HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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    Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission test or HP PAT is conducted for admission into diploma courses in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board is the conducting authority of HP PAT 2020. HP PAT 2020 will be conducted in offline mode. 

    • The exam duration was of 3 hours. 
    • The medium of question paper was both English and Hindi. 
    • For every correct answer, the candidate was awarded 4 marks. Negative marking was also applicable in the exam. 
    • Exam will be based on the syllabus covered in class 10.
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    HP CET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Candidates can check major highlights of HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern from the below mentioned table:

    Exam NameHP PAT
    Conducting AuthorityHimachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board
    Exam DateMay 26, 2020
    Mode of ExamOffline
    Medium of ExamEnglish and Hindi
    Total Number of Questions150
    Total Marks600
    Marking Scheme+4 for a correct answer and -1 for a wrong attempt

    HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern

    There are 4 sections in the HP PAT question paper. Candidates are given 180 minutes to complete the exam. 50 questions are asked from the Maths and Physics section while 30 and 20 questions are asked from Chemistry and English section respectively.

    The table below depicts the marking scheme followed in HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern:

    SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
    Maths50 questions200 marks
    Physics50 questions200 marks
    Chemistry25 questions100 marks
    English25 questions100 marks
    Total150 questions600 marks

    HP PAT 2020 Syllabus

    HP PAT Syllabus is framed in class 10 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English. English is common and includes topics related to English Grammar till class 10. It also includes questions on reading comprehension, unseen passage, etc.


    • Present perfect vs Simple Past
    • Active and Passive
    • Avoiding Repetition
    • Countable and uncountable
    • Comparisons, Conditionals, Connectors
    • Modals-Expressing Attitude
    • Nominalization
    • Non-Finite
    • Prepositions
    • Relatives
    • Reported Speech
    • Subject-Verb Agreement
    • Articles
    • Nouns
    • Determiners
    • Defecting and Correcting Errors
    • Dialogue Completion
    • Fill in the blanks with suitable words
    • Re-arranging jumble words or phrases
    • Future time references
    • Present Continuous tense
    • Present Perfect Tense
    • Simple past vs Past Perfect.


    In the physics section, questions are framed from class 10 NCERT or equivalent board. Mentioned below is the list of important topics from where questions are asked:

    • lightReflection and Refraction
    • Human Eye, Electricity
    • Magnetic effect of Electric current and
    • Source Of Energy and Environment.


    From the Chemistry subject, 25 questions are asked in the exam having weightage of 50 marks each.

    • Structure of Atom
    • Metal and Non-metal
    • Chemical Reaction and Equations
    • Acid Bases and Salts
    • Carbon and Its compounds
    • Periodic Classification of Elements.


    50 questions are asked from the Mathematics subject. Candidates can prepare for the following topics. They can also take the help of reference books such as R.D. for the preparation of such topics.

    • Pair of Linear Equation in two variables
    • Real Number
    • Polynomials
    • Quadratic Equation
    • Arithmetic Progression
    • Triangles
    • Co-Ordinate Geometry
    • Trigonometry
    • Circles
    • Construction
    • Area related to circles
    • Surface Areas and Volumes
    • Statistics
    • Probability

    Recommended Books for HP PAT 2020

    The question paper will be framed in class 10 syllabus. More weightage is given to mathematics and physics section with 50 questions each. Candidates are advised to focus on Board curriculum first before switching to other reference books. To clear any exam it is really important to be thorough with the basic concepts. They can also take help of following reference books before preparation.

    Book NameAuthor Name
    All India Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test Exam (HP PAT) Books 2017Arihant Experts
    Himachal Pradesh: Samanya Gyaan Kosh (General Knowledge) (H.P. G.K.)RPH Editorial Board
    Himachal Pradesh General KnowledgeSyed and RPH Editorial Board

    Guidelines for HP PAT 2020

    Candidates should abide by the following guidelines while appearing for HP PAT 2020:

    • Candidates must reach the exam centers 30 minutes before the stipulated time
    • The test will be held on the same day and same time slot as written on the admit card
    • Candidates must carry their admit card along with an Id proof to the examination hall
    • You have to bring your own ballpoint pen, Board will not supply you any stationary
    • Use of Calculator and electronic devices is prohibited
    • You will be allowed to open the seal of the paper 5 minutes before starting the exam.
    • You have to write your particulars with black/blue ball point pen on both sides of the answer sheet.
    • The test will be of 3 hours duration and will contain 4 sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and English of class 10
    • A signal will be given to you when your exam will begin, when the half time will be over and when the exam will be just about to get over
    • Check the test booklet thoroughly such as a number of pages it contains as indicated on the top of the answer sheet, Verify your serial number with a serial number on your answer sheet. In case of any variation contact your invigilator.
    • You have to sign your attendance sheet twice, first immediately when the exam will begin and secondly when you will hand over your answer sheet to the invigilator

    *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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