Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, on behalf of the APSCHE notifies Andhra Pradesh PG Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) 2024 for Admission to M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ Pharm.D (PB) courses, Apply Now


AP PGECET 2024 – A Common Entrance Test designated in full as Andhra Pradesh Postgraduate Engineering Common Entrance Test and in short as AP PGECET-2024 will be conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for the academic year 2024-25 in accordance with G.O.Ms.No: 54 Education (EC-2) Department dated: 21.06.2007 and its amendments for admission into M.Tech./ M.Pharm./ Pharm.D (PB) courses in University Engineering / Pharmacy colleges and their affiliated colleges approved by All India Council for Technical Education for the academic year 2024-25.




Important Dates

  • Date of Notification : 17-03-2024
  • Commencement of receiving of online application forms : 23-03-2024
  • Last date for receiving of online applications without late fee : 20-04-2024
  • Last date for receiving of online applications with late fee of Rs.500/- : 21-04-2024 to 28-04-2024
  • Last date for receiving of online applications with late fee of Rs.2,000/- : 29-04-2024 to 05-05-2024
  • Last date for receiving of online applications with late fee of Rs.5,000/- : 06-05-2024 to 12-05-2024
  • Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate : 08-05-2024 to 14-05-2024
  • Downloading of Hall-Tickets from the website : 22-05-2024
  • Date of Tests : 29-05-2024 to 31-05-2024
  • Time of Tests : 09.00 AM to 11.00 AM & 02.30 PM to 04.30 PM
  • Declaration of Preliminary Key
    • Exam Date 29-05-2024 – Key Release 31-05-2024@5PM
    • Exam Date 30-05-2024 – Key Release 01-06-2024@5PM
    • Exam Date 31-05-2024 – Key Release 02-06-2024@5PM
  • Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary Key
    • Exam Date – 29-05-2024 : Objections Closing – 02-06-2024@5PM
    • Exam Date – 30-05-2024 : Objections Closing – 03-06-2024@5PM
    • Exam Date – 31-05-2024 : Objections Closing – 04-06-2024@5PM
  • Declaration of Ranks : 08-06-2024 (Tentative)


Eligibility Criteria

  • The Candidates satisfying the following requirements shall be eligible to appear for APPGECET:
  • They should be of Indian Nationality.
  • They 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.
  • They should have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s qualifying degree or its equivalent in the relevant field with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved category candidates) from an AICTE/UGC approved institution recognised by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy/Pharm.D(PB) courses into the courses corresponding to the Degrees as given in the following Annexure.
  • Candidates who are pursuing a B.Tech or its equivalent / B.pharm. courses shall be eligible for entry into the relevant M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy/Pharm.D(PB) courses provided they have completed the prescribed course and passed all the subjects for the award of degree by the concerned university on or before the date of counselling for admission into the colleges.

FOR ADMISSION INTO M.Tech./ M.Pharm./Pharm.D(PB) :

  • Candidates should have appeared and qualified at the APPGECET-2024 in the test paper relevant to the course in which the admission is sought. A list of courses offered by the Universities and the relevant qualifications and test paper to appear at AP PGECET-2024 are shown in the Annexure. Candidates are advised to refer to the table before applying for a test paper. 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.
  • While filling up the seats in colleges, first preference will be given to candidates qualified in GATE / GPAT in the relevant branch based on their test scores and the remaining seats with the candidates qualified in APPGECET-2024 as per their merit ranks.

For more eligibility Criteria please check here


Application Process

  • For registration and submission of online application the aspiring candidates have to visit the web site
  • All the details required such as qualifying examination (degree as the case may be) hall ticket number, SSC or 10th class hall ticket number, places of study from 9th class onwards, caste category-Mee seva Certificate number, Income certificate-Meeseva certificate number, good quality passport size photograph in .jpg or .jpeg format of 50KB size, scanned image of Signature affixed with a black pen on a white paper in .jpg or .jpeg format of 30KB size, Ration card of the family, Aadhar card of self in the application form shall be entered in the specified fields. 
  • The Aadhaar Card number of the candidate is mandatory.
  • The payment of the registration fee can be done online through APOnline services or Payment Gateway provided (through Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking).


AP PGECET 2024 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Online (Computer-based Test)
  • Language of Exam: English
  • Total No. of Questions: 120
  • Type of Questions: MCQ Type
  • Total Marks: 120
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking for wrong answers
  • Candidates are advised to be well conversant with the Computer based test by practicing the mock tests made available in the home page of APPGECET-2024.

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