HP PAT 2020


    HP PAT 2020 Dates(Postponed), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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    HP PAT 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on May 17, 2020, in offline mode. however, it has been postponed considering the current situation of COVID-19 crises. Revised dates will be announced soon. 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 2020 Application Form were available in online mode from the first week of April 2020.
    • The application fee for General candidates is expected to be INR 650 and for SC/ST/OBC candidates is INR 400.
    • Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board conducted the exam in 29 centers all over the state of Himachal Pradesh.
    • The exam consisted of 150 objective type questions with a duration of 3 hours. Check HP PAT Exam Pattern

    HP PAT 2020 Exam Highlights

    The exam highlights table for HP PAT 2020 entrance examination is given below.

    Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board
    Official Website hptechboard.com
    Mode of HP PAT 2020 exam Offline exam
    Medium of HP PAT 2020 exam English and Hindi
    Duration of HP PAT 2020 exam 3 hours
    Type and Number of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and a total of 150 questions
    Sections 4

    HP PAT 2020 Exam Dates            

    Below tables shows the dates for HP PAT 2020 Exam dates 

    Availability of application form1st week of April 2020
    Last date for submitting the application form2nd week of May 2020
    Admit card availability3rd week of May 2020
    HP PAT 2020 exam datePostponed
    Declaration of ResultPostponed

    HP PAT 2020 Eligibility

    The eligibility criteria for HP PAT 2020 exam has been listed below:

    • Candidates applying for HP PAT 2020 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 2020 Application Form

    HP PAT 2020 Application Form details like date of availability, fee structure based on caste category of the candidate and the mode of application fee payment are explained below:

    CategoryApplication Fee
     GeneralINR 650
     SC/ST/OBCINR 400

    How to fill HP PAT 2020 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 - hptechboard.com
    • Go to the Online Admission 2020 link.
    • Click on Polytechnic Admission (PAT-2020) link.
    • Now new browser tab will open. Click on the Polytechnic-PAT 2020 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 – 2020 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 2020 Admit Card

    The details regarding HP PAT 2020 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 2020 Admit Card will be available for download from the third week of May 2020.
    • 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 center, test schedule and the instructions to be followed by the candidate.

    The steps to download HP PAT 2020 admit card.

    • Candidates are requested to visit the official website - hptechboard.com.
    • Find and click on HP PAT 2020 admit card download link.
    • Enter the register number and submit.
    • Download and save the admit card for future references.

    HP PAT 2020 Exam Center           

    Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board conducts HP PAT 2020 exam in 29 centers all over state of Himachal Pradesh. The examination center once allotted to the 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 2020 Exam Pattern

      The basic details regarding HP PAT 2020 exam pattern are listed below.

    • All the questions in HP PAT 2020 exam will be of the multiple-choice type with 4 answer options for a single question.
    • The duration for HP PAT 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern.

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

    HP PAT 2020 Syllabus

    Information regarding HP PAT 2020 exam syllabus is given below,

    • HP PAT 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Result

    The important information regarding HP PAT 2020 Result is given below:

    • HP PAT 2020 Result will be declared in the month of June 2020.
    • Merit list will be prepared by Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board based on the marks secured in HP PAT 2020.
    • Result is available to download from the official website of the conducting board - hptechboard.com.
    • Result card of candidates will not be sent through the post.

    The information regarding HP PAT 2020 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 2020 counselling process.
    • Authorities will be releasing the answer key for HP PAT 2020 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 be reported to the board immediately.

    HP PAT 2020 Cut Off

    Selection cut off marks for HP PAT 2020 polytechnic entrance exam depends on the total number of candidates appeared for HP PAT 2020 exam, the difficulty level of question paper, etc. However, there is a 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 are not eligible to attend the counselling process.

    • To attend HP PAT 2020 Counselling, qualifying marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category is 60 marks (10% of total marks).
    • For candidates belonging to the General category, the qualifying mark is 90 marks (15% of total marks).

    Expected Cut Off

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

    CategoryCut Off
    General90 Marks
    OBC60 Marks
    SC60 Marks
    ST60 Marks

    HP PAT 2020 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 2020 entrance exam.  The steps involved in HP PAT 2020 counseling process are explained in detail below:

    • The list of shortlisted candidates for the counselling process has been declared on the official website of the exam conducting board.
    • HP PAT 2020 counselling process will commence from June 1, 2020
    • 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 is 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 are given admission in the Polytechnic courses.

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

    • HP PAT 2020 Admit Card
    • Date of Birth certificate of the 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

    Fee Structure

    • 650


    • 400




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