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Horticulture Common Entrance Test

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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 2023: Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

Updated On - February 21 2023 by Akriti Maurya

HORTICET 2023 is also known as Horticulture Common Entrance Test which will be conducted in November 2023 tentatively by Dr. YSR Horticulture University, Andhra Pradesh. Candidates who are seeking admission in B.Sc (Horticulture) can apply for HORTICET. Candidates need to register themselves first to apply for the examination. This test is conducted at the university level 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 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, etc.

HORTICET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the HORTICET 2023 exam status from the below table:


Horticulture Common Entrance Test 2023 Status

Official notification is yet to release.

HORTICET 2023 Dates

Candidates can find all the important dates and events related to HORTICET 2023 from the given table below:

HORTICET 2023 Schedule
EventsDate (Tentative)
Application form release date1st week of June 2023
Last date to applyLast week of June 2023
Admit card releases on1st week of July 2023
Exam date for HORTICET 20232nd week of July 2023
The result shall be announced on4th week of July 2023
Counselling datesAug 2023
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HORTICET 2023 Application Form

HORTICET Application Form 2023 will be released soon by Dr. YSR Horticulture University. Candidates must refer to the below points to not miss anything important or crucial regarding HORTICET online application form 2023: For further details click here,

  • The Application Form will release online at the official website of Dr. YSR Horticulture University.
  • Through the website, candidates can download and print the application form.
  • The candidates must use only a 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 Horticulture University.
  • Candidates must send it along with the documents and registration fee to the university.

HORTICET 2023 Application Fee

After filling the application form candidates are required to pay the application fee along with the form to complete the registration process. Candidates can check HORTICET 2023 Application fee given below:
HORTICET Registration Fees 2023
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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must carefully read and understand the eligibility criteria for appearing in HORTICET 2023. Eligibility criteria for the exam are formulated by Dr. YSRHU. Following are the important eligibility criteria points to be understood:

  • Nationality - Candidates must be Indian Citizens.
  • Minimum Age - 17 Years is the minimum age to apply for this exam.
  • Maximum Age Limit - The maximum age limit for HORTICET 2023 is 22 years, 25 years for SC/ST candidates, and 27 years for PH candidates.
  • Educational Qualification - Candidates who passed class 10th or equivalent are eligible to apply. Candidates must have necessarily passed the Diploma in Horticulture course from Dr. YSRHU.
  • Appearing Applicants - Appearing candidates in their diploma are eligible to apply.

HORTICET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be well aware of the exam pattern of HORTICET 2023. Knowing the exam pattern will help the candidate to know the type of questions are asked and how to solve them in the given time frame. All the details regarding HORTICET Exam Pattern 2023 are given below:

HORTICET Paper Pattern 2023
Type of QuestionsObjective Type (MCQs)
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Number of Questions200
Maximum Marks100
Duration of Exam
120 Minutes 
Medium of Exam
Telugu Language
Marking Scheme
+1 for Correct answer and No Negative Marking for wrong or unattempted question

HORTICET 2023 Syllabus

Along with exam patterns, candidates must know the topics that they have to cover to qualify for the HORTICET 2023. All the important topics that candidates must cover for HORTICET syllabus 2023 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 2023 Preparation Books

Some of the important books that candidates can refer to while preparing for HORTICET 2023 are given here. The list of some of the important books are mentioned below:

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 2023 Admit Card

HORTICET Admit Card 2023 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

Candidates must know that without an admit Card they 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 of Dr. YSR Horticulture University.
  • Search HORTICET 2023 Admit Card under the Announcements tab
  • Click on the Announcement tab
  • Enter your login credentials i.e username and password or registration number.
  • Check all the details on the admit card and Download it.
  • Keep the admit card safe until the admission procedure is over.

HORTICET 2023 Results

HORTICET Result 2023 will be declared by December 2023 (tentative). Candidates can check the important information regarding HORTICET 2023 results mentioned below:
  • HORTICET 2023 Result can be checked from this page or on the official website of Dr.YSR Horticulture University.
  • In Scorecard, the 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 2023 Result/Scorecard:
  • Visit the official website of the university.
  • Click on the link showing "HORTICET 2023 Result"
  • Enter your login credentials and the scorecard will display
  • Download the scorecard and save it for future use.

HORTICET 2023 Counseling

HORTICET Counseling 2023 process will start after the result declaration. Counselling for HORTICET 2023 is likely to begin in December 2023. Only those candidates will participate in the counselling process whose name is already mentioned in the merit list. The counselling date will be declared here and on the official website of  Dr.YSR Horticulture University. 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 2023
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 2023 Seat Reservation

Get the reservation details from the 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% of seats will be allotted to candidates from Andhra Pradesh, while the remaining 15% will be allotted to candidates from outside Andhra Pradesh.

HORTICET 2023 Colleges and Seats

Candidates can check out the seat matrix for HORTICET 2023 below. 

Name of Participating InstituteSeat Matrix
 College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari District130
   Sri Krishna Devaraya College of Horticultural Sciences,
Ananthapuramu, Ananthapuramu District. 
 J.C.Diwakar Reddy Horticultural College, Anantapuram District.60
 Kadiri Babu Rao College of Horticulture, C S Purm, Prakasam District.60
N.S. College of Horticultural Sciences, Darimadugu Village, Markapur Mandal, Prakasam District.60
College of Horticulture, Parvathipuram, Vizianagaram District50
College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta, Kadapa District70
College of Horticulture, Chinnalatarapi, Prakasam District.50

HORTICET 2023 Highlights

HORTICET 2023 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

About Dr.YSR Horticulture University

The University was established by the Government of Andhra Pradesh at Venkataramannagudem, near Tadepalligudem in West Godavari District. It is the second Horticultural University in the country. The university Started functioning w.e.f 26th June 2007. Both UG and PG courses are provided at the university. HORTICET Exam is being conducted to offer admission in different courses in Dr.YSR Horticulture University. Dr.Y.S.R.Horticultural University is committed to developing the need-based manpower and technologies to resolve the problems confronting Horticulture and enable the horticultural farmers in Andhra Pradesh to make horticulture the most remunerative enterprise.

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HORTICET Important Dates

HORTICET 2022 Form Date01 Aug - 31 Aug 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card20 Sep 2023 (Tentative)
HORTICET 2022 Result05 Oct 2023 (Tentative)

Horticulture Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

01 Aug 2023

Form End Date:

31 Aug 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 31 Aug 2023
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