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Andhra University, Visakhapatnam conducts Andhra Pradesh State Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education for admission into M.B.A. and M.C.A. Regular Course in Andhra Pradesh.

AP ICET 2023 Eligibility:-

a) The candidates should be Indian Nationals and should satisfy local/non-local status requirements laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations of Admission) Order, 1974 as amended.

b) The candidates shall satisfy the rules of the concerned universities where they take admission.

c) The candidates seeking admission –

Should have studied and passed 3/4 year Degree course in any faculty conducted by the Universities or its equivalent Degree Examination in 10 + 2 + 3/4 pattern as recognized by U.G.C. (University Grants Commission).

MBA – Degree of 3/4 years duration from any recognized University or its equivalent.

MCA – Degree of 3/4 years duration with “Mathematics” as one of the subject at Intermediate or Degree level.

Note: Candidate who passed all the subjects of the three years of any Degree course in one sitting is not eligible for admission into MBA or MCA Course.

Candidate with aggregate marks of 50% (45% in case of reserved categories – SC, ST and BC) are alone eligible to take admission through APICET.

Candidates shall fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down in relevant Government Orders in vogue at the time of admissions.

The qualifying Degree obtained by Distance Mode Program should have recognition by Joint Committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC/DEB.

The candidates who are appearing for the final year degree examination shall also be eligible to appear for AP ICET-2023.

AP ICET Registration / Application Form

AP ICET 2023 Application Form / Registration:-


Apply online at website - https://cets.apsche.ap.gov.in/ICET

Registration Fee - Rs.650/- for OC, Rs.600/- for BC and Rs.550/- for SC/ST candidate

Mode of Payment - Payment gateway/credit/debit card/net banking.

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AP ICET Exam Dates

AP ICET 2023 Date:-


AP ICET Syllabus

AP ICET 2023 Syllabus:-

Section A: Analytical Ability:

1. Data Sufficiency: A question is given followed by data in the form of two statements labeled as (i) and (ii). If the data given in (i) alone is sufficient to answer the question then choice (1) is the correct answer. If the data given in (ii) alone is sufficient to answer the question then choice (2) is the correct answer. If both (i) and (ii) put together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement alone is sufficient, then choice (3) is the correct answer. If both (i) and (ii) put together are not sufficient to answer the question and additional data is needed, then choice (4) is the correct answer.

2. Problem Solving -

a) Sequences and Series: Analogies of numbers and alphabet, completion of blank spaces following the pattern in a:b::c:d relationship; odd thing out: missing number in a sequence or a series.

b)Data Analysis: The data given in a Table, Graph, Bar diagram, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram or a Passage is to be analyzed and the questions pertaining to the data are to be answered.

c) Coding and Decoding Problems: A code pattern of English Alphabet is given. A given word or a group of letters are to be coded or decoded based on the given code or codes.

d)Date, Time & Arrangement Problems: Calendar problems, clock problems, blood rela- tionships, arrivals, departures and schedules, seating arrangements, symbol and notation interpretation.

Section B: Communication Ability -

Objectives of the Test:

Candidates will be assessed on the ability to:

1. Identify vocabulary used in the day-to-day communication (Vocabulary).
2. Understand the functional use of grammar in day-to-day communication as well as in the business contexts (Functional Grammar).
3. Identify the basic terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts (letters, reports, memoranda, agenda, minutes etc. (Business and Computer terminology).
4. Understand written text and drawing inferences (Reading Comprehension (4 Passages)).

Section C: Mathematical Ability

I. Arithmetical Ability: Laws of indices, ratio and proportion; surds; numbers and divisibility, l.c.m. and g.c.d; Rational numbers, Ordering; Percentages; Profit and loss; Partnership, Pipes and cisterns, time, distance and work problems, areas and volumes, mensuration, modular arithmetic.
II. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability: Statements, Truth tables, implication converse and inverse, Tautologies-Sets, Relations and functions, applications - Equation of a line in different forms. Trigonometry - Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometric ratios of standard angles, (0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 180°): Trigonometric identities: sample problems on heights and distances, Polynomials; Remainder theorem and consequences; Linear equations and expressions; Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Matrices, Notion of a limit and derivative; Plane geometry -lines, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Coordinate geometry-distance between points.
III. Statistical Ability: Frequency distributions, Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Correlation, simple problems on Probability.

Paper Pattern

AP ICET 2023 Pattern:-

Duration - 150 Minutes

Details - No. of Questions - Total Question -

Section A: Analytical Ability - 75 Qs

1. Data Sufficiency - 20 Qs
2. Problem Solving - 55 Qs

Section B: Communication Ability - 70 Qs

1. Vocabulary - 15 Qs
2. Functional Grammar - 20 Qs
3. Business and Computer Terminology - 15 Qs
4. Reading Comprehension - 20 Qs

Section C: Mathematical Ability - 55 Qs

1. Arithmetical Ability - 35 Qs
2. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability - 10 Qs
3. Statistical Ability - 10 Qs

TOTAL - 200 Marks - 200 Questions

AP ICET Preparation

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