AP ECET 2020 – Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country the last date to submit the application form has been extended till April 17, 2020. Also, the entire schedule of AP ICET 2020 has been removed from the website sche.ap.gov.in. Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) 2020 will be held by JNTU, Anantapur, on the scheduled date. AP ECET is a state-level examination, conducted for later entry admission in engineering and pharmacy courses. Diploma and B.Sc. (Maths) degree holders, fulfilling the eligibility criteria, can register for the exam. Check AP ECET 2020 exam date, syllabus, the application process, and more details from this page.
Latest: The last date to submit the application form for AP ECET 2020 has been extended up to April 17, 2020. Apply now.
Apart from the last date to apply, due to COVID-19 the entire schedule of AP ECET 2020 is being revised. From the website the dates have been removed as can be seen below.
AP ECET 2020
Candidates who qualify AP ECET 2020 get admission in 2nd year regular B.E. / B.Tech and B.Pharmacy course. Check all the important dates for AP ECET 2020 from the table below.
|AP ECET 2020||Dates|
|Releasing of Notification||04 Mar 2020|
|Releasing of Application Form||05 Mar 2020|
|Last Date for Application Submission |
without late fee (Rs. 550)
|Last Date for Application Submission |
with late fee (Rs. 1000/ +550 Registration Fee)
|Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate|
|Availability of hall ticket|
|Releasing of Preliminary Answer Key|
|Final date of receiving objection against the answer key|
|Publishing of Final Answer key|
|Downloading of rank cards|
AP ECET 2020 Application Form
Applications forms for AP ECET 2020 are released at the official website of the exam. The application process for AP ECET 2020 is given below.
- Click on the link given above
- Then, pay the fee and jot down the reference id number
- Enter the payment reference number, qualifying exam hall ticket number, mobile number and date of birth to fill the application form.
- Then, fill the necessary details in the application form.
- Upload the images of photograph and signature and preview the application form
- Lastly, take the printout of the confirmation page
Application fee: The application fee is Rs 550. It can be paid via debit card / credit card / net banking.
Image Specification: Candidates have to upload the images in the given below format:
|Passport Size Photiograph||Less than 50 Kb | JPG/ JPEG|
|Candiadte’s Signature||Less than 30 Kb | JPG/ JPEG|
AP ECET 2020 Courses Offered
The following engineering/ pharmacy courses are offered after qualifying AP ECET 2020. Mentioned below are the courses list.
For B.Tech / B.Pharma Courses:
|Code||Name of the Course||Code||Name of the course|
|ANE||Aeronautical Engineering||MEC||Mechanical Engineering|
|ASE||Aerospace Engineering||CSS||Computer Science and System Engineering|
|AUT||Automobile Engineering||CST||Computer Science and Technology|
|BIO||Bio – Technology||ECE||Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|BME||Bio – Medical Engineering||ECM||Electronics and Computer Engineering|
|CEE||Civil Environmental Engineering||ECS||Electronics Control System Engineering|
|CER||Chemical (Ceramic) Technology||EEE||Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|CHE||Chemical Engineering||EIE||Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering|
|CIV||Civil Engineering||MET||Metallurgical Engineering|
|CPE||Chemical Petro Engineering||MIN||Mining Engineering|
|CSE||Computer Science and Engineering||MMT||Metallurgy and Material Engineering|
|ETM||Electronics and Telematics||NAM||Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering|
|GIN||Geo – informatics||PCT||Petrochemical Technology|
|INF||Information Technology||PET||Petroleum Engineering/ Technology|
|IPE||Industrial Production Engineering||PHM||B.Pharmacy|
|IST||Instrumentation Engineering and Technology||PWR||Power Engineering|
|MCT||Mechanical (Mechatronics) Engineering||TEX||Textile Engineering|
For Diploma Courses:
|Branch Code||Branch Name||Branch Code||Branch Name|
|AEI||Applied Electronics and Instrumentation||AEI||Applied Electronics and Instrumentation|
|BME||Bio – medical Engineering||CCT||Civil Engineering (Construction Technology)|
|CER||Ceramic Technology||CHE||Chemical Engineering|
|CIV||Civil Engineering||CME||Computer Engineering|
|COT||Chemical (Oil Technology) Engineering||CPC||Chemical (Petroleum) Engineering|
|CPP||Chemical (Plastic & Polymers) Engineering||CST||Chemical Engineering in Sugar Technology|
|ECE||Electronics and Communication Engineering||ECM||Electronics and Computers Engineering|
|EEE||Electrical and Electronics Engineering||EIE||Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering|
|EMB||Electronics (Embedded Systems0||ETM||Electronics and Telematics|
|FWT||Footwear Technology||INE||Industrial Engineering|
|INF||Information Technology||IPE||Industrial production Engineering|
|JDM||Jewelry Design and Manufacturing||LT||Leather Technology|
|MEC||Mechanical Engineering||MET||Metallurgical Engineering|
|MIN||Mining Engineering||MSW||Mechanical (Sandwich) Engineering|
|PCT||Petrochemical Technology||PET||Petroleum Technology|
|PT||Printing Technology||TXT||Textile Technology|
AP ECET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Check the eligibility criteria given below for AP ECET 2020.
Nationality: The candidates must belong to Indian Nationality.
Residential Status: The candidates must belong to Andhra Pradesh. Also, the candidates must have satisfied the local / non-local status requirements.
Qualification Criteria: Candidate should have a diploma in Engineering and Technology/ Pharmacy from the State Board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh or any other diploma from AICTE approved institution recognized by the government of Andhra Pradesh.
Candidate should have qualified 3 year BSc. degree with mathematics as one of the subjects or its equivalent from a recognized university.
- The candidates who are still pursuing their diploma course can apply for B.E. / B.Tech / B.Pharm but they should have a Diploma at the time of taking admission in the college.
- The candidates must have minimum 45% marks in Diploma in Engineering and Technology / Pharmacy / B.Sc degree.
Eligibility for writing various AP ECET 2020 papers
AP ECET 2020 Exam Pattern
Check the exam pattern for AP ECET 2020 given below.
Language of exam: The question paper will be available in English only.
Duration of Exam: The duration of the exam is 3 hours
Question Type: There are multiple-choice questions in the test
Number of Question: There are 200 multiple choice questions
Marking Scheme: One mark will be awarded for each correct answer and no mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.
Candidates can check the distribution of question and marks as below:
|Engineering (Civil/Electrical/ Mechanical/Electronics & |
Communication/ Computer/Chemical/Metallurgical /
Mining/ Electronics & Instrumentation/
Ceramic Technology/Bio-Technology as the case may be)
For Pharmacy Stream
|Subjects for the test||Max. Marks|
For B.Sc.(with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects) Stream
|Subjects for the test||Max. Marks|
AP ECET 2020 Syllabus
Check the syllabus given below for AP ECET 2020.
AP ECET 2020 Preparation Tips
Check some of the preparation tips given below for AP ECET 2020.
- Practice from the previous year’s question papers. It gives you an idea about the exam and difficulty level of the exam.
- Attempt mock tests as much as you can. It increases your accuracy and speed needed to solve the paper.
- Clear each and every doubt! Candidates have to clear every doubt related to questions. Any query in this regard will create a lot of confusion. Start from the weaker sections and prepare accordingly.
- Try not to prepare from many books as it creates a lot of confusion. Stick to two or three books maximum and practice from those books only.
- Stick to the syllabus as provided by the exam conducting body.
AP ECET 2020 Admit Card
Candidates can download hall ticket for AP ECET 2020 from sche.ap.gov.in/ECET. It can be downloaded by providing the registration number and date of birth. Admit card is an important document that has to be carried to the exam centre positively. It consists of important details like name of the candidate, exam date, exam time, photograph and signature of the candidates, general information.
AP ECET 2020 Exam Centre
AP ECET 2020 exam will be conducted in 14 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Check below the list of exam centres:
|Anantapur||Anantapur, Gooty, Hindupur, Puttaparthi|
|Chittoor||Chittoor, Madanapalle, Puttur, Tirupati|
|East Godavari||Kakinada, Rajahmundry, Amalapuram|
|Hyderabad||L B Nagar|
|Krishna||Gudlavalleru, Kanchikacherla, Mylavaram, Vijayawada,|
|Prakasam||Chirala, Markapuram, Ongole|
|Sri Potti Sri Ramulu|
|Gudur, Kavali, Nellore|
|Srikakulam||Rajam, Srikakulam, Tekkali|
|Visakhapatnam||Anakapalli, Anandapuram, Gajuwaka, Visakhapatnam|
|West Godavari||Bhimavaram, Eluru, Narasapuram, Tadepalligudem|
|YSR Kadapa||Kadapa, Proddatur, Rajampeta|
General Instructions for AP ECET 2020
On the day of examination, candidates need to follow the instructions given below.
- Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 10.00 AM
- The candidates cannot leave the exam centre before 1.00 PM.
- It is the sole responsibility of the candidates to check that they are answering the correct question paper.
- It is advised not to create any kind of indiscipline during the examination.
AP ECET 2020 Qualifying Marks / Cut – Off
The candidates need to get a minimum of 25% aggregate marks in the four subjects (three subjects for B.Sc. Mathematics). In other words, the candidates need to get a total of 50 marks out of 200. There is no qualifying marks for SC / ST candidates.
AP ECET 2020 Seat Reservation
The admission in the courses are allotted according to the following seat reservation.
AP ECET 2020 Answer Key
Answer key for AP ECET releases in the online mode at sche.ap.gov.in/ECET. AP ECET 2020 answer key can be used to cross-check the answers. The candidates can challenge the provisional answer key if they find any mistakes in it. A proper time period is set within which candidates have to submit their objections. After considering the errors, a final answer key is released.
AP ECET 2020 Result
Result of Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test 2020 is announced online at sche.ap.gov.in/ECET. Candidates can check AP ECET 2020 result by providing details like registration number and ECET hall ticket number. After the declaration of result, the rank card for the qualified candidates are published.
In case, if two or more candidates obtain the same number of marks, then, the tie-breaking criteria according to different streams is applied.
About JNTU Anantapur
Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University is a state university situated at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was founded in the year 1946, however, it became a constituent college of JNTU in the year 1973. The university offers various B.Tech and M.Tech courses. In the year 2008, it got the autonomous status by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technologies Act, 2008. The university follows the motto, “Excellence in action is Yoga”.
Official Website: sche.ap.gov.in
For more information AP ECET 2020, candidates can – Download Information Brochure.
AP ECET 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : AP EAMCET refers to Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test.
Ans : The candidates who want to take admission in 2nd year Lateral Entry into B.E., B.Tech and B.Pharm courses.
Ans : There are 200 questions in AP ECET.
Ans : AP ECET is objective in nature which means there are multiple-choice questions.
Ans : The candidates need to get 50 out of 200 to qualify AP ECET 2020.
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