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AP PGECET is an entrance examination for post graduate courses like M.Tech, M.E, M.Pharmacy conducted by Andhra Pradesh. The students who aspire to seek their career in this field should appear for this state-level Examination. This year the examination will be conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University on the behalf of Andhra Pradesh Council of Higher Education,the statutory body of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The main objective of this AP PGECET Entrance Test is to give chance to the candidates who want to identify at the state level.

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The Examination will be computer based. Candidates should have the minimum knowledge of how to use the computer. There will be no offline mode for the Examination. There will be two shifts for the examination forenoon and afternoon shifts. The Andhra University releases the Exam Pattern for the candidates. This helps the candidate to draw a little bit of idea on the would be conducted Examination. The exam date is released by the Authorities and it will be held from 10-12 May. As the examination will be set in the online mode, Authorities from the Andhra University also conducts Mock tests which help candidates to prepare themselves well for the Entrance.

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Important Dates: AP PGECET Examination Pattern

The candidates are advised to follow all the notifications related to the examination. Following are important dates for the examination of AP PGECET.

Serial No.EventsDate
1Opening Date of the Application form21st March,2018
2Closing Date of the Application Form20th April, 2018
3Releasing of the Admit card1st May, 2018
4Result Date20th May, 2018

AP PGECET Examination Pattern /Marking scheme.

The time allotted to the candidates for the examination is 2 hours. Candidates need to finish their question paper within the specific period of time. The Question paper will contain 120 Questions..The subjects on which the questions paper is set are Mathematics, General Aptitude, and the respective subject in which they have qualified. There will be 10-15 questions in the Mathematics section, 5-10 questions in the Aptitude section and 90-100 questions in the qualifying degree (Major).

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Some of the important highlights of the Examination of AP PGECET 2018 are as follows:

1Type of ExaminationMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
2Total Time120 minutes or 2 hours.
3Mode of ExamOnline
4Negative MarkingNo
5Total Number of questions120
6Total Marks120

The maximum marks obtained by a student is 120. The total number of questions to be solved is 120 and the duration to solve the whole paper is 120 minutes. This means the candidate gets an average of 1 minute to solve each question. The candidate has the freedom to attempt as many questions they want to as they do not have negative Marking. The candidates are advised to complete the easy sections at first in the least period of time and then attempt the hard and complex questions. The cutoffs and difficulty level differs with the each subject.

AP PGECET 2018 Syllabus


Mathematics is an important subject in the examination of AP PGECET and the question papers set by the examination Authorities is to test the candidate’s aptitude in the Engineering Mathematics. The total number of questions asked will be 10-20 questions and it is advisable to the candidate that they should complete the mathematics section within 5-10 minutes. This section will cover both minor and major topics for Mathematics. The minor topics such as like

Linear Algebra which includes Vector Algebra, Matrix Algebra, System of linear equations,rank of matrix.

Calculus such as Functions of single variables,limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem and chain rules.

Differential Equations like first order linear equations and non linear algebraic equations.

The major topics are such as Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms,Numerical integration and differentiation.


AP PGECET keeps a section of Aptitude which is the most basic need to study engineering and the candidates who continue higher studies in it. The main motive of having a section of Aptitude in the question paper is to check a candidate’s logic aptitude and their proficiency in solving logical problems. The marks carried by this section is 5-10.Candidates should not take more than 5 minutes.

The Aptitude section cover topics like Verbal Ability,Numerical Ability.

The candidate’s expertise in grammar,sentence completion, verbal analogies,word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction are tested by the Authorities of the Exam.

The numerical ability has topics like Numerical Computation, Numerical estimation, Numerical reasoning and data interpretation.

Qualifying Degree (Major)

The total questions asked at this level is same for all the papers. There will be 90-100 questions all together and the marks carried is also 90-100 as per paper. There is 13 qualifying paper in this level.

They are as:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bio Technology
  • Chemical engineering Computer Science and Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Geo-Engineering and Geo-Informatics
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Nano Technology.

AP PGECET 2018 Mock Test

Candidates are given a chance to practice before the Examination.

With this, the candidates will know more about how the questions are set and will get familiarized with the exam. The mock test will be conducted just like the final test and the candidates will be given 2 hours. This is very important for the students to practice because it gives them an experience on the online test and the candidates will be familiar with the buttons, steps, and features and this will help the students to save time on the day of the examination and they can channelize the time for better reasons.

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