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AP EAMCET 2019 Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme and Syllabus

Updated On - December 19th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada has not notified any changes in AP EAMCET 2018 Exam Pattern. The examination is tentatively scheduled from the last week of April 2019 in online mode. Candidates seeking admissions into various engineering, agricultural and pharmacy courses in AP Colleges/ Universities can apply for AP EAMCET 2018 before April 2019.

The state level examination tests a candidate’s aptitude in technical and quantitative knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology. The questions are prepared separately as per the program opted. However, the basic pattern of AP EAMCET in all the paper remains same. It is highlighted below:

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AP EAMCET Exam Pattern
  • Mode of Exam: Online Mode i.e. Computer Based Test
  • Duration of Exam: Attempt all the questions within a time frame of 3 hours.
  • Total Questions: Both the paper (E and AM) consists of 160 questions
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice or Objective Type questions
  • Medium of Questions: Paper will be in English and Telugu or English and Urdu medium
  • Marking Scheme: All questions will have equal weightage i.e. 1 mark for each question.
  • Negative Marking: No marks will be deducted for an incorrect/ unattempted answer
  • Level of Questions: Both the paper will have questions framed out of 10+2 level syllabi. Check UpdatedAP EAMCET Syllabus

AP EAMCET Exam Pattern – Engineering

  • Exam Duration: candidate must complete the entire paper within 180 minutes. There is no provision for extra time under any circumstances.
  • AP EAMCET Engineering Syllabus: The questions are asked from Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry stream.
  • Type of Questions: Objective type (multiple choice)only. A total of 4 options will be provided out of which only 1 option will be correct. 
  • AP EAMCET Marking Scheme: each question carries one mark. There is no provision for negative marking.
  • Medium of Exam: AP EAMCET paper contains questions in bilingual either in Engligh and Telugu OR English and Urdu language.
  • Number of Questions: The exam will consist 160 questions in total. The distribution of questions is given below:
For Engineering Program
SubjectsTotal No. of QuestionsMarks
Total160 Questions160 Marks

Important Points:

  • If the qualifying examination is in Telugu medium you may opt for English and Telugu paper and in case of Urdu medium you may opt for English and Urdu paper.
  • In case of any discrepancy in bilingual papers like ambiguity in translation, the English version shall be treated as final.
  • Reach AP EAMCET Exam Center 1 hour before the commencement of exam.
  • Candidates interested in applying for B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) course in Telangana / Andhra Pradesh must take NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). Know more

AP EAMCET Exam Pattern - Agriculture

  • Exam Duration: for agriculture and medical exam too, 3 hours will be allocated.
  • Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test, a personal desktop will be allocated to the aspirant and the questions need to answer one by one. 
  • AP EAMCET Agriculture Syllabus: The questions are asked from Biology (Botany and Zoology), Physics and Chemistry.
  • Nature of Questions: Objective type (multiple choice) only. A total of 4 options will be provided out of which only 1 option will be correct. 
  • AP EAMCET Marking Scheme: each question carries one mark. There is no provision for negative marking.
  • Medium of Exam: AP EAMCET paper contains questions in bilingual either in English and Telugu OR English and Urdu language.
  • Number of Questions: The exam will consist 160 questions in total. Given below is the distribution of questions for AP EAMCET:
For Agriculture Program
SubjectsTotal No. of QuestionsMarks
Total160 Questions160 Marks

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AP EAMCET Marking Scheme

  • For each question, four options are provided. You must select the most appropriate option.
  • Each question carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking in AP EAMCET 2018.
  • Candidates can score up to a total of 160.
  • Candidates have to score above minimum qualifying marks to be able to qualify for AP EAMCET 2018 Counselling.

Minimum Qualifying Marks in AP EAMCET

  • Qualifying percentage of marks for AP EAMCET 2018 is 25% of the maximum marks considered for ranking.
  • However, for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, no minimum qualifying mark is prescribed.
  • But their admission will be limited to the extent of seats reserved for such categories.

AP EAMCET Exam: Online Test Instructions

AP EAMCET 2018 is a computer-based test. It is important to know how to attempt the questions on the optical response sheet displayed on the computer screen.

The details of the optical response sheet are given below:

  • Questions will be displayed one at a time in English and Telugu languages.
  • There will be a different section for questions from PCM/ BiPC each.
  • Select the section with which you wish to start the exam.
  • Aspirants can change the section they are attempting at any point in time.
  • 1st question from the selected Section will be displayed on the screen.
  • You can also click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of side of the screen to go to that numbered question directly.
  • There is an option to shuffle between questions from any section in any order while attempting the exam according to their convenience.
  • To select an answer, the student can do one of the following:
  1. Click on the option that you wish to mark as your response. To save your answer, click on ‘Save & Next’ and proceed to the next question.
  2. You can also review the existing response by clicking on ‘Mark for Review and Next’ and save your answer to the question you are attempting.
  3. Click on ‘Clear response’ if you wish to change your answer or click on another suitable option.
  • The response marked for Review will be taken as the final answer when considered for evaluation.
  • Students can also use the options of ‘Zoom In’ or ‘Zoom Out’ that will increase or decrease the font size of question and options if required.
  • Aspirants can also view the general instructions of the exam by clicking on ‘Instructions’ button whenever required.
  • The countdown timer will start ticking as soon as you click the button ‘I am ready to begin’. The timer in the top right corner of screen will display the remaining time available for the candidate to complete the test. When the timer reaches zero, the exam will end by itself. Even if the candidate fails to click on the ‘Submit button’ their responses will be automatically saved by the computer system.
  • Exam summary will be displayed at the end of the exam with Subject Name, Number of questions that have been answered, not answered, marked for review and not attempted. Candidates will be required to confirm this information by clicking on ‘Yes’ option.
  • Aspirants can clarify all their doubts from the invigilator present in the exam hall before the test commences. Invigilators will not entertain doubts from anyone after the test starts.

AP EAMCET Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques. What is the mode of examination for AP EAMCET?

Ans. As per the revised AP EAM CET Exam Pattern, the examination will be a Computer Based Test.

Ques.  What type of questions are asked in the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test?

Ans. The questions in the online exam are objective (MCQ) in nature.

Ques. Is the exam pattern for AP EAMCET and TS EAMCET different?

Ans. No, the exam pattern of AP EAMCET and TS EAMCET are similar.

Ques. Can I carry my own calculator at the exam center for calculations?

Ans. No, you will not be allowed to carry any kind of electronic gadgets in the examination hall. For any kind of calculations, a rough sheet will be provided.

Ques. What is the marking scheme for the state level exam? Is there any negative marking in AP EAMCET 2018?

Ans. Each mark carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking in the exam.

Ques. Which language will be available for AP EAMCET exam?

Ans. AP EAMCET question paper is available in English and Telugu languages. There is a provision to attempt the questions in Urdu medium as well but the exam center will be Kurnool only.

Ques. What is the syllabus for AP EAMCET 2018?

Ans. The syllabus will consist of the 12th standard. The major subjects are physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany & zoology.

Ques. How many marks required in order to qualify for the AP EAMCET exam?

Ans. In the qualifying examination, the applicants must have secured minimum 45% aggregate marks (40% for reserved category) in the subjects taken.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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1 Comment

how to prepare well in this short period

15 Oct, 2017 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello B.Tejaswini, You should practice sample papers and previous question paper. so you will have the idea about the exam pattern and the type of questions that comes in exam.

11 May, 2018 12:29

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