HP PAT 2019
Manashjyoti, 29 May 2019, #HP PAT

HP PAT 2019 - The exam authorities have started the counselling process from June 1. The authorities have declared the result of HP PAT 2019 in online mode. The application form of HP PAT 2019 was available in the online mode form April 4 to May 6. The application fee paid in both offline and online modes. To pay the application fee offline, the HP PAT applicant has to first download the e-challan and then make the payment at an SBI branch. Candidates can also pay the application fee through net banking, debit/credit card. H.P.Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB), Dharamshala, has conducted the HP PAT 2019 (HP Polytechnic) in offline mode on May 26, 2019 (9 AM to 12 PM). HP PAT 2019 includes one paper that is bilingual and comprises objective type questions. Candidates who qualify in HP PAT 2019 exam will be considered for admission to government and private polytechnic institutes in Himachal Pradesh. The result of HP PAT 2019 has been declared on June 1 in the form of a merit list, which will be prepared based on marks obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. Candidates will be short-listed for HP PAT counselling based on the merit list.
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Overview of HP PAT 2019



Name of exam

HP Polytechnic Admission Test

Common name


Exam conducting body

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

Mode of exam

Pen-and-paper based (offline)

Mode of application


Counselling process

Will be conducted online

Admission process

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

No weightage will be given to marks obtained in the qualifying exam.

HP PAT 2019 Important Dates

The important dates of HP PAT 2019 will include the chronological list of events and their corresponding dates. The purpose of the HP PAT 2019 important dates is to ensure candidates know in advance about scheduled events and so can prepare accordingly.

HP PAT 2019 Important Dates (HP Polytechnic)



Start of Application Form

April 4, 2019

Last date for Application submission if payment is made online (net banking, credit and debit cards)

May 9, 2019

Last date to download challan after filling the application form

May 6, 2019

Last date for filling particulars of challan after fee deposit in SBI

May 6, 2019

Issue of Admit Cards

May 21, 2019

HP PAT 2019 entrance exam

May 26, 2019

Declaration of Result

June 1, 2019

Start of Counselling

June 1, 2019

HP PAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

All candidates seeking admission to diploma courses offered by participating polytechnic institutes in the state of Himachal Pradesh have to meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of HP PAT 2019. In such cases, where a candidate fails to meet the HP PAT 2019 eligibility criteria (refer to the points given below), the candidate could be disqualified at any stage of the admission process.

  • Qualifying exam and marks – The candidate needs to have passed the Class 10 exam from a recognized board or university with a minimum 35% marks are eligible.

  • Additionally, candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in 2019 exam will also be considered for admission, but on a provisional basis.

  • Reservation criteria – To be considered for admission under reserved category, the candidate needs to be a bonafide resident of Himachal Pradesh.

HP PAT Application Form 2019

The application form of HP PAT 2019 was released in online mode around on April 4. Eligible candidates will have to fill the HP PAT 2019 application form using correct date and submit it before May 6. Any candidate who is found using misleading data while filling the application form may be disqualified from the admission process. The process to fill the application form of HP PAT is explained below.

How to fill HP PAT 2019 application form (HP Polytechnic)

  • Select the Academic Programme (Polytechnic PAT 2019). The candidate will be redirected to a registration page.

  • Registration – The candidate has to get registered using valid email id and mobile number, among other details.

  • Log-in and fill the application form – The candidate has to log-in to the newly created account and fill in details like – exam centre from a drop-down menu, personal details like name, date of birth, nationality, religion, etc. The candidate will also have to enter contact details.

  • Uploading of documents – In this step photograph and signature will have to be uploaded in the format specified in the table below.

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  • Payment of application fee – The application fee can be paid online using net banking, credit or debit cards. There is also the option to make the payment using e-challan, which have to be generated when filling the application. Using the challan, the candidate has to make the payment in a nearby SBI branch and enter the payment details on the online form before submitting it.

HP PAT 2019 Application fee


Application fee

General Category


SC/ST/OBC Categories


HP PAT 2019 Exam Centres

The exam centres of HP PAT 2019 include the 29 venues where the pen-and-paper based entrance exam will be conducted. The candidate has to select a convenient HP PAT 2019 exam centre at the time of filling the application form. One should be careful when making a selection because once an exam centre is allotted requests for change won’t be entertained.

HP PAT Exam Pattern 2019

There are many benefits of going through the exam pattern of HP PAT 2019. To begin it, the HP PAT 2019 exam pattern will give the candidate a realistic idea about the difficulty level of the exam. The exam pattern of HP PAT 2019 will also inform the candidate about the types of questions asked, the marking scheme, mode of exam, and syllabus covered. Once the candidate knows these details, preparing for the exams becomes that much easier.

Exam Pattern of HP PAT 2019 (HP Polytechnic)

  • The exam would be of 3 hours duration

  • Mode of the exam would be offline, with candidates having to enter their responses on OMR response sheets using a blue or black pen.

  • The question type would be objective.

  • Each question carries 4 marks, while for an incorrect attempt there is a penalty of 1 mark

  • Candidates can attempt the paper in either Hindi and English language.

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HP PAT Admit Card 2019

The admit card of HP PAT 2019 was available from May 21 onward. Candidates need to download it online; officials would send admit cards by post. The admit card was an important document that is required for sitting in the entrance exam. It would also be required to compete for other admission formalities like counselling, so candidates mustn’t lose or damage the admit card.

Procedure for downloading HP PAT admit card 2019 (HP Polytechnic)

  • Click on admit card link

  • Log-in by entering log-in id and password

  • The admit card would be displayed on the screen

  • Download and take a printout

Details displayed on the HP Polytechnic admit card

  • Name of the candidates

  • Roll number

  • Exam centre details, including name and address

  • Date and time of the exam

HP PAT Result 2019

Exam conducting authorities has released the result of HP PAT 2019 on June 1. The result was available in the form of merit lists that will be prepared based on marks obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. Apart from a common merit lists, separate category-wise merit lists would be prepared for filling reserved category seats. The result can be checked online only, and would not be sent to the candidate by post or any other means.


It may happen that two or more candidates may get the same marks in the entrance exam. In such a scenario, interse merit will be determined based on the age of the candidate, with the older candidate ranked higher.

Procedure to check HP Polytechnic Result

  • Click to the result link

  • The result-cum-rank card will appear on the screen

  • Download and take a printout

HP PAT2019 Counselling

The counselling process of HP PAT 2019 commenced from June 1, 2019. HP PAT 2019 counselling will be conducted in online mode and include steps like choice filling, allotment of seats and document verification. During the choice filling process of HP PAT counselling, short-listed candidates will have to log-in to counselling portal and enter choices in the order of preference. In all, there will be three HP PAT 2019 counselling and seat allotment rounds.

The result of HP PAT 2019 seat allotment for the round I will be announced on June 15. Candidates who are allotted seats will have to report at respective polytechnics for document verification and admission on or before June 21. After the conclusion of each round of HP PAT seat allotment, vacancy list will be published on the board website on June 22 so that candidates are in the know about the number and type of seats that are available at that instant.

Please note that for each round, registrations will be open to fresh candidates who haven’t participated in earlier rounds. In case of candidates who have participated in earlier rounds, they can edit their choices.

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