Maharashtra SET 2019 – The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is conducting the Maharashtra SET 2019 examination on June 23, 2019. For this context, the application forms were released on February 01, 2019. The candidates filled the application form until February 21, 2019. After that the application form correction window was running until February 28, 2019. The candidates who have filled the application form correctly in the stipulated time will be issued the admit card for the examination. The candidates will be issued the admit card at the official website. The Savitribai Phule Pune University, State Agency will conduct the SET in 32 subjects at 15 selected cities of examination spread across the states.

Maharashtra SET 2019

The application process of Maharashtra SET 2019 is now over. The candidates who have filled the application form and will be appearing for exam can download their admit card prior to exam.

Maharashtra SET 2019 Important Dates
Commencement of Online Application Form 01 Feb 2019
Last date for Applying Online 21 Feb 2019
Last date for submission of Online Fee 21 Feb 2019
Correction starts in particulars of application form 22 Feb 2019
Last date for Correction in particulars of application form 28 Feb 2019
Availability of Admit Card 13 Jun 2019
Date of Examination 23 June 2019
Final Answer Key To be announced
Result To be announced

Overview of Maharashtra SET 2019

Age Limit – To apply for the SET there is no upper age limit.

Educational Qualification – The candidates must have Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of SET. The candidates having Post Graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or Foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the Foreign University/Institute.

Selection Process – Selection will be based on the merit list which will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Paper I, Paper II and Paper III.

Application Fee

  • Open – Rs. 550/-
  • OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)(Non Creamy Layer Category only)/ SC/ST/PH/VH – Rs. 450/-

How to Apply – Candidates who are eligible have to fill their Application form of Maharashtra SET Exam 2018 from the official website.

Maharashtra SET 2019 Application Form

Candidates applying for Maharashtra SET 2019 are required to pay the minimal 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 will not be able to appear in Maharashtra SET 2019. The Application Fee once paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Application Fee

The category wise application fee required to be paid by a candidate for his/her successful application for MH SET 2019 is elaborated here.

  • For Open/Unreserved Category candidates: Rs. 550
  • For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/NT/DT (VJ)/SBC/SEB category candidates: Rs. 450

Mode of Payment

There is just one mode of payment for the Maharashtra SET Application Form 2019, i.e. Online.

Online: Net banking / Credit Card / Debit Card only.

Maharashtra SET 2019 Admit Card

The Savitribai Phule Pune University will issue the admit card for Maharashtra SET 2019. The admit card will be issued on the official website of the university at The candidates who have filled the application form will be able to download the admit card from the official website by entering the username and password.

Maharashtra SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test 2019 should check whether they are eligible to apply for the SET 2019 examination from here. 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 in this overall percentage will be provided to reserved category 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.
  • To apply for Maharashtra SET, the SET Department has not set an upper age limit for candidates.

Maharashtra SET 2019 Exam Pattern

The Examination will consist of Paper-I, Paper-II, and Paper-III. The examination for all the three papers would be held on one day, in two separate sessions.

The SET will be conducted in Objective Mode. The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on the day of Examination in two separate sessions as under.

Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First I 60 out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 50 x 2 = 100 1 1/4 hours (10.00 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.)
First II 50 questions all of which are compulsory 50 x 2 = 100 1 1/4 hours (11.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
Second III 75 questions all of which are compulsory 75 x 2 = 150 2 1/2 hours (02.00 P.m. to 04.30 p.m.)

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. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.

Paper-II shall consist of fifty (50) objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks.

Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks. All questions of Paper- II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (INCLUDING ALL ELECTIVES, WITHOUT OPTIONS).

The syllabus of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III for all subjects is available on website Please ignore the instruction given for Paper III under syllabus of the respective subject. The SET State Agency will not send the syllabus to individual candidates.

The Candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II & Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the Test Booklet. The candidate shall have to return the original OMR sheet of Paper-I and II together and Paper-III to the invigilator before leaving the examination hall/room. However, candidates are allowed to carry the Test Booklet of Paper-I, II and III along with duplicate copy (carbonless copy) of OMR sheet on conclusion of examination.

There will be no negative marking.

Provisions for persons with disability (including visually challenged candidates)

  • Thirty minutes compensatory time shall be provided for Paper – I and Paper – II separately. For paper – III, Forty Five minutes compensatory time shall be provided. These candidates, on their request, will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate.
  • The Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services of scribe by making prior request (at least one week before the date of SET) in writing to the concerned Center Co-ordinator. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates.
  • The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the concerned Center Superintendent for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the concerned Center Co-ordinator along with his/her certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test. Visually Handicapped (Blind)/Physically Handicapped candidates should produce Medical Certificate issued by Civil Surgeon whenever demanded.

Syllabus of Subjects of Maharashtra SET 2019

Subject Code Subject Name Download
0 General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper-I) Download
1 Marathi Download
2 Hindi Download
3 English Download
4 Sanskrit Download
5 Urdu Download
10 History Download
11 Economics Download
12 Philosophy Download
13 Psychology Download
14 Sociology Download
15 Political Science Download
16 Defence & Strategic Studies Download
17 Home Science Download
18 Library & Information Science Download
19 Journalism & Mass Communication Download
20 Social Work Download
21 Public Administration Download
30 Mathematical Sciences Download
31 Environmental Sciences Download
32 Physical Science Download
33 Chemical Sciences Download
34 Life Sciences Download
35 Earth , Atmospheric , Ocean & Planetary Science Download
36 Geography Download
37 Computer Science & Application Download
38 Electronics Science Download
39 Forensic Science Download
50 Commerce Download
51 Management Download
60 Law Download
70 Education Download
71 Physical Education Download

About Maharashtra SET 2019 for Assistant Professorship

The Maharashtra SET 2019 examination is conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University which was formerly known as the University of Pune, for qualifying candidates for recruitment into Assistant Professorship positions across the state of Maharashtra. Aspiring candidates will be able to apply online for SET 2019 examination through the official website. The SET examination for Assistant Professorship requires applications from only those candidates who are postgraduates or are expecting the final results of their post-graduate degree. Candidates who belong to reserved categories with the domicile certificate of the state of Maharashtra will be qualified to claim the reserved quota, while the candidates belonging to reserved quota from a different state will not be able to claim the reserved category relaxations.

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  1. Hello. Please upload Key Answers of Maharashtra – Pune SET of 07 AUG 2011, 27 NOV 2011, 17 FEB 2013, & 01 DEC 2013. Thanks

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