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Assam Polytechnic PAT 2018 - Notification, Dates, Eligibility

Assam PAT 2018  Polytechnic Admission Test Notification

Assam PAT 2018 - Assam Polytechnic Admission Test, also known as Assam PAT 2018 is being conducted by DTE Assam. Assam Polytechnic 2018 admissions shall be done on the basis of this test for various Polytechnics/Institutions.


PAT 2018

  • Polytechnic Admission Test (PAT) 2018, will be held at the following centres/places for admission into different Polytechnics for Diploma Courses in Engineering & Technology for the session 2018-19
  • Director of Technical Education (DTE) has released notification for appearing in the Polytechnic Admission Test-[PAT]-2018 for admission into Diploma Courses in the following Polytechnics of Assam/outside Assam [against seat allotted by Govt. of India] the session 2018-19
  • At present there are altogether 24 State Polytechnics situated in different places of Assam. These are:
  • Assam Engineering Institute, Chandmari, Guwhati
  • PCPS Girls' Polytechnic, Bamunimaidan, Guwahati
  • Assam Textile Institute, Ambari, Guwahati
  • Nowgong Polytechnic, Nagaon
  • H.R.H. the Prince of Wales Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jorhat
  • Dibrugarh Polytechnic, Lahowal, Dibrugarh
  • Silchar Polytechnic, Meherpur, Silchar
  • Bongaigaon Polytechnic, Bongaigaon
  • Residential Girls` Polytechnic, Golaghat
  • Diphu Polytechnic, Diphu
  • Baksa Polytechnic, Belguri Pathar
  • Barpeta Polytechnic, Barpeta
  • Dhemaji Polytechnic, Silapathar
  • Karimganj Polytechnic, Maizgaon
  • Lakhimpur Polytechnic, Bihpuria
  • Golaghat Polytechnic, Furkating, Golaghat
  • Goalpara Polytechnic, Goalpara East
  • Nalbari Polytechnic, Chandkuchi
  • Kamrup Polytechnic, Baihata Chariali Sibsagar
  • Sibsagar Polytechnic, Demow
  • Sonitpur Polytechnic, Dhekiajuli
  • Tinsukia Polytechnic, Tinsukia
  • Morigaon Polytechnic, Morigaon
  • Udalguri Polytechnic, Udalguri
  • Some other Institutions outside Assam have Engineering & Technology Diploma courses for both boys' and girls' [against seat allotted by Govt. of India]


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Important Dates

  • Online Registration starts on: 20th March 2018
  • Online Registration closes on: 30th April 2018
  • Issue of Online Admit Card: 10th May 2018 onwards
  • Date of Admission Test, i.e., PAT: 20th May 2018
  • Date of Counselling & Admission: To be announced later


  • The State Polytechnics of Assam are affiliated to the State Council for Technical Education (SCTE), Assam. The SCTE, Assam is a Council of members appointed by the Govt. of Assam to advise the Govt. in all matters relating to Technical Education in the State.
  • The Exam Committee of the SCTE is responsible for conducting the Diploma Exams in different disciplines in Engineering and Technology offered by the Polytechnics of Assam and also to Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar & Dr.Bhupen Hazarika Regional Govt. Film & Television Institute, Guwahati.


Eligibility Criteria

For Diploma Courses in Engineering and Technology

  • A candidate must fulfill the following conditions - Must qualify in the Polytechnic Admission Test (PAT-2018) for admission into Diploma Courses' offered by State Council for Technical Education, Assam as notified by the DTE, Assam
  • For admission into Diploma Courses the candidate must pass the HSL Cor its equivalent exam in a single sitting with Mathematics and Science as compulsory subject with -
  • 40% marks (in Average) in Mathematics and Science for General candidates
  • 35% marks (in Average) in Mathematics and Science for SC candidates
  • 33% marks (in Average) in Mathematics and Science for ST Candidates
  • If there is tie in PAT marks, then Science and Mathematics marks of qualifying exam will be taken into consideration to decide the merit of the candidates; if there is a tie again, then the aggregate marks of the qualifying exam will be taken into consideration to decide the merit of the candidate
  • If again, there is a tie, then the merit of the candidate will be decided by lottery by the Chairperson of the Selection Committee


For Diploma Course in Modern Office Management

  • A candidate must fulfill the following conditions - Must qualify in the Modern Office Management Admission Test (PAT-2018) for admission into the Diploma Courses offered by SCTE, Assam, as notified by the DTE, Assam
  • Candidate must pass the HSSLC (12+) or its equivalent exam in Humanities, Science or Commerce


Age Limit

  • For all Polytechnics of Assam: General category candidate must be born on or after 01st August 1998 and SC/ST candidate on or after 01st August 1995
  • For Institute of outside Assam (Seats allotted by Govt. of India): Upper age limit is 21 years as on 01st August 2018

Physical Fitness

  • A candidate should be physically and mentally fit. A candidate may be asked to appear before a Medical Board duly constituted if required

Reservation of Seats

  • Subjects to maintaining the qualifying standards and others eligibility conditions for reservation of seats in the Polytechnics of Assam is made for the following categories of candidates of the State of Assam (subject to amendment as per Govt. decision)
  • ST (Plains) - 10%,
  • ST (Hills) - 05%
  • OBC (including MOBC) - 15% of annual intake capacity
  • For Moran Community total 10 (ten) seats, 01 in each Polytechnic
  • Sons/Daughters/Grand Sons/Grand Daughters of Freedom Fighters (both Paternal and Maternal): 15 seats in total and in all Polytechnics except Diphu Polytechnic
  • Sportspersons: 01 seats in all Polytechnics except ATI, Diphu Polytechnic & RGP
  • NCC: 01 seats in all Polytechnics except ATI, Diphu Polytechnic & RGP
  • Physically Handicapped - 03% of Institute intake capacity


Selection Process

For NCC & Sports Quota

  • Eligible candidates shall be selected by a Committee consisting of the following members - (i) DTE, Assam Chairman (ii) Director of Sports Member (iii) Director of NCC Member (iv) One Principal of Polytechnics on rotation basis Member (v) Controller of Exam, SCTE Member Secretary
  • Selection of candidates of NCC category would be considered in order of merit as per Certificate to be treated as given below
    • “C” certificate with Grading "A"
    • “B" certificate with Grading "A"
    • "A" certificate with Grading “A"
  • Candidates are asked to submit the documents of the attendance if any


Exam Pattern

  • Admission test will be held in all the Polytechnics of Assam on the subject Science and Mathematics on the date and time as notified by the DTE
  • Maximum marks - 100 marks for multiple choice questions
  • Total duration - 2 hours
  • Level of question paper - The question paper will be of HSLC level
  • Subjects - Science and Mathematics
  • The medium of instruction is English
  • Candidate will have to darken the Circle against the correct answer in separate OMR Answer Sheet
  • Admission test for Modern Office Management (MOM) Diploma Course will be held in the subjects English and General Knowledge on the date and time as notified by DTE Assam


Exam Centres

  • Admission Test will be held at Mangaldoi, Barpeta, Nalbari, Tezpur, North Lakhimpur and in all the Polytechnic Institutions of Assam (Sl. No 1 to Sl. No 10 above) and Junior Technical School, Sivasagar
  • For Modern Office Management Course, the centre will be Girls’ Polytechnic, Guwahati


Admit Card

  • Log on to www.dteassam.in and click on Online Application for PAT 2018. In the next page, click on “Applicant Login” situated in the top Menu bar, an Applicant Login Screen will appear. Sign in your account using your ‘Application Number’ & your ‘Date of Birth’. You will be taken to the Applicant Login Page
  • Click on ‘Download Admit Card’ (available after 10th May 2018)
  • Your Admit Card will be generated. You can now take the Print out of your Admit Card


Application Process

  • Candidates are requested to apply online by logging into www.dteassam.in and click on "Online Application for PAT-2018"
  • Candidates are requested to read the instructions carefully before filling the Online Application Form. The Online Application will start from 20th March 2018 and will be open till 30th April 2018
  • Online Downloadable Brochure is made available while applying online. Candidates are requested to read the Brochure carefully for seat availability, eligibility and other conditions
  • The Admission process will be governed strictly by the Rules and Norms specified in the Brochure. In case of difficulty for applying online candidates may take assistance from their nearest Polytechnic Institutions


Exam Fee

  • An Application Fee of Rs.400/- (plus bank charges) is to be paid using "State Bank Collect" which facilitates payment through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. Payment may also be made at any State Bank of India after generating the Cash Deposit form from "State Bank Collect" in final step of Online Application
  • Further instructions will be available during the online application process. Candidates are required to carefully follow the steps while registering on line
  • For more details, please visit https://dteassam.in


DTE Assam

Directorate of Technical Education: Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati-781019, Tel.: +91-361-2382276, Email: dteassam@gmail.com, Website https://dteassam.in