“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Whether you are preparing for life examinations or some competitive entrance tests, every effort you put today, counts in the future. Similar is the case with Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (TS POLYCET). Conducted by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Telangana, Hyderabad, the POLYCET examination is a stepping stone for students who wish to get admission in diploma courses (Engineering/Non-Engineering) offered by various polytechnics/institutions in Telangana.
With the season of entrance examination trending, the students aspiring to join a polytechnic diploma course in Telangana need to know the following essential facts about TS POLYCET –
This year, the examination will be held on 21 April 2018 for which the online applications will be received from 14 March 2018 to 11 April 2018.
Only students, who are residents of Telangana/Andhra Pradesh state can apply for this examination.
The examinations will be conducted offline with 120 objective-type questions to be answered in a time duration of 2 hours.
In order to qualify the examination, a student has to obtain minimum 36 marks out of 120.
Each question carries 1 marks and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer. Thus, the candidates have the leverage of answering all questions.
The question paper for the examination will be available in two languages – Telugu and English.
What to study?
Based on the syllabus of class 10th, the following subjects need to be covered to prepare well for TS POLYCET examination –
Physics – This section contains 30 questions covering the topics like – Heat, chemical equations & reactions, chemical bonding, reflection of light, acids, bases & salts, classification of elements, structure of atom, electricity, carbon & its compound, etc.
Chemistry – This section also contains 30 questions covering various topics of chemistry such as – States of matter, nuclear chemistry, redox reactions, electrochemistry, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, atomic structure, surface chemistry, polymers, environmental chemistry, chemistry in everyday life, etc.
Mathematics – This section holds utmost importance as it contains 60 questions from topics like – Number system, Polynomials, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics, mensuration, probability, etc.
Strategies for preparation
The best that a student can do today to prepare for the POLYCET examination is study hard, that too with a tinge of smartness. Here are few strategies that they can adopt to begin their preparations –
Emphasise on concepts
The basic concepts form the foundation of what is called ‘Knowledge’. Thus, it becomes a concern of utmost importance that students have a strong command over the basic concepts of the topics that are covered in the syllabus.
Be an efficient time manager
Time keeps on passing at a rapid pace. In order to match-up with the pace of time, the students need act smart enough while managing their time-schedule. If they have a pre-defined time-table to follow, the chances of lagging behind in the competition are very rare.
Stick to the syllabus
When there is an ocean of things that need to be prepared, students are advised to only stick to the syllabus. Thus, make a preference of such study material that is entirely based on the syllabus of POLYCET examination.
Lastly, the more practice a student does, the more he/she gets closer to achieving the target. The market overflows with a number of practice sets for POLYCET examination containing previous years’ papers and additional practice sets. The students can purchase them for a better performance in the examination.