Polytechnic Courses After 10th & 12th: Career Options, Courses, Exams

Last Modified on : 21 May 2024

Polytechnic centres are the institutions and schools that offer vocational courses in industrial arts, applied science, and technical vertical. Polytechnic institutions provide certificate, diploma, or post-diploma level courses for a total duration of 2 to 3 years depending on the various courses such as mechanical, electrical, electronic, computer, arts, animation, civil, design, media, business management etc. Polytechnic is quite different from a university as polytechnic institutions focus primarily on practical knowledge and secondarily on theory part. One can apply for jobs in the private and government sectors after completing the course in the relevant field. There are numerous entrance exams conducted for the students seeking admission to the polytechnic.

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Entrance Exams for Polytechnic

Uttar Pradesh Joint Entrance Exam UPJEE (Polytechnic) | Joint Entrance Examination Council of Uttar Pradesh (JEECUP) | UP Polytechnic Entrance Exam

UP Polytechnic Entrance Exam, UP Joint Entrance Examination Council of Uttar Pradesh (JEECUP), and Uttar Pradesh Joint Entrance Exam (UPJEE) are the different names given to the state-level entrance examination for admission to polytechnic institutes. The entrance exam is conducted by the Joint Entrance Examination Council (Sanyukt Pravesh Pariksha Parishad, Uttar Pradesh). Candidates who are interested in getting admission to Diploma/Post Graduate Diploma courses in domains such as Technology, Engineering, and Management can appear for the exam.

Exam Pattern, Qualification and Eligibility Overview

UPJEE (Polytechnic) exam is conducted in offline mode and contains 100 objective type questions. The question papers are available in both Hindi and English language. The minimum age limit for the applicant is 14 years as on 1st July of the year of examination. Candidates with UP domicile will be given more preference than non-UP domicile candidate. Qualification of the candidate varies from course to course. To know the educational qualification for different polytechnic courses, click here.

Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (TS PolyCET)

Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (TS PolyCET) is conducted by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Hyderabad. This state-level entrance examination conducted once in a year for admission to engineering and non-engineering diploma courses provided by colleges in Telangana. Candidates interested in pursuing a career in the engineering field can appear for the TS PolyCET exam.

Exam Pattern, Qualification, and Eligibility Overview

TS PolyCET entrance exam is pen and paper-based exam of 2 hours duration. The exam comprises of 120 multiple choice questions available in both English and Telugu languages. The exam is mainly based on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics according to the SSC board. The number of questions asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are 30, 30, and 60 respectively. Minimum marks required to qualify for the exam are 36 out of 120.

Coming to the eligibility, a candidate is required to be of Indian national having domicile of the State of Telangana or Andhra Pradesh. There is no age limit prescribed for the admission to Diploma courses in Polytechnic Colleges.

The education qualification that a candidate needs to meet is that he/she must have passed SSC Examination of the State Board of Secondary Education, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh or equivalent board which recognised by the State Board of Secondary Education, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh. These boards can be ICSE (Indian Council for Secondary Education), CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), NIOS (National Institute of Open School), TOSS (Telangana Open School Society), APOSS (A.P. Open School Society), and Class 10th exam conducted by various State Boards in India. Also, those candidates whose examination board is different that State Board of Secondary Education, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh must be passed in all subjects (including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) with at least 35% marks.