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Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)

APICET is the Integrated Common Entrance Test for admission in to 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 is conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). The Office of the Convener, APICET is located in Andhra University Campus.

Candidates can get the full details of APICET Exam 2017 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: University Level
Stream: Integrated Common Entrance Test

Important Dates

APICET Exam Dates
Events Dates
Last date for Online submission & Registration without late fee of Rs.350/- : 1st Week Of March 2017
With Late Fee Of Rs. 500 + Reg Fee Rs. 350 2nd Week Of March 2017
With Late Fee Of Rs. 2000 + Reg Fee Rs. 350 Last Week Of March 2017
With a Late fee of Rs.10,000/- + Reg Fee Rs.350 Last Week Of March 2017

Eligiility 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 (as per G.O. Ms. No. 25, dated: 19.03.2004 & G.O.Ms.No.108, dated 3-7-2005,Higher Education Department, dated 30-7-2005 and its amendments).

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 recognized 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 recognized 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 subject 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 – 2016

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

g) Qualifying marks in APICET - 2016 is 25% and no minimum marks are prescribed for SC/ST candidates

Application Fee

APICET Registration & Examination Fee Structure
Online Application Fee Rs.350

How to Apply

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 Required Document To Be Referred
01. APOnline/E-Seva/Mee-SevaCenterTransactionId.
02. QualifyingExaminationappearedorpassed.
Hall ticketNumberof thequalifyingExamination
Marks Memo / Hall Ticket
03. DateofBirth Birth Certificate / SSC or
04. HallTicketNumberofSSCorEquivalentexamination
SSC or EquivalentCertificate
05. LocalStatus(AU/SVU /ANU/OU/Non-local) The local candidate certificate
issued by MRO / Competent
06. IncomeOfParents(IncomelessthanRS.2.0Lakhsor
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
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 2016 is 2.5 hours. The table below furnishes the APICET 2016 Exam pattern in detail –

Section No. of Questions
Section A – Analytical Ability
1. Data Sufficiency
2. Problem Solving



Section B – Mathematical Ability
1. Arithmetical Ability
2. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability
3. Statistical Ability



Section C – Communication Ability 

1. Vocabulary
2. Business and Computer Terminology
3. Functional Grammar
4. Reading Comprehension



Total 200

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.

Regional Test Centers

The APICET-2016 examination will be held at the following 17 Regional Test Centers in Andhra Pradesh

  1. Ananthapur
  2. Amalapuram
  3. Bhimavaram
  4. Chittor
  5. Guntur
  6. Kadapa
  7. Kakinada
  8. Kuppum
  9. Kurnool
  10. Nellore
  11. Ongole
  12. Rajamahendravaram(RJY)
  13. Srikakulam
  14. Thirupathi
  15. Vijyawada
  16. Visakhapatnam
  17. Vizianagaram

Question Papers


Admit Card / Hall Ticket

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.



After Exam The Andhra University Will Release Result on the Official Website.


Accepting Colleges

Contact Details

ICET Building, Examination Block
AU College of Engineering Campus,
Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam – 530 003.
Andhra Pradesh
Phone : 0891-2579797
Fax : 0891-2549595
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]


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