AP SET 2024 - Result (Out), Final Answer Key (Out), Cutoff (Out), Updates

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 24 May, 2024 17:21

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About AP SET 2024

The AP SET 2024 result was released on May 24 along with the scorecard and cutoff marks. TheAP SET answer key 2024 was released on May 1, 2024, on the official website and candidates who appeared for the AP SET exam can also object against the AP SET provisional answer key till May 3, 2024 (4 PM). AP SET 2024 exam was conducted on April 28, 2024. 

Andhra University is responsible for organizing the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (AP SET) exam to determine candidates' eligibility for the post of Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in degree colleges and universities across the state. Via AP SET, the eligibility of the candidates is determined for the promotions of Assistant Professors/ Lecturers in colleges across the state. Every year, Andhra University conducts the AP SET exam on behalf of APSCHE. Earlier, AP SET was conducted once every two years. In 2018, a decision was taken to conduct AP SET every year.

AP SET is purely conducted as per the guidelines of UGC and NET (National Eligibility Test) and the test conducting authority for the same is NTA (National Testing Agency). The exam pattern of AP SET was changed in 2018, and the new exam pattern will be continued for subsequent editions of the AP SET exam. Candidates aspiring for the AP SET 2024 exam can check all the details, here such as AP SET eligibility, application procedure, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc here.

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APSET 2024 Latest Updates

  • May 24, 2024 05:21 PM: The AP SET 2024 results have been released today on the official website @apset.net.in/ along with the scorecards and cutoff marks. Candidates must enter their hall ticket number and date of birth to download the same.
  • May 02, 2024 10:00 AM: The AP SET answer key 2024 for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 has been released on the official website. Along with the answer key the AP SET answer key objection window has also been activated.
  • Apr 22, 2024 06:00 PM: The APSET 2024 Hall Ticket has been released on the official website. Candidates can download their APSET Admit Card using the correct login credentials including Email ID/Phone Number and Date of Birth.

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AP SET 2024 Important Dates

AP SET 2024 important dates have been announced by Andhra University, and the candidates can check the important dates of AP SET 2024 to keep a track of important events related to the exam. AP SET 2024 important dates can be checked below -


Important Dates

AP SET 2024 online application submission commencement date

February 14, 2024 (Closed)

AP SET 2024 online application submission closing date

Extended from March 6 to March 14, 2024 (Closed)

AP SET 2024 application submission last date with a late fee of INR 2,000 + Registration Fee

Extended from March 16 to March 25, 2024 (Closed)

AP SET 2024 last date for application submission with a late fee of INR 5000 + Registration Fee (for Visakhapatnam exam centre only)

April 5, 2024 (Closed)

Release of AP SET 2024 admit card/ hall ticket

April 19, 2024 (Out)

AP SET 2024 exam date

April 28, 2024
AP SET 2024 preliminary answer key release dateMay 1, 2024
AP SET Result 2024 (Out)May 24, 2024
AP SET Cutoff 2024 (Out)May 24, 2024

AP SET 2024 Highlights

The most important highlights pertaining to the AP SET 2024 exam have been provided below. 

Exam Conducting BodyAndhra University Visakhapatnam
AP SET Full FormAndhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test
Name of the ExamAP SET 2024
Exam LevelState Level
Exam FrequencyOnce in a year
Total Questions150
Total Marks300
Exam Duration3 Hours
Mode of ExamOffline
Exam  LanguageEnglish and Telugu
Exam Helpdesk Number0891-2730148 / 2730147
Official Websitehttps://apset.net.in/

AP SET Exam Pattern 2024

The AP SET exam is divided into two parts: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 comprises 50 questions, while Paper 2 comprises 100 questions. The AP SET exam pattern will include subjects such as English, Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Telugu, etc.

  • Paper 1 (General Studies) covers subjects including Teaching & Research Aptitude, Reasoning, Communication, and Higher Education.
  • Paper 2 (Subject-Specific) will be conducted for the subject chosen by the candidate from 30 available options.
  • The time duration for Paper 1 is 1 hour.
  • The time duration for Paper 2 is 2 hours.
  • Both papers consist of objective-type questions.
  • Paper 1 comprises 50 questions.
  • 100 questions will be asked in Paper 2.
  • Paper - I will be common for all candidates appearing APSET and will be bilingual (English and Telugu) in nature.
  • Paper – II will be conducted for 30 subjects and the following subjects, a) Commerce b) Economics c) Education d) History e) Political Science f) Public Administration and g) Sociology, will be bilingual (English and Telugu).
  • All the remaining papers will be conducted in English language only except Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu and Urdu.
  • Paper I is of General Awareness and carries 100 marks. It comprises 50 compulsory objective-type questions of 2 marks each. 
  • Paper-II comprises 100 compulsory objective-type questions of 2 marks each from the subject selected by the candidate. Hence, the total marks of Paper II are 200. 

AP SET Exam Centers 2024

AP SET exam is conducted in various cities across Andhra Pradesh. Candidates must note that there may be multiple exam venues in the cities mentioned below. The complete list of AP SET 2024 exam centres can be checked below.

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Important Dates

AP SET 2024 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 28 Apr, 2024
Registration Date 14 Feb to 30 Mar, 2024
Admit Card Date 19 Apr, 2024

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FAQs about AP SET

On average how many candidates get selected for the selection process round of APSET?

On average, only 6% of the total number of test-takers can eke their way through to the APSET selection process round.

What was the minimum cutoff percentage for General category candidates in previous year’s APSET?

The minimum cutoff percentage for general category candidates in the previous year’s APSET test was 40%.

What is the usual difficulty level of APSET?

Usually, the difficulty level of APSET hovers between moderately difficult and difficult but there have been instances when a particular section of APSET made its way into the bracket of “High Difficulty LeveL”.

What is the total time duration of APSET?

The total time duration of APSET is 180 minutes or 3 hours.

Is it possible to qualify APSET with a one-month preparation strategy?

The one-month preparation strategy to succeed in APSET is only useful for those who have been preparing for it for at least more than 6 to 8 months.

How much aggregate is required by the APSET applicants in their qualifying exam to apply for the eligibility test?

The APSET applicants have to secure at least 55% in aggregate in their qualifying exams to be deemed eligible to apply for APSET. The minimum qualifying marks dip to 50% in case of applicants belonging to the reserved categories like SC, ST, PwD etc.

When will the APSET notification for 2024 release?

The APSET notification for the year 2024 was released on February 14, 2024. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for updates and detailed information regarding the notification and application process.

How many examination centres are present in Andhra Pradesh for the conduct of APSET?

There are a total of 06 examination centres that have been earmarked by the APSET officials to conduct the eligibility test.

Who conducts APSET?

APSET or Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test is conducted by Andhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

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Is there any negative marking in APSET 2020 Entrance Exam?

-REKHAUpdated on January 09, 2021 10:09 PM
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Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

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Yes, there will be negative marking for any incorrect attempt in APSET Exam 2020. To know more about APSET Exam go through the link mentioned below:-

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I am a Government employee and I want to appear in AP SET this year. Do I need to submit a NOC signed by the DEO?

-RaniUpdated on September 09, 2020 02:37 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear candidate, it is not mandatory for you to submit a NOC signed by the District Educational Officer (DEO). If you fulfil all the required AP SET eligibility criteria, then you can appear in the eligibility test which is expected to be conducted on the 06th of December 2020. If you want to find out the detailed AP SET eligibility criteria kindly click on the link given here - Detailed Updated Eligibility Criteria for AP SET 2020. Here are some other important links of various other important aspects of AP SET - 


I have obtained my qualifying degree from Dr B R Ambedkar Open University. Can I apply for AP SET?

-VaniUpdated on September 09, 2020 12:34 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, yes, you are eligible to apply for AP SET even though the institution from where you obtained your previous qualifying exam degree is an open university, in your case Dr B R Ambedkar Open University. Also, you must have secured at least 55% aggregate in your Master’s degree qualifying exam. Here is the link that will take you to the detailed AP SET eligibility criteria - Latest AP SET eligibility criteria. There is another important thing that you must be aware of which is not spoken about in details. If you have completed all your class Xth, …


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