MBA Entrances-State Level

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) is conducted for the admission into M.B.A. and M.C.A. courses (full time/part-time/evening/distance mode) offered by the following Universities in the State of Andhra Pradesh including their affiliated colleges. APICET 2020 will be conducted in the online mode by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Universities in AP:

Important Dates:

  • Notification of AP ICET – 2020 - 29-02-2020
  • Commencement of Submission of Online application forms - 03-03-2020
  • Last date for submission of online applications without late fee - (Only Registration Fee Rs.550/-) - 02-04-2020
  • Last date for submission of online applications with late fee of Rs.2000/-(+ Rs.550/- Registration Fee).- 12-04-2020
  • Last date for submission of online applications with late fee of Rs.5000/-(+ Rs.550/- Registration Fee) - 20-04-2020
  • Last date for submission of online applications with late fee of Rs.10,000/-(+ Rs.550/- Registration Fee) - 25-04-2020
  • Correction of online application data - 04-04-2020 To 09-04-2020
  • Downloading of Hall-tickets from the website - 21-04-2020
  • Date of AP ICET – 2020 Examination - 27-04-2020
  • Time of Examination 10:00 AM to12:30 PM & 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM in two sessions
  • Declaration of Preliminary Key - 27-04-2020. 6.00.PM
  • Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary Key - 30-04-2020. 5.00.PM
  • Declaration of Results - 07-05-2020

Eligibility and Qualifying marks:

  • MBA - Degree of 3 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent.
  • MCA - Degree of 3 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at Intermediate or Degree level.
  • MCA - 2nd YEAR DIRECT (lateral entry)- BCA or Degree holders in IT/CS with Mathematics at 10+2 or Degree level.

Note: (Candidate who passed all the subjects of the three years of any Degree course in one sitting is not eligible for admission into MBA or MCA Course

  • Candidate with aggregate marks of 50% (45% in case of reserved categories) are alone are eligible to take admission through APICET
  • The qualifying Degree obtained by Distance Mode Program should have recognition by Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE andDEC/DEB.
  • The candidates who have secured 25% qualifying marks in APICET [ 50 out of 200 ] and candidates belonging to the category of SC and ST to whom qualifying marks have not been prescribed, shall be assigned the rank in the order of the merit on the basis of marks obtained in ICET.

Applying for APICET-2020:

The candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria stated above can apply for APICET-2020 through an online application in the web site https://sche.ap.gov.in/icet

Test Pattern:

The test consists of 200 questions of one mark each. This is an objective type test to be conducted in online mode and the questions are of multiple choice. Out of the given options, the candidate has to choose the correct answer. If the Candidate gives more than one answer to any question, such answers will be ignored while awarding marks.

  • Duration - 150 min
  • Total Marks - 200

Medium of Test: English only for Section-C and English & Telugu for Section-A & Section-B.

Section-A: Analytical Ability

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

Section-B: Mathematical Ability

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

Section-C: Communication Ability

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

Ranking:

Candidates will be given State-wide ranks in the order of merit. For the preparation of merit list, in case more than one student scores the same ranks at 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 the age of the candidate giving the older candidate Priority.
  • Rank obtained in APICET - 2020 is valid for admission into MBA Course (Full Time / Part Time / Evening / Distance Mode) of all universities in Andhra Pradesh State for the academic year 2020-2021 only

Normalization of scores:

APICET-2020 is being conducted in two sessions based on the same syllabus, same pattern for candidates having same eligibility criteria

The main aim of the normalization is to justify the candidates who got a difficult paper compared to an easier paper. Hence, the task is to rationalize in a best possible sense and rank the candidates based on the global performance.

Regional test centres* under AP-ICET

District Locations
ANANTAPUR ANANTAPUR, GOOTY, HINDUPUR, PUTTAPARTHI
CHITTOOR CHITTOOR, MADANAPALLE, PUTTUR, TIRUPATI
EAST GODAVARI KAKINADA, RAJAHMUNDRY, AMALAPURAM
GUNTUR GUNTUR, NARASARAOPET
HYDERABAD L B NAGAR
KRISHNA GUDLAVALLERU, MYLAVARM, VIJAYAWADA, MACHILIPATNAM, TIRUVURU
KURNOOL KURNOOL, NANDYAL, YEMMIGANUR
PRAKASAM CHIRALA, MARKAPURAM, ONGOLE, CHIMAKURTHI
SRI POTTI SRI RAMULU NELLORE GUDURU, KAVALI, NELLORE
SRIKAKULAM RAJAM, SRIKAKULAM, TEKKALI
VISAKHAPATNAM ANAKAPALLI, ANANDAPURAM, GAJUWAKA, VISAKHAPATNAM
VIZIANAGARAM BOBBILI, VIZIANAGARAM
WEST GODAVARI BHIMAVARAM, ELURU, NARASAPURAM, TADEPALLIGUDEM
YSR KADAP KADAPA, PRODDATUR, RAJAMPETA