JK Polytechnic Entrance Test (JKPET)
About JKPET 2020
Admission to 3-year engineering diploma courses offered by government and private polytechnics in the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be through JK Polytechnic Entrance Test 2020. JKBOPEE has reduced the eligibility percentage of marks from 40% and 37% to 35% for both general and reserved category candidates. The entrance exam, known as JKPET has been postponed. Also, the last date to submit the application form has been re-extended till July 15. The mode of the exam is pen-and-paper based, while the syllabus is equivalent to class 10 level. Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and also English and are objective type. The answer key of JKPET 2020 will be released by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (JKBOPEE) after the conclusion of the examination. The result of the exam will be published in local dailies as well as online and will include details like score and rank obtained in the exam.
The merit list for counselling will be prepared based on marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam. The counselling process will be conducted online but if there will be any vacant seats left, a manual (mop-up) round will also be held to fill up those seats. Please note in the event the entrance exam is not held due to any reason, in such an eventuality the merit list will be prepared based on qualifying exam (class 10) marks.
JKPET 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||JK Polytechnic Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||JKPET|
|Conducting Body||Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||State Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||500 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||5137 Seats|
JKPET 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
23 Mar, 2020 - 15 Jul, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
JKPET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria of JK Polytechnic 2020 comprise of the set of conditions prescribed by exam officials that the candidates have to meet to be considered for admission. Any candidate who doesn't meet any of the mandatory eligibility criteria would no longer be considered for admission even if he/she qualifies in the entrance exam. The important eligibility criteria that candidates are required to meet have been described below.
JK Polytechnic Eligibility Criteria 2020
- Domicile – The candidate needs to be a permanent resident of J&K State
- Qualifying exam – Must have passed Matriculation or equivalent exam with minimum 40% marks in aggregate for both general and reserved category candidates.
- Subjects in qualifying exam – Applicants also need to compulsorily pass Science and Mathematics in qualifying exam.
- Age limit – No upper age limit has been set for sitting in the exam.
Reservation of seats
Open Merit (OM)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes
Children of Defense Personnel (CDP)
Tuition fee Waiver (TFW) (over and above intake capacity )
JKPET 2020 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application form of JK Polytechnic 2020 was released through online mode on March 23 and thus, applications are not acceptable in offline mode. The last date to submit JK PET 2020 application form is extended till July 15. To make the application filling process smooth and error-free, one must keep ready soft copies of documents like photograph, signature and thumb impression, as well as academic documents and credit card/debit card/net banking details. Also, only correct and verifiable information must be used, as otherwise if the candidate is found forging information during the document verification process, he/she may be barred from the admission process altogether.
How to fill the JK Polytechnic 2020 Application Form
- Registration and filling of application form – In this step, the candidate has to enter details like name, date of birth, category, qualifying exam details, etc. Upon successful registration, the application number will be generated that the candidate needs to note down.
- Payment of application fee – The application fee of Rs. 500 can be paid using online using net banking, credit or debit cards.
- Uploading of documents – The candidate has to next upload scanned documents in the format given in the table below:
Specification of documents to be uploaded
Permanent Residence Certificate
Date of Birth Certificate
Marks Sheet of the Qualifying Examination
Category Certificate (if applicable)
- Submit the application form – This is the last step of the application process. So, the candidate needs to check that all the particulars are in place and the application is duly filled before submitting it.
|ST, OBC, General, SC||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 500|
JKPET 2020 Syllabus
Pronouns-type and uses
Conjunction-types and uses
Modal auxiliaries and their uses
Reported speech-changes in verbs and other changes
Clauses-types of clauses and their uses
To-infinitive and ing forms
Other sentence patterns
Light-reflection and refraction
|Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, image formation, uses of spherical mirrors|
|Sign conventions for spherical mirrors, relation between focal length and radius of curvature, mirror formula (only relation) (numerical problems), magnification|
|Refraction of light, refraction through a glass slab, refractive index, conditions for no refraction|
|Spherical lenses, image formation, sign conventions, lens formula (only relation) (numerical problems), magnification (numerical problems), power of lenses (numerical problems)|
The human eye and the colourful world
|Human eye, power of accommodation, defects of vision and their correction|
|Glass prism (refraction and dispersion)|
|Atmospheric refraction-twinkling of stars and colour of sun at sun rise and sun set|
|Concept of electric charge|
|Electric current, electric potential, and potential difference|
|Ohm’s law and experimental verification, resistance and its dependence, combination of resistances (in series and in parallel) (numerical problems)|
|Heating effect of current-electric power and energy (numerical problems)|
Magnetic effects of current
|Oersted experiment, magnetic field and field lines|
|Magnetic field due to a current carrying-straight, coil (loop), and solenoid (qualitative only)|
|Force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field|
|Electric motor, domestic electric circuits|
Sources of energy
|Various sources of energy, conventional sources of energy, improvement in technology for using conventional sources of energy (biomass and wind energy)|
|Non-conventional sources of energy (solar energy, energy from sea)|
|Nuclear energy (nuclear fusion and nuclear fission)|
|Lasting of energy sources|
Chemical reactions and equation
|Chemical equation, writing of chemical equation, balancing chemical equations|
|Types of chemical reactions, viz. combination reactions, decomposition reactions|
|Displacement reactions, double displacement reactions, oxidation and reduction|
|Effects of oxidation and reduction reactions in everyday life, viz. corrosion and rancidity|
Periodic classification of elements
|Early attempts regarding classification of elements, like 0’ Debernier triads, New lands law of octaves|
|Mendeleev’s periodic table its achievements and limitations|
|Modern periodic table, position of elements, trends in modern periodic table viz. valency, atomic size, metallic and non-metallic properties|
Carbon and its compounds
|Bonding in carbon, covalent bond, allotropes of carbon|
|Versatile nature of carbon, saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, chains, branches and rings, homologous series and its characteristics, nomenclature of carbon compounds|
|Chemical properties of carbon compounds viz. combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reactions|
|Important carbon compounds like ethane and ethanoic acid|
|Properties of ethanol and ethanoic acid, soaps, and detergents|
Metals and non-metals
|Physical properties of metals and non-metals|
|Chemical properties of metals like action of water, air, acids, salts, reactivity series of metals|
|Cause of reactivity of metals and non-metals|
|Properties of ionic compounds|
|Occurrence of metals, their extraction, enrichment of ores, extraction of metals in accordance with activity series, refining of metals|
|Corrosion of metals and its prevention|
Acids, bases, and salts
|Idea about acids and bases, chemical properties of acids and bases viz. action of metals, metal carbonates, metal hydrogen carbonates (only in case of acids), metallic acids, nonmetallic acids and bases|
|Similarities in acids and bases, reaction of acids and bases with water|
|Strength of acids and base solutions, pH and its importance|
|Idea of salts, types, and pH|
|Chemicals from common salts like sodium hydroxide, baking soda and washing soda, and plaster of Paris|
|Euclids division lemma, fundamental theorem of arithmetic, statements after reviewing work done earlier and after illustrating through examples|
|Proofs of results irrationality of √2, √3, √5 decimal expansion rational numbers in terms of terminating / non terminating recurring decimals|
|Arithmetic progression-motivation for studying arithmetic progression, derivation of standard results of finding the nth term and sum of first n-trems|
Pair of linear equation in two variables
|Pair of linear equation in two variables|
|Algebraic conditions for number of solutions|
|Solutions of pair of linear equations in two variables algebraically by substitution, by elimination, and by cross multiplication|
|Simple situational problems may be included|
|Simple problems on equations reducible to linear equation may be included|
|Zeroes of a polynomial, relationship between zeroes and coefficients of polynomial with particular reference to quadratic polynomials|
|Statement and simple problems on division algorithm for polynomials with real coefficients|
|Quadratic equations-standard form of quadratic equation ax2+bx+c=0,(a≠0), solution of quadratic equation (only real roots) by factorization by completing the square, i.e.by using quadratic formulas, relationship between discriminant and nature of roots|
|Quadratic equations-problems related to day to day activities to be incorporated|
Triangles and circles
|Definitions, examples counter examples of similar triangles: If a line is drawn parallel to one side of a triangle to intersect the other two sides in distance points, the other two sides are divided in the same ratio|
|If a line divides two sides of a triangle in the same ratio, the line is parallel to third side|
|If in two triangles, the corresponding angles are equal, their corresponding sides are proportional, and the triangles are similar|
|If the corresponding sides of two triangles are proportional, their corresponding angles are equal, and the two triangles are similar|
|If one angle of a triangle is equal to one angle of another triangle and the sides including these angles are proportional, the two triangles are similar|
|If a perpendicular is drawn from the vertex of the right angle to the hypotenuse, the triangle on each side of the perpendicular are similar to the whole triangle and to each other|
|The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the ratios of the squares on their corresponding sides|
|In a right triangle, the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the square on the other two sides|
|In a triangle, if the squares on one side are equal to sum of the squares on the two sides, the angles opposite to the first side is a right triangle|
|Tangents to circle drawn by chords of from points coming closer and closer to the point|
|The tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact|
|The length of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal|
|Lines (in two dimensions)-review the concepts of coordinate geometry done earlier including graphs of linear equations|
|Awareness of geometrical representation of quadratic equations, polynomials, distance between two points and section formula (internal)|
|Area of a triangle|
Introduction to trigonometry
|Trigonometric ratios of an acute angle of a right angled triangle|
|Proof of their existence (well defined), calculate the ratios, whichever are defined at 0’ and 90’|
|Values with proofs of the trigonometric ratios of 30°, 45° and 60°|
|Relationship between the ratios|
|Trigonometric identities, proofs and applications of the identity Sin2A + Cos2A = 1 only simple identities to be given|
|Trigonometric ratios of complementary angles|
Heights and distances
|Simple and believable problems on heights and distances|
|Problems should not involve more than two right triangles|
|Angle of elevation/ depression should be only 30°, 45°,60°|
Surface areas and volumes
|Problems on finding surface areas and volumes of combinations of any two of the following cubes, cuboids, spheres, hemispheres, and right circular cylinders/ cones, frustum of a cone|
|Problems involving converting one type of metallic solid into another and other mixed problems|
|Problems with combination of not more than two different solids be taken|
|History, repeated experiments and observed frequency approach to probability|
|Focus is on empirical probability|
|Classical definition of probability, simple problems on single event, not using set rotation|
JKPET 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of JK Polytechnic 2020 lists out the structure of the exam, be it the mode in which the entrance exam will be conducted, types of questions asked, marking scheme, duration of the exam, etc. The candidate by going through the exam pattern thus will be able to effective prepare for the exam and thereby improve his or chance of admission.
JK Polytechnic Exam Pattern 2020
- The exam will be offline based and of 3 hours duration
- Question type will be Multiple Choice. A total of 180 questions will be asked from English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
- The level of questions asked will be of 10th standard
- 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect attempt.
- The question paper will be set in English language only
Subject-wise and total questions asked
Number of Questions
JKPET 2020 Admit Card
Exam officials will release the admit card of JK Polytechnic 2020 in online mode. It will carry important exam-specific details like time and date of the exam, name and address of the exam centre, and also the roll number of the candidate. On exam day, all candidates need to bring the admit card with them and display it on demand to authorities; without the admit card, no candidate would be allowed to take the exam. In addition, it will be required for subsequent admission formalities, so care must be taken not to damage or lose it.
How to download the JK Polytechnic 2020 admit card
- Click on the admit card download link
- Log-in using applicant log-in credentials includes application number, date of birth and image shown.
- Upon successful log-in, the admit card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download and take a printout of the same for future use.
JKPET 2020 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
JKPET 2020 Answer Key
The exam authorities will release the answer key of JK Polytechnic 2020 that will contain the official answers to the questions asked in the entrance exam. The candidate by referring to the answer key will be able to determine probable scores, and thus access their chances of admission before the actual result is declared. There will also be provisions to challenge the answer key and question paper. The final and revised answer key will be released after considering all such complaints.
JKPET 2020 Result
The result of JK Polytechnic 2020 will be declared by authorities in the form of merit list. Using the marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance exam, authorities will release a merit list which will be used for short-listing candidates for counselling and seat allotment. In the unlikely event of the entrance exam not being conducted, the merit list will be derived based on aggregate marks of class 10 (or qualifying exam). The merit list consists of category-specific, so reserved category candidates may appear in more than one merit lists.
If two or more candidates scores the same marks in the entrance exam, the inter-se merit will be determined in the following sequence:
- Candidate with higher marks in Mathematics will be ranked higher
- The one with higher marks in Physics will put place higher in merit list
- If tie persists, the marks obtained in Chemistry will be considered, with the one with higher marks placed higher
- Finally, the tie will be decided based on age, with the candidate older in age getting preference
JKPET 2020 Cutoff
The branch and category-wise cutoff of JK Polytechnic 2020 will be determined for all the participating institutes of the exam. The cutoff generally indicates the last rank for which admission is offered to a particular branch and category of the specific institute. So it is always a good idea to score a better rank than the cutoff rank to have a good chance of admission.
It may be noted that the cutoff ranks are not static, but vary from branch to branch, category to category, and also institute to institute. It is because it depends on variables like – number of seats on offer, the category of the candidate, applications received for admission, etc.
JKPET 2020 Counselling
Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline
The counselling of JK Polytechnic 2020 will be conducted for eligible candidates in online mode. To participate in online counselling, short-listed candidates will have to get registered and participate in choice filling process. There will be likely three online seat allotment rounds, which will be followed by a personal (mop-up) round to fill vacant seats. Candidates during counselling will be able to opt for up-gradation in subsequent rounds if they are not offered first-preferred seats.
JK Polytechnic 2020 Counselling Procedure
- Registration – The candidates will have to register using PET roll number, score and rank.
- Online choice filling – It is recommended to enter as many choices as possible to maximize one’s chances of admission.
- Payment of counselling fee and locking of choices – Next the candidate has to pay the counselling fee of Rs. 500. Upon payment of the fee, the choices will also automatically get locked.
- Allotment of seats – The allotment of seats will be based on the merit rank of the candidate and also choices entered.
Documents Required at Counselling
- PET admit card
- Counselling registration form
- Identity proof
- Category certificate (if applicable)
- Transfer certificate (if applicable)