June 20, 2017, Update: TS SET 2017 key is out now and can be viewed at the given links below.
Nearly 60 thousand took TS SET on Sunday (June 11). TS SET 2017 key was officially slated to be released on June 20.
Telangana State Eligibility Test (TS SET 2017) was conducted by Osmania University in two sessions today. As much as 68,381 candidates had applied for the test which was organised at 110 venues in 7 regional centres, namely, Adilabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Warangal. The test has been conducted for recruitment and promotions of Lecturers/ Assistant Professors in Degree Colleges/ Universities across the State.
Telangana SET exam has been conducted for the first time after the State bifurcation from Andhra Pradesh. The last SET exam held in 2014 was for both States (AP and Telangana). Since then, the State was trying to get the approval from UGC and finally Osmania University, Hyderabad got accreditation for conducting the SET exam in June last year. The notification of TS SET 2017 was released on February 16, while the online applications were submitted from February 22 to March 27.
TS SET 2017 exam was conducted for total 29 subjects. Maximum registrations were received for Telugu Subject (8,515). Other subjects follow at 8,458 registrations for Life Sciences, 7,039 for Chemical Sciences, 6,020 for English, and 5,927 registrations for Commerce. The hall tickets of TS SET 2017 were scheduled to be released on May 20, however, the release got delayed by 3 days.
TS SET 2017 – Exam Analysis
As per the schedule, Osmania University conducted TS SET 2017 exam today, on 11th June. The State level Eligibility Test was conducted as three papers, with Paper 1 & 2 held in the first shift (9.30 am to 12 noon) and Paper 3 in the second shift (1.30 pm to 4 pm).
Paper 1 comprised of 60 questions, out of which the candidates were required to attempt 50 questions. The Paper 1 was common for all the candidates and is basically meant to test the teaching and research aptitude of the candidates. The timing for Paper 1 was 9.30 am to 10.45 am.
Paper 2 had 50 compulsory questions, based on the subject chosen by the candidates. The candidates had to solve Paper 2 immediately after the end of Paper 1.
Paper 3 was also Subject-based, but it had 75 questions. The questions were in-depth and require more time than the ones in Paper 2.
Overall, each question carries 2 marks, hence the maximum marks in Paper 1 & 2 are 100 (each paper) and Paper 3 carries 150 marks. There is no negative marking in TS SET 2017.
TS SET 2017 preliminary key will be released on June 20, the SET official had said before the exam. Once the official keys will be published, the candidates will be given a 10-day long window for submitting the objections. The results of TS SET 2017 exam are expected to be announced in the first week of July.
After the conclusion of TS SET 2017 exam, the candidates were allowed to carry the carbon-less copy of OMR answer sheet and test booklets with them. Once the preliminary key of TS SET exam will be published by the Osmania University, the candidates will be able to have a clear idea about their performance as well as expected marks.
There have been certain changes in the exam structure. The minimum qualifying marks in each paper have been reduced to 40% for general category candidates and to 35% for OBC (NCL)/ SC/ ST/ PwD candidates. Based on the minimum marks, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all three papers. While earlier top 15% candidates (through merit list) were used to be declared SET qualified, only 6% candidates will be declared qualified this year. The move has been taken in accordance with the UGC’s decision.
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