APSET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Sakunth KumarUpdated On: 16 Jan, 2020 16:20 IST

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APSET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who aspire to ace the APSET 2020 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 2020. 

The APSET eligibility criteria for the year 2020 comprises of 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 2020 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 2020

APSET 2020 General Eligibility Norms

Given below are the general eligibility criteria of APSET 2020 which must be fulfilled by the candidates in order to successfully apply to appear in the APSET 2020 exam -

  • The candidates willing to appear in the APSET 2020 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 2020. The selection or qualifying status of such candidates will be confirmed once they pass all the subjects in final year Masters degree course. The minimum qualifying mark in 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 1991 are also eligible to appear in the APSET examination 2020. They will also be offered with a relaxation of 5% on the minimum marks required.

  • There is no upper age limit for the candidates to appear in the APSET 2020 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 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Reserved Category

The eligibility criteria for all categories have already been mentioned above. Hence the APSET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Reserved Category has been given below in the form of a table. All the candidates of Reserved Category can go through the details reservation criteria of APSET 2020. 


Reservation (in %)

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Backward Category-A


Backward Category-B


Backward Category-C


Backward Category-D


Backward Category-E


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