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ICET Examination Pattern, Syllabus and Important Questions


Posted Date: 28-Aug-2010  Last Updated:   Category: AP Entrance Exams & Admissions    
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Integrated Common Entrance test, ICET is conducted on behalf of APSCHE for the admissions into Management Collages. It is an entrance exam for MBA and MCA courses. This article gives a detailed exam pattern of ICET including the syllabus of ICET, type of questions which can be expected, the complete sectional split-up of the marks in ICET.



ICET aims at testing the candidate's ability to think. It assess the verbal and quantitative ability of the ICET is an objective oriented test which consists of 200 multiple-choice questions. Each question weighs 1 mark. Each question has 4 option out of which only one is right. No negative marking for ICET exam. The detailed split-up of marks, type of questions and syllabus to be read in ICET is as given below:

ICET Consists of three sections :

Section-A : Analytical Ability in ICET


This section consists of 75 questions distributed in two sub-sections as following :

1) Data Sufficiency: (20Marks)
Each question consists of two data statements. You have to judge whether
- the first statement itself is sufficient to answer the question but the second is not sufficient or,
- the second statement itself is sufficient to answer the question but the first is not sufficient or,
- Both the statements put together answer the question but individually none are sufficient or,
- The statements are not sufficient even if they are combined.
The above four conditions will be the options A,B,C and D not necessarily in the same order. Thus one needs to read the instructions before answering these kind of questions.

2) Problem Solving (55Marks) . This sub-section can be further divided into 4 divisions as following:

a) Sequences and Series (25 Marks)
This consists of
- Number- alphabet relation questions
- Numeric patterns
- odd one out
- Sequence or a series

b) Data Analysis (10 Marks)
In this section certain data will be given in the form of a Table or a Graph or a Bar diagram or a Pie Chart or a Venn Diagram or a Passage. Following the data will be some questions based on that data. You have to analyze the data for answering the questions.

c) Coding and Decoding Problems (10 Marks)
In this section a code or a code pattern will be given. Based on that code a few questions will be asked. You have to decode the question using the code pattern and then answer the question.

d) Date, Time & Arrangement Problems (10 Marks)
This section can include problems based on Calendar, Clock, Blood relationships, Arrivals and Departures and schedules etc.

Section -B: Mathematical Ability in ICET


This Section consists of 75 Question distributed in the following 3 sub-sections :

1) Arithmetical Ability (35 Marks)
This includes questions from chapters like
- Indices
- Ratio and Proportions
- Surds
- LCM and HCF
- Percentages
- Profit and loss
- Distance and work problems
- Areas and volumes etc.

2) Algebraical and Geometrical Ability (30 Marks)
This includes problems from following topics
- Truth tables
- Tautologies-Sets
- Relations and functions
- Line Equation
- Trigonometry in detail
- Heights and distances
- Remainder theorem
- Linear equations
- Progressions
- Matrices
- Limits
- Geometry
- Coordinate System

3) Statistical Ability (10 Marks)
This includes questions from topics like
- Frequency distributions
- Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviations
- Probability

Section-C:Communication Ability in ICET


This Section consista of 50 questions distributed in 4 sub-sections as follows:

1) Vocabulary (10Marks) - This includes words from Advanced English Dictionaries
2) Business and Computer terminology (10Marks) – This includes business and Computer usage of English. This section mostly concentrates on the grammar part of the field.
3). Functional Grammar (15Marks) – This includes Grammatical uses and common grammatical mistakes, Correction of Statements etc.
4) Reading Comprehension (15Marks) – In this section 3 passages will be given. The passage can be a letter, few paragraphes, a page from a novel, a poem, a newspaper article etc. Each passage consists of 5 question related to the passage.
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