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Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2024 ( APSET )

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APSET 2020 syllabus consists of the different subjects, the topics, and sub-topics from where the questions are asked in the exam. It is important that candidates know the APSET exam syllabus as this allows them to cover the topics for the exam. 

APSET Syllabus for Archaeology

  • Definition, aim and scope of archaeology, history and growth of archaeology
  • Chronology and dating
  • Geological, biological and cultural dimension of man
  • Hunting Gathering stage
  • Beginning of food production
  • Pre and early Harappan Village Cultures of North and North-Western India
  • Early occurrence of iron: Chrono-cultural features
  • Architecture of structural stupas: North and south India
  • Origin and antiquity of coinage in India. Techniques of manufacturing coins
  • Origin and antiquity of writing in India: origin of Brahmi and Kharasthi scripts
  • Proposed area of research
  • Geo-chronology and Stone Age cultures of India
  • Pre-Harappan cultures of India and Border lands
  • Historical urbanization
  • Architecture
  • Epigraphy

APSET Syllabus for Anthropology

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Evolution
  • Fossils
  • Human Genetics
  • Chronology
  • Typo-technology and Palaeolithic Cultural Features
  • Holocene Culture
  • Evolution, Social Structure and Organisation
  • Economic and Political Organisation: Religion and Magic
  • Indian Anthropology: Basic Concepts and Issues
  • Theories of Evolution
  • Distribution, Characteristics, Classification, Position of Man in the animal kingdom.
  • History and Development, Concept, Scope and Emerging trends-Relation to other sciences and medicine
  • Red cell Enzymes
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Ethno –archaeology
  • Settlement Archaeology
  • New Archaeology
  • Action Archaeology
  • Social and Economic approach in Archaeological Studies
  • Methods of dating
  • Earliest Cultures (Primitive Hunter-Gatherers)
  • Emergence of Biface Technology
  • Flake Tool complex
  • Blade Tool Complex
  • Advanced Hunter – Gatherers (Upper Palaeolithic Cultures)
  • Final Hunter – Gather and Irrcipient Cultivators (Mesolithic Cultures)
  • Mesolithic cultures of India
  • Mesolithic economy and society
  • Mesolithic art
  • Beginning of agriculture, evidences from Mount Carmel Caves, Juricho, Beidha
  • Diffusion of village Farming, Way of life in the Indo-Pakistan
  • Birth of Civilization (Bronze Age)
  • Indus Civilization
  • Beginning of Iron Age and Second Urbanization
  • The Meaning and nature of culture
  • The contribution of E.B. Tylor; A.L. Kroeber; B. Malinowski
  • Contribution to social-cultural anthropology by E.B.Tylor, Lewis Morgan, Franz Boas, A L Kroeber B Malinowski, A R Radcliffe-Brown, Evans-Prichard, C Levi-Strauss, Ralph Linton, Robert Redfield, Margaret Mead
  • Weaker sections in India Population: Scheduled castes (SC), Scheduled Tribed (ST) and Primitive Tribal Groups (PTG), Denotified communities, Basic of labeling as ST and SC according to the constitution
  • Development Strategies (Plan / Sub-plans)
  • Tribal Youth Self-Employement Scheme (TRYSEM)
  • Indian Masters G S Ghurye, N K Bose, D N Majumdar, Verrier Elwin, M N Srinivas, S C Dube, L P Vidhyarthi

APSET Syllabus for Chemical Sciences

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary topics: Chemistry in nanoscience and technology, Catalysis and green chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Environmental chemistry.

APSET Syllabus for Commerce

  • Business Environment
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Statistics and Data Processing
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Banking and Financial Institution
  • International Business
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Income Tax Law & Tax Planning

APSET Syllabus for Computer Science & Application

  • Discrete Structures
  • Computer Arithmetic
  • Programming in C & C++
  • Relational Database Design and SQL
  • Data and File Structures
  • Computer Networks
  • System Software and Compilers
  • Operating Systems (with Case Study of Unix)
  • Software Engineering
  • Current Trends and Technologies
  • Windows Programming
  • Simple Applications
  • Advanced Windows Programming

APSET Syllabus for Economics

  • Microeconomics Analysis
  • Macroeconomics Analysis
  • Development and Planning
  • Public Finance
  • International Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Statistical Methods
  • Theory of Demand
  • Theory of Production
  • Keynesian and Post-Keynesian approaches
  • Development and Growth
  • Theories of Taxation
  • Components of Money Supply
  • Industrial Structure and Economic Growth
  • Population and Economic Development
  • Role of Agriculture in Indian Economy
  • Single Equation Linear Model
  • Simultaneous Equation Models
  • Techniques of Forecasting
  • Theory of Consumer Behaviour and Theory of Firms
  • Theory of Pricing
  • Theory of Games
  • Planning and Economic Development

APSET Syllabus for Education

  • Philosophical Foundation of Education
  • Sociological Foundation of Education
  • Psychological Foundation of Education
  • Methodology of Educational Research
  • Western Schools of Philosophy
  • Process of Growth and Development
  • Intelligence- Its Theory and Measurement
  • Personality – Type and Trait Theories
  • Concept and Principles of Guidance and Counselling
  • Universalisation of Elementary Education in India
  • Construction and Development of Curriculum
  • Teacher Education

APSET Syllabus for English

  • Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • Jacobean to Restoration Periods
  • Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature
  • Romantic Period
  • Victorian Period
  • Modern Period
  • Contemporary Period
  • American and other non-British Literatures
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Rhetoric and Prosody
  • British Literature from Chaucer to the Present Day
  • Criticism and Literary Theory
  • History of English language
  • European Literature from Classical Age to the 20th Century
  • Indian Writing in English and Indian Literature in English Translation
  • American and other Non-British English Literatures
  • Literary Theory and Criticism

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APSET Syllabus for Earth, Atomspheric, Ocean & Planetary Science

  • The Earth and the Solar System
  • Earth Materials, surface features and Processes
  • Surface features and Processes
  • Interior of the Earth, Deformation and Tectonics
  • Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Environmental Earth Sciences
  • Mineralogy and petrology
  • Structural geology and geotectonics
  • Paleontology and its applications
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Marine geology and paleoceanography
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Precambrian geology and crustal evolution
  • Quaternary geology
  • Applied geology
  • Physical geography
  • Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Ocean sciences

APSET Syllabus for Environmental Science

  • Definition, principles and scope of Environmental Science
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical composition of Air
  • Water Chemistry
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Toxic Chemicals in the environment
  • Principles of Analytical Methods
  • Definition, principles and scope of ecology, Human ecology and Human settlement, Evolution, origin of life and speciation
  • Common flora and fauna in India
  • Environmental Geosciences
  • Earth’s Processes and Geological hazards
  • Mineral Resources and Environment
  • Water Resources and Environment
  • Landuse Planning
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Introduction to environmental impact analysis
  • Sources and generation of solid wastes
  • Basic elements and tools of statistical analysis
  • Environmental Education and awareness

APSET Syllabus for Geography

  • Geomorphology
  • Climatology
  • Oceanography
  • Geographic thought
  • Population geography
  • Economic geography
  • Political geography
  • Regional planning
  • Geography of India
  • Cartography

APSET Syllabus for History

  • Concepts, Ideas and Terms
  • Ancient Indian History
  • Medieval Indian History
  • Modern Indian History
  • From the Indus Valley Civilisation to the Mahajanapadas
  • History of India from 4th Century BC to 3rd Century AD
  • India from the 4th Century AD to 12th Century AD
  • India from 1206 to 1526
  • India from 1526 onwards
  • Socio-economic and Cultural Life under the Mughals
  • Foundation of the British Rule
  • Economic and Social Policies
  • National Movement and Post-Independent India
  • World History
  • Research in History

APSET Syllabus for Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Communication and Journalism
  • Role of media in Society
  • Journalism as a profession
  • History of Print and Broadcast media
  • Communication and theories of social change
  • Introduction of research methods and process
  • Colonial structures of communication
  • Radio & TV and Video as media of communication
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • The techniques

APSET Syllabus for Law

  • Constitutional Law of India
  • Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Contracts –General Principles
  • Law of Torts
  • Law of Crimes – General Principles
  • Labour Law
  • Essential Features of Indian Constitution
  • Nature, Scope and Importance of Administrative Law
  • Nature and Sources of Law
  • General Principle of Criminal Law
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Nature of International Law and its Sources
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Adoption and Guardianship
  • Concept and Development of Human Rights
  • Nature and Definition of Tort
  • Partnership Act

APSET Syllabus for Linguistics

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology
  • Syntax and Semantics
  • Historical Linguistics and South Asian Language Families
  • Socio-linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Psycholinguistics

APSET Syllabus for Life Sciences

  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes
  • Cell Communication and Cell Signaling
  • Developmental Biology
  • System Physiology – Plant
  • System Physiology – Animal
  • Inheritance Biology
  • Diversity of Life Forms
  • Ecological Principles
  • Evolution and Behavior
  • Applied Biology
  • Methods in Biology

APSET Syllabus for Library and information Science

  • Information, Information Science, Information Society
  • Laws of Library Science
  • Sources of Information
  • Reference and Information Services
  • Organisation of Knowledge/Information
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Library Automation
  • Types of Research
  • Types of Libraries

APSET Syllabus for Management

  • Managerial Economics
  • The Concept and Significance of Organisational Behaviour
  • Concepts and Perspectives in HRM
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Environment and Environment Scanning
  • Role and Scope of Production Management
  • Probability Theory
  • Concept of Corporate Strategy
  • Ethics and Management System
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Nature and Scope of Financial Management
  • India’s Foreign Trade and Policy

APSET Syllabus for Mathematical Sciences

  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Complex Analysis
  • Algebra
  • Topology
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)
  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Calculus of Variations
  • Linear Integral Equations
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis

APSET Syllabus for Philosophy

  • Classical Indian Philosophy
  • Modern Indian Thinkers
  • Classical Western Philosophy
  • Modern Western Philosophy
  • Appearance and Reality
  • Prama
  • Definition of Knowledge
  • Concept of Pratyaksa in Nyaya
  • Good, Right, Justice
  • Ethical Cognitivism and Non-Cognitivism
  • Truth and Validity
  • Truth-functions and Propositional Logic

APSET Syllabus for Physical Sciences

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods
  • Atomic & Molecular Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

APSET Syllabus for Physical Education

  • Introduction to Physical Education
  • Physiology of Muscular Activity
  • Joints and their Movements
  • Learning Process
  • Development of Teacher Education in Physical Education
  • Heath-Guiding principles of health and health education
  • Characteristics and Principles of Sports Training
  • Nature, Scope and Type of Research
  • Concept of Test, Measurement and Evaluation
  • Concept and Principles of Management

APSET Syllabus for Political Science

  • Political Theory and Thought
  • Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
  • Indian Government and Politics
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations
  • Political Development
  • Making of Indian Constitution
  • Theories of International Relations

APSET Syllabus for Psychology

  • Perceptual Processes
  • Learning Process
  • Memory and Forgetting
  • Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Human Abilities
  • Personality
  • Research Methodology
  • Measurement and Testing
  • Biological Basis of Behaviour
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Current Trends in Social Psychology
  • Development Processes
  • Human Development and Individual Differences
  • Development of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Psychopathology

APSET Syllabus for Public Administration

  • Theory of Public Administration
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Development Administration
  • Indian Administration
  • Research Methodology
  • Social and Economic Administration
  • Local Governments- Rural and Urban
  • Public Policy
  • Concepts of Social Welfare, Social Justice and Social Change
  • Economic Policy in India since Independence
  • Local Self-Government
  • Concept of Rural Development
  • APSET Syllabus for Sociology
  • Sociological Concepts
  • Sociological Theory
  • Social Research Methodology
  • Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
  • Neo-functionalism and Neo-Marxism
  • Structuration and Post-Modernism
  • Conceptualising Indian Society
  • Theoretical Perspectives
  • Contemporary Issues: Socio-cultural
  • Contemporary Issues: Developmental
  • Issues Pertaining to Deviance
  • Current Debates
  • The Challenges of Globalisation
  • Rural Sociology
  • Industry and Society
  • Sociology Development
  • Population and Society
  • Gender and Society

APSET Syllabus for Social Work

  • Evolution of Social Work Profession
  • Meaning and Characteristics of Society
  • Human Behaviours
  • Case Work
  • Concept of Group Work
  • Concept, Principles and Objectives of Community Organisation
  • Definition, Nature, Scope and Purposes of Social Work Research
  • Social Policy
  • Concept of Social Justice
  • Social Development
  • Labour Welfare and Human resource Management
  • Concepts of Crime and Deviance


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Answered 3 weeks ago

The APSET cut off is released along with the result. The APSET cut off marks are mentioned on the official result PDF. The Andhra University will release the APSET cutoff on the official website- apset.net.in. Candidates need to visit the official website to download the official cut off marks of th



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Answered 3 weeks ago

The APSET hall ticket or admit card contains the following details-

  • Name of the candidate
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Exam date and time
  • Exam centre name and address
  • Exam day instructions


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Answered 3 weeks ago

If APSET hall ticket is not issued, the candidate should contact the exam conducting body, Andhra University for assistance. Moreover, candidates can login to their registered accounts to check the status of their application to ensure that they completed all the required application process and sub



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Answered 3 weeks ago

Once the APSET exam centre is allotted, candidates cannot ask the University to change it. Candidates should carefully select the preferred APSET exam centre while filling out the online application form and should ensure that they are available to appear for the exam at the allotted exam centre. Ca



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In case a candidate forgets to carry the APSET hall ticket to the exam centre, it is suggested to contact the exam conducting authority or the exam centre authorities immediately so that they may provide a solution or guidance on how to proceed further. Candidates should look out for a cyber cafe ne



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Yes, candidates need to carry the APSET hall ticket to the exam centres. The APSET hall ticket or admit card serves as a document of proof that the candidate is permissible to appear for the exam. Candidates should download the APSET hall ticket by visiting the official website and take its printout



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Answered 3 weeks ago

Candidates can download the APSET hall ticket 2024 by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of APSET exam- apset.net.in
  • Click on the APSET hall ticket download link
  • Enter log in details – email ID/mobile number and password
  • Enter the security key
  • Click on Submit button
  • Download APSET



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Answered 4 weeks ago

In the APSET exam, 6 per cent of candidates who have cleared both papers are declared qualified for the eligibility for Assistant Professor/Lecturership. Candidates need to obtain the APSET qualifying marks to clear the papers. Candidates who have secured at least 40 per cent marks (General Categor



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Answered 4 weeks ago

The APSET exam comprises two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers are compulsory in the APSET examination. Have a look at the details of Paper 1 and Paper 2 below:

  • APSET Paper 1: The APSET Paper 1 exam carries 100 marks and is common for all candidates and comprises 50 compulsory objective ty



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Answered a month ago

The APSET hall ticket 2024 will be released on April 19, 2024. The APSET 2024 hall ticket or admit card will be issued on the official website. Candidates can download the APSET hall ticket 2024 by visiting the official website and entering the login details including the application number and dat



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