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AP PGECET 2022: Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Result

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Kumar Shiwam

University Data Specialist | Updated On - Dec 10, 2021

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Engineering Admission Test (AP PGECET) is a state-level engineering entrance exam administered on behalf of APCHE by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The AP PGECET 2022 Application Form will be available online starting in the first week of May 2022. Candidates seeking admission to various PG Engineering Courses provided by various government and private institutions across the state will take the exam. 

  • Candidates will have the option to correct their AP PGECET Application Forms. However, after the deadline, no revisions will be allowed.
  • For General/OBC applicants, the registration cost is INR 1000, while for SC/ST candidates, it is INR 500.
  • For the AP PGECET 2022 Syllabus, no major changes have been introduced. 

Table of Content

  1. What is AP PGECET exam?
  2. AP PGECET 2022 Overview
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Exam Schedule
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Courses Offered
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Eligibility Criteria
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Application Form

6.1 AP PGECET 2022 Application Fee

  1. AP PGECET 2022 Form Correction
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Exam Center
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card

9.1 How to download AP PGECET Admit Card 2022?

  1. AP PGECET 2022 Exam Pattern
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Syllabus
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Preparation Tips
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Recommended Books
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key

14.1 How to Download the AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key?

14.2 How to Challenge the AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key?

  1. AP PGECET 2022 Results

15.1 How to Check the AP PGECET 2022 Result?

  1. AP PGECET Rank Card 2022

16.1 Details on the AP PGECET Rank Card for 2022

16.2 Tie Breaker Criteria

  1. AP PGECET 2022 Counselling
  1. AP PGECET 2022 Cutoff
  1. AP PGECET 2022 FAQs

What is AP PGECET exam?

AP PGECET is an online exan administered by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of APCHE to choose the most qualified applicants for various programs such as M.E./MTech, M. Pharma, and Pharm. D. The applicants need to possess a bachelor's degree in engineering or pharmacy to appear for the exam. AP PGECET is a state-level exam that takes place once every year. The exam is held for two hours and consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. Each question carries one mark.

AP PGECET 2022 Overview

Name of the Test Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Engineering Entrance Test 2022
Acronym AP PGECET 2022
Conducting Authority Andhra University
Test Level State-Level
Test Frequency Once a year
Application Fee
  • For OC/BC Category: INR 1,000/-
  • For SC/ST: INR 500/-
Language of questions English
Exam Mode Online
Application Mode Online
Applications are accepted every year 24000 (last year)
Official Website https://appgecet.nic.in/Default1.htm

AP PGECET 2022 Exam Schedule

In the following table, tentative dates for AP PGECET 2022 are mentioned below. 

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of AP PGECET 2022 Application Form 1st week of May 2022
Deadline to Register for AP PGECET 2022  2nd week of June 2022
AP PGECET 2022 Form Correction window 3rd week of June 2022
Deadline to Register for AP PGECET 2022 (with late fee) 4th week of June 2022
Release of AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card Last week of June 2022
AP PGECET 2022 Exam Date 1st week of July 2022
Release of AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key 1st week of July 2022
Declaration of result 2nd week of July 2022
Counseling Commences 2nd week of July 2022
GATE/GPAT Counseling for AP PGECET 2022 1st week of August 2022

AP PGECET 2022 Courses Offered

AP PGECET exam is conducted to provide admissions to postgraduate level degree programs in Engineering and Pharmacy. 

  • Master of Engineering (M.E.)
  • Master of Technology (M. Tech.)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharma.)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy–Post Baccalaureate (Pharm. D. – PB)

AP PGECET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling out the AP PGECET 2022 Application Form, applicants need to read the qualifying conditions for AP PGECET 2022. Some of them are given below. 

Nationality Indian.
Domicile Certificate Applicants must be residents of the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Age Limit Atleast 21 years old
Qualification
  • Candidates seeking admission to M. Tech Program must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized institute with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. (5% relaxation for reserved categories)
 
  • Applicants for M. Pharma must have a minimum of 55% aggregate in their B. Pharma (5% relaxation for reserved categories) 
Fitness Certificate Applicants must be physically fit and have a fitness certificate.
Score Card Applicants with valid GPAT and GATE scorecards will be considered.

AP PGECET 2022 Application Form

Given below are some of the important guidelines for AP PGECET Application Form 2022:

  • The Application Form will be available online from the first week of May 2022.
  • Before enrolling for the exam, candidates need to confirm their eligibility, as the registration process will be limited to those who are eligible.
  • Following the submission of the Application Form, there will be three steps: Payment of the Application Fee, filling out the Application Form, and printing the filled-in Application Form.
  • Candidates need to complete all the steps in the application form carefully.
  • Candidates need to complete their application forms by the second week of June 2022, since no applications will be accepted after that date.
  • It is advisable that the applicants preserve their application form and fee receipt for future reference.

AP PGECET 2022 Application Fee

In the following table, AP PGECET 2022 Application Fee for each candidate has been curated.

Category Application Fee
For General candidates INR 1000
For SC/ ST/ OBC candidates INR 500

AP PGECET 2022 Form Correction

Candidates will be allowed to modify AP PGECET Application Form if they have committed any error. After the deadline, no changes to the application form will be considered. The form correction feature provides applicants with a one-time opportunity to correct any errors that might have occurred accidentally. The changes can be made to the following. 

  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Mother’s Name
  • Birth State
  • Details of the Qualifying Examination
  • Passing year
  • Place of Study, etc.

For online revisions, applicants must follow the protocol provided on the AP PGECET official website.

AP PGECET 2022 Exam Center

The following is a list of the AP PGECET 2022 Exam Centers:

Anantapur Kurnool
Srikakulam Guntur
Kadapa Rajamahendravaram
Ongole Bhimavaram
Hyderabad Tirupati
Vijayawada Nellore
Kakinada Vizianagaram
Visakhapatnam  -

AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card

The authorities will release AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card a few weeks after the registration process gets completed. Based on previous year’s analysis, it is expected that from the last week of June 2022 the candidates will be able to download their admit cards.

How to download AP PGECET Admit Card 2022?

Given below are the steps to download AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card.  

  • Visit the official website.
  • Locate and click on the 'Download AP PGECET Hall Ticket' tab to proceed to the next page.
  • Enter your AP PGECET 2022 Registration Number and choose the paper for which they are applying.
  • Click on the 'Submit' option to access AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card.
  • Select View and Save AP PGECET 2022 Admit Card from the drop-down menu.
  • Take a printout of AP PGECET Admit Card for future reference.

AP PGECET 2022 Exam Pattern

In the following table AP PGECET 2022 Exam Pattern has been mentioned.

Mode of Exam Computer-based test.
Type of Questions MCQs
Duration 2 hours
Medium English
Number of Questions 120
Scheme of Marking 1 Mark for each correct answer
Negative Marking No negative marking

AP PGECET 2022 Syllabus

Given below is the detailed syllabus for AP PGECET 2022.

Paper Name Sections Important Topics
Chemical Engineering Engineering Mathematics Probability & Statistics, Numerical Methods, Differential Equations.
Chemical Engineering Process Calculations & Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics & Mechanical Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer.
Aerospace Engineering Numerical Methods Atmosphere, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, Airplane Performance.
Engineering Mathematics Numerical methods, Linear Algebra, Differential Calculus,.
Aerodynamics Air Foils & Wings, Basic Fluid Mechanics, Wind Tunnel Testing, Structural Dynamics.
Space Dynamics In Simple Cases, Determination of Trajectory and Orbital Period, Orbit Transfer.
Nano Technology Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials Stresses on Inclined Plane, Simple Stresses and Strains, Principal Stress and Principal Planes, Mohr’s Circle, Torsional vibration, Types of Loads, 2 -Dimensional Stress Systems, Shearing Force, Torsional Vibration, and Bending Moment.
Engineering Mathematics Numerical Methods, Probability & Statistics, Differential Equations.
Elements of Material Science Common Metallic Material Structures, Point, Line and Surface Defects, Crystal Defects, Indices for Planes and Directions, Space Lattice, Crystal Systems, and Unit Cells.

AP PGECET 2022 Preparation Tips

Here are some key points to consider as you prepare for the AP PGECET.

  • Applicants should familiarize themselves with the syllabus of the exam they will be taking before commencing their preparation. 
  • Applicants need to devise a timetable. The candidates need to make sure that they devote adequate time for revisions before the last few days of the exam. 
  • Solve as many previous year exam papers as possible. In this way, the applicants will get a sense of the type of questions and level of difficulty.
  • While taking the AP PGECET sample tests, the main focus should be on time management tactics. Setting a target of attempting more than 90% of the questions within the allocated time of 02 hours is important.

AP PGECET 2022 Recommended Books

In the following table, some of the recommended books for AP PGECET 2022 have been mentioned. The candidates are advised to go through to ace the exam.

Important Book Publisher/Author
PGECET – Mechanical Engineering (Applicable to both AP and TS) SIA Experts
Computer Science and Information Technology GATE & PGECET Dasaradh Ramaiah, K.
PGECET – Mechanical Engineering (Applicable to both AP and TS) In Topic-Wise Format 2022 Edition Professional Publications
Karnataka M.E./M.Tech. PGCET Computer Science Dr. Chandresh Agrawal

AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key

After the conclusion of the exam, the authorities will release AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key. The answer key will be available in PDF format. Based on the previous year’s analysis, it is expected that the candidates will be able to download their answer key from the first week of July 2022.

How to Download the AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key?

Candidates can get the AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key by following the instructions outlined below.

  • Candidates should go to Andhra University's official website.
  • Candidates can access the answer key by going to the notification bar and clicking on the link for the question paper and answer key.
  • The applicant will be able to obtain the Preliminary Answer Key after clicking on the link.

How to Challenge the AP PGECET 2022 Answer Key?

Candidates must follow the steps below to register an objection to the AP PGECET Answer Key:

  • Candidates can send an email to the authorities in the format established by the organizing body.
  • The university will make the email and format available to the candidates.

AP PGECET 2022 Results

The authorities will announce the AP PGECET Result 2022 for each of the exam participants individually. Candidates will be able to get their results online starting in the second week of July 2022. The results will be checked using the application id/registration number and password. The rank card will be made public after the results are declared. It is suggested that you print your AP PGECET score. All facts on the rank card, such as the applicant's name, rank, and so on, must be double-checked.

How to Check the AP PGECET 2022 Result?

  • Log in to the official website using the credentials
  • The candidate's overall and section-by-section results will be displayed on the screen after logging in.
  • Candidates need to save and print a copy of their results for future reference.

AP PGECET Rank Card 2022

The AP PGECET 2022 rank card is likely to be announced in the third week of October at the earliest. The rank card will be made available online shortly as the AP PGECET result 2022 is announced. The AP PGECET 2022 rank card can be downloaded by entering the registration number, hall ticket number, and date of birth. Seat allocation for the AP PGECET 2022 will be determined by the candidates' rank, choice filling, and seat availability. The AP PGECET 2022 rank card will feature information such as the AP PGECET 2022 score, percentile earned, passing status, and more.

Details on the AP PGECET Rank Card for 2022

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • AP PGECET 2022 Overall Ranking
  • Total marks secured in the AP PGECET 2022
  • Total percentile in AP PGECET 2022
  • Qualifying Status

Tie Breaker Criteria

  • When two or more applicants score the same on the AP PGECET 2022 exam, a tiebreaker is employed. Applicants with higher qualifying degree examination scores will be given priority over other applicants.
  • If all applicants received the same score on their qualifying degree exam, the tie will be broken by giving preference to those who are older.
  • If the applicants' ages are the same, a lottery will be picked from the AP PGECET Merit List to break the tie.

AP PGECET 2022 Counselling

The authority will conduct online counseling sessions for each candidate who has been shortlisted. Candidates will be able to register for the counseling procedure on the counseling authority's website starting in the second week of July 2022 tentatively.

After each round of counseling, the AP PGECET 2022 Counselling procedure will be held in several rounds according to the availability of seats. Candidates will be assigned seats based on their placement on the merit list.

For the counseling process, candidates must additionally bring the following document:

  • Admit card of PGECET/ GPAT/ GATE
  • Mark sheets of qualifying exams
  • Category certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • AP PGECET 2022 rank card
  • Transfer certificate

AP PGECET 2022 Cutoff

The AP PGECET 2022 Cutoff will be announced after the results are released. Those who took the exam will be able to obtain and view their results online. The minimum score required for admission to the chosen course is known as the cutoff mark. Based on their cut-off scores, applicants will be contacted for a counseling session. Colleges, courses, and categories will all have different cutoffs.

Factors Affecting the AP PGECET Cut Off in 2022

The cut-off for the AP PGECET 2022 will be determined by the following factors:

  • The total number of people who applied and took the exam.
  • In terms of the paper's difficulty,
  • Number of seats available
  • Trends from the previous year's AP PGECET have been cut off.

AP PGECET 2022 FAQs

Q.1 What is the procedure for applying for the AP PGECET 2022?

Ans. The candidates who are interested in appearing for AP PGECET 2022 need to visit the official website. Candidates need create their accounts and submit their application forms online.

Q.2  When will the AP PGECET 2022 Application Form be available?

Ans. Based on the previous year’s analysis, AP PGECET 2022 Registration Process will begin in the first week of May 2022. The candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website to check the latest updates regarding the exam. 

Q.3  Is there a way to amend mistakes on the application form?

Ans. Yes, the Authority will offer a correction service for the application form. The candidates need to make the changes accordingly and within the deadline. No modifications will be allowed once the deadline is passed. 

Q.4  Is it possible to fill out the application form offline mode?

Ans. No, the Application Form can not be filled online. The candidates need to keep an eye on the important dates and follow the procedure accordingly.

Q.5  Is there going to be any negative marking in the exam?

Ans. No, the exam will not have any negative marking. Hence, the candidates are advised to attempt each and every question.

Q.6  Who is eligible to take the AP PGECET Exam?

Ans. Candidates who have completed 50 percent of engineering courses and 55 percent of pharmacy courses are eligible to take the AP PGECET Exam. Candidates from the reserved category receive a 5% discount.

Q.7  What are the AP PGECET 2022 qualifying marks?

Ans. To be considered for a rank in the AP PGECET, applicants must obtain a minimum of 25% in the exam. 

Q.8  I have valid GATE scores. Is it still necessary for me to take the AP PGECET 2022?

Ans. No, you do not need to take the AP PGECET if you have passed the GATE and have a valid GATE scorecard. 

Q.9  Is it possible to apply for more than one course with the AP PGECET 2022?

Ans. Without a doubt. Candidates who meet all of the eligibility requirements can apply for several courses through the AP PGECET.

Q.10 I completed my 12th grade; are I qualified to apply?

Ans. No, only applicants with a Bachelor's degree, such as B.E./B.Tech/B.Pharma, are eligible to take the exam. The candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria before appearing for the exam.

Q.11 What are the eligibility requirements for the AP PGECET Exam?

Ans. To qualify, candidates must receive a minimum of 30 points, or 25%. The AP PGECET Cutoffs, on the other hand, are constantly changing. For SC/ST candidates, there are no minimum marks.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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