APICET 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus and Books

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AP ICET Exam Pattern: The paper for MBA and MCA programs will be carried out in pen-paper mode. All the questions will be objective type in nature, to be completed within 150 minutes. This year, Sri Venkateswara University will schedule AP ICET 2021 in the month of August 2021. 

The question paper will be divided into three sections viz.

  • Section A – Mathematical Ability
  • Section B – Analytical Ability
  • Section C – Communication Ability

The exam will be of 200 marks and one mark will be awarded to each correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers and no marks for not attempted questions.

AP ICET Exam Pattern 2021 in Details

Most of the entrance tests for admission into MBA courses check the student’s problem solving and analytical skills. AP ICET exam is a test to measure the candidate’s ability to think systematically, to use his/her verbal and communication skills, and to evaluate his/her general aptitude. Candidates can obtain a maximum of 200 marks by solving the 200 questions given in the paper.

Section-wise distribution of questions is given below:

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Mathematical Ability 75 75
Analytical Ability 75 75
Communication Ability 50 50
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks

AP ICET Exam Pattern: Section-wise Weightage

Each section in the paper has important topics that must be covered first. They are as follows:

Section A: Analytical Ability

Many questions are from Venn Diagrams and Graph interpretation. Be sure to polish these topics.

Name of the Topic Number of questions
Data Sufficiency 20
Problem Solving 55
Total Questions 75

Section B: Mathematical Ability

Generally, questions in statistical ability are easier than arithmetical ability and geometry-based questions.

Name of the Topic Number of questions
Arithmetical Ability 35
Algebraic and Geometrical Ability 30
Statistical Ability 10
Total Questions 75

Section C: Communication Ability

Basics questions are asked from Business contexts and Reading comprehension. Out of 10, 6 are easy for computer terminology and Vocabulary.

Name of the Topic Number of questions
Vocabulary 10
Business and Computer Terminology 10
Functional Grammar 15
Reading Comprehension 15
Total Question 50

AP ICET Marking Scheme 2021

The candidate is awarded one mark for every correct answer. Total of 200 questions is to be answered by a student.

  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Correct answers yield one mark to the student.
  • There is no negative marking in the APICET exam for incorrect answers.
  • No marks are given if the question is not attempted.
  • If a candidate marks more than one option in any question, the question is ignored. No marks are given.
  • There are no special types of questions.
  • No special marking for different subjects or topics is there.

AP ICET Syllabus 2021

Knowing the exam’s syllabus helps the students in the preparation as well as in the time management during the exam. You can pre-plan your time and work according to the planned time table. The syllabus for AP ICET does not contain any core academic subjects rather it includes subjects like Analytical ability, Mathematics and Verbal communication and reading. The level of the questions is of 12th standard examination and a little higher.

AP ICET Syllabus: Analytical Ability

Important Topics
Data Sufficiency Problem Solving Sequences and Series
Data Analysis Coding and Decoding Problems Date, Time and Arrangement Problems
Data Interpretation Venn Diagrams Reasoning

AP ICET Syllabus: Mathematical Ability

Important Topics
Ratio and Proportion Powers and Exponents Surds
LCM and GDC Rational Numbers Profit-Loss and Percentages
Partnership Time, distance and work problems Mensuration
Areas and Volumes Modular Arithmetic Statements and Truth Tables
Sets-Tautologies Relations and Functions Points and Lines
Trigonometry Polynomials Linear equations and expressions
Progressions Binomial Theorem Matrices and Determinants
Limits and Derivatives  Coordinate Geometry Mean, Median and Mode
Deviations Correlations Probability

AP ICET Syllabus: Communication Ability

Important Topics
Vocabulary Business and Computer terminology  Functional Grammar
Reading Comprehension Drawing Comprehension Day-to-day Communication

AP ICET Recommended Books

After going through the syllabus, one needs to practice for the exam. Questions matching the exam’s status are helpful for the preparation. Some of the recommended books are given below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
    Author: R.S. Aggarwal
    It is a comprehensive book with more than 5000 questions.
  • A New Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
    Author: B.S. Sijwalii
    Practicing questions from this book helps the students to gain confidence regarding the reasoning questions asked in APICET.
  • Analytical Reasoning
    Author: M.K. Pandey
    The book 'Analytical Reasoning’ is an effective study material for a student to work on his logical reasoning.

Important Instructions

Candidates appearing for the APICET 2021 will be given an Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet to mark their responses for the questions. The candidates must follow the instructions given below to avoid their answers sheet becoming invalid. Read the examination instructions properly written on the very first page of the AP ICET 2021 question paper.

  • Go through the marking scheme given in the instructions.
  • Carry your APICET admit card and Aadhar card. – Download now!
  • Candidates have to mark their answers in the provided OMR sheet.
  • Darken the appropriate bubbles carefully.
  • Candidates can only use a black or blue ballpoint pen to darken the circles.
  • Do not use an HB pencil under any circumstances.
  • Do not write or make any mark on the OMR sheet.
  • Do not fold or damage your question paper.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.