Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) for Assistant Professor
Accredited by U.G.C. & Conducted by
Savitribai Phule Pune University state Agency
(Formerly University Of Pune)

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Eligibility Criteria 
a) The candidates must have Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of SET. The candidates having Post Graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or Foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the Foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence* of their diploma/degree/certificate, with Master's degree of recognized Indian Universities from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (
(* Such candidates who qualify SET will be required to submit equivalence certificate from AIU, Immediately after the result of the SET examination).
b) The candidates other than SC/ST/OBC/SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/Transgender category, who have secured at least 55% marks (without gracing or in Master’s or equivalent examination, are eligible for this test. OBC/SBC/DT(VJ)/NT [belonging to non-creamy layer] and SC/ST/ PH/VH/Trans-genders/PwD (PHPhysically Handicapped, VH- Visually Handicapped i.e. Blind), category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Master’s or equivalent Examination is eligible for this test. The candidates belonging to OBC/ DT (A)(VJ)/ NT (B,C,D)/ SBC must submit a valid category certificate recognized by the Govt. of Maharashtra & Goa. The OBC certificate will not be accepted in lieu of DT(A)(VJ)/ NT(B,C,D)/SBC categories (The OBC certificate is accepted only at national level for UGC-NET and UGC-CSIR NET in lieu of said categories). The Orphans & EWS candidates must submit eligibility Certificate issued by competent authority.
c) The candidates who are studying in the first year of two years Masters Course or in first two semesters of a four semester course of Master’s Degree or studying in the fourth year of five year Integrated Masters Course are not eligible to appear for this test.
d) The candidates who are pursuing their Master's degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for Assistant Professor after they have passed their Master's Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH and OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D) [belonging to non-creamy layer]/Transgender/PwD. Such candidates must complete their Master's Degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
e) The candidates of other States (other than Maharashtra & Goa) belonging to reserved categories shall be treated as Open category, as per the rules of the Maharashtra and Goa States.
f) Candidates can appear for SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only e.g. Commerce :M.Com., Environmental Science : M.Sc. Env. Sci., Life Science : M.Sc. Life Science/Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/ Biotechnology etc., Home Science : M.Sc., M.A. Home Science (Refer Item No. 4 on page 06, for list of SET and P.G. subjects). If a post-graduate subject of any candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, Such candidates can appear for SET in a related or equivalent subject.
g) Candidates should note that their candidature for SET is provisional. It will be deemed final upon verification of eligibility documents, after declaration of the SET result.
h) A candidate who has already qualified SET in a subject, will not be allowed to appear again for SET in the same subject. The candidates violating this rule will be liable for initiating legal action.
i) To apply for the SET, there is no upper age limit.
j) As per the U.G.C. rules the candidates who have passed M.Sc. (by Research) are not eligible to appear for the SET
k) The SET State Agency will not issue any mark sheet to qualified/not qualified candidates. Students should note that there is a provision for online verification of SET result. The SET Unit will issue e-certificate to qualified candidates only on verification of the Eligibility documents immediately after the result of the SET examination.
Reservation Policy for SET :
-Reservation policy of the Government of Maharashtra & Goa is applicable to MH-SET. According to this, 13% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste(SC), 7% for the category Scheduled Tribe(ST), 19% for the category Other Backward Classes (OBC), 2% for the category SBC, 3% for the category DT (A) VJ, 2.5% for the category NT(B), 3.5% for the category NT(C), 2% for the category NT(D), belonging to the Non Creamy layer (NCL) only, 10% OPEN-Economically Weaker Section (OPEN-EWS), 38% for the category General/unreserved.
-Each category will have 4 (four) % reservations horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. (Maharashtra Government GR- Gen. Admin. Section GR. No. - PwD 2018/Section No.-114/16 A 29 May 2019.)
-The OPEN-EWS Category will have 1(one) % reservation horizontally for Orphans.