AP ICET Preparation 2024: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Andhra Pradesh - Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) 2024 ( APICET )

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AP ICET is a gateway exam to seek admission to MBA and MCA courses offered by the Government and SVU affiliated colleges of Andhra Pradesh. APICET is held once a year and is of moderate difficulty level. With a focused and smart preparation strategy, candidates can clear APICET 2024 exam easily and get shortlisted for admission to a reputed MBA/MCA college. In this article, we have shared section-wise AP ICET preparation tips, a list of best books form APICET and common FAQs related to exam preparation.

Q:   What is Andhra Pradesh ICET exam pattern?

A:
Andhra Pradesh ICET exam pattern mentions the sections, marking scheme and number of questions in the question paper. As per the APICET exam pattern, the question paper will consist of total 200 questions Candidates will be given one mark for every correct answer and there will be no negative marking for any wrong answers. The duration of the exam is 150 minutes. Andhra Pradesh ICET exam will be a Computer Based Test to be conducted across 25 districts of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh ICET exam is conducted in a two days window (each day two sessions).
 

Q:   From where can I download the Andhra Pradesh ICET previous year question papers?

A:
Andhra Pradesh ICET previous year question papers are available online. Candidates can visit the official website of Shiksha (https://shiksha.com/mba/apicet-exam-question-papers) to download the past years question papers. Candidates will be able to download the question paper for free. Andhra Pradesh ICET question paper will help candidates to acquaint with the difficulty level and actual exam environment. Candidates must assess their performance and preparation level with the help of previous year question papers. Candidates must ensure to solve AP ICET previous year question paper to reinforce learning and revision of important topics.
 

Q:   When is the APICET exam conducted?

A:

The AP ICET 2024 exam date has been announced along with the release of AP ICET notification. The exam is scheduled to be held on May 06, 2024. The exam is held in offline mode across 25 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Candidates will have the option to enter maximum three exam center preferences (based on the availability) while filling the AP ICET 2024 application form. Based on the options entered, candidates will be alloted the exam centre as per the availability. Candidates will be able to check the alloted APICET exam centre on release of the AP ICET admit card. The admit card has been released on May 02. Candidates will be able to download the hall ticket for AP ICET 2024 till the date of the examination.

 

AP ICET Exam Pattern 2024

In order to obtain good scores in AP ICET 2024, candidates need to first check out the APICET 2024 pattern that is listed down in the table below.

Features

Details

Mode of Examination

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Language of the exam

English & Telugu in Section 1 & 2 of APICET Question Paper

English in Section 3 of the Question Paper

Number of Questions

200

Type of Questions

Objective Type (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

1 Mark for every correct answer

Duration of Exam

150 Minutes

Q:   What is Andhra Pradesh ICET marking scheme?

A:
As per the Andhra Pradesh ICET marking scheme for every correct answer candidate will get one mark. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answer or not attempted questions. As per the Andhra Pradesh ICET exam pattern, the question paper will consist of 200 questions, of one mark each. There will be no sectional time limit. Candidates can start answering from any section they are comfortable with. The Andhra Pradesh ICET exam is conducted for a duration of 150 minutes.
 

Q:   How many answer choices will be there in the APICET exam?

A:
Each question will contain four answer choices in the APICET exam. Most of the answers will be similar and it is therefore important for test-takers to analyse the question and then select one option out of the four given options. The test duration of the APICET exam is 150 minutes or 2.5 hours. Within this slated time, test-takers need to solve 200 questions in total. Andhra Pradesh ICET exam will be Computer Based Test, candidates must adhere to the prescribed guidelines to answer the questions.
 

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AP ICET 2024 Exam Syllabus

Questions in the APICET exam will be asked from the topics mentioned in the APICET 2024 Syllabus. The entire syllabus is divided into three broad sections that are−

  1. Analytical Ability
  2. Mathematical Ability
  3. Communication Ability

AP ICET 2024 Section-Wise Preparation Strategy

Section 1: Tips to prepare for Analytical Ability

The questions of this section will test candidates' ability to collect and analyse information, problem-solving ability and decision-making ability. Among all the topics included under Analytical Ability, questions from the Data Sufficiency section may appear slightly tricky.  All questions of the Data Sufficiency section will consist of two statements that will be labelled as (i) and (ii).

After analysing the statement problem, student need to select the right option from the two given option. In a certain type of question, candidates may find both option (i) and (ii) to be correct for a certain question. In this case, candidates must select option (iii).

Avoid ticking answer at one go. Read each question more than once and then find out which answer option best answers the question. Remember, all the answer options will be similar in nature and there is a possibility that you may at first find all the statements to be true. However, you will have to select the most appropriate option.

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Section 2: Tips to Prepare for Mathematical Ability

The mathematical Ability section of the APICET exam will test candidates' ability to effectively process numerical data and conclude a mathematical calculation based on that data. The Algebra and Geometry section questions are asked based on statements, truth tables, implication converse and inverse, relations, etc.

A useful tip to successfully answer questions in this section is to devote much time to clearing concepts, practising past question papers, learning different formulas and applying them simultaneously to solve problems.

Section 3: Tips to Prepare for Communication Ability

This section contains questions that tests candidates ability to receive various kinds of information, communicate new ideas precisely and convey the gist of any project effectively. Here, candidates will have to identify the vocabulary used in everyday communication, understand functional use of grammar in business communication and identify basic terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts along with understanding the written text and drawing inferences.

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AP ICET Preparation 2024: Tips and Tricks for Communication Ability

Q:   Is it necessary to take coaching from some private institute to write ICET exam or is it better to learn it online (at home)?

A:
Coaching/ Online any option for ICET exam preparation is fine. The private institution will help you n facilitating some tips and tricks, common misconceptions, common mistakes students generally commit. Online will be a virtual preparation method. It will not help you a lot if you are writing ICET exam for the first time. Some tips you should keep in mind during ICET exam are: Don't waste time in doing things and topics which are not much stressed upon. Candidates should choose or select the appropriate study material so that they can easily understand it and it will help them to understand the structure of the exam. Always play safe. Don't go for too high or too low level of the question banks or sample papers. Making a good assessment of the exam preparation by keeping the record of the number of wrong or right answers while solving the sample or previous year question papers is a must. Time plays a crucial role in achieving success. Aspirants are advised to manage time. 150 minutes will be given to the candidates for answering the 200 MCQs. The candidates must keep their eye on the clock as it is obligatory to finish the exam on time. Take mock tests on a regular basis and analyze them well in order to identify your weak and strong sections. Work hard on the weaker sections and convert them also to your stronger ones. Check the below link for ICET exams related sample questions: https://www.shiksha.com/university/andhra-university-visakhapatnam/exams/icet/sample-papers
 

Q:   When should I start preparing for APICET exam?

A:
Candidates willing to appear for the Andhra Pradesh ICET exam must start the preparations six months before the examination date. Candidates starting early to prepare for Andhra Pradesh ICET exam will have time to prepare in ease. Candidates must start with focusing on the basics and fundamentals and then slowly increasing the pace and level of the preparation. Candidates must ensure to chalk time table to cover all the subjects and topics as per their priority.
 

Q:   Will the APICET question paper have descriptive type questions?

A:

No, all the questions in the APICET question paper will be objective type questions and will be in MCQ format. Candidates will be given four options for each question. Candidates will have to select the correct option for each question. Andhra Pradesh ICET question paper will consist of 200 Multiple Choice Questions. Each question will be for one mark. There will be no negative marking for any wrong answers. Candidates will have to attempt the 200 questions in 150 minutes. There will be no sectional time limit to attempt the AP ICET exam sections. AP ICET 2024 exam will be held on May 06 and May 07, 2024 in computer based mode across 25 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

 

Best Book for AP ICET 2024 Preparation

Choosing the right books is very important for any exam preparation. Check out the best books for APICET 2024 exam preparation below.

Name of the Book

Authors/Publication

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

RS Aggarwal

Analytical & Logical Reasoning for Management Entrance Tests

Peeyush Bhardwaj

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Sarvesh K. Sharma

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Arihant

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Arihant

ICET Model Papers

Vikram Editorial Board

ICET Study Package

Annapurna Experts

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

30 Days to More Powerful Vocabulary

Norman Lewis

Objective General English

S.P.Bakshi

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Q:   What is the qualifying score for APICET?

A:
Andhra Pradesh ICET qualifying score refers to minimum marks required to pass the examination. Candidates meeting the qualifying criteria will be able to appear for the Andhra Pradesh ICET counselling process. As per the Andhra Pradesh ICET qualifying criteria candidates who will secure 25% that is 50 out of 200 hall be eligible for assigning rank on the basis of merit. Whereas, candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories have no prescribed qualifying criteria. Qualifying the Andhra Pradesh ICET exam does not guarantee admission to desired programme. Candidates must appear for the counselling process for applied institutes. On the basis of the rank obatined by the candidates, college will be alloted.
 

FAQs Related to AP ICET Preparation

Check frequently asked questions on AP ICET preparation below:

Q:   What are a few important topics from the Analytical Ability section of the APICET exam?

A:
The important topics of Analytical Ability in the APICET exam are: Questions based on data is in the form of two statements labelled as (i) and (ii), Sequences and Series (Analogies of numbers and alphabet, completion of blank spaces following the pattern in a:b::c:d relationship, missing number in a sequence or a series), Data Analysis (Data will be given in a Table, Graph, Bar diagram, Pie Chart, Venn Diagram or Passage and one need to analyse the questions pertaining to the data), Coding and Decoding Problems (A code pattern of English Alphabet will be given. A given word or a group of letters are to be coded or decoded on the basis of given code or codes), Date, Time & Arrangement Problems (Calendar problems, clock problems, blood relationships, arrivals, departures and schedules, seating arrangements, symbol and notation interpretation.
 

Q:   Which are important topics from the Communication Ability section of APICET?

A:
The important topics from the Communication Ability Section of APICET are: Part 1- Vocabulary (Identification of vocabulary used in the day to day communication. Part 2- Business and computer terminology (Identification of basic terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts (letters, reports, memoranda, agenda, minutes etc) Part 3- Functional grammar (Understand the use of grammar in day-to-day communication as well as in business contexts) Part 4- Reading Comprehensions. This section will focus on: 1. Candidate's ability to identify the vocabulary used in day-to-day communication. 2. Candidate's understanding the use of English grammar in day-to-day communication and business contexts. 3. Identifying the basic terminology and concepts in Computer and business contexts such as letters, reports, memoranda, agenda, minutes, etc.) 4. Understand written reports, observations, etc. and drawing inferences.
 

Q:   Which are the important topics from the Mathematical Ability section of the APICET exam?

A:
The important topics of Mathematical Ability in APICET exam are: 1. Laws of Indices, ratio and proportion, surds, numbers and divisibility, LCM, GCD, rational numbers, ordering, percentages, profit and loss, partnership, pipes and cisterns, time, distance and work problems, areas and volumes, mensuration, modular arithmetic. 2. Statements, truth tables, implication converse and inverse, tautologies-sets, relations & functions, applications equation of a line in different forms. 3. Trigonometry - Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometric ratios of standard angles, Trigonometric identities: sample problems on heights and distances, polynomials, remainder theorem & consequences, linear equations & expressions, progressions, binomial theorem, matrices, notion of a limit and derivative, plane geometry - lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, coordinate geometry-distance between points.
 

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APSCHE will release the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 final answer key on June 20, 2024. Authorities will release the final answer key on the basis of the objections recieved. Candidates will be able to challenge the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 preliminary answer key till May 10, 2024 6 pm. Autorities wil

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The last date to challenge the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 answer key is May 10, 2024 till 6 PM. Candidates will be able to challenge the preliminary answer key of Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 online. APSCHE will release the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 answer key on May 08 at 6 PM at cets.apsche.ap.gov.in. C

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APSCHE will release the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 answer key on May 08, 2024. Students who have appeared for the exam will be able to download the Andhra Pradesh ICET key 2024 when released at cets.apsche.ap.gov.in. The link to download the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 preliminary answer key will be act

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Hello Ravi!

The university has released its correction facility in the application form from April 28, 2024. You can make corrections now though online mode.

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Hello Ravi!

The preferred size for your photo and scanned photo of your signature is 20kb to 30 kb. The dimensions should be 200 x 230 and the preferred background is white. It should be in JPG/JPEG format.

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AP ICET 2024 hall ticket is available for download from May 02, 2024 onwards. Candidates who have registered for the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 exam can  download the admit card when released. Candidates will be able to downlaod the APICET hall ticket 2024 from the official website- cets.apsche.ap.gov

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Candidates can edit the Andhra Pradesh ICET 2024 application form till April 29, 2024. The window for Andhra Pradesh ICET correction opened on April 28, 2024. Candidates can self edit the details in the category 2 whereas, details in the category 1 can be edited by proving proof of documents to th

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Yes, you can join Krishna University for an MBA without APICET, but you may need to take the XAT or MAT entrance exams. Krishna University accepts scores from these exams for MBA admissions.

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Yes, you may be able to join Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA) for the MBA programme without appearing for APICET (Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test), depending on the admission criteria set by the university for the MBA program.

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