About APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) conducts APPSC Assistant Professor exam for selection of  Assistant Professor designation in various universities. The exam is conducted in two phases, Phase I and Phase II. Phase I acts as the screening test and phase II is the final exam. In order to apply, candidates will have to enter their details and other required attachments online then submit the form along with the required fee. After the online process has concluded, aspirants will have to take the print out of final application form and acknowledgement of the Registration fee and submit it offline to the Registrar Offices of specified universities/colleges.

APPSC Assistant Professor Phase II exam will have a total of 180 objective type questions which will include multiple choice questions, matching type questions, true/false questions and assertion-reasoning type questions. This paper will carry 180 marks and the candidates have to attempt the exam in 3 hours. Each question in phase II will carry 1 mark and there will be a negative marking of 0.3 marks for wrong answers.

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English
Conducting Body: Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission
Duration 5 Hours

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APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

18 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

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APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for APPSC Assistant professor are the minimum educational qualification an applicant must have in order to be eligible to apply for the post. The eligibility criteria of APPSC Assistant Professor is given below:

  • Applicant must have at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master's Degree level in the relevant subject. 
  • Applicant must have qualified the National EligibilityTest (NET) conducted by the UGC, CSIR or any similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET or SET.
  • NET, SLET or SET will not be required for Masters Programmes in subjects for which the exams not conducted.

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Other

The application process of APPSC Assistant Professor exam is done online on the official website of APPSC. Candidates can find the link where they can apply for the exam on this page. It is advised that the applicants have scanned copies of necessary documents and photos ready. To apply for APPSC Assistant Professor, applicants need to follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to the link provided on this page.

Step 2: Download the official notifications and read about the documents required.

Step 3: Fill out the form and attach the required documents.

Step 4: Select the appropriate payment gateway and make the payment.

Step 5: Print out the filled form along with the acknowledgement of the registration fee.

Step 6: Submit the hard copies in the universities involved in recruitment, the list of which is given below.

List of universities involved in the recruitment of APPSC Assistant Professor:

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  • Adikavi Nannayya University, Rajamahendravaram
  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • Dr BR Ambedkar Universtiy, Srikakulam
  • Dravidian University, Kuppam
  • JNTU, Kakinada
  • JNTU, Anantapur
  • Krishna University, Machilipatnam
  • Rayalaseema University, Kurnool
  • Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Anantapur
  • Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupati
  • Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
  • Vikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore
  • Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Syllabus

Paper 1 - Teaching and research aptitude
Teaching aptitude Teaching:Nature,objectives,characteristics and basic requirements
Learner's characteristics
Factors affecting teaching
Methods of teaching
Teaching aids
Evaluation systems
Research aptitude Research:meaning, characteristics and types
Steps of research
Methods of research
Research ethics
Paper,article,workshop,seminar,conference and symposium
Thesis writing: its characteristics and format
Reading comprehension Passage
Communication Communication:Nature,characteristics,types,barriers and effective classroom communication
Reasoning Number series
Letter series
Logical reasoning Understanding the structure of arguments
Evaluating and distinguishing deductive reasoning
Verbal analogies: word analogy,applied analogy
Verbal classification
Reasoning logical diagrams: simple diagrammatic relationship,multi-diagrammatic relationship
Venn diagram
Analytical reasoning
Data interpretation Sources,acquisition and interpretation of data
Quantitative and qualitative data
Graphical representation and mapping of data
Information and communication technology(ICT) ICT:meaning,advantages,disadvantages and uses
General abbreviations and terminology
Basics of internet and e-mailing
People and environment People and environment interaction
Sources of pollution
Pollutants and their impact on human life,exploitation of natural and energy resources
Natural hazards and mitigation
Higher education system:Governance,polity and administration Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in india
Formal and distance education
Professional/technical and general education
Value education:governance,polity and administration
Institutions and their interactions
Adult education
Andragogy and pedagogy
Non – formal approaches to education
Continuing education
Population education
Programs on social issues
Planning and management
Communication technologies
Human genetics
Percussion technique
Artefact typology
Tool typology
Lower palaeolithic cultures-type-technology, habitat, environment economy, people and distribution
Holocene culture
Evolution, social structure and organisation
Consanguineal and affinal
Economic organisation
Political organisation
Religion and magic
Indian Anthropology : basic concepts
Indian Archaeology : basic issues Archaeology, History and growth of Archaeology, History of Indian Archaeology
Definition, aim and scope Relationship of archaeology with social and natural sciences
Retrieval of Archaeological data : techniques of explorations and excavations
Aims and methods of conservation and preservation of archaeological remains
Recording and preparation of reports
Relative, stratigraphy, typology, absolute, carbon 14, potassium argon, fission track, thermoluminescence, dendrochronology, pollen analysis, varve clay analysis
Chronology and dating Others – methods : fluorine test, nitrogen and phosphate analysis, soil analysis
Methods of objective interpretations : ethno – archaeology, experimental archaeology, application of new archaeological methods in India
Quaternary period : pleistocene and holocene, environment and climatic changes
Geological biological and cultural dimension of man Pleistocene flora and fauna, main stages of human evolution and important fossil records
Appearance of stone tools and development of technology : main techniques and tools of stone age, methods of study of prehistoric remains
Palaeolithic and mesolithic remains and important sites of india
Hunting – gathering stage Beginning of food production : neolithic stage in West Asia, major neolithic cultures and important sites of India
Harappa culture : origin, extent, chronology, factors of urbanization, trade, script, religion, art and craft, factors for the decline
Pre and early Harappan village cultures of North and North – Western India Devaluation of Harappa culture : Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat
Chalcolithic village communities of gujarat, rajasthan, madhya pradesh and maharashtra
Copper using cultures of gangetic plains
Chrono – cultural features
Early occurrence of iron Main characteristics of the cultures : painted grey ware, black slipped ware and megalithic cultures
Northern black polished ware culture : extent, chronology, characteristics traits
Important city sites : Raj ghat, Ujjain, Vaishali, Taxila, Mathura, Sravasti, Kaushambi and Sisupalgarh
Important sites of historical period : Sringaverapura, Khairadih, Satanikota, Chandraketugarh, Nasik, Arikamedu and Adam
North and South India
Architecture of structural stupas Rock – cut Architecture : monasteries and shrines
Main styles of temples : origin and development of temples, main features and examples of Nagar, Vesara and Dravidian styles
Main styles of sculptural art : Mauryan, Sunga, Kushana, Gupta, Satavahana, Chalukya, Pallava and Chola periods
Techniques of manufacturing coins
Origin and antiquity of coinage in India Important coins : punch – marked coins, inscribed and uninscribed caste coins
Principal types of Indo – Greek coinage
Saka and kushan coinage
Principal types of gupta gold coinage
Brief account of pre – Islamic Medieval Indian coinage
Origin of Brahmi and Kharosthi scripts, Study of some select inscriptions – Ashokan edicts, Besnagar Garuda pillar inscription
Origin and antiquity of writing in India Hathigumpha inscription of Kharavela, Junagarh inscription of Rudradaman, Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta, Aihole pillar inscription of Pulakesin II and Gwalior inscription of Mihira Bhoja
Aims and objectives
Proposed area of research Proposed methodology
Primary and secondary sources
Review of previous researches in the proposed area, and likely contribution of the proposal
Meaning and elements of business environment
Business environment Economic environment, Economic Policies, Economic Planning
Legal environment of Business in India, competition policy, consumer protection, environment protection
Policy environment : Liberalization privatisation and globalisation, second generation reforms, Industrial policy and implementation. Industrial growth and structural changes
Basic accounting concepts, capital and revenue, financial statements
Financial & management accounting Partnership accounts : admission, retirement, death, dissolution and cash distribution.
Advanced company accounts : issue, forfeiture, purchase of business, liquidation, valuation of shares, amalgamation, absorption and reconstruction, holding company accounts
Cost and Management accounting : ratio analysis, funds flow analysis, cash flow analysis, marginal costing and break-even analysis, standard costing, -budgetary control, costing for decision-making responsibility accounting
Nature and uses of business Economics, concept of profit and wealth maximization
Business economics Demand analysis and elasticity of demand, indifference curve analysis, law
Utility analysis and laws of returns and law of variable proportions
Cost, revenue, price determination in different market situations : perfect competition, monopolistic competition, monopoly, Price discrimination and Oligopoly, Pricing strategies
Data types, data collection and analysis, sampling, need, errors and methods of sampling, normal distribution, Hypothesis testing, analysis and Interpretation of aata
Business statistics & data processing Correlation and regression, small sample tests : t-test, F-test and chi-square test
Data processing : elements, aata entry, data processing and computer applications
Computer application to functional areas : accounting, inventory control, marketing
Principles of management
Business management Planning : objectives, strategies, planning process, decision-making
Organising, organisational structure, formal and informal organisations, organisational culture
Leading : motivation, leadership, committees, communication
Corporate governance and business ethics
The evolution of marketing, concepts of marketing, marketing mix, marketing environment
Marketing management Consumer behaviour, market segmentation
Product decisions
Pricing decisions
Distribution decisions
Promotion decisions
Marketing planning, organising and control
Capital structure, financial and operating leverage
Financial management Cost of capital, capital budgeting
Working capital management
Dividend policy
Concepts, role and functions of human resource management
Human resources management Human resource planning, recruitment and selection
Training and development, succession planning
Compensation : wage and salary administration, incentive and fringe benefits, morale and productivity
Performance appraisal
Industrial relations in India, health, safety, welfare and social security, workers’ participation in management
Importance of banking to business, types of banks and their functions, reserve bank of India, NABARD and rural banking
Banking and financial institution Banking sector reform in India, NPA, capital adequacy norms
Development banking : IDBI, IFCI, SFCs, UTI, SIDBI
Theoretical foundations of international business, balance of payments
International business International liquidity, International Economic Institutions : IMF, World Bank IFC, IDA, ADB
World Trade Organisation-its functions and policies
Structure of India’s foreign trade : composition and direction, EXIM Bank, EXIM Policy of India, Regulation and promotion of Foreign Trade
International business Demand analysis – Marshallian, Hicksian and revealed preference approaches
Micro – economic analysis Theory of production and costs
Pricing and output under different forms of market structure
Factor pricing analysis
Elements of general equilibrium and new welfare economics
Determination of output and employment – classical approach, Keynesian approach, consumption hypotheses
Macro – Economic analysis Demand for money – fisher and cambridge versions, approaches of Keynesian, Friedman, Patinkin, Baumol and Tobin
Supply of money, determinants of money supply, High – powered money, money multiplier
Phillips curve analysis
Business cycles – models of Samuelson, Hicks and Kaldor
Macroeconomic Equilibrium – relative roles of monetary and fiscal policies

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Preparation Tips

To have an edge over the competition in APPSC Assistant Professor exam, candidates should develop a strategy to study and attempt the exam as the syllabus is vast and should be completed within the given time. Applicants can look at these tried and tested preparation tactics to help their preparation for the exams: 

Know your syllabus: It is very important to go through the syllabus of APPSC Assistant Professor in order to create a structure of your strategy. Going through the syllabus will give you a realistic idea of the syllabus and help you in setting goals for yourself.

Exam pattern: Going through the exam pattern will help you in judging the topics which should be prioritised over the others, according to weightage in the exam. Exam pattern also gives an insight into the types of questions which will be asked in the exam, thus, you can prepare accordingly.

Dividing syllabus and making a study plan: After studying the exam pattern and syllabus, it will be easier for the applicants to make a study plan by incorporating that knowledge into a timetable which is suitable for their lifestyle. Making a study plan will give discipline to your academics and help you prepare for the APPSC Assistant Professor exam.

Practice mock tests: APPSC Assistant Professor mock tests are given on the official website free of cost. The link to the mock tests is provided on this page. Practising from mock tests gives candidates confidence as mock tests follow all the procedures of the real exam. Students can also learn about the marking scheme, standard of questions and more such valuable information regarding the exam.

Don't leave anything: It is important to study everything in the syllabus for the APPSC Assistant Professor exam as anything might come in the real exam. Applicants must also remember that there are three rounds in the exam and the questions might be asked in either phase I, phase II or the interview.

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Exam Pattern

It is important to know about the exam pattern of APPSC Assistant Professor phase I & II exam as it will give you important information about the marking scheme, typology of questions, total marks, specifics about negative marks etc. Paper-wise APPSC Assistant Professor exam pattern is given below:

APPSC Assistant Professor Phase I exam pattern:

Phase I is the preliminary round or the screening test and will include questions from Teaching and Research Aptitude. The exam pattern for Phase I exam is given below;

1) There will be a total of 120 objective type questions. 

2) The exam duration will be 2 hours. 

3) Phase I exam will carry 120 marks for 120 questions. Each question weighs for one mark. 

4) Each wrong answer will cost 0.3 marks whereas each right answer will award 1 mark.

5) The typology of questions will be multiple choice questions, matching type questions, true/false questions and assertion – reasoning type questions. 

APPSC Assistant Professor Phase II exam pattern:

Phase II exam will precede the interview round of individuals who qualify both the phases, Phase I & II of the APPSC Assistant Professor exam. Phase II exam will be taken in the following disciplines:

Papers in Arts, Humanities, Commerce, Law, Social Sciences and others:

Adult Education


Performing Arts - Dance & Drama Theatre



International and Area Studies





Physical Education



Labor Welfare & Human Resource Management

Political Science


Economics /Applied Economics/Econometrics


Population Studies



Library & Information Science


Social Work



Public Administration




Rural Development

Mass Communication and Journalism


Papers in Sciences:

Chemical Sciences

Life Sciences

Computer Science And Applications

Material Science & Nanotechnology

Electronics and Instrumentation


Environmental Sciences


Food Technology

Ocean Sciences


Physical Sciences


Polymer Science & Technology



Home Science


Papers in Engineering, Pharmacy & Architecture:

Architecture And Planning


Civil Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science & Information Technology Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Food Technology


The exam pattern for Phase II APPSC Assistant Professor is given below:                                                        

1) Phase II question paper will have 180 objective type questions.

2) The question paper will carry 180 marks.

3) A negative marking of 0.3 marks for each wrong answers will be there and each right answer will carry one mark.

4) Types of questions will include multiple choice questions, matching type questions, true/false questions and assertion – reasoning type questions.

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Mock Test

Applicants can prepare for APPSC Assistant Professor exam using the mock tests given on the link provided on this page. Solving mock tests will be very helpful as it will give the aspirants an insight on the marking scheme, standard of questions, syllabus and much more. This will help applicants prepare in a good way. Solving mock tests will also make them mentally prepared for the final exam and bring down the stress of the exam day. Aspirants can access the mock tests for APPSC Assistant Professor by following the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the link provided on this page.

Step 2: When the page opens, select the appropriate field.

Step 3: Select the mock test you want to give.

Step 4: Enter your particulars like login ID and password and click on submit.

Step 5: Your APPSC Assistant Professor mock test will load on the screen.

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Admit Card

Hall ticket is important to take along with you as you will not be allowed to give the APPSC Assistant Professor exam if you do not have your hall ticket. APPSC Assistant Professor hall ticket will be available to download online on the link provided on this page. The hall ticket will contain information on the candidate such as their name, roll number, centre name and address etc. To download your hall ticket, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Click on the link provided on this page.

Step 2: On the new page, enter your credentials like your user ID and registered mobile number.

Step 3: Your APPSC Assistant Professor hall ticket will load on the screen.

Step 4: Download and take a print out of the hall ticket for future reference.

Documents Required at Exam

  • APPSC hall ticket
  • Govt. issued photo ID

APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2019 Result

APPSC will announce the result of APPSC Assistant Professor in mid-July. Applicants can check their result online on the link provided on this page by going to the link on this page. The result will contain details like the applicant's enrollment number, total marks, gender etc. Aspirants can check their result following the step-by-step guide given below:

Step 1: Click on the provided link.

Step 2: Select the appropriate notification.

Step 3: Find 'marks of all candidates' and click on it.

Step 4: Note down your marks and take a printout of the list.

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