TN SET 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Syllabus

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 examTN SET
TN SET full formTamil Nadu State Eligibility Test
Organized byAnnamalai University
Exam- LevelState level
Exam modeOffline
Frequency of examOnce a year
Position offeredAssistant Professor
Application modeOnline

TN SET Important Dates (tentative)

Candidates can check the tentative schedule related to the TN SET exam 2024 from the table below.

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EventsDates (tentative)
Application forms will be available fromJune 2024
Last date for the submission of the application formJuly 2024
Release of admit cardJuly 2024
TN SET 2024 exam dateJuly 2024
Display of answer keyJuly 2024
Result announcementAugust 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.

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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.

CategoryApplication fee
General categoryRs 1500/-
BC/ DNC/ BCMRs 1250/-
SC/ ST/ SCA/ PWD/ TransgenderRs 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 examOffline
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Total number of questionsTotal 150 (50 questions in paper-1, and 100 questions in paper-2)
Exam duration3 hours (1 hour for session 1, and 2 hours for session 2)
Total marksTotal 300 marks (100 marks for paper 1, and 200 marks for paper 2)
Paper languageEnglish, 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.

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General AptitudeTeaching 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 SciencePolitical Theory and Thought, Comparative Politics and Political Analysis, Public Administration, Indian Government and Policies, International Relations
EconomicsPublic Finance, Micro & Macro Economic Analysis, Development and Planning, Statistical Methods, International Economics, Indian Economy
SociologyPhenomenology and Ethnomethodology, Neo-Functionalism & Neo-Marxism, Contemporary Issues, Structuration and Post-Modernism Theoretical Perspectives, Challenges of Globalization, Current Debates
PsychologyPerceptual 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.


Who is responsible for organizing TNSET 2024?

The exam is conducted by Annamalai University every year.

What is the application mode for TN SET Exam 2024?

The application form will be available through online mode only.

Is TN SET difficult to crack?

As per the level of difficulty, the TN SET is tough to crack.

Is there any negative marking in TN SET?

No, there will be no provision for negative marking.

Is there any age bar to apply for TN SET exam?

No, there will be no age limit to apply for the exam.

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