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AP PGECET 2018 Notification – eligibility, application, dates

AP PGECET 2018 Andhra Pradesh PG Engineering CET 2018

AP PGECET 2018 - PGECET Stands for Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test. AP PGECET is Andhra Pradesh State Level Common Entrance Test for admission into the Post Graduate Courses in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy (ME /M. Tech./M. Pharmacy), Graduate Level Pharm-D . JNTU Kakinada on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) and the Government of A.P will conduct the APPGECET Every Year.


  • The Candidates who completed their Graduation in B. Tech/B.E/B. Pharmacy from the recognized University or Organization are eligible for this AP PGECET 2018
  • The main objective of AP PGECET 2018 is to identify at the state level, meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post Graduate Programs in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, and Graduate Level Pharm-D (PB)


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Important Dates

Commencement of Online Submission of Applications: 23rd March 2018
Last Date for Submission without Late Fee: 29th April 2018
Last date for submission of online applications with late fee of Rs. 2000/-(+ Registration fee): 4th May 2018
Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate: 25th April to 04th May 2018
Downloading of Hall-tickets from the website: 01st May 2018 (Tuesday) onwards
Date of AP PGECET - 2018 Examination: 10th May to 12th May 2018

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Participating Universities:

  1. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  2. Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry
  3. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
  6. Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapur
  7. Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupathi
  8. Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati


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Courses Offered

  • M. Tech Computer Science (Specialization - Digital Image Processing): B. Tech, ECE/CSE/ M.Sc Stat/ Maths/MCA or equivalent with GATE/GPAT Exam (CS)/ AAPGECET Exam (CS)
  • Specialization - Computer Science: B. Tech (All Branches) M.Sc. Maths/Statistics/Physics /Electronics/ Computer Science) MCA with GATE/GPAT Exam (CS)/ AAPGECET Exam (CS)
  • Specialization - Communication Eng & Signal Processing Systems: B . Tech-ECE, B. Tech-EIE or equivalent with GATE/GPAT Exam (EC)/AAPGECET Exam (EC, EI)
  • M. Tech Biotechnology (Specialization - Bio-Technology): B. Tech (Bio-Technology/Chemical Eng/Food Technology/Agriculture Eng) B. Pharmacy, B.Sc. (Agriculture/Veterinary Sci.) BHMS, & M.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Environmental Sci., Genetics, Life Sciences, Food Tech., Nutrition, Molecular Biology, Genetic Eng, Immunology & Chemistry
  • M. Pharmacy (Specialization - Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Pharmaceutics): B. Pharmacy with GPAT or PY


Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for the people who are appearing for the AP PGECET 2018 are given below. Applicants of PGECET Entrance Exam 2018 must check the Eligibility Criteria before applying.

  • Candidates must be Indian Nationals
  • Candidates must also be from Andhra Pradesh and must meet the domicile guidelines
  • They must have passed BE/B. Tech/AMIE in the respective disciplines with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case candidate belonging to reserved category)
  • Candidates who have completed their masters like M.Sc. have to check the eligibility criteria specified by the individual university to check their eligibility
  • Candidates who have valid GATE scores are exempt from the entrance exam and have to apply separately


Exam Pattern

  • The Exam of AP PGECET 2018 will consists of 120 multiple-choice questions; the total duration of the exam will be 2 hours, and the exam will be conducted in two shifts: forenoon and afternoon
  • The timing of forenoon will be 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and afternoon timing will be 02.00 pm to 04.00 pm. For each right answer, one mark will be awarded and the cutoff mark in the test will be 25%
  • The language of the question paper of the entrance exam of AP PGECET will be English only
  • Candidates must ensure themselves that they have chosen the correct test paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek admission to the specific program they are interested in


Exam Centers

The exam will be held in centres in the cities of:

  • Anantapur
  • Bhimavaram
  • Guntur
  • Hyderabad
  • Kadapa
  • Kakinada
  • Kurnool
  • Nellore
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagara


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Admit Card

  • Download the AP PGECET Hall Ticket 2018 from 01st May 2018 from the official website by entering your valid registration ID (received during filling of the application form), DOB and registered mobile number


  • Candidates must log in to check their Result. Candidates can know their overall rank; marks obtained in the exam paper through the AP PGECET 2018 Result. The AP PGECET 2017 Rank Card will be available for download at a later date
  • Candidates will need to submit the Rank card for counselling


  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 25% of the total marks to qualify; candidates who obtain fewer marks than this will not be able to download their Rank Card
  • Candidates who score marks above the Cutoff will be considered as eligible to apply for counselling and admissions to the M. Tech seats in AP


Application Process

  • For registration and submission of online application the aspiring candidates have to visit the web site www.sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet
    The Application Form of AP PGECET-2018 is available online only. No offline facility will be provided to the candidates to apply
  • The Aadhar Card number of the candidate is mandatory


Application Fee

  • Applicants have to pay the fee of Rs.800/- for unreserved category candidates and Rs.400/- for reserved category candidates; the candidates can apply for more than one postgraduate exam under AP PGECET-2018, but they have to pay separate application fee for each exam
  • Interested candidates can pay the application fee through credit/debit card or also pay the fee at AP online centre

For further information contact AP PGECET office contact No.: 0884-2356255, Email 2017 appgecet@gmail.com


APSCHE - Hyderabad

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada, AP PGECET - 1st Floor Administrative Building, JNT University Kakinada, Kakinada-533003 (AP), Ph.: 0884-2356255, Email: 2017appgecet@gmail.com, Website www.appgecet.org