HPCET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

HPCET Syllabus 2020 | Detailed Section-wise HPTU Syllabus For B.Tech. & Exam Pattern

HPCET Syllabus 2020: The Himachal Pradesh Technical University is going to conduct its engineering entrance exam. Aspirants preparing for this exam should start off with the HPCET preparation right away. For a worthy preparation ahead, you need to know the HPCET exam pattern as well as HPTU Syllabus. In this article, we bring you the detailed HPCET syllabus or HPTU syllabus for B.Tech.

Keep in mind that JEE Main mock tests are very apt for your HPCET preparation since the syllabus for B.Tech. in both these entrance exams is very similar. Additionally, the JEE Main paper is of a higher difficulty level so taking JEE Main mock test papers will give you that much needed extra edge in the HPCET 2020 exam!

HPCET Syllabus 2020

Before we look at the HPCET syllabus, let’s have a quick overview of the HPCET 2020 exam:

Name of the Exam Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET)
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper Based)
Number of Stages One
Number of Sections Three- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Marking Scheme +2 for every correct answer, Negative marking of 0.5 for every incorrect answer

HPCET has a single-stage selection procedure, i.e., the offline test. The offline test comprises of three sections- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. You can check the HPCET syllabus for each of these sections below:

HPCET Syllabus for Physics

The HPCET syllabus for Physics consists of two sections- A and B.

Section A (Theory) has 80% weightage , while Section B (Practical) has a weightage of 20% .

Section A (Theory)

  • Unit 1 Physics and Measurement

  • Unit 2 Kinematics

  • Unit 3 Laws of Motion

  • Unit 4 Work, Energy, and Power

  • Unit 5 Rotational Motion

  • Unit 6 Gravitation

  • Unit 7 Properties of Solids and Liquids

  • Unit 8 Thermodynamics

  • Unit 9 Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • Unit 10 Oscillations and Waves

  • Unit 11 Electrostatics

  • Unit 12 Current Electricity

  • Unit 13 Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Unit 14 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

  • Unit 15 Electromagnetic Waves

  • Unit 16 Optics

  • Unit 17 Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  • Unit 18 Atoms and Nuclei

  • Unit 19 Electronic Devices

  • Unit 20 Communication Systems

Section B (Practical)

  • Unit 21 Experimental Skills

HPCET Syllabus for Chemistry

Chemistry syllabus of HPCET is divided into 3 sections- Section A, Section B, and Section C, i.e., Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.

Section A (Physical Chemistry)

  • Unit 1 Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

  • Unit 2 States of Matter

  • Unit 3 Atomic Structure

  • Unit 4 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Unit 5 Chemical Thermodynamics

  • Unit 6 Solutions

  • Unit 7 Equilibrium

  • Unit 8 Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

  • Unit 9 Chemical Kinetics

  • Unit 10 Surface Chemistry

Section B (Inorganic Chemistry)

  • Unit 11 Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • Unit 12 General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals

  • Unit 13 Hydrogen

  • Unit 14 S- Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

  • Unit 15 P- Block Elements

  • Unit 16 d and f- Block Elements

  • Unit 17 Co-ordination Compounds

  • Unit 18 Environment Chemistry

Section C (Organic Chemistry)

  • Unit 19 Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

  • Unit 20 Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

  • Unit 21 Hydrocarbons

  • Unit 22 Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

  • Unit 23 Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

  • Unit 24 Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

  • Unit 25 Polymers

  • Unit 26 Biomolecules

  • Unit 27 Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Unit 28 Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

HPCET Syllabus for Mathematics

Mathematics syllabus for HPCET comprises 16 units. You can check the units for this section below:

Unit 1 Sets, Relations, and Functions
Unit 2 Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Unit 3 Matrices and Determinants
Unit 4 Permutations and Combinations
Unit 5 Mathematical Induction
Unit 6 Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
Unit 7 Sequences and Series
Unit 8 Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
Unit 9 Integral Calculus
Unit 10 Differential Equations
Unit 11 Co-ordinate Geometry
Unit 12 Three Dimensional Geometry
Unit 13 Vector Algebra
Unit 14 Statistics and Probability
Unit 15 Trigonometry
Unit 16 Mathematical Reasoning

HPCET Exam Pattern 2019

HPCET exam 2019 is an offline exam (pen and paper based). The question paper comprises objective type questions (MCQs). There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every incorrect answer. As per HPCET exam pattern, the paper consists of three sections- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Sections No. of questions/Maximum marks Time Duration
Physics 50/100 Composite time of 3 hours
Chemistry 50/100
Mathematics 50/100
Total 150/300