MBA Entrances-State Level


AP ICET 2017 was conducted in the online mode by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati for the admissions into first year MBA course offered in Universities and professional colleges in AP for the academic year 2017-18.

Universities in AP:

Application has to be submitted in on line mode only. Application fee of Rs.450 has to be paid through AP Online gateway.

Important Dates:

Online application form submission starts - 01/03/2017

Last Date for the submission:

  • Without late fee - 05/04/2017
  • With late fee of Rs.2000(and Rs.450) - 26/04/2017

AP ICET 2017 - 02-05-2017 in two sessions – 10 am -12.30 pm and 2.30pm – 5 pm

Eligibility to appear for APICET-2017:

Candidates should be Indian Nationals and should satisfy local/non-local status requirements laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974 as amended.

Candidate should have studied and passed 3 year Degree course in any faculty conducted by the Universities or its equivalent Degree Examination in 10 + 2 + 3 pattern as recognized by U.G.C with Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class X

Candidate with aggregate marks of 50% (45% in case of reserved categories) are alone are eligible to take admission through ICET

The qualifying Degree obtained by Distance Mode Program should have recognition by Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC/DEB.

Pattern of AP ICET :

  • Total No.of questions – 200
  • Total marks – 200
  • Duration of the test - 150 minutes.
  • Medium of Test: English only for Section-C and English & Telugu for Section-A & Section-B.

Section-A: Analytical Ability

  1. Data Sufficiency - 20 q
  2. Problem Solving - 55 q

Section-B: Mathematical Ability

  1. Arithmetical Ability - 35 q
  2. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability- 30 q
  3. Statistical Ability- 10 q

Section-C: Communication Ability

  1. Vocabulary -10q
  2. Business and Computer Terminology -10q
  3. Functional Grammar- 15 q
  4. Reading Comprehension- 15 q

Qualifying Marks for APICET-2017:

Qualifying percentage of marks in the Entrance Test is 25% (i.e. 50 marks out of total 200 marks). However, for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, no minimum qualifying percentage of marks is prescribed.


For the preparation of merit list, in case more than one student scoring the same marks in APICET, the tie will be resolved as follows:

By considering the marks scored in Section-A

If the tie persists, marks obtained by a student in Section-B will be taken into consideration

If the tie still persists, the tie will be resolved by taking into account age of the candidate giving the older candidate priority.

APICET marks - Normalization Process:

APICET-2017 was conducted in two sessions based on the same syllabus, same pattern for candidates having same eligibility criteria. Since the question paper will be different for each session, it is decided to adopt a normalization process to eliminate any such variations in the difficulty level of various sessions.

Normalisation is a process that facilitates ranking of all the candidates across all sessions on a comparative scale. This process ensures that the students are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by the difficulty of examination conducted in multiple sessions.

Committee on normalization has deliberated extensively and decided to use the following normalization procedure.

Normalized marks of the candidates = GMS + (TopAverageGlobal - GMS)/(TopAverageSession - sms)

*(Marks obtained of the candidates - sms)

SMS:(Average + Standard Deviation) of the session in which the candidate belongs to

GMS: (Average + Standard Deviation) of all the candidates across all sessions together

TopAverageSession: Average marks of the top 0.1% of the candidates in the session in which the candidate belongs to

TopAverageGlobal: Average marks of the top 0.1% of all the candidates across
all sessions together

For the candidates for whom there is no qualifying cut off in APICET-2017, if the marks in APICET-2017 after normalization go below zero (negative), the total marks are treated as zero and the ranks are assigned based on those marks. If tie persists, then APICET-2017 normalization marks will be considered for breaking the tie

Applying for APICET-2017:

Candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria can apply for APICET-2017 through an online application.

Test Centres:

Anantapur, Chittoor, East Godavari, Guntur, Hyderabad, Krishna, Kurnool, Prakasam, Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, West Godavari, YSR Kadapa


Section-A: Analytical Ability:

  1. Data Sufficiency
  2. Problem Solving - Sequences and Series, Data Analysis, Coding and Decoding Problems, Date, Time & Arrangement Problems

Section-B: Mathematical Ability

  1. Arithmetical Ability
  2. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability
  3. Statistical Ability

Section-C: Communication Ability

Part 1: Vocabulary

Part 2: Business and Computer terminology

Part 3: Functional Grammar

Part 4: Reading Comprehension (3 Passages)