The Annamalai University of Tamil Nadu is responsible for organizing TN SET Exam every year. It is a state-level entrance test conducted to evaluate the eligibility of applicants for the post of Assistant Professor of concerned Private/ Government/ Aided universities/colleges of Tamil Nadu state.
TN SET exam 2024 will be conducted for 26 subjects to recruit eligible applicants for Assistant Professor posts based on their qualifications. The entrance test comprises 2 papers in which paper 1 is standard for all candidates, whereas, for paper 2, applicants choose one subject from the available list. Candidates have to clear both papers to be eligible for the offered post.
Through this post, candidates can check the complete details regarding the TN SET exam 2024.
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TN SET 2024 Highlights
|Name of exam||TN SET|
|TN SET full form||Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test|
|Organized by||Annamalai University|
|Exam- Level||State level|
|Frequency of exam||Once a year|
|Position offered||Assistant Professor|
TN SET Important Dates (tentative)
Candidates can check the tentative schedule related to the TN SET exam 2024 from the table below.
|Application forms will be available from||June 2024|
|Last date for the submission of the application form||July 2024|
|Release of admit card||July 2024|
|TN SET 2024 exam date||July 2024|
|Display of answer key||July 2024|
|Result announcement||August 2024|
TN SET Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who want to become an assistant professor through TN SET must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The details regarding the TN SET eligibility criteria are as follows.
Candidates must have a Master’s Degree with no less than 55% marks (50% marks for candidates belonging to reserved category).
Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
There will be no age criteria to apply for TN SET.
TN SET Application form 2024
Aspirants are advised to check the eligibility norms and important instructions before filling out the application form. The application process for TN SET 2024 will be commenced in June 2024 through online mode only.
To register for the exam, candidates need to visit the official website link and fill in the basic details such as email id, name, and mobile number.
Once the online registration will be over, a registration number and password will be sent to the candidate’s registered email address.
By using these login details, candidates will be able to fill in the rest of the details such as personal, educational, and address details, etc. in the application form.
Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of required images like a photograph, signature, and other documents in the given format.
Candidates should pay the required application fee to complete the application process.
Take the printout of the payment slip and the duly filled application form for future use.
TN SET Application Fee
Candidates will be able to pay the application fee through online mode only using a debit card, credit card, and net banking payment gateway. The fee details for different categories are given below.
|General category||Rs 1500/-|
|BC/ DNC/ BCM||Rs 1250/-|
|SC/ ST/ SCA/ PWD/ Transgender||Rs 550/-|
TN SET Exam Pattern 2024
The exam will consist of 2 papers i.e., paper 1, and paper 2. The paper 1 will be similar to all the test takers, whereas paper-2 will have to be selected as per the academic qualification of the applicants. The details regarding the exam pattern are as follows:
|Mode of exam||Offline|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Total number of questions||Total 150 (50 questions in paper-1, and 100 questions in paper-2)|
|Exam duration||3 hours (1 hour for session 1, and 2 hours for session 2)|
|Total marks||Total 300 marks (100 marks for paper 1, and 200 marks for paper 2)|
|Paper language||English, Tamil|
|Marking scheme||+2 for each correct answer No negative marking|
TN SET Syllabus 2024
The TN SET exam syllabus will be very similar to UGC/ CSIR-NET exam. The syllabus included topics from paper-1 and paper-2. The exam syllabus will be different for both papers. Candidates must check out the complete TN SET syllabus for better preparation. The following are some of the important topics of Paper 1 for the TN SET Exam.
|General Aptitude||Teaching and Research Aptitude, Reading and Comprehension Communication, Date Interpretation, Logical Reasoning Ability Information and Communication Technology Higher Education System Governance, People and Environment, Polity, and Administration|
|Political Science||Political Theory and Thought, Comparative Politics and Political Analysis, Public Administration, Indian Government and Policies, International Relations|
|Economics||Public Finance, Micro & Macro Economic Analysis, Development and Planning, Statistical Methods, International Economics, Indian Economy|
|Sociology||Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology, Neo-Functionalism & Neo-Marxism, Contemporary Issues, Structuration and Post-Modernism Theoretical Perspectives, Challenges of Globalization, Current Debates|
|Psychology||Perceptual Processes, Learning Process, Human Abilities, Thinking and Problem-Solving, Memory and Forgetting, Personality|
TN SET 2024 Admit Card
The conducting body will release the admit card tentatively in July 2024 through online mode. Candidates who registered for the exam will be able to check/download their admit card from the official website link by entering their login credentials.
Candidates must carry the TN SET hall ticket to the examination centre while appearing for the exam. It consists of details like exam date & time, reporting time, examination venue, candidate’s roll number, etc. The officials will not let any candidate sit in the exam without a valid admit card and photo ID proof.
TN SET Exam Centers
The exam will be held in various cities across the state of Tamil Nadu including Coimbatore, Erode, Chennai, Salem, Tiruchillapalli, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Villupuram, Karaikudi, Vellore, and Thanjavur
TN SET Answer Key 2024
The authority will release the TN SET Answer Key a few days after the completion of the exam. Candidates can check the answer key online from the official website after the release of the official notification. The answer key will consist of answers to all the questions asked in the exam.
In case of any issue with the answer key, the candidate will be allowed to file a complaint against it within the deadline. After considering all the objections, a final updated answer key will be released by the authority.
TN SET Result 2024
The result will be announced in August 2024 (tentatively) through online mode. Candidates will be allowed to check the result from the official website by using their registration number, password, and date of birth.
The TNSET 2024 result contains each candidate’s name, photo, exam date, roll number, section-wise score, and overall exam results. Candidates who qualify for the exam with minimum cutoff marks will be invited for the counselling process through online mode.
TNSET Counselling 2024
Based on the TNSET cutoff 2024 marks, candidates will be shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor in Tamil Nadu State. The shortlisted candidates will have to attend the counselling process as per their TN SET merit rank.
The counselling will be conducted in many rounds and it includes stages like registration, document verification, interview, seat allotment, and payment of admission fee. The final recruitment will be based on the candidate’s score and their performance in the interview round.
The exam is conducted by Annamalai University every year.
The application form will be available through online mode only.
As per the level of difficulty, the TN SET is tough to crack.
No, there will be no provision for negative marking.
No, there will be no age limit to apply for the exam.
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