AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test)

Tuesday, May 28, 2024


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

AP PGECET 2024 Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) is a state-level Common Entrance Test of Andhra Pradesh for admission into the regular PG courses in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy (ME/M.Tech./M.Pharmacy), Graduate level Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate) conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), a Statutory Body of the Government of A.P., Hyderabad. 

AP PGECET 2024 Courses Offered:

AP PGECET 2024 is the gateway for admissions into various Colleges/Universities across Andhra Pradesh state for postgraduate Courses in Engineering (M.E/M.Tech) Architecture (M.Arch), and Pharmacy   (M.Pharm/Pharma D) fields.

AP PGECET 2024 Notification

AP PGECET 2024 Notification is expected to be released in the month of July 2024. Click on the below link to find more details about the AP PGECET 2024 Notification. The AP PGECET 2024 Examinations will be conducted in two shifts in to be notified in 2024.  

AP PGECET 2024 Exam Dates 

Events Dates (Tentative)
AP PGECET Official notification 19th March 2024
The online application process starts from 21st March 2024
Last date of form submission 30th April 2024
  • Last date for receiving of online applications with late fee of Rs.500/-
  • Last date for receiving of online applications with late fee of Rs.2,000/-
  • Last date for receiving of online applications with late fee of Rs.5,000/-
  • 6th May 2024
  • 10th May, 2024
  • 14th May 2024
Correction window opens 15th – 16th May 2024
Release of admit card 22nd May 2024
Entrance exam 28th – 30th May 2024
Result declaration date 2nd week of June 2024
Counseling Procedure 2nd week of July 2024

Tentatively, schedule will be released in the last week of April and the examination is likely to be conducted in the first week of July 2024.

AP PGECET 2024 Eligibility

  1. The candidate should be of Indian Nationality.
  2. The Candidate should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. The local/non-local status of the candidate should satisfy the requirements of admission.
  4. For Engineering courses, the candidate should obtain at least 50% marks (45% for reservation category SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.
  5. For Pharmacy courses, the candidate should obtain at least 55% marks (50% for reservation category SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.
  6. Candidates appearing in the qualifying examinations are also eligible to apply.
  7. It the candidate's qualifying degree is obtained under distance mode education, then if must have AICTE/ Distance Education Council (DEC) approval.

Qualification Criteria as mentioned in the table below:

P.G. Degree

Qualifying Examination


M.Tech (All)

B.E., B.Tech

50% for Gen

45% SC/ST


B.E. B.Tech (Arch)

50% for Gen

45% SC/ST



50% for Gen

45%  SC/ST

Pharm D

B.Pharmacy (3 years degree)

50% for Gen

45% SC/ST

AP PGECET 2024 Examination Pattern

1) There will be a total of 120 questions for 120 marks in each paper with a duration of 2 Hours. Each question carries 1 mark.


3) Questions will be of objective type with multiple-choice questions.

4) The examination will be conducted in Online Mode: Computer Based Test.

5) The cut-off mark in the Common Entrance Test is 25%, in the case of SC/ST, there is no minimum marks.

6) The Question Papers will be in English only.

AP PGECET 2024 Exam Pattern

AP PGECET 2024: Application(Registration) Form & Process:

Application Fee: Non-Refundable


Fees in Rs/per test


Rs. 1000 /-


Rs. 500 /-

Late fee Rs 250/- to 1,000/-

Mode of Payment:

The application fee can be paid via Online Payment using Credit/Debit Card/Net banking. 

 AP PGECET Application form

How to Apply for AP PGECET?

  1. AP PGECET 2024 Application Form will be completely online.
  2. AP PGECET 2024 Application Form will be available from  April 2024.
  3. The details of the courses offered by the Universities with eligibility will be given on AP PGECET 2024 official website
  4. A candidate can apply for more than one paper, by paying a separate fee for each test/paper.
  5. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be modified/edited.
  6. If there is any correction required in the data, contact the AP PGECET office.
  7. Pay the application fees according to the no. of papers the candidate is attempting, in any of the modes mentioned above.
  8. The candidate receives an SMS to his/her registered mobile number on successful submission of the application, so the mobile number is mandatory.
  9. GATE/GPAT-qualified candidates will have separate application forms for admission.

Following are the steps involved in submitting the application form online for AP PGECET 2024.  Candidates may note that before attempting to fill online application, relevant documents etc., to be kept ready duly scanned and candidates are also required to read the instructions in this regard on the official website of AP PGECET 2024.

Step 1: Registration and Payment

a. Visit the official website of APSCHE and click on the Payment link.

b. Fill in the relevant details like Name, DOB, Mobile Number, Email ID, Category, Qualifying degree etc.

c. Click on Proceed to payment and pay the fee via online mode using Credit / Debit Card / Net Banking.

d. Note down the transaction reference number.

Step 2: Fill in the Application Form

a. Click on Fill Application Form after successful payment of fee.

b. Fill in the relevant details like Address details, Educational details, Exam Centres etc.

c. Finally click on the Submit button.

d. Candidates will get the registration number.

Step 3: Payment Status

a. Candidates can check their payment status under the third step by entering the qualifying examination, Hall ticket Number, and Mobile Number.

Step 4: Printout Application form

a. Candidates should obtain a printout of the application by entering the required details like Registration Number, Payment reference number, Date of birth, and Mobile Number for future reference.

AP PGECET 2024 Syllabus

Detailed syllabus subject-wise/specialization-wise will be made available on the official website of sche.ap.gov.in/pgecet on the appointed date as per the schedule to be released.  Major topics of the syllabus subject-wise are furnished below, for ready reference of the candidates.


Details of Codes for AP PGECET Test Papers


Name of the Paper



Aerospace Engineering






Chemical Engineering



Civil Engineering



Computer Science and Engineering



Electrical Engineering



Electronics and Communication Engineering



Food Technology



Geo-Engineering and Geo-Informatics



Instrumentation Engineering



Mechanical Engineering



Metallurgical Engineering



Nano Technology



AP PGECET 2024: Test Centres

Test Centres

AP PGECET 2024 Admit Cards

  • Results will be declared on the appointed date by APSCHE on its official website. Candidates can download Rank Cards by logging into the official website by entering their login credentials.
  • The Rank Card consists of the details of Marks obtained, Rank Secured.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the same for presentation before officials during the counseling and admission process.
 AP PGECET Hall Tickets 2024

 AP PGECET 2024 Results and Score Card

  • Results will be declared on the appointed date by APSCHE on its official website. Candidates can download Rank Cards by logging into the official website by entering their login credentials.
  • The Rank Card consists of the details of Marks obtained, Rank Secured.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the same for presentation before officials during the counseling and admission process.

AP PGECET 2024 Instructions:

1) The test is of a two-hour duration with 120 multiple choice objective type questions, carrying one mark for each question.

2) The Question Papers will be in English only

3) Candidates must ensure themselves that they have chosen the correct test paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek admission to the specific program they are interested in.

4) The candidate can apply for multiple tests. However, a separate registration fee must be paid for each test

5) The Hall-Tickets are to be downloaded from the website www.appgecet.org. Without Hall-Tickets the candidate will not be allowed into the test center.

6) Separate Notification will be issued for admission based on GATE/GPAT Score.

7) Appearing in the test does not guarantee admission. The candidate has to satisfy all the requirements at the time of admission.

8) Candidate needs to carry a photocopy of the Caste Certificate duly attested to the examination hall if he/she belongs to the SC/ST category.

9) For further information contact AP PGECET Helpdesk. 

AP PGECET 2024 Counselling

APSCHE is yet to announce the dates for the counseling of PGECET 2024.  The following steps are to be complied with by the successful candidates during the online procedure of Counselling, as per the schedule to be declared by the authority.

Step 1: Registration and payment of Counselling fee

In the first step, all successful candidates must register online for the process of counseling by paying a requisite fee (Rs.600/- for general and Rs.300 for SC/ST candidates) through the payment gateway and entering relevant details like email ID, Mobile Number. 

Step 2: Filling out the application on line:

Under this second step, candidates must fill in the application form online by entering their personal details, communication address and academic details and uploading a recent passport-size photo, and GATE admits card.  Candidates must obtain a printout for future reference in the counseling process.

Step 3: Verification of Documents:

All the registered candidates must visit the AP PGECET 2002 Help Centres in the official website and verify documents.  Candidates must carry with them the following original documents and photocopies for verification.

  • GATE scorecard
  • Provisional UG Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination and marks sheets.
  • Marks Memo of Class 10-12th.
  • Residential/Domicile certificate
  • Aadhaar card
  • Reservation Category certificate (if applicable) issued by a competent authority
  • Income certificate issued after January, 2024

Step 4: Filling of Choices:

Candidates under this step must select their preference (choice of course and college) in accordance with the Rank allocated to them.  A list of seats will be made available to the candidates.

Step 5: Seat allotment:

Authorities shall allot seats as per the Ranks secured, preferences, categories, and availability of seats and the details will be made available on the official website.  The allotment process will be carried out in two rounds.  Such candidates who have been allotted seats (1st round /2nd round) must necessarily report to the respective College/University on or before the stipulated date and time and confirm their seat by making payment of the requisite fee of the College/University concerned.

Following are the details of Help Centres for Counselling AP PGECET 2024:

  1. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  2. AU Online Counselling center, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  3. Administrative Block, JNTUA, Anantapur
  4. University College of Engineering, JNTUK, Kakinada
  5. SRR & CVR Govt. College, Vijayawada
  6. SV University, Old MBA Building, Tirupati.

AP PGECET 2024: General Instructions To Candidates

  • Candidates must report to the Test Centre allocated to them an hour before the prescribed time.
  • Must carry Admit Card of AP PGECET to the Test Centre positively, without which candidates are not allowed entry into the Test Centre.
  • Candidates are not expected to carry any type of electronic gadget.

Participating Colleges in AP PGECET 2024

The following are the colleges/universities that accept AP PGECET 2024 scores.

  1. M.R. Institute of Technology, Rajam
  2. Kakinada Institute of Technology and Science, East Godavari
  3. Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool
  4. Sagi Ramakrishna Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram
  5. Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam
  6. RVR & JC College of Engineering, Guntur
  7. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology, Kurnool
  8. Prasad V.Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada
  9. Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering and Technology, Chittoor
  10. Sree Vaidyanathan Engineering College, Tirupati

AP PGECET 2024 Tips To Crack The Examination

AP PGECET 2024 is a state-level Postgraduate examination for all candidates seeking admission to Engineering Courses (M.Tech & M.Arch) and Pharmaceutical Courses (M.Pharm) in the most popular government/private Colleges/Institutes/Universities in Telangana  State.  Many candidates who have completed UG Courses in Engineering etc., desirous of pursuing P.G. Degree courses in various Colleges/Universities in Telangana appear in AP PGECET every year.  Hence, AP PGECET 2024 has assumed much importance in view of its great demand and has turned out to be a difficult and challenging task for the candidates to secure the highest rank/marks in AP PGECET 2024.

The biggest task before the candidates is to target his/her efforts to enhance thinking capacity, speed of learning, and power to retain whatever learned to unravel their potential for the best possible results.

So, hard work, strong academic background, and sincere efforts with planned preparation is of paramount importance to secure the highest marks in AP PGECET 2024. The following few tips may help candidates to prepare well and enhance their chances of success in the impending AP PGECET 2024.

  • Candidates must understand the syllabus and exam pattern of AP PGECET 2024
  • 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 and leave at least a fortnight’s time before AP PGECET 2024 for revision of the syllabus.
  • 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 PGECET 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 with 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 study.


Q1. Where can I buy the Application form?

Ans. AP PGECET, application form submission is made completely online including payment of the application fee. Visit the website for more details

Q2. Should I need to upload any certificates?

Ans. None of the certificates need to be uploaded. However, if you belong to the SC / ST category then you need to bring a photocopy copy of the Caste Certificate duly attested to the examination hall

Q3. If I wish to appear for more than one test which is scheduled on the same day in different sessions will I be allotted the same Test centre or different Test centres?

Ans. Generally, you will be allotted the same Test center to appear for both tests scheduled on the same day in different sessions

Q4. Do I need to post the application form?

Ans. No need to post the application form

Q5. Do I need to preserve the Registration ID?

Ans. Registration ID is very important information. It is very useful in any further correspondence with the APPGECET office

Q6. If I misplace my copy of the “Filled In Online Application Form”, how to get another copy of it?

Ans. You can take a fresh printout of the “Filled In Online Application Form” from the website by giving suitable details

Q7. I made a mistake in filling out the online application, then how it can be changed?

Ans. If there is any correction required in the data, contact the AP PGECET office

Q8. What if I don’t have a Mobile number

Ans. Mobile number is a mandatory detail as your Transaction Id., Payment confirmation or any other future correspondence is through the correct Mobile number you enter. Hence, if you don’t have a Mobile number enter the mobile number of your parents/guardian or close relatives/friends whom you can trust.