Maharashtra SET - Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Admit Card
Maharashtra SET 2020- Savitribai Phule Pune University has postponed the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test 2020 (also known as Maha SET 2020 or MH SET 2020) which was to be held on June 28, 2020 due to COVID-19. Maharashtra SET 2020 will be conducted offline in Pen and Paper mode for recruitment of Assistant Professors in Universities and Colleges across Maharashtra and Goa. Application form for Maharashtra SET was released on January 1, 2020, and candidates were able to fill up the same till January 21, 2020. Maharashtra SET admit card 2020 was to be released on June 18, 2020 but the new dates will be released soon. Candidates will be able to download their Maharashtra SET 2020 admit card online from the official website using their login credentials. Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (Maha SET) is held every year covering 32 subjects and candidates are required to take 2 papers. Candidates who have a Post Graduate diploma/certificate from a recognized institute with at least 55% marks can appear in Maharashtra SET 2020. Eligibility relaxations are given to candidates belonging to different categories as per Govt. of India guidelines. Read the complete article for all important information regarding the Maharashtra SET examination 2020.
Latest: Maharashtra SET 2020 exam scheduled on June 28 has now been postponed till further notice.
Maharashtra SET 2020- Exam Overview
Name of exam
Maharashtra State Level Eligibility Test (Maha SET)
Mode of Exam
Offline (pen and paper)
Exam Conducting Body
Savitribai Phule, Pune University
Maharashtra SET 2020- Important Dates
Candidates who have applied for Maha SET 2020 should keep these important dates in mind.
Maharashtra SET Important Dates
Maharashtra SET application form 2020
January 1-21, 2020
Application form correction window 2020
January 23-29, 2020
Maharashtra SET admit card 2020
to be announced
Maharashtra SET 2020
To be announced
Maharashtra SET result 2020
To be announced
Maharashtra SET cut off 2020
To be announced
Maharashtra SET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Aspiring candidates should check Maharashtra SET 2020 eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Eligibility criteria of Maharashtra SET 2020 refers to the age limit and educational qualification required in order to appear in the examination.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Age
As per the prospectus of MH SET 2020, there is no upper age limit.
Maharashtra SET Eligibility Criteria 2020- Educational Qualification-
Candidates having Post Graduate diploma/certificate from a U.G.C institute in their SET subject with at least 55% marks are eligible to sit for the exam.
Candidates belonging to OBC/ SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/SEBC [non-creamy layer] and SC/ST/ PH/VH/Trans-genders/PwD, VH categories are required to have secured at least 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in their post-graduation in order to appear in the exam.
Candidates who have qualified in Maharashtra SET prior to 2020 are not eligible to sit in the exam. Also, candidates who have passed M.Sc. (by Research) are not eligible to appear for the SET as per UGC rules.
Relaxation in the marks is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
The relaxation for reserved categories is applicable for candidates belonging to the state of Maharashtra and Goa only. Reserve category candidates of other states are to be treated as open category.
Maharashtra SET 2020 application process was available between January 1-21, 2020. Candidates could fill the application form of Maharashtra SET 2020 by providing their educational and personal details, photograph and scanned signature. These are the steps to fill up Maharashtra SET 2020 application form-
Filling up the application form
Uploading documents, photograph, and signature
Paying MH SET 2020 application Fee
Printout of Maharashtra SET application form
Maharashtra SET 2020 Application Fee
Candidates had to pay the Maharashtra SET application Fee 2020 in order to complete the registration process. Application fees of Maharashtra SET 2020 as per category are-
Maharashtra SET 2020 Application Fee- Category Wise
OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)(Non Creamy Layer)/ SC/ST/PH/VH
*Includes form Processing Fee
Maharashtra SET Exam Centres 2020
Maharashtra SET 2020 will be conducted in 15 city centres. 14 of these Maharashtra SET 2020 exam centres are in Maharashtra and 1 is in Goa.
Maharashtra SET Exam Centres 2020 - Cities of Maharashtra
Maharashtra SET Exam Centres 2020 - City of Goa
Maharashtra SET Exam Pattern 2020
Maha SET 2020 exam will be conducted in two papers. The exam pattern of Maharashtra SET 2020 contains all important information- types of questions, no. of questions, marking scheme, time allotted for the exam, mode of exam, etc. As per the Maharashtra SET 2020 exam pattern prescribed by Savitribai Phule, Pune University, paper I and II will be conducted for 100 and 200 marks respectively. There will be 50 questions in total for paper I and 100 for paper II. Questions will be Multiple choice(MCQ) based. The maximum time allotted for paper I is 1 hour and for paper 2, it is 2 hours. Each question in both papers carries 2 marks. There is no negative mark for wrong attempts therefore, candidates should attempt all the questions without worrying about marks deduction.
Maharashtra SET Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Maharashtra SET 2020 Syllabus
The syllabus of Maharashtra SET 2020 consists of topics from where the questions in the exam will be asked. There are two papers within Maharashtra SET syllabus 2020 - paper I and II. The syllabus for the paper I will be based on ‘Teaching & Research Aptitude’ and for paper II candidates can select from 32 subjects. Candidates should have a postgraduate degree in the subject selected for paper II.
The authorities will release the Maharashtra SET 2020 admit card few days before the date of exam. Candidates will be able to download the admit card of Maharashtra SET 2020 from the official website following these steps-
Go to the official website
Click on the link Maharashtra SET 2020 admit card
Enter login credentials (username & password/application number & date of birth)
Maharashtra SET 2020 admit card will appear on the screen
Download and take a printout of Maha SET 2020 admit card
Admit card of Maharashtra SET 2020 will contain Name, roll no. and date of birth of the candidate, name, and address of the exam centre, exam schedule, exam day instructions, etc.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Exam Day Instructions
Candidates should reach the exam hall at least half an hour before the exam.
Candidates are required to bring one recent size photograph with them.
Candidates must bring printout of their admit cards to the exam hall
Candidates have to carry one photo identity proof (Passport, Driving Licence, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card) to the exam centre.
Candidates have to carry their student ID on the day of the exam.
Candidates are not allowed to carry anything other than their MH SET 2020 admit card and ID card inside the exam hall.
Calculators, stationery items, pagers, electronic gadgets like mobile phones, cameras, watches, etc. are not allowed inside the exam hall.
Candidates must report within the time limit mentioned on the Maharashtra SET hall ticket 2020. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall after that.
In case of a candidate claiming the relaxation under the PwD category, he/she will have to bring PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority as well.
The exam conducting body of Maharashtra SET will release the Maharashtra SET 2020 answer key after the end of the exam. The answer key of Maharashtra SET 2020 for both paper I and paper II will be made available online on the official website. Maha SET 2020 answer key will contain correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. Going through the MH SET 2020 answer key will help the candidates to evaluate their scores and get an idea about their Maharashtra SET 2020 result.
Steps to download Maha SET Answer key 2020
To download the Maha SET 2020 answer key, candidates can follow these steps-
Go to the official website
Find the answer key link of the respective paper according to paper code
Download the answer key PDF
Compare your answers and evaluate your probable score
Savitribai Phule Pune University will declare Maharashtra SET 2020 result after the release of the answer key. Candidates will be able to check their individual result of Maharashtra SET 2020 on the official website by entering their login credentials. Among all candidates who will appear in the MH SET 2020 exam, top 6% of the candidates, securing at least 40% aggregate marks (OPEN/EWS/OrphanCategory) in total (35% aggregate marks in paper I and II together for reserved categories) will be considered qualified. Maharashtra SET scorecard will contain roll number, candidate's name, subject, paper-wise marks and percentage, total marks and qualifying status of the candidate.
How to Check Maharashtra SET 2020 Result?
Step 1. Go to the official website.
Step 2. Find the link ‘Maharashtra SET result 2020’.
Step 3. Select your MH SET 2020 exam date.
Step 4. Select from 'with marks' and 'without marks' option.
Step 5. Enter the necessary login credentials (seat number, name, date of birth and mobile number) and proceed.
Step 6. The result of MH SET 2020 will appear on the screen.
Step 7. Download and take printout of your result.
Maharashtra SET 2020 cut off will be released along with the result. Cut off of Maharashtra SET is the minimum marks required in order to qualify in the examination. MH SET 2020 cut off will be released both according to the category of candidates and all the subjects of the exam. Maha SET cut off is dependent upon factors like the number of applicants, number of vacancies, the difficulty level of the question papers, etc.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Maharashtra SET - Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Admit Card
Question: Is there any negative marking in Maha SET 2020?
No. There is no negative marking in the Maha SET 2020.
Question: Who can appear in the MH SET 2020 exam?
As per the eligibility criteria, candidates with at least 55% marks from a UGC recognized institute in any of the 32 Maharashtra SET 2020 subjects are eligible to appear in the exam.
Question: When can I download the Maharashtra SET hall ticket 2020?
Question: Am I eligible to appear for Maharashtra SET 2020 if I am doing my Masters degree?
Candidates who are studying in the first year/second year of the two years Masters degree course or studying in the fourth year of five years (Integrated) Masters degree Course are not eligible to appear for this test.
Question: Am I eligible to appear in MH SET 2020 if my PG result is awaited?
Yes, candidates are eligible to appear in the Maha SET 2020 exam if their Post Graduation result is awaited or the exams have been delayed.