Want to join the best MBA, MCA colleges in Andhra Pradesh? The only way to achieve your dream is AP ICET. Want to know more about it? The information is given below.
- What is the AP ICET?
- Exam Date
- Exam Pattern
- Admit Card
- Exam Centres
- Selection Process
- How to prepare for AP ICET 2019?
- Coaching Centre
- Courses Offered
- Latest News
- Related Exams
What is AP ICET?
AP ICET(Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test) is a common entrance exam for admission into various institutes in the state of Andhra Pradesh for MBA and MCA Courses. The Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati conducts the AP ICET Exam on the behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education.
AP ICET 2019 Exam Level: The AP ICET 2019 examination is a State Level Entrance Examination conducted for admission into colleges inside the state.
Frequency: The AP ICET Exam is conducted once a year in the month of April.
Exam Pattern: The exam is conducted offline and has 200 MCQs to be completed in 150 minutes.
|AP ICET 2019 Highlights|
|Exam Name||Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test 2019|
|Acronym||AP ICET 2019|
|Conducting Body||Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati|
|AP ICET 2019 Exam Date||26th April 2019|
|Types of Questions||200 Multiple Choice Questions.|
|Exam duration||150 Minutes|
|Marking Scheme||(+)1 Mark for each correct response|
|Paper Medium||English and Telugu|
The notification of the AP ICET is generally released in the last week of February or the first week of March. The exam takes place in the month of April and the results are declared in the month of May.
The AP ICET Important dates 2019 are as follows:
|AP ICET 2019 Exam Events||Important Dates|
|Date of Notification||26th February 2019|
|Commencement of AP ICET 2019 Online Application||27th February 2019|
|Last Date to fill AP ICET 2019 Application without Late Fee||31st March 2019|
|Last Date for Submission with Late Fee of INR 500/-||4th April 2019|
|Last Date for Submission with Late Fee of INR 1500/-||12th April 2019|
|Last Date for Submission with Late Fee of INR 2000/-||18th April 2019|
|Application Correction window||12th to 15th April 2019|
|Issue of AP ICET 2019 Admit Card||19th April 2019|
|AP ICET 2019 Exam Date||26th April 2019 IN TWO SESSIONS10-00 AM TO 12-30 PM &2-30 PM TO 5-00 PM|
|Answer Key Prelims||May 4th, 2019|
|Result Date||6th May 2019|
|Counselling Date||1st week of July|
The candidate must be an Indian Nationals. He/she must satisfy local / non-local status requirements laid down in the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. Besides this, as this exam is for admission into post graduation courses, the candidate is ought to have either completed or must be in the final year of his/her graduation.
The candidates must have an aggregate of at least 50% in their graduation. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and PH categories are given a relaxation of 5% and they must have a minimum of 45% aggregate in their graduation.
There is no age limit in AP ICET 2019.
For admission into the MCA course, the candidate must have Mathematics in class 12 as a subject.
The AP ICET Exam consists of three sections namely Analytical ability, Mathematical ability and communication ability. The Level of exam is generally regarded as moderate. The detailed AP ICET Syllabus 2019 is as follows:
|AP ICET Syllabus 2019|
AP ICET Syllabus 2019 For Analytical Ability
Sequences and Series
Numbers and alphabet
Missing number in a sequence
Tables and Graphs
Coding and Decoding Problems
Date, Time & Arrangement Problems
Calendars and Clocks
Arrivals and Departures
|AP ICET Syllabus 2019 For Mathematical Ability||
Arithmetical Ability, Indices
Ratio and Proportion
Numbers and Divisibility
Algebraic and Geometrical Ability Statements
Coordinate Geometry-distance between points
Profit & Loss
Pipes and Cisterns
Distance & Time
Remainder theorem and consequences
Linear equations and expressions
Coordinate Geometry-distance between points
AP ICET Syllabus 2019 For Communication Ability
Terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts (letters, reports, memoranda, agenda, minutes etc)
Functional grammar for day-to-day communication
Understand written text and drawing inferences
Functional grammar for business contexts
Reading and Comprehension
The registration process for AP ICET starts from 27th February 2019. The whole registration process is online where the candidate needs to apply through the official site of AP ICET conducting authority.
How to Apply for AP ICET 2019?
The candidate can apply by taking the following steps:
- Step 1: Fee Payment-The Candidates have to first make the online payment in order to apply for AP ICET 2019.
- Step 2: Payment Status- After the payment candidates have to verify whether the payment is done or not.
- Step 3: Fill in the Application form- Once the payment is successful candidates get the access to fill up the application form. In this, the candidate has to enter his/her personal and academic details.
- Step 4: Uploading of Documents- The candidates need to upload the scanned images of specified documents.
- Step 5: Print out of Application form- Candidates after successfully filling up the form should take a print out of the application form for future reference.
AP ICET Application Form:
AP ICET 2019 Application form can only be filled online on the official website of the conducting authority. The candidates need to first make the payment, then they have to enter their personal and academic details and finally upload the documents.
The Application fees for the AP ICET 2019 can only be paid through online medium only. The fee structure is as follows:
|Fee Amount for APICET 2019||Rs 450/-|
|Processing Fee for APICET 2019||Rs 57.50/-|
|Total Fee||Rs 507.50/-|
Documents required to submit the Application formThe candidate has to upload the scanned copy of the following documents with the given specifications while filling AP ICET 2019 Application Form.
|1||Photograph||Less than 50 kb||JPG/JPEG|
|2||Signature||Less than 30 kb||JPG/JPEG|
AP ICET Exam is conducted offline. It is a Pen-paper based exam that consists of 200 questions that are to be completed in 150 minutes. For every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded and there is no negative marking in this exam.
The exam consists of three sections: Analytical, Mathematical and Communication Ability. The Analytical ability and Mathematical Ability section each consists of 75 questions and the communication ability section consists of 50 questions.
The further distribution of marks can be seen in the table below:
|AP ICET Exam Pattern|
|Subject||Topic||Number of Questions|
|Analytical Ability||Data Sufficiency||20|
|Mathematical Ability||Arithmetical Ability||10|
Admit card is released on the official website of Sri Venkateshwara University. The students are asked to check the AP ICET 2019 Admit Card after downloading. If any discrepancies are found, they can contact the university.
How to Download the Admit Card?
The candidate can download the admit card by taking the following steps:
- Visit the official APICET website and click on the admit card link.
- Fill in your application number and date of birth and click on the Get Hall ticket/Admit card link.
- Save and print the generated copy of APICET Hall ticket/Admit card.
There are 14 exam centres which are located all across the state. The candidates can choose two centres in the order of their preference. The various exam centres are:
|Code||Districts||AP ICET 2019 Exam Centers|
|1||Anantapur||Anantapur, Gooty, Hindupur, Puttaparthi|
|2||Chittoor||Chittoor, Madanapalle, Puttur, Tirupati|
|3||East Godavari||Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Surampalem|
|4||Guntur||Bapatla, Guntur, Narasaraopeta|
|5||Hyderabad||Hayathnagar, Moula Ali, Nacharam|
|6||Krishna||Challapalli, Gudlavalleru, Kanchikacherla, Mylavaram, Vijayawada|
|7||Kurnool||Kurnool, Nandyal, Yemmiganuru|
|8||Prakasam||Chirala, Kandhukur, Markapuram, Ongole|
|9||Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore||Gudur, kavali, Nellore|
|10||Srikakulam||Rajam, Srikakulam, Tekkali|
|11||Vishakhapatnam||Anakapalli, Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam|
|12||Vizianagaram||Bobbili, Kothavalasa, Vizianagaram|
|13||West Godavari||Bhimavaram, Eluru, Narasapuram, Tadepalligudem|
|14||YSR Kadapaysr||Kadapa, Proddatur, Rajampeta|
Documents required at the Exam Centre
The candidates must carry the following documents to the Exam Centre:
- AP ICET Admit card
- A valid Photo ID
The AP ICET 2019 Result was announced on 6th May 2019. The candidates can download the AP ICET 2019 Result from the official website. The candidates with marks above 25% are eligible for admission into PG courses.
Re-Evaluation: Candidates who wish to get a re-evaluation done have to submit an application for re-evaluation within 15 days after the result is declared with a demand draft of Rs.1,000/- in favour of the Convener, APICET – 2019, payable at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on any Nationalised Bank.
How to download the Result?
Following steps are there in order to view the result:
- Log in to the official APICET website with the help of your admit card.
- Click on 'Download result' and enter your hall ticket number and click on submit.
- Download and print your Result.
Different colleges decide their own cutoff based on the seats available in the institute, the number of candidates appearing in the exam and the difficulty level of the paper. The cutoff for top 7 institutes in Andhra Pradesh for MBA & MCA courses is as follows:
|Institutes||Marks (Tentative)||Rank (Tentative)|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada||171 to 200||1 – 10|
|Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati||161 to 170||31 – 70|
|Andhra University, Visakhapatnam||141 to 150||101 – 200|
|Dr Lankapalli Bullayya College, Visakhapatnam||121 to 130||350 to 500|
|Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science, Chittoor||101 to 110||1001 – 1500|
|Prasad V. Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada||91 to 100||1500 – 3000|
|Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology Nandyal, Kurnool||81 to 90||3000 – 10000|
The candidates have to first appear for the written test. If they are able to score more than the minimum percentage criteria decided by the conducting authority, they'll be eligible for the counselling process. Now, based on the marks scored by the candidates and cutoffs decided by the institute, candidates will be called for counselling at a particular institute. There document verification process will take place.
After verification of documents, the candidate has to pay the fees of the respective institute. After this, the candidate will get admitted to that particular institute.
The counselling process for AP ICET 2019 will probably start in July. The location of the counselling centre will be intimated to the candidates through the online website only.
The entire process of AP ICET 2019 Counselling will include document verification, allotment of seats and admissions. The counselling will be based on the merit list produced which will be based on the performance of the candidate in AP ICET 2019.
The entire process of counselling will include document verification, allotment of seats and admissions.
Documents Required for Counselling
- Aadhaar card
- AP ICET Admit card/Hall ticket
- IV-X study certificates, SSC/10th marks card and Degree or B.Tech all semester marks memos & PC.
- Telangana or Andhra Pradesh residence certificate
- Income certificate issued after 1st January 2019
- Caste certificate (if applicable) issued by a competent authority.
The Sri Ventakeswara University of Tirupati has released the Answer Keys for the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET). The keys for each set is there on the official website of the AP ICET. Candidates can check their sheets and can raise objections if they have any.
The objections should be submitted in the below format only. Candidate should not submit objections in any other formats.
|Sr. No.||Hall Ticket No.||Exam Date||Session||Question No &ID.correspondingto Master Copy||Answer Given in Key||Suggested Answer||Justification along with reference book, Page number & also edition (Telugu/English)|
FN (Shift 1)
AN (Shift 2)
Comparison: The Master Copy of Questions and Answers is uploaded on the official website and students have to submit their objections in the above format corresponding to the master copy of the Question paper and Preliminary Key.
Decision: The Final Key will be placed along with results (rank) and no more requests on the Final Key will be considered.
Response Sheet: Students can see their response sheet from the official website of the AP ICET 2019.
How to prepare for AP ICET?
The first thing is to have a complete Idea about the syllabus of the exam for effective planning. Besides that, in AP ICET, the candidate has to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes, thus it is a race against time. The candidate should practice as many questions as possible to increase his/her speed. This technique is for Analytical and Mathematical ability.
For communication ability, the candidates should read newspapers, magazines and Grammar books thoroughly. Moreover, the candidate can take the help of reference books and previous year papers.
The candidate can use the following books for their preparation:
|AP ICET Reference Books|
|AP ICET Reference Books||Author|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S.AGARWAL|
|Icet model papers||Vikram|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S. Agarwal|
|ICET for MBA/MCA 2007-2017 Solved Papers||Kiran Prakash|
Previous Year Question Papers
Solving previous year papers provides a kind of live experience of the exam and helps the candidate to analyse his/her weak spots in the exam.
Start doing mock test questions, as soon as your syllabus gets completed for AP ICET. It will familiarise you with the pattern of the exam.
There are various coaching centres of AP ICET all over Andhra Pradesh, some of the most reputed are:
- C L Career Launcher
- Ganesh Tutions
- Ace Academy of Competitive Exams
- JB Institute for Competitive Exams
|AP ICET Courses offered|
|Master of Computer Application||3 years|
|Master of Business Administration||2 years.|
The following guidelines are provided to guide you for the AP ICET Exam Day. You are requested to go through these to ensure a nice AP ICET Exam appearance.
- ID Proof: Admit Card and ID proof are mandatory for every candidate. Without the ID card, the candidates will not be allowed inside the examination hall.
- Report Early: The candidate must reach the exam centre at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam as the security checks, identity verification, and check-in may take a considerable time.
- Latecomers Not Allowed: If a candidate reaches the exam centre after the commencement of the exam then the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
- No Talking Inside the Examination Hall: The candidate is not allowed to talk to anybody during the examination. If the candidate is found doing the same, it will lead to cancellation of candidature or the candidate will be sent outside the examination hall without any warning.
- Restricted Items: Candidates shouldn't carry any Electronic Watches with a calculator, material printed or written, paper bits, mobile phone, pager or any other device, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables except the Admit Card, identity proof or any document inside the examination hall.
Sri Venkateswara University
TIRUPATI – 517 502, Andhra Pradesh
Contact: 0877-2289559, 0877-2289410
Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher education
Sree Mahendra Enclave, NRI Block (C-Block),
I&II Floors, Opposite State Bank of India,
Adjacent to NH-16, Tadepalli, Guntur-522501
Q. How many marks do I need to get in order to qualify the AP ICET 2019?
Ans. The candidate needs to score at least 25% marks in the exam i.e equal to or more than 50 out of 200.
Q. Are candidates having non-science background are eligible for MCA through AP ICET?
Ans. Yes, they are eligible provided that they should have mathematics as a subject in class 12th.
Q. Are the candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh but are living in other states eligible for this exam?
Ans. Yes, they are eligible but they should be able to produce the domicile certificate at the time of counselling.
Q. Can a candidate pay AP ICET Fees through Cheque or Demand Draft?
Ans. No, the candidate can only pay fees through online means that is through Debit/Credit Card or Internet Banking.
The AP ICET Counselling is going to start in the month of July.