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Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test


AP ICET  exam or Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test will be conducted by the Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam. It is a computer-based test (CBT) and will be conducted in 43 cities across the state. APICET is a state-level exam and will be conducted almost every year. Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test is conducted for those candidates who wish to get admission in PG programs like MCA, MBA, and 2-year lateral entry MCA course. The score of APICET will be approved by approx. 290 colleges across the Andhra Pradesh state institutes. if you want to apply for AP ICET exam and want to get more information as well as the latest notification like eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam dates, etc. then you can check the article below.

Highlights of APICET Exam:

Particulars   Information 
Exam name IIFT exam
Exam level National level
Conducted by National testing Agency
Frequency of exam Once in a year
Mode of the exam Online
Duration of exam Two hours
Pattern of exam 110 questions
Objective type
Language of exam English

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The APICET exam eligibility Criteria will be different for each course:

Courses   Required qualification Required marks Appearing 
MBA Applicants must have Graduation’s degree in the relevant field from the recognized institute Required 50% marks for General category applicants Final year appearing applicants can also apply
Required 45% marks for reserved category applicants
MCA Applicants must have a Graduation’s degree like B. Sc in Computer Science/ B. Sc (PCM)/ BCA or any equivalent degree in the relevant field from the recognized institute Required 50% marks for General category applicants Final year appearing applicants can also apply
Required 45% marks for reserved category applicants


The APICET exam syllabus will be divided into three sections:
Analytical Ability

  • Problem Solving
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Ability

Mathematical Ability

  • Statistical Ability
  • Algebraic and Geometrical Ability
  • Arithmetic Ability

Communication ability

  • Reading Comprehensions 
  • Functional Grammar
  • Vocabulary 
  • Business and Computer Terminology

Exam Pattern

Events  Information 
Mode of exam Through online mode
Total number of questions 200
Types of questions MCQs
Exam duration 2 hour 30 minutes
Marking scheme 1 mark for correct answer
Total number of marks 200
Total sections in question paper Three

Exam Paper

In APICET exam, there will be only one paper in the exam.
There are three sections in the question paper

  • Analytical Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • Mathematical Ability

Exam Prepare

  • The preparation of APICET exam is not very hard, check the below points to successfully crack the APICET exam:
  • To start the preparation, applicants need to go through the complete exam pattern as well as syllabus.
  • For better preparation, solve the previous year’s sample question paper.
  • Make short notes for each subject and revise them regularly.
  • Participate in the mock tests.

Exam Important Date

Events  Important Dates
Application form starts from 12th March 2024
Last date to submit the application form with late fees 10th June 2024
Last date to submit application with late fee (Rs. 2000) 25th June 2024
Last date to submit application with late fee (Rs. 3000) 2nd July 2024
Last date to submit application with late fee (Rs. 5000) 9th July 2024
Correction in application form 11th to 13th July 2024
Admit card availability 18th July 2024
Exam date 2024 25th & 26th May 2023
Answer key will be released on 27th July 2024
Result declaration 8th August 2024

Exam Application Process

  • Applicants can fill their application form through only online mode
  • The APICET application form will be available for eligible candidates
  • Applicants first need to register themselves to fill the application form
  • Make sure they need to fill in authentic details in the application form
  • It is advisable that candidates need to submit their APICET application form before last date to fill the application form


Registration fees of APICET Exam:

  • The APICET application fees can be submitted through offline as well as online mode
  • For online mode, candidates can submit their application fees through Credit, Debit, Net Banking.
  • The APICET exam application fees will be Rupees 50 and Rupees 2000 with late fees


Selection Process of APICET Exam:

  • The selection process of APICET exam totally depends on obtained marks in the exam. The exam paper contains three sections. Once the candidate successfully clears the exam than on the basis of the obtained marks in the exam he or she will be able to go for further round.


Cut off APICET Exam:

  • The APICET exam cut-off will depend on multiple factors like difficulty level of exam, total available seats, how many applicants applied for the exam, and many more factors.

Exam Center

The APICET is a state-level exam. Applicants can fill out their exam center at the time of filling the application form. However, some popular exam center list is given below:

  • Chittoor
  • Anantapur
  • East Godavari
  • Guntur
  • Kurnool
  • Hyderabad
  • Krishna
  • Prakasam
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Sri Potti Sri Ramullu Nellore
  • Srikakulam
  • Your Kadapa
  • Vizianagaram
  • West Godavari


Ques: IS the authority provide a correction facility?
Yes, the authority will also offer correction facilities to the applicants.

Ques: Can a candidate fill out their application form through offline mode?
No, as per the authority prescribed rules the authority will not offer application form through offline mode. Candidates need to submit their application form through the online mode.

Ques: How many marks will be deducted for the wrong answers in the APICET exam?
There will no deduction or negative marking in the APICET exam.

Ques: In which mode the APICET exam will be conducted?
The APICET exam will be conducted only online mode.

Ques: What type of questions are available in the APICET exam?
There will be multiple-choice questions available in the APICET exam.

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