Sakunth KumarUpdated On: 20 May, 2020 12:42 IST

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About AP PGECET (New Exam Date Released)

AP PGECET 2020 new exam date has been announced, and the entrance test is scheduled to take place from August 02 to 04, 2020. The last date to submit the application form has been extended until June 15, 2020. On behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), a Postgraduate entrance examination is conducted by Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, called AP PGECET, for aspirants seeking admission into various PG courses offered by the APSCHE affiliated colleges.

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Through AP PGECET, graduates belonging to the state of Andhra Pradesh can apply for admission into postgraduate programmes related to Engineering, Pharmacy and Technology fields of study. 

AP PGECET application form is usually released in the month of March every year, most of the times, during the first week of the aforementioned month itself. Candidates from Andhra Pradesh can only apply for this state-level entrance examination via the online mode. 

The exam officials release the AP PGECET preliminary answer key within 24 to 48 hours of the exam conclusion. The candidates are given 2 to 3 days to raise objections, if any, against the preliminary answer key following which they release the final answer key. 

The AP PGECET officials work in a very quick and efficient manner which can be understood from the fact that the AP PGECET result is released within a fortnight from the date on which the exam is conducted. After the AP PGECET result is released, the authorities conduct the counselling process and seat allotment process through which the eligible candidates can land up into their desired course and college.

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AP PGECET Conducting Body

AP PGECET, short for Andhra Pradesh Postgraduate Engineering Common Entrance Test, is organised for candidates seeking admission in M.Tech, M.Pharma and related courses in the field of Engineering, Pharmacy, and Technology. AP PGECET 2020 will be organised by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

APSCHE, short for Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, was established on 20th May 1988. APSCHE conducts various entrance tests namely EAMCET, ICET, ECET, EdCET, PGECET for candidates residing in the state of Andhra Pradesh. AP State Council of Higher education is a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities and advise the Government in matters relating to Higher Education in the AP State.

AP PGECET 2020 Important Dates

AP PGECET 2020 notification has been released, and the candidates can check the important released dates of the same here. 


Dates (released)

Release of notification

05 March 2020

Start of Online Applications

09 March 2020 onwards

End of Online Applications without Late Fee

June 15, 2020

Submission of Online Applications with Late Fee of Rs. 500/-

June 16 to July 05, 2020
Submission of Online Applications with Late Fee of Rs. 2000/-July 17 to 25, 2020
Submission of Online Applications with Late Fee of Rs. 5000/-To be Notified

Correction of Submitted Online Applications

To be Notified

Hall Ticket Download

To be Notified

Date of Examinations

August 2, 3 and 4, 2020

Publication on of Preliminary Answer Key

To be Notified
Last Date for Receiving Objections on Answer KeyTo be Notified

Announcement of Result

To be Notified

AP PGECET 2020 Exam Centers

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam will organise AP PGECET 2020 at 12 exam centres. Candidates can choose their preferred exam centre at the time of filling the AP PGECET 2020 Application Form. Candidates will get a single chance to choose their preferable exam centres so candidates must choose carefully. The final exam centre allotted to the candidate will be mentioned on their AP PGECET Admit card.













Stages Involved in AP PGECET Exam

Here are the stages into which the AP PGECET exam is divided:

  1. Release of notification regarding the AP PGECET Exam

  2. Online Application Process

  3. Continuation of Online Application Process with Late Fee

  4. Re-Submission of Online Application Forms with Corrections

  5. Availability of AP PGECET Admit Card

  6. Release of Answer Key

  7. Announcement of AP PGECET Result

  8. Conduct of Counselling Round/s

  9. Seat Allotment and Commencement of Regular Classes

Advantages of Appearing in AP PGECET Entrance Exam

Listed below are some advantages that the candidates will have if they appear in the AP PGECET entrance exam:

  • Candidates with M.Tech degree would have a better chance of securing a job compared to B.Tech degree holders

  • Candidates willing to take up teaching as a profession, for them the M.Tech degree will be hugely beneficial

  • M.Tech degree holders can also apply for a PhD programme of their interest

AP PGECET Exam Highlights

Conducting Body

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Level of Exam


Exam Type


Mode of Exam


Type of Questions

Objective (MCQ-Type)

Total Number of Questions


Medium of Instruction

English Only

Total Duration of Exam

2 Hours (120 Minutes)

Negative Marking


Participating Institutes


Important Dates

AP PGECET 2020 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 12 Mar to 15 Jun, 2020
Exam Date 02 Aug to 04 Aug, 2020

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How much do the SC/ST candidates have to pay while applying for the AP PGECET exam?

SC/ST candidates have to pay 500/- rupees as application form fee while applying for the AP PGECET exam.

What happens to the seat of a candidate who does not confirm his/her admission in the AP PGECET participating college?

Those candidates who fail to confirm their admission in the AP PGECET participating college, their allocated seats will be cancelled and the candidates cannot appear in the further counselling rounds.

What is the AP PGECET counselling fee that has to be paid by the candidates?

The candidates, who are selected for the AP PGECET counselling process, have to pay 1000/- rupees as counselling fee.

What is the minimum cutoff score a candidate must secure in the AP PGECET exam to qualify for the counselling round?

The candidates have to secure at least 25% of the maximum marks for which the AP PGECET exam is conducted to qualify for the AP PGECET counselling process.

For how many disciplines is the AP PGECET exam conducted?

The AP PGECET exam is conducted for a total of 14 disciplines.

Do GATE/GPAT rank holders also have to appear in the AP PGECET exam?

No, GATE/GPAT rank holders can apply for direct admission into the AP PGECET participating colleges without having to appear in the AP PGECET exam.

What is the minimum age limit to apply for AP PGECET?

The minimum age limit to apply for AP PGECET is 21 years.

Admission into which postgraduate programmes are offered via the AP PGECET exam?

Through AP PGECET exam, candidates looking for admission into postgraduate programmes in the fields of Engineering, Technology and Pharmacy can get admission into their desired programmes.

Who is the responsible body to conduct AP PGECET?

The AP PGECET exam is conducted every year by Andhra University Visakhapatnam on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

When will be the AP PGECET 2020 conducted?

The AP PGECET 2020 will be conducted between 02nd and 04th August 2020 as per the new schedule.

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