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APSET Exam Pattern 2023

Updated By Mehak Arora on 10 Jul, 2023 08:05

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APSET Exam Pattern 2023

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test or APSET 2023 exam pattern is very important for the candidates to know so that they do not have to keep guessing from where the questions will be asked from. With the help of the exam pattern for APSET 2023, the candidates will be able to know which are those sections from where the questions have been asked a maximum number of times in the APSET entrance examination. The APSET 2023 exam pattern is also a valuable source of information regarding the APSET 2023 marking scheme and the maximum time allowed for the candidates to complete the entire paper. 

Also, with the help of the APSET 2023 exam pattern, the candidates will be able to acclimatise with the mode of the APSET 2023 entrance examination. There are numerous advantages of knowing the APSET 2023 exam pattern beforehand and the most obvious are stated below in the following sections. 

APSET is conducted by the Andhra university every year for determining the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professors or Lecturers positions. There are two papers for the APSET 2023 exam and the aspirants have to appear in both papers after filling up the APSET 2023 application form. APSET 2023 Paper I will be General while Paper-II will be conducted on the basis of the subjects chosen by the candidates.

Check out the following sections for detailed information regarding the APSET 2023 exam pattern.

Detailed Exam Pattern for APSET 2023

Given below is the detailed exam pattern for APSET 2023 of both Papers I and Paper-II. The total number of questions to be asked, marks that each question carries and time duration have also been mentioned in the detailed APSET 2023 exam pattern:

APSET Paper NameTotal Number of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Duration
Paper-I ( General Studies)50 questions100 marks1 Hour (9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.) IST
Paper-II ( Subject Paper )100 questions200 marks2 Hours (10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.) IST

Question distribution in Paper-II will not be the same for everyone since there are various subjects.

02History12Hindi22Political Science
03Chemical Sciences13Journalism & Mass Communication23Psychology
04Commerce14Law24Public Administration
05Computer science & Application15Life Sciences25Sanskrit
06Economics16Library and Information Sc.26Sociology
07Education17Management27Social Work
08English18Mathematical Sciences28Telugu
09Earth and Planetary Sciences19Physical Sciences29Urdu
10Environmental Sciences20Physical Education30Visual Arts

APSET 2023 Exam Pattern Highlights

Given below are the APSET 2023 exam pattern highlights which will impart a deep understanding of the exam pattern to the candidates appearing for the APSET 2023 -

  • APSET 2023 will comprise of Paper I and Paper II and the candidates have to appear in both of the papers to be eligible for the subsequent selection process

  • APSET 2023 paper I will be common for all the aspirants whereas Paper II will be based on the subjects opted by the candidates

  • Paper I will be conducted bilingually (Telugu and English) 

  • Paper-II will be conducted for subjects like Economics, Commerce, History, Education, Public Administration, Political Science, Social Work and Sociology which will be conducted bilingually except for the language subjects

  • Questions will be asked in Objective format, i.e MCQ

  • There will be negative marking for any incorrect attempt in the APSET 2023 exam

APSET 2023 Exam Marking Scheme

Other than acquiring in-depth information regarding the APSET 2023 exam pattern, the candidates must also know a thing or two about the APSET 2023 marking scheme. The marking scheme has been mentioned below:

  • Each question in Paper-I (General Paper) will be of 2 marks. So, there are 50 questions and the maximum marks are 100.
  • Each question in Paper-II (Subject Paper) will be of 2 marks and there are 100 questions and the maximum number of marks that can be scored are 200 marks.
  • The candidates will be given four options to choose from to answer a question asked to them

  • The candidates will be given 1 hour and 2 hours respectively to complete both Papers I and Paper II of the APSET 2023 exam

  • APSET 2023 paper will have a negative marking

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FAQs about APSET Exam Pattern

Why is APSET conducted?

APSET is conducted to determine the eligibility of those candidates who wish to join the positions of lecturers and associate professors in various government and private varsities in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Why should one know about the APSET exam pattern in details?

By knowing the APSET exam pattern, the candidates can prepare themselves in a way that will help them secure high marks in the state eligibility test.

How many papers are there in the APSET exam?

The APSET exam comprises of two papers - Paper I (general) and Paper-II (subject chosen by the candidates).

How many questions are asked in the APSET paper?

The APSET question paper comprises of a total of 150 questions divided into two papers.

What is the total duration of the APSET exam?

The APSET exam is conducted over a total duration of 180 minutes or 3 hours.

How many subject options are available for the second paper of APSET exam?

A total of 31 subject options are available for the candidates to choose from for the second paper of APSET like Hindi, English, Commerce, Archaeology, Life Sciences etc.

Will both the APSET papers be conducted in bilingual mode?

No, only the first paper of APSET exam will be conducted in bilingual mode (Telugu & English) and language subjects of the APSET Paper-II.

Is there negative marking for wrong responses in the APSET paper?

No, the candidates are not penalised for any wrong attempts in the APSET paper.

How many marks will be awarded for correct responses in the APSET paper?

For each correct response in the APSET paper, the candidates are awarded +2 marks.

How many options are available for each question asked in the APSET paper?

For each question, the candidates are given four similar options. The candidates are required to mark the one which is the correct or near correct option among the four options provided under each question.

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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

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:-

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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 - 


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-VaniUpdated on September 09, 2020 12:34 PM
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