AP Post Graduate Common Entrance Tests

Computer Based Test

APPGCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 850
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Yogi Vemana University (YVU)
  • Courses:MSc, M.Ed., M.COM, M.LIB, M.P.Ed
  • Streams:Engineering, Commerce, Science, Arts, Education

APPGCET 2023: Application form, Exam Date, Admit Card, Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - July 17 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

APPGCET 2023 will be held in June 2023 by Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa on behalf of APSCHEAP Post Graduate Common Entrance Tests are organized once a year at the state level to offer admission into the first year of various P.G. Courses (M.A., M.Com., M.Sc., M.Lib.I.Sc., M.Ed., M.P.Ed., MCJ, M.J.M.C., M.Sc.Tech. etc) offered by Andhra Pradesh State-funded Universities and their Constituent/ Affiliated [Government and Private (Aided/Unaided)] Colleges including Minority Educational Institutions in the State. Go through the complete article below to know more about AP PGCET 2023.
  • The AP PGCET 2023 result has been announced.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for ranking in AP PGCET is 35% for unreserved category candidates.
  • The result and scorecards can be accessed on the 2023 website.

APPGCET 2023 Highlights

Andhra Pradesh Postgraduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) 2023 is a state-level entrance examination conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). The exam is conducted once a year for admission into various postgraduate engineering, pharmacy, and technology courses in colleges across Andhra Pradesh. Here are some important points to note:

  1. Eligibility Criteria: Candidates must have passed a relevant undergraduate course from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories). There is no age limit to appear for the exam.
  2. Application Process: The application process for AP PGECET 2023 is online and candidates can apply through the official website. The application fee is Rs. 1000 for general candidates and Rs. 500 for SC/ST candidates.
  3. Exam Pattern: AP PGECET 2023 is a computer-based test that consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. The duration of the exam is two hours. The exam consists of questions from the candidate's chosen subject.
  4. Syllabus: The syllabus for AP PGECET 2023 includes topics from various undergraduate courses like civil engineering, chemical engineering, computer science, and engineering, etc. Candidates are advised to refer to the official website for a detailed syllabus.
  5. Admit Card: Candidates who have successfully registered for AP PGECET 2023 can download their admit card from the official website. The admit card contains important information like the candidate's name, roll number, exam center, and exam date.
  6. Result: The results of AP PGECET 2023 will be announced online and candidates can check their results by entering their hall ticket number. Candidates who qualify for the exam will be called for counseling and admission process.

The candidates can get the summary of AP Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2023 hereunder;

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa 


State Level

APPGCET Official website


Application Link
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Exam Mode
Computer Based Test


APPGCET 2023 Exam Status

Exam Status
Exam StatusTo be Held between  June 6 to June 10
Application form February (Tentative)

APPGCET 2023 Exam Dates

Candidates appearing for AP PGCET 2023 are advised to follow the listed dates. Those candidates who are interested can apply for APPGCET 2023 as per the following dates:

APPGCET 2023 Exam Date
EventImportant Date (Tentative)
Starting of the application processFebruary 2023
Last date to apply (without late fee)March 2023
Last date to apply with late fee of Rs 500/-March 2023
Last date to apply with late fee of Rs 1000/-March 2023
Application Form CorrectionApril 2023
Availability of Admit cardJune 2023
APPGCET 2023 date06-06-2023 to 10-06-2023
Answer Key release dateJune 2023
Examination Result DeclarationJuly 2023

What is APPGCET ?

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (APPGECET) is an entrance examination conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh for admission into postgraduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Pharmacy and Planning. The exam is conducted once a year and consists of multiple choice questions from technical subjects related to the chosen field of study.

APPGCET 2023 Application Form

APPGCET 2023 application form window was open in thhrough the online mode. Before filling and submitting of online application form, the candidates were advised to go through the relevant instructions given below:

  • The application form was available on the official website of Yogi Vemana University,  hence candidates must apply there to avoid any kind of fraud.
  • Candidates must apply online mode only.
  • They need to enter details like the candidate's name, Father's Name, Mother's Name, Gender, date of birth, contact information, qualifying exam, qualifying exam etc to make fee payment and get registered and be eligible to appear in the exam. Also, before submitting the form they must ensure the correctness of the information.
  • Any wrong details in the form lead to the cancellation of the form.
  • Once the fee will be paid they will be eligible to fill and complete the form.
  • Lastly keeping a copy of the filled form is suggested to submit as proof if needed.

How to Apply for APPGCET 2023?

The applicants can follow the below-given steps to apply for APPGCET 2023:

  • Step 1 - Visit the official website. Click on APPGCET
  • Step 2-  Fill in all required details including address, educational, personal and etc.
  • Step 3- Upload documents i.e. passport size photograph and signature in JPG and JPEG format. Aadhar card is mandatory for the candidates.
  • Step 4- Take the printout of the filled application form and keep it for further admission procedure.
The detailed APPGCET Registration Process 2023 is given APPGCET 2023 Registration Process.

APPGCET 2023 Application Fee

Candidates can check the category wise APPGCET 2023 application fee below in the table:

AP PGCET 2023 Registration Fee
General/UR category candidates Rs. 850/-
OBC category candidatesRs. 750/-
SC/ST/PwD category candidatesRs. 650/-
Mode of Payment: The fee can be submitted at any online centre or via online mode only through the Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking.

APPGCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible Post Graduate Common Entrance Tests the candidates must fulfill the APPGCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria mentioned hereunder:

  • Applying candidate must be an Indian.
  • The candidate should satisfy ‘local’/non-local’ status requirements as laid down in the
    Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) order, 1974, as
    subsequently amended.
  • The candidate should have possessed a degree for the final year of relevant under
    graduate or equivalent examination to seek admission into the Post Graduate Programs
    and its relevant specialization. 

APPGCET 2023 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Those who have applied or planning to apply can check hereunder APPGCET 2023 Exam Pattern:

  • Medium of Paper: English for all the programs and for language-related PG Programs the medium of the APPGCET will be the respective language itself. 
  • Mode of exam: CBT (Computer Based Test)
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Duration of exam: 90 minutes(1:30 hours)
  • Total number of questions: 100 questions
  • Marks/ question: +1 mark will be rewarded for each correct response.
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking if any wrong answer will be marked
  • The entrance test will consist of any 3 or 4 varieties of objective type items such as analogies, classification, matching, comprehension of a research study/experiment / theoretical point of view, etc., with multiple answers.
  • There will be three categories from which questions will be asked:
    • CATEGORY –I PG Program in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • CATEGORY-II PG Programs in Commerce and Education
    • CATEGORY – III PG Programs in Sciences 

APPGCET 2023 Admit Card

APPGCET 2023 admit card is available online on the official website of the exam. Candidates can go through the below details for a few important pieces of information;

  • The admit card will be released at least one week before the entrance test will start.
  • The candidates will have to affix the latest passport size photograph (which is exactly similar to the one uploaded in the Online Application) in the space provided in the hall ticket and get itself attested.
  • Also, they need to carry any national identity card like an Aadhar card, Passport, DL, PAN card, or Voter ID for identity verification.
  • No aspirant will receive the hall ticket through post or any offline mode. 
  • The admit card of Yogi Vemana University PGCET will contain the following details: 
    • Name of candidate
    • Date of Birth
    • Father’s name
    • Exam Center
    • Date and time of the exam
    • Time to report to the exam center
    • Time and duration of the question paper.
  • Without the Hall Ticket, the candidate is not allowed to appear for the entrance test.
  • Also, they must keep it safe until the admission process is over.

APPGCET 2023 Result

The results of APPGCET 2023 will be made available in the websites,  or (or) 

  • The scorecards of individual candidates can be downloaded, and these will not be sent to the candidates directly by post. 
  • In the downloaded result, the candidate will have to affix the latest passport size
    photograph (same as uploaded in the Online Application) in the space provided and get itself attested.
  • The examinees must note that there shall be no re-totalling, re-valuation or personal identification of response sheets (Answer Scripts) of CET.
  • Without the rank card, no candidate will be allowed to participate in the counselling or certificate verification.  
  • The minimum qualifying marks for ranking in APPGCET shall be 35% of the maximum marks.
    However, “ for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, there shall be no minimum qualifying marks.
  • In case of more than one student scoring the same marks in APPGCET, the tie shall be resolved by bracketing the candidates together for the purpose of ranking and considering seniority in age, hence one who will be senior will get more preference.

APPGCET 2023 Merit list & Inter-se Merit

  • The candidates belonging to the category of SC and ST shall be assigned ranks in the order of merit on the basis of marks obtained in the APPGCET. 
  • State-wide Common Merit List: The list shall include the candidates based on the marks
    obtained in the APPGCET, irrespective of one’s category of reservation quota.
  • Region-wise Common Merit List: this will include the candidates based on the marks
    obtained in the APPGCET belonging to the particular local area.
  • Minority Community Merit Lists: This will have merit lists, containing the candidates
    belonging to the different Minority communities arranged in the Merit assigned in CET, both Statewide and Local Area wise. 
  • Community-wise Merit Lists: The authority will display the separate Community-wise merit lists for the Scheduled Castes, Schedules Tribes, and Back-ward classes Communities, both as Statewide and Local Area-wise.
  • Merit list for other categories of reservations: The merit list for other categories of reservations will be displayed separately for eg - differently-abled (physically handicapped), NCC Games and Sports, Children of Ex-servicemen, and for Women both State-wide and Local Area-wise.

APPGCET 2023 Counselling

The Convener will manage APPGCET 2023 Counselling through a computerized single-window mechanism. Dates and locations will be revealed soon. Only those who pass the AP Post Graduate Common Entrance Tests will be invited to complete the paperwork and seat allocation process. No institution shall separately or individually issue a notification and a call for applications. Admission to the postgraduate programmes will be awarded based on entrance exam scores. To get more about APPGCET Counselling 2023, read the entire post.

APPGCET 2023 Centres

The candidates will be assigned test centres from the following cities:

Name of centresCode
Kurnool TC03


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APPGCET Important Dates

Form Date 202301 May 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date06 Jun - 10 Jun 2023

AP Post Graduate Common Entrance Tests Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

90 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions: The questions paper consists of 100 objectives (multiple choice only) type questions for 100 marks

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

01 May 2023

Form End Date:

01 May 2023

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