TS-ICET 2024 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2024 Notification

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Exam Name Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Exam
Commonly Known As TSICET
Organizing Authority Telangana State Council of Higher Education
Official Website https://tsicet.nic.in/Default.aspx
Exam Type State Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered MBA and MCA
Mode of Exam Computer based
Number of questions 200
Section Analytical Ability

Mathematical Ability

Communication Ability

Total Marks 200
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Eligibility Criteria Candidates should have scored at least 50% in their bachelors’ degree (general category), 45% for candidates belonging to the reserved categories
Exam Date 23 and 24 May 2018

What is PESSAT?

TSICET or Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Exam is an exam conducted by the Telangana state for admission into MBA and MCA courses. Started in 2015, this exam is a recent addition to the list of exams conducted in India and offers students numerous opportunities to pursue their education at various universities. All universities affiliated with the Telangana State Council of Higher Education give students admissions based on TSICET.

Here is a list of universities that accept students based on TSICET

  • JNT University, Hyderabad
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Kakatia University
  • Palamur University
  • Telangana University
  • Satavahana University
  • BR Ambedkar Open University and more

There are many other exams conducted by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education offering numerous opportunities to candidates residing in Telangana like EAMCET, PGECET, and ECET etc. Here are a few important details about this exam

Structure of PESSAT exam

The exam contains 200 questions in total and the exam is divided into 3 sections namely analytical ability, mathematical ability and communication ability. For every correct answer, the candidate is awarded 1 mark and there is no negative marking scheme followed. Each of the section has the following subsections:

Analytical Ability

  • Data Proficiency
  • Problem Solving

Mathematical Ability

  • Arithmetic Ability
  • Statistical Ability
  • Algebraic and Geometrical Ability

Communication Ability

  • Vocabulary
  • Business and Computer terminology
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Functional Grammar

Here is the pattern of the exam along with the number of questions in each section.

Subjects Sub sections Number of question Marks Duration
Analytical Ability Data Proficiency 20 75  





2 Hours 30 Minutes

Problem Solving 55
Mathematical Ability Arithmetic Ability





Algebraic and Geometric ability 30
Statistical Ability 10
Communication Ability Vocabulary 10  



Business and Computer Terminology 10
Reading Comprehension 15
Functional Grammar 15
Total   200 200

The duration of the exam is 150 minutes. The cut-off marks for candidates belonging to the general category is 25% i.e. candidates have to score at least 50 out of 200 to qualify for admissions based on this exam. The cut off for other categories has not been specified.

PESSAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The following are the rules that every candidate applying for this exam should fulfill.

  • All candidates should be citizens of India
  • Candidates should satisfy the status requirements i.e. local and non-local status requirements laid down by the Telangana State Educational Institutions Order, 1974
  • Candidates should score at least 25% in TSICET 2018
  • Candidates in their final year of their bachelor’s degree are also eligible. However, their results should be out before they appear for TSICET counseling
  • Candidates should have a bachelors’ degree in any stream from any recognized university
  • Candidates should have scored at least 50% in their bachelors’ degree (general category), 45% for candidates belonging to the reserved categories

Application forms and submission procedure

The first and foremost step should be to visit the official website. In doing so, the applicants have to click on the ‘TS ICET 2018 Apply’ tab. This will take them to a page where they will have to pay the exam fees. The fee is Rs. 350 for candidates belonging to the general category.

For candidates belonging to the reserved category, the fee is Rs. 250. One way of making the payment is through credit card, debit card or net banking. Another way is to use TSOnilne/ AP Online/ e-Seva/ Mee Seva.

On successful payment of the fees, candidates can proceed forward with filling up the application form. The following are the details asked on the application form:

  • Personal Details – Name, age, gender, email id, mobile number
  • Educational Details – 10th Grade marks, 12th grade mark, bachelors’ degree details
  • Work Experience (if applicable)
  • Postal Address
  • Contact Information

Next, candidates will have to upload the following documents:

  • Scanned copy of a passport size photograph – the file size should be less than 30KB and should be in JPG format.
  • Scanned copy of the signature – File size should be less than 15KB and this file should be in JPG format.

It is of extreme importance that candidates follow the rules imposed on the images that they upload. Otherwise, their application will be rejected.

Once all the above-mentioned steps are completed, the candidate can submit the application form. However, candidates are requested to note down the registration number and password for future reference. Additionally, it is also advised that candidates take a print out of the application form for future reference.

It should be noted that this exam is only conducted in a few places across the country, specifically only in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The following is the list of test centers:

  • Sangareddy
  • Warangal
  • Wanaparthy
  • Siddipet
  • Vikarabad
  • Adilabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Jagityal
  • Kodad
  • Khammam
  • Karimnagar
  • Nizamabad
  • Nalgonda
  • Kothagudem
  • Mahbubnagar
  • Mancherial

Admit Card

The admit card is usually made available during the last week of April. Candidates will have to give their registration number, password and date of birth to access the admit card. They need to check the details mentioned on the admit card and take a printout of the admit card. It is imperative that candidates bring the admit card with them while appearing for the exam. It is advised that the candidates keep this document safe until the admission process is over.

The following are the details mentioned on the admit card:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Venue for the exam
  • Timings of the exam

Analogous with a hall ticket, candidates will not be allowed to write the exam if they do not bring the admit card with them.

Admission Procedure

Once the exam is conducted, the answer key is released. This gives students an opportunity to access their performance and make an educated guess on the score that they will get which further helps them to make a choice on colleges. The students can also raise an objection if they feel that the answer to a particular question is wrong. The results are announced during the last week of May and a rank list is prepared. Results will be published on the official website and candidates can access their results by giving their registration number and password.

All the candidates who have scored above 25% in the exam are eligible for counseling. Candidates are requested to make a list of the colleges that they are interested in while coming for the counseling session. It should be noted that 85% of the seats will be reserved for the local candidates i.e. residents of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The seat allotted to candidates will be based on the score of the candidate in TSICET and the availability.

The candidates will have to go through a document verification phase where the required documents will be checked by the authorities. This is usually the first step in counseling. The following are the required documents:

  • Scorecard of the candidate
  • Government ID proof – PAN Card Aadhaar Card, driving license or Passport
  • 4 passport size photographs
  • 12th grade mark sheet
  • 10th grade mark sheet

Once the document verification process is done, candidates can choose their required course. Different universities have different fee split up. It is important for the candidates to take a look at the fee structure of their chosen course at their chosen university. Additionally, different universities have different modes of payment, a few universities will ask for a demand draft while others might ask for an online payment. It is a must that the candidates pay the fees within the stipulated amount of time or else they risk losing their seat to another candidate.

Once the payment of fees has been made, candidates can start attending classes. Usually, classes begin from the month of July.


The notification for the examination is expected to be released in the first week of March 2018. The official notification for TS ICET2018 can be downloaded by visiting the official website.


TS ICET 2018 will be conducted as an objective type entrance test in offline (OMR based) mode only. The duration of the entrance test will be of two and a half hours. There will be three sections in the question paper namely – Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability, and Communication Ability.

The syllabus of TS ICET 2018 is given in the following tables:

Analytical Ability
Data Sufficiency A question is given followed by data in the form of two statements labelled as (i) and (ii). If the data given in (i) alone is sufficient to answer the question then choice (1) is the correct answer. If the data given in (ii) alone is sufficient to answer the question then choice (2) is the correct answer. If both (i) and (ii) put together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement alone is sufficient, then choice (3) is the correct answer. If both (i) and (ii) put together are not sufficient to answer the question and additional data is needed, then choice (4) is the correct answer.
Problem Solving ·         Sequence and Series

·         Data Analysis

·         Coding and Decoding Problems

·         Date, Time, and Arrangement Problems

Mathematical Ability
Arithmetical Ability Laws of indices, ratio, and proportion; surds; numbers and divisibility, l.c.m. and g.c.d; Rational numbers, Ordering.; Percentages; Profit and loss; Partnership, Pipes and cisterns, time, distance and work problems, areas and volumes, mensuration, modular arithmetic.
Algebraical and Geometrical Ability Statements, Truth tables, implication converse and inverse, Tautologies-Sets, Relations and functions, applications – Equation of a line in different forms. Trigonometry – Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometric ratios of standard angles, (0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 180°): Trigonometric identities: sample problems on heights and distances, Polynomials; Remainder theorem and consequences; Linear equations and expressions; Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Notion of a limit and derivative; Plane geometry – lines, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Coordinate geometry-distance between points.
Statistical Ability Frequency distributions, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviations, Correlation, simple problems on Probability
Communication Ability
Part 1. Vocabulary

Part 2. Business and Computer terminology

Part 3. Functional Grammar

Part 4. Reading Comprehension (3 Passages)

PESSAT 2018 Important Dates

Candidates must go through the following table carefully as it gives away information about the important dates related to TS ICET 2018.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Commencement of Online Application 1st week of March 2018
Last Date of form submission without late fee 1st week of April 2018
Form submission last date with late fee of Rs.500 3rd week of April 2018
Form submission last date with late fee of Rs.2000 4th week of April 2018
Form submission last date with late fee of Rs.5000 1st week of May 2018
Form submission last date with late fee of Rs.10000 3rd week of May 2018
Downloading of Admit Cards Last week of April 2018
Date of Examination 3rd week of May 2018
Releasing of Answer Keys 3rd week of May 2018
Final Answer Key & Result Announcement Last week of May 2018

List of PESSAT Examination Centres

TS ICET 2018 will be conducted in the third week of May 2018 across all the major cities of Telangana. Candidates are advised to choose their center according to their convenience. Examination center once allotted will not be changed in any circumstances. Following is the list of examination centers for TS ICET 2018:

Code City Code City Code City Code City
11 Adilabad 15 Khammam 19 Mancherial 23 Siddipet
12 Hyderabad 16 Kodad 20 Nalgonda 24 Vikarabad
13 Jagitial 17 Kothagudem 21 Nizamabad 25 Wanaparthy
14 Karimnagar 18 Mahabubnagar 22 Sangareddy 26 Warangal

Contact Details

Any type of communication or doubts or queries regarding TS ICET 2018 shall be addressed to the institution’s office at the address given below:

University College of Commerce and Business Management,
Kakatiya University, Vidyaranyapuri,
Warangal – 506 009. Telangana State.
Phone : 0870-2438088 Fax :0870-2458088
E-mail: convenertsicet2017@gmail.com
Website : icet.tsche.ac.in

Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the FAQ section given on the official website of TS ICET before contacting the admission directorate for clarification of any doubt.

List of colleges accepting PESSAT score

Successful candidates will be admitted into various MBA and MCA courses in institutes who accept TS ICET examination score. Following is the list of top institutions that accept TS ICET score. For complete list visit: http://www.tsicet.co.in/ts-icet-colleges-list-college-codes/

S.no. Institution/ University Name & Address College code
1 Academy of Management Studies-Sy.No.192, Yenkapally, Moinabad, R.R.Dist. ACAD
2 ACE Engineering College-Sy.No.175&181, Ankushapur, Ghatkesar, R.R.Dist.,-501301 ACEG
3 Al-Habeeb College of Engineering & Tech Damergidda, Chevella (M), R.R.Dist. – 501 403 ALHB
4 Amina Institute of Technology, Kandlakoya, Medchal Road- 501401, R.R.Dist AMNA
5 Annamacharya Institute of Technology & SciPiglipur, Batasingaram, Hayathnagar(M), R.R.Dist.-512. AITH
6 Anurag College of Engineering, Aushapur (V), Ghatkesar (M), R.R. Dist. ANRH
7 Aradhana PG College for MBA for Women-H.No.14-39, Teachers Colony, Chenella, R.R.Dist. ADPW
8 Aradhana School Of Business Management, Rajendranagar. ASBM
9 Aristotle PG College, Chilkur, Moinabad (M)-500 075, R.R.Dist. ARIS
10 Arjun College of Technology & Sciences, Sy.No.376/7, Batasingaram, Hayathnagar, R.R.Dist. ARJN

PESSAT Results

The final result of TS ICET 2018 will be declared around the fourth week of May 2018. Candidates will be able to check their results and download their scorecard from the official website. After the conduction of the examination, candidates are expected to regularly visit the official website for updates regarding declaration of results and counselling process that will follow soon after the declaration of results.


Students can have an idea of the cut-off of TS ICET 2018 by having a look at the previous year cut-off. Following cut-off list comprises of category wise cut-off. The cut-off varies from category to category. Mainly the cut off depends on these following factors:

  • The number of candidates appearing in the TS ICET entrance exam all across the state.
  • The difficulty level of the questions asked in the online test.
  • The availability of seats in the institute.
  • The number of applicants applying for TS ICET.
  • Recent trends of cut-off.

Following cut-off list comprises of cut-off for various courses for TS ICET last year.

S. No Categories TS ICET Qualifying Cut Off Score 2018
1. General & Other Non-Reserved Candidates 25% (50 Marks out of 200).
2. SC/ST & Reserved Candidates No Qualifying Marks.

Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of TS ICET 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only. Every candidate will get only one chance to appear for TS ICET for a particular academic year. Request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the admission directorate.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The distribution of the seats will take place according to the following norm:

Category Reservation Offered
Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
Schedule Tribe (ST) 6%
Backward Class (BC) 29%(BC-A: 7%, BC-B: 10%, BC-C: 1%,

BC-D: 7% & BC-E:4%)


Physically handicapped 3%
NCC, Sports & Extracurricular activities 5%
Ex-servicemen & defence personnel
residing in the State

*Candidates have to carry their category certificate while attending counselling process.

PESSAT 2018 Counselling Schedule

Candidates will be able to view their scores once the result is hosted on the official website. This score will be the basis of their selection in TS ICET. The scores can also be viewed by simply logging on to the official website.

After the successful conduction of TS ICET, the results will be declared around the fourth week of May 2018. Those candidates who will be scoring above the cut off mark will be shortlisted for counselling according to the order of merit.

Based on the merit list, candidates will be issued counselling letter for attending the counselling process. The mode of counselling process will be notified on the official website. Allotment list will be released on the official website after every round of counselling process. Candidates can check their status for admission from this list.

Candidates attending the counselling process have to ensure that they are in possession of all the required documents like:

  • 10th class mark sheet and passing certificate
  • 12th class mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Graduation mark sheet and provisional/original degree
  • Hall Ticket
  • Score Card
  • Counselling Letter

Hall ticket, Score Card, Counselling Letter must be preserved until the final process of counselling and seat allotment is over.

Sample Paper

The sample papers and previous year question papers are available here:

  • https://icet.tsche.ac.in/pdfs/TSICET2016QP.pdf
  • https://icet.tsche.ac.in/pdfs/TSICET-2015-%20QUESTION%20PAPER.pdf
  • https://icet.tsche.ac.in/pdfs/ICET-2014%20QUESTION%20PAPER.pdf

Candidates can visit the given links and can download the previous year papers of TS ICET and also the sample papers related to the same. They are advised to attempt these papers before taking the actual test. This will help them to get accustomed to the level of the questions asked in the examination.


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