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AP ECET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Cutoff

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AP ECET 2021 will tentatively be held in the month of April 2021. APSCHE is going to release the official notification regarding the exam in the 2nd week of February 2021. Thereafter, AP ECET 2021 Application forms will be released on the official Website in sche.ap.gov.in. Candidates willing to apply must go through all the details like eligibility, and other requirements before applying. Check AP ECET 2021 Application Form 

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Ananthpur, conducts the state level entrance exam AP ECET 2021 on the behalf of APSCHE, for Diploma holders of Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, and B.Sc Graduates. It is held for lateral entry admission (in second-year degree programs) in B.TechB.E, and B.Pharmacy Courses. 

  • Candidates must belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh and satisfy local/non-local status requirements. Check AP ECET 2021 Eligibility
  • APSCHE will release a detailed brochure for the exam at sche.ap.gov.in/ecet. 
  • AP ECET 2021 will be conducted in CBT mode across 14 regional centers in Andhra Pradesh. Check AP ECET 2021 Exam Pattern

​AP ECET Exam: Facts

  • The candidates with B.Sc. degree are not eligible for admission into a pharmacy course.
  • Aadhaar card number is mandatory for AP ECET 2021 Application.
  • Mock Test will be released for all the courses at sche.ap.gov.in/ecet. Download Free AP ECET Sample Papers
  • Around 35,024 candidates had registered for AP ECET 2020, among which 33,637 members attended the exam. Guntur topped the list with the highest number of candidates attending the exam.

AP ECET 2021 Highlights

Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) 
Conducting Body JNT University Anantapur on behalf of APSCHE
Exam Level State
Periodicity Once a year
AP EAMCET Official Website sche.ap.gov.in/ecet/
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Computer Based Test – Check AP ECET Syllabus
Type & No. of Questions Objective, 200 Questions
Validity of AP EAMCET Score One year

Note: Candidates applying for B.E/B.Tech will also have to take a paper based on the branch of Engineering branch in which they hold diplomas. For eg: A mechanical diploma holder can only apply for BE/B.Tech mechanical engineering courses.

AP ECET Exam Dates

AP ECET 2021 Exam Dates

Here, Tabulated below are AP ECET 2021 Exam Dates:

Events Dates
Release of AP ECET 2021 Notification February 2021
AP ECET 2021 Registration February 2021
Last date to Apply (w/o late fee) March 2021
Last date to Apply (with late fee of INR 1000) March 2021
AP ECET 2021 Form Correction April 2021
Issue of AP ECET 2021 Admit card To be announced
AP ECET 2021 Exam Date To be announced
Declaration of AP ECET 2021 Result To be announced
AP ECET 2021 Counselling Begins To be announced

AP ECET Eligibility

AP ECET Eligibility Criteria

AP ECET eligibility criteria vary for different courses. A brief about the same are listed below:

  • Candidates should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh. Also, they should satisfy the local status/non-local status requirement as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational and Technology Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended.
  • Candidates should have obtained a Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy from the state board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh state or any other Diploma from AICTE approved institutions recognized by Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant course.  


  • They should have passed the 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • Students pursuing their diploma course (final semester) are also eligible to appear for AP ECET 2021.
  • Candidates must have passed the Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy/B.Sc. degree with an aggregate of at least 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category candidates). 

Check detailed AP ECET Eligibility Criteria

AP ECET Application Form

AP ECET 2021 Application Form

The online forms is available for filling at the official portal of AP ECET i.e. https:sche.ap.gov.in/ecet/. For better viewing and smooth application submission, candidates must use the following system requirements: 

  • Browsers: Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and above /Internet Explorer 6.0 and above
  • Screen Resolution: 600x800
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 and above
  • Disable the pop-up blocks and uninstall all the script blockers

Given below are the major steps to register for AP ECET Exam:

AP ECET Application Form

After clicking on FEE PAYMENT tab, fill in all mandatory details given on web page. The details to be filled are: 

  • Qualifying Examination Hall Ticket No.
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile Number
  • Mobile No Mentioned above belongs to Self or Father or Mother or Relative
  • Alternate Mobile Number
  • E-Mail ID
  • Fee Amount

AP ECET Application Fee

The application fee is INR 500 for all the candidates. A processing fee is also charged while making the fee payment. Check the table below for the application fee.

  • The payment can be made by Net banking/ Credit/ Debit card mode. 
  • Candidate can also pay the registration fee by cash at any one of the APONLINE / TSONLINE centers. 

Payment Status

  • In case your account is debited and the website gets disconnected before payment receipt generation, check Payment Status using Know Your Payment Status option by providing the necessary details.
  • If you get the message "Payment Details Not Found", make a fresh payment.
  • The amount of the failed transaction will be refunded to their debited bank account within 5 working days

Fill APECET Application Form

Candidate can start filling the online application by selecting the tab “Fill Application (only after fee payment)”. Fill in the details of payment reference ID, Qualifying examination Hall ticket number, mobile number and date of birth and click on Proceed to fill the application form. Keep the following documents ready before taking its printout:

  • A passport size photograph in .jpg or .jpeg of less than 50Kb.
  • Signature signed with a black pen on a white paper, scanned and saved as .jpg or .jpeg of less than 30Kb.

Print Application Form

Save and preview the filled in application form. Candidate can take print out of the application by clicking on Print Application button which is useful for further correspondence

Fill Here AP ECET Application form 2021

AP ECET Admit Card

AP ECET 2021 Hall Ticket/Admit Card

The exam conducting authority will issue the hall ticket at http://www.sche.ap.gov.in/ecet. Candidates can download the admit card by providing Registration Number and Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy). Candidates can download their AP ECET 2021 admit card by following the below mentioned steps.

  1. Go to the JNTU official website.
  2. Click on AP ECET 2021 Hall Ticket.
  3. A login window will appear.
  4. Type your AP ECET 2021 application number and DOB to login and download the admit card.
  5. Window showing admit card will appear.
  6. Click on download admit card.
  7. After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.

AP ECET Exam Centers

AP ECET 2021 Exam Centers

AP ECET 2021 will be conducted in 14 districts across the state of Andhra Pradesh. Candidates will be allowed to make 3 preferences for the exam center at the time of making application for AP ECET 2021. Check the following table for APECET test centers:

Anantapur Vizianagaram Hyderabad
Chittor Vishakhapatnam Krishna
East Godavari Srikakulam West Godavari
Guntur Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore Kurnool
YSR Kadapa Prakasam -

AP ECET Exam Pattern

AP ECET Exam Pattern

There are 3 different exams that will be conducted under AP ECET 2021. Each exam is related to a specified UG course (lateral entry) for which the admission will be conducted based on the test results. All papers will be of the objective in nature.

Highlights related to the exam pattern are tabled below.

Mode of examination Online
Number of Questions asked 200 MCQ type
Maximum Marks 200
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Section in Paper 3 to 4 (depending upon the Course applied for)

Check Detailed AP ECET Syllabus

AP ECET Results

AP ECET 2021 Results

The results of AP ECET 2021 will be announced at http://sche.ap.gov.in by JNTU Anantapur on behalf of APSCHE. The result leads to lateral admission to 2nd year B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharmacy. Candidates will able to check their results by undertaking the following simple steps:

  1. Visit AP ECET 2021 official website.
  2. Click on AP ECET 2021 Results.
  3. Enter your Registration Number and Date of Birth
  4. Click on submit.
  5. Your result will get displayed on the screen.
  6. Download it and take a print out.

Based on these results counselling will be done for allotment of seats under various disciplines of UG courses.

AP ECET Qualifying Marks

AP ECET Qualifying Marks

Candidates will be required to score a minimum of 25% marks (of the total allotted marks) in order to obtain a rank in the AP ECET 2021 exam. That is a minimum of 50 marks out of a total of 200 marks is required to be obtained by the candidates for obtaining a rank.

  • There is no minimum qualifying percentage for candidates belonging to reserved categories.
  • The rank obtained with the benefit of relaxation of the minimum qualifying marks at the APECET by any candidate claiming to belong to SC/ST category will be cancelled in case the claim is found to be invalid.

AP ECET Counselling

AP ECET 2021 Counselling

Based on the rank obtained by the candidate in the AP ECET 2021, a Rank List will be prepared. Candidates scoring higher marks will be placed higher in the merit list whereas those scoring lower marks will hover at the bottom.

Candidates who will feature in the merit list will be called for the document verification process. After the document verification candidates will be allowed to take part in the registration and choice locking process.

Counselling process for AP ECET 2021 will start from in last week of May 2021. Counselling will be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the AP ECET 2021 merit list.

In case of a tie among two or more candidates (in regards to merit list) following methodology will be followed.

  • One with higher marks in Mathematics will be placed higher.
  • In case of a tie still persists then Marks of Physics and Chemistry will be compared.
  • In case the tie is not resolved then in who is elder will be placed higher.
  • To settle the case if the tie persists even after considering above 3 parameters candidates will be awarded equal ranking.

Contact Details

AP ECET - 2021 
JNTU Anantapur 
Anantapur 515002  
Off- 08554-234678 
E-Mail : convenorapecet2021@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions


Ques. What is the validity of AP ECET 2021 scores?

Ans. Candidate can make use of the scorecard up to one for attaining admission in AICTE approved universities in A.P.

Ques. I have obtained 44.6% in B.Sc. Aggregate. Will, it is considered as 45%?

Ans. No. It will not be considered as 45%

Ques. What is the application fee for AP ECET 2021?

Ans. The fee for online application form is INR 500/-

Ques. Is my B.Sc. score considered for institute level seats?

Ans. Your admission will be based solely on your merit in AP ECET.

Ques. What is the procedure for admission to Management quota seats? Are there any paid seats?

Ans. Candidates are advised to contact individual institutes in order to receive information regarding institute level quota seats and management quota seats.

Ques. Is the eligibility criteria any different for candidates of a reserved category?

Ans. There will be score waiver during admission if you belong to a certain quota. Reserved category candidates applying for AP ECET 2021 have to have a minimum of 40% as against 45% for unreserved category candidates.

Ques. Can students take the test from their state of residence?

Ans. No. Applicant must hold the Andhra Pradesh state domicile.

Ques. Who accepts AP ECET Scores?

Ans. The candidate may apply for admission to any of the participating institutions like G. Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Miracle Educational Society Group of Institutions, Guntur Engineering College and other participating institutes.

Ques. Is there a demo test to familiarize students with the pattern of the test?

Ans. Candidates can access the demo test at the AP ECET website.

Ques. What can be done in case of corrections or discrepancies in my application form?

Ans. AP ECET does entertain changes after submission of the application form. Candidates will be able to see the 'corrections’ section in the menu. In rare circumstances, however, such requests may need to talk to the convener.

Ques. When will the Preliminary Key be declared? Will the university take objections regarding the Preliminary Key?

Ans. The preliminary key will be released by the authority in May, 2021. Yes, the university will take up objections regarding the Preliminary Key.

Ques. What is the passing score in AP ECET 2021?

Ans. Candidates seeking admission must clear the AP ECET test by securing a minimum of 25% or 50/200

Ques. Can the application fee be refunded?

Ans. Candidates may opt-out of appearing for the exam, but the application fee cannot be refunded. However, if your application process is incomplete or the status of your application is negative, payment will go in for refund process. The refund will take about 15 days and must be checked with the bank.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in the AP ECET Entrance Exam?

Ans. For every question, there will be one correct answer and each right answer will fetch 1 mark. There is no negative marking in the test. No marks will be deducted for an incorrect response. However, in case of a tie, the number of incorrect answers will be made use of.

Ques. When will AP ECET 2021 scorecard be available?

Ans. The scorecard will be available in e-format on the website. On receiving the scorecard in May 2021, the applicant will have to contact various admission authorities.

Ques. How can I pay the application fee for the form?

Ans. It is adviced to candidates to keep a record of their online transaction which shall be made through debit card, credit card or net banking or by visiting your nearest AP online center.

Ques. There are discrepancies in my Aadhar Card/I don't have an Aadhaar Card, what can I do?

Ans. Locate an Aadhaar enrollment center near you, and apply for an Aadhaar at the earliest or submit a correction request at your nearest Aadhaar center.

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


mouli mahesh gurija
By mistake I have lost my seat which is alloted in first councelling,Is there any third phase in Ap ecet councelling
rakesh kumar
Diploma Agricultural engineer is eligible?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Rakesh, no, this course is not available in Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU).
kandhi bhargavi
Is still seats left in exam centre Hyderabad for apecet???
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Bhargavi, to know seat availability, visit the official website of the organization.
ponna chandu
Sir i am studying now diploma ece can i change my branch in btech eee?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ponna, kindly visit the official website of the college or contact the college for suitable guidance.