AP PolyCET Cut off 2021

Andhra Pradesh Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (AP Polycet) cut off will be released only after the results announcement. This is a state-level entrance exam which is conducted by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh. On the whole, there were around 1,31,839 applications for the AP Polycet 2020. Out of which only 1,24,669 students have appeared for the exam.  AP Polycet cutoff will be the minimum marks that the applicant has obtained in order to get qualified in the exam.

AP Polycet Rank Card will be released to let the applicants know about their AP Polycet Result status and whether they are eligible or not to appear for the further Polycet counselling process. Scoring well in this exam is really important for the students as this is the primary factor for deciding a college. Applicants who clear the AP Polycet will be called for the counselling procedure. The cut off marks for all categories are decided by the exam authority board. AP Polycet cut off marks will depend upon many factors such as:

  1. Total number of applicants appeared for the exam

  2. Number of qualified applicants

  3. Maximum marks secured in the exam

  4. The difficulty level of the exam 

Steps to Check AP POLYCET 2021 Cut-Off

Candidates who will be appearing for the AP POLYCET 2021 can check the cut-off which is declared by the various colleges which participate for the counselling process:

  • Applicants must visit the official website of the exam conducting board.

  • Candidates will be able to check the cut-off marks by clicking on the link given on the homepage of the official website.

  • The cut-off marks for the courses offered by various colleges will differ from each other. They will also get an option to select the names of the participating college along with the course.

  • After selecting the college and course, candidates can check the closing rank declared by that particular college.

Qualifying Marks Trend Qualifying Marks of AP POLYCET 2021


Qualifying Percentage

Qualifying Marks

General Category


36 marks

Reserved Category candidates

No minimum percentage required

0 marks

Tie-Breaking Criteria for AP POLYCET Rank Card or Result 2021

In many cases, there are chances that two candidates score equal marks in AP POLYCET. It becomes really difficult to allot ranks for those candidates with a similar score in AP POLYCET. In order to resolve this kind of situation, SBTET has set a specific chronology to be followed, that is, tie-breaking criteria. The tie-breaking criteria for AP POLYCET 2021 have been mentioned below.

  1. Firstly, marks of the students in the Mathematics section of AP POLYCET will be considered for breaking the tie, a higher marks scorer will be allotted higher rank to the candidate. 

  1. If the tie prevails after the consideration of mathematics marks, the marks of candidates in the Physics section of AP POLYCET will be taken into consideration. 

  1. If there is still a tie after following the above-mentioned steps, the date of birth of the candidate will be taken into consideration. The candidate who is older will get the preference in the allotment of a higher rank position.

AP POLYCET 2021 Exam Centers

There are around 41 exam centres for AP POLYCET 2021 exam in the state of Andhra Pradesh. These are in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Chittoor, Kadapa, Nellore, Anantapur, Kurnool, Prakasham, Krishna, Godavari, Guntur etc.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is PE and PPE in polytechnic?

Polytechnic Engineering (PE) – is for admission to diploma engineering courses. Part-time Polytechnic Engineering (PPE) – is for admission to part-time 4-year diploma engineering courses

2. What is the qualifying marks for SC/ST category in SP POLYCET?

As per the exam conducting board, there is no qualifying score for SC or ST category candidates.

3. What is the meaning of Polycet?

Polytechnic Common Entrance Test

Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (POLYCET) is an entrance exam conducted by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh. AP POLYCET is state level entrance exam conducted for admission to Diploma courses in Engineering or Non – Engineering and Technology in various institutes of Telangana state

4. Where can I check the cut off marks of AP POLYCET?

You can check the cutoff score from the official website