AP PGECET 2021 - Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Admit Card, and Result


AP PGECET or Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test is conducted for admission to postgraduate courses viz. M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy/ Pharm.D (PB) courses. The exam is conducted every year by Sri Venkateswara University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). For candidates interested in pursuing the courses, we have covered detailed information regarding the AP PGECET 2021 exam. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility conditions, pattern, syllabus, important dates, application process, and more here.

Courses Covered

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Bio-Technology
  3. Chemical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Computer Science & Information Technology
  6. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Geo-Engineering & Geo-Informatics
  9. Food Technology
  10. Instrumentation Engineering
  11. Mechanical Engineering
  12. Metallurgy
  13. Nanotechnology
  14. Pharmacy

Latest Update - The online application process for AP PGECET 2021 is active on the official website. The last date for application submission is 19th August 2021. The exam will be held from 27th to 30th September 2021.

AP PGECET 2021 - Quick Overview

Exam Name

Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET)

Exam Conducting Authority

Sri Venkateswara University

Official Website


Exam Level


Courses Covered

Post Graduate

Exam Mode


Application Mode


Available Application Forms

AP PGECET 2021 Important Dates

AP PGECET 2021 Events

Important Dates

Notification availability

18th July 2021

AP PGECET 2021 registration process (without late fee)

19th July to 19th August 2021

AP PGECET 2021 registration process (with late fee ₹ 500)

20th to 26th August 2021

AP PGECET 2021 registration process (with late fee ₹ 2500)

27th to 31st August 2021

AP PGECET 2021 registration process (with late fee ₹ 5000)

1st to 5th September 2021

For correction window

1st to 7th September 2021

Admit card release date

20th September 2021 onwards

AP PGECET 2021 exam

27th to 30th September 2021


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Availability of preliminary answer key

29th September to 2nd October 2021 (6:00 PM)*

Last date to raise objection against answer key

1st to 4th October 2021 (6:00 PM)*

Result declaration

To be announced

* Check the ‘AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key’ section below.

AP PGECET Previous Years Solved Papers

AP PGECET 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

AP PGECET Exam Pattern

The questions in the exam are asked from the respective branches of engineering. Other details are as under:



Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Number of Questions


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Question (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every correct response

Negative Marking

Not Applicable

AP PGECET Syllabus

The syllabus for AP PGECET varies as per the disciplines. The syllabus is prescribed by the exam conducting authority and is available at the official website. Candidates can download the syllabus as per the subject they have opted for post-graduation.

Check out the complete AP PGECET 2021 syllabus.

AP PGECET 2021 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the AP PGECET exam is set by the exam conducting authorities. Candidates are required to meet the conditions for appearing for the exam. Also, if candidates will be found ineligible at any stage of the admission process, their candidature will be cancelled. Here are the details for eligibility.


Candidates must be Indian residents.


Must belong to Andhra Pradesh state meeting the local/ non-local conditions.

Qualifying Exam

  • Must have passed graduation or equivalent level exam in the relevant field with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates) from a recognised institute.
  • Those pursuing B.Tech. or its equivalent are eligible for M.Tech./ Pharm.D./ M.Pharmacy courses. However, scuh candidates must complete the course and pass all the subjects required for the award of degree.

AP PGECET 2021 Application Process

AP PGECET 2021 application process is online. Candidates are advised to submit the application form within the given timeline. Here we have covered the step-by-step application process along with the documents required for submitting the application form.

Documents/ Details Required

The following details are to be filled in the application form. So, candidates must keep the respective documents ready to fasten the application process.

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Ration Card
  • Qualifying exam hall ticket
  • Passport size photograph in .jpeg/ .jpg format in size less than 50KB.
  • Scanned image of Signature on a white paper with a black pen in .jpeg/ .jpg format in size less than 30 KB.
  • Debit card/ Credit card/ Netbanking details

Steps to Fill the Application Form

The online application process comprises of the following steps:

  • Fee Payment
  • Checking the Payment Status
  • Filling the Application Form
  • Printing Application Form

Fee Payment

  • The first step in the application process is fee payment. Candidates are required to visit the official website and click at the fee payment option.
  • A form will open on the screen. Fill-in details such as qualifying exam hall ticket number, name, DoB, Mobile number, etc.
  • The fee amount field will be already filled. Click on the ‘Initiate Payment’ button.
  • Select your preferred payment mode. Enter the details asked for and make payment.
  • A message for successful transaction will appear on the screen with a Payment ID on successful fee payment.
  • Now, you can either click the ‘Proceed to Fill Application’ button or fill the form later.

Application Fee

The application fee can be paid using credit card/ debit card/ internet banking


Application Fee (for single paper)


₹ 1200


₹ 900


₹ 700

Checking the Payment Status

  • You can check your payment status before proceeding with the application process as the application is to be filled only after successful fee payment.
  • For this, click on the ‘Know Your Payment Status’ option on the homepage.
  • Enter the hall ticket number and mobile number and click the ‘check Payment Status’ button.
  • The application status ‘Success/ Failure’ will appear on the screen.

Filling the Application Form

  • Once the fee payment is successful, click on the ‘fill application’ option on the home page.
  • Fill in the payment reference ID, Qualifying exam hall ticket number, mobile number, and date of birth. Click on ‘Proceed to Fill Application’.
  • Fill in the remaining details.
  • Upload the scanned images of the candidate’s photograph and signature.
  • Check all the details carefully. Tick the declaration. And, click the ‘Preview/ Submit’ button.
  • An option to Modify or Confirm/ Freeze the process will appear. If you want to make corrections to the application form details, click Modify else Confirm.
  • After clicking the ‘Confirm’ button, the application form will be submitted and the message for successful submission will appear on the screen.

Printing Application Form

  • After successful submission of the application form, click on ‘Print Application’ to take a print of the application form.

Other Details

AP PGECET 2021 Test Centers

The AP PGECET 2021 exam will be conducted at the following locations:


Test Center Location


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AP PGECET 2021 Admit Card

  • The AP PGECET 2021 admit cards will be released online on the official website from 20th September onwards. Take a clear print of the same.
  • The admit card has details such as the candidate's basic details, exam centre address, exam date, timings, and other instructions.
  • Read all the instructions in the admit card carefully and follow the same.
  • It is a mandatory document for making entry to the exam hall.

AP PGECET 2021 Answer Key

  • The authorities will release the preliminary answer key soon after the exam.
  • Candidates will be given an option to raise objections against the same. If found correct, the same will be updated in the answer key.
  • The final answer key will be released along with the result.
  • As the exam will be conducted on separate days, the answer keys will also be released separately.

Here are the important dates for the release of the preliminary answer key and raising objections.

Exam Date (2021)

Release of Preliminary Answer Key (2021)

Last Date of Raising Objections (2021)

27th September

29th September (6:00 PM)

1st October (6:00 PM)

28th September

30th September (6:00 PM)

2nd October (6:00 PM)

29th September

1st October (6:00 PM)

3rd October (6:00 PM)

30th September

2nd October (6:00 PM)

4th October (6:00 PM)

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AP PGECET 2021 Result

  • The AP PGECET 2021 result will be uploaded on the official website.
  • The exact date for the result announcement has not been announced yet.
  • Candidates will be able to check their scores and rank using their registration number and hall ticket number.
  • For those who have cleared the exam, rank cards will also be released.
  • Candidates need to carry the rank card at the time of counselling.

AP PGECET 2021 Counselling

  • Those who have cleared the entrance exam are required to appear for the counselling process to complete the admission formalities.
  • The counselling process will include fee payment, reporting at the counselling centre, document verification, choice filling, and seat allotment.
  • Apart from the AP PGECET counselling, the authorities also conduct separate counselling for GATE and GPAT score holders.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: I have selected the wrong discipline while applying for the exam. Can I make changes in the selected discipline?

No. Changes are not allowed after submission of the application form. Fill the application form carefully.

Question 2: Can I apply for more than one discipline?

Yes. But, you have to pay the application fee twice.

Question 3: Are there any minimum qualifying marks for the AP PGECET 2021 exam?

Yes. The minimum qualifying marks required are 25% in the entrance exam.

Question 4: Will I get admission if I don’t appear for the counselling process but have cleared the AP PGECET exam?

No. Appearing in the counselling process is mandatory for completing the admission process.

Question 5: Will GATE qualified candidates get preference over AP PGECET?

Yes. The GATE qualified candidates will be considered first for admission and the remaining seats will be filled by AP PGECET qualified candidates.