TN SET 2016 : Eligibility Test For Lecturer and Assistant Professor Posts – Apply Online

Tamilnadu SET

Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal (MTWU) conducts Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET-2016) on 21.02.2016 (SUNDAY) for determining the eligibility for Assistant Professor in Tamil Nadu universities and colleges.

MTWU will conduct TNSET 2016 in 25 subjects at 16 selected Centres of Examination spread across the state.

TNSET  2016 Eligibility:-

1.Candidates who have secured at least 55% of marks (without rounding off) for General category and 50% for   Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes (MBC) / Denotified Communities (DNC) / Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD-VH/PH), in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities / institutions recognized by UGC New Delhi, in subjects like Science, Humanities (including languages), Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic science etc., are eligible to appear for this test.

2. Candidates who have appeared (OR) will be appearing at the Master’s Degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited (OR) candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also appear for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and for those who clear the TNSET- 2016 examination, eligibility certificate will be issued only on production   of   proof   for   having   passed   the   Master’s   degree   or   equivalent examination securing at least 55% marks (without rounding off) for General Category and 50% for Backward Classes/ Most Backward Classes (MBC) / Denotified Communities (DNC) / Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD-VH/PH), within two years from the date of TNSET-2016 examination, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.

3. The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s Degree completed on or before 19th September 1991 (irrespective of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks for appearing inTNSET 2016 examination.

4. Candidates shall appear for TNSET-2016 examination in their relevant subject of their post-graduation only, in case the candidate did not find the subject of his post graduation in the list of TNSET 2016 subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.

5. Candidates other than general category are required to mention their social status in the online application form. Candidates may note that they should satisfy the eligibility conditions with reference to the documents such as PG degree marks sheet and certificates, community certificates and certificates related to PWD (VH/PH) uploaded with their application. The community certificates submitted by the candidates must be issued by the competent authority. In case their certificate is found to be invalid by the TNSET- 2016 agency at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

6. Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. The mere fact that an admission card has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the TNSET- 2016 centre has accepted his/her candidature. Candidates may note that candidature will be deemed final only upon verification of eligibility conditions.


There is no upper age limit for applying for TNSET 2016 examination.

Tamilnadu SET Registration / Application Form

Tamilnadu SET 2016 Application/Registration Procedure:-

Apply online at website:- from 20.01.2016 to 10.02.2016.

Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the scanned images as below:-

Passport size photograph in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 40 kb. The dimension of the photograph should be 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height).

Signature in JPG format of minimum 4kb to 30 kb. The dimension of the signature should be 3.5 cm (width) x 1.5 cm (height).

The candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit/ debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. In case of e-challan the payment should be made in the SBI. In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card the additional processing charges as following will also be debited from the credit/debit card of the candidate along with applicable taxes.

Tamilnadu SET Exam Dates

TNSET 2016 Date:- 21.02.2016 (Sunday)

Paper-1 – 09.30 AM to 10.45 AM

Paper-2 – 11.15 AM to 12.30 PM

Paper-3 – 02.00 PM to 04.30 PM

Tamilnadu SET Syllabus

Tamilnadu SET 2016 Syllabus:-

Syllabus for TNSET examination will be the same as in UGC/CSIR-NET. Mother Teresa Women’s University Kodaikanal will not send the syllabus to the candidates individually. Syllabi for all  SET subjects can be downloaded from UGC website

The list of 25 subjects for which examination will be conducted by TNSET- 2016 along with their respective codes and the medium of question paper setting is given below:

Subject Code  – Medium of Question Paper :-

01 Chemical Sciences – English & Tamil
02 Commerce – English & Tamil
03 Computer Science & Application – English& Tamil
04 Economics – English & Tamil
05 Education – English& Tamil
06 Electronics – English& Tamil
07 English – English
08 Geography – English& Tamil
09 Hindi – Hindi
10 History – English & Tamil
11 Home science – English & Tamil
12 Journalism & Mass Communication – English & Tamil
13 Law – English & Tamil
14 Sanskrit – Sanskrit
15 Life Sciences – English & Tamil
16 Management – English & Tamil
17 Mathematical Sciences – English & Tamil
18 Tamil – Tamil
19 Telugu – Telugu
20 Physical Sciences – English & Tamil
21 Political Sciences – English & Tamil
22 Psychology – English& Tamil
23 Social Work – English& Tamil
24 Sociology – English & Tamil
25 Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary sciences – English & Tamil

Paper Pattern

Tamilnadu SET 2016 Paper Pattern:-

The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 21.02.2016 (SUNDAY) in three separate sessions as under:

Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.)
Second II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.)
Third III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2½  Hours  (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.)

Paper-I shall 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 candidate. 60 (sixty) multiple choice questions of 2 marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any 50 (fifty). In the event of the candidate attempted more than 50 questions, the first 50 questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.

Paper-II  shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Paper-III  will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I, Paper – II and Paper – III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.

Tamilnadu SET Notification

Tamilnadu SET 2016 Notification:-

Apply online at website:- from 20.01.2016 to 10.02.2016.

TNSET 2016 Date:- 21.02.2016 (Sunday)

Paper-1 – 09.30 AM to 10.45 AM

Paper-2 – 11.15 AM to 12.30 PM

Paper-3 – 02.00 PM to 04.30 PM

Visit to download Tamilnadu SET 2016 Notification.
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