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AP ICET 2018 - Application, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET 2018)

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET 2018) is conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education for admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Programs in University colleges and their affiliated colleges for the academic year 2018-19

The AP ICET 2018 is conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE. The Office of the Convener, AP ICET 2018 is located in Andhra University Campus

Important Dates

Date of Notification: 4th week of February 2018

Commencement of Online Registration of Online Application: 01st March 2018

Last Date for Submission of online application without Late Fee: 1st week of April 2018

Last Date for Submission of online application with Late Fee of Rs.500/-:2nd week of April 2018

Last Date for Submission of online application with Late Fee Rs.1500/-: 3rd week of April 2018

Last Date for Submission of online application with Late Fee of Rs.2000/-: 4th week of April 2018

Start of Downloading Hall Tickets: 4th week of April 2018 onwards

Date of Exam: May 2018

Courses Offered at Andhra Pradesh

1. MBA - Master of Business Administration

2. MCA - Master of Computer Applications

Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:

  • The Candidates should be Indian Nationals and should satisfy local/non-local status requirements laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974 as amended

  • The Candidates shall satisfy the rules of the concerned universities where they take admission

The Candidates seeking admission:

  • Should have studied and passed 3 year Degree course in any faculty conducted by the Universities or its equivalent Degree Exam in 10+2+3 pattern as recognized by U.G.C (University Grants Commission)

  • For MBA: Degree of 3 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent with Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10th class level

  • For MCA: Degree of 3 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at Intermediate or Degree level


  • Candidate who passed all the subjects of the three years of any Degree course in one sitting is not eligible for admission into MBA or MCA Course

  • Candidate with aggregate marks of 50% (45% in case of reserved categories) are alone are eligible to take admission through ICET as per the latest AICTE Approval Process Handbook 2018-19

  • Candidates shall fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down in relevant Govt. Orders in vogue at the time of admissions.

  • The qualifying Degree obtained by Distance Mode Program should have recognition by Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC/DEB; the candidates who are appearing for the final year degree exam shall also be eligible to appear for APICET-2018

Application Procedure

The candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria stated above can apply for APICET-2018 through an online application in the web site www.sche.ap.gov.in/icet the details of which are given in User manual

The Registration Fee of Rs.450/- may be paid towards the application registration and processing fee through A.P. Online Centres or through Payment gateway (Credit Card /Debit Card/Net-banking)

AP-ICET-18 Applications should be submitted through online mode only; the Registration fee for online submission and late fee, if applicable, may be paid at AP online Centers in Andhra Pradesh and also through payment gateway (Credit card/ Debit card/Net Banking)

Note: The detailed information regarding the eligibility, syllabus and model Question paper, Test centres, related instructions and procedures for online submission of applications are available on the websites www.apicet.net.in / www.apsche.org and www.andhrauniversity.edu.in

Application Fee

  • Fee Amount - Rs.450/-

  • Processing Fee - Rs 57.50/-

  • Total Fee – Rs.507.50/-

After filling the mandatory details click on Initiate Payment button, the control will lead you to the AP Online PAYMENT GATEWAY where you can select the mode of payment credit card or debit card or net banking

Exam Pattern

The test is designed to measure the candidate's ability to think systematically, to use the verbal and mathematical skills and to assess his/her aptitude for admission into MBA/MCA program

  • The Test emphasizes accuracy. Therefore, the candidate is required to go through the instructions carefully. This is an objective type test and the questions are of multiple choice. Out of the given options, the candidate has to choose the correct answer

  • English only for Section-C and English & Telugu for Section-A & Section-B of the question paper

  • The ICET question paper contains multiple choice objective types test with 200 questions. It is divided into three sections and the exam must be completed within 150 minutes

  • The three sections are Analytical Ability: 75 questions, Mathematical Ability: 75 questions, Communication Ability: 50 questions

Candidates are advised to visit the website for regular updates on APICET 2018 entrance exam

Test Centres  

The AP-ICET-2018 Exam will be held at the following 17 Regional Test Centers in Andhra Pradesh

(01) Adilabad (02) Amalapuram (03) Bhimavaram (04) Chittor (05) Guntur (06) Kadapa (07) Kakinada (08) Kuppam (09) Kurnool (10) Nellore (11) Ongole (12) Rajahmundry (13) Srikakulam (14) Tirupati (15) Vijayawada (16) Visakhapatnam (17) Vizianagaram


Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

APICET-2017 Office: ICET Building, Examination Block AU College of Engineering Campus, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003 (Andhra Pradesh State); Phone No.: 0891-2579797; Fax: 0891-2549595; Website http://sche.ap.gov.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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