formalities.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Counselling

Once the counselling for GATE qualifiers is over, the counselling of HPCET M.Tech 2017 will begin. It will be held in the month of June and to participate in it candidates will have to register. The counselling registration fee will be Rs. 3000 and is non-refundable. It can only be paid via DD in favour of Finance Office H.P Technical University, payable at Hamirpur. 

In the counselling round, seats will be allocated to the candidates. It will be held in offline mode and candidates will have to attend it in person. The call letter for the counselling will be released online and candidates will have to report for document verification, as per the given schedule.

HPCET M.Tech 2017 Contact Details
Address: H.P. Technical University,
Gandhi Chowk,
Hamirpur 177 001 (H.P.)
Phone Number: 01972-224153