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TS PGECET 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility

Updated On - October 10th 2019 by SUJATA GAUR

TS PGECET 2020 or Telangana Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam administered by Osmania University, Hyderabad on behalf of TSCHE. Candidates qualifying the exam can enrol in various regular PG courses such as M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, M.Arch, ME, and other courses in colleges across Telangana state. 

  • The exam is conducted every year in the month of May for which the date is yet to be declared.  
  • TS PGECET Registration will start tentatively in the 2nd week of March 2020. 
  • The exam is conducted in CBT mode across two regions namely Hyderabad and Warangal. 
  • There are 17 papers for various courses and syllabus of each entrance test varies. CheckTS PGECET Exam Pattern
  • Candidates can attempt mock tests of their respective subjects available on the official website. 

Download TS PGECET 2020 Sample Papers 

For GATE and GPAT Candidates

  • GATE and GPAT qualifiers are given preference and are exempted from the entrance examination.
  • They must apply separately for online counselling session of TS PGECET 2020.
  • Once seats are filled by GATE qualifiers, the remaining seats are offered to TS PGECET qualifiers as per merit cum preference basis.

Highlights of TS PGECET 2020

Exam NameTelangana Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
Conducting AuthorityOsmania University on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE)
Exam LevelState
PeriodicityOnce a year
Programs OfferedME / M.Tech. / M.Pharmacy / M.Arch and Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate)
Mode of RegistrationOnline
Mode of ExamComputer Based Test 
Type and No. of QuestionsObjective, 120 Questions
Validity of TS PGECET ScoreOne year
Number of SeatsApproximately 40,000
TS PGECET OR +91 – 9502721173

TS PGECET 2020 Dates

The official exam dates for the engineering exam are available now.

TS PGECET 2020 Notification1st week of March 2020
Commencement of TS PGECET 2020 Registration (Without Late Fee) 2nd week of March 2020
TS PGECET Application Submission 2020 (With Late Fee)4th week of March 2020
Availability of TS PGECET 2020 Hall Ticket3rd week of May 2020
TS PGECET 2020 Exam Date4th week of May 2020
Declaration of TS PGECET 2020 Result3rd week of June 2020
Commencement of TS PGECET CounsellingJuly 2020

Read about TS PGECET Counselling 2020 

TS PGECET Eligibility Criteria 2020

To apply for TS PGECET 2020, candidates must fulfil the following eligibility conditions:

  • Nationality: candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • Domicile: Telangana domiciled with certificate proof for the same.
  • Local/non-local status: The local/non-local status of the candidate must be satisfied as per the admission requirements.
  • Non-Indian candidates: candidates who are not of Indian National should fulfil the rules defined by the respective university.
  • Educational Qualification: Engineering/ architecture/ pharmacy graduates with 50% aggregate marks for general category and 45% for SCs, STs.
  • Age limit: There is no upper age limit for appearing for PGECET 2020 for the self-financed students. For a Fee Reimbursement maximum age for SC/ ST/ BC candidates is 34 years and for Minorities /Disabled/EBC the age limit is 30 years.

CheckTS PGECET 2020 Eligibility

Note: Candidates qualifying GATE will have to apply separately. They are eligible for direct admissions.

Apply Online for TS PGECET 2020 

The application form for TS PGECET 2020 will be available from the second week of March 2020 at It is to be noted that the registration process is completely online. There are majorly three phases of the online application. They are as follows:

First Phase – Registration

Step 1: Visit the official website of TS PGECET i.e.

Step 2: Register for the exam by furnishing the required details.

Step 3: Pay the registration fee as per your category. Know more 

Step 4: After successful payment, you will receive a transaction ID and password on the registered Email ID and Mobile No.

Second Phase – Filling Application Form

Step 1: Login with the issued transaction ID and password.

Step 2: Enter all the required details in the defined format.

Note: Candidates must make sure that they enter all the details properly and carefully.

Third Phase – Uploading Documents

After filling the application form completely, you have to scan and upload your photo and signature as per the defined guidelines.

PhotographLess than 50 kb in JPG format
SignatureLess than 30 kb in JPG format

Once all the details are filled, submit TS PGECET Application Form. It is advisable for candidates to take a print out of the filled-in application form for further reference.

TS PGECET Application Fee and Modes of Payment

Tabulated below is the category wise fee for the examination:

CategoryFee (INR)
General 1000
SC/ ST500

Modes of Payment

  • The registration fee needs to be paid online through the payment gateway (Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking).
  • In case a student wants to sit for more than one test, the separate registration fee has to be paid.
  • TS PGECET also has the provision of submission of forms with late fee payment.
  • Depending on the dates of submission of the forms, the application fee varies.

Download TS PGECET 2020 Admit Card

  • Admit Card for TS PGECET 2020 will be available for the successfully registered candidates only. 
  • The admit is expected to release in the third week of May 2020.
  • The document is a gateway to the examination venue.
  • Candidates failing to produce the same will be prohibited to appear for the state level exam.

How to download TS PGECET Admit Card?

Step 1: Visit the official website of PGECET 2020.

Step 2: Click on ‘TS PGECET 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket’ link.

Step 3: Enter your registration number and Submit

Step 4: Check and Download Hall Ticket for TS PGECET.

Note: In case of any discrepancy in the document, contact the concerned authorities immediately.

TS PGECET 2020 Exam Centers

TS PGECET Exam Centers are pre-decided by the conducting body, Osmania University Hyderabad. The centres are the venues where the exam is conducted. Listed below are important points about the centres:

  • Hyderabad is divided into five zones namely Hyderabad West, Hyderabad North, Hyderabad Central, Hyderabad East and Hyderabad South- East.
  • Once the option is selected, request for change of test zone/centre will not be entertained later.
  • The Convener reserves the right to add or delete some test zones notified.
  • The Convener reserves the right to allot any test zones other than that opted by the candidates.

The following map indicates a few test zones for TS EAMCET 2020:

Candidates should make sure to fill the choice carefully before freezing all the information. Once the test centre is allotted then it can not be changed later. Candidates should make sure to reach their centre at least 30 minutes before the exam commences.

TS PGECET Pattern and Syllabus

TS PGECET is conducted in online mode in multiple sessions (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM). Comprehensive knowledge of the paper pattern is very important to plan your preparation plan. Quick highlights of TS PGECET 2020 Exam Pattern are given below:

Mode of examOnline or Computer-Based (CBT)
Type of questionsObjective or MCQ 
Duration of exam120 minutes 
Number of questions120
Sections in PaperOne section related to the subject specialization chosen
Total marks120 marks 
TS PGECET marking scheme

+1 for each correct answer 

No negative marking

Note:GATE qualifiers are not required to appear for the examination. They can directly apply for admissions to M.Tech Programs based on their GATE Scores. Also, at the time of admissions, GATE qualifiers will be given more preference over non-GATE candidates.

TS PGECET Syllabus 2020

Check out in this table, the syllabus for different subjects that you are planning to sit for in TS PGECET 2020 exam. For more details of the syllabus, kindly visit the official website

SubjectSubject CodeSyllabus
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECDigital Electronics
Analog Electronics
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analytical, Optical Instrumentation
Signals Systems, and Communications
Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
Aerospace EngineeringASFlight Mechanics
Aeroplane performance
Static stability
Dynamic stability
Space Dynamics
Basic Fluid Mechanics
Viscous Flows
Compressible Flows
Wind Tunnel Testing
Stress and Strain
Flight Vehicle Structures
Turbo Machinery
Nonrotating propulsion components
Chemical EngineeringCHAtoms and Molecules
Reaction Dynamics
Spectroscopic Techniques
Organic Reactions
Transition Metal Chemistry
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSData Communication and Network Technologies
Internet Technology and Web Design
Advanced Algorithms
Basics of OS, Unix and Shell Programming
Operating Systems
Information Storage and Management
Mechanical EngineeringMEEngineering Materials
Metal Casting
Machining and Machine Tool Operations
Metrology and Inspection
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Inventory Control
Operations Research
Nano TechnologyNTEngineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer
Elements of Material Science
Advanced Material science
Molecular Biology and Genetics Process
Bioprocess Engineering
Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Characteristics of animal cells
Recombinant DNA Technology
Civil EngineeringCEStructural Analysis
Engineering Materials and Constructions
Transport Phenomenon
Engineering Economy and Management
Elementary Engineering
Energy Conversion
Transportation Engineering
Electrical EngineeringEENetwork Theory Estimation and costing Power Systems
Power Electronics and Drives
AC Fundamentals
Electrical Machines
Analog and Digital Electronics
Magnetic Circuit
Basic Electrical Engineering
Concepts Basic Electronics
Food Technology-Chemistry and Nutrition Microbiology
Food Technology
Quality and Standards Food Engineering
Pharmacy-Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Inorganic pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutics Pharmacology
Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance

Download TS PGECET 2020 Syllabus PDFs Here

TS PGECET 2020 Books

There are many books available in markets that can lend you a helping hand. But, to gain a good percentile, you need to make a safe choice. Thus, for TS PGECET preparation, go through the enlisted books which use simple yet effective language, so that all your fundamentals are cleared.

Book NamePublisher/Author
All India Telangana State Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (TS PGCET) BooksS. Raju
GATE and PGECET for Computer Science and Information Technology PaperbackRamaiah K. Dasaradh
Handbook of Computer Science & ITSurbhi Mitra
PGECET (Mechanical Engineering) For AP & TS 2020 (Common To All) Competitive ExamsSIA Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd
Chapterwise Previous Years' Solved Papers 2016-2000 GATE Metallurgical EngineeringS.K. Goyal
Chapterwise GATE Chemistry Solved Papers (2016-2000)Sanjay Saxena, Preeti Gupta
A Handbook for Civil EngineeringME Team

TS PGECET 2020 Result 

  • Osmania University will be release TS PGECET 2020 Results on June 2020 (Tentative).
  • The results will be declared in the form of rank card
  • Visit the official website i.e. to check your scores. 
  • A separate merit list is also prepared on the basis of marks scored in the examination.
  • Through the exam scores, candidates are offered admissions to over 15,000 M.Tech and M.E. seats.

How to Download TS PGECET Rank Card?

Step 1: Visit the site

Step 2: Click on ‘CETs 2020 – Results and Web Counselling’ link.

Step 3: Enter your Hall ticket No. only.

Step 4: Check your rank and percentile in the entrance examination

Step 5: Download and take a print out of the rank card as it will be required at the time of counselling and admissions procedure.

TS PGECET Cut Off 2020

TS PGECET 2020 Cut off will be released category wise and college wise. To check it, visit the official website of TSCHE or Osmania University.

Qualifying marks in TS PGECET 2020 are listed below:

  • General category students have to score minimum cut off marks of 25% (30 marks) in TS PGECET 2020.
  • For reserved category students, there are no minimum marks and the total score can come under 30.
  • According to the different branches, the ranks will be decided.
  • Each college releases its own category – wise cut off separately.

Check Top TS PGECET Participating Colleges 

TS PGECET 2020 Counselling

  • Candidates qualifying the minimum cut off are eligible to appear for TS PGECET Counselling.
  • The admission procedure will begin in the month of August 2020.
  • Candidates are called as per their ranks in the entrance examination.
  • A maximum of three round of counselling is conducted.
  • The number of sessions depends on the number of candidates applying for the counselling session.
  • GATE qualifiers are also offered admissions to the participating colleges.

TS PGECET Documents required for Verification

  • TS PGECET 2020 Rank Card/ Scorecard
  • Original class 10 marks
  • Graduation Certificate
  • Caste Certificate for reserved categories
  • Domicile (Law) certificate of parents
  • Income Certificate
  • Original Aadhar Card or Residence certificate


Ques. Can one attempt the online TS PGECET exam from any computer?

Ans. No, you will be allocated a specific computer by the invigilator in the examination hall. 

Ques.  I do not know how to operate a computer. What should I do?

Ans. As the examination will have objective type questions, all you need to know about the computer is a basic knowledge of using a mouse. As you will have to select/ click the correct answer and submit the same.

Ques. Will I be able to move back and forth between the four sections of the TS PGECET exam?

Ans. Yes, this option is available in the online examination.

Ques. Due to some unavoidable reasons, I will not be able to appear for the examination. Will I get a refund of TS PGECET Application Fee?

Ans. No, once the application fee is paid there is no option to reimburse the same.

Ques. What details are mentioned on TS PGECET Admit Card?

Ans. The admit card will contain your photo, signature, name, roll no., test date, test time, reporting time at the venue, venue name and address. Also, the exam day instructions will also be mentioned in the document.

Ques. Can I change my preferred TS PGECET Exam Center after submission of the online form?

Ans. No, there will be no option to change your exam centre preference in the form. Therefore, make sure to choose the centre carefully.

Ques. What documents must be carried at the exam centre on TS PGECET 2020 exam day?

Ans. Listed below is the document(s) to be carried on the exam day:

  • A self-attested copy of TS PGECET admit card.
  • An acceptable photo identification proof like driving license, passport, PAN card, voter Id, Aadhaar card or a notarized affidavit (in English) with photo, signature, date of birth and residential address. Photocopies of the original are not acceptable.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to take TS PGECET exam if photo ID is not presented.
  • SC/ST/PD candidates are required to bring their valid category certificate in original and an attested photocopy. Attestation can be done by institute head also.

*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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    chaithanya bharathi

    Naku 982 rank but seat raledu

    18 Aug, 2019 21:55
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Chaithanya, this depends on the college/university in which you are seeking admission as the selection criteria varies from college to college.

    19 Aug, 2019 12:31
    Aslamuddin Muhammad

    When document verification starts

    23 Jul, 2019 11:00
    mannu singh

    Hi Aslamuddin, Document verification starts in the end week of July 2019 (tentatively).

    24 Jul, 2019 12:45
    Jagadeeshwar Goud

    Hi sir my rank in tspgecet 2019 is 14 in cse Bc-B girl ,when will the counselling is starting and I don't know the procedure sir,if u don't mine please tell me last dates and counselling process sir please.... And am I eligible to got seat in OU or jntuh sir ....

    16 Jul, 2019 19:17
    Sujata Gaur

    Hi Jagadeeshwar, the official dates for the counselling has not been released yet. You may get details regarding TS-PGECET Counselling from here.

    19 Jul, 2019 16:04
    Soujanya Guntuku

    Iam soujanya I filled my application form but I need to do some correction. When I can do

    11 Apr, 2019 10:13
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Soujanya, you can check the Form Correction Details from here to make the amends.

    11 Apr, 2019 11:40
    manisha pai

    I am from Karnataka can I appear for tspgcet??

    20 Feb, 2019 12:04
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Manisha, kindly go through the Eligibility Criteria of this exam from here.

    20 Feb, 2019 12:20
    challa padmaja

    what are the recommended books for TS PGECET2018

    11 Jan, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Challa, To get information regarding which book is to recommend for TS PGECET you can use this link : TS PGECET Books.

    19 May, 2018 12:02
    Hansraj Dagar

    Hi guys, what is hall ticket number in fee details? How to get it?

    07 Apr, 2017 09:23

    Hi Hansraj, hall ticket is an admit card which is provided to the students for appearing in the respective exam. To get application procedure for TS PGECET exam, please find the link

    07 Apr, 2017 15:32

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