Prof. G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman, Vice Chancellor, Andhra University announcing the schedule of the APRCET - 2018 in Visakhapatnam on Thursday
Prof. G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman, Vice Chancellor, Andhra University announcing the schedule of the APRCET - 2018 in Visakhapatnam on Thursday

Visakhapatna: The Andhra University, is conducting Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test (APRCET) for the academic year 2018-19. Based on the test the admissions will be given into PhD and M.Phil programmes for both full time and part time candidates in 14 Universities in the state. The test will be conducted in 73 subjects.

Revealing the details of the APRCET-2018 at a media conference here on Thursday, Vice Chancellor Andhra University Prof.G.Nageswara Rao said that the notification would be issued on June 30 and commence of the online application forms from July 4. The last date to apply through online mode is July 25, and with Rs 2,000 late one can apply till August 3 and also late payment fee of Rs.5,000 can apply August 10. The hall tickets would be issued from August 14 to 17 and examination would be conducted from August 22 to 24, the vice chancellor said.

The eligibility criteria for admission to APRCET (admission into M.Phil./Ph.D. programme) is the candidate should 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 percent if marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale. Those who are waiting for result of PG Degree can also apply. But they have to full fill the required criteria at time of interview. The fee structure for APRCET 2018 is Rs. 1,400 for General and B.C. and Rs. 1000.00 for S.C, S.T and PWD candidates.

The examinations would be conducted for 180 marks.  In two parts. The Pprt-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.

Qualified Candidates in the Entrance Test would be called for interview/viva-voce by the concerned University eepartment where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest through a presentation before a duly constituted committee.  Interview is for 20 marks, Vice Chancellor Nageswara Rao informed. For more details one can contact with the office of APRCET near SDE, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam or can dial on 0891-2730148, 2730147;    email:[email protected]    Web:www:sche.ap.gov.in/rcet, www.andhrauniversity.edu.in