Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) conducts Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test (PACET). On the basis of PACET merit, candidates are admitted to 5-year B.Arch., 4-year B. Planning, 6-year B.Arch. (PTDC) and various other associated courses. The university conducts this examination every year, in the month of July or August. Situated in Hyderabad, JNTU boasts of being the first technical university in India. JNTU Hyderabad is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has been given the status of ‘A’ grade. The university is imparting high standards of education for the past forty years, in the state of Andhra Pradesh.