Admission Criteria

Age Limit

Applicants should not be more than 21 years of age as on the first of July of the year of admission relaxable by 1 (one) year for candidates who have passed HSSLC (12+), or equivalent examination and 3 (three) years for candidates belonging to SC/ST.


Students shall attend regularly lecture class/Laboratory/Workshop practice/Seminar/ Industrial visit/Tutorial class/Project works etc. Students are required to attain minimum of 75% (theoretical and practical classes separately) and secure minimum 50% marks in the internal assessment in every subject to be eligible to register for examination of the respective courses as regular candidate. Those students whose attendance is below 75% and upto 60% (theoretical and practical classes separately) and secured minimum 50% marks in the internal assessment in every subjects and can prove the genuine ground of his less attendance will be declared as Non-collegiate. Such candidates shall be allowed to appear in the final examination on payment of Non-collegiate fees. Any student whose attendance is below 60% in any one or more subjects on theory and / or practical classes will be declared as dis-collegiate and will not be eligible to appear end semester examination. The Institute would not arrange special classes in courses not scheduled to be offered in the particular semester.

Dis-collegiate students shall have to repeat the semester by taking admission in the next session.


To be eligible for admission a candidate shall have to fulfill the following conditions- 

The candidate must have passed Secondary School Leaving Certificate (10+) examination conducted by the Meghalaya Board of Secondary 

Education or its equivalent conducted by a recognized Board/Council securing at least 45% marks in Mathematics and 45% marks in Science relaxable to 40% marks in Mathematics and 40% marks in Science for candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe communities of Meghalaya.


Interview of candidates shall be held at Jowai Polytechnic on dates to be notified. A candidate is required to appear in the interview to be held at Jowai Polytechnic at his/her expense on such date and time as fixed and notified. All the candidates including those who have been sponsored by other departments shall have to appear in the interview.

Medical Fitness

A candidate should be physically fit and mentally sound and possess a minimum standard height of 1.5 metre relaxable to 1.3 metres for Hills Tribes, weight 41 kg, chest 72 cm with minimum expansion of 2.5 cm and free from physical handicap which might hamper efficient performance of students professional studies. Physical standard are relaxable in case of Girls candidates to a certain extent. 

A candidate after being selected for admission should obtain Medical Fitness Certificate from the Medical Officer not below the rank of Assistant Civil Surgeon (Grade-I) in the prescribed form.


Subject to satisfactory qualifying standard and other eligibility conditions, reservation of seats in the Polytechnic shall be as per policy of State Government and Central Government in force from time to time for various categories of Castes and Tribes or under any other conditions of reservation policy of the State and Central Government.

Residential Eligibility

(a) Candidates must be son or daughter of Citizen of India as defined under Articles of the Constitution of India. 

(b) Candidates must be permanent resident of Meghalaya. 

(c) Candidates once admitted in the Polytechnic are not eligible to apply as fresh candidate in subsequent year. 

(d) Students who fail or discontinue in their courses of study may apply in plain paper to the Principal for consideration of admission against repeater’s quota.


(i) Criteria for selection of candidates for admission shall be based on the aggregate marks in Maths and Science secured in SSLC/HSLC/equivalent examination.

(ii) Candidates will be selected through appropriate screening/selection process conducted by the Directorate of Higher & Technical Education.

(iii) Final selection will be made by the State Government of Meghalaya which reserves the right to review the statement submitted by the interview board.

(iv) All selected candidates should join within the date fixed by the Principal.

(v) After expiry of the date fixed as in para (iv) above, candidates from the waiting list will get the chance for admission against any vacancy due to non-joining of candidates from the merit list, within the fixed date.


Every year the initial academic session will commence on August/ September.