AP ICET Exam Pattern 2017 – Along with the notification, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati has announced the AP ICET exam pattern 2017. AP ICET 2017 will be conducted in offline mode, where 200 multiple choice questions will be asked. No changes have been made to the test pattern this year. All the candidates preparing for the test must go through the test pattern and prepare for it accordingly. It is important for the candidates to have complete knowledge of the AP ICET 2017 test pattern before they begin with their preparations. It will give them an idea about the mode of the exam, sections from which the questions will be asked, no. of sections, no. of questions and much more. Having an idea about these details will help them prepare strategically for the exam without wasting their precious time. AP ICET 2017 will be held on May 02, 2017 for admission to regular MBA and other postgraduate management courses offered by Colleges/Universities of the Andhra Pradesh state affiliated to APSCHE. To know the complete details about AP ICET Exam Pattern 2017, keep reading this article.
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AP ICET Exam Pattern 2017
This state level management entrance test has been designed to measure the candidate’s ability to think systematically, to use the verbal and mathematical skills and to assess their aptitude for admission into MBA program. From now, the candidates are getting almost 2 months to prepare for the test. They must check the test pattern detailed here and start preparing for the test.
Some of the specifications of AP ICET 2017 Exam Pattern are as follow –
- Mode of the exam – Paper-pen based test
- No. of Questions – There will be total 200 questions in the paper
- No. of Sections – Broadly 3
- Language of the exam – English & Telegu for Section A & B. Only English for Section C.
- Duration of the exam – 150 minutes (2 hours 30 minutes)
- Questions will all be multiple choice. Each question will have 4 options.
Tabular Representation of AP ICET Exam Pattern 2017
For better understanding and clarity of the pattern of test, the candidates can refer to the table given below –
|Section||No. of Questions|
|Section A – Analytical Ability |
1. Data Sufficiency
2. Problem Solving
|Section B – Mathematical Ability|
1. Arithmetical Ability
2. Algebraical and Geometrical Ability
3. Statistical Ability
|Section C – Communication Ability |
2. Business and Computer Terminology
3. Functional Grammar
4. Reading Comprehension
The candidates can practice AP ICET previous year question papers and sample papers to have more clarity about how and what kind of questions are asked in the exam. This will give help the candidates keep a check on their level of AP ICET 2017 preparation.
AP ICET Exam Pattern 2017 – Marking Scheme
Having an idea about the marking scheme is equally important as knowing the exam pattern for the candidates. The total mark of the test is 200, wherein section A & B will carry 75 marks while section C will carry 50 marks. Following is the marking scheme of APICET 2017 in detail –
- 1 mark each will be awarded for marking a correct answer.
- No negative marking is applicable.
- No mark will be deducted for leaving a question blank.
- If the candidate gives more than one answer to any question, such answers will be ignored while awarding marks.
- The qualifying percentage of marks in AP ICET is 25% (i.e. 50 marks out of total 200 marks).
- No minimum qualifying percentage of marks is there for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.
AP ICET Exam Pattern 2017 – Details of the Sections
In the test, objective type questions will be asked from 3 sections, which have been detailed here below.
1. Section A – Analytical Ability
This section will have questions from Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. In Data Sufficiency questions, the data will be given in the form of two statements and the candidates will have to mark the correct answer on its basis. The Problem-Solving questions will be asked from Sequences and Series, Data Analysis, Coding and Decoding Problems and Date, Time & Arrangement Problems.
2. Section B – Mathematical Ability
Here, the questions will be asked to assess the Arithmetical, Algebraical and Geometrical and Statistical Ability of the candidates.
3. Section C – Communication Ability
In this section, the candidates will be assessed on the ability to Identify vocabulary used in day-to-day communication, Understand the functional use of grammar in day-to-day communication as well as in business contexts. Identifying the basic terminology and concepts in computer and business contexts (letters, reports, memoranda, agenda, minutes etc.) and understanding the written text and drawing inferences.
The candidates must go through the test pattern and AP ICET 2017 syllabus simultaneously while preparing for the exam as it will help them do the effective preparation. The AP ICET 2017 application form has been released on March 01, 2017. Only candidates who will fill and submit the form before the last date will only be issued the AP ICET 2017 admit card. It will be issued on April 28, 2017 and will be available online for the candidate’s to download.