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

AP ICET 2018 Notification

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), Master of Computer Applications (MCA) & Lateral entry into Second year of Master of Computer Application (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.


Introduction of AP ICET

  • Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET-2018) is conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education for admission into First year of Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA)Lateral entry into Second year of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Programs in University colleges and their affiliated colleges for the academic year 2018-19
  • All the information regarding AP ICET is uploaded on the council's website at www.sche.ap.gov.in/icet


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.550/- 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)


Application Fee

  • Fee Amount - Rs.550/-
  • Processing Fee - Rs.59/-
  • Total Fee - Rs.609/-
  • 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


AP ICET 2018 Important Dates

  • Commencement of Submission of Online application forms 16th March 2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Online Applications without Late Fee(Only Registration Fee Rs.550/-): 14th April 2018
  • Last date for submission of online applications with late fee of Rs.2000/-(+ Rs.550/- Registration Fee): 24th April 2018
  • Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate: 15th April to24th April 2018
  • Downloading of Hall-tickets from the Website: 25th April 2018 onwards
  • Date of AP ICET-2018 Exam: 02nd May 2018 (Wed. 10 AM to 12-30 PM & 2-30 to 5-00 PM in two sessions)
  • Declaration of Preliminary Key: 04th May 2018
  • Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary Key 06th May 2018
  • Declaration of Results: 12th May 2018


Courses Offered at Andhra Pradesh

  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • MCA - Master of Computer Applications
  • MCA (LE) Lateral Entry into Second year of Master of Computer Applications


Eligibility to Appear for APICET-2018

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


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)
  • MBA - Degree of 3 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent with Mathematics as one of the subjects at 10th class level
  • MCA - Degree of 3 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at Intermediate or Degree level
  • MCA-2nd Year Direct (lateral entry)- BCA or Degree holders in IT/CS with Mathematics at 10+2 or Degree level.
  • Note
  • 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 APICET 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


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



  • 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


Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

APICET-2018 Office - ICET Building, ExamBlock AU College of Engineering Campus, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003 (AP); Phone No.: 0891-2579797; Website http://sche.ap.gov.in