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AP PGECET 2017 (Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test ) is scheduled in May 2017. The Application Form is available from March 2017. Before filling the registration form, it is important for candidates to check the eligibility criteria set by APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education).

AP PGECET is a state level exam conducted for candidates seeking admission in the field of Engineering, Technology and Pharmacy courses. For the academic session of 2017-2018, the entrance exam will be conducted by JNTU, Kakinada (Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University) on behalf of APSCHE. Candidates having GATE and GPAT scores are not allowed to sit for the exam, as they will get admission on the basis of these scores.

AP PGECET 2017 Exam Pattern includes 120 Multiple Choice Questions. The candidates will be given 2 hours to complete the test. The Results for AP PGECET will be announced on the official website and the students who qualify the exam will be eligible for the AP PGECET 2017 counselling process.

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AP PGECET 2017 Exam Dates

AP PGECET 2017 Application process will begin in March 2017. The exam will be held in the last week of May 2017.  Given below are the AP PGECET 2017 Important Dates that a candidate must know so that he or she does not miss any deadline:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of notificationFirst week of March 2017
Start of online applicationsFirst week of March 2017
End of online applications Without late fee With late fee of Rs. 500 With late fee of Rs. 2000 With late fee of Rs. 5000 With late fee of Rs. 10000Third week of April 2017 Last week of April 2017 Second week of May 2017 Second week of May 2017 Third week of May 2017
Admit Card DownloadThird week of May 2017
Date of examinationsLast week of May 2017
Announcement of resultSecond week of June 2017


AP PGECET 2017 Eligibility

The candidates who want to pursue the postgraduate courses from Andhra Pradesh colleges must ensure that they satisfy the AP PGECET 2017 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Failure to fulfil all conditions may lead to rejection of the application. The details of AP PGECET 2017 eligibility conditions are given below:

  • Candidates must be Indian nationals.
  • Candidates must have the domicile in Andhra Pradesh state.
  • Candidates must meet the local /non-local status requirements as prescribed for admissions.
  • For Engineering courses:

Candidate must have scored at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in the qualifying examination.

  • For Pharmacy Courses:

Candidate must have scored at least 55% marks (50% for SC and ST category) in the qualifying examination.

It may be noted that candidates applying on the basis of GATE or GPAT scores need not apply for AP PGECET 2017. They will have to follow the different application process.


AP PGECET 2017 Application Process

The candidates must fill the AP PGECET 2017 Application Form to apply. The application form will be available online and candidates will need to make the fee payment first to be able to apply for the exam. The step by step process to fill the form for the exam is given below:

AP PGECET 2017 Application Form

Forgot Registration Number

In case a candidate has forgotten his registration number or id, he or she can retrieve it by visiting the official website. Transaction id, date of birth and mobile number will have to be provided to recover the forgotten registration id.

Forgot Transaction Number

In case the candidate has forgotten his transaction number, he or she must visit the official website and enter details such as payment source, mobile number and date of birth, SSC hall ticket number and SSC year of passing.

Correction in Application form

If the candidate has made some mistakes while filling the application form, he can request corrections to be made. For this purpose, the candidate needs to visit the official website and enter his or her date of birth, registration ID and mobile number. Then, the candidate will be able to edit any wrong fields in the form and provide correct information.


AP PGECET 2017 Admit Card

The admit card is the primary document to be carried on the day of the exam. The candidate will not be allowed entry into the test centre if he doesn’t produce the hall ticket. The AP PGECET 2017 hall ticket will contain information regarding the venue of the test, the date and timing of the exam, the roll number and name of the candidate and his photograph.

Follow the steps mentioned below to download the AP PGECET 2017, Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website
  • Enter your registration number and test as specified in the application form.
  • Click on “Download” button.
  • View and save the AP PGECET 2017 hall ticket.

AP PGECET 2017 Exam Centres

The test will be conducted in five cities of Andhra Pradesh, namely Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Guntur, Tirupathi and Anantapuram.


AP PGECET 2017 Exam Pattern

Candidates must acquaint themselves with the detailed exam pattern of AP PGECET 2017 before applying. This will help them understand the format of the test and get a better idea of the difficulty level of the paper. Some important information regarding the exam pattern for AP PGECET 2017 is given below:

Format of examObjective or MCQ
Duration of exam2 hours
Total number of questions120
Language of paperEnglish
Marking scheme(+1) for each right answer, No negative marking for wrong answers
Cut off for exam25%


AP PGECET 2017 Exam Schedule (Tentative)

The detailed exam schedule for different streams is given below:

DateForenoon SessionAfternoon Session
First day of examGeo-Engineering & Geo-Informatics / PharmacyComputer Science and Information Technology
Second day of examElectronics and Communication / Bio-Tech / AerospaceCivil / Mechanical / Electrical / Food Technology
Third day of examInstrumentation / Metallurgy / ChemicalNano Technology



AP PGECET 2017 Syllabus

It is important for the candidates to have detailed knowledge of the syllabus for AP PGECET 2017. This will help ensure that candidates don’t miss out on any topics while preparing for the exam and that their preparation is thorough. The complete syllabus for AP PGECET 2017 corresponding to various streams is provided below:


Aerospace EngineeringBiotechnologyChemical EngineeringCivil EngineeringPharmacy
Engineering MathematicsImmunologyEngineering MathematicsEngineering MathematicsPharmacology
Flight MechanicsBiochemistryHeat TransferGeotechnical Engineering & Environmental EngineeringPharmaceutics
Space DynamicsProcess BiotechnologyPlant Design and economicsStructural EngineeringPharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance
StructuresMicrobiologyChemical TechnologyWater Resources and Transportation EngineeringPharmaceutical Chemistry
AerodynamicsMolecular BiologyMass Transfer  


AP PGECET 2017 Result

AP PGECET 2017 results for the exam will be declared on the official website. Only those candidates who appeared for AP PGECET 2017 will be able to view their results. GATE or GPAT students don’t need to take the entrance exam and hence, will not be able to view their results. It may be noted that GATE / GPAT students will be given preference over the AP PGECET 2017 candidates.

The AP PGECET 2017 Result will be announced in the form of total marks obtained by the candidate and the rank achieved. The steps to view the result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of AP PGECET 2017.
  • Enter your admit card number and click on submit.
  • The candidate will be able to view the percentile and rank obtained along with the qualifying status.
  • Download the AP PGECET 2017 rank card.

It may be noted that candidates will have to score the minimum cut-off marks in order to qualify the entrance exam. The rank card will be available for download separately on a future date.


AP PGECET 2017 Counselling

The counselling process will start after the results are officially declared. The candidates who have qualified the entrance exam will be eligible for to participate in the AP PGECET 2017 Counselling Process.

The counselling will be done based purely on the merit of the students and their scores in AP PGECET 2017 and in GATE / GPAT 2017. The first step will be that of document verification. Thereafter, the candidates will be able to fill and lock their choices for seat allotment process. Depending on the ranks of candidates, the date for web option filling will be different.

The tentative AP PGECET 2017 counselling schedule is given below:

DateTimeExamRanksDate for choice filling
1stday9:00 amGATE1 to 25000Third week of July 2017
12:30 pm25000 to last
2nd day9:00 amAP PGECET1 to 100Third week of July 2017
11:30 am101 to 200
2:00 pm201 to 300
3rd day9:00 amAP PGECET301 to 500Third week of July 2017
11:30 am501 to 650
2:00 pm651 to 850
4th day9:00 amAP PGECET851 to 1100Third week of July 2017
11:30 am1101 to 1350
2:00 pm1351 to 1650
5th day9:00 amAP PGECET1651 to 1950Third week of July 2017
11:30 am1951 to 2250
2:00 pm2251 to 2550
6th day9:00 amAP PGECET2251 to 2850Third week of July 2017
11:30 am2851 to 3150
2:00 pm3151 to 3500
7th day9:00 amAP PGECET3501 to 4200Third week of July 2017
11:30 am4201 to 4900
2:00 pm4901 to 5583



Fee Structure

  • ₹ 600


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