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AP PGECET 2019 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Updated On - September 19th 2018

AP PGECET 2019 Exam Pattern Andhra University, Visakhapatnam has not notified any changes in AP PGECET Exam Pattern 2019. The exam will take a place on May 2019 in online mode and the result will be published on third week of May 2019. Through AP PGECET 2019 candidates are granted admissions to various postgraduate Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy and Graduate level Pharm-D(PB) offered at AP Universities.

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The state level is conducted for 14 disciplines. There are total 120 questions against 120 marks which evaluates the ability and competence of all the applicants. Separate question papers are set for all the courses, where all have a different syllabus and level of questions. However, the basic AP PGECET Exam Pattern followed in all the papers remains the same. It is given below:

Detailed Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam – Computer Based Test 
  • Duration of exam – Maximum time allowed to attempt the question paper is 2 hours.
  • Maximum Questions – Total 120 questions will be asked
  • Nature of questions – Objective type questions are asked in AP PGECET
  • Language of Paper – English only
  • Marking scheme – 1 mark is awarded for a correct response. There is no negative marking for an incorrect response.
  • Level of Questions – Graduate level

The topics covered in the exam are Mathematics, Aptitude and qualifying degree major. The break of the questions among the sections are as follows:

  • Mathematics (for engineering): 10 – 15 questions
  • Aptitude: 5 – 10 questions
  • Qualifying Degree Major: 90-100 questions.

AP PGECET 2019 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 PGECET. 
  • Candidates can score up to a total of 120.
  • Candidates have to score above minimum qualifying marks to be able to qualify for AP PGECET 2019 Counselling.

Minimum Qualifying Marks in AP PGECET 2019

  • Qualifying percentage of marks for AP PGECET 2019 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.
  • GATE/GPAT qualifiers are not required to appear for AP PGECET exam. The admission procedure is different for them. Also CheckGPAT Exam

Paper Pattern – Elementary Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the most important section in AP PGECET exam. Test makers at APSCHE devise question paper for AP PGECET to test candidates’ aptitude at engineering mathematics.  The salient feature of the section are listed below:

Total Questions10 - 20
Total Marks10 - 20
Negative MarkingNot Applicable
Questions LevelGraduate
DurationInclusive (5 - 10 minutes)

The higher education commission of Telangana does not disclose its exam pattern and topic wise break up for the section. Thus candidates are advised to cover all the basic concepts and numerical to score good marks in the section.

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Paper Pattern – Aptitude

Aptitude is considered to be the most basic section in the exam. AP PGECET exam candidates’ logical aptitude and their approach to check their engineer antenna and their proficiency in solving logical problems in minimum time possible. 

Total Questions5 – 10
Total Marks5 – 10
Negative MarkingNot Applicable
Questions LevelGraduate
DurationInclusive (5 – 10 minutes)


AP PGECET 2019 Syllabus 

The syllabus for AP PGECET is based on the entire syllabus of graduation level of the particular field. The syllabus of various programs is available on the official website of PGECET. Tabulated below are AP PGECET Syllabus PDFs. 

PapersPaper CodeSyllabus Links
Aerospace EngineeringASClick Here
Architecture and PlanningARClick Here
Bio-Medical EngineeringBMClick Here
Bio-TechnologyBTClick Here
Chemical EngineeringCHClick Here
Civil EngineeringCEClick Here
Computer Science & Information TechnologyCSClick Here
Electrical EngineeringEEClick Here
Electronics & Communication EngineeringECClick Here
Environmental ManagementEMClick Here
Food TechnologyFTClick Here
Geo Engineering & Geo InformaticsGGClick Here
Instrumentation EngineeringEIClick Here
Mechanical EngineeringMEClick Here
MetallurgyMTClick Here
Nano TechnologyNTClick Here
PharmacyPYClick Here

*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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