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AP Education Common Entrance Test 2020

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AP EDCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 600
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Sri Venkateswara University (SVU)
  • Courses:B.Ed.
  • Streams:Education

AP EdCET 2020(Postponed): Registration(Extended), Syllabus

Updated On - July 28 2020 by Akriti Maurya

AP EdCET 2020 exam has been postponed and new dates will be announced soon by the authority. The last date to apply is 05 September 2020 with the late fee of Rs 500/-. Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test is conducted by Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education every year to offer admission to aspirants in regular B. Ed program in the colleges of Education in Andra Pradesh. Before applying for the application process, one should check the AP EdCET 2020 important dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, etc to know more about the exam.

Latest update

  • AP EdCET 2020 exam has been postponed.
  • AP EdCET 2020 Application Form last date has been extended until 05 September 2020 with a late fee of Rs 500/-

 AP EdCET 2020 Important Dates

Schedule for AP EdCET 2020 can be checked in the given below table:

AP EDCET 2020 Schedule
EventsDates (Revised)
Issue of AP Ed.CET – 2020 notification13 March 2020
Commencement of Submission of online application14 March 2020
Last Date for the submission of online application without late fee20 May 15 June 2020
Last Date for submission of Online Application with late fee of Rs. 500/-25 Jul 05 September 2020
Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate28 to 30 Apr 2020
07 – 10 July 2020
AP Ed.CET 2020 Exam Center Change22 – 23 June 2020
Downloading of Hall Tickets from Website04 May 01 August 2020
Date of entrance test09 May 2020 05 August 2020
Availability of preliminary answer key17 May 06 August 2020
Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary Key20 May 08 August 2020
Date of Announcement of Results27 May 2020

AP EdCET 2020 Application Form

Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education has released the AP EdCET 2020 application form on 14 March 2020. Candidates can check all the essential information related to AP EdCET 2020 Application Form given below:
  • The application form for the AP EdCET 2020 will be in online mode.
  • The last date to apply online for AP EdcET is 15 June 2020.
  • Candidate should visit the official website first, no other mode of application will be entertained.
  • Candidate must create his/her profile on the portal by using a valid email id and by providing all the personal information.
  • In the next step, the applicant must provide educational details such as the exams passed and the relevant marks obtained.
  • Now, in the next step candidate have to upload scanned images of signature, photographs, left thumb impression in the given format ( kb ).
  • Next step will be to fill the category of applicant.
  • Next step is for the fee payment.
  • Submit all the information after payment. Take the printout of the confirmation page and payment slip for future purposes.

AP EdCET 2020 Application Fee

Candidate has to submit the application fee to confirm the submission of the registration form. The Application fee for AP EdCET is different for various categories, check the below-mentioned application fee.

Category Fee in Rs
General 600/-
Mode of Payment
The application fee can be submitted through online mode via Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking

AP EdCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must ensure their eligibility before applying for the exam. Check the given below points regarding the AP EdCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria:
Basic eligibility criteria:
  • The candidates must be an Indian Citizen.
  • The candidates should satisfy Local/Non-Local status requirements as laid down in the Andra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order 1974.
Educational Qualifications:
  • The candidates must have passed B.A./B.Sc./ B.Com./ B.C.A./ B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.B.M courses from any recognized university.
  • The candidate must have secured 50% marks in the qualifying examination and 40% marks stand for the candidates such as SC, ST, bc(A/B/C/D), PH in the qualifying examination.
  • If candidates have passed B.E / B.Tech degree, they must have a minimum of 50% marks along with Mathematics and Physics as their compulsory subject.
  • The candidates who are appearing in the final year are also eligible to apply for AP EdCET-2020.
Age Limit: The candidate’s minimum age should be 19 years on 1st July of the examination year in which notification is issued. There is no as such maximum age limit.

AP EdCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the AP EdCET 2020 Exam Pattern so that they have an idea about the exam paper structure. Check the table given below:
Exam Pattern for AP EdCET 2020
Mode of ExaminationPen and paper-based
Number of Questions150
Type of Questionsobjective type( MCQ)
Time duration2 hours or 120 minutes
No. of Sections

Part A- General English

Part B- General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude

Part C- will be according to the subject choice of candidate.

Marks allotted
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
  • No negative marking will be there
Medium of LanguageEnglish and Telugu (except English subject)

Marks Allotted to each section as per the subjects: 

Part-A:  Common for All

 Subject  Area

 General English



Part-B:  Common for All

 Subject  Name

 Teaching Aptitude



 General Knowledge



Part-C:   Student has to select one of the following subjects

Mathematics: Total marks 100




Physical Sciences: Total marks 100







Biological Sciences: Total marks 100







Social Studies: Total marks 100













English: Total marks 100

Qualifying Marks

The qualifying cut off marks in the entrance test is 25% which means 37 from a total of 150 marks. There are no prescribed marks for those who belong to SC/ST/OBC class.

AP EdCET Syllabus 2020

There are three parts of AP EdCET 2020 Syllabus, that is Part -A, Part -B and Part -C. Here we describe all parts of Exam.

Part-A: General English
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Synonyms, Antonyms, and Vocabulary
  3. Articles, Prepositions, Correction of Sentences, Tenses, Spelling, Voice.
  4. Transformation of Sentences – Simple, Complex, and Compound, Direct and Indirect Speech.
Part-B: General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude
  1. In this section, questions are designed for testing the candidate’s ability of the general knowledge of the environment all around and its application to society
  2. In the test, questions included from India as well as the neighbouring countries consisted of History, General Policy, Scientific Research, Ecology, Economics, Culture, Geography.
  3. Through the questions in section B, candidates’ knowledge can be tested, thus questions connected to the current events, like the matter of the daily observation and experience of the scientific knowledge
  4. Teaching includes characteristics such as an ability to communicate, skills to deal with children and recognizing the individual differences.
Part-C: One of the following subjects to have opted:
  • Mathematics(MS)
  • Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) (PS)
  • Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology) (BS)
  • Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics and Economics) (SS)
  • English ( Special English in B.A.)
Note: Syllabus shall be of graduation level for these four subjects.

AP EdCET 2020 Important Books

Candidates can check all the mentioned books to prepare well for the Common Entrance Test:-

Author NameBook Name 
 R.S AggarwalObjective General English
 Lucent General Knowldge
 ArihantGeneral Knowledge 2020
Gurukul Books Practice Papers- General Paper 1
(Teaching and Research Aptitude)
 R.S Aggarwal Quantitative Aptitude

AP EdCET 2020 Preparation Tips

Check the preparation tips below for better preparation:-

  1. Check the CET Test syllabus properly: Candidates always start prepartion with analyzing the syllabus properly.
  2. Proper time management: Time management is a important factor which helps in exam preparation, first cover hard topics then move toward easy topics any time.
  3. Prepare basic concepts of teaching: Candidates make sure their knowledge abot concepts of the teaching is up to date and point to point.
  4. Watch online youtube videos: Candidates can watch a online video on a topic and clear their doubts about it.
  5. Proper Revision: Revision is the best technique to score well in examination and also make notes for revision.

AP EdCET 2020 Admit Card

Candidate can access the AP EdCET 2020 Admit Card from the official website itself. 

  • The council will release the admit card before 15 days of the test.
  • All the candidate must bring the Andhra Pradesh EdCET to admit card 2020 at the examination hall to appear for the exam.
  • All the exam details such as candidates name & roll number, exam centre, exam date and time will be mentioned in the admit card.

AP EDCET 2020 Test Centers

  • Srikakulam
  • Nellore
  • Chittoor
  • Vizianagaram
  • Thirupathi
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Kakinada
  • Kadapa
  • Proddatur
  • Ananthapur
  • Rajamahendravaram
  • Vijayawada
  • Eluru
  • Nandyal
  • Guntur
  • Kurnool
  • Ongole
  • Kuppum

AP EdCET 2020 Answer Key

The government of Andhra Pradesh will publish the AP EdCET 2020 Answer Key in April tentatively. Candidates need to visit the official website to check the answer key. Candidates can calculate the marks once they get to know the answers. However, if there would be any issues regarding the answer key, one can inform the authority as soon as possible.

AP EdCET 2020 Cut off

Candidates must check minimum qualifying marks for AP EdCET exam below:-

ParticularsMarks or percentage
Cut – Off25% of total marks
Minimum qualifying marks37 marks
Out of150 marks

AP EdCET 2020 Result

AP EdCET 2020 Result will be available on the official website of the university. Candidate can check their result by entering roll no. and date of birth.

  • Candidate can expect the result after one month of examination.
  • Successful candidates have to appear for the counselling on scheduled date and location.
  • Candidate should take the printout of the result for the counselling process.
  • The result will be based on the performance of a candidate in the entrance test.

AP EdCET 2020 Counselling

AP EdCET 2020 counselling process will start after the declaration of AP EdCET result. The counselling schedule will be published by the examination's conducting body.

  • After the announcement of the result, the candidate will be called for the counselling process.
  • The counselling centre will be announced on the website or via mail.
  • The candidates will be invited to attend the counselling process based on marks obtained in the exam.
Applicants must carry their original documents with themself on the day of Counselling. The documents which are to be brought are :
  • 10th class mark sheet
  • 12th class mark sheet
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of Bachelor degree with Original
  • AP EdCET result
  • Domicile
  • Admit card

AP EdCET 2020  Highlights

Candidates can check the AP EdCET 2020 basic information in given below table:
Exam Name

Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test



Exam Mode


Exam Duration

Two hours

Number of Paper


Total Sections


Total Question type

Objective Type question

Total questions in AP EDCET

One hundred fifty

Exam Language

English, Telugu

Exam Purpose

admission to aspirants in regular B. Ed program in the colleges of Education in Andra Pradesh

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AP EDCET Important Dates

AP EDCET 2020 Form Date14 Mar - 15 Jun 2020
AP EDCET 2020 Exam Date16 Aug 2020 (Tentative)

AP Education Common Entrance Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


2General Knowledge & Current Affairs15115

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

14 Mar 2020

Form End Date:

15 Jun 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 15 Jun 2020
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