TS POLYCET 2020 Registration (Reopen),Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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    TS POLYCET 2020 date has been postponed again. The exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 01, 2020. The step is taken as a preventive measure to ensure safety of candidates against coronavirus pandemic. The State Board of Technical Education and Training Telangana had extended the application form window for TS POLYCET 2020 till June 12, 2020, with a late fee of Rs 100. The exam is conducted for candidates seeking admission in polytechnic courses in engineering/non-engineering/technology offered at various colleges of Telangana State.

    Latest: TS POLYCET 2020 application window has been reopened on July 13, 2020. Read More

    • TS POLYCET 2020 Admit Card is available from June 12, 2020. Candidates can download it till the date of examination.
    • Candidates who have passed SSC recognized by Board of Secondary Education, Hyderabad can apply. Check TS POLYCET Eligibility Criteria
    • General candidates have to pay application fee of Rs 400 and for SC/ST candidates Rs 250.
    • Duration of the entrance exam will be 2 hours. Check TS POLYCET Exam Pattern
    • The exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions from 3 sections
    • Candidates successful in the exam will be called for the counselling procedure

    TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Highlights

    Full NameTelangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test
    Conducting BodyState Board of Technical Education and Training
    Exam LevelState Level
    Application ModeOnline & Offline
    Official Websitepolycetts.nic.in

    TS POLYCET Exam Dates

    TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Dates

    Candidates can check dates of TS POLYCET 2020 tabulated below:

    EventDate (Released)
    Online application form begins fromMarch 2, 2020
    Last date to fill online application form without late feeJune 9, 2020 (Extended)
    Last date to fill online application form with late fee of Rs 100June 12, 2020
    TS POLYCET Exam dateJuly 01, 2020(Postponed)
    TS POLYCET Registration ReopenJuly 13 – 25, 2020
    Declaration of ResultTo be notified
    Counselling process starts fromTo be notified

    TS POLYCET Eligibility Criteria

    TS POLYCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of TS POLYCET exam before filling the application form. Given below is the eligibility criteria for TS POLYCET 2020 candidates can check:


    • Candidates must be citizen of India
    • Candidates should be a resident of State Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh

    Age Criteria

    There is no age criteria for the exam. Candidates of any age can apply.

    Education Qualification

    • Candidates must have passed SSC exam conducted by the State Board of Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh or any other equivalent exam
    • Candidates need to score 35% marks in order to get eligible for TS POLYCET
    • Candidates must have studied mathematics as a compulsory subject
    • Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are eligible to apply.

    TS POLYCET Application Form

    TS POLYCET 2020 Application Form

    TS POLYCET 2020 Application Form is available from March 2, 2020 till June 12, 2020. Candidates can fill the application form online or get a copy from helpline centers. Given below are the steps to fill the application form:

    1. Visit the official website of TS POLYCET
    2. Download the ‘TS POLYCET Application Form’
    3. Fill the following details in Application Form
    • Personal details
    • Basic details
    • Educational details
    • Communicational details, etc.
    1. Make Application Fee Payment

    Candidates have to make application fee payment to completely submit the application form. Candidates can make Application fee payment via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking and also from Helpline Centers. Given below is the application fee which is to be paid while submitting the form for the exam:

    General CategoryINR 400
    Reserved CategoryINR 250

    TS POLYCET 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card is an important document to be carried on the day of examination. Without the admit card entry in the examination hall will not be allowed. It acts as an identity proof of the candidate. Admit card will be released within 2-3 days after the submission of Application Form. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website or check the following steps to download Admit Card:

    1. Visit  the official website
    2. Click on the link ‘Admit Card’
    3. Provide the required information like registration number, name, date of birth, etc.
    4. Take print out of the Admit Card and preserve it for future references.
    5. Candidates should check the following information on Admit Card before taking the print out
    • Candidate’s Name
    • Address
    • Contact Details
    • Candidates Photograph
    • Examination Centre
    • The timing of the Exam

    Check Detailed TS POLYCET 2020 Admit Card

    TS POLYCET Exam Pattern

    TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern

    • The exam will be conducted in offline mode and completed within 2 hours
    • The medium of the question paper will be English and Telugu.
    • 120 objective type of questions comes from the 3 sections.
    • There is no negative marking scheme for any incorrect or unattempted question.

    TS POLYCET 2020 question paper will be divided into sections:  Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Check no. of question from each section:

    SubjectsNumber of Questions

    Check Detailed TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern

    TS POLYCET Syllabus

    TS POLYCET 2020 Syllabus

    Candidates should check the TS POLYCET syllabus for the better understanding of exam. Having an ample knowledge of syllabus helps in preparing well. Given below is the syllabus for TS POLYCET candidates can check:

    Syllabus for Mathematics

    Number System.Sets.
    Real Numbers.Polynomials.
    Algebra.Quadratic Equations.
    Linear Equations.Trigonometry.
    Coordinate Geometry.Surface Areas & Volume.
    Statistics.Mathematical Modeling.

    Syllabus for Physical Science

    Heat.Chemical Equations & Reactions.
    Reflection of Light.Acids, Bases & Salts.
    Refraction of Light at Plane Surface.Refraction of Light at Curved Surface.
    Human Eye & Colorful World.The Structure of Atom.
    Classification of Elements.Chemical Bonding.
    Electricity.Magnetic Effects of Electric Current.
    Metallurgy.Carbon & its Compounds

    Syllabus for Chemistry

    The States of MatterThe States of Matter
    Surface ChemistrySurface Chemistry
    Redox ReactionsRedox Reactions
    Chemical and Ionic EquilibriumChemical and Ionic Equilibrium
    Phase equilibria & SolutionsPhase equilibria & Solutions

    TS POLYCET 2020 Recommended Books

    TS Polycet considers class XI and XII syllabus as the foundation, based on which questions are framed. Given below are few best entrance books which may help in fundamentals and provide optimum practice material so as to get familiar with the exam pattern

    Name of the BookAuthor/Publication

    POLYCET-2020 (Polytechnic Common Entrance Test) SBTET Common to AP & TS

    SIA Publications
    Polytechnic (EM)Vikram Editorial Board
    Concepts of Physics (Vol.1 & Vol. 2)H.C. Verma
    Inorganic    Chemistry  O.P. Tondon
    Organic ChemistryO.P. Tondon
    Objective MathematicsR.D. Sharma

    TS POLYCET Result

    TS POLYCET 2020 Result

    Candidates who will appear for TS POLYCET 2020 can check their result online from the official website. No individual result will be sent by the post. Candidates can access their result by using their roll number and date of birth. Candidates must score 36% marks out of 120 in the qualifying examination.

    Follow the steps to download the score card:

    • Visit the official website of TS POLYCET
    • Click on the link of Result
    • Provide the credentials like roll number, application number and date of birth in the given space
    • Click on button ‘Submit’
    • Download the result and take print out.

    TS POLYCET 2020 Counseling Process

    Counseling process will begin from 1st week of July, 2020 through online mode. Candidates will be called for counselling based on their rank. The counselling will be held in 3 rounds and the seats will be allotted by the exam conducting authority.

    Candidates must carry all the original documents for counselling process.

    Given below are the list of documents required in the counselling process:

    • TS POLYCET 2020 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 01.01.2020 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-Facts & Figures

    TS POLYCET – Facts & Figures

    TS POLYCET provides admission into Diploma level programmes in Government, aided, Private unaided polytechnics and polytechnics run in existing Private unaided Engineering Colleges.

    Courses Offered

    Courses for 3 year duration in Telangana

    Civil EngineeringArchitectural Assistantship
    Mechanical EngineeringAutomobile Engineering
    Electronics and Electrical EngineeringElectronics and Communication Engineering
    Aplied Electronics and CommunicationComputer Engineering
    Informaton TechnologyMining Engineering
    Commercial and Computer PracticesGarment Technology
    Craft TechnologyHome 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

    Chemical EngineeringMaterial Engineering

    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 EngineeringEmbedded Systems
    Elecronics and Communication EngineeringBio-Medical Engineering
    Leather TechnologyFootwear Technology
    Textile Technology – 

    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 TechnologyPackaging 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 PolymersCeramic Engineering and Technology
    Textile Technology-

    Scholarship Program

    Pratibha award

    The meritorious students who excel in POLYCET will be awarded a scholarship of Rs. 10,000/- per annum for the entire duration of the course. The students selected for Pratibha award are eligible for the sanction of scholarship if their parent’s annual income from all the sources, including non-taxable sources like agriculture etc, does not exceed INR 1 lakh per annum.

    Guntur Pranitha Memorial Award

    The topper of the college, Government Polytechnic for women, Warangal will receive the cash award of worth INR 1,00,500/- on the Independence day.

    Seat Matrix

    Given below is the intake detail of various colleges for Telangana State



    Q1. 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.

    Q2. Is there any age criteria for TS POLYCET 2020 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.

    Q3. 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.

    Q4. I wish to pursue Diploma programs in either Hotel Management & Catering Technology or Pharmacy. Do I appear for TS POLYCET 2020?

    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 2020. SBTET will issue a separate notification for admission into these programs.

    Q5. Can any candidate write TS POLYCET 2020 in Urdu?

    Ans. Candidates can write TS POLYCET 2020 in either English, Telegu or Urdu. The medium of Examination preference has to be filled in during the application process. Examination in Urdu medium is conducted only at Hyderabad center.

    Q6. What is the application fee for TS POLYCET 2020?

    Ans. Application fee for TS POLYCET 2020 is INR 400 for general category candidates and INR 250 for SC/ST category candidates.

    Q7. When do I get the TS POLYCET Hall Ticket?

    Ans. TS POLYCET Hall Ticket will be available in the month of April 2020.

    Q8. 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.

    Q9. 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.

    Q10.  What is the minimum mark that candidates need to score to qualify TS POLYCET 2020?

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

    Q11. Can I request a re-evaluation of my TS POLYCET response sheet?

    Ans. No. Request for re-evaluation or re-totaling will not be entertained under any circumstances.

    Q12. 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.

    Q13. Where can we access the TS POLYCET 2020 results from?

    Ans. The TS POLYCET 2020 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.

    Q14.  Do I have to fill a separate form for admission into the Diploma Programs after qualifying TS POLYCET?

    Ans: No, the separate form has to be filled at the time of admission. The application submitted for TS POLYCET 2020 itself is an application for admission under both local and non-local categories.

    Q15. How will we be informed about the counseling schedule?

    Ans: The detailed counseling 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 counseling and venues for certificate verification and option entry can be accessed at https://polycetts.nic.in.

    Q16. What is the percentage of quota in admissions through TS POLYCET 2020?

    Ans: 85% of the seats in each institution/course will be filled by candidates belonging to the three University areas: Andhra University Area (AU), Osmania University Area (OU), and Sri Venkateshwara University Area (SVU) in the ratio of 42:36:22 respectively; the remaining 15% seats as unreserved.

    Q17. What is Multi Point Entry and Credit (MPEC) system and who is eligible?

    Ans. In 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 2020 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).

    Q18. How are seats allotted for admission in TS POLYCET?

    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.

    Q19. What is the next step after a seat is allotted to a candidate?

    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 paid challan within the stipulated time.

    Q20. If I am unable to report to my allotted institute within stipulated date, how can I further secure admission?

    Ans: Candidates who fail to report within stipulated time at the allotted college or does not make the fee payment within the deadline will have to forego all claims on admission through TS POLYCET 2020.

    Q21. I am not very proficient with computers and am unable to apply for TS POLYCET 2020 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 2020 application process.

    Q22. Is Aadhar Number mandatory to apply for TS POLYCET 2020?

    Ans. No. Aadhar Number is not mandatory for TS POLYCET 2020 application. However, it is desirable.

    Q23. How can I take a print of the filled-in TS POLYCET 2020 application form?

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

    Q24. Whom should I contact in case I face any problem in the TS POLYCET 2020 application process or any subsequent processes?

    Ans. For any queries in the context of TS POLYCET 2020, you either call at 8499827773/8499828883 or email to polycetts@gmail.com. There is also a toll-free number for assistance: 1800 599 5577.

    Q25. What payment options are available for the application of fee payment of TS POLYCET 2020?

    Ans. TS POLYCET Application fee can be paid through online, Bill Desk, Credit/Debit card and Net Banking.

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

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    Rahul Kumar Paswan

    In polycet exam negative Mark's are allotted or not

    08 Apr, 2019 11:26
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

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

    08 Apr, 2019 11:33

    if telugu subject fail in scc . can do concelling in polycet

    08 May, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Satish, You can check the official website of Ts polycet to get information regarding counselling

    04 Jun, 2018 19:18

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