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AP ICET MBA Exam 2023 – Answer Key (Out), Result (Out), Cutoff

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: August 23, 2023 01:41 pm IST | AP ICET

Students planning to seek MBA admission through the AP ICET MBA 2023 exam may have a look at this article to know everything about the AP ICET 2023 MBA exam dates, application process, syllabus, exam pattern, and previous year cutoffs.  

AP ICET 2023 MBA Admission

AP ICET MBA Exam 2023: AP ICET MBA Exam 2023 was conducted on May 24, 2023, by Sri Krishnadevaraya University on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). AP ICET 2023 results has been released on June 15, 2023, on the official website.

AP ICET is an entrance exam for MBA and MCA courses offered by colleges and universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Nearly all the colleges in Andhra Pradesh that offer MBA courses consider AP ICET exam 2023 scores for admission. The exam is curated to evaluate one's ability to think in a systematic manner and use verbal and mathematical skills required to take up an MBA course. Indian nationals and those who satisfy local/non-local status criteria as per the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974, can take the AP ICET MBA 2023 exam. To know more about the AP ICET MBA 2023 important dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, application process, and selection process, read further.

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AP ICET MBA 2023 Important Dates

AP ICET MBA 2023 exam notification was released on March 17, 2023. Candidates preparing for the AP ICET 2023 exam can refer to the following table for AP ICET 2023 important dates and start their preparation accordingly:



AP ICET MBA 2023 Notification Date

March 17, 2023

AP ICET 2023 Online Application Form Submission Commencement Date

March 20, 2023

Last Date for Submission of Application without Late Fee

April 19, 2023

Last Date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of INR 1,000/-

April 20 to April 26, 2023

Last Date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of INR 2,000/-

April 27 to May 3, 2023

Last date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of INR 3,000/-

May 4 to May 10, 2023

Last date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of INR 5,000/-

May 11 to May 15, 2023

AP ICET 2023 Application Correction Window

May 16 to May 17, 2023

Availability of AP ICET 2023 Hall Ticket

May 20, 2023 (Out)

AP ICET MBA 2023 Exam Date

May 24, 2023

(09.00 AM to 11.30 AM
03.00 PM to 05.30 PM)

AP ICET 2023 Preliminary Key

May 26, 2023 (06.00 PM)

Last Date for receiving objections on Preliminary Key

May 28, 2023 (06.00 PM)

Final answer key release and Result Declaration of AP ICET 2023

June 15, 2023 (Out)

AP ICET MBA 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in applying for AP ICET 2023 must satisfy the following requirements.
  • Nationality and Domicile Rules: The applicants of AP ICET MBA 2023 must note that they should be citizens of India and must satisfy local/ non-local status requirements of Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions Order 1974. The applicants must be residents of Andhra Pradesh / Telangana to be eligible for admission under the state quota. Other state students can take admission into MBA colleges under the management quota.
  • Educational Qualification for MBA Course: The applicants must have passed the UG degree course in any recognized university or institute. The candidates must have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects at the Class 10 level.
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) in the UG level so that they will be considered eligible for the entrance test.

How to Apply for AP ICET MBA 2023?

The applicants need to follow the below-mentioned steps to submit the AP ICET MBA 2023 online application form.

  • Fee Payment: Before starting the online application filling process, the candidates must pay the application fee of Rs. 650. The application fee can be paid online by using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking. After the fee payment, the candidates will receive a Payment ID. It is mandatory to note the Payment ID.
  • Candidates can also visit the nearest AP Online Centre to pay the AP ICET 2023 application fee. Candidates can provide the hall ticket number of the qualifying exam, name, and mobile number at the AP Online Centre to make the fee payment. After fee payment, AP Online Centre will issue a payment receipt with a Payment ID.
  • Check Payment Status: It is mandatory to check the payment status on the official website of AP ICET before starting the online form filling.
  • Fill Application: Candidates should visit the official website of AP ICET to fill out the online application form. The online application form link will be active on the official website. Click on the application form link. Enter your Payment ID so that the online application form will open. Once the online application form is open, fill in all the details carefully, choose the exam district, and submit.
  • Print Application Form: After the successful submission of the AP ICET 2023 application form, take the printout of the same. Keep the printout of the application form for further reference.
Also ReadList of Documents Required to Fill AP ICET 2023 Application Form

AP ICET MBA 2023 Admit Card

AP ICET MBA 2023 admit card will be released after the AP ICET registrations 2023 concludes.

  • AP ICET admit card can be downloaded from the official website.
  • Click on the relevant link on the official website to download the admit card.
  • Enter the details such as Application Number and Date of Birth to download the admit card.
  • Take the printout of admit card.
  • Cross-check all the details printed on the admit card.

AP ICET admit card 2023 will have the personal details of the candidates, hall ticket number, date and time of examination, and instructions. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam center.

AP ICET MBA 2023 Exam Centres

AP ICET MBA 2023 will be conducted in all 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and 1 district in Telangana. The list of AP ICET MBA 2023 exam centers can be checked below:

Name of the District

Exam Centre


  • Gudlavalleru

  • Kanchikacherla

  • Mylavaram

  • Vijayawada

  • Machilipatnam


  • Guntur

  • Bapatla

  • Narasaraopeta


  • Hindupur

  • Gooty

  • Ananthapur

YSR Kadapa

  • Kadapa

  • Rajampeta

  • Prodattur

West Godavari

  • Bhimavaram

  • Eluru

  • Narasapuram

  • Tadepalligudem


  • Bobbili

  • Vizayanagaram


  • Anakapalli

  • Anandapuram

  • Gajuwaka

  • Visakhapatnam


  • Rajam

  • Srikakulam

  • Tekkali


  • Gudur

  • Kavali

  • Nellore


  • Chirala

  • Markapuram

  • Ongole


  • Kurnool

  • Nandyal

East Godavari

  • Kakinada

  • Rajahmundry

  • Amalapuram


  • Chittoor

  • Madanapalle

  • Puttur

  • Tirupati

Hyderabad (Telangana)

  • LB Nagar

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AP ICET MBA 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates aspiring to prepare for the AP ICET MBA 2023 exam can follow these tips to clear the examination:

  • Go through the syllabus of the Exam

  • Divide the topics and allocate a fixed time to each topic

  • Analyze previous year's question papers and exam patterns

  • Finish topics with maximum marks first

  • Make your own notes for revision
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AP ICET MBA 2023 Syllabus

AP ICET MBA 2023 exam will be divided into three sections, i.e., Section – A, B & C. Each section will have at least two or three subsections. The detailed analysis of the AP ICET 2023 syllabus can be checked below:

Name of the Section



Section – A

Analytical Ability

  • Data Sufficiency

Problem Solving

  • Sequences and Series

  • Data Analysis

  • Coding and Decoding Problems

  • Date, Time & Arrangement Problems

Section – B (Mathematical Ability)

Arithmetical Ability

  • Laws of indices

  • Ratio and proportion

  • Numbers and divisibility

  • Rational numbers

  • Percentage

  • Profit and loss

  • Partnership

  • Pipes and cisterns

  • Time, distance and work problems

  • Areas and volumes

  • Mensuration

  • Modular arithmetic

Algebraical and Geometric Ability

  • Polynomials

  • Progressions

  • Binomial Theorem

  • Matrices

  • Notion of a limit and derivative

  • Plane geometry - lines, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles

  • Coordinate geometry-distance between points

  • Statements, Truth tables, implication converse and inverse

  • Tautologies-Sets, Relations and functions, applications - Equation of a line in different forms

Statistical Ability

  • Frequency Distributions

  • Mean

  • Median

  • Mode

  • Standard Deviation

  • Correlation

  • Simple problems on Probability

Section – C

Communication Ability

  • Vocabulary

  • Business and Computer Terminology

  • Functional Grammar

  • Reading Passages

AP ICET MBA 2023 Exam Pattern

AP ICET MBA 2023 entrance test is designed to test the candidate’s ability to think systematically, to use mathematical and verbal skills, and to access his/ her aptitude for admission into an MBA course. AP ICET MBA 2023 will have 200 questions and each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking in AP ICET 2023. AP ICET MBA 2023 entrance exam will be conducted in online mode (Computer-Based Test). The detailed APICET MBA 2023 exam pattern can be checked below:

Name of the Topic

Name of Questions

Marks Allotted

Data Sufficiency (Section – A)



Problem Solving



Arithmetical Ability (Section – B)



Algebraical and Geometric Ability



Statistical Ability



Vocabulary (Section – C)



Business and Computer Terminology



Functional Grammar



Reading Comprehension






Also Read:AP ICET Passing Marks 2023

If the question paper of one session is more complex than the other, the exam authority will consider the normalization of marks so that the candidates will not have any disadvantage in the APICET MBA 2023 admission process.

AP ICET MBA 2023 Answer Key

The exam authority releases the AP ICET MBA 2023 preliminary answer after the AP ICET MBA exam 2023 is concluded. The answer key is uploaded on the official website. The candidates are allowed to raise objections on the preliminary answer key until the objection window closes. The exam authority verifies the objections raised by the candidates and releases the AP ICET 2023 final answer key. The candidates are not allowed to raise objections on the final answer key and it is final.

AP ICET MBA 2023 Results

AP ICET 2023 results are available after the exam is concluded. Since AP ICET is an online exam, the results are out sooner than offline mode entrance exams. Candidates can check the results by visiting the official website. AP ICET 2023 results for MBA will have scores secured by the candidates along with state-level rank. After checking the results, it is mandatory to take the printout of the AP ICET 2023 scorecard and rank card.

AP ICET MBA 2023 Cutoff

Candidates can check the category-wise AP ICET MBA 2023 cutoff below:

  • Candidates belonging to General Category should score at least 25% of marks (50 out of 200) to qualify for AP ICET 2023.

  • There is no minimum qualifying mark in AP ICET 2023 for reserved category candidates.

Also Read:AP ICET MBA Cutoff 2023

AP ICET MBA 2023 Selection Process

The examination authority will follow the following method to select the candidates for the MBA course: -

  • The selection of the candidates is purely based on merit, i.e., Rank and Score secured by the candidates in the AP ICET 2023 examination.

  • The exam authority will conduct rank-wise certificate verification and seat allocation process.

  • Once the certificate verification process is done, candidates need to exercise the web options on the official website.

  • The allocation of the seat will be based on the AP ICET MBA 2023 rank and score secured by the candidates, web options (college preferences), reservation policy, and vacant seats in the preferred college.

  • After the seat allocation, the candidates must report to the college and pay the course fee.

Top MBA Colleges Accepting AP ICET 2023 Score

Check the list of some of the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh accepting AP ICET MBA 2023 scores: -

Name of the Institute


Andhra Loyola College


Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology, and Research (Deemed to be University)


Andhra University


Narasaraopeta Engineering College


PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology


KITS Guntur


Narasaraopeta Institute of Technology


VR Siddhartha Engineering College


Koneru Lakshmaiah (KL) Deemed University


Godavari Institute of Engineering & Technology


Lakireddy Balireddy College


Sree Vidyaniketan Institute of Management


Also Read:Top 10 Private MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh Accepting AP ICET Scores 2023

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Where is the AP ICET MBA notification released?

AP ICET MBA 2023 notification will be first released in the newspapers. Eventually, Andhra University, on behalf of APSCHE, will release the AP ICET MBA notification on the official website along with the dates for important events like the AP ICET MBA application form release, the Issue of the AP ICET MBA admit card, etc. AP ICET MBA 2023 notification is likely to be announced in the second week of March 2023. AP ICET MBA 2023 exam dates have been announced, and the exam will be conducted on March 25 & 26, 2023.

What are the AP ICET MBA eligibility criteria?

The eligibility requirements for AP ICET MBA 2023, which include various requirements that candidates must meet in order to be eligible to apply for AP ICET MBA 2023, will be provided by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. The AP ICET MBA eligibility requirements include:

  • The Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions Order, 1974, as amended, specifies the local/non-local status requirements for applicants, who must be Indian nationals.
  • The applicant must have completed a 3–4 year degree program from an accredited university or other institution, or a degree with an equivalent in the 10+2+3/4 format recognized by UGC.

How to register for the AP ICET MBA exam?

Registering for the AP ICET MBA exam is the first step that candidates must take to secure MBA admissions at colleges and universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Only those candidates who have registered for AP ICET MBA will be issued the AP ICET MBA admit card. Check out the registration process for the AP ICET MBA exam given below:

  1. Candidates must first register themselves on the official website - and pay the AP ICET MBA application fee.
  2. Subsequently, candidates must check their fee payment status.
  3. Candidates must then fill out the AP ICET MBA application form with the necessary information.
  4. After successfully filling out the AP ICET MBA application form, candidates must take a printout of the application form for future reference.

What are the details mentioned on the AP ICET MBA admit card?

The AP ICET MBA 2023 admit card will be made available by the authorities on the official website. When the AP ICET MBA hall ticket becomes available, only candidates who have registered for the exam will be able to download it. Candidates will need to enter their login information in order to view their hall ticket. The following information will be mentioned on the AP ICET MBA admit card:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll number of the Candidate
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Exam’s Date and Venue
  • Reporting Time
  • Exam Day Guidelines

Which are some of the top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh?

In Andhra Pradesh, a number of prestigious management colleges and B-schools provide excellent MBA programs to aspirants. Merit-based admission as well as quota-based or direct admissions are available at colleges located in Andhra Pradesh. Some of Andhra Pradesh's top MBA schools are listed below:

  • KL Business School, KL University, Guntur
  • Sree Vidyanikethan Institute of Management
  • Andhra Loyola College (ALC, Vijayawada)
  • GITAM University
  • Accord Business School
  • Dr. K.V. Subba Reddy Institute of Technology
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Management Science
  • Sri Balaji PG College
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University College
  • Abhinav Institute of Management and Technology

What are the documents required for AP ICET MBA registration?

Before starting the registration process for the AP ICET MBA exam, candidates should make sure they have all the requisite documents for a successful registration. The documents requirements for AP ICET MBA registration are as follows:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Hall Ticket Number of Degree / Intermediate / Marks memos of Class 10
  • Marks memos of degree / Intermediate (Class 12 )
  • Class 10 or Equivalent Certificate
  • Income certificate issued by MRO through MeeSeva
  • Study certificates from Class 6 to Class 10, Class 12 / diploma and degree
  • Caste Certificate issued by the MRO/ Competent Authority through MeeSeva
  • Ration Card
  • Signature of Candidate (following the requisite specifications)
  • Good quality passport-size photographs (following the requisite specifications)

How can candidates pay the AP ICET MBA application fee?

Since the AP ICET MBA registration can only be done after the payment of the application fee, which is Rs. 650, candidates must know how to pay the AP ICET MBA application fee and check their payment status. Candidates must follow the steps given below:

  1. Candidates must visit the official website of AP ICET ( and click on the Pay Application Fee Link. 
  2. Candidates must then enter the required details in the AP ICET MBA application form 2023 and proceed to pay the fee. 
  3. The fee payment must be completed online via Debit Card, Credit Card, or Net Banking. 
  4. Subsequently, registration details will be sent to your Email ID and Mobile Number.

Is the AP ICET MBA exam tough?

The AP ICET MBA exam typically has a moderate overall difficulty level. However, the sections on analytical ability and mathematical ability can be tedious and time-consuming. Candidates can easily pass the AP ICET MBA exam and be shortlisted for admission to a reputable MBA college in Andhra Pradesh by using a focused and comprehensive preparation strategy.

What is the marking scheme followed for the AP ICET MBA exam?

Knowledge of the AP ICET MBA marking scheme is crucial for candidates to prepare for the exam properly and also to create an effective examination strategy that will fetch them the highest marks possible. The marking scheme followed for the AP ICET MBA exam is as follows:

  • For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded to the candidate
  • For incorrect answers, there will be no negative marking
  • For unattempted questions, no marks will be awarded to the candidate
  • For choosing more than one option, no marks will be awarded to the candidate

Is AP ICET MBA compulsory for MBA admissions in Andhra Pradesh?

No, taking the AP ICET MBA exam is not a requirement to apply for MBA admission to Andhra Pradesh's business schools and management training programs. The state-level entrance exam for Andhra Pradesh's MBA/MCA colleges, the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET), is given each year to candidates seeking admission to government and other affiliated colleges for the MBA and MCA degrees. However, a lot of business schools in Andhra Pradesh also accept scores from other national MBA entrance exams, including the CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT by GMAC, MAT, and many others.

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