AP EDCET Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - March 24 2018

AP EDCET 2018 Exam format will be released by APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education) (APSCHE) along with the notification on the official website www.sche.ap.gov.in. AP EDCET is organized in Pen and Paper based method and all the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) pattern.

The period of the AP EDCET is 120 minutes (2 hours). The medium of paper will be English and Telugu. The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam is 150. All the question carry 1 mark and there is no provision of negative marking. There will 4 options for all the MCQs out of which the aspirant must choose the accurate option. All the aspirants have to compulsorily attempt Part A and Part B while for Part C they must choose 1 out of the 5 subjects. The test includes 3 parts namely Part A, Part B and Part C. However, candidates who choose Kurnool as their test center will also have the option to respond in Urdu also.

AP EDCET 2018 syllabus is based on graduation level. AP EDCET 2018 is the Andhra Pradesh education common entrance test organized by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the APSCHE for admission into the first year of B.Ed regular course in different institutes across Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2018-2019. There has been no significant change introduced in the exam format and it will be similar to that for 2017.

Highlights of AP EDCET Exam Format

AP EDCET Exam consists of 150 objective type questions that have to attempt within the allotted period of 2 hours. All the important information concerned to the format of exam such as exam mode, question paper type, etc. are mentioned in table highlights below:

Exam ModeOffline (pen-paper based)
Exam Duration120 minutes (2 hours)
Number of Paper(s)1
Number of Sections3
Question Paper typeObjective (MCQs)
Total no. of questions in AP EDCET150
Maximum marks situated on AP EDCET 2018150
Exam LanguageEnglish, Telugu (Urdu at Kurnool exam center)

AP EDCET 2018 Exam Format in Detail (h4)

The exam will have 150 objective questions divided into 3 parts - Part A, Part B and Part C. The first and second parts are mandatory and common for all candidates. There will be no choice of subjects for the first 2 parts. However, in Part C, candidates can choose any one subject out of the 5 subjects that are available in the methodology. Aspirants can check the detailed exam format for all the 3 sections below.

Exam Format of Part A

This section will test the aspirant’s knowledge of the English language. Hence, the maximum obtainable marks in Part A are 25. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 25. Every right response will be rewarded 1 mark.

Exam Format of Part B

This section will assess the candidate’s General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude. There will be 15 questions about General Knowledge of 1 mark each and 10 questions about Teaching Aptitude. Students must select the most suitable alternative out of 4 options available as their response.

Exam Format of Part C

In this section, the aspirant has to choose 1 subject from the Part C Methodology. It will evaluate the aspirant’s aptitude in the special subject chosen. It will include of 100 questions and total obtainable marks are 100.

Candidates must choose any one of the following subjects- Mathematics, Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry), Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology), Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics, and Economics) or English. They must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility norms for the choice of the subject under Part C. The eligibility criterion for each subject is as follows:

MethodologyEligibility Criteria
MathematicsBA/ B.Sc. with Mathematics as a subject. BCA with Mathematics at the intermediate level as a group subject. B.Tech in Mathematics and Physics.
Physical SciencesB.Sc. with Physics and Chemistry or Allied Material Sciences under Part-II group subjects. BCA aspirants with Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) at the intermediate level.
Biological SciencesB.Sc/ B.Sc (Home Science) with Botany and Zoology or Allied Life Sciences under Part-II group subjects. BCA candidates with Biological Sciences at the intermediate level.
Social StudiesAll participants with BA/ B.Com./ BBM or BCA with Social Sciences at the intermediate level as group subject.
EnglishBA Special English or MA English

The distribution of questions and marks for each section is mentioned below:

Part AGeneral English2525
Part BGeneral Knowledge1515
Teaching Aptitude1010
Part C1) Mathematics100100
2) Physical Sciences--
3) Biological Sciences
4) Social Studies--
5) English100100

Marking Scheme

The participants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance examination. There has been no change in the marking scheme and it is the same as that for the year 2017. The marking scheme of AP EDCET 2018 is as follows:

  • If two options are marked as responses, it will be considered as a wrong response.
  • There will be no penalty for inaccurate or wrong responses i.e. negative marking is not eligible.
  • No mark will be deducted from the total score of the candidate for leaving a question blank or not attempting it.
  • 1 mark will be honored for marking every correct response.

Qualifying Marks 

The qualifying marks for all general category participants in the AP EDCET 2018 are 25% of the total score. These students must score 37 or more marks in order to be applicable for admission. The aspirants belonging to the reserved category of SC/ST communities will have no qualifying marks for ranking. They will be selected regardless of the marks they score in the entrance test. Women aspirants who choose Physical Sciences or Mathematics as their methodology will not have at least qualifying marks.

AP EDCET Syllabus 2018

The syllabus for AP EDCET 2018 is based on graduate level knowledge. It is decided by the APSCHE for every subject. The section wise syllabus is given as follows: It covers questions from topics of degree subjects (BA, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.) from the year 2013-2018. Candidates must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam.

Part A: English

This section will assess the grasp a candidate has in the English language. The aspirant’s ability to comprehend the contents of the given passage and to response questions based on it will be tested in Reading Comprehension. Via this section, an aspirant’s vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, correction of sentences, articles, prepositions, tenses, and spellings will be tested. Questions on the transformation of sentences to simple, complex and compound as also voices, direct and indirect speech will be asked.

Part B: General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude

Questions will be designed so as to assess the ability of the student’s general knowledge of the environment and its application to society. It will also comprise questions pertaining to India and its neighboring countries and about History, Culture, Ecology, Geography, Economics, General Policy and Scientific Research. This section will also test their knowledge of present events and application of observation and experience gained from their scientific outlook.

In order to evaluate the Teaching Aptitude of candidates, characteristics like ability to communicate, ability to deal with children and ability to recognize personal differences will be tested.

Part C:

The syllabus for Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Social Studies shall be of graduation level from the revised common core of the degree syllabus.

English (Part C):

  • 50 questions from the syllabus of the 10th class level will be asked in the exam. The various topics that required to be studied are Grammar, Idioms, and Phrases, Language functions, Elements of Phonetics, Writing skills, Reference skills, and Study skills.
  • 50 questions from the syllabus prescribed for Optional English at BA degree level (BA Special English) or Modern Literature will be asked.

Preference Books for AP EDCET 2018

There are plenty of excellent reference books available for B.Ed entrance tests in the market. Reference books are extremely helpful in understanding the structure of examination and format of questions as well as comprehending fundamental concepts of topics that are tested during the examination. Aspirants can check out some of the famous reference books for AP EDCET 2018 below.

BookAuthor/ Publisher
Teaching Aptitude and Manner TestAbha Malik
IGNOU B.Ed Earlier Years PapersJ. K Chopra
B.Ed Entrance ExaminationRamesh Publishing House
B.Ed GuideAnmol Publisher
IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam GuideR P H Editorial Board

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