HP PAT - Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test

HP PAT 2015 - Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test acronym as HP PAT is conducted by The Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala  every year for admission in three years diploma courses  running in various Government and Private (un-aided) Polytechnics in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

At present, there are 10 Polytechnics in the Government Sector having 1410 seats in different branches, 20 Private (un-aided) Polytechnics having 6350 seats in different branches and 01 diploma level Pharmacy Institute having 60 seats.

The three years diploma courses offered during the academic year 2013-14 are:-

  1. Electronics and Communication Engg.
  2. Computer Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Information Technology
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Automobile Engineering
  7. Architectural Assistantship
  8. Instrumentation Engineering
  9. Civil Engineering
  10. Fashion Designing
  11. Instrumentation (Biotechnology)
  12. Chemical Engineering
  13. Electrical & Electronics Engineering


HP PAT Eligibility 

Aspiring candidate should have either passed matriculation examination with 35% marks in aggregate and must also pass in science, Mathematics and English or should have appeared in 2015 in matriculation examination or its equivalent examination with Science, Mathematics & English from recognized Board/University or its equivalent. 

Note: Candidates, who have appeared in matriculation examination in 2015, shall be allowed to appear in the test provisionally and his/her eligibility shall be verified at the time of counselling by the Central Admission Selection Committee.


HP PAT Syllabus 

HP PAT will consist of questions from each subject totally based on the latest syllabus of matriculation as prescribed by the H.P. Board of School Education. HP PAT consists of questions from the subjects: 

  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

HP PAT Syllabus of English

A variety of questions involving the use of particular structures with a context. Text types used include cloze, gap-filling, sentences-completion; sentence-reordering, dialogue-completion and sentence transformation ( including combining sentences). The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas:

  • Use of non-finites.
  • Sentence connectors: as since, while, then, just, because, just, unit.
  • Clauses with what, where and how.
  • Past Tense.
  • Modals: can, could, may, must, might.

HP PAT Syllabus of Physics

Effects of current and Magnets:
Potential, Potential difference, Ohm’s law; Series combination of resistors, parallel combination of resistors; Power dissipation due to current; Inter relation between P,V.I and R. Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying wire, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid; Force on current carrying conductor, Fleming’s left hand rule. Electro magnetic induction. Induced potential difference, induced current. Alternating current,; frequency of AC, Advantage of AC over DC. Domestic electric circuits.

Natural Phenomena:
Convergence and divergence of light. Images formed by a concave mirror; related concepts; centre of curvature; principal axis. Optic centre, focus, focal length.

Refraction; laws of refraction:
Image formed by a convex lens; functioning of a lens in human eye; problems of vision and remedies. Applications of spherical mirrors and lenses. Appreciations of concept of refraction; velocity of light; refractive index twinkling of stars; dispersion of light. Scattering of light.

Conservation of natural resources:
Managements of natural resources. Conservation and judicious use of natural resources. Forest and wild life, coal and petroleum conservation. People’s participation. Chipko movement. Legal perspectives in conservation and international scenario.

Source of Energy:
Different forms of energy, leading to different sources for human use: fossil fuels, solar energy, biogas, wind, water and tidal energy, nuclear energy. Renewable versus non-renewable sources.

HP PAT Syllabus of Chemistry

Chemical substances (Nature & Behavior)

Acid, Bases, and salts:General properties, examples and uses.

Chemical reactions:Some important chemical compounds.

Types of chemical of chemical reactions: combination, decomposition, displacement, double displacement precipitation, neutralization, oxidation and reduction in terms of gain and loss of oxygen and hydrogen.

Metals and Non-metals:- Brief discussion of basic metallurgical processes. Properties of common metals. Elementary idea about.

Carbon Compounds:- Carbon compounds, elementary idea about bonding. Saturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids ( no preparation, only properties).

Periodic classification of elements:- Gradations in properties Mendeleev periodic table.

HP PAT Syllabus of Mathematics

Real Number

  1. Euclid's division lemma, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic-statements
  2. after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating and motivating through examples. Proofs of results-irrationality of √2, √3, √5, decimal expansions of rational numbers in terms of terminating / nonterminating recurring decimals.


  1. Polynomials:- Zeros of a polynomial. Relationship between zeros and coefficients of a polynomial with particular reference to quadratic polynomials, Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients.
  2. Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables:- Pair of linear equations in two variables; Geometric representation of different possibilities of solutions inconsistency; Algebraic conditions for number of solutions; Solution of pair of linear equations in two variables algebraically by substitution by elimination and by cross multiplication; Simple situational problems must be included; Simple problems on equations reducible to linear equations may be included.
  3. Quadratic Equations:- Standard form of a quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0, (a ≠ 0). Solution of the quadratic equations (only real roots) by factorization and by completing the square, i.e by using quadratic formula. Relationship between discriminate and nature of roots. Problems related to day to day activities to be incorporated.
  4. Arithmetic Progression:- Motivation for studying AP. Derivation of standard results of finding the nth term and sum of first n terms.


  1. Trigonometric Ratios:- Trigonometric ratios of an acute angle of a right-angled triangle. Proof of their existence (well defined); motivate the ratios, whichever are defined at 0° & 90°. Values (with proofs) of the trigonometric ratios of 30°, 45° & 60°. Relationships between the ratios.
  2. Trigonometric Identities:- Prro and applications of the identity sin2 A + cos2 A = 1. Only simple identities to be given. Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles.
  3. Heights and Distances:- Simple and believable problems on heights and distances. Problems should not involve more than two right triangles. Angles of elevation / depression should be only 30°, 45°, 60°.

Coordinate Geometry

  1. Lines (in two dimensions):- Review the concepts of coordinate geometry done earlier including graphs of linear equations. Awareness of geometrical representation of quadratic polynomials. Distance between two points and section formula ( internal). Area of a triangle.


1. Triangles:- Definitions, examples, counter examples of similar triangles.

  • If a line is drawn parallel to one side of a triangle to intersect to other two sides in distinct points, the other two sides are divided in the same ratio.
  • If a line divides two sides of a triangle in the same ratio, the line is parallel to the third side.
  • If in two triangles, the corresponding angles are equal, their corresponding sides are proportional and the triangles are similar.
  • If the corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional, their corresponding angles are equal and the two triangles are similar.
  • If one angles of a triangle is equal to one angle of another triangle and the sides including these angles are proportional, the two triangles are similar.
  • If a perpendicular is drawn from the vertex of the right angle of a right triangle to the hypotenuse, the triangles on each side of the perpendicular are similar to the whole triangle and to each other.
  • The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratio of the squares of their corresponding sides.
  • In a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
  • In a triangle, if the square of one side is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides, the angles opposite to the first side is a right triangle.

2. Circles:

  • Tangents to a circle motivated by chords drawn from points coming closer and closer and closer to the point.
  • The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact.
  • The lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to circle are equal.

3. Construction:

  • Division of a line segment in a given ration (internally). Tangent to a circle from a point outside it. Construction of a triangle similar to a given triangle.


  1. Areas of Plane Figures:- Motivate the area of a circle ; area of sectors and segments of a circle. Problems based on areas and perimeter/ circumference of the above said plane figures. (In calculating area of segment of a circle, problems should be restricted to central angle of 60°, 90° & 120° only. Plane figures involving triangles, simple quadrilaterals and circle should be taken).
  2. Surface Areas and Volumes:-
  • Problems on finding surface areas and volumes of combinations of any two of the following cubes, cuboids, spheres, hemispheres and right circular cylinder, cones. Frustum of a cone.
  • Problems involving concerting one type of metallic solid into another and other mixed problems. (Problems with combination of not more than two different solids be taken)


  1. Statistics:- Mean, median and mode of grouped data (bimodal situation to be avoided). Cumulative frequency graph.
  2. Prpbability:- Classical definition of probability. Connection with probability as given in Class IX. Simple problems on single events, not using set notation.


HP PAT Pattern 

HP PAT will consist be 150 questions of multiple choice type having four different options. The candidates will have to choose the correct answer and shade against the appropriate choice in the OMR response sheet with blue/black ink pen adhering to the instructions provided.

The test shall be conducted through a single question paper of 3 hours duration as per the following details:-


No of Question

















Note: There is negative marking for each wrong answer ie is 25% of the right answer. There shall be no re-evaluation or re-checking of the response sheet. For a correct answer, 04 marks will be awarded and 01 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer.


HP PAT Exam Dates

JET is usually conducted in the month of May.

How to Apply for HP PAT?

Candidates can apply by getting HP PAT Application Form from HP Technical Education Board, Dharamshala counter by cash payment of requisite fee.

Candidates can also get application cum prospectus by post by sending a bank draft of requisite fee along with postal charges of Rs.50.

Other centres from where candidates can get application form are:

State Polytechnic of Hamirpur, Bankhet, Chamba, Kangda, Sundernagar, Rehru, Kandaghat, Ambota, Pragtinagar (Shimla)


HP PAT Admission Process

To qualify the test to make a candidate eligible for counselling, the candidates belonging to Scheduled caste/Schedule Tribe and OBC categories shall require 60 marks i.e. 10% of total marks and the candidates belonging to General category shall be required to secure 90 marks i.e. 15% of the total marks.

HP PAT Exam fee 

At Present the cost of a HP PAT Prospectus is Rs.650 (Rs.400 for SC/ST) Only.

HP PAT Test Centres

The test is conducted in 29 different stations of the State by creating more that 60 test centres in single shift from 10.00AM to 1.00 PM.


HP PAT Contact Details

 Official Web Site:- http://www.hptechboard.com

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test 2015

HP PAT 2015 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • Mar, 2015

Date of Availability of Application Form

  • Mar, 2015 to Apr, 2015 (Apr, 2015 from cash counter)

Last Date for submisison of Application Form:

  • Apr, 2015

Date of Exam

  • May, 2015 (10 am to 1 pm)

Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test 2014 was held on

  • 18th May, 2014
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