APSET Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

November 3, 2022

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The Andhra Pradesh University conducts its eligibility test for various subjects every year. We often refer to it as the APSET. The main motive of the APSET exam is to recruit Assistant Professors and Lecturers. APSET is the short-term for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test. Furthermore, the APSET recruits candidates in various degree colleges and Andhra Universities.
Besides, Sir C.R. Reddy was the inaugural Vice-Chancellor (VC) of this 94-year-old institution. However, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second Indian President, served as the second VC of this university. Currently, Prof. P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy serves as the Vice-Chancellor. 

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

About APSET Exam

Candidates who appear in the APSET exam can consider these points to know about its pattern.

  • The exam will include two papers: Paper-I and Paper-II.
  • All candidates must appear in the exam for both papers.
  • Moreover, the first papers will be common to every candidate.
  • However, the second paper is the subject selected by the candidates.
  • Also, the medium of language for Paper-I is English and Telugu.
  • Furthermore, Paper-II includes subjects like Economics, Political Science, Sociology, History, Education, etc.
  • Another important point in this is that the nature of the APSET exam is objective type. The Paper will include multiple-choice based questions. 
  • Lastly, there is no negative marking for any incorrect option.

Furthermore, Andhra University conducts this exam for a total of 30 subjects. These are:

  • The first one is Anthropology.
  • The second one is History.
  • The third is Chemical sciences.
  • Then comes Commerce.
  • Computer Science Application is also there in the list.
  • Economics is also part of the list.
  • There is Education, English, Mass Communication, and Journalism from Humanities.
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean, and Planetary Science are also available.
  • Moreover, Environmental Science, Geography, and Life Sciences are also there.
  • Law, Library and Information Science, and Hindi are also its part.
  • Other subjects include Mathematical Sciences, Management, Physical Sciences, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Political Science, Sanskrit, Social work, Sociology, Public Administration, Urdu, Telugu, and Visual Arts.

APSET Exam Date and Notifications

Notification for the APSET exam is available on Andhra University’s official website www.apset.net.in. It came out on August 4, 2021. Moreover, it informed the candidates about various details of the APSET exam. The details are:

  • The first important detail was about the submission of the application forms. This process of submitting the forms started on August 11, 2021. The mode of submission is online. 
  • The second detail was about the last date of submission of online forms. The date is set at September 13, 2021. However, no additional late fee is required if candidates submit their applications on this date.
  • The notification further updates the students about different dates of submission of forms. Though, candidates have to pay late fees as well as the registration fee. 
  • Moreover, the late fee for submission on September 21, 2021, is Rs. 1000. However, it is Rs. 2000, if candidates submit their application form on September 28, 2021. Lastly, it is Rs. 500, if they submit their forms on October 8. These candidates will not get a choice to select their exam centers. They will get Visakhapatnam as their exam center.
  • Next comes the hall ticket download. Candidates can download it from the website on October 22, 2021.
  • Finally, Andhra University will conduct the exam on October 31, 2021.

APSET Exam Registration Fee Details

  • Candidates from all categories who wish to apply for this post have to pay the registration fee. Their registration fee depends on their category.
  • Candidates of the General category must pay a registration fee of Rs.1200. The same applies to the ESW category. Moreover, candidates of the Scheduled Tribe/ Scheduled Caste category must pay a fee of Rs. 700. Also, candidates who belong to the PWD category have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 700. Lastly, the candidates of the B.C category must pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000.
  • Furthermore, the mode of payment is online. Candidates can pay their registration fee using Credit Cards/ Debit cards/ Net Banking.
Submission of APSET applications August 11, 2021 
Mode of submissionOnline 
Last date for submission of APSET applications (without late fee) September 13, 2021 
Submission of APSET applications with a late fee of Rs. 1,000 September 21, 2021 
Submission of APSET applications with a late fee of Rs. 2,000September 28, 2021 
Submission of APSET applications with a late fee of Rs. 5,000  October 8,  2021 
Hall ticket download October 22,  2021 
Exam date October 31,  2021 

Eligibility Criteria for APSET Exam

APSET exam considers candidates eligible on these bases:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age limit

Educational Qualification

Any candidate with a master’s degree can apply for this post. The only requirement is that they must have scored more than 55% marks from a recognized university. Also, candidates from any category like SC/ST/OBC are also eligible for this post. Apart from there transgenders can also apply. Moreover, candidates with any disability (PwD) are also eligible and can apply for this post. These candidates from the PwD category must have scored 50% in their master’s degree. In the case of Ph.D. candidates, APSET gives them a relaxation of 5% marks. Besides, APSET also gives the same relaxation to transgender candidates. This relaxation also applies to marks scored in any exam. This relaxation is also available for transgender candidates of SC/ST/ PwD categories. 

Furthermore, candidates who are in the last year of their master’s degree can also apply. Apart from these candidates with their results awaited are also eligible. Moreover, these candidates must submit their final year documents within two years from the day of their result declaration. These candidates must follow all the eligibility criteria. However, Andhra University accepts them on a provisional basis.

Meanwhile, the candidate can only apply for the subjects in which they have completed their master’s degree. However, if that subject is not on the APSET list, then these candidates can apply to a subject that is more relatable to the subject in which they have completed their masters.

Also, the candidates do not need to send any documents to the APSET office. Neither the printout of the application form nor their certificates. Though, APSET wants candidates to satisfy themselves with their eligibility. Later, in case any candidate is not found eligible, APSET will take all legal actions against them. Moreover, APSET will cancel their provisional admission.

Age Limit

APSET has set no upper age limit for candidates to become eligible for the post of Assistant Professors.

APSET Exam Application Form

Candidates must follow the below-given steps to fill their APSET application form. Before we start the actual application process, candidates must verify their eligibility before filling their application forms. They must follow all the criteria mentioned above in the eligibility section.

  • The first and foremost step is to visit the website www.apset.net.in. Next click on the registration link for the APSET exam. 
  • In the second step, create your account on the APSET website. Then note down your email and password for future reference.
  • After creating your accounts, enter all the required information. Here candidates need to enter their own name, then their father’s name. Candidates also must give details like their date of birth, contact details, and email address. Moreover, candidates cannot change these details later, so they must be careful with it.
  • Candidates must provide a working contact number as they might receive an SMS later.
  • APSET considers your email ID and contact number as the primary contact details. Therefore, in the future, they will update candidates with any information on these provided details.

Application Fee

  • APSET will send an SMS as well as an email on provided contact details. Candidates must click on them to start the payment process.
  • Moreover, later the candidates can log into their accounts to complete the payment process.
  • Furthermore, once the total payable amount appears on the screen, candidates must follow the payment link.
  • Candidates can pay fees using different options like debit card/ credit card/ internet banking. Moreover, candidates also have to pay some extra money as a convenience charge.
  • Apart from these, no other payment mode is acceptable.
  • Moreover, once the fee is paid, APSET will not refund it. Besides, all these details will then appear in your APSET account.
  • Once all this process is complete, candidates can then update their profiles. They can fill in their educational qualifications. Also, they can select a center of their choice.
  • After this, they can click on submit button.

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.

Selection of APSET Exam Centers

APSET provides students with eight regional exam centers. candidates can select exam centers of their choice. Here is the list of APSET exam centers:

  • The first one is in Anantapur
  • The second one is in Guntur
  • The next center is in Kadapa
  • Another one is in Kurnool
  • Nellore is also among these
  • Moreover, Rajahmundry has also one center
  • Tirupati is also an APSET center
  • The last one is in Visakhapatnam.

Other APSET Exam Form Details

  • Candidates who claim to belong to any category must upload their certificates in the given format and sizes. The size of the certificates must be from 50Kb-300Kb.
  • Apart from this, if APSET finds the details of any candidates incomplete, they reject their application.


Andhra University releases a subject-wise syllabus for the APSET exam on its website. Now we will discuss the syllabus for the general paper. This paper is common to all irrespective of their master’s degree specialization subject.

APSET Syllabus for Paper-I

  • This paper is named General Paper in teaching and research aptitude. It consists of 10 units/chapters. Candidates must prepare all of these.
  • Moreover, this subject access the candidates teaching capabilities of these future Assistant Professors and Lecturers.
  • Not only this, but this subject also tries to detect the research abilities of these candidates.
  • Also, the candidates must exhibit all of their cognitive and comprehension abilities.
  • Lastly, the chapters include communication, comprehension, data interpretation; higher education system; information and communication technology (ICT); logical reasoning; mathematical reasoning and aptitude; people development and environment; research aptitude, and teaching aptitude.

APSET Syllabus for Paper-II

Here is a small portion that includes the APSET syllabus of a few Paper-II subjects.


APSET divides this paper into two parts. Each part consists of 10 chapters/ units. Moreover, part one consists of topics like human growth, social anthropology and its theories, evolution fossils, human genetics, Indian anthropology, etc. candidates must study these topics in a detailed manner. Now comes the second part of this paper. It includes topics like theories of evolution, environmental archeology, cultural ecology, etc. This second part is considered as the core/elective optional paper. 


This paper consists of two parts. The second part further consists of another part. Therefore, this paper gets divided into a total of three parts. Moreover, the first part includes a total of four units, the second one includes 10 units. However, the last one consists of only three chapters. 

Furthermore, the main topics include Source of Medieval Indian History, Rise of Indian nationalism, Dissolution of Empire and emergence of regional powers, Harsha and his times, Gupta age, Historical method, research, etc. Candidates must download the APSET syllabus from their website for further reference.


The syllabus of this subject is divided into three main parts. These are:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry

Inorganic chemistry: This part of chemistry consists of 12 chapters. It mainly includes topics like Bioinorganic chemistry, Nuclear chemistry, Organometallic compounds, Allotropy, Chemical periodicity, Concepts of acids, and bases, etc.

Physical chemistry: This is the second part of this subject. Moreover, it includes 14 major chapters. The most important topics include solid-state, polymer chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, etc.

Organic chemistry: This one is the last part of this paper and consists of 13 units. Moreover, it includes topics like Organic transformations and reagents, Concepts in organic synthesis, Asymmetric synthesis, Aromaticity, Principles of stereochemistry, etc.

Computer Science and Applications

This paper consists of two parts. The first part includes 10 chapters whereas the second part consists only of five units. Furthermore, topics in the first part include programming in C and C++, computer arithmetic; data and file structures; operating systems, etc. However, the second part includes topics like programming languages and concepts; microprocessor architecture, microprocessor applications; analog and digital transmission, etc.

APSET Exam Admit Card

APSET will soon release the admit cards for candidates who applied for the posts of Assistant Professors. The APSET admit cards will be available on their official website.

Moreover, all candidates can download the APSET admit cards will the help of the process given below. For this purpose, candidates must log in to their accounts with the correct details. Furthermore, candidates can take a printout for future reference.

How to Download the APSET Exam Admit Card?

APSET releases its admit cards on its official website. These admit cards are only available online on their website. Candidates can thus download it from there. Moreover, candidates can download admit cards on any working mobile device/ laptop/ computer. Here is the stepwise process to download APSET exam admit cards:

  • The first step is to visit the official website of APSET. Here is the link to the APSET website apset.net.in.
  • In the second step, candidates must log in to their APSET accounts. Then, look for the admit card/ hall ticket link.
  • Further, click on it.
  • While logging in, enter details like your email ID and password. Also, enter a security code that appears on your screen.
  • The next step is to click on submit option available there.
  • In the last step, the admit cards for the APSET exam will appear in the dashboard. Candidates must further click on it and download it as well. They must also take its printout for further reference.

Important Details on APSET Admit Cards

Admit cards are must for a candidates to enter any exam center. Therefore, candidates must carry it with themselves. Moreover, there are some important details available on the APSET admit cards. Here are some details:

  • Firstly, the APSET roll number.
  • Secondly, the candidate’s name.
  • Thirdly, exam center details. 
  • Then, the APSET hall ticket number is also there
  • Also, the candidate’s application number is available.
  • Moreover, candidates subject of exam is also mentioned there.
  • Next, comes the name of the exam venue.
  • The date of the exam and its timing are also written.
  • Furthermore, candidates photograph and signature is also there.
  • Lastly, APSET exam instructions are there on the admit card.
Admit Card Details in Tabular Form
APSET Roll Number Candidates Name Exam Venue
Photograph Signature Exam date and timing
Subject Important instructions Hall ticket number
APSET application number

APSET Admit Card Main Points

Here are the basic details stated on the APSET admit card:

  • Firstly, entry depends upon admit cards. 
  • Another important thing is to write the correct roll number as printed on the admit card. 
  • Candidates have to reach exam centers earlier than the specified time. 
  • Lastly, candidates cannot carry any devices with them.

Documents to Carry With Admit Cards

Following are the documents candidates must carry:

  • The first and most important APSET admit card.
  • Also, identity proof like Aadhar card, voter ID card, passport, driving license, or PAN card. 
  • lastly, candidates can also carry any ID proof signed by a gazetted officer.

Steps to Follow if Candidates Fail to Download APSET Admit Cards

Most of the candidates usually forget their log-in details. In the case of APSET exams, candidates can get back their accounts after following a certain process. Candidates encounter three situations. However, their solutions are available on the APSET website.

  • The first situation is if the candidates forget their APSET email ID. For this purpose, in the first step, candidates must click on forgot email ID option available there. In the second step, candidates must fill in the required details. Candidates must enter details like their date of birth, name, father’s name, and security codes.
  • In the second situation, candidates can click on the forget password- option I. Then click on forgot password option. Further, enter details like application number, date of birth, mobile number, and a security code.
  • In the last situation, candidates can click on the forgot password- option II. Then click on forgot password option. Further, enter details like the candidate’s name, date of birth, father’s name, and a security code. Then lastly click on the submit option. 


Once the candidates qualify for the APSET exam, the next step is to verify their documents. APSET issues a separate notification for this purpose. Moreover, For the convenience of qualified candidates, APSET sets up verification centers. Verification centers are available at various places. These are usually the same centers where the APSET had set the exam centers. Here is the list of documents that qualified candidates must carry with them.

  • The First one is the matriculation certificate of the candidates. These certificates also work as the date of birth proof for these candidates.
  • The second most important document is the candidate’s Post-graduation provisional certificate. Candidates can also submit their degree certificates instead of the provisional certificate. 
  • Moreover, candidates must submit their post-graduation marks sheet as well. In case, any candidate belongs to any category, they must submit their latest caste certificate. However, the Andhra government must issue this certificate or the EWS certificate for these candidates.
  • Candidates must also carry one passport-sized photograph with them. Furthermore, candidates must also carry their address slips and filled in verification forms.
  • Lastly, if any candidate belongs to the physically handicapped category (PwD), they must also carry this document with them.

APSET Result

APSET will declare the result soon after its exam. The link for the result will be available on the APSET website. Moreover, APSET will issue a qualifying certificate for the candidates who cleared this exam. The APSET result will be available only in online mode. For this purpose, candidates have to give details like application numbers or their roll numbers.

Exam date31-Oct-21
Answer keyNot announced yet
ResultNot announced yet
Cut off listNot announced yet

How to Check APSET Results?

Candidates must carry out the following steps to access the result of the APSET exams:

  • Firstly, visit the official website of APSET at www.apset.net.in.
  • Then, search for results.
  • Subsequently, click on the results
  • The next step is to enter the necessary details. These can be either your roll number or application number.
  • Lastly, download the PDF and save it. Candidates can use it for future references.

Details Mentioned on the APSET Exam Results

Details mentioned on the APSET results are:

  • First and foremost, the candidate’s name and date of birth.
  • Then, the candidate’s registration number.
  • Also, candidates’ total marks are there.
  • Moreover, maximum marks are also given.
  • Lastly, candidates photograph. 

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.


Andhra University will release the cut-off score for the APSET exam soon after the declaration of results. The cut-off score will be different for each subject. Moreover, the cut-off score will also vary according to the categories. APSET cut-off score is the minimum marks required by candidates to qualify for this exam.

Moreover, the APSET cut-off for the general category is 40%. However, the cut-off for the reserved category is 35%. Here are some points that determine the APSET cut off:

  • First and foremost comes the number of appearing candidates.
  • The second one is applicants in each category.
  • Then comes the total vacancies.
  • The last one is exam difficulty.

The table below represents the APSET cut-off list for the year 2018


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Q.1 Who is the current Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University?

Ans. Prof. P.V.G.D. Prasad Reddy serves as the current Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University.

Q.2 What does APSET stand for?

Ans.  APSET is the short-term for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test.

Q.3 Where can I check the APSET exam result?

Ans APSET exam results are available on their official website www.apset.net.in   

Q.4 How much does an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer earn after qualifying for the APSET exam?

Ans. The basic salary of these Assistant Professor/ Lecturer is Rs. 29,900 per month.

Q.5 What is the upper age limit for APSET candidates?

Ans. APSET has set no upper age limit for candidates to become eligible for the post of Assistant Professors.