AP ICET Counselling 2021 - Verification, Seat Allotment, Fee

AP ICET Counselling 2021 - Verification, Seat Allotment, Fee

AP ICET Counselling 2021: Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) will tentatively conduct the APICET 2021 Counselling in online mode or web-based mode in November. Candidates who get at least 25% marks in the exam and qualify for the APICET 2021 exam are eligible to participate in the AP ICET 2021 Counselling process.

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AP ICET Counselling 2021

Candidates must register themselves and follow the prescribed procedure to participate in AP ICET Counselling 2021. All eligible candidates for AP ICET must pay the AP ICET Counselling fee online to book their seats and appear for certification verification upon completion of the registration process. As part of AP ICET Counselling 2021, candidates are required to verify their documents at any of the designated Helpline Centers (HLCs) within the stipulated time provided by APSCHE. AP ICET 2021 Counselling rounds will be conducted in several rounds. After the second or third round counselling, the next rounds depend on the number of vacancies.

At each round of counselling, a college-wise seat allocation order will be issued. Candidates must confirm their seats by paying the required admission fee.

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AP ICET Counselling Dates 2021

Candidates can check all the AP ICET counselling dates 2021 for MBA in the table that is given below.


Dates (Tentative)

Start date for processing fee, registration, and slot booking

First week of November

Certificate verification at HLCs depending on the rank secured

Second week of November

Last Date to uploading EWS documents (if avail)

Second week of November

Start and end date for exercising options

Third week of November

Last date to freeze the options

Fourth week of November

Seat Allotment Result

Last week of November

Final phase of counselling

First week of December

Final phase seat allotment result

Second week of December

AP ICET Web Based Counselling 2021 - Instructions to Candidates

Those who attend the certificate verification at the help-line centre will have to follow the following stages.

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AP ICET Counselling Procedure 2021

Stage 1: Processing fee for AP ICET 2021 counselling (Before certificate verification)

Find out the AP ICET 2021 processing fee, which may be paid as part of the AP ICET 2021 counselling process.

AP ICET 2021 Processing Fee


Processing/ Counselling Fee

General/ OBC

Rs 1,200


Rs 600

How to pay AP ICET processing fee 2021

Candidates can see the steps given below to pay the processing fee for AP ICET Counselling 2021. Check the steps for AP ICET counselling fee payment online.

  • Students have to pay Rs 1,200 for OC/ BC and Rs 600 for SC/ ST online by using a debit card/ credit card or net banking through the "Pay Processing Fee" link on the official website apicet.nic.in.

  • All candidates from Rank 1 to last can pay the processing fee from November 2021.

  • To pay the AP ICET 2021 counselling processing fee, visit the official website and click on the "Payment processing fee" tab.

  • Now enter APICET 2021 hall ticket number and rank and click on pay fee online.

  • Candidates will be directed to the payment gateway.

  • Now select a mode of payment e.g. credit/ debit card or net banking and enter the required details.

  • Once the payment is successful then click on the print button and take a printout of it and produce it at the time of the AP ICET 2021 certificate verification process.

  • Candidates shall note that they shall have paid the processing fee when the candidate attends for certificate verification as per the schedule and ranks mentioned against each date.

  • The processing fee should be paid online by the student before he/ she attends certificate verification.

AP ICET 2021 counselling- Decentralized certificate verification (for SC/ ST/ BC/ OC)

Certificate verification of the candidates for OC/ BC/ SC/ Minority categories will be done in all the helpline centres (HLCs) as per the given below schedule. However, certificate verification for the Schedule Caste (ST) category will be done in helpline centres only as per Annexure-II (Link mentioned here) and also available on the official website.

Stage 2: Registration for certificate verification

  • Candidates will have to wait for the announcement from authorities of the helpline centre for registration of AP ICET counselling 2021.

  • After the announcement, candidates will have to hand over the rank card to the officer at the entrance.

  • Now, one will have to wait for their turn in the registration hall.

  • Now collect the registration cum verification form to the computer operator at the registration counter, candidates will have to verify their mobile number is printed correctly or not.

  • Enter details such as hall ticket number, rank, etc in the register and do signature in a specified place.

  • By performing the above steps, the candidate’s registration will be completed. Now they will have to go back and wait in the registration hall for an announcement.

  • After the announcement by the officer at the registration counter, candidates will have to report to the verification counter for certificate verification.

Stage 3: Verification of certificate

Check all the details printed on the verification form such as

  • Local area

  • Minority

  • Sex

  • Special reservation category

  • Category

  • Mobile number

  • Date of birth

  • Fee reimbursement etc

  • If the candidate finds any mistake, then in such a case report to the verification officer for correction.

  • If a candidate belongs to SC/ ST/ OBC category, they will have to report to a caste verification officer and will have to submit the original caste certificate for clearance and verification.

  • Those who belong to Open Competition (OC) category, have a direct report to the certificate verification officer at the time of AP ICET counselling 2021.

  • Now verification officer will verify candidates’ original certificates such as hall ticket, rank card, study certificate, marks memo, income certificate, etc.

  • A print of receipt of the certificate will be given to candidates and if candidates find any discrepancy then in such case report to the chief verification officer for correction. After verifying the data append the signature in the prescribed place.

  • The seat allotment process and displaying of options will depend on the accuracy of the data.

  • Candidates will have to download the manual option form, college list, and tuition fee details from the official website.

Stage 4: Preparatory work to be made by the candidate at their home for exercising options

  • Exercising options means, candidates will have to select the college and course in which they wish to join and arrange them in the order of priority.

  • Go through with the profile of the college, course duration, availability of courses, prospects (job/ academic opportunities). Candidates need to discuss and decide on their interest in a particular course, availability of hostel, distance from your place, financial ability, family background, etc.

  • Also, consult with parents/ friends on the selection of colleges and courses which one wishes to join.

  • Candidates can also take a manual option form in which they have to fill in the district code, course code, and college code which they wish to join in order of their preference against the option number.

  • Seat allotment will be based on Local Area, Rank, Reservation category, Gender, etc in order of preference candidate have chosen.

AP ICET Manual Option Form

Option Number

District Code

College Code

Course Code

















  • Seats are allotted on the basis of the candidate’s choice which will depend upon the number of seats available in a course and college for candidates’ local area, sex, and category. If a seat is not available in Option No. 1, then in such case Option No 2 will be considered for allotment and so on.

  • It is not mandatory to fill the options in a sequence of all the courses in a particular college at the time of AP ICET counselling 2021. One can enter any number of options of any college in order to his or her choice.

  • Candidates are advised not to enter the option for which he or she is not interested to join.

  • For entering options on the computer screen, candidates can fill in the manual option form. It will save candidates time.

Stage 5: Process to be followed for exercising options on web/ Internet

Candidates can enter the options from home or from an internet cafe or from any helpline centre (HLCs)

Steps to be followed for entering the options on the web for AP ICET 2021 Counselling

  • Visit the official website/ Entering the URL through the internet

  • Password generation

  • Option entry

  • Log out

Step 1: Entering the URL through the internet

  • Double click on (Internet Explorer/ Google Chrome).

  • Make sure that the computer which one is using contains Windows 7 operating system, Internet Explorer version 9.0 or above.

  • Now enter URL or website address (apicet.nic.in).

  • After entering the above-provided website address, candidates will be land up on a home page which will contain the links regarding the information such as a list of courses, AP ICET counselling 2021 procedure, list of helpline centres, college profiles, etc.

Step 2: Generation of Password

  • Now candidates need to click on the “Candidates Registration” button to generate a password. Enter all the details such as Registration Number, Rank, Hall ticket number, Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY format) as printed on the receipt of the certificate given on certificate verification

  • Now click on the “Generate Password” button.

  • In the “Password” box, candidates need to enter the password (which should be 8 character length and a maximum of 10 with at least one numerical).

  • Now re-enter the same password in the “Re-enter password” box.

  • Enter the same mobile number which one has provided at the time of certificate verification.

  • Now click on the “Save Password” button.

  • Click on the “Logout” tab. By doing this candidates’ registration is completed and candidates will come back to the home page.

Step 3: Option Entry

After completion of registration and generation of password, now click on Candidates Login for exercising the options. Login ID is a secret number that will be communicated to candidates registered mobile by SMS.

f in case candidates haven’t received login ID or have forgotten it, candidates will have to send an SMS from candidates registered mobile to 8790499899 in the format of APICET01 (Hall Ticket number)

  • To enter your option entry screen, enter Login ID, Hall Ticket Number, Password, and Date of Birth and click on the Sign In button.

  • In case a candidate needs any explanation about a different menu clicks on “Help Screen”. Read all the explanation about various menu items, and click on the “Click here to enter options'' button, It will display the screen which will consist of various districts along with checkboxes

  • Candidates can choose one or more districts to display the colleges in that district.

  • Now click on the “Display Option Entry form” for exercising the options.

  • On the screen, different colors are used for the display of Girl Colleges, University, and Minority Institutions, etc.

  • Now enter the hall ticket number in the box provided.

  • By already filled the manual option form, candidates need to enter the option numbers in the boxes on the screen against the course and college in which candidates are interested to join.

Step 4: Logout

  • After completion of option entry, candidates need to click on “Logout”, which displays an alert. A message with three buttons such as “Save and Logout”, “Confirm Logout”, and “Cancel Logout”.

  • Click on “Cancel Logout” to retains the option entry form to add some more options.

  • Click on the “Save & Logout” button to save the options.

  • Click on the “Confirm Logout” button- It will directly display the details of saved options.

Stage 5: Final allotment of seats

The allotment of seats will be processed on the date mentioned in the notification based on category, merit, local area, sex, special reservation category, etc. Candidates will have to download the allotment order via “Candidate Login”.

Required Certificates for CAP/ PH/ Sports/ NCC/ Minority Category Candidates for AP ICET Counselling 2021



NCC & Sports Quota Candidates

One will have to produce an original certificate which must be issued by the competent authorities

Children of Armed Force (CAP) Candidates

  • Candidates whose parents have the domicile for Andhra Pradesh (AP) are only eligible for 'CAP' category

  • The certificate should be issued by Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer

  • In the case of Ex-Servicemen, then they need to produce IS card, and service discharge will be required for verification purpose

Physically Handicapped

  • Candidates with 40 percent and above disability considered as eligible

  • A disability certificate should be issued by the District Medical Board

Anglo Indian Candidates

Such candidates are required to produce a certificate which must be issued by the competent authority

Minority Candidates

Candidates who fall under the "Minority category" need to produce SSC 'TC' containing minority status or certificate which should be issued from the headmaster

Certificate to be produced by the candidates at the time of APICET document verification

All original certificates and two sets of Xerox copies

  • AP ICET 2021 hall ticket

  • AP ICET 2021 rank card

  • Degree marks memos/ consolidate marks memo

  • Transfer certificate

  • Degree provisional certificate

  • Study certificate from class IX to degree

  • Intermediate marks memo/ diploma marks memo

  • SSC or its equivalent marks memo

  • Residence certificate (in the case where candidates have no institutionalized education) in case of private candidates of Andhra Pradesh state

  • Residence certificate of the parent in AP for 10 years excluding the period of employment outside AP from the competent authority in respect of Non-local candidates

  • Caste certificate issued by a competent authority in respect of SC/ST/BC

  • Income certificate issued after January 1, 2018, or Ration card holders containing the name of the candidate

  • Economically weaker section (EWS) certificate if applicable

  • Local status certificate if applicable for example, a candidate who migrates to any part of the state of Andhra Pradesh from the state of Telangana within a period of five years from June 2, 2015, shall be regarded as the local candidate in the state of Andhra Pradesh

AP ICET Counselling 2021 - List of helpline centres (HLCs)

  • Government Polytechnic, Kancharapalem, Visakhapatnam

  • Government, Polytechnic, Srikakulam

  • MRAGR Government Polytechnic, Vizianagaram

  • Government Institute of Chemical Engineering, Visakhapatnam

  • E.S.C. Government Polytechnic, Nandyala

  • YSR Engineering College, Proddatur

  • Government Polytechnic for Women, Kadapa

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

  • Andhra Polytechnic, Kakinada

  • S.M.V.M Polytechnic, Tanuku, West Godavari dist

  • Government Polytechnic, Near Benz Circle, Vijayawada.

  • JNTU College Of Engineering, Narasaraopet

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur

  • M.B.T.S. Government Polytechnic, Nallapadu, Guntur

  • Sri Venkateswara University, Old MBA Building, Tirupathi

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Ananthapuram

  • Government Polytechnic, Ananthapuram

  • Andhra Loyola Degree College, Benz Circle, Vijayawada.

  • SRR & CVR Govt Degree College, Vijayawada.

  • D.A. Government Polytechnic, Ongole

  • Government Polytechnic, Venkateswarapuram, Nellore

  • S.V Government Polytechnic, Tirupathi

  • Sri G.Pulla Reddy Government Polytechnic, Kurnool

AP ICET 2021 Seat Cancellation Process

If a candidate wishes to withdraw or cancel their allotted seat at the end of the AP ICET 2021 counselling, then in such case they need to approach the AP ICET convener in person or by registered post and one will have to submit the following documents within stipulated date and time.

  • Cancellation request letter of the allotted seat by the candidate

  • Fee payment receipt

  • Duly filled in the application form for cancellation of allotted seat

  • Original receipt of certificate issued at the time of verification at the helpline centre

  • Provisional allotment order

AP ICET Counselling 2021 - Forgot Password

In case, candidates forgot their password, then they need to click on the link “forgot your password” on the candidates' login and enter the required details. Now click on get new password. The system will generate a new password that will be sent to the mobile number or to the registered email address. After receiving the password candidates can use it for option entry.

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