TS ICET 2021: Exam Date, Notification, Registration, Colleges, Official Website, Latest News

Exam Date

Aug 19, 2021

Result Date

Sep 17, 2021

Jul 29, 2021 | Computer, Management


Get admission into MBA and MCA courses at Kakatiya University, JNTU Hyderabad, with the help of TS ICET 2021 Exam. Want to know how to crack the TS ICET Examination? Follow the simple preparation tips given below.

Latest Update:

  • Jul 08, 2021: The last date to apply without late fees has been again to Jul 30, 2021.  
  • Jul 1, 2021: The last date to apply for the exam is extended to Jul 8, 2021 (without late fee) and to Jul 20, 2021 (with a late fee of INR 250).


What is TS ICET Exam?

TS ICET stands for the Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test, that is conducted by Kakatiya University on behalf of the Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE), Hyderabad. Candidates who aspire to pursue MBA & MCA professional courses in Telangana state can take up this examination. A total number of 23,358 seats are available in 100+ b-schools in and around Telangana through TSICET 2021.

TS ICET - Exam Dates, Registration, Admit Card, Result, Admission

TS ICET 2021 is a state-level entrance examination conducted by Kakatiya University on behalf of the Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE).

Telangana Integrated Common Entrance Test or TS ICET 2021 offers admission in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Computer Applications (MCA) courses. The TS ICET question paper will consist of three different sections, of which the first 2 sections can be conducted in English or Telugu according to the candidate's choice whereas, the last section especially is conducted only in English.

Note: TS ICET2021 is also conducted in the Urdu medium, which has only been assigned for one section.

TS ICET Exam Details
Full Form Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test
Conducting Authority Kakatiya University on behalf of Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE)
Level State Level
Courses Offered MBA/ MCA
Mode of Exam Online
Type and No. of Question 200 Objective Type Questions
Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Seats 23,000+ Seats
Similar Exam(s) AP ICET / KMAT

TS ICET 2021 Exam Date

The official notification has been released by the Kakatiya University and candidates can apply for the exam before Jul 30, 2021.

Application Form: TS ICET 2021 Application Form is available on the official portal from May 7, 2021 .

Admit Card: Candidates who have completed the registration process can download the Admit Card for TS ICET 2021 on Aug 13, 2021.

Exam Date: Like the previous year, the TS ICET 2021 will also be conducted as a Computer-Based Test (CBT Online). The exam dates are announced and the exam will be held from Aug 19, 2021 and Aug 20, 2021.

Result Date: Result will be declared in the form of Scorecard on the official website on Sep 17, 2021.

TS ICET Counselling Date: The counselling dates are yet to be announced.

TS ICET 2021 Dates
Important Event Date
Release of Online TS ICET 2021 Application Form May 7, 2021
Last Date to Submit the Application Form Jul 30, 2021
Last date for registration and submission of Application Form with a late fee of INR 1000 Aug 10, 2021
Release of Admit Card Aug 13, 2021
TS ICET 2021 Exam Dates Aug 19, 2021 and Aug 20, 2021
Release of Preliminary Answer Key Aug 27, 2021
Last date of submitting any objections for Answer key- Preliminary Aug 31, 2021
Results Date Sep 17, 2021
Release of Final Answer Key Sep 17, 2021
TS ICET Counselling Date Sep 20, 2021 (Tentative)

TS ICET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to fulfill the TS ICET 2021 Eligibility Criteria to apply for the exam. It is mandatory that the candidates check if they clear the eligibility criteria prior to applying. The Kakatiya University of Warangal has notified the following criteria for taking the TS ICET 2021 Exam.


Candidates applying for MBA must have a Bachelor's Degree, and a minimum of 3 years of duration from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% of marks (45% for SC/ST candidates). The candidates applying for MCA should have a bachelor's degree i.e., BCA and should have arithmetic or mathematics in 10+2 standard. The candidates who are in their final year of their qualifying exam are also eligible to apply for the exam provided that the results will be out on or before the TS ICET Counselling Process.

For those candidates who have completed their bachelor's degree in distance mode, they shall be recognized by the Joint Committee of AICTE, UGC or DEC.

Domicile and Age

The candidates must meet the local/non-local status requirements and should be Indian origin. Candidates other than Indian Nationals should satisfy rules prescribed by the concerned University. TS ICET 2021 Eligibility has no restriction on age to take the exam.

No. of Attempts

There is no limitation on the number of attempts that a candidate can have for the TS ICET Exam.


It is to be noted that the candidates who are eligible for the scholarship must be of age less than 30 for OC candidates or less than 34 for other candidates.

Note: Mere presence of the candidate for TS ICET or obtaining the qualifying marks doesn't entitle the candidate for admission. He must qualify the individual requirements of the institute.

TS ICET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must understand the TS ICET 2021 Syllabus to get an overview of the type of questions that will be asked and the distribution of the questions in the exam. Candidates will be able to prepare for the exam accordingly, with the help of the syllabus. TS ICET 2021 Syllabus for MBA consists of 3 major sections subdivided into 6 subsections to evaluate the knowledge and skills of the test takers.

Syllabus: TS ICET 2021 Syllabus is based on the curriculum of class 10+2. It evaluates a candidate’s quantitative, verbal/reading and reasoning skills.

Analytical Section

TS ICET Syllabus consists of:

  • The analytical section includes topics from Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving

Mathematical Section

The Mathematical section includes:

  • Topics from Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

Communication Ability

The communication section consists of:

  • Vocabulary, business and computer terminology,
  • Functional grammar
  • Reading comprehension.

The section-wise pattern is given in the table below

TS ICET Section-wise marks distribution
Sections Total questions Total Marks Duration
Analytical Ability 75 75 Two and a half hours
Mathematical Ability 75 75
Communication Ability 50 50

How To Prepare for TS ICET 2021?

The preparation for TS ICET is not a long and hard journey but one that is filled with patience. Remember that you don't have negative markings scheme, so you can attempt all the questions but make sure you are guessing approximately for the questions you don't know. Even 1 mark would decide your rank. Strategizing and implementing tips and methods while preparing for the TS ICET 2021 Exam helps the candidates to score exceptionally well in the exam. Follow the steps given below, and you might just get more marks than you expected.

Know Your Exam

The best way to face any opponent is to first know what they are. In this case, the opponent is your exam and you need to know the pattern and the structure of the exam. So, start by gathering the old TS ICET question papers, Mock Test Papers and then try to understand the basic structure of it like the total number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme and the difficulty level of the questions in each section. This will make you realize the proper way to approach the exam, that will be best suited for you.

While practising the mock papers check on how much time are you taking to solve the paper and then try to set a target so that you solve in less time when you solve for the next time.

Create a Personal Schedule

You are the only person that knows your strengths and weaknesses, so you need to prepare a good and disciplined schedule that incorporates your way of preparation. After analyzing what sections need works, candidates can create a proper plan with what topics need what amount of time. But just creating a schedule for the sake of creating the schedule is of no use if you don't stick to it until you achieve your goal. Candidates need to make sure that you are strictly adhering to your schedule.

Practice like the Exam is tomorrow

Sometimes you might get bored to keep practising the sample questions. You might even stop taking them seriously. But the easiest way to avoid these things is to convince yourself that the next day is the exam and you are still a long way from learning all of those questions. This sense of urgency will automatically convert your mindset to care put in more concentration into the practice.

Section-wise Preparation

Candidates can be benefited from section-wise and topic-wise preparation prior to the TS ICET 2021 Exam. They will be able to understand the concepts and remember them better. They will be able to efficiently prioritize the topics and lessons for learning, based on difficulty and importance.

The three sections in the TS ICET are Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability, and Communication Skills.

Analytical Ability: The questions in this section are usually based on patterns, so only the practice can help the candidates to do well in this section. Learn the shortcuts of solving the questions.

Mathematical Ability: The basic mathematical skills that are of the 10th class standard are needed to attempt this section. The algorithm of attempting Mathematical Ability questions is a comprehension of a question, interpretation of what is asked and what is required to solve the problems.

Communication Skills: This section needs the candidate to go through a range of reading materials. Also, learn the words and rules of grammar.

Attend the known questions first

Candidates need to attempt the questions that they are very familiar with prior to attending the questions that are unfamiliar and doubtful. This way they will be able to secure the minimum scores with very minimal time. The remaining questions can be attempted in the remaining time. This way candidates will also achieve time efficiency during the exam. Hence it is very important to first give maximum priority to the questions that they are very familiar of.

Mock Test

Candidates can practice by attending a lot of mock tests prior to the TS ICET 2021 Exam. Practising mock tests will benefit the candidates to get an overview of the types and distribution of questions in the question paper. It also helps them to be efficient and manage time by finishing attending the questions within the allotted duration.

TS ICET 2021 Exam Pattern

The TS ICET 2021 Exam Pattern is stated and laid down by the organizing body of the TS ICET, which are the TSCHE and the Kakatiya University combined. It is very important for the candidates to know and have an idea of the exam pattern in order to understand the overview of the TS ICET 2021 Exam, which will, in turn, help them to understand the type of questions that are being asked and its distribution throughout the question paper.

According to the TS ICET exam pattern, the state level entrance test will be conducted online in a two-day session. Candidates are required to know and understand the TS ICET 2021 Exam Pattern in order to study and prepare well. Candidates will be able to

Topics: TS ICET 2021 Exam Pattern consists of 200 marks which comprise three sections namely Analytical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and Communication skills. Questions will be of multiple choice type.

Duration: The TS ICET is conducted online in the selected Exam Centre. It has a total duration of 2 hours and 30 mins (150 minutes).

Marks: One mark will be awarded for each correct response and there is no negative marking.

Medium: TS ICET will be conducted in English and Telugu medium. English only for Section-C and English & Telugu for Section-A & Section-B of the question paper.

TS ICET Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination Online
Medium of Examination English and Telugu
Total Duration 150 minutes
Total number of questions 200
Total number of sections 3 (Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability, Communication Ability)
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of choices per question 4
Marking Scheme 1 mark for the correct answer; 0 marks for unanswered questions; No negative marking for the incorrect answer

TS ICET 2021 Online Application Form

The registration process for TS ICET is completely online and requires the candidate to register in the official website. It is essential that the candidates read the instructions clearly prior to filling up the Application Form. Candidates will be required to submit certain documents along with the application forms. It is necessary that the candidates read the instructions and information thoroughly prior to filling up the TS ICET 2021 Application Form.

Application Date: TS ICET 2021 Application Form was made available on the official website from May 7, 2021 till Jul 30, 2021 (without late fee).

Enter the Required Details: Enter the necessary details into the sections such as the candidate's name, qualifying exam hall ticket number, date of birth, mobile number, email id, category, payment type, etc.

Application fee

The candidates have to pay INR 650/- as TS ICET 2021 Application fee (INR 450/- for SC/ST Candidates) by visiting the official site. Post Jul 30, 2021, the candidates will have to pay the fine for late fees. 

Documents Required

The candidates must submit the documents required during the application process. Failing to do so will result in the application being invalid.

The candidates have to upload their coloured passport-sized Photographs and Signature in JPEG format while filling the application form. The file size should not exceed 30kb and 15kb, respectively.

Finally, the candidates have to accept the declaration and submit the form. It is advised that the candidate take a printout of the form for use at subsequent stages of the selection process.

TS ICET 2021 Admit Card

The TS ICET 2021 admit card will be available on the official website of the TSI. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website. It is mandatory for the candidates to bring the Admit Card on the day of the examination.

Credentials: The candidates who need the TS ICET 2021 Admit Card have to enter their registered E-mail/ Application Number to download their Admit card/ Hall Ticket.

Specifics: TS ICET Admit Card contains the Candidate's Name, Exam Date, Photograph, Signature, Exam Centre, Phone Number.

Admission: TS ICET Admit Card is also a necessary document for the Counselling Process and subsequent admission procedures.

Additional Documents: Along with the admit card, the candidates should also take at least one of the photo identity proof like the Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Voter's Card, or Driving License without fail.

Note: Candidate will not be permitted inside the examination hall without the Admit Card. Everyone must carry the admit card to the examination without fail.

How to download the TS ICET Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of the TS ICET
  • Click on the Admit Card tab
  • Enter the login credentials once redirected
  • View and Download the Admit Card
  • Print once downloaded

Candidates should mandatorily possess the admit cards at the time of the examination. In any case, otherwise, candidates will be restricted from entering their exam hall. It is advised that the candidates regularly check on this page for further updates and information so that they do not miss out on anything associated with the TS ICET exam.

TS ICET 2021 Exam Centres

The exam centres of TS ICET are the venues where the online test is conducted. The exam conducting body reserves the right to add or cancel TS ICET 2021 Exam Centres.

Exam Centers: TS ICET 2021 Exam Centres are present all across the state of Telangana, the candidates have to choose their preferred Exam Centres while filling the Application Form.

Test Centres: Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET) is held across 16 Regional Test Centers in Telangana State.

Locations: Some of the Exam Centres for TS ICET are listed here, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Mahabubnagar, Rangareddy, Kurnool, Tirupati, Vijayawada, etc.

List of Test Centres for TS ICET
TS ICET Test Center Center Code TS ICET Test Center Center Code
Adilabad 11 Mancherial 19
Hyderabad 12 Nalgonda 20
Jagityal 13 Nizamabad 21
Karimnagar 14 Sangareddy 22
Khammam 15 Siddipet 23
Kodad 16 Vikarabad 24
Kothagudem 17 Wanaparthy 25
Mahabubnagar 18 Warangal 26

TS ICET 2020 Answer Key

The TS ICET 2021 Answer Key will be released by the organizing body post the scheduled date of the exam. Candidates will be able to compare the answers they have written in the exam with the answers given in the answer key prior to releasing the results. This way, they can estimate the predicted scores they will receive before the actual results have been published. Candidates can check out the previous year TS ICET answer key for viewing and downloading the same by clicking on the following links provided in the form of a table

TS ICET 2020 Answer Key
TS ICET 2020 Day 1 Forenoon Answer Key
TS ICET 2020 Day 1 Afternoon Answer Key
TS ICET 2020 Day 2 Forenoon Answer Key
TS ICET 2020 Urdu Answer Key

TS ICET 2021 Results

TS ICET 2021 Result will be declared online, and candidates can access the same from the official website. Candidates are required to know that the TS ICET 2021 Results are published based on their performance. Candidates should make sure to prepare and do good in the examination for better results.

Date: TS ICET 2021 Results will be available to download on the official website.

Qualifying Marks: The General/ OBC candidate has to secure a minimum of 25% marks, i.e., 50 marks out of a total of 200, and for SC/ ST category candidates, there is no such qualification.

Tie-breaking: If more than one candidate scores the same in the TS ICET 2021, the tie-breaking will be done by considering the marks scored by the candidate in Section A, Section B, and the age of the candidate.

Cut-off: TS ICET Cut off is the minimum score required to secure admission in MBA and MCA courses offered by various colleges and institutions in the state of Telangana.

Merit List: Based on the Results, the conducting body will announce the Merit List and ranks are given accordingly.

Validity: The validity of the TS-ICET exam results is for 1 year.

TS ICET 2021 Counselling

Based on the TS ICET Merit List, qualified candidates will proceed to the TS ICET Counselling. Candidates should be aware that the counselling process is entirely dependent on the cut-off. Candidates are required to score better to increase their chances of getting admissions in good institutions.

Eligibility: The candidates who have successfully cleared the TS ICET can participate in the Counselling Process.

Process: The candidates have to first register for the TS ICET 2021 Counselling Process which includes document verification where the candidate must be present in the help centres which are specified by the authorities of TS ICET, then carry out the TS ICET 2021 document verification process. Once the certificates are verified, the conducting authority will release a portal to book their preferred slot.

Seat Allotment: 85% of the available seats will be reserved for the local candidates. 15% of the remaining will be left unreserved, as specified in the AP Educational Institutions order 1974 as amended. During the seat allotment process, choices that have been locked by the candidates before the deadline will be considered for seat allocation process.

Payment of Fee: The next step is the payment of the fee. Candidates are required to download the bank challan from the online website. The fee can be paid in any of the Andhra Bank or Indian Bank in the state of Telangana.

If the candidates cannot attend the 1st phase of counseling, they can enroll themselves for the 2nd phase of counseling. The announcement for such would be made beforehand on the official website, and the candidates must make sure they attend it elsewhere they would lose the opportunity of getting admission.

The seats are allowed to the unqualified minors or the candidates who have not appeared for the TS ICET only after all the qualified minor candidates are allotted seats in the respective minor colleges. However, the unqualified minor candidates are not eligible for the scholarship scheme.

Instructions for TS ICET 2021

Some of the important instructions regarding the TS ICET are given below:

  • Reach on or before the time mentioned on the Admit Card. Electronic are not permitted inside the exam hall. Students can take a plain clipboard to the examination hall but,  it should be clean, and nothing should be written on it.
  • Two Black or Blue ball point pens can be taken insite and a xerox of photo Identity Card. Students should carry the same passport-sized photograph, the one uploaded on the TS ICET online form. In addition, a print copy of the TS ICET Admit Card is mandatory.

Courses Offered through TS ICET

The courses that are offered after the TS ICET 2021 exam are as follows

Courses under TS ICET Exam
Courses Duration
Master of Computer Applications (MCA) 2 years
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2 years

Other management courses are also offered with the TS ICET 2021 Exam. Universities participating in the TS ICET counselling process are given below:

TS ICET 2021 Participating Universities
S. No. Universities Codes
1. JNT University, Hyderabad JNTU-H
2. Telangana University TU
3. Kakatiya University KU
4. Mahatma Gandhi University MGU
5. Osmania University OU
6. Prof. Jayashankar Agricultural University PJSAU
7. Dr B.R. Ambedkar Open University BRAOU
8. Palamur University PU
9. Satyavahana University SU

Contact Details

Contact the Conducting Authority in case if you face any problems with any process of the Exam.

Address: University College of Commerce and Business Management, Kakitiya University, Vidyaranyapuri, Warangal-506009 (Telangana), India

Phone: 0870-2438088

Fax: 0870-2458088

Official Website: icet.tsche.ac.in


What will be the mode of the TS ICET 2021?

Starting from the year 2020, the TSICET exam will be held only in the online mode.

What should I bring to the exam centre along with the TS ICET Admit Card?

Along with the TS ICET Admit Card, the candidate also needs to bring a valid and original photo identity proof.

Shall I get my TS ICET 2021 Admit Card in e-mail?

No. The admit card for the TS ICET should be downloaded from the official website.

I am a student of graduation final year. Am I eligible for applying to TS ICET 2021?

Yes. You are eligible to apply and attend the exam, provided that you secure the least required marks for the exam.

What happens if I fail to register for TS ICET on the last day?

In any case, if you have failed to register for the TS ICET on the last day, then there is an extended period with a late fee of ₹5000.

How many marks do I need to secure to crack the TS ICET Exam?

The qualifying mark for the exam is 50 of 200. The candidate\'s ranking will be based on the merit in the examination.

How can I pay the registration fee of TS ICET 2021?

TS Online, AP Online, Mee Seva, and e-Seva centres are the ways through which the registration fee of the TS ICET exam can be paid. Some additional ways are through a payment gateway like credit cards, debit cards, or net banking.

How should I submit the application form of TS ICET?

The application form can be only submitted through online mode and cannot be bought to designated centres.

Should I upload any certificates at the time of registration?

No. You don\'t need to upload any certificates during the process of registration.

What if I don\'t have an E-mail Id?

The candidate doesn\'t need to have an E-mail Id, but it would be better to have an email id because the candidates can receive updates about the exam through the emails.

What is the last date to apply for TSICET 2021?

The last date to apply without the late fee will be announced shortly.

When is the TSICET 2021 exam?

The exam dates for TSICET will be announced shortly.


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