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TS POLYCET 2018 Exam Pattern

TS POLYCET is an offline pen & paper based test which is of 2 hours duration. All the aspirants need to carefully go through TS POLYCET Exam Pattern to understand the scheme of examination.

  • The question paper for TS POLYCET comprises one test paper, which has 120 objective type multiple-choice questions.
  • Maximum marks are 120 and each correct answer earns one (1) mark.
  • Negative marking scheme is not applicable in TS POLYCET 2018.
  • TS POLYCET 2018 entrance exam test paper will be divided into 03 sections:
  1. Section A: Mathematics
  2. Section B: Physics
  3. Section C: Chemistry
  • Each section has distinct numbers of questions and weightage.

TS POLYCET (Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance Polytechnic Diploma in Engineering courses offered by Government and Private Institutions of State Telangana. TS POLYCET is conducted by Department of Technical Education, Government of Telangana State.

TS POLYCET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

Candidates can refer to the table below to understand important highlights of TS POLYCET Exam Pattern:

Exam ModeOffline Pen Paper Based Test
Number of papers1 Paper
Number of sections03 Sections
Question Paper TypeObjective Type - Multiple choice questions
Exam duration2 hours (120 minutes)
Exam languageEnglish and Telegu

TS POLYCET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

  • TS POLYCET 2018 Exam is intended to test general intelligence of Physics and Chemistry, and Quantitative & Mathematical Ability.
  • Single test paper consisting of 120 multiple choice questions.
  • In total, there will be 3 sections in the paper and candidates need to attempt the paper within the allotted duration of 02 hours.
  • Syllabus of TS POLYCET is based on class 10th syllabus prescribed by Board of Secondary Education, Telangana State. The number of questions and maximum marks allotted varies in each section.

The section wise allotment of marks and weightage assigned is indicated in the table below:

Paper Parts:Name of the Section TopicsMax. MarksWeightage
Section AMathematics6050%
Section BPhysics3025%
Section CChemistry3025%
---Total Questions120---

TS POLYCET 2018 Marking Scheme

  • The test paper will be consisting questions of 120 objective type multiple choice questions and every question has equal weightage.
  • Each question is allotted One (1) mark for the correct response and no mark will be deducted for incorrect response of any question.
  • No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for any question.

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TS POLYCET 2018 Exam Syllabus

TS POLYCET 2018 exam syllabus for three sections of test paper is based on Class10th curriculum of the state board.  Every section has different weightage as depending on the number of questions.

For reference purpose, some important chapters of from each subject are mentioned below:

Mathematics (60 Questions for 60 Marks)

Number SystemDecimal Fraction System HCF and LCM Simplification Ratio and Percentage Proportion, Average
InterestSimple Interest Compound Interest
Data InterpretationCharts, Tables Graphs Maps
Time & SpeedTime and Work Time, Speed and Distance Timings, Speed of Trains Calendar
AreaVolume and Surface Trigonometry Area Measurements- Circle, Triangle, Mensuration Heights and Distances
StatisticsMean, Mode, and Median
ProbabilitySimple Problems on single events

Physics (30 Questions for 30 Marks)

Effects of CurrentElectric Current:
Ohm’s law; Resistance, Resistivity, Factors on which the resistance of a conductor depends Series combination of resistors,
Parallel combination of resistors and its applications in daily life ;
Heating effect of Electric current and its applications in daily life.
Electric Power,
Inter relation between P, V, I and R
Magnetic effects of current:
Magnetic field, field lines, field due to a current carrying conductor, field due to current carrying coil or solenoid;
Force on current carrying conductor,
Fleming’s left hand rule
Electro Magnetic Induction
Induced potential difference,
Induced current,
Fleming’s Right Hand Rule,
Direct current.
Alternating current;
Frequency of AC, Advantage of AC over DC Domestic electric circuits
LightReflection of light:
Reflection of light at curved surfaces,
Images formed by spherical mirrors,
Centre of curvature,
Principal axis,
Principal focus,
Focal length
Mirror Formula (Derivation not required), Magnification
Laws of refraction, Refractive index
Refraction of light by spherical lens,
Image formed by spherical lenses,
Lens formula, Magnification
Power of a lens;
Functioning of a lens in human eye,
Defects of vision and their corrections, Applications of spherical mirrors and lenses. Refraction of light through a prism:
dispersion of light, scattering of light, applications in daily life

Chemistry (30 Questions for 30 Marks)

Acid, Bases & SaltsH+and OH—ions
pH scale
Importance of pH in everyday life;
Preparation and uses of- Sodium hydroxide, Bleaching powder, Baking soda, Washing soda and Plaster of Paris.
Chemical ReactionsChemical Equation,
Balanced chemical equation,
Types of chemical reactions : Combination, Decomposition, Displacement, Double displacement, Precipitation, Neutralization, Oxidation and Reduction
Metals and Non MetalsProperties of Metals and Non-metals,
Reactivity series,
Formation and properties of ionic compounds, Basic Metallurgical processes, corrosion and its prevention
Carbon CompoundsCovalent bonding in carbon compounds Versatile nature of carbon,
Homologous series Nomenclature of carbon compounds containing,
Functional groups (halogens, alcohol, ketones, aldehydes, alkanes and alkynes),
difference between saturated hydrocarbons and unsaturated hydrocarbons,
Chemical properties of carbon compounds (combustion, oxidation, addition and substitution reaction).
Ethanol and Ethanoic acid (only properties and uses), soaps and detergents
Periodic Classification of ElementsModern Periodic table,
Gradation in Properties
Atomic number,
Metallic and Mon-Metallic Properties

Recommended Books for TS POLYCET 2018

Candidates can check some prominent reference books available for preparation of TS POLYCET 2018. Model Test paper can be used to understand question type and to practise for increasing speed of attempting questions. For basics of all three subjects study Science and Maths books of class 9th and 10th that will be more helpful. 

Book NameAuthorISBN
Diploma Engineering Polytechnic: Entrance Examination (Popular Master Guide)Dr. M S AnsariISBN 10:
8186877401 ISBN-13: 978-8186877401
Success Package Delhi Polytechnic Common Entrance Test 2017Paperback– 2017Arihant ExpertsISBN- 10: 9311123293 ISBN-13:

Important Instructions to Fill TS POLYCET OMR Sheet

Following are the General Instructions for TS POLYCET 2018, a candidate must follow:

  • Fill required information on OMR Response Sheet before starting of test paper.
  • 5 minutes before starting of the exam will be given for furnishing all formalities and completing entries on OMR Response Sheet like Sequence Number of Question paper, Application / Registration Number, Roll Number, Exam etc.
  • Don’t Open the sealed OMR Response Sheet and Question Paper Set before the instructions of the Invigilator.
  • Read carefully Instruction to mark responses on OMR Sheet, if any mistake in marking is done then scanner will not be able to read response.
  • Mark the circles completely; partially marked circles will be considered incorrect.
  • Don’t leave any smudge marks on OMR sheet or question paper. It can lead to disqualification.
  • Use space at the end of question paper to do rough work.
  • Check pages of Question paper and OMR Sheet, if there is any issue, immediately bring it to the notice of the Invigilator and get it changed.
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches  with  facilities  of  calculator,  printed  or  written  material,  bits  of  papers, mobile  phone,  pager  or  any  other  device,  except  the  Admit  Card,  identity  proof,  document as required.




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