Maharashtra: The State Eligibility Test (SET) was conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University this Sunday across 15 centers in the State. The test, MH SET 2017, has been attempted by around 68 thousand candidates as some 20 percent candidates were reported absent. The test comprised of three papers conducted in two shifts. As all the papers had objective type questions, the candidates will be able to assess their performance by using MH SET answer key.
The candidates were allowed to carry the test booklets of all three papers along with the duplicate copy of OMR sheets after the completion of SET exam. Once the official answer keys are available, the candidates will be able to match their answers and calculate their marks.
If we look at the last year’s exam proceedings, it is safe to assume that the MH SET 2017 answer key will be released in the last week of May only. In 2016, SET exam was held on May 29, while the answer keys were published online on July 8. The answer keys of SET 2017 exam will be made available at the official portal http://setexam.unipune.ac.in along with the online feedback form. With the help of the feedback form, the candidates will be able to submit the objections against wrong answers, which will be then assessed by the varsity to prepare exam results. The result is expected to be announced in the month of July.
MH SET 2017 exam held on April 16 consisted of three papers. As per the rules, the candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in each paper in order to be considered for inclusion in the merit list. The minimum marks are 40% in Paper 1 & 2 and 50% in Paper 3. Two separate merit lists (subject-wise & category-wise) will be prepared, consisting of candidates who will secure minimum qualifying marks in each paper. From the merit list, top 15 percent candidates will be declared SET qualified, who will, in turn, be declared eligible for Assistant Professor post in Universities and Colleges.
As per the guidelines framed by the UGC, MH SET 2017 was conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University as the State Agency of Maharashtra & Goa. The test is aimed to determine the eligibility of a candidate to be appointed as Assistant Professor in the higher education institutions. This year, the test was conducted for 32 subjects.
The number of enrolments for SET exam in Maharashtra has been on a rise for past few years. In 2016, 85,497 candidates enrolled for the exam, while this year the number increased by more than 4 thousand.
The University had released the list of enrolled candidates according to which 89,772 candidates had registered for SET exam 2017. However, only around 77 percent candidates appeared for the exam. Going by the reports collected from sources, only 5,470 candidates (out of 7,079 registered candidates) took the test in Aurangabad center. Similarly, around 6,680 candidates took the exam in Kolhapur while 8,532 were registered. In Nashik, 7,682 candidates were registered but only 6,222 appeared for the exam.