About MP SET 2019

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has release the exam dates for MP State Eligibility Test (SET)  for recruitment of teachers for Higher Education Department, MP Government and Assistant Teacher. The MP SET 2019 exam is held in the offline mode. The application form of MP SET is released in online mode. Eligible candidates can fill and submit their application form is in online as well as offline mode. MP SET is held for two papers -I and II in 19 subjects. To appear in MP SET 2019, candidates must have completed their post-graduation with 55% marks for general category and 50% for OBC/SC/ST categories. The paper I carry 100 questions while paper II  have 200 questions in total. The date, time and venue of MP SET is mentioned in the hall ticket. Candidates are selected on the basis of the merit lists prepared by the authority.

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Conducting Body: Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission
MP SET Paper 1 - Duration 1 Hour +1 More

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MP SET 2019 Important Dates

MP SET (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

08 Apr, 2019

Score Card | Mode: Online

06 Apr, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

14 Jan, 2019 - 17 Jan, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

14 Oct, 2018 - 14 Nov, 2018

Application Correction | Mode: Online

11 Oct, 2018 - 11 Nov, 2018

Application | Mode: Offline and Online

08 Oct, 2018

Advertisement | Mode: Online

MP SET Paper 2 (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

19 Jan, 2019 - 24 Jan, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

22 Jan, 2019

Answer Key - January 22, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online

21 Jan, 2019

Answer Key - January 21, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online

20 Jan, 2019

Answer Key - January 20, 2019 Exam | Mode: Online

MP SET Paper 1 (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

19 Jan, 2019

Answer Key | Mode: Online

17 Jan, 2019

Exam - Session I | Mode: Online

17 Jan, 2019

Exam - Session II | Mode: Online

MP SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

MP SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have a master's degree from recognised State or Central Universities/Institutes.

  • Candidates must have passed from UGC NET recognised institutes.

  • Candidates must have minimum 55% marks for general category and 50% marks for OBC/SC/ST and PwD categories.

MP SET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

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

MP SET 2019 Application Form 

  • MPPSC has released the application form of MP SET  in online mode

  • To register online, candidates must select ‘Click here to Apply’

  • Candidates must enter the details such as personal, academic, communication and other required details in the online MP SET application form

  • After entering all details, candidates have to click on ‘upload image’ to upload their scanned photograph and signature. The images should be in jpg format

  • After submitting all details candidates can preview/edit details in the online application form before final submission

  • After checking all details in the application form, candidates can proceed to payment option.

  • Candidates can pay the MP SET application fees through Internet banking, credit card/debit card (Visa/Rupay/Master Card/Maestro Card)

Application Fees:

  • General – Rs. 1200 + 40 Bank charges

  • SC/ST/OBC – Rs. 600 +40 Bank charges

After submitting the application form of MP SET  in online mode. Candidates have to take a print out of the online application form along with all supporting documents regarding the eligibility through registered post to

Exam Controller SET
State Eligibility Test (SET Cell)
Residency Area, Indore (MP) - 452001

After payment candidates have to take a printout of the online MP SET  application form. If any candidates face discrepancies while filling the MP SET application form, they can contact the officials at 07554019400.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1200
ST, SC, OBC Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 600
ST, OBC, General, SC PWD Online, Offline Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 600

MP SET 2019 Syllabus

General paper on teaching and research aptitude
Teaching aptitude
Research aptitude
Reading comprehension
Reasoning (including mathematical)
Logical reasoning
Data interpretation
Information and communication technology (ICT)
People and environment
Higher education system : governance, polity and administration
Chemical sciences paper – II and paper – III
Inorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Organic chemistry
Commerce paper - II and paper - III (A) [core group]
Business environment
Financial and management accounting
Business economics
Business statistics and data processing
Business management
Marketing management
Financial management
Human resources management
Banking and financial institution
International business
Commerce paper - III (B) [elective / optional]
Accounting and finance
Human resource management
International business
Income-tax law and tax planning
Defence and strategic studies paper – II and paper - III
Theories and concepts
Problems of peace and security
Global security issues
Issues in conflict resolution
Economic, science and technology issues and national security
Economics paper – II
Micro-economic analysis
Macro-economic analysis
Development and planning
Public finance
International economics
Indian economy
Statistical methods
Economics paper - III (A) (core group)
Theory of demand – axiomatic approach, demand functions, consumer behavior under conditions of uncertainty
Keynesian and post-keynesian approaches to theory of output and employment; concepts of investment multiplier; consumption hypotheses
Development and growth – role of institutions
Theories of taxation, types, incidence and effects
‘Monetary approach’ and adjustment in the balance of payments
Components of money supply
Industrial structure and economic growth
Population and economic development – interrelation between population, development and environment, sustainable development
Role of agriculture in India economy – share of agriculture, interrelationship between agriculture and industry
Application of differential and integral calculus in theories of consumer behavior, production and pricing under different market conditions
Economics paper - III (B) [Elective/ Optional]
Single equation linear model: assumption and properties of OLS
Theory of consumer behavior and theory of firms
The rise and fall of Breton-wood and emerging international monetary system
Growth and productivity trends in Indian agriculture
Planning and economic development
English paper – II
Chaucer to Shakespeare
Jacobean to restoration periods
Augustan age: 18th century literature
Romantic period
Victorian period
Modern period
Contemporary period
American and other non-British literatures
Literary theory and criticism
Rhetoric and prosody
English paper - III (A) (core group)
Literary comprehension
Up to the renaissance
Jacobean to restoration periods
Augustan age : 18th century literature
Romantic period
Victorian and pre-raphaelites
Modern British literature
Contemporary British literature
Literary theory and criticism up to T.S. Eliot
Contemporary theory
English paper - III (B) (elective/ optional)
History of english language, english language teaching
European literature from classical age to the 20th century
Indian writing in english and Indian literature in english
American and other non-British english literatures
Literary theory and criticism
Geography paper – II
Geomorphology: fundamental concepts
Climatology: composition and structure of the atmosphere
Oceanography: ocean deposits, coral reefs
Geographic thought: general character of geographic knowledge during the ancient and medieval period
Population geography: patterns of world distribution
Economic geography: sectors of economy : primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary
Political geography: heartland and rimland theories
Regional planning: regional concept in geography
Geography of India: physiographic divisions
Cartography: types of maps : techniques for the study of spatial patterns of distribution
Geography paper - III (A & B) [core and elective/ optional]
Geomorphology: fundamental concepts
Climatology: composition and structure of the atmosphere
Oceanography : origin of ocean basins
History of geographic thought : general character of geographic knowledge during the ancient and medieval period
Population geography : nature, scope, subject matter and recent trends
Economic geography : location of economic activities and spatial organization of economies
Political geography : definition and scope of political geography
Regional planning : regional concept in geography; its application to planning
Geography of India : physiographic divisions
Cartography : maps as a tool in geographical studies
History paper – II
Concepts, ideas and terms
Ancient Indian history
Medieval Indian history
Modern Indian history
History paper - III (A) (core group)
From the Indus valley civilization to the Mahajanapadas
India from the 4th century AD toh 12th century AD
India from 1206 to 1526
India from 1526 onward
Socio-economic and cultural life under the Mughals
Foundation of the British rule
Economic and social policies
National movement and post-independent India
World history – concepts, ideas and terms
Research in history
History paper - III (B) (Elective/ Optional)
Ancient Indian history
Medieval Indian history
Modern Indian history
Home science paper – II and paper – III (A) [core group]
Food science
Nutrition science
Institutional management
Resource management
Human development
Non-formal education and extension education
Development and educational communication
Methods of research
Home science paper - III (B) [elective/optional]
Food and nutrition
Institutional management and dietetics
Child and human development
Clothing and textiles
Home and community resource management
Home science extension education
Law paper – ii
Constitutional law of India
Legal theory
Public international law
Family law
Law of contracts-general principles
Law of torts
Law of crimes-general principles
Labor law
Law paper - III (A) (core group)
Essential features of Indian constitution
Nature, scope and importance of administrative law
Nature and sources of law
General principles of criminal law-meaning, nature, essentials and stages of offence
Environmental pollution-meaning of environment and environment pollution; kinds of pollution
Nature of international law and its sources
Marriage, divorce, adoption and guardianship
Concept and development of human rights
Nature and definition of tort
Partnership act-nature and essentials of partnership mutual rights and liabilities of partners, advantages of registration of firms
Life sciences paper – II and paper – III
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
System physiology - plant
System physiology - animal
Mathematical sciences
Analysis: elementary set theory, finite, countable and uncountable sets, real number system as a complete ordered field, archimedean property, supremum, infimum
Complex analysis: algebra of complex numbers, the complex plane, polynomials, power series, transcendental functions such as exponential, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions
Ordinary differential equations (ODEs)
Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis
Music paper-II and paper-III (A) [core group]
Applied theory
Compositional forms and their evolution
Gharanas and gayaki
Contribution of scholars to Indian music and their textual tradition narad, bharat, dattil, matanga, sharangadeve, nanyadeve and others
Historical perspective of music
Folk music
Music teaching and research technologies
Mathematical sciences paper - III (B) [Elective/ Optional]
Aesthetics, rasa
Gharanas, baj, sampradaya, composers and musicians
Interdisciplinary studies in music such as music and philosophy, music and religion music and culture, music and social sciences, music and science
New trends of Indian music in post-independence era
Research in music and its new avenues, music education
Folk music, music festivals, temple music
Philosophy paper – II
Classical Indian philosophy
Modern western philosophy
Classical western philosophy
Philosophy paper - III (A) [Core Group]
Vyavaharika and paramarthika satta
Appearance and reality
Definition of knowledge
Concept of pratyaksa in nyaya
Rna and Rta
Good, right, justice
Ethical cognitivism and non-cognitivism
Truth and validity
Truth-functions and propositional logic
Philosophy (elective/optional)
Possibility and need of comparative religion, commonality and differences among religions
The linguistic turn and the conception of philosophy, semantics
Phenomenology as an approach to the understanding of the human condition
Sources, general features, similarities and differences, brahman
Conceptions of knowledge, truth and love and their relationship, language, understanding and culture
Physical sciences paper – II and paper – III part ‘A’ core
Mathematical methods of physics
Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory electrostatics: gauss’s law and its applications, laplace and poisson equations, boundary value problems
Quantum mechanics
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Electronics and experimental methods
Physical sciences paper – II and paper – III part ‘B’ advanced
Mathematical methods of physics
Classical mechanics
Electromagnetic theory
Quantum mechanics
Thermodynamic and statistical physics
Electronics and experimental methods
Atomic and molecular physics
Condensed matter physics
Nuclear and particle physics
Political science paper – II
Political theory and thought
Comparative politics and political analysis
Indian government and politics
Public administration
International relations
Political science paper - III (A and B) (core group & elective / optional)
Political theory
Political thought
Comparative politics and political analysis
Political development
Making of the Indian constitution
Dynamics of state politics
Growth of public administration as a discipline
Development planning and administration in India
Theories of international relations
End of cold war, globalization and political economy of international relations in the contemporary world
Sociology paper – II
Sociological concepts
Sociological theory
Sociology paper - III (A) [Core Group]
Phenomenology and ethno methodology
Neo-functionalism and neo-Marxism
Structuration and post-modernism
Conceptualizing Indian society
Theoretical perspectives
Contemporary issues : socio-cultural
Contemporary issues : developmental
Issues pertaining to deviance
Current debates
The challenges of globalization
Sociology paper - III (B) [Elective / Optional]
Rural sociology
Industry and society
Sociology of development
Population and society
Gender and society

MP SET 2019 Exam Pattern

MP SET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

  • Paper 1 of MP SET will consist of General Teaching and Research Aptitude.
  • The test will comprise of 100 marks carrying 50 questions 
  • For each question, 2 marks will be awarded while there will no negative marking for wrong answers
  • The questions will be of objective type comprising matching, True/False, Assertion-Reasoning Type
  • The duration of the exam is 1 hour

MP SET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

MP SET 2018 Exam Pattern - Paper 2

  • The paper 2 of MP SET 2019 will comprise of questions as per the preference

  • Paper 2 of MP SET 2018 will consist of multiple choice questions

  • The second question paper will carry 200 marks comprising of 100 questions

  • For each correct answer, 2 marks will be awarded. No negative marking will be given for the incorrect answer.

  • The duration of paper 2 is 2 hours

MP SET 2019 Admit Card

MPPSC has released the admit card of MP SET 2019 in online mode. Only those candidates who have registered successfully will be issued the MP SET admit card. Applicants can download the admit card by entering their application number, gender and date of date of birth in the login window. MP SET admit card is an important document that must be carried to the examination hall without which they will not be allowed to take the online exam. Along with the admit card, candidates should also carry one identity proof (prescribed by MPPSC) to the examination hall.

If any candidate has forgotten the application number, then they can get it back by clicking ‘know your application number’ and entering registration number and date of birth in the login window. 

MP SET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Madhya Pradesh Indore

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Driving license
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Bank passbook with photograph
  • State/central ID proof
  • College ID proof
  • Domiciled certificate if any

MP SET 2019 Result

MPPSC will announce the result of MP SET  in online mode. The authority will prepare two merit lists. The first merit list will be prepared for only those candidates who have qualified in Paper 1 and 2 and obtained category-wise minimum qualifying marks i.e. 40 % for General and 35% for SC/ST/PWD. The top 6% of the candidates will be selected. 

The second merit list will be prepared on the basis of the first merit list. As per the new rule, out of the total qualified candidates 15% SC, 7.5% ST and  3% PWD will be declared qualified in MP SET 2019.

MP SET 2019 Cutoff

MP SET Cutoff 2019

The MPPSC prescribes the minimum qualifying marks to be obtained in MP SET 2019 to be considered eligible for the post of Assistant Professor. The candidates have to obtain the following minimum MP SET Cutoff 2019 marks separately in Paper I and II as given below:


Paper I

Paper II


40 (40%)

40 (40%)


35 (35%)

35 (35%)

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