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 
Relaxation eligibility conditions & qualifying criteria are as per U.G.C. notifications. However, the qualifying slots are determined based on the reservation policy prevalent in the Maharashtra State.
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 a 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 (
b) The candidates other than SC/ST/OBC/SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/Transgender/PwD/Orphans, who have secured at least 55% marks (without gracing or rounding off ) in Master’s or equivalent examination, are eligible for this test. The OBC/ SBC/DT(VJ)/NT [belonging to non-creamy layer and SC/ST//Trans-genders/PwD/Orphans who have secured at least 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Master’s or equivalent Examination are eligible for this test. The candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ DT (A)(VJ)/ NT (B,C,D)/ SBC including PwD and Orphans, must ensure that they have a valid category certificate from the Govt. of Maharashtra & Goa.
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/PwD/Orphans/Transgender and OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/ [ Non-Creamy Layer only]. 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) As per reservation policy of the states of Maharashtra and Goa, only their candidates can avail reservation benefits. Therefore, other state-reserved category candidates must write General Category in their online application form. Failure to do this will be an offense. Since the result of SET is provisional, and by mistake if such candidates qualify under the reserved category, they will be treated as disqualified.
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 07, 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 are neither required to send any certificates/documents in Support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form or Confirmation Page to Nodal agency. However, the candidates, in their own Interest, must ensure their eligibility for the test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the nodal agency at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action. Nodal Agency do not verify the information provided by the candidates in their application form, hence candidature of all applicants will be purely provisional subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.
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 and shall not be issued a certificate.
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 PPPR/Research) are not eligible for the SET.
k) The SET Nodal Agency will not issue any mark sheet to qualified/not qualified candidates. Students should note that there is a provision for online verification of M-SET result by the employer.The SET Unit will issue e-certificate to qualified candidates based on the information provided by the candidate in the online application form. (For details refer to ‘g’ above).
Reservation Policy for SET :
-As per UGC notification, the reservation policy prevalent in the state is to be followed. As per reservation policy of Maharashtra state, 13% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste(SC), 7% for Scheduled Tribe(ST), 19% for Other Backward Classes(OBC), 10% of the seats are reserved for EWS (Open), 2% for SBC, 3% for DT (A) VJ, 2.5% for NT(B), 3.5% for NT(C), 2% for the category NT(D),belonging to the Non Creamy layer (NCL)only, 38% for the category General/unreserved. There is 1% horizontal reservation for Orphans (Refer Appendix 3) and 5% horizontal reservation for persons with bench mark disability (Maharashtra GR, RPwD Act 2016, sect 32(1), (U.G.C. letter No. 15-4(June 2013)-2013(NET)PWD, dated 22 April, 2022).