Every year Haryana Common Engineering Entrance Test (HCEET) occurs in the state of Haryana in India. The entrance examination is meant for the admission of candidates for 4 year degree course in engineering and technology and also for 5 year degree course in architecture.
For appearing in Haryana Common Engineering Entrance Test candidates should have physics, chemistry and mathematics in their higher secondary that is (10+2) standard. The candidates should pass English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics individually and should score minimum marks of 50% in each of these subjects. The candidates who have passed the three year diploma course in engineering are also able to appear in the entrance exam trough the lateral entry. The diploma holders will get chance from the second year of the bachelor’s degree. This entrance examination is conducted by the board of National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. The notification of this entrance examination is published generally in the month of March or April.
The pattern of this examination is of multiple choice types. This multiple choice question is applicable for mathematics, physics and chemistry. Each of these subjects is allotted 60 marks each. The medium of questions and answer is solely English. The candidates get three hours to finish their examination.
The selection of the candidates is done totally on the merit basis. There are both government and private colleges where the eligible and selected candidates can get chance. There are various streams of engineering and technology present. These are as follows:
- Computer science
- Electronics and Communication
- Electrical and Electronics
- Information Technology
There are also various other streams.
This examination is meant mainly for the candidates of Haryana. But candidates from other states of India can also sit for the exam depending upon the rules set by the board of Haryana Common Engineering Entrance Test. There are some reserved seats present in all the colleges for the reserved candidates. These reservations are for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, heirs of Indian military personnel, sports candidates and heirs of freedom fighters. There are some reserved seats for those eligible and successful candidates who have passed the all India engineering examination.
The craze for the study of engineering is increasing because most of them can get job by the process of college campus interviews and examination. The number of candidates sitting for this entrance examination is increasing every next year.