Maharashtra SET 2020 – The answer key of Maharashtra SET is released on January 22, 2021. Candidates can access the link upto January 29, 2021. Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) conducted the 36th MH SET to determine the eligibility of candidates for the position of Assistant Professor at Maharashtra & Goa University and Colleges. The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test is being conducted in 32 subjects in 15 selected examination cities. MH SET 2020 consists of two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2 with objective type questions and held in two sessions on the same day. Check complete details about Maharashtra SET 2020 from this page.
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Maharashtra SET 2020
The candidates are allowed to appear for only one MH SET 2020 subject. Moreover, candidates who have already applied with SET in one subject will not be allowed to appear in the same subject again for SET. Candidates check the schedule of events of Maharashtra SET 2020 from below:
|Maharashtra SET 2020||Important Dates|
|Commencement of Online Application Form||01 Jan 2020|
|Last date for Applying Online|
|Last date for submission of Online Fee|
|Correction starts in particulars of application form|
|Last date for Correction in particulars of application form|
|Availability of Admit Card|
17 Dec 2020
|Date of Examination|
27 Dec 2020
|Releases of Answer Key||22 Jan 2021 to 29 Jan 2021|
|Decalaration of Result||To be announced|
Overview of Maharashtra SET 2020
The overview of Maharashtra SET 2020 exam is given below:
Age Limit – To apply for the SET there is no upper age limit.
Educational Qualification – Candidates must have Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of SET. Applicants with a postgraduate diploma/certificate awarded by the Indian University / Institute or a foreign degree/certificate awarded by the Foreign University / Institute.
Selection Process – Selection is based on the merit list which is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Paper I and Paper II.
- Open – Rs. 800/-
- OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/ SC/ST/PH/VH – Rs. 650/-
How to Apply – Candidates who are eligible have to fill their Application form of Maharashtra SET Exam 2020 from the official website.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Answer key
After the examination the answer keys of all the papers releases at the official website setexam.unipune.ac.in. Candidates who are not satisfied with the response keys can challenge Rs.1000/-payment per request. If any candidate’s question about response keys is acknowledged, those candidates are reimbursed for the fee. The fee once paid will not be reimbursed in all other cases. The decision of the SET State Agency on the challenges is final and the result is prepared on the basis of the final answer keys displayed on the official website.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Result
The Savitribai Phule Pune University releases the result of Maharashtra SET 2020 on the official website. The result releases in online mode. Candidates have to select with marks or without marks option. Then, you have to enter Seat Number, Name, Birth Date and Mobile Number (as mentioned in your Online Application Form.). Along, with the result, SPPU also publishes seat numbers of qualified candidates and cut off percentages. The result is not be re-evaluated / re-checked.
Procedure for declaration of Maharashtra SET 2020 Result
It comprises of three steps process:
Step 1: Candidates are required to obtain minimum marks in both papers aggregate i.e. Paper I & Paper II on Assistant Professor eligibility as set out below:
|Category||Paper 1 & Paper 2|
|OPEN/EWS/Orphan||40% aggregate marks in both the papers|
|SC/ST/PH/VH(Disability 40% or|
|35% aggregate marks in both the papers|
NT(D)/SBC/SEBC (Non Creamy
|35% aggregate marks in both the papers|
Step 2: Among those candidates who appeared in both the papers and cleared phase I, a list of merit will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of the papers obtained by those candidates
Step 3: According to UGC’s order, only 6 percent of the candidates appearing are eligible for Assistant Professor Eligibility (appearing means appearing in both SET papers). The State Reservation Scheme will be used to determine the category-wise eligible slots for the eligibility of the Assistant Professor.
The subject-wise and category-wise distribution of qualified slots is determined using the following formula:
No. of qualifying slots for a subject UnderGeneral Category =
( No. of candidates who fulfilled minimum eligibility in that subject under General category) X ( No. of slots available under General category ) / Total no. of candidates who fulfilled minimum Eligibility in all subjects Under General Category.
Maharashtra & Goa Government’s reservation policy applies to MH SET 2020. According to this, 7% for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category, 13% of the seats are reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category, 10% General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS), 2.5% for the category NT(B,),13% of the seats are reserved for the category SEBC, 2% for the category NT(D), 19% for the category Other Backward Classes (OBC), 2% for the category SBC, 3% for the category DT (A) VJ, belonging to the Non Creamy layer (NCL) only, 25% for the category General/unreserved.
Latest update on Maharashtra SET 2020
Important Dates & Instructions of M-SET to be held on 27th December 2020
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List of selected candidates enrolled for Maharashtra SET 2020
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) conducts the Maharashtra SET 2020 examination. The list of enrolled for MH SET 2020 examination is now available. Candidates can check the list from the official website or through then direct link provided below:
List of Selected Candidates: Click here to check the List of candidates enrolled for the MH SET Exam 2020.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Admit Card
The Savitribai Phule Pune University releases the admit card for Maharashtra SET 2020. The MH SET admit card has been issued on the official website of the university at set exam.unipune.ac.in. The candidates who have filled the application form can download the admit card from the official website by entering the username and password. Maharashtra SET Hall Ticket will not be sent to the candidates by post. Candidates must download and take a hall ticket printout. Candidates must bring an admit card and an additional photo identification such as Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter Id, etc. to the exam center on Examination Day.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Exam Centers
The MH SET 2020 can only be carried out in the following 15 city centers:
|Center Code||Center Name|
Preparation Tips for Maharashtra SET 2020
A good preparation strategy plays a significant role in cracking State Eligibility Tests. Here are some important preparation tips for Maharashtra SET 2020 exam.
- Have a proper study plan before preparations begin. Set a timeline for topics to be covered and also have the timetable so it gives time for revisions.
- Go through the complete syllabus properly. Therefore, candidates can analyze their strengths and allocate the time needed for each section accordingly.
- Refer to the previous year’s papers to improve the chances of getting common questions. In addition, this can also help candidates to understand the test pattern.
- Prepare short notes this helps candidates for revising the topics. Just a day before the exam, going through them will make sure to remember everything that prepared and it also boosts the one’s confidence in attempting the exam.
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Maharashtra SET 2020 Exam Pattern
The SET is conducted in Objective Mode. The test consists of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers consist of only objective type questions and is held on the same day of Examination in two separate sessions as under.
|Session||Paper||No of Qs||Marks||Duration|
|First||I||50||50 x 2 = 100||1 hour (10.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.)|
|Second||II||100||100 x 2 = 200||2 hours (11.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m.)|
Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is designed to test reasoning ability, divergent thinking comprehension, and general awareness of the candidate. Fifty (50) multiple-choice questions of two marks each is given.
Paper-II shall consist of hundred (100) objective type questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question carries two marks.
There is no negative marking.
Paper 1 and paper 2 has 4 sets with 4 different codes for the test booklet. A, B, C, D. Candidates must ensure that on the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) of Paper I & II the same Test Booklet Code is pre-printed and pre-shaded.
The candidate is required to indicate the answers to the Paper-I & Paper-II questions submitted in conjunction with the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) test booklet. No corrections are allowed in the OMR sheets. The nominee shall be responsible for his / her failure in the event of corrections.
Syllabus of Subjects of Maharashtra SET 2020
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has released the syllabus of Maharashtra SET 2020 at the official website. The syllabus of all 71 subjects is provided below.
Click here for Maharashtra SET Syllabus 2020.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Notification
Candidate can check below the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test 2020 Notification:
Maharashtra SET 2020 Application Form
Candidates applying for Maharashtra SET are required to pay the application fee as prescribed for the category candidate belongs to. Without payment of the application fee, Application Form submitted will not be accepted and the candidate are not able to appear in Maharashtra SET 2020. The Application Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
The category wise application fee required to be paid by a candidate for his/her successful application for MH SET 2020 is elaborated here.
- For Open Category: Rs. 800/-
- For SC/ST/PH/VH/Transgender OBC/ SEBC (Belonging to Non-Creamy Layer only)/EWS/Orphan: Rs. 650/-
Note: Candidates from other states except Goa, who belongs to reserved categories, shall be treated as Open categories in accordance with the Maharashtra & Goa Governments reservation policy.
Mode of Payment
There is just one mode of payment for the Maharashtra SET Application Form 2020, i.e. Online.
Online: Net banking / Credit Card / Debit Card only.
Maharashtra SET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates applying for the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test 2020 must verify that they are eligible for the MH SET 2020 examinatination The prescribed eligibility criteria for the examination are listed below.
- The candidate must have a Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C (University Grants Commission) in a subject of SET.
- The candidates should have obtained at least 55% overall marks, in their Master’s or equivalent examination. Relaxation will be given in this overall percentage for reserved candidates such as SC / ST / OBC / SBC / DT(VJ)/NT / SEBC / Trans-genders etc who need to score 50% for eligibility.
- Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or candidates who have appeared in the qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination are also eligible.
- Candidates of other states (other than Maharashtra and Goa) belonging to reserved categories (like SC/ST/OBC/SEBC) shall be treated as Open/Unreserved category as per the rules of the Maharashtra and Goa States.
- The SET Department has not set a upper age limit for candidates to apply for Maharashtra SET.
- A candidate who has already qualified for SET in a subject may not appear in the same subject for SET again.
Maharashtra SET 2020 – Important Documents
Maharashtra SET 2020 Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The official website of Maharashtra SET is setexam.unipune.ac.in.
Ans : Candidate must have a Master's Degree recognized by U.G.C (University Grants Commission) in a subject of SET.
Ans : You have to take two papers i.e paper 1 and paper 2 to qualify for Maharashtra SET.
Ans : The application fee for Maharashtra SET is Rs. 800/- for open category and Rs. 650/- for OBC/EWS/ PH/ VH/ SC/ST/Trans-gender/Orphans.
Official Website: setexam.unipune.ac.in