About HP PAT 2019

Admission to engineering diploma courses offered by polytechnic institutes in the state of Himachal Pradesh will be conducted through HP PAT 2019. The entrance exam, also known as HP Polytechnic, was conducted in pen-and-paper based mode by H.P.Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB) on May 26 across 29 centres in the state. Questions were objective type and asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and also English. The application form of HP PAT 2019 was available from April 4 to May 6 in online mode. The result of the HP PAT was declared in online mode on June 1 in the form of merit lists.

Counselling for short-listed candidates is being conducted in the online mode and includes three seat allotment rounds. To participate in the counselling process the candidate have to get registered and participate in the choice filling. Upon seat allotment, allotted candidates will have to report at the respective institutes for document verification and to complete other formalities.

Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: HP Takniki Shiksha Board
Duration 3 Hours

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HP PAT 2019 Important Dates

27 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Centralised offline counselling - Start Date | Mode: Offline
24 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Display of vacant seats after round 3 - Start Date | Mode: Online
17 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Seat allotment - round 3 - Start Date | Mode: Online
10 Jul, 2019 - 15 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Application form submission for non applied or non PAT qualified candidates | Mode: Online
09 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Display of vacant seats after round 2 - Start Date | Mode: Online
02 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Seat allotment - round 2 - Start Date | Mode: Online
23 Jun, 2019 Counselling - Display of vacant seats after round 1 - Start Date | Mode: Online
15 Jun, 2019 Counselling - Seat allotment - round 1 - Start Date | Mode: Online
01 Jun, 2019 - 11 Jun, 2019 Counselling - Filling PAT score and choice submission | Mode: Offline
01 Jun, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
28 May, 2019 Answer Key | Mode: Online
26 May, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline
21 May, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
04 Apr, 2019 - 06 May, 2019 Application | Mode: Online

HP PAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates seeking admission to diploma courses need to meet the eligibility criteria of HP PAT 2019 that have been mandated by admission officials. Otherwise the candidate may not be considered for admission even if they qualify in the entrance exam. In fact, the admission process will include a document verification process to check that the candidate meet all the conditions and isn’t using misleading information. Refer the point below to check whether you are eligible for the exam:

  • Qualifying exam – The applicant needs to have passed Class X with minimum 35% marks in aggregate from a recognized board. Candidates who will be appearing in the qualifying exam in 2019 may also apply, but their eligibility will be checked at the time of counselling
  • Reservation of seats - To be considered for admission under reserved category seats, the candidate needs to be a bonafide resident of the state. 

Mode of Application : Online

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

HPTSB had issued the application form of HP PAT 2019 in online mode on April 4. Eligible candidates had to fill the application form by following the prescribed guidelines, and submit it before May 6; applications that missed the deadline were not considered. The process to fill the application form has been explained below for the benefit of the candidate.

Procedure for filling HP PAT Application form 2019

  • Go to the application portal 
  • Select Polytechnic PAT 2019 under the Academic Programme. 
  • Registration – Use a valid email id and mobile number, among other details, to complete the registration process.
  • Fill the application form – Next log-in to the new applicant account to access the application form. The candidate will have to choose the exam centre from the drop-down menu (there are a total of 29 options), enter personal details including name, religion, nationality, and date of birth. The candidate will also have to enter contact details.
  • Uploading of documents – In this step photograph and signature have to be uploaded in the prescribed specification as shown in the table below.

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  • Payment of application fee – Both online and offline payment options are available. Online payment can be made through net banking, credit or debit cards. Offline payment, meanwhile, has to made using e-challan at any nearby SBI branch after generating it during the application form filling process. 
  • Submit the application form.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 650
SC, OBC, ST Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 400

HP PAT 2019 Syllabus

Magnetic effect of electric current
Source of energy and environment
Structure of the atom
Chemical reactions and equation
Acids, bases and salts
Metals and non-metals
Carbon and its compound
Periodic classification of elements
Real number
Pair of Linear equations in two variables
Quadratic equations
Arithmetic progression
Co-ordinate geometry
Area related to circles
Surface area and volumes

HP PAT 2019 Exam Pattern

It is recommended that candidates go through the exam pattern of HP PAT 2019 at least once before they start their preparation for the exam. Doing so will help them get valuable insights into the structure of the exam, like the types of questions asked, exam mode, exam time, etc. This will make it much easier to sync one’s preparation for the requirements of the exam. Generally, the exam pattern stays more or less same every year, but there is every chance exam officials might make a few tweaks, which can catch the candidate flat-footed if he/she is not aware of it.

Exam Pattern of HP PAT 2019

  • The duration of the exam will be 3 hours 
  • The test will be conducted in the offline (OMR-based) mode. Responses have to be entered using a blue or black pen.
  • Objective type questions carrying 4 marks each will be asked. Incorrect attempt carries a penalty of 1 mark
  • The paper will be set in both Hindi and English languages.

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Exam officials has released the admit card of HP Polytechnics 2019 on May 21. It is available in online mode only, and will not be sent separately to the candidate by post or by any other means. On the day of the exam, the candidate needs to bring the HP PAT admit card with them and show it to be invigilator when demanded. Otherwise, the candidate will not be allowed to take the exam. Some of the important details carried by the admit card include – name and roll number of the candidate, name and address of exam centre, and date and time of the exam. 

How to download HP PAT admit card 2019

  • Click on the download link 
  • Log-in to admit card download portal using log-in id and password
  • Upon logging in successfully, the admit card will appear on screen 

Check that the details mentioned on the admit card are the same as those entered by the candidate at the time of filling the application form. If there is any discrepancy, it can be rectified by getting in touch with exam officials. 

HP PAT 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Joginder Nagar
Rampur Bushahr

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card

1 Colleges Accepting Admission
through HP PAT

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The results cum merit list of HP PAT 2019 released in online mode June 1. The merit list was prepared based on marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam; category-wise merit lists also be available, which will be considered for admission for reserved category candidates. Another point is the category-wise lists would include only bonafide candidates from the state of Himachal Pradesh

Process for determining Interse-Merit 

In such cases where two or more candidates score the same marks, the candidate older in age will be ranked higher. Please note that result cards will not be sent separately to the candidate by post. The 

The link to check the result will be updated here once it is available. The result of HP PAT would be available in downloadable PDF format; also no log-in is required to download the result.

How to check and download HP Polytechnic Result 2019

  • Click on the result link 
  • The result will be displayed on-screen in downloadable pdf format
  • Download and take a printout of the rank card

Mode of Counselling: Online

The counselling process of HP PAT 2019 is being conducted in online mode from June 1. Counselling is open only to short-listed candidates, who need to get registered and participate in choice filling; it is recommended to fill as many choices as possible in the order of preference to maximize one’s chances of admission. There will likely be three seat allotment rounds, with the allotment being made based on both the merit rank of the candidate and options entered. Candidates who are allotted seats in any of the seat allotment rounds need to report at the respective polytechnics for document verification and confirmation. It is important that the candidate successfully completes the document verification process, or else he or she will not be considered for admission.

Vacant seats that are left after each round of HP PAT counselling will be displayed online, and candidates will be allowed to revise their choices.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit card
  • HP PAT 2019 score
  • Mark sheets and pass certificate of qualifying exam
  • Aadhaar card
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Caste certificate (if admission is sought under reserved category)
  • Transfer certificate (if applicable)
  • Seat allotment letter
  • Birth certificate
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)

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