AP PGECET 2021 Exam Dates, Application Process, Eligibility, Admit Card, Cutoff

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AP PGECET 2021 is an online test taken by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APCHE. AP PGECET exam is taken each year to select most eligible candidates for different courses like M.E./M. Tech, M. Pharma, and Pharm. D courses. Candidates having a bachelor’s degree in engineering or pharmacy are eligible to apply for the same. Check AP PGECET Eligibility

AP PGECET 2021 is likely to be conducted in the month of May 2021. Authorities will release AP PGECET 2021 Applications in the first week of March 2021.

AP PGECET 2020 Latest Update

  • Feb 22, 2021:  AP PGECET 2021 Counselling Final Phase document verification for GATE/ GPAT candidates started. Check Details 
  • Feb 19, 2021:  AP PGECET 2021 Counselling Final Phase schedule released. 
  • Feb 16, 2021:  AP PGECET 2021 Seat Allotment Phase 1 released at appgecet.nic.in. 

GATE and GPAT scores of the candidates are also considered while offering them seats. Read the complete article to know more about AP PGECET 2021 exam dates, applications, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility.

AP PGECET 2021 Highlights 

Test Name Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Engineering Entrance Test
Abbreviated as AP PGECET
Organizing Body Andhra University
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Level of the exam State Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Application Fee For OC/BC Category INR 1,000 For SC/ST INR 500
Applications Per Year 24000 (last year)
Official Website https://appgecet.nic.in/Default1.htm

Exam Dates 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates 2021 (Tentative)
Beginning of application form 1st week of March 2021
Deadline to submit application form without late fee 1st week of April 2021
Correction window 2nd week of April 2021
Deadline to submit applications with late fee 2nd week of April 2021
Releasing of Admit Card Last week of April 2021
AP PGECET 2021 Exam Date 1st week of May 2021
Releasing of Answer key 1st week of May 2021
Declaration of Result  2nd week of May 2021
Counselling starts from 2nd week of August 2021

Check AP PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern

Courses Offered 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Courses Offered

Based on the last year’s iteration of the AP PGECET exam, this state-level online exam is taken for offering admissions to the candidates planning to do Post Graduate degree programs in the disciplines of Engineering and Pharmacy. Detailed information regarding the programs offered by Universities/Institutes in Andhra Pradesh, for which AP PGECET 2021 score will be considered include:

  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Technology
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – Post Baccalaureate (Pharm D. PB)

Eligibility 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Eligibility

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:

Particulars Criteria
Nationality Citizen of India
Domicile Permanent residency of AP state or should have lived for a substantial amount of time.
Age Limit Lower 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).

For detailed AP PGECET 2021 Eligibility, Check Here 

Application Form 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Application Form

AP PGECET 2021 Application Form is expected to be made available in the first week of March 2021. The entire process will be conducted in online mode only. Candidates will be able to apply for the exam by visiting AP PGECET official website.

  • Registration – Candidates can apply online. They are supposed to submit all the details like name, contact number, etc. carefully.
  • Filling of Online AP PGECET 2021 Application Form – Candidates are supposed to fill the correct details while applying. Also, documents like passport size photograph and signature must be uploaded in the JPG and JPEG format.
  • Payment of Application Fees – On successful submission of the application form, candidates are supposed to pay the application fees as well. The deadline to apply is till the first week of April 2021 without a late fee, after that candidates are supposed to pay the late fee. Deadline to apply with late fees is April 2021.
  • Take a print out- Candidates post submitting the application form are advised to take a copy of the duly filled application form.

AP PGECET 2021 Application Fees

Category Amount
For OC/BC Category INR 1,000
For SC/ST INR 500

The AP PGECET 2021 Application fee can be submitted online only, and fees can be paid using debit card/ credit card or net banking.

AP PGECET 2021 Form Correction

AP PGECET 2021 Form Correction facility will be provided to the candidates and will be given a specific time period to make the corrections. After the due date, any changes in the application form will not be considered. Form correction is a one time opportunity given to the candidates to correct the mistakes if any. Students can make changes in sections such as:

  • Signature and photograph
  • Qualifying Examination
  • Place of Study
  • Passing year
  • Place of Study
  • Mother’s Name
  • Birth State, etc.

Candidates are supposed to adhere to the procedure mentioned on the official website of AP PGECET 2021 to make corrections through online mode only.

AP PGECET 2021 Registration for GATE and GPAT Qualifiers

There is a separate provision of AP PGECET 2021 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. sche.ap.gov.in
  • Step 2: Click ‘AP PGECET 2021 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. Read more

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Center 

Expected AP PGECET 2021 exam centers in the state as per the previous year exam are presented below:

Anantapur Ongole
Bhimavaram Rajamahendravaram
Guntur Srikakulam
Hyderabad Tirupati
Kadapa Vijayawada
Kakinada Visakhapatnam
Kurnool Vizianagaram
Nellore --

Exam Pattern 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern

The detailed exam pattern of  AP PGECET 2021exam pattern is mentioned below:

Mode of Examination Online mode
Type of Questions Only MCQs 
Time Duration 2 hours
Language English
No. of questions 120 Questions
Marking Scheme 1 mark for each correct answer
Negative Marking No negative marking

Syllabus 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Syllabus

A list of some of the important topics asked in the AP PGECET 2021 exam are mentioned below:

Paper Name Sections Important Topics
Aerospace Engineering (AE) Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra, Calculus, Probability, Statistics etc.
Flight Mechanics Aeroplane Performance, Atmosphere, Static Stability etc.
Space Dynamics Central Force Motion, Orbit Transfer etc
Aerodynamics Basic Fluid Mechanics, Viscous Flows etc.
Structures Stress & Strain, Flight Vehicle Structures, Turbo Machinery etc.
Bio-Technology (BT) Engineering Mathematics Calculus, Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics & Numerical Methods
Biotechnology Process Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics etc.
Civil Engineering (CE) Engineering Mathematics Differential Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics & Numerical Methods
Structural Engineering Structural Analysis, Concrete Structures, Mechanics etc.
Geotechnical Engineering & Environmental Engineering Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering
Electrical Engineering (EE) Engineering Mathematics Linear Algebra, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability, and Statistics.
Electrical Engineering Electrical 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 Mathematics Differential 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 Sciences Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Applications and Heat-Transfer.
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Metal Casting, Forming, Joining, Engineering Materials, Machining and Machine Tool Operations, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Metrology and Inspection, Inventory Control, Research

Check Detailed AP PGECET Syllabus 2021 

AP PGECET 2021 Preparation Tips

  • Study smartly: 
    • Candidates must make a proper time table before starting with their exam preparations. 
    • Also, candidates must not leave difficult chapters, rather must study hard to clear their doubts and concepts.
  • Basic knowledge of topics:
    • Candidates must have a good knowledge of all the topics asked in the exam.
    • Also, they must know the type and level of difficulty of the questions asked in the exam, so that they can prepare accordingly for the same.
  • More mock tests:
    • After the exam dates are declared, Andhra University also releases mock tests for candidates.
    • Candidates are suggested to do more mock tests as it gives them a better idea about the kind of questions asked in the exam. 
    • The main focus while doing mock tests is to focus on time management skills so that all the questions asked in the real exam can be completed within time.
    • It helps in understanding AP PGECET 2021 exam pattern.
    • It helps in analyzing their preparation level.
    • It will get to know the areas they need to work on before the exam.

AP PGECET Mock Test 2021

After the exam dates are declared, Andhra University also releases mock tests for candidates. Benefits of practising mock test are:

  • It helps in understanding the paper pattern for this year.
  • It helps in analyzing their preparation level.
  • It will get to know the areas they need to work on before the exam.

Check AP PGECET 2021 Sample Papers 

Best Books for AP PGECET Preparation

There are lots of books available in the market for AP PGECET 2021. So to choose the right books is very crucial. Some of the most recommended books include:

  • PGECET – Mechanical Engineering (Common for AP & TS) In Topic-Wise Format 2017 Edition
  • GATE and PGECET for Computer Science and Information Technology
  • PGECET for Computer Science & Information Technology (AP & TS)

AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card 

AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card will be released online only. The card will be issued to those candidates only who have successfully applied for the exam. Candidates can download their admit card using login credentials including roll number and password. 

Since the admit card includes all the important details so it is essential to carry it while going for the exam, candidates who are not able to produce their admit card on the day of the exam will not be allowed to give the examination.

How to download AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card?

Mentioned below are the steps to download the AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card:

  • Visit the AP PGECET 2021 Official Website.
  • Click ‘Download AP PGECET Hall Ticket’ tab
  • Enter AP PGECET 2021 Registration No. and select the paper you are appearing for.
  • Click the ‘Submit’ tab.
  • View and save AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card.

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

Answer Key 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key

AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key will be made available after few days of the examination. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can check their answer key through online mode. Through the answer key candidates can get an estimate idea of their marks obtained in the examination. Candidates are allowed to submit objections if any against the answer key. After considering all the objections raised by the candidates, the final answer key will be announced by the authorities.

How to Download AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key?

The candidates can check the steps given below to download AP PGECET 2021 answer key.

  •  Visit the official website of the University.
  • Then, click on the link of the question paper and answer key.
  • Once the link will be clicked, the sheets will be downloaded.

Result 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Result

AP PGECET 2021 result is expected to be declared in the second week of May 2021. The results can be checked online only. Candidates can check their results using their application number/ registration number and password. Rank Card will be available post the announcement of the result. All the candidates are suggested to take a printout of the result.

Before taking a print out, don’t forget to cross-check all details like name, rank, etc. in the Rank card.

How to check AP PGECET 2021 Result?

  • Login using your credentials at the official website.
  • The result will be showed on screen
  • Download and take a print copy of the result for future use

Cutoff 2021

AP PGECET 2021 Cut Off

AP PGECET 2021 Cutoff will be announced post the results are out. Candidates who have given this exam can check their scores online. Cut off is the least marks needed to get admission in the preferred course. Candidates will be invited to attend the counselling based on cut off marks. The Cutoffs vary from course to course.

AP PGECET 2021 Counseling

AP PGECET 2021 Counseling will begin from the second week of August 2021. Counselling processes include detailed processes such as documents verification, seat allotment, fee payment, etc. Separate counselling will be organized for the candidates with a valid PGECET, GATE and GPAT score. The candidates need to get all the original documents verified at the day of counselling. In case, any candidate is not able to attend the counselling, seat will be allotted to the next candidate.

Some of the documents that are important to be carried while going for the counselling round include:

  • Admit card of PGECET/ GPAT/ GATE
  • Mark sheets of qualifying exams
  • Category certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • AP PGECET 2021 rank card
  • Transfer certificate

The candidates who have qualified in GATE & GPAT Entrance Examination, a separate counselling round will be conducted to offer admission for Postgraduate Courses. To participate in counselling sessions, candidates are supposed to pay the AP PGECET Processing fees based on their category. Processing fees for the candidates belonging to the general category is almost INR 600 while the candidates belonging to the reserved category are supposed to pay INR 300.

Frequently Asked Questions


Ques. How to retrieve AP PGECET 2021 Registration Number?

Ans. In case you forget AP PGECET 2021 registration number or ID, follow the steps listed below:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click ‘AP PGECET Application Form’ and then choose the 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. When will the AP PGECET 2021 application form be released?

Ans. The application form for the same is expected to be out in the 1st week of March 2021. Candidates planning to give this exam must stay updated with the latest notifications regarding applying online.

Ques. Which format is acceptable in uploading documents for AP PGECET 2021?

Ans. All the documents like photograph, signature, etc. must be uploaded in the JPG and JPEG format only. Ensure that you adhere to the format while applying.

Ques. Are candidates allowed to edit their AP PGECET 2021 Application form, post submitting the same?

Ans. Yes, authorities provide the AP PGECET 2021 form correction facility so that mistakes, if any, can be corrected.

Ques. Are we allowed to pay the AP PGECET 2021 application fee through offline mode?

Ans. No, the AP PGECET 2021 application fee can be submitted through online mode only. Candidates can use their debit/credit card or use net banking to pay.

Ques. Am I allowed to carry calculators inside the AP PGECET 2021 entrance exam center?

 Ans. No electronic devices are prohibited inside the examination hall.

Ques. What are the important topics in the Civil Engineering AP PGECET 2021 exam?

Ans. Some of the important topics in structural engineering include: Concrete structure, mechanics, structural analysis, steel structure, etc. While some topics in Engineering Mathematics include Differential equations, numerical methods, calculus, among others.

Ques. Can you explain the detailed process to fill the AP PGECET 2021 Form online?

Ans. The steps that must be followed while filling the AP PGECET 2021 Application Form online include:

  • Registration
  • Application Fees Payment
  • uploading scanned images, required documents etc.

Candidates must cross-check all the details while applying. Also, take a hard copy of the duly filled AP PGECET 2021 Application form as it will be required in the future.

Ques. Can candidates apply for multiple courses through AP PGECET 2021?

Ans. Yes, as per last year trends, candidates can apply for several courses only in case they meet the minimum eligibility conditions.

Ques. Can you list some of the AP PGECET 2021 Participating Colleges?

Ans. More than 270 Institutes consider AP PGECET score while offering admission for the Post Graduate Courses. Some of the participating colleges and institutes are mentioned below:

  • Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  • Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupathi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Kakinada
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Anantapur.

Ques: Will there be negative marking in AP PGECET 2021?

Ans: No marks will be deducted for wrong answer in AP PGECET 2021.

Ques. How do I prepare for AP PGECET 2021?

Ans. Candidates are recommended to refer to Previous Year Papers, Mock tests and study according to a pre-devised plan for AP PGECET 2021. Check Here: AP PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Ques. I have valid GATE scores. Do I still need to appear for AP PGECET 2021?

Ans: No, candidates with valid GATE scores will not have to appear for the entrance test. They will be admitted on the basis of their GATE scores.

Ques: I am appearing for my last semester of B.Tech. Can I apply for AP PGECET 2021?

Ans: Yes, candidates appearing in B./B.Tech are eligible to apply as per the AP PGECET 2021 eligibility criteria. However, such candidates must have completed the prescribed course and passed all the subjects for the award of degree by the concerned university on the date of counselling for admission into the colleges.

Ques: Is it necessary to be a domicile of Andhra Pradesh to be eligible for admission through AP PGCET 2021?

Ans: As per the AP PGECET Eligibility Criteria 2021, candidates must be permanent residents of Andhra Pradesh or Telangana.

Ques: What is the minimum AP PGECET 2021 eligibility criteria?

Ans: As per the AP PGECET 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates must have passed B.E/B.Tech in relevant field with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category).

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 2021 Exam Center?

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

Ques. What is AP PGECET 2021 Cutoff to qualify the exam?

Ans. AP PGECET 2021 Cut off is 30 marks out of a total of 120 i.e., 25% Marks. 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.


Is there any scholarship given to the students scoring top 10 rank in the exam?
diya suresh

As such the conducting body does not offer any scholarship grant for the top 10 rank holders, however several participating colleges might provide some financial aid in the form of scholarship for eligible students. Therefore, it is suggested to contact the preferred college for more details of the same. 

Can I get admission in PG Diplooma course by clearing AP PGECET?
diya suresh

AP PGECET exam is conducted for admissions to courses of M.E/M.Tech, M.Pharma and Pharma.D in various colleges of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state. It is conducted once in a year for those candidates having valid bachelor’s degree in stream of engineering or pharmacy. To know more details visit AP PGECET 2021 exam dates.

christian janifer shantilal
when to start admision prosees
shivangi srivastava

Well, after the declaration of result for AP PGECET 2021 that was expected to be released in the 2nd week of May, 2021 the admission procedure for the participating colleges is proceeded further. The admissions will be granted after the conduction of basic counselling sessions that are scheduled in the 2nd week of August, 2021.

Plz send me the syllabus of pgcet for m pharm entrance exam
shivangi srivastava

You can download the respective syllabus required for AP PGCET 2021, in this case specifically for M.Pharma from the link mentioned below. Please go through the entire detailed syllabus by heart, try to cover as many study areas as you can and do not miss any important theory part. 

AP PGCET 2021 Syllabus

What are the documents required during the counselling process?
gurpreet singh

Hi Pradeepraj

You can visit on our official website of AP PGECET Counselling to check all the important documents that are required during the counselling process.

Why do we write PGECET?
swati srivastava

Hi Pradeepraj, PGECET is written for post graduation in engineering. For more details visit: AP PGECET EXAM

jannu avinash
When will APPGCET counseling will be held
aniket ranjan

Hii jannu, Andhra University will soon notify about the schedule for AP PGECET 2020 Counselling, it is expected to begin in November 2020. 

sasi kalluru
When is the APPGECET 2019 document verification and councelling date..... Please tell me
k n meenakshi
Is there any fee has to pay for appgecet councelling
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Meenakshi, no, there is no fee to be paid while doing registration for counseling. You may refer the details regarding Counseling Procedure from here.

yogi raj
Sir when does gpat counselling starts
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Yogi, counseling was scheduled to start in the month of June, 2019. However, till now there is no update regarding the same on the official website of the organization. As soon as any notification is released on the official website, it would get reflected here.
asit sharma
Dear sir / mam! I am from odisha state. Can I apply for the "AP PGECET -2018" ?
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.
valluru venkata rajya lakshmi
what is qualifying hall ticket no.? what hall ticket no we should fill?
ruby pakhariya

Hi Rajya, to know the qualifying hall ticket no., please click the link   http://exams.collegedunia.com/ap-pgecet/application-process