HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Date

HB D.El.Ed 2023 application process is expected to start from May 2023. Candidates who wish to appear for the common entrance exam (CEE) conducted by Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) need to submit their applications online. Clearing this exam makes the candidates eligible for applying for admission to various D.El.Ed institutes of Himachal Pradesh. The application form will be released on May 2023 and the exam will be held in June 2023. Get complete details about the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE 2023 from this article below.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE 2023 Exam Dates

The table below presents the official dates related to HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE 2023:

Major Activities Dates
Release of official notification May 2023
Availability of online application form May 2023
Last date for submitting the application form May 2023
Last date for payment of application fee May 2023
Admit card issue date Four days prior to the exam
Date of common entrance exam June 2023
Publication of answer key June 2023
Submission of objection against the answer key June 2023
Announcement of result July 2023
Commencement of counseling process July 2023

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Check out the eligibility criteria for appearing in the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE exam 2023:

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Age criteria:

  • As on the day of CEE, the age of the candidates should be in between 17 years and 32 years.
  • A relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit will be granted to the candidates of reserved categories.
  • There will be no upper age limit for Ex-servicemen candidates.

Academic criteria:

  • Applicants who have cleared their class 12th exam scoring not less than 50% marks (45% marks for candidates of reserved categories) are eligible to apply.
  • The candidates who will appear in their class 12th exam in the year 2023 can apply for the CEE as well.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE 2023 Application Form

  • The application form for HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE 2023 can be filled by visiting the official website of the board www.hpbose.org.
  • Basic personal details of the candidates like name, father’s/ mother’s name, date of birth, email id, mobile no, category, domicile, etc will be asked in the application form.
  • Details related to qualifying exam like status of passing, percentage of marks scored, etc will also be asked.
  • The candidates then need to upload their photograph and signature in the application form in scanned format.
  • After all the details are entered into the application form, the candidates can submit it online along with the prescribed fee.
  • A hard copy of the duly-filled application form should also be taken and kept by the candidates for future reference.
  • Candidates are suggested not to send the hard copy of the application form to the board’s office.

Application fee:

  • The application fee is expected to be Rs. 600/- for general category candidates and Rs. 400/- for reserved category candidates.
  • Payment of the application fee can be done online using net banking, debit card or credit card.

Exam Pattern

The HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE exam pattern overview is provided below:

  • Mode of exam: Offline mode
  • Exam duration: 120 minutes
  • Question paper language: English & Hindi
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Total marks: 100
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • Negative marking: Not applicable
Topics Number of questions Maximum marks
Hindi 25 25
English 25 25
Numerical Ability 25 25
General Awareness 25 25
Total 100 100

Admit Card

  • The admit card for HPBOSE D.El.Ed CEE will be released by the board around 4 days before the exam.
  • Candidates should download their admit card and take its printout to be carried to the exam center with a valid photo identity proof.
  • Those who report to the exam center without these documents will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Admit card will contain your name, roll number, photograph, signature, address of the examination center and test schedule.
  • Candidates should note that no admit card will be sent through post/ courier and will only be available online.


  • Candidates can check the result of the CEE 2023 from the official website of the board www.hpbose.org.
  • It is expected that the result will be announced in the month of July/ August 2023.
  • To check the result, the candidates will have to provide their roll number and date of birth.
  • Candidates who clear the exam will be considered as qualified. A merit list of such candidates will be prepared on the basis of CEE marks.
  • Counseling of the candidates will be conducted as per their names in the merit list and schedule decided by the board.


  • Details regarding the counseling process will be communicated to the candidates via the official website of board.
  • Reporting candidates should carry with them all important certificates in original and photocopy for verification.
  • Documents and eligibility of the candidates will be verified and they will be asked to provide their choice for institutes.
  • Seats will be allotted to the candidates as per their choice and merit. Such candidates need to report to the allotted institute and complete the admission formalities.
  • The counseling for DIETs and Privately Managed Institutions shall be held separately.


  1. What is the duration of the D.El.Ed degree program?

Duration of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) course offered by the institutes of Himachal Pradesh is 2 years.

  1. What if I am unable to download my admit card?

If a candidate does not find the admit card two days before exam, he/ she should inform the board’s office with full record of submission of online application from. Under any circumstances, if a candidate fails to obtain their admit card before, he/ she should meet the Centre Superintendent at least one hour before the exam at the nearest center with printout of confirmation page and proof of payment of fee.

  1. Can I select the exam city of my choice?

Yes. The candidates will be able to provide their choice for exam city at the time of filling the application form.

  1. Is it possible to make correction in application form after its submission?

No correction will be possible in the application form after its submission. Therefore, complete care should be taken while filling the application form.

  1. In case of any query, who should I contact?

Check out the contact information about the board below:

  • Website: www.hpbose.org
  • Email id: [email protected]
  • Phone no.: 01892 242192
  • Fax nos.: 01892 222817, 01892 225419
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