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AP PGECET 2018 Notification, Application Form, Dates, Syllabus

Updated On - April 24th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

AP PGECET is a state level exam organised by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE. Candidates can fill the AP PGECET application form via online mode through the website. AP PGECET 2018 Application Form Last Date has been extended till April 29, 2018. The examination is scheduled from May 10 to May 12, 2018.

Nearly 27,000 registers for Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test or AP PGECET each year. Last year, a total of 29,012 candidates out 32,323 appeared for the state level exam. APSCHE has released the official schedule and notification for the examination.

Highlights of AP PGECET 2018

Exam NameAndhra Pradesh Post-graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
Conducting BodyAndhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE
Exam TypeState Level Examination
Exam DateMay 10 to May 12, 2018 (Announced)
Eligibility CriteriaAndhra Pradesh domiciled
Minimum 50% in the qualifying exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test
Duration of Exam2 hours

About AP PGECET 2017

  • Last year, the exam was conducted on May 10 to grant admission to ME/ Mtech and M.Pharma courses. 
  • A high percentage of candidates cleared the examination i.e. out of 29,012 candidates, 26,577 candidates qualified the examination. 
  • The percentage was even better for engineering aspirants. 23,565 candidates appeared for engineering test, out of which 22,133 candidates qualified, thus making a pass percentage of around 93%.
  • The rest of the candidates which appeared for Pharmacy exams delivered a pass percentage of around 83%.
  • Gender-Based Statistics:
    • For Engineering Exam – male candidates dominated as 14,850 males appeared for AP PGECET out of which 13,938 qualified. On the other hand, 8709 females attempted the exam out of which 8171 qualified.
    • For Pharma Exam – female candidates dominated in the exam. A total of 3190 females appeared for the exam out of which 2748 qualified. As for males, 2257 gave the exam, out of which 1816 qualified.

AP PGECET 2018 Exam Dates

AP PGECET exam dates for the year 2018 has been announced. Here, we are giving the official exam schedule:

EventDateReference Links
Notification of AP PGECET 2018March 16, 2018Check AP PGECET 2018 Official Notification
Availability of Online FormMarch 21, 2018AP PGECET Application ends on April 29, 2018
Last date for submission of online applications with late fee of INR 2000 (+ Registration fee INR 1000 for OC/BC , INR 500 for SC/ST).May 4, 2018-
AP PGECET 2018 Form CorrectionApril 25 – May 4, 2018Correction will be done on certain items
Issue of AP PGECET 2018 Admit CardMay 1, 2018Download AP PGECET Admit Card from
AP PGECET 2018 Exam DateMay 10 to May 12, 2018 (Announced)Exam duration will be 2 hours 
Declaration of Preliminary KeyMay 14, 2018-
Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary KeyMay 16, 2018-
Result DeclarationMay 20, 2018Check AP PGECET Result online at

AP PGECET Eligibility Criteria

Graduates satisfying the minimum eligibility standards defined by Andhra University can apply for the state level exam. The eligibility terms and conditions are as follows:

NationalityCitizen of India
DomicilePermanent residency of AP state or should have lived for a substantial amount of time.
Age LimitLower age limit is 21 years
Qualification as per Programs

For Engineering courses: a minimum score of 50% or more in the qualifying examination (45% for the Reserved Categories).

For Pharmacy Courses: a minimum score of 55% or more in the qualifying examination (50% for SCs and STs and other reserved categories).

Note: Candidates applying on the basis of GATE or GPAT scores need not apply for AP PGECET 2018. They will have to follow different registration procedure.

AP PGECET 2018 Application Form

Registration window will become functional from the 3rd week of March 2018. The entire process will be conducted in online mode only. Visit AP PGECET Official Website to apply for this exam. 

For easy understanding, a step by step process to fill the form is given below:


Step 1: Payment of AP PGECET Application Fee

  • A stipulated fee as per candidate’s category has to be paid in order to access the form:
    • General Category – INR 800
    • SC/ ST Category – INR 400
  • Post successful payment, a transaction ID will be sent to the registered Mobile No. and Email.

Step 2: Registration 

  • Register by entering the payment reference ID, qualifying exam hall ticket no., mobile no. and date of birth.
  • Furnish the above-mentioned details carefully.

Step 3: Filling AP PGECET Application Form

  • Enter personal details, qualifying exam details and Aadhaar Card details in this step.
  • Choose preferred AP PGECET Exam Center and upload the required documents 
  • Scan and upload the photograph and signature as per the set standard size.
  • Photo – JPG format and less than 40 kb
  • Signature – JPG format and less than 15 kb

Step 4: Save & Download Online Form

  • After completing all the steps mentioned above, candidate should make sure to review their form before submitting it.
  • And after carefully reviewing, then click on the ‘Submit’ tab.
  • Then, a confirmation page will appear.
  • Save the confirmation and download it.
Note: Download the duly filled in application form for future references.

Registration procedure for GATE and GPAT qualifiers

There is a separate provision of registration for GATE and GPAT qualified candidates. While filling in the seats, the first preference is given to GATE and GPAT qualifiers and the remaining seats are filled by AP PGECET qualified candidates. Steps for these candidates are as follows:

Step 1: Visit APSCHE Official Website i.e.

Step 2: Click ‘AP PGECET 2018 for GATE and GPAT qualifiers’ link.

Step 3: A new page will appear, pay the stipulated fee.

Step 4: Fill in the application form by furnishing your personal, academic and qualifying exam details.

Step 5: Submit and take a print out of AP PGECET Application Form.

Note: The council will announce the admission procedure or counselling details for GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates after registration concludes. 

AP PGECET 2018 Admit Card

  • Admit card will be released at the official website from May 1, 2018.
  • The document is a gateway to enter the examination hall.
  • Candidate failing to produce the same will be prohibited to appear for the exam.
  • AP PGECET Hall Ticket will contain information related to candidate like Candidate’s Name, Photograph & Signature, Exam Venue, Exam Date & Time and Instructions.

Mentioned below are the steps to download the document:

Step 1: Visit the AP PGECET Official Website.

Step 2: Click ‘Download AP PGECET Hall Ticket’ tab

Step 3: Enter AP PGECET Registration No. and selected the paper you are appearing for.

Step 4: Click ‘Submit’ tab. 

Step 5: View and save AP PGECET Admit Card.

Note: In case of any discrepancy found, it is important to approach the conducting body immediately. 

AP PGECET Exam Centers:

Official exam centers are yet to be announced by the authorities. Listed below is a tentative list of PGECET Exam Centers 2018:


AP PGECET 2018 Exam Pattern

Andhra University describes the exam pattern of AP PGECET 2018. There are 14 papers, conducted in two sessions. 

Listed below are highlights of the exam pattern:

  • Mode of Examination – Computer Based Test i.e. candidates will be allocated their own computer system.
  • Type of Questions – objective type questions (MCQs). For each question, four options will be provided out of which one has to choose the correct answer.  
  • Number of Questions – In all the papers a maximum of 120 questions will be asked.
  • Exam Duration –  the duration of exam will be 2 hours (120 minutes) duration examination.
  • Medium of Examination – The question paper contains questions in English medium only. 
  • Marking Scheme – Each question carries one mark.
  • Negative Marking – There is no provision of negative marking in AP PGECET 2018.

AP PGECET Mock Test 2018

After the exam dates are declared, Andhra University will also release an official AP PGECET Mock Test. Benefits of practicing mock test are:

  • Helps in understanding the paper pattern for this year.
  • Helps in analysing their preparation level.
  • Will get to know the areas they need to work on before the exam.

AP PGECET Syllabus

The syllabus for all the 14 papers will vary in terms of subjects and topics. Andhra University releases AP PGECET Syllabus PDF as per all the disciplines on its official website. The document will contain the topics and chapters that one must study for the state level PG exam. Listed below is a brief Syllabus of AP PGECET 2018:

Paper NameSectionsImportant Topics
Aerospace Engineering (AE)Engineering MathematicsLinear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, Statistics etc.
Flight MechanicsAirplane Performance, Atmosphere, Static Stability etc.
Space DynamicsCentral Force Motion, Orbit Transfer etc
AerodynamicsBasic Fluid Mechanics, Viscous Flows etc.
StructuresStress & Strain, Flight Vehicle Structures, Turno Machinery etc.
Bio-Technology (BT)Engineering MathematicsCalculus, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics & Numerical Methods
BiotechnologyProcess Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics etc.
Civil Engineering (CE)Engineering MathematicsDifferential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics & Numerical Methods
Structural EngineeringStructural Analysis, Concrete Structures, Mechanics etc.
Geotechnical Engineering & Environmental EngineeringSoil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering
Electrical Engineering (EE)Engineering MathematicsLinear Algebra, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability, and Statistics.
Electrical EngineeringElectrical and Electronic Measurements, Electric Circuits and Fields, Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, Signals and Systems, Power Systems, Control Systems, Analog and Digital Electronics, Electric Traction System.
Mechanical Engineering (ME)Engineering MathematicsDifferential Equations, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, and Statistics, Complex Variables & Numerical Methods.
Applied Mechanics and Design Strength of Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Vibrations & Design.
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal SciencesFluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Applications and Heat-Transfer.
Manufacturing and Industrial EngineeringMetal Casting, Forming, Joining, Engineering Materials, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Metrology and Inspection, Inventory Control, Research

AP PGECET 2018 Results

Andhra University will release the results in the month of April 2018. AP PGECET Result will be announced in the form of Ranks, percentile and qualifying status. Follow the steps listed below to check your scores:

Step 1: Visit the official website of AP PGECET 2018 i.e.

Step 2: Select AP PGECET link and click on ‘View Results’ link.

Step 3: Enter registration number, date of birth and choose the opted subject.

Step 4: View the percentile and rank obtained along with the qualifying status.

Step 5: Download AP PGECET 2018 rank card.

Note: To qualify for further process, a candidate is required to score a pre-determined cut-off score. For general category the minimum qualifying score is 30 marks. CheckAP PGECET Cut Off

AP PGECET 2018 Counselling

  • After the declaration of the results, shortlisted candidates will be called for AP PGECET 2018 Counselling.
  • Candidates will be called as per their merit and scores achieved in AP PGECET 2018 and in GATE or GPAT 2018.
  • The counselling will be conducted separately for GATE or GPAT qualifiers.
  • To participate in the admission procedure, candidates have to pay a stipulated fee as per their category (Gen. INR 600 and SC/ ST INR 300).
  • Counseling begins with document verification and then you can proceed for web counselling.


Ques. How to retrive AP PGECET Registration Number?

Ans. In case you forget AP PGECET registration number or ID, follow the steps listed below:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click ‘AP PGECET Application Form’ and then choose Forgot Registration Number option.
  • Enter your transaction ID, date of birth and mobile number. 
  • Submit the credentials and you will be asked to set the forgotten information again.

Ques. How to make corrections in AP PGECET Application Form?

Ans. As of now, authorities have not confirmed if they will be providing the form correction facility in AP PGECET form or not. Candidates are suggested to furnish their information in the form carefully.

Ques. I am a GATE qualifier, do I have to appear for AP PGECET 2018?

Ans. No, candidates having a valid GATE score are exempted from taking the Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test.

Ques. Can I appear for more than one test scheduled on the same day in different sessions? Will I be allotted the same AP PGECET Exam Center?

Ans. In this case, the authority allots the same exam center to appear for both the papers scheduled on the same day.

Ques. Is entering the mobile number necessary while filling in the application form?

Ans. Yes, mobile number is a mandatory detail that you need to provide, as all the communication related to Transaction ID, Payment Confirmation or any other important information will be communicated on the registered number.

Ques. How many universities/ institutes will accept AP PGECET scores for the academic session 2018-19?

Ans. For this year, there are eight participating universities of AP PGECET. They are listed below:

AP PGECET Participating Institutes
Acharya Nagarjuna University, GunturAndhra University, Visakhapatnam
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, AnantapurJawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, AnanthapurSri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupathi
Sri Venkateswara University, TirupatiAdikavi Nannaya University

Ques. How many registrations are received for AP PGECET 2018?

Ans. Andhra University will release the official notification for the examination shortly. Therefore, the registration window is not yet functional. But, as per the previous year trends, the participation is expected to be around 30 thousand.

Ques. Is there any method to apply offline for AP PGECET 2018?

Ans. No, you can only apply online for the state level examination.

Ques. What is the registration fee of AP PGECET 2018? Is there any provision of late fee payment?

Ans. The registration fee for AP PGECET 2018 vary as per candidate’s category i.e. for general candidates it is INR 800 and for SC/ST candidates it is INR 400. Also, if you are not able to submit the application fee on time then you can submit it later with a late fee which ranges from INR 500 - INR 10000.

Ques. What is the admission provision for GATE or GPAT Qualifiers to get a seat in AP PGECET Participating Institutes?

Ans. Candidates having valid GATE or GPAT scores do not have to appear for AP PGECET exam. They will directly participate in the counselling procedure as per the schedule that will be available shortly on APSCHE official website.

Ques. I am not a resident of Andhra Pradesh, can I still apply online for the exam?

Ans. No, you cannot apply for the exam, you need to be a resident of Andhra Pradesh for applying for the exam.

Ques. Is there any other method to submit the application fee other than online method?

Ans. Yes, you can also make fee payment by visiting the AP online centers.

Ques. Can I apply for multiple courses through AP PGECET?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for multiple courses depending upon your eligibility for the course. If you meet the criteria then you need to mention the same while filling in the application form.

Ques. I did a mistake in filling my online application, how can I change it?

Ans. If there is any correction required in the data, contact the PGECET office. The address is CONVENER, AP PGECET - 2018 ADMISSIONS Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

Ques. Do I need to upload my certificates during online application?

Ans. No, there is no need to upload any certificates during your online application. However, if you belong to SC / ST category then you need to bring a photocopy copy of the Caste Certificate duly attested to the examination hall.

Ques. I do not have Aadhaar card, can I apply for AP PGECET?

Ans. No, Aadhaar card is mandatory to apply for the examination. It is advisable to apply for the document as soon as possible.

Ques. I have applied for two courses; will I get same exam center for both the exams of both the courses?

Ans. Most likely, a candidate gets a same centre if you have the exam on the same day.

Ques. Do I need to pay different fee for different courses?

Ans. Yes, you will have to pay different fee to appear for exam of different courses.

Ques. What will be the medium of AP PGECET Examination?

Ans. For this year, the examination will be conducted in English Language only.

Ques. Do I need to send my application form to the exam conducting authority?

Ans. No, you don’t need to send your application form, you only have to apply online for the exam.

Ques. What is AP PGECET Cut off to qualify the exam?

Ans. Qualifying percentage marks in AP PGECET is 30 marks out of a total of 120. However, for SC/ST aspirants, there would be no minimum qualifying marks for ranking the aspirants.

*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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Dear sir / mam! I am from odisha state. Can I apply for the "AP PGECET -2018" ?

03 Mar, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Indian Citizen are eligible for AP PGECET Exam but they should have Permanent residency of AP state or should have lived for a substantial amount of time.

25 May, 2018 15:52

what is qualifying hall ticket no.? what hall ticket no we should fill?

21 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Rajya, to know the qualifying hall ticket no., please click the link

21 Mar, 2017 11:22

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