No.SBTET/Pre-exam/VIJ-101/Polycet-2017/2016 Date:08-03-2017


The State Board of Technical Education and Training, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada will conduct 

“Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (POLYCET)” for the candidates seeking admission in to all 

Diploma Courses in Engineering / Non Engineering/Technology offered at Polytechnics / 

institutions (including Aided and Unaided Private Polytechnics / Institutions running as 2nd shift

in Pvt. Engineering Colleges) in Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2017-2018.

  1. Eligibility to appear for POLYCET-2017.

Candidates who have passed SSC or its equivalent & recognized by the Board of Secondary 

Education, A.P., Vijayawada are eligible. The candidates who have compartmentally passed or 

appearing for SSC are also eligible to apply. However, they must have passed in all the subjects 

before seeking admission.

Detailed information regarding eligibility, age and syllabi etc. are given in the “POLYCET-2017

Instructions-Booklet” which will be available along with the APPLICATION FORMAT and is 

available in http://sbtetap.gov.in)

3.How to apply:

State Board of Technical Education & Training, AP, Vijayawada has made arrangements to file

online applications at various AP online/Helpline centres/ through payment gate way. The 

detailed list of these centres is available at http://sbtetap.gov.in website. In order to file 

application through these centers shall pay the examination fee Rs.350/- (Rupees Three 

hundred and fifty only) to the operator by the candidate. 

The detailed procedure of filing up of the application form is available in the instructions booklet 

along with the Application Format. Candidates are advised to read these instructions carefully 

before filing-up the Application duly filled in the application form is to be given to the Operator 

for filing Online.


a) Hosting of Online application under http://polycetap.nic.in 

( POLYCET-2017 Application format and Instructions booklet will be available 

in http://sbtetap.gov.in )

21 -03-2017 (Tuesday)

b) Commencement of filing of online application form for Rs 350/- from 

Helpline centres/Aponline centres /Through payment gate way

21-03-2017 (Tuesday)

c) Last date for filing of online application form 13-04-2017 (Thursday)

d) Date and Time of conduct of POLYCET-2017 28-04-2017 (Friday) 

Time: 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM

  1. The Admission Schedule: The admission schedule (Web Counseling) will be notified in all 

leading Newspapers after declaration of POLYCET results. Candidates are advised to note that 

admissions into polytechnics for the academic year 2017-2018 shall be made on the basis of 

Web Counseling, where in candidates can opt for any course at any polytechnic in the order of 

priority and the allotment shall be made for his/her best preferred choice based on his/her merit 

and other admission rules in vogue. Details of Web counseling and helpline centres will be 

available on our website http://sbtetap.gov.in and shall also be notified in all leading 

Newspapers after declaration of POLYCET RESULTS.


 a) As separate POLYCET tests are being conducted by the respective States, The candidates 

of Andhra Pradesh intend to seek admission in to the courses offered in Polytechnics of 

Telangana State and seek admission under 15% unreserved quota offered in Telangana 

State shall appear for POLYCET conducted by Telangana.

 b) For admissions into State wide institutions located in Telangana State under the ratio of 

42:36:22 (AU/OU/SVU respectively) Andhra Pradesh local students need not appear for 

POLYCET conducted by Telangana State. 64% of the seats are aportionated to Andhra 

Pradesh local students in state level Institutions located in Telangana State. (A proposal 

has been submitted to the Government to this extent and the above statuses of 

admissions are subject to condition of Govt. approval.

 c) Please note that only one Hall ticket will be generated against an APPLICANT.

 d) Fill the SSC Hall ticket Number, Year of Pass and Date of Birth on the application by verifying 

your SSC Hall ticket /SSC Certificate or its equivalent, as the candidate data is taken from SSC 


 e) AADHAR number entry in application is mandatory

mee-Seva Caste certificate and mee-Seva Income certificate to be submitted in the counseling 

at the time of Admission. Prospective students may approach revenue authorities well in 

advance to avoid last minute difficulties. 

f) The candidate pertaining to the board other than SSC(CBSE/ICSE/NOS) has to visit any of the 

centres along with his photo for filing online application.

 Sd/- G.S. Panda Das, I.A.S

Place: Vijayawada Chairman- SBTET & 

Date: 08.03.2017 Spl. Commissioner of Technical Education, AP

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