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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    APSET Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline(pen and paper-based)
  • Exam Duration
    Paper-1 1 hours Paper-2 2 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • No. of Papers
  • Total Marks
    Paper-1 100 Paper-2 200
  • Total No. of Questions
    Paper-1 50 Paper-2 100
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Telegu
  • Marking Scheme
    +2 for every correct answer No negative marking
  • Exam Dates
    December 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

One of the most important steps before applying for the APSET Exam is to check the eligibility. Complete details of APSET eligibility criteria has 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.
Exam Pattern

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 I 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.


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

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