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Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test

Computer Based Test

AP PGECET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam (AU V)
  • Courses:M.Tech
  • Streams:Engineering

AP PGECET 2023: Application form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admission

Updated On - September 10 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

The AP PGECET 2023 exam is organised by SRI VENKATESWARA UNIVERSITY on behalf of APCHE. Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Engineering Entrance Test is conducted every year. It is a state-level entrance test. AP PGECET is organized to offer admission to the candidates at state-level M.E., M.Tech, and M.Pharmacy Courses. The candidates willing to take admission into the courses offered by Andhra Pradesh University must go through the complete article to know more about AP PGECET 2023 Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Counselling, etc.

Here are the important details for AP PGECET Counselling 2023:

  • Web Options Entry: The web options entry for AP PGECET counselling 2023 has started.
  • Official Website: Candidates can fill web options on the official website, pgecet-sche.aptonline.in.
  • Last Date for Web Options: The last date to fill web options is September 11, 2023.
  • Option to Change Options: Applicants will have the option to change their choices, if required, on September 12, 2023.
  • Seat Allotment Result: After processing of web options by candidates, the seat allotment result will be declared on September 15, 2023.
  • Reporting to Allotted Institutes: Candidates who receive seat allotments will need to report to the allotted institutes between September 19 and September 23, 2023.

Make sure to complete the necessary steps within the specified dates to participate in the AP PGECET counselling process successfully.

AP PGECET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the AP PGECET 2023 exam status from the below article:

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test 2023 Status

Counselling started

AP PGECET 2023 Exam Dates

The schedule for AP PGECET 2023 can be checked from the table below.

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test Dates
EventsDates 2023 (Tentative)
Starting of application formFeb 2023
Last date to submit application form without late feeFeb 2023
Correction windowFeb 2023
Last date to submit applications with late fee of Rs.500/-March 2023
Last date to submit applications with late fee of Rs.2000/-March 2023
Last date to submit applications with late fee of Rs.5000/-March 2023
Release of admit cardApril 2023
AP PGECET 2023 exam28th May- 30th May 2023
(10 am to 12 pm &
3 pm to 5 pm)
Releasing of answer keyJune 2023
Last date of receiving objectionsJune 2023
Declaration of resultJune 2023
Counselling starts fromJuly 2023

GATE/ GPAT Candidates:

Registration start dateFeb 2023
Documents verificationFeb 2023
Web Option Selection25th to 30th September 2023

What is AP PGECET ?

Answer: The Andhra Pradesh Postgraduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) is an entrance examination conducted by Andhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. This examination facilitates entry into various postgraduate programs in engineering, technology and pharmacy offered by various universities and colleges located in the state. It is a gateway for admission into Professional PG Courses for students aspiring to pursue higher studies in the field of engineering, Technology and Pharmacy.

AP PGECET 2023 Application Form

The candidates must fill the AP PGECET application form 2023 very carefully so that they do not make any mistakes while filling the application form. Also, they need to make sure that they fill the application form before the last date.

The details about AP PGECET Application Form are given hereby:

  • Aspiring candidates need to go to the website to complete the registration process and fill the online application form.
  • Application Form will be released in May 2023.
  • The last date for filling the application form: June 2023.
  • After that, the candidates need to fill in all the required details such as qualifying examination (degree as the case may be) hall ticket number, SSC or 10th class hall ticket number, Schools/ Cities from 9th class onwards, good quality passport size photograph, scanned image of Signature affixed with a black pen on a white paper, etc.
  • Furthermore, the Aadhar Card Number of the candidate is mandatory.
  • Also, the candidates willing to give more than one test paper at AP PGECET 2023 need to register for all the papers in the same application itself and pay the application amount displayed.

AP PGCET Application Fee

The candidates will be required to pay the following application amount:

AP PGECET Application Fee
General, OC/BC Category Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST Category Rs. 500/-
Mode of Payment:
Candidates can pay the application fee online through either of these mentioned modes:
  • AP Online services
  • Payment Gateway provided (through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net banking)

AP PGECET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates need to carefully read the AP PGECET Eligibility 2023 details and make sure that they are eligible to appear in the exam. If the candidate is found ineligible their application form will get rejected.

Following is the detailed AP PGECET Eligibility 2023:

  • Candidates must have Indian citizenship.
  • They must belong to Andhra Pradesh state.
  • Besides this, candidates must have completed their Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree in the relevant field having a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates) from an institution that is UGC/ AICTE approved and is recognized by the Andhra Pradesh Government.
  • Furthermore, candidates pursuing their B. Tech or its equivalent / B.Pharm. the course will be eligible for entry into the relevant M.E./M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy/ Pharm.D(PB) courses only if they have completed their undergraduate degree till the Counselling Date.
  • Candidates need to appear and qualify AP PGECET 2023 test paper relevant to the course in which they want to take admission.
  • Admission to 85% of the seats in each course will be reserved for the local candidates and the
    remaining 15% of the seats will be un-reserved
  • While filling up the seats in colleges, first preference will be given to candidates who have qualified GATE / GPAT in the relevant based on their test scores and the preference for remaining seats to the candidates who will qualify AP PGECET 2023 according to their merit ranks.

AP PGECET 2023 Test Centre

Candidates must check the given mentioned list about the AP PGECET 2023 Test Centre below:

  • Anantapur
  • Tirupati
  •  Kakinada
  • Guntur
  • Rajamahendravaram
  • Hyderabad
  • Vijayawada
  • Kurnool
  • Nellore
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram
  • Bhimavaram
  • Kadapa
  • Ongole
  • Srikakulam 

AP PGECET 2023 Admit Card

AP PGECET Admit Card 2023 will available online on the official website. Candidates are expected to bring a printed copy to the examination centre. The following points must be kept in mind by the candidates regarding their Admit cards/Hall ticket:

  • Candidates can download their PGECET hall ticket from the official website by using the application number and password and enter the required information.
  • Candidates must check every detail mentioned in the admit card.
  • It is mandatory to carry the admit cards to the exam centre along with valid photo ID proof which will help in verification of identity by the invigilators.
  • If any discrepancy is found in the admit card, get in touch with the officials immediately and get it corrected.
  • If candidates are appearing for the examination in a new city then kindly go and visit the examination centre before the day of examination so that they don’t reach late or to the wrong center.

AP PGECET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the mentioned below table regarding the AP PGECET 2023 Exam Pattern so that they have an idea about the exam paper structure:

AP PGECET 2023 Entrance Exam Scheme
Exam ModeOnline(Computer Based Test)
Duration 120 Minutes(2 Hours)
Number of Question120
Maximum Marks120
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Question(MCQ)
Marking Scheme+1 mark for each correct answer
Negative MarkingThere is no negative marking

AP PGECET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates can check the AP PGECET 2023 syllabus according to their branch:

Syllabus for Computer Science and Information Technology(CS & IT):
AP PGECET 2023 Syllabus
Engineering Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Set Theory & Algebra
  • Linear Algebra
  • Numerical Methods
  • Calculus
Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Combinatorics
  • Graph Theory
  • Mathematical Logic
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • Theory of Computation
  • Compiler Design
  • Operating System
  • Databases
  • Information Systems and Software Engineering
  • Computer Networks
  • Web technologies
Syllabus for Electronics & Communication(EC):
Engineering Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Method
Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Networks
  • Electronic Devices
  • Analog Circuits
  • Digital circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics
Syllabus for Chemical Engineering(CE):
Engineering Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Complex variables
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Method
Chemical Engineering
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Technology

Syllabus for Pharmacy:

  • Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance

AP PGECET 2023 Preparation Tips

AP PGECET Preparation Tips 2023 are mentioned below for all the candidates who will be appearing for AP PGECET Examination and are looking for guidance on how to go on preparing for the same:

  • candidates must prepare how to go on with each subject which includes the time distribution, management of resources, and various other important factors.
  • Once the preparation chart is ready, start with the preparation which will include studying all the important topics in-depth, not so important topics in brief but do not miss on any topic as this exam tests the ability.
  • If the candidates are taking any coaching classes or external help, their guidance and all that candidates learn over there helps but the same is the number of efforts they need to put in every day on their own.
  • An ample amount of sleep is a must.
  • Solving questions will give a reality check of the preparation and scope of improvement as well, apart from which candidates must solve one previous year as it will give an idea of the exam pattern.
  • Join a test series and write tests every day as it will add up to the speed, accuracy, and refinement in answering questions.
  • Write 2-3 mock tests every day.

AP PGECET 2023 Result

Candidates can check their AP PGECET 2023 Result on the authority website. Check all the essential information related to the result given below:

  • Candidates should visit the official website of Andhra University.
  • Enter registered enrollment numbers, programs applied for, and date of birth.
  • The result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates will also be updated on the rank via SMS on their registered mobile number which they have entered in their application form.
  • Results will contain the marks obtained in the entrance exam along with a merit position in the qualifying entrance exam.
  • Candidates must download the result for future correspondence.

AP PGECET 2023 Counseling

Candidates can check all the essential information related to AP PGECET 2023 counselling in the given below:

  • As soon as the Results get announced, the merit list will be released by the university based on the total marks obtained by the candidates and the number of applicants who have appeared for the exam.
  • The ranking is given to the candidate for the counselling process only.
  • After the release of the Merit List by the authority, candidates will be called to report at the allotted venues for counselling which will be decided by the authorities.
  • All the candidates need to be present at the time of Counselling to the allotted venue with all the required documents. Else their admission will be barred.
  • Candidates will have to get their documents verified, only after this, they will be allotted seats.

AP PGECET 2023 Highlights

Candidates must check the basic information concern with the AP PGECET 2023 entrance exam in the given below table:

Andhra Pradesh Physical Education Common Entrance Test
Exam NameAP PGECET 2023
Full NameA.P. Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
LevelState Level exam
CoursesM.E., M.Tech, and M.Pharmacy Courses
Mode of ExaminationOnline(CBT)
AP PGECET Official Websitehttps://sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet 
Application link
Exam AimTo offer admission in M.E., M.Tech, and M.Pharmacy Courses

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Andhra University

Andhra University was established in 1926 by the Madras Act of 1926. The 94-year-old institution has Sir C.R. Reddy as its founder Vice-Chancellor. Former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was one of its Vice-Chancellors and later Dr. C. R. Reddy in 1931 become the Vice-Chancellors. The University College of Arts was found on 1 st July 1931. The University currently Offering 313 Courses in Arts, Commerce, Management, Science & Technology, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy, and Education. Andhra University has five colleges and four Campuses. The Colleges of Arts and Commerce is the biggest college in the University with 26 Departments offering 42 courses including four Diploma Courses. The College of Science and Technology has 21 Departments, which offers 63 Courses including one PG Diploma. The College of Engineering has 15 Departments offering Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research Programmes. The College of Law has been identified as an advanced Center in Law by UGC.

Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education 

Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education was established on 20 May 1988 through Act 16 of 1988 to advise the Government relating to Higher Education in the state and its development with planning. It is approved by University Grant Commission (UGC). It is the general duty of the Council to coordinate and determine standards in institutions of Higher Education, Research, Scientific and Technical Institutions following the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission from time to time. Act 16 of 1988 envisages three distinct functions (a) Planning and Coordination, (b) Academic Functions and (c) Advisory Functions.

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AP PGECET Important Dates

AP PGECET 2022 Form Date15 Mar - 31 Mar 2023 (Tentative)
Admit Card Downloading Date15 Apr - 30 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
AP PGECET 2021 Exam Date28 May, 29 May 2023
Result Date01 Jun - 15 Jun 2023 (Tentative)

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



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Form Start Date:

15 Mar 2023

Form End Date:

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