HP SET 2019: Application (Started) Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

HP SET 2019 Notification: The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Authorized Agency) announces holding of State Eligibility Test (SET) for determining the eligibility for Recruitment to the posts of Assistant Professor(s) in Universities and colleges located within the State of Himachal Pradesh. The test will be conducted in 22 subjects as listed below at various examination centers located at Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Dharamshala, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Nahan, Una, Kullu and Chamba subject to number of candidates.

The Candidates should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the State Eligibility Test (SET). Their admission at all the stages of the SET will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of Identity Card to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Commission takes up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to documents only after the candidate has qualified for Test.

 The candidates must read the instructions carefully, which are available on the website of the Commission, i.e. http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc before filling up Online Application.

Incomplete Online Applications submitted without requisite examination fee, scanned photograph & scanned signatures of prescribed size, will be rejected straightway.

FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES : In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc., candidates can contact HPPSC’s Help Line Centre over Telephone No. 0177- 2629738 and Toll Free Number 1800-180-8004 on any working day between 10.00 hrs to17.00 hrs.

Scheduled Caste (SC) of H.P. /Scheduled Tribe (ST) of H.P. / Persons with Disability (PWD) of H.P. , Other Backward Classes (OBC) of H.P. (Non creamy layer), as per the State list of Other Backward Classes will only be considered.

HP SET 2019: Exam Overview

ExaminationHP SET 2019 Entrance exam
Article categoryAdmissions
Exam typeNational level exam
Conducting AuthorityHimachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)
Academic session2020-2021
Course offeredState Eligibility Test
Date of examination2020
Official websitehttp://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in

HP SET 2019: Important Dates

HP SET 2019 Notification Release Date10th Dec 2019
HP SET 2019 Application Last Date30th Dec 2019
HP SET 2019 Exam DateJan/Feb 2020

HP SET 2019: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC) of H.P. /Scheduled Tribe (ST) of H.P. /Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer of H.P./ and Persons with Disability (PWD) of H.P. category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree are eligible for this test.

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 the post of Assistant Professor in the Universities/Colleges situated in the State, only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC (Non- creamy layer / and PWD (Persons with disability) category candidates of H.P. Such candidates must complete their P.G. Degree examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post- graduation only. In case the subject of a candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC NET/UGC- CSIR NET which is held twice a year. (for instance the candidates having post graduation degree in Acharya (Traditional Sanskrit) are not eligible to appear in Sanskrit subject ). Similarly a candidate having the Degree of Hotel Management is not eligible to appear in the subject of Tourism Administration.

Concession of Fee is only applicable for SC of H.P. /ST of H.P. /OBC of H.P. (Non-creamy layer) / PWD (General PWD, S.C. PWD, S.T. PWD , OBC, PWD and BPL category candidates of Himachal Pradesh. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer) /PWD (General PWD, S.C. PWD, S.T. PWD & OBC PWD) category must ensure that their certificate of respective category is on parental lineage issued by the competent authority. The candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor a printout of Application Form to Commission at the time applying online for State Eligibility Test. However, the candidates, in their own interest, must ensure / satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the test. In the event of any wrong information supplied on online applications or any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature shall be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

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 Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiu.ac.in).

If a candidate qualifies the SET Examination in the subject other than the subject of his Master’s Degree , his candidature for the subject of examination in which he has appeared is deemed to be rejected and he will not be awarded the SET certificate.

HP SET 2019 – Exam Pattern

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions in two separate sessions as under:

SessionPaperMarksNumber of questionDuration
FirstI10050 questions (all the

questions    are compulsory)

01 Hour
SecondII200100 questions (all the questions    are


02 Hours

Paper-I Shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions carrying 02 marks each. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidates.

Paper-II Shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions carrying 02 marks each which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

All the questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire contents of syllabus uploaded in the website of the Commission as well as the website of the UGC.

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I & Paper-II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet.

Syllabus of Test: All questions of Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire contents of syllabus uploaded in the website http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc of the Commission as well as the website of the UGC (including all electives, without options). This agency will not supply the copies of syllabus to the individual candidates. In case of any discrepancy found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall be taken as final.

HP SET 2019: Application Fee

General /EWSRs. 700/-
Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) of H.P.Rs. 350/-
SC of  HP , ST of  H.P. ,  BPL (General BPL/SC BPL /  ST BPL of H.P.  , PWD (General PWD/S.C. PWD/  S.T. PWD  ,  OBC PWD) of H.P. & EWS BPL of H.P.Rs.175/-

How to Apply for HP SET 2019

Candidates are required to visit the website of the Commission at http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc and click the link to APPLY  ONLINE FOR STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST. Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website. The candidates already registered with HPPSC for other examinations / test need not to register again and they may use their earlier User ID and Password for applying online.

Important Links for HP SET 2019

Official WebsiteClick Here
NotificationClick Here
ApplicationClick Here

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