AP ICET 2021: Important topics and quick tips to prepare for the exam

Here are some important topics and AP ICET preparation tips. The state-level MBA entrance exam will be held on September 17 and 18.

AP ICET 2021: Important topics and quick tips to prepare for the exam
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NEW DELHI: Sri Venkateswara University will be conducting the Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET) on September 17 and 18 this year. AP ICET 2021 will be held in two different sessions. The exam will have a total of 200 questions to be answered in two and half hours (150 minutes). As per the AP ICET marking scheme, one mark will be awarded for every correct answer, and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers or unattempted questions. Since there is no deduction of marks, candidates can attempt as many questions as they want.

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Here are some AP ICET important topics and preparation tips to ace the entrance test with a good score.

Andhra Pradesh ICET 2021: Important dates


AP ICET dates and time

AP ICET exam dates 2021

September 17 and 18, 2021

Andhra Pradesh ICET exam timing

  • 9 am to 11:30 am

  • 3 pm to 5:30 pm

AP ICET 2021 syllabus

AP ICET syllabus lists the important topics that candidates must prepare for cracking the exam. Experts suggest preparing for the exam as per the AP ICET 2021 syllabus to ensure no important topic is left. The syllabus of AP ICET 2021 will also give the candidates an idea about the questions that are asked in the test. The AP ICET 2021 syllabus consists of topics from three sections namely- Analytical Ability, Mathematical Ability, and Communication Ability.

AP ICET Exam Syllabus 2021: Analytical ability

The analytical ability section has two parts which are data sufficiency and problem-solving. The topics in this section will be table and graphs, passage, symbol interpretation, and others as detailed in the table below.

AP ICET 2021 syllabus for Analytical Ability

Data sufficiency

The missing number in a sequence

Venn diagram

Symbol interpretation

Seating arrangements

Coding and decoding problems

Numbers and alphabets

Pie chart

Blood relationships


Data analysis

Calendars and clocks

Sequences and series

Arrivals and departures


Tables and graphs

Bar diagram

Date, time & arrangement problems

AP ICET Syllabus 2021: Mathematical ability

In the Mathematical Ability sections, they are three sub-sections which are:

  • Arithmetical Ability
  • Algebra and Geometrical Ability
  • Statistical Ability

The subsections contain some important topics from which the questions are asked. Check the table that follows to know the topics.

AP ICET 2021 syllabus for Arithmetical Ability

Laws of indices

Distance and work problems

Pipes and cisterns



Profit and loss


Numbers and divisibility



Rational numbers

Ratio and proportion

Areas and volumes mensuration

Modular arithmetic

AP ICET exam syllabus for Algebra and Geometrical Ability

Statements, Truth tables

Binomial Theorem

Plane geometry

Tautologies-Sets, Relations, and functions

Coordinate geometry


The notion of a limit and derivative



Equation of a line in different forms


Implication converse and inverse

AP ICET syllabus for Statistical Ability

Frequency distributions


Standard Deviation





Syllabus of AP ICET 2021: Communication Ability

Check out the AP ICET Communication Ability sub-sections and major topics of it.

  • Vocabulary

  • Business and Computer terminology

  • Functional Grammar

  • Reading Comprehension (3 Passages)

  • Identification of the vocabulary which is used in day-to-day communication

  • The grammar used in day-to-day communication as well as in business contexts

  • Draw inferences and understand written text

How to prepare for AP ICET 2021

Here are the AP ICET 2021 preparation tips that can help in acing the exam with a high score

Solve AP ICET mock tests

Solving AP ICET mock tests has numerous advantages. Mock tests help in assessing one's preparation level and progress. It also provides an opportunity for the candidates to recognize the areas/topics which are weak or strong for them.

Giving mock tests also makes the candidates more familiar with the exam pattern and type of questions asked in the exam. Thus, AP ICET 2021 aspirants are advised to solve AP ICET 2021 mock tests having varied difficulty levels.

Prepare using previous year AP ICET question papers

Candidates must resort to the AP ICET previous year's question papers. These can give them an idea about the questions that are asked in the exam, along with their difficulty level. Preparing with AP ICET exam question papers is suggested by both experts and toppers.

Learn to manage time wisely

As the AP ICET syllabus includes three sections with each having sub-sections, the candidates should wisely divide the time for all three sections and should invest extra time on the areas in which they are weak.

The candidates should make sure that they cover all the topics without skipping any. And on the day of the examination, candidates should primarily decide about time allocation for each section according to their convenience and implement their strategy accordingly on the exam day.

Revise rigorously

Candidates are advised to revise the AP ICET topics already prepared. While revising, candidates are suggested to make short notes. By doing constant revision, candidates can perform better on the exam day without struggling much. Thus, revision is one of the significant elements in the AP ICET 2021 preparation recommended by previous toppers and experts.

AP ICET 2021: Best books to prepare

Name of the AP ICET books

Author/ Publication

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

A.K. Gupta

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency


Grammar Error Spot

A Upadhyaya

Proficiency in Reading Comprehension Simplifying the “Passage” for you

Ajay Singh

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