APSET 2013 Notification Expected in March/April 2013
Hyderabad: Officials have begun exercise to hold another State Eligibility Test in Andhra Pradesh. Nearly one and half lakh people appeared for the first SET that was held on 27th July, 2012. The officials are now making arrangements to held the second State Eligibility Test – SET. As a part of this, they will be sending proposal to University Grants Commission for approval.
Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test is conducted for filling degree lecturer posts. The test pattern is similar to that of National Eligibility test. The states which wish to conduct SET are required to take accreditation from UGC. The test will be in the objective mode. There will be three papers containing multiple choice questions.
For the first State Eligibility Test, officials requested approval for 30 subjects and University Grants Commission has get approval for holding SET in 24 subjects. Officials are now planning to ask the approval of UGC for more subjects for this SET. The subjects for which approval will be requested will be decided in a meeting that will be organized in the first week of December, 2012 in which higher education council higher officials will meet.
In the first State Eligibility Test, University Grants Commission has given approval for Anthropology, Chemical Sciences, Computer Science and Applications, Chemical Sciences, Economics, English, Education, Life Sciences, Earth science, Hindi, History Law, Physical Sciences, Linguistics, Education, Mathematical Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, History, Hindi, Management, Telugu, Sociology, Urdu etc. It has not given permission for another six subjects.
According to higher officials, University Grants Commission gives approval for only 18 subjects for conducting State Eligibility Test for the first time. But for Andhra Pradesh it has given approval for 24 subjects. Officials are now proposing to seek permission for subjects such as Geography, Sanskrit, Journalism, Social Work, Environmental Science and Sanskrit which have a great demand.
For conducting State Eligibility Test, the states have to seek permission from University Grants Commission every year. According to officials they are planning to take permission from University Grants Commission for three or five years. The notification for State Eligibility Test can be expected to be issued between March and May 2013 after getting approval from University Grants Commission.