State Eligibility Test
Eligibility : M Phil / Ph.D, MSc
Location : Dharmasala, Shimla, Kangra
Last Date : 27 Nov 2017
The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Authorized Agency) announces holding of State Eligibility Test (SET) in the month of February/March 2018 (Sunday) for determining the Eligibility for recruitment to the post(s) of Assistant Professor(s) in universities and colleges located within the State of Himachal Pradesh.
Conditions of Eligibility :
i) Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master‟s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC) of H.P. /Scheduled Tribe (ST) of H.P. /Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer of H.P./ Persons with Disability (PWD) of H.P. category candidates of H.P. who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master‟s Degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this test.
ii) Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the qualifying Master‟s Degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for the post of Assistant Professor in the Universities/Colleges situated in the state, only after they have passed their Master‟s Degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC (Non- creamy layer /PWD (Persons with disability) category candidates). Such candidates must complete their P.G. Degree examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
iii) The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master‟s level examination had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of 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 iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. In case the subject of a candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC NET/UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year. (for instance the candidates having post graduation degree in Acharya (Traditional Sanskrit) are not eligible to appear in Sanskrit subject ).
iv) Concession of Fee is only for SC of H.P. /ST of H.P. /OBC of H.P. (Non-creamy layer) candidates of Himachal Pradesh. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Noncreamy layer) category must ensure that their certificate of respective category is on parental lineage issued by the competent authority. The candidates are not required to submit any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility. Therefore, the candidates must ensure themselves about their eligibility for the test. In the event of any wrong information supplied on online applications or any ineligibility being detected by the Commission at any stage, their candidature shall be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
v) Candidates having post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University / Institute or Foreign Degree/ diploma/certificate awarded by the Foreign University/ Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their degree/ diploma/certificate with Master‟s Degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU),New Delhi.
Scheme And Date Of Test: The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held in the month of February/March, 2018 (Sunday) one day in two separate sessions as under:
First I - 100 marks,50 questions all are compulsory
First II - 100 marks, 50 questions all are compulsory
Second III - 150 marks, 75 questions all are compulsory
The test will be conducted in 22 subjects as listed above at various examination centres located at Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Sunder Nagar, Dharamshala, Palampur and Kangra subject to number of candidates.
Examination Fee And Mode of Payment :
1. General - Rs. 700/-
2. Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) of H.P. - Rs. 350/-
3. SC/ST of H.P. - Rs.175/-
4. PWD (General PWD, S.C. PWD, S.T. PWD & OBC PWD) of H.P.- Rs.175/-
Mode of Payment : Candidates can pay requisite Examination Fee either through „e – Challan‟ or through „epayment‟ 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 APLCATION 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.
Interested candidates should apply Online. Closing date for submission of online applications through website up to 27-11-2017 till 11:59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled.