APICET 2020: Exam Date (Announced), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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    AP ICET 2020 exam date has been announced. The exam will be conducted on September 10 – 11, 2020. Previously the exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 25, 2020.  Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati, on behalf of APSCHE holds the exam for admissions to MBA/MCA programs offered by AP ICET scores accepting Institutes/ colleges across Andhra Pradesh.  AP ICET 2020 Application Form has been released onMarch 3, 2020. The last date to apply for AP ICET 2020 with late fees of Rs 10000 has been extended till September 05, 2020.

    • Edit/change AP ICET 2020 Exam Center facility was available from June 24 to June 25, 2020
    • AP ICET 2020 Mock Test is available on the official site @sche.ap.gov.in
    • Bachelor degree holders with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible to apply for the exam. Check AP ICET Eligibility
    • All categories candidates have to make a payment of Rs 550 as application fee.
    • The question paper consists of 200 objective-type questions of 1 mark each. Check hereAP ICET Cutoff
    • The duration of the test is 2.5 hours.
    • The paper has 3 sections- Analytical Ability (75 questions), Mathematical Ability (75 questions) and Communication Ability (50 questions).  Check Exam Pattern
    • AP ICET 2020 Admit Card will be released on the official website and will not be sent through e-mails or posts.
    • The exam will be held in 48 AP ICET 2020 exam centres and candidates can choose any 2 districts.
    • AP ICET 2020 Result will be announced on the official website in August 2020 tentatively. 

    Note: As per the previous year trends, the qualifying marks for general category candidates are 25%.

    Highlights of AP ICET 2020

    Exam Highlights
    Exam NameAndhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
    Conducting BodySri Venkateswara University Tirupati
    Official Websitesche.ap.gov.in
    Exam LevelState
    Mode of Application Online
    Mode of ExamOffline
    Duration of APICET 20202 hrs & 30 mins (10 AM to 12:30 PM)
    Courses offeredMBA and MCA
    AP ICET Helpline040-23399297 | secretaryapsche@gmail.com

    AP ICET 2020 Exam Schedule

    Candidates can check the schedule for AP ICET 2020 below:

    Availability of AP ICET Application Form 2020March 03, 2019
    Last date to apply for AP ICET 2020 without late feesJune 15, 2020 (Extended)
    AP ICET Application Form with Late Fee of Rs 5000July 11, 2020
    AP ICET Application Form with Late Fee of Rs 10000September 05, 2020 (Extended)
    Application Form Correction WindowJuly 10 – July 13, 2020
    Availability of APICET 2020 Hall TicketTo be announced
    APICET 2020 Exam DateSeptember 10 – 11, 2020 (Announced)
    Release of Answer keyJuly 26, 2020
    Declaration of ResultTo be announced
    APICET 2020 Counselling Registration August 2020

    AP ICET Eligibility

    A brief of the eligibility standards by the authorities is given below:


    • Candidates should be Indian Nationals.
    • Candidates should satisfy Local/Non-Local status requirements as set by the conducting body.

    Educational Qualification for MBA

    CategoryQualifying Marks in Graduation

    Educational Qualification for MCA

    CategoryQualifying Marks in GraduationOther Requirements
    General50%+ 2 Examination with Mathematics
    Reserved45%+ 2 Examination with mathematics

    Note: Candidates who are in final year of graduation can also apply provided their results will be announced before the counseling process and in case the qualifying Degree is obtained in a Distance Mode Program, then it should be recognized by the joint committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC.

    Read more APICET Eligibility Criteria

    AP ICET Application Form 2020

    Application Form: February 27 – September 5, 2020

    The registration process for AP ICET 2020 is completely online. Candidates can follow the following steps to fill the application form:

    Step 1: Visit the official website i.e. https://sche.ap.gov.in/ICET/.

    Step 2:Fee Payment

    Candidates are required to choose one of the following modes for fee payment:

    • AP Online.
    • E-Seva/ MeeSeva.
    • Debit / Credit card.

    *In case the payment mode is AP online or E-seva/Meeseva, candidates have to log in using the transaction ID obtained with the payment receipt at AP online center.

    *If the candidate wants to pay via Debit/Credit card, the payment can be done by filling the required details.

    Step 3:Fill Application Form 

    The following details are required to be furnished in AP ICET Application Form:

    • Candidate Details
    • Qualifying Examination Details
    • Choice of Regional Center for Entrance Test
    • Local Area Status
    • SSC or equivalent Marks
    • Minority community Status
    • Special Category
    • Annual Parental Income
    • Correspondence Address
    • Intermediate degree
    • Recent photograph of the candidate (in jpg file format and the size of the file should be less than 30 KB)
    • Signature of the candidate (in jpg format and the size of this file should be less than 15 KB)

    Step 4: Print Application Form 

    After pressing the submit button, the application form will be generated which contains registration number along with filled in details. Candidates can print the submitted form for future reference.

    AP ICET Application Fee

    Application Fee for general as well as reserved categories is given below:

    CategoryApplication Fee
    GeneralINR 550
    SC/STINR 550

    AP ICET Admit Card 2020

    Availability of AP ICET Admit Card 2020: 

    AP ICET Hall Ticket is issued to successfully registered candidates. It will be available at the official website. You can download it using your registration id and date of birth. APICET 2020 Admit Card contains details 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 entrance exam
    • Reporting time at the Exam Center
    • List of documents to be carried on the exam day

    List of AP ICET Exam Centers

    • The list of exam centers will be released with the notification.
    • Generally, the number of AP ICET Exam Centers is 48.
    • Candidates can choose any 2 districts at the time of form-filling. 
    • The exam is conducted in two sessions - 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2. 30 pm to 5 pm.

    Some of the major AP ICET 2020 exam centers are provided below.

    AnantapurAnantapur, Gooty, Hindupur, Puttaparthi
    ChittoorChittoor, Madanapalle, Puttur, Tirupati
    East GodavariKakinada, Rajahmundry, Surampalem
    GunturBapatla, Guntur, Narasaraopeta
    HyderabadHayathnagar, Moula Ali, Nacharam
    KrishnaChallapalli, Gudlavalleru, Kanchikacherla, Mylavaram, Vijayawada
    KurnoolKurnool, Nandyal, Yemmiganuru
    PrakasamChirala, Kandhukur, Markapuram, Ongole
    Sri Potti Sri Ramulu NelloreGudur, Kavali, Nellore


    • Request to change the exam venue or exam timings will not be entertained by the exam conducting authorities.
    • In case, candidates found any mistake in their admit card they should immediately contact the authorities. Phone number and e-mail to contact APICET 2020 exam conducting authorities is given below:


    AP ICET Exam Pattern

    • APICET is held in offline mode.
    • The paper has 200 objective-type questions.
    • Each question carries one mark.
    • The duration of the test is 2 Hours and 30 Minutes.
    • The exam has 3 sections (Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability and Communication Ability).

    Section-wise distribution of questions is given below:

    SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
    Mathematical Ability7575
    Analytical Ability7575
    Communication Ability5050

    Read complete APICET Exam Pattern

    Important Topics for AP ICET

    The exam conducting body release APICET Syllabus each year. No change in the syllabus of AP ICET 2020 has been notified as yet. Section-wise syllabus is given below for your reference:

    AP ICET Syllabus for Analytical Ability

    Important Topics
    Data SufficiencyProblem SolvingSequences and Series
    Data AnalysisCoding and Decoding ProblemsDate, Time and Arrangement Problems
    Data InterpretationVenn DiagramsReasoning

    AP ICET Syllabus for Mathematical Ability

    Important Topics
    Ratio and ProportionPowers and ExponentsSurds
    LCM and GDCRational NumbersProfit-Loss and Percentages
    PartnershipTime, distance and work problemsMensuration
    Areas and VolumesModular ArithmeticStatements and Truth Tables
    Sets-TautologiesRelations and FunctionsPoints and Lines

    AP ICET Syllabus for Communication Ability

    Important Topics
    VocabularyBusiness and Computer terminology Functional Grammar
    Reading ComprehensionDrawing ComprehensionDay-to-day Communication

    Answer Keys for AP-ICET 2020

    SessionQuestion PaperAnswer Keys

    AP ICET Result 2020

    The result for AP ICET is declared online, at the official website. Candidates can enter their hall ticket number to download their scorecard. APICET Merit List is also released as per the marks scored by candidates.

    Following are the qualifying marks as per the category of candidates:

    • The qualifying marks for general category candidates in the APICET Entrance Test are 25%.
    • For the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities, there will be no qualifying marks for ranking.

    APICET 2018 Result Trend

    Given below is the statistics for the exam of previous year:

    Total Registrations for AP ICET 201870,678
    Candidates who sat for the exam62,962 
    Candidates who qualified54,503
    Pass percentage86.56
    Total male qualifiers38,835
    Total female qualifiers24,056
    Total transgender qualifiers71

    Expected AP ICET Cut off Marks

    AP ICET Cut off is declared by the exam conducting authorities each year. The following is a table of expected cutoff marks for APICET 2020. Candidates can have an idea about their possibility of attending the APICET 2020 counselling from this cut-off list:

    Date (tentative)CategoryOpening RankClosing Rank
    July 20, 2020PH (V), PH (H), PH (O)1Last
    July 20, 2020Anglo-Indian1Last
    July 20, 2020CAP1Last
    July 21, 2020NCC120, 000
    July 20, 2020Sports120, 000
    July 22, 2020NCC20, 00140, 000
    July 22, 2020Sports20, 00140, 000
    July 23, 2020NCC40, 001Last
    July 23, 2020Sports40, 001Last

    Check Previous Year  APICET Cut off

    APICET 2020 Counselling

    Commencement of AP ICET Counselling 2020: August 2020

    Counselling for APICET is conducted for successful candidates as per their rank in the merit list. Candidates should keep the following points in mind while appearing for AP ICET counseling:

    • Candidates should present on the notified date and time at the counselling center with all the relevant certificates and fee.
    • Candidates will be called for registration rank-wise. Candidates have to sign in the register and pay the processing fee before proceeding for verification of certificates.
    • Candidates need to produce Original certificates and bring Xerox copies of certificates for submission.
    • Candidates have to exercise options on the web.
    • Candidates have to access the full schedule by entering their registration number, followed by their admit card number, password and date of birth in the login section.
    • Candidates need to be careful while exercising options on the web and take the print out of the Saved options.
    • Candidates are required to pay the prescribed fees for the counselling and admission by filling the challan form which can be downloaded from official website along with the seat allotment order
    • Candidates will be informed about their final allotment and they are required to report to the respective colleges on or before the specified date, failing which the candidate will lose the admission.
    • Allotted seat will also be updated on the web. So, candidates can check the institute allotted to them by visiting the official website.
    • Candidates will be given the option to withdraw from counselling by submitting an application. The application has to be submitted to that to the co-ordinator, helpline center along with receipt of certificates.

    API CET Exam FAQs

    Ques.  What is APICET?

    Ans. APICET or Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test is a state-level MBA as well as MCA entrance test held for admission to colleges, institutes and universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. 

    Ques.  What are the various modes of payment of Registration fees?

    Ans. There are two modes of payment. The first mode is through AP Online and the other mode is through Debit Card / Credit Card. The locations of AP Online Centers are given on the AP ICET 2020 website.

    Ques.  How do I know that my application has been received and accepted after filling in the online application form?

    Ans. After the successful completion of your application form through online mode, you will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number with the enrollment or Registration number. Moreover, your “Filled in Online Application form” containing all the information uploaded from database and entered by you along with Registration number and Barcode will be displayed instantly.

    Ques.  What should I do with the “Filled in Application Form”?

    Ans. The candidate has to take a print of the “Filled In Application Form”, keep a copy of this form and preserve it carefully. Use the Registration number printed in the “Filled In Application Form” for all future correspondence.

    Ques.  Should I upload any certificates?

    Ans. No, you do not have to upload any certificates.

    Ques.  Should I upload my photograph and signature?

    Ans. You need to upload the Photo (file size less than 30KB and JPG file format) and Signature (File Size less than 15KB and JPG file format) as and when prompted by the system during the online application form filling process.

    Ques.  If I choose the Payment Gateway option, how do I submit the ONLINE Application form?

    Ans. Before selecting the Debit / Credit card payment mode for the Registration fee, the candidate has to be ready with the required mandatory details. After payment, the ONLINE Application form will appear. Fill in all the mandatory details, read the declaration and SUBMIT.

    Ques.  Do I need to post my application and attachments?

    Ans. No, once your online application has been submitted, sending a hard copy to office is not required.

    Ques.  After completing the ONLINE application process and generating printable Application form, will I be able to log in again to change my application data?

    Ans. NO, after submission of the ONLINE application form, a “Filled In Application Form” is generated. The candidate should take a print of the application form and hence, cannot modify the data. Therefore, the candidates are highly expected to be extra careful while filling the ONLINE application form. However, some of the fields (excluding Regional Test Centre) in the Filled In Online Application Form can be edited if the candidate write a request letter with relevant proofs addressing CONVENER, APICET-2020 or send an e-mail to icet2020ap@gmail.com.

    Ques. I made some mistake in filling the details in Online Application. How can i change?

    Ans. The applicants are very anticipated that would be additional cautious while filling the ONLINE application form. Be that as it may, a portion of the fields (barring Regional Test Center) in the Filled In Online Application Form can be altered if the competitor composes a demand letter with important evidence tending to CONVENER, APICET-2020 or send an email to apicet2020ap@gmail.com.

    Ques.  If I misplace my copy of “Filled In Online Application Form”, how to get another copy of it?

    Ans. You can take a fresh printout of the “Filled In Online Application Form” from the website by giving suitable details.

    Ques.  I have forgotten to take a print of my ONLINE application at the end of my application process. How can I get access to it?

    Ans. You can take a copy by typing the appropriate information take a printout from the official website by clicking “Print Your Filled In Application Form”.

    Ques.  What if I don’t have an Email-id?

    Ans. Email-id is not necessary. However, it is desirable as you may be insinuated critical data about APICET-2020 every once in a while to the given email id.

    Ques.  What if I don’t have a Mobile number?

    Ans. Mobile number is a compulsory detail as your Transaction Id., Payment affirmation or some other future correspondence is through the right Mobile number you enter. Thus, in the event that you don't have a Mobile number enter the versatile number of your Parents/Guardian.

    Ques. If I arrive at the ICET Examination Hall late by 1 minute, will I be allowed to take the exam?

    Ans. A candidate seeking for APICET-2020 examination won't BE ALLOWED into the examination corridor on the off chance that he is late by 1 minute. Henceforth, there is no degree for taking the exam. In perspective of the undesirable circumstances before, the hopefuls are encouraged to achieve the Test Center well ahead of time keeping in see the time required for voyaging and activity conditions.

    Ques.  I have pressed the Back / Refresh / ANY button during the Registration Fee Payment through Debit / Credit Card, will that speed up my payment process?

    Ans. It is strictly suggested to keep away from the activity of Back/Refresh/ANY different catches amid the Registration Fee Payment through Debit/Credit Card, this won't just hamper the entire procedure yet the application accommodation will be inadequate. Henceforth, you are encouraged to have tolerance amid the Online Payment through Bank.

    Ques.  Who can I contact in case of questions?

    Ans. You are advised to go through ALL details thoroughly on the official APICET- 2020 website. Still, if you do not find an answer to your question contact the APICET office. You can also send an e-mail to the icet2020ap@gmail.com or contact at Phone: 0891-2844999, 2754586

    Ques.  With the assistance of the AP Online procured Transaction Id. I have begun filling the Online Application Form. Tragically, I didn't finish the procedure by tapping the "SUBMIT" catch and the "Filled In Online Application Form" was not created. Would I be able to utilize a similar Transaction Id. again and restart the filling of the Online Application Form?

    Ans. Truly, an applicant can utilize a similar Transaction Id. for whatever length of time that you don't press the "Submit Application" catch in Online Application Form.

    Ques.  I have registered for APICET-2020 as I am eligible, can I transfer the already paid Registration Fee to my friend?

    Ans. No, the Registration Fee cannot be TRANSFERRED.

    Ques.  I have paid the Registration Fee, but I do not wish to take the APICET 2020 exam due to unavoidable reasons. Is the Registration Fee Refundable?

    Ans. No, the Registration Fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.

    Ques.  Can I exchange the Transaction Id. with my friend?

    Ans. No, the Transaction Id. is not TRANSFERABLE.

    Ques.  Are the Help Line Centers (HLCs) meant for appearing APICET-2020 entrance test?

    Ans. No. This information is required for certificate verification at the time of Counselling for admission to professional courses. The schedule will be notified by the competent authority at later date.

    Ques.  What to do if you ‘forgot registration number’?

    Ans. In case the applicant has forgotten the registration number then they have to go through the following steps to get the AP ICET 2020 registration number:

    1. Open the browser and type the link-  sche.ap.gov.in/ICET.
    2. Click on the sub-link “Forgot registration number”.
    3. When you click on the link it will take you to a new page. You need to provide the details transaction id, mobile number and date of birth details.
    4. Click on proceed button and the details are received on the mobile number.

    Ques.  What to do if you ‘forgot transaction number/ID’?

    Ans. The applicant needs to take after 4 basic advances strategy to get the transaction number. The steps are as follows:

    1. Visit the sche.ap.gov.in/ICET.
    2. Click on the sub link given as “forgot transaction number”.
    3. This will take you to another page. The applicants must provide the information of payment method, date of birth, mobile number, class 10 admit card and information of passing class 10.
    4. Click on “Proceed” button and the information are received on the mobile number as well as email id.

    Ques.  How to request for correction in AP ICET Application Form?

    Ans. On the off chance that an applicant finds at a later stage that some data outfitted isn't right then they can ask for the adjustment in AP ICET application form. They should take after the basic 4 stage process given here:

    1. Open the official website sche.ap.gov.in/ICET.
    2. Look for the sub-link “Request corrections in application form”.
    3. Click on the link and this takes you to a new page. Provide the details about registration ID, mobile number, and date of birth.
    4. Click on proceed button and a link is mailed to the email id to do the corrections.
    5. Follow the link and do the corrections in the application form and click on “Submit” button.

    Ques.  How much is the counselling fee?

    Ans. Candidates participating in APICET Counselling must pay the below fee:

    • General Candidate: INR 1000/-
    • Schedule Caste (SC): INR 500/-
    • Schedule Tribe (ST): INR 500/-

    Ques.  What is the difference between ICET & AUCET?

    Ans. Both exams are held for admission to Andhra University. While ICET is a gatweay to MBA/ MCA. AUCET is held for admission to postgraduate courses offered under the streams of Science, Commerce, Humanities, Management, Teaching, and Mass Communication.

    *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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    Surya Vamsi Kiran Boppana

    What is the counselling date for apicet2019 for rank 7080 and if there is a chance of online process can you send the link and last for certificate verification. Or else if the certificate verification is only I offline form just pass the information on help.line.centre and date

    19 Jul, 2019 00:20
    Prashansha Kesarwani

    Hi Surya, Please check this link: Counselling. The APICET 2019 counselling date has not been declared yet. It is expected that the counselling process will begin in the last week of July. During the counselling session, qualified candidates of ICET are invited where they are allotted a seat as per their option. For the convenience of the students, a web based counseling procedure takes place.

    22 Jul, 2019 17:01
    Kakarla nagasubbaiah

    When icet counsilling sir

    17 Jul, 2019 09:44
    mannu singh

    Hi Kakarla, Please check this link: Counseling.

    18 Jul, 2019 16:59
    Kakarla nagasubbaiah

    When icet counsillinf sir and i fot 1600 rank in icet can i fet free seat sir plzzz tell me

    17 Jul, 2019 09:40
    Neha Rani

    Hi Kakarla, Please check the counselling details through official website.

    22 Jul, 2019 13:06
    Telu Teju

    Hi sir can I know where NCC counclling will be held

    03 Jul, 2019 13:28
    mannu singh

    Hi Telu, Please check this link: Counselling

    04 Jul, 2019 12:34

    hi sir my APICET rank is 3858 can i get colleges accepting apicet scores in hyderabad according to my rank

    09 Jun, 2017 19:58
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Saitejareddy, The colleges in Hyderabad that comes under APICET are listed below-

    1)Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad

    2)Badruka College Post Graduate Centre, Hyderabad

    3)Nizam College, Hyderabad

    Check their official website to know about their cutoff

    10 May, 2018 15:12

    HELLO sir my icet rank is 26923 i am eligible which college sir please reply my comment

    16 May, 2017 09:56
    Vaishali Expert

    Hi Aavula, You can take admission in GITAM institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam . And Please find the link and you can check the other colleges which is accepting APICET 2017 Scores

    16 May, 2017 13:21

    What is the difference between ICET& MAT according to syllabus?

    23 Mar, 2017 00:20

    Hi Gopinath, to get the syllabus details on MAT and ICET, please find the following link:

    For MAT – http://exams.collegedunia.com/mat/syllabus

    For ICET – http://exams.collegedunia.com/apicet/exam-pattern

    23 Mar, 2017 12:32

    can i get ap icet all previous question papers with solved answers in collegedunia

    06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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