Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2020: Admission into first-year diploma program is based on the secondary (Class 10) schooling level. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on the behalf of Directorate of Technical Education, Karnataka invites application from eligible candidates of Karnataka for admission to the 1st Year Diploma Courses for Government, Aided Polytechnics and Private polytechnics. It is the state level counselling procedure for admission into engineering and non-engineering courses. There is no entrance exam conducted for admission of candidates into the diploma program. To get the Karnataka Diploma overview 2020 – go through the full article. 

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The Official 2019-2020 notification will be provided here once it releases. For now, go through the official notification for 2019-2020 session from below:

Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2020 Important Dates

The Schedule of Karnataka Polytechnic 2019-2020 will be provided here once it releases. For now, find the tentative schedule of Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2019 events date.

Karnataka Polytechnic Date sheet

Karnataka Diploma Eligibility Criteria 2020

Students who are willing to get admission into the first year of diploma course in the state Karnataka must possess the below-mentioned eligibility criteria. Before applying for Karnataka Diploma Admission 2020, the candidate must check the required criteria to participate in the Karnataka diploma counselling procedure.

S. NoParticularsDetails
1.NationalityThe candidate must be a citizen of India
2.Academic qualificationThe candidate must have completed 05 years of academic study in Karnataka including qualifying


3.Educational Qualification For Engineering Diploma CoursesApplicants should have passed Karnataka S.S.L.C or equivalent examination by securing 35% marks in aggregate.
Educational Qualification For Non-Engineering Diploma Courses
4.1. Commercial Practice (English & Kannada)

2. Apparel Design & Fabrication Technology

3. Modern Office Management

Candidates should have passed Karnataka S.S.L.C or Equivalent Examination by securing 35% marks

in aggregate.

5.Library Science and Information ManagementCandidates should have passed Karnataka P.U.C-II or Equivalent examination by securing 35% marks

in aggregate.

NOTE 1: Candidates who have passed the 10th Standard Exam conducted by CBSE/ICSE and other states 10th Standard candidates shall produce Eligibility Certificates obtained from the Secretary, Board of Technical Examinations, Palace Road, BENGALURU – 560 001 at the time of document verification & online application submission process.

NOTE 2: Candidates opting for Automobile course should have attained the age of 16 years as on 1st July 2020.

Karnataka Diploma Application Form 2020

The Karnataka Diploma Application Form will release tentatively in May 2020. The tentative deadline to fill-up the form for counselling is May 2020. Applicants need to download the application form, fill up and submit at the nearest “Document Verification Centers” on or before the last date. Please read the eligibility criteria before applying for counselling. The amount to be paid as the application fee is provided below.

S. NoCategoryAmount (Rs.)
1.General or unreserved100

Karnataka Diploma Courses With Codes

S. NoStreamCode
1.Electronics and Communication Engg.EC
2.Computer Science and EngineeringCS
3.Mechanical Engineering (General)ME
4.Electrical and Electronics Engg.EE
5.Civil Engg.(General)CE
7.Electronic Instrumentation and Control EngineeringEI
9.Leather TechnologyLT
10.Automobile EngineeringAT
11.Chemical EngineeringCH
12.Mechanical Engineering (Machine Tool Technology)MY
15.Agriculture EnggAG
16.Textile TechnologyTX
17.Interior DecorationID
18.Information ScienceIS
20.Ceramic TechnologyCR
22.Metallurgical EngineeringMT
23.Mechanical Engg (Heat Power Tech.)HT
24.Mechanical Engg. (Instrumentation)MI
25.Mechanical Engg. (Welding & Sheetmetal Tech.)WS
26.Polymer TechnologyPO
27.Printing TechnologyPT
28.Civil EnvironmentalEN
29.Aeronautical EnggAN
30.Sound RecordingSR
Non- Engineering Courses
31.Commercial Practice (English)CP
32.Library Science & Information ManagementLI
33.Commercial Practice (Kannada)CK
34.Modern Office ManagementMM
35.Apparel Design and Fabrication TechnologyFT

Karnataka Diploma Merit List 2020

After receiving all the applications from the eligible candidates, the official authority allots a particular rank to all the registered candidates based on certain parameters. Based on the rank allotted, applicants will have to report at the designated verification centre and spot admission. The parameters which the counselling authority follows are mentioned below

  • Number of applications
  • Marks obtained by the candidate in SSLC examination
  • Minimum qualifying Cut-off
  • Highest and lowest marks obtained by the applicants in SSLC

Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2020 Counselling

The official authority will publish the counselling schedule for the registered and merit listed candidates. Candidates who have been allotted rank within a certain range will have to report at the nodal centre for admission process in a particular date and time. Candidates need to carry a set of original and photocopy of the same documents at the time of reporting. Documents needed to be carried are mentioned below.

The Candidate should produce the following documents in original along with filled application form at the document verification centre otherwise they will not be allowed for further admission process.

1. SSLC or equivalent examination marks card/attested Marks extract from respective school Head Master.

2. Original Transfer Certificate/T.C Endorsement (NOC) from the concerned Institutions should be produced by the candidates.

3. Study certificate. (for a minimum five years period should be countersigned by the concerned Block Educational Officer).

4. Rural Certificate (Rural Study Certificate in respect of candidates claiming the benefit of the rural reservation should produce a verification certificate from the concerned Tahasildar along with a rural study certificate for having studied 10 full academic years from 1st standard to 10th standard in Karnataka state).

5. Kannada medium study certificate.

6. Eligibility Certificate: The candidates other than Karnataka S.S.L.C.(CBSE/ICSE & Other States 10th Standard) should produce eligibility certificate issued by the Secretary, Board of Technical Examinations, Bengaluru.

7. Caste Certificate in the prescribed format.

8. The candidates belonging to Hyderabad-Karnataka region as per 371(J) shall obtain the relevant certificate.

9. Physical fitness certificate issued by the Registered Medical Practitioner.

10. 6 Passport size Photos.

Karnataka Polytechnic 2020 Admission

Applicants who are applying for Karnataka Diploma Admission 2020 must check the seat reservation criteria. There are many castes that fall under the seat reservation category. Students who fall under reservation category, they are given age relaxation, fees concession, relaxation in marks etc. Check the table below to know the seat reservation criteria and categories.

The Five-year study rule above is relaxed to the extent indicated below from a to g.

For the children of the following:
S. NoCategories
1.Defence Personnel, Central Government Employees and Employees of Central or State Government Undertakings.
2.Serving or Retired Employees of (i) All India Service of Karnataka Cadre (ii) State Government who had served; are serving in the State of Karnataka, during the period the applicants have been studying outside the State from 1st standard to the Qualifying Examination to the extent of such service outside Karnataka till 01-07- 2019.
3.Serving Defence Personnel / Ex-Servicemen (with a minimum of 5 years of active service) whose home address at the time of joining to Defence service was in Karnataka.
4.Members of Parliament, elected from Karnataka to the extent to the period of being an M.P. falling during the period of applicant’s study in Delhi from 1st Standard to the Qualifying Examination.
5.Central Government employees working/worked outside the Karnataka State where such employees had;

i) Declared to the Central Government any place in Karnataka as their home town and;

ii) Studied in an Educational Institution in Karnataka run or recognised by the State Government for not less than five years at any time between the 1st Standard and SSLC or Equivalent Examination.

6.Any employee (other than Central Government) transferable anywhere in India but at present working/residing continuously for a period of at least 12 months in Karnataka as on 1st July of the year of admission

i) The candidate has passed the qualifying examination from any recognised Educational Institution in Karnataka.

ii) Either parent of the candidate has studied for a minimum period of 10 years in any recognised Educational Institution in Karnataka to the full extent.

7.Government of India nominees repatriates and students sponsored from other State Governments.
Special Category Candidates
S. NoCategoryDetails
1.Horanadu Kannadiga(HK)The candidate and either of his/her parent’s mother tongue should be Kannada, Tulu (Kodava) and either parent’s was domiciled in the state of Karnataka.
2.Gadinadu Kannadiga(GK)The children of parents whose mother tongue is Kannada and who are at present residing in the border disputed Kannada speaking areas viz., Taluks of South Sholapur, Akkalkot, Jath, Gandhingla of Maharastra State, Kasargod Taluk of Kerala state for a period of 05 years as on 1st July of the year of admission.
3.J.T.S/ITICandidates who have passed SSLC or Equivalent Examination with 35% of marks in aggregate and should have passed JTS (3 years course) / ITI (2 Years Course) 17ecognized by Govt. of Karnataka are only eligible for seats reserved under JTS / ITI quota.
4.JOCCandidates who have passed SSLC or Equivalent Examination with 35% of marks in aggregate and passed Job Oriented Course (2 years after 10th Std.) recognised by Govt. of Karnataka are only eligible for seats reserved under JOC quota.
5.Scouts/GuidesCandidates with Rastrapathi Puraskar Award / Rajya Puraskar award are eligible.
6.NCCThe candidates who possess ‘A’ certificate obtained during 3 years period between 8th and 10th standard are only eligible.
7.Physically Disabled(PH)Those who have a minimum physical disability of not less than 40% or visual ability not exceeding 6/60 or 20/2000 Snellen or hearing loss of more than 70 decibels are eligible.
8.Anglo Indian(AI)Two seats are reserved for Anglo Indian candidates of Karnataka in S.J.(Govt.) Polytechnic, BENGALURU. The candidates claiming seats under AI quota should obtain the certificate stating that they belong to the Anglo-Indian community from the honourable Member of Legislative Council representing the Anglo-Indian community.
9.Political Sufferer(PS)Son or daughter of Freedom fighters (PS) those who have participated in freedom struggle before as amended from time to time. The candidates claiming seats under PS quota should obtain the certificate stating that they are the Son or daughter of Freedom fighters (PS) from the competent authority.

Karnataka Diploma Admission 2020 Special Reservation

There are certain categories which fall under special category and they are as follows:

S. NoCategoryDetails
1.Girl StudentThirty percent (30%) of seats are reserved for Girl Students in all Government / Aided Polytechnics(Co-Education) in respective categories.
2.Kannada Medium StudentsFive percent (5%) of seats have been reserved in Government and Aided Polytechnics in the state in favour of candidates who have studied for 10 full academic years in Kannada medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in any recognised Institution located in Karnataka.
3.RuralMeans a candidate should have studied in places other than the following areas: Larger urban area, Smaller urban area or Transitional area
4.Differently Abled Students1. Three percent (3%) of seats are reserved in all Government /Aided Polytechnics in respective courses.

2. Total 25 seats are reserved over and above the intake in Govt. Polytechnic, Belagavi, Govt. Women’s Polytechnic, Mangalore and Govt. Smt.L.V Polytechnic, Hassan for differently-abled candidates as per the scheme of Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. Of India, New Delhi.

5.Supernumerary QuotaThe AICTE has introduced the Supernumerary Quota in all Govt./Aided/Private Polytechnics. Five percent (5%) of the seats in each Polytechnic and in each course will be reserved as Supernumerary Quota.

Karnataka Admission 2020 Document Verification Center

Here we have provided the list of Document Verification Center to submit the application form and verify the documents, certificates etc.

Karnataka Diploma Document Verification Center

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