Andhra Pradesh Education Common Entrance Test (APEd.CET)
Exam Date: 21/09/2021 Exam State: State Level Last Date: 31/08/2021

Exam Details

A Common Entrance Test, designated as Education Common Entrance Test 2021 (AP Ed.CET2021) will be conducted by the CONVENER, APEd.CET 2021, School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) for admission into B.Ed. Regular Course in the University /Government/ Aided and /Private Colleges of Education in Andhra Pradesh for the Academic Year 2021-2022.

Scheme of Examination for AP Ed.CET-2021:

The common entrance test will be of objective type (multiple choices) examination.

Candidate has to answer 150 questions in two hours time.

Part-A: General English - 25 questions for 25 marks

Part-B: 1) General Knowledge - 15 questions for 15 marks

2) Teaching Aptitude - 10 questions for 10 marks

Part-C: Methodology: Candidate has to choose one of the following subjects. It consists of 100 questions for 100 marks.

100 questions for 100 marks.

1) Mathematics - 100 questions for 100 marks

2) Physical Sciences - 100 questions for 100 marks

  • Physics - 50 questions for 50 marks
  • Chemistry - 50 questions for 50 marks

3) Biological Sciences - 100 questions for 100 marks

  • Botany - 50 questions for 50 marks
  • Zoology - 50 questions for 50 marks

4) Social Studies - 100 questions for 100 marks

  • Geography - 35 questions for 35 marks
  • History - 30 questions for 30 marks
  • Civics - 15 questions for 15 marks
  • Economics - 20 questions for 20 marks

5) English - 100 questions for 100 marks 

Note: Part - A and Part - B are common for all the candidates irrespective of Methodology chosen in Part-C.

The question paper will be in English and Telugu except for English methodology. However, candidates opting to write the Entrance Test in Urdu medium will be served with Urdu paper and such candidates shall opt Kurnool as Test Centre.

Schedule

Date & Time of APEd.CET 2021: 21-09-2021 (Tuesday)

11-00 am to 01-00pm

Eligibility

(i) The Candidates should be Indian Nationals.

(ii) 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.

(iii) Educational Qualifications:

(a) Candidates should have passed/appearing for final year examinations of B.A./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Com./ B.C.A./B.B.M. at the time of submitting the Application for AP Ed.CET-2021. Candidates are required to produce marks memo and pass certificate at the time of admission.

(b) Candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% marks either in the Bachelors Degree i.e., B.A./B.Sc./B.Sc. (Home Science)/B.Com./B.C.A./B.B.M and or in the PostGraduate Degree in relevant subject or 5 years integrated course in the relevant subject of methodology or any other qualification equivalent thereto. However the candidates belonging  to all other reserved categories S.C, S.T, B.C.(A/B/C/D/E), and physically handicapped should have secured a minimum of 40% marks in the qualifying examination.

Note: The candidates who passed B.E/B.Tech. (with minimum of 55% of marks), with Mathematics, Physics are eligible for admission into the Course. 

Age Limit: The candidates should have completed the age of 19 years on the 1st of July in the year in which notification is issued. There shall be no maximum age limit.

Syllabus

Part- A General English

1. Reading Comprehension.

2. Correction of Sentences, Articles, Prepositions, Tenses, Spelling.

3. Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms.

4. Transformation of Sentences - Simple, Compound and Complex. Voices, Direct Speech and Indirect Speech. 

Part B General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude

1. Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general knowledge of the environment around him and its application to society.

2. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observation and experience in their scientific outlook as is expected of an educated person.

3. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring Countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Ecology, Economics, General Policy and Scientific Research.

4. Teaching requires certain characteristics like ability to communicate, ability to deal with Children, ability to recognize individual differences etc., apart from analytical thinking and general intelligence. One who has these characteristics will be able to become a good teacher after training. Questions relating to these aspects will be included to test one’s teaching aptitude.

Part C: One of the following subjects to be opted: 

1. Mathematics (MS)

2. Physical Sciences (Physics and Chemistry) (PS)

3. Biological Sciences (Botany and Zoology) (BS)

4. Social Studies (Geography, History, Civics and Economics) (SS) (For these four subjects Syllabus shall be of graduation level (revised common core degree syllabus)

5. English [Special English in B.A.]

The Syllabus for Part C for Subject: English shall cover

a) Syllabus pertaining to English for Classes VIII, IX and X and that for the Two-Year Intermediate course of A.P-50 Questions (50 Marks)

Topics

i) Language functions ii) Elements of Phonetics iii) Grammar

iv) Phrasal Verbs (idioms)

v) Writing skills

vi) Study skills

vii) Reference skills

b) Syllabus prescribed for Optional English at B.A. Degree Level (B.A. Special English)/ Modern Literature Syllabus in English-50 Questions (50 marks)

Fees

APEd.CET 2021

Registration Fee:

  • Rs. 450/- for SC/ST
  • Rs. 500/- for BC
  • Rs. 650/- for others

Admission process

Applications should be submitted through online only.

Fee once paid will not be refunded.

Eligible candidates may submit their applications through Online modeonly, by paying the application registration and processing fee of Rs. 650/- (Rs. 500/- for BC and Rs. 450/- for SC/ST).

The detailed information regarding eligibility, syllabus and the procedure for Online submission of Applications are available at the website https://sche.ap.gov.in

Admit Card

Applicants should download hall tickets from website https://sche.ap.gov.in/edcet only.

The appearance at APEd.CET 2021 does not entitle any candidate to be considered for entry into the course automatically.

Test Centres

The Common Entrance Test will be held at the following Centres:

Anantapuram, Chittoor, Puttur,Tirupathi, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nandyal, Nellore, Ongole,  Guntur,Vijayawada, Bhimavaram, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam.

Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks in the Entrance Test for all candidates (except SC/ST) are 37 out of total marks (i.e. 25%).

For the candidates belonging to SC/ST communities, there will be no qualifying marks for ranking.

There will be no minimum qualifying marks for women in Physical Sciences/Mathematics methodologies.

Rank List

Candidates will be ranked in each methodology in the order of merit on thebasis of marks obtained in APEd.CET 2021 examination.

Where there is a tie in total marks, Part-C marks will be taken into account to decide relative ranking. In case of further tie, themarks obtained in Part-A will be taken into account to decide relative ranking.

In case of candidates getting equal marks in each of the parts of the test paper, they shall bebracketed for the purpose of award of rank.

At the time of admission into the course, ageshall be taken into consideration for relative ranking among the bracketed candidates and theolder candidates shall be given priority.

The rank obtained in APEd.CET 2021 is valid for entry into B.Ed. course for the academicyear 2021-2022 only.

Important Dates

APEd.CET 2021 Dates/Notification

Date of APEd.CET 2021 Examination

21 September 2021

Notification of AP Ed.CET - 2021

16 July 2021

Commencement of Submission of Online application forms

17 July 2021

Last date for submission of online applications without late fee

17 August 2021

Last date for submission of Application with a Late fee of Rs. 1,000/-

24 August 2021

Last date for submission of Application with a Late fee of Rs. 2,000/-

31 August 2021

Correction of online application data already submitted by the candidate

01 September to 04 September 2021

Downloading of Hall-tickets from the website http://www.sche.ap.gov.in/edcet

10 September 2021