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Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)

APICET (Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test) for admission into MBA and MCA regular Courses offered by State Universities and Professional Colleges under the Jurisdiction of A.P State Council of Higher Education for the academic year. The APICET 2021 will be conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE. The Office of the Convener, APICET 2021 is located in Andhra University Campus. Eligible candidates who wish to apply for APICET 2021 may submit their applications through online mode.

Candidates can get the full details of APICET Exam 2021 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

About APICET Exam
Exam Name: Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
Conducting Institute: Andhra University
Commonly called as: APICET
Exam Level: State Level

Important Dates

APICET Exam Dates / Exam Schedule
Events Dates
Date of Commencement of Submission of Online Applications: Third week of October 2021
Certificate verification depending on the rank secured in AP ICET 2021: Last week of October 2021
Start and end date for exercising options during AP ICET 2021 counselling: First week of November 2021
Last date to freeze the options in AP ICET counselling 2021: Third week of November 2021
AP ICET 2021 counselling seat allotment result: Last week of November 2021
Final phase of AP ICET 2021 counselling: First week of December 2021
Final phase seat allotment result of AP ICET counselling 2021 Second week of December 2021

Steps to be followed for APICET counselling 2021

In order to attend the web-based AP ICET 2021 counselling, here are the steps to be followed:
Step 1: Visit the official website of AP ICET,
Step 2: Candidates are required to register and pay the ICET counselling fee online.
Step 3: Attend certificate verification at HLC centres mentioned in the annexure.
Step 4: Next, one needs to register themselves and login for option entry.
Step 5: Candidates must print the saved options and print the allotment order.
Step 6: After their acceptance, candidates must report to their respective colleges.


Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Eligibility Criteria

a) The candidates should be Indian Nationals and should satisfy local / non-local status requirements laid down in the Andhra Pradesh State Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974 as amended up to date.

b) The candidates other than Indian Nationals should satisfy the rules of the Universities concerned.

c) The candidates seeking admission
i) For MBA: Should have passed recognised Bachelors Degree Examination of minimum three years duration with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC,ST reserved categories) in the qualifying examination.

ii) For MCA: Should have passed recognised Bachelors Degree examination of minimum three years duration with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC,ST reserved categories) in the qualifying examination with Mathematics or one of the subjects at 10+2 level.

d) The qualifying Degree obtained by Distance Mode Program should have recognition by joint committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC.

e) The candidates who are appearing for the final year degree examination shall also be eligible to appear for APICET – 2021

f) Admission into any college depends on its Recognition/Affiliation by the Statutory Bodies.

g) Qualifying marks in APICET is 25% and no minimum marks are prescribed for SC/ST candidates

Mere qualification in the entrance test does not entitle a candidate to find admission into MBA/MCA course unless the candidate:
i) Appears for Counseling at the notified Centers
ii) Applies in response to the admission notification issued by the authority concerned (for part- time\evening\distance mode)
iii) Satisfies all the eligibility criteria for admission as stipulated by the authority concerned

Application Fee

APICET Registration & Examination Fee Structure
The amount of the registration fee For General Category Rs. 1200
The amount of the registration fee for Reserved Category Rs. 600

How to Apply

- The candidate who wants to apply for APICET Exam can fill ICET Exam Online Application Form from the official website on or before the last date of application form submission.

- Candidates should keep in mind that all the information you are filling in the form must be correct and should be in a proper manner. The application submission should be done before the last date otherwise you have to pay the late fee for your application form submission after the last date.

- The entire information about APICET is provided on the official website. Be ready with the “mandatory details” and then Click on “APPLY ONLINE” field. It will guide you through the whole process.

Exam Cities

APICET Regional Test Centers in Andhra Pradesh
01 Ananthapur 02 Amalapuram 03 Bhimavaram
04 Chittor 05 Guntur 06 Kadapa
07 Kakinada 08 Kuppum 09 Kurnool
10 Nellore 11 Ongole 12 Rajamahendravaram(RJY)
13 Srikakulam 14 Thirupathi 15 Vijyawada
16 Visakhapatnam 17 Vizianagaram -

Top colleges accepting Andhra Pradesh ICET 2021 score

The selection of candidates and allotment to colleges will be on the basis of rank obtained at the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) and other conditions laid down.

S. No.

Name of MBA colleges accepting AP ICET 2021 scores


Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology, Nandhyal, Kurnool


Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi


Jawaharlal Technological University, Kakinada


Andhra University, Visakhapatnam


Prasad V. Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada


Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Chittor


Dr. Lankapalli Bullayya College, Visakhapatnam

APICET Paper Pattern

The test is designed to measure the candidate's ability to think systematically, to use the verbal and mathematical skills and to assess his/her aptitude for admission into MBA/MCA programme. The Test emphasises accuracy. Therefore, the candidate is required to go through the instructions carefully.

In the exam, 200 numbers of questions were asked and the paper time was 150 minutes. The exam is state level exam and it is conducted on 30 different examinations centres. The AP ICET exam various government and private colleges are provided admission. For the exam, applicants should have completed 3 years bachelor degree with minimum 50% marks in mathematics and relevant subjects. The test consists of 200 questions of one mark each in the following topics.

Sections No. of Questions
Section - A : Analytical Ability
Data Sufficiency 20
Problem Solving 55
Section - B : Mathematical Ability
Arithmetic Ability 35
Algebraically and Geometrical Ability 30
Statistical Ability 10
Section - C : Communication Ability
Vocabulary 10
Business and Computer Terminology 10
Functional Grammar 15
Reading Comprehension 15
Total 200

Question Papers

Click here to view APICET 2016 Model Question Paper


APICET Syllabus

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

Candidate Admit card download from university website.

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.


APICET 2021 Cutoff will be released by the officials after the test is over. The APICET Cutoff will determine the admission of a candidate who appeared in the test. Students can check all the details about the cutoff in the article.

APICET will be conducted In the month of May 2021 in paper-pencil based mode. It is likely that around 70,000 candidates will appear in the test. The cutoff is based on factors like difficulty level, the number of candidates, total marks etc. Based on last year’s trend, it is likely that this year the APICET Cutoff will be 50.


The result will be announced on the official website of APICET.

Qualifying Marks for APICET: The qualifying percentage of marks in the Entrance Test is 25% (i.e. 50 marks out of total 200 marks). However, for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes,no minimum qualifying percentage of marks is prescribed.

Ranking: Candidates will be given State-wide ranks in the order of merit at the APICET 2021.
For the preparation of merit list, in case more than one student scores the same marks at APICET, the tie will be resolved as follows:
1. By considering the marks scored in Section-A
2. If the tie persists, marks obtained by a student in Section-B will be taken into consideration.
3. If the tie still persists, the tie will be resolved by taking into account the age of the candidate giving the older candidate Priority.

Rank obtained in APICET
6 is valid for admission into MBA/MCA Course (Full Time / Distance Mode / B.R Ambedkar AP Open University) of all A.P. State Universities and
Professional Colleges in Andhra Pradesh State for the academic year.


APICET Counselling 2021 Dates rank wise is released. Check AP ICET 2021 web options Process, Certificate verification, Counselling Centers, required Documents, reporting Time & all other Important dates.

Contact Details

AP Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)
ICET Building, Examination Block
AU College of Engineering Campus,
Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam – 530 003.
Andhra Pradesh
Phone : 0891-2579797
Fax : 0891-2549595

List of suggested books for APICET exam preparations.

  • Complete Success Package for ICET 2013 (Integrated Common Entrance Test) (English) by Anju Agarwal


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