Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test commonly referred to as TS PGECET is a Telangana State Level Common Entrance Test for Admission into Regular PG Courses in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Pharmacy (ME / M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy / M.Arch ), Graduate level Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate) for the academic year 2021-22 conducted by Osmania University on behalf of Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), a Statutory body of the Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.
Latest News on TS PGECET 2021
- TS PGECET 2021 Application Process Extended Till 7 May 2021 - Published on May 1, 2021
- May 1, 2021: The last date to apply for TS PGECET 2021 is extended to May 7, 2021. Candidates can apply for the exam through the direct link given in TS PGECET Application Form.
- March 12, 2021: The registrations for TS PGECET 2021 starts today onwards.
- February 13, 2021: The TS PGECET 2021 exam will be held from June 20, 2021, onwards.
- What is TS PGECET?
- TS PGECET 2021 Exam Date
- TS PGECET 2021 Eligibility
- TS PGECET 2021 Application Process
- TS PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern
- TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus
- TS PGECET Exam Centres
- TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card
- TS PGECET 2020 Pre-Exam Analysis
- TS PGECET 2021 Answer Key
- TS PGECET 2021 Results
- TS PGECET 2021 Cutoff
- TS PGECET 2021 Counselling
- TS PGECET 2021 Reference Books
- TS PGECET College List
- Contact Details
What is TS PGECET exam?
The Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test, commonly known as TS PGECET, is a well-known entrance examination conducted to provide admissions to various Post Graduate programmes such as ME, M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, M.Arch, and various other courses. The students may get admission in government colleges and private as well which are based only in Telangana. Those aspirants who qualify the entrance exam will be able to take admission to various engineering and medical colleges.
- Background: The TSCHE is primarily a coordinating body between the UGC and State Government and the Universities. It conducts various entrance tests namely TS EAMCET, TS ICET, TS ECET, TS PGECET for the candidates residing in the Telangana State.
- Frequency: TS PGECET Exam is conducted once in a year, usually in the month of May, for those candidates who are seeking admissions into different PG Courses.
- Courses offered: Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Pharmacy (ME / M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy / M.Arch ), Graduate level Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate) are the courses that are offered through TS PGECET for the academic year 2021.
- GATE/GPAT Aspirants: The GATE and GPAT qualified candidates are exempted from attempting the TS PGECET 2021 examination. They can directly apply for the counselling procedure of TS PGECET 2021.
The exam highlights of TS PGECET are given below.
|Exam Name||Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test|
|Exam Level||State Level|
|Conducting Authority||Osmania University|
|Exam Type||Post Graduation|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Type of Questions||Objective Questions|
|Medium of Paper||English|
|Marking Scheme||+1 Mark for every correct answer|
|Negative Marking||No Negative Marking|
Courses Offered through TS PGECET 2021
Following postgraduate courses are offered through TS PGECET 2021 examination.
|Architecture (M.Arch)||2 years|
|Technology (M.Tech)||2 years|
|Engineering (M.E)||4 years|
TS PGECET 2021 Exam Date
The TS PGECET 2021 official notification is yet to be released. Once the notification comes out, all aspiring candidates are supposed to fill the application form positively within the time allotted. The candidates must note that the admit card will not be issued if the application form is not filled as per the guidelines prescribed by the conducting authorities of TS PGECET. The counselling schedule will commence after the result of TS PGECET 2021 is declared.
|TS PGECET 2021 Events||Exam Dates|
|TS PGECET 2021 Application Form Start Date||Mar 12, 2021|
|Last Date for Submission of TS PGECET 2021 Application Form without Late Fee||May 7, 2021|
|Submission of TS PGECET 2021 Application with a Late Fee
|TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card Release||Jun 10, 2021 - June 18, 2021|
|TS PGECET 2021 Exam Date||Jun 19, 2021 - Jun 22, 2021|
|TS PGECET 2021 Result Declaration||Jul 11, 2021 (Expected)|
|TS PGECET 2021 Counselling Commencement||To be announced|
|TS PGECET 2021 Admission Reporting Date||To be Announced|
TS PGECET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates aspiring for the TS PGECET 2021 examination must know the eligibility criteria before enrolling themselves for the TS PGECET 2021 exam. In case the candidate is not fulfilling the eligibility criteria, the authority has the right to cancel the candidature of the candidate even after qualifying the exam. The educational qualification, age limit and domicile criteria set for the candidates to appear for TS PGECET 2021 are given below.
Candidate should be an Indian Citizen.
The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree with respect to the stream they opt for and should have a minimum aggregate of 50% for general category and 45% for the reserved categories.
Candidates opting for the exam must be a citizen of India and should hold a domicile of Telangana/Andhra Pradesh.
There is no upper age limit for appearing for PGECET 2021 for the self-financed students. For a Fee Reimbursement, maximum age for SC/ ST/ BC candidates is 34 years and for Minorities /Disabled/EBC the age limit is 30 years.
GATE qualifiers are not required to appear for the examination. They can directly apply for admissions to M.Tech Programs based on their GATE Scores. Also, at the time of admissions, GATE qualifiers will be given more preference over non-GATE candidates.
Read more about TS PGECET 2021 Eligibility
TS PGECET 2021 Application Process
The last date to fill the TS PGECET 2021 application form was May 7, 2021 (tentative). The official dates are yet to be announced by the official authority. The step by step process to duly complete the TS PGECET 2021 exam application process is given below.
Visit the website
- Candidates need to first visit the official website of the conducting authority and click on "Apply Online" on the home page.
- There will be 3 sections on the home page, namely- 'Information,' 'Application' and 'Latest News.' Candidates need to choose the 'Application' tab and click on the application fee payment.
TS PGECET 2021 Application Fee Payment
- After clicking on the application fee payment, candidates will be directed to a payment verification page.
- Fill all the details such as Candidate's name, Qualifying exam hall ticket number, mobile number, category, date of birth, specialization and personal email ID.
- There is an option of selecting the payment option in the below. Candidates can choose Netbanking, Debit card or Credit card to pay the application fee. After filling the details, click on " Proceed to Payment".
- Candidates can use any bank cards to make the payment, provided that it is either Mastercard or Visa or Maestro. Fill out the card details and make the payment.
- On successful payment, confirmation of the registration fee is shown along with the reference ID.
- The registration fee for the TS PGECET 2021 exam is given below:
Fill the TS PGECET 2021 Application form
- Visit the official website.
- Click on "Proceed to fill application" and it will redirect you to the TS PGECET 2021 application page.
- Candidates must enter all the mandatory details in the respective fields such as Father's name, Mother's name, Birth state and district, Aadhar card number (If available), Address details and year of the qualifying exam.
- Candidates can choose the TS PGECET 2021 exam centre and can select 2 preference according to their choice.
- At the bottom of the application page, candidates need to upload their passport size photograph and signature. The photograph should be less than 50KB and signature should be less than 30KB in jpeg format.
- After reading the instructions in the below, candidates can submit the TS PGECET 2021 application form. There will be an application number registered which should be noted down for future references.
- Candidates can now take the printout of the TS PGECET 2021 application form.
TS PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern
Candidates must understand the pattern of the TS PGECET 2021 paper to fetch a good score and crack the exam. The TS PGECET Exam Pattern for the year 2021 is summarized in the table below:
|TS PGECET 2021 Exam pattern|
|Mode of Examination||Computer Based Test (Online)|
|Types of Question||Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)|
+1 mark for each correct answer
No negative marking applicable
|Duration of Examination||2 Hours|
|Total Marks||120 Marks|
|Number of questions||120 Questions|
To know about the number of sections in the question paper, students are advised to go through the TS PGECET 2021 Exam Pattern
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus
Candidates aspiring to write TS PGECET 2021 must clearly have an idea about the complete syllabus of their respective course. There are a total of 19 courses in this exam.
The syllabus for the TS PGECET 2021 includes chapters from the Bachelor's degree level for respective papers. The syllabus will be different for each discipline/course and will depend on what the candidate opts for. In order to score more marks in the exam, the candidates can refer to the reference section for prescribed books that will help them to fetch more marks. The list of 19 specializations/subjects is given below.
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Aerospace Engineering
- Engineering Mathematics
- Flight Mechanics
- Space Dynamics
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Architecture and Planning
- City Planning
- Landscape Design
- Computer-Aided Design
- Environmental Studies in Building Science
- Visual and Urban Design
- History of Architecture
- Development of Contemporary Architecture
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Biomedical Engineering
- Engineering Mathematics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Biotechnology
- Engineering Mathematics
- Plant and Animal Biotechnology
- Bioprocess Engineering
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Chemical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Engineering Mathematics
- Chemical Reaction Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Unit Operations
- Heat and Mass Transfer
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Civil Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Water Resources & Environmental Engineering
- Transportation &Geomatics Engineering
- Engineering Mathematics
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Engineering Mathematics
- Computer Organization and Architecture
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Electrical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Measurements
- Power and Control Systems
- Electric Circuits and Fields
- Engineering Mathematics
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Digital and Analog Circuits
- Signals and Systems
- Electronic Devices
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Environmental Engineering
- Elementary Mathematics
- Computer Science
- Fundamentals of Surface Hydrology
- Geospatial Technology
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Food Technology
- Food Chemistry and Nutrition
- Food Engineering
- Food Quality & Standards
- Food Microbiology & Bio-Technology
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Geo-Engineering and Geo-Informatics
- Geomorphic processes and agents
- Engineering properties of rocks and soils
- Surveying Methods
TS PGECET 2021 Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Mechanics and Design
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
- Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
- Operations Research
TS PGECET 2021 Exam Centres
- The TS PGECET 2021 exam will be conducted at various exam centres across Hyderabad and Warangal. Candidates can choose the TS PGECET 2021 exam centre from the given two options at the time of registering for the exam.
- All details regarding the exam centre, centre code, and centre address will be mentioned on the TS PGECET 2021 admit card. Candidates must bring the admit card along with Government-issued ID proof such as the Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, Voter ID etc.
- The TSCHE has the right to cancel any of the TS PGECET 2021 exam centres if there are insufficient candidates.
TS PGECET 2021 Notifications for Exam Centres
- The details related to the TS PGECET 2021 Exam Centres will be given in the aspirants' TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card.
- Aspirants will have to choose the regional centre they wish to appear for the TS PGECET 2021 from the given options in TS PGECET 2021 Application Form.
- All the TS PGECET 2021 Exam Centres which will host the TS PGECET 2021 exam will fall under the jurisdiction of these two centres.
- TSCHE reserves the right to cancel any of the TS PGECET 2021 Exam Centres if there are insufficient candidates or for any unforeseen circumstances.
- Aspirants from such centres will be accommodated in other centres.
Read more about TS PGECET 2021 Exam Centres
TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card
- Candidates can download the TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card from the official website.
- The Admit Card contains details such as the registration number, exam centre, examination date and time, candidates photograph, etc. To download the admit card for TS PGECET 2021, the candidate needs to enter the registration number and password and log into the official portal.
- It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with identity proof to the examination hall, failing to which the candidate will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
NOTE: TS PGECET 2021 admit card will only be available for candidates who successfully submitted their application form with correct information.
How to download TS PGECET Admit Card?
Follow these steps to download the TS PGECET Admit Card:
- Visit the official website of TS PGECET.
- On the login window, enter registration number, date of birth and paper code
- The screen will display the admit card of TS PGECET 2021 exam.
- Preview the admit card for any errors
- Download and take printouts of the same for future references
TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card Contents
The admit card of TS PGECET contains the following details:
- Name of the candidate
- Category and date of birth of the candidate
- Roll number of candidate
- Photograph and signature of the candidate
- Father’s Name
- Exam centre name and address
- Date and time of the exam
- Exam day instructions
Read more about TS PGECET 2021 Admit Card.
TS PGECET 2020 Exam Analysis
The Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test, commonly known as TS PGECET was conducted from September 21, 2020 to September 24, 2020. Being conducted by the Osmania University, students are offered admissions into various postgraduate courses in the state of Telangana.
Around 17,722 candidates had appeared for the TS PGECET 2019 exam, out of which 15,644 students cleared the minimum cutoff. Further, around 20,000 candidates are filled the application form for TS PGECET 2020 exam last year.
Exam Day Instructions
Candidates appearing for the TS PGECET exam are advised to take note of the following instructions as the examination is conducted under strict guidelines.
- Candidates are advised to report at the test centre at 9 AM (before 1 hour) for the morning session and at 2 pm for the afternoon session.
- Make sure you carry your TS PGECET admit card to the exam centre, without which the candidate will not be allowed to sit for the examination.
- The authorities are expected to check the candidate's admit card at any time during the examination.
- Since the exam is conducted for 2 hours, candidates must monitor the time spent on each question and maximise their efficiency by attempting more questions with good accuracy.
- Make sure you do not carry any electronic gadgets to the exam centre. They will be frisked by the invigilator and candidates found doing any unfair means will be disqualified for the TS PGECET exam.
TS PGECET 2021 Answer Key
The answer key for any examination is released shortly after the exam is conducted. The provisional answer key for the same will be available on the official website. Candidates can submit their objections to the provisional answer key through email; the email ID for the same will be confirmed by the official authority. The candidates should make sure they provide enough information to back their claims against the provisional answer key.
How to Check the Answer Key?
- Visit the official website.
- Look for the link that says "Master Question Paper & Preliminary Keys" (for provisional answer key) or "Final Answer Key" (for the final answer key).
- You will be redirected to a page with question papers/answer keys for all of the courses. Click on the link to the course for which you had applied.
- A PDF will open with the respective answer key/question paper.
How to challenge/object to preliminary answer key?
- Check the preliminary key provided by the exam authorities.
- If you are sure that the answer provided by the authority is incorrect, then submit the objection with the answer that you think is correct along with the necessary proof that your answer is the correct answer.
- To submit the objection, you will need to send an email of your objections in the correct format to the email address provided by the authorities.
- The objection format is as follows:
|Sl. No.||Hall Ticket Number||Test code||Question number in the master copy||Answer as per preliminary key||Suggested Answer||Justification/Reference|
TS PGECET 2021 Results
The TS PGECET 2021 results will be tentatively declared on Jul 11, 2021 at the official website of the conducting authority. In order to obtain a rank in the TS PGECET 2021, candidates need to secure a minimum qualifying 25% of the total marks, which is 30 marks out of 120 marks. However, for reserved categories (SC/ ST category) candidates, there are no minimum cutoffs or qualifying marks.
How to download TS PGECET Results?
Follow these steps to download the result:
Step 1: Visit the official website of TS PGECET 2021.
Step 2: Click on the link to download the result
Step 3: On the login window, enter registration number, date of birth and hall ticket number of the exam
Step 4: Check and download the result/rank card and take printouts for further reference
Details in the TS PGECET 2021 Score Card
The scorecard of TS PGECET contain these details:
- Candidate’s name
- Father’s name
- Attempted paper name
- Rank obtained
- Marks secured
- Percentile secured
- Exam qualification status
TS PGECET 2021 Cutoff
The cutoff of TS PGECET 2021 will be released college wise and category wise. To check the cutoff, candidates can visit the official website of TS PGECET. Cutoff marks is the minimum marks that are required for qualifying the exam. The cutoff marks are released by each college separately. The ranks will be decided based on different branches. The qualifying marks for different categories are listed below.
- General category students have to score minimum cut off marks of 25% (30 marks) in TS PGECET 2021.
- For reserved category students, there are no minimum marks and the total score that they need to secure is under 30.
TS PGECET Cutoff Factors
The cutoff of TS PGECET 2021 exam will depend on a number of factors. Some of them are discussed below:
- The difficulty level of the entrance exam
- Total number of applicants for the offered courses
- Seats available for admission
- Previous years’ cutoff trends
TS PGECET 2021 Counselling
- The Counselling process will start after the declaration of the Results, from Aug 11, 2021 (Tentative) onwards.
- Candidates must have to present in person along with original documents on the day of counselling for the document verification procedure. Candidates can participate in the counselling rounds as per their ranks mentioned on the merit list.
- GATE and GPAT qualified candidates can directly apply for the Counselling procedure.
Documents required at the TS PGECET 2021 Counselling
The required documents for TS PGECET 2021 Counselling are:
- TS PGECET 2021 Hall ticket and Scorecard
- Degree/Provisional mark sheets and certificates of the qualifying examination.
- 10th and 12th standard certificates and mark sheets.
- Aadhaar card
- Domicile/residential certificate
- Income certificate issued after January 1, 2021.
- Category certificate (if applicable)
TS PGECET 2021 Reference Books
Candidates appearing for TS PGECET 2021 should refer to good books to maximize their score and crack the exam. Many study materials are available on the internet as well as in the market. Few of the reference books for TS PGECET 2021 are listed below.
- Introduction to Aerospace Engineering with a Flight Test Perspective by Stephen Corda
- Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Third Edition by John Enderle and Joseph Bronzino.
- Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics by J. M. Smith and H. C. Van Ness.
- Handbook of Civil Engineering by RPH Editorial Board
- The Engineering of Chemical Reactions by L. D. Schmidt.
- Unit operations-I &II, Heat and Mass transfer by K.A.Gavhane.
- Engineering Thermodynamics by Cengel A Boles.
- Plant Design And Economics (3rd Edition) by Max Peters, Klaus Timmerhaus, Ronald West
- Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications by Mansi Karkare
Participating Colleges in TS PGECET 2021
The following are the colleges/universities that accept TS PGECET 2021 scores.
- Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad
- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
- Kakatiya University, Warangal
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Palamuru University, Mahbubnagar
TS PGECET 2021 Contact Details
Address: Administrative Building
Osmania University Campus
Hyderabad-500007, Telangana State, India
Phone: +91-40-27682364, 27682221
What is TS PGECET?
Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test, commonly known as TS PGECET, is a well-known entrance examination conducted to provide admissions to various Post Graduate programmes such as ME, M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, M.Arch, and various other courses.
What are the details to be filled in the application form of TS PGECET 2021?
The candidates applying for TS PGECET 2021 have to select the group of examinations while filling the application form, as per their choice of PCM, PCB & PCMB. The candidates should enter details such as personal details, qualification details, contact details, etc while filling the application form.
Can the students beloning to Andhra Pradesh also apply for the TS PGECET 2021 exam?
Yes. The students who belong to Andhra Pradesh can also apply for this examination.
Is it possible to raise objection if I find an error against the TS PGECET 2021 answer key released by the authority?
Yes. Candidates can raise an objection if they find any discrepency in the question or the answer provided by the exam authority. However, the final decision is purely based on the authority. All students will be awarded marks if any of the answer key is proved wrong.
Is there any negative marks in TS PGECET 2021 examination? What is the marking scheme and total number of questions to be attempted?
No. There is no negative marking for incorrect response in TS PGECET 2021 examination. Candidates can fetch +1 mark for each correct answer, and the total questions in the examination are 120.
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