HP SET 2017-18 is a State Eligibility test which is being conducted by Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. The result is in the pdf form. The result is available on the official website of HPPSC, hp.gov.in. The exam held on May 06, 2018. HP SET 2017-18 is the state level examination. The HP SET 2017-18 examination has been conducted for the for the appointment of Assistant Professors in the State of Himachal Pradesh. The candidates who shall qualify HP SET 2017-18 can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in any Government or Private University/ Institution/ College of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The HP SET 2017-18 is conducted in 22 subjects.

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HP SET 2017-18

In this article, candidates will know the information related to HP SET 2017-18 such as eligibility, application form, the application fee for the examination, examination pattern, test centers, list of the subjects, admit card and result. Before looking at the details of the examination, candidates must check the important dates for HP SET 2017 that are given below.

HP SET 2017-18 Important Dates
Online Application submission begins 08 Nov 2017
Last date of application submission 27 Nov 2017
Admit Card issue date 01 May 2018
Examination Date 06 May 2018
Result To be announced

HP SET 2017-18 Eligibility

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commision (HPPSC) has set the eligibility criteria for the HP TET 2017-18. The candidates must be eligible to apply for the examination. The minimum eligibility for HP TET 2017-18 is that:

  • The candidate must have completed the Master’s Degree from a recognized University of UGC with aggregate 55% marks (without rounding off).
  • The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.

HP SET 2017-18 Application Form

The application process for HP SET 2017-18 has been started on the official website of HP SET at www.hppsc.hp.gov.in. The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the examination up to 27th November 2017. Only the eligible candidates will be able to fill the HP SET 2017-18 application form. Candidates have to pay the prescribed amount of application fee.

The candidate shall need the valid email ID and phone number to complete the application process for the entrance examination. Candidate needs to fill all the required details in the application form such as personal details, contact details, educational qualification and other relevant information. A passport size scanned photograph and signature should be uploaded by the candidate in the prescribed format. To know the application process in detail, click on the quick links and check all the details related to HP SET 2017-18 application form.

Examination Fee

The candidates filling the application will be required to pay the requisite sum of money in order to complete their form. The amount to be paid by the candidates depend on the category for which they are applying. The table below describes the amount that the candidates are supposed to pay:

Category Amount to be paid
General Category Rs. 700/-
OBC(Non- creamy layer) of HP Rs. 350/-
SC /ST /PWD (persons with disability) of HP Rs. 175/-


  • The benefits of reservation shall be extended to the candidates of residents of Himachal Pradesh only
  • The reserved category candidates of other states shall be treated as General Category candidates.

Payment Mode

Candidates can pay requisite Examination Fee either through, e-challan or through e-payment option.

  1. The candidates can deposit the requisite Examination Fees at any branch of Punjab National Bank through “e-Challan” generated through the website of the Commission, i.e. www.hp.gov.in/hppsc. Thereafter, the candidates are required to visit again the above-mentioned website to access the home page of the “ONLINE APPLICATION FILING SYSTEM” by entering User ID and Password earlier created by the candidates on or before the last date. Click on “FEE DETAILS” and enter the details of “Branch Code/Name, Transaction Number, and Date of deposit” & then click on “Update Fee Details”.
  2. The candidates can also pay requisite examination fees through Debit or Credit Card of any Bank. Before applying online, all candidates are advised to go through detailed instructions given on the above-mentioned website.

HP SET 2017-18 Admit Card

HP SET 2017-18 Admit Card will be uploaded on the official website at www.hppsc.hp.gov.in. It will be issued by the HPPSC. Candidates may get the hall ticket in April 2018. It will not be sent by post. You must carefully notice the venue of the Test and appear in the examination only at the designated examination center. Candidate must bring black/ blue ballpoint pen.

Examination Scheme

The examination scheme of all the three papers in HP SET 2017-18 is given below in the table. The questions asked in all the three papers will be multiple choice questions. Candidates must note down the exam pattern for the examination and should prepare accordingly. Paper will be PEN and PAPER-BASED

Session Paper Marks Number of questions Duration
First 1 100 50 questions all are compulsory 75 Minutes (10 AM to 11.15 AM)
2 100 50 questions all are compulsory 75 Minutes(11.30AM to 12.45PM)
Second 3 150 75 questions all are compulsory 150 Minutes (2.30PM to 5.00PM)

HP SET 2017-18 Exam Pattern

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. The paper shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions and each question will carry 2 marks.

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

Paper-3- will consist of 75 objective compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

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

Result Declaration

The result of HP SET 2017-18 will be announced on the official website of the HPPSC. Candidates will be declared qualified if they succeed to ascertain a slot in the top 06% of the appearing candidates. It will be mandatory to appear in all three papers and secure a minimum of 40% marks (General category) and a minimum of 35% marks (reserved category) in aggregate marks. The HP SET qualified candidates will be declared eligible for the job of Assistant Professor.

After the declaration of SET result, qualified candidates have to furnish Photocopies of their testimonials viz. Matriculation/Post Graduation Degree and detail marks certificate/ Category to which they belong, in the office of H.P. Public Service Commission enabling to determine their eligibility for issuing SET qualified certificate.

List of Subjects for HP SET 2017-18

The HP PSC has published the list for the HP SET 2017-18.The list is given below in the table.

Serial No. Subject Name Serial No. Subject Name
01 Chemical Sciences 12 Physical Education
02 English 13 Sociology
03 Life Sciences 14 Sanskrit
04 Commerce 15 Political Science
05 Economics 16 Public Administration
06 Geography 17 Computer Science and Applications
07 Hindi 18 Tourism Administration and Management
08 History 19 Mass Communication and Journalism
09 Mathematical Sciences 20 Philosophy
10 Music 21 Psychology
11 Physical Sciences 22 Education

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