AP ICET
AP ICET

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 will be conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE. The Office of the Convener, APICET is located in Andhra University Campus. Eligible candidates who wish to apply for APICET may submit their applications through online mode.

APICET Exam

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) invites applications for admission to MBA/MCA Programs for the academic session at its Visakhapatnam Campus.

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET) Admission RO MBA/MCA

Exam Name:Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
Conducting Institute:Andhra University
Commonly called as:APICET
Exam Level:State Level
Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET)

Important Dates

EventsDates
Release of AP ICET Application FormAs per SKU Anantapur
Application Form Last DateAs per SKU Anantapur
Admit Card Release DateAs per SKU Anantapur
AP ICET 2024 Exam DateAs per SKU Anantapur
Last Year’s Exam Date24, 25 May
Publication of Answer KeyAs per SKU Anantapur
AP ICET Result Announcement DateAs per SKU Anantapur
Important Dates

AP ICET – An Exam Overview

AspectsDetails
Name of ExamAP ICET
Full Form of AP ICETAndhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
Organizing BodyAU on behalf of APSCHE
Full Form of AU on behalf of APSCHEAndhra University, on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education
Level of ExamState
Type of ExamCommon Entrance Exam
Official Websitesche.ap.gov.in
Courses Where Admission is Through AP ICETMBA, MCA
Colleges Where Admission is Through AP ICETUniversity constituent and affiliated colleges
Educational Qualification to appear in Exam for MBADegree of 3/4 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent.
Educational Qualification to appear in Exam for MCADegree of 3/4 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at Intermediate or Degree level.
Mode of ExamTBA, Last year it was –  Online
Type of QuestionsTBA, Last year it was – MCQ type
Number of QuestionsTBA, Last year it was – 200
Total MarksTBA, Last year it was – 200
Marking SchemeTBA, Last year it was – +1
Exam DurationTBA, Last year it was – 150 minutes
Subjects in Question PaperTBA, Last year it was – Analytical Ability, Communication Ability, Mathematical Ability
AP ICET – An Exam Overview

Courses

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

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates seeking admission –

  • Should have studied and passed a 3 year Degree course in any faculty conducted by the Universities or its equivalent Degree Examination in 10 + 2 + 3 pattern as recognized by U.G.C. (University Grants Commission). For recognized universities please log on to https://www.ugc.ac.in/recog_College.aspx for degrees / Universities permitted by distance education bureau, please log on to https://www.ugc.ac.in/deb and follow the link Recognition information.
  • MBA – Degree of 3 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent.
  • MCA – Degree of 3 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subjects at Intermediate or Degree level.
  • Note: Candidates who passed all the subjects of the three years of any Degree course in one sitting are not eligible for admission into MBA or MCA Course.
  • Candidates with aggregate marks of 50% (45% in case of reserved categories –SC, ST and BC) are eligible to take admission through APICET.
  • Candidates shall fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down in relevant Government Orders in vogue at the time of admissions.
  • The qualifying Degree obtained by the Distance Mode Program should have recognition by the Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC/DEB.
  • The candidates who are appearing for the final year degree examination shall also be eligible to appear for APICET.

Application Process

  • The candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria stated above can apply for APICET by filling an application online through web site https://cets.apsche.ap.gov.in/  or https://cets.apsche.ap.gov.in/ICET/ICET/ICET_HomePage.aspx
  • Detailed Information for filling the online application is given in the user manual available in the portal.

Registration Fee

  • For OC Registration Fee for online Test is Rs. 650/-
  • For BC Registration Fee for online Test is Rs. 600/-
  • For SC/ST Candidates Registration Fee for online Test is Rs. 550/-

Qualifying Examination

  • MBA – Degree of 3 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at 10th class level.
  • MCA – Degree of 3 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at Intermediate or Degree level.
  • (Note: Candidate who passed all the subjects of the three years of any Degree course in one sitting is not eligible for admission into MBA or MCA Course)

Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam – The exam  is a Online test.
  • Question type – The questions are Objective type multiple choice.
  • Number of Questions – There are 200 questions in the entrance exam.
  • Total Marks – Maximum marks in the exam is 200.
  • Exam Duration – The entrance exam is of 150 minutes.
  • Language of Question Paper – For Section-B, Examination will be held only in English medium, whereas for Section A & Section C, the examination will be held in both English and Telugu mediums.

MEDIUM OF TEST: For Section-B, Examination will be held only in English medium, whereas for Section A & Section C, the examination will be held in both English and Telugu mediums. 

  • PATTERN OF THE TEST: The test consists of 200 questions of one mark each in the following topics.
    • Section A  (Analytical Ability) – (i) Data Sufficiency (20) (ii) Problem Solving (55)
    • Section B  (Communication Ability) –  (i) Vocabulary (15) (ii) Business and Computer Terminology (15) (iii) Functional Grammar (20) (iv) Reading Comprehension (20) 
    • Section C (Mathematical Ability) – (i) Arithmetical Ability (35) (ii) Algebraical and Geometrical Ability (10) (iii) Statistical Ability (10)
  • DURATION OF THE TEST : 150 MINUTES

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.

Before filling the Online Application Form, keep the following mandatory details ready to fill in the appropriate fields:

The Mandatory details are as follows:

S.NO.Details RequiredDocument To Be Referred
01.APOnline/E-Seva/Mee-SevaCenterTransactionId.
(ifPaymentisbeingmadethroughAPOnline/E-Seva
/Mee-SevaCenter)
ReceiptfromfromAPOnline/ESeva/Citizen
Servicescenter
02.QualifyingExaminationappearedorpassed.
Hall ticketNumberof thequalifyingExamination
Marks Memo / Hall Ticket
NumberofDegreeOrEquivalent
03.DateofBirthBirth Certificate / SSC or
EquivalentCertificate
04.HallTicketNumberofSSCorEquivalentexamination
Certificate
SSC or EquivalentCertificate
05.LocalStatus(AU/SVU /ANU/OU/Non-local)The local candidate certificate
issued by MRO / Competent
Authority
06.IncomeOfParents(IncomelessthanRS.2.0Lakhsor
morethanRE.2.0Lakhs)
TheIncomeCertificateissuedby
the MRO/Competent Authority
07.Category (SC, ST,BCetc.)The Certificate issued by
competent Authority
08.SpecialCategory (NCC,PH,Sports,CAP,etc.)The Certificate issued by
completeAuthority
09.Aadhar Card numberifavailable

For Online Application you will have to refer official website

Exam Pattern

The test is held in offline mode. The candidates will be required to mark their answers in an OMR sheet. It has been designed to measure the candidate’s ability to think systematically, to use the verbal and mathematical skills and to assess their aptitude for admission into MBA program. A total of 200 questions will be asked in the test, divided into 3 sections. The language will be English and Tamil for section A and B and only English for section C. The duration of APICET is 2.5 hours. The table below furnishes the APICET 2016 Exam pattern in detail –

SectionNo. of Questions
Section A – Analytical Ability
1. Data Sufficiency
2. Problem Solving
 20
55
Section B – Mathematical Ability
1. Arithmetical Ability
2. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability
3. Statistical Ability
 35
30
10
Section C – Communication Ability 1. Vocabulary
2. Business and Computer Terminology
3. Functional Grammar
4. Reading Comprehension
 10
10
15
15
Total200

The candidates will be awarded with 1 mark each for marking a correct answer. However, there is no negative marking in this exam. The total mark of the test is 200, wherein section A & B will carry 75 marks while section C will carry 50 marks. If the candidate gives more than one answer to any question, such answers will be ignored while awarding marks. Considering the convenience of the candidates, we are providing below a link for obtaining APICET model question paper and details of topics from which questions are asked in the test.

Exam Cities

01 Ananthapur02 Amalapuram03 Bhimavaram
04 Chittor05 Guntur06 Kadapa
07 Kakinada08 Kuppum09 Kurnool
10 Nellore11 Ongole12 Rajamahendravaram(RJY)
13 Srikakulam14 Thirupathi15 Vijyawada
16 Visakhapatnam17 Vizianagaram

Top colleges accepting Andhra Pradesh ICET 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 scores
1.Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology, Nandhyal, Kurnool
2.Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi
3.Jawaharlal Technological University, Kakinada
4.Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
5.Prasad V. Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada
6.Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Chittor
7.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.

SectionsNo. of Questions
Section – A : Analytical Ability
Data Sufficiency20
Problem Solving55
Section – B : Mathematical Ability
Arithmetic Ability35
Algebraically and Geometrical Ability30
Statistical Ability10
Section – C : Communication Ability
Vocabulary10
Business and Computer Terminology10
Functional Grammar15
Reading Comprehension15
Total200

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.

Cutoff

APICET 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 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.

Results

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 .
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.

Counselling

Steps to be followed for APICET counselling

In order to attend the web-based AP ICET counselling, here are the steps to be followed:
Step 1: Visit the official website of AP ICET, apicet.nic.in.
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.

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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
Website:http://www.apicet.net.in

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *