Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test-2022 Admit Card, Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Cutoff & Result

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET), conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam is a state-level assistant professors recruitment examination in Andhra Pradesh. The official notification for APSET 2022 is expected to be released in July 2022.

Aspirants having a Master degree or equivalent in any subject or stream can apply for APSET 2022. Admit cards will be released by the conducting body for those who will be applying for APSET 2022.

APSET written test is an offline exam and consists of 300 marks with a duration of 3 hours and two papers. Paper-I is of 100 marks and Paper -II is of 200 marks. APSET has no negative marking scheme. According to the official website of APSET, the syllabus has 30 different disciplines.

What is APSET 2022?:-

The APSET (Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test) is a state eligibility test exam following the pattern of the National Eligibility Test (CSIR/UGC-NET) arranged by Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam.

Andhra Pradesh, having the UGC accreditation used to conduct their own state-level exam SLET to recruit assistant professors in the colleges/universities of Andhra Pradesh.

After this, the Andhra Pradesh government has started conducting APSET in Telugu medium to recruit professors in the colleges and universities of Andhra Pradesh under UGC accreditation.

The main focus of the APSET exam is giving a fair chance to all who wants to pursue teaching as a professor.

APSET 2022 Highlights:-

Here are the key points on the ASRB NET 2022 exam:

Particulars Details
Full-Form of the Exam Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET)
Name of the Organization Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Exam Level State Level
Frequency Once in a year
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees EWS/OC – INR 1200

BC- A/B/C/D/E – INR 1000

ST/SC/Transgender/PwD – INR 700

Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 3 hours
Exam helpdesk no. 0891-2730148
Language English and Telegu
Exam Centres Guntur, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Nellore, Thirupati
Official Website


APSET 2022 Notification:-

APSET 2022 official notification will be issued in July 2022. The application will be starting from August 2022 and will be continued till October 2022. The exact dates will be announced soon on the official website of APSET. All the details regarding the exam pattern, syllabus and selection process will be released soon after the official notification.

Candidates can apply with late fees of INR 1000, INR 2,000 and INR 5,000 along with the registration fee till November 2022. In case of the INR 5000 late fee, Visakhapatnam is the only exam centre available.

APSET 2022 Exam Dates:-

Here are APSET Exam Dates 2022 along with the other important dates on the exam:

APSET Events APSET Exam Dates (Tentative)
Release of APSET Official Notification July 2022
Starting for APSET Applying Online August 2022
Last Date for APSET Applying Online (without late fee) October 2022
Apply with INR 1000 late fee October 2022
Apply with INR 2000 late fee October 2022
Apply with INR 5000 late fee (Exam centre Vishakhapatnam only) November 2022
Admit Card 2022 Release Date December 2022
APSET Exam Date December 2022
APSET result out To be notified
Document Verification To be notified


APSET 2022 Eligibility Criteria:-

One of the most important steps before applying for the APSET Exam is to check the eligibility. Complete details of APSET eligibility criteria have been given below.

Only citizens of India can apply for the APSET examination. Willing candidates need to have these educational qualifications and must fulfil the age criteria to apply for the APSET Examination.

APSET Eligibility: Age Limit:-

No upper age limit applied to apply for the assistant professor post through APSET 2022. Candidates of any age having all required educational qualifications can apply for the APSET examination.

APSET Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

  • Applicants need to score 55% marks (without rounding off) in a Master degree from a UGC approved university or college.
  • SC/ST/PwD/OBC(non-creamy layer) applicants can apply for APSET with 50% marks in a Master degree from a UGC approved institute.
  • Aspirants who are approaching the final year of their Master degree are also eligible to apply. But they will be having a provisional admission and have to submit the result of their Master degree at the time of admission.
  • Candidates having PhD and completion of master degree examination by September 19, 1991(irrespective of result out date) will be getting 5% relaxation on aggregate marks to appear in the APSET exam.
  • According to APSET official website, candidates should apply for their post-graduate subject. If the post-graduate subject is not on the list, they can apply for any related subject.


APSET 2022 Application Form:-

Aspirants can apply for the APSET Exam through online mode. The APSET application process is online. The candidates need to fill up the application forms on the official website of APSET.

How to Fill the APSET Application Form 2022?:-

The steps to apply for APSET 2022 exam are given below:

Step 1: Visit the official APSET website and click the registration link for APSET 2022 examination.

Step 2: Input all the needed details carefully – Name of the Applicant, Father’s and Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Category (General/ BC/ SC/ ST/PwD), Email ID and Phone number(Valid), Password.

Step 3: Verify all the data once again and submit the application form.

Step 4: An email and message will be sent to the given email id and phone number by the authority mentioning the candidates’ login ID and Password.

Step 5: Once the registration is done, candidates have to log in using the Email ID and password given.

Step 6: The candidates need to fill in all the educational information mentioned in the application form along with state and Adhar numbers.

Step 7: Upload the scanned copies of photograph, signature and category or PwD certificate as per need.

Step 8: Check the form again and submit it.

Step 9: Lastly, the candidates need to make the payment through online mode for successful submission of the application form.

Step 10: Take a printout of the application form for future references.

Important Documents Required during APSET Application Process:-

  • Category certificate for OBC/SC/ST/EWS candidates.
  • PwD certificate.
  • Scanned photograph of size 20 kb to 50 kb.
  • Scanned signature of size 5 kb to 20 kb.

APSET Application Fees 2022:-

The candidates must pay the application fees to finish the APSET 2022 application process successfully. The application fees for various categories are as follows:

Category Application Fees
BC-A, BC-B, BC-C, BC-D, BC-E INR 1000
ST/SC/Transgender/PwD INR 700


APSET Admit Card 2022:-

APSET admit card 2022 will be released on the official website of APSET. Generally, the admit card is released 10 to 15 days prior to the examination. Candidates need to download and have a printout of the admit card with them. APSET admit card 2022 can have COVID-19 guidelines in it.

Only candidates who have applied for APSET 2022 are eligible to download the admit card. The APSET Admit Card 2022 can have the following details about the candidate:

  • Name
  • Photograph
  • Date of Birth
  • Registration number
  • Date of Exam
  • Name of Exam Centre
  • Reporting Time


How to Download APSET Admit Card 2022?:-

Steps to download APSET 2022 admit card:

Step 1: Go to the official website of APSET.

Step 2: Click on the APSET 2022 admit card link.

Step 3: Use your registration ID and Password to log in.

Step 4: APSET 2022 admit card will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Download the admit card and take a print of it.

Candidates should read all the instructions mentioned in the admit card minutely and follow them.

APSET 2022 Exam Centres:-

The APSET 2022 exam is going to be held in different cities of Andhra Pradesh. One must be well aware of the APSET Exam pattern to aid their preparations.

Candidates can choose the examination centre at their convenience. Examination centres are tabulated below. Candidates can take it into consideration to choose exam centres for APSET 2022.

Regional Centre Code Regional Centre Name
01 Vishakhapatnam
02 Rajahmundry
03 Guntur
04 Nellore
05 Ananthapur
06 Tirupati
07 Kadapa
08 Kurnool


APSET Exam Pattern 2022:-

APSET 2022 exam consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. To qualify APSET exam, the candidates have to pass both papers. APSET is a pen and paper-based examination. Details about both Paper-I and Paper-II is tabulated below.

Paper Total No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Paper-I: General 50 100 1 hour
Paper-II: Subject Based 100 200 2 hours


APSET Paper-I Exam Pattern:-

The exam pattern of APSET Paper Ist  is tabulated below:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (OMR)
Language English and Telegu
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions
Topic Reasoning ability, Divergent thinking, Comprehension, General awareness
No. of Questions 50 Questions
Total Weightage 100 Marks (2 marks per question)
Duration of Exam 60 Minutes
Negative Marking Criteria No Negative Marking

APSET Paper-II Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of APSET Paper II is tabulated below:

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Offline Mode (OMR)
Language English (Except Hindi, Telegu, Sanskrit, Urdu)
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions
Topic The subject selected by the candidate
No. of Questions 100 Questions
Total Weightage 200 Marks (2 marks per question)
Duration of Exam 120 Minutes
Negative Marking Criteria No Negative Marking


Candidates having valid marks in APSET 2022 examination will be further called for document verification.

APSET 2022 Exam Syllabus:-

The APSET exam is conducted for a wide range of disciplines. Paper I has a general syllabus for all candidates. Paper-II syllabus is different for each candidate according to their subject choice. APSET is available for 30 different subjects.

The discipline-wise syllabus for some of the most chosen ones is provided in detail below. The candidates can also refer to the official website of APSET for more details about the syllabus.

APSET Syllabus for Paper-I

The important topics in the APSET Paper I are as follows:

Unit 1: Teaching Aptitude

Unit 2: Research Aptitude

Unit 3: Comprehension

Unit 4: Communication

Unit 5:Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Unit 6: Logical Reasoning

Unit 7: Data Interpretation

Unit 8: Information and Communication Technology

Unit 9: People, Development and Environment

Unit 10: Higher Education System

APSET Syllabus for Paper-II:-

The syllabus for some of the most sought subjects in APSET is tabulated below:

Subject Important Units
  • Unit 1: Archaeological and Literary sources, Indus/Harappa Civilization, Vedic/Later Vedic Period, Expansion of States
  • Unit 2: Rise of Empires, Dissolution of Empire and Emergence of Regional Powers, Gupta Vakataka age,
  • Unit 3: Emergence of Regional Kingdoms across India, Growth of Brahminical religions, Arab contracts
  • Unit 4: Medieval Indian History, Rise of the Marathas & the foundation of Swaraj by Shivaji
  • Unit 5: Administration & Economy under the Sultanate and Mughals
  • Unit 6: Society and Culture, Art and Architecture
  • Unit 7: Modern Indian History
  • Unit 8: Colonial Economy, Tribal and Peasant Movements
  • Unit 9: Rise of Indian Nationalism
  • Unit 10: Historical Method, Methodology, Research and Historiography
  • Unit 1: Business Environment and International Business
  • Unit 2: Accounting and Auditing
  • Unit 3: Business Economics
  • Unit 4: Business Finance
  • Unit 5: Business Statistics and Research Methods
  • Unit 6: Human Resource Management and Business Management
  • Unit 7: Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Unit 8: Marketing Management
  • Unit 9: Legal Aspects of Business
  • Unit 10: Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning
  • Unit 1: Micro Economics
  • Unit 2: Macro Economics
  • Unit 3: Statistics and Econometrics
  • Unit 4: Mathematical Economics
  • Unit 5: International Economics
  • Unit 6: Public Economics
  • Unit 7: Money and Banking
  • Unit 8: Growth and Development Economics
  • Unit 9: Environmental Economics and Demography
  • Unit 10: Indian Economy
  • Unit 1: Drama
  • Unit 2: Poetry
  • Unit 3: Fiction, Short Story
  • Unit 4: Non-Fictional Prose
  • Unit 5: Language: Basic concepts, theories and pedagogy. English in Use.
  • Unit 6: English in India: history, evolution and futures
  • Unit 7: Cultural Studies
  • Unit 8: Literary Criticism
  • Unit 9: Literary Theory post World War II
  • Unit 10: Research Methods and Materials in English
  • Unit 1 – Geomorphology
  • Unit 2 – Climatology
  • Unit 3- Oceanography
  • Unit 4- Geography of Environment
  • Unit 5 – Population and Settlement Geography
  • Unit 6 – Geography of Economic Activities and Regional Development
  • Unit 7 – Social, Cultural, and Political Geography
  • Unit 8 – Geographic Thought
  • Unit 9 – Geographical Techniques
  • Unit 10- Geography of India
Political Science
  • Unit 1: Political Theory
  • Unit 2: Political Thought
  • Unit 3: Indian Political Thought
  • Unit 4: Comparative Political Analysis
  • Unit 5: International Relations
  • Unit 6: India’s Foreign Policy
  • Unit 7: Political Institutions in India
  • Unit 8: Political Processes in India
  • Unit 9: Public Administration
  • Unit 10: Governance and Public Policy in India
Life Sciences
  • Unit 1: Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Unit 2: Cellular Organization
  • Unit 3: Fundamental Processes
  • Unit 4: Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  • Unit 5: Developmental Biology
  • Unit 6: System Physiology – Plant
  • Unit 7: System Physiology – Animal
  • Unit 8: Inheritance Biology
  • Unit 9: Diversity of Life Forms
  • Unit 10: Ecological Principles
  • Unit 11: Evolution and Behavior
  • Unit 12: Applied Biology
  • Unit 13: Methods in Biology
  • Unit 1: Classical Indian: Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • Unit 2: Classical Western: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern: Epistemology and Metaphysics
  • Unit 3: Indian Ethics
  • Unit 4: Western Ethics
  • Unit 5: Contemporary Indian Philosophy
  • Unit 6: Recent Western Philosophy
  • Unit 7: Social and Political Philosophy: Indian
  • Unit 8: Social and Political Philosophy: Western
  • Unit 9: Logic
  • Unit 10: Applied Philosophy
  • Unit 1: Sociological Theory
  • Unit 2: Research Methodology and Methods
  • Unit 3: Basic Concepts and Institutions
  • Unit 4: Rural and Urban Transformations
  • Unit 5: State, Politics and Development
  • Unit 6: Economy and Society
  • Unit 7: Environment and Society
  • Unit 8: Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Unit 9: Science, Technology and Society
  • Unit 10: Culture and Symbolic Transformations


APSET Results 2022:-

APSET results 2022 will be out soon after the examination is done. Results will be released online on the official website of APSET. Candidates who have qualified the APSET exam will get a qualifying certificate. Candidates can check their results through their application number or examination roll number.

The following details will be mentioned in the APSET 2022 scorecard –

  • Obtained marks in all sections
  • Candidate’s Photograph.
  • Registration number of the candidate
  • Date of Birth of the candidate

How to Check APSET Result 2022?:-

Step 1: Visit the official website of APSET.(

Step 2: Click on the APSET Exam result link.

Step 3: Enter your roll number/application number in the provided space as per requirement.

Step 4: The APSET Result will appear on the screen, download and take a printout for future references.

APSET 2022 Expected Cutoffs:-

For being an assistant professor in the universities or colleges of Andhra Pradesh candidates need to qualify for APSET in the first place. Category wise minimum qualifying percentage for candidates is tabulated below –

Category Qualifying Percentage
General 40%


APSET 2022 Selection Process:-

APSET selection process is completely based on merit. Following are the stages of the APSET selection:

  1. Conduction of APSET 2022 examination.
  2. Candidates qualifying in the APSET examination will be shortlisted based on their total obtained marks on both Paper-I and Paper-II.
  3. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further document verification and counselling.
  4. During counselling, candidates will get a chance to choose their postings as per their preferences.

The finally selected candidates will receive their appointment letters by post to their communication address.


APSET 2022 Reservation Criteria:-

APSET has reservations process as per categories which has a big impact on the selection process:

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 6%
BC-A 7%
BC-B 10%
BC-C 1%
BC-D 7%
BC-E 4%


APSET 2022 Salary & Benefits:-

After qualifying APSET an assistant professor receives a minimum salary of INR 2,61,500 per annum to the highest salary of INR 9,50,000 per annum. The average salary of an assistant professor in India is INR 5,47,800 per annum.

Along with a good salary the candidate receives various benefits and perks of being in this profession. These benefits include:

  • Good work environment
  • Convenient work timings
  • Paid holidays
  • Easy leave applicability
  • Paid sick leave
  • Renewal of salary on a fixed date

Aspirants are advised to track their performance through the weekly mock tests. Candidates should find out their weak points and strengthen them by regular practice. Make sure to cover all topics according to the syllabus given. Stay motivated and have a positive mindset about qualifying APSET exam.


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