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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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