HORTICET 2021 Exam Dates, Application Forms, Syllabus and Paper pattern

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Horticulture Common Entrance Test is a state-level exam conducted by Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem. HORTICET 2021 is a renowned pre-agriculture exam for candidates seeking admission into B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture, which is a four year UG degree program, at Dr. YSRHU. Candidates are also advised to check HORTICET 2021 Eligibility while applying for counselling process. 

  • HORTICET 2021 will be conducted on Nov 10, 2021 (tentatively). 
  • HORTICET 2021 exam pattern consists of 200 objective type questions.
  • Candidates have secured 1 mark for each correct answer, while there is no negative marking.
  • Diploma holders will be granted 15% of seats (47 seats) in B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture
  • Above seats will be divided into two sections on the basis of rules of Government of Andhra Pradesh – local candidates will get 85% of seats, while 15% of seats will be treated as unreserved quota

HORTICET 2021 Highlights Table

Conducting Body Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem
Mode of Exam Offline Mode
Medium of Exam Telugu Language
Duration of Exam 120 minutes (2 hours)
Type and Number of Questions Objective types questions, 200 MCQs
Courses Offered B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture
Number of Seats 47

HORTICET 2021 Exam Dates

Event Date (tentative)
Availability of HORTICET Application Form June 05, 2021
Last Date of Application Submission June 28, 2021
Availability of Admit Card July 10, 2021
Date of Examination Nov 10, 2021
Declaration of Result Nov 21, 2021
Commencement of Counselling Process Dec 2021 

HORTICET 2021 Result

HORTICET 2021 Result will be declared by the University in on Nov 21, 2021 (tentative) on online at the official website. The result wiil be released in PDF format that candidates can download and check their ranks in the list. Candidates qualifying HORTICET 2021 can apply for the counselling process. Check HORTICET 2021 Result

  • The result is available on the official website of the University
  • The result will be released in the PDF fomrat, prepared solely on the basis of marks secured in HORTICET 2021

Download HORTICET 2021 Merit List

Candidate can download the merit list that will be published by the University on its official website by following these steps-

  • Go to the official website of Dr. YSRHU - drysrhu.edu.in
  • Click on ‘More Announcements’ tab on right-hand pane of the webpage
  • Under Announcements, search for ‘HORTICET – 2021 Rank List’ and click on it
  • Rank list will be downloaded
  • The list will contain the Hall ticket No of Candidate, Name of Candidate, Name of Candidate’s Father and Rank secured by the candidate.

In case more than one candidate secures the same marks in HORTICET 2021, the following ways will be used to dissolve the tie-break

  • Candidate with a higher percentage of aggregate marks (OGPA) in Diploma in Horticulture course
  • In case, tie-break still persists,  preference will be given to the elder candidate

Download HORTICET Score Card

  • Go to the official website of the University
  • Enter the details asked like Hall ticket number and date of birth
  • HORTICET Scorecard will be displayed
  • Download it and take a print out

HORTICET 2021 Cut Off

Cut off for HORTICET 2021 will not be officially disclosed by the University. However, candidates will have to achieve the minimum marks threshold established by Dr. YSRHU to be eligible to appear in rank list.

  • For candidates belonging to General and BC categories, qualify percentage of marks is 25% of aggregate marks
  • No minimum qualifying benchmark has to be met by candidates from Sc and ST categories for appearing in ranking list for HORTICET 2021

HORTICET 2021 Counselling

HORTICET 2021 Counselling is likely to begin in December 2021. Those candidates will be eligible for counselling, whose name is mentioned in the merit list. The University will publish the date of counselling on its official website. Candidates will have to carry the following documents while going for counselling –

  • Mark Sheet of 10th class
  • Mark sheet of Diploma in Horticulture from Dr. YSRHU
  • Age Proof
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Scorecard of HORTICET 2021

Allotment of seats will be done completely on the basis of marks scored in HORTICET 2021 and verification of documents. However, the University will follow the reservation rule established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. As per the rules, 85% of seats will be allotted to candidates from Andhra Pradesh, while the remaining 15% will be allotted to candidates from outside Andhra Pradesh.

HORTICET 2021 Eligibility

Before the submission of application form for HORTICET 2021, candidates must carefully read and understand eligibility criteria for appearing in HORTICET 2021. Eligibility criteria for exam are formulated by Dr. YSRHU. Following are the important eligibility criteria points to be understood –

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Minimum Age: Candidate must turn 17 years before or on 31st December of the year of admission
  • Maximum Age Limit: For candidates belonging to General or Backward Class (BC), maximum permissible age to appear for HORTICET 2021 is 22 years. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories, maximum age limit has been relaxed to 25 years as per government norms. Furthermore, for physically handicapped candidates, upper age limit has been further relaxed till 27 years as per government norms
  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have necessarily passed Diploma in Horticulture course from Dr. YSRHU. Also, candidates who will be completing their Diploma in academic year 2016-17, are eligible to apply for HORTICET 2021. However, candidate will have to submit his/her Final Memorandum of Marks-cum-Pass Certificate of Diploma in Horticulture during counselling process

HORTICET 2021 Application Form

A notification will be issued by Dr. YSRHU for submission of application form. Candidates will have to submit application form through offline mode only. Candidates will have to take a print out of application form, subsequent to downloading it. Application form must be very carefully and correctly filled. Once submitted, candidates will not be allowed to make any changes in application form. Following are the steps to submit application form –

  • Go to the official website of Dr. YSRHU - https://www.drysrhu.edu.in/
  • Click on ‘More Announcements’ tab on right hand pane of webpage
  • Under Announcements, search for ‘HORTICET - 2021 – NOTIFICATION’ and click on it
  • HORTICET 2021 notification will get downloaded in pdf format. Therefore, candidates must ensure that Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on their system
  • Open the downloaded pdf file
  • After initial notification, containing important details regarding HORTICET 2021, candidate will be able to find Application Form for exam in the same file
  • Candidate will have to take a print out of Application form
  • Below application form, candidate can find the list of documents that need to be enclosed with filled application form, before sending it to conducting authority. Candidate will have to take a print out of this page as well.
  • Candidate will also have to take print out of two copies of admit cards given on the next page.
  • Candidate needs to carefully and correctly fill all details in Application form and admit cards.

Details asked in Application form

  1. Name of Applicant
  2. Diploma ID No
  3. Father’s Name
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Sex
  6. Place of Birth
  7. Region
  8. Category
  9. Details of Study particulars – 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and Diploma in Horticulture
  10. Address for Correspondence
  11. Phone/Mobile No
  12. Demand Draft Particulars
  • Every candidate needs to get an original demand draft made, payable at Tadepalligudem, on any Nationalized Bank. Demand draft has to be made in favor of ‘Dr. Y.S.R HORTICULTURAL UNIVERSITY’
  • Candidates from General and SC categories will have to get INR 600 demand draft made, while amount for candidates belonging to Sc and ST categories is INR 300

Details asked in both Admit Cards (one for student and other for Office)

  1. Name of the Applicant
  2. Name of the Parent/Guardian
  3. Complete Postal Address
  4. Signature of the Application
  5. Candidate will have to affix three passport size photographs – one on application form and one each on admit cards
  6. After filling application form and admit card, candidate will have to enclose following documents
  7. Date of Birth Certificate
  8. Attested copy of 10th class mark sheet
  9. Attested copy of Diploma in Horticulture Course
  10. Latest Conduct Certificate from Head of the Institute last attended
  11. Latest Caste Certificate (In case of SC/ST/BC’s) issued by the Mandal Revenue Officer
  12. Certificates issued by the concerned authorities of State in the case of Special categories like PHC (Differently abled), NCC,SPORTS and CAP
  13. Two self-addressed stamped (INR 5 postal stamp) envelopes for sending the admit card
  • Candidate will then have to send application form, admit cards, demand draft and all relevant enclosures to ‘The Registrar, Dr.Y.S.R Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem-534101, W.G.Dt., Andhra Pradesh’
  • All documents should reach the above address on or before June 28, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Documents can be submitted by hand or by post
  • The University does not assume any responsibility for delay in receiving post

The University can reject application form on the following basis

  • If application form is incomplete
  • If application form is not accompanied by proper Demand Draft
  • If candidate does not meet eligibility criteria
  • If application form is received after the due date

Application Fee

Application fee will have to be paid by all candidates at the time of filling application form. Fee will be paid through demand draft, which will be payable at Tadepalligudem, on any Nationalized Bank. Demand draft has to be made in favor of ‘Dr. Y.S.R HORTICULTURAL UNIVERSITY’. There is no other mode of making fee payment. No cash or online mode of payment will be acceptable. Following is the amount of demand draft to be made by candidates belonging to different categories

Category Application Fee
General and OBC INR 650
SC and ST INR 325

HORTICET 2021 Admit Card/Hall Ticket

Dr. YSRHU declares the list of eligible candidates for HORTICET 2021 on the official website of the University. The list will also contain Hall ticket number of each eligible candidate.

  • Candidates will be sent hall ticket by post on the correspondence address mentioned in application form
  • Hall ticket will be sent in the self-addressed stamped envelope sent with application form.
  • Hall ticket contains following information –
  • Hall Ticket No.
  • Name of Examination Center
  • Date and Time of Exam
  • Name of Applicant and Parent/Guardian
  • Complete Postal Address
  • Photograph and Signature of Applicant
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter examination center without in possession of admit card

Download Admit Card/Hall Ticket

All eligible candidates will receive admit card by post from the University. However, in case candidate does not receive admit card by post, he/she can download it from the University’s official website. Following steps can be used to download admit card-

  • Go to the official website of Dr. YSRHU - https://www.drysrhu.edu.in/
  • Click on ‘More Announcements’ tab on right hand pane of webpage
  • Under Announcements, search for ‘ HORTICET 2021 Admit Card’ and click on it
  • Enter the details asked for to download hall ticket

HORTICET 2021 Exam Pattern

HORTICET 2021 will be conducted from 10 am to 12 pm at the aforementioned center. Candidates will be required to answer only objective type questions. Examination will be conducted only through pen and paper mode. Candidates will have to answer 200 MCQs in Telugu language in 2 hours. For each correct answer, candidate will get 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for incorrect or unanswered questions. Each candidate can score a maximum of 200 marks on HORTICET 2021

Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Mode of Examination Offline
Number of Questions 200 MCQs
Maximum Marks 200
Duration of Exam 2 hours

Check Here HORTICET 2021 Exam Pattern

HORTICET 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus for HORTICET 2021 includes all the subjects and topics studied by candidates during their Diploma in Horticulture Course at Dr YSRHU for two years

Preparation Books

Name of the Book Author ISBN
Handbook Of Horticulture Chadha K L 8171640060
Basic Horticulture Jitendra Singh 9327239849
Horticulture at a Glance D Ram & B B Singh 9351247732
MCQs in Horticulture Bharat Singh Hada 183990045
Objective Horticulture Anil Verma 9381450234
Question Bank of Horticulture Gupta S.N B00IG33QL8 (ASIN)
Glaustas Horticulture P Muthukumar 8183990711

*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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shiva teki
This ia shiva I done my MBA on 2017 Now I am working in ipru I would like to study a horticulture diploma is is possible .My age is 24
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Shiva, kindly mention the college/university in which you are seeking admission so that we can provide you the eligibility criteria for the same.
triveni gontu
I'm an .b. SC agri graduate ..im suitable for m. SC horticulture r nt
monika content
Hi Triveni, You are not applicable for this exam because the eligibility for the exam is candidates must have necessarily passed Diploma in Horticulture course from Dr. YSRHU. Also, candidates who will be completing their Diploma in the academic year 2016-17, are eligible to apply for HORTICET 2019.
marinetti satya sree
I have completed intermediate and l have completed my schooling in english.do I am eligible for this exam of Horticet
bhawna vedwal
To stand eligible for HORTICET Candidates must have passed Diploma in Horticulture course from Dr. YSRHU. Also, candidates who are in final year of Diploma in year 2017-17 are eligible to apply for HORTICET 2018. However, candidate will have to submit his/her Final Pass Certificate of Diploma in Horticulture during counselling process