About TS POLYCET 2020

Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (TS POLYCET) is conducted by State Board of Technical Education and Training, Hyderabad, for admission to engineering diploma courses, among others, offered by polytechnic institutes in the state of Telangana. TS POLYCET 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the third week of April in pen-and-paper based mode. The exam will have one paper consisting of three sections – physics, chemistry and mathematics. The result of TS POLYCET 2020 will be released by SBTET, Telangana tentatively in the final week of April and will include marks obtained in the entrance exam and rank cards. Based on the rank lists, candidates will be short-listed for counselling and seat allotment. The counseling of TS POLYCET 2020 will be conducted tentatively from third to last week of May. TS POLYCET 2020 application forms will be available tentatively from the second week of March to the first week of April in online mode.

TS POLYCET 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test
Short Exam Name TS POLYCET
Conducting Body State Board of Technical Education and Training Telangana
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level State Level Exam
Languages English, Telugu +1 More
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 400 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Online
Participating Colleges 8
Exam Duration 2 Hours

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TS POLYCET 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

14 Mar, 2020 - 06 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Offline and Online

16 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

26 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Offline and Online

17 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling - Start Date | Mode: Online

TS POLYCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of TS POLYCET 2020 are the aggregate of conditions that the candidate has to meet in order to be considered for admission. Any candidate who doesn’t meet any of these conditions, he or she may be disqualified at any stage of the admission process. The full details of the prescribed eligibility criteria have been described below:

Nationality – The candidate needs to be an Indian national

Domicile – The candidate must be resident of Telangana/Andhra Pradesh

Qualifying Exam – Candidate who have passed SSC examination conducted by State Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana with a minimum aggregate of 35% marks, and have studied Mathematics as one of the subject are eligible. 

In case of candidates who have passed any other equivalent exam, they will in addition need to have passed all the subjects – including physics, chemistry and mathematics, with minimum 35% marks in each subject. 

Age limit – No age limit has been set for appearing in the exam.

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

The exam authorities will release the application form of TS POLYCET 2020 in both online and offline modes tentatively in the second week of March. The last date to submit the online application form will be tentatively in the first week of April. To fill the application form online, the candidate will have to go to the online application portal, get registered, fill the form, upload necessary documents, pay the application fee, and finally submit it. However for filling the application form offline, the candidate has to first download it and then submit completed application form along with relevant documents at a nearby help line centre. The process to fill the application form is explained in brief below.

Procedure to fill TS POLYCET 2020 application form

  • Enter Class 10 passing year, hall ticket number, and date of birth
  • Fill in the name -should be the same as mentioned in school certificates. When entering the name, make sure to leave gaps between parts of the name.     
  • Enter name of father.
  • Fill in correspondence details
  • Select the exam centre from available options
  • Choose the category, if applicable. 
  • If the candidate belongs to any special category (CAP/SP/PH/NCC), it must also be mentioned.
  • Select medium of exam 
  • Paste a photograph duly signed by parent (or a guardian) at the appropriate place. 
  • If filled in offline mode offline, visit a nearby help line centre and submit the completed application form to the computer operator. The application fee of Rs. 350 (Rs. 200 for SC and ST candidates) can be paid in either online or offline.
  • The operator will enter details mentioned on the application and upload all relevant documents to an online system. After the process is over, admit cards will be issued and handed over to the candidate. Admit cards can also be downloaded online.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online, Offline Male, Female ₹ 400
ST, SC Online, Offline Male, Female ₹ 250

TS POLYCET 2020 Syllabus




TS POLYCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of TS POLYCET 2020 contains insights into the structure of the exam, like the types of questions asked, marking scheme, syllabus, exam duration and much more. These details could be used by the candidate to sync their preparation with the requirements of the exam and thereby increase their chances of success. Refer the bullets below to learn the full details.

TS POLYCET Exam Pattern 2020

  • The test time will have one paper of 2 hours duration
  • Exam mode will be offline based, with candidates having to enter their responses on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Response Sheets.
  • The syllabus of the exam will be based on SSC Examination
  • Question type will be multiple choice type. Each question will be followed by four answer options, out of which only one will be the correct option.
  • There will be a total of 120 questions.
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded. There is no negative marking.

Total and section-wise number of questions asked                                                                                                                               


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TS POLYCET 2020 hall tickets will be available in both online and offline mode. Candidates can also collect in from the computer operator at the helpline centre. The operator generates the admit card after completing the uploading process.  To download the admit card online, candidate has to go to the specific online portal and log-in. An important document, the admit card will carry details like name of the candidate, roll number, date and time of the exam, and also exam centre details. Care must take to preserve it until at least the admission process is over.

How to download TS POLYCET Hall Ticket 2020

  • Click on the hall ticket download link, it will take the candidate to a log-in page
  • Select the qualifying exam
  • Next enter following details to log-in - Tenth Exam Hall Ticket Number, Date of Birth, and Tenth Passing/Appearing Year 
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • Download and take a printout.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Hall ticket

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The result of TS POLYCET 2020 will be released by State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana tentatively in the final week of April. For general category candidates, the result will be declared for only those candidates who score a minimum 30% marks, or 36 marks out of 120. However there are no minimum criteria for SC and ST applicants, and their ranks will be published irrespective of their scores in the exam.

The result would carry details like the marks and ranks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam. The rank list would be prepared based on the marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam. In case two or more candidates score the same marks, inter-se merit will be determined.

Rules and order for determining Inter-se merit:

1. Candidates with higher marks in mathematics will be ranked higher

2. In this step, the one who has more marks in Physics will be placed higher

3. If tie persists, DOB will be considered with the older candidate given preference.

4. Finally, the tie will be decided based on qualifying exam marks, with the candidates having higher percentage to be ranked higher.

How to check TS POLYCET Result 2020

  • Click on result portal (link will be given here once it is available)
  • Log-in TS POLYCET 2020 hall ticket number
  • The result and rank card will be displayed on screen
  • Take a printout of the rank card and result.

TS POLYCET 2020 Cutoff

Exam officials will release the TS POLYCET 2020 cutoff for each phase of seat allotment for all the participating institutes. The cutoffs thus released would be branch, category and gender-specific. Candidates applying for admission would be likely considered for admission in that round only if they meet the specific cutoff criteria. Please note the cutoff is determined based on parameters like number of seats available, applications received for admission, category of the candidate, reputation of the institute, etc. If any of these variables change in any given year, the cutoff would also change. Nonetheless, the candidate would get a general idea about the kind of scores to get admission into their chosen discipline. 

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 36

Mode of Counselling: Online

The web-based counselling of TS POLYCET 2020 will start tentatively from third week of May. Candidates have to register for the counselling in online mode and report for document verification and option entry at the TS POLYCET help centres. To get their documents verified, candidates will have to attend the verification centre in person with originals of all relevant documents.  

The allotment of seats will be based on both the merit rank of the candidate and also choices opted for admission. Please note that seat allotment for reserved category candidates would be carried out separately as per respective rank lists. 

Candidates who have been allotted seats will have to download the allotment letter and e-challan, which will be required for making at a designated bank branch.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Memo of marks of SSC or its equivalent examination
  • Community certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • TS POLYCET 2020 hall ticket and rank card
  • Certificate of study for the period from class 4 to 10.
  • Candidates who appeared for qualifying examination privately, the relevant certificate
  • In case of a candidate who is not local to any one of the university area, the relevant certificate
  • Conduct certificate from head of the institution last attended.
  • Physical fitness certificate
  • Income certificate issued by mandal revenue officer in 2020.
  • Minority certificate, if applicable
  • Any other relevant certificate

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