AP ICET 2019 Exam Analysis

09 Oct, 2018

AP ICET 2019 Exam Analysis – APICET or Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test is steered by Sri Venkateswara University on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council Entrance Test APSCHE, Hyderabad. APICET is a state level entrance exam held across the cities of Andhra Pradesh to offer admission at various universities and colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Based on the last year’s exam, we hereby are providing complete analysis and the details are mentioned in this article which the candidates must go through it so that they can strategize their study plan and accordingly start their preparation for the upcoming session. The entrance exam was conducted in online mode in the month of May across 43 exam centres in Andhra Pradesh. The time allotted to complete the exam is 150 minute in two sessions that is the exam for the first session will start from 10 am to 12:30 pm and the second session exam will start from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The test paper is divided into three sections and covers 200 marks. Read on for more details on AP ICET 2019 Exam Analysis along with paper analysis and the overview of the exam.

Overview of AP ICET 2018

Name of the examination Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
Conducting authority Sri Venkateshwara University
Exam Level State Level
Mode of Examination Computer based online test
EligibilityCriteria Graduation
Number of sections Three section
Time Duration 150 minutes
Number of Questions 200

AP ICET 2019 Exam Analysis

AP ICET 2018 exam was considered as low scoring paper because of the higher difficulty level of Mathematical Ability section, Computer & Business Terminology and Data Sufficiency whereas English and Reasoning section were considered to be easy as compared to Mathematical ability. The test paper was  divided into three sections such as Analytical Ability that consist of 75 questions, Mathematics section consist of 75 questions and communication ability with 50 questions.  

    Further, before moving to detailed sectional analysis, let’s see the marking scheme of APICET. One mark will be given to every correct answer and there is no provision of negative marking that is no marks will be deducted for any wrong answers.

    Section – 1  Analysis of Analytical Ability

    Data Sufficiency

    This section was considered as moderate and around 2/3rd of the questions were moderate to difficult whereas some of the questions were tricky. The questions asked included the following topics such as Profit & Loss, Coordinate geometry, Equations, Mensurations, Indices and Surds, Geometry & Averages. Questions based on numbers dominated the section on Data Sufficiency, on the other hand, there was no question based on reasoning.

    Data Analysis

    This section had three sets such as one set had five questions which were based on pie diagram, another set had 3 questions consisting of data in tabular form and the third set had 2 questions where data was presented in a form of table but in all the case the candidates had to draw a Venn diagram to solve the particular sets.

    Further, the question carrying data which was given in a pie chart was easy to understand as well as no calculations were required and were even less time consuming questions. On the other hand, the question that required drawing Venn diagram was easy and required less time to solve and calculate.


     The difficulty level of this section was considered moderate and the questions that were included consists of the following topics such as coding – decoding, problem solving, date, time, and arrangements. There were 10 questions from number series but no questions were asked from Letter Series, whereas coding – decoding section consists of two types of question – set based and another type included individual questions. Analogies consisted questions on numbers and letters. Other questions were from the topics such as Clocks, Blood relations, Symbols and Notations were considered as easy – moderate difficulty level.

    Section – 2 Mathematical Ability

    This section was considered to be moderate to difficult and time consuming whereas a total of 35 questions was asked in this section which were either moderate or difficult. The questions could be solved directly by using formulae but most of the questions were application – based and the candidates had to make out from which concept they will derive the solution rather solving using formulae. Also, two new questions from pure Maths were asked which was difficult they had to find out the SD of discrete series, as well as quadratic equations.        

    Section – 3 Communication Ability

    This section was considered easy and was within the expected lines that is no new questions were asked or the pattern of the question was similar to the previous year. Around 50 questions were asked from this portion. Let’s see the brief analysis of this section:

    Vocabulary                                                                                                                     Six questions were asked in this section which was easy difficult level. The question types were fill in the blanks and word substitute.

    Functional Questions 

    The overall difficulty level of this section was considered easy to moderate and a total of 15 questions was  asked out of which seven questions were from the topics such as statements and conversations whereas eight questions were asked from fill in the blanks with the suitable phrase, verb, and preposition. The candidates who have thoro knowledge of phrasal verb and usage of preposition would find this section easy.

    Reading Comprehension                

    The questions asked in this section consist of three passages along with 15 questions and were of 200 to 300 words. The passages were easily com comprehensible and direct questions were asked.     

    Section – 4 Computer and Business Terminology

    Six questions were asked from the computer section and four questions were asked from the business terminology section.

    Therefore it is well known that the cutoff marks depends on the difficulty level of the exam and hence the cutoff for setup was 25% due to the difficulty level of the questions asked in Mathematical section and in Analytical ability section. Further, it is advised to the candidates who are determined to appear for the upcoming session must prepare well in all the sections so that they can easily solve the questions.

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