HPCET 2020 – The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts its own entrance test for giving Admission into various undergraduate as well as postgraduate programs. For getting admission in HPTU for MBA program, students need to appear for the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET 2020). In order to apply for the HPCET 2020, you need to get register yourself online at himtu.ac.in. After that, Fill the HPCET 2020 Application Form and make the necessary payment. The HPCET is an objective type exam that will be conducted offline. Once the exam is over, students qualifying the HPCET 2020 will further sit for the counseling round. Also, all the students must present in person for the HPCET 2020 counseling at HPTU. Get all the information about the HPCET 2020 syllabus, Exam pattern, eligibility criteria, etc on this page.
Students interested in pursuing MBA from Himachal Pradesh Technical University must apply for the HPCET 2020 before the last date. As per the last year, check the tentative schedule of the exam from below:
|HPCET 2020||Tentative Dates|
|Start of the Application process||01 week of Mar 2020|
|Last date to Apply for HPCET||Last week of Apr 2020|
|Release of Admit card||01 week of May 2020|
|HPCET 2020 Exam||01 week of Jun 2020|
|HPCET 2020 Result||02 week of Jul 2020|
|Counseling||To be announced!|
Courses offered through HPCET 2020
The HPTU offers numerous UG and PG courses but here we will talk about the management professional courses. Therefore, Programs like MBA and MBA in Tourism & Hospitality are offered by the university and students can get admission in the same by qualifying HPCET 2020.
- MBA – the program is of 2 years which focuses on the administration, Managerial, Bussines skills
- MBA (T& HM) – This Course is for 2 years and focuses on Hospitality, tourism skills, etc.
HPCET Exam pattern
Before applying for the HPCET 2020, student must be aware of the Exam pattern. The exam pattern includes some basic questions like, How the exam question paper is formed, How many questions will be there, The exam will be is which language, What is the marking scheme, etc. To know the answer to these questions, check the following information.
Overview of the HPCET exam
- Mode of Exam: Offline (Pen & paper-based)
- Exam Duration: 2 hours (120 min)
- Language of Exam: English
- Total No. of Question: 100
- Section: 4
- Total marks: 200
- Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
- For every correct answer, Students will get +2 marks
- Also, For every incorrect answer, -0.5 mark will be deducted.
Section-wise distribution of Question & Marks
|Sections||No. of Ques.||Marks|
|Data Interpretation |
HPCET Syllabus for MBA
In order to score well in the HPCET 2020, students need to prepare for the exam according to the Syllabus provided officially. As per the last year, the HPCET 2020 syllabus for MBA & MBA (T & HM ) is given below. Students must check the syllabus and start their preparation accordingly.
Section A – Verbal Ability
|Vocabulary Based |
|English Usage or|
|Fill in the blanks||Analogies or |
|Jumbled Paragraph||Meaning-Usage Match|
|Summary Questions||Verbal Reasoning|
Section B – Quantitative Ability
|Geometry|| Quadratic |
|Simple Interest & |
|Ratios & |
|Percentages||Profit & Loss||Work &time|
|HCF & LCM||A.P/G.P||Maxima &|
|Geometric mean||Surds & Indices||BODMAS|
|Allegation & |
|Set Theory||Installment |
Section C – Data Interpretation and Reasoning
This section is further divided into 2 sub-sections namely Data interpretation and Reasoning. Therefore, you can check the syllabus for both separately from the table below:
Section D -Business Awareness
|General Knowledge||punch line of companies|
|Top officials of big companies||Major corporate events|
|award and prizes||World Records|
|Books and authors||History, Geography, politics|
|Social issues||Important quotations,|
HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
All the students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria for the HPCET for MBA before applying for the exam. Students who satisfy the eligibility will only be able to fill the Application Form otherwise the HPCET 2020 Application Form will get rejected. Therefore, check the eligibility from below:
- Students all over the world can apply for this exam.
- Also, the students must have appeared/passed a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 3 years’ duration.
- Also, the minimum percentage required is 45% for the general category.
- The aggregate of 45% for reserved category is required
- Those who will appear for their final examination of degree examination in March/April 2020 shall also be eligible to appear in HPCET 2020.
HPCET 2020 Application form
The HPCET 2020 Application Form releases online by the HPTU at himtu.ac.in. For Applying you need to register themselves first and after that, fill the Application form. In the HPCET MBA 2020 Application form, you need to enter their personal, contact as well as the educational qualification details. Also, you need to upload the scanned images of your recent photograph, signature as per the specifications. In order to pay the application fee, you can pay either online or offline. As soon as the HPCET 2020 registration process completes, yo must take out the print out of the Application form and the Payment receipt.
Mode of Payment
- Credit card
- Debit card
HPCET 2020 Admit Card
The students who successfully submit the HBCET 2020 application form will be able to download the HPCET 2020 Admit card online. In order to download the HBCET Admit Card 2020 for MBA, students need to login by entering the application form No. which you will receive at the time of HPCET Registration. Also, enter the program that you have applied for. Basically, Admit card is a very important document that has to be brought to the exam center as it acts as an identity verification of the candidate. Also, carry the valid id proofs like Aadhar card/Voter id card/Pan card, etc. to the exam center. However, students found without the admit card will not be allowed to appear for the test.
HPCET 2020 Answer Key
Soon after the exam is over, the HPTU releases the HPCET 2020 answer key for MBA. The HPCET MBA 2020 Official Answer Key will be released in pdf format so that you can download it easily. However, the APCET 2020 Answer key consists of the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance exam. With the help of the Answer key, students can cross-check their answers and then evaluate the chances of qualifying the HPCET 2020. If any student is not satisfied with the Answer key, can submit the objection in order to challenge the Answer key. students will be charged some amount as per the objection. Nevertheless, the Fees will be refunded if the objection is considered valid by the University. Lastly, the Final Answer key will be published after the submission of all the objections.
HPCET 2020 Result
once the exam is over, the HPTU declares the HPCET 2020 Result online at the official website of the university. Therefore, you can check the result by entering the Roll no. and the Name. Thus, students scoring equal or more than the cut-off will qualify the HPCET 2020. However, the shortlisted students will be listed on the Merit List which will be released online by the university itself. those qualifiers will further be called for the Counseling session. Therefore, All the selected students are advised to be present at the venue on time wherein the admission process will start.
HPTU 2020 Seat Details for MBA
As per the last year’s seat availability, the expected seat matrix for the MBA program is given below so that you must have a rough idea about the availability of the seats in different institutes under the Himachal Pradesh Technical /university (HPTU). Click here to know more about the seat allotment.
|Name of the Institute||Number of seats|
|Gautam Institute of Management & Technology||120|
|Govt. Post Graduate College||60|
|Govt. Post Graduate College||60|
|K.C. Group of Research and Professional Institute||60|
|K.L.B. D.A.V. Girls College for Management||60|
|HPTU Business School, Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Engineering College||40+|
|Bells Institute of Management & Technology||60|
|Himalayan Institute of Management||60|
|L.R. Institute of Management||60|
|School of Management, Hamirpur||90|
The university has the reservation policy for the following, you can check the same from the following:
|Reservation Percentage Criteria||No. of seats|
|Other Backward Classes||19%|
|Defense/Ward of Ex-servicemen||15%|
HPTU MBA 2020 Fee Structure
The fee structure for admission in the MBA program at various Govt. and Private colleges affiliated to HPTU is given in the table below.
|Name of the Institute||Fees|
|Gautam Institute of Management & Technology||Rs. 54000/-|
|Govt. Post Graduate College||Rs. 30,000/-|
|Govt. Post Graduate College||Rs. 30,000/-|
|K.C. Group of Research &|
|K.L.B. D.A.V. Girls College for Management||Rs. 54,000/-|
|HPTU Business School||Rs. 30,000/-|
|Bells Institute of Management & Technology||Rs. 85,000|
|Himalayan Institute of Management||Rs. 58,000/-|
|L.R. Institute of Management||Rs. 58,000/-|
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