Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (AP.SET) has released notification for recruitment of Lecturers/Professors in various Universities/Degree Colleges/ Institutions of Higher Education in Andhra Pradesh for the year 2012. The State Eligibility Test (SET) is based on the pattern of the National Eligibility Test (CSIR/UGCNET) conducted by UGC/CSIR.
The State Governments and Union Territories, who wish to conduct the SET are supposed to obtain accreditation from UGC from time to time. As the State Governments were given an option to conduct their own State Level Eligibility Test (SLET), the Andhra Pradesh College Service Commission was identified as the Nodal Agency to conduct SLET for eligibility for Lectureship in colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, APCSE conducted SLET thrice from February,of 1997 to February, 1998. Later, the Government of Andhra Pradesh abolished the APCSE and subsequently UGC has withdrawn accreditation in 2005.
Now, the Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to conduct SET Examination 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 and also to facilitate the candidates to appear for the test in Telugu medium, wherever applicable. After careful consideration of the matter, the UGC, New Delhi has identified the Osmania University as the State Agency for Andhra Pradesh to conduct the State Eligibility Test (SET) in Andhra Pradesh for 24 subjects for the year 2012.
Examination Centers for AP SET 2012