Sunday, June 24, 2018




Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET-2018) for the Year 2018 will be conducted by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in accordance with G.O.Ms.No.47 Higher Education (CE) Department for recruitment and promotions of Lectures/Assistant Professors in Degree Colleges as per the University Grant Commission Regulations for the year 2018. Eligible Candidates who wish to apply for APSET- 2018 may submit their applications through online mode ( The registration fee of Rs. 1000/- (for General Category), Rs. 800/- (for B.C. category) and Rs. 500/- (for SC/ST/PH/VH category) be paid through payment gateway (Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking).

APSET Notification18th March 2018
Commencement of Submission of Online Applications26th March 2018
Last date for Submission of Online Applications Without Late Fee (Only Registration Fee)2nd May 2018
With a Late fee of Rs. 1,000 + Registration Fee10th May 2018
With a Late fee of Rs. 2,000 + Registration Fee21st May 2018
With a Late fee of Rs. 5,000 + Registration Fee ( Examination centre at Visakhapatnam only)6th June 2018
Date of examination1st July 2018

The examination is conducted in 6 regional centres namely, 1)Visakhapatnam 2)Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry) 3)Guntur 4)Nellore 5)Ananthapur and 6) Thirupati.

The APSET-2017 examination is conducted in 31 subjects for which UGC has granted permission. The list of subjects is as follows:

1Archaeology12Hindi23Physical Education
2Anthropology13History24Political Sciences
3Chemical Sciences14Journalism & Mass Communication25Psychology
4Commerce15Law26Public Administration
5Computer Science & Applications16Linguistics27Sanskrit
6Economics17Life Sciences28Sociology
7Education18Library & Information Science29Social work
9Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences20Mathematical Sciences31Urdu
10Environmental Science21Philosophy
11Geography22Physical Sciences

The question paper - I which is common for all candidates appearing APSET will be bilingual (English and Telugu). Paper – II for the following subjects a) Commerce b) Economics
c) Education d) History e) political Science f) Public administration g) Sociology and h) 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.

Examination Pattern:
PaperMarksNumber of QuestionsDuration
I100501 Hour (09:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.)
II2001002 Hours (11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.)

Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Paper-I shall consist of 50 objective type questions. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I and Paper - II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

There is no negative marking.

For further details the candidates can contact with the office of APSET near School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam Phone No. 0891-2730148, 2730147;
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  1. Click on the Register link to register for Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2018.
  2. Fill in the required information and enter a password of your choice. Please note that this password along with the register email id will be used to login and complete your registration process.
  3. Candidate Name, Father's Name, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile number once submitted cannot be changed.
  4. Your registered Mobile number may be used to send SMS communication
  5. The email id and mobile number that you enter in the registration form will be treated as your primary contact details and all communications will be sent to the same.
  6. On successful registration, an email will be sent to the registered email id Login to the website using your registered Email ID and password.
  7. Fill in the remaining details i.e. educational qualification, choice of examination centre etc. and click "Submit".
  8. Upload your scanned photograph and signature and caste / disability certificate (if any) in jpg/jpeg format only. File size of the Photograph should be between 15kb to 50kb, Signature should be between 5kb to 20kb and that of caste / disability certificate should be between 50kb to 300kb. The online application system will not allow to upload files smaller/larger than the mentioned sizes.
  9. A summary is displayed along with the total amount payable. Click on the "Make Payment" link, you will be redirected to the payment gateway website.
  10. Application Fee Payment
  11. Application form processing fees as stated below is to be paid through online system only by Credit Card/ Debit Card (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets for which the service charges, shall be applicable in addition to the application form processing fees.
  12. No other mode of payment shall be permitted.
  13. This fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  14. For OC Category Candidates       : ₹ 1000/- + Service Charges
  15. For BC-A,BC-B,BC-C,BC-D,BC-E Category Candidates       : ₹ 800/- + Service Charges
  16. For SC/ST/PH/VH/HI       : ₹ 500/- + Service Charges
  17. On payment of the Application Fee, the same will reflect in your application profile.
  18. You may take a print of your Application Acknowledgement form generated, for your records and future reference.


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