Jharkhand Polytechnic Eligibility Criteria 2020

If you wish to get technical and practical knowledge and aim to pursue vocational courses to gain skills, Polytechnic courses are the best for you. However, you need to undergo the Jharkhand Polytechnic exam conducted every year. To appear for this entrance exam, you need to know the Jharkhand polytechnic eligibility criteria. In this article, we would let you know Jharkhand Polytechnic 2020 Eligibility criteria for pursuing diploma courses in Jharkhand. 

Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board conducts Polytechnic Entrance Competitive Examination for providing admission to various diploma courses in the state. The exam is conducted to fill around 11,230 seats in different colleges of Jharkhand. 

Though the examination form was supposed to be out on 28 March, however, owing to COVID-19, the state released a notification on the official site stating that the registration would start from 8 June 2020. Other details are also mentioned in the document uploaded

Eligibility Criteria for Jharkhand Polytechnic 2020

Now we would move to the eligibility criteria of the exam. We have divided the criteria into several heads, such as Residential criteria, Reservation, Age Limit, Educational Qualification, etc.

Residential Criteria

  • The applicant needs to be a citizen of India.

  • He/She needs to be a permanent/local resident of Jharkhand.

  • The candidate can also be a ward of Central Government employee working in Jharkhand.

  • In addition, the candidate can also be a ward of an employee of State Government or organizations operated/recognized by the State Government.


Age Limit

The best thing about the exam is that there is no Min or Max Age limit for the exam. However, if you wish to enroll for the Mining Engineering Branch, then the minimum age should be 17 years as on 1st July 2020.

Educational Qualification

AICTE has laid down educational qualification that needs to be fulfilled by the candidate.

  • Applicants must have passed 10th or equivalent examination.

  • The candidate must have obtained at least 35% marks. 

  • A candidate appearing for 10th or equivalent examination can also apply, but he/she will have to pass before the date of Counselling.

  • Reservation Criteria for Jharkhand Polytechnic exam

The private, as well as government institutions of Jharkhand, need to follow the up-to-date reservation policy of Government of Jharkhand. 

  • As already mentioned, the aspirants must be a Permanent/Local resident of Jharkhand. 

  • In addition to that, the candidate must have procured proper Local Residential Certificate & Caste Certificate issued by Govt. of Jharkhand.

So, overall these are the broad Jharkhand Polytechnic 2020 Eligibility criteria that a candidate needs to comply with. We wish you all the best for the exam.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. I am having Caste Certificate from other state, but I’m a resident of Jharkhand, am I eligible?

Yes, you are eligible for appearing for the exam. As already mentioned, the aspirants must be a Permanent/Local resident of Jharkhand. In addition to that, the candidate must have procured proper Local Residential Certificate & Caste Certificate issued by Govt. of Jharkhand.

2. My age is less than 17 can I apply for the course?

Yes, you can apply as there are no age criteria. A candidate can be of any age; the only criterion is when a student wants to pursue the Mining Engineering branch; only then you need to be 17 years old as on 1st July 2020.

3. When will the exam be held? What are the cut-off marks and how many times can a candidate apply for the Polytechnic Exam?

The government has released a notification on the official website stating that the exam would take place in the 3rd or 4th week of July, however, due to COVID-19 further postponement may happen. The cut-off marks would be notified/ released later, and there is no limit on the number of times a candidate could appear for the exam.