AURCET/APRCET 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

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AURCET/APRCET 2020: Andhra University (AU), Vishakhapatnam conducts Andhra Pradesh Research Research Common Entrance Test (AP RCET). This entrance exam is conducted at the university level once a year. APRCET 2020 offers admission into M.Phil. or PhD programmes. Candidates having PG degree in Science, Arts, Law, Pharmacy and Engineering Courses and seeking admission into M.Phil. or PhD programmes can appear for the AURCET 2020. Candidates may check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Interested candidates can go through the following article for the detailed information regarding the AURCET/APRCET 2020.

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Important Dates

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The important dates of the AURCET/APRCET is given below.

AURCET/APRCET Important Dates
Event Dates
Release of Notification Second week of September 2020
Start Date of filling the online application form Third week of September 2020
Last date for online submission without late fee Third week of October 2020
Last date for online submission with late fee Fourth week of October 2020
Availability of admit card First week of November 2020
APRCET 2020 exam date First week of November 2020
Release of APRCET 2020 answer key Second week of November 2020
Last date to submit an objection in the answer key Third week of November 2020
Declaration of result First week of January 2021

These are the tentative dates based on AURCET/APRCET 2019.

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AURCET/APRCET 2020 Application Form

The detailed information regarding the AURCET/APRCET Application Form is given below.

  • AURCET/APRCET application form date is in the third week of September 2020.
  • The application form will be released in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result from the official website.
  • Applicants are requested to fill the application carefully because their is no provision correction window.
  • Multiple forms by the single candidate might be rejected by the conducting body.
  • Candidates have to fill valid and working information in the application form.
  • Moreover, keep a copy of the filled application form for further use.

Application Fee

The detailed information regarding the APRCET Application fee is given below.

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APRCET Application Fee
Category Amount
General / OBC Rs. 1300
ST/ SC /PHC Rs. 900
  • Mode of Payment: Candidates have to pay their application fee through online mode via:
    • Credit card
    • Debit card
    • Net banking

How to fill AURCET/APRCET 2020 Application Form?

The steps to fill the Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test Application Form is given below.

  • Firstly, go on the official website of Andhra University.
  • Secondly, after reading the instructions carefully and click on the “Apply Now” option.
  • Also, register yourself by creating a “login ID” and “password”
  • Now, fill in the application form by carefully entering the personal details and academic qualification.
  • Finally, Pay of application fee.
  • In addition, download the application form and take the printout as it might be useful for future correspondence

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed information regarding the AURCET/APRCET Eligibility Criteria is given below.

Eligibility Criteria for Full Time M. Phil. / Ph. D. Programme:

  • Nationality: Indian candidate can apply.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must hold a Post-graduate degree.
  • Marks Required: Students must secure at least 55% of marks (50% in the case of SC/ST Candidates) or equivalent CGPA.

Eligibility Criteria for Part-Time M. Phil. / Ph. D. Programme:

  • Candidate must satisfy all the eligibility of Full Time M. Phil. / Ph. D. Programme
  • The candidates must a regular faculty working in the university or the PG centres.
  • Working Experience: They must be technically employed working in research institutes having completed 5 years of service.

Other Eligibility Criteria:

  • The P.G. Degrees of all undergraduate course recognized in Universities in India will be treated as equivalent to P.G. Degrees of Andhra University. PG Degrees which are obtained through distance mode from Universities recognized by DEC can only be considered.
  • Candidates who have already appeared or are appearing for the final semester or in the final year examinations of his/her qualifying degree in May / August – 2020 can also apply for AURCET 2020. But such candidates shall be considered for admission only if they obtain PG degree by the time of admission into any college of Andhra University.

AURCET/APRCET Test Subject and Eligibility:

APRCET Eligibility Criteria

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Admit Card

The detailed information regarding the AURCET/APRCET Admit card is given below.

  • AURCET/APRCET admit card date is in the first week of November 2020.
  • The hall ticket will be released through online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website.
  • The applicants are required to download and carry the hall ticket on the day of examination.
  • Without the admit card, candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • The Admit Card will not be sent by Post/Email/SMS etc.
  • Admit card contains details like
    • Name of the candidate
    • Roll number
    • Date and time of the exam
    • Signature & photograph
    • Address of the exam centre

APRCET 2020 Test Centres

The list of the APRCET Exam centres is given in the table below.

APRCET Exam Centres
Visakhapatnam Guntur
Vijayawada Nellore
Kurnool Tirupati
Anantapuram Rajahmahendravaram
Kadapa Hyderabad

Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest updates.

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The detailed information regarding the AURCET Exam Pattern is given below.

AURCET Exam Pattern
AURCET 2020 Exam First week of November 2020
Mode of Exam Offline (pen-paper test)
Medium of Question paper English
Total no. of questions 180
Marking scheme 01 marks for the correct answers
Negative Marking 1/6 will be deducted for the incorrect answers
Parts Two

Distribution of questions

Parts Sections No.of questions
Part A Teaching and research related questions 90
Part B Subject related questions 90

These are the latest updated of Exam Pattern by Andhra University.

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Result

The detailed information regarding the AURCET Result is given below.

  • AURCET/APRCET result date is in the first week of January 2021.
  • The result will release in online mode by the authority.
  • Candidates can check their result through the official website.
  • Candidates need to login by entering their registration number to view the result.
  • Those who qualify the written exam are then eligible to appear for the Interview.
  • Qualifying Marks: Aspirants must secure qualifying marks as 50% for open category candidates and 45% for OBC/SC/ST/PH categories.

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Interview

The detailed information regarding the AURCET Interview is given below.

  • Shortlisted candidates need to appear for the Personal Interview.
  • In the interview, candidates need to tell about their area of interest.
  • The interview is of 20 marks.
  • The interview consists of the Head of the department, Chairman, Board of Studies and one senior faculty member from the department nominated by the vice-chancellor.

APRCET 2020 Participating Institutes

The list of the participating institutes is given in the table below.

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore
Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
JNTU, Kakinada Dravidian University, Kuppam
Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapuramu JNTU, Anantapuramu
Krishna University, Machilipatnam Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
Rayalaseema University, Kurnool Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa
Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati

AURCET/ APRCET 2020 Admission Procedure

The detailed information regarding the AURCET/APRCET Admission Procedure is given below.

Programme Details
M. Phil & Ph. D. (Full-Time)
  • 80% of the seats with AURCET 2020 for Arts & Science courses and 100% each for Engineering, Pharmacy and Law courses.
  • 20% of the seats in Arts & Science courses filled by the candidates having M.Phil Degree, UGC-CSIR NET/ICMR (Lecturership), APSET in the subject concerned with an AURCET 2020 Rank.
M. Phil. Part-Time Admission into part-time programmes will be made on the basis of AURCET 2020 Rank and weightage obtained in the service. In the respective category and in the following order of priority.

  • Teachers working in the University or the A.U.P.G.Centers.
  • Teachers who are working in Postgraduate and professional colleges. This provision is not available to teachers teaching Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities in professional colleges

OR

  • Lecturers / Librarians / Asst. Librarians working in affiliated degree colleges who are teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics, and Humanities in professional colleges.

OR

  • Teachers working in Polytechnic / Government Junior Colleges.
  • Technical employees working in research institutes attached to Andhra University / Non-Teaching employees of Andhra University, A.U.P.G. Centres having completed at least five years of service
PhD Part-Time Admission into part-time PhD will be made on the basis of AURCET 2020 Rank in the respective categories. The final ranking of AURCET 2020 will be evaluated based on the marks obtained in the written test and as well as service weightage.

  • Regular Faculty working in the University or the A.U. P.G. Centers.
  • Faculty working in Postgraduate and Professional colleges having completed minimum service of two years.
  • Faculty / Librarians / Asst. Librarians working in affiliated degree /PG colleges and Faculty teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics and humanities in professional colleges, having completed a basic minimum service of three years.
  • Faculty working in Polytechnic / Government or Private aided Junior Colleges having completed at least four years of service.
  • Technical employees working in research institutes attached to Andhra University / Non- Teaching employees of Andhra University, A.U. P.G. Centers, having completed at least five years of service.
  • 25% extra seats (in part-time Research) in each department are allocated for Executives / Administrators having completed at least 5 years of service, out of which at least two years with requisite qualifications in Govt./ Quasi Govt./ Legal / Public sector organizations / Public Ltd. / Private Limited companies with a turnover not less than 50 crores.

This is the latest updated information regarding the AURCET/APRCET Admission Procedure.

AURCET/APRCET 2020 Counselling

The detailed information regarding the AURCET/APRCET Counselling is given below.

  • The counselling round will be conducted in February 2020.
  • Counselling process will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Selected candidates have to bring their documents for the verification.
  • It is requested to bring a photocopy of each document.

Documents to be requested during the counselling process.

  • Post Graduate Degree / Provisional Certificate of the qualifying examination.
  • Marks statements of Qualifying Examination.
  • Transfer and Conduct Certificate from the institution where the candidate has last studied (candidates who have studied in A.U. should also submit T.C. and C.C. at the time of admission).
  • Migration Certificate for those candidates who have studied from institutes other than A.U.
  • Date of Birth Certificate (SSC or equivalent Certificate).
  • Study Certificates for the last seven years or Residence Certificate for earlier seven years of the qualifying examination, whichever is applicable (For Full-Time candidates only).
  • Integrated Community Certificate issued by the valid authority in case of BC/SC/ST candidates.
  • Income Certificate (valid for one year only), in the case of M.Phil / PhD (Full-Time) candidates.
  • 4 attested recent passport size Photos.
  • The candidates pursuing admission under Physically Handicapped quota should produce the relevant certificate.
  • Physical fitness certificate for all applicants
  • Service certificate and No objection certificate from the employer in the prescribed format (for part-time programmes only).
  • Two sets of Photocopies of all the above certificates.

AURCET 2020 Seat Reservation

Candidates will have to mention their reservation category while filling the application form of AURCET 2020 Exam. The table given below contains the distribution of seats category-wise.

Category Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 6%
Listed Backward Classes (OBC) (BC: 29%, A-7%, B-10%,

C-1%, D-7% and E-4%)

NCC 1%
Sports: 0. 5%
Children of Armed Forces Personnel (CAP) 2% of seats by horizontal

method of reservation.

Physically Handicapped 3% of seats by following horizontal method of reservation.
Seats in each course shall be reserved in favour of women candidates in each category. 33.33%

NOTE: 85% of the available seats are reserved in favour of the Local Candidates from the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, and Prakasam belonging to Andhra University area.

AURCET 2020 Highlights

The vital information regarding the AURCET is given below.

Name of Examination AURCET/APRCET
Full Name of Exam Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test
Examination Conducting Body Andhra University (AU), Vishakhapatnam
Courses For Admission into M.Phil & PhD Courses
Level of Exam University level
Official Website https://sche.ap.gov.in/APSCHEHome.aspx

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Andhra University Contact Details

Address: Vijaynagar palace, Peda Waltair, Vishakapatnam  530071 Andhra Pradesh, India.

FAQs

What is the full form of AURCET

Andhra University Research Common Entrance Test is the full form of AURCET.

Who conducts AURCET exam?

AURCET exam will be conducted by Andhra University.

Who will released AURCET Application form?

AURCET Application form will be released by Andhra University.

16 COMMENTS

  1. I am still waiting for the notification for ph.d
    Could you please tell me what will be the exact dates bcoz in online its showing in week wise.
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  2. Dear sir,

    I am Tatapudi Simhachalam, completed my MBA in Sales & Marketing in 2008-09 at Annamali University. And also completed Material Management in the same university in the 2007-08. I have the 11 years work experience in the same field . Now I’m doing some advertising agencies.
    Since, I have more interest on education, Now I want to do Phd in Politics/Adminnistration/Marketing.

    Am I eligible for the Phd part time course?

    Pls help me to inform me so that will appear for AURCET 2020.

    Thanks/Regards,
    Tatapudi Simhachalam
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