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Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) 2020 for recruitment of Assistant Professors/Lecturers

APSET 2020 - Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) 2020 will be conducted on 06th December 2020 in accordance with G.O.Ms.No.47, Higher Education (CE) Department and Accreditation of UGC, New Delhi for Recruitment and promotions of Lecturers/Assistant Professors in Universities and Degree Colleges as per the UGC Regulations for the year 2020


APSET 2020 Important Dates

APSET Notification    

09th August 2020

Commencement of Submission of Online Applications        

14th August 2020

Last date for Submission of Online Applications Without Late Fee (Only Registration Fee)         

19th September 2020

Last date for Submission of Online Applications With a Late fee of Rs. 1,000+Registration Fee   

29th September 2020

Last date for Submission of Online Applications With a Late fee of Rs. 2,000+Registration Fee   

09th October 2020

Last date for Submission of Online Applications With a Late fee of Rs. 5,000+Registration Fee (Examination centre at Visakhapatnam only)   

30th October 2020

Downloading of Hall Ticket    

26th November 2020

Date of Examination  

06th December 2020

Eligibility Criteria for APSET 2020

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC (on the website: www.ugc.ac.in/oldpdf/consolidated%20list%20of%20All%20universities. pdf) are eligible for this Test. The Backward Classes (BC) /Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Transgender/persons with disability (PwD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of BC/SC/ ST/PwD category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Masters degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates belonging to the transgender category would be eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and qualifying criteria for SET (i.e. Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject wise cut-offs for this category should be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD/BC categories in the corresponding subject.
  • The Ph.D.degree holders whose Master’s level examination have 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 SET subjects may appear in a related subject.
  • Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to the APSET office. However the candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the APSET at any stage, their candidature will be canceled and they shall be liable for legal action.
  • Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
  • There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for the test.
  • The qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges situated in the Andhra Pradesh state from where they have cleared their SET.
  • The candidates who have qualified earlier in APSET /UGC NET are not eligible to apply in the same subject they qualified.

APSET 2020 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online only through the official website https://apset.net.in/
  • Candidates who wish to apply for APSET-2020 may submit their application through online mode. The registration fee for online submission and late fee, if an application may be paid through the payment gateway
  • Candidates are advised to verify their own eligibility carefully before applying for registration, as the fee will not be refunded if a candidate is found ineligible for the course.
  • The detailed information regarding the eligibility, syllabus, fees related information, and procedures for online submission of application is available on the website.

Application Fee

For General & EWS Categories

Rs. 1200/-

For BC Categories

Rs. 1000/-

For SC/ST/PWD Categories

Rs. 700/-

Mode of Payment

Online Through Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking.

APSET 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper - I :

Mode of exam

Offline mode


1 hours

Types of Questions

Objective Type Test

No. of Questions

50 questions

Total Marks

100 Marks

Marking Scheme

There is no negative marking.

Paper - II :

Mode of exam

Offline mode


2 hours

Types of Questions

Objective Type Test

No. of Questions

100 questions

Total Marks

200 Marks

Marking Scheme

There is no negative marking.

APSET 2020 Syllabus

  • The syllabus shall be based on the question paper - I which is common for all candidates appearing APSET will be bilingual (English and Telugu).
  • Syllabus shall be based on Paper – II for the following subjects a) Commerce b) Economics c) Education d) History e) Political Science f) Public Administration and g) Sociology will be bilingual (English and Telugu). All the remaining papers are in English only except Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu, and Urdu.

APSET 2020 Admit Card

  • Admit card can be downloaded from the website https://apset.net.in/
  • Admit cards will only be released for the candidates who have submitted the application form on or before the last date. Admit card contains the important details regarding the exams like examination time, venue, and instruction which candidates must follow during the examination time.

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For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website