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.
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)
Result | Mode: Online
Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Offline
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:
Mode of Application : Online
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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
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
Subject-wise questions asked
Number of questions
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
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.
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
Mode of Counselling:
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.
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