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The Himachal Pradesh Takniki Shiksha Board, Dharamshala conducts Polytechnic Admission Test every year for admission in three years diploma courses running in various Government and Private (un-aided) Polytechnics in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The three years diploma courses offered during the academic year 2012-13 are:-
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.
ELIGIBILITY: The candidate appearing for the PAT-2012 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 2012 in matriculation examination or its equivalent examination with Science, Mathematics & English from recognized Board/University or its equivalent.
The syllabus prescribed for each subject shall be totally based on the latest syllabus of matriculation as prescribed by the H.P. Board of School Education. There will 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.
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. The test shall be conducted through a single question paper of 3 hours duration as per the following details:-
To qualify the test to make a candidate eligible for counseling, 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.
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.