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AP ICET Exam Pattern 2022 – Question Paper, Marking Scheme, Important Topics

Updated By Mahima Gupta on 22 Jul, 2022 16:38

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AP ICET Exam Pattern 2022

AP ICET Exam Pattern 2022 is defined by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on its official website. It defines the total number of questions asked in the exam, section-wise division of questions, type of questions, duration of the test, and marking scheme. According to the exam pattern, AP ICET 2022 will be conducted in a computer-based test mode in July 2022. 

The AP ICET question paper comprises 200 questions, which are divided between 3 sections. Each question carries 1 mark and the total duration of the test will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. There is no sectional time limit in AP ICET. Candidates are free to move between sections and have complete access to the entire question paper. The state-level entrance exam will be conducted in the English language. Check all the details about the AP ICET 2022 exam pattern and marking scheme here.

AP ICET Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights

Given below are the important highlights of the AP ICET 2022 entrance exam.

Name of the examAndhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET)
Conducted forMBA & MCA admissions in Andhra Pradesh
ModeComputer-Based Test (CBT)
Type of questionsMultiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions200
Duration150 minutes
Number of sections3
Name of sections
  • Analytical Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • Mathematical Ability
Marking scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative markingNo

AP ICET 2022 Section-wise Exam Pattern & Duration

The following table comprises the section-wise exam pattern and duration of AP ICET 2022.

SectionSub-SectionNumber of QuestionsDuration
Section A - Analytical Abilityi. Data Sufficiency20150 minutes
ii. Problem Solving55
Section B - Communication Abilityi. Vocabulary15
ii. Business and Computer Terminology15
iii. Functional Grammar20
iv. Reading Comprehension20
Section C - Mathematical Abilityi. Arithmetical Ability35
ii. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability10
iii. Statistical Ability10

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AP ICET 2022 Marking Scheme

Candidates must be aware of the marking scheme before attempting the question paper. There is no Negative Marking in the examination. The marking scheme of AP ICET 2022 is given below.



For each Correct Response

1 mark is awarded to the candidates

For Incorrect Responses

No negative marking

For Unattempted Questions

No marks are given to the candidates

For Marking more than One Option

No marks are given to the candidates

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AP ICET Important Topics 2022

Aspirants must go through the important topics for AP ICET before appearing for the exam. Mentioned below is the list of topics that must be covered by students while preparing for AP ICET 2022.

Mathematical Ability


Data Sufficiency

Numbers and Divisibility

Arithmetical Ability


Problem Solving

Analytical Ability

Communication Ability

Sequence and Series


Functional grammar 

Indices, Ratio, and Proportion

Numbers & Alphabet

Terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts (reports, letters, agenda, memoranda, minutes, etc)

Missing Number in a Sequence

Rational Numbers

Functional grammar for business contexts

Reading and Comprehension

Data Analysis

Understand written text and drawing inferences

AP ICET Sample Paper 2022

Test takers appearing for AP ICET must practice sample papers to bush up their exam preparation. Candidates practicing sample papers of AP ICET will get an idea about the questions asked in the question paper. Also, they will have an idea of the important topics, marking scheme, and strong command over the AP ICET 2022 syllabus. Solving sample papers and previous year's question papers will help candidates in their strong and weak areas. 

AP ICET 2022 Mock Test

Candidates can take the AP ICET Mock test 2022 by visiting the official website. Mock tests help them to know about the marking scheme, exam pattern, types of questions, etc. Aspirants can appear for the mock test through their login credentials. The duration of the mock test is 150 minutes. According to experts, a day before exam day, one must take as many mock tests as they can for AP ICET 2022.

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Related Questions

Hi. This is jeeviha . I wanna join MBA course through icet score with 403 rank and OC . Can you suggest me the best college with best stream to choose. i have done my B.TECH with CSE background as my UG

-AnonymousUpdated on February 15, 2022 12:14 PM
  • 4 Answers
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Jeeviha.

Congratulations on your success in AP ICET 2020. With a rank of 403 in the exam, you will be able to take admission in some of the top AP ICET Participating Colleges. You can check the AP ICET Marks vs Rank Analysis to find out the best colleges as per your rank.

Fill the Common Application Form (CAF) for help with admission to MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Call our student helpline number 18005729877 for any queries.

Thank you.


Do SVU provide placements?if yes, what should be the cutoff rank?

-D.JanviUpdated on August 18, 2021 02:52 PM
  • 5 Answers
Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Studnet,

Yes, Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) Tirupati does offer placement services to its students. The average salary package and highest salary package offered in the placements is Rs. 6 LPA and Rs. 12 LPA respectively.

SVU is one of the top colleges accepting AP ICET 2020 and the top-ranking candidates are preferred for admission. Usually, the AP ICET closing rank for SVU is around 2,000, depending on your category. Check the AP ICET Marks vs Rank Analysis for more information.

Thank you.


when will be the AP ICET counselling dates be notified?

-AnonymousUpdated on January 15, 2021 01:16 PM
  • 1 Answer
Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

The counselling of AP ICET 2020 will begin soon. The final dates of AP ICET 2020 counselling process are not yet uploaded on the official website of AP ICET 2020. You are advised to visit the official website of AP ICET 2020 at regular intervals to check notifications regarding AP ICET 2020 counselling. 

If you have any other doubts regarding the AP ICET 2020 entrance exam, you can write back to us.

Thank You


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FAQs about AP ICET Exam Pattern

Do all sections of AP ICET carry equal marks?

No, all the sections of AP ICET will carry different marks. Candidates can check the exam pattern of AP ICET to know more about the marking scheme.

How many questions will be asked in the Mathematical Ability section of AP ICET?

Around 75 questions will be asked in the Mathematical Ability section of AP ICET.

How many choices will be given for each question in AP ICET?

Each question will be given with four choices. Candidates will have to select one of them.

How many questions will be asked in AP ICET?

A total of 200 questions will be asked in the exam. Candidates will have to answer all the questions within the time allotted.

What is the total duration of AP ICET exam?

Total duration of AP ICET exam is 2.5 hours (150 minutes). No extra time will be allotted to candidates.

Is there any negative marking for unattempted questions in AP ICET?

No, there is no negative marking in AP ICET.

How many marks will be deducted for the wrong answer in AP ICET?

No marks will be deducted for any wrong answer in AP ICET.

What is the mode of AP ICET?

AP ICET will be conducted offline in the pen and paper mode.

How many sections are there in AP ICET?

There are three sections in AP ICET i.e Mathematical, Analytical and communication ability.

What is the exam pattern of AP ICET?

The exam pattern of AP ICET will help the candidate to understand the exam structure of AP ICET. Candidates can check the exam pattern from the information brochure of AP ICET exam.

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