HP PAT 2020- HPDSB, Dharamshala will conduct the HP PAT 2020 on May 17 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 first 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 second 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 PAT 2020

Overview of HP PAT 2020



Exam name

HP Polytechnic Admission Test

Commonly known as


Conducting body

H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB), Dharamshala

Mode of exam

Pen-and-paper based (offline)

Mode of application


Counselling process


Admission process

Merit list for admission will be prepared based on marks obtained by candidates in the entrance exam.

HP PAT Important Dates 2020

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.

Important Dates of HP PAT 2020


Dates (Tentative)

Availability of application form

First week of April 2020

Last date to submit application submission if payment is made online

First week of May 2020

Last date to download e-challan

First week of May 2020

Last date to fill details of challan after fee deposit in SBI

First week of May 2020

Release of admit card

Second week of May 2020

HP PAT 2020

May 17, 2020 (10 AM to 1 PM) (Announced)

Declaration of result

First week of June 2020

Commencement of counselling

First week of June 2020

HP PAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

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


Eligibility Criteria

Academic Qualification

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.

HP PAT Application Form 2020

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.

Procedure to fill HP PAT 2020 Application Form

  • 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.

Image specifications






  • Less than 100 KB

  • 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


Application fee

General Category


SC/ST/OBC Categories


HP PAT Exam Centres 2020

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.

HP PAT Exam Pattern 2020

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

3 Hours

Medium of Language

Hindi & English

(In case of language exam, the medium of language will be English)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Subjects Covered

Maths - 50 Questions

Physics - 50 Questions

Chemistry - 30 Questions

English - 20 Questions

Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct response.

  • 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response

HP PAT Syllabus 2020

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

5 Questions

Non-finite, preposition, relatives, reporter speech, subject-verb agreement, articles, determiners

5 Questions

Countable and uncountable nouns, detecting and correcting errors, dialogue completion, fill in the blanks with suitable words, rearranging jumbled words or phrases

5 Questions

Future time reference, present continuous tense, present perfect tense, present perfect vs simple past, simple past vs past perfect

5 Questions



20 Questions


15 Questions

Magnetic effect of electric current

10 Questions

Sources of energy and environment

05 Questions


Structure of the atom

05 Questions

Chemical reaction and equations

05 Questions

Acids bases and salts

05 Questions

Metals and non-metals

05 Questions

Carbon and its compounds

05 Questions

Periodic classification of elements

05 Questions


Real number

04 Questions


02 Questions

Pair of linear equations in two variables

03 Questions

Quadratic equations

04 Questions

Arithmetic Progressions

05 Questions


02 Questions

Coordinate geometry

04 Questions


04 Questions


04 Questions


02 Questions

Area related to circles

05 Questions

Surface area and volume

04 Questions


03 Questions


04 Questions

HP PAT Admit Card 2020

The eligible candidates will be able to access and download the admit card of HP PAT 2020 tentatively from the second 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.

How to download HP PAT 2020 Admit Card?

  • 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.

Which details will be mentioned on HP PAT Admit Card 2020?

  • Candidate’s name

  • Candidate’s roll number

  • Candidate’s photograph

  • Candidate’s signature

  • Candidate’s address of correspondence

  • Date & Time of exam

  • Address of the exam centre

  • Set of Instructions

HP PAT Result 2020

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.

How to download HP PAT 2020 Result?

  • 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.

HP PAT Answer Key 2020

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


Answer Key

Series A


Series B


Series C


Series D


HP PAT Counselling 2020

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.

Contact Details

H.P.Takniki Shiksha Board,

Dharamshala -176057

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