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TS POLYCET 2024 Exam Date, Application form, Hall Ticket, Results

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TS POLYCET 2024 - The State Board of Technical Education & Training, Hyderabad has announced the TS POLYCET Exam Date and it will be conducted on 17th May 2024. The complete schedule of the exam along with the TS POLYCET Registration Form will be available to the candidates on the official website i.e., polycet.sbtet.telangana.gov.in. Candidates must have individually passed the SSC Examination with a minimum of 35% Marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. 

The TS POLYCET Application Form 2024 will be available online only and comprises registration, filling out the form, application fee, and submitting the necessary and relevant documents. Upon Successful registration, the TS POLYCET Admit Card will be available for download from the official website and no hard copies will be sent. Candidates must ensure to keep a regular check on the TS POLYCET website to avoid missing any relevant and important dates and updates.

 

TS POLYCET Registrations Begins - Apply Now!

 

Candidates must carry the admit card printout along with a valid Photo ID Proof to the exam center. Read the article further to know more about TS POLYCET 2024.

TS POLYCET - An Overview

TS POLYCET stands for Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test, which is a state-level examination to fill the seats in Diploma Courses offered by SBTET in Government, Government-Aided, Private Un-Aided Polytechnics, and Polytechnics run in existing Private Un-Aided Engineering Colleges in Telangana State. The Exam is conducted by The State Board of Technical Education & Training (SBTET) every year in an offline mode. The admissions are based on the POLYCET Rank via the online counseling process held by the SBTET. The entire procedure except the main exam is conducted online only.

 

TS POLYCET Exam Highlights

The Exam is conducted at a state level, and annually. The exam focuses on admissions to diploma courses in engineering and Agriculture. The table below highlights the basic details of the TS POLYCET Exam. 

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (TS POLYCET)

Conducting Body

State Board of Technical Education and Training (SBTET)

Exam Level

State level

Exam Frequency

Annual

Mode of Exam

Offline

Courses offered through the Entrance Exam

  • 3-year Diploma courses in Engineering
  • 3-Year Duration with 6 months of industrial training in Engineering
  • 3-year Diploma course in Agriculture

Exam Fees

  • For the General category: INR 500
  • For SC/ST candidates: INR 250

Exam Duration

2 Hrs 30 Minutes

No. of Papers

One

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Telugu

Official Website

polycet.sbtet.telangana.gov.in

Contact Details

Email: polycet-te@telangana.gov.in

Phone:18005-995577, 040-23222192  

Accepting Colleges

  • Government, Government-Aided, Private Un-Aided Polytechnics and Polytechnics run in existing Private Un-Aided Engineering Colleges in Telangana State.
  • Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) both University and affiliated Polytechnics 
  • Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU) both University and affiliated Polytechnics 
  • P V Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University (PVNRTVU) 

TS POLYCET Upcoming Exam Dates 2024

The Exam Date is set for 17th May 2024 and the Registration process began on 15th Feb 2024. The Last date to submit the application form is 26th April 2024. Candidates can refer to the table below to check the TS POLYCET Upcoming schedule.

Upcoming Exam Event

Dates

TS POLYCET Registration begins

15th Feb '24 - 22nd Apr '24

Last date with Fee Payment (INR 100)24th Apr '24
Last date with Fee Payment (INR 300 - Tatkal Fees)26th Apr '24

TS POLYCET Admit Card

May '24

TS POLYCET Exam Date

17th May '24

Answer Key Release

May '24

Answer Key Challenge

May '24

TS POLYCET Result 

29th May '24 (Expected)

Counseling Registration and Certificate Verification Slot Booking

Jun '24

TS POLYCET Eligibility Criteria

Before applying and appearing for the TS POLYCET Exam, the candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria. 

  • There is no specific age limit to appear for the exam
  • Candidate must be an Indian national and a local resident of Andhra Pradesh or Telangana
  • Candidate must have passed the SSC examination with a minimum score of 35% including mathematics as a compulsory subject.

These Criteria have been tabulated below for reference.

Criteria

Requirement

Age

No age restriction 

Nationality

Candidates should be of Indian National and 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 with mathematics as a compulsory subject
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are eligible to apply

TS POLYCET 2024 Application Form 

The TS POLYCET 2024 Application Form will be available online only and comprises registration, filling out the form, application fee, and submitting the necessary and relevant documents. The candidates can fill out the application form online on the official website, or at the nearest TS Online/Coordinating Centres. The Application Form consists of the Following Details.

Personal Details

Contact Details

Special Category Details

Exam Center Details

Passport Size Photograph

Digital Signature

Category Details

Education Details

How to Fill out the TS POLYCET Application Form?

A step-by-step guide on how to fill out the application form has been given below. Candidates should strictly follow the instructions and fill out the form correctly, or else it will lead to rejection.

Step 1: Registration

Visit the TS POLYCET official website and click on the ‘Registration’ tab on the home page. It will ask you to enter certain details like Name,  Mobile Number, Category Details, Email ID, etc. Click on the ‘Submit’ Option once registered.

POLYCET Registration

Step 2: Fill out the Application Form

Upon successful registration, the next step is to fill out the TS POLYCET Application Form. Login with your Registration Number and Password to fill out the form. You will be required to enter all the details like Contact Details, Educational Qualifications, Category Details, Uploading photograph and Signature,  etc. Ensure that you fill out the form carefully and do not make any mistakes.

POLYCET Application

 

Ques: What are the details to be filled in the TS POLYCET Application form?
Ans: Candidates need to fill in details like their name, age, educational qualifications, and contact information in the application form along with uploading all necessary documents like 10th and 12th mark sheets, graduation certificates, and debit/credit details to pay the application fee and other documents related to caste like the caste certificate, as asked.

 

Step 3: Save and Preview the Application Form

Once the form is duly filled, candidates must check all the details and save the TS POLYCET Application Form for further use. It is advisable to take a printout of the same.

Step 4: Application Fee Payment

Once the application form is filled out, the next step is to pay the TS POLYCET Application Fee. For this, click on ‘Pay Now’ and select your preferred payment gateway option.

Application Fees

  • For the General category: INR 500
  • For SC/ST candidates: INR 250

TS POLYCET Image Uploading Guidelines

While filling out the TS POLYCET 2024 Application Form, the candidates must keep in mind the below guidelines for uploading the image and signature. Any error here can lead to the rejection of the application.

Documents

Format

Size

Scanned Photograph

JPG or JPEG

Greater than 5 KB and less than 50 KB

Scanned Signature

JPG or JPEG

Less than 30 KB

TS POLYCET Admit Card 2024

The TS POLYCET Admit Card will be available online on the official website. The Admit Card includes details like Admit Card & Application Number, Applicant Name, Photograph, Signature, Student Address and Contact Details, Test Centre Details, Exam Schedule, and Exam Day Instructions. A step-by-step guide on how to download the Admit Card has been given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website and search for the TS POLYCET Admit Card/Hall Ticket download link

Step 2: Enter the details required for login

Step 3: Once the candidate has logged in, the TS POLYCET Admit Card/Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen

Step 4: Download the Admit Card/Hall Ticket and take a printout of the same for further use

 

Ques: What are the details included in the TS POLYCET Admit Card?
Ans: The admit card includes details like the name of the candidate, date of examination, exam center and time, age, and other details related to the exam.

TS POLYCET Exam Pattern

The TS POLYCET Exam Pattern has been tabulated below. Candidates must prepare accordingly.

Category

Details

Mode of examination

Offline (Pen-paper based)

Medium of Examination

English or Telugu

Duration of examination

2.5 hours

Total Number of questions

150 questions

Type of question

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Marking Scheme

1 mark for each correct answer

Negative marking

No negative marking

TS POLYCET Question Paper Structure and Marks Distribution

The TS POLYCET Question Paper consists of 4 major sections, namely - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. While PCM is mandatory for all courses, Biology questions will be attempted only by those students who are willing to get admission to Agriculture and Veterinary Diploma Courses offered by PJTSAU and PVNRTVU.

The Total Marks for TS POLYCET will be 120. For candidates attempting the biology exam, the math marks will be reduced to 30.

Sections

Questions

Subjects

Marks

Section I

01 to 60

Mathematics

60

Section II

61 to 90

Physics

30

Section III

91 to 120

Chemistry

30

Section IV

121 to 150

Biology

30

TS POLYCET Syllabus

The TS POLYCET Syllabus 2024 is given below. The TS POLYCET has one paper as per the syllabus of Class 10th in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. The Revised Syllabus for TS POLYCET 2024 will be released soon on the official website. Students should ensure to check the updated syllabus for better preparation. 

SubjectsTopics Covered

Chemistry

Nuclear chemistry, Polymers, Equilibrium,

Atomic structure, States of matter, Redox directions, Carbon and its compounds

Acid, bases, and salts, and Classification of elements

Mathematics

Probability, Mensuration, Statistics, Trigonometry, Linear equations, Quadratics equations, Polynomials, Real numbers, Number system, Surface area and volumes, Mathematical Modeling, Geometry, Logsraithms, and Sets

Physics

Metallurgy, Electricity, the Human eye and colorful world, Reflection of light, Refraction of light through the curved mirror, Magnetism,

Refraction of light through a plane mirror, 

Reproduction, the Heating effect of electric current, and Sources of Energy

Biology

Respiration, Nutrition, Transportation, Excretion, Control and Coordination, Reproduction, Coordination in Life Processes, Heredity, Our Environment, and Natural Resources 

TS POLYCET Answer Key 2024

The TS POLYCET Answer Key 2024 will be released after the exam is over. The purpose of releasing the answer key is for the students to cross-verify their answers marked in the exam and get an estimate of the marks they can expect in the TS POLYCET Exam. A copy of students’ OMR Sheet is also released under the respective logins of the candidates on the official website. The Answer Key is released for all papers - Set A, B, C, and D and any objections to the answer key can be raised through the email ID at jtsecy-sbtet@telangana.gov.in

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to view the Answer Key:

  • Go to the official website of TS POLYCET
  • Click on the answer key link given on the website or click on the ‘POLYCET - 2024 Key’ tab once available (Once Released)
  • The PDF of the answer key will be displayed on the screen

TS POLYCET Result 2024

TS POLYCET Result is declared on the official website of TS POLYCET. The marks obtained in the TS POLYCET 2024 Exam are considered for assigning the ranks based on which the students are selected for admission to various Diploma courses. Two separate ranks are generated for PCM and PCMB by scaling down Math Marks to 30. The TS POLYCET Rank Card can be downloaded by following the steps below:

  • Visit the official website of TS POLYCET
  • Click on the ‘Rank Card’ tab on the home page (Once Released)
  • Enter the details as requested - Hall Ticket Number, Captcha, and click submit
  • The TS POLYCET Rank Card 2024 will appear on the screen
  • Download and save for future reference

TS POLYCET Result - Tie Breaker

In a case where 2 candidates have the same ranks, a tie-breaker is considered. Below are the criteria for tie-breaker.

  1. For PCM - In case of a tie in rank at the entrance test, the tie will be resolved by considering the marks of the below subjects in the same order Mathematics, Physics, and the Candidate’s Date Of Birth
  2. For PCMB - In case of a tie in rank at the entrance test, the tie will be resolved by considering the marks of the below subjects in the same order Biology, Physics, and Chemistry along with the Candidate’s Date Of Birth

In case the tie is still not resolved, the candidate who has secured a higher percentage of marks in the qualifying examination will be considered to have obtained a better rank.

TS POLYCET Admission Process

Once the candidate has qualified in the TS POLYCET Exam they will need to appear for the online counseling process to complete the TS POLYCET Admission Process. There are 4 steps in the TS POLYCET Admission Process which are described below

Step 1: As a first step the candidate applies for the exam online on the official website and follows the registration process

Step 2: Once they are registered and have paid the fees, they will appear for the TS POLYCET Exam 

Step 3: After the exam is over, the candidate will check the result through the official website and see if they qualify for the counseling process

Step 4: If the candidate has cleared the exam, they sit for the online counseling process conducted by SBTET for admission to courses offered by them. The counseling and admission to SKLTSHU, PVNRTVU, and PJTSAU are conducted separately by these universities

TS POLYCET Counseling & Seat Allotment

No Separate form or call letter is sent to the students for the counseling and seat allotment process. However, a nominal fee is charged to appear for the TS POLYCET Counseling & Seat Allotment Process. Below are the detailed steps to sit for the counseling process:

  • Payment of the counseling processing fee
  • Competition of slot booking for document verification
  • Getting the documents verified at the helpline center
  • Registering for the web options entry/choice-filling process 
  • Choice Filling/ Web Options Entry. Choosing the desired colleges for admission
  • Soon after this, seat allotment takes place wherein the candidates will be allocated seats in participating colleges based on merit
  • Download the seat allotment order through the candidate portal 
  • Reporting to the allotted college for final formalities for admission

TS POLYCET Counseling - Documents Required

Candidates must carry the following documents when visiting the Helpline Center for Document Verification. The Slots for verification are usually available from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

TS POLYCET Admit Card and Rank Card

Transfer Certificate

Caste Proof

6th - 10th Study Certificates

Any ID Proof

Income Certificate Issued after Jan 1, 2024, by Competent Authority

SLC/HSC Marksheet and Pass Certificate

Physically Challenged Certificate (If Any)

[(PH) / Children of Armed Personnel (CAP)/ NCC/ Sports/ Minority]

Residence Certificate of a candidate for 7 years preceding to the qualifying examination in the case where the candidate has no institutionalized education

TS POLYCET 2024 Cutoff - Expected

The TS POLYCET Cutoff essentially refers to the minimum qualifying marks that are required to get admission to the participating Polytechnic colleges. The below tables mention the TS POLYCET Cutoff for courses as well as category-wise.

Particulars

Qualifying Marks out of 120

Polytechnics

36

Agriculture Polytechnics

36

 

Categories

Minimum Qualifying Marks

General

30%, i.e., 36 out of 120

SC/ST

No Minimum Qualifying Marks

TS POLYCET Reservation Criteria

The below table mentions the TS POLYCET Reservation Criteria. The criteria are presented in the percentage form for all the relevant categories.

Categories

Reservation Quota

General

50%

SC

15%

ST

6%

OBC

29%

TS POLYCET Courses Offered

TS POLYCET offers various Diploma/Polytechnic Engineering and Non-Engineering Courses in the state of Telangana. These courses have been categorized in the below tables as per the duration and some special courses offered by specific universities.

3-year courses 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

3.5-year courses with 1-year Industrial Training 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

Mechanical Engineering

3-year courses with 6-months Industrial Training 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

Diploma Courses offered by Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), Polytechnics:

Diploma in Agriculture (2-Years)

Diploma in Organic Agriculture (2-Years)

Diploma in Agricultural Engineering (3-Years)

Diploma Courses offered in PV Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University (PVNRTVU) in the Telangana State:

Animal Husbandry Polytechnic (2-Years)

Fisheries Polytechnic (2-Years)

Diploma Course offered in Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU) in the Telangana State:

Diploma in Horticulture (2-Years)

TS POLYCET Preparation Tips

Follow the Syllabus: The first step to kick-start your preparation is to be thorough with the syllabus and understand what chapters are important. Note down the syllabus somewhere and highlight the difficult or important chapters.

Follow Good Study Material: There are several books available in the market for entrance exam preparation, but not all of them may be relevant. For TS POLYCET Exam below are a few recommended books that candidates can follow.

Books

Author

Pardeep’s Science Physics Part-1 for Class X

Surindra Lal & K.L Gomber

Science for Tenth Class Part 1 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

Follow a set timetable: This is considered to be the best way when preparing for entrance exams. Make a timetable and study each subject strictly as per the timetable. This will not only help in time management but will also help the candidates analyze how much is done and what is still pending.

Make Short Notes/Flashcards: making short notes or flashcards is the best way to remember important facts, formulas, diagrams, and figures. It also helps at the time of revision.

Keep Sufficient Revision Time: TS POLYCET Exam appearing candidates should start the exam preparation with full force by now, so that the syllabus is finished well in time and sufficient time is left to revise the topics and strengthen the base.

Solve Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Solve as many mock tests, sample papers, and previous year’s question papers as possible. This will help the candidates in revision and can help them understand what kind of questions are asked in the exam, how much time it takes to solve the questions, and how much more practice is required to finish the actual paper well in time.

TS POLYCET Scholarship Program 

  • The Scholarships for TS POLYCET qualified candidates are based on merit
  • Candidates who perform well in the TS POLYCET Exam 2024 will be awarded a scholarship of INR 10,000/- per annum for the entire duration of their course. (Scholarship amount is subject to change)
  • Students under the Pratibha Award are eligible for the sanction of a scholarship if their parent's income (including non-taxable income) does not exceed INR 1 Lac per annum.

TS POLYCET Exam Centres 2024

There are a total of 35 Exam Centres for the TS POLYCET 2024 Exam in Telangana. Candidates need to choose their preferences from these exam centers. The Exam Centres for the POLYCET Exam have been presented in the table below.

TS POLYCET 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is TS POLYCET

TS POLYCET is a state-level examination to fill the seats in Diploma Courses offered by SBTET in Government, Government-Aided, Private Un-Aided Polytechnics, and Polytechnics run in existing Private Un-Aided Engineering Colleges in Telangana State.

What is the TS POLYCET Exam Date 2024

The TS POLYCET Exam Date 2024 has been announced, and the exam will be conducted on 17th May 2024

What is the Eligibility Criteria for TS POLYCET

For TS POLYCET, the eligibility criteria comprises of there factors - age, nationality and educational qualification. There is no age limit to appear for the TS POLYCET Exam and the candidate should be an Indian national and a local candidate of the state. For Educational Criteria, the candidate must have passed SSC examination from the state board of Telangana and should have scored at least 35% with mathematics as a compulsory subject. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination this year are eligible to appear and apply for the exam.

Is the TS POLYCET Application 2024 out

Yes. The TS POLYCET 2024 Registration has began on 15th February 2024. The Last Date to fill out the TS POLYCET Application Form with late fee is 24th April 2024.

What is the Application Fee for TS POLYCET

The application fee for TS POLYCET in the general category is INR 500, and for other categories (SC/ST/OBC, etc.) the fee us INR 250

Can the TS POLYCET Application be filled offline as well

Yes, the SBTET allows the candidates to fill the application both online and offline. Candidates can pay online through credit card, debit card or net banking or can be paid offline at the nearest TS online/Coordinating Centers

What is the cutoff for TS POLYCET

The minimum qualifying marks for polytechnic and agricultural polytechnic are 36 out of 120. For General category the cutoff is 30% and no minimum percentage has been specified for other categories like SC, ST, etc.

What is the TS POLYCET Counseling and Seat Allotment Process

The TS POLYCET counseling and seat allotment process includes payment of the counseling fee, slot booking, document verification, choosing the preferred colleges and other steps. Refer to the article to know the process in detail

Is there any reservation in TS POLYCET

Yes. The TS POLYCET has a set reservation criteria. General - 50%, SC - 15%, ST - 6%, and OBC - 29%

What is the syllabus for TS POLYCET

The syllabus for TS POLYCY includes topics from Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Biology needs to be attempted only by those candidates who are winning to take admission in agriculture or veterinary diploma courses. Few topics include Atimic Structure , Metallurgy, Probability, Mensuration, Respiration, Nutrition. Read the full article to know the topics and syllabus in detail

What courses can be taken after TS POLYCET

After TS POLYCET candidates can opt for various diploma courses in the field of chemical engineering, printing technology, textile technology, mechanical engineering, diploma in agriculture, diploma in horticulture, and many more courses in Telangana.

What is the mode of TS POLYCET

The TS POLYCET Exam is a pen-paper based, offline exam

What is the duration of TS POLYCET Exam

The TS POLYCET Exam is conducted for a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes

Is there negative marking in TS POLYCET

There is no negative marking in TS POLYCET. 1 mark is given for each correct answer, and no marks are given for incorrect or unattempted questions

What are the total marks of TS POLYCET

The TS POLYCET Exam is for 120 marks. For candidates appearing for Biology Exam, the Mathematics marks are reduced to 30 from 60. Physics, Chemistry and Biology are for 30 marks each, and Mathematics for Non-Biology students is 60 marks.

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