Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2020

Kerala Polytechnic

Kerala Polytechnic Admission


  • Application Fee:₹ 100
  • Courses:DIP PE
  • Streams:Engineering

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023: Notification, Eligibility, Merit List, Seat Allotment

Updated On - February 25 2023 by Akriti Maurya

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 will be conducted by the Department of Technical Education, Kerala. All the candidates will get admission on the basis of 10th & 12th board exam into various Government and Private Polytechnic institutions. No separate entrance test will be conducted by the authority to offer admission into Diploma programmes in various Polytechnic Colleges in Kerala state. There are various colleges which are offering above mentioned courses like Central Polytechnic College, Thiruvananthapuram, Women’s Polytechnic College, Kaimanom, Govt. Polytechnic College, Neyyattinkara etc. There will be two streams of diploma programmes:
  • Stream 1: Diploma in Engineering/Technology.
  • Stream 2: Diploma in Commercial Practice and Diploma in Computer Application and Business Management.  

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Status

Candidates can check the Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 status from the below table:
Application statusOfficial notification yet to be released

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Dates

All the candidates can check the important dates and events regarding the Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 in the below table:

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Schedule
EventsDates (Tentative)
Online Submission of Application Form beginsJuly 2023
Last Date of Online SubmissionAug 2023 
Publication of Provisional Rank list & Trial AllotmentAug 2023
Last date for Appeal & Revised Options and correction of ApplicationAug 2023 
Final Rank List & First allotment listAug 2023 
Last Date of Reporting/Joining based on allotment listAug 2023 
Second allotmentSept 2023 
Last date of reporting/ joining based on 2nd allotmentSept 2023 
Third allotmentSept 2023 
Commencement of First-semester class & Induction
Sept 2023 
Last date of reporting/ joining based on 3rd allotmentSept 2023 
First Spot AdmissionSept 2023 
Second Spot admission (if any)Sept 2023
Admission closesSept 2023 

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Rank List

The Rank list of centralised allotment shall be prepared and published on the Website.

  • The rank list of Stream I programmes will be prepared based on the Index Score for Stream I calculated and the allotment will be done strictly on the basis of the rank list for these programmes.
  • The rank list of Stream II programmes will be prepared on the basis of the Index Score for Stream 2 calculated and the allotment will be done strictly on the basis of the rank list for these programmes.  
  • The provisional rank list prepared by the State Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Kalamassery (SITTTR) will be published on the date specified.
  • Candidates are advised to verify the Provisional Rank lists and satisfy themselves regarding their position, such as inclusion under different categories, eligibility for community/special reservation, option details submitted, etc. 

Kerala Polytechnic 2023 Inter-Se-Merit

Resolution of Tie while ranking:
Stream 1 
  • The candidate with higher WGPA1 in the stream concerned will be placed higher.
  • If a tie still persists the candidates with higher Average Grade Point (AGP) in Mathematics will be placed higher in the ranking.
  • In case, tie exists further, a higher Average Grade Point (AGP) in Physics will get priority.
  • If the tie exists further, a higher Average Grade Point (AGP) in English will get priority.
  • If there is still a tie, the age of the candidate will be taken into account and the older will be placed higher in the ranking. 
Stream 2 
  • Candidates with higher Average Grade Point (AGP) in Mathematics will be placed higher in the ranking.
  • If the tie exists further, a higher Average Grade Point (AGP) in English will get priority.
  • If there is still a tie, the age of the candidate will be taken into account and the elder will be placed higher than the younger in the rank list.  

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Selection procedure

Candidates who will get selected for admission in the allotment in any of the Govt./Govt. Aided/ Self Financing(Govt. Quota) have to take a printout of the allotment letter from the website. The selection procedure of Kerala Polytechnic 2023 is mentioned below.

  • The candidate who got selected for admission in Kerala Polytechnic should report to the allotted Government/ Government Aided/Self-financing (Govt. Quota) Polytechnic College with allotment letter, required fees and all the original documents. It comprises of all the original documents including qualification, fees concession, and reservations, transfer and conduct certificate. The candidate should submit the documents at the institution, get admitted and receive the admission slip and receipt for documents after proper selected by the College authorities.
  • Candidates are advised to strictly adhere to the date and time of his/her reporting. No extension of time for reporting to the college will be granted under any circumstance. A candidate who does not turn up for reporting as per allotment, at any of Govt./Aided/Self-financing Polytechnic College and time notified, will forfeit his/her chance for admission.

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Reservation 

Following are the reservation for all the groups:

CategoriesReservation percentage 
Persons with Disabilities5%
THSLC holders:10%
ITI/ KGCE Certificate holders5%
VHSE Candidates2%
Other backward Christians1%
Schedule caste8%
Schedule tribe2%
Other backward Hindus3%
Latin Catholics and Anglo Indian3%
Dheevara and related communities2%
Vishwakarma & related communities2%
Kusavan and related communities1%

Special reservation seats are available in other Polytechnic Colleges and those categories are:

  • Reservation for Nominees
  • Nominees from Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands [AN]
  • Nominees from Lakshadweep [LD]
  • Nominees from Jammu & Kashmir [JK]
  • Children of Ex-Servicemen [XS]
  • Sports Quota [SP]
  • NCC Quota [CC]
  • Orphan Quota [OR]
  • Special Batch for Hearing Impaired Candidates
  • Persons with Disabilities (under PWD Scheme)
  • Dependant of Defense personnel, Killed/ Missing/ Disabled in action [DK]
  • Children of Serving Defense Personnel [SD]
  • Children of CRPF Personnel [CP]
  • Anglo Indian Community [AI]
  • Certificate holders in Textile Technology [TX]
  • Nominees of the Motor Vehicle Department [MD]

Kerala Polytechnic 2023 Application Form

The candidates will be required to submit their Kerala Polytechnic 2023 Application form online through the official website ( Check the guidelines about Kerala Polytechnic 2023 Registration:

  • The application form will be available on 8 October 2023(Tentative) and the last date to apply for the same will be on 19 October 2023(Tentative).
  • Candidates need to submit a separate application by remitting the fee in each case for the following categories. 
    1. Application for regular seats in Government/ Government Aided Programmes/ Government seats in Self Financing Programmes/ Special batch of Hearing Impaired (HI).
    2. Application for the management seats under Aided programmes to be submitted at respective Polytechnics.
    3. Applications under NCC quota.
    4. Applications under Sports quota.
    5. Candidates seeking admission to the management seats in Self Financing Programmes should submit separate applications to the respective Institutions in the format insisted by the institutions.
Documents required to be submitted along with the Application Form is given below:
Documents Required for Kerala Polytechnic Registration
Sl.No.PurposeNature of the Certificate Required
1To prove the date of birth Self-attested copy of the relevant page of the SSLC/ THSLC or equivalent examination.
2To prove the Qualification Self-attested copy of the mark list of SSLC/THSLC or equivalent certificate. 
3To claim reservation Under VHSE categorySelf-attested copy of the mark list of VHSE 
4To claim reservation under ITI/KGCE category Self-attested copy of the mark list /certificate of ITI/KGCE 
5To claim bonus point in the case of Backward districts Pathanamthitta, Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kasargod 

Self-attested copy of the Nativity/Domicile certificate from Village Officer


Self-attested copy of Certificate from the Head of the institution where the candidate had undergone his/her study from VIII std. to X std. and appeared for the qualifying examination in the prescribed format.

It is mandatory to submit the required documents along with the application form otherwise candidate's application will be rejected.

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through offline mode only. Kerala Polytechnic 2023 application fee should be remitted along with the hard copy of the online submitted application form at the Polytechnic College. Check the fee structure as per the categories is given below:
Application Fee for Kerala Polytechnic Admission
General/UR candidatesRs. 150/-
SC/ST candidatesRs. 75/-

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

The minimum educational qualifications of the candidates who have applied for Kerala Polytechnic 2023 are listed below. 

  • The candidate should have passed the SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination, with eligibility for higher studies.
  • Those Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics, English and Science subjects are eligible to apply for both streams I and stream II.
  • Those Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics and English are eligible to apply for stream II.
  • The candidate who has taken more than two chances to secure eligibility for higher studies in SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examinations is not eligible for admission. 
  • For CBSE/ICSE/Open school, candidates must have obtained Marks/Grades in Science is considered for calculating grade in science in the place of Physics and Chemistry. In the case of CBSE candidates, only the certificates of Board examination will be accepted as qualifying certificate and such candidates shall submit an undertaking as shown in Annexure XVII at the time of admission and a copy of the same shall be submitted along with the application. This undertaking need only be submitted by those candidates who have passed CBSE Xth during the period 2011-2018.

Other than the educational qualifications, there is another eligibility criterion i.e the nationality. The Applications of only those candidates will be accepted whose nationality is Indian.

Download Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2021 Brochure Pdf

Kerala Polytechnic Admission 2023 Highlights

Admission NameKerala Polytechnic Admission 2023
Conducting bodyDepartment of Technical Education, Kerala
FrequencyOnce a year
Level State level
Kerala Polytechnic 2023 Official websiteClick Here

Department of Technical Education, Kerala

The DTE(Department of Technical Education) is a higher education body department under the government of Kerala, India. It is run by the Minister of Education. The department guides the government on matters dealing with higher education. It oversees the working and activities of 49 polytechnic colleges,  9 government engineering colleges, three colleges of fine arts, 39 technical high schools, 3 aided engineering colleges, 42 tailoring & garment making training centres, 17 government commercial institutes and four vocational training centres.

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Form Date28 Jul - 27 Aug 2023 (Tentative)
Result04 Sep 2023 (Tentative)

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