APICET 2022: Application Form (Out), Exam Dates, Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus, Question Papers

Andhra Pradesh - Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) 2021 ( APICET )


Registrations: 12 May '22 - 10 Jun '22

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Updated on May 12, 2022 12:06 IST

APICET 2022 registration has started online from May 12, 2022. Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati releases the APICET notification and schedule along with the commencement of the registration process. Candidates will be able to register online till June 10 without late fee. Authorities will release the admit card soon after the registration process is over. APICET 2022 exam date has been announced along with the notification. The exam is will be conducted across 25 districts of Andhra Pradesh. This year 11 districts has been added for the APICET 2022 examination.  

What is APICET?

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) is a state-level MBA and MCA entrance examination conducted for admission to colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh. APICET is conducted by Sri Venkateswara University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. APICET is conducted over a window of two days and two slots. According to APSCHE, as many as 64,884 (approx.) candidates appear for the exam. Around 40,000 (approx.) candidates qualify for the exam. The computer-based test (CBT) is conducted in 43 cities across Andhra Pradesh. The scores of APICET is accepted by over 290 colleges across Andhra Pradesh.

Latest Update:

May 12, 2022: APICET 2022 registration begins; Exam on July 25 

AP ICET 2022 Exam Highlights



Exam Name

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET)

Conducting Body

Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati

Exam Level

State level

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

150 minutes

Exam Syllabus

Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability and Communication Ability

Exam Pattern

200 questions in MCQ format



Exam Fees

Rs 550 for online application

Exam Purpose

Admission into top colleges of Andhra Pradesh for MBA /MCA

Course Offered


No. of Test districts


Exam Helpdesk No.

 Office: 08772248488, Mobile: 9490803157

Exam Website


APICET 2022 Application Form

APICET registration 2022 has commenced from May 12. The application form is available online. Candidates can pay the application fee in online mode only. Candidates must ensure to adhere to the below-mentioned eligibility criteria before filling the application form, failing to which the candidature will stand cancelled. Check the brief steps to fill the APICET application form 2022:

Step 1- Visit the official website- cets.apsche.ap.gov.in

Step 2- Create login credentials

Step 3- Login with the credentials created

Step 4- Pay the application fee

Step 5- Fill the application form

Step 6- Upload the required documents in prescribed size and format

Step 7- Save the filled application form

APICET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission in MBA courses through APICET 2020 should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Candidate should be an Indian National and should conform to the local/non-local status requirement as per government rule
  • Candidates should have passed a three-year bachelor’s degree course in any stream with a minimum 50 per cent aggregate (SC, ST and BC with 45 per cent aggregate) from a recognised university
  • Candidates in their final year of 3-year Bachelor's degree and awaiting results are also eligible to apply for APICET 2020 exam 

APICET 2022 Admission Process

APICET Admission Process

APICET Admission Process

Read More: APICET Test Centres

APICET 2022 Important Dates

Candidates can check the updated AP ICET 2022 exam dates below. The dates has beeen updated as soon as APICET 2022 notification was released.   


AP ICET 2022 Dates

Salient Features

APICET registration 2022 begins


Candidates will be able to fill an online application form by registering on the official website of AP ICET 2022

Last Date of APCET application form 2022 submission without late fee


Candidates have to submit the application form online within the deadline to avoid late fee

Application form submission with late fee (Rs. 2000/-, 3000/- and 5000/- + Registration fee)

25-Jun to 09-Jul-2022

Late fee is paid as a penalty for the late submission of the application form after the deadline. The late fee ranges from Rs 2,000 up to Rs 5,000, depending on the delay in form submission

APICET 2022 Application form correction

11-Jul to 13-Jul-2022

Any errors made while entering data in the form at the time of registration can be edited during this period

APICET 2022 Admit Card download starts

18-Jul-2022 onwards

Candidates can download the admit card from the official website until the exam day

APICET 2022 exam date


Date will be announced by APSCHE. Exam to be held in two sessions:

09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
03:00 PM to 5:30 PM

APICET 2022 Preliminary Answer Key

27-Jul-2022 (6 pm)

First round of answer keys will be released

Last Date for Submitting Objections to Answer Keys

29-Jul-2022 (till 6 pm)

Candidates will be able to file for the objection against one or more answer keys of APICET 2022 

APICET 2022 Result


Final result and answer key will be released on the same date

APICET Counselling 2022 Registration begins 

To be announced

Candidates will be called for the counselling process on the basis of their score in APICET 2022 exam

Last date for registration and verification of documents

To be announced

Registered candidates will be required to verify the documents online.

Web option selection/ Exercising of options

To be announced

Candidates will be able to select the desired district, college type to display the colleges

Change of web options

To be announced

Registered candidates will be able to modify the web options before the due date 

Allotment of Seats

To be announced

Candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of web options 

Self-reporting and reporting at college

To be announced

Candidates who are allotted seats will have to report to their respective colleges

APICET 2022 Syllabus

Authorities prescribe the APICET syllabus section wise. Candidates can check the section-wise important topics. APICET syllabus will be divided across three sections viz.,  Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability and Communication Ability. The candidate must chalk out the preparation schedule as per the syllabus of APICET

APICET 2022 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of APICET 2022 mentions the number of sections, marching scheme, duration of the exam and mode of examination. Candidates preparing for APICET exam must check the exam pattern to formulate exam day strategy accordingly. Check the APICET 2022 exam pattern highlights in brief below:

Features Details
Name of the examination Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
Duration of the examination 150 minutes (2.5 Hours)
Number of sections Three
Language English
Mode of examination Computer-Based

APICET 2022 Preparation Tips

APICET is a speed-based test in which students need to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes. All the questions will be in MCQ format. To solve the questions, aim at acquiring in-depth subject knowledge over just covering the topics included in the syllabus. Prepare a study timetable and buy the best books for the APICET exam. Check other tips below:

  1. Study well the topics included in the APICET syllabus
  2. Do not randomly pick up topics. Ensure to complete one and then move on to the other topics included in the APICET syllabus
  3. Create short notes to revise them regularly
  1. Self analyse preparation level through practice of APICET sample papers
  2. In case of doubts in the topics, discuss it with friends and teachers

Also readAPICET Preparation

APICET 2022 Mock Test

APICET 2022 mock test will be conducted soon after the registration process for APICET begins. Registered candidates will be able to access the APICET mock test. Mock test help candidates to get the actual exam environment and makes them familiar with the exam pattern. Candidates must ensure to take the mock test to access their preparation level.

APICET 2022 Admit Card

Candidates who registered successfully for the exam were issued APICET admit card. Test takers could visit the official website and download the admit card. Candidates need to take out a print copy of the admit card and carry it to the exam centre.

Also readAPICET Admit Card

APICET 2022 Question Paper

Candidates appearing for APICET exam must download the previous year question papers. The question papers will help candidates to access the difficulty level of the exam. The questions papers can be used for practice and improve speed and accuracy.

APICET 2022 Answer Key

APICET answer key will be able as soon as the exam is over. Candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to verify their response and can calculate their approximate score before the declaration of result. Candidates will be able to challenge the answer key within the prescribed time period. 

APICET 2022 Result

Authorities will announce the APICET 2022 result online. Registered candidates will be able to check their final score online tentatively in last week of September 2022. Candidates must enter the login credentials to download the score card. The scorecard will mention the candidate's personal details and section-wise & overall score and percentile.

APICET Cut Offs and Ranks

Admission through APICET is based on ranks secured in the exam. The qualifying cut off for General candidates is 50 marks out of 200. For SC/ST candidates, there are no qualifying marks. Check the table below for the marks versus ranks comparison.


Expected AP ICET ranks

200 – 171

1 to 10

170 – 161

31 to 70

160 – 151

71 to 100

150 – 141

101 to 200

140 – 131

201 to 350

130 – 121

350 to 500

120 – 111

501 to 1000

110 – 101

1001 to 1500

100 – 91

1500 to 3000

90 – 81

3000 to 10000

80 – 71

10001 to 25000

70 – 61

25001 to 40000

60 – 51

40001 to 60000

50 – 41

60000 above

AP ICET 2020 Cutoff: Rank and College Category


Rank Range

College Category


1 to 30



31 to 70



71 to 100



100 to 200



201 to 350



350 to 500



501 to 1000



1001 to 1500



1500 to 3000



3000 to 10000



10001 to 25000



25001 to 40000



40001 to 60000



60000 and above


APICET 2019 Cut Off Ranks

College Male Students Female Students
Sri Balaji PG College 19,304 22,887
Abhinav Institute of Management and Technology 19,445 21,011
Acharya Nagarjuna University College 854 854
SVR Engineering College  34,240 38,872
Dr BR Ambedkar University 10,592 10,592

Check the full list of APICET participating institutes and category-wise APICET 2019 cut off below. 


Also Read:

APICET Counselling

APICET Accepting Colleges


FAQs Regarding APICET 2022 Exam

Q: When is the APICET exam conducted?

A: The APICET exam will be conducted on July 15, 2022 in two slots.

Q: How many candidates appeared for the APICET exam last year?

A: The APICET exam is taken by around 60,000 candidates approximately.

Q: How many candidates qualified for the APICET exam last year?

A: Around 40,000 candidates approximately qualify for the APICET exam.

Q: What will happen to the COVID-19 positive candidates who could not appear for the APICET exam?

A: It is expected that in case any of the candidates tests positive for coronavirus and are unable to appear for the exam, the exam authorities will conduct a retest for them.

Q: In how many cities will the APICET 2022 exam be conducted?

A: APICET 2022 exam will be held in 43 cities in 14 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Q: What is the mode and duration of the APICET 2022 exam?

A: APICET exam is conducted in online mode. The exam duration is 150 minutes.

Q: When will the APICET 2022 registration begin?

A: APICET 2022 registration process has commenced online from May 12, 2022 and will end on June 10, 2022 (without late fee).

Q: What is the last date of APICET 2022 application submission with late fee amount of INR 5000?

A: The last date of APICET 2022 application submission by paying the late fee amount of INR 5000 is July 9, 2022

Q: For how many courses are the APICET exam conducted?

A: APICET exam is conducted for admission to MBA and MCA courses offered by top government and affiliated colleges of Andhra Pradesh.

Q: What is the application fee for APICET 2022 exam?

A: The application fee for the APICET exam was Rs 579.50, which was inclusive of a fee amount of Rs 550 and a service tax of Rs 29.50.

Q: Can one apply for the APICET exam after the application deadline ends?

A: Yes, test takers can apply for APICET Exam even when the registration deadline ends. However, in that case, the applicant will have to pay a late fee along with the application fee amount. However, once the application deadline with a late fee ends, they will not have any further chance to apply for APICET 2022. 

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APICET 2021 Contact Information

Address: ICET Building, Examination Block

             AU College of Engineering (Autonomous)

             Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530 003


Fax: 0891-2549595

Help Desk Number: 9394005006

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