The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test is held for those interested in working as Assistant Professors in universities in Andhra Pradesh, India. The test is subject-based, and only those with a post-graduate degree in that discipline are eligible to take it.
The official announcement for APSET is scheduled for July 2022. Candidates with a Master's degree or equivalent in any field or stream are eligible to apply for the APSET. The conducting authority will issue admit cards to individuals who apply for the APSET.
Candidates must meet the required eligibility conditions in order to take the exam. Please see below for the exam's highlights in terms of eligibility criteria.
The question paper - I is the same for all applicants taking the APSET test. The question paper will be bilingual, meaning it will be written in both English and Telugu. The syllabus for Paper-II includes the following subject:
The APSET test will require the candidate to appear in two papers, both of which will be held on the same day. The Broad Paper (Paper-I) will include general teaching/research aptitude questions. The subject paper (Paper-II) will be depending on the aspirant's choice of subject.
Paper –I (General) – Total 50 questions of 100 marks and the time duration is 1 hour.
Paper-II (Subject) – Total 100 questions of 200 marks and the time duration is 2 hour.
Candidates taking the APSET test should thoroughly study the previous year's question material. In order to ace the real test, candidates may make it a practise to review the previous year's question questions. Some of the topics in the APSET Paper I are as follows: Research Aptitude, Teaching Aptitude, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Higher Education System, Data Interpretation, Comprehension, People, Development and Environment, Logical Reasoning, Communication and Information and Communication Technology.
Candidates can prepare for the APSET by practising previous year's question papers as well as practise papers. By practising the papers, candidates learn about their weak and strong points. This allows them to focus more on honing their weak spots.
The question paper - I is the same for all applicants taking the APSET test. The question paper will be bilingual, meaning it will be written in both English and Telugu. Syllabus for Paper-II includes the following subject:
• Computer Science & Application
• Chemical Sciences
• Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
• Environmental Science
• Library and Information Science
• Journalism and Mass Communications
• Mathematical Sciences
• Life Sciences
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Physical Sciences
• Public Administration
• Social Work
|Official Notification||Last week of July, 2022|
|Online application process begins||1st week of August, 2022|
|Deadline for Application Submission||1st week of September, 2022|
|Deadline for Application Submission with late fee of INR 1000||2nd week of September, 2022|
|Deadline for Application Submission with late fee of INR 2000||3rd week of September, 2022|
|Deadline for Application Submission with late fee of INR 5000||1st week of October, 2022|
|APSET Exam||3rd week of October, 2022|
The following steps are involved in the APSET selection process:
The APSET cutoff is accessible on the official website. The cutoff is announced separately for each topic group. The cut-off and minimum qualifying scores for the APSET test vary. The minimum qualifying marks are just the passing marks.
Minimum Qualifying Marks (in percentage) in APSET
|Paper 1||Paper 2|
|General||40 (40%)||40 (40%)|
|OBC (NCL)/SC/ST/PwD||35 (35%)||35 (35%)|
The APSET exam was administered in eight regional centers throughout the state of Andhra Pradesh. Candidates can select their preferred exam city when completing the APSET application form. A list of APSET exam centers is mentioned below:
Q1. What happens after passing the APSET exam?
Ans. Candidates who pass the APSET exam are only eligible to apply for Assistant Professor positions in Andhra Pradesh universities/colleges.
Q2. What is the format of the APSET exam?
Ans. The APSET exam schedule consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 consists of 50 MCQs, whereas Paper 2 consists of 100 MCQs. Paper 1 is the same for all applicants, whereas Paper 2 is Administered in 30 subjects.
Q3. Is the APSET exam given online or in-person?
Ans. The APSET exam is taken offline. The exam is administered in an offline format, and candidates must mark their answers on an OMR sheet.
Q4. What is the function of APSET?
Ans. The APSET stands for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test, and it is used to determine candidates' eligibility for positions as Assistant Professors or Lecturers in the state's colleges and institutions.
Q5. Does the APSET have any negative marking?
Ans. No, the APSET exam does not have negative marking.