Kerala Polytechnic 2020: All the Important information

The Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala will organize the Kerala Polytechnic 2020 admission process to select candidates for admissions into polytechnic institutes of the state. Candidates who have passed their SSLC/ THSLC exam will be able to apply for the same in the month of May 2020 (tentatively). The interested and eligible applicants are required to submit their application both in online and offline mode. Enrolment will be offered in two streams- stream 1 (Engineering and Technology) and stream 2 (Commercial Practice and Computer Application & Business Management).

Major Highlights of Kerala Polytechnic 2020

  • A candidate already admitted in the Diploma programme in a particular academic year can apply for admission in the subsequent academic year as a fresh candidate.
  • Candidates who secure eligibility for higher studies in the second chance, 0.5 score will be deducted for index score calculation.
  • Those who feel difficulty in filling the application form by themselves can take help from the Help Desks, free of cost.
  • Candidates must report for taking part in the selection process at the specified polytechnic college on the given date and time.
  • In case, the candidate is not able to report, the parent/ guardian, or any authorized person can appear on his/ her behalf on production of authorization letter.

Kerala Polytechnic Exam schedule 2020

The tentative dates regarding the Kerala Polytechnic 2020 admission process are given below.

ActivitiesExpected Dates
Online application form release dateMay 2020, 2nd week
Last date for submission of application formMay 2020, last week
Last date for registration for Government/ Aided polytechnic collegesMay 2020, last week
Release of provisional rank list and trial allotmentJune 2020, 1st week
Last date for appeal & submission of revised optionsJune 2020, 2nd week
Release of final rank list and 1st allotment listJune 2020, 3rd week
Last date for admission (1st round of allotment)June 2020, 3rd week
Release of 2nd allotment listJune 2020, 4th week
Last date for admission (2nd round of allotment)June 2020, last week
Release of 3rd allotment listJuly 2020, 1st week
Last date for admission (3rd round of allotment)July 2020, 2nd week
Beginning of classesJuly 2020, 2nd week
Release of 4th allotment listJuly 2020, 2nd week
Last date for admission (4th round of allotment)July 2020, 3rd week
Spot admissionJuly 2020, 3rd week
Closing of admission processJuly 2020, last week

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria should be fulfilled by the candidates applying for Kerala Polytechnic 2020:

NationalityThe candidate should be a citizen of India.
DomicileThe candidate should be:

i) Native of Kerala or

ii) Undergone a qualifying examination from an institution in Kerala State or

iii) Parent(s) should be a permanent employee in Central/ State/ Quasi Government/ Public Sector undertaking in Kerala State

QualificationThe candidate should have passed SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent examination with eligibility for higher studies with Mathematics, English and Science subjects to be eligible for both stream I and stream II.

Candidates who have passed qualifying examination with Mathematics and English are eligible for stream II only.

Candidates securing the eligibility for higher studies in SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent examinations in more than 2 two attempts are not eligible.

Application Form 2020

  • The candidates will be able to fill and submit their applications online through the website www.polyadmission.org.
  • To fill the application form, the candidates will have to provide their personal and educational details.
  • Candidates will also be allowed to provide their choice for course and institution at the time of filling of application form.
  • After providing all the information into the form, the candidate should submit it in online mode.
  • The candidates should then take out a printout of the application form, get it duly signed by parent/ guardian and also self-attest the form.
  • This hardcopy along with the required application fee and supporting documents should be submitted at any convenient Government/ Aided Polytechnic Colleges.
  • A registration number will be issued to the candidates at the time of submitting the application form.
  • Candidates will be able to verify the status of their registered application in the website using their registration number.

Application fee:

  • The application fee for Kerala polytechnic 2020 will be Rs. 150/- for general/ OBC candidates and Rs. 75/- for SC/ ST candidates.
  • Payment of application fee can be done while handing over the hard copy of the application form at any polytechnic institute.

Important Documents

The following documents should be submitted along with the application form:

PurposeCertificate
Date of birthRelevant page of SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent examination
Qualification proofMark list of SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent certificate
VHSE category candidatesMark list of VHSE
ITI/ KGCE candidatesMark list/ certificate of ITI/ KGCE
Backward districts’ (Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kasargod) candidatesNativity/ Domicile certificate from Village Officer OR

Copy from the Head of the institution where the candidate undergone study from class 8th to 10th and appeared for qualifying examination

DomicileRelevant page of SSLC or equivalent showing the place of birth of the candidate OR

Relevant page of SSLC/ Passport or equivalent showing the place of birth in Kerala of parent(s) of the candidate & a certificate to establish relationship between the parent and the candidate OR

Certificate of birth from the competent authority of candidate or the parent(s) along with a certificate to establish the relationship between the parent and the candidate OR

Residential certificate from the Village Officer/ Tahsildar stating that the candidate has been a resident of Kerala for a period of five years within a period of ten years OR

Relevant page of SSLC or equivalent certificate to show that the candidate has undergone the qualifying examination from an institution in Kerala OR

Certificate issued by the employer that any of the parents of the candidate is working in Central/ State/ Quasi Government/ Public Sector undertaking in Kerala state, specifying the place and district in Kerala where that firm/ office is located

SEBC candidatesValid Community certificate from village officer
SC/ ST candidatesCommunity certificate issued by the Tahsildar
Special reservationCertificate from the Competent authority in support of the special Reservation claimed
PwD candidatesMedical certificate from the Medical Board
Economically backward candidatesIncome certificate from Concerned Village Officer

Selection Procedure

  • First, a provisional rank list of the successfully registered candidates will be prepared on the basis of their qualifying exam marks.
  • Applicants will be able to see their rank in this list by visiting the official website.
  • The candidates should carefully check the list and if there is any error, it should be communicated to the Principal of the Polytechnic College where original application was submitted.
  • Along with the rank list, a trial allotment list will also be made available online so that the candidates can get an idea about the chances of getting allotment to a programme and college.
  • After that, a final rank list along with the first allotment list will be released by the authorities.
  • The allotment list for allotment will be prepared on the basis of the index mark obtained, the option exercised and the reservation criteria if any.
  • Separate lists will be prepared for selection of candidates under stream I and stream II.

Allotment Process

  • Candidates who are allotted a seat will have to join the allotted seat or else their candidature will be cancelled.
  • The applicants not satisfied with the allotted college can claim for higher options while retaining the existing allotment.
  • In further allotment, if the candidate gets higher options, the existing allotted option will be cancelled automatically.
  • Those fail to get a higher option in further allotment can join the existing allotment.
  • However the candidate is bound to join the allotted institute after the final allotment.

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