AP PGECET 2020: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, Counselling

Exam Date : September 28, 2020 To September 30, 2020
Result Date : October 23, 2020

Candidates aspiring to pursue M.E, M.Tech and M.Pharm programs can attempt AP PGECET 2020 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

Latest News on AP PGECET 2020

Latest Update:

  • October 23, 2020: The final results for AP PGECET 2020 Exam is released. Click here for the direct link.
  • October 12, 2020: The authority will conduct the AP PGECET 2020 exam for the candidates who have registered for the exam but could not appear for the exam as they are affected by COVID-19 Pandemic. Candidates who are willing to write the exam can send the copies of their Hall Ticket and COVID-19 test report along with the COVID-19 Undertaking Form to [email protected] before October 10, 2020 (5:00 PM).
  • October 1, 2020: The preliminary answer keys for the AP PGECET 2020 are released. Candidates can check and submit objections (if any) until October 4, 2020.


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 which are approved by the AICTE. There are around 9 participating colleges in Andhra Pradesh which considers the score of AP PGECET Examination. 

The main objective of AP PGECET is to identify the meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post Graduate programmes 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 which is held for a total of 13 subjects. There are a total of 161 colleges that are participating in the AP PGECET 2020 exam. The counselling mode of AP PGECET exam will be conducted both in offline and online mode. Candidates need to register for the same for the admission process at the desired colleges.

The AP PGECET 2020 exam was previously scheduled to be conducted from August 02, 2020, to August 04, 2020. However, the exam dates have been postponed further and will be conducted from September 28, 2020, to September 30, 2020. Each year, over 30,000 candidates apply for this exam. The exam highlights of AP PGECET 2020 exam are listed below.

AP PGECET 2020 Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Post-graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Level State
Category Postgraduate
Courses Offered MEM.Tech and M. Pharm
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Medium English
Duration 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes
Official Website sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet
Helpline Number +91- 95388 74444
AP PGECET Dates, Registration, Result, Admit Card

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Date

The official notification of AP PGECET 2020 exam was published on March 03, 2020. In case the candidates could not fill the application form within the specified date, they can still fill the AP PGECET 2020 application form with a late fee of INR 2000 before September 23, 2020. The exam dates for the AP PGECET 2020 exam is given below.

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Dates
Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
Application Form Start Date March 9, 2020
Application Form Last Date September 23, 2020
Application form Correction July 10 to July 13, 2020
Application Form Last Date (with late fee of INR 500) July 5, 2020
Application Form Last Date (with late fee of INR 1000) July 16, 2020
Application Form Last Date (with late fee of INR 2000) September 23, 2020
Admit Card Availability September 23, 2020
AP PGECET 2020 Exam Date September 28, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Declaration of Preliminary Key October 1, 2020
Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary
October 3, 2020
Results Announcement October 23, 2020

Note: The dates mentioned in the table are tentative. They will be updated once the authentic information is released from the official exam conducting authority.

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Schedule

The exam schedule relevant to AP PGECET 2020 is tabulated below.

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Schedule


10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

03:00 PM to 05:00 PM


Paper Names

Geo-Engineering & Geo-Informatics (GG)

Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)

September 28, 2020

Civil Engineering (CE) / Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC) / Bio-Technology (BT)

Mechanical Engineering (ME) / Electrical Engineering (EE) / Food Technology (FT)

September 29, 2020

Instrumentation Engineering (EI) / Metallurgical Engineering (MT) / Chemical Engineering (CH)

Nano Technology (NT) / Pharmacy (PY)

September 30, 2020

AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 eligibility criteria is the educational qualification. The candidates must have passed BE/ B.Tech in the relevant stream with minimum 50% marks for 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 2020 exam.


Candidates 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 2020. They can apply with those scores directly.

AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 Application Form within the specified dates. It was available on the official website of Andhra University from March 9, 2020 to September 23, 2020. The last dates to apply for AP PGECET was September 05, 2020, by paying a late fee of INR 2000.

Application Fee

The application fee for AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 Application Process

Candidates who are interested to appear for AP PGECET 2020 must complete the application form before the last date. Admit card will be sent to only to those who have successfully registered for the exam. The step by step process to complete the AP PGECET 2020 application process is given below.

  • Paying the Form Fee: Applicants first need to pay the AP PGECET 2020 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 which needs to be preserved for future use.
  • Registration: Candidates need to enter their payment reference ID for 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 2020 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. 

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates appearing for the AP PGECET 2020 must have a clear idea about the AP PGECET 2020 exam pattern. Having an idea of exam pattern of the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 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

AP PGECET 2020 Syllabus

As per the prescribed AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 syllabus for Biotechnology

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

AP PGECET 2020 syllabus for Chemical Engineering

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

AP PGECET 2020 syllabus for Civil Engineering

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

AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 syllabus for Electronics & Communication Engineering

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

AP PGECET 2020 syllabus for Food Technology

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

AP PGECET 2020 syllabus for Geo-Engineering & Geo-Informatics

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

AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 syllabus for Metallurgy

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

AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 syllabus for Pharmacy 

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

How to prepare for the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Centres

AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 Exam Centre

List of AP PGECET 2020 Exam Centre

State City
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur
Telangana Hyderabad

AP PGECET 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can download the AP PGECET 2020 Admit Card from September 23, 2020 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 2020 admit card. The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.

AP PGECET 2020 Answer Key

Andhra University has released the AP PGECET 2020 Provisional Answer Key on October 02, 2020 at the official website. Along with the Provisional answer key, question papers and student's response sheet are also released. Candidates can now check their answer by referring the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 answer key by sending an email to [email protected] until October 04, 2020. 

How to download AP PGECET 2020 Answer Key?

To download the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 Answer Key?

Release of AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 Answer key, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Download the AP PGECET 2020 from the official website.
  • Compare the correct responses present in the answer key with the responses entered in AP PGECET 2020.

  • 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 2020 Results

AP PGECET 2020 Results will be declared on the official website for all category candidates based on qualified marks. AP PGECET 2020 Score/ Rank Card will be 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 2019 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Merit List will be broken by drawing lots.

AP PGECET 2020 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

AP PGECET 2020 Cut off

AP PGECET 2020 Cut-off is the minimum score required to secure admission in the various M.Tech courses in Andhra Pradesh. AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 hall ticket number and click on enter.
  5. The screen will display the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 Counselling

Candidates who have cleared the AP PGECET 2020 will be called for the counselling process. Qualified candidates have to carry necessary documents at the time of counselling for verification.

AP PGECET 2020 Counselling will be conducted in 2 rounds. Counselling for GATE and AP PGECET 2020 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 2020/GPAT 2020/PGECET 2020 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.

AP PGECET 2020 Guidelines

Following are the important guidelines for candidates appearing for AP PGECET 2020 as prescribed by the Andhra University.

  • All the applicants must be very careful while submitting the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 application must be exactly the same. Otherwise, candidates will not be allowed into the exam hall and write the exam.
  • During the AP PGECET 2020, candidates will not be permitted to enter or leave the examination hall under any circumstances.
  • The candidate is advised to preserve the AP PGECET 2020 admit card to produce it at the time of test and later at the time of counselling during documents check.
  • After the AP PGECET 2020 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 2020 exam will not be permitted into the exam hall after the scheduled time.

 AP PGECET Helpdesk

AP PGECET - 2020
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

Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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

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

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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Discussion Forum


When will I get a Mock Test for AP PGECET?

Asked By: Anonymous 10 Mar 2017


Yes, AP PGECET offers Mock Tests to students as an apt preparation method for AP PGECET.

The AP PGECET Mock Test will be held on the 15th of February as a practise session to the new AP PGECET Exam Pattern and online test.

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 Mar 2017


In such cases, you will be allotted the same Test Centre for AP PGECET, to appear for both the tests.

The sessions will be adjusted as such that none of the candidates' face such a situation and AP PGECET also makes sure it tends to be in the same Test Centre for AP PGECET.

Answer By: Getmyuni

06 Mar 2017


Is the AP PGECET a National level exam?

Asked By: Anonymous 21 Feb 2017


No, the AP PGECET exam is a state level exam.

Answer By: Getmyuni

21 Feb 2017



Yes, the Sri. Venkateswara University, Tirupati is a participating University.

Answer By: Getmyuni

21 Feb 2017


When can I download the AP PGECET admit card?

Asked By: Anonymous 21 Feb 2017


Candidates can download the AP PGECET admit card from May 19th to 21st 2020.

Answer By: Getmyuni

21 Feb 2017

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