TS POLYCET Exam 2020 – Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus, Counselling


The State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana conducts Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (TS POLYCET). It is a state-level entrance examination conducted once in a year (in the month of April) for admission to engineering and non-engineering diploma courses offered by colleges in Telangana. So, candidates interested in getting admission to Polytechnic colleges of Telangana are required to appear in this entrance exam.

TS POLYCET 2020 Latest Update - The online application process for the TS POLYCET has been extended till 30th April 2020. Those who are interested and eligible to appear in the TS POLYCET 2020 can apply online at polycetts.nic.in on or before the deadline without any late fees.

TS POLYCET 2020 - Quick Highlights

Exam Name

Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test

Exam conducting website

State Board of Technical Education and Training, Hyderabad

Official website


Application mode


Exam mode


Number of Questions


Type of Questions


Exam duration

2 hour 30 minutes

Question Paper Language

English and Telugu

Negative Marking

Not Applicable


TS POLYCET Exam 2020 Important Dates

Earlier, the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana has decided to conduct TS POLYCET 2020 entrance test on 17th April 2020. However, as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of Corona (COVID-19) Virus, the education board of Telangana took this decision. Find new dates of TS POLYCET 2020 exam below:

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Online application begins

2nd March 2020

Last date to fill the application

30th April 2020 (Extended)

Last date to fill the application (with late fee ₹ 100/-)

04th May 2020

Admit card availability

2 weeks prior to the entrance test

Exam date

May 2020

Answer key availability

4th week of May 2020

Result declaration

June 2020

Counselling begins

4th week of June 2020

TS POLYCET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

TS POLYCET is a pen and paper-based examination of two hours duration. The exam comprises of 120 multiple choice questions asked in two languages – English and Telugu. 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and no mark is deducted for incorrect answer. Questions are asked from Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as per the syllabus of SSC board. Here is the section-wise distribution of questions:


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The minimum qualifying marks for the exam are 36 out of 120.

TS POLYCET Exam 2020 Eligibility

Who Can Apply?

It is always advised to check the eligibility conditions before applying for any examination. Please refer to the official notification of TS POLYCET to check if you meet the eligibility conditions laid by the exam conducting body. We have listed some important eligibility conditions:


  • Should be an Indian national.
  • Should have domicile of the State of Telangana or Andhra Pradesh.

Age Limit

  • There is no age limit for admission into Diploma Courses in Polytechnic colleges.

Education Qualification

  • Should have passed S.S.C. Examination of State Board of Secondary Education, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh or any other equivalent examination from a board recognised by the State Board of Secondary Education, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh. Such boards are CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), ICSE (Indian Council for Secondary Education), TOSS (Telangana Open School Society), NIOS (National Institute of Open School), APOSS (A.P. Open School Society), Class X examinations conducted by various State Boards in India.
  • Candidates from boards other than the State Board of Secondary Education, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh should have passed in all subjects (including Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics) with minimum 35% marks.

TS POLYCET Exam 2020 Application Process

The online application process the TS POLYCET exam has started on 2nd March 2020. The last date for registrations is extended till 30th April 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates must fill the application form only through the official website. Here are the steps for filling the application form.

TSPOLYCET Exam Application Form Filling Process

Candidates have to register for the exam online through the official website.

  • Register for the exam and fill the online application form.
  • Take a print out of the filled-in application form and affix a recent passport size photograph (do not staple or sign the photograph).
  • Take signature of your Parent/Guardian on the form and submit it to the nearest TS online Payment gateway/ Net Banking/ Coordinating cum Helpline centre. Make payment of the application fee along with the form. The fee can be paid both offline and online.

Application Fee

The application has to be paid as per the category of the candidate. Details are as under:

General and OBC – ₹ 350/-

SC/ST candidate – ₹ 200/-

Other Details

TS POLYCET Exam Result

TS POLYCET result will be made available only at polycetts.nic.in. As per the revised schedule of the exam, the results of TS POLYCET 2020 are likely to be announcing in the month of June 2020.  The rank card is issued after a week from the date of result declaration. Candidates can check the result at the official website using the registration ID and password.

TS POLYCET Counselling

TS POLYCET counselling is an online process which is to be attended by the qualified candidates. The counselling process will tentatively begin in the 4th week of June 2020. Seat allotment is done on the basis of merit list. After online seat allotment, candidates have to attend the counselling at the allotted institute to confirm the admission. Here is the list of documents required at the time of counselling:

  • TS POLYCET Admit card
  • TS POLYCET Rank card
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Caste certificate
  • Residence certificate
  • SLC/HSC mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Transfer certificate

Detailed information can be checked at the official website.

TS POLYCET 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

TS POLYCET 2020 exam registration has started on the official website. Here are the FAQs related to the exam:

Q: When will be the application process begin?

The application process for TS POLYCET 2020 has started on 2nd March 2020.

Q: What is the last date for application submission?

The last date for application submission is extended till 30th April 2020.

Q: When will be the admit card released?

The admit card will be released 2 weeks prior to the entrance test.

Q: What is the date for TS POLYCET 2020 exam?

Regarding the TS POLYCET 2020 entrance exam, the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana haven’t disclosed any official date yet. However, the TS POLYCET 2020 exam is likely to be held in the month of May.

Q: Is there any negative marking in the exam?


Q: When will be the TS POLYCET 2020 result declared?

Due to the extending period of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the dates have been changed for the exam. Meanwhile, the results are tentatively going to live in the month of June 2020.

Q: When will the counselling process begin?

The counselling process will begin in the fourth week of June 2020.

Check out the frequently asked questions related to the examination in the FAQs section here.