About Maha SET 2019

Savitribai Phule Pune University, formerly University of Pune conducts Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (Maha SET) every year in offline mode for recruiting Assistant Professors across the Universities and Colleges of Maharashtra and Goa. The exam is held for 32 subjects wherein candidates have to take 2 papers – Paper I and II. Paper I is general in nature, while paper II will be pertaining to the subjects selected by the candidates. All the papers are held in offline mode. Top 6% of the total appeared candidates with 40% aggregate marks (General category) and 35% marks (reserved categories) in paper I and II taken together are considered qualified in Maharashtra SET. For both the states – Maharashtra and Goa, the reservation policy of the respective state will be followed for declaring the result of Maha SET. 

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English, Hindi +3 More
Conducting Body: Savitribai Phule Pune University
Duration 5 Hours

Download all details about Maha SET 2019

Download Brochure

Maha SET 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

11 Oct, 2019

Answer Key - Final | Mode: Online

11 Oct, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

22 Jul, 2019 - 05 Aug, 2019

Answer key objection | Mode: Offline

22 Jul, 2019 - 27 Jul, 2019

Answer Key - Interim | Mode: Online

23 Jun, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

13 Jun, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

28 Feb, 2019 - 06 Mar, 2019

Application Correction | Mode: Online

01 Feb, 2019 - 26 Feb, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

Maha SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Maha SET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates with at least 55% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Masters or equivalent exam and SC/ST/OBC/SBC/DT(VJ)/NT candidates (belonging to non-creamy layer) and SC/ST/PH/VH (PH-Physically Handicapped, VH-Visually Handicapped i.e. Blind) with minimum 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Masters or equivalent exam are eligible to appear in Maha SET 2019. 

Candidates must have a Masters degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of SET. Candidates with Post Graduate diploma/certificate by Indian University/Institute or Foreign degree/diploma/certificate by the Foreign University/Institute must ensure the equivalence of the diploma/degree/certificate, with Masters degree recognized by Indian Universities from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. However, such candidates after qualifying MH SET will have to submit equivalence certificate from AIU, immediately after Maha SET result. 

Candidates studying in the first year of two years Masters degree or in first two semesters of a four semester course of Masters are not eligible.

Candidates appeared OR appearing in the final examination of Masters degree and whose result is awaited OR candidates whose exams have been delayed can also apply. However, such candidates will be issued the Maha SET certificate only after they qualify the Masters degree with 55% marks (for general) and 50% marks (for reserved categories).

Candidates have to take MH SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only. 

Candidate, who have already qualified Maharashtra SET in a particular subject, cannot appear in the same subject again. 

There is no upper age limit to take Maha SET.

Candidates having passed M.Sc. (by Research) are not eligible to appear for the exam.

The SET eligibility certificate will be issued to only the qualified candidates on verification of the eligibility documents immediately after the result.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

Maha SET 2019 application form was available in online mode from February 1 to 26, 2019. Candidates could pay the exam fee via online through net banking, credit card/debit card. 

The application process of Maha SET 2019 has the following stages: 


Candidates, first of all, need to register using their email ID, date of birth and mobile number. After the registration, the user ID and password is sent to the candidates' email ID and mobile number. Using the user ID and password, candidates have to log in and start filling the application form.  

Log in and filling the Application Form 

Candidates must log in using the user ID and password sent to them and fill in the application details. Enter all details carefully to ensure smooth submission of the application form. Click on submit button in case all information is correct. Once the candidates click on the submit button, they can not change or modify any information.

Upload Photograph & Signature

Candidates have to select the image files of the passport size photograph (Max size: 50kb JPG or JPEG file) and signature (Max size: 30kb, JPG or JPEG file) for uploading. Candidates have to keep these images ready before filling the application form. 

Application Fee Payment

The last step in the application process of Maha SET is paying the application fee. General category candidates have to pay Rs. 550, while reserved category candidates have to pay Rs. 450 (for reserved category), including the processing fee. Fee payment can be made online only through Credit Card, Debit Card and Internet Banking. 

Print Application Form 

After the successful fee payment, candidates can take the print out of the filled in application form. The print out has two parts – the application form and Online Payment Transaction Details. The printout is for future reference and need not be sent anywhere.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 550
SC, ST, OBC PWD Online Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 450
SC, ST, OBC Online Transgender, Female, Male ₹ 450

Maha SET 2019 Syllabus

Chemical sciences
Structure and bonding
Acids and bases
Redox reactions
Introductory energetic and dynamics of chemical reactions
Aspects of s, p, d, f block elements
IUPAC nomenclature of simple organic and inorganic compounds
Concept of chirality
Common organic reactions and mechanisms
Elementary principles and applications of electronic, vibrational, NMR, EPR, mossbauer and mass spectral techniques to simple structural problems
Data analysis

Maha SET 2019 Preparation Tips


Maha SET Preparation Tips 2019 

   • You should be aware of the syllabus and exam pattern of MH SET. 

   • Make your preparation plan according to the syllabus and time in hand. 

   • Get the best books to study and make your daily targets. 

   • Practise as many mock tests, sample papers and previous years question papers as possible. 

   • Prepare short notes during the preparation. Use the short notes while you revise the topics. 

   • Revision is a must. Use those short notes during revision. 

   • Do not take any new topic or chapter during the last lap of the preparation. 

Maha SET 2019 Exam Pattern

Maha SET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Maha SET Exam Pattern 2019 – Paper I 

Maha SET 2019 exam will have 2 papers – paper I and II. All the papers are compulsory and will be held in offline mode. Paper I carries 50 objective type questions. Paper I is held to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidates. It is designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidates. The paper is for 100 marks and candidates have to complete it in an hour. Each correct answer will get 2 marks. There is no negative marking for wrong answers. 

Maha SET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Maha SET Exam Pattern 2019 – Paper II 

Paper II will be held for two hours wherein candidates have to answer 100 objective type questions based on the subject chosen by them. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks. Incorrect answers will not draw any negative marks. The paper will be held for 200 marks. 

 Candidates can start downloading Maha SET 2019 admit card online. The admit card can be downloaded by only those candidates who have successfully registered for Maha SET 2019. 

To download Maha SET admit card, candidates have to enter their user name and password or application number and date of birth. The admit card is not be sent to any candidate through any other means. Candidates need to take a print out of the admit card after downloading it. Without possessing an admit card, no candidate are permitted to take the test on the exam day. Along with Maharashtra SET admit card, candidates must also carry one prescribed photo ID proof to the examination centre. The photo ID proof list includes Voter ID, Aadhaar Card, Passport, PAN Card and Driving License. 

How to download Maha SET Admit Card 2019

  • Go to the admit card link and click on it
  • Enter MH SET 2019 login credential - user name and password or application number and date of birth
  • Download the admit card and take print out    

Maha SET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Goa Panaji

Documents Required at Exam

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

Maha SET Answer Key 2019 

Maha SET answer key 2019 is released separately for all 32 papers as per their codes. Candidates must download the answer key for the respective code of the paper which they have appeared in. The answer key of MH SET 2019 carries correct answer options of all the questions asked in paper I and II. Candidates can compare and calculate their probable score in the exam with the answer key. In case of discrepancy, candidates can submit their objections against the answer key or the question paper within the specific time period. The final answer key is released after considering all the objections. 

How to download Maha SET Answer key 2019

  •  Go to the answer key link of the respective paper and paper code you have appeared in     
  • Click on the link and download the answer key     
  • Compare your answers and calculate your probable marks

Maha SET result 2019 has been announced online on October 11, 2019. To check the result, candidates have to select the exam date and click on with marks or without marks option, enter seat number, name, date of birth and mobile number and check their result. As per Savitribai Phule Pune University, top 6% of the candidates, who have taken two papers in Maha SET and secure at least 40% aggregate marks (General Category) and minimum 35%  aggregate marks in paper I and II taken together will be considered qualified for the eligibility of Assistant Professors. 

How to check Maha SET Result 2019

  • Visit the official site and click on the result link

  • Select exam date and with marks or without marks option

  • Enter seat number, name, date of birth and mobile number
  • Click on the search result button

Maha SET Cut off 2019

Maha SET has two types of cut offs – one is the minimum qualifying marks and the other cut off is the subject and category-wise cut off percentage. Maha SET 2019 cutoff will be different for all candidates belonging to different categories, as per the subjects they have opted for. According to Savitribai Phule Pune University, top 6% candidates who would have appeared in the exam with 40% marks (General) and 35% aggregate marks in paper I and II will be qualified in the exam. Apart from this, the university will also release subject-wise and category-wise cut off of MH SET 2019. Candidates have to secure both the cut offs to be eligible for Assistant Professor.  

General Information

News and Articles

View More
The question have been saved in answer later, you can access it from your profile anytime. Access now

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books