AP EDCET Exam 2021

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If you have always been passionate about following the path of a teacher, there are a multitude of courses offered across the globe that you can opt for like Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Education, MS in EducationDiploma in Elementary Education as well as Primary Teaching Courses. However, most of the courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level require candidates to clear entrance examinations. One such competitive test is the Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test (AP EDCET) which is an entry-level exam conducted by the Sri Venkateswara University, Tripura on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education to shortlist the 2-year BEd degree program (Regular) in the academic institutions of Andhra Pradesh. This blog aims to bring you the key essentials of the AP EDCET including its eligibility requirements, syllabus and paper pattern, amongst others.

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AP EDCET Exam Highlights

Full Name Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
Level State
Exam Mode Online
Application Mode Online
Courses offered B.Ed. Regular Course
Website sche.ap.gov.in/EDCET

AP EDCET Exam Important Dates 2021

Take a look at the following table which elucidates the tentative dates and deadlines for AP EDCET Exam 2021:

Events  Dates (Tentative)
Date of issue of notification March 2021
Date of Commencement of submission of online application Forms March 2021
Last Date for Submission of Applications without Late fee TBA
Last Date for Submission of Application with a Late fee of Rs.500/- TBA
Download of Hall Tickets June 2021
AP EDCET 2021 Exam Date June 2021
Declaration of Result July 2021
Counselling  TBA

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Eligibility Criteria

For the candidates willing to appear in the AP EDCET 2021, it is necessary to fulfil certain entry requisites specified by the university. Thus, students are advised to carefully go through the essential prerequisites before setting out to fill the application form. Applicants must be aware of the fact that the official authorities hold the power to cancel the candidature if they found any discrepancy in the details provided. Below mentioned are the eligibility criteria for this exam:

General Criteria

  • Age Limit: As on July 1 2020, the minimum age of the applicant must be 19 years and there is no set maximum age for the exam.
  • The candidate must be a citizen of India and a resident of Andhra Pradesh.

Educational Requirements

  • The applicants submitting the form for AP EDCET must have passed/or pursuing in an undergraduate-level program like BA, BSc, BSc (Home Science), BCom, BBM and BCA. It is also mandatory for candidates to present a proof of their marks (previous exams) and pass certificate at the time of admission
  • At least 50% marks in graduation or postgraduation or 5 years integrated program in the relevant field of methodology or an equivalent degree
  • Those belonging to the reserved category must have at least 40% marks in their graduation or postgraduation.

Part C- Methodology Subject

Methodology Eligibility
Mathematics B.A/B.Sc. with Mathematics or B.C.A. with Mathematics at intermediate level as a group subject. B.Tech with Mathematics & Physics
Physical Sciences B.Sc. with Physics and Chemistry or Allied Material Sciences under Part-II group subjects or B.C.A. with Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) at intermediate level as group subject.
Biological Sciences B.Sc./B.Sc.(Home Science) with Botany and Zoology or Allied Life Sciences under Part-II group subjects or B.C.A. with Biological Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.
Social Studies B.A./B.Com./B.B.M. or B.C.A. with Social Sciences at intermediate level.
English B.A Special English or M.A. English

IMPORTANT: The candidates with a BTech/ BE degree with minimum 50% marks can also appear in the examination.

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Exam Pattern

To shortlist the best young minds for a responsible profession like teaching, the format of the paper is intricately designed. The exam is conducted in two languages i.e., English and Telegu and it can taken in the Urdu as well. AP EDCET is conducted in online mode and with a maximum duration of 2 hours. It is constituted of 3 sections with 150 questions with 1 mark given for every correct answer. Take a look at the following table which elucidates the pattern of the exam:

Section Name  Total Questions  Marks 
Part A General English  25 25
Part B General Knowledge
Teaching Aptitude
Part C Methodology  100 100

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AP EDCET Syllabus

While appearing for competitive exams, the most important thing you should begin with is the syllabus as it will help you understand what you need to cover for this test. AP EDCET syllabus aims to evaluate an aspirant’s language comprehension, general awareness, teaching aptitude as well as knowledge of basic disciplines like Science, Mathematics and Social Science. Further, for Part C, you will be asked to choose one subject. Tabulated below are the important insights of each section under the syllabus for AP EDCET 2020:

Part A Part B Part C
General English  General Knowledge 
and Teaching Aptitude
-Reading Comprehension 
-Correction of Sentences 
-Transformation of Sentences 
-Current Affairs 
-General Policy
-Scientific Research
-Physical Science
(Physics and Chemistry)
-Biological Sciences
(Botany and Zoology)
-Mathematics (MS)
-English (Special English
in BA)
-Social Science
(History, Civics, Geography)

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Application Process 

To register for the AP EDCET exam, you can follow the below mentioned steps-

Step 1: Click on the application link and you can make the fee payment online through this option.

Step 2: Candidates can check the Success/Failure status of fee payment

Step-3: Now, you can fill the Application form. After filling the online Application form with the required details, do verify all the details carefully and press the Submit button.

Step 4: After pressing the submit button, application form will be generated which contains registration number along with filled in details. Candidates can print the submitted form for future correspondence.

Application Fee 

Here is the general charges for the application fee of the exam-

Category Application Fee
General INR 600

Exam Centres 

The APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education) holds the entire authority to choose the exam centres of the exam. Here are the popular exam centres of the 

Anantapuramu Guntur
Chittoor Vijayawada
Tirupathi Bhimavaram
Kadapa Kakinada
Kurnool Rajamahendravaram
Nandyal Visakhapatnam
Nellore Vizianagaram
Ongole Srikakulam


For the year 2020, over 15,658 candidates appeared for the annual Andhra Pradesh BEd exam in the month of October to seek admission in BEd courses offered by the Andhra universities and colleges. After the conclusion of the exam, the candidates can check the result on the official website using their login details. The conducting body releases a merit list for all candidates who are eligible to sit for the counselling session.

AP EDCET Counselling Date 2020-2021

Counselling for AP EDCET is conducted after the results have been declared on the website. For the year 2020-2021, the counselling began on 16th March 2021 for the 2020 exam. Candidates have to check the website routinely to get updates about counselling or any other important information. The counselling process is online and once the candidates have been selected, they are invited with a list of documents to take admission. Let’s look at the counselling fees:

General Rs 1000
SC/ST Rs 500

Colleges Accepting AP EDCET

  • RASS College of Special Education
  • Department of Special Education, Andhra University
  • Navajeevan Residential Special School for the Deaf
  • Helen Keller’s College of Special Education 
  • Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam 
  • Pragathi Charities College of Special Education
  • Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • B.S.R. College of Special Education for Mentally Retarded
  • Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam
  • M.N.R College of Special Education
  • Uma Educational and Technical Society

AP EDCET Previous year Question Papers

An important part of preparation is to solve question papers and model papers for the AP EDCET. The conducting body ensures that all candidates prepare for the exam thoroughly and understand the exam pattern. Click here to get access to AP EDCET previous year question papers and model papers.


What is AP EDCET exam?

Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test (AP EDCET) which is an entry-level exam conducted by the Sri Venkateswara University, Tripura on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education to shortlist the 2-year BEd degree program (Regular) in the academic institutions of Andhra Pradesh.

How do I apply for AP Edcet?

All candidates interested in appearing for the AP EDCET exam can apply online for the registration process through the official website.

How do I download AP Edcet hall ticket?

Hall Ticket is released weeks before the exam on the official website and all candidates can download the AP EDCET hall ticket using details like application number and DOB to login.

How many students appeared for AP Edcet 2020?

15,568 candidates appeared for the exam in the year 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

How do I prepare for AP Edcet 2021?

To prepare for the AP EDCET 2021 exam, candidates can refer to previous year question papers and model papers. They can use guide books available for other BEd exams to get references.

Thus, we hope that this blog has helped you understand the key features of AP EDCET 2020. If you have been planning to pursue a degree program in the domain of Education or any of its specialised field, reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu and we will help you find a suitable program and university that fits your interests, skills and career aspirations.

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