APSET 2021: Answer Key, Result (Out), Cutoff

Exam Date

Oct 31, 2021

Nov 23, 2021 | Education


Over 34,000 applicants appear for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test to become Assistant Professor or Lecturer. This exam tests an individual’s knowledge about a particular subject they have studied and their General Knowledge.

Latest Updates for APSET:

  • Nov 22, 2021: The APSET 2021 results are released. Candidates can check their scores by logging in!
  • Nov 9, 2021: The final answer keys for APSET 2021 are released. Candidates may check the same and get a rough idea of their scores. The final results will be released by the conducting authority soon.
  • Nov 1, 2021: The provisional answer key for APSET 2021 is released. Candidates can submit their objections if any until Nov 3, 2021.
  • Oct 25, 2021: The hall tickets for APSET 2021 have been released. Candidates can log in and download their admit cards now.


What is APSET?

The University Grants Commission, New Delhi has granted Andhra University, Vishakapatnam permission to conduct three, state eligibility test examinations over the next three years starting from 2019 onwards, which means they will be conducted once in a year for 3 years on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. These exams will be conducted for recruiting Assistant Professors or Lecturers through direct recruitment or promotion in Universities and Degree Colleges in Andhra Pradesh state. This is done because there is a growing demand for Assistant Professors and Lecturers in Universities and Colleges.

APSET Exam at a Glance
Name of the Exam Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test
Conducting Body Andhra University, Vishakapatnam
Exam Mode Offline Level
Acronym APSET / AP SET
Number of times in a year Once
Exam Type MCQ
Exam Level State-Level
Languages English and Telugu

APSET 2021 Notification

The notification for the examination has not been announced just yet. Candidates who are aspiring to take up the APSET 2021 can wait for this notification which will give them an idea about the examination schedule and thus help them prepare better for the APSET 2021. The APSET Notification for the year 2021 will contain all details about the exam dates, the number of vacancies, and changes in the recruitment process (if any).

APSET 2021 Exam Date

A notice is issued regarding the exam dates and important details about the exam. The exam dates will be mentioned on the official website. A candidate must check the website frequently to not miss out on the important dates as the exam is conducted only once during the year. The important dates are given below to make it convenient for candidates to prepare for the exam.

APSET 2021 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Notification Release Date Aug 11, 2021
Date of Commencement of Application Form Aug 11, 2021
Last Date of Filling the Application Form Sep 13, 2021
Last Date with late fee of INR 1000 To be announced
Last Date with late fee of INR 2000 To be announced
Last Date with late fee of INR 5000 and only Visakhapatnam as Exam Centre To be announced
Last Date of Filling the Application Form with late fee Oct 25, 2021
Exam Date Oct 31, 2021
Release of Provisional Answer Key Nov 1, 2021
Last Date to Challenge the Answer Key Nov 3, 2021
Release of Final Answer Key Nov 9, 2021
Result Date Nov 22, 2021

APSET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria is one of the most essential features a candidate must go through before filling the application form. Eligibility criteria are set to make sure that candidates have enough prior knowledge and skill to be an Assistant Professor or Lecturer and fulfil the expectations of the students. These criteria are set by the Andhra University, Vishakapatnam.

Candidate must go through the criteria thoroughly before they start filling the form because if the form is filled and the candidate does not meet the eligibility criteria then the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam or if they appear and qualify, then the result will not hold good and candidate will be liable for Legal action. The prescribed criteria are as follows.

  • Applicant must secure at least 55% (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or Equivalent Examination from any university/institution recognized by UGC. If the applicant is from SC/ ST/ Backward Classes/ Persons with Disability category, then they must secure at least 50% (without rounding off) in the Master’s Degree or any Degree Equivalent.
  • Applicants must have either completed or are pursuing and are in the final year of the Master’s Degree.
  • Applicants belonging to the Transgender Category must secure 50% in Master’s Degree.
  • Applicants with a Ph.D., whose Master’s Level Examination has been completed by 19th September 1991, are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks, which means they must secure 50%.
  • Applicants are advised to appear for the subject that has been studied in the Post Graduation only. If the applicants subject is not covered in the SET (State Eligibility Test) list then they can opt for any other related subject.
  • Applicants having Post-Graduate Diploma/ certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or Foreign Degree/Diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should determine the equivalence of the degree/diploma/certification with a Master’s Degree that is recognized by the Indian Universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

APSET 2021 Application Form

The Andhra University, Vishakapatnam has been given the responsibility on behalf of the Government of Andhra Pradesh to conduct a State level exam for the recruitment of Assistant Professor and Lecturers in the universities and colleges of Andhra Pradesh. Candidates interested in becoming Assistant Professor or Lecturer must fill the application form to appear for this exam.

The application form must be filled in the online mode only and will be available on the official website. The applicant need not send a copy of the form after submission. It is also not compulsory for the candidate to send any document proving their eligibility to the University. Applicants must have a valid Email Address and Phone Number which must be used for registration purposes and any future communication from the university's side will be made through the email id and phone number.

Candidates can start filling the application form from Aug 11, 2021, to Sep 13, 2021. The steps to be followed are given below.

Step 1: Candidates must click on “Register” on the dashboard on the official Website and fill in the required details about Name, Number, Email Address. After submitting they will receive an SMS and an Email containing the Registration Number and Password

Step 2: Use the registration Number and Password to log in and fill the application form and upload the documents what so ever required.

Step 3: Candidates must Upload a passport sized Photograph and Signature and Submit the Registration Form.

Step 4: Candidates must pay the Application Fee for the submission to be successful.

On payment of application fee candidate must download the application form and receipt for future reference.

APSET Application Fee:

For the application form to be successfully submitted and the candidate must pay the application fee.

General Category: Candidates of this category must pay Rs. 1200 towards the application form.

Backward Category: Candidates of this category must pay Rs. 1200 towards the application form.

SC/ST/Physically Disabled/Transgender Category: Candidates of this category must pay Rs. 700 towards the application form.

Note: Candidates must pay a late fee of either Rs. 1000 or Rs. 2000or Rs. 5000 based on when the registration fee is paid. Candidates must pay Rs. 5000 as a late fee only at the examination centre at Vishakapatnam.

APSET 2021 Hall Ticket

The admit card is the most important document and must be carried along with the applicants to the examination hall. Candidates were notified when the hall ticket was released. Candidates must download the admit card by logging into the portal through the official website and clicking the “Download Admit Card” sign. Hall ticket is the key to entering the exam hall. If a candidate fails to carry it, she/he will not be allowed to write the exam.

Candidates must check if all the data is mentioned correctly on the admit card before carrying it along with them to the examination hall. Candidates are also advised to carry a government id proof for verification purposes.

APSET 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam paper pattern is set by the Andhra University keeping in mind the skill and knowledge a candidate requires for the position they are applying for. The question paper will be bilingual that is English and Telugu. Candidates must mention which language they would prefer to appear the paper in. The paper is MCQ based and there is no negative marking. It is divided into two papers. Paper 1 is conducted in the morning and Paper 2 in the afternoon on the same day. Candidates must write both the papers.

Candidates will be provided with OMR Sheet along with the Test booklet/ question paper in which they must colour the circle they believe is the correct answer to the particular question. The paper pattern is as follows.

APSET Paper 1

APSET Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Number of Questions 50 questions
Total Marks 100 marks
Duration 1 hour (Morning duration)
Marking Scheme 2 marks for every right question, no negative marking

General Nature:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Comprehension
  • Divergent Thinking
  • General Awareness
Type of Questions MCQ/ Objective type
Language English and Telugu

APSET Paper 2

APSET Paper 2 Pattern
Number of Questions 100 questions
Total Marks 200 marks
Duration 2 hour (Afternoon duration)
Marking Scheme 2 marks for every right question, no negative marking
Subject Elective/ Field that candidate has preferred
Type of Questions MCQ/ Objective type
Languages Only some are Bilingual (English and Telugu) the rest are in English only.

Note: Paper 1 which is a common paper all candidates will be bilingual (English and Telugu). Paper 2 will be bilingual only for:

  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology

The rest of the papers will be in English only.

APSET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus is a detailed version of the paper pattern which helps candidates in preparing for the exam. It shows what the candidate must focus on under each paper. Candidates must go through the syllabus before starting their preparations for the exam. In the case of Paper 2 candidates must only study for those subjects that they have opted for. Syllabus for the papers is under.

APSET Paper 1: General Paper Syllabus

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People, Development and Environment
  • Higher Education System

APSET Paper 2 Syllabus:

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science & Application
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Management
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Telugu
  • Urdu
  • Visual Arts

ASPET 2021 Exam Centres

APSET 2021 Exam Centers
Regional Centre Code Regional Centre Name
01 Vishakapatnam
02 Rajahmundry
03 Guntur
04 Nellore
05 Ananthapur
06 Tirupati
07 Kadapa
08 Kurnool

ASPET 2021 Cut-Off

The cut-off marks are the qualifying limit set by the Andhra University, Vishakapatnam. Candidates who manage to score above the Cut-off limit shall be qualified and would be given the position of an assistant professor or lecturer in a college or university in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Candidates must keep in mind that just getting beyond the cut-off limit does not qualify them to be eligible assistant professors or lecturers, they have to go through the selection process to qualify as well. Below is the cut-off marks.

General Category: Candidates must score 40% and above to have said to clear the exam.

SC/ST/BC/Physically Disabled/ Transgender Category: Candidates must score 35% and above to have said to clear the exam.

ASPET 2021 Results

The results are declared on the official website. Candidates must go to the official website and click on the “APSET Score” on the dashboard. They must then fill in the Hall Ticket No., DOB (DD/MM/YYYY), Enter the Security Key, and then click on Submit. Candidates will be able to view their results. Candidates must download their results for future reference.

Under the UGC rules, only 6% of the candidates that have cleared the APSET exam shall eligible to take up the position of the Assistant Professor or Lecturer in a University or College. So candidates need to give all their best since the top 6% of those who have cleared shall be able to become Assistant Professors and Lecturers.

APSET Helpdesk

Address: 2nd Floor, Online Counseling Center,
Opp. Platinum Jubilee Guest House,
Andhra University,
Visakhapatnam - 530 003
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone: 0891-2730148 / 2730147



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