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HP PAT 2018


HP PAT 2018

Updated On - January 11th 2018 by VIVEK BANSAL

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test (HP PAT) is a state level entrance exam conducted once in a year by Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala for admitting candidates in the 3 years Diploma courses in various government and private Polytechnic institutions in Himachal Pradesh.

  • HP PAT 2018 Application Form will be available in online mode in the first week of April, 2018.
  • Candidates must have passed class 10 exams from Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.  
  • The entrance exam will be conducted in the offline mode by using OMR sheets.
  • Those who wish to appear for the exam must download their admit cards from the official website of the conducting authority.
  • The exam will comprise questions from English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections.

HP PAT 2018 will be conducted in the third week of May 2018. Those who wish to appear in the exam must go through all the important dates, eligibility and exam related information carefully.

HP PAT 2018 Exam Highlights

The exam highlights table for HP PAT 2018 Entrance Examination is given below.

Date of HP PAT 2018 exam Third week of May 2018
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board
Mode of HP PAT 2018 exam Offline exam
Medium of HP PAT 2018 exam English and Hindi
Duration of HP PAT 2018 exam 3 hours
Type and Number of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and total 150 questions
Sections 4

HP PAT 2018 Exam Dates            

Below tables shows the tentative dates for HP PAT 2018 Exam dates 

EventTentative Date
 Availability of application form First week of April 2018
 Last date for submitting application form Second week of May 2018
Admit card availability Third week of May 2018
HP PAT 2018 exam date Third week of May 2018
Declaration of Result First week of June 2018

HP PAT 2018 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for HP PAT 2018 exam has been listed below:

  • Candidates applying for HP PAT 2018 exam must belong to Himachal Pradesh state.
  • Applicants must have passed their Class 10 or equivalent exam conducted by Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE).
  • Candidates who appeared for the qualifying exam and awaiting results can also apply.
  • It is important to secure at least 35% of aggregate marks in the qualifying Class X exam.
  • Candidates have to pass in the mandatory subjects which include Mathematics, Science and English.

HP PAT 2018 Application Form

HP PAT 2018 Application Form details like date of availability, fee structure based on caste category of candidate and the mode of application fee payment is explained below:

  • HP PAT 2018  Application Form will be available from the first week of April 2018.
  • Candidates cannot make any changes or corrections in HP PAT 2018 application form after the final submission is made. So, candidates are requested to fill the application form carefully.
  • Candidates need to fill HP PAT 2018 application form online.  

The below table lists the application fee structure based on the category.

CategoryApplication Fee
 GeneralINR 650

How to fill HP PAT 2018 Application Form

Below given steps are to be followed to fill the online application form successfully.

Step 1: New User Registration

  • Visit the official website of Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board -
  • Go to the Online Admission 2018 link.
  • Click on Polytechnic Admission (PAT-2018) link.
  • Now new browser tab will open. Click on the Polytechnic-PAT 2018 link.
  • Click on the New User Registration link available under Online Services.
  • Enter the required registration details and click on submit button.

Step 2: Login and fill Application Form

  • Enter the login credentials provided at the time of registration and login.
  • Click on the Apply Online link.
  • Fill all requested details in PAT-2018 application form like personal details, educational details.
  • Upload the scanned image of photograph and signature based on the given specifications.

Step 3: Application fee payment

  • Application fee payment can be done through online modes like internet banking, credit card, debit card or through offline bank challan payment method.
  • After fee payment, save the application form and fee receipt for future references.

HP PAT 2018 Admit Card

The details regarding HP PAT 2018 admit card is listed below:

  • Admit card will not be sent by post to candidates and must be downloaded from the official website of the exam conducting authority.
  • HP PAT 2018 Admit Card will be available for download from the third week of May 2018.
  • Admit card is mandatory for permitting candidates into the examination hall.
  • Admit card will contain the basic information such as name of candidate, roll number, photograph, signature, address of candidate, venue of the test centre, test schedule and the instructions to be followed by candidate.

The steps to download HP PAT 2018 admit card.

  • Candidates are requested to visit the official website -
  • Find and click on HP PAT 2018 admit card download link.
  • Enter the register number and submit.
  • Download and save the admit card for future references.

HP PAT 2018 Exam Center           

Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board conducts HP PAT 2018 exam in 29 centers all over state of Himachal Pradesh. The examination centre once allotted to candidate will not be considered for change at any stage. Therefore, candidates must carefully select the exam center at the time of application.

HP PAT 2018 Exam Pattern

  The basic details regarding HP PAT 2018 exam pattern are listed below.

  • All the questions in HP PAT 2018 exam will be of the multiple-choice type with 4 answer options for a single question.
  • The duration for HP PAT 2018 exam is 3 hours with a total of 150 MCQ type questions.
  • There is a provision for negative marking in this exam.
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded.
  • For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.  

Exam pattern Highlights

Below table shows the important information regarding HP PAT 2018 Exam Pattern.

Mode of ExaminationOnline 
Number of Questions 150
Maximum Marks 600
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Sections in Paper 4

HP PAT 2018 Syllabus

Information regarding HP PAT 2018 exam syllabus is given below,

  • HP PAT 2018 syllabus will be based on the Matriculation (Class X) academic syllabus which includes the 4 major subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Syllabus will be totally based on the latest updated syllabus prescribed by Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.

Syllabus for HP PAT 2018 exam based on weightage for each subject is given below in the table.

S. No.SubjectNo. of questionsNo. of marks

Books that can be taken as a reference for preparing for HP PAT 2018 exam are listed in the table.

S.No.Name of the BookPublisher or Author
1Himachal Pradesh PAT Polytechnic Pravesh ParikshaArihant Experts
2Himachal Pradesh PAT Polytechnic Pravesh Pariksha (Old Edition) (Hindi)Arihant Experts

HP PAT 2018 Result

The important information regarding HP PAT 2018 Result is given below:

  • Result will be declared by the first week of June 2018.
  • Merit list will be prepared by Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board based on the marks secured in HP PAT 2018.
  • Result can be downloaded from official website of the conducting board -
  • Result card of candidates will not be sent through post.

The information regarding HP PAT 2018 Merit Score, Tie-breaking method and Answer Key are given below:

  • If two or more candidates secure the same mark score in the entrance exam, then candidate senior by age will be given the higher merit score in HP PAT 2018 counselling process.
  • Authorities will be releasing answer key for HP PAT 2018 exam online.
  • Answer keys will be released within 2 weeks of the completion of the exam, which can be downloaded from the official website.
  • Any objections in the answer key provided can reported to the board immediately.

HP PAT 2018 Cut Off

Selection cut off marks for HP PAT 2018 polytechnic entrance exam depends on the total number of candidates appeared for HP PAT 2018 exam, difficulty level of question paper etc. However, there is minimum cut off score for the written exam based on the caste category of candidates, in order to qualify them in the written exam. Candidates failing to meet the below minimum cut off mark in their written exam will not be eligible to attend counselling process.

  • To attend HP PAT 2018 Counselling, qualifying marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category is 60 marks (10% of total marks).
  • For candidates belonging to General category, qualifying mark is 90 marks (15% of total marks).

Expected Cut Off

Category based cut off marks to get qualified in the written exam is listed below.

CategoryCut Off
General90 Marks
OBC60 Marks
SC60 Marks
ST60 Marks

HP PAT 2018 Counselling

Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board conducts the counselling for the qualified candidates in the exam based on their merit score. The merit will be determined based on marks scored in HP PAT 2018 entrance exam. 

The steps involved in HP PAT 2018 counselling process are explained in detail below:

  • The list of shortlisted candidates for counselling process will be declared on the official website of the exam conducting board.
  • HP PAT 2018 counselling process will start from the last week of June 2018.
  • After declaration of result, Central Admission Selection Committee will be conducting the online counselling for admissions in Polytechnic courses.
  • Candidates must submit all the mandatory documents and verification of the mandatory documents will be taking place in this round of counselling.
  • Allocation of seats to candidates will based on purely merit basis and the availability of seats at the time of the counselling process.
  • Candidates meeting all the specified requirements during the counselling process will be given admission in the Polytechnic courses.

Below are the mandatory documents required at the time of counselling for candidates.

  • HP PAT 2018 Admit Card
  • Date of Birth certificate of candidate
  • Bonafide certificate or Domicile of HP
  • Class 10th Mark Sheet
  • Caste Category certificate
  • Photocopy of Aadhar Card
  • Medical Fitness certificate

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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