AP RCET 2018 – Notification, Apply Online, Application Form, Syllabus

AP RCET 2018 Apply Online, Application :

AP RCET entrance test for the session 2018-19 is going to be held soon by Andhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE). AP RCET 2018 will be a state level entrance test for admissions into M.Phil and Ph.D programmes (both part-time & full-time) in 14 Universities in the state. Interested candidates can participate in AP RCET 2018 after submitting an online application @ www.sche.ap.gov.in. The last date to submit the online application form is 25th of July 2018. But before that, AP RCET 2018 aspirants are requested to know few important things such as notification release date, no. of vacancies, eligibility criteria, process & cost of application, availability of hall tickets, examination dates, declaration of result etc.

AP RCET 2018 Official notification & Vacancies

AP RCET 2018 official notification was released on June 30th, 2018. To view or download it now, click here. For more details, please go through AP RCET 2018 information brochure. It is available on council’s website. To read / download it now, click here.

As per revised vacancy notice, published on 3rd of July 2018 @ www.andhrauniversity.edu.in/, total no. of vacancies is 710. However, this no. is tentative. To know subject-wise positions, please refer to ‘Revised vacancy notice’ or click here.


AP RCET 2018 Overview

Examination nameAndhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test – 2018
Also known asAP RCET 2018
Conducted byAndhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE)
Notification release dateJune 30th, 2018
Apply modeOnline
Last date to apply onlineJuly 25th, 2018
Last date with late fee Rs.2000/-August 3rd, 2018
Last date with late fee Rs.5000/-August 10th, 2018
Availability of hall ticketsAugust 14th to 17th, 2018
Examination datesAugust 22nd to 24th, 2018
Declaration of resultSeptember 2018
Apply online @www.sche.ap.gov.in

AP RCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Full-Time (FT)

A candidate having a Master’s degree or any other equivalent qualification with minimum 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade is eligible to apply. However, applicants belonging to SC / ST / BC / PWD categories or those applicants who had obtained their Master’s degree before 19th of September 1991, are applicable for a relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade.

Part-Time (PT)

Applicant who is eligible for full time can be allowed as part-time candidate on the basis of order of priority. Admission into any part-time programme will be done on the basis of service seniority in the relevant groups. Preference will be given to the following candidates:

  • A candidate working in any technical research institute and has completed minimum 5 years’ of service
  • Applicant working in the P.G. centers or the University as a regular faculty

For more details, please refer to eligibility notice; it is available on council’s online portal. To see eligibility notice now, click here.

AP RCET 2018 Application Form

AP RCET 2018 application forms are available online @ council’s website. The last date to apply online is July 25th 2018, August 10th, 2018 (with late fee Rs. 2000/-) & August 10th, 2018 (with late fee Rs.5000/-).

How to apply for AP RCET 2018?

  • Open APSCHE’s official website
  • On homepage, you will see several tabs related to various entrance tests
  • Find and click on ‘AP RCET – 2018’ tab
  • You will see a new page having all the tabs related to AP RCET 2018
  • Read ‘Information Brochure’, ‘Eligibility’, ‘Important dates’ etc. by clicking the respective links
  • Now, click on ‘Application’ tab
  • Click on link ‘Fee Payment’ given against ‘Step – 1’
  • A new page will be opened having a form related to ‘Fee Payment for AP RCET 2018’
  • Enter your name, email ID etc.
  • Select your date of birth, category, subject-1, qualifying degree, qualifying degree status etc.
  • Click on ‘Initiate Payment’ tab
  • A new page will be opened having different payment options
  • Select any payment mode and make the payment
  • You will get a payment reference ID 
  • Now, go to Step 2 to know your payment status
  • Then, jump to Step 3 or click here, to fill application form after making payment
  • Enter your payment reference ID and mobile no.
  • Select date of birth
  • Click on tab ‘Proceed to fill Application’
  • Fill all the details
  • Now, go to Step 4 or click here to print your application form
  • To print application form, enter your payment reference ID, registration no. & mobile no.
  • Select your date of birth then click tab ‘Get Application Details’
  • You will see your final submitted application form
  • Print it on A4 size paper

Fee Details

Category of applicantsFee amountProcessing Fee (including taxes)Total amount
OC and BCRs. 1300/-Rs. 59/-Rs. 1359/-
SC ,ST & PWDRs. 900/-Rs. 59/-Rs. 959/-

Mode of payment

  • Internet banking
  • Debit card
  • Credit card

AP RCET 2018 Scheme & Exam Pattern

  1. AP RCET 2018 will be a two stage process i.e., entrance test and interview. An entrance test will be conducted from August 22nd to 24th, 2018 at several examination centres such as Nellore, Rajamahendravaram, Guntur, Anantapuram, Kurnool, Kadapa, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Hyderabad.  
  2. Entrance test will be for 180 marks and consists of 2 sections- Section A & B. In section A, there will be MCQs of 90 marks related to teaching & research aptitude. Section B has subject specific questions of 90 marks. For each incorrect answer, 1/6th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
  3. Candidates qualified in the entrance test will be called for 2nd stage of examination i.e. interview/viva-voce. It will be conducted for 20 marks at the concerned University Department.
  4. Final selection of candidates shall be done on the basis of an order of merit. Merit list shall be prepared after clubbing the marks of both stages of examination.

AP RCET 2018 Hall Tickets & Result

As per official notification, AP RCET 2018 admit cards shall be available to applicants from August 14th to 17th, 2018 whereas final declaration of result will be in September 2018. To know more, please refer to AP RCET 2018 official notification & information brochure.

We wish you Best of Luck for Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test (AP RCET) – 2018.


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