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The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE), has released an official notification for admission to the Two-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.ED) for the academic year 2022-24. The admission is conducted through Common Entrance Test 2022 also known as the HP D.El.Ed  CET 2022. The entrance exam is for a total of 100 marks, and 2 hours. Candidates who clear the entrance exam are provided admission to the two-year Diploma course in the Govt. institutes and Privately, affiliated institutes. 

The HP Deled Entrance Exam 2022 online admission process is going to commence on 5th May 2022. Hence, we have compiled this article to provide you with all the necessary information you need to appear for the entrance exam. So go ahead and give this article a read! 

HP D.El.Ed CET: General Overview

Before we dive deeper into the article, let us give you an overview of some important events and dates related to the entrance exam –

Name of Exam conducting bodyHimachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE)
Name of ExaminationCommon EntranceTest 2022
Name of CourseTwo-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.ED)
Notification Release Date18th April 2022
Application Start Date5th May 2022
Last Date to Apply (without late fees payment)25th May 2022 (11:59 P.M)
Last Date to Apply (without late fees payment)26th May – 28th May 2022 (11:59 PM)
Correction in the online application formin Particulars, Expect Category/Sub-Category.29th May – 31st May 2022 (11:59 PM)
Admit Card Release Date 4 days before the exam
Exam Date 19th June 2022
Exam time slot 11 am to 1 pm
Result DateTo Be Announced

Download HP Deled Entrance Exam Notification here!

Steps to Apply for HP D.El.Ed CET 2022

The application process for the HP Deled Entrance exam 2022 is going to start on 5th May 2022. Hence it is advisable to fill out the application form before the deadline, to avoid the payment of any late fees. So to provide you with a hassle-free experience we have listed the steps to apply online below – 

Step 1:  Candidates appearing for the first time, need to register on the website. So go to the official website of the exam conducting body.

Step 2:  Fill and submit the new registration form and obtain the Registration number.

Step 3: Now log in using the Registration number so generated, and your Date of Birth.

Step 4: Fill out the online application form and upload your signature and photograph.

Step 5: Pay the Application fees, through online payment mode using a credit card or debit card only

Step 6:  Once the payment is made, candidates can submit the online application form.

Step 7: Take a printout of the application form thus submitted for future reference.

Note: No confirmation of the submitted application form is required to be sent by post or email.

Candidates can read about the UPSC NDA 1 Preparation tips here.

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: Application Fee

The candidates are required to pay the application fees, before submitting their application form. The application fee needs to be paid online mode that is by debit and credit card only. Here is the amount payable as per the category of the candidates – 

CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesRs.600/-
ST/SC/ OBC/PHHRs. 400/-
Late FeesRs.300/-

Candidates can check the steps to download the TSCAB Admit Card here

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the entrance exam are defined in the terms of the minimum educational qualification, and age. The following are the eligibility criteria details-

Minimum Educational Qualification

To appear for the Common Entrance Test, candidates need to possess the following minimum educational qualifications

  • The candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in the Class 12th exams or its equivalent examination to be eligible for admission.
  • Candidates who are appearing for Class 12th or its equivalent examination are also eligible but they have to produce the original certificate of Class 12th or its equivalent examination at the time of counseling/screening.

Note: For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PHH category, a relaxation of 5% marks in minimum educational qualification is available as per the rules and instructions of the State government.

Age Limit 

The age limit of the candidates on the date of appearing in the entrance exam is as follows –

  • Minimum age of 17 years
  • Maximum Age of 32 years.

Relaxation of Age Limit

For the candidates belonging to the reserved categories, a relaxation of five years in the upper age limit is given as per the existing rules and regulations. However, there will be no upper age limit in the case of Ex-servicemen candidates only.

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: Exam Pattern

Knowing the exam pattern to formulate an effective study schedule. Hence, we have provided the exam pattern for the entrance exam as below –

SubjectsMarksDuration
Hindi25
English25
Numerical Ability25
General Awareness25
Grand Total1002 hours

Note – 

  • There will be Objective type questions
  • The mode of examination is Offline.
  • The question will be Bilingual which is available in English and Hindi.
  • There is no negative marking on the test.

Candidates can check the UPSC CDS Exam analysis here

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: Admit Card

Admit card serves as the permit to appear for the examination, and therefore a very important exam document. It needs to be downloaded and printed on time to avoid any hassles. The HP Deled Entrance exam admit card is going to be issued four days before the conduct of the examination which is scheduled to take place on 19th June 2022. The admit card will be released on the official website and here are some important details that need to be checked on the same – 

  • Name of candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Name and address of exam center
  • Timings

 HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: Answer Key 

The provisional answer key is released by the Board once the exam is duly conducted. Candidates can refer to the answer key and calculate their marks and thereby predict their results. The following are some noteworthy points to keep in mind – 

  • The answer key is available for download on the official website.
  • Candidates can download the answer key according to their question paper id.
  • Candidates can raise the objections to the answer key if they feel any answer is mentioned incorrectly 
  • The objections so raised will be cross verified by the official body and the candidate will be accordingly informed about them.

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022:Result 

The Board will publish the result on the official website after the completion of the Entrance examination. Candidates can check their results from the official website by merely entering their Roll No. or Application No. The date for the declaration of the result has not been provided yet, and candidates can keep an eye on this space for any further updates.

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: Cut off

Cut off is the benchmark set by the Board to only select deserving candidates. The following are the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to score to clear the entrance examination – 

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks (%)Minimum Qualifying Marks (Out of 100)
General 50%50
Reserved45%45
Sports Person (State and National Level Only)35% 35

 You can also read about the UPSC CDS Cut Off 2022.

We hope this article has been informative and helpful. For any further information regarding the entrance exam, stay tuned here! We wish you all the best for your exams!

HP D.El.Ed CET 2022: FAQs

What is the exam pattern for the entrance exam?

The exam is an objective type test based on fours subjects English, Hindi, Numerical Ability, and General Awareness for a total of 100 marks

What are the age limit criteria for appearing for the HP Deled Entrance exam?

Candidates must be within the age limit of 18 to 32 years on the date of appearing for the examination.

What are the minimum qualifying marks for the entrance exam?


The minimum qualifying marks for the general category is (50%), for the reserved category is (45% and for sportspersons of national and state levels is (35%)

What is the amount of late fee for late submission of the online application form?

The late fee is Rs.300 for the late submission of the online application form

Is there any negative marking for the exam?

Is there any negative marking for the exam?

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