AP ECET 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As AP ECET
Organizing Authority Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE)
Official Website  https://sche.ap.gov.in/ECET/ECET/ECET_HomePage.aspx
Exam Type State Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered Engineering and Pharmacy Courses
Mode of Exam Computer based
Number of questions 200
Total Marks 200
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 3 Hours
Eligibility Criteria Candidates should have scored at least 45% in their bachelors’ degree (general category), 40% for candidates belonging to the reserved categories
Exam Date  3rd May 2018

What is APECET?

AP ECET stands for Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test. It is a state level engineering entrance examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur.

The entrance test is conducted for diploma and B.Sc. degree holders from recognized universities in Andhra Pradesh for admission in the second year of engineering and second year of pharmacy courses. This entrance examination is conducted on the behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) and only domicile holders of Andhra Pradesh can appear in this examination.

AP ECET 2018 will be conducted as a computer-based examination (online mode). The date of examination will be notified to the candidates on the official website. Therefore, candidates are advised to regularly check the official website for the notification. There will be no provision of re-examination for absentee candidates.

Structure of APECET exam

The pattern of the examination will depend on the course chosen by the candidate. The test’s duration will be 3 hours. There will be 200 questions in the question paper irrespective of the stream. All the questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type consisting of four options with only one correct answer. Following will be the marking scheme:

  • For every correct response to a question, the candidate will get 1 mark.
  • There will be no penalty for wrong answers.
  • Questions for which multiple responses are marked will be treated as an incorrect response.
  • In case of ambiguity in the questions, board’s decision will be final.

Following will be the scheme of the question paper according to the course chosen:

For Engineering Course

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Physics 25 25
Chemistry 25 25
Mathematics 50 50
Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/ Electronics & Communications/Computer Science/ Chemical/Metallurgical/Mining/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Ceramic Technology/ Biotechnology as the case may be) 100 100 (question paper according to the stream chosen by the candidate)
Grand Total 200 200

For Pharmacy Course

Subjects          No. of Questions Marks
Pharmaceutics 50 50
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 50 50
Pharmacognosy 50 50
Pharmacology 50 50
Grand Total 200 200

For B.Sc. (Mathematics) degree holders

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Mathematics 100 100
Analytical Ability 50 50
Communicative English 50 50
Grand Total 200 200

The medium of the question paper will be in English. A candidate has to attempt the respective paper to be eligible for admission in that particular course.

APECET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for appearing in AP ECET are as follows:

  • Nationality: Indian citizens are eligible to write AP ECET 2018.
  • Domicile: Candidates have to ensure that they have a domicile of Andhra Pradesh. It is mandatory for them to satisfy local/ non-local status.

Academic Qualification

  • Students should have obtained a Diploma in B.Tech/ Pharmacy from the State Board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh State. OR
  • Students who have passed the 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized University in the state or its equivalent are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who are currently pursuing their diploma course are also eligible for applying in the respective engineering or pharmacy course.
  • A minimum of 45% marks is required in the qualifying course for general candidates.
  • For reserved category students, minimum percentage required is 40%.

Application forms and submission procedure

Here is the gist of the steps involved in online application:

  • Fill the online form with correct details by registering on Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur.
  • Carefully fill all the personal and academic details.
  • Upload recently clicked coloured passport size photograph, thumb impression, and signature keeping in minds the size of the image.
  • Complete the payment process by using a preferred mode.
  • Keep the application form safely so that it can be used in the later process of selection.

Forms for AP ECET 2018 will be filled in online mode. The application will be available in the third week of February 2018 on the official website i.e. website of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. Applicants have to submit only one application. Multiple applications will lead to rejection of candidature.

The details filled in the application form should be according to the matriculation certificate. Any discrepancy detected will lead to rejection of the application. Candidates have to upload their scanned photo, thumb impression and signature in the prescribed format while registering for the examination.

The size of the passport size photograph should not exceed 30Kb whereas the size limit for the signature is 20Kb. Candidates have to take out the print out of the completed application form and keep it in good condition for future use.

The examination fees can be different for different courses. Here is the summary of the expected examination fees for application for Engineering and Pharmacy courses:

Courses Application Fees
Engineering Rs 450/-
Pharmacy Rs 400/-

Candidates belonging to SC/ST category will be given concession in the examination fees. The fees can be paid at AP online centers in Andhra Pradesh. For details visit the official website and read the notification carefully.Examination fees can be paid using any one of the following methods:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking

Admit Card

Admit card for AP ECET will be released on the official website. Candidates have to regularly visit the official website for updates on downloading of the hall ticket. Admit cards are expected to be released in the last week of April 2018. Only those candidates will be issued admit cards who would have successfully completed the payment process.

Test city and center will be clearly mentioned on the admit card. In no case, the test city or the test venue will be changed. Candidates won’t be allowed to attempt the exam at any alternative center. Candidates have to carry a valid government-issued identity card to the examination center.

For downloading of the admit card, the registration number will be required. Therefore, candidates should carefully note down their respective registration number. Admit card will not be mailed to the candidate or no separate communication will be done regarding this. The admit card will bear the following information-

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Photograph
  • Scanned Signature
  • Test City
  • Test center address
  • Test timings along with the reporting time
  • Conduct and pre-requisites for the examination

AP ECET is expected to be conducted in the second week of May 2018. The examination will be conducted only once. Hence, those candidates who won’t turn up for the examination will be automatically disqualified from the selection process.

Admission Procedure

Results of AP ECET 2018 will be declared in the first week of June 2018.

Candidates will be able to download their rank card from the website after the declaration of the result. Exam conducting body will prepare a merit list on the basis of candidate’s marks secured in the entrance examination.

Qualified students will be invited for the counselling for admission into various engineering and pharmacy colleges. Admission will be provided on the basis of scores in AP ECET. APSCHE will conduct web counselling for the qualified students. Helpline centers will be set up by the APSCHE to facilitate the concern of the candidates. Students must reach any one of these helpline centers for certificate verification.

Candidates have to complete the admission procedure by visiting the particular college and submitting the examination fees and other required documents. Application form, hall ticket, and the rank card are to be preserved until admission procedure is over.

Notification

The notification for APECET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering common entrance test) conducted by JNT University (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur) on behalf of APSCHE will be published on the official site of the examination by the second week of February 2018 (tentative).

Syllabus

The syllabus of AP ECET usually comprises of topics from 11th and 12th standard science subject. The difficulty level of the examination is moderate to difficult.

The syllabus for various courses of the examination is as follows:

Common subjects for diploma holders in engineering

PHYSICS CHEMISTRY MATHEMATICS
Units and dimensions Atomic structures Matrices
Elements of vectors Chemical bonding Partial fractions
Kinematics and friction Solutions Trigonometry
Work, power and energy Acids and  Bases Complex numbers
Simple harmonic motion and acoustics Electrochemistry Analytical geometry
Heat and thermodynamics Water technology Differentiation and its applications
Modern physics Corrosion Integration and its applications
polymers Differential equations
Fuels
Environmental chemistry

Other subjects for diploma holders in engineering

SUBJECTS TOPICS
Biotechnology Basic industrial biotechnology, biophysics, Genetics and cell biology, microbiology, bioreactor engineering, Molecular Biology -genetic engineering, plant biotechnology, animal biotechnology, Bioinformatics, enzyme engineering.
Ceramic Technology Geology and minerals, mixing of ceramic raw materials, whiteware and heavy clayware, refractories, glass technology, Cement Technology, advanced ceramics, fuels furnaces and pyrometry, enamels and glazes.
Chemical engineering Material technology, chemical process principles, organic chemical technology, inorganic chemical Technology, Fluid Mechanics, heat transfer, mechanical unit operations, Thermodynamics and reaction engineering, mass transfer, instrumentation and process control, environmental studies and Pollution control engineering, energy technology and plant operation.
Civil engineering Strength of materials, theory of structures, reinforced concrete structures, serving, hydraulics, irrigation engineering
Computer Science and Engineering Digital electronics, microprocessors, Computer Organization, c and data structures, computer networks, operating systems, RDBMS, object-oriented programming through C ++, Java programming, internet programming and ado.net.
Electrical and electronics engineering Basic electrical engineering, DC machines batteries and measuring instruments, Dc generators, DC Motors, measurement instruments, AC circuits and Transformers, AC machines alternators, Synchronous Motors, three-phase induction motors, single phase induction motors, power system generation and protection, generating stations, Transmission and distribution of electrical transaction industrial drives and automation electrical estimation basic electronics and digital electronics, Semiconductor devices, amplifiers, oscillators, Power Electronics and Microcontroller, power electronic devices, converters IC regulator, shop, inverters in cycloconverters on microcontrollers
Electronics and communication engineering Electronic devices and circuits, circuit theory, electronic measuring instruments, industrial electronics and communication systems, advanced communication systems, digital electronics on microcontrollers and microprocessors, consumer electronics and electronic product design, data communication and computer networks, embedded systems and Digital circuit design through Verilog HDL, programming in C and computer hardware.
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Electrical engineering, industrial electronics and control engineering, electronics, digital electronics, electronic measuring instruments, process instrumentation and process control, communication and linear IC applications from analytical and biomedical instrumentation, microcontrollers and PLC’s.
Mechanical engineering Workshop technology, welding, forging, foundry and conventions in the drawing, Engineering Materials and Solid Mechanics on a design of machine elements, thermodynamics, Hydraulic Machines and pneumatics on a steam boilers, nozzles and turbines refrigeration, Industrial Management and engineering and automobile engineering.
Metallurgical engineering Elementary principles of metallurgy, if you want, refractories and pyrometry, metallurgical thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, heat treatment Technology, ferrous extractive metallurgy, non-ferrous extractive metallurgy, material testing, mechanical metallurgy, foundry technology, Welding Technology.
Mining engineering Elements of mining coal mining geology, methods of working with pole and metal, open cast mining, mine environmental engineering part 1 and 2, mine surveying, mining machinery part 1 and 2, mine management and legislation safety, mineral processing and quality control.

Subjects for diploma holders in Pharmacy

SUBJECTS TOPICS
Pharmacy pharmaceutics Pharmaceutics part 1, pharmaceutics part 2, Pharmaceutical jurisprudence.
Pharmacy pharmaceutical chemistry Pharmaceutical chemistry part 1, pharmaceutical chemistry part 2, biochemistry and Clinical Pathology.
Pharmacy Pharmacognosy Pharmacognosy, Drugstore and business management, health education and community pharmacy subjects.
Pharmacy Pharmacology Human anatomy and physiology Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hospital pharmacy and clinical pharmacy.

Subjects for B.Sc. (Mathematics) Graduates

SUBJECTS TOPICS
Analytical ability Data sufficiency, sequence and series, data analysis, coding and decoding problems, date time and arrangement problems.
Communicative English Grammar and vocabulary, error analysis, usage, reading comprehension, rearrangement of parts and sentences on a functional English.
Mathematics for BSC graduates Differential equations of first order and first degree,  higher order linear differential equations of elements of number theory, binary operations on a groups and subgroups, permutations on a cyclic groups, groups of cosets, homomorphism, vector differentiation, vector integration, solid geometry, the real numbers, sequences and series, limits, rings, integral domain, rings of polynomials, vector spaces, linear transformation and mattresses, system of linear equations, determinants and inner product spaces etc.

APECET 2018 Important Dates

EVENTS DATES (tentative)
Notification Releasing date 2nd week of February 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS RELEASED ON 18TH FEBRUARY )

Submission of online application form 3rd week of February 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS ON 24TH FEBRUARY)

Last date to submit application without late fee 4th week of March 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS ON 23RD MARCH)

The last date to submit an application with late fee Rs. 1000/- 3rd week of April 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS ON 6TH APRIL)

The last date to submit an application without late fee Rs. 5000/- 4th week of April 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS ON 13TH APRIL)

Hall Ticket downloading Last week of April 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS ON 20TH APRIL)

Commencement of Exam 2nd week of May 2018

(LAST TIME IN 2017 IT WAS ON 3RD MAY )

Release of Answer key 2nd week of May 2018

(LAST TIME IT WAS ON 4TH MAY )

List of APECET Examination Centres

The centers take place in different locations of the district of the State of Andhra Pradesh. The lists of exam centers for AP ECET 2018 are as follows:

ANANTAPUR ANANTAPUR, GOOTY, HINDUPUR, PUTTAPARTHI

 

CHITTOOR CHITTOOR, MADANAPALLE, PUTTUR, TIRUPATI
EAST GODAVARI

 

KAKINADA , RAJAHMUNDRY , SURAMPALEM
GUNTUR

 

BAPATLA , GUNTUR , NARASARAOPETA
HYDERABAD

 

HAYATHNAGAR , MOULA ALI , NACHARAM
KRISHNA CHALLAPALLI , GUDLAVALLERU , KANCHIKACHERLA , MYLAVARAM , VIJAYAWADA
KURNOOL

 

KURNOOL , NANDYAL , YEMMIGANURU
PRAKASAM

 

CHIRALA , KANDHUKUR , MARKAPURAM , ONGOLE
SRI POTTI SRI RAMULU NELLORE GUDUR , KAVALI , NELLORE
SRIKAKULAM RAJAM , SRIKAKULAM , TEKKALI
VISAKHAPATNAM

 

ANAKAPALLI , MADHURAWADA , VISAKHAPATNAM
VIZIANAGARAM

 

BOBBILI , KOTHAVALASA , VIZIANAGARAM
WEST GODAVARI BHIMAVARAM , ELURU , NARASAPURAM , TADEPALLIGUDEM
YSR KADAPA

 

KADAPA, PRODDATUR, RAJAMPETA

Contact Details

The primary contact that candidates can use for resolving their query and receive other test related information is as follows:

Address

APECET – 2017

JNTU Ananthapur

Anantapur – 515002

Website: apecet.nic.in, sche.ap.gov.in

Email Id: [email protected]

Office number: 08554-234678

Phone number: +91 – 884 – 2340535 / 2356255

List of colleges accepting APECET score

Top colleges accepting the AP ECET 2018 scores are as follows:

  • AU College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Engineering, Kakinada
  • K L University, Guntur
  • Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati
  • GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam
  • Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada
  • Vignan University Guntur
  • Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
  • Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati
  • Sagi Ramakrishnan Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram

APECET Results

The result of AP ECET 2018 will be announced by its conducting authority on its official website. The results are generally released by the second or third week of May each year. Candidates can download their rank card or scorecard from the website after the result declaration. The result will be a merit list which is prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance marks secured in the entrance test.

The candidates can check their result at the following link: http://sche.ap.gov.in/ECET/ECET/ECET_Result_2017.aspx

The candidates can download the rank card or scorecard from the following link:

http://sche.ap.gov.in/ECET/ECET/ECET_GetRankCard.aspx

Cut-Off

Around 32,900 candidates appeared for the AP ECET 2017 of which 30,877 candidates qualified the test. 25,146 boys and 5,731 girls qualified the AP CET 2017.The overall pass percentage of the test was 93.85%.

The cutoff of few top colleges that accept AP ECET is as follows:

TOP COLLEGES CUT OFF (CLOSING RANK ACCEPTED)
AU College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam 6492
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Engineering, Kakinada 11810
K L University, Guntur
Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati 31121
GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam 32067
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada
Vignan University Guntur 70711
Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam 51599
Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupati 32765
Sagi Ramakrishnan Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram 65531

The qualifying percentage that a candidate must obtain in AP ECET is 25% aggregate in 4 subjects (This means minimum 50 marks out of a total of 200).

There are no minimum qualifying marks for ranking the candidates of SC/ST category. There is a certain benefit of relaxation given to the reserved category candidates.

Scores/ Rank of MH CET is valid for an academic year for which the candidate has given the entrance test. It cannot be used next year or as any other entrance test score.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The full detail the reservation and seat distribution will be updated on the official website of the test, once the portal opens for the new admission season.

APECET 2018 Counselling Schedule

The counselling is conducted in the 3rd or 4th week of June. Last time in 2017 it was conducted on 22nd June.

The qualifying candidates are called for the counselling session by email or letter on newspaper advertisement.  The candidates have to first register themselves by paying the fee for the counselling session.  Admission will be given to the candidate on the basis of the score rank that they have obtained in the test. The conducting Authority conducts the web counselling for the qualified students.  In the counselling session, students have to verify their documents and are allotted the seats.

Sample Paper

The candidates can take mock test and refer to sample papers from the official website of the test which is http://sche.ap.gov.in/ECET/ECET/ECET_EXAM_PAPER.aspx#

The answer key of the papers is as follows http://sche.ap.gov.in/ECET/ECET/ECET_KEY.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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