APRCET 2020 Notification, AP RCET Application, Syllabus, Dates, Books | AP Ph.D, M.Phil Admission Test


The Andhra University is going to conduct Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test AP RCET 2020 which is an entrance for Admissions to the Ph.D. and MPhil programs in all the universities of the State for the Academic Year 2020-20. Through Andhra Pradesh university-level AP RCET (Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test) on behalf of  Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE),  the admissions will be given into Ph.D. and M.Phil programs for both full time and part-time candidates in 14 Universities in the state. This year, APSCHE  decided to  conduct ‘a common research entrance test’ for all the state varsities instead of separate Entrances like AURCET, ANURCET, etc.,

Vice Chancellor Andhra University Prof.G.Nageswara Rao said that the test will be conducted in 73 subjects.  Test to be conducted for 2,400 Ph.D. and 500 M.Phil seats

AP RCET 2020 Application

Important Dates of AP RCET 2020 Notification

Activity Date & Time
Date of issue of notification 11/09/2020
Date of commencement of online registration 16/09/2020
Last date of online submission of application without late fee 17/10/2020
Last date of online submission of application with late fee Rs 2000/- 23/10/2020
Corrections for already submitted applications 24/10/2020 and 25/10/2020
Downloading of Hall tickets 02/11/2020 onwards
Examination dates 08/11/2020 to 12/11/2020

The eligibility criteria are PG degree with 55% marks. It will be relaxed by 5% for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ BC and differently-abled categories.



AP RCET (Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test)

AP RCET 2020 entrance examination is for admission of meritorious candidates into M.Phil and Ph.D. programs under Full-time, Part-time and Extra Mural Research in the following courses such as Pharmacy, Chemical Engg, Mechanical Engg, Electrical and Electronics Engg, Electrical and Communication Engg, Computer sciences and Engg, Civil Engg, Zoology, Statistics, Physics, Microbiology, Mathematics, Geology, Food and Nutritional Sciences,  Environmental Science, Chemistry, Botany, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Aquaculture, Physical Education, Women’s Studies, Telugu, Social Work, Sociology, Sanskrit, Rural Development, Public Administration, Political Science, Mahayana Buddhist studies, M.B.A in Travel and Tourism Management, Legal Studies and Research, Human Resource Management, Archaeology, History, Hindi, English, Education, Economics, Business Administration and Commerce.

Eligibility for AP RCET 2020

To get eligible in AP RCET candidates are required to meet the following criteria:
• Applicants for all the M.Phill and P.hD courses are required to pass graduation equivalent examination from any recognized educational boards.
• Candidates of the Foreign nation are also eligible but are required to satisfy the terms recognition and equivalence standards notified by Association of Indian Universities.

Age Limit in AP RCET 2020

Candidates who are applying for this entrance examination should be more than 21 years of age but should not exceed 35 years.

Fee Structure of APRCET 2020

The fee structure for APRCET 2020 is Rs. 1,400 for General and B.C. and Rs. 1000.00 for S.C, S.T and PWD candidates.

Qualifying marks for APRCET-2018

The test will be held online based on the UGC NET syllabus for humanities, CSIR-NET for sciences and GATE for engineering. The qualifying marks is 50% for open category and 45% for SC/ST/BC/PWD candidates.

APRCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The test will be done for 200 marks of which 20 has been assigned for the interview.

The Online examinations would be conducted for 180 marks.  In two parts. The Part-A is in the teaching and research aptitude for 90 marks in 90 minutes, whereas part-B is in the subject-specific for 90 marks in 90 minutes. There would be 1/6 negative mark for each wrong answer.

APRCET 2020 Selection Pattern

Qualified Candidates in the Entrance Test would be called for interview/viva-voce by the concerned University department where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest through a presentation before a duly constituted committee.  The interview is for 20 marks

Other Details like Notification, Syllabus, Fee, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Schedule of AP RCET 2020 will be announced soon.

For more details one can contact with the office of APRCET near SDE, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam or can dial on 0891-2730148, 2730147;    email:convenoraprcet@gmail.com    Web:www:sche.ap.gov.in/rcet, www.andhrauniversity.edu.in 

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