AP EDCET 2018
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education) conducts AP EDCET for admitting candidates in B.Ed. Regular Course in various Government, University, Aided and Private Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh. Graduate Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria set by AU need to fill and submit AP EDCET 2018 Application form which can be downloaded from the official website of the university. AP EDCET exam is scheduled on June 18, 2018.
AP EDCET 2018 exam pattern consists of 3 parts - Part-A: General English (25 questions), Part-B: General Knowledge (15 questions) and Teaching Aptitude (10 questions), Part-C: Methodology (100 questions). The question paper consists of 150 MCQs of 1 mark each. The duration of the test is 2 hours.
AP EDCET 2018 result is expected to be announced in the month of June and the successful candidates are shortlisted for the participating in the counselling process on the basis of their merit. AP EDCET 2018 Counselling and seat allocation are done in online mode.
AP EDCET 2018 Exam Highlights
Candidates can check some of the major highlights of AP EDCET 2018 tabulated below:
|Date of AP EDCET 2018||April 19, 2018|
|Conducting Body||Andhra University|
|Application Mode of AP EDCET 2018||Online|
|Medium of AP EDCET 2018||English,|
|Duration of AP EDCET 2018||2 Hours|
|Type and Number of Questions||150 Objective multiple choice questions|
|Sections||Part A: General English (25 questions) Part-B: General Knowledge(15 questions) and Teaching Aptitude(10 questions) Part-C: Methodology (100 Questions)|
|Courses offered||B.Ed. Regular Course|
AP EDCET 2018 Exam Dates
AP EDCET 2018 Application Form will be available on the official website from first week of February-2018. The exam is tentatively scheduled on April 19, 2018. In the following table, candidates can check the schedule for AP EDCET 2018 Exam Dates.
|Date of issue of notification||February 15, 2018 (Wednesday)|
|Date of Commencement of submission of online application Forms||February 2, 2018 (Wednesday)|
|Last Date for Submission of Applications without Late fee||March 22, 2018 (Wednesday)|
|Last Date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of Rs.500/-||March 23, 2018 to April 15, 2018|
|Download of Hall Tickets||April 11, 2018 onwards|
|Date and Time of AP EDCET||April 04, 2018 (Wednesday) 10:30 am to 12:30 pm|
AP EDCET 2018 Eligibility
Candidates should carefully go through the eligibility criteria for AP EDCET 2017 before applying online. To be eligible for AP EDCET, candidates must satisfy the eligibility requirements pertaining to the nationality, academic qualification, age limit, etc.
- Candidates should be Indian Nationals.
- They should satisfy Local/Non-Local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions.
- Candidates should have passed or appearing for final year exams of B.A./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Com./ B.C.A./B.B.M. at the time of submitting AP EDCET 2018 Application Form.
- Candidates must produce marks memo and pass certificate at the time of admission.
- Candidates from general category are required to score a minimum of 50% marks either in the Bachelors Degree and/or in the Postgraduate Degree in relevant subject or 5 years integrated course in the relevant subject of methodology.
- However, reserved category candidates (SC/ST/BC/PwD) are required to score a minimum of 40% marks in the qualifying examination.
Note: B.E/B.Tech candidates with Mathematics, Physics are also eligible for admission into the Course.
|Category||Qualifying Marks in the Qualifying Examination|
Candidates should have completed the age of 19 years on July 1, 2018. There shall be no maximum age limit.
|Minimum Age Limit||19 years|
|Upper Age Limit||No upper Limit|
Eligibility criteria for the choice of subject under part-c methodology eligibility:
Candidates who are graduate in the required discipline can check out the eligibility criteria to apply for B.Ed in the required discipline.
|Mathematics||B.A/B.Sc. with Mathematics or B.C.A. with Mathematics at intermediate level as a group subject. B.Tech with Mathematics & Physics|
|Physical Sciences||B.Sc. with Physics and Chemistry or Allied Material Sciences under Part-II group subjects or B.C.A. with Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) at intermediate level as group subject.|
|Biological Sciences||B.Sc./B.Sc.(Home Science) with Botany and Zoology or Allied Life Sciences under Part-II group subjects or B.C.A. with Biological Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.|
|Social Studies||B.A./B.Com./B.B.M. or B.C.A. with Social Sciences at intermediate level.|
|English||B.A Special English or M.A. English|
AP EDCET 2018 Reservation
The seat reservation rules in AP EDCET 2017 are explained below. AP EDCET 2017 Reservation Criteria are based on the rules and norms prescribed by state government of Andhra Pradesh.
Local Area-Wise Reservations:
Admission to 85% of the seats in each methodology are reserved for the local candidates and 15% of the seats are unreserved
- Andhra University-Local Area: Districts Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam
- Sri Venkateswara University-Local Area: Anantapur, Kurnool, Chittoor, Kadapa and Nellore districts
- The Osmania University-local area: All the districts of Telangana
Note: In respect of State-wide Institutions, namely, Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam, Tirupati, Dravidian University, Kuppam admission to 85% of seats, in each methodology will be reserved for the candidates belonging to the three local areas and 15% of seats shall be left for the open competition.
The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for admission to 15% of unreserved seats.
- All the local candidates.
- Candidates who resided in the State for ten years excluding periods of study outside the State.
- Candidates whose parents or spouse is in the employment of the State or Central Government, Public Sector Corporations, Local Bodies, Universities and similar other quasi-public institutions within the State at the time of submitting the application.
Note: If a local candidate is not available to fill any seat reserved, such seat shall be filled in as if it has been un-reserved.
AP EDCET 2018 Application Form
Candidates can apply for AP EDCET 2018 in online mode only. There are primarily 4 steps in filling AP EDCET 2018 Application Form namely fee payment, check your payment status, filling application form and taking printout of application form.
There are 5 steps involved in filing the AP EDCET online application. Candidates are required to visit the official website i.e., sche.ap.gov.in/edcet to fill AP EDCET Application Form. Check the steps to fill application form below.
Step-1: Fee Payment: Candidates can make Online Fee Payment through this option.
Step-2: Know your Payment status: Candidates can check Success/Failure status of Fee Payment
Step-3:Fill Application: Candidates should fill in the Application form carefully. After filling the online Application form with the required details, Candidates should verify all the details carefully and press Submit button.
Step-4: Print Application Form: After pressing submit button, application Form will be generated which contains registration number along with filled in details. Candidates can print the submitted form for future correspondence.
AP EDCET 2017 Application Fee
The Application fee for AP EDCET 2018 for various categories is mentioned in the table below.
Candidates should note that fee once remitted will not be refunded. The fee can be submitted using the following modes:
- AP Online
- Debit / Credit Card
- Net Banking
AP EDCET 2018 Admit Card
AP UNIVERSITY has released the EDCET 2018 Admit Card. The Admit Card is issued only to those candidates who have submitted the AP EDCET application form online and fulfill the eligibility criteria. AP EDCET 2018 entrance exam Admit Card is available in the online mode.
The admit card can be downloaded by candidates by visiting the official website of AP EDCET.
Step 1: Candidates should visit the AP EDCET official website.
Step 2: After visiting the official website, click on the tab for “Hall Ticket Download”.
Step 3: Candidates are required to enter their Payment Reference Id and Application number carefully in the fields provided.
Step 4: After filling the details, click on the ‘Download Hall Ticket’ tab.
Step 5: The online Admit card for AP EDCET 2018 will appear on the screen.
Step 6: Candidates are required to download and print two-three copies of the same. Admit card should be preserved for further process.
Details contained in the Admit card
AP EDCET 2018 Admit card is an important document that contains some important information such as:
- Roll number of candidate
- Registration number of candidate
- Candidate’s name
- Father’s Name
- Candidate’s photograph
- Test venue
- Category of the candidate (as mentioned in the Application form)
- Date and time of the AP EDCET 2018 entrance exam
- Reporting time at the AP EDCET 2018 Exam Centre
- List of documents to be carried on the exam day
- No request to change the exam venue or exam timings will be entertained by AP EDCET 2018 Exam conducting authorities.
- In case, candidates found any mistake in the Admit Card they should immediately contact the authorities.
AP EDCET 2018 Exam Centers
AP EDCET 2018 is scheduled to take place across 16 cities. Candidates are required to choose the exam city while filling the application form. The final right for allocation of exam centers is reserved with the APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education).
AP EDCET 2018 Exam Pattern
AP EDCET 2018 will comprise of 150 MCQs (multiple-choice questions). The duration of AP EDCET entrance test is 2 hours. Every correct response will be awarded one mark. The paper will include questions from the subjects of General English, Teaching Aptitude, General Knowledge and Methodology.
The question paper will be in English and Telugu except for English methodology. However, candidates have the option to write the test in Urdu medium as well and such candidates need to opt Kurnool as Test Centre.
The important highlights for AP EDCET 2018 Exam Pattern are tabulated below:
|Medium of AP EDCET 2018||English and Telugu except for English methodology.|
|Duration of AP EDCET 2018||2 hours|
|Type of Questions||Objective Multiple choice questions|
|Number of questions||150|
|Marks for each correct answer||1 Mark|
|Sections||Part A: General English Part-B: General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude Part-C: Methodology|
The paper wise distribution of questions in all the three parts is explained in the table below.
|Part||Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Part A||General English||25||25|
|Part B||General Knowledge||15||15|
|Part B||Teaching Aptitude||10||10|
Candidate has to choose one of the following subjects for the third part in the AP EDCET exam.
2) Physical Sciences
- Physics - 50 questions for 50 marks
- Chemistry - 50 questions for 50 marks
3) Biological Sciences
- Botany - 50 questions for 50 marks
- Zoology - 50 questions for 50 marks
4) Social Studies - 100 questions for 100 marks
- Geography - 35 questions for 35 marks
- History - 30 questions for 30 marks
- Civics - 15 questions for 15 marks
- Economics - 20 questions for 20 marks
Note: Part-A and Part-B are common for all the candidates irrespective of Methodology chosen in Part-C
AP EDCET 2018 Syllabus
Syllabus of Part A and Part B of entrance exam is of general level, whereas Part C is based on the subject opted in graduation level.
PART-A: General English
PART-B: General Knowledge & Teaching Aptitude
PART-C: Subject opted in the qualifying examination.
|General English||General Knowledge & Teaching Aptitude||Optional Subject|
|Reading Comprehension||General knowledge of the Environment and its application to society||Mathematics (MS)|
|Correction of Sentences, Articles, Prepositions, Tenses, Spelling||Knowledge of Current Events||Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) (PS)|
|Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms||History, Culture, Geography, Ecology, Economics, General Policy and Scientific Research||Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology) (BS)|
|Transformation of Sentences - Simple, Compound and Complex. Voices, Direct Speech and Indirect Speech.||Certain characteristics like ability to communicate, ability to deal with Children, ability to recognize individual differences, etc.||Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics and Economics) (SS)|
AP EDCET 2018 Result
AP University will release the AP EDCET Result 2018 tentatively in the first week of June. Candidates should note that they will not be informed individually about the result. Result has to be checked by candidates on the official website. Merit List of candidates will also be released as per the marks scored by candidates.
The qualifying marks as per the category of candidates:
- The qualifying marks for general category candidates in the AP EDCET Entrance Test are 37 out of total marks (i.e. 25%).
- For the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities, there will be no qualifying marks for ranking.
- No minimum qualifying marks in AP EDCET 2018 for women in Physical Sciences/Mathematics methodologies.
Candidates will be allocated ranks on the basis of marks obtained in AP EDCET 2018 examination. The rank obtained in AP EDCET 2018 is valid for entry into B.Ed. course for the academic year 2018-2019 only. Following rules will be followed in case of a tie:
- If there is a tie in total marks, Part C marks will be taken into account to decide the relative ranking.
- In tie still persists, the marks obtained in Part-A will be taken into account to decide relative ranking.
- If tie still continues, candidates will be bracketed for the purpose of award of rank.
- At the time of admission, age will be taken into account for relative ranking among the bracketed candidates and the older candidates will be given priority.
AP EDCET 2018 Counselling
AP EDCET Counselling will be conducted for successful candidates on the basis of ranks allocated in the Merit List. The counselling procedure will be conducted in online mode. All the shortlisted candidates are required to report for verification of documents at the stipulated facilitated centers. During counselling, candidates are required to fill their choices for colleges as per their preference.
Candidates should go through the following points before appearing for counseling:
- Candidates should be present in-person on the notified date and time at the facilitation center with all the relevant certificates and fee.
- All the applicants are called for registration as per their rank. Candidates are required to sign in the register and pay the processing fee before they go ahead for verification of certificates. The processing fee for AP EDCET 2018 Counselling
|SC/ ST||INR 500/-|
- Candidates from BC/SC/ST category must submit community certificate issued and duly signed by Mandal Revenue Officer [MRO].
- Tuition fee reimbursement will be applicable as per the rules of respective state governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Income certificate issued by MRO after January 01, 2017 will only be considered valid.
- Candidates need to produce original certificates and bring xerox copies of certificates at the time of submission.
- Every candidate should have a mobile number for verification. One Time Password will be communicated to this mobile number
- After verification, the candidates have to collect the Receipt of Certificates from the counter.
- Candidates have to exercise options on the official website.
- They should be careful while exercising options on the web and take the print out of the saved options.
- Candidates will be informed about their final allotment via mail/final result list and they have to report to the respective colleges on or before the specified date, failing which the candidate will lose their right to admission.
- Candidates can withdraw from counselling by submitting an application to the co-ordinator, help line center along with receipt of certificates.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College