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APICET 2018 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - May 02, 2018

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) will release the preliminary answer key of AP ICET 2018 on May 4, 2018. Soon after AP ICET which will be held online on May 2, 2018, the final answer key will be released on May 12, 2018 along with API CET Result

Overall, AP ICET 2018 paper was a low scoring paper because of the higher difficulty level of Mathematical Ability section, Computer & Business Terminology Questions and questions on Data Sufficiency. The English section and the Reasoning section were relatively much easier when compared to the section on Mathematical Ability. Check AP ICET 2018 Paper Analysis

  • The minimum qualifying score set by the examination conducting body is 25% for General category candidates, that is, 50 marks out of the 200 total marks.
  • Those belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes have no minimum stated qualifying marks to clear the examination.
  • It is suggested to all the candidates who appeared must aim for at least 80% to 90% marks in order to get a seat in the desired course and college.
  • If there are any discrepancies in the AP ICET answer key 2018, candidates can challenge the preliminary key. The objections if any, on the preliminary answer key of AP ICET 2018 could be sent before the stipulated time to Email ID:  convenorapicet2018@gmail.com.

What’s Next? How To Calculate AP ICET Score?

In order to make an efficient use of AP ICET answer key 2018, candidates must be very clear in their mind about the marking scheme. So, it is bulleted below:

  • 1 mark each will be granted for every correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking in preliminary and main AP ICET 2018 examination.
  • No mark will be deducted for not marking answers.

After calculating an approximate marks, candidates can calculate their total score by applying the below formula –

AP ICET 2018 score = 1 X Number of Correct Answers – 0 X Number of Incorrect Answers


AP ICET 2018 Answer Key

In case of any objections, candidates can send their application for objection on preliminary answer key till 6th May 2018 to the university official website. 

EventDate
AP ICET 2018May 2, 2018 (10:00 am-12:30 pm and 2:30 pm-5:00 pm)
AP ICET 2018 Preliminary Answer Key Releasing DateMay 4, 2018
Last date to raise objections to AP ICET Preliminary Answer KeyMay 6, 2018
AP ICET 2018 Final Answer Key Release and Result AnnouncementMay 12, 2018

How to Check AP ICET Answer Key?

Candidates should follow the steps to check the AP ICET answer key 2018:

  1. Visit the official website link of AP ICET i.e. sche.ap.gov.in/ICET
  2. Click on the link ‘Answer Keys’.
  3. Select your session of the exam (forenoon/afternoon).
  4. Your answer key will generate on your screen.
  5. Download the answer key and check your answers.
  6. Keep it till the publication of final answer key.

Note: If there are any discrepancies in the AP ICET answer key 2018, candidates can challenge the preliminary key. The objections if any, on the preliminary answer key of AP ICET 2018 could be sent before the stipulated time to Email ID:  convenorapicet2018@gmail.com. The university will provide the ‘Objection Format’ which has to be sent by the candidate to the university. 


AP ICET 2018 Paper Analysis

There were three sections - Analytical Ability consisting of 75 questions, Mathematics section which had 75 questions and a section on Communication Ability with 50 questions. There was no negative marking.

SECTION 1: Analytical Ability

Data Sufficiency – 

Like last year, questions from topic on Numbers dominated the section on Data Sufficiency. Other questions were from Mensuration, Profit – Loss, Coordinate Geometry, Equations, Indices and Surds, geometry & Averages. There was no reasoning based question in this section.

On the whole, the data sufficiency part can be rated as moderate, with 2/3rd of the questions being moderate to difficult. Some of the questions were tricky !!

Data Analysis – 

This part had three sets – one set with 5 questions where the data was given in a pie diagram, another set with 3 questions where the where the data was presented in the form of table and third set with 2 questions where the data was presented in the form of table, but students need to draw a Venn diagram to solve this particular set.

As far as the set where data was given in a pie chart is concerned, the given data was easy to understand, the questions were not calculation based and less time consuming.

As regards the set based on data where the student had to draw a Venn diagram to solve the given questions – the questions were easy and involved less calculations.

Reasoning –

This area included questions on Problem Solving, Coding-Decoding and Date, Time and Arrangement. There were 10 questions from Number Series but no questions were asked from Letter Series. The questions on Analogies were based on numbers and letters. The difficulty level was moderate. Questions on Coding-Decoding were of two types, one was set based and the other type included individual questions.

Other question types were on Clocks, Blood Relations, Symbols & Notations were of easy-moderate difficulty level.

SECTION 2: Mathematical Ability

  • This section was time consuming and difficult. About 80% of the questions in this section were either moderate or difficult.
  • While there were few questions which could be solved by direct substitution using the formulae, there were lot of questions which were purely based on the application of the concepts rather that direct substitution in the formulae types. There were ywo new question types that were asked in Pure Maths – SD of discrete series, quadratic equation, where the roots were trigonometric functions.
  • Over all, the section on Mathematical Ability in AP ICET2018 was MODERATE- DIFFICULT.

SECTION 3: Communication Ability

To begin with, the paper was along expected lines – there were no surprise elements and the pattern was a reflection of the previous years.

A brief analysis of each area of the English component is mentioned below.

Vocabulary –

There were six questions in this section of easy difficulty level. The question types were fill in the blanks and word substitute.

Functional Grammar

A total of 15 questions were asked in this section out of which 7 were on Statements/Conversation and eight were on filling the blanks with suitable verb/phrase/preposition. The candidates with knowledge of phrasal verb and usage of preposition would have found this section easy. Overall difficulty level of this section can be considered easy to moderate.

Reading Comprehension –

There were three passages with 15 questions. The passages were easily comprehensible and questions were direct. The passages were of 200 to 300 words.

SECTION 4: Computer and Business Terminology

Out of the six questions that were asked on Computers, two of the questions were NOT on expected lines. Two questions were moderate (tricky as well) and two were easy. While the questions on DOS ( full form of DOS) and FORTRAN (Full form) were easy, the questions on optic fibre and saving back up in a systematic manner, would have appeared to be slightly confusing to the students

As regards the questions from Business Terminology there were four question, one of them was easy and three were of moderate difficult level.


AP ICET 2018 Cut off

The exam conducting authority Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) has prescribed certain guidelines for the preparation of AP ICET Cutoff list. Read the cutoff guidelines  below:

  • The total marks of AP ICET 2018 are 200. General candidates have to qualify the cutoff of 25 per cent marks (50 marks out of 200).
  • No qualifying marks have been prescribed for SC and ST categories.
  • In case more than one candidate scores the same marks, a tie-breaker will be applied. The criteria for tie-breaker is as follows:
    1 Marks scored in section A will be considered.
    2. If the tie still persists, marks obtained by candidate in section B will be referred for tie-breaking.
    3. In case the tie still continues, the tie will be resolved by taking into consideration the age of the candidate. Older candidates will be given preference.

The basic cut off score set by Sri Venkateswara University to qualify AP ICET 2018 is tabulated below-

CategoryCut off Score
General/ non-reserved25% (50 marks out of 200)
SC/ST/reservedNo qualifying percentage is there

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