HP PAT 2024: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTEB) is responsible for organizing the Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test (HP PAT). It is a state-level entrance examination conducted for admission to various Diploma Courses in the field of Pharmacy, Engineering, and many others.

The exam is conducted once a year for the candidates seeking admission to various Government and Private Polytechnic colleges/institutions across the state of Himachal Pradesh. The HP PAT application form will be available in online mode only.

Interested and eligible candidates must submit their application form as per the prescribed schedule. Aspirants can check the complete details regarding HP PAT 2024 from the article below.

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HP PAT 2024 Highlights

Exam nameHP PAT
HP PAT full formHimachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTEB), Dharamshala
Exam frequencyOnce a year
CategoryUG Exam 
Level of examState-level exam
Examination modeOffline
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi

HP PAT 2024 Important Dates (tentative)

Candidates can check the tentative schedule regarding HP PAT from the table below.

The online application form will be available fromApril 2024
Last date for the application submissionMay 2024
Availability of admit cardJune 2024
Release of answer keyJune 2024
Announcement of resultJune 2024
Commencement of counselingJuly 2024

HP PAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

Interested candidates need to satisfy the required eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The details regarding HP PAT Eligibility Criteria are as follows.

Candidates must have passed the 10th class examination with a minimum of 35% marks from any recognized board.

Candidates appearing in their 10th-level exam are also eligible to apply.

Candidates must have a Himachal Pradesh State domicile.

HP PAT Application Form 2024

It is expected that the HP PAT 2024 application form will be available in April 2024. The authority will release the application form through online mode only. Applicants are advised to read the important instructions and eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.

First, candidates will need to complete the online registration process by providing some basic details such as name, email id, contact number, etc.

After completing the registration process, candidates should login and fill out the application form with the required details including personal details, qualifications, course and contact details, etc.

Candidates should upload scanned images of important documents such as a photograph and signature in the specified format.

Submit the prescribed application fee online mode.

Verify the details before the final submission.

Candidates are advised to keep the hard copy of the application form for further reference.

Application fee

Candidates should submit the application fee through online mode only using a credit card/debit card or net banking. The application fee will be non-refundable under any circumstances.

For the general category, the application fee is Rs 650/-.

Candidates belonging to reserved categories need to pay Rs 400/-.

HP PAT Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates must check the exam pattern details from the section below.

Examination modeOffline Mode (pen & paper-based test)
Duration of exam3 hours
Number of questions150 questions
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Maximum marks600 marks
Marking scheme+4 for each correct answer -1 mark for each incorrect response

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is as follows:

SubjectsNumber of questionsTotal marks

HP PAT Syllabus 2024

The HP PAT syllabus will include questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English subjects. The syllabus will be based on the 10th class level.

PhysicsElectrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Waves, Atoms and Nuclei, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Electronic Devices, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents      
ChemistrySolutions, Solid State, d- and f- block elements, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Amines Alcohols, Electrochemistry, Phenols, and Ethers, Surface Chemistry, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, p-Block Elements, Chemical Kinetics, Biomolecules
EnglishRules of Tenses, Rules and List of Conjunctions, Letter Writing Format, Precis Writing, Sentence Correction Questions, Article Rules, Active and Passive Voice Rules, List of One Word Substitutions, Adjective Degree of Comparison Rules, Direct and Indirect Speech Rules, List of Homophones/ Homonyms, Spotting the Error, Sentence Rearrangement and Para Jumbles, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension    

HP PAT Admit Card 2024

The authority will release the admit card tentatively in June 2024. The admit card will be available in online mode only. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website by entering their login credentials.

The admit card will comprise details like the candidate’s name, photograph, exam centre, parents name, exam name, signature, reporting timing, exam instructions, and other related details.

The HP PAT Hall ticket is an important document to carry at the examination centre along with a valid id proof. The authority will not allow any candidate to sit in the exam centre without having valid admit card.

HP PAT Answer Key 2024

The answer key of HP PAT is expected to be released in June 2024 after the completion of the exam. The answer key will be available in online mode only. The answer key will consist right answer to the questions asked in the exam.

With the help of the answer key, the candidates will be able to calculate their probable score even before the announcement of the result.

HP PAT Result 2024

The Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board will announce the result most likely in June 2024. A merit list will also be decided by the authority based on the scores obtained by the candidate in the exam. Candidates who appeared in the exam will be able to check/download the result by using their registration number and password.

The qualified candidates will be invited for further admission process based on their results. Candidates are advised to take the printout of the HP PAT scorecard and keep it safe till the admission process is over.

HP PAT cut-off 2024

The HP Takniki Shiksha Board will announce the HP PAT cut-off marks after the declaration of the result. The cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to score in order to be eligible for the admission process.

The cut-off marks will be varied for different polytechnic courses offered by the different institutions through HP PAT. The cut-off for HP PAT will depend on various factors such as the total number of test-takers, number of seats available, previous cut-off trends, the difficulty level of exam, etc.

HP PAT Counselling 2024

The process of HP PAT Counselling will be organized by the Central Admission Selection Committee a few days after the declaration of the result. The HP PAT counselling is expected to be held in July 2024 through online mode. The qualified candidates will be called to attend the counselling process based on their merit rank.

To participate in the counselling process, the applicants have to register online, and based on the marks obtained by the candidates, they will be offered institutes to choose from. The verification of documents will be done at the time of counselling.

HP PAT Participating Institutes

Following is the list of colleges that accept HP PAT scores

Param Veer Chakra Naib Subedar Sanjay Kumar Government Polytechnic, Kalol

KC Polytechnic, Pandoga

Sirda Polytechnic, Mandi

Government Polytechnic for Women Kandaghat, Solan H.P.

Government Polytechnic Sundernagar, Mandi

Government Polytechnic Kangra H.P.

Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic Banikhet Chamba H.P.

B.R. Ambedkar Government Polytechnic Ambota Una H.P.

ABVGIET Polytechnic Pragtinagar Shimla H.P.

Himalayan Polytechnic, Sirmour H.P.

Green Hills Polytechnic Kumarhatti Solan H.P.

Devasya Polytechnic, Hamirpur, etc.


What will be the HP PAT 2024 application mode?

The application process will be held in online mode only.

When will the application form be available for HP PAT Exam 2024?

The application process will be commenced in April 2024.

Is there any negative marking in the HP PAT Exam?

Yes, 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

What is the time duration to complete the HP PAT exam?

Students will be given 3 hours to complete the paper.

What will be passing marks for the HP PAT exam 2024?

For the General category, the qualifying mark is 90 marks (15% of total marks) whereas for SC/ST/OBC category, the qualifying marks are 60 (10% of total marks).

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