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Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2023 - Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Merit List

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: September 06, 2023 12:17 pm IST

Karnataka Polytechnic 2023 is a state-level admission process conducted annually by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka. Check details about Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2023 here.

Karnataka Polytechnic Admissions 2023

Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2023 - The Department of Technical Education Karnataka administers the Polytechnic admissions in the state of Karnataka. It operates 170 private, 85 government, and 44 subsidised polytechnic colleges apart from 13 government and 9 subsidised engineering colleges. The primary function of the Directorate is to develop technical education for eligible candidates through technical examinations. The department issues diploma certificates to the students who have passed their Diploma courses. Apart from this, the Department also conducts the examinations for the same.

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This article deals with Karnataka Polytechnic Admissions in 2023. Going through the article will give students details about Karnataka Polytechnic eligibility criteria, the application procedure for polytechnic admission in Karnataka, merit list Karnataka for polytechnic admissions, the counselling process for the polytechnic course in Karnataka, and more.

Karnataka Polytechnic Admission Important Dates 2023

Admission dates for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2023 have not been released yet. However, students can take a look at the tentative dates for reference in the table below.



Admission Notification

To be Updated

Online Application Form Filling

To be Updated

Publication of Draft Merit List

To be Updated
Publication of Provisional Merit ListTo be Updated

Seat Allotment Result    

To be Updated

Also Read: Bihar Polytechnic Admissions

How to Check Karnataka Polytechnic Results 2023?

Karnataka Polytechnic Merit List 2023 has been prepared separately for various categories. Candidates must report for counselling on the basis of rank. Follow these steps to view the Karnataka Polytechnic Merit List 2023:

  1. Go to the official's website -
  2. Simply click on the provided link.
  3. On the computer screen, a new page will appear.
  4. Fill up the blanks with your "Application Number."
  5. After that, press the "submit" button.
  6. The outcome will appear on the screen.
  7. Download the file and print a copy of the result for later use.

Karnataka Polytechnic Counselling Process 2023

Following the release of the merit list, candidates must participate in the counselling process. The counselling will take place at the Nodal Centre in an offline format. It will be launched in an online format. Participation in the counselling process is required of all qualified candidates. At the nodal centres, candidates' documentation should be verified. Candidates will be contacted for counselling based on their rank.

  • Candidates who will make it to the merit list will be called for the Karnataka Polytechnic counselling process 2023
  • Candidates will be intimated about the day and timing of the process
  • Eligible students will have to present at the given venue with their parents
  • The counselling will be done taking into account the merit rank and choices opted by candidates
  • In the case of SPOT admissions, candidates will have to be present at the centre to report
  • For this, candidates will be required to bring along their original documents and a printout of their submitted application form
  • Candidates who will get admitted during the SPOT admission will have to pay the admission fee in cash

Karnataka Polytechnic Eligibility Criteria 2023

The eligibility criteria for Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2023 are listed below. In order to pursue a polytechnic in Karnataka, candidates will have to meet the following entry criteria. Upon failing to meet the entry requirements for Karnataka Polytechnic 2023, candidates will not be allowed to apply for the programmes.

  • The candidate should qualify as an Indian citizen.

  • The aspirant should either have passed the Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) or an equivalent examination with at least 35 percent marks.

  • The applicant should have studied in Karnataka from grade 1 for a minimum of 5 years from SSLC or PUC board.

  • As of now, there is no age limit for Karnataka Polytechnic admission 2023.

  • The eligibility criteria for a non-engineering diploma course in Karnataka is quite similar to the criteria mentioned above.

  • For diploma in Modern Office Management, Fabrication and Apparel Design Technology and Commercial Practice, candidates are required to complete SSLC examination or equivalent in Karnataka with at least 35 percent marks.

  • For Library Science and Information Management, candidates should have scored at least 35 percent marks aggregate in the secondary PUC examination or equivalent in Karnataka.

Karnataka Polytechnic Application Form 2023

Candidates aspiring for Polytechnic admission in Karnataka will have to fill the online application form. The candidates will have to upload the documents online this year. The detailed application process can be checked below -

Official Website to 
Step 1 - Basic DetailsThe candidates will have to fill the application form by clicking on the link above. The candidates will have to fill all the basic details in this step.
Step 2 - Claim ReservationIn the second step, the candidates will have to fill the Claim Special Reservation details such as Rural Study, NCC/ other reservations etc.
Step 3 - Upload DocumentsIn this step, the candidates will have to upload the special reservation certificate, category certificate, Class 10th mark sheet and passport size photograph. Candidates who do not have internet access can visit the helpline centre for registration. 
Step 4 - Choice Filling/ Option EntryIn this step, the candidates will have to choose the colleges and mark priority numbers
Step 5 - District PreferencesThe candidates can choose the district preferences in which he/ she wants to get admission.
Step 6 - Preview Application and submitCrosscheck all the details filled in the application form and submit. 

Karnataka Polytechnic Final List 2023

The Karnataka Polytechnic merit list 2023 will be released after the registration is completed and all the applications will be submitted before the due date. The candidates check the merit list for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2023 on the official website.

Before the publishing of the final merit list, the DTE Karnataka releases a draft merit list. After the draft merit list is released, candidates are provided with a complaint window to file complaints against the released merit list. The final merit list for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2023 will be released after the authorities consider all the filed complaints.

The merit list of Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2023 will display course-wise marks obtained by the applicants in the respective qualifying examinations. The Karnataka Polytechnic merit list for 2023 will be published on the official portal of the Department of Technical Education Karnataka. The merit list for 2023 polytechnic admissions in Karnataka will display the following details.

  • Application Number

  • DOB of Candidates

  • Merit Number or Rank

  • Candidate’s Father’s Name

  • Gender of the Candidate

  • Candidate’s Category

  • Sub-Category (if any)

  • Family Income of the Candidate

  • Total Marks Obtained by the Candidate

  • Total Marks Obtained in Mathematics and Science

  • Percentage of the Candidate

NOTE: Candidates will be notified about the merit list via SMS at the registered mobile numbers. So, it is important that candidates provide a number (while filling the application form) that they use regularly.

Also Read: Entrance Exams for Polytechnic: State-Wise

List of Polytechnic Colleges in Karnataka

Here is a list of Polytechnic colleges in the state of Karnataka that students can opt for.

Private KCET Participating Polytechnic Colleges
Govt. KCET Participating Polytechnic Colleges

Karnataka Polytechnic Courses Fee Structure 2023 (Estimate)

As per the official website of the Department of Technical Education, Karnataka, the following table shows the fee structure for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2023.

Institute of Category

Tuition Fee

Development Fee

Other Fees

Total Fee

Private Polytechnic Institutes

For the Students Belonging to Karnataka

Rs 12,075

Rs 500

Rs 830

Rs 13,405

For Non-Karnataka Students

Rs 19,425

Rs 500

Rs 830

Rs 20,755

Government Polytechnic

Rs 2940

Rs 500

Rs 830

Rs 4,270

Aided Polytechnic Institutes

Rs 5,618

Rs 500

Rs 830

Rs 6,948

Students often find themselves in a fix about whether to choose polytechnic or regular education. There are various aspects of the questions that students must take into account and then go for the option that suits their preference the best. If candidates want to pursue engineering courses after completing polytechnic courses then opting for polytechnic would be a smart option.

There is immense scope in the field of the Polytechnic. The major advantages of choosing Polytechnic after 10th is the cost-effectiveness of the programmes and the higher returns of investments. Apart from this, pursuing engineering courses after completing polytechnic opens up a number of scopes for the students.
Check Other State Level Polytechnic Admissions,

Tamil Nadu Polytechnic AdmissionsGoa Polytechnic Admissions
JEXPO (West Bengal Polytechnic Admissions)Haryana Polytechnic Admissions

For more details on polytechnic colleges, admissions state-wise, and entrance exams, go to CollegeDekho.


Will there be an exam for admission to the polytechnic programmes offered?

No entrance exam will be required for enrollment in the Karnataka polytechnic programmes offered.



When will the Karnataka Polytechnic application form be made available?

Beginning in the third week of May 2023, the Karnataka Polytechnic 2023 application form will be made available.


What day is the deadline for submitting the Karnataka Polytechnic application form?

The process for submitting application forms will be governed through the fourth week of May 2023.


Is it possible for me to submit the application offline?

The application form can only be filed online, hence the answer is no.

How can I provide the choice for the course in which I seek admission?

The candidates will be allowed to provide the choice for course specialization at the time when they are called to attend counselling.

Will there be any choice filling process for admission?

 Yes, there will be choice filling process for the exam.

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