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AP EDCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - April 28, 2017

AP EDCET 2018 Exam pattern will be announced by APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education) (APSCHE) along with the notification on the official website www.sche.ap.gov.in. AP EDCET is conducted in Pen and Paper based mode and all the questions will be in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format.

The duration of the AP EDCET is 120 minutes (2 hours). The medium of paper will be English and Telugu. However, aspirants who choose Kurnool as their test center will also have the option to answer in Urdu also. The total number of questions asked in the entrance exam is 150. All the question carry 1 mark and there is no provision of negative marking. There will 4 options for all the MCQs out of which the candidate must choose the correct option. The test comprises 3 parts namely Part A, Part B and Part C. All the candidates have to compulsorily attempt Part A and Part B while for Part C they must choose 1 out of the 5 subjects.

AP EDCET 2018 syllabus is based on graduation level. AP EDCET 2018 is the Andhra Pradesh education common entrance test conducted by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the APSCHE for admission into the first year of B.Ed regular course in various institutes across Andhra Pradesh for the academic year 2018-2019. There has been no significant change introduced in the exam pattern and it will be similar to that for 2017.


AP EDCET Exam Pattern Highlights

AP EDCET Exam consists of 150 objective type questions that have to attempted within the allotted duration of 2 hours. All the important information related to the pattern of exam such as exam mode, question paper type, etc. are mentioned in table highlights below:

Exam ModeOffline (pen-paper based)
Exam Duration120 minutes (2 hours)
Number of Paper(s)1
Number of Sections3
Question Paper typeObjective (MCQs)
Total no. of questions in AP EDCET150
Maximum marks allocated for AP EDCET 2018150
Exam LanguageEnglish, Telugu (Urdu at Kurnool exam center)

AP EDCET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail (h4)

The exam will have 150 objective questions divided into 3 parts - Part A, Part B and Part C. The first and second parts are compulsory and common for all aspirants. There will be no choice of subjects for the first 2 parts. However, in Part C, aspirants can choose any one subject out of the 5 subjects that are available in the methodology. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern for all the 3 sections below.

Exam Pattern of Part A

This section will test the candidate’s knowledge in English language. The total number of questions asked in this section will be 25. Every right answer will be rewarded 1 mark. Hence, the maximum obtainable marks in Part A are 25.

Exam Pattern of Part B

This section will asses the aspirant’s General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude. There will be 15 questions about General Knowledge of 1 mark each and 10 questions about Teaching Aptitude. Students must select the most appropriate alternative out of 4 options available as their answer.

Exam Pattern of Part C

In this section, candidate has to choose 1 subject from the Part C Methodology. It will evaluate the candidate’s aptitude in the special subject chosen. It will comprise of 100 questions and total obtainable marks are 100.

Aspirants must choose any one of the following subjects- Mathematics, Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry), Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology), Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics and Economics) or English. They must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility norms for the choice of subject under Part C. The eligibility criterion for each subject is as follows:

MethodologyEligibility Criteria
MathematicsBA/ B.Sc. with Mathematics as a subject. BCA with Mathematics at intermediate level as a group subject. B.Tech with Mathematics and Physics.
Physical SciencesB.Sc. with Physics and Chemistry or Allied Material Sciences under Part-II group subjects. BCA candidates with Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) at intermediate level.
Biological SciencesB.Sc/ B.Sc (Home Science) with Botany and Zoology or Allied Life Sciences under Part-II group subjects. BCA aspirants with Biological Sciences at intermediate level.
Social StudiesAll applicants with BA/ B.Com./ BBM or BCA with Social Sciences at intermediate level as group subject.
EnglishBA Special English or MA English

The distribution of questions and marks for each section is mentioned below:

PartSubjectQuestionsMarks
Part AGeneral English2525
Part BGeneral Knowledge1515
Teaching Aptitude1010
Part C1) Mathematics100100
2) Physical Sciences--
Physics5050
Chemistry5050
3) Biological Sciences
Botany5050
Zoology5050
4) Social Studies--
Geography3535
History3030
Civics1515
Economics2020
5) English100100

Marking Scheme

The applicants must know the marking scheme in order to decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance examination. There has been no change in the marking scheme and it is the same as that for the year 2017. The marking scheme of AP EDCET 2018 is as follows:

  • 1 mark will be awarded for marking every accurate answer.
  • There will be no penalty for incorrect or wrong answers i.e. negative marking is not applicable.
  • No mark will be deducted from the total score of the aspirant for leaving a question blank or not attempting it.
  • If two options are marked as answers, it will be considered as a wrong answer.

Qualifying Marks 

The qualifying marks for all general category applicants in the AP EDCET 2018 are 25% of the total score. These students must score 37 or more marks in order to be eligible for admission. The candidates belonging to the reserved category of SC/ST communities will have no qualifying marks for ranking. They will be selected regardless of the marks they score in the entrance test. Women candidates who choose Physical Sciences or Mathematics as their methodology will not have minimum qualifying marks.


AP EDCET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for AP EDCET 2018 is based on graduate level knowledge. It covers questions from topics of degree subjects (BA, B.Com, B.Sc, etc.) from the year 2013-2018. It is decided by the APSCHE for every subject. Aspirants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The section wise syllabus is given as follows:

Part A: English

This section will assess the grasp an aspirant has on English language. The candidate’s ability to comprehend the contents of the given passage and to answer questions based on it will be tested in Reading Comprehension. Through this section, a candidate’s vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, correction of sentences, articles, prepositions, tenses and spellings will be tested. Questions on transformation of sentences to simple, complex and compound as also voices, direct and indirect speech will be asked.

Part B: General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude

Questions will be designed so as to assess the ability of the student’s general knowledge of the environment and its application to society. This section will also test their knowledge of current events and application of observation and experience gained from their scientific outlook. It will also include questions pertaining to India and its neighbouring countries and about History, Culture, Ecology, Geography, Economics, General Policy and Scientific Research.

In order to evaluate the Teaching Aptitude of aspirants, characteristics like ability to communicate, ability to deal with children and ability to recognise individual differences will be tested.

Part C:

The syllabus for Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Social Studies shall be of graduation level from the revised common core of the degree syllabus.

English (Part C):

  • 50 questions from the syllabus of 10th class level will be asked in the exam. The different topics that need to be studied are Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Language functions, Elements of Phonetics, Writing skills, Reference skills and Study skills.
  • 50 questions from the syllabus prescribed for Optional English at BA degree level (BA Special English) or Modern Literature will be asked.

There are plenty of excellent reference books available for B.Ed entrance tests in the market. Candidates can check out some of the popular reference books for AP EDCET 2018 below. Reference books are extremely helpful in understanding the structure of examination and pattern of questions as well as comprehending fundamental concepts of topics that are tested during the examination.

BookAuthor/ Publisher
Teaching Aptitude and Attitude TestAbha Malik
IGNOU B.Ed Previous Years PapersJ. K Chopra
B.Ed Entrance ExaminationRamesh Publishing House
B.Ed GuideAnmol Publisher
IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam GuideR P H Editorial Board

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