Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) has released the schedule for the State Eligibility Test (SET) 2017. A recent notice states that MP SET 2017 exam would be held from 25 February to 8 March, with the paper 1 scheduled for the first day, to be followed by paper 2 & 3 in different days as per the subject. It is after a gap of around 12 years that the SET exam is being held in the State. The SET exam holds immense importance as only SET or NET (National Eligibility Test) qualified candidates can be appointed as Assistant Professor in the colleges/ universities.
The announcement of SET exam dates comes as a wake-up call for over 40 thousand candidates who have applied for the exam. The Commission would upload the admit card of SET exam on the official web portal www.mppsc.nic.in and www.mppsc.com. For resources and syllabus, candidates can visit another of commission’s website sletne.org.
The candidates can access the admit card from 4 February to 24 February, one day before the exam starts.
The candidates will have to appear for three papers under the MP SET exam. While Paper 1 (general paper on teaching and research aptitude) is compulsory for all the candidates, Paper 2 & 3 are subject-based wherein the candidates will have to take only the selected subject paper.
Similar to the UGC NET exam, the papers under MP SET exam will carry 100 marks for Paper & 2 each and 150 marks for Paper 3. Paper 1 will consist of 60 questions, out of which the candidates will have to attempt only 50. Paper 2 will have compulsory 50 questions and there will be 75 compulsory questions in Paper 3. Each question will carry 2 marks.
Paper 1 – Teaching & Research Aptitude will be conducted in two shifts for Art & Law (12.15 pm to 1.30 pm) and Science & Commerce (3.30 pm to 4.45 pm) subjects. The Commission would organize the Paper 1 in multiple test centers across Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Ujjain, and Satna.
As the Paper 2 & 3 will be attempted by lesser candidates (distributed with respect to the subjects), the Commission would hold these papers at selected centers in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, and Jabalpur only. Paper 2 will be held in the first shift (12.15 pm to 1.30 pm) and Paper 3 in the 2nd shift (2 pm to 4.30 pm). The detailed schedule is here:
The candidates are required to score minimum 40 percent marks in Paper 1 & 2 and 50 percent marks in Paper 3 in order to be included in the merit list. The minimum qualifying criteria for reserved category candidates stand at 35% and 40% marks in the same order. The Commission would draw subject-wise and category-wise merit list using the aggregate marks secured by the candidates in all three papers and top 15 percent candidates in each merit list will be declared SET qualified. These candidates will be eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor.