AP PGECET 2021 - Result (out), Counselling, Cutoff, Admission

Exam Date

Sep 27, 2021

Result Date

Oct 21, 2021

Oct 21, 2021 | Engineering, Pharmacy


Candidates aspiring to pursue M.E, M.Tech and M.Pharm programs can attempt the AP PGECET 2021 Exam conducted by Andhra University, Vishakapatnam. It is generally conducted in May in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. Check more details about the exam like registration, exam dates, and preparation strategies below.

The admit card for AP PGECET 2021 was released on Sep 20, 2021. The exam was conducted from Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2021. The results were released on Oct 21 along with the rank card.

Latest Updates for AP PGECET:

  • Oct 21, 2021: The results for AP PGECET 2021 are released today. The rank cards have also been released. Candidates need to log in using the direct links provided on AP PGECET Result.
  • Oct 2, 2021: The provisional answer key for AP PGECET 2021 is released today. Candidates can check and submit objections if any. The last date to submit objections is Oct 4, 2021.


What is AP PGECET Exam?

Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test [AP PGECET] is a State Level Entrance Test conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE. The exam is conducted every year and is a gateway to pursue postgraduation in Technology (M. Tech) or Pharmacy (M. Pharm) from colleges that are approved by the AICTE. There are around 9 participating colleges in Andhra Pradesh that consider the score of the AP PGECET Examination.

The main objective of AP PGECET is to identify the meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post Graduate programs in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, Graduate level Pharm-D (PB) at the state level. Candidates must be aware of all the processes that are held during the examination. AP PGECET is a two-hour-based exam that is held for a total of 13 subjects. There are a total of 161 colleges that are participating in the AP PGECET 2021 exam. The counselling for the AP PGECET exam will be conducted both offline and online mode. Candidates need to register for the same for the admission process at the desired colleges.

AP PGECET 2021 Highlights
Exam Name AP PGECET 
Full Form Andhra Pradesh Post-graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Level State
Category Postgraduate
Courses Offered MEM.Tech and M. Pharm
Exam Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Medium English
Exam Duration 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes
Official Website sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet
Helpline Number +91 89125 79797
AP PGECET Dates, Registration, Result, Admit Card

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Date

The official notification of AP PGECET has been released on Jul 18, 2021. In case the candidates could not fill the application form within the specified date, they can still fill the AP PGECET 2021 application form with a late fee of INR 2000, the date is yet to be announced. The exam dates for the AP PGECET 2021 exam are given below.

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Dates
Events Exam Dates 
Application Form Start Date Jul 19, 2021
Application Form Last Date Aug 19, 2021
Application form Correction Sept 1 to 7, 2021
Application Form Last Date (with late fee of INR 500) Aug 20 to 26, 2021
Application Form Last Date (with late fee of INR 1000) Aug 27 to 31, 2021
Application Form Last Date (with late fee of INR 2000) Sep 1 to 5, 2021
Admit Card Availability Sep 20, 2021
AP PGECET 2021 Exam Date Sep 27 to 30, 2021
Declaration of Preliminary Key Oct 2, 2021
Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary
Oct 4, 2021
Results Announcement #result_Date

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Schedule

The exam schedule relevant to AP PGECET 2021 is tabulated below.

Test Schedule of AP PGECET 2021
AP PGECET 2021 Exam Schedule
Time 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM Dates
Paper Names Geo-Engineering & Geo-Informatics (GG) Computer Science & Information Technology (CS) --
Civil Engineering (CE) / Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC) / Bio-Technology (BT) Mechanical Engineering (ME) / Electrical Engineering (EE) / Food Technology (FT) --
Instrumentation Engineering (EI) / Metallurgical Engineering (MT) / Chemical Engineering (CH) Nano Technology (NT) / Pharmacy (PY) --

AP PGECET 2021 Eligibility

There are some requirements that are set by the exam officials for the candidates to qualify for the exam. These include eligibility, nationality, age limit as well as reservation. Candidates must ensure that they are meeting all these requirements to be eligible for the exam. In case the candidates are not meeting any of the eligibility criteria, then the exam authority has the right to cancel their application. Some of the eligibility criteria as specified by the exam authority are discussed below.

Educational Qualification

The first and foremost component of the AP PGECET 2021 eligibility criteria is the educational qualification. The candidates must have passed BE/ B.Tech in the relevant stream with a minimum of 50% marks for the general category and 45% marks for SC/ ST category candidates from a recognized Institute or University. The candidates who are pursuing their final year degree and going to appear for the final semester are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

  • The candidates must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates who are willing to apply for the AP PGECET 2021 exam.


The candidate must be a permanent resident of Andhra Pradesh or Telangana. They must have the documents for the permanent residency of Andhra Pradesh as proof.


The candidates should be a citizen of India.

Other Eligibility Tests

If a candidate already possesses either GATE or GPAT scores then he or she need not attend the AP PGECET 2021. They can apply those scores directly.

AP PGECET 2021 Application Form

Filling the application form becomes very important in the context of an exam. Candidates must make sure that they fill the AP PGECET 2021 Application Form within the specified dates. 

Application Fee

The application fee for the AP PGECET 2021 exam is given below:

Specification Details
Mode Online
Registration Fee
  • General- INR 1000
  • SC/ ST- INR 500

Documents Upload

The candidates must upload the recently took passport size photograph and signature before submitting the Application Form.

AP PGECET 2021 Application Process

Candidates who are interested to appear for AP PGECET 2021 must complete the application form before the last date. Admit cards will be sent only to those who have successfully registered for the exam. The step-by-step process to complete the AP PGECET 2021 application process is given below.

  • Paying the Form Fee: Applicants first need to pay the AP PGECET 2021 form of INR 1000 (General/OBC), INR 500 (Reserved) through Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking. After the payment is done, candidates will receive a transaction ID that needs to be preserved for future use.
  • Registration: Candidates need to enter their payment reference ID to log in. After login, provide all the personal details such as Mother's name, Father's Name, Date of Birth, Communication Address, Mobile Number, Qualifying exam details etc. They also need to select their preferred exam centre out of the given options.
  • Submitting the Form: Candidates must check the form thoroughly before submitting the AP PGECET 2021 application form. Once the form is submitted, a registration number will be generated which should be noted down by candidates for all future purposes. The duly filled in application form needs to be downloaded and a printout of the same should be taken. 

Read More: AP PGECET 2021 Application Form

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the AP PGECET 2021 must have a clear idea about the AP PGECET 2021 exam pattern. Having an idea of exam pattern of the AP PGECET 2021 exam will help the students to prepare for the exam in a correct manner. Candidates must note that all the questions will be set in English language only.  The AP PGECET 2021 Paper Pattern is tabulated below. 

AP PGECET Exam Pattern 
Particulars Details
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Duration 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes
Total Marks 120
Number of questions 120
Marking Scheme 1 mark for the correct answer and no negative marking
Medium English

Read More: AP PGECET 2021 Paper Pattern

AP PGECET 2021 Syllabus

As per the prescribed AP PGECET 2021 Syllabus, there are 13 subjects. Applicants have to know all the topics under each subject to prepare completely and score well in the exam. Some of the major subjects and their respective topics are mentioned below.

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Biotechnology

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Characteristics of animal cells
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Biotechnology

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Chemical Engineering

  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Mass and Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Civil Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)

  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Theory of Computation
  • Information Systems and Software Engineering
  • Operating System and Databases

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Electrical Engineering

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Power Electronics and Drives

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Electronics & Communication Engineering

  • Networks and Electronic devices 
  • Signals and Systems 
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics
  • Engineering Mathematics

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Food Technology

  • Food Chemistry and Nutrition
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Quality & Standard
  • Food Engineering

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Geo-Engineering & Geo-Informatics

  • Physical principles of remote sensing, electromagnetic spectrum
  • GIS concepts
  • Geo-Engineering
  • Linear Algebra and Complex Variables

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering 

  • Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems
  • Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
  • Signals, Systems and Communications
  • Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

  • Applied Mechanics and Design
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
  • Machining and Machine Tool Operations
  • Engineering Mathematics

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Metallurgy

  • Thermodynamics and Rate Processes
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing Processes

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Nano Technology 

  • Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat transfer
  • Elements of Material Science
  • Advanced Material science
  • Engineering Mathematics

AP PGECET 2021 syllabus for Pharmacy 

  • Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Inorganic pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance

Read More: AP PGECET 2021 Syllabus

How to prepare for the AP PGECET 2021 Exam?

Scoring high or low in an exam completely depends on the preparation and the effort that one puts in the preparation phase. Some major aspect to prepare for the AP PGECET 2021 has been discussed below.

Fix the Objective: One can have the best cruise ship in the world but if he or she does not have a destination the ship would drift around in the sea and end up nowhere. Therefore, set a goal as to why you want to crack this exam and that will drive you.

Time Management: Everybody has the same time and so it is important to manage time by planning and prioritizing the activities daily. One has to get up early to have a long day so that he or she can allot all the subjects' equal time.

Stay Focussed: During preparation, it is natural to become demotivated and lost hope. So one has to concentrate only on the end goal and prepare smartly for the exam.

Solve Previous year Question Papers: Solving previous years papers will help the candidates to analyse the type of questions that are being asked in the exam. 

Prepare Short Notes: Candidates can also prepare short notes based on the topics that found are important. It will help the candidates to focus more on the important topics.

Best Books: Candidates can take the help of the best books for the preparation of AP PGECET. Some of them are listed below:

  • GATE and PGECET for Computer Science and Information Technology


  • Early Medieval Andhra Pradesh, Ad 624-1000

  • Pg next 2015 to 2018 pack of 2 books + ap Telangana 2015 supplement free

  • Wiley's AP/TS GENCO/TRANSCO/DISCOMs AE Exam Goalpost Electrical Engineering, Solved Papers & Practice

AP PGECET 2021 Exam Centres

AP PGECET 2021 is conducted in 12 major cities in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Candidates should mention the Centre Code and Name of his/ her choice of Test Centre in Online Application Form.

Change of Test Centre

Requests for change of Test Centre and Subject opted by the candidate in the application form will not be considered under any circumstances. Andhra University reserves the right to cancel any Test Location at any point in time. If the test Location is cancelled, the candidates will automatically be moved to nearby locations or a location in Andhra Pradesh or Telangana.

List of AP PGECET 2021 Exam Centre

List of AP PGECET 2021 Exam Centre
State City
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur
Telangana Hyderabad

AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card by visiting the official website - www.sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet

ID Proof: Candidates must carry any one government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the AP PGECET 2021 admit card. The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the AP PGECET 2021 admit card carefully and follow them during the examination.

Candidates can download the admit card by entering their registration number and selecting the exam paper. The admit card must be downloaded and a printout should be taken.

AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card Details

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number/ Application Number of the Candidate
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Time
  • Exam Venue
  • Photo and Signature of the Candidate
  • General Instruction

How to download AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card?

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of AU.
  • Step 2: On the login window, enter registration number, date of birth and paper applied for.
  • Step 3: Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 4: Download and take a printout of the hall ticket.

Read More: AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card

AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key

Andhra University has released the AP PGECET 2021 Provisional Answer Key on the official website. Along with the Provisional answer key, question papers and student's response sheet are also released. Candidates can check their answer by referring the AP PGECET 2021 answer key, and also calculate their scores in the qualifying exam. The exam authority also provides an option for the candidates to challenge the answer key in case they came across any wrong answer and they are confident about it. Candidates can challenge the AP PGECET 2021 answer key by sending an email to the conducting authority on or before Oct 4, 2021.

How to download AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key?

To download the AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key, candidates must follow these steps.

  1. Visit the official website of AP PGECET.
  2. Click on the link which is displaying Exam Papers & Preliminary Key
  3. Candidates must remember that the answer key will be available in pdf format.
  4. Click on the link of Master question paper and their respective Preliminary answer key.
  5. Download the PDF of the same.

How to check scores using AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key?

Release of AP PGECET 2021 answer key can help the candidates a lot for the evaluation of their marks before the announcement of the results. To calculate the scores with the help of NEST 2021 Answer key, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Download the AP PGECET 2021 from the official website.
  • Compare the correct responses present in the answer key with the responses entered in AP PGECET 2021.
  • Follow the official marking scheme specified by the authorities.
  • Candidates can use the below-given formula to calculate the score:
    • Expected scores = Number of correct answers * 1.
  • Using this formula, candidates can evaluate their marks.

AP PGECET 2021 Results

AP PGECET 2021 Results have been declared on the official website for all category candidates based on qualified marks. AP PGECET 2021 Score/ Rank Card was also released separately after the results are announced. 

Out of the total of 29,012 candidates who attended the exam 26,577 candidates have cleared the test. The figures were comparatively better for Engineering applicants i.e out of 23,565 aspirants 22,133 have been qualified, this constitutes 93% of the total applicants.

Be that as it may, the conducting authority has released the Results for AP PGECET 2021 Exam. Based on the scores obtained a Rank Card is prepared as well for all the qualified candidates. To qualify, the minimum qualifying mark is 25% of the total. However, for reserved candidates (SC/ST) there is no minimum qualifying mark.

How to download AP PGECET Result?

  • The applicants who have cleared their exam can visit the official web page for downloading the AP PGECET 2021 Exam Results.
  • Click on the results button on the web page to view the scorecard.
  • Enter the Admit card number for processing the results.
  • Download the AP PGECET 2021 Exam Results.
  • Take a print out of the scorecard for further reference.

Tie Breaker Criteria

  • When two or more candidates have scored equal marks in AP PGECET 2021 exam, it leads to a tiebreaker. Candidates with more marks in qualifying degree examination will be preferred over the other candidate, in the case of equal marks scored in AP PGECET.
  • In the case candidates have secured equal marks in the qualifying degree examination too, the tie will be broken by giving preference to candidates older in age.
  • If the candidates are of the same age, then the tie in AP PGECET 2021 Merit List will be broken by drawing lots.

AP PGECET 2021 Score Card Details

The scorecard of AP PGECET contains the following details:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Name of the attempted paper
  • Rank obtained
  • Percentile secured
  • Score secured
  • Qualifying status

Read More: AP PGECET 2021 Results

AP PGECET 2021 Cut off

AP PGECET 2021 Cut-off is the minimum score required to secure admission in the various M.Tech courses in Andhra Pradesh. AP PGECET 2021 cut-off will depend on many factors such as:

  • The Number of Applicants
  • The difficulty level of paper
  • Availability of Seats
  • Previous year cut-off marks and the difficulty levels of the entrance test.

How to check the Cutoff marks of AP PGECET?

Candidates can check the cutoff marks of AP PGECET by following these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of APSCHE.
  2. Click on the link that is displaying “AP PGECET 2021 Cutoff” 
  3. Choose the stream for which the candidates have appeared in the AP PGECET exam.
  4. Fill in the vacant space with the AP PGECET 2021 hall ticket number and click on enter.
  5. The screen will display the AP PGECET 2021 cutoff list. Candidates will be able to view the cutoff list on the computer/mobile/tablet screen.
  6. Download the cutoff list for further use.

AP PGECET 2021 Counselling

Candidates who have cleared the AP PGECET 2021 will be called for the counselling process. Qualified candidates have to carry necessary documents at the time of counselling for verification.

AP PGECET 2021 Counselling will be conducted in 2 rounds. Counselling for GATE and AP PGECET 2021 qualifiers will be conducted separately.

Submission: Candidates will be able to appear for counselling after they are done with certificate verification and submission of the counselling fee.

Documents Required at AP PGECET Counselling

  1. The GATE 2021/GPAT 2021/PGECET 2021 Score Card or Rank Card and Hall Tickets.
  2. Degree Orginal Certificates and Marks Memos.
  3. Intermediate(12th class) or Diploma original certificates and marks memos.
  4. SSC Marks Memo and Orginal Certificates.
  5. Study Certificate from 10th class to graduation.
  6. Caste certificate (BC/ST/SC).
  7. Residence Certificate of Father or Mother for a period of 10 years in A.P.
  8. Graduation Transfer Certificate.
  9. Income Certificate.
  10. Ration Card.
  11. Aadhar Card.

Read More: AP PGECET 2021 Counselling

AP PGECET 2021 Guidelines

Following are the important guidelines for candidates appearing for AP PGECET 2021 as prescribed by the Andhra University.

  • All the applicants must be very careful while submitting the AP PGECET 2021 online application form with respect to the subject paper chosen for the test. Candidates must also note that any request for change of test paper or exam centre will not be entertained by the Andhra University.
  • Candidates should note that all the photographs submitted with the AP PGECET 2021 application must be exactly the same. Otherwise, candidates will not be allowed into the exam hall and write the exam.
  • During the AP PGECET 2021, candidates will not be permitted to enter or leave the examination hall under any circumstances.
  • The candidate is advised to preserve the AP PGECET 2021 admit card to produce it at the time of test and later at the time of counselling during documents check.
  • After the AP PGECET 2021 exam, the online answer script images of the candidate will be preserved for 6 months from the date of publishing the results. Post 6 months, the answer scripts will be disposed of.
  • Candidate appearing for the AP PGECET 2021 exam will not be permitted into the exam hall after the scheduled time.

AP PGECET Helpdesk

AP PGECET - 2021
A.U. College of Engineering (A)
Examination Building, Ground Floor
Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam – 530 003, A.P.

Official Website: www.sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet

Phone Number: +91 89125 79797


What are the criterias to be eligible for AP PGECET Examination?

A candidate must be an Indian national, moreover he or she should have scored 50% percentage of the total marks in their final exams. The age limit is 21 years.

I am from a reserved category. Is there any fee concession in the AP PGECET application form?

Yes. The application fee is INR 500 for reserved category candidates and INR 1000 for general category candidates.

What is the total time duration of the AP PGECET exam?

The entire duration of the AP PGECET Exam is 2 hours. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.

What are the Postgraduate courses offered through AP PGECET examination?

Candidates are offered Master of Technology (M. Tech), Master of Engineering and Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) in various colleges situated in Andhra Pradesh.

I have written GATE exam. Do I still need to write the AP PGECET Exam?

Candidates with valid GATE score do not need to appear for the AP PGECET exam. The score secured in GATE exam can be used for M. Tech admissions.


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