About HP SET 2019

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Authorized Agency) conducts the State Eligibility Test (SET) for determining the Eligibility for recruitment to the post(s) of Assistant Professor(s) in universities and colleges located within the State of Himachal Pradesh. Candidates applying must ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the State Eligibility Test (SET). The HP SET is conducted in 22 subjects as given below. Eligible candidates can fill the application form in online mode. The admit card is issued 5 days prior to the exam date to only those candidates who fill the application form successfully. The result is declared in online mode. The Test consists of two papers - paper I and II. Both the papers consist of only objective type questions. The exam is held on a single day in two separate sessions.

Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Duration 3 Hours

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HP SET 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

10 Dec, 2019 - 30 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

HP SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who secure at least 55% marks (50% for reserved categories) in Master's Degree or equivalent examination from Universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for HP SET.

The PhD Degree holders whose Master‟s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1993 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in HP SET.

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. In case the subject of a candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC NET/UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.

HP SET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

The application form of HP SET is released by the examination authority in online mode. Candidates are required to apply online at the official website. Along with filling the application form, candidates must also deposit the application fee of Rs.700 for general category, Rs.350 for OBC and Rs.175 for SC/ST/PwD. in online mode. Candidates can deposit the requisite Examination Fees at any branch of Punjab National Bank through 'e-Challan' generated through the official website. Thereafter, they are required to visit the website again to access the home page of the "Online application filling system' by entering User ID and Password earlier created by the candidates on or before the last date. Click on 'Fee details' and enter the details of 'Branch Code/Name, Transaction Number and Date of deposit' and then click on 'Update Fee Details'.

Interested candidates must carefully go through the eligibility criteria of HP SET before beginning to fill up the HP SET application form.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 700
OBC Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 350
ST, SC Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 175

HP SET 2019 Syllabus

General paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude
Teaching aptitude
Research aptitude
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
Logical reasoning
Data interpretation
Information and communication technology (ICT)
People, Development and Environment
Higher education system
Chemical sciences
Inorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Organic chemistry
Interdisciplinary topics Chemistry in Nanoscience and Technology
Catalysis and Green Chemistry
Medicinal chemistry
Supramolecular Chemistry
Environmental chemistry
Business Environment and International Business
Accounting and auditing
Business economics
Business finance
Business Statistics and Research Methods
Business Management and Human Resource Management
Banking and Financial Institutions
Marketing management
Legal Aspects of Business
Income-Tax and Corporate Tax Planning
Micro economics
Macro economics
Statistics and econometrics
Mathematical Economics
International economics
Public Economics
Money and banking
Growth and Development of Economics
Environmental Economics and Demography
Indian economy
Educational Studies
History, Politics and Economics of Education
Learner and Learning Process
Teacher education
Curriculum Studies
Research in education
Pedagogy, Andragogy and Assessment
Technology in/ for Education
Educational Management, Administration and Leadership
Inclusive education
Fiction, short story
Non-fictional prose
Language: basic concepts, theories and pedagogy.
English in India: History, Evolution and Futures
Literary criticism
Literary theory post World War II
Research methods and materials in English
Geography of Environment
Population and Settlement Geography
Geography of Economic Activities and Regional Development
Cultural, Social and Political Geography
Geographic thought
Geographical Techniques
Geography of India
Negotiating the sources
Pastoralism and food production
Indus/Harappa Civilization
Vedic and later Vedic periods
Expansion of state system
From State to Empire
Dissolution of Empire and emergence of regional powers
Gupta Vakataka Age
Harsha and his times
The emergence of Regional Kingdoms
Kingdoms in South India
Kingdoms in Eastern India
Kingdoms in Western India
Kingdoms in North India
Characteristics of early Medieval India
Agrarian Economy
Trade and Urbanization
Growth of Brahminical religions
Education and educational institutions
Arab contracts
Source of Medieval Indian History
Political developments
Foundation of the Mughal Empire
The Vijayanagara and the Bahmanis
Rise of the Marathas & the foundation of swaraj by Shivaji
Administration & economy
Sher Shah’s administrative reforms
The administrative system in the Deccan
Trade and Commerce
Society and culture
The Sufis
Bhakti movement
The saints of the Medieval Period
The Sikh Movement
Social classification
Rural society
Position of Women
Fine arts
Sources of Modern Indian History
Rise of British power
British relations with principal Indian States
Colonial economy
Decline of industries
British Industrial policy
Growth of New Urban Centre’s
Indian society in transition
The new education
Indian renaissance
Women’s question
The printing press
Modernization of Indian languages and literary forms
Rise of Indian Nationalism
Birth of Indian National Congress
Gandhian Mass Movements
Left wing politics
Depressed class movement
Communal politics
India after independence
The structure of Bureaucracy
New education policy
Economic policies and the planning process
Linguistic reorganization of states
Foreign policy initiatives
Historical method, Research, Methodology and Historiography
Life science
Molecules and their interaction relevant to biology
Cellular organization
Fundamental processes
Cell communication and cell signaling
Developmental biology
System physiology – plant
System physiology – animal
Inheritance biology
Diversity of life forms
Ecological principles
Evolution and behavior
Applied biology
Methods in biology
Mass communication and journalism
Introduction to journalism and mass communication
Communication for development and social change
Reporting and editing
Advertising and Marketing Communication
Public Relations and Corporate Communication
Media laws and ethics
Media management and production
ICT and Media
Film and visual communication
Communication Research
Mathematical science
Linear algebra
Complex analysis
Ordinary differential equations (ODEs)
Partial differential equations (PDEs)
Numerical analysis
Calculus of variations
Linear integral equations
Classical mechanics
Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis
Vedic and later Vedic periods
Technical terms
Folk music
Rasa and Aesthetics
Research methodology and pedagogy, avenues, interdisciplinary aspects and modern technology
Hindustani music Applied theory
History of Indian music, contribution of musicologists and their textual tradition
Compositional forms and their evolution
Musical instruments and its classification
Contribution of composers/performers to Indian music
Ghana and institutional system and conferences of Hindustani music
Karnataka music Applied theory
Historical perspective of music- contributions of scholars, musicologists, musical concepts in treatises
Compositional forms and their evolution
Music instruments of India
Contribution of composers/performers to music (Indian and western)
Prominent banis, music training, education and propagation
Percussion Applied theory – taal & avanadhavadhya
History of music, treies and controbution of musicologist
Detailed study of the texts
Detailed study of compositional forms of avanaddha vadyas
Classification of musical instruments, descriptions of musical instruments from ancient to present period in India
Performer & composers
Detailed study of gharanas and institutional system in music
Rabindra Sangeet Applied theory
Historical perspective of music
Composition forms and their evolution
Music instrument of India
Contribution of scholars/performer and their textual traditions
Gharana and institutionalized system of music
Classical Indian: Epistemology and Metaphysics
Classical western: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern: epistemology and metaphysics
Indian ethics
Western ethics
Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Recent Western Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy: Indian
Social and Political Philosophy: Western
Applied philosophy
Physical education
Unit 1 Physical education and adapted physical education, their objectives Philosophies of education as applied to physical education
Development of Physical education in Greece, Rome, Sweden, Russia England, Denmark, Germany, USA, Australia and China.
Growth and development of physical education in India
Teaching Aptitude
Social aspects of sports
Ancient & Modern Olympics games, Asian and Commonwealth games.
tructure and functions of international and national bodies controlling various games and sports,. Prominent honours and awards in games and sports.
Unit 2 Exercise physiology its scope and importance in the field of physical education and sports.
Cardio respiratory adaptations to long and short term physical activities
Neuro-muscular junction and transmission of nerve impulse, kinesthetic Sense organs and neural control of motor skills.
Bio-Chemical aspects of exercise
Recovery process
Environmental influence on Human Physiology under exercise.
Women in sports
Physiological responses of various therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation
Physiological aspects of various Ergogenic aids. Massage manipulations and their physiological responses
Unit 3 Kinesiology and biomechanics. Modern trends in biomechanics. Planes and Axes of human body. Joints and their movements
Muscle attachments
Linear and Angular Kinematics and Kinetics
Friction, Spin, impact and elasticity
Air and water dynamics
Mechanical advantage and applications of Levers in sports
Posture and its deformities with their corrective exercises
Kinesiological, Muscular and mechanical analyses of fundamental movements
Mechanical analyses of major sports skills
Unit 4 Sports psychology
Motivation in sports
Psychological factors affecting sports performance
Group dynamics, Group cohesion and leadership in sports
Cognitive process
Transfer of training and its types with its implication in sports.
Long and short term psychological preparation for performance/ competition
Psychological skill training for activation and relaxation
Spectators and sports performance
Unit 5 Development of teacher education for physical education in India. Comparative study of professional preparation in physical education of India with those of USA, Russia, Germany, Australia and UK
Professional and other courses of physical education in India. Role of Government agencies monitoring professional courses in physical education
Qualities, qualifications and responsibilities of physical education personnel at primary, secondary and higher education levels. Scope of physical education personnel in the promotion of health, fitness and wellness
Recent Government policies for promoting physical education and sports in India
Hierarchy of organizational set-up in physical education at Schools, Colleges and University level
Role of public & private sectors in the promotion of physical education and sports in the country
Curriculum Development
Curriculum design and content
Teaching aids
Curriculum evaluation
Unit 6 Health
Community health programme-
School health programme and personal hygiene
Communicable diseases
Psychosomatic disorders/ sedentary life style diseases
Obesity related health problems. Body weight control and its significance on health. Role of exercise, dieting and combination of exercise & dieting on weight control.
Effects of smoking, alcohol, & drugs on health; prevention and rehabilitation
Unit 7 Sports training
Coordinative Abilities
Technique and Skill
Talent Identification
Unit 8 Research in Physical Education
Methods of research
Identification and formulation of research problem. Types of research hypotheses and their formulation. Hypotheses testing
Tools of Research
Sources and steps of literature search-
Sampling techniques
Data, its types and collecting measures
Normal probability curve and grading scales
Statistical processes, their importance and uses in research
Application of parametric and non parametric statistical techniques in research
Computer Applications
Preparation of research proposal, report, abstract, paper for publication and paper for presentation
Unit 9 Test, measurement and evaluation
Criteria of selecting an appropriate test and administration of testing programme
Types of tests and construction of standard knowledge and skill tests
Tests for fitness
Test for fitness components
Sports skill tests
Anthropometric Measurements
Somatotype and Posture evaluating techniques
Testing of Physiological Phenomenons
Tests for Psychological Variables
Unit 10 Management
Personnel management
Financial management
Facility Management
Role of sports manager
Event Management
Public Relation
Physical Science Part-A core
Mathematical methods of physics
Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory
Quantum mechanics
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Electronics and experimental methods
Physical Science Part-B Advanced
Mathematical methods of physics
Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory
Quantum mechanics
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Electronics and experimental methods
Atomic & Molecular Physics
Condensed matter physics
Nuclear and particle physics
Political science
Political theory
Political thought
Indian political thought
Comparative political analysis
International relations
India’s foreign policy
Political institutions in India
Political processes in India
Public administration
Governance and public policy in India
Emergence of Psychology
Research methodology and statistics
Psychological testing
Biological basis of behavior
Attention, perception, learning, memory and forgetting
Thinking, intelligence and creativity
Personality, motivation, emotion, stress and coping
Social psychology
Human development and interventions
Emerging areas
Public administration
Introduction to public administration
Administrative thought
Indian administration
State & local administration
Comparative and development administration
Economic and financial administration
Social welfare administration
Public policy
Governance and good governance
Research methodology
Specific study of Vedic literature
Darśana literature:Special study
Grammar and linguistics
Specific study of grammar
Sanskrit literature, poetics and prosody
Specific study of the topics
Purāṇetihāsa, dharmaśāstra and epigraphy
Sociological theory
Research methodology and methods
Basic concepts and institutions
Rural and urban transformations
State, Politics and Development
Economy and society
Environment and society
Family, marriage and kinship
Science, Technology and Society
Culture and symbolic transformations
Tourism administration and management
Tourist/ visitor/ traveller/ excursionist
Earth’s movement
Nature and characteristic of tourism products of India
Historical background of travel trade, significance of travel agency business, types of travel agent
Distinctive characteristics of hospitality industry
Concept of goods & services
Tourism planning
Managerial processes, functions, skills, and roles in organization, systems, contingency and operational approaches to management

HP SET 2019 Exam Pattern

HP SET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

According to the HP SET exam pattern, Paper-I shall be of general nature, and will 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. The paper shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions and each question will carry 2 marks. The maximum marks of the paper is 100 and the duration of the paper will be one hour. 

HP SET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Paper-II of HP SET shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidates. They need to finish the paper within 2 hours.

HP SET 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of HP SET is issued to the candidates a week prior to the date of exam in online mode. Candidates must take a printout of the HP SET admit card. They have to carry the admit card on the day of exam as not candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam without it.

HP SET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Himachal Pradesh Shimla

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving license
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Employee card

HP SET 2019 Result

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission releases the HP SET in online in PDF mode only.

Top 6% of the appearing candidates who appear in all three papers and secure at least 40% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to General Category and at least 35% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to reserved categories will be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor by following the reservation policy of the State Government.

If there is a tie at the least qualifying cut-off marks in any given subject, then all candidates who are tied (i.e. have the same marks) will be considered as qualified and as such the number of qualified candidates may exceed 6%.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 40
OBC 35
SC 35
ST 35

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