AP ICET stands for Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test and this test is conducted for admission of students to the Master of Business Administration and Master of Computer Applications courses of all universities in the state and their affiliated colleges. This test is for admission of students to these courses regardless of whether they choose to study full-time, part-time, evening or through distance mode. Totally 23 universities in Andhra Pradesh admit students to their affiliated colleges on the basis of the ICET score to the MBA and MCA courses.
Eligibility to apply for ICET:
Only Indians can apply to this test and the applicants should also full-fill the local/non-local status requirement as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions. However, non-Indian candidates can apply only when they satisfy the rules of the concerned university on which they plan to take up the MBA/MCA course.
MBA: Candidates seeking admission to this course should have completed an UG degree of three years duration with a minimum of 50% of marks, which is 45% for reserved category candidates.
MCA: These applicants should also have the same educational qualification and marks like MBA, but the difference is that they must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level.
If the applicant has completed the qualifying degree under distance education mode, the program should have recognition from the joint committee of DEC, AICTE and UGC. Minimum qualifying mark in ICET is 25% and there is no such mark requirement for SC/ST candidates.
Is the entrance exam mark alone is used as the criteria for admission?
No, mere qualifying in the entrance test alone is not enough and candidates will have to fulfill the following requirements as well:
- They will have to appear for counseling at the notified centers
- When the candidate applies in response to the notification issued by the appropriate
- Only when the applicant satisfies the other eligibility criteria as announced by the appropriate authority.
How to apply?
The application should be submitted only over the internet and the applicants can pay the appropriate fee through the e-seva centers or Mee seva centers/AP Online Centers.
The purpose of the test is to measure systematic thinking ability of the candidates. Their verbal and mathematical skills will also be tested and to assess the aptitude for admission to the MCA/MBA programme. The test focuses on accuracy and it is the objective type test and if a candidate chooses more than option, this question will not be taken for calculating marks. The test is conducted for 150 minutes.
Pattern of the test:
The test consists of 200 questions of one mark each and here is the breakup:
Section A: Analytical Ability
- 20 Questions on Data sufficiency
- 55 Questions on Problem solving
Section B: Mathematical Ability
- 35 Questions on Arithmetical ability
- 30 Questions on Algebraic and geometrical ability
- 10 Questions on Statistical ability
Section C: Communication Ability
- 10 Questions on Vocabulary
- 10 Questions on Business and Computer Terminology
- 15 Questions on Functional Grammar
- 15 Questions on Reading Comprehension