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APICET 2017 Application Process

Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (APICET) is a state level entrance exam that is conducted by Andhra University, for admissions into post graduate MBA and MCA courses offered in the universities and professional colleges of Andhra Pradesh.

Those candidates aspiring to obtain admission into these courses must register and appear for APICET 2017. The application process will be conducted online and the date of commencement of the APICET application process is expected to be in the first week of February 2017. APICET is scheduled to take place in third week of may, 2017.

A candidate must fulfil APICET Eligibility Criteria set by the competent authority as in case a candidate is found not eligible for the exam, he or she will not be given admission.

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APICET 2017 Important Dates

It is important for the candidates to be aware of the detailed schedule of APICET 2017. Applicants can find this information summarised below –

APICET Release of NotificationFirst week of February 2017
Beginning of Application ProcessFirst week of February 2017
Last day to apply without late feeFirst week of March 2017
Last day to apply with late fee of Rs.500 +Registration feeSecond week of March 2017
Corrections, if any, of online application formThird week of March 2017
Last day to apply with late fee of Rs.2000 +Registration feeFourth week of March 2017
Last day to apply Rs.5000+Registration feeFourth week of March 2017
Availability of Admit CardsSecond week of April 2017
Last day to apply with late fee of Rs.10,000 +Registration feeSecond week of May 2017
Date of examinationThird week of May 2017
Declaration of Answer KeyThird week of May 2017
Last date for receiving of objections on Preliminary keyFourth week of May 2017
Declaration of resultsFourth week of May 2017

APICET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

There are some important eligibility criteria that the candidate must fulfil in order to apply for APICET 2017. In case an applicant fails to satisfy the eligibility criteria, his application may be liable for rejection.

The eligibility criteria for APICET 2017 is mentioned below –

  • All candidates must be Indian Nationals and satisfy local / non-local status requirements as set by the competent authority.
  • Candidates other than Indian Nationals must satisfy the rules of the Universities that they are applying to.

For MBA:

Must be a graduate with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC / ST category candidates) in the qualifying examination.

For MCA:

Must be a graduate with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC, ST category candidates) in the qualifying examination. The candidates must have passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics as one of the subject.

  • If an applicant has a qualifying Degree obtained in a Distance Mode Program, then it must be recognised by the joint committee of UGC, AICTE and DEC.
  • Candidates in their final year degree examination are also eligible to appear for the entrance test.

Important Documents required for APICET 2017 Application Process

There are some important details that the candidate would have to provide while filling the application form of APICET 2017.

These details are provided in the table below –

Details requiredDocuments preferred
Local Status (AU/SVU /ANU/OU/Non-local)Local candidate certificate issued by MRO / Competent Authority
Income of ParentsIncome certificate issued by MRO / Competent Authority
Category (SC / ST / OBC)Category Certificate issued by Competent Authority
Special Category (NCC, PH, Sports, CAP, etc.)Certificate issued by complete authority
AP Online/E-Seva / Mee-Seva Centre Transaction ID.Receipt from AP Online/ E- Seva/ Citizen Services Center
Roll number of the qualifying examinationMark Sheet or the Roll Number of Qualifying Examination
Date of BirthBirth Certificate / Class X Mark sheet
Roll number of Class X examinationClass X Mark sheet or Passing Certificate

APICET 2017 Application fee

The application process for APICET 2017 is to be conducted online and the online application fee is Rs.350.The candidate will be required to pay the registration fee for online submission and late fee, if applicable, at AP online Centres in Andhra Pradesh. This can also be done through the payment gateway by means of a Credit card / Debit card/ Net Banking.
For the first option, the candidate would be required to visit any one of the AP Centres along with necessary documents and collect the Transaction ID. Then he would have to login using this ID and fill the application form.

For the second option, the candidate would be redirected to a payment gateway. First, the card type would have to be selected and after entering correct and mandatory details such as Card number, Expiry Date, Security Code / CVV number, the candidate would have to confirm the payment.

The details of late fee charges for submission of APICET 2017 Application Form are indicated in the table below.

Second week of March 2017INR 350+500
Fourth week of March 2017INR 350+1000
Fourth week of March 2017INR 350+5000
Second week of May 2017INR 350+10000

Steps Wise Details for APICET 2017 Application Form

Applicants can follow the following rules to complete the APICET 2017 Registration Process and filling-in details in the online application form afterwards.

STEP 1 – Registration

Before starting the process of registering for the exam, the candidates must possess complete knowledge regarding the various steps involved. The registration process for APICET 2017 is simple and easy to follow.

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click on the tab “Apply Online”.
  3. Select registration fee payment mode from the options that appear on the screen (AP Online / e-Seva/ MeeSeva or Debit / Credit card).
  4. For payment mode AP Online / e-Seva / MeeSeva:
  • Visit any one of the AP Online Centres with Hall ticket number of qualifying exam, candidate’s name, and candidate’s father’s name, date of birth of candidate, hall ticket number of SSC or equivalent and candidate’s phone number.
  • Collect the receipt of payment after having paid the fee and ensure that it contains the Transaction ID.
  • Login to official website using the Transaction ID.
  • Fill in the details required for payment verification such as AP application number, candidate’s name etc.
  • Click on the button “Proceed to online application form filling”.
  1. For payment via Debit card or Credit card:
  • Keep all details required to pay through Debit or Credit Card ready.
  • After entering all details, click on the “Make Payment” button and proceed to fill the application form.
  • During the payment process, don’t click on the back button or refresh option.
  • After successfully paying the fee, a Transaction ID will be generated and displayed on the screen.
  • Click on the button “Proceed to online application form filling”.
  1. This completes the registration process. The Transaction ID can be used to login and fill the application form.

STEP 2 – Filling the Application Form

The step by step process to fill the application form of APICET 2017 is described in this section.

  • These parts are –Candidate Details, Qualifying Examination Details, Choice of Regional Centre for Entrance Test, Local Area Status, SSC or equivalent, Minority community, Special Category, Annual Parental Income, Correspondence Address and Intermediate degree.
  • The candidate must fill the details required in all sections of the application form carefully.
  • After completing the process of filling the form, review it and edit any details that may need to be changed.
  • Upon ensuring that all details are correct, accept the declaration at the end of the form and click on final submit.
  • Take a print out of the filled in application process and keep it safe for future reference.

Particulars to fill:

In each section, there are various details that need to be provided by the candidate. The candidate must be careful while filling these details. The fields that need to be provided by the applicant are:

  1. Candidate Details
  • Candidate’s name, Father’s name, Mother’s name, Date of Birth, Gender, Identification Marks, Birth State, Birth District, Aadhar Number.
  1. Qualifying Examination
  • Undergraduate Degree, Appearing or Passed, Year of Passing, Hall ticket number of qualifying exam, Percentage marks, Place of study of degree or equivalent
  1. Choice of Regional Entrance Exam
  • One test centre according to the preference of candidate
  1. Category
  • OC, BC-A, BC-B, BC-C, BC-D, BC-E, SC, ST
  1. Local Area Status
  • AU : Andhra University, OU : Osmania University, SVU : Sri Venkateswara University, ANU: Acharya Narayana University, Non Local : As per the Non Local conditions mentioned in the Instruction booklet
  1. SSC or equivalent
  • SSC Board, Hall Ticket Number, Year of Passing, SSC Place of Study
  1. Community
  • Minority or Non-Minority Community
  1. Special Category
  • PH / VH / HI / OH, NCC, CAP, Sports
  1. Annual Parental Income
  • Below One Lakh, Between One lakh and Two lakh, More than Two Lakh
  1. Correspondence Address
  2. Intermediate Degree
  • Mathematics in (10+2) or not, Place of Study

APICET 2017 Photograph and Signature Specifications

The candidate will be required to upload his photograph and signature as the final part of the application form of APICET 2017. The candidate must ensure that these documents are in accordance with the specified norms.

The photograph of the candidate must be a recent one and the face should be clearly visible. The file should be in .jpg file format and the size of this file should be less than 30 KB.

The signature of the candidate should be legible and clearly visible in the file. No part of the signature should have been cropped in any way and the format should be .jpg. The size of this file has to be less than 15 KB.

APICET 2017 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some queries that are frequently asked about APICET 2017:       

Q.1.How should the Application form be submitted?

A.1. The APICET 2017 application form is available ONLY on the official website and has to be submitted through ONLINE mode.

Q.2.What should I do with the “Filled in Application Form”?

A.2. Take a print out of the “Filled in Application Form” and keep it safe for future processes. The registration number at the top of the form will have to be used for any correspondence.

Q.3. Do I have to upload any certificates?

A.3. No certificates need to be uploaded as part of the application form.

Q.4. How to rectify the mistake I made while filling the details in the online application form?

A.4. Some of the fields (excluding Regional Test Centre) in the Filled in Online Application Form can be modified in case a mistake has been made. The candidate would have to write a request letter with relevant proofs attached and it should be addressed to the CONVENER, APICET-2017. An e-mail can also be sent to the following IDs -,



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