Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test

Pen & Paper Mode

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 2023: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - February 10 2023 by Akriti Maurya

APSET 2023 official notification will be issued in July 2023. APSET 2023 or Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2023 Registration process will start in July 2023. AP SET is an eligibility test to apply for the 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 the Government of Andhra Pradesh held Once a year. In this article, the candidates will get to know about the complete details and notifications of the APSET 2023.

APSET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the important details of APSET 2023 which is mentioned below:
Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test
Exam StatusRegistration will start in July 2023 tentatively.

APSET 2023 Important Dates

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

APSET 2023 Schedule
NotificationJuly 2023
Application startJuly 2023
Last date to apply  (without late fee)August 2023
Last date to apply (with late fee of Rs 1,000)August 2023
Last date to apply (with late fee of Rs 2,000)September 2023
Last date to apply (with late fee of Rs 5,000)September 2023
Admit cardTo be notified
APSET examTo be notified
Preliminary answer keyTo be notified
Final answer keyTo be notified
ResultTo be notified
Cutoff listTo be notified

APSET 2023 Answer Key

APSET Answer Key has been 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 all subjects a few days after the commencement of the exam is at the official website.

  • Candidates can also challenge the Answer Key if any type of doubt arises.
  • After evaluating all objection authorities will release the updated answer key.
  • Then the result will be declared based on the final updated answer key.

APSET 2023 Results

APSET 2023 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 2023 results are described below:

  • Results are declared in both modes:
    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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Counselling

APSET 2023 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 2023 exam shall be declared eligible to became Assistant Professor in colleges or universities across the state. The detailed selection process and criteria of APSET 2023 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 2023 Reservation Policy

The reservation policy for APSET slot allocation is given below:

Category NameReservation

APSET 2023 Application Form

APSET 2023 Application Form will be released tentatively in August 2023. The application will be starting from August 2023 and will be continued till October 2023. The exact dates will be announced soon on the official website of APSET. All the details regarding the exam pattern, syllabus and selection process will be released soon after the official notification.  The candidates can check the important details regarding the application form which are provided below:
  • Registration forms will be available on the official website where candidates can apply for APSET 2023 in online mode only.
  • Candidates can visit the official website for filling APSET 2023 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 through the registration process.
  • Click on the Register Link on the 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 2023 Application Fee

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

The Application Fee for APSET 2023 for the applicants belonging to different categories are given in the table below:

APSET Registration 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 under any circumstances.

APSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Before Applying for the APSET 2023, the candidates must go through all the APSET 2023 eligibility required for the application.

Age Limit:

  • There are no upper age limits for the applicants.

Educational Qualification:

The list of required qualifications is mentioned hereby:

  • Candidates should have completed their 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 their Master's degree, candidates can also appear in APSET 2023. Candidates should, however, finish their Master with the required marks within two years of the date of the 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 2023 Admit Card

APSET 2023 Admit Card has been released on the official website of the conducting body. Candidates can check the details about APSET Hall Ticket given below:

  • Admit card has released by the official authority through online mode only.
  • To download the admit card, candidates have to log in with the 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 the examination Hall will be debarred from appearing in the examination.
  • Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with the facilities of the 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 the examination is over.

Test Centers

Andhra University will conduct AP SET 2023 exam at Test centres in 6 regional areas as:
  • Guntur
  • Nellore
  • Ananthapur
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Rajahmundry
  • Tirupati

APSET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the APSET 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Exam Constitutes Two Papers, which is held one after another, on a single day. Exam Pattern of Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2023 is specified in the 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 2023 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. The syllabus for both 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 2023 Highlights

The vital information regarding APSET 2023

Exam Name

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET 2023)

Conducting Body

Andhra University


University Level

APSET Official website

Application Form

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 Date11 Aug - 13 Sep 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card22 Oct 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date31 Oct 2023 (Tentative)
Result 202219 Nov 2023 (Tentative)

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

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Question Paper Type :

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Form Start Date:

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