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APSET 2023 Syllabus: Subject Wise Syllabus, Download PDF, Books

Updated On - September 15 2022 by Srishti Pandey

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam release APSET 2023 Syllabus. Andhra University conducts this exam on behalf of the government of Andhra Pradesh. The question paper - I am common for all candidates appearing in the APSET test. The question paper will be bilingual, i.e., English and Telugu. Paper-II for the following subjects will be bilingual (English and Telugu). 
  1. a) Commerce
  2. b) Economics
  3. c) Education
  4. d) History
  5. e) Political Science
  6. f) Public Administration and
  7. g) Sociology
All the remaining papers will be designed in English only. Candidates must go through the given article related to the APSET syllabus. Also, download APSET 2023 Syllabus pdf given below.
APSET 2023 Syllabus

Given below is the subject-wise important topics that are generally asked in the APSET entrance test:

General Paper of APSET
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People, Development and Environment
  • Higher Education System
APSET Life Science Syllabus
  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes
  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling 
  • Developmental Biology
  • System Physiology -Plant
  • System Physiology - Animal
  • Inheritance Biology
  • Diversity of Life Forms
  • Ecological Principles
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Applied Biology
  • Method of Biology
APSET Chemistry Syllabus
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry in nanoscience and technology
  • Catalysis and green chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Supramolecules Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
APSET Commerce Syllabus 
  • Business Environment and International Business
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Business Economics
  • Business Finance
  • Business Statistics and Research Methods
  • Business Management and Human Resource Management
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning
APSET English Syllabus 2023
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Fiction, short story
  • Non-Fictional Prose
  • Language: Basic concept, theories, and pedagogy
  • English in India: History, evolution, future
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary  Criticism
  • Literary theory post World War 2
  • Research method and Materials in English
APSET Economics Syllabus
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • International Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Growth and Development in Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Demography
  • Indian Economy
Detailed Syllabus of APSET 2023 (Paper I)

Apart from the syllabus mentioned above, the candidates may also refer to the detailed syllabus of APSET 2023, which has been provided in a tabular form:

APSET 2023 Paper-I Detailed syllabus



Teaching Aptitude

Teaching: Nature, Objectives, Characteristics and basic requirements

Learner’s characteristics;

Factors affecting teaching;

Methods of teaching;

Teaching aids;


Research Aptitude

Research: Meaning, Characteristics, and types;

Steps of research;

Methods of research;

Research Ethics;

Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference, and symposium;

Thesis writing: its characteristics and format

Reading Comprehension

A passage to be set with questions to answer


Communication: Nature, characteristics, types, barriers, and effective classroom

Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

Number series

Letter series



Logical Reasoning

Understanding the structure of arguments;

Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning;

Verbal analogies; word analogy-Applied analogy;

Verbal classification;

Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, Multi-diagrammatic relationship;

Venn diagram; Analytical

Data Interpretation

Sources, acquisition, and interpretation of data;

Quantitative and qualitative data;

Graphical representation and mapping of data.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT: meaning, advantages, disadvantages, and uses;

General abbreviations and terminology;

Basics of internet and e-mailing.

People and Environment

People and environment interaction;

Sources of pollution;

Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources;

Natural hazards and mitigation.

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration

Structure of the Institutions for higher learning and research in India

Formal and distance education

Professional/ technical and general education

Value education

Governance, polity, and administration

Concept, institutions and their interactions

Detailed APSET 2023 Syllabus (Paper-II)
APSET 2023 Paper-II Detailed syllabus


Business Environment

Financial & Management Accounting

Business Economics

Business Statistics and Data Processing

Business Management

Marketing Management

Financial Management

Human Resources Management

Banking and Financial Institution

International Business

Accounting and Finance


Income Tax Law & Tax Planning


Microeconomics Analysis

Macroeconomics Analysis

Development and Planning

Public Finance

International Economics

Indian Economy

Statistical Methods

Theory of Demand

Theory of Production

Keynesian and Post-Keynesian approaches

Development and Growth

Theories of Taxation

Components of Money Supply

Industrial Structure and Economic Growth

Population and Economic Development

Role of Agriculture in Indian Economy

Single Equation Linear Model

Simultaneous Equation Models

Techniques of Forecasting

Theory of Consumer Behaviour and Theory of Firms

Theory of Pricing

Theory of Games

Planning and Economic Development


Chaucer to Shakespeare

Jacobean to Restoration Periods

Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature

Romantic Period

Victorian Period

Modern Period

Contemporary Period

American and other non-British Literature

Literary Theory and Criticism

Rhetoric and Prosody

British Literature from Chaucer to the Present Day

Criticism and Literary Theory

History of English language

European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century

Indian Writing in English and Indian Literature in English Translation

American and other Non-British English Literature

Literary Theory and Criticism


Concepts, Ideas, and Terms

Ancient Indian History

Medieval Indian History

Modern Indian History

From the Indus Valley Civilization to the Mahajanapadas

History of India from 4th Century BC to 3rd Century AD

India from the 4th Century AD to 12th Century AD

India from 1206 to 1526

India from 1526 onwards

Socio-economic and Cultural Life under the Mughals

Foundation of the British Rule

Economic and Social Policies

National Movement and Post-Independent India

World History

Research in History

Political Science

Political Theory and Thought

Comparative Politics and Political Analysis

Indian Government and Politics

Public Administration

International Relations

Political Development

Making of Indian Constitution

Theories of International Relations

APSET 2023 Download Syllabus

The syllabus for APSET 2023 has been released on the website of the conducting authority. Candidates can download the APSET 2023 syllabus PDF for different subjects from the given below table:

APSET 2023 Syllabus PDF

General Paper

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Chemical Sciences

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Computer Science & Application

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Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science

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Environmental Science

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Journalism and Mass Communications

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Life Sciences

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Library and Information Science

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Mathematical Sciences

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Physical Sciences

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Physical Education

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Political Science

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Public Administration

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Social Work

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Visual Arts

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APSET 2023 Book Recommendation

Candidates get the important APSET books name from the given below for better preparation:

Paper 1:

APSET Paper 1 Guide 

Krishnaveer Abhishek Challa


Teaching and Research Aptitude

Arihant Experts

Trueman's UGC NET/SET

Sajit Kumar



Teaching and Research Aptitude

Pratiyogita Darpan

Paper 2:

Trueman's UGC NET Anthropology  

A M Tripathi

UGC NET/SET Paper 2:History Guide


UGC NET/SET Chemical Science

Aditya Tomar

UGC NET/JRF/SET Commerce Paper 2


SET Computer Science and Application




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