MPPSC to conduct SET after 12 years, Application process underway

After a long gap of 12 years, State Eligibility test will be conducted in Madhya Pradesh to fill Assistant Professor vacancies in Higher Education Department. With the clearance from the state government, the State Eligibility Test Cell under Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has rolled out the official notification on 13th December for MP SET 2017 and it is clear that the SET exam will follow the NET exam pattern. The test will include 19 subjects in total.

The applications for MP SET 2017 will be accepted only through online mode. The minimum educational requirement is Post-Graduation and the students currently studying in the final year of PG course are also eligible to apply for the test. The applicants should have secured 55% marks in post graduation, 50% marks for reserved category candidates of Madhya Pradesh State. The application fee has been set as Rs. 1000 for general category candidates and Rs. 500 for rest categories. The fee can be paid through Internet Banking, Credit/Debit card or MPOnline Kiosk. The candidates can reach the helpdesk at 0755-4019400 or for clarifications on filling online application form.

The online application process has commenced from December 15 and will continue till January 5. The applications for MP SET 2017 can be filled at official website The facility for corrections in MP SET application form will open from December 20 to January 7. The Commission would organize MP SET 2017 as an online test across 8 Cities – Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Rewa, Satna, Sagar and Ujjain.

The SET exam would consist of three papers: Paper 1 & 2 of 100 marks each and Paper 3 of 150 marks.

  • Paper 1 – Teaching and Research Aptitude (60 questions, do any 50)
  • Paper 2 – Selected Subject (50 questions)
  • Paper 3 – Selected Subject (75 questions)

The papers will be conducted in three separate shifts including 75 minutes shift for Paper 1 & 2 each and 150 minutes for Paper 3. All the three papers will consist of objective type questions and there will be no negative marking. MPPSC has not announced the exam date, but it is expected that the MP SET 2017 would be conducted in the last week of January or first week of February.

As per the UGC NET guidelines, the minimum qualifying marks are 40% for Paper 1 & 2 and 50% for Paper 3. The qualifying marks will be 40% and 35% respectively for reserved category candidates. The MPPSC will prepare two separate merit lists – subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all three papers. From the merit list, top 15 percent candidates will be declared SET qualified and will be eligible for appointment as Assistant Professor based on the availability of vacancies.

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