Download the app to find the best colleges for you
Download now

APSET Eligibility Criteria 2023

Updated By Mehak Arora on 10 Jul, 2023 07:59

Predict your Percentile based on your APSET performance

Predict Now

APSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who aspire to ace the APSET 2023 examination should be well aware of the eligibility criteria which have to be fulfilled by them in order to appear for the same. Every examination has a set of eligibility criteria which is prescribed by the examination conducting authority. Andhra University which conducts it on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh is responsible for prescribing the eligibility criteria for APSET 2023. 

The APSET eligibility criteria for the year 2023 comprises the marks to be secured by the candidates in the requisite qualifying examination, age limit and qualifying examination. Candidates are advised to know the detailed information related to the APSET eligibility criteria before appearing for the APSET 2023 examination.  We have provided all the details related to the topic in the section below. 

Once the candidates fulfil the eligibility criteria framed by the designated authority of the entrance test, they can proceed with the application process of APSET 2023.

APSET 2023 General Eligibility Norms

Given below are the general eligibility criteria of APSET 2023 which must be fulfilled by the candidates in order to successfully apply to appear in the APSET 2023 exam -

  • The candidates willing to appear in the APSET 2023 entrance test should secure minimum aggregate marks of 55% in their Master’s degree or any of the equivalent examinations from any of the UGC recognized universities or institutions. It is to be noted that the required marks for the students who apply under reserved categories like Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Persons with disabilities (PWD) is 50%. 

  • Candidates who have already appeared or will be appearing in the final examination of their Master degree or any other equivalent qualifying exam can also appear in APSET 2023. The selection or qualifying status of such candidates will be confirmed once they pass all the subjects in the final year Masters degree course. The minimum qualifying mark in a Masters degree is 55% for General category students and 50% for reserved category students.

  • The candidates who have a PhD degree and have completed their Master’s degree by 19th September 1992 are also eligible to appear in the APSET examination 2023. They will also be offered a relaxation of 5% on the minimum marks required.

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates to appear in the APSET 2023 exam. 

  • Lastly, the candidates who have already qualified in UGC NET or the APSET examination are not considered eligible to appear in the same subject.

Note: The verification of the required documents is not done by the APSET office. The candidates should still find out if they fulfil all the eligibility criteria as declared by the examination conducting authority. In case the ineligibility is being detected, the candidature of the student can get cancelled and it might lead to legal actions.

APSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Reserved Category

The eligibility criteria for all categories have already been mentioned above. Hence the APSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Reserved Category has been given below in the form of a table. All the candidates of the Reserved Category can go through the details reservation criteria of APSET 2023. 


Reservation (in %)

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Backward Category-A


Backward Category-B


Backward Category-C


Backward Category-D


Backward Category-E


Want to know more about APSET

View All Questions

Related Questions

Is there any negative marking in APSET 2020 Entrance Exam?

-REKHAUpdated on January 09, 2021 10:09 PM
  • 3 Answers
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.

Thank you


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, …


Still have questions about APSET Eligibility ? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Never miss an exam update !!