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  1. The A.P. State Council of Higher Education, Hyderabad will be issuing a separate notification for admission as per the admission policy for PG professional courses.
  2. Preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates in admissions to various PG professional programmes in the Institutions / Colleges of the State of Andhra Pradesh. After exhausting GATE qualified candidates, the remaining vacant seats will be filled with those candidates who have secured ranks in the APPGECET-2017 as per Merit Order.
  3. As per the latest AICTE approval process Hand Book eligibility criterion for admission to Engineering courses is 50% marks in qualifying examination (45% for reserved category). However candidates shall fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down in the relevant GOs at the time of admissions.
  4. As per the Pharmacy council of India, the eligibility criterion for admission into M. Pharmacy Courses is 55% for OC& BC category and 50% for SC & ST.
  5. All PG programmes of Part-Time / SSS / Sponsored courses shall not come under the purview of this test (APPGECET-2017).


Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) is an AP State Level Common Entrance Test for admission into regular PG Courses in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy and Planning (ME / M.Tech. / M.Pharmacy/Graduate level Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate)) courses for the academic year 2016-2017 conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), a statutory Body of the Government of A.P., Hyderabad. The main objective of APPGECET-2017 is to identify at the state level, meritorious and motivated candidates for admission to Post Graduate programmes in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy, and Graduate level Pharm-D (PB).

The application forms for the APPGECET 2017 will be available online from 1st week of March, 2017.Candidates are required to apply for APPGECET-2017 test through Online only (printed hardcopy of the applications will not be accepted). The application/ registration fee for the test is Rs. 600/- (Rs 300/- in case of SC/ST). In case a candidate wants to appear for more than one test, separate registration fee has to be paid for each test.

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