Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2020 (Started): Merit List (Out), Dates, Application Form (Closed), Choice Filling, Eligibility

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: September 05, 2020

Karnataka Polytechnic Admissions 2020 merit list has been released on September 05, 2020. Karnataka Polytechnic admissions are done on the basis of candidates' merit in the qualifying examination. Check details anput Karnataka Polytechnic counselling 2020 and more. 

Karnataka Polytechnic Admission

Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2020 - The merit list for Karnataka Polytechnic admission 2020 has been released on September 05, 2020. Along with the Engineering season, the Polytechnic admissions in Karnataka 2020 has also commenced with online registration on August 06, 2020, and the last date to fill & submit the application form was August 29, 2020. Polytechnic colleges in Karnataka offer various diploma courses of two years or three years of duration.

Karnataka Polytechnic Merit List 2020

The Department of Technical Education Karnataka administers the Polytechnic admissions in the state. It operates 170 private, 85 government and 44 subsidised polytechnic colleges apart form 13 government and 9 subsidised engineering colleges. The primary function of the Directorate is to develop technical education to the 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.

This article deals with Karnataka Polytechnic Admissions in 2020. 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 Dates 2020

Admission dates for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2020 have not been released yet. However, students can take a look at the tentative dates for reference in the table below.



Admission Notification

August 06, 2020

Online Application Form Filling

August 06, 2020

Last Date to Submit Application Forms

August 29, 2020

Publication of Merit List

September 05, 2020

Mock Allotment

September 06, 2020


To be Notified

Also Read: Bihar Polytechnic Admissions

Karnataka Polytechnic Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria for Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2020 are listed below. In order to pursue polytechnic in Karnataka, candidates will have to meet the following entry criteria. Upon failing to meet the entry requirements for Karnataka Polytechnic 2020, 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 per cent 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 2020.

  • 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 per cent marks.

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

Karnataka Polytechnic Application Form 2020

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 Registerhttps://dtetech.karnataka.gov.in/kartechnical/
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 Merit List 2020

The Karnataka Polytechnic merit list 2020 has been released. Once the registration is completed and all the applications have been submitted before the due date, candidates can expect the merit list for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2020 to be released any time soon.

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 2020 will release after the authorities consider all the filed complaints.

The merit list of Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2020 will display course-wise marks obtained by the applicants in the respective qualifying examinations. The Karnataka Polytechnic merit list for 2020 will be published on the official portal of the Department of Technical Education Karnataka. The merit list for 2020 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.

Karnataka Polytechnic Counselling Process 2020

The counselling process for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2020 will begin after the merit list for 2020 admissions is released. In the year 2019, the counselling process was conducted in an online mode.

  • Candidates who will make it to the merit list will be called for the Karnataka Polytechnic counselling process 2020.

  • 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 print out of their submitted application form.

  • Candidates who will get admitted during the SPOT admission will have to pay the admission fee in cash.

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.



Government Polytechnic, Joida

Uttara Kannada

Adarsha Polytechnic


ASGM Rural Polytechnic


APS Polytechnic


Arya Bharati Polytechnic


Anda Marga Polytechnic, Malur


Karnataka Polytechnic Courses Fee Structure 2020

As per the official website of the Department of Technical Education, Karnataka, the following table shows the fee structure for Karnataka Polytechnic admissions 2020.

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.

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

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