AP PGCET Notification 2022, Post Graduate Common Entrance Tests

Online Applications are invited from the candidates who have passed or appearing for the final semester (year) examination in the qualifying degree for entrance tests and admission into first year of various P.G. Courses (M.A., M.Com., M.Sc., MCJ, M.Lib.Sc., M.Ed., M.P.Ed., M.Sc.Tech etc) offered by Andhra Pradesh State funded Universites and their Constituent/ Affiliated [Government and Private (Aided/Unaided)] Colleges including Minority Educational Institutions in the State. The Entrance test will be conducted online through Computer Based Test (CBT). For further details, go through the Information Brochure available in the wbsites: www.yogivemanauniversity.ac.in or www.yvu.edu.in or https://sche.ap.gov.in Registration Fee for a single subject is Rs.850/- for OC, Rs.750/- for BC candidates and Rs.650/- for SC/ST/PH candidates. The fee may be paid at any APonline centers or through payment gateway (Credit/Debit Cards/ Net Banking). For submission of online application, visit the above websites.

Candidates qualified in APPGCET – 2021 are eligible for admissions into Campus, Constituent and Affiliated colleges of Andhra, Sri Venkateswara, Sri Krishnadevaraya, Acharya Nagarjuna, Sri Padmavathi Mahila, Yogi Vemana, Rayalaseema, Vikrama Simhapuri, Dravidian, Krishna, Adi Kavi Nannaya, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Dr. Abdul Haq Urdu, Cluster Universites. 12. B.Com candidates are not eligible for M.A. Economics. 13. For M.A. language courses, Degrees like B.E., B. Tech., B. Pharm. etc., are not eligible. 14. The candidates with other than B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. qualification like B.E., B. Tech., B. Pharmacy, LLB (5 yrs), B.C.A., etc., must go through the eligibility conditions before applying to ensure their eligibility.

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS: To be eligible for admission into a course, the candidate 1. Must have passed the Qualifying Examination as mentioned in the Information Brochure, and 2. Must have qualified in APPGCET-2021Test conducted by the Yogi Vemana University in the concerned subject in which admission is sought. For administrative reasons, the Convener may, conduct the entrance test before the publication of the results of the qualifying examination concerned. But qualifying at the Entrance Test alone does not confer any right of admission into a course. In addition to being qualified at the Common Entrance Test, a candidate will be eligible for admission only if he/she passes the qualifying examination before the commencement of admissions process. He / She must submit the necessary documents at the time of counseling. Note: The memorandum of marks and Pass Certificates of the qualifying examination are not called for along with the application form and the eligibility of the candidates is not verified / decided at the time of appear for the Entrance Test. Hence, even if candidates are qualified in the Entrance test, they shall not have any right for admission unless they fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down in the rules. Candidates are advised to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to the course he/she has applied, before appearing at the Common Entrance Test. Note: The candidates who have passed an examination other than B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. must ensure their eligibility / equivalence before appearing for the Entrance Test.

COMMON ENTRANCE TEST: 1. Admissions to various courses are made on the basis of entrance test conducted for that purpose. The detailed Schedule of common entrance tests will be made available in websites: www.sche.ap.gov.in at least one week before the commencement of entrance tests. Note: Thumb impressions and photograph of the candidates will be taken at the time of entrance test through biometric system. This data in soft form will be used at the time of admission, while giving hostel admission and wherever necessary. 2. The entrance tests in all the subjects will be of 90 minutes duration for all entrance tests, the question paper consists of 100 objective (multiple choice only) type questions for 100 marks. The entrance test will consist of any 3 or 4 varieties of objective type items such as analogies, classification, matching, comprehension of a research study / experiment / theoretical point of view, etc., with multiple answers besides the usual multiple choice items. The items will be framed only from the syllabus of entrance test. 3. The minimum qualifying marks for ranking in APPGCET shall be 35% of maximum marks. However, “there shall be no minimum qualifying marks for the candidate belonging to the category of Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes for ranking”.

Preparation of the merit lists and assigning ranks in APPGCET: The Convener of APPGCET shall observe the following rules in preparing the merit lists and assigning ranks: i) The candidate who have secured qualifying marks in APPGCET and candidates belonging to the category of Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes, to whom qualifying marks have not been prescribed shall be assigned ranks in the order of the merit on the basis of marks obtained in the APPGCET. ii) For the preparation of merit list, in case of more than one student scoring the same marks in APPGCET, the tie shall be resolved by bracketing the candidates together for the purpose of ranking and considering seniority in age at the time of admission. iii) The following merit lists shall be prepared by the Convener of APPGCET: a. State-wide Common Merit List: The list shall include the candidates based on the marks obtained in the APPGCET, irrespective of one’s category of reservation quota. b. Region-wise Common Merit List: The list includes the candidates based on the marks obtained in the APPGCET belonging to the particular local area, irrespective of one’s category of reservation quota. c. Minority Community Merit Lists: This includes merit lists, containing the candidates belonging to the different Minority communities arranged in the Merit assigned in the APPGCET, both State wide and Local Area wise. d. Community-wise Merit Lists: There shall be separate Community-wise merit lists for the Schedules Castes, Schedules Tribes and Back-ward classes Communities, both as Statewide and Local Area-wise : and e. Merit list for other categories of reservations: There shall be separate merit lists for other categories of reservations as per the orders in force for differently abled (physically handicapped), NCC Games and Sports, Children of Ex-servicemen and for Women both State-wide and Local Area-wise. iv) Every candidate who has been assigned a rank in the merit list shall be issued a Rank Card by the Convener of APPGCET. The Rank Card, among other things, shall include the marks obtained in the APPGCET and the rank assigned in the State-wide merit, Local Area-wise merit etc.

Rules of reservation for admissions: 5.1 Reservation for Local Candidates: 5.1.1 Admission to 85% of the seats in each Course shall be reserved for the local\candidates and the remaining 15% of the seats shall be unreserved as specified In the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended (Details enclosed in Annexure-1). 5.1.2 In respect of State Wide Universities, the State quotas apply as prescribed in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions) Order, 1974. 5.2 Supernumerary seats under EWS and Other States Category 5.2.1 A total of 10% supernumerary seats on sanctioned intake in each course shall be reserved for the candidates In respect of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) as per G.O.Ms.No.65, GAD, dt: 14.07.2020. 5.2.2 Another 10% supernumerary seats on sanctioned Intake In each course offered by State funded Universities and their Constituent Colleges exclusively for the candidates belonging to other States and Union Territories in the Union of India. 5.3 Reservation for SC/ST/BC Communities 5.3.1 There shall be reservation of seats for SCs, STs and BCs as specified hereunder:

a) Scheduled Castes: A total of 15% of seats in each Course shall be reserved for Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes Category. b) Scheduled Tribes: A total of 6% of seats in each Course shall be reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes Category. c) Backward Classes: A total of 29% seats in each Course shall be reserved for the candidates in respect of Backward Classes as shown below: Group – A : 7% Group – B : 10% Group – C : 1% Group – D : 7% Group – E : 4% 5.3.2 Candidates belonging to the above categories should submit Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate as per G.O.Ms.No.58 of Social Welfare Department dt.12.05.1997. 5.3.3 SC, ST and BC candidates who get seats on merit will not be considered against the seat reserved for them in the concerned category and such candidates will be considered under the general category of seats. 5.3.4 If sufficient number of candidates are not available to fill up the seats reserved for SCs they shall be filled up by suitable candidates from STs and vice-versa. If the required number of candidates are not available for filling up the quota of seats reserved for SCs and STs they may be filled up by the candidates from the general pool on the basis of the merit. 5.3.5 While filling up the seats reserved for Backward Classes, the qualified Backward Class-A candidates should be considered in the order of merit. If qualified Backward Class-A candidates are not available, the turn will go to Backward Class-B, Backward Class-C, Backward Class-D or Backward Class-E in the order of merit in each group. If no suitable candidates are available in any of the five groups, the seats shall be filled up from general pool on the basis of merit. 5.4 Reservation of Seats for NCC and Games & Sports/ Extra Curricular Activities/ Children of Ex-Servicemen and Armed Personnel: 5.4.1 A Maximum of 4.5% of the seats of P G programs shall be reserved for the candidates who have distinguished themselves in Sports, Extra-Curricular activities, N.C.C and children of Ex• Servicemen and Armed Personnel as follows: i) Reservation for N.C.C : 1% of the seats are reserved for the students possessing the prescribed certificates in N.C.C. If suitable candidate is not available for any seat in the above categories, the same shall be filled up from general pool on the basis of merit. ii) Reservation of seats for Games and Sports: 0.5% of the seats are reserved for students who have participated in the following games and sports (list given below). The selection of the candidates under this category shall be made according to theG.O.Ms.No.20, Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture (Sports) Department, dated:24.08.2009.

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