AP PGECET Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 13 2018

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.

  • Mathematics (For engineering):10-15
  • Aptitude: 5-10
  • Qualifying Degree Major: 90-100 questions

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.

Highlights Table of AP PGECET Exam Format 2018

Details on the type of exam, duration, medium, number of questions and total marks have been tabulated here:

FeaturesDescription
Type of ExamMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Time120 Minutes
Total no. of Questions120
Method of ExamOnline
Negative MarkingNo
Total Marks120

Marking Scheme for AP PGECET Exam Format 2018

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.

Total Marks120
Marking1 mark
Negative MarkingNone
Sectional WeightageMathematicsAptitudeQualifying Degree
 10-205-1090-105

AP PGECET Exam Format 2018 for Mathematics

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:

  • Duration: Inclusive (5-10 minutes recommended)
  • The higher education commission of Telangana does not disclose its exam format and topic wise break up for the section. Thus aspirants are advised to cover all the basic concepts and numerical to score decently in the section.
  • Total Marks Allotted: 10-20
  • Difficulty Level: Graduate
  • Negative Marking: No
  • Total Questions asked: 10-20

AP PGECET 2018 Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics

Minor Topics

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.

Major Topics:

Fourier Series, Laplace Transforms, Numerical methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, Numerical integration and differentiation.

Advisable Books for Engineering Mathematics

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Erwin Kreyszig
  • Higher Engineering mathematics by B.S. Grewal
  • Higher Engineering mathematics by B.V. Ramana

AP PGECET Exam Format 2018 for Aptitude

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.

  • Total marks allotted: 5-10
  • Difficulty Level: Secondary
  • Total questions asked: 5-10
  • Negative Marking: No
  • Suggested time: Recommended to be solved within 5 minutes

AP PGECET 2018 Syllabus for Aptitude

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

  1. Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal
  3. Quantum CAT by Arun Sharma

AP PGECET Exam Format 2018 for Qualifying Degree

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 BranchPaper CodeDifficulty LevelAdvisable Books
Aerospace EngineeringASGraduationFundamentals of Aerodynamics
Bio-TechnologyBTGraduationBiotechnology Fundamentals by S. N Mukhopadhyay
Chemical EngineeringCHGraduationChemical Engineering by Ram Prasad
Civil EngineeringCEGraduationStrength of Materials by BC Punmia
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCSGraduationTheory of Computation by Ullman
Electrical EngineeringEEGraduationBasic Electrical Engineering by Magrath and Kohli
Electronics and Communication EngineeringECGraduationCommunication System K Sam
Food TechnologyFTGraduationFood Technology by Neil Morris
Geo-Engineering and Geo-InformaticsGGGraduationGeotechnical Engineering by TN
Instrumentation EngineeringEIGraduationHandbook on Instrumentation
Mechanical EngineeringMEGraduationEarlier Year Papers
MetallurgyMTGraduationEngineering Materials and Metallurgy by Er. Amandeep
Nano TechnologyNTGraduationForbidden Gates Thomas Horn

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