Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test

Pen & Paper Mode

AP ECET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 550
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA)
  • Courses:B.Tech, B.PHARM, DIP ENG
  • Streams:Engineering, Pharmacy

AP ECET 2021: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - June 08 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

AP ECET 2021 will be conducted at State-Level by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Ananthapur on behalf of APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education). AP Engineering Common Entrance Test 2021 will be organized to enrol them in B.Tech/Diploma/B.Pharmacy courses. The exam is conducted in online mode. Furthermore, candidates must fill the application form on time so that they can appear in the exam. The candidates must go through the complete article to know all about AP ECET 2021 Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card, etc.

AP ECET 2021 Exam Status

Applicants can check the information about AP ECET 2021 which is mentioned below:

Exam StatusThere is no official notification announced

AP ECET Important Dates 2021

Candidates can take a look at all the official dates released by AP ECET 2021.
AP ECET 2021 Important Dates
AP ECET 2021Dates
Notification releases2nd week of February
Application form releases2nd week of February
Application form submission3rd week of March
Last date for submission (with Rs 1000)1st week of April
Hall Ticket availability2nd week of April
AP ECET 2021 Exam Date2nd week of April
Preliminary Answer Key4th week of April
Final date for objection4th week of April
Final answer key4th week of April
Declaration of Result4th week of April
Rank card availability1st week of May
Counseling process2nd week of May

AP ECET 2021 Application Form

The candidates need to be very attentive while filling the AP ECET 2021 application form. Furthermore, the candidates need to make sure that they properly fill and submit the application form on or before the last date. Following are the AP ECET 2021 online Registration Form details:

  • The candidates need to go to the website of the authorized body to complete the registration process and fill the online application form.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form from the 3rd week of March onwards.
  • They can fill the application form with late fee till the 1st week of April without any late fees.
  • Also, all details such as Hall Ticket Number of SSC or 10th class, Hall Ticket Number of the qualifying examination (diploma or degree as the case may be), name of Schools from 6th class onwards, passport-sized photograph (50Kb size, .jpg or .jpeg format), scanned image Signature (30Kb size, .jpg or .jpeg format) affixed with a black pen on a white paper, etc., Family Ration Card, Aadhar Card of the candidate, etc.
  • Furthermore, the aadhar card of the candidate is a very important document.
  • However, JNTU University also provides a correction facility for those candidates who made any error or mistake in their AP ECET registration form. This facility of correction in the application form will be available from the first week of April 2021.

AP ECET 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for APECET 2021 is Rs. 550 for all the candidates. A processing fee will be charged while making the fee payment through the online portal.

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the application fee through either of the modes mentioned below:
  • AP Online services
  • Payment Gateway provided (through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking)

AP ECET 2021 Application Form Correction

Candidates can make corrections in their Application form as soon as correction windows open. But for some corrections candidates has to request the same to conduct body a request email, check below:-

Corrections (Request not needed)

  • Passing year of Qualifying Exam
  • Class 12th Institute Name
  • Mother’s name
  • Birth Place
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Special Reservation category
  • Details Aadhaar card 
  • Details Economically weaker section
  • Contact Information
  • Address
  • 10+2 Passing Year 
  • Academic Records
  • Parents Annual income
  • Local area status

Corrections(Request needed)

  • `APECET 2021 Branch
  • Candidates Name
  • Father Name
  • Birth Date
  • Signature
  • Photograph
  • Qualifying Examination Admit Card Number
Note: Candidates have to send the request mail on [email protected]

AP ECET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates need to carefully read the details given about the AP ECET 2021 Eligibility. Also, they need to make sure that they fil the application form only after confirming their eligibility for the exam. Following are the Andhra Pradesh ECET Eligibility details:
Eligibility for Writing the Test
  • Candidates need to have Indian citizenship.
  • Also, they must belong to Andhra Pradesh state.
  • Furthermore, they must have completed their Diploma in Pharmacy/ Engineering and Technology from the State Board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh State or must have done any other Diploma from an institution which is approved by AICTE and recognized by the Andhra Pradesh Government as an equivalent degree for admission into the relevant B.Tech/ B.E./ B.Pharmacy courses.
  • The candidate should have cleared the 3-year B.Sc Degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized University in Andhra Pradesh or must have an equivalent degree to be eligible for the relevant course.
  • Besides this, candidates who are still pursuing their Diploma course will be eligible for entry into the relevant B.Tech./ B.E./ B. Pharmacy course only if they have completed their Diploma and have cleared all the subjects by the time of admission.
  • Candidates need to have at least 45% marks in their Diploma in Engineering and Technology/ B.Sc Degree/ Pharmacy whereas reserved category candidates must have 40% marks to be eligible for the relevant course.
Eligibility for Lateral Entry Admission into B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharm.
  • Candidates must give AP ECET exam and hence qualify for the exam.
  • Admission to 85% of the seats in each course shall be reserved for the local candidates and the remaining 15% of the seats shall be un-reserved seats.
  • During the allotment of seats to the lateral entry candidates based on the APECET 2021 ranks, B.Sc. (with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects) stream candidates will be considered for admission only after all the qualified Diploma holders have been allotted the seats.

AP ECET 2021 Admit Card

The AP ECET 2021 Admit Card can be downloaded before the few days of the exam. Candidates can check the following points given below to know about APECET Hall Ticket 2021:
  • Candidates can download the hall ticket after it will be released on the official website.
  • Applicants need to enter their login credentials - Registration Id & Date of Birth (DOB) to download their Admit card.
  • The candidates must carry their admit card to the examination hall as without an admit card they won't be allowed to sit for the exam.
  • Candidates are also required to carry one photo ID proof along with the admit card for identity verification. 

AP ECET 2021 Exam Pattern

Applicants can go through the AP ECET 2021 exam pattern to know the paper format of the AP Engineering Common Entrance Exam. The exam pattern will be released by the authority on the official website. Know all the details about APECET 2021 paper pattern mentioned below:

AP ECET 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of examOnline (CBT) mode only
Duration of Exam180 minutes(Three hours)
Number of Questions200
Medium:English language only.
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (Objective type)
Marking SchemeOne mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
Total Marks200

Check the section-wise distribution of questions and marks for various courses given below:

For Pharmacy
Marks Distribution for Pharmacy in APECET
SubjectsMaximum Marks
Pharmaceutical Chemistry50
For B.Sc (Mathematics)
APECET B.Sc marks distribution
SubjectsMaximum Marks
Communicative English50
Analytical Ability50
For Engineering
Marks distribution for Engineering in APECET
SubjectMaximum Marks
All engineering branches100
NOTE: In the Engineering exam, candidates will be provided with the separate questions paper for each branch and each question paper will be of 200 marks. A list of all the branches of the Engineering program is mentioned below:
  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Electrical Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Electronics & Communications Engineering
  5. Computer Science Engineering
  6. Chemical Engineering
  7. Metallurgical Engineering
  8. Mining Engineering
  9. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  10. Ceramic Technology Engineering
  11. Bio-Technology Engineering 

AP ECET 2021 Syllabus

AP ECET 2021 Syllabus will comprise of various topics from various subjects for different courses in which candidates will get admission through APECET 2021 exam. For the engineering exam, the syllabus will consist of topics from the PhysicsMathematics, and Chemistry subjects of the 11th and 12th standards.

AP ECET 2021 Answer Key

Authority will publish AP ECET 2021 Answer Key along with the question paper on the official website. Candidates can check the following points related to the answer key.

  • Firstly, the preliminary answer key will be published to cross-check the answer.
  • Also, the response key will be published on the official website.
  • Candidate can directly download the AP ECET 2021 answer key.
  • If any candidate will not satisfy with the answers then they can raise objections against the answer key.
  • Candidates can send requests for the same via email to APSCHE.
  • Once the officials verify the raise objection, then they release the final answer key along with the result.
  • The answer key for both the sessions will release separately. Use the marking scheme to calculate the score.

AP ECET 2021 Qualifying Marks

Candidates need to score a minimum percentage of marks to qualify for the AP Engineering Common Entrecognized 2021. Check the details below:

  • Minimum qualifying marks are 25% of the aggregate marks in all four subjects (three subjects for B.Sc. Mathematics).
  • Therefore, candidates have to score 50 marks out of a total of 200 marks.
  • There will be no minimum qualifying marks required by the candidates belonging to SC/ST category.
  • The rank obtained by any candidates (belong to SC/ST category) in the APECET [FDH & B.Sc.(with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects)]-2021 with the benefit of relaxation of the minimum qualifying marks will be cancelled in case the claim is found to be invalid at the time of admission.

AP ECET 2021 Results

AP ECET 2021 Results will be announced by the JNT Univesity on behalf of APSCHE. All the information related to APECET scorecard/rank card is given hereby:

  • The result will be published on the official website and will be available for downloading from the official website.
  • Candidates have to enter their Registration number and DOB to view and download their results.
  • Information such as candidate's name, roll number, gender, date of birth, subject wise marks, rank obtained, total marks, etc. will be mentioned in the rank card.
  • The answer key will also be published along with the result on the official website.

AP ECET 2021 Tie-Breaking 

A separate AP ECET 2021 tie-breaking policy is set by the authorities for Engineering, Pharmacy, and B.Sc courses. Check below for the same:

Tie Breaking Policy for Engineering: The following parameters will be considered for resolving the tie problem, among two or more candidates:
  • Overall marks obtained by the candidates in the engineering stream will be considered and the candidate with higher marks is preferred.
  • Candidates who will secure the highest marks in the Mathematics subject will be preferred.
  • Candidates securing the highest marks in the Physics section will be taken into account to decide the relative ranking.
  • Age will also be considered for resolving the tie at the time of admission, the older candidate will be preferred.
Tie Breaking Policy for Pharmacy: Candidates scoring the same aggregate marks will be given the same rank by the authorities and at the time of admission, age will be taken into consideration. The older candidate is then preferred.
Tie Breaking Policy for B.Sc (Mathematics): Applicants with higher marks in Mathematics are considered.
  • If in case candidates obtained the same aggregate marks then they will be given the same ranked and the older candidate will get preference at the time of admission.

AP ECET 2021 Counselling

Qualified candidates will be called to attend the AP ECET counselling 2021 process. Candidates have to register themselves in online mode from the official website.

  • The candidate is advised to carry all the required documents while going for counselling.
  • In counselling, all the documents of candidates will be verified.
  • Candidates must have obtained at least 45% in all subjects.
  • Candidates from the reserved category must have to score at least 40% in all subjects.
  • For filling the online option for web counselling, candidates have to visit the official website and enter the college name and other required details.
  • Successfully registered will get notification about the time and date of admission on their email id.

Candidates can download AP ECET 2020 Information broucher Pdf here.

AP ECET 2021 Highlights

Candidates can check the below-given details for an overview of AP ECET examination 2021:

AP ECET Examination 2021 Basic Details
Exam NameAP Engineering Common Entrance Test
AnonymAP ECET 2021
Conducting BodyAndhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)
AP ECET Official Websitehttps://sche.ap.gov.in/
Exam ModeOnline (CBT)
LevelState Level
Exam PurposeTo enroll candidates to B.Tech/Diploma/B.Pharmacy courses.

About Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University is a public university, located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The university was established on 2 October 1972 by the Legislature of the State of Andhra Pradesh as one of India's leading educational universities focusing on engineering. After 37 years of relentless service to the society at large, JNT University was restructured into four different Universities namely JNT University Hyderabad, JNT University Anantapur, JNT University Kakinada, and JNFAU by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

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AP ECET Important Dates

Exam Date02 May - 08 May 2021 (Tentative)
Admit card24 Apr 2021 (Tentative)
Form Date08 Mar - 08 Apr 2021 (Tentative)
Result22 May 2021 (Tentative)

Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

08 Mar 2021

Form End Date:

08 Apr 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 08 Apr 2021
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