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

EXAMINATION SCHEME

The Examination will consists of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. The examination for all the three papers would be held on one day, in two separate sessions.

a) The SET will be conducted in Objective Mode. The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions as under.

Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 50 x 2 = 100 1 1/4 hours (10.00 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.)
First II 50 questions all of which are compulsory 50 x 2 = 100 1 1/4 hours (11.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
Second III 75 questions all of which are compulsory 75 x 2 = 150 2 1/2 hours (02.00 P.m. to 04.30 p.m.)

 b) Paper-I  shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would 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 would be evaluated.

c) Paper-II  shall consist of fifty (50) objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks.

d) Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks. All questions of Paper- II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (INCLUDING ALL ELECTIVES, WITHOUT OPTIONS).

e) The syllabus of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III for all subjects is available on website http://setexam.unipune.ac.in Please ignore the instruction given for Paper III under syllabus of respective subject. The SET State Agency will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

f) The Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The candidate shall have to return the original OMR sheet of Paper-I and II together and Paper-III to the invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room. However, candidates are allowed to carry the Test Booklet of Paper-I, II and III along with duplicate copy (carbonless copy) of OMR sheet on conclusion of examination.

g) There will be no negative marking.

h) PROVISIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (INCLUDING VISUALLY CHALLENGED CANDIDATES) i) Thirty minutes compensatory time shall be provided for Paper – I and Paper – II separately. For paper – III, Forty Five minutes compensatory time shall be provided. These candidates, on their request, will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. ii) The Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services of scribe by making prior request (at least one week before the date of SET) in writing to the concerned Center Co-ordinator. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates. iii) The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the concerned Center Superintendent for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the concerned Center Co-ordinator along with his/her certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test. Visually Handicapped (Blind)/Physically Handicapped candidates should produce Medical Certificate issued by Civil Surgeon whenever demanded. 

PROCEDURE & CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF RESULT

This will comprise of following steps:

Step I:  Minimum marks to be obtained in SET for considering a candidate for the eligibility for Assistant Professor: The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below :

CATEGORY MINIMUM MARKS TO BE OBTAINED
PAPER I PAPER II PAPER III
OPEN 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
(OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D))(Non Creamy Layer Category only)
SC/ST/PH/VH
35 (35%) 35 (35%) 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 SET qualified for eligibility for Assistant Professor.