Thursday, May 10, 2018


The State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada will conduct “Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (POLYCET)” for the candidates seeking admission in to all Diploma Courses in Engineering / Non Engineering/Technology offered at Polytechnics / institutions (including Aided and Unaided Private Polytechnics / Institutions running as 2nd shift in Pvt. Engineering Colleges) in Andhra Pradesh State for the academic year 2018 - 2019.




Admission Programme:

Admission will be made based on options exercised by candidate. Details of the web based
allotment programme would be indicated on our website and also notified in
the leading newspapers soon after the declaration of results of POLYCET 2018.
The detailed programme with the ranks of the candidates called on each day for counseling will
be published in daily Newspapers in English / Telugu / Urdu having wide publicity to enable the
candidates to attend the Admission Camp on the specified date, time and place for each region.
No separate call letters will be sent to the candidates for attending the counseling. The
admission programme will also be displayed at the admission camp and in all Polytechnic.
Admission notification issued in the press is to be treated as call letter.

Web counseling process for admission into polytechnics

  •  Soon after the declaration of results of SSC and POLYCET-2018, detailed notification will be published indaily newspapers inviting the students to attend for certificate verification and option entry.
  •  The details of web based counseling and venues for certificate verification and option entry will be made available in web site
  •  Candidates called on each day for counseling shall attend with all original certificates and documents for verification at any one of the designated venues.
  •  Candidate shall check the details such as local area, reservation/special reservation category; sex printed on the receipt of certificates and gets them corrected by the verification officer immediately.
  •  Candidates will be familiarized with the web counseling procedure and the relevant information with regard to the seats available and college codes will be given.
  •  Candidates have to prepare a set of all possible college-course combinations (called OPTIONS) they wish to join in consultation with their parents, teachers, and friends in the manual option form supplied.
  •  The order of options so prepared is to be entered in the web by login through a generated password. Candidates shall enter as many number of options as possible they wish to join to avoid disappointment of not getting a seat.
  •  A print out of the options so entered shall be kept as record for reference.
  •  Options recorded on the last day of the counseling will be frozen and will be taken for processing of allotments.
  •  Allotment of seats will be based on a computer program considering the merit of the candidate in all possible reservation categories of a candidate and the best possible seats among the eligible options will be allotted.
  •  Candidates shall download the allotment order and challan for payment of fee through any branch of the designated banks.
  •  Candidates shall report at the allotted college along with the allotment order and fee paid challan within the prescribed time.
  •  Candidates who fail to turn up for the counseling on the Notified date and time, not reporting in time at the allotted college or not paying the fee through challan will have no claim on the admission into polytechnics.
  •  Calling for counseling does not guarantee a seat, as more number of candidates than the seats available, will be called for.
  •  The Convener is fully empowered to disqualify a candidate seeking admission if Admission Officer is not satisfied with the documents produced by the Candidate. The decision of Convener is final in matters of granting seat / rejecting seat to a candidate called for counseling.
  •  The candidate shall attend the counseling at their own cost and if necessary, they may have to stay a day more at the station of Admission Camp as advised by the Admission Officer.
  •  The selection of ST/SC/BC/CAP/PH/NCC/SPORTS candidates is subject to the clearance to be given by the respective departments during the counseling. Convener is not responsible for the delay in clearance in respect of doubtful caste cases.

 Candidates who have been called for counseling have to bring the following certificates, which
are relevant to them in original for verification purpose along with one set of attested copies.

i) Memo of Marks of SSC or its equivalent Examination.

ii) Community Certificate from Revenue Authorities, issued by officers not below the rank of
Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO) in respect of BC, SC and ST candidates as per
proformas given in Annexure-V. The details of sub-caste and Serial number of the caste
in the groups of BC / SC and ST are to be given in the Certificate.

iii) Certificate showing the Date of Birth.

iv) POLYCET-2018 Hall ticket and Rank Card.

v) Certificate of study for the entire period of education from Class IV to X.

vi) In respect of candidates who appeared for the qualifying examination privately, without
schooling, a Certificate of Residence as per the format given in Annexure-VI for 7 years
immediately preceding the date of commencement of relevant qualifying examination he/
she first appeared is to be produced from an Officer of Revenue Department not below
the rank of MRO.

vii) In case of candidates who are not local to any one of the University area, a Certificate
from the Revenue Officer not below the rank of Mandal Revenue officer (MRO) 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.

viii) 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.

ix) The Medical Certificate in the format given in Annexure-VII, issued by State/District
Medical Board in case of Physical handicapped candidate (Vide G.O.Ms.No.109,
Women’s Development, Child Welfare & Labour Department, Dt.15-6-1992).

x) Certificate issued by competent authority in case of NCC Candidates.

xi) Participation Certificate in International Youth Exchange Programme, Republic day
Parade at Delhi, State level competition, if any.

xii) 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.

xiii) Games and Sports Certificate (Original) issued by various organizations constituted by
State/Central Government to conduct tournaments at various levels (to be countersigned
by the Headmaster of the School / D.E.O.).

xiv) Conduct Certificate from Head of the Institution where last studied.

xv) Original Transfer Certificate to be produced within a week from the date of seeking
Admission, failing which the admission granted will be automatically cancelled without
notice and the resulting vacancy will be duly filled.

xvi) Physical Fitness Certificate from any Doctor not below the rank of Civil Asst. Surgeon.

xvii) Income Certificate issued by Mandal Revenue Officer in 2018.

xviii) Minority Community certificate issued by the Headmaster.

Admission into Polytechnics/Institutions shall be made following the rules of admission and
subject to any amendments issued by Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time.

If any ambiguity or doubt arises in the interpretation and implementation of these rules, the
decision of the Director / Commissioner of Technical Education shall be final.

 In case of any litigation in matters related to conduct of Entrance Examinations and its results,
the disputes shall be within the Jurisdiction of Hon’ble High Count of A.P. only and the
Secretary, SBTET shall alone be the Respondent and not DTE/CTE.

 Any disputes connected to Admission, if any, shall be within the jurisdiction of the Hon’ble A.P. High Court and the Convener POLYCET - 2018 (not the Secretary, SBTET) shall be the respondent.
Meritorious Awards Prathiba Awards: Under this Scheme, Meritorious students who excelled in Diploma Examinations will be awarded (a) Cash memo for Rs. 20000/- (b) Merit Certificate, (c) Medal and an Electronic Tab. As per G.O. Ms. No. 121, dated 6-04-2015. The students shall be selected for Pratibha Award irrespective of ceiling limit of income prescribed in G.O. Ms. No. 12, H.E (EC.1) Dept. dated 1.2.2005. Smt. Kode Sita Devi Merit Awards: (2) Merit Award to the Women a student consisting of a Certificate, a Momento and cash of Rs.5000/- only.

(i) Engineer Smt. Kode Sita Devi Best Woman student merit award in Polytechnic Education (Civil
Engineering) will be awarded to a women student whom secure the highest percentage of marks
secured in Diploma in Civil Engineering in the State.

(ii) Engineer Smt. Kode Sita Devi Best Woman student award in Government Polytechnic for
Women, Kakinada is awarded to a student who secures highest percentage of marks among all
Diploma courses of Government Polytechnic for Women Kakinada.

These awards will be presented on 15th September of every year on the occasion of Engineer’s day.
Engineers Priyamvada Joysula Best Women Student Merit Award in ECE branch of Government
Polytechnic for Women, Kakinada. This award consist of a Certificate, a Medal, and a cash award of
Rs.6,000/- only will be awarded to a student who secures the highest percentage of marks in Diploma
in ECE of Government Polytechnic for Women Kakinada.
Vallurupalli Venkata Rama Sheshadri Rao Memorial Awards: Under this Scheme,(3) Merit awards are offered.

(i) Vallurupalli Venkata Rama Sheshadri Rao Memorial Award for the topper of all the Polytechnic Engineering Education in Andhra Pradesh consisting of a Certificate, a Medal worth of Rs 10,000/-, and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/-.

(ii) Vallurupalli Venkata Rama Sheshadri Rao Memorial Award for the topper of self-financing Polytechnic Engineering Education in Andhra Pradesh consisting of a Certificate, a Medal worth of Rs 10,000/-, and a cash prize of Rs.10,000/-.

(iii) Vallurupalli Venkata Rama Sheshadri Rao Memorial Award for the second topper of self-financing Polytechnic Engineering Education in Andhra Pradesh consisting of a Certificate, a Medal worth of Rs 5,000/-, and a cash prize of Rs.5,000/-.

Important note for Students who are seeking admission into new polytechnics

  • They may have to travel to the nearby Polytechnic/ Engineering Colleges for attending practical classes at their own cost.
  • No hostel accommodation is available at the new Polytechnics and some of the existing Polytechnics.
  • Limited accommodation is available in the Polytechnics, where hostels are available.



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