APSET Exam Pattern 2020

Sakunth KumarUpdated On: 16 Jan, 2020 16:29 IST

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APSET Exam Pattern 2020

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test or APSET 2020 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 2020, 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 2020 exam pattern is also a valuable source of information regarding the APSET 2020 marking scheme and the maximum time allowed to the candidates to complete the entire paper. 

Also Read: APSET 2020 One-Month Preparation Plan

Also, with the help of the APSET 2020 exam pattern, the candidates will be able to acclimatise with the mode of the APSET 2020 entrance examination. There are numerous advantages of knowing the APSET 2020 exam pattern beforehand and the most obvious are stated below in the following sections. 

Also Read: APSET 2020 Syllabus

APSET 2020 is conducted by the Andhra university every year for determining the eligibility of candidates for Assistant Professors or Lecturers positions. There are two papers to the APSET 2020 exam and the aspirants have to appear in both the papers after filling up the APSET 2019 application form. APSET 2020 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 2020 exam pattern.

Detailed Exam Pattern for APSET 2020

Given below is the detailed exam pattern for APSET 2020 of both the Paper 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 2020 exam pattern:

APSET 2020 Paper Name

Total Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time Duration

Paper I



60 Minutes (1 Hour)




120 Minutes (2 Hours)

The candidates will be able to opt from the following subjects for APSET 2020 paper II. Check out the list of subjects that have been permitted by the UGC:




Chemical Sciences


Computer Science & Applications



Environmental Science

Earth, Atmospheric, Planetary and Ocean Sciences



Journalism & Mass Communication




Library & Information Science

Life Sciences

Mathematical Sciences


Physical Sciences


Political Science

Physical Education 

Public Administration





Social Work



APSET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

Given below are the APSET 2020 exam pattern highlights which will impart a deep understanding about the exam pattern to the candidates appearing for the APSET 2020 -

  • APSET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 exam

APSET 2020 Exam Marking Scheme

Other than acquiring in-depth information regarding the APSET 2020 exam pattern, the candidates must also know a thing or two about the APSET 2020 marking scheme. The marking scheme has been mentioned below:

  • APSET 2020 Paper I will comprise of 50 questions in the MCQ format and each question will carry 2 marks 

  • APSET 2020 Paper-II will comprise of 100 questions in the MCQ format and each question will carry 2 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 the Paper I and Paper II of APSET 2020 exam

  • APSET 2020 paper will have negative marking

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