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AP RCET Selection Process 2022: Dates, Qualifying Marks, Details

Updated By Kamayani Meghawal on 20 Feb, 2023 17:56

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AP RCET Selection Process 2022

AP RCET Selection Process 2022: Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) has started the AP RCET 2022 Seat Allotment process. The AP RCET seat allotment will start on 17 Feb 2023 after 06.00 pm. Students will be required to report at the respective Universities or Colleges from 20 Feb 2023 to 24 Feb 2023 for AP RCET selection process. 

APSCHE activated the AP RCET 2022 web option counselling link on January 17, 2023. Candidates who were able to register for web counselling could appear for the web option till 19th January 2023. The candidates need to attend the web option for the further steps of APRCET selection process and enter their preferred course and institute during the session.  The college will be allotted on the basis of marks obtained and choices filled by the candidates. Any rectification in the web option counselling can be done until 20th January 2023. The candidate can attend the web option session by visiting the official website at The candidate can check all the details about the web option counseling by clicking on the link given below.

Detailed Notification Web Option Counselling

AP RCET also known as Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam on the behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). AP RCET 2022 entrance exam was successfully held from October 17 to October 19, 2022. Candidates who qualify for the written exam are shortlisted and invited to participate in the interview round. Candidates are required to clear all the exam stages in order to get M.Phil. and Ph.D. admission in various participating universities located in Andhra Pradesh. Keep reading to understand everything about APRCET Selection Process 2022.

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AP RCET Selection Process Dates 2022

Captured below are the important dates for AP RCET Selection Process 2022:


Important Dates

AP RCET 2022 Exam

October 17 to October 19, 2022

Declaration of Eligible & Shortlisted Candidates for Interview

November 07, 2022

Interview Dates

November 17, 2022, to November 23, 2022

Web Option registration and uploading of certificates

January 7 - January 12, 2023

Online certificate verification

January 9 - January 13, 2023

Web Options 

January 17- January 19, 2023

Change of Web Options 

January 20, 2023

Allotment of Seats

January 23, 2023 after 6 pm

Reporting at the Colleges/Universities

January 24 - January 28, 2023

Detailed AP RCET Selection Process 2022

Candidates are offered admission through AP RCET 2022 considering their performance in all the selection stages including the written exam as well as the personal interview. Here are all the details about the stages that aspirants encounter in APRCET selection process:

Stage 1- Written Exam

The exam rounds start with a written exam. At first, aspirants need to take an MCQ exam in Computer-based test mode. The entrance test has a duration of 180 minutes. The test will consist of two parts- Part A & Part B. Part A will carry questions related to Teaching and Research Aptitude for 90 marks while Part B will have subject-specific questions for 90 marks. The marking scheme for the same can be seen below:

Marks per Correct Attempt


Marks per Incorrect Attempt


Marks per Unattempted Question


Stage 2- Viva-Voce Exam/ Oral Interview:

Candidates who have passed the written round will be called to participate in the oral interview organized by the conducting body. Aspirants awaiting results for the final semester or year are required to submit a PG degree certificate at the time of interview or else they will not be considered for admission.

Check Also: Interview Instructions of AP RCET 2022

Stage 3: Certificate Verification:

Candidates after completing the interview round will be invited for the certificate verification or counselling round. Applicants must note that mere appearance at the APRCET written exam and attending interviews, do not confer any right of admission. In this round, seats will be allotted only to eligible and qualified candidates.

AP RCET Qualifying Marks 2022

Check out the details about AP RCET Qualifying Marks 2022 here:

  • In order to participate in the interview round, candidates belonging to Category-1 and Category-II are required to secure at least 50% marks for OC category candidates and 45% marks for BC/ ST/ SC/ PWD category candidates in the written exam.
  • After passing the APRCET 2022 for the interview, aspirants have to attend an interview for the following marks- (i) Category - I : 30 marks and (ii) Category - II : 60 marks.

Verification Documents Required for AP RCET 2022

Listed below are the several documents required to be submitted at the time of the interview/ counselling process for verification purposes. Only aspirants with the correct and adequate documents will be considered for admission through AP RCET 2022.

1. AP RCET Hall Ticket

2. AP RCET Rank Card

3. Original DD of Rs. 500 drawn in the favor of Director Admissions, JNTUK, Kakinada

4. Qualifying Certificates (SSC, Intermediate, PG & UG Degree Certificates)

5. Marks Memos of the Qualifying Degrees

6. Conduct Certificate

7. Transfer Certificate

8. At least 2 Passport size photos

9. Option Form of the Candidate 

10. Supervisor or co-supervisor Acceptance form (optional)

How are Candidates Finalized for Admission through AP RCET?

Aspirants appearing for AP RCET are finalized for admission based on the total marks obtained in the written examination as well as the interview. The reservation policies are also considered before offering any seat to the applicant.

Important Details on AP RCET Selection Process 2022

Provided below are the important details for the AP RCET 2022 Selection Process 2022:

  • Candidates must note that Separate Call letters will not be sent for Interviews or Counseling Processes to the shortlisted candidates. A common merit list will be released and aspirants need to attend the interview or counselling process based on the same date sheet.
  • Attending the Interview or Counseling Process does not guarantee admission through AP RCET since more than the required aspirants are invited to participate in the interview or counseling process.
  • Students must submit a proposal in the desired area of interest or specialization in not more than two pages. Further, at the time of the interview, the aspirants are also required to present the research proposal through PPT in front of the selection committee.

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