AUCET 2021 Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cut-off |

Andhra University Common Entrance Test (AUCET) is conducted for admission to courses such as MSc, MA, MCom, MHRM, MJMC, MLISc, MPEd, MEd, MTech into various Andhra Universities.

AUCET 2021 Schedule:

Candidates should know the exam details of AUCET 2021. The exams mentioned in the given table are officially declared. The candidates can get a brief idea about exam pattern:

Event Date(Tentatively)
Application Form Release June 6, 2021
Application Form Closing 31st July 2021
Admit card release 7th October 2021
Exam Date 13th- 15th October 2021
Result Declaration 21st October 2021
Counseling 27th October 2021

AUCET 2021 Admit Card

The AUCET 2021 admit card will be available online on the official website of Andhra University in the 1st week of May 2021. Candidates who have successfully filled in their AUCET 2021 application forms, can download their respective AUCET admit cards online. the admit card will not be sent to the candidates through post.

Steps to download the admit card:

  • Go to the official website of Andhra University
  • Click on the admit card link
  • Log in by entering the application number and date of birth
  • The admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a print out of the admit card
Details present in the admit card:
  • Name of Candidate
  • Date of AUCET Entrance Exam
  • Date of Birth
  • Time of exam
  • Photograph
  • Exam Centre
  • Category
  • Address of Exam centre
  • Roll number
  • General instructions to follow in exam

AUCET 2021 Syllabus

The AUCET 2021 syllabus consists of 7 sections. The syllabus for each section are:

Section 1. Life Sciences:
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomolecules
  • Immunology
  • Physiology
  • Metabolism
  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science
  • Microbiology
Section 2. Physical Sciences:
  • Electrostatics
  • Capacitance
  • Magnetostatics
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Varying and alternating currents
  • Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic waves
  • Basic Electronics
  • Modern Physics Atomic Spectra
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Quantum Mechanics Inadequacy of classical Physics
  • Schrodinger Wave Equation
  • Nuclear Physics Nuclear Structure
  • Alpha and Beta Decays
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Crystal Structure
  • X-ray Diffraction
  • Nanomaterials
  • Superconductivity
  • Thermodynamics
  • Quantum theory of radiation
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • The Matrix methods in paraxial optics
  • Aberrations
  • Interference & Diffraction
  • Laser, Fiber Optics and Holography
  • Mechanics and Waves and Oscillations
  • Mechanics of Particles
  • The special theory of relativity
  • Fundamentals of vibrations
  • Damped and forced oscillations
  • Complex vibrations
Section 3.  Mathematical Sciences:
  • Linear Algebra
  • Multiple Integrals and Vector Calculus
  • Abstract Algebra & Real Analysis Groups
  • Real Numbers
  • Differential Equations and Solid Geometry
  • System of Linear Differential Equations
  • Solid Geometry
  • Cones, Cylinders, and Conicoids
Section 4. Chemical Sciences:
  • S-block & P-block elements
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Metal carbonyls and related compounds
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Spectral and Magnetic Properties of Metal Complexes
  • Hard and soft acids bases (HSAB)
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Alicyclic hydrocarbons (Cycloalkanes)
  • Benzene and its reactivity
  • Polynuclear Hydrocarbons
  • Carbonyl compounds
  • Active methylene compounds
  • Exercises in interconversion
  • Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and proteins
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Solutions
  • Colloids and Surface Chemistry
  • Phase Rule
  • Dilute Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Photochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Drugs, Formulations, Pesticides and Green Chemistry Drugs 
  • Green Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure and elementary quantum mechanics
  • Stereochemistry of carbon compounds
  • General Principles of Inorganic qualitative analysis
  • Molecular symmetry
Section 5. Geology:
  • Paleontology
  • Indian Geology
  • Petrology and Structural Geology
  • Metamorphic Rocks
  • Physical Geology, Crystallography, and Mineralogy
  • Crystallography
  • Mineralogy
  • Mineralogy
  • Optical Mineralogy
Section 6. Humanities and Social Sciences:
  • Reasoning
  • Numerical Ability
  • General English
  • Current Affairs
  • Literary Movements and Trends
  • Critical Concepts
Section 7. English:
  • Verb patterns and structures
  • Phrasal verbs concord
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Prepositions
  • Articles
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • One word substitutes
  • Note-taking
  • confusables
  • Reading comprehension
  • Letter Writing
  • Idioms and Phrases

AUCET 2021 Exam Pattern:

Andhra University has released the exam pattern in detail. Candidates who are going to appear in the exam must check the exam pattern of AUCET 2021. Read further to know about all the details of the AUCET 2021 exam pattern:  

Exam Mode: Offline
Total Questions 100
Duration 90 minutes (1.5 hours)
Question type Objective type questions
Marking Scheme +1 for each correct answer 
Negative Mark No negative marking
Number of Sections 7

AUCET 2021 Cut-Off

The cut-off is the minimum mark needed to clear the exam. The expected cut-off for AUCET 2021 according to the various category is:

Category Cut-off percentage
General 50%
PWD 45%
  • In case of a tie i.e if two candidates secure the same mark, his/her rank will be determined on the basis of class 10th and 12th marks.
  • If the tie still persists, rank is decided on the basis of candidates' age (older age candidateS will be given preference).

AUCET 2021 Application Form

Steps to apply for AUCET 2021:
  • Go to the official website of AUCET and click on the registration link
  • Fill all the necessary details and submit to register
  • Your login credentials are sent to your email address
  • Re-login using those credentials to open the application form
  • Select the group subject which the candidate is applying for
  • Fill all the personal details necessary
  • Upload the required documents with specifications mentioned
  • Pay the application fee through debit card/ credit card/ net banking

Documents to be uploaded:

  • Photo: Passport size photograph in JPEG format and not more than 150KB
  • Signature: Signature should be in an area of 2” X 1” on paper with a black ballpoint pen with a maximum size of 150KB
Application fee:
  • General/OBC category: Rs. 600
  • SC/ST/PH: Rs. 500

AUCET Counseling

Aspirants who have successfully cleared the entrance exam, need to appear for the counseling session as per the described date and time. Candidates are offered seats in their respective courses offered at Andhra University and its affiliated colleges. The counseling schedule will be available on the official website after the results have been declared in the fourth week of May 2021. Candidates need to register themselves for counseling through online only. After successful registration, the date and time of counseling will be allotted.

Documents to carry during counseling:
  • Admit Card
  • Rank Card
  • Provisional Certificate/ Original Degree
  • Transfer Certificate
  • category Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Passport size photographs

AUCET 2021 Result

The result for AUCET 2021 will be declared during the 4th week of May 2021 (tentative). The result will be declared in PDF format and will be released separately for each course. 

Steps to view the result:
  • Go to the official website of AUCET
  • Click on "admissions" and then on "Directorate of Admissions" link
  • Click on "AUCET Results"
  • Enter the hall ticket number and DOB and click on submit
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Download and take a print out of the rank card.

AUCET 2021 Answer Key

The answer key will be released by the authorities in the official website of AUCET after the exam is conducted. The answer key will be published in two stages provisional and final which will contain the correct answers to all the questions of the exam. Candidates can predict their mark with the help of the answer key. If any candidate has any objection regarding any particular question in the provisional answer key, he/she can complain to the authorities with valid proof. The final answer key will be released after considering all the valid complaints.

AUCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an Indian Citizen
  • The candidate should belong to the Andhra Pradesh state and must hold valid proof of the state’s residency as subsequently amended in the Andhra Pradesh State, Educational Institutions 1974

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board as equivalent to Andhra University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories).
  • Candidates who have appeared/appearing for their final year examination of the bachelor's degree in 2020 are also eligible but must provide all the necessary documents during the counseling process.


Q:  Can a student outside Andhra Pradesh nativity apply for AUCET?
A:  No, the candidate must be a native of Andhra Pradesh.

Q:  What are the exam centers for AUCET 2021?
A:  Exam centers for AUCET 2021 are:

  • Visakhapatnam
  • Guntur
  • Srikakulam
  • Eluru
  • Vizianagaram
  • Kakinada
  • Rajahmundry
  • Vijayawada

Q:  What is exam language for AUCET 2021?
A:  The exam language for AUCET 2021 is English and Telugu

Q:  Is there any negative marking in AUCET?
A:  No, there is no negative marking in AUCET.

Q:  What is the age limit to apply for AUCET?
A:  The age limit to apply for AUCET is 30 for the General category and 34 for the Reserved category.

Q:  What are the criteria for reservation of seats?
A:  Percentage of seats reserved according to categories are:

  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 6%
  • Ph: 3%
  • BC: 29%
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel (CAP): 2% 
  • Women: 33.3%

Q:  What should I do if the admit card I received was incorrect?
A:  In such cases, you must immediately report to the Andhra University office located in Vishakhapatnam. They can either contact the authorities via email or by sending a complaint through the post. The address and e-mail id are mentioned below:

  • Andhra University,
  • Visakhapatnam - 530 003,
  • Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • E-Mail:

Q:  Can I pay the application fee in offline mode?
A:  Yes, candidates can also pay the application fee in offline mode through SBI/ Andhra bank Challan.

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