EdCET 2015 – Education Common Entrance Test for B.Ed

EdCET 2015

A Common Entrance Test, designated as Education Common Entrance Test (EdCET 2015) will be conducted by the CONVENER, Ed.CET-2015, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education for admission into B.Ed. Regular Course in the Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2015-2016.

Education Common Entrance Test (Ed.CET-2015) for the year 2015 will be conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in accordance with G.O.Ms.No.72 (SE Trg-1) Dept dt: 05.07.2004 for admission into B.Ed. regular course in the Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2015. Eligible candidates may submit their applications through online mode only, by paying the application registration and processing fee of Rs. 150/- through A.P Online Centres / e-Seva Centres in A.P / Payment gateway (Credit card / Debit card).

EdCET 2015 Exam will be held on 28th May 2015, Thursday.

EdCET Courses Offered

  • B.Ed. Regular Course in the Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2015-2016 namely viz. Government, Universities, Aided and Private.
  • B.Ed. Special Education (VI) Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • B.Ed. Special Education (MR) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam

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“Details of EdCET 2015 are yet to be announced. Here are highlights of the exam as per previous year information. This page is being updated regularly and as soon as final details are available, they will be published here”.

EdCET Eligibility 2015

Before applying for the exam, please read the EdCET Eligibility Criteria and ensure that you are eligible for admission.

Candidates satisfying the following requirements shall be eligible to appear for Ed.CET-2015.

  1. The Candidates should be Indian Nationals.
  2. The Candidates should satisfy Local/Non-Local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order 1974 as subsequently amended.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have passed/appearing for final year examinations of B.A./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Com./ B.C.A./B.B.M. at the time of submitting the Application for Ed.CET-2015. Candidates should be required to produce marks memo and pass certificate at the time of admission.
  • Candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% marks either in the Bachelors Degree i.e. B.A./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Com./B.C.A./B.B.M and or in the Masters Degree in relevant subject or 5years integrated course in the relevant subject of methodology or any other qualification equivalent thereto. However the candidates belonging to all other reserved categories i.e. S.C., S.T., B.C. (A/B/C/D/E), and Physically handicapped should have secured a minimum of 40% marks in the qualifying examination.

Note: As per the GOMS No: 92, the candidates who passed B.E/B.Tech, M.B.B.S/B.D.S/B.A.M.S./B.L/L.L.B/B.A. (Languages)/B.O.L etc. and other such professional courses are not eligible for admission into B.Ed course.

Age Limit: The candidates should have completed the age of 19 years on 1st July of the year in which notification is issued. There shall be no maximum age limit.

Eligibility Criteria for the choice of subject under Part C

Methodology Eligibility
1 – Mathematics Candidate with B.A./B.Sc. with Mathematics as one of the group or B.C.A. candidates with Mathematics at intermediate level as group subject.
2 – Physical Sciences Candidates with B.Sc. who have studied Physics and Chemistry or Allied Material Sciences under Part-II group subjects or B.C.A. candidates with Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) at intermediate level as Chemistry) at intermediate level as group subject.
3 – Biological Sciences Candidates with B.Sc./B.Sc.(Home Science) who have studied Botany and Zoology or Allied Life Sciences under Part-II group subjects or B.C.A. candidates with Biological Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.
4 – Social Studies All candidates with B.A./B.Com./B.B.M. or B.C.A. candidates with Social Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.
5 – English Candidates with B.A Special English or MA English.

EdCET 2015 Exam Pattern

Scheme of Examination for Ed.CET-2015

The common entrance test will be of objective type (multiple choice) examination. Candidate has to answer 150 questions in two hours time.

Part-A: General English – 25 questions for 25 marks

Part-B:

  1. General Knowledge – 15 questions for 15 marks
  2. Teaching Aptitude – 10 questions for 10 marks

Part-C: Methodology: Candidate has to choose one of the following subjects. It consists of 100 questions for 100 marks.

Mathematics – 100 questions for 100 marks

Physical Sciences – 100 questions for 100 marks

  1. Physics – 50 questions for 50 marks
  2. Chemistry – 50 questions for 50 marks

Biological Sciences – 100 questions for 100 marks

  1. Botany – 50 questions for 50 marks
  2. Zoology – 50 questions for 50 marks

Social Studies – 100 questions for 100 marks

  1. Geography – 35 questions for 35 marks
  2. History – 30 questions for 30 marks
  3. Civics – 15 questions for 15 marks
  4. Economics – 20 questions for 20 marks

English – 100 questions for 100 marks

Note: Part-A and Part-B are common for all the candidates irrespective of Methodology chosen in Part-C

Medium of Entrance Test: The question paper will be in English and Telugu except for English methodology. However, candidates opting to write the Entrance Test in Urdu medium will be served with Urdu paper and such candidates shall opt either Hyderabad or Kurnool as Test Centre.

EdCET Reservations 2015

Local Area-Wise Reservations:

  1. Admission to 85% of the seats in each methodology shall be reserved for the local candidates and 15% of the seats shall be left unreserved as specified in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations and Admissions) Order 1974 as amended in G.O.P.No.646 Education (W) Department, dated: 10th July, 1979.
  2. The part of the State comprising the districts of Adilabad, Hyderabad (including twin cities), Ranga Reddy, Karimnagar, Medak, Mahaboobnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Khammam and Warangal shall be regarded as Osmania University-Local Area.
  3. The part of the State comprising the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam shall be regarded as the Andhra University-Local Area.
  4. The part of the State comprising the districts of Anantapur, Kurnool, Chittoor, Kadapa and Nellore shall be regarded as the Sri Venkateswara University-Local Area.
  5. (v) In respect of State-wide Institutions, i.e., Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam, Tirupati, admission to 85% of seats, in each methodology shall be reserved for the candidates belonging to the three local areas in the state, namely Andhra University Area, Osmania University Area and Sri Venkateswara University Area in the ratio of 42:36:22 respectively and the balance of 15% of seats shall be left for the open competition.

The Local Candidate:

(A) A candidate for admission shall be regarded as a local candidate in relation to local area:

  1. If he/she has studied in an Educational Institution or Educational Institutions in such local area for a period of not less than four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or as the case may be first appeared in the relevant qualifying examination.
  2. Where, during the whole or any part of the four consecutive academic years, ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or as the case may be first case may be first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, he/she has not studied in Educational Institutions, if he/she resided in the local area for a period of not less than four years immediately preceding the date of commencement of the relevant qualifying examination in which he/she appeared or as the case may be first appeared.

(B) A candidate for admission to the course who is not regarded as local candidate under clause (A) in relation to any local area shall be as local candidate.

  • If he/she has studied in educational institutions in the state for a period of not less than seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or as the case may be first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, be regarded as local candidate in relation to:
    • Such local area where he/she has studied for the maximum period out of said period of seven years OR
    • Where the period of his/her study in two or more local areas are equal, such local area where he/she has studied last in such equal periods.
      OR
  • If during the whole or any part of seven consecutive academic years, ending with the academic year in which he appeared or as the case may be first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, he/she has not studied in the educational institutions in any local area but has resided in the State during the whole of the said period of seven years, be regarded as a local candidate in relation to:
    • Such local area where he/she has resideds for the maximum period of the said period of seven years. OR
    • Where the periods of his/her residence in two or more local areas are equal, such local area where he/she resides last in such equal periods.

(C) The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for admission to the remaining 15% of unreserved seats.

  • All the candidates eligible to be declared as local candidates.
  • Candidates who have resided in the State for a total period of ten years excluding periods of study outside the State.
  • Candidates either of whose parents is in the employment of this State or Central Government, Public Sector Corporations, Local Bodies, Universities and similar other quasi-public institutions within the State at the time of submitting the application.
  • Candidates who are spouses of those in the employment of the State or Central Government, Public Sector Corporations, Local Bodies, Universities and Educational Institutions recognised by the Government or University OR other competent authority and similar quasi Government institutions within the State.

(D) If a local candidate in respect of local area is not available to fill any seat reserved or allocated in favour of a local candidate in respect of that local area, such seat shall be filled in as if it has been un-reserved.

Note: For details see the Andhra Pradesh Education Institutions (Regulations and Admissions) Order, 1974 as amended in G.O.P. No. 646, Edn.(W) Department, dated 10-07-1979.

IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT EdCET 2015

  1. Candidates should have secured 50% marks either in the Bachelors Degree i.e. B.A./B.Sc/B.Sc (Home Science)/B.Com/BCA/BBM and/or in the Masters Degree in the relevant subject or any other subject equivalent there to. However the candidates belonging to all other reserved categories should have secured a minimum of 40 % marks in the qualifying examination.
  2. Choosing of Part-C subjects (i.e. methodology) for entrance test is at candidate’s risk. Subject eligibility will be subject to verification later at the time of admission counselling.
  3. Candidates need not upload xerox copies of any certificates along with the application. However, they are required to submit original certificates/xerox copies whenever asked.
  4. The information furnished in the application will be verified with originals at the time of entry into the course. Furnishing false information leads to prosecution and cancellation of admission at any point of time.
  5. The mere appearance at the Entrance Test does not entitle the candidate the right to claim an entry into B.Ed. Course.
  6. Admissions into B.Ed Special Education (Visual Impaired) of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Will be made through Ed.CET – 2015 Ranks.
  7. Admissions into B.Ed Special Education (Mentally Retarded) of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University, Srikakulam. will be made through Ed.CET – 2015 Ranks.
  8. Candidate must submit the application through online only (for details refer page 6, item IX).
  9. As per the GOMS No: 92, the candidates who passed B.E/B.Tech, M.B.B.S/B.D.S/B.A.M.S./B.L/L.L.B/B.A.(Languages)/B.O.L etc. and other such professional courses are not eligible for admission into B.Ed course.
  10. Candidates will not be allowed into the Examination Hall after 11.00 A.M on the day of the Examination.
  11. After filling all the boxes in the online application, the candidate must click on the submit button. Otherwise Registration number will not be generated and hence application will not be considered.

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