HP PAT 2018: Application form, Exam Dates, HP PAT 2018 Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

HP PAT 2018: HP PAT (Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Entrance Test) 2018 is the state level polytechnic entrance exam which organized for those candidates who belong to HP (Himachal Pradesh) only. Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board organizes this examination every year. This exam is mainly conducted for those candidates of HP (Himachal Pradesh) who are interested in pursuing polytechnic courses offered by the private/government polytechnic colleges situated in the state of HP (Himachal Pradesh). In this article, we provide all information related to HP PAT 2018: Application form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, etc.

HP PAT 2018 Exam Highlights

  • Date of HP PAT 2018 exam: Third week of May 2018
  • Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board
  • Official Website: www.hptechboard.com
  • Mode of HP PAT 2018 exam: Offline exam
  • Medium of HP PAT 2018 exam: English and Hindi
  • Duration of HP PAT 2018 exam: 3 hours
  • Type and Number of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions type and total 150 questions
  • Sections: 4

HP PAT 2018 Exam Dates

Here, we provide HP PAT 2018 exam dates/schedule in the below table:

EventsDates
Application Form Starts from4th April 2018
Last date for submission of application form3rd May 2018
Admit Card Available on10th May 2018
Examination Date20th May 2018
Result Declaration25th May 2018

HP PAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

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 passed 10th class or equivalent from any recognized board or HP board.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must secure 35% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • Subjects: The mandatory subjects in which candidate has to pass the qualifying exam are Mathematics, Science and English.
  • Appearing Candidates: Appearing candidates can also apply.

HP PAT 2018 Application Form

Application form HP PAT 2018 will be available/obtainable through online and offline both mode. If candidates want to get the application form using online mode then they need to get it from the official website of the authority or if candidates want the same from the offline mode then they need to get the application form from any polytechnic college located in HP (Himachal Pradesh) or can get the application form through post. Application form will be available/accessible from the 4th April 2018 and Last date for filling and submission of application form will be 3rd May 2018.

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Application Fee:

  • Candidates those who belong to General and OBC have to pay Rs. 650/- as an application fees, whereas candidates belong to SC/ST have to pay Rs. 400/- for the same.
  • Candidates can download the Challan also.
  • Candidates can also receive the application form through post by paying a Demand Draft of the application fees along with Rs. 50/- as postal charges.

How to fill HP PAT 2018 Application Form

Below given steps are to be followed to fill the online application form successfully.

Step 1: New User Registration

  • Visit the official website of Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board – hptechboard.com
  • Go to the Online Admission 2018 link.
  • Click on Polytechnic Admission (PAT-2018) link.
  • Now new browser tab will open. Click on the Polytechnic-PAT 2018 link.
  • Click on the New User Registration link available under Online Services.
  • Enter the required registration details and click on submit button.

Step 2: Login and fill Application Form

  • Enter the login credentials provided at the time of registration and login.
  • Click on the Apply Online link.
  • Fill all requested details in PAT-2018 application form like personal details, educational details.
  • Upload the scanned image of photograph and signature based on the given specifications.

Step 3: Application fee payment

  • Application fee payment can be done through online modes like internet banking, credit card, debit card or through offline bank challan payment method.
  • After fee payment, save the application form and fee receipt for future references.

HP Polytechnic 2018 Exam Pattern

Check here the exam pattern of HP PAT 2018:

  • Mode of Exam: Exam will be held via Offline mode (i.e. using Pen & Paper Based).
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s).
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • Language of Exam: English & Hindi
  • Subjects: Questions will come from class X level from the following subjects PhysicsChemistry, Mathematics, and English.
  • No. of Questions: Question paper contain total 150 questions(i.e. 50 questions from Mathematics & Physics, 20 from English and 30 from Chemistry.
  • Marking Scheme: on each and every right answer candidates will be rewarded with 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted, for every wrong answer as a negative marking.
SubjectsNo. of Questions
Mathematics50
Physics50
Chemistry30
English20
Total150

HP PAT 2019

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Entrance Test is the state level polytechnic entrance exam which organized for those applicants who belong to HP (Himachal Pradesh) only. Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board organizes this examination every year. This exam is mainly conducted for those applicants of HP (Himachal Pradesh) who are interested in pursuing polytechnic courses offered by the private/government polytechnic colleges situated in the state of HP (Himachal Pradesh).

HP PAT 2018 Admit Card

Admit card for HP PAT 2018 will be available from the official website of the authority as in the 3rd week of May 2018. Admit card will contain the details like candidate’s name, candidate’s roll number, DOB, Exam Date, Exam venue etc.

The steps to download HP PAT 2018 admit card:

  • Candidates are requested to visit the official website – hptechboard.com.
  • Find and click on HP PAT 2018 admit card download link.
  • Enter the register number and submit.
  • Download and save the admit card for future references.

Exam Centers

The following table comprises of all the expected exam centres for the HP PAT exam.

BilaspurNurpurNahan
GhumarwinPalampurShimla
ChambaShahpurRampur Busher
BanikhetRecongpeoRohroo
HamirpurKulluSolan
NadaunMandiKandaghat
Sujanpur TihraSundernagarNalagarh
KangraJogindernagarUNA
DharmshalaSarkaghatGagret
Nehran PukharKarsog 

HP PAT 2018 Syllabus

Information regarding HP PAT 2018 exam syllabus is given below,

  • HP PAT 2018 syllabus will be based on the Matriculation (Class X) academic syllabus which includes the 4 major subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Syllabus will be totally based on the latest updated syllabus prescribed by Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.

Syllabus for HP PAT 2018 exam based on weightage for each subject is given below in the table.

S. No.SubjectNo. of questionsNo. of marks
1English2080
2Physics50200
3Chemistry30120
4Mathematics50200
 TOTAL150600
Books that can be taken as a reference for preparing for HP PAT 2018 exam are listed in the table.
S.No.Name of the BookPublisher or Author
1Himachal Pradesh PAT Polytechnic Pravesh ParikshaArihant Experts
2Himachal Pradesh PAT Polytechnic Pravesh Pariksha (Old Edition) (Hindi)Arihant Experts

HP PAT 2018 Result

  • Results will be announced in the last week of May tentatively.
  • The candidates will be called for the counselling process, who have performed well in the entrance examination.
  • Answer key will be declared through the official website of the board after two/three weeks of the examination.
  • Answer key will be published by the conducting authority during 4th week of May tentatively.

HP PAT 2018 Cut Off

Selection cut off marks for HP PAT 2018 polytechnic entrance exam depends on the total number of candidates appeared for HP PAT 2018 exam, difficulty level of question paper etc. However, there is minimum cut off score for the written exam based on the caste category of candidates, in order to qualify them in the written exam. Candidates failing to meet the below minimum cut off mark in their written exam will not be eligible to attend counselling process.

  • To attend HP PAT 2018 Counselling, qualifying marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category is 60 marks (10% of total marks).
  • For candidates belonging to General category, qualifying mark is 90 marks (15% of total marks).

Expected Cut Off

Category based cut off marks to get qualified in the written exam is listed below.

CategoryCut Off
General90 Marks
OBC60 Marks
SC60 Marks
ST60 Marks

HP PAT 2018 Counselling

Counselling for HP PAT 2018 will be organized in the 1st week of June (tentative). Counselling will be done by using online mode. All shortlisted candidates need to visit the official website of the authority to participate in the counselling procedure. In the counselling process candidates are required to select the course & college for admission.

Documents to be needed at the time of admission:

  • HP PAT 2018 Admit Card
  • DOB Certificate
  • Bonafide/Domicile of HP
  • 10th Mark Sheet
  • Reserved Category Certificate
  • Photocopy of Aadhaar Card
  • Medical Fitness Certificate

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