The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts the Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (HPCET) for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by colleges affiliated with the University. The HPCET exam pattern may differ depending on the course for which the candidate is applying. Here’s a general overview of the exam pattern of HPCET 2023:
|Mode of Exam||The HPCET is a computer-based test (CBT)|
|Type of Questions||The exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs)|
|Duration of the Exam||3 hours|
|Marking Scheme||Each correct answer is awarded one mark, while there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.|
|Language||The exam is conducted in the English language.|
|Sections||The exam is divided into different sections depending on the course. For example, the B.Tech course has Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics sections. The MBA course has sections for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude.|
|Number of Questions||The number of questions in each section may vary depending on the course.|
|Total Marks||The total marks for the exam may vary depending on the course.|
Candidates should go through the HPCET exam pattern before appearing for the exam. They are advised to practise previous years’ question papers to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam. It will also help them prepare thoroughly and manage their time efficiently during the exam.
HPCET 2023 Marking Scheme
The total marks allotted to each subject in the HPCET question paper may vary depending on the course for which the candidate is applying. Here’s a general overview of the total marks allotted to each subject for some of the popular courses:
|Course||Subject||Number of Questions||Marks||Total Marks|
|MBA/MCA||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||25||50||200|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||25||50|
|General Knowledge and Computer Awareness||25||50|
|M. Pharmacy||Pharmaceutical Sciences||60||120||200|
|M.Sc. Physics||Mathematical Methods, Classical, Mechanics, General Properties of Matter||25||25||100|
|Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics||25||25|
|Optics, Electricity and Magnetism||25||25|
|Atomic and Molecular, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics and Electronics||25||25|
Frequently Asked Questions on HPCET 2023
What is the mode of the HPCET 2023 exam?
The mode of the HPCET 2023 exam is a computer-based test (CBT).
What type of questions will be asked in the HPCET 2023?
The questions asked in the HPCET 2023 will be multiple-choice questions (MCQs).
What is the duration of the HPCET 2023 exam?
The duration of the HPCET 2023 exam is 3 hours.
Is there negative marking in the HPCET 2023 exam?
No, there is no negative marking in the HPCET 2023 exam for incorrect answers.
In which language will the HPCET 2023 exam be conducted?
The HPCET 2023 exam will be conducted in the English language.
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