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APRCET 2022 Notification

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam invites applications from the eligible candidates for admission into Ph.D. programme (Full-Time / Part-Time) offered by various universities and recognized research centres in the state of Andhra Pradesh in the subject areas indicated in Annexure-I through Andhra Pradesh Research Common Entrance Test APRCET-2022, for the academic year 2022.
APRCET 2022 Notification details

Eligibility Criteria:

Ph.D. can be pursued by candidates possessing the minimum qualifications as specified below either on Full-Time (FT)/ Part-Time (PT) basis in the Faculties of Science, Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts, Education, Physical Education, Commerce and Management Studies, Engineering and Technology, Architecture & Planning, Law and Pharmaceutical Sciences ets., Admissions into Ph. D. programme will be made within the framework of reservation rules in force prescribed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh from time to time. The details of faculty/specialization wise eligibility criteria will be notified in details along with the APRCET notification.

Full-Time (FT)

(a) Candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-Point scale (or an equivalent grade on a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other stator in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

 (b) A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/BC (non-creamy layer)/ Differently abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade on a point scale where grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grave mark procedures.

Part-time (PT)

Candidate satisfying the eligibility conditions noted above can be admitted as Part-Time candidate through an entrance test, as per the following order of priority. Admission into Part-Time category will be made on the basis of service seniority in the respective categories.

 1. Regular Faculty working in the University or to the P.G. Centers.

 2. (a) Faculty working in Post Graduate and Professional colleges having completed at least two years of service. This provision is not applicable to Faculty teaching Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities in professional colleges.  OR

 (b) Faculty/ Librarians/Assistant Librarians working in affiliated degree / PG colleges and Faculty teaching Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Humanities in professional colleges having completed at least two years of service. OR (c) Faculty working in Polytechnic/Government or private aided junior Colleges/Schools having completed at least four years of service.

The test will be conducted for two categories of candidates.

a) Category-I : Candidates with PG in respective subject and qualified in UGCNET(Including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR-NET(Including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE (with valid score)/ GPAT (with valid score)/ and FDP/ Teacher Fellowship holders or who have passed M.Phil Programme. Category-I candidates have to write only Section-A (Research Methodology for 70 marks) of APRCET-2022.

b) Category-II : Candidates with PG in respective subject and not covered in CategoryI will be considered under this category. Category-II candidates have to write SectionA (Research Methodology for 70 marks) and Section-B (respective subject for 70 Marks) of the APRCET-2022.

Fee: Candidate has to pay Rs. 1500/- for OC, Rs. 1300/- for BC and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST/PWD per subject. Bank Charges are extra.

How To Apply: 1. Applications should be submitted through online only.

2. For online submission, visit the website:

Important Dates:

  • Commencement of submission of Online applications: 01-09-2022
  • Last Date: :24-09-2022
  • Examination date: 16-10-2022 to 19-10-2022
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