About HP PAT 2020
Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will release the seat allotment of first round of online HP PAT 2020 counselling on October 13. The last date to fill application form was October 6 for admission to Polytechnic courses. HPTU has earlier announced the cancellation of HP PAT 2020. Admission to engineering polytechnic courses offered by participating institutes in the state of Himachal Pradesh will be done on merit basis in the qualifying examination. Online application form was released on September 23 for HP PAT admissions.
Counselling for short-listed candidates will be conducted in the online mode which include three seat allotment rounds. To participate in the counselling process the candidates will 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.
In general, the entrance exam, also known as HP Polytechnic, is conducted in pen-and-paper based mode by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB) across 29 centres in the state. Questions in the exam are objective type and asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and also English. The result of the HP PAT is declared in online mode in the form of merit lists.
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|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||650 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||6188 Seats|
HP PAT 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
13 Oct, 2020 - 24 Oct, 2020
Counselling - Round 1 | Mode: Online Ongoing
27 Oct, 2020 - 06 Nov, 2020
Counselling | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
13 Oct, 2020
Counselling - Announcement of Seat Allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online
23 Sep, 2020 - 06 Oct, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
06 Oct, 2020
Last date to pay application fees - Start Date | 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. 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 released the application form of HP PAT 2020 in online mode on September 23. Eligible candidates were able to fill the application form by following the prescribed guidelines, and submit it up to October 6. 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.
- 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.
|General||Online, Offline||Female, Male||₹ 650|
|ST, SC, OBC||Online, Offline||Female, Male||₹ 400|
HP PAT 2020 Syllabus
|Active and passive, avoid repetition, comparisions, conditionals, connectors, modals-expressing attitude, nominalisation|
|Non-finites, preposition, relatives, reporter speech, subject verb agreement, articles, determiners|
|Countable and uncountable nouns, detecting and correcting errors, dialogue completion, fill in the blanks with suitable words, rearranging jumbled words or phrases|
|Future time reference, present continuous tense, present perfect tense, present perfect vs simple past, simple past vs past perfect|
|Reflection - laws, spherical mirrors, images formed by spherical mirrors (concave and convex mirror) with ray diagram, uses of mirrors, sign convention and mirror formula, magnification|
|Refraction - laws, refraction through glass lab, refractive index, referaction by spherical lenses, images formed by convex and concave lenses, sign convention and lens formula, magnification and power of a lens, refraction through prism|
|Application of refraction|
|Human eye - power of accomodation, defect of vision, and their correction|
|Scattering and dispersion of light and its simple applications|
|Electric current, electric potential, potential difference, Ohm's law, resistance, factor on which resistance of conductor depends|
Magnetic effect of electric current
|Magnetic field and field lines, Biot-Savarts law and its application, force on current carrying conductor placed in magnetic field, electric motor, electromagnetic induction, electric generator, domestic electric circuits|
Sources of energy and environment
|Different forms of energy (fossil fuels, wind energy, solar energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, and nuclear energy)|
|Ecosystem and its components, ozone layer, management of natural resources|
Structure of the atom
|Charged particles in matter, structure of an atom (Thomson's model of atom, Rutherford's model of an atom, Bohr's model of an atom, neutrons), how are electronic distributed in different orbits (shells), valency, atomic number|
|Mass number isotopes and isobars|
Chemical reactions and equations
|Chemical equation - writing a chemical equation, balanced chemical equation|
|Types of chemical reaction - combination reaction, decomposition reaction, displacement reaction, double displacement reaction, oxidation and reduction|
|Have you observed the effects of oxidation reaction in everyday life?|
Acids, bases, and salts
|Understanding the chemical properties of acids and bases -acids and bases in the laboratory, how do acids and bases react with metals?, how do metal corbonates and metal hydrogen corbonatses react with acids?, how do acids and bases react with each other?|
|Reaction of metallic oxides with acids, reaction of non metallic oxides with bases, what do all acids and bases have in common?, what happens to an acid or a base in water solution?|
|How strong are acid and base solutions? - importance of pH in everday life, are plants and animals are pH sensetive, what is the pH of the soil in your backyard, pH in our digestive system, pH change as the cause of tooth decay|
|Self defence by animals and plants through chemical warfare|
|More about salt - family of salts, pH of salts, chemical from common salt, common salts - a raw material for chemical, sodium hydroxide, bleaching powder, baking soda, uses of sodium hydrogen carbonate, washing soda, uses of washing soda|
|Are the crystal of salts really dry? - plaster of Paris,|
Metal and non metals
|Chemical properties of metals|
|What happens when metals burns in air?|
|What happens when metals react with water?|
|What happens when metals react with acid?|
|How are metals react with solution of other metals salts|
|The reactivity series|
|How do metals and non-metals reacts?|
|Properties of ionic compounds|
|Occurance of metals - extraction of metals, enrichment of ores, extracting metals low in the activity series, extracting metals in the middle of activity series, extracting metals towards the top of the activity series, refining of metals|
|Corrosion - prevention of corrosion|
Carbon and its compounds
|Bonding in carbon - the covalent bond|
|Versatile nature of carbon - saturated and un-unsaturated compounds, chains branches and rings, homologous series, nomenclature of carbon compounds|
|Chemical properties of carbon compounds - combustion, oxidation, addition reaction, substitution reaction|
|Some important carbon compounds ethonal and ethonic acid - properties of ethonal, properties of ethonic acid|
|Soap and detergents|
Periodic classification of elements
|Making order out of choas early attempts at the classification of elements - Dovereiner's triads, Newlands law of octave|
|Making order out of choas Mendeleeve's periodic table - position of elements in the modern periodic table, trends in modern periodic table - valancy, atomic size, metallic and non-metallic properties|
|Euclid's division lemma|
|The fundamental theorem of arithmatic|
|Revisiting irrational numbers|
|Revisiting rational numbers and their decimal expansions|
|Geometrical meaning or zeros of polynomials|
|Relationship between zeros and coefficients of a polynomials|
|Division algorithm for polynomials|
Pair of Linear equations in two variables
|Pair of linear equation in two variables|
|Graphical method of solving of a pair of linear equations|
|Algebraic method of solving a pair of linear equations - substitution method, elimination method, cross-multiplication method|
|Solution of quadratic equations by factorization|
|Solution of quadratic equations by completing square|
|Nation of roots|
|nth term of A.P.|
|Sum of n term of an A.P.|
|Criteria for similarity of triangles|
|Areas of similar triangles|
|Area of triangle|
|Trigonometric ratio of some specific angles|
|Trigonometric ratio of some complementary angles|
|Heights and distances|
|Tangent of a circle|
|Number of tangents from a point to a circle|
|Division of line segment|
|Construction of tangents to a circle|
Area related to circles
|Perimeter and area of circle|
|Areas of sector and segment of a circle|
|Areas of combination of plane figures|
Surface areas and volumes
|Surface area of combination of solids|
|Volume of a combination of solids|
|Conversion of solid from one shape to another|
|Frustum of a cone|
|Mean of grouped data|
|Mode of grouped data|
|Median of grouped data|
|Probability a theoretical approch|
HP PAT 2020 Exam Pattern
However the exam is cancelled for this session, it is recommended that candidates go through the exam pattern of HP PAT 2020 at least once before they start their preparation for the upcoming session. 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
- 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.
Subject-wise questions asked
Number of questions
Exam officials will not release the admit card of HP Polytechnics 2020 as the exam is cancelled. However, it is released 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
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
The results of HP PAT 2020 will not be released as the exam has been cancelled. A merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained by the candidate in the qualifying 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 is being conducted in online mode. The authorities will release the seat allotment result of Round 1 counseling on October 13. 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 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)
Questions related to HP PAT
what is the last date to fill the form
Hello Ritika ,
The application form of HP PAT has be available from 23 September 2020 and the last date of application is yet to be given by the officials it will be notified soon till then you can check the below link article to get all the information about the exam,syllabus and fees also the date will be updated as soon it is notified.
Last date of hp PAT test registration
Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test (HP PAT) is a state-level entrance exam conducted once in a year by Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala for admitting candidates in the 3 years Diploma courses in various government and private Polytechnic institutions in Himachal Pradesh.
HP PAT 2020 Application Form will be available in online mode
The application fee for General candidates is expected to be INR 650 and for SC/ST/OBC candidates is INR 400.
The exam consisted of 150 objective type questions with a duration of 3 hours
HP PAT 2020 Exam Date has been Postponed now, the New Exam Dates will be Announced Later.
Online registration will start from 1st week of June and closed on 1st week of July. Admit card will be released on 2nd week of July.
When the admission form for HP PAT exam 2020 will be released
The Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test 2020 admission form is scheduled to be released on 4th May 2020 and the last date is 13th May 2020 but theses dates are tentative. Please click the below link to know more about Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test 2020 and the important dates.