Application invites for SET TS & AP 2014-15, State Eligibility Test for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States. State Eligibility Test for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States -2014 (SET-TS & AP) will be conducted by the Osmania University on 04-01-2015. Prof.B.Rajeswara Reddy, Member Secretary of SET- TS & AP informs that the SET will be conducted in 27 subjects and the examination schedule is as follows:
State Eligibility Test is conducted in the interest of large number of aspirants for recruitment as Assistant Professors/Lecturers through direct recruitment or by promotions in Universities and Degree Colleges in the State. Candidates can also appear for the Test in Telugu medium, wherever applicable. In 2012, UGC, New Delhi identified Osmania University as the State Agency for Andhra Pradesh to conduct the SET and later gave re-accreditation for another three consecutive years to Osmania University as a nodal agency to conduct the APSET Examination for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
However, in the context of State bifurcation, Osmania University sought the clarification from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governments with regard to the conduct of SET-2014 and both the governments have given Osmania University their concurrence and approval for the conduct of SET-2014. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi suggested that the combined result has to be prepared for the candidates of both the States i.e. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the cut-off marks are to be determined for both the States as a whole. The criteria to be adopted for determining the cut- off marks and declaration of results should remain the same as it was done in 2013. Further, it was suggested that SET should issue the certificates reflecting the fact that it is a common SET for both the States.
=> 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.
=> 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 Challenged (PH)/VH category candidates are eligible for this examination.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
=> 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.
Exemption (Eligibility for Lectureship):
=> 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.
=> 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.
HOW TO APPLY (APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE):
STEPS FOR SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM:
=> Before applying online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on www.apset.org . Please note that Fee submitted through any other mode like Money Order, Demand Draft, IPO etc. will be summarily rejected.
=> Candidate seeking admission to the APSET must apply online by providing his/her name and other details for registration (i.e.www.apset.org and
=> Before applying online, the candidate must possess the following (i) scanned passport (pp) size photograph in JPEG (.jpeg) format of less than 300 kb, ii) scanned the signature of the candidate in JPEG (.jpeg) format of less than 10 kb
=> The candidates are required to download the Bank Challan form the AP-SET website and then deposit the requisite test fee in any branch of State Bank of Hyderabad along with the bank charges (commission) of Rs.20/-.
=> Two days after the payment of fee at SBH Bank through printed bank challan, the candidate is required to check the status of fee payment at APSET website(www.apset.org) and if the status is ‘OK’, the candidate should provide the required information to complete the registration process. Once, the registration is successfully completed, the candidate will able to take the printout of online application form on a A-4 size paper
=> The candidates must affix their recent identical passport size photograph at the place indicated on the printout of Online Application Form and must sign across the photograph after it is affixed so that a part of the signature spreads over the Application Form beyond the photograph. Besides, it should be duly attested by the Head of the University Department/Principal of the Colleges/Gazzetted Officer.
=> BC/SC/ST/PH/VH candidates must enclose the attested copy of the certificate for the same.
=> The printout of online application form along with required documents must reach the Office of APSET by person or through speed/registered post or courier on or before 31.10.2014
=> The envelope containing the Application Form should be superscribed “SET TS & AP State Eligibility Test 2014”
=> In order to avoid last minute rush, the candidates are advised to apply early enough. AP-SET office will not be responsible for network problems or any other problem of this nature in submission of Online Application during last days.
FEE STRUCTURE AND MODE OF PAYMENT:
OC - 700/-
BC - 500/-
SC/ST/PH/VH - 250/-
The Registration fee/late fee has to be paid through bank challan only, which is provided along with the online application form in the AP-SET website. Candidates are to be required to take the printout of the prescribed bank challan from the AP-SET website and after the payment of fee it has to be enclosed with the printed filled in online application form.
SET TS & AP 2014-15 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.
Online registration starts: 0.10.2014
Last Date for Online Registration: 31.10.2014
With late fee of Rs. 100 : 01.11.2014 to 08.11.2014
With late fee of Rs. 200 : 08.11.2014 to 15.11.2014
Date of Examination SET TS & AP 2014-15: 04-01-2015
As per the UGC guidelines the CSIR/UGC-NET syllabus has been adopted for the conduct of AP-SET for all the 27 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.
GENERAL PAPER ON TEACHING AND RESEARCH APTITUDE (PAPER – I)
Subject Code - Subject
01 - Geography -
02 - Chemical Sciences
03 - Commerce
04 - Computer Science & Applications
05 - Economics
06 - Education
07 - English
08 - Earth Science
09 - Life Sciences
10 - Journalism & Mass Communication
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
25 - Libray and Information Science
26 - Sanskrit
27 - Social Work
List of cities where SET TS & AP 2014-15 will be conducted in 2014-15
Centre Code - Examination Centre
11 - Hyderabad
12 - Warangal
13 - Nizamabad
14 - Nalgonda
15 - Visakhapatnam
16 - Guntur
17 - Rajahmundry
18 - Nellore
19 - Tirupati
20 - Anantapur
21 - Kadapa
22 - Kurnool
II nd, Floor, Block-II
Osmania University Campus
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:
First - I
Number of Questions - 60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted
Marks - 50x2=100
Duration - 1¼ Hours (09.30 am to 10.45 am
Number of Questions - 50 questions all of which are compulsory
Marks - 50x2=100
Duration - 1¼ Hours (10.45 am to 12.00 noon)
Number of Questions - 75 questions all of which are compulsory
Marks : 75x2=150
Duration : 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.
PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT:
Step-I: Minimum marks to be obtained in APSET for considering a candidate for the eligibility for lectureship:
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below:
Paper-I - 40 (40%)
Paper-II - 40 (40%)
Paper-III - 75 (50%)
Paper-I - 35 (35%)
Paper-II - 35 (35%)
Paper-III - 67.5 (45%) rounded off to 68
Paper-I - 35 (35%)
Paper-II - 35 (35%)
Paper-III - 60(40%)
Step-II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step-I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
Step-III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step-II, will be declared APSET qualified for eligibility for lectureship.
It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by the Moderation Committee of APSET is final and binding.
The candidates will be allowed to carry a carbon printout of the OMR Response Sheets and Test Booklets with them on conclusion of examination.
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