Kerala Polytechnic Cut off 2020

The Department of Technical Education, Kerala is responsible for the admission process and declaring the Kerala Polytechnic Cut off for the Kerala Polytechnic colleges. In total, there are three rounds. The first to come out will be the rank list for the first round, which is scheduled for June last week this year.

Aspects Determining the Cut off for the Kerala Polytechnic Course

The admission process for admission in the polytechnic colleges in Kerala is dependent on the marks obtained in the 10th and 12th standard. There is no separate entrance examination for the same. Based on the grades that the candidate has secured the merit list is prepared by the authorities. The marks are converted to a 9 point scale that helps in the grading.

The Admission Process will be Done Either in the 

  • Stream 1 which is for a Diploma course in engineering and Technology

  • Stream 2 which is a Diploma course in Commercial Practice or Diploma in Computer Application and Business Management

Below is the Procedure of How the Marks are Converted to Into a 9 Points Absolute Scale:


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The Kerala polytechnic cut off 2020 is published in three rounds. A trial allotment of seats is released mostly in the third week in June to give the candidates a fair idea about their chances of getting admission and get the course of their choice. This lets the candidate change their preference in case need be.

The results for seat allotment in the first round are usually by the last week in June. If the candidate is satisfied, then he or she can contact the institute allotted and complete the process of admission. If there is any failure to complete the formalities, then this causes a forfeiture of the seat. If there are any seats vacant after three allotted rounds, then a Spot round, which is an additional round for filling seats, is conducted.

Previous Year’s Cut off – Table for Kerala Polytechnic Colleges and Course

The different colleges publish different cut off based on the course and the category. The cut off mark is determined based on the student count that applied, and seat availability. 

To see the cut off here are the steps to be followed:

Check as well as download the allotment list 

Search for your roll number and your name in the list or go through the last year’s list to get an idea

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. How is the Rank list Calculated for Admission in the Kerala Polytechnic Courses?

A1. To get a good idea about the rank list and whether or not you will get the college and course of your choice, you should check the trial allotment. This lets you know about whether you are eligible for admission, and if yes, then in which colleges and for which courses.

  • The rank list for the Stream I is prepared on the basis of the index score calculated for Stream I.

  • The rank list for Stream I I is on the basis of the score index calculated for Stream I I.

  • The admission is based on the rank that is related to the Stream, and this is adhered to strictly.

Q2. What are the Eligibility Criteria to Gain Admission in the Kerala Polytechnic Colleges?

  • An Indian national 

  • The candidate should have passed the examination for qualification from an institute that is located in Kerala, or the candidate should be a native of Kerala

  • The parents of candidates who are employed with the state, central, public sector undertakings or Quasi-government in Kerala can also apply

  • The candidate should be eligible to pursue higher studies and should have passed SSLC/THSLC or some equivalent examination. Mathematics, Science, and English should have been his compulsory subjects. 

  • Candidates who have sought a second attempt are not eligible to apply.

Q3. What if There is a Tie-Breaker?

A3. In the Stream 1:

  • A candidate with a high average grade point in Mathematics is preferred.

  • A candidate with a higher average grade point or AGP in physics will be next preferred.

  • A candidate with a higher average grade point AGP in English will be third preferred.

  • If the merit list is still difficult to break, then the candidate who is older will be preferred.

In the Stream 2:

  • A candidate with a high average grade point in Mathematics is preferred.

  • If the merit list is still difficult to break then the candidate who is older will be preferred.