APSET Syllabus 2020 – [Updated] All Subjects, Download PDF Here

APSET Syllabus 2020 – [Updated] All Subjects, Download PDF Here

APSET Syllabus 2020 for Paper-1 and Paper- 2

APSET Syllabus for Andhra Pradesh State Entrance Test is has been published along with the notification.

Candidates need to possess general awareness about teaching and learning processes in the higher education system. Besides that, they should be conscious of the interaction between people, environment, natural resources and their impact on the quality of life.

To check the APSET Syllabus for paper-I And paper-II, Click on the “Download” from the following table.

APSET Syllabus for Paper-I

Subject CodeSubjectAPSET Syllabus
00General paperDownload

APSET Syllabus for Paper-II

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus
03Chemical SciencesDownload
05Computer Science & ApplicationDownload
09Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary ScienceDownload
10Environmental ScienceDownload
13Journalism and Mass CommunicationsDownload
15Life SciencesDownload
16Library and Information ScienceDownload
18Mathematical SciencesDownload
20Physical SciencesDownload
21Physical EducationDownload
22Political ScienceDownload
24Public AdministrationDownload
27Social WorkDownload
30Visual ArtsDownload

APSET Exam Pattern

In order to score well in the APSET 2020, you need to be well aware of the Exam Pattern and the APSET Syllabus of the Paper-I and Paper-II. Check the detailed information regarding the same from below:

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Overview of the Exam Pattern

  • Exam mode: Offline (Pen-paper based )
  • Language of paper: English and Telugu
  • Exam duration: 1 hour for paper-I & 2 hours for paper-2
  • Type of Questions: Objective Type Questions (MCQs)
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Paper-I and Paper-II Question & Marks Distribution

APSET 2020Paper-IPaper-II
No. of Questions50100
Total marks100200
SubjectsCommon to allSubject Specific

Marking Schemes

  • For Every Correct Answer, Candidates will be awarded +2 Marks
  • There is no Negative marking

Section-wise distribution of Questions for Paper-II

Sections (Paper-I)No. of Questions
Teaching Aptitude05
Research Aptitude05
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude05
Logical Reasoning05
Data Interpretation05
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)05
People, Development and Environment05
Higher Education System05

APSET exam 2020

Best books for APSET 2020 Preparation

When it comes to preparing for a certain exam, having good resources matters. Studying from the best study material available will eventually result in Qualifying the entrance exam. Here, we provide you with the Best books for APSET 2020 preparation. For paper-I, i.e general Paper and some books for the Paper-II are mentioned below. Therefore, by clicking on the “Click Here” you ‘ll be able to find the Source to buy that particular book.

Books for Paper-I

BooksAuthorBuy Here
AP SET Paper 1 GuideKrishnaveer Abhishek ChallaClick Here
NTA UGC NET / SET / JRF – Paper 1
Teaching and Research Aptitude
Arihant ExpertsClick Here
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET Sajit Kumar, M. GaganClick Here
Teaching & Research Aptitude
Pratiyogita DarpanClick Here

Books for Paper- II

SubjectsBooksBuy Here
Anthropology Trueman’s UGC NET Anthropology 
by A M Tripathi
Click Here
HistoryUGC NET/SET Paper II: History – Guide
by GKP
Click Here
Chemical ScienceUGC NET/SET Chemical Science
by Aditya Tomar
Click Here
CommerceNTA UGC NET / JRF /SET Commerce Paper 2
By Arihant
Click Here
Computer Science &
SET Computer Science & applicationsClick Here

APSET 2020 Preparation Tips

APSET 2020 is distributed into 2 papers, for clearing both the exam you need to start the preparation as soon as possible. Therefore, work on General Awareness, Current affairs, aptitude, and Reasoning. whereas for paper two, you need to focus on the core subject. For instance, if you have studies commerce than you need to select the Commerce subject for the paper-II and prepare for the same. Moreover, keep the following tips in mind while preparing for APSET 2020 and at the time of the exam.

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Tips to be followed at the time of APSET 2020 preparation

Know your syllabus

  • For all the students knowing the syllabus is the most important information.
  • However, candidates, who are in their last year have an advantage as they are in touch with the Subject.
  • Analyze the subjects and all the topics given in the Syllabus and prepare accordingly.

Prepare notes

  • Don’t forget to make your own notes.
  • Prepare the notes from the standard books which are recommended by the professionals.
  • while making the note, Highlight the main points.
  • Make buttle points, short notes so that you can easily revise it.
  • Make the important points eye-catchy.

Time Management

  • Make a time table in which you must divide the time as per the subjects you need to cover.
  • For students, try to give at least 6to 8 hours for APSET 2020 preparation.
  • Also, the candidates who are working and can not manage that much time, try to spend 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening for the exam preparation.
  • Give 30 min each day for revising the full-day learning that you have done.

Tips to be followed at the time of the Exam


  • Firstly, candidates are advised not to lose their concentration at the time of the exam.
  • Read the question and the answers very carefully.
  • Mark the answers in the OMR sheet accurately.

Time consumption

  • Plan your time according to the sections. Therefore, start attempting those questions which you know.
  • Avoid the questions which are lengthy, unknown, want to try types.
  • Postpone these questions and try it in the last.
  • Try to attempt all the questions as there is no Negative Marking in APSET 2020.
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  • Manage 5 mins for the revision of al the question you have answered.
  • If anything is missing get back to that immediately.


Andhra Pradesh University conducts the APSET every year for giving admission to the professional and the Master degree holders. APSET is an eligibility test for applying for an assistant professor position in Universities in Andhra Pradesh, India. This test is conducted based on the subject opted by the candidates. For clearing the APSET 2020, candidates need to qualify Paper-I as well as Paper-II Therefore, those who have post-graduation in that particular field are eligible for APSET 2020.

About Andhra Pradesh University

Andhra University was founded in 1926 by the Madras University. It was served as a residential teaching-cum-affiliating University. The university is a campus dotted with 121 buildings for academic, administrative, and support services, with an area of about 190,000 square meters (2 million square feet), and 324 staff quarters. Also, Andhra University was ranked 801-1000 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018. To get the post of Lecturer and Profession in this university, you need to clear APSET.

Official Website: apset.net.in