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APICET Exam Pattern 2019, Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Books

Updated On - February 18th 2019

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 in nature, to be completed within 150 minutes. This year, Sri Venkateswara University has scheduled AP ICET 2019 for May 2. 

The state level exam will have three sections viz.

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

The registration window will become functional in March 2019. Bachelor degree holders with a minimum of 50% marks can apply online at sche.ap.gov.in. Read more

AP ICET Exam Pattern 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. Candidate can obtain a maximum of 200 marks by solving the 200 questions given in the paper.

Section-wise distribution of questions is given below:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Mathematical Ability7575
Analytical Ability7575
Communication Ability5050
Total200 Questions200 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 TopicNumber of questions
Data Sufficiency20
Problem Solving55
Total Questions75 Ques.

Section B: Mathematical Ability

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

Name of the TopicNumber of questions
Arithmetical Ability35
Algebraic and Geometrical Ability30
Statistical Ability10
Total Questions75 Ques.

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 TopicNumber of questions
Vocabulary10
Business and Computer Terminology10
Functional Grammar15
Reading Comprehension15
Total Question50 Ques.

AP ICET Marking Scheme

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

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

AP ICET Syllabus: 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
TrigonometryPolynomialsLinear equations and expressions
ProgressionsBinomial TheoremMatrices and Determinants
Limits and Derivatives Coordinate GeometryMean, Median and Mode
DeviationsCorrelationsProbability

AP ICET Syllabus: Communication Ability

Important Topics
VocabularyBusiness and Computer terminology Functional Grammar
Reading ComprehensionDrawing ComprehensionDay-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.
API CET Books
  • 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.
API CET Books
  • Analytical Reasoning
    Author: M.K. Pandey
    The book 'Analytical Reasoning’ is an effective study material for a student to work on his logical reasoning.
API CET Books

Important Instructions

Candidates appearing for the APICET 2019 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 2019 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 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

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