AP ECET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test)

AP ECET 2024

Notification | Exam Dates | Application Form | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Admit Cards | Results | Counselling

Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) 2024 is a common Entrance Test conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for the academic year 2024-24.       

AP ECET 2024 is intended for Diploma Holders and B.Sc., Degree Holders (with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects) for lateral admission into 2nd year regular B.E., B.Tech., Courses into (1) University Engineering Colleges to the extent of 10% of over and above-sanctioned intake and  (2)  All India Council for Technical Education approved Un-Aided Private Professional Institutions (Minority and Non-minority) to the extent of 10% over and above the sanctioned intake, for the academic year 2024-23.

AP ECET 2024 is also intended for later admission into 2nd-year regular B.Pharmacy Courses as approved by the Pharmacy Council of India into (1) University Colleges to the extent of 10% of over and above-sanctioned intake and  (2)  Un-aided Private Professional Institutions (Minority and Non-minority) to the extent of 10% of over and above-sanctioned intake for the seats specifically earmarked for Diploma Holders for the academic year 2024-24.  However, candidates holding B.Sc., degrees are not eligible for admission into Pharmacy Courses. 

Purpose of AP ECET

(i) For lateral admission into 2nd year regular B.E. / B.Tech. Courses in both University and Unaided Private Professional Institutions (Minority & Non-Minority) approved by All India Council for Technical Education.

(ii) For lateral admission into 2nd year regular B. Pharm. Course in both University and private un-Aided professional institutions (Minority & Non-Minority) approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.

Note: B.Sc. (Mathematics) Degree holders are not eligible for admission into B.Pharm course.

AP ECET 2024 Notification

The notification of AP ECET 2024 for admissions into UG courses for the academic year 2024-24 was released in the month of April 2024. The online Application Process starts on 3rd May 2024. AP ECET 2024 Examination is scheduled on 22nd July 2024

AP ECET 2024 Exam Dates 

Events Dates (Tentative)
Notification 3rd week of February 2024
Application form releases 2nd week of March 2024
Last date to apply 2nd week of April 2024
Last date to submit with late fee 4th week of April 2024
Correction window 4th week of April 2024
Admit Card Availability April 2024
Exam Date 1st week of May 2024
Preliminary Key 2nd week of May 2024
Declaration of Final Key 2nd week of May 2024
Publication of Result 4th week of May 2024
Releasing of rank card June 2024
Counselling June 2024

AP ECET 2024 Application Form

Registration Fee:      

Following are the details of the registration fee payable at the time of submission of the application form online as mentioned above.

Category Fees in Rs
General Rs. 600 /-
BC Rs. 550 /-
SC / ST Rs. 500 /-

Late fee Rs 1000/- to 5000/-

Mode of Payment:

The Registration Fee / Late Fee may be paid at:

1) Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking

2) AP Online Centres in A.P.

Note: A list of Centres will be given in the Official Website State and District-wise.

How to Apply:

1) The application should be submitted online mode only. For Online submission, visit the official website.


  • SSC/10th Class Hall Ticket Number
  • Places of study from 6th Class onwards
  • Caste certificate (if applicable) with Mee Seva Number
  • Income Certificate with Mee Seva Number
  • Passport size photograph in jpg format with a size of less than 50KB
  • Scanned image of a signature affixed with a black pen on white paper in jpg Format less than 30KB in size.
  • The candidate’s Aadhar card number is to be entered in the relevant field.
  • The ration Card Number of the family is to be entered in the relevant field.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made online through AP online services or a payment gateway provided (through Credit/Debit card/Net banking).

2) The candidate must take a printout of the filled Application Form and be submitted to the Invigilator during the examination after affixing a recent color photograph duly attested by the Gazetted Officer or Principal of the College where studied the qualifying examination. 

 AP ECET 2024 Application Form

AP ECET 2024 Eligibility:

1) Candidates should be of Indian Nationality.

2) Candidates should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh.

3) The local/non-local status of the candidate should satisfy the requirements of admission.

4) Candidates who obtained a Diploma in Engineering/Technology/ Pharmacy or any other equivalent Diploma from the State Board or recognized by the Government of Andhra Pradesh are eligible for admission into the relevant B.E/ B.Tech./B.Pharm courses corresponding to their diplomas.

5) Candidates who passed the 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the group combination or its equivalent from a recognized University in the Andhra Pradesh state are eligible for entry into relevant courses.

6) Candidates should have passed a Diploma in Engineering/Technology/ Pharmacy/ B.Sc (Mathematics) Degree with at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST) for entry into relevant courses.

7) Candidates who are pursuing a Diploma course shall be eligible for entry into the relevant courses only if they have completed the diploma course before the time of admission into the college.

AP ECET 2024 Exam Pattern:

There will be a total of 200 marks and 200 objective-type questions, the distribution of which is tabulated below for three different streams:

1) The exam is for 3 Hours of duration from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM.

2) The examination will be conducted in Online Mode: Computer Based Test (CBT).


4) All questions are of objective type only and each question carries 1 mark.

5) The question paper contains questions in English only.

6) Total marks: 200 marks. 


Details of the Stream


Maximum Marks



Engineering *



Common to all branches

except Engineering












Pharmaceutical Chemistry










B.Sc (with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects)




Analytical Ability



Communicative skills



@ For Engineering, separate question paper for each branch mentioned below:

*Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/Electronics & Communications/Mining/

Computer Science/Chemical/Metallurgical/Mining/Electronics & Instrumentation/

Ceramic Technology/Bio Technology/Agricultural Engineering as the case may be.

 AP ECET 2024 Exam Pattern

AP ECET 2024 Syllabus

Syllabus varies from stream to stream applicable to the candidate’s qualifying examination (Diploma Level, Pharmacy level or B.Sc (Maths).  Candidates can check official website for syllabus in respect their corresponding subjects as may be applicable.

AP ECET 2024 syllabus will be comprised of subjects given below



B.Sc (Mathematics)

1) Mathematics

1) Pharmaceutics

1) Mathematics

2) Physics

2) Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2) Analytical Ability

3) Chemistry

3) Pharmacognosy

3) Communicative English

4) Relevant Engineering subjects

4) Pharmacology


A detailed Syllabus of each test paper will be given on the AP ECET official website upon the release of official notification. 

 AP ECET 2024 syllabus

AP ECET 2024 Admit Cards

Admit Cards of the eligible candidates shall be released by the Authority concerned after the successful registration process through online mode.  Candidates can access Admit Cards from the stipulated date announced by the Convenor APECET 2024.

AP ECET Admit Card 2024

AP ECET 2024 Qualifying Marks

The qualifying percentage marks for obtaining a rank in APECET 2024 is 25% of the aggregate marks in the 4 (four) subjects i.e., 50 marks out of a total of 200 (3 subjects for B.Sc., Mathematics).  For SC/ST candidates there is no such minimum qualifying marks for ranking the candidates.

AP ECET 2024 Ranking

  • Candidates will be ranked (Integrated Merit Rank) based on the marks obtained by them in the APECET (FDH & B.Sc., with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects.
  • Re-totalling or revaluation will not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Integrated Merit Rank (IMR) is based on the total marks obtained in APECET (FDH & B.Sc (Maths) 2024 and is considered for admission into B. Tech in I.T and CSE and other Engineering Branches.

AP ECET 2024 Test Centres

Allocation of Test Centres will be made on a “first come first served basis”.  No guarantee will be given for allotment of the Test Centre as per the choice exercised by the candidate while filling the through a Web application

AP ECET 2024 Results

Results of APECET 2024 will be released on the stipulated date to be announced.  Score Cards of candidates shall be released by the authority concerned individually.  Candidates are advised to keep the Score Card secured till the completion of the admission process.

AP ECET Web Counselling 2024

The counseling procedure includes Registration, Choice filling, allotment of seats, and reporting rounds. The process of Counselling commences from the date to be announced by the concerned Authority. Once a candidate has been allotted a seat in a College/University, he/she is required to report in the college within the given period of time.

 AP ECET 2024 Web Counselling

AP ECET 2024 General Instructions

1) The Candidates, who wish to apply for AP ECET, must apply online only.

2) It is advised to visit your allotted Examination Centre well before so that you can take the examination tension-free.

3) Candidates are not admitted to the examination after 10.00 A.M. and are not permitted to leave the hall before 1.00 P.M.

4) It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that they are answering the correct Question Booklet of the branch for which they are eligible for admission.

5) Candidates must return both Questions Paper Booklet Acknowledgement slip and OMR Answer Sheet after the test.

6) The Question booklet code, Hall Ticket Number, and other details must be entered correctly and properly on the OMR Answer Sheet, in the Test. Otherwise ranks declared, if any will be canceled subsequently in such cases.

7) The question paper will be in English only.

8) Affix a recent color photograph (3.5cms x 3.5cms) in the box provided (Bottom – Left side) on the “FILLED IN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and get it attested by a Gazetted Officer / Principal of the college where studied.

9) The candidate has to submit the “FILLED IN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM” to the Invigilator in the Examination Hall on the day of the exam.


AP ECET 2024 being a state-level examination, there will be tough competition among the aspiring candidates intending to get admissions into coveted Universities and Colleges in Andhra Pradesh State.  In view of its demand, AP ECET  2024 has turned out to be a difficult and challenging task for the candidates to score reasonable and good rank.

So, hard work, strong academic background, and sincere efforts with planned preparation is essential to face this examination.  Following are a few important tips to crack AP ECET  2024, for guidance to the candidates.

  • The first step is to understand the syllabus and exam pattern of AP ECET 2024 thoroughly.
  • Keep a hard copy of the complete syllabus till the examination and go through the same from time to time to ensure that no topic is missed.  In accordance with the topics in the syllabus select/procure suitable study material or books.
  • Draw a timetable covering the entire syllabus leaving at least a week’s time for revision of the entire syllabus before the examination date.
  • Carry out appropriate analysis/review of your study pattern and find out loose ends/mistakes and make adjustments/corrections accordingly.
  • It is always advisable to make notes of all topics being studied for revision purposes.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting a prescribed time limit, and ensure to learn time management which will eventually help in the main examination.
  • Set appropriate goals by dividing one topic at a time and accomplish them on daily basis. Though the syllabus initially appears to the candidate as voluminous, over time, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • Students should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such an approach will enable the student to understand problem-solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the AP ECET 2024, within the timeframe.
  • List out doubts/clarifications required on the topics and seek help from the Seniors or Faculties from time to time.
  • Students can also consider joining a crash course, which will help them to master the subjects in a planned strategic manner with appropriate guidance from the faculties.
  • Another important tip for the students is to avoid distraction from the main goal of preparation for the examination. Strong determination alone helps the students to avoid diversion from attention or focus on the main goal.
  • Studying non-stop for long hours would deplete the productivity of the students. Hence, students are required to take this into account while preparing their timetable to ensure that there will be a minimum “recess time” to refresh themselves before commencing the next session of study. No doubt, students tend to study for long hours before examinations.
  • To enhance productivity, it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching the blue screen. Students should relax by doing short workouts or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on their studies.