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AP ECET 2020 for Diploma Holders & Graduates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, and Important Dates

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Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test for Diploma Holders & B.Sc. (Mathematics) Graduates 2020

AP ECET 2020 – Online Applications are invited for admission into 2nd-year level Lateral Entry into Engineering/Pharmacy Courses for Diploma holders of Engineering & Technology/Pharmacy and B.Sc.(Mathematics) Degree holders for the academic year 2020-21. Eligible candidates can submit their applications through online mode only.


AP ECET 2020

Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) 2020 is conducted by JNTUA, Anantapur on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for Diploma Holders of Engineering Technology/Pharmacy and B.Sc. Graduates (with Mathematics) for admission through lateral entry 2nd year level into B.E. / B.Tech. /B. Pharmacy Programs offered in Universities and AICTE/PCI approved Institutions in A.P.?


AP ECET 2020 - Important Dates

Date of Notification

04th March 2020

Starting Date of Application Submission

05th March 2020

Last Date for Application Submission Without Fine  Rs.550/-

02nd April 2020

Last Date for Submission with Rs.1000/- Fine

09th April 2020

Hall Ticket Downloading

23rd April 2020

Date of Examination

30th April 2020 (Thursday), 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Preliminary Key

01st May 2020

Final Date for Receiving Objections

04th May 2020

Final Key and Results Declaration

11th May 2020

Rank Cards Downloading

18th May 2020


AP ECET 2020 - Courses Offered

B.Tech./B.Pharm Courses

Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Bio-Technology, Bio-Medical Engineering, Civil Environmental Engineering, Chemical (Ceramic) Technology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Petro Engineering, Computer Science And Engineering, Computer Science And Systems Engineering, Computer Science And Technology, Electronics And Communication Engineering, Electronics And Computer Engineering, Electronics Control Systems Engineering, Electrical, And Electronics Engineering, Electronics And Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics And Telematics, Geo-Informatics, Information Technology, Industrial Production Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, And Technology, Mechanical (Mechatronics ) Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy, And Material Engineering, Naval Architecture And Marine Engineering, Petrochemical Technology, Petroleum Engineering/Technology, B. Pharmacy, Power engineering & Textile Technology

For Diploma Courses Branch

Applied Electronics And Instrumentation, Applied Electronics And Instrumentation, Automobile Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biotechnology, Bio-Medical Engineering, Civil Engineering (Construction Technology), Ceramic Technology, Ceramic Technology, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical(Oil Technology) Engineering, Chemical(Petrochemical) Engineering, Chemical(Plastics&Polymers) Engineering, Chemical Engineering In Sugar Technology, Electronics And Communication Engineering, Electronics And Computers Engineering, Electrical And Electronics Engineering, Electronics Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics Instrumentation Engineering, Spl.Dip.In Electronics(Embedded Systems), Electronics And Telematics, Footwear Technology, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Industrial Production Engineering, Jewelry Design And Manufacturing, Leather Technology, Mechanical Engineering,  Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mechanical(Sandwich) Engg, Petrochemical Technology, Petroleum Technology, Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Packaging Technology, Printing Technology, Spl.Dip.In Electronics, Spl.Dip.In Electronics, Spl.Dip.In Electronics (Industrial), (Textile Technology

B.Sc Mathematics

B.Sc (Mathematics)


AP ECET 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for writing the Test:

They should be of Indian Nationality.

Candidate should belong to the State of Andhra Pradesh. The candidates should satisfy local/non-local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended.

Candidate should have obtained a Diploma in Engineering and Technology/ Pharmacy from the State Board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh State or any other Diploma from an AICTE approved institution recognized by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharmacy courses into the Courses corresponding to the Diplomas.

Candidate should have passed the 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the group combination from a recognized University in the state or its equivalent for entry into relevant courses.

Candidates who are pursuing a Diploma course shall be eligible for entry into the relevant B.E./B.Tech./B. Pharmacy courses provided they have completed the prescribed course and passed all the subjects for the award of diploma course before admission into the college.

Candidates should have passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology/ Pharmacy/ B.Sc Degree as the case may be with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/BC category) for entry into relevant courses.

Eligibility for Lateral Entry Admission into B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharm.

Candidates should have appeared and qualified at the APECET-2020. Mere appearance at the Entrance Test does not automatically entitle a candidate to be considered for entry into any course unless the candidate satisfies the requirement of eligibility and other criteria laid down in the rules of admission.

Admission to 85% of the seats in each course shall be reserved for the local candidates and the remaining 15% of the seats shall be un-reserved seats as specified in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations and Admissions) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended.

The lateral entry seats in case of Un-Aided Private Professional institutions (Minority & non-Minority) are 20% over and above the sanctioned intake into the course. In case of University Colleges the lateral entry seats are 10% over and above the sanctioned intake into the course.

While filling up the lateral entry seats based on the APECET-2020 ranks, B.Sc. (with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects) stream students will be considered for admission only after exhausting all the qualified diploma holders.


AP ECET 2020 - Exam Pattern

Type of Question

Multiple Choice Question

Language of Exam

English Language

Duration of Exam

180 minutes

Number of Question

200 Question

Number of Marks

200 Marks

Marking Scheme

One mark will be awarded for each correct answer and no mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.


AP ECET 2020 - Distribution of Marks

Engineering Stream:


Max. Marks



50 Marks

Common to all branches


25 Marks

Common to all branches


25 Marks

Common to all branches

Engineering (Civil/Electrical/ Mechanical/ Electronics & Communications/ Computer  Science/ Chemical/Metallurgical/ Mining/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Ceramic Technology/Bio technology/Agricultural Engineering as the case may be)

100 Marks

Separate Question Paper for Each branch of engineering

Pharmacy Stream:


50 Marks

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

50 Marks


50 Marks


50 Marks

B.Sc.(with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects) Stream:


100 Marks

Analytical Ability

50 Marks

Communicative English

50 Marks


AP ECET-2020 - Test Centres

For APECET 2020 Test Centres are available in web Application. Test Centre allocation will be made on a first come first-served basis.

No Guarantee can be given that the Applicant will be allotted his/her first choice.


AP ECET 2020 - Application Process

For registration and submission of the online application, the aspiring candidates have to visit the website

The payment of the registration fee can be done online through AP Online services or Payment Gateway provided (through Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking).

Steps to Follow:

Step 1

Fee Payment

Step 2

Know Your Payment Status

Step 3

Fill Application (only after Fee Payment)

Step 4

Print Application Form (only after Submitting Application Form)


AP ECET 2020 - Application Fee

Application Fee

Rs. 550/-

Mode of Payment

Through Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking


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For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website



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