AP PGECET 2018 – Andhra University, Visakhapatnam will conduct Andhra Pradesh Postgraduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) 2018 from May 10 to 12. AP PGECET 2018 will be conducted by the university on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admission to 13 M.Tech programmes offered by its participating institutes. The admission to AP PGECET 2018 participating institutes will be on the basis of GATE scores or the AP PGECET entrance exam result. Candidates planning to appear in AP PGECET 2018 will be required to fill the application form which will be available tentatively in the first week of March 2018. However, it is important for candidates to check the complete eligibility criteria of AP PGECET 2018 before applying for the exam. The hall ticket of AP PGECET 2018 will be available from fourth week of April 2018. Candidates can check all the details like important dates, application form, hall ticket, result and counselling procedure related to AP PGECET 2018 from the complete article given below.
A brief about AP PGECET 2018
Commonly known as: AP PGECET
Conducting Body: Andhra University for AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)
AP PGECET Important Dates 2018
The important dates of AP PGECET 2018 will be released by the university for all the exam related events. It is necessary on candidates' part to keep themselves updated by following AP PGECET 2018 important dates. A table having tentative dates has been provided below for candidates' reference, till all the dates are announced for this year.
AP PGECET 2018 Important Dates
Issue of Notification
First week of March 2018
Start date for online applications
First week of March 2018
Last date for submission of online AP PGECET application
Second week of April 2018
Last date with late fee
Fourth week of April 2018
Download of Hall Tickets
Fourth week of April 2018
AP PGECET 2018 Exam
May 10 to 12, 2018 (announced)
AP PGECET 2018 Answer Key
Third week of May 2018
Fourth week of May 2018
Online Counselling for AP PGECET for GATE and GPAT qualified candidates
Fourth week of August 2018
Counselling for AP PGECET qualified candidates
First week of September 2018
AP PGECET Eligibility Criteria 2018
The eligibility criteria of AP PGECET 2018 contains certain prescribed terms and conditions which candidates will have to fulfil to be considered as eligible for the exam. AP PGECET 2018 eligibility criteria has been provided in the table given below.
AP PGECET 2018 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should be Indian
Candidates should be a permanent resident of Andhra Pradesh or Telangana. They need to produce documents to prove the same.
The lower age limit of the applicants is 21 years.
Candidates need to have passed the qualifying exam in B.E./ B.Tech.
General category candidates must have secured minimum 50% marks in their qualifying exam. However, reserved category candidates need 40% marks in their qualifying exam.
Qualifying Exam Status
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
GATE qualified candidates will be eligible for direct admissions
AP PGECET Eligibility Criteria for Admission
Candidates must not confuse between the eligibility criteria for appearing in the exam and admission. For appearing in the exam, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the table above. However, for admission through AP PGECET exam, candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as mentioned below.
Candidates must have appeared and qualified in AP PGECET 2018 exam relevant to the course in which the admission is required.
85% of the seats in AP PGECET for each course will be reserved for the local candidates and the remaining 15% seats will be for unreserved candidates.
During seat allotment at the time of admission, first preference will be given to GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates based on their scores.
The remaining seats will be allotted to AP PGECET 2018 qualified candidates on the basis of their merit ranks.
AP PGECET Application Form 2018
The application form of AP PGECET 2018 will be available tentatively in the first week of March for all the candidates in online mode. Candidates will have to provide their personal, academic, qualifying exam and contact details while filling AP PGECET 2018 application form and submit it on or before the end prescribed date. However, for candidates applying on the basis of their GATE scores will have to fill a separate application form for counselling purpose.
Procedure to Fill AP PGECET Application Form 2018
The step-wise procedure to fill the application form of AP PGECET 2018 can be checked by candidates as mentioned below.
Step 1 – Application fee payment: Candidates will be required to pay the application fee (as mentioned in the table below) and fill in the required details. After making the payment, candidates will receive a transaction ID which has to kept safely for future.
Step 2 – Registration: Candidates will have to register themselves by providing their payment reference ID, qualifying exam hall ticket number, mobile number and date of birth.
Step 3 – Filling of details: Candidates will have to provide their personal, qualifying exam, contact details and Aadhaar Card details mandatorily in this step. They will also be required to choose exam centre according to their preference and upload their photo and signature in the specified format.
Step 4 – Submission: After filling all the details in the application form, it is important that candidates check it carefully and then submit the same. When the form is submitted, a unique registration number will be generated that has to be noted down by the candidates for future use. Candidates must download the filled application form and also take a print out of the same.
AP PGECET Application Fee
The application fee of AP PGECET 2018 has to be submitted by candidates as the first step of application procedure. The prescribed AP PGECET application fee has been provided in the table given below.
AP PGCET Fee
Fees (in INR)
AP PGECET Exam Centres 2018
The exam centres of AP PGECET 2018 are the prescribed colleges/ schools/ institutes where candidates will have to visit on the day of the exam. Candidates will have to appear in AP PGECET at their allotted exam centre as mentioned on their admit card. The list of AP PGECET 2018 exam centres has been provided below.
AP PGECET Exam Centres
How to prepare for AP PGECET 2018?
Candidates appearing in AP PGECET 2018 must know how to prepare for the exam. For that, it is important that candidates know the prescribed exam pattern and syllabus to be able to prepare accordingly and perform better in the exam.
AP PGECET Exam Pattern 2018
The exam pattern of AP PGECET 2018 as prescribed by Andhra University has been provided in the table given below. It is to be noted that all candidates will have to appear in Engineering Mathematics section in the exam mandatorily. The remaining part of the exam will have questions from the prescribed syllabus of AP PGECET 2018.
AP PGECET 2018 Exam Pattern
Mode of exam
Duration of exam
Total number of questions
Type of questions
1 mark for each correct answer
AP PGECET Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of AP PGECET 2018 will be released by the university for all 13 disciplines of the exam. Candidates must download AP PGECET 2018 syllabus related to their discipline and follow it while preparing. It is necessary on candidates' part to practise the prescribed AP PGECET syllabus 2018 to be able to perform and score well in the exam.
AP PGECET Sample Papers 2018
Practising the sample papers of AP PGECET 2018 is important for all the candidates appearing in the entrance exam. AP PGECET sample papers 2018 will help candidates to know the type of questions and frequency of topics that will be asked. Candidates must also practise previous year question papers to prepare well.
AP PGECET Mock Test 2018
The mock test of AP PGECET 2018 will be made available by the university for the candidates. Taking up AP PGECET mock test 2018 will allow candidates to appear in the exam confidently, making them aware of the pattern and type of questions that will be asked. They will also be able to know their speed and time while solving the questions and improve them both, if required before appearing in the main exam.
AP PGECET Hall Ticket 2018
The hall ticket of AP PGECET 2018 will be released tentatively in the last week of April. AP PGECET hall ticket 2018 is an important document to be carried to the exam centre as entry without it will be restricted. To download AP PGECET 2018 hall ticket/ admit card, candidates will have to log in using their registration number and the exam they are appearing for.
AP PGECET Answer Key 2018
The answer key of AP PGECET 2018 will be released in online mode in second week of May tentatively for all the candidates to check their answers with the ones' provided by experts. This will allow candidates to calculate their entrance exam marks and hence estimate their admission chances. Candidates can raise objections against AP PGECET 2018 answer key, if not satisfied.
AP PGECET Cutoff 2018
The cutoff of AP PGECET 2018 will be the minimum marks required for admission in the institute and courses offered by them. Candidates scoring less than AP PGECET 2018 cutoff will be denied admissions. Therefore, candidates will have to meet the cutoff of AP PGECET 2018 to get through the admission procedure. AP PGECET 2018 cutoff will be prepared by the authorities following certain parameters.
AP PGECET Result 2018
The result of AP PGECET 2018 will be released in online mode in the third week of May tentatively. Candidates will be able to check their AP PGECET 2018 result using their registration number, date of birth and exam paper for entrance exam. AP PGECET 2018 result will contain the rank, percentile, scores and qualifying status of the candidates. It is important that candidates download and also take a print out of their AP PGECET result for future use as soon as they are able access it.
AP PGECET Rank Card 2018
In AP PGECET 2018, ranks will be allotted to only those candidates who will meet the qualifying percentage marks which is 25% i.e. 30 marks out of 120. For candidates belonging to SC or ST category, there will be no minimum qualifying marks for ranking. The authorities will release the rank card of AP PGECET 2018 separately for qualified candidates.
AP PGECET Counselling 2018
The counselling of AP PGECET 2018 will be conducted separately for GATE & GPAT qualified candidates and AP PGECET qualified candidates. In AP PGECET 2018 counselling, candidates will have to fill their choices, get their documents verified and pay the counselling fee. Candidates belonging to General and OBC categories will have to pay Rs 600 while SC & ST candidates will have to pay Rs 300 before they participate in the document verification process. The payment can be done either through net banking or by a credit or debit card.
AP PGECET Seat Allotment 2018
Under the seat allotment of AP PGECET 2018 procedure, candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their choice filling, merit and availability of seats. After the seat allotment, candidates will have to visit the allotted institute for admission and complete the remaining formalities.
AP PGECET Participating Institutes 2018
The number of participating institutes of AP PGECET 2018 are 272 which come under 7 universities as provided in the table below.
Participating Universities of AP PGECET
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
AP PGECET Contact Details
APPGECET - 2017
A.U. College of Engineering (A)
Examination Building, Ground Floor
Visakhapatnam – 530 003, A.P.
Phone: 0891 2579797
E-Mail : [email protected]
The information is this article has been based on previous year's brochure. It will be updated as soon as new information comes up.