HP PAT 2018 is an entrance exam conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board. The Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test is conducted annually. This exam is organized to grant admission to eligible students in the three year diploma courses in Government & Private institutes for Polytechnics in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Admissions are granted on the basis of the marks scored by the students in the exam. To appear in this entrance exam it is mandatory that you register yourself for the exam before the last scheduled date. You can get complete details about the HP PAT admission process 2018 on this page below.

HP PAT 2018

Please refer to the table below to get a rough idea about all the important events and their expected schedules for the HP PAT admission process.

Event Dates
Last date for download the bank challan 1st week of May 2018
Last date for submission of the application form 2nd week of May 2018
Date of entrance exam 3rd week of May 2018
Declaration of PAT 2018 Result 4th week of May 2018


It is mandatory that you go through the information brochure carefully before you fill the registration form and register yourself for the exam. We have listed a few points for your reference below.

  • You should have qualified the secondary exam.
  • You should have scored a minimum of 35% marks in your last qualified exam (class 10).
  • In case you have appeared or will appear in Matriculation Examination in, 2018, your eligibility shall be verified at the time of counseling.

Application Form

The registration process can be done through the online mode. No registration forms will be accepted in the offline mode. Incomplete application forms will be rejected. The application fees for the registration form will be Rs 650 for the general category candidates. However, the fees for the reserved category candidates will be Rs 450. The application fees can be paid in the online as well as in the offline mode. You are also advised to keep the scanned copies of your recent passport photo and signature ready before you commence your registration process.

Admit Card

You will have to download your admit card by logging into the official website. Once you have registered yourself online you will receive your login details on your registered mail id. Hence, please register yourself successfully. It is mandatory that you carry the admit card on the day of exam or else you will not be allowed to appear in the exam. It is advised that you preserve the admit card till the completion of the admission process and not to tamper with any details mentioned on the admit card.

Exam Centers

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

Bilaspur Nurpur Nahan
Ghumarwin Palampur Shimla
Chamba Shahpur Rampur Busher
Banikhet Recongpeo Rohroo
Hamirpur Kullu Solan
Nadaun Mandi Kandaghat
Sujanpur Tihra Sundernagar Nalagarh
Kangra Jogindernagar UNA
Dharmshala Sarkaghat Gagret
Nehran Pukhar Karsog

Exam Pattern

The entrance test will be conducted in the pen and paper mode. The question paper will be in both English and Hindi. It will be an objective type exam that has 150 multiple choice questions. The test will be for 3 hours duration. You will be awarded 4 marks for every correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for a negative response.

Subject Number of Questions
Mathematics 50
Physics 50
Chemistry 30
English 20
Total no. of Questions 150

For more details of HP PAT download HP PAT 2017 Information Brochure.

Insofar, official details of HP PAT 2018 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as HP Board releases HP PAT 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.

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