HP PAT 2018: Know The Correct Path

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test

HP PAT 2018 is Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test which is annually conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board (HPTEB), Dharamshala. This exam is conducted to provide admissions to aspirants in 3-years full-time Diploma courses. This exam opens ways for candidates to get admission in various government and private (unaided) institutions of Polytechnic situated in Himachal Pradesh. Here, candidates can find complete information about HP PAT 2018.

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HP PAT Exam Dates 2018

The tentative dates for the examination are predicted to be like the below mentioned table. It is suggested to go through the brochure of the university for the exact dates of HP PAT 2018 accordingly.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Application form starting date/ availability1st week of April 2018
Last date to submit application form2nd week of May 2018
Admit card release date3rd week of May 2018
HP PAT exam date3rd week of May 2018
Declaration/announcement of Result1st week of June 2018


HP PAT Application Form 2018

It required that all the candidates must fill an application to appear for the test and then only they will be allowed to appear in the exam. The candidates can check here the procedure for applying for the HP PAT exam:

  • The availability of HP PAT 2018 application forms will be made through onlinemode only.
  • The filling of application form will begin most probably from the first week of April 2018.
  • Candidates are informed to fill the application form before the last date of form submission late submissions will not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Enter all the data which is required in the form carefully and entered details must be correct and true.
  • Uploadyour photograph in the form and signature in the specified size.
  • Before submitting the form, the candidate must ensure that the data entered is correct.

Application Fee:

Candidates need to pay an application fee at the time of registration only. This fee is decided by the board and must be paid through the method enacted by the board.

  • The application fee for the exam is Rs. 650/-for General category.
  • The application fee for the exam for SC/ST/OBC categories is Rs. 400/-
  • The application fee can be paid through a payment gateway of internet banking/credit card/debit card.
  • Candidates can also pay the application fee through Banking Challan of State Bank of Patiala.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for different courses, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria. This criterion is based on their qualification skills. The eligibility criteria for different courses is given below. All the candidates must check their eligibility before applying for the exam:

  • Domicile Requirement:

The candidate must belong to the Himachal Pradesh state.

  • Qualifying Exam:

Candidate must have passed his 10th class or equivalent from any recognized board or HP board.

  • Minimum Marks:

An eligible candidate must have secured minimum 35% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.

  • Subjects:

Mathematics, Science, and English are the mandatory subjects in which the candidates have to pass the qualifying exam

Appearing Candidates:

Appearing candidates can also apply for the exam.

HP PAT Exam Pattern 2018

This exam is designed such a way that it follows a particular trend by covering basic questions. This exam is set with a perception to avail seats to meritorious and deserving candidates only. The exam pattern is mentioned here:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted on OMRsheet, i.e. through offline mode popularly called as pen paper round.
  • Number of Questions: There will be total 150 questions asked in the exam.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will carry Multiple ChoiceType questions (MCQs).
  • Marking Scheme: plus 4 marks will be awarded for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: minus 1 mark will be awarded for each incorrect response.
  • Duration of Exam: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
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 HP PAT Syllabus

This examination is based on a pre-determined syllabus. The syllabus will be based on the Matriculation academic syllabus. The syllabus will be totally based on the latest syllabus prescribed by the H.P. Board of School Education.

 HP PAT Admit Card 2018

Candidates can collect their HP PAT 2018 Admit cards from the third week of April 2018. These admit cards will be online available; therefore, the candidates can download their admit cards from the official website of the university. Candidates need to make sure that the details mentioned in their admit cards are correct and are true up to the best of their knowledge. No student will be allowed to give the exam without valid admit cards.