HP PAT 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

HP PAT 2025HP PAT 2025 Exam will be conducted in third week of May 2025 through offline mode. HP PAT (Himachal Pradesh polytechnic Admission Test) is an entrance examination conducted by Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB). This state level exam is conducted once a year for candidates seeking admission into various polytechnic/diploma courses in field of Engineering and Pharmacy. The eligible candidates will be offered admission at various Government and Private institutions located within Himachal Pradesh state. In this article, we have provided complete details related to HP PAT 2025 exam such as dates, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and many more.

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HP PAT 2025 Overview

Exam NameHP PAT 2025
Full NameHimachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board (HPTSB)
Exam Level State Level
Courses OfferedPolytechnic/Diploma Engineering & Pharmacy
Exam ModeOffline (OMR) based 
Application  ModeOnline Mode
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Languages English, Hindi

HP PAT 2025 Exam Dates

Candidates must check below table for HP PAT Exam Dates 2025:

Events Dates 2025 (Tentative)
Online application form available 1st week of April 2025
Deadline for submission of application form1st week of May 2025
Admit card Availability2nd week of May 2025
Exam date3rd week of May 2025
Publication of answer key4th week of May 2025
Announcement of result1st week of June 2025
Counselling process organises2nd week of June 2025

HP PAT 2025 Application Form

Candidates must go through given instruction before filling out HP PAT Application Form 2025:

  • HP PAT 2025 Application Form will be made available to candidates in first week of April 2025. 
  • The application form of HP PAT 2025 can be submitted through online mode from the website.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must satisfy eligibility norms to be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates will need to enter their personal, qualifications and course-related details while filling the application form.
  • A scanned image of photograph and signature of candidates will also be uploaded in registration form in prescribed size and format.
  • Candidates must be careful while filling the application form as there will be no correction facility provided to make changes in form. 
  • The application form filling and submission will be done till first week of May 2025.
  • Candidates must take a printout of application form for further uses in the admission procedure.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will have to make payment of HP PAT 2025 application fee through online mode.
  • The fees will be accepted through credit card/ debit card/ net banking payment gateways.

Application fee for different category candidates will be as given:

Category Application Fee
General Category Rs. 650/- 
OBC/SC/ST Category Rs. 400/-

How to Apply for HP PAT 2025 

Follow the given step by step procedures to apply for HP PAT 2025:

  • Step-1: Go to the website of HP PAT (link will be available above).
  • Step-2: Click on “New User Registration” link.
  • Step-3: Enter all required details to complete registration process.
  • Step-4: Now, login to website and click on “Application Form” link.
  • Step-5: Provide all required details in application form.
  • Step-6: Preview details and submit form successfully.
  • Step-7: Upload photograph and Signature in prescribed format and click on “Save and Proceed” button.
  • Step-8: Select payment option and make payment of application fee. 
  • Step-9: Login again and take printout of application form for future needs.

HP PAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfil following HP PAT Eligibility Criteria 2025 as given:

  • Domicile:  One must be a domicile holder of Himachal Pradesh State.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have qualified 10th standard or its equivalent exam from a recognised board.
  • Marks: A minimum of 35% marks must be obtained in qualifying examination to be eligible to apply.
  • Subjects: In qualifying examination, candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and English as mandatory subjects.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in their qualifying level examination will also be able to apply.

HP PAT 2025 Exam Pattern

In the below section, we have mentioned HP PAT 2025 exam pattern:

  • Mode of Exam: The mode of exam will be offline (OMR) based.
  • Duration of Exam: Candidates will be given a maximum of 3 hours to solve paper.
  • Medium of Exam: The question asked in exam will be in English and Hindi language.
  • Total Questions: There will be a total of 150 questions in exam.
  • Total Marks: The question paper will consist of 600 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correction option marked by them in exam.
  • Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect response.

Here, candidates will get complete details related exam pattern of HP PAT 2025:

Subjects  No. of Question (4 marks each)Total Marks
Physics 50200
Chemistry 30120
English  2080
Total 150600

HP PAT 2025 Syllabus

The topics covered in HP PAT Syllabus 2025 will be similar to syllabus of 10th level examination. Candidates can check the syllabus below:

Subjects Syllabus 
MathematicsNumber Systems, Trigonometry, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics & Probability
Physics Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Dual Nature of Radiation & Matter, Atoms & Nuclei, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, Magnetic Effect of Current  & Magnesium, Electromagnetic Induction and  Alternating Currents
Chemistry Solid State, Biomolecules, p-Block Elements, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Aldehydes,  Solutions, Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Electrochemistry, Amines
English  Tenses, Sentence Correction Questions, Articles Rule, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Error, Idioms & Phrases, Active & Passive Voices, Conjunctions, Adjective Degree of Comparison Rules, One Word Substitutions, Homonyms 

HP PAT 2025 Preparation Tips

The HP PAT 2025 Preparation Tips to score good marks in exam will be as follows:

  • Get to know your syllabus in depth 
  • Build a knowledge of exam patterns.
  • Do not just learn, prepare proper notes while studying.
  • Practice sample papers and previous year papers to know exam pattern.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible to increase speed of solving papers.
  • Do not compromise with your health, take healthy nutrients and get eight hours of sleep.

HP PAT Books 

Candidates must read these books to prepare for HP PAT 2025 exam:

Subjects Books Authors 
English English Book-Class10thNCERT
Objective General English R S Aggarwal
HP PAT Book- EnglishSwarn Publications
Physics Physics Book-Class 10thNCERT
Objective PhysicsPradeep 
Concept of PhysicsH.C. Verma
HP PAT Book- PhysicsArihant Publications
Chemistry Chemistry Book-Class 10th NCERT
Objective ChemistryPradeep 
HP PAT Book-ChemistryArihant Publications
Mathematics Maths Books-Class 11th & 12thNCERT
Objective MathematicsR D Sharma

Exam Centres

The exam will be held at following HP PAT Exam Centres 2025:

Bilaspur KandaghatGagret 
Nurpur MandiUna
NahanNadaun Nalagarh
Chamba RohruSujanpur Tihra
ShahpurReckong PeoKangra
Raampur BusherBanikhetDharamshala

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: The HP PAT 2025 exam will be  conducted in third week of May 2025.

Answer: The application form of HP PAT 2025 will be started in first week of April 2025.

Answer: No, candidates will not be able to make any changes in application form after submission.

Answer: Yes, there will be a negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer.

Answer: Yes, the application fee will be of Rs. 400 for SC/ST/OBC category candidates.

Answer: No, Applying candidates must qualify 10th standard or equivalent examination from a recognised board to apply.

Answer: The duration of HP PAT 2025 exam will be 3 hours.

Answer: Yes, a candidate must have a domicile certificate of Himachal Pradesh state to apply for HP PAT 2025.

Answer: The application form must be submitted before first week of May 2025.

Answer: No, there will be no offline mode available to fill application form of HP PAT 2025.

HP PAT 2025 Admit Card

The HP PAT Admit Card 2025 will be released by authority through online mode in second week of July 2025. The Hall Ticket will be made available for only those candidates who have successfully filled application form and submitted application fee before deadline. 

HP PAT 2025 Admit Card will be downloaded by login to website using application number and password. Every candidate must retain a copy of admit card along with them which will be produced at the time of examination. 

HP PAT 2025 Answer Key

After the commencement of entrance exam, authority will publish HP  PAT Answer Key 2025. The answer key will be declared in fourth week of May 2025 through online mode. The candidates will be able to download it by using their login credentials.

In HP PAT 2025 answer key, correct answers of questions asked in exam will be given. Candidates will be able to estimate their probable by comparing the answer key with responses marked by them in entrance exam.

HP PAT 2025 Result

The result of HP PAT 2025 will be announced through online mode. The authority will declare results in first week of June 2025.  To check their result, candidates will need to visit website of authority.

The result will be made available to candidates in a PDF format. The authority will prepare HP PAT Result 2025 on the basis of marks scored by candidates in entrance exam. 

HP PAT 2025 Merit List

The HP PAT Merit List 2025 will be accessed by candidates via online mode on the website. Candidates will be able to check the merit list after the announcement of result.

The authority will compile a merit list of HP PAT 2025 on the basis of marks scored by candidates in entrance exam. The seats will be allocated to eligible candidates on the basis of rank appeared in merit list.

HP PAT 2025 Cut Off

HP PAT Cut Off 2025 is a minimum qualifying marks range set by authority for shortlisting eligible candidates. The authority will prepare a separate category wise cut off list which will be checked by candidates through online mode on their website. 

Candidates will have to secure minimum cut off marks in order to get selected for admission. The candidates will be required to obtain 15% marks for general category and 10% marks for reserved categories to qualify and participate in online admission process. 

The cut off marks of HP  PAT 2025 exam will be as follows:

Category Cut Off Marks
General 90 marks 
SC60 marks
ST60 marks
OBC60 marks

Reservation Criteria

Candidates can check below table for HP PAT Reservation Criteria 2025:

For Polytechnic Engineering Courses:

Category Reservation of Seats
Vertical Reservation 
General 45%
Horizontal Reservation
Rural Backward Area4%
Freedom Fighter2%
Sports person2%
Antyodaya/ BPL15%

For Diploma Pharmacy Courses:

Category Reservation of Seats
Vertical Reservation 
General 55%
Horizontal Reservation
Rural Backward Area4%
Freedom Fighter2%
Sports person2%
Antyodaya/ BPL15%

HP PAT 2025 Counselling

HP PAT Counselling 2025 will be organised by Central Admission Selection Committee. The authority will organise counselling through online mode after the declaration of result. The candidates will be able to appear in counselling process in month of July 2025.

Candidates will need to register and fill choices of courses and institutions to participate in counselling procedure. A counselling call letter will be provided to candidates shortlisted in merit list. Candidates will have to reach allotted institute along with original documents for verification at the stipulated date and time.

These are documents to be produced at the time of counselling for verification:

  • Counselling call letter
  • Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • HP PAT 2025 admit card & result
  • Domicile certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • Character certificate
  • Transfer and Migration certificate
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • ID proofs
  • Three passport size photographs

Participating Colleges/Institutes

Here are list of some HP PAT Participating Institutes 2025:

  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Government Polytechnic, Ambota
  • Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic, Banikhet
  • Government Polytechnic, Mandi
  • Government Polytechnic, Shimla
  • Government Polytechnic, Kangra
  • Green Hills Polytechnic Kumarhatti
  • Devasya Polytechnic, Hamirpur
  • Himalayan Polytechnic, Sirmour
  • K.C. Polytechnic Pandoga Uparla, Una
  • SIRDA Polytechnic, Naulakha, Mandi

In case, candidates have any other queries related to HP PAT 2025, then they can feel free to ask us by leaving the queries in comment box below.

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