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APICET 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - May 18, 2017

APICET 2018 is the entry level test for candidates seeking admission into the Master of Computer Application (MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses for the academic session 2018-19, in reputed universities and institutions of Andhra Pradesh.

  • APICET or Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test is organised in the month of May every year.
  • APICET 2018 question paper consists of objective type questions.
  • Examination is conducted in offline (pen paper based) mode only.
  • Candidates have to solve 200 multiple choice questions, each question carries 1 mark.
  • Out of the four given options, only one is correct.
  • Maximum time allowed to attempt the question paper is 150 minutes or 2.5 hours.
  • APICET test is designed to assess one’s mathematical skills, accuracy and aptitude for admission into MCA/MBA programme.
  • In 2017, the exam was conducted by Sri Venkateswara University on behalf on the APSCHE.

Andhra Pradesh University on behalf of APSCHE or Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education regulates the conduct of this examination. Notification regarding the exam is released on the official website of APSCHE every year in the month of February.


APICET 2018 Exam Pattern Details

Most of the entrance tests for admission into MBA courses check the student’s problem solving and analytical skills. APICET is a test to measure the candidate’s ability to think systematically, to use his/her verbal and communication skills and to evaluate his/her general aptitude.

  • Candidate can obtain a maximum of 200 marks by solving the 200 questions given in the paper.
  • APICET 2018 question paper is divided into three sections- A, B and C.
  • Section A is Analytical ability, Section B comprises of Mathematical ability and Section C examines the student’s Communication Skills.

APICET 2018 exam Pattern for Analytical Ability

Many questions are from Venn Diagrams and Graph interpretation. Be sure to polish these topics.

Name of the TopicNumber of questions
Data Sufficiency20
Problem Solving55
Total number of Questions = 75

APICET 2018 exam pattern for Mathematical Ability:

Generally, questions in statistical ability are easier than arithmetical ability and geometry based questions.

Name of the TopicNumber of questions
Arithmetical Ability35
Algebraic and Geometrical Ability30
Statistical Ability10
Total number of questions = 75

APICET 2018 exam pattern for Communication Ability:

Basics questions are asked from Business contexts and Reading comprehension. Out of 10, 6 are easy for computer terminology and Vocabulary.

Name of the TopicNumber of questions
Vocabulary10
Business and Computer Terminology10
Functional Grammar15
Reading Comprehension15
Total number of questions = 50

Marking Scheme for APICET 2018

Candidate is awarded with one mark for every correct answer. Total 200 questions are to be answered by a student.

  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Correct answers yield one mark to the student.
  • There is no negative marking in the APICET exam for incorrect answers.
  • No marks are given if the question is not attempted.
  • If a candidate marks more than one option in any question, the question is ignored. No marks are given.
  • There are no special types of questions.
  • No special marking for different subjects or topics is there.

APICET 2018 Exam Syllabus

Knowing the exam’s syllabus helps the students in the preparation as well as in the time management during the exam. You can pre-plan you time and work according to the planned time table.
APICET syllabus does not contain any core academic subjects rather it includes subjects like Analytical ability, Mathematics and Verbal communication and reading. The level of the questions is of 12th standard examination and a little higher.

Analytical Ability APICET 2018 Syllabus:

Important Topics
Data SufficiencyProblem SolvingSequences and Series
Data AnalysisCoding and Decoding ProblemsDate, Time and Arrangement Problems
Data InterpretationVenn DiagramsReasoning

Mathematical Ability APICET 2018 Syllabus:

Important Topics
Ratio and ProportionPowers and ExponentsSurds
LCM and GDCRational NumbersProfit-Loss and Percentages
PartnershipTime, distance and work problemsMensuration
Areas and VolumesModular ArithmeticStatements and Truth Tables
Sets-TautologiesRelations and FunctionsPoints and Lines
TrigonometryPolynomialsLinear equations and expressions
ProgressionsBinomial TheoremMatrices and Determinants
Limits and Derivatives Coordinate GeometryMean, Median and Mode
DeviationsCorrelationsProbability

Communication Ability APICET 2018 Syllabus

Important Topics
VocabularyBusiness and Computer terminology Functional Grammar
Reading ComprehensionDrawing ComprehensionDay-to-day Communication

Books for APICET 2018 Preparation

After going through the syllabus, one needs to practice for the exam. Questions matching the exam’s status are helpful for the preparation.
Some of the recommended books are given below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
    Author: R.S. Aggarwal
    It is a comprehensive book with more than 5000 questions.
Quantative Aptitude
  • A New Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning
    Author: B.S. Sijwalii
    Practicing questions from this book helps the students to gain confidence regarding the reasoning questions asked in APICET.
NON verbal Reasoning
  • Analytical Reasoning
    Author: M.K. Pandey
    The book 'Analytical Reasoning’ is an effective study material for a student to work on his logical reasoning.
Analytics Reasoning

Important Instructions

Candidates appearing for the APICET 2018 will be given an Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet to mark their responses for the questions. The candidates must follow the instructions given below to avoid their answers sheet becoming invalid. Read the examination instructions properly written on the very first page of the AP ICET 2018 question paper.

  • Go through the marking scheme given in the instructions.
  • Carry your APICET admit card and Aadhar card.
  • Candidates have to mark their answers in the provided OMR sheet.
  • Darken the appropriate bubbles carefully.
  • Only use of black or blue ball point pen is allowed.
  • Do not use HB pencil under any circumstances.
  • Do not write or make any mark on the OMR sheet.

Do not fold or damage your question paper.


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