AP ECET Exam Pattern 2020 Marking Scheme, Stream-wise Questions

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
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    AP ECET Exam Pattern: The exam for all three streams (Engg., Pharm. and B.Sc. Maths) will be carried out in a computer-based mode. Each paper will have objective type questions in English only. Duration of all the papers will be 3 hours each. 

    • This year, JNTU Ananthapur will conduct AP ECET 2020 on April 30 in a single session (10 am to 1 pm).
    • The registration window will be opened till April 2 (Tentative), apply online at sche.ap.gov.in/ecet. Read more
    • All the papers are divided into four sections except B.Sc. (Mathematics) paper, which will have three sections. Check AP ECET Syllabus

    AP ECET Paper Pattern #Facts

    • Engineering paper will have PCM as a common section and the last section will be of a specific engineering discipline.
    • All the three papers will have 200 MCQs, carrying 1 mark for each question.
    • There is no provision of negative marking. 

    Read on to know more about the exam pattern of AP ECET exam. 


    AP ECET Exam Pattern: Engineering Stream

    • AP ECET Engineering paper is held in online mode i.e. computer mode.
    • As per AP ECET Brochure, exam pattern such as question paper, duration of exam details are given below:

    Detailed AP ECET Paper Pattern

    • Sections/ Subjects
      • Section 1 - Physics
      • Section 2 - Chemistry
      • Section 3 – Mathematics
      • Section 4 – Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/ Electronics & Communications/Computer Science/ Chemical/Metallurgical/Mining/Electronics & Instrumentation/ Ceramic Technology/ Biotechnology as the case may be) – Separate Paper for Each branch
    • Number of Questions – 200 questions
    • Nature of Questions – Objective type
    • Exam Duration – 3 hours
    • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in English only.
    • Marking Scheme – Each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer or unattempted question, 0 marks will be deducted.

    Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

    SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Physics2525
    Chemistry2525
    Mathematics5050
    Engineering Branch100100
    Total200200

    AP ECET Exam Pattern: Pharmacy Stream

    AP ECET Pharmacy paper is also conducted online mode i.e. computer mode. Detailed AP ECET Paper Pattern is given below:

    • Sections/ Subjects
      • Section 1 - Pharmaceutics
      • Section 2 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry
      • Section 3 – Pharmacognosy
      • Section 4 – Pharmacology
    • Number of Questions – 200 questions
    • Nature of Questions – Objective type
    • Exam Duration – 3 hours
    • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in English only.
    • Marking Scheme – Each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer or unattempted question, 0 marks will be deducted.

    Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

    SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Pharmaceutics5050
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry5050
    Pharmacognosy5050
    Pharmacology5050
    Total200200

    AP ECET Exam Pattern: B.Sc. (Mathematics) Stream

    This paper is also conducted online mode i.e. computer mode. The detailed paper pattern is given below:

    • Sections/ Subjects
      • Section 1 - Mathematics
      • Section 2 – Analytical Ability
      • Section 3 – Communicative English
    • Number of Questions – 200 questions
    • Nature of Questions – Objective type
    • Exam Duration – 3 hours
    • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in English only.
    • Marking Scheme – Each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer or unattempted question, 0 marks will be deducted.

    Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

    SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Mathematics100100
    Analytical Ability5050
    Communicative English5050
    Total200200

    AP ECET 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 ECET 2020.
    • Candidates can score up to a total of 200.
    • Candidates have to score above minimum qualifying marks to be able to qualify for AP ECET Counselling.

    Minimum Qualifying Marks in AP ECET

    • Qualifying percentage of marks for AP ECET 2020 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 ECET Mock Tests

    The coordinating body will release official mock tests for AP ECET. It is provided to make the candidates understand and comprehend with the online mode exam. They are released stream/ subject wise at the portal (sche.ap.gov.in/ecet). Know more

    AP ECET Exam Tips:

    Candidates appearing for AP ECET should understand and remember all the aspects of AP ECET Exam Pattern. Here are some important instructions for candidates appearing for the exam. Some points to remember for engineering stream:

    • Collegedunia advised students to start with Chemistry section as it consumes less time. The section does not involve heavy calculations and complex problems. If your concepts about basic chemistry is strong and you are well educated about the rules of Organic Chemistry along with formulas of physical chemistry, you will have to invest less time in the section.
    • Physics can be a little tricky in AP ECET 2020 at times. However, with clear concepts, you can tackle heavy questions in the section easily. Getting/ Making a handbook that contains important formulas will surely help. It will not only help you remember the basic concepts and formulas but with regular practice.
    • Mathematics is considered as the toughest section of all as mentioned earlier. It is advisable to divide the topics into three parts as mentioned above. You can divide the topics into sections
    1. I am best at these
    2. Okay. I need a little practice for these
    3. I am very bad at it.
    • Dividing topics as per your strength would help you strategize your preparation in a monotonous and healthy manner. Writing important formulae, squares, cubes over the wall of your study table will help you revise in your subconscious every time you look at those.

    AP ECET Recommended Books

    Tabulated below are the best books to prepare better for AP ECET exam:

    Physics BooksChemistry BooksMathematics BooksAnalytical Ability BooksCommunicative BooksPharmacy Books

    Concepts of Physics by HC Verma

    Chemistry by PradeepMathematics by RS Agarwal

    Non-Verbal Reasoning by S.chand

    Communicative English by Dr. Ruchi Sawhney

    First Year Diploma In Pharmacy Textbooks by Dr. PV Kasture & Dr. SA Hasan

    Understanding Physics by DC Pandey

    Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon

    Mathematics by RD Sharma

    Reasoning by R.S AgarwalCommunicative English by Dr. AnuradhaReview of Pharmacy Entrance Exams by Sia Experts
    Physics Problems by IE IrodovNCERT Books (XI & XII)NCERT Books (XI & XII)Engineering Aptitude (Quantitative Aptitude & ANalytical Ability) by IES Master TeamNCERT Books (XI & XII)B.Pharm Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board

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