AP PGECET 2021: Syllabus, Exam Date, Registration


Andhra University (AU) conducts the state level Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) for admission to PG courses in the disciplines of Engineering/Technology and Pharmacy. The annual online entrance test is conducted for admission to M.E./M.Tech./M.Pharm./Pharm.D (PB). Based on the previous iterations of the AP PGECET exam, the Andhra University is expected to conduct the AP PGECET 2021 exam in May 2021. The official announcement and detailed information regarding the conduct of AP PGECET 2021 are expected to release soon at the website sche.ap.gov.in. Read this article for more information about AP PGECET 2021 including eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus etc. based on the previous iteration of the exam.

Last year, more than 24000 candidates applied for the AP PGECET exam while some 20986 candidates qualified the exam. The official schedule of events and exam date of AP PGECET 2021 is expected to be announced by the AU in due course of time. However, candidates can check the expected schedule of events and important dates related to AP PGECET 2021 as per the previous iteration of the exam in the table below.

Important EventDate
Start of registrations1st week of Mar 2021
End of registrations1st week of Apr 2021
Admit card issueLast week of Apr 2021
Exam date1st week of May 2021
ResultTo be announced

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Date

The official exam date of AP PGECET 2021 is yet to be announced by Andhra University. Last year, the official notification requesting applications for registrations was released in the first week of March. In 2021, AU is expected to release the exam date during the same time in March.

AP PGECET 2021 Expected Exam Date: 1st week of May 2021

Check out the AP PGECET exam date of the last few years below.

AP PGECET VersionExam Date
202002 to 04 May 2020
28 to 30 Sep 2020
201902 to 04 May 2019
201810 to 12 May 2018

Last year, the state-level AP PGECET was conducted in the last week of September although it was initially scheduled to be held during the first week of May. In the previous few years as well, Andhra University conducted the test during the first and second weeks of May.

Courses Offered

As per the previous year iteration of the AP PGECET exam, the state level Computer-Based Test is conducted for admissions to Post Graduate degree programs in the disciplines of Engineering and Pharmacy. Check out the expected programs offered by Universities/Institutes in Andhra Pradesh, to which, admissions for the 2021 session will be conducted on the basis of AP PGECET 2021 score.

  • Master of Engineering (M.E.)
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy – Post Baccalaureate (Pharm D. PB)

Eligibility Criteria – Who can apply for AP PGECET?

The eligibility criteria for Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test are divided into two categories i.e. general conditions of eligibility for the written test and course-specific eligibility criteria. Check out the details below as per the previous iteration of the AP PGECET exam.

General conditions of eligibility for written test

Candidates must be Indian citizens.
Must be domiciled in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories).
Candidates pursuing B.Tech/B. Pharm or equivalent courses must complete the course by passing in
all the subjects before the commencement of counselling sessions.

Eligibility for admission into M.Tech./ M.Pharm. / Pharm.D(PB) courses

Applicants must pass AP PGECET in the test paper relevant to the course in which the admission is sought.
First preference is given to candidates qualified in GATE / GPAT in the relevant branch based on their test scores.
The remaining seats are then allotted candidates qualifying AP PGECET Exam 2021.
85% of the seats in each course are reserved for local candidates and the remaining are unreserved seats.

AP PGECET 2021 Registration, Application Form

Based on the previous year trends, the application form for AP PGECET 2021 is expected to release online at the official website of the Andhra University as per schedule. Intending candidates have to fill up the form online and pay an application fee as specified on the official information brochure. Check out the procedure to apply and details of AP PGECET application fee as per the last year exam below.

How to fill up AP PGECET 2021 Application Form?

Step 1: At first candidates have to open the official website of APSCHE i.e. sche.ap.gov.in.

Step 2: From the links provided on the homepage, select AP PGECET 2021.

Step 3: Thereafter, one must click on the link for online application/registration.

Step 4: Now, one has to complete the payment of the application fee.

Step 5: Candidates have to use the payment reference ID, qualifying exam admit card number, date of birth and mobile number to register online for AP PGECET exam 2021.

Step 6: Now one has to fill up the AP PGECET 2021 application form. Enter personal details, address, educational qualifications etc. carefully without making any mistake.

Step 7: Upload scanned copies of specified documents including photograph and signature.

Step 8: Generate a print out of the confirmation page upon final submission for future references.

Note: It is mandatory to provide the Aadhar card number for registration and application form fill up of Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test.

AP PGECET Exam 2021 Application Fee

Intending candidates for AP PGECET 2021 exam can check the fee details based on the previous iteration of the exam below. It must be noted that candidates who fail to submit applications by paying the usual application fee are allowed three chances to apply by paying a late fee.

Category Application Fee 
OC/BCRs 1000  
SC/ST Rs 500

Check out the late fee amount below. The late fee must be paid in addition to the original fee amount as applicable.

ChanceLate Fee
(Plus original fee)
1st ChanceRs 500
2nd ChanceRs 2000
3rd ChanceRs 5000

AP PGECET Syllabus 2021

Since the AP PGECET exam is for admission to various postgraduate programs, the syllabus of the exam is specific to the program being applied for admission. Based on the previous year trends of the exam, the syllabus is prescribed differently for admission to different courses.

The direct links to get the detailed syllabus of AP PGECET 2021 as per the previous iteration of the exam for admission to corresponding programs are provided below. Click on the corresponding link to know the syllabus in details.

Bio TechnologyClick Here
Chemical EngineeringClick Here
Civil EngineeringClick Here
Computer Science and Information TechnologyClick Here
Electrical EngineeringClick Here
Electronics and Communication EngineeringClick Here
Food TechnologyClick Here
Geo Engineering & Geo InfromaticsClick Here
Instrumentation EngineeringClick Here
Mechanical EngineeringClick Here
MetallurgyClick Here
Nano TechnologyClick Here
PharmacyClick Here

Exam Pattern of AP PGECET Exam

Referring to the exam pattern of AP PGECET exam in the last few years, it is conducted as a Computer-Based Test in centres across the state. In the exam, candidates have to answer an all objective type question paper in the online mode.

Check out the key aspects of the exam pattern of AP PGECET as per the previous iteration of the exam below.

Exam ModeOnline Computer Based Test
Number of Questions120
Type of QuestionsMCQ
Duration02 hours
Marking CriteriaCorrect Answers: 01 Marks
Incorrect Answers: 00 Marks
Negative MarkingThere is no negative marking in AP PGECET Exam

Also Check: AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key

AP PGECET Mock Tests

Mock tests are effective learning resources that must be solved before appearing in the actual test for AP PGECET. Solving mock tests can help candidates in multiple ways as listed below.

  • Mock tests can help candidates get acquainted with the question paper of AP PGECET better.
  • One can check the distribution of marks, type and nature of questions asked in the mock test.
  • Candidates can Identify the high scoring sections in Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test by solving mock tests.
  • Candidates can also refine the time management strategy for AP PGECET exam by solving mock tests.

Get free mock tests for AP PGECET 2021 at mocktest.aglasem.com

Best Books To Prepare for AP PGECET 2021

Since there is a multitude of books available for preparations of Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test, it can be confusing at a time to choose the right one. Here we have provided the direct links to get the most useful titles for preparations of AP PGECET Exam.

Important Books Available at 
PGECET – Mechanical Engineering (Common for AP & TS) In
Topic-Wise Format 2017 Edition
Buy here 
GATE and PGECET for Computer Science
and Information Technology
Buy here
PGECET for Computer Science &
Information Technology (AP & TS)
Buy here

How To Prepare For AP PGECET 2021?

Candidates are expected to start early preparations to cover the AP PGECET 2021 syllabus before the exam while leaving adequate time for revisions. Here we are sharing some important and useful preparation tips to ace the exam.

#1: Candidates are advised to know about the syllabus of the test they are willing to appear for before starting preparations. Candidates can download the AP PGECET Syllabus from the direct links here or from the official website sche.ap.gov.in.

#2: Candidates are advised to devise a study time table where each important topic is given a particular study time slots. In addition, one must ensure to leave enough slots for revisions during the last few days. Similarly, general concepts and understanding of important topics as per the syllabus must be cleared out at first.

#3: Candidates are advised to solve as many previous year papers as one can. Commonly repeated questions from previous years can be easily checked in this way. Candidates can also learn about the type and level of difficulty of the questions asked in the exam.

#4: Candidates are also advised to solve mock tests to get an idea of the actual exam. Free mock tests are available through the direct links provided here on this page. The prime focus while solving mock tests must be to work on time management strategies. One must set a target to attempt more than 90% questions within the specified duration of 02 hours.

#5: Since AP PGECET exam is for PG admissions, it is recommended that candidates brush up on their knowledge gained in the UG level. For this, one must refer to the eligibility conditions at UG level for admission to a PG course and compare with questions asked from such UG level from previous year papers of AP PGECET.

AP PGECET 2021 Hall Ticket, Admit Card

Based on the previous iteration of the AP PGECET exam, candidates are required to downoad the AP PGECET admit card from the website sche.ap.gov.in. Andhra University releases the admit card through the aforementioned website only.

Items to carry to exam centre
Printed AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card
Valid Photo Identity

Important points to remember about AP PGECET Hall Ticket 2021

  • Candidates have to log in to the official website sche.ap.gov.in to download the AP PGECET admit card 2021.
  • Candidates without a valid admit card will not be allowed to sit for the exam.
  • AP PGECET 2021 admit card contains information including registration number & candidate’s name, details of date, time & venue of the exam etc.
  • Candidates are advised to report to the centre well before time as indicated on the admit card.
  • One must note that nobody will be allowed to leave the exam hall after the commencement of the exam until the entire duration of the exam is over.

Exam Centres of AP PGECET 2021

Being a state level exam, the Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test is deemed to be conducted in centres in the state of Andhra Pradesh and some cities of Telangana. Check out the tentative  exam centres is given below the table.

StateTest Center DistrictTest Center Cities
Andhra PradeshSrikakulamSrikakulam, Rajam, Tekkali
Andhra PradeshVizianagaramVizianagaram, Bobbili
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamAnakapalle, Anandapuram,
Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam City
Andhra PradeshEast GodavariKakinada, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram
Andhra PradeshWest GodavariBhimavaram, Eluru, Narasapuram, Tadepalligudem
Andhra PradeshKrishnaGudlavalluru, Machlipatnam, Mylavaram,
Tiruvur, Vijaywada
Andhra PradeshGunturGuntur, Narasaraopeta
Andhra PradeshPrakasamOngole, Chirala, Markapur, Chimakurthy
Andhra PradeshNelloreGudur, Kavali, Nellore
Andhra PradeshChittoorChotter, Madanapalle, Puttur,Tirupati
Andhra PradeshYSR KadapaKadapa, Proddutur, Rajampet
Andhra PradeshAnantapurAnantapur, Gooty, Hindupur, Puttaparthi
Andhra PradeshKurnoolKurnool, Nandyal, Yemmiganur
TelanganaHyderabad/Rangareddy –
LB Nagar, Nacharm, Secunderabad

AP PGECET 2021 Result

Andhra University usually releases the result of AP PGECET exam through the website sche.ap.gov.in. Last year, the rank cards were released after the exam. It is being expected that the AP PGECET result 2021 will be released in the same way.

Candidates will have to log in to the website to download the result. In order to log in, candidates have to provide the registration number and AP PGECET admit card number. Based on the rank secured by a candidate, they are called for counselling and admission.

Check out the minimum qualifying marks of AP PGECET as per previous year exam below.

CategoryMin. Marks
SC/STNo minimum marks

AP PGECET Counselling 2021

Candidates who qualify the AP PGECET 2021 exam and are enlisted in the rank list, are called for counselling. Based on the previous year exam, primary preference is given to those candidates who are GATE/GPAT qualified.

Check out documents that must be produced for AP PGECET 2021 counselling.

  • Admit card
  • Rank card
  • Original educational qualification documents
  • Other testimonials including ID, category certificate etc.

About Andhra University

The Andhra University conducts the AP PGECET exam on behalf of the APSCHE. As a public university established back in 1926, it is a well known and renowned institution in Southern India. The University came into being under provisions of the Madras Act of 1926. Currently, AU is one of the first institutions in Andhra Pradesh to be conceived as a residential and a teaching-cum-affiliating University in the discipline of post-graduate teaching and research.

During the initial stages, the University offered courses in Telugu language and literature, History, Economics and Politics. With the coming into being of the College of Science and Technology, the University also started offering Honours courses in Physics and Chemistry.

Currently, Andhra University offers more than 300 programs in the disciplines of Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy etc. Further details about Andhra University and the AP PGECET exam can be checked from the website sche.ap.gov.in.

Click here for the official website

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test 2021 FAQs

Q1. Is AP PGECET easy or difficult?
Ans. The level of difficulty of the AP PGECET exam is usually between easy to moderate.

Q2. How do I prepare for AP PGECET?
Ans. Candidates are recommended to refer to previous year papers and study according to a pre-devised plan for AP PGECET 2021.

Q3. Is there negative marking in AP PGECET 2021?
Ans. Based on the previous year exam, it is expected that AP PGECET 2021 will not contain any negative marking.

Q4. What courses are offered through AP PGECET?
Ans. AP PGECET is for admission to Post Graduate degree programs such as M.E., M.Tech., M.Pharm and Pharm. D (PB).

Q5. Is there any method to apply offline for AP PGECET 2021?
Ans. No. Based on previous year trends, the application process is expected to be conducted in the online mode only for AP PGECET 2021.

Q6. Is it possible to apply for admission to multiple courses through AP PGECET 2021?
Ans. Yes. Based on last year trends, it is possible to apply for multiple programs given that the applicant fulfils the specified minimum eligibility conditions first.

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