APICET 2020 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 2020 for April 26. 

    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 marks will be awarded to each correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers and no marks for not attempted question.

    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

    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

    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
    Business and Computer Terminology10
    Functional Grammar15
    Reading Comprehension15
    Total Question50

    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

    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 2020 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 2020 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


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