About TS SET 2019

Telangana State Eligibility Test (TS SET) is conducted by Osmania University on behalf of Telangana State Government. All candidates who hold Master Degree with not less than 50% marks can apply for TS SET. The exam of TS SET is conducted for two papers – paper I and paper II to test the candidates on their knowledge of General Studies and other 29 subjects. Paper I contains 50 questions whereas paper II contains 100 questions. Both the papers carry questions of 2 marks each. Candidates are given 1 hour for paper I while 2 hours are given to the candidates in order to complete paper II. TS SET exam is conducted across the state at 7 regional centres for the recruitment of Lecturers and Assistant Professors in Degree colleges and universities in Telangana. 

Languages English, Telugu
Conducting Body: Osmania University
TS SET Paper 1 - Duration 1 Hour +1 More

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TS SET 2019 Important Dates

Past Dates and Events

23 Aug, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

23 Aug, 2019

Answer Key - Answer key | Mode: Online

05 Jul, 2019 - 06 Jul, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

25 Jun, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

27 Mar, 2019 - 03 Jun, 2019

Application - Late application fee (rs.3000) | Mode: Online

27 Mar, 2019 - 25 May, 2019

Application - Late application fee (rs.2000) | Mode: Online

27 Mar, 2019 - 18 May, 2019

Application - Late application fee (rs.1500) | Mode: Online

27 Mar, 2019 - 13 May, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

23 Mar, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Online

TS SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of TS SET is determined by the exam conducting authority on the basis of age, education qualification and nationality of the candidates. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria of TS SET before they fill the application form. Eligibility criteria of TS SET based on education is the minimum qualification that candidates must have in order to apply for the exam. 

Eligibility Criteria of TS SET on the basis of Age

The exam conducting authority has not determined any upper age limit for TS SET. 

TS SET Eligibility Criteria – Education Qualification

  • Candidates must hold Master Degree with at least 55% marks from recognized University. For those who belong to reserved category – OBC, SC, ST, and PWD must have scored 50% for the same.

  • Candidates who are in final year of their Master Degree or their result is awaited can also apply for TS TET provided they complete their degree within 2 years from the date of declaration of TS SET result. 

  • Candidates who have PhD degree must have completed their Master Degree before September 19, 1992, with 50% (5% relaxation is provided).

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card

The application form of TS SET can be filled by the candidates in online mode. Candidates must fulfill all the eligibility criteria determined by the examination authority before they fill the application form of TS SET. Along with filling of application form of TS SET, candidates must also pay the prescribed application fee without which the form will not be accepted. 

Candidates must fill the application form by following the below-given steps.

Step 1 – Registration

Step 2 -  Filling of details

Step 3 – Uploading of scanned image and signature

Step 4 – Payment of application fee

Step 5 – Final submission

TS SET Application Form – Registration

Candidates must click on the application form link and fill in their name, date of birth, e-mail ID, phone number etc. A registration number and password will be generated which will be sent to the candidates through e-mail or text message.

TS SET Application Form – Filling of important details

Candidates must fill the application form with all correct details. They can access the application form and make changes is required in the TS SET application form by using their registration number and password. Candidates must remember that they can only make changes in the application form until the final submit.

TS SET Application Form - Uploading of scanned image and signature

Further more, candidates are required to upload their scanned photograph and signature in the application form of TS SET. The signature, photograph and caste certificate must be of the specification determined by the examination authority.

Candidates must follow the guidelines mentioned below to upload the photograph and signature.

  • The photograph must be passport size of JPG format.

  • The dimension of the photograph must be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).

  • The picture should be between 20kb to 40 kb. 

  • Signature of the candidates must be in JPG format.

  • The property of the signature must be between 5 kb to 20 kb and dimensions must be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (Height). 

  • Caste Certificate in JPG format of minimum 50 kb to 300kb

TS SET Application Form – Payment of Application Fees

Along with the filling of application fee of TS SET, candidates must also pay the prescribed application fee. The application fee will not be complete without payment of the fee. The table below contains the category wise application fee that must be paid by the candidates. 


Application Fee (Rs.)







Candidates must pay the application in online mode using debit card or credit card.

TS SET Application Form – Final submission

The application form of TS SET must be submitted after filling the detail and payment of application fee. Candidates will not be able to make any changes or modification in the application form of TS SET after the final submission is done.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male, Female ₹ 1200
OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 1000
General, ST, SC, OBC PWD Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 700
SC, ST Online Male, Female ₹ 700

Student Appearing Vs Seat Available

Year Student Appeared Seats Available
2019 None None
General paper on teaching and research aptitude
Teaching aptitude
Research aptitude
Reading comprehension
Logical reasoning
Data interpretation
Information and communication technology
People and environment
Higher education system : governance, polity and administration
Geographic thought
History of geographic thought
Population geography
Settlement geography
Economic geography
Agricultural geography
Industrial geography
Geography of transport and trade
Political geography
Social geography
Cultural geography
Regional planning
Geography of India
Statistical methods
Chemical sciences
Inorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Organic chemistry
Interdisciplinary topics
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
Accounting and finance
Human resource management
Income-tax law and tax planning
Computer science and applications
Discrete structures
Computer arithmetic
Programming in C and C++
Relational database design and SQL
Data and file structures
Computer networks
System software and compilers
Operating systems
Software engineering
Current trends and technologies
Theory of computation
Context free grammars
Turing machine
Chomsky hierarchy of languages
Models for information channel
Variable length codes
Error correcting and detecting codes
Image processing
Data compression techniques
Linear programming problem
Ellipsoid method
Assignment and transportation problems
Shortest path problems
Network flow problem
Non-linear programming
Neural network
Fuzzy systems
Micro-economic analysis
Macro-economics analysis
Development and planning
Public finance
International economics
Indian economy
Statistical methods
Theory of demand
Keynesian and post-keynesian approaches to theory of output and employment
Development and growth
Theories of taxation, types, incidence and effects
Monetary approach and adjustment in the balance of payment
Components of money supply
Industrial structure and economic growth
Population and economic development
Role of agriculture in Indian economy
Application of differential and integral calculus in theories of consumer behavior
Single equation linear model
Simultaneous equation models
Techniques of forecasting
Theory of consumer behavior and theory of firms
The rise and fall of Bretton-Wood and emerging international monetary system
Growth and productivity trends in Indian agriculture
Planning and economic development
Philosophical foundation of education
Sociological foundations of education
Psychological foundations of education
Methodology of educational research
Western school of philosophy
Meaning and nature, education and social change, constraints on social change
Process of growth and development
Intelligence - its theories and measurement
Learning and motivation
Personality - type and trait theories - measurements of personality
Concept and principles of guidance and counseling, types of guidance and counselling
Descriptive research
Experimental research
Qualitative research
Universalization of elementary education in India
Construction and development of curriculum
Curriculum evaluation
Development of modern concept of educational administration from 1900 to present-day
Leadership in educational administration
Educational planning
Educational supervision
Educational measurement and evaluation concept, scope, need and relevance
Meaning and scope of education technology
Concept and nature of special education
Education of mentally retarded
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Education of the gifted and creative children
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Chaucer to Shakespeare
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Augustan age: 18th century literature
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Victorian period
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American and other non-British literatures
Literary theory and criticism
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Journalism and mass communication
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Role of media in society
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History of print and broadcast media in general with particular reference to India
Communication and theories of social change
Introduction of research methods and process
Colonial structures of communication
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Ad copy and layout
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The techniques
Different forms of writing
Printing technology and production methods
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Specialised areas of journalism
Managerial economics-demand analysis
Production function
Cost-output relations
Market structures
Pricing theories
National income concepts
Infrastructure-management and policy
Business environment
Capital budgeting
The concept and significance of organizational behavior
Organisational development
Concept and perspectives in HRM
Financial management
Marketing environment and environment scanning
Role and scope of production management
Role and scope of operations research
Probability theory
Use of computers in mangerial applications
Concept of corporate strategy
Concept types, characteristics, motivation, competencies and its development; innovation and entrepreneurship
Ethics and management system
Human resources management
Nature and scope of financial management
Indian’s foreign trade and policy
Concepts, ideas and terms
Ancient Indian history
Medieval Indian history
Modern Indian history
From the Indus valley civilization to the Mahajanapadas
History of India from 4th century BC to 3rd century ad
Indian from the 4th century AD to 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- concept, ideas and terms
Research in history
Constitutional law of India
Legal theory
Public international law
Family law
Law of contracts - general principles
Law of torts
Law of crimes - general principle
Labour law
Essential features of Indian constitution
Nature, scope and importance of administrative law
Nature and sources of law
General principles of criminal law
Environmental pollution
Nature of international law and its sources
Adoption and guardianship
Matrimonial remedies
Uniform civil code
Concept and development of human rights
Nature and definition of tort
Partnership act
Sale of goods act
Negotiable instruments act
Company law
Mathematical sciences
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
Physical education
Introduction to and definition, aim and objectives of physical education and other terms-health education and recreation
Physiology of muscular activity, neurotransmission and movement mechanism
Joint and their movement-planes and axes
Learning process-theories and laws of learning
Development of teacher education in physical education
Health-guiding principles of health and health education
Characteristics and principles of sports training
Nature, scope and type of research
Concept of test, measurements and evaluation
Concept and principles of management
Physical sciences
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
Classical Indian philosophy
Modern Indian thinkers
Classical western philosophy
Modern western philosophy
Vyavaharika and paramarthika satta
Nitya and anitya dravya
Akasa, dik and kala
Sâmänya and sambandha
Cit, acit and atman
Appearance and reality
Being and becoming
Causality, space and time
Matter, mind and self
Substance and universals
The problem of personal identity
Kinds of pramanas
Anvitabhidhanavada and abhihitanvayavada
Definition of knowledge
Ways of knowing
Theories of error
Theories of truth
Belief and scepticism
Problem of induction
Concept of pratyakasa in nyaya
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Nature and kinds of anumâna
Definitions and nature of vyapti
Rna and Rta
Purasarthas, svadharma
Varnadharma and asramadharma
Niskamakarna and lokasamgraha
Pancasila and triratnas
Good, right, justice
Duty and obligation
Cardinal virtues
Freedom and responsibility
Crime and punishment
Ethical cognitivism and non-cognitivism
Ethical realism and intuitionism
Kant’s moral theory
Kinds of utilitarianism
Human right and social disparities
Truth and validity
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Categorical syllogism
laws of thought
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Quantification and rules of qualification
Decision procedures
Proving validity
Argument and argument-form
Axiomatic system, consistency, completeness
Possibility and need of comparative religion
General: the linguistic turn and the conception of philosophy
Phenomenology as an approach to the understanding of the human condition
Sources, general features, similarities and differences, brahman
Conceptions of knowledge
Library and information science
Information, information science, information society
Laws of library science
Sources of information
Reference and information services, referral service
Organization of knowledge/information
Management and principles functions schools of thought
Information technology
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Types of research
Types of libraries
Political science
Political theory and thought
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Indian government and politics
Public administration
International relations
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Political thought
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Political modernization
Political socialisation and political culture
Power and authority
Political elite
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Fundamental rights and duties, and directive principles
Union executive, parliament
Supreme court, judicial activism
Indian fedaralism: theory, practice and problems
Dynamics of state politics
Local governments:rural and urban
Political parties, pressure groups and public opinion
Elections, electoral reforms
Class, caste, gender, dalit and regional issues, problems of nation building and integration
Growth of public administration as a discipline and new public administration theories of organization
Theories of organisation; principles of organisation
Chief executive
Control over administration Judicial and Legislative
Developmental planning and administration in India
Bureaucracy and challenges of development
Administrative culture; administrative corruption and administrative reforms
Panchayati raj
Impact of liberalization on public administration
Theories of international relations
Ideology, power and interest
Conflicts and conflict-resolution
Changing concept of national security and challenges to the nation-state system
Arms and Arms-control
End of cold war, globalization and political economy of international relations in the contemporary world
Determinants and compulsions of India's foreign policy
India's relations with neighbours and USA
India's role in the UN
India and regional organizations, Indian ocean
Perceptual processes
Learning process
Memory and forgetting
Thinking and problem solving
Motivation and emotion
Human abilities
Research methodology
Measurement and testing
Biology basis of behaviour
Signal detection theory
Social psychology
Industrial and organization psychology
Public administration
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Indian administration
Research methodology
Social and economic administration
Local governments-rural and urban
Public administration
Organization and bases of organization
Administrative thinkers
Theories and models of comparative public administrative
Personnel administration
Structure of district administration
Public policy
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Economics policy in Indian since independence
Local self - government - meaning and scope
Concept of rural development
Sociological concepts
Sociological theory
Phenomenology and ethnomethodology
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Theoretical perspectives
Contemporary issues: social-cultural
Contemporary issues : developmental
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Current debates
The challenges of globalisation
Rural sociology
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Social work
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Case work
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Definition, nature, scope and purposes of social work research
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Concept of social justice
Social development - meaning, concept and indicators
Labour welfare and human resource management
Evolution of social work practice in the field of medical and psychiatric social work in India, emerging and trends and scope
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Changes in demographical and social situation of families
Concept of crime and deviance
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Phonology, morphology and lexicography
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Basic issues in the principles and parameters theory
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Transformational components
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Autosegmented phonology
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Principles of analytical methods
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Biodiversity and its conservation
Micro flora of atmosphere
Environmental biotechnology
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Earth’s processes and geological hazards
Mineral resources and environment
Water resources and environment
Landuse planning
Environmental geochemistry
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Environmental implication of energy use
Introduction to environmental impact analysis
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EIA guidelines 1994, notification of government of India
Impact assessment methodologies
Generalized approach to impact analysis
Procedure for reviewing environmental impact analysis and statement
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Introduction to environmental planning
Base line information and predictions (land, water, atmosphere, energy etc.)
Restoration and rehabilitation technologies
Landuse policy for India
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Rural planning and landuse pattern
Concept and strategies of sustainable development
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Sources and generation of solid wastes, their characterization, chemical composition and classification
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Environmental hazards
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Rain water harvesting
Wet lands conservation
Epidemiological issues

TS SET 2019 Preparation Tips

To prepare for TS SET, candidates need a preparation plan that is easy to follow and ensures that they get good results out of it. Candidates must know the exam pattern and TS SET syllabus before starting the preparations for the exam. Paper I of TS SET is designed to test the candidates of their research ability, teaching ability, reasoning ability, comprehension and general awareness. Paper II contains questions of the subject opted by the candidate.  Some preparation tips for TS SET 2019 are given below. 

  • Make notes of all the things you come across while studying for TS SET.
  • Revise before moving onto new topics.
  • Solve as many sample papers, question papers and mock tests as you can to increase practice.
  • Analyse your progress by evaluating your sample papers and mock tests.
  • Identify difficult topics and work on them.

TS SET 2019 Exam Pattern

TS SET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

TS SET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of TS SET includes the different papers for which the exam is conducted, number of questions, duration of the exam, and total marks.


Number of Questions




50 questions all are compulsory


1 Hour


100 questions all are compulsory


2 Hours 


As per TS SET exam pattern, there are 50 objective type compulsory questions of 2 marks each asked in the exam. Paper I will contain questions which will be asked to assess their teaching/research aptitude, reasoning ability, divergent thinking, comprehension, and general awareness.

TS SET Paper 2 Exam Pattern


  • There are 100 objective type compulsory questions.

  •  Each questions in paper II will carry 2 marks each.

  •  The questions will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. 

  • Candidates will be given 2 hours to complete paper II.

  • Paper II will be conducted in both English and Telugu.

TS SET 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of TS SET is issued by the exam conducting authority in online mode. TS SET admit card is issued to only those candidates who successfully fill the application form. Candidates can download TS SET admit card by entering their registration number, password, and security key in the login window. The admit card of TS SET reflects candidates name, photograph, date of birth, day and time of exam, venue and other important instructions related to the exam. 

A print out of TS SET admit card must be taken and carried to the exam centre on the exam day. Along with the admit card of TS SET, candidates must also carry one of the prescribed photo identity proofs – aadhaar card, voters ID card, PAN card, passport and driving license. 

TS SET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Telangana Adilabad
Andhra Pradesh Ranga Reddy Pally

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving license
  • Employee ID card
  • College/university ID card

TS SET 2019 Answer Key

The exam conducting authority releases the official answer key of TS SET for all the subjects for which the exam is conducted. TS SET answer key is released after the exam is conducted. Candidates can refer to the answer key of TS SET in order to get all the correct answers to the exam conducted. By referring to the TS SET answer key, candidates can calculate their expected marks and thus predict their chances to qualify the exam.

The result of TS SET is declared by Osmania University. TS SET result is declared in PDF format. The result of TS SET reflects the roll numbers of only those candidates who qualify in the exam. Candidates can check for their roll number in the result PDF by pressing Ctrl+F and entering their respective roll numbers. The candidates who find their roll numbers in the TS SET result PDF are referred to as qualified candidates. Only 6% of the candidates who apply are shortlisted for the post. In order to qualify for Assistant Professor/Lecturer, candidates must score 40% marks taking both papers into consideration. Candidates belonging to reserved category must score at least 35% marks in aggregate. Apart from scoring the minimum qualifying marks determined by the examination authority, candidates must also score category wise minimum cut off marks in order to be shortlisted.

TS SET 2019 Cutoff

TS SET cut off is released by the exam conducting authority along with the declaration of the result. The cut off of TS SET is the minimum marks that must be obtained by the candidates in order to qualify the exam. The exam conducting authority releases the category wise and subject wise cut off of TS SET. Candidates who score equal to or more than the category wise and subject wise cut off of TS SET are considered as SET qualified candidates. The exam conducting authority determines the cut off of TS SET by taking various factors into consideration - number of candidates appeared in the exam, availability of vacancies, and difficulty level of the question paper.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 120
OBC 105
SC 105
ST 105
General PWD 105
SC PWD 105
ST PWD 105

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