HP SET Notification 2023 Online Applications are invited from desirous and eligible candidates
for admission to State Eligibility Test-2023. Candidates can apply, through “Online” mode only.
Application in any other mode will not be entertained and will be rejected straightway. Closing
date for submission of online applications through official website of the commission
i.e. http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in (http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/) is as mentioned above
,Closing Date for Application : 17/11/2023 11:59PM and
Closing Date for Fee : 17/11/2023 11:59PM
1. General Rs. 1150/-
2. Gen.-EWS/Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) ofH.P.Rs. 600/-
3. SC of HP , ST of H.P. , BPL(General BPL/SC BPL / STBPL of H.P. , PWD (General PWD/S.C. PWD/ S.T. PWD ,OBC PWD) of H.P. & EWS BPL of H.P.Rs. 325
|Organising Board||HPPSC Shimla|
|Category||HP SET 2023|
|Apply Online Start||20 October 2023|
|Last Date||17 November 2023|
|HP SET official Website||http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc/|
The HPPSC SET-2023 will be conducted in Offline mode only as per the time
schedule to be notified lateron, in the subjects given below in various examination centers
spread across the State.
C. LIST OF SUBJECTS FOR SET:
1. Chemical Sciences
3. Life Sciences
9. Mathematical Sciences
11. Physical Sciences
12. Physical Education
15. Political Science
16. Public Administration
17. Computer Science and Applications
18. Tourism Administration and Management
19. Mass Communication and Journalism
23. Environment Sciences
24. Home Sciences
i) General / Unreserved / General-EWS 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.
ii) 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
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EXEMPTION / (ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(s)
i) NET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of
Assistant Professor(s) in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions. Provided however, that
candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the
University Grants Commission (Minimum standards and Procedure for Award for Ph.D.
Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum
eligibility condition of NET /SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant
Professor(s) or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
ii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET)
accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1 June, 2002 are
exempted from appearing in NET, and are eligible to appear/apply for Assistant
Professor(s) anywhere in India. For SET held from 1 June, 2002 onwards, the qualified
candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor(s) only in the
Universities/Colleges situated in the State from where they have cleared their
SYLLABUS OF TEST
All questions of Paper-I & Paper-II will be compulsory, covering entire contents of syllabus
uploaded on the website http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in (http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/) of the
Commission as well as the website of the UGC (including all electives, without options). This
agency will not provide/supply the copy of syllabus to any individual candidate.
H. MEDIUM OF QUESTION PAPERS
i) The medium of question papers shall be in English and Hindi only except language
papers and Computer Science.
ii) In case of any ambiguity in translation / construction of a question, in the English and
Hindi versions, the English version shall be taken as final and the decision of the SET
Nodal Agency (HPPSC) shall be final in this regard.
I. MARKING SCHEME
i) Each question carries 02 (two) marks.
ii) For each correct response, candidate will get 02 (two) marks.
iii) There is no negative marking for incorrect response.
iv) No marks will be given for un-answered/un-attempted questions.
v) To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as correct option.]
vi) If a question is found to be incorrect and the same is dropped / scrapped, then two marks
(+2) will be awarded to all the candidates. The reason could be due to human error or
technical error. Since, there is no negative marking; candidate needs to choose one
most nearest option as correct answer.
HOW TO APPLY:
(i) The desirous & eligible candidate are required to visit the official website of the
Commission (http://www.hppsc.hp.gov.in/hppsc) and click on the link “Apply
Online” on the Home Page. The candidate will register and create his/ her profile
on “One Time Registration” and after logging in to his/ her account in OTRS. The
list of advertisements will be displayed to the candidate on dashboard. Candidate
will apply for STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST through portal. The application of the
candidate will be submitted only after uploading of requisite documents and the
payment of requisite fees as per advertisement. Before submission of application
the candidate will be shown the preview of uploaded documents and he / shall give
an under taking / declaration that:- “It is certified that I have checked the preview of
all the requisite uploaded documents and I am satisfied that documents are legible,
readable and true. That I shall not object to rejection of my candidature based on
the sole reason of uploaded documents being non readable / poor quality of
(ii) 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
(iii) Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above
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