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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    3 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
    200 Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
    200 Questions
  • Medium of the exam
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 mark for each correct answer No negative marking
Events Dates
Registration Start Date May 3, 2022
Last date to Apply June 3, 2022
Last date to Apply (with a late fee of INR 500) June 13, 2022
Form Correction June 14 – June 16, 2022
Last date to Apply (with a late fee of INR 2000) June 23, 2022
Last date to Apply (with a late fee of INR 5000) July 15, 2022
Issue of Admit card July 15, 2022
Exam Date July 22, 2022
Preliminary Answer Key & Last Date to Submit Objections July 25, 2022
Declaration of Final Result & Answer Key July 27, 2022
Counselling Begins 2nd week of August 2022


Eligibilty Criteria

AP ECET 2022 eligibility criteria vary for different courses. A brief about the same are listed below:

  • Candidates should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh. Also, they should satisfy the local status/non-local status requirement as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational and Technology Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order, 1974 as subsequently amended.
  • Candidates should have obtained a Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy from the state board of Technical Education of Andhra Pradesh state or any other Diploma from AICTE approved institutions recognized by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent thereto for admission into the relevant course.


  • They should have passed the 3-year B.Sc Degree examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
  • Students pursuing their diploma course (final semester) are also eligible to appear for AP ECET 2022.
  • Candidates must have passed the Diploma in Engineering and Technology/Pharmacy/B.Sc. degree with an aggregate of at least 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category candidates).
Exam Pattern

There are 3 different exams that will be conducted under AP ECET 2022. Each exam is related to a specified UG course (lateral entry) for which the admission will be conducted based on the test results. All papers will be objective in nature.

Mode of examination Online
Number of Questions asked 200 MCQ type
Maximum Marks 200
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Section in Paper 3 to 4 (depending upon the Course applied for)

Engineering Stream
The syllabus for Diploma Holders in Engineering for the state level examination is given below. The engineering aspirants must take note that Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are common subjects in AP ECET exam.

Physics: Unit & Dimension, Dimensional Analysis, Elements of Vectors, Kinematics & Friction, Work, Power & energy, Simple Harmonic Motion and Acoustic, Heat & Thermodynamics, Modern Physics, Newtons Laws of Motion, Scalars, Vectors, Errors, Significant figures, Sound Waves, Physical world, measurements.

Chemistry: Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Solutions, Acids & Bases, Electrochemistry, Corrosion, Polymers, Fuels, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes, SN1 and SN2 Reactions, Aromatic Compounds, Catalysts.

Mathematics Syllabus

Matrices, Partial Fraction, Trigonometry, Complex Numbers, Analytical Geometry, Differentiation & its application, Integration & its application, Differentiation, Integration, Differential Calculus, Sets, Relations and Mapping, Statistics, Inverse Trigonometry, Distance Formula, Section Formula, Probability, Integration by parts, substitution and partial fraction, Properties of triangles, Mean, Variance and Standard Deviation, Maxima, Minima, Bayes’ Theorem, Tangents and Normal, Scalar Triple Products.


Based on the rank obtained by the candidate in the AP ECET 2022, a Rank List will be prepared. Candidates scoring higher marks will be placed higher in the merit list whereas those scoring lower marks will hover at the bottom.

Candidates who will feature in the merit list will be called for the document verification process. After the document verification candidates will be allowed to take part in the registration and choice locking process.

Counseling process for AP ECET 2022 will start in the 4th week of May 2022. Counseling will be done on the basis of the candidate’s performance in AP ECET 2022 merit list.

In case of a tie among two or more candidates (in regards to merit list) following methodology will be followed.

  • One with higher marks in Mathematics will be placed higher.
  • In case of a tie still persists then Marks of Physics and Chemistry will be compared.
  • In case the tie is not resolved then in who is elder will be placed higher.
  • To settle the case if the tie persists even after considering the above 3 parameters candidates will be awarded equal ranking.