TS ECET Eligibility Criteria 2020

TS ECET is an online-based computer entrance test held by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad. The exams were supposed to held during May, but due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, the dates have been extended.

The university has set the new date on the 4th of July 2020. So, you must be conversant with the latest TS ECET Eligibility Criteria to understand your suitability for the exam. Let’s look at these rules once again for your convenience. 

The admit cards will be released by the University one week before the exam dates. You would get to know your exam center and timing from the hall ticket. So, let’s look at this table and check the various exam venues for TS ECET. 

Exam Centers for TS ECET


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Hyderabad East Zone (Ghatkesar, keesara, and surrounding areas)

Hyderabad North Zone (Medchal, Gandimaisamma and surrounding areas)

Hyderabad Central Zone(Abids, Tarnaka, and surrounding areas)

Hyderabad West Zone (Kukatpally, Patancheru, Gandipet, Moinabad, and surrounding areas)

Hyderabad South-East Zone (L.B. Nagar, Hayathnagar, Pedda amberpet, Ibrahimpatnam, and surrounding areas)






Basic Eligibility Criteria for TS ECET

JNTU has specified the basic TS ECET Eligibility Criteria, and you must adhere to it. Let’s recapitulate them once again:

  • You should have obtained a Diploma in Engineering and Technology / Pharmacy from the State Board of Technical Education of Telangana / Andhra Pradesh or any other Diploma recognized by the Government 

  • Candidates should be a domiciled resident of the state of Telangana / Andhra Pradesh and satisfy all local residential requirements

  • You must be a citizen of India 

Basic Education Qualifications

You must fulfill some immediate educational requirements. These are:

  • You should have passed a 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects

  • Candidates from bridge courses can also appear for the exam provided they completed the practical training for the bridge course before the counselling dates

  • Passed diploma in engineering/Pharmacy with at least 45% marks for entry to the lateral scheme

Preference Criteria for Admission to Colleges

TS ECET exam has also laid down certain rules following the preference order. Let’s go through the rules that would help you to decide your college after the counselling round.

  1. You will be given first preference for admission to the Information Technology course if you have obtained a diploma for the same.

  2. Seats are reserved in the ratio of 1:1 for candidates who have passed out with Pharmacy or Chemical Engineering for diploma in biotechnology.

  3. Special diploma holders in Industrial Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering have to sit for TS ECET – FDH examination in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering only.

  4. If you are seeking admission to Textile Technology courses, you must have Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics as your subject combination in graduation. 

So, you now have a fair idea about the TS ECET Eligibility Criteria. It would help you to know about the rules governing the exam and preparing beforehand.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What are the methods to download the hall ticket for TS ECET?

The dates for downloading hall ticket will be announced by the University soon. You would require registration number, payment receipt, valid email id with a phone number, date of birth to download the admit card for this exam.

2. What is the best way to prepare for the exam?

You must gather all the relevant information regarding exam pattern, syllabus, criteria, and guidelines. This would help you to know the basic requirements for the TS ECET Exam 2020. You should also take the regular mock test and check them out answer keys.

3. When are the counselling dates for TS ECET?

The commission will declare the counselling dates after the results are out. The new exam dates have been fixed for July 4th, and all notifications will be made available in due course.

4. When should you reach the examination center for TS ECET 2020?

Details of examination time and venue are printed on the admit card itself. You would need to find your seat number and complete some necessary formalities before entering the examination hall. So, it’s better to reach the examination venue at least 2 hours before the exam.