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AP PGECET Counselling 2018

Updated On - March 16th 2018

AP PGECET Counselling is expected to start in last week of August. It is an online process and held separately for both Engineering and Pharmacy.  Candidates can fill their college preferences online after document verification. Also, they have to pay INR 1000 as counselling fee to participate in the process.

  • Counselling for admission into M.Tech. /M.Pharm./ Pharm.D(PB) courses on August 27, 2018 and August 28, 2018 conducted in 5 university helpline centers.
  • Separate counselling will be conducted for GPAT/GATE holders. Check AP PGECET Counselling for GATE/GPAT holders
  • Seats remaining vacant will be filled up through AP PGECET counselling
  • GATE/GPAT qualifiers will be given preference while filling up of seats. 
  • The qualifying marks for General categor is 30 marks out of 120. Check AP PGECET Cut off

AP PGECET is an online exam conducted for post graduate courses offered at various Universities in Andhra Pradesh. 

AP PGECET 2018 Seat Allotment

AP PGECET is conducted for students aspiring admissions in Post-graduation in M.Tech /M.E courses. AP PGECET 2018 is a state level examination conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.  AP PGECET is a prerequisite for admission to Engineering and Pharmacy courses offered by various universities in Andhra Pradesh. The exam is a Computer Based Test wherein a candidate has to answer questions online, in English medium. The exam consists 120 Multiple Choice Questions to be answered within 2-hour. There is no provision for negative marking.

AP PGECET result is announced in month of June which is followed by AP PGECET counselling and seat allotment.

Seat allotment is on the basis of counselling process conducted by the university. It might be conducted in two phases. Candidates are offered seat on basis of choice filled in the application form and their AP PGECET rank. If any candidate is not satisfied with his/her allotted seat in round one, they can apply for round two by paying the counselling fee.

AP PGECET seat allotment

How to download AP PGECET Seat Allotment Order 2018?

  • Log on to the official website.
  • Check for the AP PGECET Allotment Order 2018 Notification.
  • Click on it.
  • Then Enter the ICR Code, Hall Ticket Number, Date of Birth details.
  • Allotment Letter will be displayed on the screen.
  • Then click on the download.
  • Finally, save the file and make a printout for future use.
ap pgecet seat allotment

After receiving the Seat Allotment Order, Candidates are required to report their allotted colleges on specified time and date. If a candidate fails to reach the allotted college on scheduled date, his/her seat might stand cancelled. Candidates should also carry all the required documents for AP PGECET.

AP PGECET Counselling Highlights

Conducting Body Andhra University
Counselling ModeOnline

For General Category- 30 Marks

For SC/ST- Not set


AP PGECET Counselling Procedure 2018

AP PGECET Counselling starts witn certificate verification at the designated Help Center. The centers are assigned by Andhra University. Mentioned below are the steps to be followed in completing counselling of AP PGECET.

AP PGECET Counselling

Stage 1: Certificate Verification

The initial step before proceeding to counselling process is to get all the certificates verified. For this, a proper session will be conducted. One needs to get themselves registered and then they will be assigned a session with the timings and venue. It will be conducted as per the ranking of a candidate. Mentioned below is certificate verification schedule as per their AP PGECET ranks.

  • Registration will be carried out at respective help center only. 
  • One must reach the venue and wait for the announcement from authorities
  • Candidates need to submit AP PGECET rank card to the personnel at the entrance
  • When a candidate’s rank is called, he/she has to pay the counselling fee. Post that AP PGECET registration form will be given to them.
  • Fill details like AP PGECET 2018 Hall ticket number and rank in the form
  •  In the next announcement, one will be called for document verification

Note: Candidates are strongly advised to auto check all fields printed on PGECET 2018 registration cum verification form like local area, gender, minority, category, special reservation category, date of birth, mobile number & fee, reimbursement eligibility

Documents Required for AP PGECET Certificate Verification

Certificate verification is the most important steps that a candidate needs to go through before appearing for AP PGECET Counselling. They are required to bring the original required documents with 2 sets of photocopies at the time of verification. Listed below are the required documents for the process:

  • AP PGECET Hall Ticket 2018
  • AP PGECET Rank Card
  • SSC Passing Certificate
  • Intermediate or Equivalent exam mark sheet and passing certificate
  • 10th and 12th class Mark Sheet and passing certificate
  • GATE Score Card/GPAT Score Card
  • Migration or Transfer Certificate
  • Income certificate (issued after January 01, 2018)
  • Caste certificate (if required)
  • Aadhar card
  • Residence certificate of either of parents for a period of 10 years in A.P/Telangana excluding the period of their employment outside A.P/Telangana from M.R.O. for candidates who studied outside the state of AP/Telangana
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)
  • PC/Degree Certificate & Memorandum of marks of qualifying Examination
  • Integrated community certificate issued by the competent authority in case of BC/SC/ST candidates

List of Helpline Centres: Here is the list of Helpline Centres, these are the centers where candidates have report for document verification:

  • Administrative Block, JNTUA, Anantapuram
  • University College of Engineering, JNTUK, Kakinada
  • SRR & CVR Govt. College, Vijayawada
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  • AU online counselling center, Opp. School of distance education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • SV University, old MBA Building, Tirupati

Documents required by the Special Category (NCC/CAP/PH/Sports) candidates

  • PH Category: Candidates who belong to category have to submit a certificate issued by the District Medical Board and should have disability of 40% and above.
  • CAP Category: Candidates who belong to this category should submit the following documents:-
  1. Service certificate issued by Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer.
  2. Identity Card
  3. Serving persons have to submit Service Certificates from their workplace showing the relationship with candidate.
  4. Candidate whose parents are domicile of AP/Telangana are considered to be eligible to come under CAP category.
  5. Discharge Book for verification.
  • NCC Category: Candidates who belongs to this category have to submit their A, B, C certificates.

List of Helpline Centres: Special Category candidates have to report at the following Helpline Centres for document verification:

  • University College of Engineering, JNTUK, Kakinada
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

Stage 2: AP  PGECET Web Counselling

After getting all the certificates verified, eligible candidates will then have to appear for web counselling. Candidate can participate in AP PGECET counselling from their home/cyber café/helpline center. Before that, one has to pay a requisite fee as per their category. Tabulated below is the fee as per candidate’s category.

CategoryFee (INR)

Mentioned below is detailed procedure for to complete AP PGECET Counselling:

Step 1: Choice Filling

Before selecting a preferred college and course, one needs to register and generate a new password. For generating a password, steps mentioned below are to be followed:

  • First, visit the official website of AP PGECET 2018 
  • Next, click on the ‘Candidates Registration’
  • Fill in the details as per required for registration such as Registration Number, Hall Ticket Number, Rank, Date of Birth as mentioned in the Certificate Verification.
  • After filling the details, click on ‘Generate Password’. A new screen will then appear. 
  • Now, enter a password (having minimum 8 characters and maximum 10 with at least one Numeric/Character)
  • Re-enter the Password. Also, enter the Mobile Number that will be provided at the time of verification.
  • Click on ‘Save Password’ to save it
  • Click on ‘Logout’ and go back to Home page

Now, one can easily fill the choices with a Login ID and newly generated Password. Mentioned below are the steps to be followed in order to fill in the choices.

  • Candidates need to select the Web Option given on the page
  • It will open a new Instruction window with all the relevant instructions, candidates must read the instructions carefully and click on “I Understood” button to proceed.
  • It will then open a new window “Option Form” where candidates have to fill the credentials namely AP PGECET Hall Ticket Number, Rank, Mobile No. and then Submit.
  •  Option Form will then display the complete list of the colleges based on gender and specialization on the left side, while the right side of the form will be provided for sorting the list of colleges as per the priority of candidates.
  • Filters are provided to minimize the selection list:
  1. Alphabetical filter- This filter helps in sorting the list in the alphabetical order, for example- If candidate selects “a”, then all the colleges starting with “a” will appear and it will be easy to do the selection.
  2. District filter- This filter give the option to select any district from the list and the colleges in that district will appear.

Note:Candidates can select the college on left side window and it will appear in the selected order in the right window. An option to modify the priority list is also available. 

Step 2: Freezing Option

On completing the priority list, click on “Save” button and enter the password sent through the SMS and click “Confirm”. The entire data will be sent to the server for processing and the final list willl be displayed in a printed format. The registered option will be frozen automatically on the specified last date and shall be used for seat allotment. One should make sure to take out a print and re-check the list.

Step 3: Seat Allotment Process

AP PGECET 2018 Seat Allotment will be announced after completion of each round of AP PGECET counselling procedure. Listed below is the procedure of Seat Allotment and other details:

  • Seats will be allotted to candidates as per their order of preference.
  • APPEGCET 2018 Seat allotment is done in the order of rank.
  • The options selected by candidates will be processed and then the final AP PEGCET 2018 Seat allotment result will be announced.
  • Once the web counselling will be completed and the AP PEGCET 2018 Seat allotment results will be released. They can not be altered under any circumstances.
  • The final information regarding the allotment will be communicated to candidate through SMS.
  • Candidates then must take out the print of the Provisional Allotment Order from the official website of AP PGECET and should report at the allotted college for performing the other admission related formalities.
  • Candidates who fail to report at the college on the specified date will be forfeit their allotment.
  • Candidates who are willing to participate in the Second round of counselling must cancel their admission and should pay the counselling fee as a fresh candidate.
  • Candidates who want to withdraw from the process must submit an application form to Helpline Centre coordinator along with receipt of certificates.

Candidates can check their seat allotment on the AP PGECET official website in two ways:

  • To check the details candidates have to enter the following information:
  1. AP PGECET 2018 Hall Ticket Number
  2. AP PGECET 2018 Rank
  3. Registered Mobile Number

College-wise: To check the details candidates have to enter the following information:

  1. District
  2. College
  3. Courses

AP PGECET Counselling process for GATE/GPAT Holders

All GATE or GPAT qualified candidates have to apply  online to participate in AP PGECET Counselling. They have to remit an amount of Rs 659 (inclusive of all taxes) as counselling fee. They can follow the below mentioned steps  for  counselling registration.

  • Visit official website, click on counselling registration
  • Choose the stream you are applying for (GATE/GPAT)
  • Fill in the asked details as shown in the image below

AP PGECET Counselling

  • Next step is fee payment. 
  • After successfully initiating fee payment, candidates can check their payment status by entering their GATE/GPAT 2018 Hall Ticket Number and contact number

For seat allotment, priority will be given to GATE/GPAT holders. If seats still remains vacant then it will be filled on the basis of AP PGECET ranks.

AP PGECET Counselling Centers

AP PGECET Counselling will be conducted offline at  various centers in Andhra Pradesh.  Candidates can check the list of  AP PGECET Counselling centers mentioned below:-

  1. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  2. AU Online Counselling center, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  3. Administrative Block, JNTUA, Anantapuram
  4. University College of Engineering, JNTUK, Kakinada
  5. SRR & CVR Govt. College, Vijayawada
  6. SV University, old MBA Building, Tirupati

The list is tentative. Final list will be uploaded on the official website soon

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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