APSET 2021 Notification, Apply Online for AP State Eligibility Test at apset.net.in

APSET 2021 Notification out and Apply Online for AP State Eligibility Test at apset.net.in. Good news for assistant professor/ Lecturer post aspirants. The AP State Eligibility Test (APSET) notification has been released on 09-08- 2020 by AU.

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2020, APSET Online application form, last date to apply for APSET, APSET exam date, hall tickets, Preliminary key, final key and results details are available time to time at website:

AP SET 2020 for recruitment as Assistant Professors or Lecturer in various University / Degree Colleges/ Institutions of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh.

SET is mandatory for lectureship in colleges and universities in the state. Those who have qualified in the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC need not take it. Both government and private institutions consider the SET score while recruiting faculty. APSET 2020 Exam on 20-12- 2020.

APSET 2020 Notification

APSET 2021 Notification – Details

Name Of The ExamAPSET Exam 2021
Conducting University NameAndhra University, Vishakhapatnam
Examination frequencyOnce
Exam LevelState Level
AbbreviationAP SET
Full-FormAndha Pradesh State Eligibility Test
Name Of The DepartmentHigher Education Department
Starting Date To Apply14-08-2020
Closing Date To Apply19-09-2020
CategoryEligibility Test
Mode Of ApplicationOnline
Download Admit CardsOne week before conduct of the entrance examination
Exam DateDates to be announced later
Exam ModeOffline
Announcement of ResultsOne week after the examination
Counselling beginsOne week after the result announcement
Eligibility ForAssistant professor/ Lecturer post
Official Websitehttps://apset.net.in
APSET Notification Details

Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET 2020) for the Year 2020 will be conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in accordance with G.O.Ms.No.47 Higher Education (CE) Dept dated: 02-12-2015 for recruitment and promotions of  Lectures/Assistant Professors in Degree Colleges as per the University Grant Commission Regulations. 

The University is inviting the online applications from eligible candidates to appear for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2020. No upper age limit for APSET 2020. A candidate can avail any number of chances.

APSET 2021

(On behalf of Government of Andhra Pradesh),


Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET-2020) for the Year 2020 will be conducted on 20th December 2020 by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 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.

Eligible Candidates who wish to apply for APSET 2020 may submit their application through online mode The Registration fee of Rs 1200- (for General Category), Rs 1000- (for B.C Category) and Rs.700- (for SC/ST/PWD Category) may be paid towards the application registration and processing fee through payment gateway (Credit card Debit card/ Net banking).

The detailed information regarding the eligibility Syllabus 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 apset.net.in

Key Dates:

  1. Date of Commencement of Submission of online applications: 14-08- 2020
  2. Last date for Submission of online application without late fee: 19-09- 2020


Eligibility Criteria: The candidates should have a Masters Degree from a University Grants Commission recognized university with minimum 55 percent marks for General / Backward Class candidates and 50 percent marks for SC / ST / PH / VH. Candidates who are appearing in the final year of their Post Graduate examination may also appear in this examination.

(i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognised by UGC 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.

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.

(iv) 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.

(v) 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.

(vi) Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form (Confirmation Page) to 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 cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

(vii) 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), NewDelhi (www.aiu.ac.in)

(viii) There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for test.

(ix) 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.

(x) The candidates who have qualified earlier in APSET /UGC NET are not eligible to apply in the same subject they qualified.

AP SET 2020 Scheme of Exam:

The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2020 will be conducted in objective mode. The AP SET test will consist of 3 papers. All the three papers will consist of multiple-choice questions and will be held on the day of examination in two separate sessions.

SessionPaper  Number of QuestionsMarksDuration
First General paper-I 50 Questions 50×2=100 1¼Hours
(9.30 am to 10.45 am)
FirstSubject Paper- II 50 Questions 50×2=100 1¼Hours
(10.45 am to 12.00noon)
AP SET 2020 Exam Pattern

AP SET 2020 Syllabus: APSET 2020 Question paper for paper -I common for all subjects in which SET is conducted and it will be bi-lingual. Paper-II of certain subjects will also be bi-lingual and details will be provided soon here.

The registration fee for APSET 2020: Eligible Candidates who wish to apply for APSET- 2020 may submit their applications through online mode. The registration fee of Rs 1200/-(for General Category), Rs 1000/-(for B.C. category) and Rs.  700/-(for  SC/ST/PH/VH  category)  may pay towards the application registration.

And processing fee through payment gateway (Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking ) the detailed information regarding the eligibility, 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.

Exam centers:

APSET 2020 Document Check List:

Necessary Documents for APSET:For certificate verification, the following original certificates are to be produced in person.

  1. S.S.C/ Equivalent certificate in proof of Date of Birth
  2. P.G.Pass certificate (Provisional /Original Degree(OD) Certificate)
  3. Note: Candidates who are studying PG final year are to be produced a Study Certificate from the Head of the Institution
  4. PG Marks Statements of all Semesters
  5. Latest Caste Certificate
  6. Physically Handicapped Certificate (for PWD Candidates).
  7. All PWD Candidates have to attend certificate verification on 12-11- 2020 at 10 A.M.
  8. Filled-in Proforma for verification Download Certificate Verification Proforma
  9. One Passport Size Photograph.

How to apply: APSET 2020 Applications should be submitted through online mode only. The Registration fee for online submission and late fee, if applicable may be paid through payment gateway(Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking).

Important dates:

APSET Notification9th August 2020
Commencement of Submission of Online Applications14th August 2020
Last date for Submission of Online Applications Without Late Fee (Only Registration Fee)05-10-2020
With a Late fee of Rs. 1,000+Registration Fee12-10-2020
With a Late fee of Rs. 2,000+Registration Fee21-10-2020
With a Late fee of Rs. 5,000+Registration Fee (Examination centre at Visakhapatnam only)11-11-2020
Downloading of Hall Ticket12-12-2020
Date of Examination20th December 2020
APSET Important Dates 2020


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