HP PAT 2020- HPDSB, Dharamshala will conduct the HP PAT 2020 tentatively in the last week of May in an offline mode. The application form of HP PAT 2020 will begin tentatively from the first week of April and the last date to submit the same will tentatively be the second week of May. HP PAT 2020 will be a pen and paper-based exam which will comprise of objective type questions available in bilingual language. The exam will contain questions on four subjects - English, Maths, Chemistry, & Physics and authorities will release the detailed syllabus. HP PAT 2020 will be conducted for admissions into diploma engineering courses offered by participating institutes. HP PAT aspirants should always check the eligibility criteria as the authorities will release the admit cards only for eligible candidates tentatively in the third week of May. The result of HP PAT 2020 will be declared tentatively in the first week of June which will be followed by the HP PAT counselling and seat allotment. Read the article to know more about HP PAT 2020.
HP Polytechnic Admission Test
Commonly known as
H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB), Dharamshala
Mode of exam
Pen-and-paper based (offline)
Mode of application
Merit list for admission will be prepared based on marks obtained by candidates in the entrance exam.
In the admission process of HP PAT 2020, there is a series of events that will take place from time to time. It is essential for candidates to know HP PAT 2020 important dates. The below table contains a list of all the important tentative dates.
Important Dates of HP PAT 2020
Availability of application form
First week of April 2020
Last date to submit application submission if payment is made online
Second week of May 2020
Last date to download e-challan
Last date to fill details of challan after fee deposit in SBI
Release of admit card
Third week of May 2020
HP PAT 2020
Last week of May 2020
Declaration of result
First week of June 2020
Commencement of counselling
Before filling and submitting application forms, candidates should check the eligibility criteria of HP PAT 2020 as prescribed by the examination authorities. This is one of the most important steps as failing to fulfil any criteria will result in the rejection of the application form of HP PAT 2020.
HP PAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should have secured at least 35% marks in class 10th from a recognised Board or University.
Candidates should be a bonafide resident of Himachal Pradesh in order to be considered under reservation criteria.
Note: Candidates who will appear to the qualifying examination in 2020 will also be eligible for admission process but on the provisional basis.
The authorities will release the application form of HP PAT 2020 tentatively in the first week of April. In order to submit the application form successfully, candidates will have to complete various steps and detailed stepwise procedure is given below.
Visit the official website and click on the links that will direct the page to the online application form.
Candidates will have to first complete the registration to proceed to the form and for this, they will have to enter details asked on the registration page. After submitting the registration form, candidates will receive the login credentials.
Candidates will have to log in to the account to access the application form and will have to enter the required details like personal, contact, and academic.
After submitting details, the next will be uploading relevant documents in a format prescribed by the authorities.
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Front-facing with light background
Without cap or spectacles
Finally, payment of application fee will be made by the candidates. Candidates will be able to pay the fee online (debit cards, credit cards, or net banking) and offline mode (e-challan that can be downloaded online). Candidates will have to submit the e-challan at the nearest SBI branch and will have to enter the transaction reference number in the online application form of HP PAT 2020.
HP PAT 2020 Application fee
HP PAT 2020 will be conducted in various exam centres and candidates will be allotted the exam centre on the basis of preference submitted by them at the time of application form filling. Therefore, candidates should carefully analyze before submitting any choice of preference. HP PAT will be conducted approximately at 29 venues.
The release of the HP PAT 2020 exam pattern will be beneficial for candidates who are planning to appear for it. This is because the exam pattern will contain important information regarding the examination such as the total number of questions that will be asked in the exam and also the types of questions and marking schemes. In the below table, candidates can check the exam pattern of HP PAT 2020.
HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam
Pen and paper-based (Offline)
Duration of Exam
Medium of Language
Hindi & English
(In case of language exam, the medium of language will be English)
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Maths - 50 Questions
Physics - 50 Questions
Chemistry - 30 Questions
English - 20 Questions
Total Number of Questions
4 marks will be awarded for every correct response.
1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response
Knowing a detailed syllabus of HP PAT 2020 is highly beneficial for candidates planning to appear for the exam. This will help them ensure that they do not miss out topic that might have high weightage. In HP PAT 2020 syllabus, authorities allow candidates know the total number of questions that will be asked from each section in the examination.
Syllabus of HP PAT 2020
Number of Questions
Active and Passive, avoiding repetitions, comparisons, conditions, connectors, modals expressing attitudes, nominalisation
Non-finite, preposition, relatives, reporter speech, subject-verb agreement, articles, determiners
Countable and uncountable nouns, detecting and correcting errors, dialogue completion, fill in the blanks with suitable words, rearranging jumbled words or phrases
Future time reference, present continuous tense, present perfect tense, present perfect vs simple past, simple past vs past perfect
Magnetic effect of electric current
Sources of energy and environment
Structure of the atom
Chemical reaction and equations
Acids bases and salts
Metals and non-metals
Carbon and its compounds
Periodic classification of elements
Pair of linear equations in two variables
Area related to circles
Surface area and volume
The eligible candidates will be able to access and download the admit card of HP PAT 2020 tentatively from the third week of May. Candidates should check the details mentioned in the admit card and should contact the authorities in case of any mistakes or errors found in it.
Visit the official board’s website and click on the admit card link
The link will direct the page to the admit card portal where candidates will have to log in to the account using the credentials.
The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
Download and take a print of the admit card of HP PAT 2020.
Candidate’s roll number
Candidate’s address of correspondence
Date & Time of exam
Address of the exam centre
Set of Instructions
The examination authorities will declare the result of HP PAT 2020 tentatively in the first week of June. The authorities will also release the merit list to notify candidates about the counselling and seat allotment process. Candidates should note that the HP PAT 2020 result will not be sent to candidates individually. Candidates will have to download it from the official website. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored in the exam and in case, two or more candidates score the same marks then a candidate senior in age shall be ranked higher in order of merit.
Visit the official website and log in to the result portal.
Upon successful login, the result will be displayed on the screen.
Download and take a print out of it.
The authorities will release the answer key of HP PAT 2020 to help candidates know their probable score. The answer key will contain the correct answers for all the questions asked in HP PAT 2020. Candidates can check the provisional answer key in the table given below.
HP PAT 2020 Answer Key
The authorities will conduct the counselling rounds to allot seats to candidates to the participating institutes. It will be conducted online and tentatively in the second week of June, the authorities will release the result of seat allotment for round 1. The authorities will conduct three rounds of HP PAT 2020 counselling. However, if seats are still vacant, an additional round will be conducted. Allotment of seats will be done on the basis of marks secured by the candidates and the preferences submitted by them at the time of application form filling. All the allotted candidates will have to reach the allotted institute for document verification on the scheduled date and time.
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This article has been written as per last year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon as it is released by the authorities.
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