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  • The examination will be held in pen and paper mode.
  • Only blue or black ball point pens are allowed in the examination.If a candidate uses another pen then his/her examination will be discarded.
  • The time limit in which candidates will have to solve all the questions is 2 hours.
  • It will be held in 2 shifts namely in forenoon and afternoon.
  • Timing of PGECET examination is as follows ( As per Exam Pattern of AP PGECET 2016):
    Timing of forenoon: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
    Timing of afternoon: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • The question paper will consist of 120 questions.
  • Each correct question will carry 1 mark. It means that the question paper will consist of 120 marks in total.
  • As per AP PGECET 2016 exam pattern, no negative marking scheme will be followed for marking incorrect answers.
  • All the questions will be of multiple choice type; this means that each question will carry four/five answer option.
  • According to Andhra Pradesh PGECET exam pattern, question paper will consist of:
    Paper 1
    Paper 2
    Paper 3
  • Language of the examination will be English only.
  • The Cutoff of the test will be 25%. This is per preceding year’s analysis. It is also subjected to change.
  • The question paper will be divided into three courses namely:
    Specialized courses
    Conventional courses
    Interdisciplinary courses


The APPGECET 2017 Important Dates (Tentative) are as follows:

Issue of Notification  1st week of March,2017
commencement of online applications 1st week of March, 2017
Last Date for submission of online applications  
  Without late fee Last week of April, 2017
    With a late fee of Rs 500 Last date of April,2017
  With a late fee of Rs 2000 2nd week of May, 2017
  With a late fee of Rs 5000 2nd week of May, 2017
  With a late fee of Rs 10000 3rd week of may, 2017
Downloading of Hall Tickets 3rd week of May, 2017
Examination Dates Last week of May, 2017
Declaration of Results 1st week of June, 2017
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Shubham is currently pursuing BA Honors in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Jaipur, he has a keen interest in journalism, debating and public speaking. At Gurukul India he works as a web editor and gives his contribution in stories and news for various education domains.