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Organisation : APSCHE, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
Entrance Exam : Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test 2023-24 (APRCET) AP RCET
Application Deadline : 19-03-2024
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Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test

On behalf of the APSCHE, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati invites applications from the eligible candidates for admission into Ph.D. programme (Full-Time / Part-Time) offered by various universities and recognized research centres in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the subject areas indicated in Annexure-I through Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test APRCET 2023-24, for the academic year 2023-24. APRCET 2023-24 is a computer based test. The test shall be in multiple choice questions. Each question carries one mark. There shall not be any negative marks.

Eligibility Criteria For APRCET

Ph.D. can be pursued by candidates possessing the minimum qualifications as specified below either on Full-Time (FT)/ Part-Time (PT) basis in the Faculties of Science, Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts, Education, Physical Education, Commerce and Management Studies, Engineering and Technology, Architecture & Planning, Law and Pharmaceutical Sciences etc., Admissions into Ph. D. programme will be made within the framework of reservation rules in force prescribed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time.

The details of faculty/specialization wise eligibility criteria will be notified in details along with the APRCET notification. The APRCET Committee may include, combine, separate, or drop any of the disciplines as may be deemed necessary with proper reasoning.

Full-Time (FT) :
a) Candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-Point scale (or an equivalent grade on a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other state or in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

b) A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/BC (non-creamy layer)/ Differently abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade on a point scale where grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grave mark procedures.

Part-time (PT) :
Candidate satisfying the eligibility conditions noted above can be admitted as Part- Time candidate through an entrance test, as per the following order of priority. Admission into Part-Time category will be made on the basis of service seniority in the respective categories.
1. Regular Faculty working in the University or to the P.G. Centers.

2. (a) Faculty working in Post Graduate and Professional colleges having completed at least two years of service. This provision is not applicable to Faculty teaching Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities in professional colleges.
(b) Faculty/ Librarians/Assistant Librarians working in affiliated degree / PG colleges and Faculty teaching Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities in professional colleges having completed at least two years of service.
(c) Faculty working in Polytechnic/Government or private aided junior Colleges/Schools having completed at least four years of service.
(d) Working full time employees of any organization with at least four years of service.

How To Apply for APRCET?

1. Applications should be submitted through online only.
2. For online submission, visit the website:
3. Candidate has to pay Rs. 1500/- for OC, Rs. 1300/- for BC and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST/PWD per subject. Bank Charges are extra.

4. After filling the online Application form with all the required details, verify all the details carefully and press ‘Submit’ button. After submitting the online application form, take the print out of filled in ‘Online Application Form’. Use the application number printed on the online application form for all future correspondences.

Step – 1 : Registration And Fee Payment
Step – 2 : Know your payment status
Step – 3 : Fill Application (only after Fee Payment)
Step – 4 : Print Application Form (only after Submitting Application Form)

Important Dates of APRCET

1 Date of Notification in the News Papers 16-02-2024 Publishes in news papers 18-02-2024
2 Commencement of submission of Online applications 20-02-2024
3 Registration & submission of Online application without late fee 20-02-2024 19-03-2024
4 Submission of online application with late fee (Rs. 2000/- + Registration fee) 20-03-2024 29-03-2024
5 Submission of online application with late fee (Rs. 5000/- + Registration fee) 30-03-2024 06-04-2024
6 Corrections to be made, if any to submitted online applications 04-04-2024 07-04-2024
7 Downloading of Hall-tickets from the website 10-04-2024 6.00pm
8 Examination date (Tentative) In the Month of April, 2024

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