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APSET 2021

Updated By Abhik Das on 02 Mar, 2021 11:19

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

APSET 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 APSET was changed in 2018, and the new exam pattern will be continued for subsequent editions of the APSET exam. Candidates aspiring to appear for APSET 2021 exam can check all the details here such as APSET eligibility, application procedure, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus etc here.

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APSET 2021 Results

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APSET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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APSET Syllabus 2021

The APSET syllabus is prescribed by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam


APSET Application Form 2021

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APSET 2021 exam is expected to take place in December


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APSET 2021 Answer Key

APSET 2021 official answer key will be released tentatively


APSET Cutoff 2021

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APSET 2021 Important Dates

APSET 2021 important dates will be announced by Andhra University, and the candidates can check the important dates of APSET 2021 to keep a track of important events related to the exam. APSET 2021 important dates can be checked below -


Tentative Date

APSET 2021 online application submission commencement date


APSET 2021 online application submission closing date


APSET 2021 application submission closing date with a late fee of Rs. 1000


APSET 2021 application submission last date with a late fee of Rs. 2000


APSET 2021 last date for application submission with a late fee of Rs. 5000 (for Visakhapatnam exam centre only)


Release of APSET 2021 admit card/ hall ticket


APSET 2021 exam date


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APSET Exam Centers 2021

APSET exam is conducted in various cities across Andhra Pradesh. Candidates must note that they may be multiple exam venues in the cities mentioned below. The complete list of APSET 2021 exam centres can be checked below.

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10 Important Things About APSET 2021

APSET 2021 Release of Notifications:

The APSET 2021 exam notification is expected to be released in July/August. Test-takers can check the required details on the official site of APSET. Only 6% of the candidates who will appear in both the paper would be declared qualified in APSET 2021. 

APSET 2021 Examination Date:

The APSET 2021 is expected to be held in October. APSET 2021 Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted on the same day.  

APSET 2021 Examination Time:

Paper 1 would be conducted from 9:30 am to 10:30 am (as per previous year timings)

Paper 2 would be conducted from 11:00 to 1:00 pm (as per previous year timings)

APSET 2021 Online Form Filling:

The APSET 2021 application form is expected to be available in August. The APSET 2021 application form can be filled online only. All personal details have to be filled up in the form and the documents have to be uploaded in the application form. 

APSET 2021 Date of Application

The APSET 2021 forms are expected to be available in August. 

APSET 2021 Exam Centres:

There are 6 regional centres where the exam would be conducted. The exam centres are is Ananthpur, Nellore, Guntur, Vishakhapatnam, and Tirupati, Rajamahendravarm.

APSET 2021 Exam Pattern:(Paper 1)

There will be two paper on the same day. The APSET exam pattern has been explained in details on our site for the reference of the applicants. 

Paper 1 will be common for all candidates. There will be 50 questions of 100 marks. Questions will be available in both Hindi and English. The entire duration of the examination is 2 hours. 

APSET 2021 Exam Pattern:(Paper 2)

Paper 2 comprises the subject the candidate chooses to appear for in paper 2. There will be 100 questions of 200 marks. Paper 2 will be available in English and Telegu. 

APSET 2021 Syllabus:

The APSET 2021 syllabus will be as prescribed by UGC-NET and UGC-CISR. Candidates can find the detailed syllabus from APSET 2021 Syllabus at College Dekho.

* Reservations - [SC-15%] [ST-6%] [BC-A-7%] [BC-B-10%] [BC-C-1%] [BC-D-7%] [BC-E-4%] 

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Related Questions

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

Dear Student,

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:-

APSET Exam Pattern 2020

How to prepare for APSET 2020

APSET Sample Papers 2020

If you have any further queries you can also call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877 to get FREE counselling.

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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
  • 1 Answer
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
  • 1 Answer
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, class ...


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FAQs about APSET

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 2020 release?

The APSET 2020 notification will be released in the month of July or August.

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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