About HP PAT 2020

Admission to engineering diploma courses offered by polytechnic institutes in the state of Himachal Pradesh will be conducted through HP PAT 2020. The entrance exam, also known as HP Polytechnic, will be conducted in pen-and-paper based mode by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB) on May 17, 2020 across 29 centres in the state. Questions will be objective type and asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and also English. The application form of HP PAT 2020 will be available tentatively from the first week of April to the first week of May in online mode. The result of the HP PAT was declared in online mode tentatively in the first week of June 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.

HP PAT 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test
Short Exam Name HP PAT
Conducting Body HP Takniki Shiksha Board
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level State Level Exam
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 650 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 2
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Number of Seats 6188 Seats

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HP PAT 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

04 Apr, 2020 - 04 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

10 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

17 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

01 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Offline

01 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

HP PAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

All candidates seeking admission to diploma courses need to meet the eligibility criteria of HP PAT 2020 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 2020 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 will issue the application form of HP PAT 2020 in online mode. Eligible candidates will have to fill the application form by following the prescribed guidelines, and submit it before the final date; applications that missed the deadline will not be 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 2020

  • Go to the application portal 
  • Select Polytechnic PAT 2020 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
OBC, ST, SC Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 400

HP PAT 2020 Syllabus


English: Unit 01


Physics: Unit 01
Physics: Unit 02
Physics: Unit 03
Magnetic effect of electric current
Physics: Unit 04
Source of energy and environment


Chemistry: Unit 01
Structure of the atom
Chemistry: Unit 02
Chemical reactions and equation
Chemistry: Unit 03
Acids, bases and salts
Chemistry: Unit 04
Metals and non-metals
Chemistry: Unit 05
Carbon and its compound
Chemistry: Unit 06
Periodic classification of elements


Mathematics: Unit 01
Real number
Mathematics: Unit 02
Mathematics: Unit 03
Pair of Linear equations in two variables
Mathematics: Unit 04
Quadratic equations
Mathematics: Unit 05
Arithmetic progression
Mathematics: Unit 06
Mathematics: Unit 07
Co-ordinate geometry
Mathematics: Unit 08
Mathematics: Unit 09
Mathematics: Unit 10
Mathematics: Unit 11
Area related to circles
Mathematics: Unit 12
Surface area and volumes
Mathematics: Unit 13
Mathematics: Unit 14

HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern

It is recommended that candidates go through the exam pattern of HP PAT 2020 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 2020

  • 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 will release the admit card of HP Polytechnics 2020 tentatively in the second week of May. It will be 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 will have 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 2020

  • 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 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Joginder Nagar
Rampur Bushahr

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card

2 Colleges Accepting Admission
through HP PAT

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The results cum merit list of HP PAT 2020 will be released in online mode. The merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam; category-wise merit lists will 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 Inter se-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 will be available in downloadable PDF format; also no log-in is required to download the result.

How to check and download HP Polytechnic Result 2020

  • 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 2020 will be conducted in online mode. Counselling will be 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 2020 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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