TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    TS POLYCET is an offline pen & paper based test which is of 2 hours duration. All the candidates need to carefully go through TS POLYCET Exam Pattern to understand the scheme of examination. The question paper comprises one test paper, which has 120 multiple-choice questions.

    • TS POLYCET 2020 will be conducted on April 4, 2020.
    • Maximum marks are 120 and each correct answer earns one (1) mark.
    • Negative marking scheme is not applicable.
    • TS POLYCET 2020 entrance exam test paper will be divided into 3 sections:
    1. Section A: Mathematics
    2. Section B: Physics
    3. Section C: Chemistry

    Candidates must score 36% marks for admission into Diploma level programmes in Government, Aided, Private Unaided Polytechnics and polytechnics run in existing Private unaided Engineering Colleges. CheckParticipating Colleges

    TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

    Candidates can refer to the table below to understand important highlights of TS POLYCET Exam Pattern:

    Exam ModeOffline Pen Paper Based Test
    Number of papers1 Paper
    Number of sections3 Sections
    Question Paper TypeObjective Type - Multiple choice questions
    Exam duration2 hours (120 minutes)
    Exam languageEnglish and Telegu

    TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern in Detail

    • TS POLYCET 2020 Exam is intended to test general intelligence of Physics and Chemistry, and Quantitative & Mathematical Ability.
    • Single test paper consisting of 120 multiple choice questions.
    • In total, there will be 3 sections in the paper and candidates need to attempt the paper within the allotted duration of 02 hours.
    • Syllabus of TS POLYCET is based on class 10th syllabus prescribed by Board of Secondary Education, Telangana State. The number of questions and maximum marks allotted varies in each section.

    The section wise allotment of marks and weightage assigned is indicated in the table below:

    Paper Parts:Name of the Section TopicsMax. MarksWeightage
    Section AMathematics6050%
    Section BPhysics3025%
    Section CChemistry3025%
    ---Total Questions120---

    TS POLYCET 2020 Marking Scheme

    • The test paper will be consisting questions of 120 objective type multiple choice questions and every question has equal weightage.
    • Each question is allotted One (1) mark for the correct response and no mark will be deducted for incorrect response of any question.
    • No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for any question.

    Check TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern

    TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Syllabus

    TS POLYCET 2020 exam syllabus for three sections of test paper is based on Class10th curriculum of the state board.  Every section has different weightage as depending on the number of questions.

    For reference purpose, some important chapters from each subject are mentioned below:

    Mathematics (60 Questions for 60 Marks)

    Number SystemDecimal Fraction System HCF and LCM Simplification Ratio and Percentage Proportion, Average
    InterestSimple Interest Compound Interest
    Data InterpretationCharts, Tables Graphs Maps
    Time & SpeedTime and Work Time, Speed and Distance Timings, Speed of Trains Calendar
    AreaVolume and Surface Trigonometry Area Measurements- Circle, Triangle, Mensuration Heights and Distances
    StatisticsMean, Mode, and Median
    ProbabilitySimple Problems on single events

    Physics (30 Questions for 30 Marks)

    Effects of CurrentElectric Current:
    Ohm’s law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends Series combination of resistors,
    Parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life ;
    Heating effect of Electric current and its applications in daily life.
    Electric Power,
    Inter relation between P, V, I and R
    Magnetic effects of current:
    Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, 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,
    Fleming’s Right Hand Rule,
    Direct current.
    Alternating current;
    Frequency of AC, Advantage of AC over DC Domestic electric circuits
    LightReflection of light:
    Reflection of light at curved surfaces,
    Images formed by spherical mirrors,
    Centre of curvature,
    Principal axis,
    Principal focus,
    Focal length
    Mirror Formula (Derivation not required), Magnification
    Laws of refraction, Refractive index
    Refraction of light by spherical lens,
    Image formed by spherical lenses,
    Lens formula, Magnification
    Power of a lens;
    Functioning of a lens in human eye,
    Defects of vision and their corrections, Applications of spherical mirrors and lenses. Refraction of light through a prism:
    dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life

    Chemistry (30 Questions for 30 Marks)

    Acid, Bases & SaltsH+and OH—ions
    pH scale
    Importance of pH in everyday life;
    Preparation and uses of- Sodium hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris.
    Chemical ReactionsChemical Equation,
    Balanced chemical equation,
    Types of chemical reactions : Combination, Decomposition, Displacement, Double displacement, Precipitation, Neutralization, Oxidation and Reduction
    Metals and Non MetalsProperties of Metals and Non-metals,
    Reactivity series,
    Formation and properties of ionic compounds, Basic Metallurgical processes, corrosion and its prevention
    Carbon CompoundsCovalent bonding in carbon compounds Versatile nature of carbon,
    Homologous series Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing,
    Functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes),
    difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons,
    Chemical properties of carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction).
    Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents
    Periodic Classification of ElementsModern Periodic table,
    Gradation in Properties
    Atomic number,
    Metallic and Mon-Metallic Properties

    Recommended Books for TS POLYCET 2020

    Candidates can check some reference books available for preparation of TS POLYCET 2020. Model Test paper can be used to understand question type and to practise for increasing speed of attempting questions. For basics of all three subjects study Science and Maths books of class 9th and 10th that will be more helpful. 

    Book NameAuthorISBN
    Diploma Engineering Polytechnic: Entrance Examination (Popular Master Guide)Dr. M S AnsariISBN 10:
    8186877401 ISBN-13: 978-8186877401
    Success Package Delhi Polytechnic Common Entrance Test 2017Paperback– 2017Arihant ExpertsISBN- 10: 9311123293 ISBN-13:

    Important Instructions to Fill TS POLYCET OMR Sheet

    • Fill required information on OMR Response Sheet before starting of test paper.
    • 5 minutes before starting of the exam will be given for furnishing all formalities and completing entries on OMR Response Sheet like Sequence Number of Question paper, Application / Registration Number, Roll Number, Exam etc.
    • Don’t Open the sealed OMR Response Sheet and Question Paper Set before the instructions of the Invigilator.
    • Read carefully Instruction to mark responses on OMR Sheet, if any mistake in marking is done then scanner will not be able to read response.
    • Mark the circles completely; partially marked circles will be considered incorrect.
    • Don’t leave any smudge marks on OMR sheet or question paper. It can lead to disqualification.
    • Use space at the end of question paper to do rough work.
    • Check pages of Question paper and OMR Sheet, if there is any issue, immediately bring it to the notice of the Invigilator and get it changed.
    • Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device, except the Admit Card, identity proof, document as required.

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




    1 Comment

    The application date is over what should I do

    05 Apr, 2019 11:32
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Akash, contact the exam authorities for the suitable guidelines.

    05 Apr, 2019 12:34

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