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Andhra Pradesh APSET 2018 Notification

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2018 Notification had been issued on March by the Andhra University for recruitment as Assistant Professors/Lecturers in various University/Degree Colleges / Institutions of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh

AP State Eligibility Test 2018 Details

  • AP State Eligibility Test (APSET-2018) for the year 2018 to be conducted by AU for recruitment and promotions of Lecturers/Assistant Professors in Degree Colleges for the year 2018
  • Eligible Candidates who wish to apply for APSET-2018 may submit their applications through online mode (apset.net.in)
  • Name of the Organization:Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test
  • Name of Posts:Lecturers/Assistant Professor
  • UGC, New Delhi has granted Accreditation to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam for conduct of three State eligibility test (SET) Exams during the next three years (once in a year) on behalf of the State of Andhra Pradesh from date of 21st April 2016


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Important Dates

APSET Notification: 18th March 2018

Commencement of Submission of Online Applications: 26th March 2018

Last date for Submission of Online Applications Without Late Fee (Only Registration Fee): 02nd May 2018

With a Late fee of Rs.1000 + Registration Fee: 10th May 2018

With a Late fee of Rs.2000 + Registration Fee: 21st May 2018

With a Late fee of Rs.5000 + Registration Fee (Exam Centre at Visakhapatnam only): 06th June 2018

Date of Examination: 01st July 2018

Subject Offered

  • The State Eligibility Test (SET) is based on the pattern of the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC. The APSET-2018 Exam Is conducted in 31 subjects for which UGC has granted permission. The list of subjects is as follows:
  • Archaeology; Anthropology; Chemical Sciences; Commerce; Computer Science & Applications; Economics; Education; English; Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences; Environmental Science; Geography; Hindi; History; Journalism & Mass Communication; Law; Linguistics; Life Sciences; Library & Information Science; Management; Mathematical Sciences; Philosophy; Physical Sciences; Physical Education; Political Sciences; Psychology; Public Administration; Sanskrit


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examinations from universities/ institutions recognised by UGC are eligible for this Test.
  • The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer/ SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent exam are eligible for this Test
  • Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) exam and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying exams have been delayed may also apply for this test
  • However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree Exam or; equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC (Non- creamy layer)/SC/ST/PWD(persons with disability) category candidates. Such candidates must complete their P.G degree exam within one year from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified
  • The PhD Degree holders whose Master’s Level Exam had been completed by 19th September 1991(irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET
  • Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose post-graduation subject is not covered in the list of subjects, may appear in a related subject


Age Limit

  • There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor


Exam Pattern

  • The syllabus prescribed by UGC-CSIR and UGC-NET for paper-I, Paper-II and paper-III without negative marks be adopted for APSET
  • The question Paper-I which is common for all candidates appearing APSET will be bilingual(English and Telugu)
  • Paper-II for the following subjects:
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History
  • political Science
  • Public administration
  • Sociology and
  • Social Work will be bilingual (English and Telugu)
  • All the remaining papers are in English only
  • The syllabus prescribed by UGC-CSIR and UGC-NET for paper-I and Paper-II without negative marks be adopted for APSET. The Paper II & III are merged to become Paper-II
  • First-I: 100 Marks; 50 questions all are compulsory; 1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M.) IST
  • Second-III: 200 Marks; 100 questions all are compulsory; 2 Hours (11:00 A.M. to 01:00 P.M.) IST
  • There is no negative marking.


Exam Centre

  • The Exam Is conducted in 6 regional centres namely (1) Visakhapatnam; (2) Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry); (3) Guntur; (4) Nellore; (5) Ananthapur and (6) Tirupati


Application Procedure

  • Applications should be submitted through online mode only; the registration fee for online submission and late fee, if application may be paid through payment gateway (Credit Card and Debit Card and Net Banking)
  • Application is available on the websites www.andhrauniversity.edu.in or https://apset.net.in
  • Syllabus and model question paper, test centers, related instructions, fees for late submissions and procedures for online submission of application are available on the websites www.andhrauniversity.edu.in and https://apset.net.in/home.aspx


Registration Fee for APSET 2018

  • Eligible Candidates who wish to apply for APSET 2018 may submit it their applications through online more; the registration fee of Rs.1000/- (for General Category) Rs.800/- (for B.C category) and Rs.500/- (for SC/ST/PH/VH category) may paid towards the application registration and processing fee through payment gateway (Credit Card / Debit Card and Net Banking) the detailed information regarding the eligibility


Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

(On behalf of Government of Andhra Pradesh), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Website www.apset.net.in