Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test

Form Date: 05 Aug - 11 Sep 2020 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 05 Aug - 11 Sep 2020

APSET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,200
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam (AU V)
  • Courses:Ph.D. ENG, PhD Arts, PhD COM, PhD EDU, Ph.D (LAW)
  • Streams:Engineering, Commerce, Arts, Education, Law

APSET 2020: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card

Updated On - June 02 2020 by Swagota Nandi

APSET 2020 Application Form will be released in the first week of August 2020. Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2020 is an eligibility test to apply for a position of Assistant Professor at Universities in Andhra Pradesh, India. The exam is performed based on the subjects opted and only those candidates are eligible who have Postgraduation in the specific subject. This entrance exam is a State-Level Entrance Exam conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of Government of Andhra Pradesh held Once in a year. The Examination in online computer based mode on the second week of October 2020. Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2020 Examination will be scheduled in October 2020 tentatively. In this article, the candidates will get to know about the complete details and notifications of the APSET 2020.

APSET 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check here all the important dates in the table given below:

Events Dates
APSET 2020 Notification Fourth week of July 2020
Application Form released First week of August 2020
Last date for submission without late fee Second week September 2020
Last datefor submission with late fee of Rs 1000 Second week September 2020
Last date for submission with late fee of Rs 2000 Third week September 2020
Last date for submission with late fee of Rs 5000 First week of October 2020
Hall Tickets available to download Second week of October 2020
Date of Examination Second week of October 2020
Final Answer Key Released First week of Novmber 2020
Results Declarations Second week of December 2020
Reporting January 2021

APSET 2020 Application Form

The Application Form of APSET 2020 will be released by the first week of August 2020 and can be filled till September 2020 tentatively. The candidates can check the important details regarding application form which are provided below:

  • Registration forms will be available on the official website where candidates can apply for APSET 2020 in online mode only.
  • Candidate can visit the official website for filling APSET 2020 form online. It is advised to follow the below instructions while filling up the application form.
  • The Applicants must go through the eligibility criteria & requirements before going for the registration process.
  • Click on the Register Link on APSET website to start the registration process.
  • Candidates can register by providing the basic information.
  • Registered Candidates will receive an email notification to their registered email id with their application number, password and the link to complete the application form.
  • Once Candidates got registered, Log In using the login credentials.
  • Fill in the remaining details i.e, Personal details, Education Qualifications, Choice of Examination centre and hit "Submit".
  • A summary along with the complete amount payable will be presented. Candidates will be redirected to the payment gateway page by clicking on the "Make Payment" link
  • Make Fee Payment via Net Banking/Debit card/Credit card.
  • On successful completion of the form and payment, the candidate can download the online application form.
  • All future communications will be done only to the registered email ID.

APSET 2020 Application Fee

Mode of Payment: The application fee of AP State Eligibility Test can be paid online mode via Credit card/Debit card/Internet Banking.

The Application Fee for APSET 2020 for the applicants belonging to different categories are given in the table below:

APSET Application Fee
Applicant's Category Fee 
General/ EWS Category Applicants Rs. 1200 + Service Charges
For BC-A, BC-B, BC-C, BC-D, BC-E Category Applicants Rs. 1000 + Service Charges
SC/ ST/ PwD Rs. 700 + Service Charges

NOTE: The Fee is non-refundable at any circumstances.

APSET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before Applying for the APSET Application Form 2020, the candidates must go through all the APSET 2020 eligibility criteria required for the application.

Age Limit:

  • There are no upper age limits for the applicants.

Educational Qualification:

The list of required qualification is mentioned hereby:

  • Candidates should have completed your Master's degree with at least 55% marks without rounding off.
  • If Candidates belong to the category Backward Classes/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PWD), Candidates should have marks of at least 50%.
  • If Candidates still have to finish your Master's degree, candidates can also appear in APSET 2020. Candidates should, however, finish Masters with required marks within two years of the date of APSET result.
  • PhD degree holders who have finished PG by 19 September 1991 are eligible for 5% relaxation. 
  • Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for SET (i.e. Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/BC categories in the corresponding subject. 

Candidate can check more detail of APSET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

APSET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the APSET 2020 Exam Pattern before starting their preparation so that they have a clear idea of several questions to be asked, exam mode, time duration and so on. The complete format of APSET Exam Pattern 2020 is given below:

Mode of Examination Online mode (Computer Based Test).
Questions Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Time Duration:  3 hours(180 minutes)
Sessions 2
Medium of Question Paper English and Telugu Language 
Marking Schem

+ 2 marks for every correct answer

-1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

The APSET 2020 Exam Constitutes Two Papers, which is held one after another, on a single day. Exam Pattern of Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2020 is specified in a table below:

APSET Paper Pattern
Paper Subjects  No. of Questions Marks Timings
Paper 1 Common for all Applicants 50 100

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Paper 2 Subject was chosen 100 200 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

APSET 2020 Syllabus

The candidates can check the APSET syllabus to prepare accordingly for the examination. AP State Eligibility Test syllabus has been released by the official authority - Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Syllabus for both the Paper 1 and Paper 2 is given below:

APSET Syllabus for PAPER 1 - General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude

The unit wise syllabus for Paper 1 is mentioned below:

  • Unit 1 - Teaching Aptitude
  • Unit 2 - Research Aptitude
  • Unit 3 - Comprehension
  • Unit 4 - Communication
  • Unit 5 - Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Unit 6 - Logical Reasoning
  • Unit 7 - Data Interpretation
  • Unit 8 - Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Unit 9 - People, Development and Environment
  • Unit 10 - Higher Education System

NOTE: (i) Five questions each carrying 2 marks are to be set from each Module.
Whenever graphical/pictorial question(s) are set for sighted candidates, a passage followed by equal the number of questions and weight be set for visually impaired candidates.

APSET Syllabus for PAPER 2 

The syllabus of Paper 2 consists of 30 subjects out of which candidates have to choose any one subject to appear for the exam. The list of 30 subjects is given below:

APSET Paper 2 Subjects
S.No. Subjects
1 Anthropology
2 History
3 Chemical Sciences
4 Commerce
5 Computer Science & Application
6 Economics
7 Education
8 English
9 Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
10 Environmental Science
11 Geography
12 Hindi
13 Journalism and Mass Communications
14 Law
15 Life Sciences
16 Library and Information Science
17 Management
18 Mathematical Sciences
19 Physical Sciences
20 Physical Education
21 Philosophy
22 Political Science
23 Psychology
24 Public Administration
25 Sanskrit
26 Sociology
27 Social Work
28 Telugu
29 Urdu
30 Visual Arts

APSET 2020 Admit Card

The APSET 2020 Admit Card is released on the official website of the conducting body. Candidates can check the details about APSET Hall Ticket given below:

  • Admit card will be released by the official authority through online mode only.
  • To download the admit card, candidates have to log in with application number, password and security key.
  • After downloading, a candidate must take a printout of the same for carrying it to the examination centre.
  • The seat will be randomly allotted to the candidate on completing the procedure.
  • Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except those mentioned above inside examination Hall will be debarred from appearing the examination.
  • Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre-in-Charge, will leave his/her seat or Examination Hall until the duration of examination is over.

Candidate can check more details of APSET 2020 Admit Card.

APSET 2020 Results

APSET 2020 Results are announced after the evaluation and assessment of papers. Through it, candidates get to know both, their scores and their qualifying status. Some Important pieces of information regarding APSET 2020 results are described below:

  • Results are declared in both mode:
    1. List of a qualified candidate is published or,
    2. Log In Using the Credentials.
  • The published list contains Roll. No. of qualified candidates.
  • The Logging In using the credentials gives Candidates complete performance detail.

APSET 2020 Counselling

APSET 2020 selection process will be as per the rules and regulations set by the University Grants Commission (UGC). As per UGC, only 6% of candidates who have cleared the APSET 2020 exam shall be declared eligible to became Assistant Professor in colleges or universities across the state. The detailed selection procss and criteria of APSET 2020 is given below:

Certificate Verification

First the candidates have to bring their certificates for the verification process. The candidates can attend the certificate verification in any of the following centers -

  • Andhra University Distance Education Centre
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • Sri Krishnadeveraya University
  • Sri Venkateswara University

APSET 2019 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy for APSET slot allocation is given below:

Category Name Reservation
BC-A 7%
BC-B 10%
BC-C 1%
BC-D 7%
BC-E 4%
SC 15%
ST 6%

APSET 2020 Cut Off

Cut Off for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test is determined after result declaration based on the exam level, the number of candidates and so on. APSET 2020 cut off will be available after result declaration till then candidates can check the last year cut off given below:

Subject Name UR BC SC ST
Anthropology 51.33 46.67 48 37.33
Economics 49.33 42.67 43.33 40
Geography 50.67 40.67 44.67 36
Hindi 48.67 44.67 44 42.67
Sociology 50.67 43.33 43.33 40.67

Where, UR - Unreserved Category, BC - Backward Classes, SC - Scheduled Caste, ST - Scheduled Tribe.

APSET 2020 Highlights (Basic Information)

The vital information regarding APSET 2020 

Exam Name

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET 2020)

Conducting Body

Andhra University


University Level

Official website


Exam Mode

Online (CBT) 

Exam Purpose

To offer Job of Assistant Professor in Universities of Andhra Pradesh

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APSET Important Dates

Form Date05 Aug - 11 Sep 2020 (Tentative)
Admit card10 Oct 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date20 Oct 2020 (Tentative)
Result31 Oct 2020 (Tentative)

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

05 Aug 2020

Form End Date:

11 Sep 2020

The forms will open on 05 Aug 2020



Examination Date (Online):

20 Oct 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 1,200

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