AP PGECET 2022 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2022 Notification

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Exam Summary

Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As AP PGECET
Organizing Authority Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)
Official Website  https://appgecet.nic.in/Default.aspx#
Exam Type State Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered Postgraduate engineering, technology and pharmacy courses
Mode of Exam Computer based
Number of questions 120
Total Marks 120
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 hours
Exam Date May 10 to 12, 2018

 What is AP PGECET?

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) is a State level entrance exam conducted every year by the Andhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admission into 13 postgraduate engineering, technology and pharmacy programs offered by its participating institutes.

A total of 272 institutes coming under the flagship of 7 universities participate for admission of candidates. This year the exam will be conducted from May 10 to 12, 2018.

Structure of AP PGECET exam

The exam is conducted only through online (computer based) mode. The entrance test will be held on 10th, 11th and 12th May 2018. It will be held in 6 regional centers this year across the country namely Vishakhapatnam, Guntur, Kakinada, Anantapur, Tirupati, and Vijayawada. The centers will be allocated to the candidates on the basis of preference entered while applying.

Duration: The test will be conducted for 2 hours on the specified dates.

There are sections of the test depending upon in which of the 13 courses, the candidate has applied. The Mathematics and the Engineering sections have to be mandatorily attempted by all the candidates. All the questions are of multiple choice type (MCQ).

There are a total of 120 questions. All the questions are of multiple choice type (MCQ). Each correct answer is of 1 mark. There is no negative marking for a wrong answer.

Medium: The exam is conducted only in English medium.

The above information has been summarized below-

Particulars Details
Sections No separate sections
Total number of questions 120
Type of questions Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
Medium of exam English
Time duration 2 hours
Marking scheme 1 mark for each correct answer
Negative marking None
Test type Subjects Number of questions Marks Duration
MCQ Technical Subjects 120 120 2 hours

AP PGECET 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Candidate must be an Indian citizen.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed the qualifying exam in B.E. /B. Tech/ B. Pharm with minimum 50% aggregate.
  • For Reserved category candidates, minimum 40% aggregate is required for their qualifying exam.
  • Candidates who are pursuing B.E. / B. Tech will also be eligible to apply for admission provided they have completed the prescribed course and passed all the subjects from the concerned university on the date of AP PGECET counselling.


Candidates need to be a permanent resident of Andhra Pradesh or Telangana and they need to prove the same through documents.

Age Limit

The candidate must be at least 21 years of age.

Note: Candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission conducted through GATE need not appear in AP PGECET. The cut-off percentage for admission of these candidates will be decided by the university and the qualified candidates will be eligible for direct admissions.

Application forms and submission procedure

The applications form for AP PGECET will be available since the first week of March 2018 for all the candidates in the online mode.

The last date of submission of the application form is in the second week of April 2018 and the last date for submission with late fee is in the fourth week of April 2018.

A student can apply through only through online mode. No offline application form is acceptable this year.

The complete procedure to fill the Application Form is mentioned below:

Step-1: Application Fee Payment

  1. Pay the application fee (Rs 800 for General and Rs 400 for SC/ST).
  2. Choose the payment mode: Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.
  3. Fill in the required details.
  4. After the payment, candidates will receive a transaction ID which has to be kept safe for future reference.

Step-2: Registration

  1. Go to the Registration link.
  2. Provide the Payment Reference ID, Qualifying Exam Hall Ticket number, Mobile number, and Date of Birth.

Step-3: Filling up of details

The following details have to be filled:

  • Personal Details: Name, Father’s name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, Category, Territory, Marital Status, Religion, Income details, Local/Non-local status.
  • They must enter Hall Ticket number of Class 10th or equivalent.
  • Other Details: Whether Physically Handicapped, Employment Status.
  • Qualification Details: Eligibility criteria, Relevant qualification, Main subjects, Year of passing, Division, %age of marks.
  • Correspondence Details: Address, City, State, Pin code, Telephone number, Fax number, Mobile number, E-mail ID.
  • Aadhaar Card details.
  • Select the program you wish to apply for.
  • Give your preference for the exam center.

Step-4: Upload Scanned copy of photograph and signature

The scanned image of photograph and signature in JPG/ JPEG format is submitted and the file size should not exceed 40 KB.

Step-5: Submission of Application Form

The candidate has to verify whether all the details are correct. Then click on Submit. A unique registration number will be generated which has to be noted down by the candidate for future reference.

Step-6: Print out of Application Form

After successfully filling the complete application form, the candidate must take a print out of the form for future reference. Application through GATE

Candidates applying through GATE have to follow the following Application procedure:

  1. Logging in– Candidates must enter the Payment Source, Transaction, Mobile, Date of Birth, SSC (10th Class) Hall Ticket Number and Month & Year of Passing SSC (10th Class).
  2. Enter Details– After logging in, they have to enter their personal details, academic details and GATE scores.

Submission and Print out of Application Form-They must print the application form after submitting it. They must note down their AP PGECET registration number.

The GATE qualified candidates do not have to give an entrance test. The application form is to be used for Admission and Counselling session and the required dates will be released later.

Admit Card

The admit cards will be released most probably in the fourth week of April 2018. The candidates can download their admit cards online from the Official website.

In order to access the Admit Card, the candidate needs to follow the following steps:

  • Go to the official link.
  • Click on ‘AP PGECET Admit Card’ Download.
  • Enter your registration number in the blank which says ‘Download Hall Ticket’.
  • Select the Department name from the drop-down list.
  • Submit your details and the exam you are appearing for in the Admit Card Login page. Click on
  • The Admit Card will appear and can be downloaded and printed after carefully checking all the details and in case of discrepancies, authorities have to be informed.

The Admit Card contains the following details:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Candidate’s Photograph and Signature
  • Test Centre Address
  • Examination Date and Time
  • Registration number
  • Exam Instructions

A candidate must carry his/her admit card along with a photo identity proof (Aadhaar Card/ Voter ID Card/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Driving License) and AP PGECET Application Form otherwise he/she will not be allowed to take the exam.

Admission Procedure

Once the exam is over, the results are declared tentatively in the third week of May 2018 wherein the scores and ranks secured by the candidates can be checked online by entering the registration number, date of birth and exam paper for the entrance exam.

The scorecard appears on the screen and it contains rank, percentile, score and qualifying status of the candidates. The candidate should take a print out of the result for future use.

The cut off is decided after the results are declared. A candidate who clears the cut off will be said to have qualified the test. The cutoff is decided by the examination authority taking into consideration factors such as exam difficulty, number of appeared candidates, total marks of the exam and number of seats.

On the basis of scores, candidates are selected for the applied programs.

Ranks will be allotted to the candidates who meet the qualifying percentage marks which is 25% i.e., 30 out of 120. There are no minimum qualifying marks for candidates belonging to the SC/ST category. A separate rank card is released for qualified candidates.

The candidates who qualify the AP PGECET test, as well as GATE qualified candidates, are required to attend the counselling session. The counselling session comprises of verification of documents, payment of counselling fee and web option entry.

Documents Required

The documents required for verification may consist of the Application form, Admit Card, Score Card, Attested copies of Educational, Experience Certificate, Category Certificate, Income Certificate, Local/Non-local status and Identity Card. The following process has to be followed for counselling:

  • Qualified candidates need to attend the document verification in person.
  • They have to sign in the register and pay the counselling fees before the verification of the certificates. The fees is Rs 600 for General and OBC categories and Rs 300 for SC/ST categories.
  • The payment can be done through Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card.
  • Candidates should collect their scratch cards after document verification containing their serial number and password for web option entry.
  • They have to enter their web options as per their preferences after logging in.

Candidates are allotted seats on the basis of their choice, merit, and availability of seats. After the seat allotment, the candidates have to visit the allotted institute for admission and complete the remaining formalities.

Thus the procedure for Admission is as follows:


The notification for AP PGECET will be published by the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education every year in the month of March.

The notification will include complete details about the dates for submission of application form, deadlines to submit applications with and without late fee, examination fees, and the official website. The following screenshot shows the notification issued last year.


AP PGECET is conducted for the following streams:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bio-Technology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Pharmacy

Syllabus of each stream:

Stream Subjects covered
Aerospace Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Flight Mechanics
Space Dynamics
Chemical Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
Heat Transfer
Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Mass Transfer
Instrumentation and Process Control
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology
Computer Science and Information Technology Engineering Mathematics
Operating system
Graph theory
Mathematical logic
Theory of computation
Information system
Web Technologies
Electronics and Communication Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Analog Circuits
Electronic Devices
Signals and Systems
Control Systems
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Applied Mechanics and design
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Nanotechnology Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials
Metallurgical Thermodynamics
Elements of Material Science
Advanced Material Science
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Bio Technology Engineering Mathematics
Process biotechnology
Bioprocess Engineering
Recombinant DNA Technology
Civil Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Structural Engineering
Geotechnical engineering and environmental engineering
Water resources and transportation engineering
Electrical Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Electrical and Electronic measurements
Electrical machines
Signals and systems
Control Systems
Digital Electronics
Food Technology Food Chemistry and Nutrition
Food Microbiology and biotechnology
Food Technology
Food engineering
Food quality and standards
Instrumentation Engineering Engineering Mathematics
Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems
Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics
Systems and communication
Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation
Metallurgy Engineering Mathematics
Physical Metallurgy
Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
Mechanical Metallurgy
Extractive Metallurgy and Manufacturing Processes
Pharmacy Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance

AP PGECET 2018 Important Dates


Scheduled events Dates
Release of notification March 01, 2017
Commencement of online submission of application forms March 06, 2017
Deadline to submit application without late fee April 06, 2017
Deadline with late fee of 500 INR April 13, 2017
Deadline with late fee of 2000 INR April 18, 2017
Deadline with late fee of 5000 INR April 21, 2017
Deadline with late fee of 10000 INR April 28, 2017
Admit card download April 29, 2017
AP PGECET Exam May 10, 2017 – May 12, 2017
Result declaration May 27, 2017

List of AP PGECET Examination Centres

AP PGECET Exam is conducted in the following places:

  • Anantapuram
  • Bhimavaram
  • Guntur
  • Hyderabad
  • Kadapa
  • Kakinada
  • Kurnool
  • Nellore
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram

Contact Details

Address for communication:



Andhra University,


Email: convener.appgecet2017@gmail.com

Mobile No. : 8912579797

Official website: https://appgecet.nic.in/Default.aspx

List of colleges accepting AP PGECET score

Below is list of top colleges accepting AP PGECET score-

For complete list, check out the official website.


The results for AP PGECET will be usually available in the last week of May on the official website. Last year it was available on May 27, 2017.

The students must visit the official website and go to the results page wherein they will be required to give their registration number and date of birth details and must select the stream for which they have appeared for. After providing the required details, the students will be able to check their results.

The candidates can download their rank cards from the official website. The rank card will have the candidate’s name, father’s name, score, rank, percentile and qualification status.



Category Electrical & Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electronics & Communication Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Information Technology
UNR Open General 170 352 108
UNR BC A Female 462
Open General 56 82 99 729 976
BC D General 167 117 754 2349
Open Female 211 511 168
BC B General 371 220 240 1501 3815
BC B Female 952 547 2094
SC General 871 769 858 1530 2788
SC Female 234 632 1372
ST General 942 1612
ST Female 1563
BC A General 454 167 1897
UNR SC Female 2469
BC A Female 1149 1853
BC D Female 1634 2878
UNR SC General 431
BC E General 1279
BC C Female 979
Open General NCC 1041

Last year around 29,000 candidates appeared for the AP PGECET examination and approximately 26,000 candidates qualified it which accounted for a pass percentage of 90% (approx.).

The HRD minister stated that “A total of 23,565 candidates appeared for the engineering stream entrance test, of which 22,133 qualified with the percentage being 93.84%. A total number of 5,447 candidates appeared for the pharmaceutical sciences paper, of which 4,564 qualified taking the pass percentage to 83.79%.”

Score Validity

The AP PGECET score is valid for one year from the date of examination.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The seat distribution of the participating colleges including their complete profile is available in the official site for admissions.

The students must visit the given link, click on “Institute Profile” where they will find a set of colleges listed along with the respective codes. The students can click on the code given for each college to view the complete profile of the colleges.

AP PGECET 2018 Counselling Schedule

Once the results are declared, the notification for counselling will be issued on the official website. Personal call letters for counselling will not be issued to the candidates.

Candidates must visit this site and give their hall ticket number and click on the online payment link where they must pay a processing fee of 1000 INR for general category and 500 INR for reserved category. They can make the payment through credit or debit card or net banking.

On successful completion of payment, a transaction ID will be generated which the candidates must make note of and inform the concerned authorities on the day of certificate verification.

The counselling will be conducted first for the students who have cleared GATE/GPAT exam and then the remaining seats will be allotted to the candidates who have qualified the AP PGECET exam.

Counselling schedule for AP PGECET – 2017:

Date and time Category Subjects Ranks Date of Exercising options
September 01, 2017

From 9.00 AM

Only Special Category (NCC/CAP/


Civil Rank 1 to last September 01, 2017 – September 02, 2017
September 01, 2017

From 9.00 AM

All category Aerospace Engineering Rank 1 to last September 01, 2017 – September 02, 2017
Chemical engineering
Food Technology
Geo engg and geoinformatics
Instrumentation Engineering
Metallurgical engineering
September 02, 2017 – September 07, 2017

From 9.00 AM – 2.00 PM

All category Civil Rank 1 to last September 03, 2017 – September 09, 2017

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