Genesis of the APSET 2018 – Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test
There are 26 Universities, 146 Government Degree Colleges, 1192 aided and unaided degree colleges in the bifurcated – newly formed state of Andhra Pradesh. To meet the demand for recruitment as Assistant Professors / Lectures through direct recruitment or promotion, the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test ( APSET – 2018 ) for the Year 2018 will be conducted by the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Originally, the UGC NET was conceived as the common exam to determine eligibility for JRF and for Assistant Professor roles across India. However, since the UGC NET is conducted in English and Hindi, there is a requirement for Teachers / Researchers who are conversant with the subjects in the local language. So individual States conduct their own SETs, which is conducted in English and also the State’s Official Language. (Not all papers are bilingual.)
States like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, MP etc. conduct their own SETs. The North Eastern states have a combined SLET (State Level Entrance Test). After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the new APSET was created; which is conducted annually by one of the Universities in Andhra Pradesh.
While the exam is held in 31 different subjects; this article specifically focuses on APSET Law Paper II. Candidates who clear the APSET Law are eligible to apply for suitable roles as a Assistant Professor / Lecturer within the State of Andhra Pradesh. The APSET exam does not cover eligibility for JRF.
Important Dates for the APSET 2018 Law
- APSET 2018 Official Notification – 18th March 2018
- Commencement of Submission of Online Applications – 26th March 2018
- Last date for Submission of Online Applications Without Late Fee (Only Registration Fee to be paid) – 2nd May 2018
- Last date for Submission of Online Applications With a Late fee of Rs. 1,000 + Registration Fee – 10th May 2018
- Last date for Submission of Online Applications With a Late fee of Rs. 2,000 + Registration Fee – 21st May 2018
- Last date for Submission of Online Applications With a Late fee of Rs. 5,000 + Registration Fee ( Examination center at Visakhapatnam only) – 6th June 2018
- Date of the APSET 2018 examination ( Paper I and Paper II) – 1st July 2018
APSET LAW 2018 – Examination Centers
The APSET 2018 examination will be conducted at 6 regional centers in the following Cities / Towns :
- Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry)
- Ananthapuram (Anantapur)
- Thirupati (Tirupati)
Subjects for which the APSET-2018 examination is conducted
Overall, the APSET 2018 will be conducted for 31 subjects. The Subject Code and Subjects are as below :
|2||Anthropology||18||Library & Information Science|
|5||Computer Science & Applications||21||Philosophy|
|9||Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences||25||Psychology|
|10||Environmental Science||26||Public Administration|
|14||Journalism & Mass Communication||30||Telugu|
APSET 2018 Law – Question paper Pattern
The APSET Law question paper – I which is common for all candidates appearing APSET will be bilingual (English and Telugu). Paper – II for Law, will be in English only.
Paper I will have 50 questions, each of which carries 2 marks and all questions are mandatory. Therefore, Paper I is for 100 marks; and the time allowed is 1 hour (60 minutes).
Paper II will have 100 questions, each of which carries 2 marks and all questions are mandatory. Therefore, Paper II is for 200 marks; and the time allowed is 2 hours (120 minutes).
All questions are of objective type, with four answer choices each – Multiple choice, Matching lists, True/False, Assertion-Reasoning, Fill in the blank or Choose the missing word type.
There is no essay / subjective questions section in the current model of the APSET exam.
There is no negative marking in the APSET 2018 Law exam. The erstwhile Paper III from previous years has now been removed, with the scope of the Paper II being increased from 50 questions to 100 questions.
The eligibility for Assistant Professor will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of TS SET in aggregate.
APSET 2018 syllabus – Paper I and Paper II Law
Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent
thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
The syllabus for APSET Paper II Law is based on the standard LLB syllabus prescribed across all BCI recognized colleges in India. There is an extra emphasis on Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence.
The main topics of the APSET 2018 Law Paper II syllabus are :
1. Constitutional Law of India
2. Administrative Law
3. Legal Theory
4. Public International Law
5. Family Law
6. Law of Contracts
7. Law of Torts
8. Law of Crimes
9. Labour Law
10. Environmental Law
11. Human Rights
12. Business Law, Commercial Law and Company Law
Note : Topics that were covered in the previous Paper III are now combined and covered in the current Paper II itself.
Check out this article for the Complete and Detailed Syllabus of the APSET Law Paper II
APSET 2018 Online Application
The entire APSET 2018 application process is online. Candidates do not need to send any physical documents to the APSET office and neither will the hall-tickets or results be sent as hard copies.
Once a candidate has registered on the official site at https://apset.net.in/reg_instruction.aspx , the entire process is online. Once the exam admit card is available for download, candidates need to print a clear copy and carry it to the exam center along with any of the prescribed Photo ID cards.
APSET does not verify the eligibility of the candidates and does not require any documentation such as previous marks cards, degree certificates etc. This is because the exam is only an ‘eligibility test‘ and not a selection exam for any jobs or roles.
APSET Official contacts
While detailed information is available on the official APSET exam website, candidates can also connect with the APSET authorities for any clarifications. The contact details are as below :
ANDHRA UNIVERSITY – APSET
2nd Floor, Online Counseling Center,
Opp. Platinum Jubilee Guest House,
Visakhapatnam – 530 003
Telephone: (0891) 2730148 / 2730147
APSET Previous Question Papers
As such, the previous question papers or official answer keys are currently not available on the official website. There are several links that can be found on the internet, but we found quite a few of them to be either misleading or incomplete. Candidates should confirm on the authenticity of the question papers and answer keys before depending on them.