About APSET 2019

Andhra University conducts APSET (Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test) for the appointment of Assistant Professors/Lecturers in Andhra Pradesh. Candidates who hold a Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks can apply for APSET. The exam of APSET will be conducted for 31 subjects out of which candidates must select one subject of their choice in order to appear for the exam. APSET exam is conducted for two papers – paper I and II. Paper I is the general paper of 100 marks whereas paper II will contain questions from the subject opted by the candidates. Paper II will carry 200 marks. All those candidates who will obtain the qualifying marks decided by examination authority will qualify APSET. In order to qualify APSET, candidates belonging to general category must score 40% in aggregate whereas reserved category candidates must score 35% marks.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Telugu
Conducting Body: Andhra University
APSET Paper 1 - Duration 1 Hour +1 More

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APSET 2019 Important Dates

05 Aug, 2019 - 11 Sep, 2019 Application | Mode: Online
19 Sep, 2019 Late Fee Application - With Rs 1000 late fee | Mode: Online
26 Sep, 2019 Late Fee Application - With Rs 2000 late fee | Mode: Online
03 Oct, 2019 Late Fee Application - With Rs.5000 late fee (for Vishakhapatnam Only) | Mode: Online
20 Oct, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline
28 Jul, 2019 Advertisement | Mode: Online

APSET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of APSET in order to fill the application form. Andhra University will determine APSET eligibility criteria on the basis of age and education qualification of the candidates.

Eligibility criteria on the basis of Age

As per the eligibility criteria of APSET, there is no upper age limit determined by the exam conducting authority.

Eligibility criteria on the basis of Education Qualification

  • Candidates must hold Master’s Degree from universities/institutions recognized by UGC with at least 55% marks. Candidates under reserved categories like BC, SC, ST, PWD must have scored 50% marks for the same.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their Master Degree or those candidates whose result are awaited are also eligible to apply provided they complete their P.G within one year from the date of declaration of  APSET result with at least 55% marks for general and 50% marks for BC/SC/ST/PWD. 
  • Ph.D. degree holders who completed Master’s level examination before September 19,  1992 (irrespective of the result dates) will get 5% relaxation in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) to appear in SET.
  • All those who have P.G.diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/Institute must ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

APSET application form is released in online mode. Candidates must fill the application form of APSET along with the payment of requisite application fee as per the category of the candidates.

The table below contains the category wise application fee that must be paid by the candidates in online mode

APSET Application Form – Application Fee                                                                                                   




Application Fee    


Open Category Candidates











The payment of application fee must be done by using various payment gateways like Credit card/Debit card/Net banking. The application fee once paid will not be refunded at any cost.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 1000
OBC Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 800
SC, ST Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 500
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Online Female, Male, Transgender ₹ 500

APSET 2019 Exam Pattern

APSET exam pattern contains the sections, marks distribution and time allotted for the exam. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of APSET before they start preparing for the examination. 

As per the exam pattern of APSET, paper 1 will be conducted to test the candidates teaching, research and aptitude skills. The questions asked in paper 1 will be based on comprehension, reasoning ability, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. APSET paper 1 will contain 50 objective questions carrying 2 marks for which candidates will be given 1 hour. The medium of paper 1 will be both English and Telugu.

Paper II of APSET will carry 100 questions of two marks each. The test will be based on subjects selected by the candidates. Paper II of APSET will be conducted in 31 subjects. Candidates will be given 2 hours to complete paper II of APSET. The exam will be conducted in online mode. For paper – II, subjects like Commerce, Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology and  Social Work will be conducted in both English and Telugu.

Exam Pattern of APSET                                                                                                                                                               






Number of questions






Paper I






1 Hour




Paper II


Subjects Opted by the candidates




2 Hours




  • APSET will be conducted for 2 papers – Paper 1 & 2.

  • Paper 1 will  be held for each candidate appearing in the exam bilingually in English and Telugu.

  • Paper 2 will be conducted for 31 subjects where subjects like Commerce, Economics, Education, Political Science, History, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work will be conducted in English and Telugu, whereas all the other subjects exam will be conducted in only English.

  • Objective questions will be asked for each paper of APSET 2019.   

  • There will be no negative marking.

Paper II of APSET examination will be conducted for 31 subjects listed below:                                                                                                                      


Subject Code 




Subject Code










Life Sciences








Library and Information Science




Chemical Sciences












Mathematical Sciences




Computer Science &           Application












Physical Sciences








Physical Education








Political Science




Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science








Environmental             Science




Public Administration
























Social Work




Journalism and             Mass Communications


















Admit card of APSET is released by Andhra University for all candidates who have successfully filled the application form. It is important for the candidates to carry their respective APSET admit card to the exam centre on the day of examination. In order to download the admit card of APSET, candidates must use their application number, password and security key. Candidates must check that all the information mentioned on the admit card of APSET. A print out must be taken in order to produce it during the day of the exam. Along with APSET admit card, candidates must also carry one of their prescribed photo ID proof – aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license, passport, and voters ID proof.

Particulars mentioned on APSET Admit Card

  • Name of the candidates   

  • APSET admit card number 

  • Date of exam

  • Centre   

  • Subject opted 

  • Photograph of the candidates 

  • Signature

  • Other important instructions

APSET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Employee ID proof
  • College/University ID proof

Andhra University will release the official answer key of APSET. Candidates can go through APSET answer key in order to get all the correct responses to the questions asked in the exam. By referring to the answer key of APSET, candidates can calculate their probable marks and predict their chances to qualify the exam. APSET answer key will be released for each set of question booklet given to the candidates on the exam day.

The result of APSET will be released in the form of pdf. APSET result will be declared by the exam conducting authority in online mode. The result of APSET can be accessed by the candidates by using their application/roll number and password in the result window of APSET. Along with APSET result, the exam conducting authority will also release the merit list and qualifying status. Only those candidates who will pass the exam of APSET will be issued qualifying certificate.

Andhra University will release APSET cut off after the declaration of result. APSET cut off is the minimum marks that must be scored by the candidates in order to qualify the exam. The cut off of APSET will be released as per the category of the candidates. The cut off of APSET will be different for different subjects. The names of only those candidates will be mentioned in the merit list who will score the cut off marks decided by the exam conducting authority.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 120

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