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25 April 2012

APSET 2012 Notification | Exam 27th July 2012

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Applications are invited by Osmania University from eligible candidates to appear for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (AP-SET), 2012 for recruitment as Assistant Professors/Lecturers in various Universities/Degree Colleges/ Institutions of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh. The Test will be held on 27.7.2012 (Friday) for 24 subjects approved by University Grants Commission falling under Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences in 12 Centers in the State.
Eligibility Criteria to appear for the AP-SET-2012 :
The candidate must have a Master’s Degree from a UGC recognized university with minimum 55% marks for general/BC candidates and 50% 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. For details of subjects, scheme of test and examination centers see the information provided in www.apset.org, and www.osmania.ac.in
Important dates for AP-SET-2012 :
submission of on-line applications : 3.5.2012 to 30.5.2012
With late fee of Rs.100 : 1.6.2012 to   5.6.2012
With late fee of Rs.200 : 6.6.2012 to 10.6.2012
Date of Examination : 27.7. 2012(Friday) from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Registration Fee:
Category Cost (Rupees)
OC : 700/-
BC : 500/-
SC/ST/PH/VH. : 250/-
Registration fee has to be paid through Bank Challan by down loading from AP- SET website.
Eligibility Conditions for AP-SET-2012 :
3.1 Only those candidates who have completed or are pursuing the final year of PG degree in related subjects are eligible to appear AP. SET. Others need not apply.
3.2 Candidates who have secured atleast 55% marks (without grace or rounding off) in the Master’s degree ( for OC & BC) and 50% marks (without grace or rounding off) for   Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Physically Challanged (PH)/VH category candidates  are eligible for this examination.
3.3 Candidates who have appeared (or) will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s Degree examination and whose result is still      awaited (or) candidates whose 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 Lectureship eligibility only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination (or) equivalent with atleast 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH candidates). Such candidates must obtain their P.G degree mark sheet within one year from the date of SET with the required percentage of  marks, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
3.4 Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination has been completed (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50% to appear in the AP.SET Examination.
3.5 Candidates have to appear for AP-SET in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. In case the subject of a candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.
3.6 The candidates who qualify in the test are eligible to apply for the post of Asst. Professors / Lecturers in various universities and degree colleges of higher education in Andhra Pradesh. They will be given a pass-certificate and the validity period of certificate is forever.
3.7 Candidates other than general category are required to mention of their social status (BC/SC/ST/PH/VH) in the online application form. The candidates in their own interest must satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the test. In case their ineligibility is detected by the Agency at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
3.8 Candidates may note that the verification of eligibility conditions with reference to the documents (PG qualification certificates, caste certificates and certificates related to PH/VH) as may be called for will be taken up only after the candidate has qualified in the test. If in the event of the candidate being found ineligible at any stage for the award due to any reason, the award may be withdrawn by AP.SET. 
3.9 Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. The mere fact that an admission card has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the university has finally accepted his/her candidature. Candidates may note that their candidature will be deemed final upon verification of eligibility conditions.
3.10 The candidates will not be given any mark sheet from the AP.SET office whether they have qualified or not qualified.
   No revaluations of papers are allowed for SET Examination. The SET agency will issue certificates to the qualified candidates only after careful verification of the concerned certificates of the candidate.
3.11 The same photograph of the candidate which is printed on the hall ticket will also be Printed on the certificate to be issued by the Office of the AP.SET.
4.Age Limit: No upper age limit.
5. Number of Chances: A candidate can avail any number of chances. 
6. Exemption (Eligibility for Lectureship):
6.1 AP-SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in universities/colleges/institutions. However, the candidates, who have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of AP.SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in universities/ colleges/ institutions.
6.2 For AP- SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (AP-SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Lectureship anywhere in India. For AP- SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Lecturer only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their AP-SET.
AP-SET Syllabus for AP-SET-2012 :
  • As per the UGC guidelines the CSIR/UGC-NET syllabus has been adopted for the conduct of AP-SET for all  the 24 subjects for which accreditation is given by UGC
  • Question paper for paper-I is common for all subjects in which SET is conducted and it will be bi-lingua l(English and Telugu). Paper-ll and paper-lll of certain subjects will also be bi-lingual and details are furnished below. The syllabus for paper-l, paper-ll and paper-lll will not send to the candidates by the University.
Subject Code
01 Anthropology
02 Chemical Sciences
03 Commerce
04 Computer Science & Applications
05 Economics
06 Education
07 English
08 Earth Science
09 Life Sciences
10 Linguistics
11 Management
12 Hindi
13 History
14 Law
15 Mathematical Sciences
16 Physical Sciences
17 Physical Education
18 Philosophy
19 Political Science
20 Psychology
21 Public Administration
22 Sociology
23 Telugu
24 Urdu


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 Scheme of Examination for AP-SET-2012 :  
The APSET will be conducted in objective mode. The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of multiple choice questions and will be held on the day of examination in two separate sessions as under:

Session  Paper            Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 50x2=100 1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am
First II 50 questions all of which are compulsory 50x2=100 1¼ Hours (10.45 am to 12.00 noon)
Second III 75 questions all of which are compulsory 75x2=150 2½ Hours (01.30 pm to 04.00 pm)

Paper-I: General paper on Teaching and Aptitude:

This paper shall be of general nature intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will be primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. There will be sixty (60) multiple-choice questions of two marks each of out of which the candidate will be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate will be evaluated.
Paper-II: Subject Paper :

This paper consists of multiple- choice questions based on the subject selected by the candidates .The paper will consists of fifty (50) multiple choice questions. The candidates will have to answer all the questions. The candidates will have to mark their response for each question on the computer coded optical mark reader (OMR) answer sheet provided along with the test booklet
Paper-III: Subject Paper (in depth questions):

This paper consists of multiple choice questions based on the syllabus of the subject selected by the candidates. The paper will consist of seventy-five (75) multiple-choice questions. The candidates will be required to answer all the questions and have to mark their response for each question on the computer coded optical mark reader(OMR)answer sheet provided along with the test booklet.

Paper-III of all the subjects covers all the specializations of that subject in which SET is conducted. For example Paper-III of Chemical Sciences covers all specializations such as Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Marine Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, & Bio-inorganic Chemistry.

Similarly, Paper-III of Earth Sciences covers such as Geology, Applied Geology, MS Geology, Geophysics, Meteorology, Marine Geology, Petroleum Geology, Geo-Informatics, Applied Geochemistry & Oceanography.

Paper-III of Life Sciences covers all specializations such as Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology, Fishery Science, Animal Biology & Marine Biology.

Paper-III of Mathematical Sciences covers all specializations such as Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Statistics.

Paper-III of Physical Sciences covers all specializations such as Atomic & Molecular Physics, Classical Dynamics, Condensed Matter Physics, Electromagnetics, Experimental Design, Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Space Physics, Particle Physics, Quantum Physics & Thermodynamics.
  • A candidate who does not appear for Paper-I and Paper-II will not be permitted for Paper-III.
  • There will be No negative Marking
  • The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
Minimum marks (%) to be obtained
40 (40%)
   40 (40%)
     75 (50%)
35 (35%)
    35 (35%)
     67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68
35 (35%)
  • Only such candidates who obtain the minimum required marks in each paper, separately as mentioned above, will be considered for the final preparation of results. 
  • However, the qualifying criteria and eligibility for Lectureship shall be decided by the Moderation Committee of AP. SET.  The syllabus of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III will be the same as UGC-CSIR and UGC-NET
  • The candidates will be allowed to carry a carbon printout of the OMR Response Sheets with them on conclusion of examinations.
Centre Code Examination Centre
11 Hyderabad
12 Warangal
13 Nizamabad
14 Nalgonda
15 Visakhapatnam
16 Guntur
18 Nellore
19 Tirupati
20 Anantapur
21 Kadapa
22 Kurnool
Note: No request for change of center will be entertained under any  circumstances.

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Anonymous said...

dear friends,
i've a question...apologies for placing it in the coment box.... can other state people take apset2012?

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aditya said...

if other state people are eligible to apset exam, then what is their status of reservation in total seats ?

helpBIOTECH Team said...

other state people can also apply. it is valid in other states as well. there is no reservation for other states in total seats.

Anonymous said...

if i pass this test,am i eligible to get recruited into colleges of other states???

Anonymous said...

Yes. You are eligible for other states as well.

Anonymous said...

does APSET qualified candidates are recruited directly in AP government colleges/institutions?pls pls reply me

helpBIOTECH Team said...

they re not directly recruited. you have to wait for DL notification

Anonymous said...

MSc Botany subject eligible for apset

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KT said...

I have passed in apset 2012 and the certificates verification is done but do not received any kind of intimation.appsc has announced lecturer posts iam eligible to apply for that or not eligible?

Anonymous said...

Apset is appreciated for lifetime??

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