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Horticulture Common Entrance Test (HORTICET) 2017 is a state level common entrance examination. HORTICET 2017 is a renowned pre-agriculture exam for candidates seeking admission into undergraduate (UG) Horticulture course.

  • HORTICET 2017 will be conducted by Dr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University (Dr. YSRHU), Venkataramannagudem
  • Entrance exam is held once every year usually in the month of July
  • HORTICET 2017 will allow students to take admission into B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture, which is a four year UG degree program, at Dr. YSRHU
  • Examination will be conducted on July 18, 2017
  • HORTICET 2017 will consist of only objective type questions
  • Candidates will have to answer 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • Candidate will secure 1 mark for each correct answer, while there is no negative marking, implying candidate can secure a maximum marks of 200 in exam
  • HORTICET 2017 will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper mode) and in Telugu language
  • Application process for entrance exam is currently going on and applicants are  required to send their application form, along with list of documents specified in notification, to the university on or before June 28, 2017
  • Diploma holders will be granted 15% of seats (47 seats) in B.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture
  • Above seats will be divided into two sections on the basis of rules of Government of Andhra Pradesh – local candidates will get 85% of seats, while 15% of seats will be treated as unreserved quota

Highlights Table

Date of ExamJuly 18, 2017
Conducting BodyDr.Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem
Mode of ExamOffline Mode
Medium of ExamTelugu Language
Duration of Exam120 minutes (2 hours)
Type and Number of QuestionsObjective types questions, 200 MCQs
Courses OfferedB.Sc. (Hons.) Horticulture
Number of Seats47


Dr. YSRHU has already released a notification, inviting candidates to fill application form for appearing in HORTICET 2017, to secure admission into 4-year B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture course offered by the university.

Last Date of Application SubmissionJune 28, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
Availability of Admit Card10-15 days prior to Exam
Date of ExaminationJuly 18, 2017
Declaration of ResultJuly 2017 (tentatively)
Commencement of Counselling ProcessAugust 2017 (tentatively)


Before the submission of application form for HORTICET 2017, candidates must carefully read and understand eligibility criteria for appearing in HORTICET 2017. Eligibility criteria for exam are formulated by Dr. YSRHU. Following are the important eligibility criteria points to be understood –

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Minimum Age: Candidate must turn 17 years before or on 31st December of the year of admission
  • Maximum Age Limit: For candidates belonging to General or Backward Class (BC), maximum permissible age to appear for HORTICET 2017 is 22 years. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories, maximum age limit has been relaxed to 25 years as per government norms. Furthermore, for physically handicapped candidates, upper age limit has been further relaxed till 27 years as per government norms
  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have necessarily passed Diploma in Horticulture course from Dr. YSRHU. Also, candidates who will be completing their Diploma in academic year 2016-17, are eligible to apply for HORTICET 2017. However, candidate will have to submit his/her Final Memorandum of Marks-cum-Pass Certificate of Diploma in Horticulture during counselling process


A notification has already been issued by Dr. YSRHU for submission of application form. Candidates will have to submit application form through offline mode only. Candidates will have to take a print out of application form, subsequent to downloading it. Application form must be very carefully and correctly filled. Once submitted, candidates will not be allowed to make any changes in application form. Following are the steps to submit application form –

  • Go to the official website of Dr. YSRHU -
  • Click on ‘More Announcements’ tab on right hand pane of webpage
  • Under Announcements, search for ‘HORTICET - 2017 – NOTIFICATION’ and click on it
  • HORTICET 2017 notification will get downloaded in pdf format. Therefore, candidates must ensure that Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed on their system
  • Open the downloaded pdf file
  • After initial notification, containing important details regarding HORTICET 2017, candidate will be able to find Application Form for exam in the same file
  • Candidate will have to take a print out of Application form
  • Below application form, candidate can find the list of documents that need to be enclosed with filled application form, before sending it to conducting authority. Candidate will have to take a print out of this page as well.
  • Candidate will also have to take print out of two copies of admit cards given on the next page.
  • Candidate needs to carefully and correctly fill all details in Application form and admit cards.

Details asked in Application form

  1. Name of Applicant
  2. Diploma ID No
  3. Father’s Name
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Sex
  6. Place of Birth
  7. Region
  8. Category
  9. Details of Study particulars – 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and Diploma in Horticulture
  10. Address for Correspondence
  11. Phone/Mobile No
  12. Demand Draft Particulars
  • Every candidate needs to get an original demand draft made, payable at Tadepalligudem, on any Nationalized Bank. Demand draft has to be made in favor of ‘Dr. Y.S.R HORTICULTURAL UNIVERSITY’
  • Candidates from General and SC categories will have to get INR 600 demand draft made, while amount for candidates belonging to Sc and ST categories is INR 300

Details asked in both Admit Cards (one for student and other for Office)

  1. Name of the Applicant
  2. Name of the Parent/Guardian
  3. Complete Postal Address
  4. Signature of the Application
  5. Candidate will have to affix three passport size photographs – one on application form and one each on admit cards
  6. After filling application form and admit card, candidate will have to enclose following documents
  7. Date of Birth Certificate
  8. Attested copy of 10th class mark sheet
  9. Attested copy of Diploma in Horticulture Course
  10. Latest Conduct Certificate from Head of the Institute last attended
  11. Latest Caste Certificate (In case of SC/ST/BC’s) issued by the Mandal Revenue Officer
  12. Certificates issued by the concerned authorities of State in the case of Special categories like PHC (Differently abled), NCC,SPORTS and CAP
  13. Two self-addressed stamped (INR 5 postal stamp) envelopes for sending the admit card
  • Candidate will then have to send application form, admit cards, demand draft and all relevant enclosures to ‘The Registrar, Dr.Y.S.R Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem-534101, W.G.Dt., Andhra Pradesh’
  • All documents should reach the above address on or before June 28, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Documents can be submitted by hand or by post
  • The University does not assume any responsibility for delay in receiving post

The University can reject application form on the following basis

  • If application form is incomplete
  • If application form is not accompanied by proper Demand Draft
  • If candidate does not meet eligibility criteria
  • If application form is received after the due date

Application Fee

Application fee will have to be paid by all candidates at the time of filling application form. Fee will be paid through demand draft, which will be payable at Tadepalligudem, on any Nationalized Bank. Demand draft has to be made in favor of ‘Dr. Y.S.R HORTICULTURAL UNIVERSITY’. There is no other mode of making fee payment. No cash or online mode of payment will be acceptable. Following is the amount of demand draft to be made by candidates belonging to different categories

CategoryApplication Fee
General and BCINR 600
BC and BTINR 300


Dr. YSRHU will declare the list of eligible candidates for HORTICET 2017 on the official website of the University. The list will also contain Hall ticket number of each eligible candidate.

  • Candidates will be sent hall ticket by post on the correspondence address mentioned in application form
  • Hall ticket will be sent in the self-addressed stamped envelope sent with application form.
  • Hall ticket contains following information –
  • Hall Ticket No.
  • Name of Examination Center
  • Date and Time of Exam
  • Name of Applicant and Parent/Guardian
  • Complete Postal Address
  • Photograph and Signature of Applicant
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter examination center without in possession of admit card

Download Admit Card/Hall Ticket 

All eligible candidates will receive admit card by post from the University. However, in case candidate does not receive admit card by post, he/she can download it from the University’s official website. Following steps can be used to download admit card-

  • Go to the official website of Dr. YSRHU -
  • Click on ‘More Announcements’ tab on right hand pane of webpage
  • Under Announcements, search for ‘ADMIT CARD - HORTICET - 2017’ and click on it
  • Enter the details asked for to download hall ticket


HORTICET 2017 will be conducted on July 18, 2017 only at one examination center –

College of Horticulture, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem-534101, Near Tadepalligudem, West Godavari District


HORTICET 2017 will be conducted from 10 am to 12 pm at the aforementioned center. Candidates will be required to answer only objective type questions. Examination will be conducted only through pen and paper mode. Candidates will have to answer 200 MCQs in Telugu language in 2 hours. For each correct answer, candidate will get 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for incorrect or unanswered questions. Each candidate can score a maximum of 200 marks on HORTICET 2017

Exam Pattern Highlights Table

Mode of ExaminationOffline
Number of Questions200 MCQs
Maximum Marks200
Duration of Exam2 hours


Syllabus for HORTICET 2017 includes all the subjects and topics studied by candidates during their Diploma in Horticulture Course at Dr YSRHU for two years

Preparation Books

Name of the BookAuthorISBN
Handbook Of HorticultureChadha K L8171640060
Basic HorticultureJitendra Singh9327239849
Horticulture at a GlanceD Ram & B B Singh9351247732
MCQs in HorticultureBharat Singh Hada183990045
Objective HorticultureAnil Verma9381450234
Question Bank of HorticultureGupta S.NB00IG33QL8 (ASIN)
Glaustas HorticultureP Muthukumar8183990711


Result for HORTICET 2017 is likely to be declared by the University in July 2017. Dr. YSRHU has not yet revealed any specific date for declaration of result

  • Result will be declared by Dr. YSRHU
  • Result will be available on the official website of the University
  • Result will be declared in the form of both score card and rank list, prepared solely on the basis of marks secured in HORTICET 2017

Download Merit List

Candidate can download the merit list that will be published by the University on its official website by following these steps-

  • Go to the official website of Dr. YSRHU -
  • Click on ‘More Announcements’ tab on right hand pane of webpage
  • Under Announcements, search for ‘HORTICET – 2017 Rank List’ and click on it
  • Rank list will be downloaded
  • The list will contain the Hall ticket No of Candidate, Name of Candidate, Name of Candidate’s Father and Rank secured by candidate
  • In case more than one candidate secure same marks in HORTICET 2017, following ways will be used to dissolve the tie-break
  • Candidate with higher percentage of aggregate marks (OGPA) in Diploma in Horticulture course
  • In case, tie-break still persists,  preference will be given to elder candidate

Download Score Card

  • Go to the official website of the University
  • Enter the details asked (usually Hall ticket no and date of birth)
  • Score card will be displayed
  • Download it and take a print out


Cut off for HORTICET 2017 will not be officially disclosed by the University. However, candidates will have to achieve minimum marks threshold established by Dr. YSRHU to be eligible to appear in rank list.

  • For candidates belonging to General and BC categories, qualify percentage of marks is 25% of aggregate marks
  • No minimum qualifying benchmark has to be met by candidates from Sc and ST categories for appearing in ranking list for HORTICET 2017


Counselling process for HORTICET 2017 is likely to begin in August 2017. Those candidates will be eligible for counselling, whose name is mentioned in the merit list. The University will publish the date of counselling on its official website. Candidates will have to carry the following documents while going for counselling –

  • Mark Sheet of 10th class
  • Mark sheet of Diploma in Horticulture from Dr. YSRHU
  • Age Proof
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Scorecard of HORTICET 2017

Allotment of seats will be done completely on the basis of marks scored in HORTICET 2017 and verification of documents. However, the University will follow reservation rule established by Government of Andhra Pradesh. As per the rules, 85% seats will be allotted to candidates from Andhra Pradesh, while the remaining 15% will be allotted to candidates from outside Andhra Pradesh.


Fee Structure

  • 600


  • 300




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