AP ECET 2019 - Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test

Important Dates for AP ECET 2019

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 15-Mar-2018 14-Apr-2018
Examination Date 03-May-2018 N/A
Result Date 10-May-2018 N/A Result is declared

Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) 2018

AP Engineering Common Entrance Test is a state level entrance exam that is held for admission into different branches of B.E/B.Tech/B.Pharmacy lateral entry programs. The exam is organizeed every by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Anantapur.

The exam serves the purpose of being a Common Entrance Test (CET) for diploma holders and B.Sc. (Mathematics) degree holders.

Aspirants want admissions via AP ECET 2018 would need to make an application on the official website of JNTU. All those aspirants who have submitted their application successfully would be then called for the AP ECET 2018 exam subject to the fact that they fulfil all the notified eligibility criteria.

The exam would be organizeed in online method and would be objective in nature. Aspirants qualifying the AP ECET 2018 would be called for counseling and seat allocation procedure. Some details concerned to the exam are tabled below.

Date of Exam2nd week of May 2018
Method of ExamOnline
Medium of ExamEnglish
Period of Exam3 Hours
Type and Number of Questions200 MCQ type questions
Sections3 to 4
Course provideedB.E/B.Tech/B.Pharmacy

Aspirants applying for B.E/B.Tech would also have to take a paper based on the discipline of Engineering for which they have made application as a part of AP ECET 2018.

Exam Dates of AP ECET 2018 

Aspirants who are planning to take AP ECET 2018 exam should keep a tap on the important dates concerned to the releasing of notification, beginning of the application, announce of the hall ticket etc. For reference, you can refer to the table below.

Events concerned to AP ECET 2018Dates (tentative)
Announce of AP ECET 2018 notification2nd week of February 2018
Application for AP ECET 2018 starts3rd week of February 2018
Last date for making application without late fee4th week of March 2018
Last date for making application with late fee of INR 10003rd week of April 2018
Last date for making application with late fee of INR 50004th week of April 2018
Availability of Admit cardsLast week of April 2018
Date of exam2nd week of May 2018

Aspirants must note that the exact dates concerned with the exam events would be notified by the AP ECET 2018 organizing authority via a notification on the official website. Collegedunia would update you in this regards as soon as the notification is published on JNTU’s website. Aspirants on their part are advised to visit the official website regularly in order to get the latest updates.

Eligibility Criteria for AP ECET 2018

Aspirants who are interested to take AP ECET 2018 exam must check that whether they fulfil the desired eligibility criteria or not. The detailed eligibility criteria’s are mentioned below. The eligibility criteria are various for various courses.

  • The aspirant should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh. Also, he/she should satisfy the local status/non-local status requirement as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational and Technology Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended.
  • Aspirants must be an Indian Citizen.
  • Aspirants should have obtained a Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy from the state board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh state or any other Diploma from AICTE approved institutions recognised by Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant course.  


  • Aspirants must have passed the Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy/B.Sc. degree with an aggregate of minimum 45% marks (40% marks are needed for reserved category aspirants). 
  • Aspirants should have passed the 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the group combination from a recognised University in the state or its equivalent for entry into the relevant course.
  • Aspirants studying their diploma courses would also be treated applicable for the purpose of exam offered that they should clear the prescribed diploma course before commencement of admission procedure.

Application Form of AP ECET 2018 

The tentative date for the beginning of AP ECET 2018 application procedure is 2nd week of February 2018. Post successful registration aspirants would be directed to fill the detailed application form and pay the application fee of INR 400. Aspirants would then need to undergo registration procedure. After visiting the official website click on AP ECET 2018 application. Aspirants can make an application by going on to the official website of JNTU. Aspirants who are ready for the AP ECET 2018 exam can make an application for the via online mode.

While making an application following things are to be taken care of by the aspirants.

  • Photo used for uploading purpose should be in .jpg pattern and the size of the same shall not exceed 30kb (for photo) and 20kb (for signature).
  • The dimensions of the photograph shall be 3.5cm x 4.5cm. The signature shall also be in .jpg pattern and the dimensional requirements are same as that for the photograph. The pattern for it should be .jpg.

After completing the entire procedure that is registration, photo/signature upload, and fee payment aspirants would be offered with a screen showing the detailed form filled by them. Aspirants can the make accuration in case they find any error in the filled form. After the end of the time duration, no accurations would be allowed. Form accuration could be done only during the specified time window notified by the organizing authority.

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Hall Ticket for AP ECET 2018

The hall ticket for AP ECET 2018 would be announced by last week of April 2018 on the AP ECET 2018 official website. After the notified time duration the link for downloading hall tickets would get disabled and now further downloads would be possible. Admit card would be made available for download on the official website for a notified amount of time. Thus, aspirants are advised to download the hall ticket as soon as they are published.

Aspirants can download their AP ECET 2018 hall ticket by following the below- mentioned steps.

  • Click on AP ECET 2018 hall ticket.
  • After downloading the hall ticket take a printout of the same.
  • A login window will appear.
  • Window showing hall ticket will appear.
  • Click on download hall ticket.
  • Type your AP ECET 2018 application number and password to log in and download the hall ticket.
  • Go to the JNTU official website.

Exam Centers of AP ECET 2018

AP ECET 2018 would be held in 14 districts across the state of Andhra Pradesh. Aspirants can have the option of choosing the centre from below tabled districts. Aspirants would be allowed to make a choice for the exam centre at the time of making application for AP ECET 2018.

East GodavariSrikakulam
GunturSri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore
West GodavariYSR Kadapa

Exam Format of AP ECET 2018

There are 3 various exams that would be held under AP ECET 2018. All papers would be of objective nature. Highlights concerned about the exam format are tabled below. Each exam is concerned to a specified Under Graduate course (lateral entry) for which the admission would be organizeed based on the test results.

Method of examinationOnline
Number of Questions asked200 mcq type
Maximum Marks200
Period of Exam3 Hours
Section in Paper3 to 4 (depending upon the Course applied for)

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Syllabus of AP ECET 2018

Syllabus for AP ECET 2018 would be based on the syllabus of diploma course on the basis of which aspirant has made an application for admission into respective Under Graduate course (lateral entry program).  Aspirants should refer the standard books prescribed for them at diploma level. For reference in regards to Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics aspirants can refer the textbook of class XI and class XII prescribed by Andhra Pradesh state board or CBSE.

Results of AP ECET 2018 

The results of AP ECET 2018 would be released in the month of June on the official website of JNTU. Aspirants would be able to check their results by undertaking the following simple steps. The exact date for the result releasement would be made public via the AP ECET 2018 official notification.

  • Your result would get displayed on the screen.
  • Visit AP ECET 2018 official website.
  • Download it and take a print out.
  • Click on submit.
  • Enter your roll number.
  • Click on AP ECET 2018 results.

Based on these results counseling will be done for allocation of seats under different branches of Under Graduate courses.

Cut-off of AP ECET 2018 

Aspirants would need to score an at least of 25% marks (of the total allotted marks) in order to obtain a rank in the AP ECET 2018 exam. That is an at least of 50 marks out of a total of 200 marks is need to be obtained by the aspirants.

There is no at least qualifying percentage for aspirants belonging to reserved categories.

Counseling of AP ECET 2018

Based on the rank obtained by the aspirant in the AP ECET 2018 a merit list would be prepared. After the document verification aspirants would be allowed to take part in registration and choice locking procedure. Counseling would be done on the basis of aspirant’s performance in the AP ECET 2018 merit list. Aspirants scoring higher marks would be placed higher in the merit list whereas those scoring lower marks would hover at the bottom. Counseling procedure for AP ECET 2018 is expected to begin in 2nd /3rd week of June. Aspirants who will feature in the merit list would be called for document verification procedure.

In case of a tie among two or more aspirants (in regards to merit list) following methodology would be followed.

  • One with higher marks in Mathematics would be placed higher.
  • In case the tie is not resolved then in who is elder would be placed higher.
  • In case of tie still persists then Marks of Physics and Chemistry would be compared.
  • To settle the case if the tie persists even after considering above 3 parameters aspirants would be honoured equal ranking.

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