TS EAMCET Exam Pattern– Dates, Marking Scheme, Topics, Question Papers

The TS EAMCET exam pattern comprises information on subjects to be prepared, mode of exam, type of questions, marks allotted to each question or section, etc. This exam is held for admission of eligible candidates in B.Tech, Pharm-D, B.V.Sc. & Animal Husbandry, B.Pharm, B.F.Sc., and B.Sc. courses. 

Eventhough COVID 19 pandemic affected the exam schedule of TS EAMCET 2020 (exam dates were shifted from July to September), no changes have been imposed on the exam pattern of TS EAMCET 2021.

Similarrto the previous year, the TS EAMCET question paper will contain 160 questions, which the candidates hace to attempt in 3 hours. Buddy4Study has compiled all the information on the updated TS EAMCET 2021 exam pattern in this article. 

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Important Updates

  • TS EAMCET application window will open  online from 20th March 2021.

Read More : TS EAMCET Answer Key – Dates, How to Download & Calculate Score

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern Key Highlights

Candidates who have registered and applied for TS EAMCET 2021 should go through the exam pattern thoroughly before attempting the exam. Here are a few key points that they should definitely keep in mind:

Exam nameTelangana State Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2021
Duration of Exam3 hours (180 minutes)
Examination ModeComputer-based (online mode)
Medium of ExamCombination of languages –English and Urdu

English and Telugu

Type of QuestionsObjective/Multiple-Choice (MCQ)
Number of QuestionsTS EAMCET Engineering exam – Chemistry: 40

Physics: 40

Mathematics: 80

TS EAMCET Agriculture exam – 

Biology (Botany & Zoology) – 80

Chemistry – 40

Physics- 40

Marks per Question1 Mark
Total Marks160 Marks
Marking Scheme+1 for Every Correct AnswerNo Negative Marking for Incorrect Answers or Unattempted Answers
Exam ShiftsForenoon (9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)Afternoon (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Mock Test PreparationTS EAMCET Website
Level of Questions Questions in both the papers (for Agriculture & Medical stream and Engineering stream) are of 10+2 level

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern Section-wise Distribution of Questions

Candidates can understand the know-how of the examination (details of the exam, distribution of questions and marks, how it will be conducted, etc.) and prepare accordingly with the help of the TS EAMCET exam pattern. 

For Agriculture & Medical Stream

SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks 
Physics 4040

For Engineering Paper

SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – Engineering Syllabus and Weightage of Marks

TSCHE has released the TS EAMCET syllabus along with the official information/instruction booklet. Candidates can find both by visiting the official website (eamcet.tsche.ac.in). The syllabus of TS EAMCET for Engineering stream is divided into 3 sections. It comprises class 12th standard questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

TS EAMCET Physics Syllabus 

Candidates need to focus on all the topics of Physics as it is one of the important subjects. Candidates who want to excel in the Physics section of TS EAMCET must pay attention to these topics.

TopicsWeightage of Marks
Electricity and Magnetism25%
Modern Physics18%

TS EAMCET Chemistry Syllabus

Chemistry questions are tricky, and Buddy4Study team advises candidates to study the basics of the Periodic Table thoroughly. The TS EAMCET exam pattern for Chemistry includes 3 major topics that candidates can find in the table below:

Inorganic Chemistry57%
Organic Chemistry22%
Physical Chemistry21%

TS EAMCET Mathematics Syllabus

For candidates appearing for the Engineering stream exam, the priority subject requiring most attention is mathematics. Since it is a scoring subject, candidates should memorise the important mathematical formulas and also focus on 2D, 3D Geometry and Arithmetic. 

In the table below, candidates can find the most important math-related topics that they need to cover to score high marks.


TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – Agriculture and Medicine Syllabus

Similar to the Engineering stream, the Agriculture and Medicine stream paper of TS EAMCET contains questions from Physics and Chemistry. However, instead of Mathematics, the candidates have Botany as the third subject. Moreover, the syllabus of Botany is subdivided into:

  1.       Botany (40 questions)
  2.       Zoology (40 questions)

TS EAMCET Agriculture & Medicine Paper – Botany Syllabus

Diversity in the Living World
  • Diversity in the Living World
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Systematics
Structural Organization in Plants
  • Molecular Biology – Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  • Biotechnology and its Application
  • Reproduction in Plants
  • Plants, Microbes and Human Welfare
  • Cell- The Unit of Life
  • Genetics – Principles of Inheritance and Variation
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Cell Structure and Function of Plants
  • Internal Organization of Plants
  • Morphology of Flowering Plants

TS EAMCET Agriculture & Medicine Paper – Zoology Syllabus

Animal Diversity-I
  • Human Reproduction
  • Genetics
  • Organic Evolution
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology-II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology-III
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology-IV
  • Locomotion & Reproduction in Protozoa
  • Applied Biology
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Invertebrate Phyla
Animal Diversity-II – Phylum
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology-I
  • Type Study of Periplaneta Americana
  • Biology & Human Welfare
  • Structural Organization in Animals
  • Chordata

Candidates are also advised to practice solving previous years’ question papers

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme

TS EAMCET does not follow the negative marking system. In both Agricultural and Engineering papers, 4 options will be given for every question, out of which 1 will be correct. 

TS EAMCET Marking Scheme

Type of AnswersMarks Allotted 
Correct Answer+1
Wrong Answer0 (No Negative Marking)
Unattempted questionNo marks awarded or deducted

Note: Candidates have to score above the minimum qualifying marks to qualify for TS EAMCET Counselling. 

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TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – Minimum Qualifying Marks

The TS EAMCET qualifying marks are the minimum (requirement) marks that the candidates need to secure in the entrance examination to be considered qualified to participate in the further admission process. As per the TS EAMCET exam pattern, candidates need to obtain a minimum of 25% marks to qualify for the exam. This, after calculation, stands to be a total of 40 marks out of 160 marks.


CategoryMinimum cut off marks
Other categories25%
SC/STNo cutoff

TS EAMCET Ranking Criteria

Exam CriteriaPercentage Weightage
TS EAMCET marks75%
Marks secured in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Class XII or equivalent examination25%

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – Sample Question Papers

To practice effectively for the exam, candidates must attempt the online mock tests available on the TS EAMCET official website. Moreover, they should also solve sample question papers to raise their chance of scoring well in TS EAMCET 2021. In the below table, candidates will find a list of sample question papers, which is considered to be one of the most effective ways to analyze and adjust with the exam pattern.

TS EAMCET Sample Papers

Engineering Sample Question Paper SAMPLE PAPER 1
Agriculture and Medicine Sample Question PaperSAMPLE PAPER 1

TS EAMCET Exam Schedule 2021

According to the recent news, the TS EAMCET exam will take place in two shifts (Forenoon and Afternoon). The exam timing is applicable for both Engineering & Agriculture and Medical streams. 

Time Slots for TS EAMCET Papers

TS EAMCET Exam for Engineering StreamForenoon (FN) Shift – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Afternoon (A) Shift – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
TS EAMCET Exam for Agriculture and Medicine StreamForenoon (FN) Shift – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Afternoon (A) Shift – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry in the exam hall will be strictly based on the candidate’s allotted time slot. Also, it is compulsory for the candidates to bring their TS EAMCET Admit Cards.
  • Candidates will be made aware of the TS EAMCET exam time slot through their registered e-mail ID or contact number (via SMS)

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – Online Test Instructions

Candidates must follow the online test instructions and guidelines set by the TS EAMCET authority. The test instructions will help the candidates to attempt the computer-based exam without any hassles. Given below is a list of online test instructions set by the TS EAMCET panel:

  1. The candidate/s must report at the examination centre at least an hour before the allotted exam time
  2. Candidates arriving at the examination centre even 1 minute late than the allotted exam time will not be allowed to sit for the examination
  3. The candidate will have to go for biometrics routine before starting the exam (photograph and signature verification)
  4. The candidate/s must compulsorily bring the filled-in application form print out (not xeroxes/copies) and admit card. The Test Centre officials will verify both the hall ticket and application form before the exam starts
  5. Candidates must correctly fill in the login ID, as given on the TS EAMCET hall ticket, to log in to the examination test portal
  6. Candidates will be provided with the login password by the examination invigilator 10 minutes before the test starts
  7. Admit cards must be in good condition. Dismantled, disfigured or mutilated admit cards that compromise the details of the candidate will not be accepted
  8. Candidates will only be allowed to carry blue or black ballpoint pen, caste certificate (SC/ ST), TS EAMCET hall ticket and application form inside the examination hall
  9. Candidates will not be allowed to carry mathematical/log tables, electronic watches, calculator, pager and cell phone inside the examination hall

TS EAMCET – Recommended Books

With every passing year, the difficulty level of the TS EAMCET exam also increases. Both Engineering and Agriculture & Medical candidates need to prepare well for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as these 3 subjects are common for both the streams. 

Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books, that are recommended by previous years toppers.

For Mathematics

Book NamePublisher/ Author
Handbook of Mathematics – A Multipurpose Quick Revision ResourceArihant Experts
EAMCET Mathematics (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)Arihant Experts
35 Years Chapterwise Solved Papers 2013Amit M. Agarwal
Problems Plus in IIT MathematicsA. Dasgupta

For Chemistry

Book NamePublisher/ Author
EAMCET Chemistry Chapterwise 23 Years Solutions & 5 Mock Tests 3rd EditionArihant Experts
Fundamentals of Inorganic ChemistryAnanya Ganguly
EAMCET Chemistry (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)Arihant Experts
Organic Chemistry 7th EditionRobert Neilson Boyd, Robert Thornton Morrison, Saibal Kanti Bhattacharjee

For Physics

Book NamePublisher/ Author
Keynotes Terms, Notes, Formula (Handbook of Physics)Arihant Experts
Concepts of Physics (Volume – 1)HC Verma
EAMCET Physics (Andhra Pradesh & Telangana)Arihant Experts
Concepts of Physics (Volume – 2)HC Verma

For Biology (Medical Stream)

Book NamePublisher/ Author
ACE Biology for NEET Medical Entrance ExamsNarang
Modern ABC Of Biology Class-XII (Set Of 2 Parts)A. Dasgupta, B.B. Arora, A.K. Sabharwal
Complete Biology for NEET and Other Medical Entrance ExaminationsKumar Bhatia
EAMCET Crash Course BiologyAnnapurna Experts

TS EAMCET Exam Pattern – FAQs

When will the TS EAMCET exam take place?

As per the new exam schedule, TS EAMCET exam 2021 for engineering stream will be conducted on 7th, 8th and 9th July 2021. Meanwhile, TS EAMCET exam for agriculture and medicine stream will be held on 5th and 6th July 2021.

What is the duration of TS EAMCET exam?

The total duration of TS EAMCET is 3 hours (180 minutes).

Is there negative marking in TS EAMCET?

No. As per the current TS EAMCET exam pattern 2021, there is no negative marking for unattempted questions or wrong answers.

Will I be allowed to sit for the TS EAMCET exam if I forget to bring my application form?

No. Both application form and admit card are compulsory for candidates to enter the exam venue and sit for the exam.

Are the three sections of TS EAMCET separately timed?

No. The total time duration for all 3 subjects is 3 hours or 180 minutes. There is no sectional time limit.

Can I switch between the sections in the TS EAMCET exam?

Yes. Candidates can select any of the question numbers or sections which they want to attempt first in TS EAMCET exam.

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