APSET 2024: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

June 27, 2024

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What is the APSET Exam?

The Andhra University, on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, conducts the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET). The APSET 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.


The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility 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 
WebsiteClick here

About APSET Exam 2024

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 websiteClick here

APSET Exam Date 2024

Aspirants can gain insight into the examination schedule for APSET Recruitment 2024 by analyzing the important dates from previous years’ data. The following table displays the exam dates for APSET 2024:

Important eventsDate
APSET Notification 202410th February 2024
Online Registration Start14th February 2024
Registration Ends6th March 2024
APSET Admit Card release19th April 2024
APSET Exam Date28th April 2024
APSET Result24th May 2024

APSET Eligibility Criteria 2024

Age Limit

All candidates who meet the required educational qualifications are eligible to take the APSET 2024 exam for the Assistant Professor position, regardless of their age. There is no upper age limit for applicants.

Educational Criteria

  • To apply for APSET 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. Failure to produce the mark sheet within the given time will result in disqualification.
  • Applicants who hold a PhD 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 regarding 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.
  • Candidates who have obtained a postgraduate diploma or certificate from an Indian or Foreign University/Institute have to verify the equivalence of their qualifications with a Master’s degree from a recognized Indian University. This verification should be done through Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.


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

APSET Exam Application Form

To finalize the registration process for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test, 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 2024?

To avoid rejection of their application, candidates must ensure they correctly and thoroughly complete the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test exam application form. The following steps can be followed to fill out the application form:

  • Go to the official website and select the 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 centre 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

  • The candidates must upload a scanned photograph for the APSET exam, 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 2024

The 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 Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test admit card, candidates need to visit the official website and log in with their registration number and password. The admit card will be available for download a few days before the examination.

APSET Admit Card Details

Only the applicants for APSET 2024 can access their admit card, which will be obtainable on the official website. The admit card is ordinarily published 10 to 15 days before the exam date. Candidates must retrieve and print the admit card. The admit card 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 2024 admit card and click on it.
  3. Enter your registration ID and password to log in.
  4. Once you have logged in, the 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 2024 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 exam centers listed below, all located within the Andhra Pradesh State, will be used for administering the exams.     

Centre nameCentre code

APSET Exam Pattern 2024

The 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 2024

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

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

The syllabus for Paper 1 is as follows.


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

Teaching aptitude    ● Conventional, 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.
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 Reasoning● Understanding 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.
● Analogies.  
Comprehension● An unseen passage is provided, based on which questions are asked.
Data Interpretation● Qualitative 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 Communication● Audio, 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 System● Conventional, 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 Environment● Development 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:

History●  Business 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
Economics●  Macro 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
Commerce●  Earth Materials
●  Structural geology
●  Geomorphology
●  Stratigraphy
●  Paleontology
●  Geophysics
●  Atmospheric radiation
●  Atmospheric dynamics
●  Weather and climate
●  Atmospheric chemistry
●  The Ocean floor features Physical properties of seawater
●  Ocean currents
●  Biological oceanography
●  Chemical oceanography
●  The solar system
●  Planetary interiors
●  Planetary surfaces
●  Planetary atmospheres
●  Astrobiology
Geography●  Geomorphology
●  Climatology
●  Oceanography
●  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    
English●  Drama
●  Poetry
●  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 Sciences●  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
●  Methods in Biology
Political Science●  Political 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
Philosophy●  Classical 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    
Anthropology●  Evolution of man and culture
●  Cultural anthropology
●  Physical anthropology
●  Social anthropology
●  Human Genetics and Anthropology
●  Archaeological Anthropology
●  Applied Anthropology
Chemical Sciences●  Inorganic Chemistry
●  Organic Chemistry
●  Physical Chemistry
●  Analytical Chemistry
●  Bio-inorganic Chemistry
●  Thermodynamics
●  Quantum Chemistry
●  Chemical Kinetics
●  Spectroscopy
●  Electrochemistry
Computer Science and Applications●  Digital Logic
●  Computer Organization and Architecture
●  Programming and Data Structures
●  Algorithms
●  Theory of Computation
●  Compiler Design
●  Operating System
●  Databases
●  Computer Networks
●  Web Technologies
Education●  Philosophical 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 Science●  Ecology and Biodiversity
●  Environmental Pollution
●  Environmental Chemistry
●  Environmental Impact Assessment
●  Natural Resources Management
●  Climate Change
●  Sustainable Development
●  Environmental Ethics
Hindi●  History of Hindi Literature
●  Poetry and Prose
●  Linguistics
●  Literary Criticism
●  Literary History
●  Cultural Studies
●  Folk Literature  
Journalism and Mass Communication●  Communication and Journalism
●  Media History and Laws
●  Reporting and Editing
●  Media Ethics and Responsibility
●  Film Studies
●  Advertising and Public Relations
●  New Media and Convergence
Law●  Constitutional 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
Management●  Management 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 Sciences●  Real Analysis
●  Complex Analysis
●  Linear Algebra
●  Algebra
●  Topology
●  Differential Equations
●  Numerical Analysis
●  Calculus of Variations
●  Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
●  Linear Programming
Physical Sciences●  Mathematical 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 Education●  Historical 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
Psychology●  Biological Bases of Behavior
●  Perception
●  Learning
●  Memory
●  Thinking and Problem Solving
●  Motivation and Emotion
●  Intelligence and Creativity
●  Personality
●  Social Psychology
●  Abnormal Psychology
Earth Science, Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Planetary Science●  Earth Materials
●  Structural geology
●  Geomorphology
●  Stratigraphy
●  Paleontology
●  Geophysics
●  Atmospheric radiation
●  Atmospheric dynamics
●  Weather and climate
●  Atmospheric chemistry
●  The ocean floor features the Physical properties of seawater
●  Ocean currents
●  Biological oceanography
●  Chemical oceanography
●  The solar system
●  Planetary interiors
●  Planetary surfaces
●  Planetary atmospheres
●  Astrobiology
Library and Information Science●  Foundations 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 Administration●  Basic 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
Sanskrit●  History of Sanskrit language
●  Sanskrit Literature
●  Sanskrit Grammar and Linguistics
●  Vedic Literature
●  Indian Philosophy
●  Religious Texts
●  Contemporary Sanskrit
●  Teaching Sanskrit
Social Work●  Foundations of Social Work
●  Social Work Practice
●  Social Work Research
●  Social Policy and Social Development
●  Social Work Education and Professional Development
Telugu●  Telugu 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
Urdu●  Poetry
●  Prose
●  Grammar and Linguistics
●  Literary Theory and Criticism
Visual Arts●  Art History and Aesthetics
●  Drawing and Painting
●  Sculpture
●  Printmaking
●  Applied Arts
●  Visual Communication
●  Research Methodology and Art Education


The selection process for APSET 2024 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 APSET 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

To establish a strong study plan and practice effectively, candidates need to be aware of the minimum qualifying marks for their respective categories. The table below outlines the qualifying scores by category.

CategoryAPSET Qualifying Marks
General Category40%


The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2024 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 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.


The APSET cutoff 2024 has been released. The APSET cutoff marks 2024 have been displayed category-wise separately for each subject on the official site.

Below are the APSET 2024 Cut off marks for PAPER 2 that candidates can review:

03Chemical Sciences50.6750.6744.00
05Computer Sci. & Appli.49.3349.3343.33
09Earth, Ato., Oce. & Plan. Sci.50.6750.6746.00
10Environmental Science58.6758.0058.67
13Journalism & Mass Comm.55.3355.3355.33
15Life Sciences46.6746.6740.00
16Library And Info. Sci.50.6745.3341.33
18Mathematical Sciences46.6746.6744.00
19Physical Sciences51.3351.3344.00
20Physical Education50.6749.3350.67
22Political Science52.0048.6746.00
24Public Administration59.3356.0058.00
27Social Work48.0048.0048.00
30Visual Arts55.3355.3355.33

Selection Criteria

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

  • Firstly, out of all the appearing candidates, only 6% of them will qualify 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 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. 

Proforma Certificate

Qualified candidates of the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 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 the 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 for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 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 exam. Successful candidates will be invited for counselling and document verification. During the counselling 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 2024

Here are some preparation tips for candidates appearing for the 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 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 of APSET, it’s time to create a study plan. A study plan will help you cover all the topics systematically. Divide the syllabus into smaller sections, set a timeline, and allow 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 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 requiring 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 online by visiting the official website of Andhra University. The application form is usually available in July and August.

What are the eligibility criteria for APSET?

The eligibility criteria for APSET 2024 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?

The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 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 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 and 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 exam is 3 hours.

What is the qualifying marks for APSET?

The candidates belonging to general category have to secure at least 40% aggregate marks (two papers put together) and candidates belonging reserved categories have to score at least 35% aggregate marks (two papers put together) so as to qualify for step-1 stage for Eligibility for Assistant Professor/Lecturer.

Is APSET online or offline?

The mode of APSET examination is offline .