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 year diploma courses being run 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 1 diploma level pharmacy institute having 60 seats.
3 year diplomas are offered in-
1. Electronics and Communication Engineering
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 and Electronics Engineering
HP PAT Eligibility
Aspiring candidates should have either passed matriculation examination with 35% marks in aggregate and must have passed in Science, Mathematics and English or should have appeared in matriculation examination or its equivalent examination with Science, Mathematics and English from recognized Board/University or its equivalent.
Candidates, who have appeared in matriculation examination in the year of examination, 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.