Savitribai Phule Pune University, SPPU has released Maharashtra SET Exam 2020 date on November 18, 2020. The examination would be conducted on December 27, 2020. Candidates who want to appear for the examination can check the official notice on the official site of SPPU on setexam.unipune.ac.in.
The SET exam would be conducted in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. The examination was earlier scheduled on June 28, 2020 which was postponed due to the COVID19 pandemic. The online exam application process began on January 1, 2020, on the official website.
Maharashtra SET or MH SET Exam is conducted across the state of Maharashtra and Goa for candidates who wish to apply for teaching jobs in colleges and universities. The exams are conducted in a pen-paper based or offline mode. The first paper is of one hour while the other exam is conducted for two hours duration.
Paper 1 consists of 50 questions while Paper 2 consists of 100 questions to be answered by the candidates. There will be no negative marking. For more related details candidates can visit the official site of SPPU.
Eligibility Criteria for MH SET
a) The candidates must have Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of SET. The candidates having Post Graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or Foreign degree/ diploma/ certificate awarded by the Foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence* of their diploma/degree/certificate, with Master’s degree of recognized Indian Universities from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (www.aiu.ac.in).
(* Such candidates who qualify SET will be required to submit equivalence certificate from AIU, Immediately after the result of the SET examination).
b) The candidates other than SC/ST/OBC/SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/SEBC/Transgender category, who have secured at least 55% marks (without gracing or in Master’s or equivalent examination, are eligible for this test. OBC/SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/SEBC [belonging to non-creamy layer] and SC/ST/ PH/VH/Trans-genders/PwD (PH Physically Handicapped, VH- Visually Handicapped i.e. Blind), category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Master’s or equivalent Examination is eligible for this test.
The candidates belonging to OBC/ DT (A)(VJ)/ NT (B,C,D)/ SBC/ SEBC must submit a valid category certificate recognized by the Govt. of Maharashtra & Goa. The OBC certificate will not be accepted in lieu of DT(A)(VJ)/ NT(B,C,D)/SBC/ SEBC categories (The OBC certificate is accepted only at national level for UGC-NET and UGC-CSIR NET in lieu of said categories). The Orphans & EWS candidates must submit eligibility Certificate issued by competent authority.
c) The candidates who are studying in the first year of two years Masters Course or in first two semesters of a four semester course of Master’s Degree or studying in the fourth year of five year Integrated Masters Course are not eligible to appear for this test.
d) The candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test.
However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for Assistant Professor after they have passed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH and OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/ SEBC [belonging to non-creamy layer]/Transgender/PwD. Such candidates must complete their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
e) The candidates of other States (other than Maharashtra & Goa) belonging to reserved categories shall be treated as Open category, as per the rules of the Maharashtra and Goa States.
f) Candidates can appear for SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only e.g. Commerce :M.Com., Environmental Science : M.Sc. Env. Sci., Life Science: M.Sc. Life Science/Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/ Biotechnology etc., Home Science : M.Sc., M.A. Home Science (Refer Item No. 4 on page 06, for list of SET and P.G. subjects). If a post-graduate subject of any candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, Such candidates can appear for SET in a related or equivalent subject.
g) Candidates should note that their candidature for SET is provisional. It will be deemed final upon verification of eligibility documents, after declaration of the SET result.
h) A candidate who has already qualified SET in a subject, will not be allowed to appear again for SET in the same subject. The candidates violating this rule will be liable for initiating legal action.
i) To apply for the SET, there is no upper age limit.
j) As per the U.G.C. rules the candidates who have passed M.Sc. (by Research) are not eligible to appear for the SET
k) The SET State Agency will not issue any mark sheet to qualified/not qualified candidates. Students should note that there is a provision for online verification of SET result. The SET Unit will issue e-certificate to qualified candidates only on verification of the Eligibility documents immediately after the result of the SET examination.
Reservation Policy for SET :
Reservation policy of the Government of Maharashtra & Goa is applicable to MH-SET. According to this, 13% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste(SC), 7% for the category Scheduled Tribe(ST), 19% for the category Other Backward Classes (OBC), 13% of the seats are reserved for the category SEBC, 2% for the category SBC, 3% for the category DT (A) VJ, 2.5% for the category NT(B), 3.5% for the category NT(C), 2% for the category NT(D), belonging to the Non Creamy layer (NCL) only, 10% General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS), 25% for the category General/unreserved.
Each category will have 4 (four) % reservations horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as defined in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
The General Category will have 1(one) % reservation horizontally for Orphans
|Category||Fees Including Processing Fee (In Indian Rupees)|
|OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/SEBC (Non Creamy Layer Category Only)/ Open (EWS)/SC/ST/PH/VH/Transgenders/Orphan||650.00|
How To Apply for MH SET
Before applying Online, candidates are advised to go through detailed notification available on SET website (http://setexam.unipune.ac.in). Candidate seeking admission to the Test (SET, 28th June, 2020) must apply online only.
Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the scanned images as below:
1) Passport size photograph in JPG/ JPEG format of maximum 50 kb.
2) Signature in JPG/ JPEG format of maximum 30 kb.
You will require to enter “NUMBER” of any one of the following documents while filling online application form: Aadhar card / Voter Id/ Passport / Ration card/ Bank account or any other Govt. Identity
Procedure for submission of Application Form :
Please go through all the details like Important dates, Eligibility Criteria before filling up the online Application form for Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor (MH-SET).
Before filling the actual Application Form you should fill User Registration Form with details such as your valid e-mail I.D., password etc.
- For filling User Registration Form, first click on Apply Now link on Home page.
- Create your Username, now you can fill up the online MH-SET application form with user registration Email ID and Password .
- The Username & password will also be mailed to your specified Email ID for your reference. (Your provided Email ID for Registration will be your Username.).
- It is essential for the candidate to remember his/her Username and Password for further use.
a. After login using your registered Username & Password, click on Step 1: Fill Main Application Form and fill all the information carefully as per given instructions.
b. Once you fill all the details, check all information is correct or not and then click on the “Submit” button.
c. You can see the preview of your filled Application form by clicking on Step 1 Fill Main Application Form.
d. After completing Step 1 ,system will generate the unique Application Number for your application.
e. After completing Step 1 click on Step 2:Upload Scanned Photo and Signature where you have to upload images i.e passport size photo(Max size :50kb JPG or JPEG File) and Signature photo (Max size :30kb JPG or JPEG File). Please check and confirm both images before uploading to the system.
f. After completing Step 2 , click on Step 3: Payment and Print Application Form, where candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit/ debit card and Internet Banking.
i) Credit/ Debit card and Internet Banking: Only after successful transaction, you can download your Online Application Form. Online Application form will be of two pages, first page is Application form details and second page is Online Payment Transaction Details.
g. Check whether you have printed all the 2 mentioned pages.
The print of Application Form should neither be sent to any Co-ordinating Center nor to SET Department, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
Scheme of Examination
a) The SET will be conducted in Objective Mode. The test will consist of two papers. All the two papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions without break as under:
|Session||Paper||Number of Multiple Choice Questions||Marks||Duration|
|First||I||50 questions all of which are compulsory||50 x 2 = 100||1 hour (10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.)|
|Second||II||100 questions all of which are compulsory||100 x 2 = 200||2 hours (11.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.)|
b) Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.
Paper I shall consist of fifty (50) objective type compulsory questions of two marks each Paper I has 4 sets with 4 different Test Booklet Codes viz. A, B, C, D. Student has to ensure that the same Test Booklet Code is pre-printed and pre-shaded on the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) of Paper I.
Paper-II shall consist of hundred (100) objective type compulsory questions, (except mathematical science) based on the subject selected by the candidate.
Each question will carry two marks. In Mathematical Science, a student has to attempt all questions (100) either from Sections I & II or from Sections I & III only.
The OMR sheets of the candidates attempting questions from both sections II & III, will be rejected. Paper II of each subject has 4 sets with 4 different Test Booklet Codes viz., A, B,C, D. Student has to ensure that the same Test Booklet Code is pre-printed and pre shaded on the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) of Paper II.
Top part of the OMR sheet will be given to each student along with Admit Card to practice writing and shading of Seat No., Subject Code (For both the Papers).
All questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering updated syllabi for all subjects except Life Sciences, Chemical Sciences , Physical Science ,Mathematical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science (For later subjects the syllabi of earlier Papers II & III together).
The Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I & Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. No corrections in the OMR sheets are permitted.
In case of corrections, the candidate shall be responsible for his/her loss. The detailed instructions for marking the test booklet code, subject code, seat number and responses on the OMR sheet are given under item No. 14 on page 14 in the Prospectus.
It may be noted that these instructions to candidates will not be sent to any of the candidate by post.
c) The candidate has to return the original OMR sheet to the invigilator on conclusion of each session. However, the candidates are allowed to carry the Test Booklet of Paper- I and II along with duplicate copy of OMR sheets (carbonless copy) on conclusion of examination only.
d) There will be no negative marking.
e) The State Eligibility Test for Maharashtra & Goa states will be conducted based on syllabi of UGC.NET which have been updated and uploaded on the UGC website https://www.ugcnetonline.in with the link ‘Updated syllabi’ which will be applicable for SET to be conducted except for the subjects Life Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science, Mathematical Science, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science.
The updated syllabi are also available on the website http://setexam.unipune.ac.in Now Paper II will contain 100 compulsory MCQs of two marks each from the subject selected by the candidate and the duration of this paper has been made as two hours (120 minutes).
The syllabi of subjects, Life Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science, Mathematical Science, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science will be as before. In these subjects, the syllabi of paper II and paper III shall now form the syllabus of paper II.
Kindly ignore the instructions given at the top of the syllabi of these subjects. In addition, ignore the sample questions given at the bottom of paper III syllabus of these subjects.
Paper II of these subjects will also contain 100 compulsory MCQs, of two marks each from the subject selected by the candidate and the duration of this paper has been made as two hours (120 minutes). As per UGC letter No.F.4-2/90(NET/SET Policy) dated 19th January, 2019.”
f) Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking of result : There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of result.
MH SET Admit Card 2020:
Online Admit Card: The Hall Ticket/Admit Card will be generated based on the information provided by the candidate in the online application form.
In case of false information in the online application form, the admit card will be generated accordingly.
It will be provided online to all candidates 10 days prior to the date of the SET examination on the same website from where the candidate had submitted his/her SET application form online.
Candidate shall enter his/her Login ID and password for downloading his/her Admit Card. Admit card/Hall Ticket will not be sent to the candidates by post .
Candidates have to download and get a printout of ADMIT CARD. Candidate must carry admit card and also one additional photo identity such as Adhar Card, PAN card, Voter Id etc to the examination centre on the Day of the Examination.
The candidates will be allowed to appear only for the SET subject mentioned in the admit card.
Candidates are also requested to approach Contact Person of the Centre opted by him/her for assistance required, if any.