HP PAT 2021: HP Polytechnic, Admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, SyllabusHP PAT 2021 Admit Card will not be released in the year 2021. Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test (HP PAT 2021) is conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board (HPTEB), Dharamshala. It is conducted to provide admission in 3-years full-time Diploma courses. Through this exam, candidates can get admission in various government and private (unaided) institutions of Polytechnic situated in Himachal Pradesh. HP PAT 2021 Counselling Schedule has been released now. Here, candidates can know HP PAT 2021, such as exam dates, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

HP PAT 2021 Notification

HP PAT 2021 Notification has been released now. 

Counselling – Submission of new application or revision of choices based on vacant seats, if available, is released. Students can apply from 29th August till 2nd September 2021.

HP PAT Exam Dates 2021

Here we are providing the official exam schedule of HP PAT 2021:

EventsDates (Announced)
Application form starting date28th July 2021
Last date to submit the application form16th August 2021
Last date to generate Challan16th August 2021
Admit card releases
HP PAT exam date
Verification for Sports certificate of the candidates seeking admission under sports categoryAug 18, 2021
Communication of sports credits to MGRM by HPTSBAug 18, 2021
Allotment of the seat of 1st round counsellingAug 23, 2021
Reporting by candidates with an original certificate in the respective polytechnicsAug 27, 2021
Vacancy list up-gradation by principalsAug 28, 2021
Submission of new applicationsAug 29 to Sep 2, 2021
Allotment of seats in 2nd round of counsellingSep 6, 2021
Reporting by candidates with an original certificate in the respective polytechnicsSep 10, 2021
Display of vacant seats after 2nd round of counsellingSep 11, 2021
Admission against vacant seats at the 3rd RoundSep 12 to 15, 2021
Allotment in 3rd ROUNDSep 18, 2021

HP PAT Counselling 2021


The counselling has been started from 23rd august 2021. After the declaration of the result, the Central Admission Selection Committee will conduct the online counselling. The verification of documents will take place in this round. Admission will be offered on a merit basis. Merit will be prepared based on HP PAT 2021 entrance exam.

Documents to be needed at the time of admission

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

HP PAT Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit cards through the website. No, admit card will be available through offline mode.

The HP PAT 2021 Admit card will not be available in 2021.

Without admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination centre.

HP PAT Exam Pattern 2021

Check here the exam pattern of HP PAT 2021

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted on OMR sheet, i.e. through offline mode.
  • Number of Questions: There will be total 150 questions in the exam.
  • Language: The question booklet will be set and supplied in bi-lingual i.e., English & Hindi for the Mathematics, Physics &
    Chemistry portion only.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of Multiple Choice Type questions.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted every incorrect response.
  • Duration of Exam: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
SubjectsNo. of Questions

HP PAT Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the Matriculation academic syllabus. The syllabus is based on the latest syllabus prescribed by the H.P. Board of School Education. The complete syllabus is given below:

English (As per 10th class Grammar of NCERT)

  • Active & Passive, Avoiding Repetition, Comparisons, Conditionals, Connectors, Modals-Expressing Attitude, Nominalisation. (05 Questions)
  • Non-finites, Preposition, Relatives, Reporter Speech, Subject Verb agreement, Articles, Determiners. (05 Questions)
  • Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Detecting & Correcting errors, Dialogue Completion, Fill in the blanks with suitable words, Re-arranging jumble words or phrases. (05 Questions)
  • Future time reference, Present Continuous Tense, Present Perfect Tense, Present Perfect VS Simple Past, Simple Past VS Past Perfect. (05 Questions)

Physics (Syllabus As per NCERT)

LIGHT (20 Questions)

  • Reflection and refraction:
    • Reflection:- Laws, spherical mirrors, Images formed by spherical mirrors (Concave and convex mirror) with ray diagram, uses of Mirrors, sign convention and Mirror formula, magnification.
    • Refractions :- Laws, refraction through glass lab, refractive index, refraction by spherical lenses, images formed by convex and concave lenses, sign convention and lens formula, magnification and power of a lens, Refraction through prism, application of refraction.
  • Human eye: Power of accommodation, defects of vision and their correction.
  • Scatttering and dispersion of light and its simple applications

Electricity (15 Questions)

  • Electric Current, Electric Potential, Potential difference, Ohms Law, Resistance, factor on which resistance of conductor depends

Magnetic Effect of Electric Current (10 Questions)

  • Magnetic field and field lines, Biot-Savarts law and its application, force on a current carrying conductor placed in magnetic field, Electric Motor, Electromagnetic Induction, Electric generator, domestic electric circuits.

Sources of Energy and Environment (05 Questions)

  • Different forms of energy (Fossil fuels, wind energy, solar energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy and nuclear energy).
  • Eco-system and its components, ozone layer, management of natural resources.

Chemistry (Syllabus As per NCERT)

Structure of the atom (05 Questions)

  • Charged particles in matter, structure of an atom (Thomson’s model of an atom, Rutherford’s model of an atom, bohr’s model of an atom, Neutrons), How are electronic distributed in different orbits (shells), valency, Atomic number, Mass number  Isotopes  & lsobars.

Chemical Reactions & Equations (05 Questions)

  • Chemical Equation
    • Writing a Chemical Equation
    • Balanced Chemical Equation
  • Types of Chemical Reactions:
    • Combination Reaction
    • Decomposition Reaction
    • Displacement Reaction
    • Double Displacement reaction
    • Oxidation and Reduction
  • Have you observed the effects of oxidation Reaction in everyday life ?
  • Corrosion
  • Rancidity

Acids Bases and Salts (05 Questions)

  • Understanding the Chemical properties ofAcids and
    • Acids and Bases in the Laboratory
    • How do Acids and Bases react with metals ?
    • How do mental carbonates and metal Hydrogen carbonates react with Acids?
    • How do Acids and Bases react with each other?
    • Reaction of metallic oxides with Acids
    • Reaction of non metallic oxides with Base
    • What do all Acids and all Bases have in common?
    • What happens to an Acid or a Base in Water solution?
  • How strong are Acid or Base solutions ?
    • Importance of pH in everyday life
    • Are plants and animals pH sensitive
    • What is the pH of the soil in your backyard
    • pH in our digestive system
    • pH change as the cause of tooth decay
    • Self defence by animals and plants through chemical war fare
  • More about salts
    • Family of salts
    • pH of salts
    • Chemical from common salt
    • Common salts -A raw materials for chemicals
    • Sodium Hydroxide
    • Bleaching powder
    • Baking Soda
    • Uses of Sodium Hydrogen carbonate
    • Washing Soda
    • Uses of washing Soda
  • Are the crystals of salts really dry?
    • Plaster of Paris

Metal & Non Metals (05 Questions)

  • Metals
  • Non-metals
  • Chemical properties of metals
  • What happens when metals are burnt in air?
  • What happens when metals react with water?
  • What happens when metals react with acid?
  • How are metals react with solution of other metals salts.
  • The reactivity series • How do metals and Non-metals reacts?
  • Properties of ionic compounts
  • Occurrence of metals:
    • Extraction of metals
    • Enrichment of ores
    • Extracting metals low in the activity series.
    • Extracting metals in the middle of activity series.
    • Extracting metals towards the top of the activity series.
    • Refining of metals
    • Electrolytic Refining
  • Corrosion
    • Prevention of corrosion

Carbon and its Compounds (05 Questions)

  • Bonding in carbon-the covalent bond
  • Versatile nature of carbon
    • Saturated and un-saturated compounds
    • Chains branches and ringhs
    • Will you be my friend?
    • Homologous Series
    • Nomenclature of carbon compounds
  • Chemical Properties of carbon compounds
    • Combustion
    • Oxidation
    • Addition reaction
    • Substitution reaction
  • Some Important Carbon compound ethanol and ethanoic acid
    • Properties of ethanol
    • Properties of ethanoic acid
  • Soap and detergents

Periodic Classification of Elements (05 Questions)

  • Making order out of chaos early attempts at the classification of elements
    • Dovereiner’s Triads
    • Newlands Law of Octaves
  • Making order out of Chaos Mendeleev’s periodic table
    • Position of elements in the modern periodic table
    • Trends in the modern periodic table
      • Valency
      • Atomic size
      • Metallic and Non metallic properties

Mathematics (Syllabus As per NCERT)

Real Numbers (04 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Euclid’s division lemma
  • The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic
  • Revisiting Irrational Numbers
  • Revisiting Rational Numbers and their Decimal Expansions

Polynomials (02 Questions)

  • Chemical Equation
  • Geometrical Meaning or zeros of Polynomial
  • Relationship between zeros and Coefficients of a Polynomial
  • Division Algorithm for Polynomials

Pair of Linear Equations in two Variables (03 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Pair of Linear Equation in two variables
  • Graphical Method of solution of a Pair of Linear Equations
  • Algebraic Method of solving a pair of linear Equations
    • Substitution Method
    • Elimination Method
    • Cross-Multiplication Method

Quadratic Equations (04 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Solution of quadratic equations by factorization
  • Solution of quadratic equations by completing square
  • Nation of Roots

Arithmetic Progression (05 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Arithmetic Progression
  • nth term of A.P.
  • Sum of n terms of an A.P.

Triangles (02 Questions)

  • Similar Triangles
  • Criteria for similarity of triangles
  • Areas of Similar Triangles
  • Pythagoras Theorem

Coordinate Geometry (04 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Distance Formula
  • Section Formula
  • Area of Triangle

Trigonometry (04 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Trigonometric Ratio
  • Trigonometric Ratio of some specific Angles
  • Trigonometric Ratio of complementray Angles
  • Trigonometric Identities
  • Heights and Distances

Circles (04 Questions):

  • Introduction
  • Tangent to a Circle
  • Number of Tangents from a point to a Circle

Constructions (02 Questions)

  • Division of line segment
  • Construction of tangents to a circle

Area Related to Circles (05 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Perimeter and Area of Circle
  • Areas of Sector and Segment of a Circle
  • Areas of combination of plane figures

Surface Areas and Volumes (04 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Surface Area of combination of solids
  • Volume of a combination of solids
  • Conversion of solid from one Shape to Another
  • Frustum of a cone

Statistics (03 Questions)

  • Mean of Grouped Data
  • Mode of Grouped Data
  • Median of Grouped Data

Probability (04 Questions)

  • Introduction
  • Probability A Theoretical approach

HP PAT Test Centers

The HP PAT 2021 will be held in 29 stations across the State. The list of Test stations, along with their corresponding codes, are given below:

Name of Examination StationState Code
Sujanpur Tihra07
Nehran Pukhar10
Rampur Busher23


The reservation of seats as per the categories are given below:

General or Open55%
Scheduled Caste22%
Scheduled Tribe5%
Other Backward classes18%
Son/Daughter of Army Officer/Retired Army Officer15%
Son/Daughter/Grandson of Freedom Fighter2%
PWD Candidates3%
Sports Person2%
Backward Area4%

HP PAT Result

The HP PAT 2021 result will be declared by the Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board.

The result is not going to be declared in 2021.

A merit list will be prepared based on the score secured by the candidate in the entrance exam.

To attend counselling, the qualifying marks for SC/ST/OBC category candidates are 60, i.e.10% of the total marks.

For General category candidates, the qualifying marks will be 90 marks, i.e. 15% of total marks.

HP PAT Application Form 2021

  • The HP PAT 2021 application form is made available via online mode.
  • The filling of application form has been released on 28th july 2021
  • Candidates are informed to fill the application form before last date of form submission.
  • The last date to submit the application was 16th august 2021.
  • Enter all the data which is required in the form.
  • Upload the photograph and signature in the specified size.
  • Before submitting the form, candidate must ensure that the data entered is correct.

Application Fee

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

HP PAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their eligibility before applying for the exam:

Domicile Requirement

  • The candidate must belong to the Himachal Pradesh state.

Qualification Criteria

For Engineering & Other Courses

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must passed 10th class or its equivalent examination from any recognized board or HP board.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must secure 35% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
  • Appearing Candidates: Appearing candidates can also apply.

For Pharmacy Courses

  • Qualifying Exam: Passed intermediate examination/1st year of 3 year degree course/10+2 (academic stream)/pre- degree/vocational HSC in science stream.
  • 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.

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