APSET 2013 applications will be available from 5th July, 2013
Last date for receiving applications July 26th
Entrance test September 22nd
Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) is a qualifying test conducted by Osmania University. It is a standard test which is compulsory for the candidates intended to be appointed as a lecturer or assistant professor in any college or University.
The government of India in 1986 has recognized the importance of maintaining uniform standards in the recruitment of lecturers and assistant professors and has conferred the responsibility to UGC, which has come up with a the national eligibility test (NET). However, as the regional languages are not being completely represented by NET, the Andhra Pradesh government has first come up with its own state level eligibility test accredited by UGC and later on replaced it with the APSET under the organization of the Osmania University as the state agency to conduct the examination.
Now the Osmania University has got re-accreditation from the UGC to conduct the APSET examination for three consecutive years with 27 subjects being approved by the same for the APSET examination.
Osmania University: The Andhra Pradesh state eligibility test (APSET) notification has been released by the Osmania university officials on July 1st which are available to the students from July 5th onwards according to the university officials. The applications are only received online as said by the APSET convener Prof B Rajeswara Reddy. The last date for receiving the application forms is July 26th and the entrance test shall be conducted on September 22nd. Last year over 1 lakh candidates have applied to the test out of which 96,955 candidates have written the test and 11,073 candidates have been qualified in AP SET.
APSET with 5 more new subjects:
Last year the exam has been conducted in 24 sections and this year new subjects like journalism, library science, geography, Sanskrit, social work have been added. Linguistic and anthropology sections have been deducted. Lecturer posts in the state universities, lecturer posts in degree colleges, promotions to the junior lecturers are given based on the eligibility in this APSET. Those who have done their PhD write this exam for an additional qualification. The examination paper for the national level exam NET shall be in English medium. But for 7 subjects in the APSET test the question paper is in Telugu and to other subjects it shall be in English.
To write the APSET test one should have qualified in PG in the relevant subject with 55% marks (SC, ST- 50%) and are eligible to appear as many times with no age bar.
Anthropology, chemical sciences (analytical, organic, inorganic, medicinal, environmental, marine, pharmaceutical, bio inorganic, chemistry specializations), commerce, computer science and application, economics, education, English, earth sciences ( geology, applied geology, MS geology, geophysics, meteorology, petroleum geology, marine geology, geo informatics, applied geo chemistry, oceanography, geography), life sciences ( botany, bio chemistry, biotechnology, genetics, micro biology, zoology, applied genetics), linguistics, management, history, law, Hindi, mathematics, statistics, applied statics, mathematics with computers) physical sciences, physical education, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, sociology, telugu and Urdu.
APSET Examination pattern:
Those applying for the APSET should have to write 3 papers. These three papers are given in multiple choice objective patterns. The first paper is common to all and has 60 questions where any 50 of them have to be attempted. If answers are written to more than 50 questions only the first 50 answers comes into count. The first paper has questions on teaching and aptitude with each question carrying 2 marks for a total 100 marks paper. The time to answer this first paper is 75 minutes. The second and third paper is related to the subjects chosen by the candidate. The second paper has 50 questions (for 100 marks) with 75 minutes time given to answer the paper. The third paper carries 75 questions for 150 marks with the time given for 2 ½ hours. If the first and second papers are cleared by the candidate then only the third paper shall be evaluated for marks. The eligible mark in APSET is determined into different categories. In this the general category candidates should have to get 40% marks in paper I, 40% marks in paper II and 50% marks in paper III. The BC candidates need to score 35, 35 and 40 percentage respectively in the paper I, II and III. SC, ST, PH and VH candidates should get 35 in paper I, 35 in paper II and 40 percentages in paper III to be qualified.
APSET 2013 official notification: http://www.apset.org/apset-2013-notification.htm
APSET 2013 Online Application: http://www.apset.org/apset-2013-applicationform.htm
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