AP POLYCET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

Selection of candidates for diploma courses offered by the polytechnic institutes of Andhra Pradesh will be done on the basis of AP Polycet. This is a state-level entrance exam conducted by State Board of Technical Education and Training, Amaravati. Candidates who wish to appear for this entrance exam can submit their online application form from the month of March 2021 onwards (tentatively). Selected candidates will be offered admission to Government, Aided, Private, Un-aided Polytechnics and Second Shift polytechnics run in existing Private un-aided Engineering Colleges.

AP Polycet 2021 Important Dates

The table below presents the tentative dates related to AP Polycet 2021:

Avialable Application Form 2020
EventsTentative Dates
Starting of online application process3rd week of March 2021
Last date to submit the application form3rd week of April 2021
Release of admit card4th week of April 2021
Date of entrance testLast week of April 2021
Declaration of resultLast week of May 2021
Commencement of counseling process1st week of June 2021

AP Polycet Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements described below can apply for AP Polycet 2021:

  • Nationality: Applicants should be of Indian nationality.
  • Domicile: The candidates should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Age limit: There is no age restriction for appearing in the entrance exam.
  • Qualification: A pass in class 10th or equivalent exam from a recognized board with Mathematics as a subject and at least 35% marks in aggregate is required.
  • Others: For admission into the Hotel Management and Catering Technology, and D.Pharmacy, the entry qualification is 10 + 2. These candidates need not appear for the entrance exam.

AP Polycet Application Form 2021

The AP Polytechnic 2021 will be released online on the official website polycetap.nic.in or sbtetap.gov.in or aponline.gov.in. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above can proceed with the filling of application form.

  • In the application form, the candidates will be asked to provide details such as name, father’s name, date of birth, address, category, etc.
  • The candidates can also provide their willingness to appear the examination in Urdu medium, choice for exam center and sign the declaration with regard to physical fitness.
  • After providing all the details correctly into the application form, the candidates should take its printout and affix their photograph on it.
  • This copy of the application form, signed by the parent/ guardian of the candidates, should be submitted to the computer operator at the nearest help center.
  • A copy of the application form should also be retained by the candidates as it can be required at the time of counseling and admission.

Application fee:

  • The application fee for AP Polycet 2021 will be Rs. 350/-.
  • Payment of the application fee can be done at the time of submitting the application form at the helpline center.

AP Polycet 2021 Exam Pattern

A basic overview of the AP Polycet exam pattern 2021 is provided below.

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours
  • Question paper language: Telugu, English and Urdu
  • Number of questions: 120
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 120
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for every right answer. There will be no negative marking.
SubjectsNo. of questionsMaximum marks
Mathematics6060
Chemistry3030
Physics3030
Total120120

AP Polycet 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card to appear in the entrance exam will be released on the official website www.appolycet.nic.in.
  • Alternatively, those having problem in downloading the admit card can also approach the help line center.
  • Admit card will contain the important details related to candidates and the examination.
  • Candidates should thoroughly check the details and if any error is found, they should get it corrected by visiting the helpline center.
  • Only the candidates with a valid and correct admit card will be allowed to enter the exam hall and appear for the exam.

AP Polycet Result 2021

  • The candidates will be able to check their result and download their rank card from the official website www.polycetap.nic.in or www.sbtetap.gov.in.
  • Rank cards will also be dispatched within a week from the date of declaration of results.
  • Ranking of the candidates will be done on the basis of marks obtained by them in the entrance exam.
  • Candidates of SC/ ST category shall be assigned ranking irrespective of the marks in the entrance test. Such candidates with even marks less than the cut-off can compete for their category of seats.
  • A merit list of the candidates will be prepared on the basis of their marks and counseling will be conducted accordingly.

AP Polycet Counseling 2021

  • Detailed notification regarding the counseling round will be published in daily newspapers and official website www.appolycet.nic.in.
  • Candidates will be allowed to provide their choice for course and college at the time of counseling. Documents of the candidates will also be verified at the time of counseling.
  • On the basis of these choices and the rank of the candidates, seats will be allotted to them and allotment letter will be generated.
  • Candidates shall report at the allotted college along with the allotment order and complete the formalities of admission.

Important Documents

Candidates who have been called for counseling have to bring the following certificates in original along with one set of attested copies:

  • Mark sheet of SSC or equivalent exam
  • Community Certificate from Revenue Authorities, for BC, SC and ST candidates
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Admit card and rank card of Polycet
  • Certificate of study for the entire period of education from Class IV to X.
  • In respect of candidates who appeared for the qualifying exam privately, without schooling, a Certificate of Residence for 7 years immediately preceding the date of commencement of relevant qualifying examination from an Officer of Revenue Department
  • In case of candidates who are not local to any one of the University area, a Certificate from the Revenue for a total period 10 years of residence, excluding the period of study outside the State, or in case of parent, excluding the period of employment outside the State
  • In case of candidates who are not Local to any one of the University areas, a certificate from the employer with whom the parents or the spouse of the candidate are employed
  • Medical Certificate issued by State/ District Medical Board for PWD candidates
  • NCC Certificate, if applicable
  • Participation Certificate in International Youth Exchange Programme, Republic day Parade at Delhi, State level competition, if any
  • Parent’s discharge certificate from service in case of Children of Armed Personnel (CAP) and Service Certificate in case of serving personnel from competent authority
  • Games and Sports Certificate (Original) issued by various organizations constituted by State/ Central Government to conduct tournaments at various levels countersigned by the Headmaster of the School/ DEO
  • Conduct Certificate from Head of the Institution last attended
  • Original Transfer Certificate
  • Physical Fitness Certificate from any Doctor not below the rank of Civil Asst. Surgeon.
  • Income Certificate issued by Mandal Revenue Officer
  • Minority Community certificate issued by the Headmaster

AP Polycet 2021 FAQs


Ans: To obtain the question paper in Urdu, the candidates need to provide their request for the same in the application form. For such candidates, the exam center will be either Guntur or Nandyal.

Ans: Those who have passed their 10th exam from boards other than the AP state board can apply for the entrance test. Such candidates should have passed all the subjects including Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with minimum 35% marks in each subject.

Ans:In case you face any problem in filling your application form, you can approach the nearest helpline centers for assistance.

Ans: The admit card can be downloaded from the official website or can be obtained from the help line centers. No other way for receiving the admit card will be provided to the candidates.

Ans: Those who fail to report for counseling or admission within the given time period will be considered as disqualified.

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