The Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET 2020) will be conducted by Andhra University on behalf of APSCHE. Through this exam, candidates can get admission into M.E/M.Tech/M.Pharma courses offered by the university and its affiliated colleges. It is necessary for candidates to apply for the exam to be eligible for admission into the said courses.

Before applying, candidates should make sure that they fit the eligibility requirements specified by the authority as ineligible candidates won’t be allowed to appear for the exam. The exam will be conducted in online mode and candidates can practice the mock test available on the official website. For more valuable information on the AP PGECET 2020, aspirants are suggested to go through the complete article.

Avialable Application Form 2020

News: AP PGECET 2020 to be held on 2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2020. The application process has been commenced from 9th March 2020. 

Important Dates for AP PGECET 2020

The official dates for AP PGECET 2020 are given below-

EventsDates (out)
Releasing of the notification5th March 2020
Beginning of online applications9th March 2020
Last date to submit the application without late fee9th April 2020 7th May 2020 20th May 2020
Last date to submit the application with late fee of Rs. 500/-10th to 12th April 2020
Last date to submit the application with late fee of Rs. 2000/-13th to 15th April 2020
Last date to submit the application with late fee of Rs. 5000/-16th to 18th April 2020
Correction window for editing/correcting applications10th to 19th April 2020
Downloading of hall tickets25th April 2020
AP PGECET Exam2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2020 2nd to 4th August 2020
Preliminary key declaration3rd, 4th & 5th May 2020
Last date on receiving objections on the preliminary key5th, 6th & 7th May 2020
Result Announcement14th May 2020

Eligibility Criteria for AP PGECET 2020

The Eligibility Criteria for AP PGECET is provided below-

Nationality: Indian

Domicile: Candidates should satisfy the local/non local status of Andhra Pradesh.

Qualifying Education: Candidates must possess a relevant bachelor degree or its equivalent from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates).

Note: Candidates appearing in the final year will also be eligible for entry into the relevant course provided they must have completed the course before the date of counselling.

AP PGECET 2020 Application Form

Candidate needs to register themselves for the exam on the official website. The login details will be sent to the candidates on their registered Email ID and phone number. The same information must be used to login into the portal for filling the application form. Candidates will have to provide their educational details, personal details, Aadhar card information etc. in the form. These details must be entered carefully. Candidates should make sure to go through the entire form before submitting it. They can edit their details through the correction window but only a few things can be changed. Therefore, proper caution must be taken to fill out the form.

Candidates can pay the registration fee through AP online services or through online mode. Candidates who wish to pursue more than one course can apply for the same through the same application form. The registration fee is mandatory to all the candidates. Failing to pay it on time will end up in rejection of the application form by the authority.

Application Fee

Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000/- (Rs 500/- for SC/ST candidates) as the application fee for AP PGECET 2020. The payment of the application fee can be made through the AP Online services or via credit card/debit card/net banking.

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates can note down the exam pattern for AP PGECET provided below to get an idea of the exam-

  • Exam Mode: Online (CBT)
  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Medium: English
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for each right answer
  • Negative Marking: Not Applicable
  • Total No. of Questions: 120 Questions


The syllabus of the AP PGECET 2020 varies from course to course and will be based on the subjects studied during graduation. Candidates can refer to the official website for the related course wise syllabus.

Preparation Tips for AP PGECET 2020

Here are some of the vital preparation tips that will help a candidate succeed in the exam-

  1. Get familiar with the syllabus first.
  2. Build a strong grip on the formulas and definitions.
  3. Solve online mock papers to enhance your performance and learn time management.
  4. Try to attempt as many questions as you can as there is no negative marking.
  5. Brush up the basic concepts and then move towards the difficult ones.

AP PGECET 2020 Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates need to login into the website to access their hall ticket. The hall ticket will be available to only those candidates who have successfully filled the application form for the AP PGECET 2020. Candidates need to keep a printout of the admit card for future use and must carry it to the exam hall. The entry without the admit card and a valid ID proof will be denied to the candidates. The admit card should not be damaged as it will be considered invalid.

Result and Counselling

Candidate can check their result from the official website. The minimum qualifying marks for AP PGECET 2020 will most probably be 25%. Candidates should secure the minimum qualify marks to be eligible for the counselling process. A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the exam. Those who belong to SC/ST need not score the minimum qualify marks as there is no such provision applicable for them.

The short listed candidates will go through the counselling procedure. However, the first preference for admission will be given to the GPAT/GATE qualified candidates. The remaining seats will be allocated to the candidates who have qualified the AP PGECET exam. Candidates will have to choose the preferred college and course they wish to take admission into. The final admission will be given on the basis of the preference set by the candidates and availability of seat in that particular program.

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