APSET 2023 : Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

August 4, 2023

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What is APSET Exam 2023?

The Andhra University, on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, conducts the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET). The test is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for the position of Assistant Professors and Lecturers in various universities and colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh. APSET is conducted in various subjects, including Social Sciences, Sciences, Languages, and Humanities. The examination comprises two papers with objective-type questions. Every year, thousands of candidates take the exam in multiple centres throughout Andhra Pradesh, which is a highly competitive test.


APSET is a great opportunity for candidates aspiring to become Assistant Professors or Lecturers in various colleges and universities across Andhra Pradesh. The exam is a rigorous process that assesses the knowledge and aptitude of candidates in their respective subjects. The APSET score is considered a qualifying criterion for various teaching positions in the state. With its transparent and unbiased evaluation process, APSET has become a trusted test for universities and colleges to hire quality educators. By clearing the APSET, candidates not only demonstrate their proficiency in their respective subjects but also increase their employability in the field of higher education.

Exam Name  Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 
Abbreviation  APSET  
Vice-Chancellor  Prof. P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy 
WebsiteWebsite Link

About APSET Exam 2023

OrganizationAndhra University, Visakhapatnam
Exam NameAndhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) 
Post NameAssistant Professor
LanguageEnglish and Telegu
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Duration of Exam180 Minutes
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Education QualificationPost-Graduation
Age LimitThere is no upper age limit
Fees of ApplicationGeneral – 1200 INR
Other Backward Class – 1000 INR
Exam PatternPaper I (General) (100 marks,50 questions)
Paper II (Subject Selected by Candidate) (200 marks,100 questions)
Exam Helpdesk No.0891-2730148 / 2730147
Official websiteapset.net.in

APSET Exam Date 2023

Aspirants can gain insight into the examination schedule for APSET Recruitment 2023 by analyzing the important dates from previous years’ data. The following table displays the exam dates for APSET 2023:

Important eventsDate
APSET Notification 2023Fourth week of July 2023
Online Registration StartFirst week of August 2023
Registration EndsSeptember 2023
APSET Admit Card releaseSecond week of September 2023
APSET Exam DateThird week of October 2022
APSET ResultNovember 2023

APSET Eligibility Criteria 2023

APSET Age Limit

All candidates who meet the required educational qualifications are eligible to take the APSET 2023 exam for the Assistant Professor position, regardless of their age. There is no upper age limit for applicants.

APSET Educational Criteria

  • In order to apply for this exam, applicants must have obtained a minimum of 55% marks (without rounding off) in their Master’s degree or equivalent examination from a UGC-recognized university/institution. However, candidates from reserved categories (Backward Classes (BC)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Transgender/persons with disability (PwD)) must have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in their Master’s degree or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates who are awaiting the results of their final year examination or whose qualifying exams have been postponed are eligible to apply for the exam, but their admission will be provisional until they provide their mark sheet within a specified period of time. Failure to produce the mark sheet within the given time will result in disqualification.
  • Applicants who hold a Ph.D. degree and whose Master’s degree was completed by September 1991 (regardless of the result announcement date) are eligible for a 5% relaxation in the aggregate marks to be eligible for the exam.
  • Transgender candidates will receive the same relaxation in terms of fees, age, and qualifying criteria as those available to candidates in the SC/ST/PwD categories.
  • Candidates are only permitted to take the exam in the subject of their Master’s degree. However, if a candidate’s post-graduation subject is not listed among the APSET subjects, they may take the exam in a related subject.

APSET Nationality

To register for the APSET exam, the candidate must hold Indian nationality.

APSET Exam Application Form

To finalize the registration process, candidates are required to submit a payment for the application fee. The application fee varies for candidates belonging to different categories, and the details are provided below:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD/TransgenderRs. 700/-
BC CategoryRs. 1000/-
General & EWSRs. 1200/-

How to apply for APSET 2023?

In order to avoid rejection of their application, candidates must ensure they correctly and thoroughly complete the APSET exam application form. The following steps can be followed to fill out the application form:

  • Go to the official website at https://apset.net.in/ and select the APSET registration link.
  • Enter all necessary information in the registration form, including the candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, category, contact details, and password.
  • Verify all entered details before clicking “submit” to complete the registration process.
  • Upon successful registration, candidates will receive an email containing their email ID and password at their registered email address.
  • Log in to the official website using the provided email ID and password to access the application form using the registration ID and password.
  • Fill in personal information, educational qualifications, and preferred exam center on the application form.
  • Upload scanned images of signature, passport-sized photograph, and any required certificates (such as category or PwD certificate).
  • Review the application form for accuracy and make any necessary corrections.
  • Finally, pay the application fee through online mode (credit/debit card or net banking) to successfully submit the form.
  • For future reference, candidates should keep a printout of the application form.

Photograph and Signature

  • Firstly, the candidates must upload a scanned photograph for the APSET exam. Also, they must upload these in JPEG/JPG format. The desired file size is 15Kb-50Kb.
  • Moreover, candidates must also upload a scanned signature. The format is similar to the photograph. The only difference is in the size of the file. The desired file size for a signature is 5Kb-20Kb.
  • APSET does not accept photographs or signatures below the given sizes.

APSET Admit Card 2023

The APSET admit card is a crucial document that candidates must carry with them to the examination centre. It contains important details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, photograph, examination venue, date and time of the examination, and instructions for the exam day. To download the APSET admit card, candidates need to visit the official website of APSET and log in with their registration number and password. The admit card will be available for download a few days before the examination.

Admit Card Details

Only the applicants for APSET 2023 can access their admit card, which will be obtainable on the official website of APSET. The admit card is ordinarily published 10 to 15 days prior to the exam date. It is mandatory for candidates to retrieve and print the admit card. The APSET admit card 2023 will present the following candidate information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Photograph
  • Registration Number
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Venue (Address of Examination Center)
  • Reporting Time


Candidates need to follow these steps to download the APSET admit card:

  1. Go to the official website of APSET.
  2. Look for the link to download the APSET 2023 admit card and click on it.
  3. Enter your registration ID and password to log in.
  4. Once you have logged in, the APSET 2023 admit card will appear on the screen. Click on the download option to save it.
  5. Print out your admit card and bring it to the exam.
  6. It is recommended that candidates read all the instructions mentioned in the admit card and act accordingly.


The Andhra University in Visakhapatnam will allocate the exam venue for the APSET 2023 exam based on the candidates’ roll numbers. The venue information will be posted on the official website and here for the convenience of those planning to register for the exam. The APSET exam centres listed below, all located within the Andhra Pradesh State, will be used for administering the exams.     

Centre nameCentre code

APSET Exam Pattern 2023

The APSET examination is composed of two papers, namely Paper 1 and Paper 2, both of which are comprised of multiple-choice questions. Paper 1 contains 50 multiple-choice questions, each worth two marks. The weightage of each question in Paper 2 depends on the candidate’s preferred subject. Paper 2 includes 100 compulsory objective-type questions worth 100 marks. Incorrect responses do not result in any deduction of marks. A brief overview of the APSET exam pattern is available for candidates to review.

PaperTotal QuestionTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper 150 Questions100 Marks1 Hour
Paper 2100 Question200 Marks1 Hour 30 Mins

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APSET Syllabus 2023

One of the initial steps in preparing for an exam is to familiarize oneself with the exam’s syllabus. With a thorough understanding of the syllabus, candidates can effectively plan their preparation.

The latest syllabus for each section can be found in the table below.

The syllabus for Paper 1 of APSET is as follows.


Detailed syllabus, which includes major units for Paper 1, is provided below:

Teaching aptitude    Teaching – Objectives, concept, understanding, and levels of teaching
Factors affecting teaching related to  Learner, Teacher, Support material, Learning environment, Instructional facilities, and Institution.
Learner’s characteristics: Social, Academic, Emotional, and cognitive characteristics of adult and adolescent learners.
Methods of teaching in institutions of higher learning: Offline vs. Online methods; Teacher centered vs. Learner-centered methods; (Swayamprabha, Swayam, MOOCs, etc.).Evaluation Systems: Evaluation in Choice Based Credit Systems in Higher Education; Elements and Types of Evaluation; Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.
Teaching Support System: Traditional, modern, and ICT based.      
Research Aptitude    Research: Meaning, Characteristics, Types, and Positivism and Post-positivist approach to research
Steps of Research.
Application of ICT in research.
Thesis and Article writing: styles and format of referencing.
Research ethics.
Methods of Research: qualitative, experimental, historical, descriptive, and quantitative methods.    
Logical ReasoningUnderstanding the structure of arguments: the structure of categorical propositions, argument forms, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Mood and Figure, Connotations, and denotations of terms, and Classical Square of opposition.Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception),  Shabda (Verbal testimony), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Arthapatti (Implication), and Anupalabdhi (Non-apprehension).Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.Vyapti (invariable relation), Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), and Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments.
Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
ComprehensionAn unseen passage is provided, based on which questions are asked.
Data InterpretationQualitative and Quantitative data.
Governance and Data.
Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Pie-chart, Histograms, Table-chart, and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
Data Interpretation.
Sources, acquisition, and classification of data.
Information and CommunicationAudio, Basics of the Internet,  E-mail, Intranet, and Video-conferencing.
Governance and ICT.
Digital initiatives in higher education.
ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.  
Higher Education SystemConventional, Oriental, and Non-conventional learning programs in India.
Value education and environmental education.
Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based education.
Governance, Policies, and Administration.
Evolution of higher learning and research in Post-Independence India.
Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
People, Development and EnvironmentDevelopment and environment: Sustainable development and Millennium development goals.
Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
Environmental issues: Regional, Local, and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste ( biomedical, solid, liquid, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Kyoto Protocol, Convention on Biodiversity, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.
Impacts of pollutants on human health.
Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Nuclear, Biomass, and Forests.
Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their environmental impacts.  


The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) Paper 2 is based on the subject chosen by the candidate. The APSET exam administers Paper 2, which encompasses 30 subjects as presented in the following table. The exam is designed to test the knowledge and expertise of candidates in their respective fields. The APSET syllabus for Paper 2 is as follows:

HistoryAdministration & Economy under the Sultanate and Mughals
Rise and Dissolution of Empires and Emergence of Regional Powers, Gupta Vakataka age,
Society and Culture, Architecture and Art Rise of the Marathas & the foundation of Swaraj by Shivaji, Medieval Indian History Archaeological and Literary sources, Vedic/Later Vedic Period, Indus/Harappa Civilization, Expansion of States
Emergence of Regional Kingdoms across India, Arab contracts, Growth of Brahmanical religions, Modern Indian History
Colonial Economy, Tribal and Peasant Movements
Rise of Indian Nationalism
Methodology,  Research, Historical Method, and Historiography    
EconomicsMacro Economics
Micro Economics
Econometrics and Statistics International Economics
Mathematical Economics
Public Economics
Banking and Money Indian Economy
Development and Growth Economics
Demography and Environmental Economics
CommerceBusiness Environment and International Business
Business Economics
Business Finance
Legal Aspects of Business Human Resource Management and Business Management
Business Statistics and Research Methods
Financial and Banking Institutions
Accounting and Auditing
Marketing Management
Corporate Tax Planning and Income-tax
Geography of Environment
Population and Settlement Geography
Geography of Economic Activities and Regional Development
Social, Cultural, and Political Geography
Geographic Thought
Geographical Techniques
Geography of India    
Fiction, Short Story
Non-Fictional Prose
Language: Basic concepts, theories, and pedagogy.
English in Use.
English in India: history, evolution, and futures
Cultural Studies
Literary Criticism
Literary Theory post World War II
Research Methods and Materials in English
Life SciencesMolecules 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
Methods in Biology
Political SciencePolitical Theory
Political Thought
Indian Political Thought
Comparative Political Analysis
International Relations
India’s Foreign Policy
Political Institutions in India
Political Processes in India
Public Administration
Governance and Public Policy in India
Sociology Sociological Theory Research Methodology and Methods Basic Concepts and Institutions Rural and Urban Transformations State, Politics, and Development Economy and Society Environment and Society Family, Marriage, and Kinship Science, Technology and Society Culture and Symbolic Transformations
PhilosophyClassical Indian: Epistemology and Metaphysics
Classical Western: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern: Epistemology and Metaphysics
Indian Ethics
Western Ethics
Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Recent Western Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy: Indian
Social and Political Philosophy: Western Logic
Applied Philosophy    
AnthropologyEvolution of man and culture
Cultural anthropology
Physical anthropology
Social anthropology
Human Genetics and Anthropology
Archaeological Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Chemical SciencesInorganic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry
Bio-inorganic Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Computer Science and ApplicationsDigital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture
Programming and Data Structures
Theory of Computation
Compiler Design
Operating System
Computer Networks
Web Technologies
EducationPhilosophical Foundations of Education
Sociological Foundations of Education
Psychological Foundations of Education
Educational Technology
Educational Management
Curriculum Development
Teacher Education and Teaching Aptitude
Measurement and Evaluation
Environmental ScienceEcology and Biodiversity
Environmental Pollution
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Impact Assessment
Natural Resources Management
Climate Change
Sustainable Development
Environmental Ethics
HindiHistory of Hindi Literature
Poetry and Prose
Literary Criticism
Literary History
Cultural Studies
Folk Literature  
Journalism and Mass CommunicationCommunication and Journalism
Media History and Laws
Reporting and Editing
Media Ethics and Responsibility
Film Studies
Advertising and Public Relations
New Media and Convergence
LawConstitutional Law of India
Legal Theory and Jurisprudence
Public International Law
Family Law
Law of Torts
Criminal Law
Law of Contracts
Environmental Law
Human Rights Law
ManagementManagement Principles and Techniques
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
Financial and Management Accounting
Quantitative Methods for Management
Marketing Management
Production and Operations Management
Strategic Management
International Business    
Mathematical SciencesReal Analysis
Complex Analysis
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations
Numerical Analysis
Calculus of Variations
Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
Linear Programming
Physical SciencesMathematical Methods of Physics
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetic Theory
Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
Electronics and Experimental Methods
Atomic and Molecular Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Nuclear and Particle Physics
Physical EducationHistorical and Philosophical Foundations of Physical Education
Principles of Physical Education
Anatomy and Physiology
Sports Psychology
Health Education
Recreation and Leisure Management
Exercise Physiology
Sports Management
PsychologyBiological Bases of Behavior
Thinking and Problem Solving
Motivation and Emotion
Intelligence and Creativity
Social Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Planetary ScienceEarth Materials
Structural geology
Atmospheric radiation
Atmospheric dynamics
Weather and climate
Atmospheric chemistry
Ocean floor features Physical properties of seawater
Ocean currents
Biological oceanography
Chemical oceanography
The solar system
Planetary interiors
Planetary surfaces
Planetary atmospheres
Library and Information ScienceFoundations of Library and Information Science
Information Sources and Services
Information Systems and Retrieval
Information Management
Library and Information Science Education
Research Methodology
Information Technology
Current Trends and Developments
Public AdministrationBasic Concepts and Principles of Public Administration
Administrative Thought and Indian Administration
Public Policy and Analysis
Personnel Administration
Financial Administration
Comparative Public Administration
Research Methodology and Quantitative Techniques
SanskritHistory of Sanskrit language
Sanskrit Literature
Sanskrit Grammar and Linguistics
Vedic Literature
Indian Philosophy
Religious Texts
Contemporary Sanskrit
Teaching Sanskrit
Social WorkFoundations of Social Work
Social Work Practice
Social Work Research
Social Policy and Social Development
Social Work Education and Professional Development
TeluguTelugu Poetics
Modern Telugu Literature
Telugu Drama
Telugu Grammar
Telugu Dialects
Telugu Language and its relationship with other Languages
Ancient and Medieval Telugu Literature
Telugu Novel
Telugu Short Story
Telugu Essays and Criticism
Grammar and Linguistics
Literary Theory and Criticism
Visual ArtsArt History and Aesthetics
Drawing and Painting
Applied Arts
Visual Communication
Research Methodology and Art Education


The selection process for APSET 2023 is composed of two main components. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements regarding APSET qualification and age limit must familiarize themselves with the selection process. The selection is purely based on merit, and the following stages are involved:

  1. Marks obtained in the written examination (Paper I & Paper II)
  2. Verification of documents.

APSET Result

Once the APSET examination is concluded and the answer key is released, the official website will publish the exam results. The results will include the scorecard and cut-off marks. The APSET result will be presented in the form of a scorecard that will indicate candidates’ scores and percentages, as well as their eligibility for the exam. The total scores and percentages for each paper will be publicly available. Candidates who score equal to or higher than the minimum qualifying marks will be considered qualified.

To access their scorecard, candidates should follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Go to the official website of the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test.
  2. Click on the “download APSET result” link.
  3. Provide login credentials, such as application number, date of birth, and security pin.
  4. Download the scorecard in PDF format.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for APSET

In order to establish a strong study plan and practice effectively, it is essential for candidates to be aware of the minimum qualifying marks for their respective category. The table below outlines the APSET qualifying scores by category.

CategoryAPSET Qualifying Marks
General Category40%


The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) 2023 cut off scores will be released by category, paper, and subject for all 30 subjects. The cut-off will be made public along with the scorecard and result by the APSET authorities. The category-wise cut off is the minimum score required to pass the exam in a particular category. Several factors, including the exam’s difficulty level, can influence the APSET cut off.

  • General category candidates must have appeared in both papers and obtained at least 40% aggregate marks in both papers combined to qualify for the exam.
  • Applicants belonging to backward categories, SC/ST/PwD categories must receive at least 35% aggregate marks in both papers combined to be eligible for the exam.


Below are the APSET Previous Year Cut off marks for PAPER 2 that candidates can review:

03Chemical Sciences48.6748.6748.67
05Computer Sci. & Appli.49.3349.3340.00
09Earth, Ato., Oce. & Plan. Sci.49.3349.3340.67
10Environmental Science54.6754.6754.67
13Journalism & Mass Comm.57.3357.3357.33
15Life Sciences46.6746.6746.67
16Library And Info. Sci.50.6746.6750.67
18Mathematical Sciences45.3344.6740.67
19Physical Sciences50.0050.0040.00
20Physical Education50.0049.3350.00
22Political Science52.6749.3347.33
24Public Administration55.3351.3355.33
27Social Work49.3348.0049.33
30Visual Arts49.3349.3349.33

Selection Criteria

APSET has set selection criteria for the candidates appearing in their exams. The points below will make it understand how this process works.

  • Firstly, out of all the appearing candidates, only 6% of them will qualify APSET exam. Therefore, only this percentage of candidates are eligible for the positions of Lecturers and Assistant Professors.
  • Secondly, out of this 6% of candidates, their distribution will take place. In simple words, this 6% of qualified candidates include all the candidates from every category like general, SC, or ST. The distribution is as follows; BC-A (7%), BC-B(10%), BC-C (1%), BC-D (7%), BC-E (4%), SC (15%) and ST (6%).
  • Moreover, APSET secures 10% of additional sanctioned seats for some candidates. This percentage is set aside only for EwS candidates.
  • APSET also reserves some seats for women and PwD candidates. The percentage in each category is 33% and 3% respectively.
  • Furthermore, the calculation of slots is based on the number of appearing candidates in the APSET exam. Moreover, it also depends on their minimum aggregate marks.

APSET Verification Venues

Here is a list of verification venues along with the address and contact details. These are the center details for the year 2020, as this year’s details are not available yet.

Centre NameContact numberVenue Address
VisakhapatnamNumber: 0891-2500176Online Counseling Centre, near School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. 
GunturLandline: 0863-2346614
Mobile: 9440258822 / 9441856350
Online Counseling / Helpline Centre
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur upstairs of ANU, main Canteen. 
AnantapurHelpline: 5150039440556990Sri Krishnadevaraya Institute of
Management, S.K. University, Anantapur. 
TirupatiHelpline: 5175029989258403Helpline Centre, Old MBA Building, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. 

APSET Proforma Certificate

Qualified candidates of the APSET exam must submit a document known as the proforma certificate. Candidates must download this certificate and carry it with them for the verification process. Moreover, here are some details candidates must fill in to get their proforma certificate.

  • Firstly, candidates must fill in the name of their verification centers.
  • Secondly, the qualifying subject
  • They also need to mention their admit card/ hall ticket number
  • Apart from that, candidates must paste a passport-size photograph.
  • Moreover, they must write their name in block letters.
  • Candidates must mention their parentage. Mention the name of both father and mother.
  • Also, give your address for any communication process. candidates also need to mention their phone numbers and email ID’s
  • Furthermore, fill in the date of birth details
  • Lastly, candidates must mention their post-graduation details like year of passing, percentage, or CGPA. They also have to mention the name of their university/ institution from where they completed their degree.

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APSET Salary

The minimum annual salary for an assistant professor who has qualified the APSET exam is INR 2,61,500, which can go up to INR 9,50,000 per annum. On average, an assistant professor in India earns INR 5,47,800 per annum. In addition to the basic salary, they are entitled to various benefits and allowances such as Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Medical Allowance, and more. The salary varies based on the position and increases with each promotion. Other benefits include:

  • Positive work environment
  • Convenient work hours
  • Paid holidays
  • Easy leave application process
  • Paid sick leave
  • Fixed salary revision date

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their total marks obtained in both papers of the APSET exam. Successful candidates will be invited for counseling and document verification. During the counseling process, candidates can choose their preferred posting location. Finally, the selected candidates will receive their appointment letters via post at their communication address.

Exam Tips for APSET 2023

Here are some preparation tips for candidates appearing for APSET (Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test):

  • Know the Syllabus: The first and foremost step towards APSET preparation is to have a thorough understanding of the syllabus. The syllabus for APSET includes topics from various subjects like Arts, Sciences, and Commerce. Candidates should check the syllabus carefully and plan their preparation accordingly.
  • Create a Study Plan: Once you have the syllabus, it’s time to create a study plan. A study plan will help you cover all the topics in a systematic way. Divide the syllabus into smaller sections, set a timeline, and allot sufficient time for each section. Make sure you include time for revision and practice tests in your study plan.
  • Study Materials: Collect good quality study materials, including books, online resources, study guides, previous years’ question papers, and other relevant materials. Make sure to choose the right study materials that cover the entire syllabus and provide clear explanations.
  • Time Management: Time management is a crucial factor for success in any competitive exam. Divide your time wisely, allotting more time for difficult topics and less time for easy topics. Make sure to take regular breaks to refresh your mind.
  • Mock Tests: Taking mock tests regularly is an excellent way to evaluate your preparation level. It also helps you understand the exam pattern, types of questions, and time management skills. Make sure to take mock tests in a simulated test environment to get a real-time experience.
  • Revision: Revision is the key to success. After completing each section, revise the topics thoroughly. Make notes of important points and formulas for quick reference during revision. Also, revise the previous years’ question papers to understand the pattern and types of questions.
  • Stay Positive: Stay motivated and positive throughout your preparation. Focus on your strengths and work on your weaknesses. Believe in yourself, and never give up until you achieve your goal.

In conclusion, APSET is a highly competitive exam, and it requires dedicated preparation and hard work. Follow these tips, and you will be well-prepared to take the exam with confidence.


What is APSET?

APSET stands for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test. It is a state-level examination conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

What is the purpose of APSET?

The purpose of APSET is to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professors and Lecturers in universities and colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

How can I apply for APSET?

Candidates can apply for APSET online by visiting the official website of Andhra University. The application form is usually available in the months of July and August.

What is the eligibility criteria for APSET?

The eligibility criteria for APSET 2023 will be announced in the notification. However, as per the previous year’s eligibility criteria, candidates must have a master’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks (50% marks for reserved categories). The age limit for APSET is not prescribed, but candidates must meet the educational qualification criteria.

What is the exam pattern of APSET?

APSET consists of two papers. Paper-I is common for all candidates and tests the teaching and research aptitude of the candidate. Paper-II is based on the subject chosen by the candidate. Both papers are objective type with multiple-choice questions.

What is the syllabus for APSET?

The syllabus for APSET is available on the official website of Andhra University. It includes topics related to the subject chosen by the candidate and teaching and research aptitude. The APSET PAPER 2 covers various subjects such as commerce, economics, education, English, management, political science, etc.

What is the duration of the APSET exam?

The duration of the APSET exam is 3 hours.


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