AP PGECET 2018 Exam Format- AP PGECET 2018 consists of 120 multiple choice objective type questions within the period of 2 hours. As per the earlier trends, it is expected that there will be no negative marking for the inaccurate answers in AP PGECET 2018. The break of the questions among the sections is as follows The topics covered in the exam are Mathematics, Aptitude, and qualifying degree major.
For appearing in the exam, aspirants should have obtained Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the relevant field with minimum 50% marks (45% in case of reserved category aspirants) from an AICTE/UGC approved institution recognised by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent for admission into the relevant M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy courses.
Andhra Pradesh PG Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) Exam is organized in May by JNTU Kakinada on the behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). The format is designed to identify meritorious and motivated aspirants for admission to PG programmes in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy and Graduate level Pharm-D(PB). It is the State level common entrance exam for admission into regular Post Graduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy (M.E/M.Tech/ M.Pharm), Graduate level Pharm-D.
Details on the type of exam, duration, medium, number of questions and total marks have been tabulated here:
|Type of Exam||MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)|
|Total Time||120 Minutes|
|Total no. of Questions||120|
|Method of Exam||Online|
The exam is organized for a period of 120 minutes. The total number of questions to be solved is 120 giving each question an average of 1 minute to be solved. Aspirants are however advised to cover the easy section at first to save time for complex and hard problems.
Maximum marks that can be obtained in AP PGECET 2018 is 120 with each question holding exactly 1 mark. Unlike GATE and other major postgraduate entrance, AP PGECET does not entertain negative marking in its paper and thus aspirants can attempt as many questions as they seeking in the exam.
AP PGECET 2018 will also be organized for admission to pharmacy streams. In AP PGECET Pharmacy, the total of 120 questions is from the graduation subjects with varying weight.
|Sectional Weightage||Mathematics||Aptitude||Qualifying Degree|
Mathematics is one of the most important section in AP PGECET exam. Test makers at TSCHE (Telangana State Council of Higher Education) devise question paper for AP PGECET to test aspirants’ aptitude in engineering mathematics.
The salient feature of the section are listed below:
Linear Algebra: Vector algebra, Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, the rank of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Calculus: Functions of single variable, limits, continuity and differentiability, mean value theorem, chain rule, partial derivatives, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, directional derivatives. Integration, Line, surface and volume integrals. Theorems of Stokes, Gauss, and Green.
Differential Equations: First order linear and nonlinear differential equations, higher order linear ODEs with constant coefficients. Partial differential equations and separation of variables methods.
Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.
Advisable Books for Engineering Mathematics
Aptitude is considered to be the most basic required to study engineering and continue higher studies in it. AP PGECET exam tests aspirants’ logical aptitude and their approach to check their engineer antenna and their proficiency in solving logical problems in at least time possible. Here’s a little-detailed analysis of Aptitude section asked in AP PGECET exam.
Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning and verbal deduction.
Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation.
Advisable Books for Aptitude
This breakup, difficulty level and cutoff of the section vary with each subject. However, the total questions in the section remain same for all the papers. 90-105 questions are asked to form this section.
There are in total 13 qualifying papers in AP PGECET 2018. Aspirants need to qualify from a particular stream to be able to appear in this section. The applicable qualifying degrees are as follows.
|Name of the Branch||Paper Code||Difficulty Level||Advisable Books|
|Aerospace Engineering||AS||Graduation||Fundamentals of Aerodynamics|
|Bio-Technology||BT||Graduation||Biotechnology Fundamentals by S. N Mukhopadhyay|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Graduation||Chemical Engineering by Ram Prasad|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Graduation||Strength of Materials by BC Punmia|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Graduation||Theory of Computation by Ullman|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Graduation||Basic Electrical Engineering by Magrath and Kohli|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Graduation||Communication System K Sam|
|Food Technology||FT||Graduation||Food Technology by Neil Morris|
|Geo-Engineering and Geo-Informatics||GG||Graduation||Geotechnical Engineering by TN|
|Instrumentation Engineering||EI||Graduation||Handbook on Instrumentation|
|Mechanical Engineering||ME||Graduation||Earlier Year Papers|
|Metallurgy||MT||Graduation||Engineering Materials and Metallurgy by Er. Amandeep|
|Nano Technology||NT||Graduation||Forbidden Gates Thomas Horn|