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HP PAT

HP PAT Exam 2024: Counselling, Result, Answer Key & Cut Off Check at @hptechboard.com.

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test

The Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test (HP PAT) is an entrance exam every year that is conducted for the interested candidates who want to get admission into different polytechnic institutions of Himachal Pradesh. This is under the administration of the Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTEB). The HP PAT exam tests students on subjects like physics, chemistry and mathematics that are relevant to the diploma programs offered by the polytechnic colleges. Each year the sphere of schools is centred upon May to conduct the exam in general and its outcome is announced in one month from the day of conduct. Based on the candidate's HP PAT scores and preferences, they are allotted seats in the polytechnic institutes across Himachal Pradesh.

The HP PAT 2024 exam dates will be declared on HPTEB's official website probably in mid-month 2024. The online registration process for HP PAT 2024 will likely commence in March 2024. The HP PAT 2024 exam will maybe be held in the second week or in the third week of May 2024.  The HP PAT 2024 results can be expected by the second to third week of June 2024, following which the counselling process shall begin. In July 2024, a month before the commencement of academic classes in August, we will finalize the admission allocation. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official HPTEB website for precise HP PAT 2024 exam dates and other updates.

HP PAT 2024 Exam Highlights

Exam Name HP PAT
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)
Exam Level State
Mode of Exam Pen-and-paper
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Number of Questions 150
Type of Questions Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme Each question carries 4 marks, and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.
Total Duration 3 hours

HP PAT 2024 Exam Dates

Event Date
Registration Start Date April 2024
Registration End Date May 2024
Admit Card Release Date June 2024
Exam Date June 2024 
Answer Key Release Date July 2024
Result Date July 2024
Counselling Start Date July 2024
Counselling End Date August 2024

HP PAT 2024 Application Form

Field Details
Name Your full name as it appears on your 10+2 certificate.
Date of Birth Your date of birth in the DD-MM-YYYY format.
Gender Your gender.
Category Your category (General, SC, ST, OBC, etc.).
Father's Name Your father's full name as it appears on your 10+2 certificate.
Mother's Name Your mother's full name as it appears on your 10+2 certificate.
Contact Details Your contact details, including your email address and phone number.
Educational Details Your educational details, including the name of your school/college and the year of passing.
Uploaded Documents You will need to upload scanned copies of your 10+2 certificate and your passport-size photograph.
Application Fee You will need to pay the application fee of INR 650 for general applicants and INR 400 for SC/ST/OBC applicants.

HP PAT 2024 Exam Center           

District City Name of the Exam Center
Chamba Chamba Government Polytechnic College, Chamba
Hamirpur Hamirpur Government Polytechnic College, Hamirpur
Kangra Dharamshala Government Polytechnic College, Dharamshala
Kinnaur Reckong Peo Government Polytechnic College, Reckong Peo
Kullu Kullu Government Polytechnic College, Kullu
Lahaul & Spiti Keylong Government Polytechnic College, Keylong
Mandi Mandi Government Polytechnic College, Mandi
Shimla Shimla Government Polytechnic College, Shimla
Sirmaur Nahan Government Polytechnic College, Nahan

Exam Pattern Highlights

Subjects Number of Questions Marking Scheme Total Duration
Physics 50 4 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer 1 hour 30 minutes
Chemistry 50 4 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer 1 hour 30 minutes
Mathematics 50 4 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer 1 hour
Total 150 600 marks in total 3 hours

Expected Cut Off

Category Expected Cut Off
General 75-80%
SC 65-70%
ST 55-60%
OBC 65-70%
PWD (40% and above) 50-55%
PWD (25% to 40%) 45-50%

HP PAT Overview 2024 FAQs

HP PAT stands for Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test. It is an entrance examination conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB) for admission to various diploma courses in polytechnic colleges in Himachal Pradesh.

The eligibility criteria may vary from year to year, but typically, candidates who have passed or are appearing for the 10th standard (or equivalent) examination are eligible to apply for HP PAT. It's important to check the specific eligibility criteria for the year you intend to apply.

You can apply for HP PAT by visiting the official website of the Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB) and filling out the online application form. Make sure to read the official notification for detailed application instructions.

The exam pattern may vary, but HP PAT typically consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) covering subjects like Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. It's a pen-and-paper-based test. Check the official website or brochure for the latest exam pattern.

To prepare for HP PAT, you should focus on the subjects mentioned in the syllabus, practice previous years' question papers, and consider enrolling in coaching classes if needed. Time management and regular practice are key to success.

The exam date for HP PAT can vary from year to year. You should check the official website or the exam notification for the most up-to-date information regarding exam dates and deadlines.

Himachal Pradesh typically follows a reservation policy for different categories such as SC, ST, OBC, and physically handicapped candidates. The specific details and percentages of reservation can change, so it's important to refer to the official notification for the current year's reservation policy.

HP PAT results are usually declared on the official website of the HPTSB. Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number or registration details.

Documents required during counseling may include the HP PAT admit card, rank card, 10th class mark sheet and certificate, category certificate (if applicable), and other relevant documents. It's important to carry all necessary documents as per the counseling guidelines.

HP PAT is primarily for admission to polytechnic colleges in Himachal Pradesh. If you wish to seek admission in other states, you should check their respective entrance exams and admission procedures.

Eligibility criteria for HP PAT may vary slightly from year to year, but typically, candidates who have passed the 10th standard (or equivalent) examination from a recognized board are eligible to apply. It's essential to check the specific eligibility criteria mentioned in the official notification for the year you plan to appear for the exam.

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, there is generally no specific age limit to appear for HP PAT. However, please verify the age-related criteria in the latest notification or brochure as it may have changed.

Yes, students from other states can apply for HP PAT. However, they should meet the eligibility criteria specified in the official notification. Admission is not restricted to Himachal Pradesh residents.

The minimum qualifying percentage or marks required can vary from year to year. It is typically mentioned in the official notification for HP PAT. It's essential to check the current year's notification for specific details.
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