AP EdCET

AP EdCET 2017 – A Common Entrance Test, designated as AP Education Common Entrance Test-2017 (AP EdCET 2017) is conducted by the Convener, AP EdCET 2017, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education for admission into B.Ed (Two years) Regular Course in the Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh State for the academic year 2017-2018. The detailed information regarding eligibility, syllabus and model Question Paper, City test centers, related instructions and procedure for Online Submission of Applications are available on this page below.

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Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test (AP EdCET) 2017

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Candidates will be ranked in each methodology in the order of merit on the basis of marks obtained in APEd.CET -2017 examination.

Schedule for the AP EdCET 2017 is given below.

Event Dates
Date of Issue of Notification 15 Feb 2017
Commencement of Submission of Online Application 22 Feb 2017
Last Date for the Submission of Online Application 22 Mar 2017
Submission of Online Application with Late fee of Rs. 500/- 23 Apr to 15 Apr 2017
Downloading of Hall Tickets from Website 11 Apr 2017
Date of Entrance Test 19 Apr 2017
Date of Announcement of Results 08 May 2017

AP EdCET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates satisfying the following requirements shall be eligible to appear for AP Ed.CET-2017.

  • The Candidates should be Indian Nationals.
  • 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 APEd.CET-2017.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 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 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: The candidates who passed B.E/B.Tech, with Mathematics, Physics are eligible for admission into the 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
Mathematics Candidates with B.A/B.Sc. with Mathematics as one of the group Subjects or B.C.A. candidate’s with Mathematics at 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 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 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 intermediate level as group subject.
English Candidates with B.A Special English or M.A. English.

Reservation

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 Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam shall be regarded as the Andhra University-Local Area.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 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:

  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 rele vant 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 the given above 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 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.

(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.

Exam Pattern

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

Exam Centres

The Common Entrance Test will be held at the following Centres.

  • Anantapuramu
  • Chittoor
  • Tirupati
  • Kadapa
  • Kurnool
  • Nandyal
  • Nellore
  • Ongole
  • Guntur
  • Vijayawada
  • Bhimavaram
  • Kakinada
  • Rajamahendravaram
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram
  • Srikakulam

However, Convener reserves the right to allot candidates to any other centre(s) in unavoidable circumstances.

Instruction 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 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 hall tickets from website www.apedcet.org only.
  • The appearance at AP Ed.CET – 2017 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-2017 by any candidate, claiming to belong to SC/ST category, will be cancelled in case the claim is found to be invalid later or at any point of 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.
  • Candidate will not be permitted into the exam hall after the scheduled time (10.30 am) on the date of entrance test.
  • In any litigation, the party to be impleaded shall be the Convener of the AP Ed.CET-2017 only and this shall be subject to the jurisdiction of High Court of A.P.

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