TS POLYCET 2021: Exam Dates (Postponed), Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

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TS POLYCET 2021 earlier scheduled to be held on June 12, 2021 has been postponed until further notice. The State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana, Hyderabad will release TS POLYCET Application Form 2021 on a new date. The decision has been made in view of COVID-19. Check TS POLYCET 2021 application form

According to TS POLYCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria, candidates must have passed the SSC exam conducted by the State Board of Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh or any other equivalent exam with a minimum score of 35% marks.

TS POLYCET is held as an offline pen and paper test consisting of a total of 120 MCQs, which are to be answered in 2 hours. TS POLYCET Syllabus is based on the Class X, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the syllabus for school board exams has been reduced by 30% therefore TS POLYCET question paper will also be based on the revised syllabus. Check TS POLYCET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021

TS POLYCET 2021 or Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance examination that offers admission in government, government-aided, private Polytechnic Colleges in the state of Telangana. As per The Hindu, a total number of 1,794 candidates including 1,140 male candidates and 654 female candidates took TS POLYCET last year. The exam was held at seven designated examination centre in the state of Telangana in adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.

TS POLYCET 2021 Highlights

TS POLYCET Full-Form Telangana Polytechnic Common Entrance Test 
Examination conducted by State Board of Technical Education and Training (SBTET)
Exam Level State Level Exam
Mode of Application Online 
Mode of exam Offline (Pen and paper-based exam)
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Duration 2 hours (120 Minutes)
Number of Questions 120
Question Type Multiple choice question (MCQ)
Application Fee For general category: 400/- INR and for SC/ST category: 
Total Seats Offered 34,963
Number of Exam Centers 50
Official Website polycetts.nic.in
TS POLYCET Helpline Number 7660009768, 7660009769 


TS POLYCET 2021 Exam Dates

Please note that the exam dates of TS POLYCET 2021 are yet to be announced. The below table shows the tentative dates of TS POLYCET 2021 Examination:

TS POLYCET events Important Dates
Starting Date of TS POLYCET 2021 Registration May 1, 2021 (Postponed)
Last Date of TS POLYCET 2021 Registration To be Updated
TS POLYCET 2021 Admit card availability To be Updated
TS POLYCET Exam Date June 12, 2021 (Postponed)
TS POLYCET 2021 Answer Key release Date  To be Updated
Declaration of TS POLYCET 2021 Result To be Updated
TS POLYCET 2021 Counselling  To be Updated

TS POLYCET Eligibility

TS POLYCET 2021 Eligibility

There are various criteria a candidate must consider before applying for TS POLYCET. Below is the given TS POLYCET 2021 eligibility criteria for the candidates:

Criteria Requirement
Age No age restriction 
Nationality Candidates should be of Indian National; Must be a resident of Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh
Educational Qualification Passed SSC exam conducted by the State Board of Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh or any other equivalent exam; A minimum score of 35% marks; Studied mathematics as a compulsory subject; Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are eligible to apply.

TS POLYCET Application Form

TS POLYCET 2021 Application Form

TS POLYCET 2021 Application Form will be available from May 1 via online mode. Students can fill their application form either online or offline.

  • The following details need to be filled by the candidates:
    • Personal details
    • School information
    • Educational Background
    • Contact details
    • Recent passport size photograph needs to be uploaded
    • Digital Signature / Signature (using pen if filling an offline form)
  • Candidates should fill all the details correctly else it will lead to disqualification
  • Candidates are requested to take a print out of their application form confirmation page once the application is complete.

TS POLYCET Exam Centers

TS POLYCET 2021 Exam Centers

Please find the below table with the Exam centres in Telangana. Candidates should fill from the below-given centres from where they would like to appear for the examination.

Exam Centers
Adilabad Jayashankar Bhupalapally Mahabubnagar Medchal Malkajgiri
Komurambhim Asifabad Mahabubabad Nagarkurnool Sangareddy
Mancherial Medchal Malkajgiri Jogulamba Gadwal Sangareddy
Nirmal Warangal Urban and Rural Wanaparthy Siddipet
Karimnagar Khammam Vikarabad Siddipet
Jagtial Bhadradri Kothagudem Medak Rangareddy(S)
Peddapalli Nalgonda Nizamabad Rangareddy(E)
Rajanna Siricilla Yadadri Bhuvanagiri Kamareddy Rangareddy(W)
Janagoan Suryapet Hyderabad --


TS POLYCET 2021 Admit Card

To download TS POLYCET 2021 Admit Card, follow the below-given steps:

  • Step 1: Go to the official site of TS POLYTECH 2021 and search for ‘TS POLYCET 2021 admit card’ download link
  • Step 2: Navigate through it
  • Step 3: Enter the required details for login
  • Step 4: Candidates will be able to see the admit card for their TS POLYCET 2021 Examination
  • Step 5: Download it and take a print out of TS POLYCET 2021 admit card.
  • Step 6: Please note that TS POLYCET 2021 admit card will have the following information: Name of the candidate, Roll No. of the candidate, Photograph, Exam Venue, Exam Date, Address and Contact details of candidate.

TS POLYCET Exam Pattern

TS POLYCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of examination Offline (Pen-paper based)
Medium of Examination English or Telugu
Duration of examination 2 hours
Total Number of question 120 questions
Type of question Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking No negative marking 


TS POLYCET 2021 Syllabus

TS POLYCET Syllabus consists of three topics namely: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. With the reduction in syllabus for school board exam, TS POLYCET Syllabus will also be revised. Studnets will be able to check the revised syllabus once released. 

Some of the important topics in TS POLYCET 2021 Syllabus include:

Subject Topics
Physics Refractions of light and plane surface, refraction of lights and curve surface, A structure of atom, chemical bonding, heat, carbon and its compound, classification of elements, magnetic effects of electric current, human eyes and colorful world, electricity, reflection of light
Chemistry Chemical equations and reactions, acid, bases and salts, basic concept of organic chemistry and stereochemistry, chemical kinetics, aromatic structure, chemistry in everyday life, environmental chemistry and urea and malonic ester, The states of matter, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, redox reactions, polymers, nuclear chemistry, chemical and ionic equilibrium, phase equilibrium and solutions, chemical thermodynamics
Mathematics Real number, number system, polynomial, algebra, progressions, quadratics equation, linear equations, geometry, coordinate geometry, surface areas and volume, trigonometry, mensuration, probability, statics, mathematical modelling

Read: TS POLYCET 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

TS POLYCET Preparation Tips

TS POLYCET 2021 Preparation Tips

This segment consists of some tips and tricks to work on scoring good and cracking TS POLYCET 2021 easily. Candidates are requested to check these below given points:

  • Follow the syllabus. This is the first and foremost step while preparing for any entrance examination. Try studying daily and stick only to the syllabus. 
  • Follow the given list of TS POLYCET 2021 books
Books Author
Pardeep’s Science Physics Part-1 for Class X Surindra Lal & K.L Gomber
Science for Tenth Class Part1 Physics Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur
Pardeep’s Science Chemistry Part-2 for Class X S.N Dhawan
Mathematics for Class 10  R. D Sharma
NCERT Solutions – Mathematics for Class X Amit Rastogi, Sanjiv Jain
  • Make a proper timetable to follow while preparing for TS POLYCET 2021
  • Check the syllabus, start with a chapter and complete it in a dedicated time-slot. In this way it will be easier to complete the whole syllabus.
  • Revise. After completing the syllabus, revise as many times as possible. If not, try revising at least twice.
  • Solve as many TS POLYCET Sample Papers as possible. This will help in knowing the chapters/ topics that require more time for preparation. 


TS POLYCET 2021 Answer Key

TS POLYCET 2021 answer key is released on the official website i.e. tspolycet.nic.in. The answer key will be available in a PDF format for download. With the answer key, candidates can calculate their expected scores before the actual result is declared.

To download TS POLYCET answer key, stundents can follow the below-given steps:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of TS POLYCET 2021
  • Step 2: Click on the answer key link given on the website.
  • Step 3: Download the PDF of the answer key given there.


TS POLYCET 2021 Result

TS POLYCET 2021 Result will be released 10-15 days after the conclusion of exam. The scorecard will contain details such as rank, subject-wise marks obtained and the overall scores.

To check TS POLYCET 2021 Result, students can follow the steps below:

  • Visit the official website of TS POLYCET
  • Click on the link of Result
  • Enter Hall Ticket Number in the concerned field
  • Click on button ‘View Rank Card’
  • Download the result and take print out.

TS POLYCET Counselling

TS POLYCET 2021 Counselling and Seat Allotment

There are no separate forms/ call letter sent to candidates for TS POLYCET 2021 Counselling. However, candidates who have cleared the exam must pay the processing fee to appear for the counselling process. Steps involved in TS POLYCET 2021 Counselling Process include:

  • Pay the counselling processing fee
  • Compete slot booking for document verification
  • Get your documents verified at the helpline center
  • Register for the web options entry/ choice filling process 
  • Choice Filling/ Web Options Entry. Choose the desired colleges for admission
  • Soon after this, seat allotment will take place wherein candidates will be allocated seats in participating colleges based on merit. 
  • Download your seat allotment order through the candidate portal 
  • Report to the allotted college for final formalities with respect to the admission.

Documents required at the time of document verification include: 

  • TS POLYCET 2021 Admit Card & Rank card
  • Caste Certificate
  • Any ID Proof
  • SLC/HSC Mark Sheet & Passing Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • IV to X Study Certificates
  • Income Certificate issued after 01.01.2021 by competent authority
  • Physically Challenged (PH) / Children of Armed Personnel (CAP)/ NCC/ SPORTS/ Minority Certificate
  • Residence Certificate of a candidate for a period of 7 years preceding to qualifying examination in the case where the candidate has no institutionalized education.

TS POLYCET Seat Allotment

TS POLYCET 2021 Cutoff

TS POLYCET Cutoff refers to the minimum qualifying marks to be considered for admission at participating polytechnic colleges. The table below shows the minimum qualifying marks required by students: 

Particulars Qualifying Marks out of 120
Polytechnics 36
Agriculture Polytechnics 36

TS POLYCET 2021 Courses Offered

TS POLYCET 2021 offers the candidates’ admission to the Diploma / Polytechnic Engineering and Non-Engineering Courses in the state of Telangana. 

Courses for 3-year duration in Telangana

Civil Engineering Architectural Assistantship
Mechanical Engineering Automobile Engineering
Electronics and Electrical Engineering Electronics and Communication Engineering
Applied Electronics and Communication Computer Engineering
Information Technology Mining Engineering
Commercial and Computer Practices Garment Technology
Craft Technology Home Science

Courses of 3½ years duration with 1-year industrial training offered in Telangana maintaining the presidential order for allocation of seats at the ratio of 42:36:22 in AU/OU/SVU regions respectively

Computer Engineering Embedded Systems
Electronics and Communication Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Leather Technology Footwear Technology
Textile Technology Chemical Engineering
Material Engineering

Courses of 3 years duration with 6 months industrial training offered in Telangana maintaining the presidential order for allocation of seats at the ratio of 42:36:22 in AU/OU/SVU regions respectively

Printing Technology Packaging Technology
Chemical Engineering -

Courses of 3 ½ years duration with 1-year industrial training offered in Andhra Pradesh maintaining the presidential order for allocation of seats at the ratio of 42:36:22 in AU/OU/SVU regions respectively

Chemical Engineering (Oil Technology) Chemical Engineering (Ceramic Engineering and Technology)
Chemical Engineering (Plastic and Polymers Ceramic Engineering and Technology
Textile Technology -

TS POLYCET 2021 Scholarship Program

  • The Scholarships for TS POLYCET 2021 qualified candidates is based on merit.
  • Candidates who excel TS POLYCET 2021 will be awarded with a scholarship of Rs. 10,000/- per annum for the entire duration of their course. (Scholarship amount is subjected to change)
  • Students under Pratibha Award are eligible for the sanction of scholarship if their parents income (including non-taxable income) does not exceed 1 Lac per annum.

Must Read: TS POLYCET Participating Colleges


Ques. If I belong to the reserved category, do I need to submit the category certificate for TS POLYCET 2021?

Ans: Yes, if the candidate belongs to the reserved category, then they have to submit their category certificate as proof while applying for TS POLYCET 2021.

Ques. Will TS POLYCET 2021 also be conducted in Urdu medium?

Ans. Yes, TS POLYCET 2021 will be conducted in Urdu medium but only in the Hyderabad centre. The rest of the centers will conduct the exam in English or Telugu only.

Ques. What is the TS POLYCET 2021 application fee?

Ans: The fees for TS POLYCET 2021 for general and OBC category candidates is INR 400 and for SC/ST category candidates is INR 250/-.

Ques. Is a candidate required to fill a separate form for admission into the Diploma Programs after qualifying TS POLYCET?

Ans: No separate form has to be filled at the time of admission. The application submitted for TS POLYCET 2021 itself is an application for admission.

Ques. What if I face some issues while filling TS POLYCET 2021 application form? Whom should I contact?

Ans: For any queries or issues, candidates should either call at 8499827773/8499828883 or email to polycetts@gmail.com. There is also a toll-free number for assistance: 1800 599 5577 candidates can also call at this number.

Ques. Where can TS POLYCET qualified candidates seek admission?

Ans. TS POLYCET qualified candidates can pursue Diploma programs in Engineering/Technology/Non-Engineering disciplines at various Polytechnic Institutions (Aided/Unaided/Private) and Institutions running as 2nd shift in Private Engineering Colleges in the state of Telangana State.

Ques. Is there any age criteria as per TS POLYCET 2021 eligibility?

Ans. The State Board of Technical Education & Training (SBTET), Telangana does not prescribe any upper age limit for TS POLYCET applicants. However, for awarding scholarships to TS POLYCET qualified candidates, Social Welfare (Edn.) Department’s guidelines regarding the maximum eligible age for obtaining a scholarship is followed.

Ques. I have secured a merit rank in TS POLYCET. Does that entitle me to a guaranteed seat for admission into the Institute of my choice?

Ans. Just securing a TS POLYCET merit rank does not entitle you to a guaranteed seat at your preferred institute, unless you satisfy the eligibility conditions specified for admission.

Ques. I wish to pursue Diploma programs in either Hotel Management & Catering Technology or Pharmacy. Do I need to appear for TS POLYCET 2021?

Ans. Academic Eligibility Criteria for Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology and D. Pharmacy is 10 + 2. Candidates willing to pursue these programs need not appear in TS POLYCET 2021. SBTET will issue a separate notification for admission into these programs.

Ques. When do I get the TS POLYCET 2021 Hall Ticket?

Ans. TS POLYCET Hall Ticket will be available in the last week of May 2021.

Ques. Under what circumstances a TS POLYCET applicant’s candidature can get rejected by SBTET?

Ans. TS POLYCET Candidatures are liable for rejection on the following grounds:

  • Incomplete application form including photograph, candidate and parent’s signature.
  • Incorrect or false information entered by the candidate in the application form.
  • Not fulfilling the eligibility conditions.
  • Application Form submitted without the requisite application fee.

Ques. How do I mark my answers to the TS POLYCET OMR Response sheet?

Ans. Candidates will have to mark their responses to each question on the OMR Sheet by carefully shading the appropriate circle with HB/2B pencil only. A Ballpoint pen can be used only to sign, write their name, roll number etc. in designated sections.

Ques. What is the minimum mark that candidates need to score to qualify TS POLYCET 2021?

Ans. Candidates need to score at least 30% of the total score or 36 out of 120 to qualify the entrance exam.

Ques. Can I request a re-evaluation of my TS POLYCET response sheet?

Ans. No. Requests for reevaluation or re-totaling will not be entertained under any circumstances.

Ques. What tie-breaker rules are adopted in TS POLYCET?

Ans. The following tie-breaker rules are considered in case of a tie during merit ranking in TS POLYCET.

  • Marks scored first in Mathematics and followed by Physics
  • Date of Birth – the older candidate will be given preference.
  • In case the tie is still not resolved after application of the above rules, the candidate who has scored higher marks in the qualifying exam will be given precedence, to resolve the tie.

Ques. Where can we access TS POLYCET 2021 results?

Ans. The TS POLYCET 2021 results will be released by SBTE&T on the official website. Candidates can access their results from the websites https://polycetts.nic.in or http://sbtet.telangana.gov.in or from any Coordinating-cum-Helpline center. The rank Cards will be available to download from the websites one week after the results are declared.

Ques. How will we be informed about TS POLYCET counselling schedule?

Ans: The detailed counselling and admission schedule will be publicly notified via leading newspapers, post TS POLYCET results, inviting candidates for certificate verification and option entry. This Notification is to be treated as a call letter. SBTET will not issue or send separate call letters to attend the admission camp. The details of web-based counselling and venues for certificate verification and option entry can be accessed at https://polycetts.nic.in.

Ques. What is a Multi-Point Entry and Credit (MPEC) system and who is eligible?

Ans. In the Multi-Point Entry and Credit system, eligible candidates get pre-determined credits for select subjects, as decided by an expert committee. Through MPEC, a candidate can finish the Diploma earlier than the stipulated period. TS POLYCET 2021 qualified candidates who have completed either 10 + 2, 10 + ITI, 10 + Intermediate (Vocational) or 3-year Degree Courses in Sciences are eligible for Multi-Point Entry and Credit System (MPEC).

Ques. How are seats allotted for admission through TS POLYCET 2021?

Ans. Allotment of seats is based on a computer program that considers the merit of the candidate and the reservation status to find the best possible seat among the eligible options.

Ques. What is the next step after a seat is allotted to a candidate through TS POLYCET Counselling?

Ans. Candidates will have to download the allotment order and fee payment challan for payment through designated bank branches. Once payment is made, candidates should report at the allotted college and present the allotment order and fee payment challan within the stipulated time.

Ques. If I am unable to report to my allotted institute within the stipulated date, how can I further secure admission based on TS POLYCET 2021?

Ans: Candidates who fail to report within the stipulated time at the allotted college or do not make the fee payment within the deadline will have to forego all claims on admission through TS POLYCET 2021.

Ques. I am not very proficient with computers and am unable to apply for TS POLYCET 2021 online. What do I do?

Ans. SBTET has identified 58 Coordinating-cum-Helpline centers in every District of Telangana state. Candidates can approach these centers for assistance in the TS POLYCET 2021 application process.

Ques. Is Aadhar Number mandatory to apply for TS POLYCET 2021?

Ans. No. Aadhar Number is not mandatory for TS POLYCET 2021 application. However, it is desirable.

Ques. How can I take a print of the filled-in TS POLYCET 2021 application form?

Ans. After successful submission of the application form online, click on the "Application Status" tab to obtain a print of the filled-in application form. In case of assistance of the Coordinating-cum-Helpline centers, request the coordinator to print the form for you.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


When will TS POLYCET results will be Announced or they are out already?
arvind kumar

Hi Pradeepraj, Greetings from Collegedunia. TS POLYCET exam is conducted by State Board of Technical Education and Training. The results are out already. For more details visit: TS POLYCET 2020

rahul kumar paswan
In polycet exam negative Mark's are allotted or not
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Rahul, to know the marking scheme, check Exam Pattern from here.

if telugu subject fail in scc . can do concelling in polycet
garima bansal
Hi Satish, You can check the official website of Ts polycet to get information regarding counselling