Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) is responsible for conducting MBA admissions in Andhra Pradesh. However, deemed universities are free to conduct their own admission process for MBA course in Andhra Pradesh. Only a limited number of management colleges in Andhra Pradesh accept national-level entrance exam score for MBA admissions. 95% of government and private management colleges in Andhra Pradesh accept state-level entrance tests score for MBA admission. Therefore, it is mandatory for students in Andhra Pradesh to appear for the state-level management entrance test, i.e., AP ICET 2020 for admission in MBA course for the academic session 2020-22. APSCHE will open online applications for AP ICET in March 2020. Students can check all the details pertaining to MBA admissions in Andhra Pradesh here.
Entrance Exams Accepted by Andhra Pradesh MBA Colleges:
Almost all the government and private MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh accept AP ICET score. Institutes such as IIM Visakhapatnam (CAT only), GITAM Deemed University, KL Deemed University and Institute of Financial Planning and Research accept the score of national-level entrance exams such as CAT and MAT. Click on the links below to know more about these exams.
Deemed universities like GITAM and Koneru Lakshmaiah Foundation for Higher Education also conduct separate entrance test for those without AP ICET/ CAT/ MAT score. GAT conducted by GITAM is one of the popular national-level management entrance exams in India. Students can appear for multiple entrance exams to improve their chances of securing admission.
Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Andhra Pradesh:
Basic Requirements: In order to get MBA admission in Andhra Pradesh, aspirants must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university with 45 – 50% marks. Students with arrears in any of the semesters or years of UG are not eligible to apply for AP ICET 2020 exam and secure admission in MBA course. Final-year UG students can apply for AP ICET 2020 and the seat will be allocated only after the completion of the UG course.
Entrance Exam: AP ICET score is widely accepted across management colleges in the state. Therefore, it is mandatory for the students to appear for AP ICET exam. Students belonging to General category should score minimum qualifying marks in AP ICET prescribed by APSCHE. For reserved category students, there is no minimum qualifying mark. Students can also appear for GAT conducted by GITAM to secured admission in GITAM Institute of Management – Visakhapatnam.
Domicile Rules: Students belonging to Andhra Pradesh state are only eligible for MBA admission under convenor quota (state quota). Students from other states can take admission under management quota of the institutes. There are no domicile rules for GITAM GAT.
Andhra Pradesh MBA Admission Procedure and Important Dates:
MBA admissions in Andhra Pradesh are purely based on AP ICET score or rank. On the other hand, MBA admissions in GITAM are based on GAT/ AP ICET/ CAT, while KL Deemed University accepts MAT/ CAT/ AP ICET score.
AP ICET 2020 Important Dates:
APSCHE will release the official dates of AP ICET 2020 in February or March. Meanwhile, MBA aspirants can check the tentative AP ICET 2020 schedule here.
|Important Events||Important Dates|
|Commencement of AP ICET 2020 online application process||Third Week of February 2020|
|AP ICET 2020 application submission last date||Third Week of March 2020|
|AP ICET 2020 Hall Ticket availability||Third Week of April 2020|
|Exam date of AP ICET 2020||Last Week of April 2020|
|AP ICET 2020 result announcement||First Week of May 2020|
|AP ICET 2020 counseling||Second Week of August 2020|
|Certificate verification||Third Week of August 2020|
|Web options||Third Week of August 2020|
|Option freezing||Last Week of August 2020|
|AP ICET 2020 seat allotment 1||Last Week of August 2020|
The dates of CAT and MAT can be checked by clicking on the links below: –
- MAT 2019 Important Dates
- CAT 2019 Important Dates
Andhra Pradesh MBA Selection Process:
AP ICET 2020 Selection Process: APSCHE will begin the admission/ selection process under convenor quota for MBA course based on AP ICET score 2020 in June or July. Students who secured a rank in AP ICET 2020 will have to register for AP ICET 2020 counseling process.
The initial stage of the counseling process is certificate verification followed by exercising web options and seat allotment. The seat allotment is purely based on AP ICET 2020 rank. APSCHE may conduct two or three rounds of the counseling process. Students who do not secure a seat in the first round can take part in the next round of counseling. 80% of seats in private MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh are filled under convenor quota.
Selection Process based on Other Entrance Exams: GITAM deemed university shortlists the candidates based on GAT/ AP ICET/ CAT score. The shortlisted candidates will have to take part in GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview) for final selection. KL Deemed University also follows the same admission process.
Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission: Students without a valid AP ICET/ GAT/ CAT/ MAT score can apply for direct admission. However, these admissions are treated as management quota admissions and institutes do not offer fee concession. Students applying for MBA admission under management quota will not get state government scholarships.
Andhra Pradesh MBA Admission Reservation Policy:
During the MBA admission process, APSCHE will allocate seats as per the reservation policies of the AP government. The seats are divided into two categories: –
- Convenor Quota
- Management Quota
Reservation policies do not apply for 20% management quota seats in private MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
Documents Required for MBA Admission in Andhra Pradesh:
The following are the mandatory documents required to take MBA admission in Andhra Pradesh: –
- Residence Certificate (only for candidates applying under convenor or state quota)
- Transfer Certificate (TC)
- UG Marks Sheet and Provisional Certificate
- Income Certificate (only reserved and economically backward categories)
- Score Card and Admit Card of Entrance Test
- Category Certificate (applicable to reserved categories)
- Proof of Identity
- Class 12 Certificate
- Class 10 Certificate
Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh:
Here is the list of some of the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh: –
- Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada
- Koneru Lakshmaiah Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed University), Kunchenapalli
- GITAM Deemed University – GITAM Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam
- IIM Visakhapatnam
- Institute of Financial Management and Research, Sri City – Chittoor
- Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
- Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada
- Maris Stella College, Vijayawada
- Vignan Deemed University. Guntur
- KKR & KSR Institute of Technology & Science (KITS), Guntur
- Acharya Nagarjuna University, Mangalagiri-Guntur Highway
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