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Horticulture Common Entrance Test 2020

Form Date: 11 Oct - 11 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 11 Oct - 11 Nov 2020

HORTICET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 650
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:DR. YSR Horticultural University (YSR HORT)
  • Courses:B.Sc (Hons) HOR
  • Streams:Agriculture

HORTICET 2020: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card

Updated On - September 10 2020 by Akriti Maurya

HORTICET 2020 is also known as Horticulture Common Entrance Test is conducted by Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Andhra Pradesh. Candidates who is seeking for the admission in B.Sc (Horticulture) can apply for HORTICET test. Candidates need to register first to apply for the examination. The Application form will be available on the official website of the University. This test is conducted annually in the middle of the year. The University was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The candidates can go through the complete article to know about HORTICET 2020 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, etc.

HORTICET 2020 Application Form

HORTICET Application Form 2020 will be released soon. Candidates must refer to the below points to not miss anything important or crucial regarding HORTICET online application form 2020:

  • Application Form will release online at the official website
  • Through the website, candidates can download and print the application form.
  • Use an only black or blue pen to fill the form.
  • The application form must be neat and clean.
  • If there will be a piece of incorrect information then the application form will be rejected by the Horticulture University.
  • Candidates must send it along with the documents and registration fee to the university.

HORTICET Application Fee

HORTICET Application fee 2020 is given below:

HORTICET Registration Fees 2020
CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBCRs 700/-
SC and STRs 350/-
Mode of Payment:
  • Registration Fee has to be paid through Demand Draft only.
  • The DD has to be in favour of "Dr. YSR Horticulture University" and posted to the below-mentioned address:

Horticulture University, Administration Office,

Post box number#7 Venkataramannagudem-534-101,

West Godavari District Andhra Pradesh.

HORTICET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must carefully read and understand the eligibility criteria for appearing in HORTICET 2020. Eligibility criteria for the exam are formulated by Dr YSRHU. Following are the important eligibility criteria points to be understood:

  • Nationality - Candidates must be an Indian Citizen.
  • Minimum Age - 17 Years is a minimum age to apply for this exam.
  • Maximum Age Limit - The maximum age limit for HORTICET 2020 is 22 years, 25 years for SC/ST candidates and 27 years for PH candidates.
  • Educational Qualification - Candidates passed class 10th or equivalent are eligible to apply. Candidates must have necessarily passed Diploma in Horticulture course from Dr. YSRHU.
  • Appearing Applicants - Appearing candidates in their diploma are eligible to apply.

HORTICET 2020 Admit Card

HORTICET Admit Card 2020 will be released on the university official website. The candidates can check the details for the same below. The Admit Card will have the below-mentioned information:

  • Admit Card Number
  • Date and Time
  • Name of the Candidate and Parents
  • Complete Postal Address
  • Signature of the Candidate and Passport size photo

Without Admit Card Candidates will not be allowed to enter in examination Hall.

Steps to Download the Admit Card:

If Candidates do not receive the Admit Card by Post they will download the Admit Card through the official website of the university.

Here, are some steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website
  • Search HORTICET 2020 Admit Card under Announcements and click on it.
  • Download the Admit Card

HORTICET 2020 Exam Pattern

HORTICET Exam Pattern 2020 is given below:

HORTICET Paper Pattern 2020
Type of QuestionsObjective Type
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Number of Questions200
Maximum Marks100
Duration of Exam
120 Minutes 
Medium of Exam
Telugu Language
Marking Scheme
+1 for Correct and NO Negative Marking

HORTICET 2020 Syllabus

HORTICET syllabus 2020 are given below:

FloricultureDisease and pest managementGenetics and breeding of horticulture crops
BiochemistryMedicinal and aromatic plantsVegetable Science and post-harvest technology
Crop physiologyApplication of nanotechnologyPrinciple of horticulture and plant biotechnology
Agricultural principlesCommercial horticulture and bio-inputsForestry, natural resources, and environmental sciences
Entomology and apicultureApplied Physical Sciences and Statistics

HORTICET 2020 Preparation Books

Following are the name of books given for HORTICET 2020 preparation.

Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Handbook Of HorticultureChadha K L8171640060
Basic HorticultureJitendra Singh9327239849
Horticulture at a GlanceD Ram & B B Singh9351247732
MCQs in HorticultureBharat Singh Hada183990045
Objective HorticultureAnil Verma9381450234
Question Bank of HorticultureGupta S.NB00IG33QL8 (ASIN)
Glaustas HorticultureP Muthukumar8183990711

HORTICET 2020 Results

HORTICET Result 2020 will be declared by the month of August 2020. Candidates can check their results using the below-mentioned steps:

  • Through the official website of the university, candidates can see the result.
  • In Scorecard, score along with the rank will be given.
  • 25% of the total marks will be cut off for general and OBC
  • There will be no cut off level for ST/SC and PWD.
  • If two candidates are having similar marks then the university gives first preference to one who has a greater OGPA in diploma in Horticulture course.
Steps to Download HORTICET 2020 Scorecard:
  • Go through the official website of the university.
  • On the official website, all the information regarding the scorecard will be given.
  • Scorecard will be displayed.
  • Download and print out the scorecard.

HORTICET 2020 Counselling

HORTICET Counselling 2020 process will start after the result declaration, mostly in the month of August 2020. Only those candidates will participate in the counselling process whose name is already mentioned in the merit list. Counselling date will be declared on the official website only. Candidates who come for counselling must carry all the required documents such as:

  • 10th and 12th Marksheet
  • Diploma Marksheet is mandatory
  • Age Proof
  • Marksheet of HORTICET 2020
85% seats will be allotted for the candidates who belongs to Andhra Pradesh and 15% seats allotted to that candidate from outside Andhra Pradesh. 

HORTICET 2020 Seat Reservation

Get the reservation details form below given points:


The criteria for the concerned undergraduate course is:

The total number of seats allotted to all the diploma holders is 15% of the seats of B.Sc (Hons.) Horticulture that is 83 seats {47 (Govt. College seats) + 36 (Pvt. College Seats) = 83 Seats}.


The University will follow reservation rules established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. As per the rules, 85% seats will be allotted to candidates from Andhra Pradesh, while the remaining 15% will be allotted to candidates from outside Andhra Pradesh.

HORTICET 2020 Highlights

HORTICET 2020 highlights are given  in the table below:

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Dr.YSR Horticulture University


University Level


Bachelor of Science(Horticulture)

HORTICET Official website
Exam Mode

Offline Mode

Exam Purpose

To offer admission in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Horticulture


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HORTICET Important Dates

HORTICET 2020 Form Date11 Oct - 11 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

Horticulture Common Entrance Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

11 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

11 Nov 2020

The forms will open on 11 Oct 2020



Examination Date:


Application Fees:

₹ 650

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