Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test: HP PAT 2020 is organized and conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board (HPTEB), Dharamshala. It is conducted to provide admission for 3 years of full-time Diploma courses in the field of Engineering. The  HP PAT Result 2020 will tentatively be announced in June 2020. Subsequently, the HP PAT 2020 exam will tentatively be held in  May 2020. Through this exam, candidates can get admission in various government and private (unaided) institutions of Polytechnic situated in Himachal Pradesh. The Counselling Schedule will also subsequently release. In order to get the overview of HP PAT 2020 Exam in detail, read below.

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Important Dates And Updates Related To HP PAT 2020

The official authority has not released the dates of the important events related to the HP PAT 2020. Therefore we have updated information regarding the same in the below-given table:

S. NoEventsTentative Dates 
1.Application Form starts fromApril 2020
2.Last date of online application form submissionMay 2020
3.Availability of online admit cardMay 2020
4.Date of ExaminationMay 2020
5.Declaration of resultsJune 2020
6.Counselling starts fromJune 2020

HP PAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

The official examination conducting authority prepares a set of eligibility criteria that a candidate has to possess in order to apply and attend the HP PAT 2020. There are various diploma courses offered via HP PAT 2020 score. The candidates who are interested should check the eligibility criteria and then apply for HP PAT 2020. The below table provides the eligibility criteria details.

S. NoParticularsDetails
1.Qualifying ExamCandidate must pass 10th class or its equivalent examination from any recognized board or HP board.
2.Minimum MarksCandidate must secure 35% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
3.Domicile RequirementThe candidate must belong to the Himachal Pradesh state.
4.Appearing CandidatesA candidate who is about to appear in class 10 exam in 2019 can also apply provided they have to produce mark sheet and certificate at the time of counselling and must obtain the passing qualifying marks.

HP PAT 2020 Application Form

The interested candidate can apply for the exam in the online mode according to their suitability. Before filling up the registration form, the candidates must check the eligibility criteria mentioned above. The application form will release tentatively in April 2020. The last date to apply is tentatively May 2020 (online mode). The procedure to apply in both the modes (offline and online) is provided below.

To apply for HP Diploma Entrance Test 2020 via online mode follow the given steps:

  • Click the link “HP DET Application Form 2020“. It will redirect to the official registration page.
  • Read the instruction carefully and click on the “Apply Now” option.
  • Create a “login ID” and “password” by registering yourself.
  •  Fill in the application form by entering the personal details and academic qualification.
  • Payment of application fee.
  • Download the application form and take the printout of the same for future use.

Mode of payment of application fee:

Candidates are required to pay Entrance fee amounting to Rs. 650/-(General Category) and Rs. 400/- (SC/ST/OBC Categories).The fee can be paid online through the admission portal through credit card, debit card and Internet banking or through Banking Challan of State Bank of India after taking print of Bank Challan from the portal and paying the fee at State Bank of India counter. The detail of Challan journal number/Transaction ID number has to be fed by the candidate for confirmation of fee.

Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The Exam pattern & syllabus is important from the examination point of view. Applicants are advised to be well acquainted with HP PAT exam pattern. Candidates can refer to the below-given table to get complete details about the exam pattern:-

S. NoParticularsDetails
1)HP PAT 201920 May 2020
3)Mode of ExamOffline (pen-paper test)
4)The medium of Question paperEnglish and Hindi
5)Type of questionMCQs
6)Duration of the test3 hours (180 mins)
7)Total Marks150
8)SectionsSubject combinationNumber of questionTotal Marks
1. Mathematics

2. Physics

3. Chemistry

4. English











Latest revised syllabus on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physical Science of class 10 under Board of Secondary Education, Himachal Pradesh shall be followed for the admission. The topic-wise syllabus is given below. The candidates who are going to attend the HP PAT 2020, they should check the exam syllabus carefully.

HP PAT 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

Admit card will be issued to the candidates who have registered for HP PAT 2020. The registered candidates can view and download the admit card for HP PAT released tentatively in May 2020, by entering the application form number and registered mobile number. The link to download the hall ticket is provided here. Admit card will carry details like the name of the candidate, roll number, date and time of the test and address of the exam centre. The applicants must carry the hall ticket on the examination day. However, the Admit Card will not be sent to the candidates by Post/Email/SMS etc.

HP PAT Exam Centres

The HP Polytechnic Admission Entrance Examination 2020 will be held across many cities in HP. The names of the exam centre available are provided below:

S. NoName of the Examination StationStation CodeName of the district
7.Sujanpur Tihra7Hamirpur
10.Nehran Pukhar10Kangra
23.Rampur Busher23Shimla

HP PAT Result

The result of HP PAT 2020 Exam will be available tentatively in May 2020. Candidates who took the test can check their scorecard by visiting the official website. The result will contain the marks obtained in the Entrance Test. The students will further be called for the counselling on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. The result will contain the marks obtained in the test.

Selection Process

The selection of aspiring candidates for admission shall be based on their performance in the Entrance Examinations. However, the candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria of necessary Educational Qualification and Age Limit. The selection will be based on merit separately for all regions and reservation categories. Candidates who fail to furnish the proofs for their claims in respect of reservation of seat pertaining to region and category shall not be considered eligible for admission.

HP PAT Merit List 2020

A single merit/ranking list would be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the Entrance examination. Merit List contains the name of candidates who obtain more than or equal to the cut-off mark. The ranking for HP PAT 2020 will depend on the total marks obtained in the Entrance exam, then in the order of individual marks obtained in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English, in cases whereby the total marks obtained is same.

HP PAT Counselling & Admission Procedure

Admission of candidates in all the Polytechnics/Technological Institutions for the Academic Session 2020-21 for them mentioned hereinafter will be made through counselling. The detailed information regarding the counselling schedule will be provided when it releases. The shortlisted candidates must report to the counselling venue which will be uploaded on the official website. At the time of certificate verification at helpline centres, candidates should produce the following original certificates in support of the qualification and reservations claimed in the application for verification.

  1. A printed copy of HP PAT 2020 Hall Ticket and application form.
  2. Mark sheet of the Qualifying class 10 Examination.
  3. Date of Birth Certificate (SSC/Matriculation or equivalent Certificate).
  4. Community/ Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in case of SC/ST/BC/EBC/ Minority candidates. (if applicable)
  5. 2 recent colour passport size photograph.
  6. Physical fitness certificate from an Asst. Civil Surgeon.
  7. One set of Photocopies of all the above certificates.

Participating College and Seat Intake

There are various government and private colleges participating in the HP PAT 2020. The qualified candidates shall get admission to one of the colleges based on their ranks and score obtained.

Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board (HPTEB), Dharamshala

Address: H.P.Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala -176057

Phone No.: 8219871736, 7807009464

Email ID: [email protected]

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