HPCET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test) Syllabus 2018

Last Updated - March 10 2018

HPCET Syllabus is set by the organizing body of the examination namely- Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HIMTU). HPCET is held for admission to B.Tech and M.Tech courses in colleges affiliated to HPTU. The syllabus is various for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses.

  • HPCET Syllabus for admission to the M.Tech program is based on graduate level consists of three sections namely- general aptitude, engineering mathematics and specialization subject.
  • The syllabus for admission to B.Tech program is based on intermediate level consists of three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • HPCET 2018 is organizeed in the month of May 2018. The exam will be organizeed in English language and in offline mode.

HPCET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test) is a state level test organizeed by Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur. The exam is held in offline method (pen and paper-based).

HPCET Syllabus for B.Tech 2018

Aspirants must be passed in 12th standard with PCM subjects are applicable to apply for B.Tech course. HPCET 2018 for B.Tech entrance includes three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

It consists of 150 questions in the exam. The total period of the exam is three hours. Each question carries two marks and there is negative marking of 0.5 marks for every wrong response. The section wise syllabus for HPCET 2018 is as follow:

PhysicsPhysics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motions, Work, Energy, and Power, Rotational Motions, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Present and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Dual Nature of Matter And radiation, Experimental Skills, Optics, communication systems, Atoms and Nuclei.
ChemistrySome Basic Concepts in Chemistry. The States of Matters. Atomic Structure. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure. Chemical Thermodynamics. Solutions. Equilibrium. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry. Chemical Kinetics. Surface Chemistry. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties. General Principles and Procedure of Isolation of Metals. Hydrogen. S – Block Elements. P – Block Elements. D – F Block Elements. Co-Ordination Compounds. Environmental Chemistry. Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds. Some Basic Principle of Organic Chemistry. Hydrocarbons. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen. Polymers. Biomolecules. Chemistry in Everyday Life. Principles Concerned to Practical Chemistry.
MathematicsSets Relations and Functions. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations. Matrices & Determinants. Permutations and Combinations. Mathematical Induction. Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications. Sequences & Series. Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability. Integral Calculus. Differential Equations. Coordinate Geometry. Three-Dimensional Geometry. Vector Algebra. Statistics and Probability. Trigonometry. Mathematical Reasoning.

HPCET Syllabus for M.Tech 2018

To apply for the M.Tech course, they must have B.Tech in Civil/ CSE/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics Engineering. The general aptitude and Engineering mathematics are the common section in all the M.Tech. Entrance paper.

There will be a total of 100 questions in the exam. Two marks will be rewarded for every accurate answer and one-fourth marks will be deducted for every inaccurate answer.

Aspirants required to solve the paper in three hours. The syllabus for the M.Tech entrance of HPCET comprises three sections which are given below:

General Aptitude

  1. Verbal Ability - English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
  2. Numerical Ability - Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.

Engineering Mathematics 

Linear Algebra, Calculus, Differential equations, Complex variables and Numerical Methods.

Civil EngineeringStructural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying.
Computer Science and Information TechnologyDigital Logic, Computer Organization and Architecture, Programming and Data Structure, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Compiler Design, Operating System, Databases, Information Systems and Software Engineering, Computer Networks and Web technologies
Electronics and Communication EngineeringNetworks, Electronic Devices, Analog Circuits, Digital Circuits, Signals and Systems, Control Systems, Communications, Electromagnetics
Electrical EngineeringElectric Circuits and Fields, Signals and Systems, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Control Systems, Electrical and Electronic Measurements, Analog and Digital Electronics, Power Electronics and Drives
Mechanical EngineeringApplied Mechanics and Design - Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines, Vibrations and Design. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences - Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Applications. Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering - Engineering Materials, Metal Casting, Forming, Joining, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Metrology and Inspection, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Inventory Control and Operations Research.

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