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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Scheme of Examination
a) The SET will be conducted offline in Objective Mode. The test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions without break as under :
Session Paper Number of Multiple Choice Questions Marks Duration
First I 50 questions all of which are compulsory 50 x 2 = 100  1 hour (10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.)
Second II 100 questions all of which are compulsory 100 x 2 = 200   2 hours (11.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.)
b) Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Paper I shall consist of fifty (50) objective type compulsory questions, two marks each.
Paper I has 4 sets with 4 different Test Booklet Codes viz. A, B, C, D. Student has to ensure that the same Test Booklet Code is pre-printed and pre-shaded on the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) of Paper I.
Paper-II shall consist of hundred (100) objective type compulsory questions, (except mathematical science) based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks. In Mathematical Science, a student has to attempt all questions (100) either from Sections I & II or from Sections I & III only. The OMR sheets with questions attempted from both sections viz., II & III, will be rejected.
Paper II of each subject has 4 sets with 4 different Test Booklet Codes viz., A, B, C, D. Student has to ensure that the same Test Booklet Code is pre-printed and pre- shaded on the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) of Paper II.
Top part of the OMR sheet will be given to each student along with Admit Card to practice writing and shading of Seat No., Subject Code (For both the papers).
All questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering updated syllabi for all subjects.
The Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I & Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with respective Test Booklet.
No corrections in the OMR sheets are permitted. In case of corrections, the candidate shall be responsible for his/her loss.
The detailed instructions for shading subject code, seat number and responses on the OMR sheet are given under item No. 14 on page 18. It may be noted that these instructions to candidates will not be sent to any of the candidate by post.
c) The candidate has to return the original OMR sheet to the invigilator on conclusion of each session. However, the candidates are allowed to carry the Test Booklet of Paper-I and II along with duplicate copy of OMR sheets (carbon less copy) on conclusion of examination only.
d) There will be no negative marking.
e) The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for the states of Maharashtra & Goa states will be conducted based on syllabi of UGC.NET & UGC-CSIR-NET, which have been updated and uploaded on the following websites:
These syllabi are also available on following websites:

These Updated syllabi will be applicable for SET to be conducted on 7th April, 2024.
Now Paper II will contain 100 compulsory MCQs of two marks each from the subject selected by the candidate and the duration of this paper has been made as two hours (120 minutes). Kindly note that the M-SET will be based on two papers only as per UGC-NET.
f) Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking of result :
As per UGC directives, there shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of the questions after SET result. Therefore, candidates should not make any correspondence in this regard with nodal agency once the SET result is declared.