AP PGECET 2021 Courses and Eligibility

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AP PGECET 2021 Courses and Eligibility – A Common Entrance Test is conducted for admission into M.Tech./M.Pharm./Pharm.D(PB) courses in University Engineering / Pharmacy colleges and their affiliated colleges. Candidates need to appeared and qualified at the APPGECET 2021 in the test paper relevant to the course in which the admission is sought. Candidates are required to satisfy the eligibility and other criteria laid down in the rules of admission. Read on the article for more about the AP PGECET 2021Courses and Eligibility,

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AP PGECET 2021 Courses and Eligibility

Admission to 85% of the seats in each course shall be reserved for the local candidates and the remaining 15% of the seats shall be un-reserved seats as specified in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulations and Admissions) Order, 1974 as amended . While filling up the seats in colleges, first preference will be given to candidates qualified in GATE / GPAT in the relevant based on their test scores and the remaining seats with the candidates qualified in AP PGECET as per their merit ranks.

Eligibility Criteria for Various Courses for AP PGECET 2021

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for AP PGECET 2021, in the following point is given below:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Applicants should belong to the State of Andhra Pradesh. The candidates should satisfy local/non-local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission) Order, 1974 as amended.
  • Educational Qualification: They should have obtained a relevant Bachelors qualifying degree or its equivalent in the relevant field with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved category candidates) from AICTE/UGC approved institution recognized by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as equivalent there to for admission into the relevant ME/ M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy/ Pharm.D (PB) courses into the Courses corresponding to the Degrees
  • Candidates who are pursuing B.Tech or its equivalent / B.Pharm. course shall be eligible for entry into the relevant M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy/ Pharm.D(PB) courses provided they have completed the prescribed course and passed all the subjects for the award of degree by the concerned university on the date of counseling for admission into the colleges.
  • Click here to check the complete eligibility criteria for various AP PGECET papers for reference purposes.

Explanation Of Local And Non-local Candidates

Local Candidate means:

A candidate for admission shall be regarded as a local candidate in relation to a Local Area:

  • If he/she has studied in educational institution or educational institutions in such local area for a period of not less than four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or as the case may be, first appeared in the relevant qualifying examination, OR
  • Where, during the whole or any part of the four consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, he/she has not studied in any educational Institutions, if he/she has resided in that local area for a period of not less than four years immediately preceding the date of commencement of the relevant qualifying examination in which he/she appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared.

A Candidate for admission to the Course who is not regarded as local candidate under clause(A) in relation to any local area shall be declared local to an area based on the following criteria:

  • If he/she has studied in educational Institutions in the State for a period of not less than seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination be regarded as a local candidate in relation to:
    • Such local area where he/she has studied for the maximum period out of said period of seven years, OR
    • Where the period of his/her study in two or more local areas are equal, such local area, where he/she has studied last in such equal period, or If, during the whole or any part of seven consecutive academic years ending with the academic year in which he/she appeared or, as the case may be, first appeared for the relevant qualifying examination, if he/she has not studied in the educational Institutions in any local area, but has resided in the State during the whole of the said period of seven years, be regarded as a local candidate in relation to,-
  • Such local area where he/she has resided for the maximum period out of the said period of seven years, OR
  • Where the periods of his/her residence in two or more local areas are equal, such local area where he/she has resided last in such equal periods.

The following categories of candidates are eligible to apply for admission to the remaining15% of un-reserved seats:

  • All the candidates are eligible to be declared as local candidates.
  • Candidates who have resided in the State for a total period of 10 years excluding periods of study outside the State or either of whose parents have resided in the State for a total period of ten years excluding periods of employment outside the State.
  • Candidates who are children of parents who are in the employment of this State or Central Government, Public Sector Corporations, Local Bodies, Universities and other similar quasi-public Institutions, within the State.
  • Candidates who are spouses of those in the employment of the State or Central Government, Public Sector Corporations, Local Bodies, Universities and Educational Institutions recognized by the Government or University or other competent authority and similar quasi Government Institutions within the State.

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