The State Board of Technical Education & Training (SBTET), Andhra Pradesh, will be conducting an entrance exam, namely, Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (POLYCET 2018). The entrance exam is conducted for admission into the Diploma level programs available at Government, Aided, Private, Un-aided polytechnics and Second Shift polytechnics run in existing Private unaided Engineering Colleges. To gain admission to the various diploma programmes in the Polytechnics,the candidates must appear in the POLYCET 2018, however, for admission to the Diploma Courses like Hotel Management and Catering Technology, D.Pharmacy, the entry qualification is pass in 12th Standard, these candidates shall not be required to appear for POLYCET – 2018. Interested aspirants can apply for AP POLYCET 2018 through online. The Board shall not prescribe any other application form. The aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the basic eligibility conditions before applying online. The candidates have to submit their completed application form before the last date in order to download their admit card. Without showing the admit card, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam. On the basis of the candidate’s performance in the written exam, they will be shortlisted to appear for the AP POLYCET 2018 web counselling. Candidates can check more details about AP POLYCET 2018 in the article below including expected schedule, eligibility, application form, test pattern, etc.


The expected schedule for commencement of various events of the AP POLYCET 2018 is as provided below;

Event Date
Online application process begins from 04th week of Mar 2018
Last date to submit the application 02nd week of Apr 2018
The Admit Card can be obtained by 03rd week of Apr 2018
AP POLYCET 2018 exam date Last week of Apr 2018
Declaration of Result 02nd week of May 2018

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down by the State Board of Technical Education & Training, Andhra Pradesh. The eligibility conditions to appear for the AP POLYCET 2018 is as follows:

  1. The applicant must be an Indian National.
  2. The Candidate should belong to the State of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. Should have passed S.S.C. Examination conducted by State Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the Board of Secondary Education, A.P/TS. such as CBSE, ICSE, NIOS, APOSS with Mathematics as one of the subjects, and must have obtained at least 35% marks in the qualifying examination.
  4. The candidates who have studied from APOSS/NIOS shall cover Mathematics, Science and Social/Computers and should have passed in all subjects with a minimum of 35% in each subject.
  5. The candidates who have appeared or will appear for the SSC or equivalent examination, and their results are yet to be declared are also eligible to apply for AP POLYCET 2018.
  6. There is no age restriction for appearing for POLYCET-2018.

AP POLYCET 2018 Application Form

  1. The candidates who wish to apply for the POLYCET 2018, can do so by downloading the application form or by filling in details online.
  2. The applicants need to enter their Personal Details, Academic Background Details, Communication Details and paste their recent passport size photograph in the downloaded application form.
  3. Before submitting the application form, ensure that the applicants have provided all the necessary details.
  4. Make payment for the application fees of Rs. 350 by cash or through DD.
  5. The candidates can submit their completed application form to the computer operator at the nearest Aponline/Meeseva/Payment gateway/Net Banking/Help Line center.

AP POLYCET 2018 Admit Card

The Admit card for AP POLYCET 2018 can be downloaded online from the website, The candidates should bring the printed copy of the admit card at the examination center. The Admit card for AP POLYCET 2018 will consist of the basic information about the exam such as date, time and venue. After downloading the admit card, candidates must ensure that the personal details printed on the admit card correct or not.

Exam Pattern for AP POLYCET 2018

Since the official notification for AP POLYCEt 2018 is yet to be announced, the candidates may refer to the exam patter prepared from the last year’s information:

  • Duration of the exam: 2 hours
  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Nature of the Questions: MCQ type
  • Mode of the Exam: Pen and Paper based
  • Syllabus: The syllabus for POLYCET 2018 will consist of subjects Maths, Physics and Chemistry as per the Class 10th standard as prescribed by State Board of Secondary Education, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking for any incorrect answer.
Subject Number of Questions
Physics 60
Chemistry 30
Mathematics 30
Total 120

AP POLYCET 2018 Result

The candidates who appeared for the entrance exam can check their result and download the rank card from the website, or The AP POLYCET 2018 Result shall also be available with the Principals of all Polytechnics Institute. The candidates who will qualify the entrance exam by obtaining the minimum qualifying marks out of 120 will be allowed to appear for the AP POLYCET Web Counselling.

AP POLYCET 2018 Counselling

The selected candidates will be required to report at the certificate verification venue along with the original certificates. After the document verification process is done, the candidates can exercise as many options for the seat allotment in the Polytechnics. The preferred choices have to submitted by web. On the basis of the choices filled by the candidate, rank obtained in the entrance exam and category, the candidates will be issued the allotment letter. Report at the allotted institute along with the required documents and pay the fee to confirm their admission.

Insofar, official details of AP POLYCET 2018 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as State Board of Technical Education & Training (SBTET), Andhra Pradesh releases AP POLYCET 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.

For more information, download previous year brochure of AP POLYCET.

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  1. Sir I belongs to Dudekula caste which is BC-B community. I appllied Polycet 2017 and down load my Hall ticket and viewing that my caste is OC . So please correct my caste as BC-B. My SSC Hall ticket No: 1317124868

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