AP ECET 2023 – Dates, Application Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

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AP ECET: Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test or AP CET is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada on behalf of APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education). The students who are Diploma holders of Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, and B.Sc graduates are eligible to appear for AP ECET.

Candidates who successfully clear the examination are enrolled in the second-degree programs in B.Tech, B.E, and B.Pharmacy courses. Read the entire article till the end to know about the AP ECET examination.

AP ECET Full Form Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test 
Conducted Body  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada 
Exam Mode Computer Based Test (CBT) 
Frequency of exam Held once a year 
No.of Colleges Participating 8
Examination Level  State-Level 
Applying Mode  Online 

AP ECET Dates 2023

Students must keep an eye on the official dates released by the AP ECET. The official dates for the AP ECET examination are released by the exam conducting authority. Students can refer to the table given below. 

Dates  Events
Application Release Date  10 March 2023 
Application End Date  22 April 2023 `
Admit Card Release Date  12 June 2023 
Answer Key Release Date  23 June 2023 
Answer Key Challenge Date  23 June 2023 
Result Date  June 2023 (tentative date) 

AP ECET Exam Pattern 2023

The AP ECET consists of 200 questions all of which are multiple choice type questions carrying 1 mark each. Also, if a student answers a question there is no negative marking for it. The exam is conducted through CBT (Computer-Based Test) mode and the duration of the same is 180 minutes. 

 The weightage of marks given to every subject for different streams are as follows-


Subject Max. Marks Additional comments
Mathematics 50 Same for all branches
Physics 25 Same for all branches 
Chemistry 25 Same for all branches 
Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics & Communication/ Computer Science/ Chemical/ Metallurgical/ Mining/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Ceramic Technology/ Bio-Technology/ Agricultural Engineering) 100 Separate question papers for each branch of Engineering


Subjects  Max. Marks 
Pharmaceutics 50
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 50
Pharmacognosy 50
Pharmacology 50

B.Sc (with Mathematical as one of the optional subjects) 

Subject Max. Marks 
Mathematics 100
Analytical Ability 50
Communicative English 50

AP ECET Syllabus 2023

AP ECET is conducted for three different streams which include Engineering, Pharmacy, and B.Sc streams. The test for the Engineering stream consists of 4 sections, including Pharmacy 3 sections while the test for the B.Sc degree has 3 sections, as mentioned above. 

AP ECET Eligibility Criteria 2023

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to appear for AP ECET. 

  1. The student should be of Indian nationality. 
  2. They should belong to Andhra Pradesh. He/she should meet the requirements for local/non-local status as stated in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) order, 1974. 
  3. The student should have done a Diploma in Engineering and Technology/ Pharmacy from the State Board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh state or any other Diploma from an AICTE-approved institution recognized by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant B.E./ B.Tech./ B.Pharmacy courses into the diploma Courses mentioned in the following table 
S.No ECET Engineering subject paper  Eligible Diploma Candidates 
1. Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering  Bio-Technology 
2. Ceramic Technology  Ceramic Technology 
3.  Chemical Engineering  Ceramic, Leather, Textile, Chemical Engineering, Chemical-Petrochemical, Chemical-Plastics & Polymers, Chemical-Oil Technology, Petroleum Technology, Petrochemical Technology
4. Civil Engineering  Civil, Civil-Construction Technology
5.  Computer Science and Technology  Computer Engineering, Electronics, and Computer, Special Diploma in Electronics with Computer, Informational Technology 
6. Electronics and Communication Engineering  Electronics and Communication Engineering, Special Diploma in electronics-Biomedical, TV and Sound, Industrial Electronics, Communication Engg, Embedded Systems, Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, Electronics and Instrumentation, Electronics and Telematics
7. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering 
8.  Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering  Electronics and Instrumentation, Special Diploma in Electronics-Industrial Electronics, Applied Electronics and Instrumentation
9. Mechanical Engineering  Automobile Engineering Foot Wear Technology, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Production Engineering, Jewellary Design and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Sandwich), Packaging Technology, Printing Technology, Aeronautical Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 
10. Metallurgical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering
11. Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering
12. Pharmacy Pharmacy
13. Mining Engineering Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Production Engineering
14. B.Sc B.Sc with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects 


They should have passed the 3-year B.Sc degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized university in the state or its equivalent as stated in the table above. 

  1. Candidates who are pursuing a Diploma course and who have passed all the subjects before admission are eligible for entry into the relevant B.E/B.Tech/B. Pharmacy courses.
  1. The student should have passed his/her Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy/B.Sc degree with at least 45% marks and the candidates belonging to the reserved category should have secured at least 40% marks in order to get admission. 

JEE Main Seat Allotment 2023: Process and Dates

AP ECET Application Process 2023

  1. The online application form to register and apply for AP ECET will be available at this link- cets.apsche.ap.gov.in/ECET
  2. Following details, the applicants will be required to fill out the application form-
  • Qualifying examination (Diploma or Degree) hall ticket number
  • SSC or 10th class hall ticket number
  • Places of study from 6th class onwards 
  • Caste category-Mee seva certificate number 
  • Income certificate-Mee seva certificate number
  • Passport size photograph in .jpg or .jpeg format of less than 30Kb size
  • Ration card of the family 
  • Aadhar card 
  1. Payment for the application can be processed through AP online services or payment gateway (Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking). The fee for general students is Rs.600/-, Rs.550/- for OBC, and Rs.500/- for SC/ST students.  

AP ECET Admit Card 2023

The admit card for the AP ECET 2023 examination will be released on the official website of the exam conducting authority. Students can find the admit cards on 12 June 2023. Students can download the admit card by logging in, using their credentials. The candidate’s name, roll number, guidelines for examination and dates will be mentioned on the AP ECET Admit Card 2023. Students must remember to bring their admit card to the examination centre.

How to Prepare for AP ECET 2023?

When it comes to competitive exams the only way to crack them is to strategise your preparation well. To prepare an effective strategy you need to thoroughly know the syllabus of the exam, marking scheme, and weightage of each section and topic as well. 

Manage your time effectively 

  • Prepare a spreadsheet for the topics and make sure you allot and spend more time on important ones. 
  • Remember your main goal should be to clear the exam and not become a subject expert therefore spend more time and focus on revision of important topics that carry more weight. 
  • Give more time to difficult topics and less to easier ones. 
  • Don’t forget to make a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule that includes all the targets you need to achieve in a given time. 

Solve and analyze previous year’s question papers 

  • Going through the previous year’s question papers is an extremely important part of exam preparation. 
  • They give you a more realistic idea of the types of questions that come, and their difficulty level and look for gaps in one’s own preparation. 
  • Solving previous year’s question papers will help you to increase your speed and gauge your accuracy level. 

Preparing notes 

  • Always prepare notes, especially for difficult topics so that you don’t have re-read irrelevant things again.
  • Instead of making handwritten notes go for digital notes as it becomes really easy to edit and add things later on. Also, you will easily find anything you want to look at. 
  • Making notes helps in revision and saves a lot of time. Do not write everything down instead try to make pointers and write everything concisely. 

JEE Main Previous Year Question Paper PDF (Out) for 2023

AP ECET Answer Key 2023

The answer key for the AP ECET 2023 examination will be made available to the students on the official website of the exam conducting authority. The authorities will release the answer key on 23 June 2023. The answer key will be helpful for the students to calculate their scores before the results for the AP ECET 2023 are announced.

AP ECET Results 2023

Candidates can check the AP ECET Results online. Students can log in using their credentials and find their results on the official website of the exam conducting authority. The students who have qualified for the AP ECET examination will be called in for the counselling process.

AP ECET Selection Process 2023

The seat allotment is based on the all-India rank achieved by the candidate, the total number of seats, and the preferences of colleges filled by the candidate at the time of filling out the application. 

After this, the candidate has to to report the allotted college on the given date. If a student for some reason fails to report to the college on the stated date, the candidature of the student will be cancelled and he/she also won’t be allowed to participate in any further rounds of AP ECET counselling.  

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Q1. What are the qualifying marks for AP ECET?

Ans- The qualifying percentage marks in AP ECET is 25% of the aggregate marks in the four subjects (3 subjects for B.Sc Mathematics) which is equivalent to 50 marks out of 200. However, if the student belongs to SC/ST category there are no minimum qualifying marks that the student has to obtain in order to get ranked.

Q2. Who is eligible for full fee reimbursement in AP ECET?

Ans- SC/ST candidates who get a seat after appearing for ECET and have an annual family income of up to 2 lakh rupees are eligible for full fee reimbursement. Also, students from BC/EBC/PwD category with an annual family income of up to 1 lakh rupees are eligible for fee reimbursement.

Q3. What is the age limit to appear for AP ECET?

Ans- A candidate up to the age of 25 years is only allowed to sit for AP ECET.

Q4. Is there any negative marking in AP ECET?

Ans- In Ap ECET there are a total of 200 questions carrying 1 mark each. They all are multiple-choice questions and there is no negative marking for answering the question incorrectly.

Q5. What is the purpose of  AP ECET?

Ans- Conducted in Andhra Pradesh at the state level, AP ECET is conducted for students who wish to pursue Engineering or B.Sc Mathematics in Andhra Pradesh colleges.

We hope the information regarding the AP ECET will be helpful for the students who are planning to appear for the exam. Having awareness of the details of the examination will be beneficial for the students as well.

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