AP PGECET Counselling
AP PGECET Counselling

In the world of higher education, securing admission to a postgraduate program is an exciting yet challenging journey. Once you’ve successfully cleared the AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test), the next step is navigating through the counseling process. This article is your comprehensive guide to understanding AP PGECET counseling, from the application process to frequently asked questions.

AP PGECET Counselling

Before delving into the counseling process, let’s briefly discuss AP PGECET. AP PGECET is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Andhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). It serves as the gateway for candidates seeking admission to various postgraduate courses in engineering, pharmacy, and technology offered by universities and colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Entrance Test (PGECET) 2023 Counselling Schedule Released

The counselling schedule for the Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Entrance Test (PGECET) 2023, which facilitates admission to M.Tech/ M.Pharmacy/ Pharma D (PB) courses for the academic year 2023-24, has been released. Candidates can check the PGECET 2023 counselling schedule here.

AP PGECET (GATE/ GPAT) Counselling Schedule 2023

AP PGECET Counselling Notification 2023July 30, 2023
AP PGECET Counselling Registration 2023August 01, 2023 to August 04, 2023
APPGECET Web Counselling Registration & Uploading of certificatesAugust 09, 2023 to August 11, 2023
APPGECET Online Certificate VerificationAugust 10, 2023 to August 13, 2023
APPGECET Web options SelectionAugust 15, 2023 to August 17, 2023
APPGECET Change of Web optionsAugust 18, 2023
APPGECET Allotment of seatsAugust 22, 2023
AP PGECET Last date of ReportingAugust 26, 2023
AP PGECET (GATE/ GPAT) Counselling Schedule 2023

AP PGECET Admission Schedule 2023

AP PGECET Web Counselling Registration & Uploading of certificatesAugust 26, 2023 to August 31, 2023
AP PGECET Online Certificate VerificationAugust 27, 2023 to September 06, 2023
APPGECET Web OptionsSeptember 08, 2023 to September 11, 2023
APPGECET Change of Web optionsSeptember 12, 2023
APPGECET Allotment of seatsSeptember 15, 2023
AP PGECET Last date of ReportingSeptember 23, 2023
AP PGECET Admission Schedule 2023

Document Required for AP PGECET Counselling Registration:

  • APPGECET 2023 Rank Card & Hall Ticket/ GPAT/ GATE Score
  • Provisional Certificate/ Degree Certificate & Memorandum of marks of qualifying Examination
  • Memo of SSC or its equivalent
  • Study Certificate form 10th class to Graduation
  • Integrated community certificate issued by the competent authority in case of BC/SC/ST candidates, if applicable
  • Residence certificate of father or mother for a period of 10 years in A.P. excluding the period of their employment outside A.P. from M.R.O. in case of candidates who studied outside the state of A.P.
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Income Certificate / House hold card (white) / Ration card
  • EWS Certificate issued by Tahsildar, if applicable
  • Candidates who have studied in Telangana but wish to claim AU/SVU regions have to submit Local Status Certificate

AP PGECET 2023 Registration Fee: Rs.600/- (Rs.300/- for the reserved category).

AP PGECET Counselling 2023 Fee: Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for the reserved category).

AP PGECET Counselling 2023 – Registration Procedure

  1. Registration and Verification of Documents: In the first step, the qualified candidates will have to report to the help centres according to their ranks to register for the counselling process by filling out basic details and pay the counselling fee in online mode.
  2. Filling of Choices: Candidates will next have to log in using their TS PGECET 2023 hall ticket number and rank. The choice filling has to be done by the candidates on their own or through the help centres. The candidates will have to make their choices on the basis of preference.
  3. Seat Allotment: The candidates will be able to access the seat allotment result in online mode. The provisional allotment letter has to be downloaded by the candidates and taken to their respective institutes where confirmation of admission has to be done. Another round of seat allotment will be held if the seats remain vacant.

What are the documents required at the time of verification?

  • Hall ticket and score card of AP PGECET 2023
  • Degree/Provisional mark sheets and certificates of the qualifying examination
  • 10th and 12th standard certificates and mark sheets
  • Aadhaar card
  • Domicile/residential certificate
  • Income certificate issued after January 1, 2023
  • Category certificate (if applicable)

The AP PGECET Counseling Process

Online Registration

The first step in the AP PGECET counseling process is online registration. Candidates must visit the official website and fill out the registration form. It’s crucial to provide accurate information, as any discrepancies may lead to disqualification.

Document Verification

Once registered, candidates are required to attend document verification at designated helpline centers. This step ensures that all your academic and personal documents are in order. Be sure to carry originals and photocopies of the necessary documents.

Choice Filling

After successful document verification, candidates can exercise their choice of courses and colleges. This is a critical phase where you must prioritize your preferences. Make informed decisions based on your career goals and the availability of seats.

Seat Allotment

The next step is seat allotment. Based on your rank in AP PGECET and your selected choices, you will be allocated a seat in a particular college and course. It’s essential to check the seat allotment results on the official website.

Fee Payment

Candidates must pay the requisite counseling fee and tuition fee within the stipulated time. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of your allotted seat.

Reporting to the Allotted College

Once the fee is paid, candidates must report to the allotted college within the specified timeframe. Carry all necessary documents for verification, and complete the admission formalities.

Withdrawal and Sliding

In case you wish to withdraw from the allotted seat or opt for a sliding option, there are provisions for the same during specific phases of the counseling process. Be aware of the deadlines for these actions.

Tips for a Successful AP PGECET Counseling Experience

  • Plan Ahead: Research the available courses and colleges well in advance.
  • Document Organization: Keep your documents organized and readily accessible.
  • Priority Matters: Prioritize your choices wisely, focusing on your academic and career goals.
  • Stay Updated: Regularly check the official website for updates and notifications.
  • Financial Planning: Ensure you have the necessary funds for counseling and tuition fees.


The AP PGECET counseling process is a crucial step in your journey toward higher education in Andhra Pradesh. By following the outlined steps and tips, you can streamline the process and increase your chances of securing admission to the postgraduate program of your choice.


When is the AP PGECET counseling schedule typically released?

The counseling schedule is usually announced shortly after the declaration of AP PGECET results.

Can I change my college and course preferences after the choice filling phase?

Yes, you can modify your preferences during specific phases of the counseling process. Be sure to check the official website for details.

What documents do I need to carry for document verification?

You should carry both original and photocopies of your academic and personal documents, including your AP PGECET rank card and hall ticket.

Is there a counseling fee waiver for economically disadvantaged candidates?

There might be provisions for fee waivers or concessions for certain categories of candidates. Check the official website for eligibility criteria.

What should I do if I miss the reporting deadline to the allotted college?

Missing the reporting deadline could result in seat forfeiture. Contact the authorities immediately and inquire about possible remedies.

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