Girls bag top six ranks in APTET-2018

HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and AU Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao releasing the APTET-2018 results, in Visakhapatnam on Monday.

HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao and AU Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao releasing the APTET-2018 results, in Visakhapatnam on Monday.

Girls have bagged the top six ranks in the Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-2018) results that was declared by Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao here on Monday.

The test is the qualifying examination for recruitment of teachers in government schools.

Vemana Kusuma from Krishna district topped in the Paper I, while Arla Vishnupriya from Ongole came first in social studies. Imandi Vijaya Lakhmi from Vizianagaram and Patakokala Baby Shalini from West Godavari district topped in mathematics and science, while Chinthalapalli Lavanya from Nellore and Achukatla Gousia from Kadapa emerged toppers in Telugu and Hindi respectively.

M. Prabhakar Babu from Guntur topped in the English paper, while Shaik Shamshuddin and Pamula Venugopal from Chittoor shared the top rank in the physical education paper.

The APTET-2018 was organised in five subjects such as Paper I, social studies, mathematics and science, languages and physical education and 3.97 lakh candidates had applied of which 3.70 lakh had appear for the test that was held from June 10 to 19 at 113 online examination centres across the State.


“Around 2.13 lakh candidates have cleared the examination with a pass percentage of 57.48 when compared to the 46.85% last year. In 2012, the pass percentage was 37,” Mr. Srinivasa Rao told the media.

The candidates can download the results from the website or and the password is ‘serene’ (all in small letters).

Vacant posts

According to Mr. Srinivasa Rao, the APTET was successfully held for two successive years after a gap of about six years.

“We have identified about 10,351 posts to be filled across the State. The recruitment notification will be announced shortly and the process will begin,” he said.

₹4,848 cr. for infra

Reiterating that the government was according a top priority to the education sector, the Minister said a sum of about ₹4,848 crore have been sanctioned to develop infrastructure such as toilets, library, labs, furniture and digital classrooms.

The amount will be split into six packages by bunching up districts such as Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam (₹831 crore); East and West Godavari (₹534 crore); Krishna and Guntur (₹489 crore); Prakasam and Nellore (₹540 crore); Chitoor and Kurnool (₹524 crore), and Anantapur and Kadapa (₹538 crore).

He also pointed out that in each revenue district, one school will be identified as the ‘School of Excellence’. In Visakhapatnam, the government school at Chandrannapalem has been identified.

“The enrolment ratio at government schools have improved over the last few years. Some schools were forced to put up the ‘no admission’ board this year too,” Mr. Srinivasa Rao added.

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