Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test ‘APSET’ 2021: Eligbility Criteria, Exam Date, Exam Process, Admit Card, Result, Application, Selection process, Syllabus, Answer Key

What is APSET 2021

APSET is an Andhra Pradesh state eligibility test, conducted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of assistant professors or lecturers in colleges and universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam. Let me tell you, this exam is conducted for a total of 30 subjects mentioned.

If the candidate wants to qualify for the exam of APSET, then it is very important for the candidate to have complete knowledge of 30 subjects. You can get all the information below.

APSET 2021- Highlights

Exam Name APSET Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test
Exam for Course Level After Master’s Degree For Asst Prof And Lecturer Post In Ap
Mode Offline
Test Duration 180 Minutes
No. of Test Cities Rajahmundry, Guntur, Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, Thirupati and Nellore
Exam Helpdesk No. 08912730148
Official Website

APSET Eligibility 2021

The APSET 2021 eligibility criteria which all the candidates are required to fulfill, is described below for all the candidates to be eligible for the entrance examination:

  • All candidates are required to have a minimum of 55% marks in any university/college recognized by the UGC ‘University Grants Commission’ in their university degree or equivalent Examination. Let me tell you, candidates belonging to reserved categories like OBC / SC / ST / PWD are eligible to apply and have collected a minimum of 50% in the master’s degree or equivalent examination on the candidate.
  • Candidates who have already appeared in the final examination of master’s degree or any other equivalent qualification examination can also go to APSET 2021.Tell that, after passing all the subjects in the final, the status of selection or qualification of such candidates will be confirmed. The minimum qualifying marks in a master’s degrees are around 55% for general category students and 50% for reserved category students.
  • The Candidates who have a PhD degree are available and have completed the master’s degree by 19 September 1992, they are also eligible to appear in the APSET Exam 2021. That candidate gets 5% discount on the minimum marks required.
  • There is no upper age limit for any candidates to appear in this APSET 2021 exam.
  • Those candidates who have already qualified in the UGC NET or APSET Examination are not eligible to appear in the same subject. 

APSET Important Date 2021

Events  Dates (tentative)
Release of Notification Last week of July 2021
Commencement of Online Application Process The first week of August 2021
Last Date To Apply The second week of September 2021
 Last Date For the Submission of the Application Fee Third week of September 2021
Availability of Admit Card The second week of October 2021
APSET Third week of October 2021
Result Declaration November 2021

APSET 2021 Exam Pattern

There are two papers to be tried by all applicants. The examination is usually conducted on the same day in two sections. Paper I is for 1 hour, and Paper II is with 2 hours of paper. Its time is specified by the authority.

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  • Paper I-General Paper: Let me tell you, this paper is mainly conducted to test the teaching or research aptitude of the candidates. It consists of 50 questions in the exam. It is 100 marks, that is, 2 marks per question.
Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration
I 100 50 1 Hour      (09: 30 A.M. to 10: 30 A.M.)
II 200 100 2 Hours    (11:00 A.M. to 1: 00 P.M.)
  • Paper II- Subject based paper: This is such an exam, in which questions are asked based on the subject of the paper chosen by the candidate. This paper consists of 100 questions, and is of 200 marks, with 2 marks per question.
Subject Code Subjects
1 Anthropology
2 History
3 Chemical Sciences
4 Commerce
5 Computer Science And Application
6 Economics
7 Education
8 English
9 Earth, Atmospheric, OceanAnd Planetary Science
10 Environmental Science
11 Geographu
12 Hindi
13 Journalism And Mass Communications
14 Law
15 Life Science
16 Library And Information Science
17 Management
18 Mathematical Science
19 Physical Science
20 Physical  Education
21 Philosophy
22 Political Science
23 Psychology
24 Public Administration
25 Sanskrit
26 Sociology
27 Social Work
28 Telugu
29 Urdu
30 Visual Arts
  • Medium of question paper: Paper I in this APSET is bilingual in English and Telugu. Subjects in Paper-II such as Commerce, Economics, History, Education, Public Administration, Political Science, and Sociology are bilingual; And all other subject papers will be conducted in English only.
  • Mode of Examination: Both these papers are conducted in offline mode. All candidates are provided with an optical mark reader sheet to mark their responses with a test booklet.

Important Note- (It is special that if the candidate gives a wrong answer then there is no negative mark in it. You can take a chance in it. No negative marks are added).

How to apply for APSET 2021

Step 1: First of all, you go to the official website of APSET, and you click on the ‘Registration’ option.

Step 2: Register for the Exam.

  • You can read the instructions carefully, and click on Apply Now option
  • Fill in the complete information required to register for APSET
  • It is very important for all the candidates to enter the password of their choice.
  • You should note that the father’s name, candidate name, date of birth, email ID and mobile number should be well written.
  • Then on successful registration, an email ID and a password are sent to the registered email ID of all the candidates.

Step3 – Fill Details in APSET application form

  • The Candidates have to log in with their email id and password to fill the application form.
  • Any candidates are required to fill in their personal details and educational qualification in the application form for the APSET exam. The details to be filled in this APSET exam include-
Candidate name Mother’s name Father’s name
Date of birth Exam center preference Subjects for exam
Aadhaar number Gender Category
Status of the qualifying exam Employment status Address
Mobile number Email ID Qualifying degree
  • All the candidates are required to register their choice in the examination center

Step 3- Upload Photo And Signature

  • It requires all candidates to sign according to their scanned photograph as well as the dimension and size shared by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  • It is very important that the file size of the photograph be between 15kb and 50kb.
  • This file signature must be between 5kb and 20kb

Step 4- Pay APSET Application Fee

Category APSET Application Fee (in Rs)
General/EWS candidates 1200+Service Charges
BC-A,BC-B,BC-C,BC-D,BC-E category candidates 1000+Service Charges
SC/ST/PWD 700+Service Charges
  • All the candidates can pay their fee through debit card/credit card.
  • All the candidates should also take a printout of their filled APSET application form for further records.

How to Download APSET 2021- Hall Ticket step by step

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Step 1: Go to the official website of APSET 2021

Step 2: Now, you click on the “APSET 2021 Hall Ticket” link.

Step 3: Then, you enter the login details – Email ID / Mobile Number and Password.

Step 4: After that, you enter the security key.

Step 5: Now, you click on submit button.

Step 6: Then, you download the APSET 2021 Admit Card

Step 7: In the last, you take a clear print of the APSET 2021 Hall Ticket.

How to download APSET 2021- Result 

Step 1: First, you go to the official website of APSET 2021 –

Step 2: After that, you click on the “APSET Results” tab.

Step 3: Now, your result in PDF opens on a new page.

Step 4: Then, the result will be to find your roll number in the PDF.

Step 5: In Last, you download your file and save it well

APSET Cutoff 2021

First of all, know what the cutoff is. Cutoff means that the minimum (at least) number on the basis of which the candidate is selected from the prescribed post is called the cutoff marks. Tell that, these officials issue the cutoff after the declaration of the result. Through which all the candidates can check the cutoff marks through online medium.

The APSET cutoff is the minimum mark that candidates need to be safe in the examination for selection. If less than the minimum marks, the candidate cannot qualify for the exam. Take a look at the table below and check.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for APSET 

Category Paper I Paper-II
General 40% 40%
OBC (NCL)/SC/ST/PwD 35% 35%

APSET 2021- Syllabus

The syllabus of APSET 2021 consists of various topics and sub-topics from which questions are asked in the exam. It is important that the candidates know the syllabus of the APSET exam as it allows them to cover the subjects for the exam. You can see the paper 1 and paper 2 syllabus below.

APSET Paper 1 Syllabus

Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Natures, Objectives, Characteristics & basic requirements
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching
  • Methods of teaching
  • Teaching aids
  • Evaluation

APSET Syllabus for Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Characteristics & types
  • Steps of research
  • Methods of research
  • Research Ethics
  • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference & symposium
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics

Reading Comprehension

  • A passage to be set with the question to answers


  • Communication: Nature, characteristics, types, barriers & effective classroom

Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Numbers series
  • Letters series
  • code
  • Relationships

APSET Syllabus for Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogies; word analogy-Applied analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams: Simple diagrammatic relationship, Multi-diagrammatic relationship
  • Venn diagram; Analytical

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition & interpretation of data
  • Quantitative & qualitative data
  • Graphical representation & mapping of data

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: meaning, advantages, disadvantages & uses
  • General abbreviations & terminology
  • Basics of internet & e-mailing

APSET Syllabus for People and Environment

  • People and environment interaction
  • Sources of pollution
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural & energy resources
  • Natural hazards & mitigation

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

  • Structure of the Institutions for higher learning & research in India
  • Formal and distance education
  • Professional/technical & general education
  • Value education
  • Governance, polity & administration
  • Concept, institutions & their interactions

APSET Paper 2 syllabus

APSET Syllabus for Archeology

  • Definition, aim, and scope of archaeology, history, & growth of archaeology
  • Chronology and dating
  • The geological, biological & cultural dimension of man
  • Hunting Gathering stage
  • Beginning of food production
  • Pre & early Harappan Village Cultures of North and North-Western India
  • Early occurrence of iron: chrono-cultural features
  • The architecture of structural stupas: North & South India
  • Origin & antiquity of coinage in India. Techniques of manufacturing coins
  • Origin & antiquity of writing in India: the origin of Brahmi and Kharasthi scripts
  • Proposed area of ​​research
  • Geo-chronology and Stone Age cultures of India
  • Pre-Harappan cultures of India and Borderlands
  • Historical urbanization
  • Architecture
  • Epigraphy

APSET Syllabus for Anthropology

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Evolution
  • Fossils
  • Human Genetics
  • Chronology
  • Typo-technology & Palaeolithic Cultural Features
  • Holocene culture
  • Evolution, Social Structure & Organization
  • Economic and Political Organization: Religion & Magic
  • Indian Anthropology: Basic Concepts & Issues
  • Theories of evolution
  • Distribution, Characteristics, Classification, Position of Man in the animal kingdom
  • History & Development, Concept, Scope and Emerging trends-Relation to other sciences & medicine
  • Red cell enzymes
  • Environmental Archeology
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Ethno – Archeology
  • Settlement Archeology
  • New archeology
  • Action Archeology
  • The social & economic approach in archaeological studies
  • Methods of dating
  • Earliest Cultures (Primitive Hunter-Gatherers)
  • The emergence of Biface Technology
  • Flake Tools complex
  • Blade Tools Complex
  • Advanced Hunter-Gatherers (Upper Palaeolithic Cultures)
  • Final Hunter – Gather and Irrcipient Cultivators (Mesolithic Cultures)
  • Mesolithic cultures of India
  • Mesolithic economy & society
  • Mesolithic art
  • Beginning of agriculture, evidence from Mount Carmel Caves, Jericho, Beidha
  • Diffusion of village farming, Way of life in the Indo-Pakistan
  • Birth of Civilization (Bronze Age)
  • Indus civilization
  • Beginning of Iron Age & Second Urbanization
  • The Meaning & nature of culture
  • The contribution of E.B. Tylor; A.L. Kroeber; B. Malinowski
  • Contribution to social-cultural anthropology by E.B.Tylor, Lewis Morgan, Franz Boas, A L Kroeber B Malinowski, A R Radcliffe-Brown, Evans-Prichard, C Levi-Strauss, Ralph Linton, Robert Redfield, Margaret Mead
  • Weaker sections in India Population: Scheduled castes (SC), Scheduled Tribed (ST) & Primitive Tribal Groups (PTG), Denotified communities, Basic of labeling as ST and SC according to the constitution
  • Development Strategies (Plan / Sub-plans)
  • Tribal Youth Self-Employment Scheme (TRYSEM)
  • Indian Masters G S Ghurye, N K Bose, D N Majumdar, Verrier Elwin, M N Srinivas, S C Dube, L P Vidhyarthi

APSET Syllabus for Chemical Sciences

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary topics: Chemistry in nanoscience & technology, Catalysis & green chemistry, Medicinal chemistry,
  • Supramolecular chemistry, Environmental chemistry.

APSET Syllabus for Commerce

  • Business Environment
  • Financial And Management Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Statistics and Data Processing
  • Business Management
  • Marketing management
  • Financial management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Banking and Financial Institution
  • International Business
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing
  • Income Tax Law & Tax Planning

APSET Syllabus for Computer Science & Application

  • Discrete Structures
  • Computer arithmetic
  • Programming in C & C ++
  • Relational Database Design and SQL
  • Data and File Structures
  • Computer Networks
  • System Software & Compilers
  • Operating Systems (with Case Study of Unix)
  • Software Engineering
  • Current Trends & Technologies
  • Windows programming
  • Simple Applications
  • Advanced Windows Programming

APSET Syllabus for Economics

  • Microeconomics Analysis
  • Macroeconomics Analysis
  • Development & Planning
  • Public finance
  • International Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Statistical methods
  • Theory of demand
  • Theory of Production
  • Keynesian & Post-Keynesian approaches
  • Development and Growth
  • Theories of Taxation
  • Components of Money Supply
  • Industrial Structure & Economic Growth
  • Population & Economic Development
  • Role of Agriculture in Indian Economy
  • Single Equation Linear Model
  • Simultaneous Equation Models
  • Techniques of Forecasting
  • Theory of Consumer Behavior & Theory of Firms
  • Theory of Pricing
  • Theory of Games
  • Planning & economic development

APSET Syllabus for Education

  • Philosophical Foundation of Education
  • Sociological Foundation of Education
  • Psychological Foundation of Education
  • Methodology of Educational Research
  • Western Schools of Philosophy
  • Process of growth & development
  • Intelligence- Its Theory & Measurement
  • Personality – Type & Trait Theories
  • Concept and Principles of Guidance & Counseling
  • Universalization of Elementary Education in India
  • Construction & Development of Curriculum
  • Teacher Education

APSET Syllabus for English

  • Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • Jacobean to Restoration Periods
  • Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature
  • Romantic period
  • Victorian period
  • Modern period
  • Contemporary period
  • American & other non-British Literature
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Rhetoric & Prosody
  • British Literature from Chaucer to the Present Day
  • Criticism & Literary Theory
  • History of English language
  • European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century
  • Indian Writing in English and Indian Literature in English Translation
  • American & other Non-British English Literatures
  • Literary Theory & Criticism

APSET Syllabus for Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science

  • The Earth & the Solar System
  • Earth Materials, surface features & Processes
  • Surface features and Processes
  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation & Tectonics
  • Oceans & atmosphere
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Mineralogy & petrology
  • Structural geology & geotectonic
  • Paleontology & its applications
  • Sedimentology & stratigraphy
  • Marine geology & paleoceanography
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Precambrian geology & crustal evolution
  • Quaternary geology
  • Applied geology
  • Physical geography
  • Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean sciences

APSET Syllabus for Environmental Science

  • Definition, principles &scope of environmental science
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical composition of Air
  • Water Chemistry
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Toxic Chemicals in the environment
  • Principles of Analytical Methods
  • Definition, principles &scope of ecology, human ecology & human settlement, evolution, origin of life &speciation
  • Common flora & fauna in India
  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Earth’s Processes & Geological Hazards
  • Mineral Resources & Environment
  • Water Resources & Environment
  • Landuse planning
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Introduction to environmental impact analysis
  • Sources and generation of solid wastes
  • Basic elements and tools of statistical analysis
  • Environmental Education & awareness

APSET Syllabus for Geography

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Geographic thought
  • Population geography
  • Economic geography
  • Political geography
  • Regional planning
  • Geography of India
  • Cartography

APSET Syllabus for History

  • Concepts, Ideas & Terms
  • Ancient Indian History
  • Medieval Indian History
  • Modern Indian History
  • From the Indus Valley Civilization to the Mahajanapadas
  • History of India from 4th Century BC to 3rd Century AD
  • India from the 4th Century AD to 12th Century AD
  • India from 1206 to 1526
  • India from 1526 onwards
  • Socio-economic & Cultural Life under the Mughals
  • Foundation of the British Rule
  • Economic & Social Policies
  • National Movement & Post-Independent India
  • World history
  • Research in History

APSET Syllabus for Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Communication & Journalism
  • Role of media in Society
  • Journalism as a profession
  • History of Print and Broadcast media
  • Communication & theories of social change
  • Introduction of research methods & process
  • Colonial structures of communication
  • Radio & TV & Video as media of communication
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • The techniques

APSET Syllabus for Law

  • Constitutional Law of India
  • Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Contracts –General Principles
  • Law of torts
  • Law of Crimes – General Principles
  • Labor Law
  • Essential Features of Indian Constitution
  • Nature, Scope & Importance of Administrative Law
  • Nature & Sources of Law
  • General Principle of Criminal Law
  • Environmental pollution
  • Nature of International Law & its Sources
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Adoption and Guardianship
  • Concept & Development of Human Rights
  • Nature & Definition of Tort
  • Partnership Act

APSET Syllabus for Linguistics

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Phonetics, Phonology & Morphology
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • Historical Linguistics and South Asian Language Families
  • Socio-linguistics & Applied Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Psycholinguistics

APSET Syllabus for Life Sciences

  • Molecules & their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes
  • Cell Communication & Cell Signaling
  • Developmental Biology
  • System Physiology – Plant
  • System Physiology – Animal
  • Inheritance Biology
  • Diversity of Life Forms
  • Ecological Principles
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Applied Biology
  • Methods in Biology

APSET Syllabus for Library and information Science

  • Information, Information Science, Information Society
  • Laws of Library Science
  • Sources of Information
  • Reference & Information Services
  • Organization of Knowledge / Information
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Library Automation
  • Types of Research
  • Types of Libraries

APSET Syllabus for Management

  • Managerial Economics
  • The Concept & Significance of Organizational Behavior
  • Concepts and Perspectives in HRM
  • Financial management
  • Marketing Environment & Environment Scanning
  • Role & Scope of Production Management
  • Probability Theory
  • Concept of Corporate Strategy
  • Ethics & Management System
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Nature & Scope of Financial Management
  • India’s Foreign Trade & Policy

APSET Syllabus for Mathematical Sciences

  • Analysis
  • Linear algebra
  • Complex analysis
  • Algebra
  • Topology
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
  • Numerical analysis
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Linear Integral Equations
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis

APSET Syllabus for Philosophy

  • Classical Indian Philosophy
  • Modern Indian Thinkers
  • Classical Western Philosophy
  • Modern western philosophy
  • Appearance and Reality
  • Prama
  • Definition of Knowledge
  • Concept of Pratyaksa in Nyaya
  • Good, Right, Justice
  • Ethical Cognitivism & Non-Cognitivism
  • Truth & validity
  • Truth-functions & Propositional Logic

APSET Syllabus for Physical Sciences

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics & Statistical Physics
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods
  • Atomic And Molecular Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear & Particle Physics

APSET Syllabus for Physical Education

  • Introduction to Physical Education
  • Physiology of Muscular Activity
  • Joints & their Movements
  • Learning process
  • Development of Teacher Education in Physical Education
  • Heath-guiding principles of health & health education
  • Characteristics & Principles of Sports Training
  • Nature, Scope & Type of Research
  • Concept of Test, Measurement & Evaluation
  • Concept & Principles of Management

APSET Syllabus for Political Science

  • Political Theory & Thought
  • Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
  • Indian Government & Politics
  • Public administration
  • International Relations
  • Political development
  • Making of Indian Constitution
  • Theories of International Relations

APSET Syllabus for Psychology

  • Perceptual Processes
  • Learning process
  • Memory & Forgetting
  • Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Human abilities
  • Personality
  • Research Methodology
  • Measurement and Testing
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Current Trends in Social Psychology
  • Development processes
  • Human Development & Individual Differences
  • Development of Industrial & Organisational Psychology
  • Psychopathology

APSET Syllabus for Public Administration

Theory of Public Administration
Comparative Public Administration
Development administration
Indian Administration
Research Methodology
Social & economic administration
Local Governments- Rural & Urban
Public policy
Concepts of Social Welfare, Social Justice & Social Change
Economic policy in India since independence
Local Self-Government
Concept of rural development

APSET Syllabus for Sociology

  • Sociological Concepts
  • Sociological Theory
  • Social research methodology
  • Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
  • Neo-functionalism & Neo-Marxism
  • Structuration & Post-Modernism
  • Conceptualizing Indian Society
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Contemporary Issues: Socio-cultural
  • Contemporary Issues: Developmental
  • Issues Pertaining to Deviance
  • Current debates
  • The Challenges of Globalisation
  • Rural Sociology
  • Industry & Society
  • Sociology Development
  • Population & Society
  • Gender & Society

APSET Syllabus for Social Work

  • Evolution of Social Work Profession
  • Meaning & Characteristics of Society
  • Human behavior
  • Casework
  • Concept of group work
  • Concept, Principles & Objectives of Community Organization
  • Definition, Nature, Scope & Purposes of Social Work Research
  • Social policy
  • Concept of social justice
  • Social development
  • Labor Welfare & Human Resource Management
  • Concepts of Crime & Deviance

APSET 2021 – Mode of Selection

Understand the method of selection of APSET 2021, the candidates can see through the example given below –

Let me tell you, as per UGC rules, in this APSET exam for the selection process, only 6 percent of the 600,000 lakh candidates will be declared to pass the exam. In this examination, only 36,000 candidates in the state will be declared eligible for the university.

In this APSET Exam, Only 6 percent of the candidates will be declared qualified for the post of Assistant Professor.

How to check APSET 2021 Answer Key?

APSET Answer Key 2021 All the candidates follow some of the steps below to download the answer key for the APSET 2021 exam.

Step 1: First, go to the official website of the candidate

Step 2: After that, click on the available link for the candidate answer key.

Step 3: Then, click on the candidate paper and set the answer key for which you want to see.

Step 4: In the last, you can see and download APSET Answer Key 2021

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