AP EdCET 2019 – Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education has scheduled to conduct AP Edcet on May 6, 2019. AP Education Common Entrance Test-2019 (AP EdCET 2019) is conducted by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati for B.Ed admission in the Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh State for the academic year 2019-2020. Only Indian Nationals will be eligible for appearing in AP EdCET 2019 who fulfill certain other criteria. Eligible candidates shall be required to attempt 150 questions in online mode for a duration of 2 hours. To know more about AP EdCET 2019, a candidate can keep reading!
Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test (AP EdCET) 2019
Last year, over 8,000 candidates had got registered themselves, out of which over 7000 candidates had appeared for the exam. Nearly 250 candidates failed to qualify for the AP EdCET, the last year. Candidates can start preparing accordingly, as per the dates mentioned below.
Schedule for the AP EdCET 2019 is given below.
|Issue of Notification||1st week of Mar 2019|
|Commencement of Submission of Online Application||1st week of Mar 2019|
|Last Date for the Submission of Online Application||2nd week of Apr 2019|
|Last Date for Submission of Online Application with Late Fee||2nd week of Apr 2019|
|Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate||2nd week of Apr 2019|
|Downloading of Hall Tickets from Website||3rd week of Apr 2019|
|Date of Entrance Test||6 May 2019|
|Declaration of Preliminary Key||4th week of Apr 2019|
|Last Date for receiving of objections on Preliminary Key||4th week of Apr 2019|
|Date of Announcement of Results||1st week of May 2019|
AP EdCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates need to make sure that they are eligible for appearing in AP EdCET 2019. Ineligible candidatures shall be canceled by Sri Venkateswara University on behalf of APSCHE.
- He/She should be Indian Nationals.
- He/She should satisfy Local/Non-Local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order 1974 as subsequently amended.
- Candidates should have passed/appearing for their graduation level B.A./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Com./ B.C.A./B.B.M. at the time of submitting the Application for APEd.CET-2019. Candidates will 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 Postgraduate Degree in relevant subject or 5 years integrated course in the relevant subject of methodology or any other qualification equivalent thereto. However, the candidates belonging to 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: The candidates who passed B.E / B.Tech with a minimum of 50% marks, with Mathematics, Physics are eligible for admission into the Course.
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 the subject under Part C
|Mathematics||Candidates with B.A/B.Sc. with Mathematics as one of the group Subjects or B.C.A. candidates with Mathematics at an intermediate level as a group subject. B.Tech with Mathematics & Physics|
|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 the intermediate level as group subject.|
|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 the intermediate level as group subject.|
|Social Studies||All candidates with B.A./B.Com./B.B.M. or B.C.A. Candidates with Social Sciences at the intermediate level as group subject.|
|English||Candidates with B.A Special English or M.A. English.|
AP EdCET 2019 Application Form
Application Form for AP EdCET 2019 will be made available over the official website or the direct link is also provided in the ‘Application Form page’. Before applying for AP EdCET, one must ensure the eligibility criteria carefully. Candidates are requested to fill the particulars carefully in Online Application Form.
Expected Application Fee: Rs. 650/- (SC/ST Rs. 450/-)
Mode of Payment – Online (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking) or Offline (at the nearest TS/AP center)
A candidate will be required to take the 4 steps while filling the AP EdCET 2019 application form, namely fee payment, payment status, fill application details and print the application form. Note that, your AP EdCET 2019 application form needs to be filled in online mode, whereas the application fee payment can be paid in online or offline mode.
AP Edcet 2019 Admit Card
Candidates will be issued AP EdCET 2019 admit card over its official website, sche.ap.gov.in. SKU shall release the admit cards for the exam in online mode over applicant’s login. A candidate will require payment reference id, registration number, the hall ticket number of the qualifying exam, mobile number and date of birth. SKU advises all candidates to store the admit cards safely after the exam has been conducted for future reference. Usually, the AP EdCET 2019 admit card is released in the month of April, every year.
AP EdCET 2019 Exam Centres
The Common Entrance Test is expected to be held across these test centers. If any changes, we will update this page accordingly.
However, Convener reserves the right to allot candidates to any other center (s) in unavoidable circumstances.
AP EdCET 2019 Exam Pattern
The common entrance test will be of objective type (multiple choice) examination. The candidate has to answer 150 questions in two hours time.
Part-A: General English – 25 questions for 25 marks
Part-B: General Knowledge – 15 questions for 15 marks and 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 (Physics – 50: Chemistry – 50)
- Biological Sciences – 100 questions for 100 marks (Botany – 50; Zoology – 50)
- Social Studies – 100 questions for 100 marks (Geography – 35; History – 30; Civics – 15; Economics – 20)
- 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 Kurnool as Test Centre.
AP EdCET 2019 Syllabus
Candidates who wish to appear for AP EdCET shall start their preparations, as per the syllabus mentioned below.
- Part A General English
Candidates need to prepare/practice the following – Reading Comprehension; Correction of Sentences, Articles, Prepositions, Tenses, Spelling; Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms; Transformation of Sentences – Simple, Compound and Complex; Voices, Direct Speech, and Indirect Speech.
- Part B – General Knowledge & Teaching Aptitude
In this section, a candidate’s general knowledge of the environment or current affairs knowledge will be assessed. Questions would be asked from India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Ecology, Economics, General Policy, and Scientific Research. In the teaching aptitude section, a candidate will be asked questions related to the ability to communicate, ability to deal with Children, the ability to recognize individual differences etc. Basically, a candidate’s teaching aptitude shall be tested.
- Part C – Subject Specific Section
As per the subject opted for, a candidate will be assessed on their knowledge of either Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences or English. A candidate should have a graduation level knowledge in any of these subjects. In the case of English subject, the syllabus will cover questions from language functions, elements of phonetics, grammar, phrasal verbs (idioms), writing skills, study skills, reference skills and modern literature( of B.A level).
AP EdCET Reservation Policy
Local Area-Wise Reservations:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In respect of State-wise 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 two local areas in the state, namely Andhra University Area and Sri Venkateswara University Area 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:
- 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 have first appeared in the relevant qualifying examination.
- 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 have first appeared.
(B) A candidate for admission to the course who is not regarded as the local candidate under the given above in relation to any local area shall be as the 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 have first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, be regarded as the 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 is equal, such local area where he/she has studied last in such equal periods.
- 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 studied for the maximum period out of the said period of seven years. OR
- Where the period of his/her study in two or more local areas is equal, such local area where he/she has studied 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 recognized 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 favor of a local candidate in respect of that local area, such seat shall be filled in as if it has been unreserved.
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.
AP EdCET 2019 Result
APSCHE releases the result of AP EdCET over its official website i.e www.sche.ap.gov.in. It shall announce the result in the form of issuing individual AP EdCET 2019 rank card. Candidates who have appeared for AP EdCET 2019 will be able to download the same, by entering their registration number, hall ticket number and date of birth. AP EdCET 2019 Result will contain the section wise scores, along with rank secured by a candidate. Last year, the qualifying mark of AP EdCET 2019 was 37 marks or 25% of marks. Note that, there were no minimum qualifying marks for women opting for Physical Sciences / Mathematics methodologies and SC/ST candidates.
AP EdCET Tie Breaking Policy
In case of two or more candidates end up getting the same marks, APSCHE intends to resolve the tie situation in the following way.
- Marks secured in Part C will be taken into consideration.
- If the tie remains, then the marks secured in Part A will be considered.
- If there still remains a tie, candidate’s age shall be considered. And the older candidate will be given the preference.
Instructions to Candidates
- The Convener or/and the Common Entrance Test Committee reserve the right to reject the application of a candidate at any stage, if.
- the application is incomplete.
- the candidate fails to satisfy the prescribed eligibility conditions.
- false or incorrect information is furnished.
- Any change whatsoever, including that of caste/community status or category, shall be permitted to be made in the filled in the application once it is submitted to the Convener.
- The Convener is not responsible for the non – submission of application by the notified date and time for any reason whatsoever.
- The Candidate should preserve the hall ticket to produce it at the time of test and later at the time of entry into the course.
- Applicants should download their hall tickets from website www.apedcet.org only.
- The appearance at AP Ed.CET – 2019 does not entitle any candidate to be considered for entry into the course automatically.
- The rank obtained with the benefit of relaxation of minimum qualifying marks at the AP Ed.CET-2019 by any candidate, claiming to belong to SC/ST category, will be canceled in case the claim is found to be invalid later or at any point in time.
- The selection of candidates and allotment to colleges will be on the basis of rank obtained at the Common Entrance Test and other conditions laid down.
- In any litigation, the party to be impleaded shall be the Convener of the AP Ed.CET-2019 only and this shall be subject to the jurisdiction of High Court of A.P.
Oficial Website: sche.ap.gov.in.
For more details on AP EdCET, a candidate can download the previous year’s information brochure.