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AP RCET 2018 Andhra Pradesh for PhD & MPhil Admission

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AP RCET – 2018 Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test – 2018  

AP RCET 2018 for PhD & MPhil Admission – Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test – 2018 (APRCET 2018) for admission into Ph.D./ M.Phil. (both full time and part time) offered by the Universities, Research Centres and Affiliated Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh for the Academic year 2018-19 will be conducted from 22nd August 2018 to 24th August 2018

AP RCET – 2018 – AP Phd entrance exam

  • On behalf of the APSCHE, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam invites applications from eligible candidates for admission through Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test AP RCET-2018 into M. Phil. (Full-time /Part-time), PhD Program (Full-Time/Part-Time) in the subject areas indicated in Annexure-I, for the year 2018 offered in all universities and recognized research centres of all Universities
  • Candidates having PG Degree in Science, Arts, Management, Commerce, Law, Pharmacy and Engineering Courses and seeking admission into M.Phil./ PhD Programmers must appear for the ENTRANCE TEST (APRCET-2018) conducted by the Convener, APRCET-2018

Also See :

PhD Admission – PhD Entrance Exams  | MPhil Admission 2018


Eligibility Criteria

Full-Time (FT)

  • Candidates for admission to M.Phil./PhD Programshall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/PWD and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th Sept. 1991
  • The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures

Part-Time (PT)

  • Candidate satisfying the eligibility conditions noted under III.1 above can be admitted as Part-time candidate through, entrance test, as per the following order of priority. Admission into Part-time category will be made on the basis of service seniority in the respective categories.
  • Regular Faculty working in the University or the P.G. Centers
  • Faculty working in Post graduate and Professional colleges having completed at least two years of service. This provision is not applicable to Faculty teaching Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities in professional colleges or;
  • Faculty/Librarians/Asst. Librarians working in affiliated degree colleges or;
  • Faculty working in Polytechnic/Government or private aided Junior Colleges having completed at least four years of service; technical employees working in research institutes having completed atleast five years of service

Entrance Test

  • Universities shall admit candidates by a two stage process, i.e., entrance test and interview

Scheme of the AP RECT 2018 Entrance Test

  • An Entrance test shall be conducted for 180 marks. The Entrance Test consists of two parts, i.e., Part-A and Part-B. Part-A shall be the Teaching and Research Aptitude for 90 marks, whereas Part-B shall be the subject specific for 90 marks. There will be 1/6 negative mark for each wrong answer.

Syllabus of the Entrance Test

  • Part-A shall be the Teaching and Research Aptitude on the lines of UGC NET Paper-I Syllabus. For Part-B, Syllabus is given in APRCET website

Qualifying marks in the Entrance Test

  • An Entrance Test shall be with qualifying marks as 50% for open category candidates and 45% for OBC/SC/ST/PH categories


  • Qualified Candidates in the Entrance Test will be called for interview/viva-voce by the concerned University Dept. where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Committee
  • Interview is for 20 marks
  • Admissions Committee will give ranks/final marks awarded out of 200 after clubbing the marks of entrance test (180 marks) and interview marks (20 marks)

Test Subject & Eligibility Criteria

[Arts, Commerce, Management & Law Subjects]


  • Eligibility PG Degree in:


  • Adult Education >> Adult and Continuing Education
  • Anthropology >> Anthropology
  • Archaeology >> Archaeology
  • Buddhist Jaina Gandhian and Peace Studies >> Buddhism /any other allied areas
  • Commerce >> Commerce
  • Comparative Dravidian Literature >> Kannada, Telugu, Tamil/any other allied area
  • Economics >> Economics /Applied Economics/Econometrics 8
  • Education >> Education/Special Education
  • English >> English
  • Fine Arts (Visual Arts) >> Fine Arts/any other allied areas
  • Folk Literature >> Folk Literature
  • Hindi >> Hindi
  • History >> History
  • International and Area Studies >> Area Studies/any other allied areas
  • Journalism and Mass Communication >> Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Kannada >> Kannada
  • Labour Welfare & Human Resource Management >> HRM, IRPM, Labour Welfare
  • Law >> Law
  • Library & Information Science >> Library Sciences
  • Linguistics >> Linguistics
  • Management >> Management, Business administration/any other allied areas
  • Music >> Music
  • Performing Arts – Dance & Drama Theatre >> Dance, Drama, Theatre of Arts
  • Philosophy >> Philosophy
  • Physical Education >> Physical Education/Sports Science
  • Political Science >> Political Science
  • Population Studies >> Population Studies, Geography (with specialisation population Studies) or Mathematics/Statistics (with demography specialisation)
  • Psychology >> Psychology
  • Public Administration >> Public Administration
  • Research in Dr. Ambedkar Chair >> Sociology and Social work, Legal Studies, History, Economics, Political Sciences, English, Rural Development, Education, Human Resource Management, Journalism and Mass communication

Science Subjects

  • Applied Life Sciences >> Bio technology, Micro biology, Bio chemistry, Human genetics, Virology any other allied areas
  • Botany and Plant Sciences >> Botany, plant sciences/Horticulture and landscape management/Agriculture bio technology and any other allied areas
  • Chemical Sciences >> Chemistry with any specialisation or its allied areas
  • Computer Science and Applications >> Computer Application/Computer Science
  • Electronics and Instrumentation >> Electronics/Instrumentation
  • Environmental Sciences >> Environmental Sciences/any other allied areas
  • Geography >> Geography
  • Geology >> Geology/Applied geology/Marine geology/Earth Sciences/any other allied areas
  • Geophysics >> Geo Physics/Hydrology, Marine geoSciences, Applied geo physics, Marine geo physics, Mineral exploration and other allied areas
  • Home Science >> Home Science, Food Nutrition
  • Material Science & Nanotechnology >> Material Science & Nanotechnology any other allied areas
  • Mathematics >> Mathematics/Applied mathematics/Engineering mathematics

Engineering & Pharmaceutical Sciences Subjects

  • Architecture and Planning >> Architecture and Planning with any specialisation/any other allied areas
  • Civil Engineering >> Civil Engineering with any specialisation/Any other allied areas
  • Chemical Engineering >> Chemical Engineering with any specialisation/Any other allied areas
  • Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology >> Computer Science And Engineering with any specialisation/ Information Technology/Any other allied areas
  • Electrical Engineering >> Electrical Engineering with any specialisation
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering >> Electronics & Communication Engineering with any specialisation/Any other allied areas
  • Food Technology >> Food Technology with any specialisation/Any other


AP RECT 2018 Application for PhD Entrance Exam

  • Applications should be submitted through online only

Online Submission

    • For online submission, visit the Websitewww.sche.gov.in/rcet
    • Candidate has to pay Rs. 1300/- for OC and BC and Rs.900/- for SC/ST and PWD
    • Bank charges are extra
    • After filling the online Application form with the required details, verify all the details carefully and press ‘Submit’ button. Filled in Application Form will be generated that contains Application number along with filled details. Take print out of filled in ‘Online Application Form’
    • Use the application number for future correspondence till the admission process is completed


  • The detailed information is available in the website www.sche.gov.in


Important Dates

  • Issue of Notification: 30th June 2018 (Saturday)
  • Commencement of online application: 07th July 2018 (Saturday)
  • Last date for online submission without late fee: 25th July 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Last date for online submission with late fee of Rs.2000/-: 03rd August 2018 (Friday)
  • Last date for online submission with late fee of Rs. 5000/-: 10th August 2018 (Friday)
  • Correction of online application data already submitted: 11th August to 13th August 2018 (Saturday to Monday)
  • Downloading of Hall tickets: 16th August 2018 (Thursday) Onwards
  • Examination Dates: 22nd August 2018 to 24th August 2018 (Wednesday to Friday)


The Convener

AP RCET – 2018, Opp: School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, Andhra Pradesh, Contact Details, Off – 0891-2730148, 2730147, E-mail: convenoraprcet@gmail.com, Website www.sche.gov.in

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