About Assam PAT 2019

Admission to polytechnic institutes in the state of Assam will be done through Assam PAT 2019, a pen-and-paper based entrance exam. Also know as Assam Polytechnic Admission Test, the exam conducted by State Council for Technical Education (SCTE) on May 19 across the state. The duration of the exam was two hours, with the paper comprising multiple choice questions that was based on H.S.L.C. level. Questions asked from Mathematics and Science subjects. The application form for Assam PAT 2019 was available in online mode from March 1 to April 12 (extended). Eligible candidates had to duly fill and submit application forms before April 12, otherwise, applications were not accepted. Candidates who successfully complete the application process have been issued admit cards from May 2 onwards. Meanwhile, the results of the exam were released on May 29. Offline centralized counselling for short-listed candidates will be conducted from June 17 onwards in offline mode.

Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Directorate of Technical Education Assam
Duration 2 Hours

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Assam PAT 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

08 Aug, 2019 - 09 Aug, 2019

Counselling - Round 3 | Mode: Offline

23 Jul, 2019 - 26 Jul, 2019

Counselling - Round 2 | Mode: Offline

17 Jun, 2019 - 29 Jun, 2019

Counselling - Round 1 | Mode: Offline

29 May, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

19 May, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

02 May, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

01 Mar, 2019 - 12 Apr, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

Assam PAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

For the purpose of admission, exam authorities have framed a list of eligibility criteria for Assam PAT 2019 that all candidates are required to meet. Non-conformity to these prescribed eligibility criteria may lead to disqualification at any stage of the admission process. The important eligibility criteria that the candidate must meet for appearing in the exam have been described below.

Eligibility criteria of Assam PAT 2019

  • Qualifying exam – The candidate needs to have passed H.S.L.C or any equivalent exam in a single sitting with a minimum 40% aggregate marks in Mathematics and Science. Minimum aggregate marks in the two subjects for SC and ST candidates are 35% and 33% respectively.
  • Physical fitness – The candidate needs to be physically and mentally fit.
  • Residential eligibility – The candidate needs to be an Indian national and permanent resident of Assam. 
  • Age limit –  The upper age limit is maximum 21 years as on August 1, 2019.
    • General- Twenty years and four months on December 31, 2019.
    • SC/ST- Twenty three years and four months on December 31, 2019.
    • Institutions outside Assam- 20 years and 4 months on Dec 31, 2019.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

The online application form of Assam PAT 2019 started from March 1, 2019. Before filling the form, the candidate was urged to go through the guidelines, including eligibility criteria, carefully so the application process was smooth and error-free. Also, it was not a good idea to wait until the last moment to fill the form. Check the step-wise application process below.

Steps to fill Assam PAT Application Form 2019

  • Registration – To start the registration process, the candidate had to first select the course and then enter other details, including valid email id and mobile number.
  • Filling of application form – In this step, the candidate had to fill different section in the application form like academic details, course details, and contact information.
  • Uploading of the document – Next photograph and signature had to be uploaded in the format described in the table below.

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  • Generation of Application Number – Once the application was filled and documents uploaded, the candidate had to click on the Submit button. Doing so generated an Application Number. Note it down.
  • Payment of application fee: The application fee for appearing in the exam was Rs.500 (excluding bank charges), and could be paid both in online and offline mode. 
  • Application submission – Check that the Assam PAT application form is complete in all respects.

NOTE: The application forms of Sports and NCC quota was to reach the office of the Director of Technical Education, Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati- within five days before the last date of submission of application form.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, General, SC, OBC Online, Offline Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 500

Assam PAT 2019 Syllabus


Assam PAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Sometimes success and failure come down to very small margins so much so that something like being familiar with the exam pattern matters. For example, let us consider there are two candidates with equal capabilities, but one is aware the exam is objective type, while the other isn’t. In which case the former will definitely hold an edge as he/she will plan and prepare accordingly. It is therefore recommended that candidates go through the exam pattern of Assam PAT 2019 before appearing in the exam.

Exam Pattern of Assam PAT 2019

  • The exam will of two hours duration and offline-based 
  • There will be one paper comprising multiple choice questions
  • Questions will be asked from Science and Mathematics subjects 
  • The syllabus will be equivalent to H.S.L.C. syllabus.
  • The total marks of the exam will be 100

Exam conducting authorities have released the admit card of Assam PAT 2019 online on May 2, 2019. An important document that is required for sitting in the entrance exam, the admit card will carry important information like the name, roll and application number of the candidate, date and time of the exam, and exam centre details. The admit card may also be required at the time of counselling, so candidates must take care not to damage or lose it.

How to download Assam PAT Admit Card 2019

  • Click on the admit card download link (will be updated here once it is available)
  • Log-in using application number and date of birth
  • Upon successful log-in, the admit card will be displayed on the screen

After checking that details mentioned on it are correct and legible, download and take a printout.

Assam PAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Assam Guwahati

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card

The result of the Assam PAT (pen-and-paper based) exam was announced on May 29 and can be checked online. The Assam PAT 2019 result contains important information like the qualifying status of the candidate, subject-wise and total marks, and the merit rank. To prepare the Assam PAT merit rank 2019, the marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam will be considered, and no weightage will be given to qualifying marks.

The result would also carry information like the counselling schedule and venue, but only for qualified candidates.

Tie-breaking procedure

In the scenario where two or more candidates obtain the same marks, the merit rank will be decided in the following sequence:

  • Candidates who have higher marks in Mathematics and Science in qualifying exam will be ranked higher
  • The candidate who has higher aggregate marks in the qualifying exam will be given higher rank
  • Finally, a tie will be decided based on lottery which will be drawn by Chairperson of Selection Committee.

Assam PAT 2019 Cutoff

Admission authorities will likely release category and course-specific cutoff of Assam PAT 2019 for all the participating institutes of the exam. The cutoff generally indicates the last rank at which a candidate is given admission to a particular course. So, any candidate who doesn't meet the cutoff criteria will not be considered for admission. Considering the cutoff is prepared based on parameters like number of applications received for a particular course and number of seats available, Assam PAT cutoff 2019 is likely to be different for different courses. 

Mode of Counselling: Offline

Centralized counselling of Assam PAT 2019 was conducted in offline mode. Counselling was open for short-listed candidates only. The list of short-listed candidates was published online alongside the result. Since the counselling is offline, candidates have to report in person for the counselling process, which would include steps like document verification and seat allotment. Any candidate who fails in the verification process will not be considered for admission.

The allotment of the seat was based on the merit rank of the candidate and choices opted for admission. Please note candidates who are ranked higher in the merit list would be given preference during the seat allotment process.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Mark sheet of qualifying examinations passed.
  • Proof of age (admit card or certificate of the board/university)
  • Pass certificate from school/college last attended.
  • Character certificate from the head of the institution last attended.
  • Caste certificate
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Gap certificate (if applicable)
  • Freedom fighter certificate (both paternal & maternal) to be considered for reserved seats
  • Certificate from the employer if applied against central government employee quota seats, etc.
  • Certificate issued by Director of Sports, Assam and proof of representing state if applied under sport and NCC quota.
  • Moran community certificate (if applicable) issued by Assam Moran Sabha countersigned by DC/ADC/SDO (Civil) of concerned district.

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