APSET Syllabus 2020 – Download Subject Wise Syllabus PDF (Paper I & II) & Exam Pattern

APSET Syllabus Pdf can be downloaded from here for free. Candidates who are all interested in AP jobs must know the syllabus of the exam from the examination point of view. For that purpose, we have provided the Andhra Pradesh SET syllabus in pdf format with its relevant information on our recruitment guru website. Also, check the APSET exam pattern and exam date details present in the below section of the article.

APSET Syllabus 2020 Pdf

It’s always important to know the syllabus of the exam before attending any exam. The syllabus will give you a brief idea about the questions asked in the exam and the difficulty level of the exam. when it comes to the APSET exam, the Andhra Pradesh SET syllabus contains two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is of basic general nature type questions, the intention is to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the aspirant. It is to test comprehension ability, reasoning ability, divergent thinking, and also general awareness of the applicant. Paper 2 is according to the subject selected by the candidate.

Andhra University, Visakhapatnam released a notification for the recruitment of Lecturers and Assistant Professors posts under APSET Recruitment. The final selection of the candidate is based on the marks scored in the exam. So, the applicants must prepare for the exam to qualify for APSET Govt. Jobs.

APSET Syllabus

AP State Eligibility Test 2020 – Overview

Description Details
 Name of the Board  Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
 Exam Name  Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET)
Category  Syllabus
APSET Exam Date 2020 06th December 2020
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Aspirants are hereby informed to check the exam pattern details for the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test in the below section of the article. Having a brief knowledge of exam pattern & syllabus helps the applicant in the preparation of the exam. It also helps in understanding time management and the difficulty level of the exam. For all the details related to Andhra Pradesh SET exam preparation read the complete article.

 Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern 2020

Applicants who are appearing for Andhra Pradesh SET Exam have to check the exam pattern to understand the question paper pattern, time duration, and allotment of marks for each subject. Check the below table to understand the exam pattern of the APSET Exam completely.

Session Paper No. of questions Marks awarded Duration of the Test
First I 50 100 1 hr
Second II 100 200 2 hrs
  • Paper I is intended to assess the teaching aptitude of the candidate. designed to test the basic general nature ability of the aspirant.
  • Paper-II is subject-wise knowledge of the candidate according to whichever language chosen by them.
  • The Candidate must mark the responses for questions of Paper1 & 2 on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet. Each question carries 2 marks.

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AP State Eligibility Test Subject Wise Syllabus 2020 

APSET Syllabus for Archaeology

  • Definition, aim, and scope of archaeology, history, and growth of archaeology
  • Chronology and dating
  • Pre and early Harappan Village Cultures of North and North-Western India
  • Early occurrence of iron: Chrono-cultural features
  • The 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: the origin of Brahmi and Kharasthi scripts
  • Proposed area of research
  • Geochronology and Stone Age cultures of India
  • The geological, biological and cultural dimension of man
  • Hunting Gathering stage
  • Beginning of food production
  • Pre-Harappan cultures of India and Borderlands
  • Historical urbanization
  • Architecture
  • Epigraphy

APSET Syllabus 2020 for Anthropology

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Evolution
  • Fossils
  • 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
  • Mesolithic cultures of India
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Cultural Ecology
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Settlement Archaeology
  • New Archaeology
  • Action Archaeology
  • Human Genetics
  • Blade Tool Complex
  • Advanced Hunter-Gatherers (Upper Palaeolithic Cultures)
  • Final Hunter – Gather and Irrcipient Cultivators (Mesolithic Cultures)
  •  Mesolithic economy and society
  • Beginning of agriculture, evidence from Mount Carmel Caves, Jericho, Beidha
  • Diffusion of village Farming, Way of life in the Indo-Pakistan
  • Birth of Civilization (Bronze Age)
  • Indus Civilization
  • Mesolithic art
  • The beginning of Iron Age and Second Urbanization
  • The Meaning and nature of culture
  • 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
  • Social and Economic approach in Archaeological Studies
  • Methods of dating
  • Earliest Cultures (Primitive Hunter-Gatherers)
  • The emergence of Biface Technology
  • Flake Tool complex
  • The contribution of E.B. Tylor; A.L. Kroeber; B. Malinowski
  • Contribution to social-cultural anthropology
  • Weaker sections in India Population
  • Development Strategies (Plan / Sub-plans)
  • Tribal Youth Self-Employment 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
  • International Business
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing
  • Business Statistics and Data Processing
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Banking and Financial Institution
  • Income Tax Law & Tax Planning

AP SET Syllabus for Computer Science & Application

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

APSET 2020 Syllabus for Economics

  • Microeconomics Analysis
  • Macroeconomics Analysis
  • Theory of Pricing
  • Development and Planning
  • Public Finance
  • International Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Statistical Methods
  • Techniques of Forecasting
  • Theory of Consumer Behaviour and Theory of Firms
  • Planning and Economic Development
  • 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
  • Theory of Games
  • Single Equation Linear Model
  • Simultaneous Equation Models

APSET Syllabus 2020 for Education

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

AP SET 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 Literature
  • 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 Literature
  • Literary Theory and Criticism

APSET Syllabus for Earth, Atmospheric, 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, the 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

AP SET Exam 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
  • India from 1206 to 1526
  • 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
  • Socio-economic and Cultural Life under the Mughals
  • Foundation of the British Rule
  • Economic and Social Policies
  • National Movement and Post-Independent India
  • India from 1526 onwards
  • 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

AP SET Syllabus for Law

  • Constitutional Law of India
  • Law of Torts
  • Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Contracts – 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
  • Law of Crimes – General Principles
  • Adoption and Guardianship
  • Concept and Development of Human Rights
  • Nature and Definition of Tort
  • Partnership Act

APSET 2020 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

AP SET 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 2020 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

AP SET 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 2020 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
  • Human Development and Individual Differences
  • Development of Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Human Abilities
  • Personality
  • Research Methodology
  • Measurement and Testing
  • Biological Basis of Behaviour
  • Cognitive Strategies
  • Current Trends in Social Psychology
  • Development Processes
  • Psychopathology

AP SET Syllabus for Public Administration

  • Theory of Public Administration
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Concept of Social Justice
  • Social Development
  • 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
  • Labour Welfare and Human Resource Management
  • Concepts of Crime and Deviance

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