Maharashtra SET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

Candidates who aspire to become Assistant Professor in the institutes of Maharashtra need to clear Maharashtra SET 2021 exam. Candidates who clear this exam will be awarded a certificate of eligibility. On behalf of the States of Maharashtra & Goa, the Savitribai Phule Pune University conducts the eligibility test. The application form for the exam will be tentatively released in the month of January 2021 through online mode. Exam will be conducted as a pen and paper based test in the month of June 2021. Detailed information regarding the MH SET 2021 has been provided in this article below.

Avialable Application Form 2020

List of Subjects

Here’s the list of the subjects in which MH SET 2021 will be conducted:

Subject Code Subject Subject Code Subject
01 Marathi 21 Public Administration
02 Hindi 30 Mathematical Science
03 English 31 Environmental Science
04 Sanskrit 32 Physical Science
05 Urdu 33 Chemical Science
10 History 34 Life Science
11 Economics 35 Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
12 Philosophy 36 Geography
13 Psychology 37 Computer Science & Application
14 Sociology 38 Electronic Science
15 Political Science 39 Forensic Science
16 Defense & Strategic Studies 50 Commerce
17 Home Science 51 Management
18 Library & Information Science 60 Law
19 Journalism & Mass Communication 70 Education
20 Social Work 71 Physical Education

MH SET 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates related to Maharashtra SET 2021 are provided in the table below:

Major Events Tentative Dates
Online application form release date January 2021, 1st week
Last date to submit the application form January 2021, 4th week
Opening of application correction window January 2021, 4th week
Closing of application correction window January 2021, last week
Issue of online admit card June 2021, 3rd week
Date of eligibility test June 2021, last week
Publication of answer key To be announced later
Declaration of result To be announced later

Maharashtra SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria prescribed below should only apply for the MH SET 2021 exam:

  • The candidates must have master’s degree recognized by UGC in a subject of SET with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% marks for the reserved category candidates).
  • The candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or who have appeared for the final year exam 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.
  • Candidates can appear for SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only. 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.
  • Candidates of states other than Maharashtra & Goa can apply too but they will be treated as open category, even if they belong to reserved category.
  • To apply for the SET, there is no upper age limit prescribed by the authorities.

MH SET Application Form 2021

The application form for Maharashtra SET 2021 will be released on the official website of the university www.setexam.unipune.ac.in. Complete process of the filling and submission of the application form will be done through online mode.

  • To fill the application form, the candidates will have to provide their basic personal and educational information.
  • The candidates will also have to upload their photograph and signature in scanned format into the form.
  • Care should be taken to provide only true and correct details into the application form as any incorrect information can make it liable for rejection.
  • Once all the details are filled correctly into the application form, the candidates can submit it with the required application fee.
  • The candidates are suggested to keep a printout of the application form with them in case of future reference.

Application fee:

  • The application fee will be Rs. 800/- for general category candidates and Rs. 400/- for reserved category candidates.
  • Examination fees should be paid online by debit card/ credit card or through internet banking only.

Maharashtra SET 2021 Exam Pattern

A basic overview of MH SET exam pattern 2021 is provided below:

  • Mode of exam: Offline (OMR based)
  • Number of papers: 2 (paper I and paper II)
  • Duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Number of questions:
    • Paper I: 50
    • Paper II: 100
  • Total marks:
    • Paper I: 100
    • Paper II: 200
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Marking scheme: For every right answer 2 marks will be given to the candidates.
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking.
Sections Papers No. of ques. Max. marks Time allotted
Section I Paper I 50 100 1 hour
Section II Paper II 100 200 2 hours
———- Total 150 300 3 hours

Exam Center

The MH SET will be conducted at the following 15 city centers only:

Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Nanded, Amravati, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, & Panji (Goa)

MH SET 2021 Syllabus

Check out the syllabus for both papers for Maharashtra SET below:

Paper I (Common for all candidates):

  • General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude: Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, etc

Paper II (Subject related topics):

  • English: Drama, Poetry, Non-Fictional Prose, Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, Research Methods and Materials in English, Fiction, English in India, etc
  • History: Religious and Philosophical Ideas, Introduction of Iron Technology, Gupta Vakataka Age, Kingdoms in North India, Mughal Empire, Society and Culture, etc
  • Electronic Science: PN Junction, IC Fabrication, Network Elements, Rectifiers, Voltage Regulated ICs, Logic Families, Logic Gates, Electrostatics, Microprocessor, etc
  • Law: Jurisprudence, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Public International Law & IHL, Law of Crimes, Law of Torts & Consumer Protection, Family Law, etc
  • Social Work: Nature & Development of Social Work, Society, Human Behavior & Communities, Social Work with Individuals & Groups, Social Work with Communities & Social Action, etc
  • Defense & Strategic Studies: Theories & Concepts, Strategic Thought, War as an Instrument in International Relations, WMD, Nuclear Proliferation & National Security, etc
  • Forensic Science: Crime Scene, Criminal Profiling, Spectrophotometry, Electrophoresis, Detection & Identification of Blood stains, Illicit liquors, Fire arms, Hair & Fibers, Voice Analysis, etc
  • Commerce: Business Environment & International Business, Accounting & Auditing, Business Economics, Business Finance, Business Statistics & Research Methods, etc

Note: Syllabi of rest MH SET papers can be downloaded from the website of Pune University www.setexam.unipune.ac.in.

Maharashtra SET Admit Card 2021

  • The SET admit card will be released online on the official website of the university and can be downloaded using the login id and password.
  • In order to appear for the entrance exam, the candidates must carry their admit card to the exam center along with a photo id proof.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam in case of non-availability of the mentioned documents.
  • The venue, time and shift of the examination will be communicated to the candidates through the admit card.
  • Admit card should be preserved by the candidates till they successfully receive their certificate of eligibility.

Maharashtra SET 2021 Answer Key

  • The answer keys of all the papers will be displayed on the website www.setexam.unipune.ac.in after the examination is concluded.
  • The candidates who are not satisfied with the answer keys may challenge the same on payment of Rs. 1000/- per question.
  • Online link for challenging the answer key will be made available on the official website.
  • In case the challenge of any candidate regarding answer keys is accepted, the fee will be refunded to such candidates.

MH SET 2021 Result & Certificate

  • The authorities will announce the result of the SET exam on the official website of the Pune University.
  • Candidates will be able to check their result using their name, date of birth, application number, etc.
  • Those who obtain more than the prescribed cut-off will be considered as qualified and will be awarded the eligibility certificate.
  • However, original documents of the candidates will be verified first before grating them the certificate.
  • Candidates with the certificate will be eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor in the colleges of Maharashtra state as per their vacancies.

MH SET FAQs 2021

Do I need to send a hard copy of the application form or any other document?

No. There is absolutely no need to send hard copy of the application form or any other document to the university.

What are the specifications for uploading documents in the application form?

Passport size photograph in JPG/ JPEG format of maximum size 50 kb and signature in JPG/ JPEG format of maximum size 30 kb can be uploaded in the application form.

Is it possible to make changes in the submitted application form?

A correction window will be provided by the university for making changes into the submitted application form.

Can I carry the OMR answer sheet with me?

Not the original one, but the candidates will be allowed to take the duplicate copy of their OMR answer sheet on conclusion of examination.

What documents do I need to get verified and how?

For verification, you need to send the important documents by post on following address: Registrar & Member Secretary, SET Bhavan, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune – 411 007.

  • P.G. Mark sheet
  • Caste certificate
  • Non-creamy layer certificate
  • Medical certificate with 40% or more disability (in case of PwD candidates)
  • Transgender certificate
  • Orphan certificate
  • Equivalence certificate, etc

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