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Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test 2022

By Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur is a state university founded in 1946 by the Act of AP State Legislature, 1972
  • Prior to 1955, it was affiliated with Madras University. Later on, it was under the purview of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi. 
  • JNTUA is an ISO 9001 certified institution.
  • Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET) is conducted by JNTUA, Ananthapuramu on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). 
  •  The exam is a gateway for Diploma holders of Engineering Technology/ Pharmacy and BSc Graduates to seek admission under the lateral entry scheme to the 2nd year of BE/ BTech/ BPharmacy Programmes offered at Universities and AICTE/PCI approved Institutions in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Programmes offered at Universities are approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.

Exam Highlights

Exam Purpose

Admission to Engineering and Pharmacy under lateral entry

Exam Language


Mode of Examination

Computer-based online test

Exam Timings

3 hours (10 am to 1 pm)

Participating / Affiliating Colleges

37 colleges

Mode of application

Online mode



  • The examination will be for 200 Marks with 200 Objective type questions.
  • Distribution of marks for each stream will be as per examination pattern given below.
  • Each question carries 1 mark. 
  • For each incorrect answer or unattempted question, 0 marks will be deducted.


No. of Questions





Pharmaceutical Chemistry













  • The engineering paper will have 4 sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and specific engineering discipline.
  • The syllabus relating to Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics is at the level of 10+2 or equivalent.
  • The paper will have 200 MCQs, carrying 1 mark for each question.
  • There is no provision for negative marking.

Subjects for the test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks










Engineering (Civil/Electrical/ Mechanical/Electronics & Communication/ Computer/Chemical/Metallurgical /Mining/ Electronics & Instrumentation/  Ceramic Technology/Bio-Technology as the case may be)






Application Details

AP ECET Online Application Form 2022

  • Candidates willing to apply for admissions through AP ECET 2022 must fill the online application that is available on the official website.
  • First candidates will have to confirm their candidature by paying the requisite application fee in the available payments methods. 
  • Application fee for AP ECET 2022 is Rs. 579.50 (including charges).
  • After payment, candidates will have to fill all the details in the application form.
  • Candidates are requested to check the filled in particulars before clicking the Submit button.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be done online through AP Online services or Payment Gateway provided through Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking.

For Corrections in Application

The candidates will be allowed to make corrections to their application forms. 

The correction window will open in due time and will be available on the official website once the application process is successfully conducted.  

There will be two types of corrections namely:

  • Category-I, which can be made only by the office of the Convener, APECET 2022
  • Category-2, which the candidates themselves can correct during the permitted period. 
  • For registration and submission of online application, the aspiring candidates have to visit the website www.sche.ap.gov.in/ecet.

Details required to be filled are:

        • Qualifying examination (diploma or degree as the case may be ) hall ticket number
        • SSC or 10th class hall ticket number
        • Places of study from 6th class onwards
        • Caste category Meeseva Certificate number
        • Income certificate-Meeseva certificate number
        • Good quality passport size photograph in .jpg or .jpeg format of 50Kb size, scanned image of Signature affixed with a black pen on a white paper in .jpg or .jpeg format of 30Kb size
        • Ration card of the family
        • Aadhar card of self in the application form shall be entered in the specified fields.
        • The Aadhar Card number of the candidate is mandatory.


After AP ECET (B.Pharm lateral entry), the expert committee from Edunews could spare time on the question paper, studied it carefully, and offered comments as a tip to the test takers. The committee has taken note of the question paper pattern, the paper marks allocated, and the scheme of evaluation. 

Pharmaceutics: In this paper, the committee has observed 3 sections namely Pharmaceutics – I, Pharmaceutics – II and Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence. They carry 20, 20, and 10 marks respectively. The paper is conceptual in nature as such the questions are from simple to moderate. Further, over 50% of the questions are at easy level and the rest are at a moderate level.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry: In this paper, there are 3 sections namely Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I, Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II and Bio-Chemistry and Clinical Pathology and they comprise 20, 15, and 15 questions respectively. The questions under each section appear to be simple, therefore candidates might secure the stipulated marks as fixed by the University.

Pharmacognosy: In this paper also, the expert committee could find 3 sections namely Pharmacognosy, Drug Store & Business Management and Health Education and Community Pharmacy subjects. 60% of the questions in the paper are easy, 25% are at moderate level and 15% are at difficult level. This depicts that candidates might secure better marks in this paper as well.

Pharmacology: There are 3 sections in this paper namely Human Anatomy & Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology and Hospital Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy and they carry 20, 20 and 10 marks respectively. Under section A, most of the questions are simple and a very few are at the level of moderate. In section B, 60% of the questions are at the moderate level, 35% are at easy level and the rest at the difficulty level. In section C, 50% of the questions are at easy, 30% are at moderate and 20% at a difficult level.

From the above analysis, it is clear that the question paper of B.Pharm under lateral entry is at a moderate level.


After AP ECET, the academic personnel step into the task of analysis of the question paper. The team has taken note of the pattern of the question paper, the level of the syllabus and the marks assigned.

Mathematics: This section has 50 questions that have been set on the basis of differential equations, integral factors, triangles, linear equations, set theory, vectors, algebra, circles, line integral, solutions, graphs, angles, spheres, matrices, determinants, trigonometry, etc. Candidates might not face any problem with Mathematics as they are into micro and macro related aspects of each and every topic.

Physics: In this section, the questions have been reflected from the topics such as force, velocity, energy, magnitude, gravitational force, speed, distance and time, kinetic friction, acceleration, inclination, mass, motion, frequency, temperature, amplitude, wavelength, volume, heat, entropy, electrons, radiations, spectrum and magnetism. Apparently, the questions under physics are tricky, therefore moderate.

Chemistry: In this case, the questions have been drawn from hydrogen, atoms, molecules, chemical bond, molecular weight, acids and bases, electrolysis, covalent bonds, chemical compositions, catalysts, galvanization, isotopes, gases, etc. Looking at the nature of the questions, the paper can be categorized from simple to moderate.

Engineering Subjects: There are several branches of engineering. Candidates have studied the syllabi prescribed under each branch at the level of diploma. Therefore the questions under each subject-specific appear to be simple.

  • Candidates who have qualified in AP ECET 2022 (Diploma holders of all branches of Pharmacy) are eligible to appear in AP ECET 2022 counselling. 
  • The admission to pharmacy courses is based on Web Counseling.
  • The detailed procedure of web counselling and other instructions can be had from the Help Line centres on the day of Certificate Verification. 
  • Candidates must be qualified in APECET 2022 examination and obtained a rank to appear in AP ECET 2022 counselling.

AP ECET 2022 Counselling Eligibility 

  • Candidates should have passed in Diploma or its equivalent examination or BSc maths
  • OC candidates shall have obtained a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in Diploma or B.Sc Degree Examination (44.5% and above)
  • Reserved category candidates (BC/SC/ST) shall have obtained 40% aggregate marks in Diploma or B.Sc Degree Examination (39.5% and above)

Documents to be produced at the time of reporting

  • A.P-ECET-2022 Rank card and Admit Card.
  • Memorandum of Marks ( all three years for diploma holders and all two years for pharmacy)
  • Provisional Diploma Certificate.
  • Proof of Date of Birth (SSC or its Equivalent).
  • Study Certificate from IV to Diploma
  • Residence certificate for preceding 7 years of the Qualifying examination i.e. Diploma.
  • Andhra Pradesh Residence Certificate of father/mother for a period of 10 years excluding the period of employment outside Andhra Pradesh from Tahsildar in respect of Non-Local Candidates.
  • Aadhaar card
  • Integrated Community Certificate, in case of BC/ST/SC issued by the competent authority
  • Income certificate of parents from all sources issued on or after 01.01.2021.
  • Candidates claiming reservation under NCC/Sports/ PH/ CAP shall bring the original certificates. PH Candidates shall submit a certificate issued by the District Medical Board. CAP Candidates shall submit Certificates from the ZillaSainik Welfare Board (viz)
  • Discharge book Identity card etc. for verification. Children of Ex-Service and In-Service persons who are domicile of Andhra Pradesh will alone be considered for allotment of seats under CAP Category.
  • The Muslim and Christian Minority Candidates should bring TC of the SSC containing the Religion (Muslim/Christian/Other linguistic) or in the absence of TC, a Certificate issued by the Head of the Institution in which the student studied/appeared for SSC or its equivalent Examination. The Candidates of SC/ST category has to pay Rs. 500/-each While OC/BC/Minority candidates have to pay Rs.1000/-each towards Processing Fee.
  • In addition, every candidate has to pay the tuition fee as prescribed by the Govt. The SC/ST candidates are eligible for reimbursement of Tuition fee if parental income from all sources is up to rupees two lakhs per annum and all other category candidates whose parental income from all sources is up to rupees one lakh per annum are eligible for reimbursement of Tuition Fee and also as per the guidelines issued by Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time.

AP ECET 2022 Web Counselling

  • The Qualified candidates of AP ECET-2022 (Diploma holders of all branches of Pharmacy) from Rank 1 to Last who will attend the certificate verification using their old password and Login Id for the seats available and consequential vacancies that may arise in the process of allotment from any Help Line Centre or Internet facility (Cafe/Home).
  • The candidates who have not attended certificate verification so far can get their certificates verified from any one of the Help Line Centres and exercises options immediately after certificates verification.
  • Payment of processing fee: OC/BC candidates need to pay a processing fee of Rs.1200 while for SC/ST candidates the processing fee is Rs.600. On payment of the processing fee, registration number and Login Id Number will be provided.
  •  All the candidates from 1 to the Last Rank can pay the Processing fee online from June 13, 2020, using URL https://apecet.nic.in/payFeeOnline.aspx or https://apecet.nic.in 

Steps for AP ECET 2022 Counselling Fee Payment:

  • Visit https://apecet.nic.in and click on processing fee payment online
  • Enter the AP ECET Admit Card number and rank and click on pay fee online.
  • The candidate will be directed to the payment gateway.
  • Select any one mode of payment i.e. credit card or debit card or net banking and enter credentials.
  • Once the payment is success click on the print button and takes a printout

AP ECET 2022 Seat Allotment

  • The final Allotment List will be released by the APSCHE. The candidates, with allotment order, have to report through the Self-reporting system and report at the allotted college also.
  • These two stages are mandatory and mere reporting through self-reporting or reporting at the college is alone not sufficient to retain a seat.
  • If in case a candidate fails to report through self-reporting and reporting at the allotted college by the dates stipulated, the allotment stands cancelled and candidates will have no claim for further allotment of seats.
  • Note 1: The candidate passed from boards of examination other than SBTET shall submit an equivalence certificate from SBTET.
  • Note 2: Only the candidates who have secured 45% (For OC) and 40% (SC/ST/BC) aggregate marks in Diploma or BSc Degree Examination are eligible for admission.
  • Note 3: BSc (Maths) candidates will be considered for allotment of seats after exhausting all the Eligible Diploma candidates in the merit list in terms of G.O.Ms.No.49, Higher Education, EC-II Dept.

AP ECET 2022 Exam Dates

Events Dates( Tentative)
Release of AP ECET 2022 Notification April 2022
AP ECET 2022 Registration May 2022
Last date to Apply (w/o late fee) June 2022
Last date to Apply (with a late fee of INR 1000) June 2022
AP ECET 2022 Form Correction June 2022
Issue of AP ECET 2022 Admit card To be announced
AP ECET 2022 Exam Date To be announced
Declaration of AP ECET 2022 Result To be announced
AP ECET 2022 Counselling Begins To be announced

AP ECET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

General eligibility criteria : 

  • The candidate should be an Indian
  • The candidate should belong to the State of Andhra Pradesh
  • The candidates should satisfy local/non-local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended
  • The candidates should possess a Diploma in Engineering and Technology/ Pharmacy from the State Board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh State or any other Diploma recognised by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant BE/ BTech/ BPharmacy courses into the Courses corresponding to the Diplomas
  • They should have passed the 3-year BSc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects in the group combination from a recognized University in the state or its equivalent for entry into relevant courses
  • The candidates who are pursuing a Diploma course shall be eligible for entry into the relevant BE/BTech/BPharmacy courses provided they have completed the practical training prescribed for the award of diploma course before admission into the college
  • The candidates should have passed Diploma in Engineering and Technology/ Pharmacy/ BSc Degree as the case may be with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) for entry into relevant courses

Eligibility for Lateral Entry Admission into BE/BTech/BPharm

  • The candidates should have appeared and qualified at the AP ECET 2022
  • Mere appearance at the Entrance Test does not automatically entitle a candidate to be considered for entry into any course unless the candidate satisfies the requirement of eligibility and other criteria laid down in the rules of admission
  • Admission offered against 85% of the seats in each course shall be reserved for the local candidates and the remaining 15% of the seats shall be unreserved seats as specified in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations and Admissions) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended
  • The admissions offered under the lateral entry scheme in case of Un-Aided Private Professional institutions (Minority & non-Minority) are 20% over and above the sanctioned intake into the course. In the case of University Colleges, the lateral entry seats are 10% over and above the sanctioned intake into the course
  • While filling up the lateral entry seats based on the AP ECET 2022 ranks, BSc(Mathematics) stream students will be considered for admission only after exhausting all the qualified diploma holders


  • Cut off will be released by the exam conducting authority through online mode. 
  • Cut off marks are the minimum qualifying marks that should be obtained by the candidates to get admission into various programmes. 
  • Cut off marks can be varied every year for various courses.
  • Those candidates who successfully qualify the minimum cut off marks will be shortlisted for further counselling process. 
  • Category-wise and section-wise cut off marks will be released by the authority. 
  • Candidates have to score a minimum of 25% of marks out of the total (50 marks out of 200 marks) to qualify the test. 

Factors Affecting AP ECET 2022 Cut Off

  • Total number of appearing candidates
  • Total number of candidates obtaining the qualifying marks
  • Total marks obtained by topper
  • Subject-wise marks obtained
  • Overall difficulty level of entrance exam

AP ECET 2022 Merit List

  • The exam authority will publish a merit list containing the names of candidates those successfully qualifying the entrance exam. 
  • Based on the performance of the candidates in the entrance exam, candidates will be given state wise ranks.
  • The board will release two separate merit lists, one will be integrated merit list and other will be on the basis of ranks obtained. 
  • The candidates shortlisted in the merit list will be able to participate in the counselling process.
  • As per the merit order candidates will be called for the counselling. 
  • The candidates those will score higher marks will be placed above in the merit list while the candidates scoring lower marks will be placed in the bottom of the list.
  • AP ECET 2021 will be conducted at the following 14 Centres.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the website of the exam conducting authority regularly for updates if any.




Anantapur, Gooty , Hindupur


Chittoor , Madanapalle , Puttur , Tirupati

East Godavari

Kakinada , Rajahmundry , Amalapuram


Bapatla Guntur , Narasaraopeta


L B Nagar


Gudlavalleru , Kanchikacherla , Mylavaram , Vijayawada, Machilipatnam


Kurnool , Nandyal


Chirala , Markapuram , Ongole

Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore

Gudur , Kavali , Nellore


RajamSrikakulam , Tekkali


Anakapalli , Anandapuram, Gajuwaka , Visakhapatnam


Bobbili , Vizianagaram

West Godavari

Bhimavaram , Eluru , Narasapuram , Tadepalligudem


Kadapa , Proddatur , Rajampeta

  • AP ECET Result 2022 will be declared on the official website after the end of the examination.
  • The result of AP ECET 2022 can be checked online by entering registration number and date of birth..  
  •  Details such as the name of the candidate, total marks, rank, qualifying status and percentile secured in the exam.
  • In case there is a tie in marks secured in the entrance test of AP ECET 2022, then marks secured in Mathematics and Physics will be considered. If the tie still persists, then the age of the candidate will be taken into consideration.

Steps to check AP ECET 2022 result

  • Open the official website of AP ECET 2022

  • Click on the ‘result link’ appear on the screen

  • Enter the registration number and ECET 2022 hall ticket number

  • Cross check all the details mentioned on AP ECET 2022 result

  • Save the web page as a PDF file for future use

Details Mentioned on AP ECET 2022 result

  • Candidate`s name
  • Marks secured in the test
  • Total marks
  • Rank obtained
  • Qualifying status
  • Percentile secured
Admit Card
  • AP ECET 2022 hall ticket will be released before the entrance examination is conducted.
  • Only those candidates who will successfully submit the AP ECET 2021 application form will be able to download the admit card by entering application number and date of birth.
  • Only those candidates who comply with the eligibility norms of the exam are issued hall tickets.

Steps to download AP ECET 2022admit card

  • Visit the official website of AP ECET 2022
  • Click on the `Download Admit Card Tab`
  • On clicking a dialogue box will appear, asking you to enter the registration number and date of birth
  • On entering the correct details, click on the `Get Hall Ticket` button to download the admit card

Details printed on AP ECET 2022 admit card

  • Candidate’s name and roll number  
  • Personal details of the candidate
  • Application number 
  • Candidate’s Photograph 
  • Course Name
  • Date and time of the exam
  • Instructions regarding the exam and exam centre

AP ECET - 2020
JNTU Anantapur
Anantapur 515002

ECET Office Working Hours
10.00 AM to 5.30 PM

Phone: 08554-234678
E-Mail : [email protected]

Website: https://sche.ap.gov.in/ECET/ECET/ECET_HomePage.aspx

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