AP ICET 2019 - The Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET) will be conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admission to MBA programmes in universities and colleges established in the state of Andhra Pradesh. AP ICET is a computer-based (online) test which will be conducted tentatively around the first week of May, 2019, in two sessions across 43 exam centres in Andhra Pradesh. As per the last year’s trend, the test will comprise three sections, namely Analytical, Mathematical and Communication Ability. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50 percent aggregate score (45 percent in case of reserved categories) to become eligible to take admission through AP ICET 2019. The duration of the entire test is 150 minutes and composed of 200 marks. Candidates securing at least 25 per cent in AP ICET qualify for the counselling rounds. The rank obtained in APICET 2019 will be valid for admission for the academic year 2019-20. Careers360, in this article, provides information related to AP ICET 2019, including eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, exam centres, exam pattern, answer key, result, cutoff, and counselling.
Highlights of AP ICET 2019
Name of Examination
Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
Level of Examination
MBA/MCA/Lateral entry for MCA only
Mode of AP ICET
Mode of Application
Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE)
Although the official notification of AP ICET 2019 is yet to be published by the conducting authority, following dates are mentioned based on the previous year.
Notification of AP ICET 2019
Commencement of submission of AP ICET online application form 2019
The last date to submit AP ICET application without late fee (only registration fee of Rs. 550/-)
The last date to submit AP ICET application with late fee of Rs. 2000/- (+ Rs.550/- Registration Fee)
Correction window of AP ICET Online Application form 2019
Downloading of AP ICET 2019 Hall Ticket from AP ICET website
April 26, 2019
AP ICET 2019 Examination
May, 2019, in two sessions (10 AM to 12.30 PM, 2.30 PM to 5 PM)
AP ICET Answer key (Preliminary)
Last date for receiving objections on AP ICET preliminary answer key
AP ICET Result and final key
Online payment of processing fee for certificate verification
Mid-July, 2019 onwards
Certificate verification process
Schedule for exercising options
AP ICET 2019 Counselling
Release of allotment
AP ICET Eligibility Criteria 2019
The AP ICET 2019 conducting authority, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati has prescribed the eligibility criteria of AP ICET 2019. As per the AP ICET 2019 eligibility criteria, all Indian nationals with a recognised graduation degree can apply for the entrance examination. Following are the prescribed parameters-
Candidates need to obtain a minimum of 50 percent marks (45 percent for reserved category candidates) at their graduation degree level.
Applicants who obtain the qualifying degree through Distance Mode Programme can apply as well if the degree is recognised by Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC/DEB.
Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for AP ICET 2019.
Age Limit: There is no age bar to appear in the examination.
The AP ICET 2019 application form should be filled in online mode which is expected to release in the month of March, 2019. Eligible candidates should visit the official website (apicet.nic.in), and follow the registration process as mentioned by the administrative body.
Following are the steps to filling the online AP ICET 2019 application form -
Candidates need to visit the AP ICET website and fill in the required details like - Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, and Phone Number.
After filling the application form, candidates will receive a receipt of registration which will consist of a Transaction ID.
Applicants will have to login afresh using the transaction ID and fill in the personal, academic, and professional (optional) details in the AP ICET 2019 application form and submit along with the application fee of Rs. 550.
If the information related to personal, academic and contact details are filled in incorrectly or there is any sort of error in the application form of AP ICET 2019, candidates can correct the same once the correction window opens around mid-April, 2019, to perform the required corrections.
Finally, they need to pay the stipulated AP ICET 2019 application fee to complete the registration process.
Candidates who will apply for AP ICET 2019 should pay the application fee of Rs. 550/- within the stipulated date. The application fee structure will depend on the date of submission of AP ICET application. Early registrations will not call for a late fee while the late applications will have to be submitted along with the late fee of Rs. 2000 (+Rs. 550/- Registration). So, there will be two deadlines for submission, i.e. one without late fee and one with the late fee. No applications will be accepted after the mentioned last date of AP ICET application form submission.
Mode of Payment - The AP ICET application fee 2019 can be paid through e-Seva Centres in Andhra Pradesh, AP Online Centres/Citizen Service Centres. AP ICET 2019 application fee can be paid through the payment gateway (credit card/debit card) on the website of AP ICET as well.
AP ICET Admit Card 2019
Candidates who will fill the application form and submit the appropriate application fee would be able to download the hall ticket of AP ICET 2019. The AP ICET 2019 hall ticket will be made available for download from the last week of April, 2019, tentatively. The AP ICET 2019 admit card/hall ticket is a must-have document which every candidate must carry to the exam centre. Without the AP ICET hall ticket, no examinees will be permitted to appear in the test. The admit card/hall ticket will contain information like candidates name, test venue and test details.
AP ICET Exam Pattern 2019
AP ICET 2019 will be conducted in online mode, i.e. Computer-based format. Candidates need to attempt 200 questions in 150 minutes. The exam paper will be composed of three sections -
AP ICET Exam Pattern
2 hours 30 minutes
Marking Scheme: Each question will be allotted one mark and there will be no negative marking in the exam. The English Language is evaluated in Section-C; English & Telugu for Section-A & Section-B of the question paper.
AP ICET Mock Test 2019
The exam mode has been recently converted to computer-based from paper-based mode. It was not until last year, that AP ICET was conducted in online mode. Along with the exam format, it also introduced the Mock Test for AP ICET 2019. Taking the mock tests will enable candidates to practice and understand the navigation process which will be in place on the day of AP ICET 2019. By taking the AP ICET 2019 Mock Test, applicants will gain familiarity with the exam pattern and structure of the online test format of AP ICET 2019.
The AP ICET syllabus 2019 is composed of three sections:
Section A - Questions on Analytical Ability, Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving.
Section B - Questions on Mathematical Ability, Arithmetical Ability, Algebraically and Geometrical Ability and Statistical Ability.
Section C - Questions to check the communication skills of candidates; questions on Business and Computer Terminology, Functional Grammar and Reading Comprehension.
AP ICET 2019 Test Centres
AP ICET 2019 will be conducted in the regional centres in the state of Andhra Pradesh, as per the schedule prepared by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. The test centre name and address will be mentioned on the candidates’ admit card/hall ticket of AP ICET 2019.
Anantpur, Gooty, Hindupur, Puttaparthi
Chittoor, Madanapalle, Puttur, Tirupati
Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Surampalem
Bapatla, Guntur, Narasaraopeta
Challapalli, Gudlavalleru, Kanchikacherla, Mylavaram, Vijaywada
Chirala, Markapuram, Ongole
Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore
Gudur, Kavali, Nellore
Rajam, Srikakulam, Tekkali
Anakapalli, Anandapuram, Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam
Bobbili, Kothavalasa, Vizianagaram
Bhimavaram, Eluru, Narasapuram, Tadepalligudem
Kadapa, Proddatur, Rajampeta
AP ICET Answer Key 2019
AP ICET 2019 officials will release the AP ICET 2019 preliminary answer key few days after the exam gets conducted in the month of May, 2019. Test takers will be able to check the answers they have given during the actual test. This would help them in estimating their AP ICET 2019 score and chances of getting admission into one of the AP ICET 2019 participating institutes. The preliminary answer key will be made available for viewing in online mode tentatively after 2-3 days of exam completion. In case of any objection pertaining to the AP ICET 2019 preliminary answer key, candidates can file an objection. The last date to submit the objection on the preliminary key will be mentioned in the notification. The official release of the final answer key along with AP ICET 2019 results will be announced around the second week of May, 2019.
AP ICET Result 2019
The AP ICET 2019 result will be tentatively declared in the second week of May, 2019. AP ICET 2019 result will be released in the form of ranks of test takers who appeared in the test. After the announcement of the AP ICET results 2019, candidates need to appear for the counselling rounds to qualify for final admissions in MBA colleges of Andhra Pradesh.
AP ICET Cutoff 2019
The AP ICET 2019 cutoff will be released by different AP ICET 2019 participating institutes after the announcement of the online result. Candidates who will be able meet the cutoff criterion will be called for the next selection round, i.e. AP ICET counselling process 2019. The cutoff of AP ICET 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks that test takers need to score to be eligible for the admission process.
AP ICET Counselling 2019
After the shortlisting, candidates need to appear for the AP ICET 2019 counselling process which will tentatively start from the month of July, 2019. The counselling will be conducted in the form of web counselling, so they need to register prior to attending the counselling procedure. Candidates who will qualify the AP ICET 2019 exam will be shortlisted and called for the certificate verification round based on the schedule. A processing fee need to be paid in online mode before appearing in the help centre for certificate verification. The fee amount to be paid is Rs. 1200/- for OC/BC candidates and Rs. 600/- for SC/ST candidates. Counselling will strictly be in accordance with candidates' ranks or merit list. All shortlisted candidates are advised to take print copies of the payment receipt as a proof to submit at the time of document verification.
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