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AP ICET 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test is abbreviated as AP ICET 2023, a state-level entrance test. The AP ICET test is conducted annually by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati & APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh Higher Education State Council). The applicant receives admission to the integrated courses/ programs after clearing the AP ICET 2023. Applicants get admission to different colleges/ institutions in the state of Andhra Pradesh for MBA & MCA programs. The article below is all about Andhra Pradesh’s ICET. To get all the important information related to AP ICET such as registration process, exam syllabus, important dates, exam pattern, and results, etc.

AP ICET 2023 Overview

Test NameAndhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test 2023
AcronymAP ICET
Conducting AuthoritySri Venkateswara University Tirupati (SVUT), Andhra Pradesh
Offered CoursesMBA & MCA
Test LevelState-level
Application Mode Online
Test ModeOffline i.e. CBT (Computer Based Test)
Test Duration150 Minutes
Helpline No.040-23399297 | [email protected]
Official Websitesche.ap.gov.in

AP ICET 2023 Important Dates

All the important dates related to AP ICET is given below in the table:

EventsDates (Tentative)
AP ICET application process starts fromApril 2023
Closing date to apply for AP ICET (without late fee)June 2023
Closing date to apply for AP ICET (with late fee Rs. 250)June 2023
Closing date to apply for AP ICET (with late fee of Rs. 500)July 2023
Closing date to apply for AP ICET(with late fee of Rs. 1000)August 2023
Application form correction window opens fromAugust 2023
Availability of Admit cardAugust 2023
Exam date of AP ICET 2023August 2023
Preliminary answer keyAugust 2023
Last date for objection submission regarding Preliminary answer keyAugust 2023
Releasing date of Final Answer keySeptember 2023
Result Declaration dateSeptember 2023
Counseling for admission starts fromSeptember/ October 2023

AP ICET Application Form 2023

The AP ICET 2023 application process has been started by Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh and the application form will be released online on the AP ICET’s official website. You will have to generate your login credentials prior to filling out the AP ICET 2023 application form. Applicants will have to provide previous academic details & personal data when filling out the AP ICET application form. Applicants will have to upload all the required documents and also have to pay the AP ICET application fee.

How to Fill AP ICET Application Form?

In order to complete the AP ICET 2023 registration & application process, applicants can follow the below steps:

Step 1: Registration

Prior to starting the registration process, the applicants must have complete knowledge of all the steps involved in the registration process. It is very simple & easy to follow the AP ICET registration process.

  1. Go to the website of AP ICET i.e. http://sche.ap.gov.in.
  2. Now click the “Apply Online” link appearing on the homepage.
  3. Now choose the payment mode to pay the registration fee: Debit / Credit card or e-Seva/ MeeSeva/AP Online.

For payment mode AP Online / e-Seva / MeeSeva:

  1. You have to visit AP Online centers with the following details:
    • Roll no. of the qualifying examination
    • Name of candidates
    • Father’s name of the candidate
    • DoB of the candidates according to the certificate
    • Roll no. of SSC or its equivalence
    • Active mobile no. of the candidates.
  2. Now take the payment receipt and check the details of the Transaction ID.
  3. Now with this transaction Id, you will have to log in to the AP ICET’s official website.
  4. Fill in the necessary details for verification of payment like AP ICET application no., name of candidates, etc.
  5. Next, you have to click on the “Proceed to online application form filling” button to proceed next.

For payment through Debit/ Credit card:

  1. Applicants will have to fill Debit/ Credit Card details.
  2. After filling the details, click the button of “Make Payment”, after clicking on the button, the system will generate an automated Transaction ID.
  3. Lastly, click to “Proceed to online application form filling” button to fill the online application form.

Step 2: Filling AP ICET Application Form

After making payment, applicants will have to fill the online application form by filling in the below details:

  • Personal Details– Applicants will have to enter their personal details such as Candidate’s Name, Parent’s Name, Candidate’s DoB, Identification Marks, Gender, District, State, Aadhar No., Communication Address, etc.
  • Qualifying Examination– Applicants will have to enter their qualifying details such as Bachelor’s details (Appearing / Passed), Passing Year, Roll no. of the qualifying exam, Total percentage, Place of study of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifying exam.
  • Choice of Regional Entrance Exam– Applicants will have to choose one entrance test center as per their preference.
  • Category– Applicants will have to fill their category to which they belong from BC-A/ BC-B/ BC-C/ BC-D/ BC-E/ ST/ SC/ OC.
  • Local Area Status– OU: Osmania University, AU: Andhra University, ANU: Acharya Narayana University, SVU: Sri Venkateswara University, Non-Local: As per conditions given in the booklet of Instruction.
  • SSC or equivalent- In this section, applicants will have to fill SSC Board or equivalent Roll No., Passing Year, Place of Study of SSC exam.
  • Community– Applicants will have to fill in the details of their community either of Minority or Non-Minority Community.
  • Special Category– If someone belongs to any special category either of PH / HI / VH / PH, CAP, NCC, Sports then they will have to mention it.
  • Annual Parental Income– Applicants will have to mention their annual parental income i.e. Below 1 Lakh or Between One lakh & Two lakh or More than 2 Lakh.
  • Intermediate Degree– Applicants will have to mention that they have studied Mathematics in (10+2) or not, and the Place of Study of class 10+2.

Step 3: Uploading the documents

Post filling the AP ICET application form, applicants will have to upload the required documents in the prescribed format as mentioned below:

  • Applicants will have to upload scanned images of their recent passport-sized photo in the format of .jpg and the file size should be less than 30 KB.
  • Applicants will have to upload scanned images of their scanned image of signature in the format of .jpg and the file size should be less than 15 KB.

AP ICET Application Fee

  • General category candidates must have to submit Rs. 650/-.
  • Reserved category candidates must have to submit Rs. 450/-.
  • The applicants can pay the application fee in both modes via online (Debit /Credit card /Net Banking) or offline (in cash).
  • In order to pay the fee in offline mode i.e. via cash then applicants will have to visit the nearest AP Online Center.

AP ICET Application Form Correction

  • The authority will provide the facility to make corrections in the application form details for a fixed period of time when the application form correction window will open.
  • The correction window will open after the last date of submission of the application form.
  • The changes can be made in the following details:
    • Gender
    • Bridge course Roll No.
    • Local Area Status
    • Mother’s Name
    • Mobile/Email ID
    • The annual income of parents
    • Aadhaar Card Details
    • Community
    • Place of study – Intermediate or equivalent
    • Non-Minority/Minority
    • Special Category
    • Address for Correspondence
    • Birth State/District
  • No changes can be made in the following fields.
    • Date of birth (as per SSC or equivalent)
    • Father’s name
    • Signature
    • photograph
    • Candidate’s name
    • Qualifying examination Roll No.

However, applicants can request to AP ICET Convenor to allow modifications by writing it with supporting documents at official support mail.

AP ICET Documents Required

  1. Candidate’s Scanned signature
  2. SSC Mark sheet
  3. Qualifying examination hall ticket
  4. Candidate’s Photograph

AP ICET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The Sri Venkateswara University, AP ICET 2023 exam conducting body, has set a number of eligibility criteria for applicants to be eligible to apply for the examination. Therefore, it is very crucial for the applicants to ensure that they clear or fulfill all the eligibility criteria before applying for the AP ICET exam. Applicants should ensure that to satisfy the different AP ICET eligibility requirement that is explained below.

Common Eligibility Conditions

  • The nationality of the applicants must be Indian.
  • Applicants should satisfy the requirements for local/non-local status laid down by Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (As per amended order of 1974 for Regulations of Admission).
  • Applicants must have obtained aggregate 50% marks in the qualifying exam for the Unreserved category (45% for reserved category). 

Conditions As Per The Courses

CoursesQualification RequiredPassed With Subjects
MBA3 years of Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from any recognized Institute/ UniversityClass 10th with compulsory subject as Mathematics
MCA3 years of Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from any recognized Institute/ UniversityAt Intermediate or Degree level course, “Mathematics” should be as one of the compulsory subjects.
MCA (Lateral Entry)Degree holders in Information Technology/ Computer Science or BCAAt Intermediate or Degree level course, “Mathematics” should be as one of the compulsory subjects.

AP ICET 2023 Exam Pattern

The AP ICET 2023 examination pattern will be released by Kakatiya University along with the notification. As per the AP ICET 2023 examination pattern, the exam will be held online i.e. computer-based mode. The examination pattern for AP ICET will determine the total number of questions to be asked, question types, and the total duration. In the AP ICET examination pattern, the language of the exam will be English. Those applicants who wish to pursue management courses, have to take part in the state-level entrance exam AP ICET conducted by Kakatiya University.

  • Exam Mode: Online mode i.e. CBT.
  • Language: Bilingual i.e. English & Telugu language.
  • No. of Sections: 3
  • Type of Questions: MCQs i.e. Objective type questions.
  • Time Duration: 150 minutes (2 Hours 30 Minutes)
  • Number of Questions: 200 questions.
  • Maximum Marks: 200 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be given for every right answer.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking.

The section wise exam pattern is tabulated below for AP ICET.

DetailsNo. of QuestionsNo. of Marks
Sections A (Analytical Ability)  
Problem Solving 5555
Data Sufficiency 2020
Sections B (Mathematical Ability)   
Statistical Ability 1010
Algebra and geometrical Ability 3030
Arithmetical Ability3535
Section C (Communication Ability)   
Business and Computer Technology 1010
Vocabulary 10 10
Reading Comprehension 1515
Functional Grammar1515

AP ICET 2023 Syllabus

The topics which will be asked in the exam are included in the Syllabus. The official syllabus still has to be released. In order to crack the exam, applicants must therefore be conscious about the topics. In the paper, there are three sections consisting of questions from the Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability & Communication Ability sections. The important topics of each section have been given below:

AP ICET Syllabus for Analytical Ability

Data SufficiencyData InterpretationReasoning
Sequences and SeriesProblem SolvingData Analysis
Venn DiagramsCoding and Decoding ProblemsDate, Time and Arrangement Problems

AP ICET Syllabus for Mathematical Ability

Ratio and ProportionTime, distance and work problemsSurds
Areas and VolumesPartnershipMensuration
Powers and ExponentsProfit-Loss and PercentagesSets-Tautologies
LCM and GDCRational NumbersRelations and Functions
Statements and Truth TablesPoints and LinesModular Arithmetic

AP ICET Syllabus for Communication Ability

Day-to-day CommunicationReading ComprehensionDrawing Comprehension
Business and Computer terminology VocabularyFunctional Grammar

How to Prepare for AP ICET 2023?

Applicants should follow some proper strategies and techniques to clear the AP ICET 2023 exam. Consequently, strategizing & planning may help applicants to know how the exam is being carried out and how all should prepare for the AP ICET 2023 Exam to do well. Below are a few strategies & preparation tips provided. Applicants can note the following tips.

Know the Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The first action towards preparing for any exam is to have perfect knowledge of the syllabus & examination pattern. You cannot prepare well for any exam unless or until you don’t have proper knowledge about the syllabus & exam pattern. By studying and understanding the exam pattern you will have complete knowledge of the major features of the exam while having knowledge of the exam syllabus you will get familiar with the important topics for the exam.

Make Study Plan for AP ICET 2023

During the preparation for the exam, having a proper study plan will help you to prepare for the AP ICET 2023 exam. A study plan allows you to grasp your progress and will also help to maintain discipline during the whole preparation.

Focus on Your Fundamentals

Clear knowledge of the basics & fundamentals is required for the AP ICET exam 2023. You should first clarify your basic concepts while preparing for any examination and then you can move forward to take the depth knowledge of a particular subject. If you feel like you are having trouble understanding a certain concept then without any hesitation take the help of your mentors/teachers/ friends.

Take Notes While Studying

You must have to prepare notes for various subjects in order to secure good marks in AP ICET 2023. Making proper notes will assist you to remember the subjects/topics which you read earlier. In addition, making proper notes will help you to find out which topics you have covered and which are still left to cover. For the exam, it is important to prepare and review your notes regularly.

Keep a Track of Time While Studying

Although it may seem a tedious exercise to do regularly, it will assist you to understand the subjects or topics or questions where you should give more energy by tracking the time for preparation for the AP ICET exam. In the AP ICET exam, keeping track can even help you identify topics/subjects that you should avoid wasting time on so that your time is saved for another subject/ topics where you can score.

Keep a Check on Your Overall Progress by Taking Sectional Tests

Giving sectional tests will help you to experience the level of preparation for your exam. By taking sectional tests, you can also utilize your time in a better way, and also you can and enhance your execution by giving attention to weak points.

Avoid The Last Minute Rush

At the last date of preparation, do not learn any new topics. It would better to skip if you have left any topic by then. If you read something new the last time then, of course, you will not be able to practice well on that topic/s, and also your rest of the preparation will become confusing.

AP ICET 2023 Reference Books

For better preparation and to score well, it is really important for the applicants to follow the reference books for AP ICET 2023. By following these books and referred study materials, the entire subjects will be covered & answers can be learned. For better preparation, the applicant can follow the following materials:

AP ICET Reference BooksAuthor
Icet model papersVikram
ICET for MBA/MCA 2010-2020 Solved PapersKiran Prakash
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S.AGARWAL
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S. Agarwal

AP ICET 2023 Admit Card

The Admit Card of AP ICET 2023 will be published online on the SVU (Sri Venkateshwara University) official website. It contains information like the Candidate’s Name, Roll no., AP ICET exam center, AP ICET exam timing & session, important instructions that the candidates have to follow before the exam.

After downloading the admit card, applicants are requested to verify the details written on the AP ICET Admit Card to check if there are any errors in the spelling of the candidate’s name, or error in the date of birth, or an error in any other candidate’s details. In case of any discrepancies, applicants can directly contact the officials of the university. The applicant must ensure that it is correct, as during the selection process it would create a difficulty.

How to Download AP ICET Admit Card 2023

Step 1: Go to the official website and click the related link of AP ICET Admit card. 

Step 2: To download the admit card, applicants will have to provide credential details such as Registration no., and DoB (Date of Birth).

Step 3: After providing the details, click on the ‘Download Hallticket/ Admit card’ link. 

Step 4: After clicking, the AP ICET 2023 admit card will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Now applicants are advised to download & then take a hard copy of it for future references.

AP ICET 2023 Exam Centres

In 14 districts, there are almost 48 exam centers where the exam will be held across the state, Andhra Pradesh. While filling out the application form, the applicants will have to choose two preferred exam centers. The details of Applicants’ AP ICET 2023 Exam Centres will be mentioned on the admit card and any request for changes to the examination center will not be entertained. Below is the list of different AP ICET 2023 exam centers:

CodeDistrictsAP ICET 2023 Exam Centers
1AnantapurAnantapur, Hindupur, Puttaparthi, Gooty,
2ChittoorChittoor, Puttur, Madanapalle, Tirupati
3East GodavariSurampalem, Rajahmundry, Kakinada,
4GunturGuntur, Bapatla, Narasaraopeta
5HyderabadHayathnagar, Nacharam, Moula Ali,
6KrishnaVijayawada, Challapalli, Kanchikacherla, Gudlavalleru, Mylavaram,
7KurnoolNandyal, Kurnool, Yemmiganuru
8PrakasamMarkapuram, Chirala, Ongole, Kandhukur,
9Sri Potti Sri Ramulu NelloreGudur, Nellore, kavali,
10SrikakulamSrikakulam, Tekkali, Rajam,
11VishakhapatnamAnakapalli, Visakhapatnam, Madhurawada,
12VizianagaramKothavalasa, Bobbili, Vizianagaram
13West GodavariTadepalligudem, Bhimavaram, Narasapuram, Eluru,
14YSR KadapaysrProddatur, Kadapa, Rajampeta

Documents required at the Exam Centre

  • Admit card of AP ICET 2023
  • A valid photo proof ID card

AP ICET Answer Key 2023

After the conduction of the entrance test of AP ICET 2023, the official authorities will publish the provisional answer key and will be available in the pdf format on its official website of AP ICET 2023. With the help of the AP ICET answer key, applicants can calculate their overall marks. If an applicant finds any discrepancy in the answer key, then applicants may raise objections against the answer key by paying the required fee for raising objection with adequate evidence after checking the answer key of the AP ICET 2023.

Steps to Download AP ICET Answer Key 2023

  • Open the official webpage.
  • Now applicants will have to click the link ‘Exam Papers & Preliminary Keys’ appearing on the homepage.
  • Once you will click on the link then the AP ICET answer key along with the test papers will appear on the screen.
  • Applicants are advised to cross-check the answers and then they will have to download the AP ICET answer key for further use.

AP ICET Cutoff 2023

Post the declaration of the result of AP ICET 2023, the official authorities will publish the AP ICET 2023 cutoff marks. Applicants will have to obtain minimum cut-off marks to become eligible for the counseling and hence for the admission round. Applicants will have to take part in the further process of selection for those who will satisfy all the required eligibility requirements.

InstitutesRank (Tentative)Marks (Tentative)
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada1 – 10171 – 200
Sri Venkateswara University, (SVU) Tirupati31 – 70161 – 170
Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam101 – 200141 – 150
Dr Lankapalli Bullayya College (Dr. LBC), Visakhapatnam350 to 500121 – 130
Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), Chittoor1001 – 1500101 – 110
Prasad V. Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (PVPSIT), Vijayawada1500 – 300091 – 100
Rajeev Gandhi Memorial College of Engineering and Technology Nandyal (RGMCET), Kurnool3000 – 1000081 – 90

AP ICET Result 2023

SVU will declare the AP ICET 2023 results on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). The result will be declared 10-15 days after the completion of the examination and after the declaration of the response keys. By providing the AP ICET Registration number, Roll number, & date of birth, all applicants who have taken part in the Integrated Common Entrance Test can view the result and also can download the rank card. Admission to MBA & MCA programs at university and its affiliated colleges will be offered on the basis of the result of the ICET.

How to View AP ICET Results 2023

Step 1: Go to the official website on the Sri Venkateswara University and click the related link of AP ICET 2023 result. 

Step 2: To download the result, applicants will have to provide credential details such as Registration no., Roll no., and DoB (Date of Birth).

Step 3: After providing the details, click on the ‘View Result’ link. 

Step 4: After clicking, the AP ICET 2023 score card will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Now applicants are advised to download & then take a hard copy of it for future references.

Tie Breaking in AP ICET 2023 Result

In case, if two or more applicants obtain an identical score then to break this tie, the SVU resolves this issue by adopting a tie-breaking methodology. As per the information available in the information brochure, the tie-breaking methodology was indicated by the Sri Venkateswara University as mentioned below:

  • To break the tie, firstly, the mark obtained in Section A of the AP ICET question paper is considered.
  • If the tie is still there, then the mark obtained in Section B of the AP ICET question paper is considered.
  • If the tie is still there, then the applicant’s elder in age will be ranked higher.

AP ICET 2023 Counselling

After the release of the AP ICET result, the AP ICET 2023 counseling process for admission will start. Applicants will only be informed of the location of the counseling center via the online website. Applicants must pay the counseling fee and provide details such as the same registered mobile number & e-mail address and the fee receipt generated by the computer containing the registration ID & password. On the notified dates, the applicant will need to perform the web options, he/ she can also be able to change the list of college names later on. The exam conducting authority will then allocate the college and information regarding the allocation will be provided on the mobile number provided via SMS.

Document verification, allocation of seats & admissions to the desired colleges will be included in the entire AP ICET 2023 Counselling process. The counseling of the applicants will be performed on the basis of a merit list, which will be based on the applicant’s performance in the exam.

AP ICET 2023 Counselling Documents Required

  • AP ICET 2023 Admit Card
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • D.O.B certificate
  • 10th mark sheet and certificate 
  • 12th mark sheet and certificate 
  • AP ICET 2023 Result
  • Any ID proof

Courses Offered Through AP ICET Exam

MBA (Master of Business Administration)2 years.
MCA (Master of Computer Application)3 years

AP ICET Coaching-Centres

There are so many different coaching centres in Andhra Pradesh which provide guidance for AP ICET, list of some reputed coaching centers are:

  • T.I.M.E
  • C L Career Launcher
  • Ace Academy of Competitive Exams
  • Ganesh Tutions
  • JB Institute for Competitive Exams

Contact Information

  • Address: Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – 517502, Andhra Pradesh
  • Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher education
  • Other Address: Sree Mahendra Enclave, NRI Block (C-Block), I&II Floors, Opposite State Bank of India, Adjacent to NH-16, Tadepalli, Guntur-522501
  • Email[email protected]
  • Contact: 0877-2289410, 0877-2289559, 08645-274468


How many marks will be provided for the correct answer?

1 mark will be given for each right answer.

I have uploaded my photograph without my name and date. Will it be accepted?

Yes, definitely. Mentioning the date and name is not compulsory so photographs without name and date will be accepted.

Will there be any negative marking?

No, negative marking will not be there.

Can I give the exam through offline mode?

No, because exam is conducted in online mode only.

What will be the marks criteria for MCA courses?

For the MCA course, applicants will have to obtain at least 50% marks for the unreserved applicants (45% for reserved category) in the qualifying exam.

Can I make corrections to the application form?

Yes, you can make corrections in the details after the opening of the application form correction window.

Can a candidate pay AP ICET Fees through Cheque or Demand Draft?

No, you can not pay the application fee via Cheque or DD.

What are the courses offered through AP ICET?

Mainly two courses are offered through AP ICET, namely, MCA (Master of Computer Application) and MBA (Master of Business Administration).

Are the candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh but are living in other states eligible for this exam?

Yes, applicants belonging to other states from Andhra Pradesh can also apply for AP ICET but they have to present the Domicile Certificate at the time of counseling.

Are candidates having a non-science background are eligible for MCA through AP ICET?

Yes, they can apply. If the applicants have read mathematics as a subject in class 12th then they can apply for the MCA course through AP ICET.

Are the Help Line Centers (HLCs) meant for appearing APICET 2023 entrance test?

No, it meant for document verification purposes only at the time of counseling.

How many marks do I need to get in order to qualify for the AP ICET 2023?

To qualify for the AP ICET exam applicants will have to score at least 25% marks i.e 50 marks out of 200.

Where to get admission through AP ICET 2023?

Through AP ICET, admissions are offered for three MBA, MCA, and MCA (LATERAL Entry) in the colleges of Andhra Pradesh.

On average how many students appear for AP ICET?

Approximately, 50000+ applicants participate every year for AP ICET.

Will I be able to object to the AP ICET 2023 answer key?

Yes, if you find any discrepancy in the answer key then definitely you can object against the AP ICET answer key within a fixed time period.

In how many shifts AP ICET will be conducted?

AP ICET exam is usually held in 2 different shifts.

What if I don’t have an Email-id?

Providing Email-id is not necessary but it is recommended to provide it, in order to get all the related informations about the AP ICET.


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