Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic 2019

HP PAT 2019 application form will be issued by the authority from the third week of April 2019. HP PAT (Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test) will be regulated by the HPTEB, Dharamshala every year. It is a state level test to get admission into first year & lateral entry of various Diploma programmes. Through HP PAT exam, candidates can get admission in various government & private (unaided) Polytechnic colleges in the state of Himachal Pradesh (HP).


Students must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Domicile:Must hold the domicile of Himachal Pradesh state.
  • Qualifying Exam:Students must pass the 10th exam from any recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: Aspirants must secured 35% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Subjects:The necessary subjects in the qualifying exam are Mathematics, Science &English.
  • Appearing:Appearing students can also apply HP PAT.

Application Form and Registration

Students are suggested to fill the HP PAT 2019 online application form only after reading the prospectus.

  • Aspirants have to fill the HP PAT application form via online mode.
  • Students can fill and submit the HP PAT 2019 application form from the 3rdweek of April 2019.
  • Students must fill the online application form till the 2ndweek of May 2019.
  • All the details should be filled carefully and correctly.
  • Applicants have to upload the photograph and signature in the application form as per the given format.
  • Take the printed copy of filled-in-application form for further communication.

Application fee

  • The application will be Rs. 650/- for general category candidates.
  • The application will be Rs. 400/- for OBC/SC/ST candidates
  • Students can pay the examination fee either through online mode or through any State Bank of India Challan.

Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
The opening of application form 3rd week of April 2019
The closing of application form 2nd week of May 2019
Availability of admit card 3rd week of May 2019
Exam date 3rd week of May 2019
Releasing of answer key 4th week of May 2019
Declaration of result Last week of May 2019
Counseling starts from 1st week of June 2019

Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be organized through the OMR sheet (offline mode).
  • Duration of Exam:The exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Total Questions:Total of 150 questions will be asked.
  • Type of Questions: Only multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme:4 marks will be awarded for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking:1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Language of the Paper:The exam will be published in both English and Hindi medium.
Subjects Number of Questions
Mathematics 50 questions
Physics 50 questions
Chemistry 30 questions
English 20 questions
Total 150 questions


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, the 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 of acids 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?
    • The reaction of metallic oxides with Acids
    • The 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 the air?
  • What happens when metals react with water?
  • What happens when metals react with acid?
  • How are metals react with a solution of other metals salts?
  • The reactivity series • How do metals and Non-metals react?
  • Properties of ionic compounds
  • The 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 rings
    • 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

Co-ordinate 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

Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit card through the website. No admit card will be available through offline mode. The HP PAT 2019 Admit card is available on 10th May 2019. Without admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination centre.


The authority will organize the examination on 3rd week of May 2019. The exam will be held through offline mode (Pen-Paper Based). Candidates can get their result on 4th week of May 2019. The result will be declared through the online mode in a pdf format. Counselling registration will be started after few days of the result announcement from 4th week of May 2019.

Candidates can follow the given steps to get their HP PAT 2019 Result:

  • Visit the official website link.
  • Click on the link.
  • Now, click on the “Click for PAT-2019 Result” link.
  • The result will be displayed on the computer screen in a pdf format.
  • Check your result and download it.
  • Take a printout copy of it for further proceedings.

Rules and Regulations

  • Students have to take their admit cards positively to the examination hall
  • Students should reach the examination center at least an hour before the examination starts.
  • Students should not carry any electronic materials such as mobile phones, programmable watches, and smart watches, PDA, calculators, earphones etc.
  • Students should not carry any material that is related to the exam, including no writing anything on hands.
  • Students can carry only their stationery, including a blue or black ball point pen for filling the OMR sheet.
  • Students are also required to carry any of their photo identity cards issued by the government of India.

Preparation Tips

  • Practice a lot, practice and hard work are the keys to success.
  • Maintain a good speed.
  • Read all the questions carefully. Attempt the easy ones first, and leave the difficult one for the last.
  • Give the paper with a calm and cool mind.
  • Keep a note of the important topics and do the sample papers religiously
  • Have adequate food before you come to the examination hall.
  • Lastly, do your best.