Kerala Polytechnic Exam 2020

The Department of Technical Education (DTE) regulates the Kerala Polytechnic examination that is organized once every year. The Kerala Polytechnic exam is meant for finding meritorious candidates to introduce six-semester diploma courses offered by various Polytechnic colleges under the supervision of the Department of Technical Education, Kerala. 

The authority does not organize any separate entrance examination for admission of aspiring candidates to Polytechnic colleges in Kerala. They will process admission based on their performance in grades 10th and 12 board examinations or equivalent. Candidates will be offered both the government and private polytechnic colleges. So, all the aspiring students should register themselves on the official website and fill the application form after meeting the eligibility criteria. The dates for Kerala Polytechnic Exam 2020 are soon to be announced according to the scheduled time-frame. 

About the Department of Technical Education 

DTE (department of technical education) is a higher education governance body under the government of Kerala, India. It is included in the higher education department and is controlled by the Minister of Education. It advises the government on subjects related to higher education in Kerala with various colleges, schools, and institutions operating effectively under them. 

Kerala Polytechnic Application Form

The application form for Kerala Polytechnic is available online at somewhere around the first week of June 2020 tentatively. Candidates should follow up on the right procedure to fill the application form successfully. Also, make sure to fill the correct details and double-check everything mentioned in the form to avoid any inconveniences. 

Following are Essential Guidelines to Consider When Filling the Application Form: 

  • Visit the main website;, as the form should be submitted via online mode only. 

  • Candidates should submit a single application form in case of different districts. 

  • However, aspiring students should fill a separate application form if: 

  • Regular seats in Government / Government Aided Programs / Government Seats in Special Batch of HI (Hearing Impaired)/ Self Financing Programs.

  • Management seats under Aided Programs: Submit to the particular Polytechnic college.

  • Seats under Sports Quota.

  • Seats under National Cadet Corps (NCC) Quota.

  • Make sure to print out the final copy of the application form and keep it safe for future reference. 

Make sure to self-attest copy of the essential documents to be submitted along with the application form:

  • Mark sheet of SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination

  • Passing certificate

  • Valid photo for id proof

  • Domicile Certificate

  • Nativity Certificate

  • Caste Certificate

  • Income Certificate

  • Medical Fitness Certificate

Application Fee:

  • The application fee will be 150/-.

  • For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates, it will be 75/-.

  • The amount should be forwarded at the polytechnic college during the submission of the printout of application processed online, along with the other important documents.

Candidates should mention all the options of colleges and institutes in the right order of preference. However, students who don’t have internet facilities can take assistance from the help desks available at Polytechnic for free. 

Kerala Polytechnic Exam Date

The important dates for Kerala Polytechnic Exam are yet to be announced with the exact date for each event. However, aspiring candidates can have a rough idea about the whole process mentioned below. It will allow them to prepare themselves with all the necessary documents for admission.  


Dates 2020 (Tentative) 

Starting of online application form

2nd week of May 2020

Last date to submit application form

Last week of June 2020

Last date for registering application at college

Last week of June 2020 

Publication of provisional rank list

Last week of June 2020 

Students who applied for ranks and trial allotment acquire it somewhere in the 1st week of June 2020. The Final Rank list will be notified in the 3rd week of June 2020. The Date of Admission Process will be completed in July 2020. Commencement of first counseling is going to regulate somewhere in July 2020, and the Second Counselling is in July 2020. Lastly, the Polytechnic Admission Closes in July 2020. 

Kerala Polytechnic Cut Off 

Every college has different cut off marks as per different categories and courses. An aspiring candidate who acquires good marks in exams can get admission in Kerala Polytechnic. The board releases a cut off on their main website for all the students to have a decent idea about how much more is required to qualify. It will also assist them in selecting the favorite college which they were planning to attend. 

Cut off Marks are Based on Numerous Aspects Such As: 

  • Number of Students Appeared for Exam

  • Exam Difficulty 

  • Availability of Seats

  • Reservation standards

Kerala Polytechnic Eligibility Criteria

All the aspirants should meet the mandatory eligibility criteria to fill the Kerala Polytechnic application form successfully. They should satisfy all the requirements before filling the application form. Here are some of the important eligibility criteria set by DTE for Kerala Polytechnic application forms: 

  • All the candidates should be Indian. 

  • Candidates who have appeared for the 10th and 12th from SSLC/THSLC board or any other equivalent Kerala State board or other well-established board are eligible. 

  • Candidates whose parents are working for the state or central government or public sector undertaking in Kerala are also eligible. 

  • There is no age restriction when applying for Kerala Polytechnic colleges and universities. 

  • Aspiring students should pass the qualifying exams with Science, Mathematics, and English as compulsory subjects can apply. 

  • Students from ICSE/ CBSE board, DTE will consider marks scored in Science for evaluating graded rather than Chemistry and Physics. =

Reservation Of Seats: 


Reservation (%)

THSLC holders


ITI/ KGCE Certificate holders


Candidates with Disabilities 


VHSE Candidates


Kerala Polytechnic Result 

Candidates can view the Kerala Polytechnic results via online mode, as it will be published on the main website by the authority. It will be exhibited in the form of a provisional list & final rank list. Along with rank and provisional list, the trial allotment will also be conducted. They can review it in the 2nd week of June. To check results, candidates should enter their correct roll number or application number and date of birth. Keep in mind that the authority will not deliver any result or rank list to any candidate via post or email, so keep a track and visit the site often during the mentioned period. All the aspiring candidates can attest their rank lists and satisfy themselves with the position in the list like eligibility for community/particular reservation, inclusion under different categories, option details submitted, etc.

Kerala Polytechnic Counselling 

After the result declaration, candidates should register for the counselling process. The Kerala Polytechnic Counselling plays an essential part to acquire admission in any Kerala Polytechnic college. It is conducted after the filling of the application form is over, which is why candidates should check the notification via the main website of Kerala Polytechnic regarding the counselling and admission process. Moreover, the counselling process is based on merit drawn according to the candidates' marks in the 10th class. The selection is performed direct wise. Students get a chance to choose a specific college for admission according to their preference during the counselling session.

The list of Documents needed for Kerala Polytechnic Counselling:

  • 10th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate

  • Domicile Certificate

  • Category Certificate

  • Passport Size Photographs

  • Kerala Polytechnic 2020 Admit Card & Score Card

  • Character certificate

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the Complete Admission Process for Kerala Polytechnic 2020? 

Ans. 1 Candidates who want to get admission in the Kerala Polytechnic college should fill an online application form. Make sure to register within the last week of May 2020. The selection process of the candidate is done state-wise based on the prepared merit list by the authorities. A registration number is provided with which all the candidates can review their application status.

They need to exercise at least 25 college options along with the courses. The rank list of the centralized will be published on the main website where they can also check their individual rank and trial allotment list. After the allotment of the college and course is done successfully, candidates must report the college with original documents and download the allotment letter as well.

2. Is a Single Application Should be Submitted for Various Districts in Kerala Polytechnic 2020? 

Ans. 2 Yes, it is mandatory for all the candidates to submit a single application for various districts in Kerala Polytechnic 2020. 

How to Check the Kerala Polytechnic 2020 Result?

Ans. 3 Following are the steps to check the Kerala Polytechnic 2020 results:

  • Visit the main website. 

  • Click on the popped up link.

  • A new page will be displayed on the screen.

  • Fill the “Application Number” & “Date of Birth.”

  • Next, click on the “OK” button.

  • The result will appear on the screen.

  • Check it & download for the further process.