AP PGECET Civil Engineering (CE) 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper and Analysis

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    Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET 2017) is going on from May 10, 2017, to May 12, 2017. Answer Key for Civil Engineering CE conducted on May 11 is now released by leading institutes in the state. AP PGECET exam is held every year by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admissions into M.tech and M.Pharma courses offered by various colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    Those of you who have taken the AP PGECET 2017 for admission in M.Tech (Civil Engineering) program might be now looking for the answer key. The official answer key will be released on the official website of JNTU in the last week of May 2017. However, answer keys by various coaching institutes is already released on the same day of the examination (by afternoon). Candidates can refer to the answer keys for analyzing their performance.

    AP PGECET CE Answer Key 2017

    Once the answer key is released on the official website candidates would be able to download it. The answer key is released separately for all the courses. The answer key helps candidates in getting a rough idea about how much marks they scored in the exam. The answer key can be utilized by candidates in following ways 

    • Knowing correct answers for the questions asked in the exam.
    • For comparing your answers with the actual answers.

    Candidates can challenge the answer key in case of any discrepancy. The time window for challenging the answer would be notified by JNTU on its official website. The challenges against answer key will be referred to the exam board committees constituted by Andhra University.

    How to Download AP PGECET (CE) Official Answer Key

    The official answer key, as mentioned earlier will be released in the last week of May 2017. Candidates can download the official answer key from the pgecet.tsche.nic.in following the mentioned steps.

    • Go to the official website of AP PGECET 2017
    • Go to notification tab and click on the link of answer key
    • Enter Your Roll Number and Date of Birth and click on the submit button
    • A PDF file will appear. Candidates can download this file for their reference

    AP PGECET CE Question Paper and paper analysis

    AP PGECET 2017 question paper would be made available on the official website after completion of exam. The AP PGECET 2017 exam paper comprises 120 questions of one mark each. Total time allotted for the exam was 120 minutes (2 hours). The level of exam was at par with that of the previous year. Majority of the questions were covered by the following topics

    • Mechanics
    • Structural analysis
    • Concrete Structure
    • Steel Structure
    • Soil Mechanics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Hydraulics
    • Hydrology
    • Highway Planning
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Surveying

    The mathematics part saw questions from following topics which were easy to moderate in level.

    • Linear Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Differential equation
    • Complex Variable
    • Numerical Methods
    • Probability

    Questions from general aptitude also covered certain portion of the exam and were of moderate to easy level. Candidates who have been preparing for the exam from quite some time would have found the paper manageable.

    APGECET 2017 CE Cut off

    As per the official notification on JNTU’s website the qualifying percentage for obtaining a rank in AP PGECET 2017 is 25% of the total marks that is 30 marks out of a total of 120. However, it shall be noted that there shall be no minimum qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates.

    Apart from this a separate cut-off will be fixed for candidates applying through GATE. The cut offs would be determined individually for each specialization and would be uploaded on the official website. The details related to cut off is tabled below for your reference.

    Total Marks120
    Cutoff percentage25%
    Cut off marks30



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