How to Apply for APRCET 2019 (AP Research Entrance test for M.Phil, Ph.D Admissions)

How to Apply for APRCET 2019 (AP Research Entrance test), AP RCET for M.Phil, Ph.D Admissions / AP Research Common Entrance test 2019: £APRCET 2019 notification, AU Research Entrance test for M.Phil, Ph.D Courses admissions, AP RCET 2019 online application form, APRCET Exam date, APRCET Results Ranks: Applications are invited for admission into M.Phil. / Ph.D. (Full-Time / Part-Time) programmes offered in Andhra University Campus Colleges and Research Centres in affiliated colleges. For details regarding the subjects offered, eligibility criteria, entrance test syllabus, vacancy position, service criteria (for Part-Time), candidates are advised to visit the websites: and Eligible candidates may submit their applications through online mode only. Application Registration and Processing fee of Rs.1000/- (Rs.700/- for SC/ST/PHC) for each subject may be paid through Andhra Bank (billdesk) / Payment Gateway (Credit/debit card)

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The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has released the online application form for the Research Common Entrance Test (RCET) at its official website, The online registration for the same will begin on September 16 and will conclude on October 10.

Steps to apply for APRCET 2019: 
Step 1: Visit the official website,

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the link 'AP RCET - 19'

Step 3: Click on 'application' in the main tab

Step 4: Click on fee payment, fill the given form

Step 5: Make the payment, submit

AP RCET 2019 Application fee:
Candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs 1,300 while for reserved category candidates the fee is Rs 900.

AP RCET 2019 Eligibility criteria:
Candidates must possess a master's degree with at least 55 per cent marks.
For reserved category candidates, the minimum marks required are 50 per cent.

The state-level exam is conducted by Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam on behalf of APSCHE.
It will be held from November 8 to 12. Those who clear the exam will be able to take admission in PhD and MPhil programmes across the state.

The fee of Application is Rs 1000/- (SC/ST/PH-Rs.700/-)

AP RCET - AP Research Entrance test 2019:
On behalf of the A.U, Directorate of Admissions, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam invites applications from eligible candidates for admission through Andhra University Research Common Entrance Test (APRCET)-2019 into M. Phil. (Full-time /Part-time) / Ph.D. programme (Full-Time / Part-Time) in the subject areas indicated in Annexure- I, for the year 2019 offered in campus colleges, P.G centers, and recognized research centers in affiliated colleges. Candidates are advised to go through the Information Brochure carefully and apply for admission under appropriate category of reservation by ticking in the relevant box in the application form. Requests for inclusion or change of reservation category once claimed will not be entertained under any circumstances. The applications will be processed as per the information provided by the candidate at the time of submitting the application and the admission will be subject to the validity of the information provided and vacancy position in that category.

Ph.D Entrance Exam: From November 8 

Candidates having PG degree in Science, Arts, Law, Pharmacy and Engineering Courses and seeking admission into M.Phil. or Ph.D. programmes must appear for the ENTRANCE TEST (APRCET-2019) conducted by the Directorate of Admissions. Eligible candidates seeking admission into Part-Time programmes under Executive category are exempted from appearing of APRCET. The P.G. Degrees of all U.G.C. recognized Universities in India will be treated as equivalent to P.G. Degrees of Andhra University. However, PG Degrees obtained through distance mode from Universities recognized by DEC only be recognized.

Candidates who have already appeared or appearing for the final semester or final year examinations of the qualifying degree in May / June - 2019 can also apply for APRCET-2019. But such candidates shall be considered for admission only if they obtain PG degree by the time of admission. Allowing a candidate for entrance test or counseling does not guarantee any right of admission into the course of study.

Candidates who wish to apply for M.Phil / Ph.D. under extramural category / Project
fellows / Faculty Development Programme / CSIR-UGC-NET fellowship holders / Inspire
Fellowship / Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship have to apply in the months of December
/ June every year. Admissions shall be given to such candidates in January / July. A separate notification shall be given for such candidates and it will be hosted in website, it will be expected end of 3rd week of June, 2019.

 Admission is subject to availability of seats in a department. The tentative number of seats available for each department and roaster point is are given in Annexure – II. However, the seat may be converted to other categories as per rule of reservation of A.P. Govt. if the candidate is not available in that category. The university reserves the right to fill or not to fill the seats announced for any subject / programme without assigning any reasons.

Candidates from outside the state of Andhra Pradesh seeking M.Phil. / Ph.D. admissions will be considered only after the list of eligible candidates from within (Local / Non-local) the state is exhausted. M.Phil. and Ph.D. admissions for candidates from foreign countries will be given as extra seats in consultation with Director, International Relations, A.U and approval of DRC of respective departments. A separate fee structure is applicable for such foreign students.

Payments made towards registration fee / Late fee / Processing fee / Course fee are non-refundable. Candidates admitted into M.Phil./Ph.D. programme by furnishing false information are liable for prosecution and cancellation of seats without any notice. The decision of the University is final. Provision of hostel accommodation is subject to availability of rooms for full time scholars. No Research Scholarships will be awarded by the University. However, eligible candidates belonging to SC, ST, BC, Minority and PH categories may apply for financial assistance to Social Welfare Departments, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

All disputes whether regular or consumer courts pertaining to APRCET-2019 shall be within the courts jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam only. The number of seats available in each department and in each programme and reservation roaster point is given in the website : However if the candidates in that roaster point is not available then the conversion is done as per A.P. Govt., reservation rules.

Ph.D Entrance Exam Results in November last week

Research Programmes for the award of M. Phil. or Ph.D. degrees can be pursued in the Faculties of Arts, Law, Science, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences by candidates possessing minimum qualifications prescribed in brochure.

FULL-TIME M. Phil. / Ph. D. Programme:
Post-graduate degree holders with at least 55% of marks (50% in the case of SC/ST Candidates) or equivalent CGPA in the concerned subject or in an allied subject or any other PG Degree recognised by the University as equivalent thereto prescribed in eligibility criteria can apply for full-time M. Phil. / Ph.D. degree. They must qualify in APRCET-2019.

PART-TIME M. Phil / Ph. D. Programme:
In-Service candidates satisfying the above eligibility conditions can apply for part-time. Admission into part-time programmes will be made by preparing merit order by considering rank and service weightage.

Entrance test:
1. Common Entrance test (APRCET 2019) for admission into M. Phil & Ph.D programmes in various Science, Arts, Law, Pharmacy and Engineering Basic Sciences and humanities in Engineering will be conducted by the Directorate of Admissions in VISAKHAPATNAM only.
2. Test codes, names of the departments, M.Phil / Ph.D programmes offered and the respective eligibility criteria are given in Annexure – I of the APRCET-2019 Information Brochure.
3. APRCET-2019 for each subject / department consists of one paper with multiple choice objective type questions including oral examination.
4. This Paper contains 20 questions in Research Methodology with 20 marks, 70 questions in concerned subject with 70 marks
5. After the written examination there is an oral examination for 10 marks will be conducted in Departments by the concerned DRC.
6. The minimum qualifying marks in APRCET-2019 is 25 marks and no minimum marks for
SC/ST/PHC category students.
7. Based on the number of seats available and the number of applications received, the
University reserves the right to conduct or not to conduct the test.

1. All candidates qualified in the Entrance Test will be awarded APRCET-2019 test-wise Rank as per marks secured in the test and Interview.
2. In case of a tie between candidates securing the same marks the order of merit will be decided on the basis of marks obtained in Part-II of the Test. In case of a further tie, the marks obtained by the candidate in Part-I shall be taken into account. If the tie continues the date of birth of the candidate shall be taken into account, with priority to older candidate.
3. Rank cards can be download from the websites :
4. There is no provision for revaluation or personal verification of the answer sheet.

Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test, APRCET 2019 is scheduled to be conducted by Andhra University from November 8, 2109. The online application for the same had commenced on September 16 and is to conclude  October 10, 2019. Interested and eligible candidates who aspire to seek admission to full-time or part-time Ph.D or M.Phil. courses from 14 universities, research centres and affiliated colleges present across the state of Andhra Pradesh can apply for AP RCET 2019 on the official website, Steps to apply and the direct link to the APRCET 2019 online application has been given below. The last date for online application submission with a late fee of Rs 2000 is October 16, 2019.

Steps to apply for APRCET 2019: Log on to Click on the purple-coloured tab saying AP RCET – 18 Research Common Entrance Test. Alternatively, click on the direct link given here. Detailed APRCET notification can be read here.Click on Application from the top menu. Make fee payment first and then proceed towards the Online application. Enter all the needful information, upload necessary documents and submit the online application form. Print the application form and payment receipt for future reference.

Submission of filled in application through online: Applications should be submitted through online only. For online submission, visit the Website or A candidate has to pay Rs. 1000/- (Rs.700/- for SC/ST/PHC) for each subject and for each additional programme the processing fee is of Rs.500/- additional. Bank charges are extra of Registration and Application Processing Fee (and late fee if applicable) by opting any of the following modes of payments: (a) Andhra Bank (Bill desk) (b) Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking. After filling the online Application form with the required details, verify all the details carefully and press ‘Submit’ button. Filled in Application Form will be generated that contains Application number along with filled details. Take print out of filled in ‘Online Application Form’. Use the application number for future correspondence till the admission process is completed.

Candidates applying for Part-Time programmes must submit the printed copy of online application along with Photostat copies of Service Certificate and No-objection Certificate immediately.
APRCET for M.Phil, Ph.D Admissions 2019:
APRCET -AU Research Entrance test 2019
AP Research Entrance test 2019
For more details : APRCET Info

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