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AP ECET Exam Pattern 2018

AP ECET 2018 is a state level entrance exam conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University on behalf of APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh state Council of Higher Education). It is a common entrance test for diploma holders and B.Sc. (Mathematics) Graduates. Students can get admission in second year B.E./B.Tech and in 2nd year B. Pharmacy by lateral entry program. The Exam Pattern comprises 200 objective type questions. Subjects will be varied according to the stream candidates applying for, that will be mentioned in this post. The difficulty of questions is expected to be of secondary level.

AP ECET 2018 is going to be conducted in 2nd week of May 2018 tentatively. The Application from the eligible candidates will be invited at the official website starting from the first week of February 2018. All the successfully registered candidates will be issue Admit Cards from the second week of April 2018. Result of the exam will be published at the university’s official website post successful conduct of the examination. Aspirant can get all the exam pattern related information in this article.

AP ECET Exam Pattern Highlight Table

Exam ModeOnline Mode
Number of papers1
Number of sectionsEngineering stream: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and related technical paper related to stream B.Sc. Mathematics: Communicative English, Analytical ability and Mathematics Pharmacy stream: Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology
Question Paper TypeObjective Type Questions
Number of questions200 Questions for each stream
Total Marks200 marks
Exam duration3 hours each
Exam languageEnglish

AP ECET 2018 Engineering Stream

AP ECET exam for engineering stream consists 4 sections which includes Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and a separate paper related to each branch of engineering. Question paper will be of 200 marks consisting 200 objective type questions.

Technical paper will be related to Engineering branches as Civil/ Electrical / Mechanical / Electronics & Communication/ Computer science/ Metallurgical / Mining / Electronics / Mining/ Electronics & instrumentation/ Ceramic technology/ Biotechnology.


AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Physics

“Physics is the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy which includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.”

It is considered as an elemental part in understanding of the universe and everything that’s part of it. Being one of the important section asked in AP ECET exam, Physics comprise a total of 25 questions. The total marks allotted to the section is 25 hence giving equal importance to each question with 1 mark. Take a quick look at AP ECET Exam Pattern for Physics.

  • Total Questions asked: 25
  • Maximum Marks: 25
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response, No negative marking
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 40 to 50 minutes advisable

Syllabus for AP ECET Physics

Since AP ECET exam is conducted for engineering entrance lateral entry, syllabus for section is similar to Class XII and Class XI inclusive. It is also similar to the major engineering entrance exam conducted at national and state level. Here is the list of important break up of topics that could come in the AP ECET Physics exam.

SectionNumber of questions
Physics25
Chemistry25
Mathematics50
Paper related to engineering100
Most Important TopicsTopics with less weightage
Unit & DimensionDimensional Analysis
Elements of VectorsNewtons Laws of Motion
Kinematics & FrictionScalars, Vectors
Work, Power & energySound Waves
Simple Harmonic Motion and AcousticErrors, Significant figures
Heat & ThermodynamicsPhysical world, measurements
Modern Physics 

Books Recommended for AP ECET Physics

  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • Understanding Physics by DC Pandey
  • Physics Problems by IE Irodov
  • NCERT Physics
  •  Previous Year Papers

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Chemistry

Chemistry is often considered to be that branch of science which concerns with matter and its composition, the investigation of their properties and reactions. It also involves use of such reactions to form new substances. Similar to AP ECET physics, candidates appearing for 2018 exam are expected to have basic understanding of Chemistry of secondary level. Let’s look at the exam pattern for Chemistry in AP ECET 2018.

  • Total questions asked: 25
  • Total Marks allotted: 25
  • Total time to be invested: advisable 30-40 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct response, No negative marking

Syllabus for AP ECET Chemistry

Chemistry assists in disintegrating every aspect of universe and understand its attributes and behavior which involves its creation from a single cell. The process of creation and decay all comes under Chemistry. Take a quick look at the topics to help you understand the section a little better for AP ECET 2018.

Most Important TopicsLess Important Topics
Atomic StructureInorganic Chemistry
Chemical BondingAlkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes
SolutionsSN1 and SN2 Reactions
Acids & BasesAromatic Compounds
ElectrochemistryCatalysts
Water Technology 
Corrosion
Polymers
Fuels
Environmental Chemistry

Books Recommended for AP ECET Chemistry

  • Chemistry by Pradeep’s
  • Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • XII Chemistry by NCERT
  •  Previous Year Papers

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Mathematics

Mathematics is considered as an abstract science of number, quantity, Space and matter. Mathematics is undoubtedly the most important aspect of engineering studies. Engineering could not be possible or for fun let’s say, unimaginable without Mathematics. Mathematics is provisional in AP ECET exam is conducted for those with mathematics as a mandatory subject in at secondary level. Anyhow, let’s take a quick look at mathematics pattern for AP ECET 2018

  • Total Questions Asked: 50
  • Total Marks Allotted: 50
  • Total time to be invested: 40-50 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Higher Secondary and Secondary
  • Marking Scheme: 1 marks for each correct response, No negative Marking

Syllabus for AP ECET Mathematics

Apart from being the most important, mathematics is also one of the toughest section to be asked in the exam of AP ECET. Understanding its syllabus and picking out your favorite topic that also holds importance in the examination would be the best way to prepare for exam.

Most Important TopicsImportant TopicsTopics with less importance
MatricesDifferentiationProbability, Integration by parts. Integration by substitution and partial fraction.
Partial FractionIntegrationProperties of triangles,
TrigonometryDifferential CalculusMean, Variance and Standard Deviation
Complex NumbersSets, Relations and MappingMaxima, Minima, Bayes’ Theorem
Analytical GeometryStatistics, Inverse TrigonometryTangents and Normal
Differentiation & its applicationDistance Formula, Section FormulaScalar Triple Products
Integration & its application 
Differential equations

Recommended Books for AP ECET Mathematics

  • Mathematics by RS Agarwal
  • XII Mathematics: NCERT
  • XI Mathematics: NCERT
  • Mathematics by RD Sharma
  •  Previous Year Papers

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Engineering paper

This section will consist a total of 100 questions of 100 marks. 1 mark will be given for each correct response. There will be no negative marking. Syllabus will be core subjects related to their respective stream.

For B.Sc. Mathematics Stream

AP ECET exam for B.Sc. stream consists 3 sections which includes Communicative English, Analytical ability and Mathematics. Question paper will be of 200 marks consisting 200 objective type questions.

SectionNumber of questions
Communicative English50
Analytical Ability50
Mathematics100

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Communicative English

It is the part of English which checks the grammar ability and English knowledge of the Aspirant. Being one of the important section asked in AP ECET exam, Communicative English comprise a total of 50 questions. The total marks allotted to the section is 50 hence giving equal importance to each question with 1 mark. Take a quick look at AP ECET Exam Pattern for Communicative English.

  • Total Questions asked: 50
  • Maximum Marks: 50
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark per correct response, No negative marking
  • Difficulty level: Secondary
  • Time to be invested: 50 to 70 minutes advisable

Syllabus for AP ECET Communicative English

This selection plays a vital role in selection of candidate. The Important portion to cover is mentioned in table below.

Most Important portions
Grammar (Articles, Prepositions, Tenses, Active and Passive, Voice Concord Question Tags)
Vocabulary (Synonyms, Antonyms, one word Substitutes, Affixes, Homophones, Words often confused
Error Analysis (Spotting Errors Includes all the portion mentioned, Sentence Improvement)
Usage (Idioms, Phrasal verbs)
Reading Comprehension (Main idea, Factual question, Inferential)
Rearrangement of parts in sentences (Jumbled parts of a sentence to be rearranged)
Functional English (Requesting, Complaining, Seeking Permission, Apologizing, Suggesting)

 Books for English for AP ECET

  • Communicative English by Dr Ruchi Sawhney.
  • Communicative English by Dr Anuradha

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Analytical Ability

Analytical ability is the ability to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve both complex and moderate problems by making decisions that are sensible following the given information.

Being one of the section asked in AP ECET exam Analytical Ability comprise a total of 50 questions. The total marks allotted to the section is 50 hence giving equal importance to each question with 1 mark. Take a quick look at AP ECET Exam Pattern for Analytical ability.

  • Total Questions Asked: 50
  • Total Marks Allotted: 50
  • Total time to be invested: 60-80 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Higher Secondary and Secondary
  • Marking Scheme: 1 marks for each correct response, No negative Marking

Syllabus for AP ECET Analytical Ability

The important portion need to get covered by the Aspirant is mentioned in the table given below.

Most Important portions
Data sufficiency
Sequence & Series (Analogies of numbers and alphabets completion of blank spaces following the pattern in A: b: C: d relationship odd thing out; Missing number in a sequence or a series)
Data Analysis (The data given in a Table, Graph, Bar Diagram, Pie Chart, Venn diagram or a passage is to be analyzed and the questions pertaining to the data are to be answered)
Coding & Decoding (A code pattern of English Alphabet is given. A given word or a group of letters are to be coded and decoded based on the given code or codes)
Date, Time & Arrangement Problems (Calendar problems, Clock Problems, Blood Relationship, Arrivals, Departures and Schedules; Seating Arrangements, Symbol and Notation Interpretation)
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning by S.chand
  • Reasoning by R.S Agarwal

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Mathematics

Mathematics is considered as an abstract science of number, quantity, Space and matter. Mathematics is undoubtedly the most important aspect of engineering studies. Engineering could not be possible or for fun let’s say, unimaginable without Mathematics. Mathematics is provisional in AP ECET exam is conducted for those with mathematics as a mandatory subject in at secondary level. Anyhow, let’s take a quick look at mathematics pattern for AP ECET 2018

  • Total Questions Asked: 100
  • Total Marks Allotted: 100
  • Total time to be invested: 70-90 minutes
  • Difficulty level: Higher Secondary and Secondary
  • Marking Scheme: 1 marks for each correct response, No negative Marking

Syllabus for AP ECET Mathematics

Apart from being the most important, mathematics is also one of the toughest section to be asked in the exam of AP ECET 2018. Understanding its syllabus and picking out your favorite topic that also holds importance in the examination would be the best way to prepare for exam.

Topics to CoverTopics to cover
Differential EquationsLinear Transformation and Matrices
Elements od number theory Determinants
Binary Operations Diagonalization
PermutationsInner product spaces
Normal Subgroup and Factor Group 
Groups of Cosets 
Vector Differentiation 4 Systems of linear Equations 2 Determinants 3 Diagonalization 3 Inner Product Spaces 
Vector Integration 
Sequences and Series 
Geometry 

Recommended Books for AP ECET Mathematics

  • Mathematics by RS Agarwal
  • XII Mathematics: NCERT
  • XI Mathematics: NCERT
  • Mathematics by RD Sharma

AP ECET 2018 Exam Pattern for Pharmacy Stream

AP ECET exam for Pharmacy stream consists of 4 sections which includes Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology.  Question paper will be of 200 marks consisting 200 objective type questions. All the Four sections cover 50 questions each. Each correct response will provide 1 mark to aspirant, while there is no negative marking.

SectionNumber of questions
Pharmaceutics50
Pharmaceutical50
Pharmacognosy50
Pharmacology50

Syllabus for Pharmacy Stream

Pharmaceutics:

  • Pharmaceutics- I
  • Pharmaceutics- II
  • Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Pharmaceutical Chemistry:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry- I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry- II
  • Biochemistry and clinical pathology

Pharmacognosy:

  • Drug Store & Business management.
  • Health Education & Community Pharmacy subjects.
  • Pharmacognosy.

Pharmacology:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Hospital Pharmacy & Clinical Pharmacy.
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology.

AP ECET 2018 Important Instructions

Candidates appearing for AP ECET should understand and remember all the aspects of AP ECET Exam Pattern. If you are appearing for AP ECET 2018, knowledge about its pattern and topics that hold importance and significance in the exam will surely give you an upper hand over a well prepared but less informed student. Here are some important instructions for candidates appearing for AP ECET 2018. Some points to remember for engineering stream:

  • Collegedunia advised students to start with Chemistry section as it consumes less time. The section does not involve heavy calculations and complex problems. If your concepts about basic chemistry is strong and you are well educated about rules of Organic Chemistry along with formulas of physical chemistry, you will have to invest less time in the section.
  • Physics can be a little tricky in AP ECET 2018 at times. However, with clear concepts, you can tackle heavy questions in the section easily. Getting/ Making a handbook that contains important formulas will surely help. It will not only help you remember the basic concepts and formulas but with regular practice.
  • Mathematics is considered as the toughest section of all as mentioned earlier. It is advisable to divide the topics into three parts as mentioned above. You can divide the topics into sections
  1. I am best at these
  2. Okay. I need a little practice for these
  3. I am very bad at it.

Dividing topics as per your strength would help you strategize your preparation in a monotonous and healthy manner. Writing important formulae, squares, cubes over the wall of your study table will help you revise in your subconscious every time you look at those.

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