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AP PGECET Exam Pattern 2017

AP PGECET Exam Pattern 2017 for all the 14 disciplines is defined by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. For the academic session 2017-18, APSCHE has appointed Andhra University as the conducting body of the state level exam. Graduates seeking admissions in various PG engineering or pharmacy courses offered in Andhra Pradesh universities have to appear for the exam. For this year, AP PGECET is scheduled from May 10 to May 12, 2017. Knowing about AP PGECET Exam Pattern empowers a candidate with subject wise marking scheme, distribution of marks and questions, time duration etc.

  • Andhra University will hold the exam in online mode
  • There will a total of 120 questions in AP PGECET 2017
  • They will be of objective type i.e. multiple choice questions 
  • Each question carries 1 mark each with no provision for negative marking 
  • The questions will be asked in English language
  • Exam duration is 2-hour (120 minutes) 
  • Candidates can appear for more than one paper depending on the schedule of AP PGECET 2017 exam
  • AP PGECET will be conducted separately for all 14 diciplines. Candidates appearing for the exam should acquaint themselves with the online examination process through practicing mock tests. Download FreeAP PGECET Sample Papers
AP PGECET Exam Pattern

AP PGECET Exam Pattern Highlights

Earlier AP PGECET was conducted in offline mode. But from this year, the exam will be conducted in online mode. For each dicipline, the questions paper will be different i.e. depending on the stream.

Mode of ExamOnline
Number of Papers1 Paper per dicipline
Number of Questions120 
Type of QuestionsObjective Type
Total Marks120
LanguageEnglish

Exam Mode- AP PGECET will be a computer based test. Candidates will be provided with a personal desktop. For each question 4 choices will be provided. One has to click on the correct radio box. 

No. of Questions- Each paper of AP PGECET will have 120 questions. For each paper, no extra time will be allotted to candidate in any situation to complete the exam.

Type of Questions- Questions in the exam will be of Multiple choice questions. There will be four choices to question. Candidates have to choose the most appropriate one.

Medium of Exam- Unlike AP EAMCET, the post graduate exam (AP PGECET) is to be answered in English language only.

AP PGECET Marking Scheme- The marking scheme for AP PGECET 2017 is defined by Andhra University. For this year, each correct answer carries 1 mark. Whereas, no marks is deducted for any wrong answer or an answer which is left unattempted. Hence, candidates are advised to attempt all the questions even if they are not sure of it. 


AP PGECET 2017 Exam Schedule

AP PGECET 2017 will be conducted in 14 different disciplines. They will be conducted in 3 days. The examination will be held in two shifts in a day. The examination for AP PGECET 2017 will last for maximum of 2 hours. Following is the table depicting examination schedule of AP PGECET 2017:

Date10 AM to 12 Noon2 PM to 4 PM
May 10, 2017Geo-Engineering and Geo-Informatics (GG)/PharmacyComputer Science and Information Technology
May 11, 2017Electronics and communication (EC)/ Bio-Tech (BT)/ Aerospace (AS)Civil (CE)/ Mechanical (ME)/ Electrical (EE)/ Food Technology (FT)
May 12, 2017Instrumentation (EI)/Metallurgy (MT)/ Chemical (CH)Nano Technology

AP PGECET 2017 will be conducted for 14 disciplines. These disciplines are given below:

Name of the DisciplinePaper Code
Aerospace EngineeringAS
Bio-TechnologyBT
Chemical EngineeringCH
Civil EngineeringCE
Computer Science and Information TechnologyCS
Electrical EngineeringEE
Electronics and Communication EngineeringEC
Food Technology FT
Geo-Engineering and Geo-Informatics GG
Instrumentation EngineeringEI
Mechanical EngineeringME
MetallurgyMT
Nano TechnologyNT
PharmacyPY

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Aerospace Engineering (AS)

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. A background in chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics is important for candidates pursuing an aerospace engineering degree. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for AS

Book NameAuthor
Fundamentals of Aerospace EngineeringManuel Soler
Aircraft Propulsion Mayur R. Anvekar
Aircraft Structures for Engineering StudentsT.H.G. Megson
Foundations of Aerodynamics: Bases of Aerodynamic DesignArnold M. Kuethe, Kuethe, Chuen-Yen Chow

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Bio-Technology (BT)

Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for BT

AP PGECET Books
Book NameAuthor
Next (Hardcover) Michael Crichton
The Biotech Century: The Coming Age of Genetic Commerce Jeremy Rifkin
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend BiologyRay Kurzweil
Molecular Biology of the CellBruce Alberts and Alexander Johnson

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Chemical Engineering (CH)

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics andchemistry), life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for CH

AP PGECET Books
Book NameAuthor
Unit Operations of Chemical EngineeringWarren L. McCabe
Elements of Chemical Reaction EngineeringH. Scott Fogler
Product and Process Design Principles: Synthesis, Analysis, and EvaluationWarren D. Seider
Organic ChemistryPaula Yurkanis Bruice

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Civil Engineering (CE)

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for CE

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Basic Structural AnalysisC.S.Reddy, Edition: 3rd
R.C.C. DesignsB.C.Punmia,Ashok Kumar Jain, Arun Jain Edition: 3rd
Design Of Steel StructuresS.K Duggal Edition: 3rd
Surveying (vol. 1,2,3)B.C.Punia, Askok jain, Arun Jain
Engineering HydrologyK Subramanya, Edition: 4th

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Computer Science (CS)

Computer science is the study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for CS

AP PGECET Books
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
The C Programming languageBrian W. Kernighan , Dennis M. Ritchie
Classic Data StructuresDebasis Samanta
Introduction to AlgorithmsThomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest and Clifford Stein
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach: International EditionJames F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Electrical Engineering (EE)

Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for EE

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Electrical Power SystemsC. L. Wadhwa, Edition: 6
Electrical MachineryAuthor's Name: P. S. Bimbhra, Edition: 7
Control Systems EngineeringI.J.Nagrath , M. Gopal, Edition: 5
Power System Engineering I Nagrath , D Kothari, Edition: 2

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

Electronics engineering, or electronic engineering, is an electrical engineering discipline which utilizes non-linear and active electrical components to design electronic circuits, devices, microprocessors, microcontrollers and other systems. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for EC

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Microelectronic Circuits : Theory and ApplicationsAdel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith, Edition: 6
Fundamentals of Electric CircuitsCharles K. Alexander , Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Edition: 5
Automatic Control SystemsBenjamin C. Kuo, Edition: 9
Digital Logic and Computer DesignM. Morris Mano, Edition: 1
Principles of Communication SystemsGoutam Saha , Herbert Taub , Donald Schilling, Edition: 3

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Food Technology (FT)

Food technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that makefoods. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for FT

AP PGECET Books
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Objective Food Science and Technology D Mudgil

Collins GCSE Essentials: Food Technology

LETTS Publications

Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition: Student Book

Alison Clough-Halstead and Fiona Dowling

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Mechanical Engineering (ME)

It is a branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for ME

Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Engineering ThermodynamicsP.K. Nag, Edition: 5
Introduction to Fluid Mechanics & Fluid MachinesS K Som, Gautam Biswas, S Chakraborty, Edition: 3
 Fundamentals of Engineering Heat and Mass TransferR.C. Sachdeva, Edition: 4
Theory of MachinesS S Rattan, Edition: 4
Engineering MechanicsS. Timoshenko, D.H. Young, J.V. Rao, Sukumar Pati, Edition: 5

AP PGECET Exam Pattern for Nano Technology (NT)

Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. A sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick; a single gold atom is about a third of a nanometer in diameter.. The pattern for the exam is listed below:

  • There will be a total of 120 questions
  • Questions will be of objective type
  • There will be no particular sections in the paper
  • The medium of answering is English

Preparation Books for NT

AP PGECET books
Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures: New Materials for the Twenty-first Century Peter J. F. Harris
Introduction to NanoelectronicsMitin
Electrical Transport in Nanoscale SystemsDi Ventra
Springer Handbook of NanotechnologyBharat Bhushan
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