Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test

Form Date: 14 Aug - 30 Sep 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 14 Aug - 30 Sep 2021

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 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit card

Updated On - July 08 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2021 will be held in December 2021. SET 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. In this article, the candidates will get to know about the complete details and notifications of the APSET 2021.

APSET 2021 Important Dates

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

APSET 2021 Schedule
NotificationAugust 2021
Application process (without late fee)October 2021
Application process (with late fee of Rs 1,000)October 2021
Application process (with late fee of Rs 2,000)October 2021
Application process (with late fee of Rs 5,000)November 2021
Admit cardDecember 2021
APSET examDecember 2021
Preliminary answer keyJanuary 2022
Final answer keyJanuary 2022
ResultFebruary 2022
Cutoff listFebruary 2022


APSET 2021 Application Form

The Application Form of APSET 2021 will be released in August 2021 and can be filled till September 2021. 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 2021 in online mode only.
  • Candidate can visit the official website for filling APSET 2021 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 2021 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 2021 for the applicants belonging to different categories are given in the table below:

APSET Application Fee
Applicant's CategoryFee 
General/ EWS Category ApplicantsRs. 1200 + Service Charges
For BC-A, BC-B, BC-C, BC-D, BC-E Category ApplicantsRs. 1000 + Service Charges
SC/ ST/ PwDRs. 700 + Service Charges
NOTE: The Fee is non-refundable at any circumstances.

APSET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before Applying for the APSET 2021, the candidates must go through all the APSET 2021 eligibility 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 2021. 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. 

APSET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the APSET 2021 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 2021 is given below:
Mode of ExaminationOnline mode (Computer Based Test).
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Time Duration: 3 hours(180 minutes)
Medium of Question Paper English and Telugu Language 
Marking Scheme
+ 2 marks for every correct answer
-1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.
The APSET 2021 Exam Constitutes Two Papers, which is held one after another, on a single day. Exam Pattern of Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2021 is specified in a table below:
APSET Paper Pattern
PaperSubjects No. of QuestionsMarksTimings
Paper 1Common for all Applicants50100

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Paper 2Subject was chosen10020011:00 AM - 1:00 PM

APSET 2021 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
3Chemical Sciences
5Computer Science & Application
9Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
10Environmental Science
13Journalism and Mass Communications
15Life Sciences
16Library and Information Science
18Mathematical Sciences
19Physical Sciences
20Physical Education
22Political Science
24Public Administration
27Social Work
30Visual Arts

APSET 2021 Admit Card

APSET 2021 Admit Card will 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.

Test Centers

Andhra University will conduct AP SET 2021 exam at Test centres in 6 regional areas such as:
  • Guntur
  • Nellore
  • Ananthapur
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Rajahmundry
  • Tirupati.

APSET 2021 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy for APSET slot allocation is given below:

Category NameReservation

APSET 2021 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 2021 cut off will be available after result declaration till then candidates can check the last year cut off given below:

Subject NameURBCSCST

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

APSET 2021 Answer Key

APSET Answer Key will be published on the official website, so candidates can easily get a rough idea of their test scores. The published answer key for all sets (A, B, C, D) of paper 1, and for all subjects a few days after the commencement of the exam at the official website.

  • Candidates can also challenge the Answer Key, if any type of doubt arises.
  • Afte evaluate all objection authority will release updated answer key.
  • Then result will be declared on the basis of the final updated answer key.

APSET 2021 Results

APSET 2021 Results will be 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 2021 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 2021 Counselling

APSET 2021 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 2021 exam shall be declared eligible to became Assistant Professor in colleges or universities across the state. The detailed selection procss and criteria of APSET 2021 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 centres -

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

APSET 2021 Highlights (Basic Information)

The vital information regarding APSET 2021 

Exam Name

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET 2021)

Conducting Body

Andhra University


University Level

APSET Official website


Exam Mode

Online (CBT) 

Exam Purpose

To offer Job of Assistant Professor in Universities of Andhra Pradesh

Stay connected to Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET 2021) conducted by Andhra University.

Subscribe to Get Updated Information

+91 -

APSET Important Dates

Form Date14 Aug - 30 Sep 2021 (Tentative)

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:


Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

14 Aug 2021

Form End Date:

30 Sep 2021

The forms will open on 14 Aug 2021



Examination Date:


Application Fees:

₹ 1,200

Admissions open for

LPU Admissions 2021

16 Jul 2021-31 Jul 2021

Bharath University Chennai Admissions 2021

01 Feb 2021-31 Jul 2021

Chandigarh University

14 Dec 2020-29 Jul 2021

Banasthali Admissions

30 Apr 2021-30 Jun 2021

Amity Joint Entrance Examination 2021

01 Dec 2020-30 Jun 2021