APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2020-21 Paper-I Syllabus (Teaching and Research Aptitude)

 APPSC Assistant Professor Recruitment 2020-21 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for APPSC Assistant professor are the minimum educational qualification an applicant must have in order to be eligible to apply for the post. The eligibility criteria of APPSC Assistant Professor is given below:

  1. Applicant must have at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master's Degree level in the relevant subject. 

  2. Applicant must have qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC, CSIR or any similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET or SET.
Unit 01 (Teaching aptitude )
  • Teaching:Nature,objectives,characteristics and basic requirements
  • Learner's characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching
  • Methods of teaching
  • Teaching aids
  • Evaluation systems
Unit 02 (Research aptitude)
  • Research:meaning, characteristics and types
  • Steps of research
  • Methods of research
  • Research ethics
  • Paper,article,workshop,seminar,conference and symposium
  • Thesis writing: its characteristics and format

Unit 03 (Reading comprehension)


Unit 04 (Communication )

Communication:Nature,characteristics,types,barriers and effective classroom communication

 Unit 05 (Reasoning )

  • Number series
  • Letter series
  • Codes
  • Relationships
  • Classification

 Unit 06 (Logical reasoning )

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogies: word analogy,applied analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning logical diagrams: simple diagrammatic relationship,multi-diagrammatic relationship
  • Venn diagram
  • Analytical reasoning

 Unit 07 (Data interpretation )

  • Sources,acquisition and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data

Paper 1 - Teaching and research aptitude: Unit 08 Information and communication technology(ICT)

  • ICT:meaning,advantages,disadvantages and uses
  • General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing

Paper 1 - Teaching and research aptitude: Unit 09 (People and environment )

  • People and environment interaction
  • Sources of pollution
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life,exploitation of natural and energy resources
  • Natural hazards and mitigation

Paper 1 - Teaching and research aptitude: Unit 10 (Higher education system:)

  • Governance,polity and administration
  • Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India
  • Formal and distance education
  • Professional/technical and general education
  • Value education:governance,polity and administration
  • Institutions and their interactions


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