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MP SET Syllabus 2024, Exam Pattern and Syllabus Topic

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) will conduct Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test (MP SET) on 15th December 2024 to select eligible candidates for Assistant Professor posts in institutions and colleges of MP. Since it is a highly competitive exam, it needs proper planning and effort to get the desired result. Candidates are advised to go through the MP SET Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern to prepare effectively and efficiently for this upcoming examination. To obtain a good score, candidates need to be aware of latest marking scheme, number of questions, and subjects to be covered during exam preparation.

MP SET Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern

There are two papers in the MP SET examination. Paper 1 is a General Paper and mandatory for all candidates. Paper 2 is conducted for 37 subjects, candidates need to select their respective subject. After qualifying both paper candidates will be eligible for the assistant professor post. Both papers will be held on the same day without any break. MP SET Paper 1 consists of objective-type multiple-choice questions.

MP SET Syllabus 2024-FAQs 
Organization Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
Post Name Assistant Professor
Types of Questions Objective Type Questions- MCQs
Total Questions 150
Total Marks 300
Total Paper 2 Papers
Time Duration 3 hours
Negative Marking No negative marking
Level of Examination State Level
Official website https://mppsc.mp.gov.in/

MP SET Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates must need to keep in mind latest exam pattern to make a study plan accordingly. There will be objective-type questions in papers 1 and 2 of Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test. The detailed MP SET Exam Pattern 2024 has been discussed below.

  • MP SET Exam 2024 consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Both Papers will be Objective-Type MCQs.
  • Paper 1 will contain 50 questions for 100 marks.
  • Paper 2 will be 100 questions for 200 marks.
  • 2 Marks for each right answer, and there is no negative marking.
  • MP SET Minimum Qualifying Marks is 40% for the General Category and 35% for the Reserved Category.
Paper Subjects No. of Questions  No. of Marks Duration 
Paper 1 General Paper 50 100 1 hour
Paper 2 Subject Concerned 100 200 2 hours
Total 150 300 3 hours

MP SET Syllabus 2024

Madhya Pradesh SET Syllabus 2024 is available on official website of the MP Public Service Commission. Before starting exam preparation, candidates must check the updated syllabus. MP SET Examination has two Papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is General Paper covering various topics such as communication, teaching aptitude, etc. It is Primarily designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of candidate whereas, Paper 2 Syllabus is based on subject which candidate chooses.

MP SET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 1

Candidates need to thoroughly learn about Research aptitude, Teaching Aptitude, Communication, Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Information and Communication Technology, Maths, and so on for scoring good marks in paper 1.

Parts Sections No of Questions No of Marks
I Teaching Aptitude 5 10
II Research Aptitude 5 10
III Comprehension 5 10
IV Communication 5 10
V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude 5 10
VI Logical Reasoning 5 10
VII Data Interpretation 5 10
VIII Information & Communication Technology (ICT) 5 10
IX People, Development & Environment 5 10
X Higher Education System 5 10
Total 50 100

Teaching Aptitude

Topics like levels of teaching, learning environment, teaching support system, evaluation system, etc. are to be covered by candidates for teaching aptitude subject in MP SET paper 1.

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding, and Reflective), Characteristics, and basic requirements.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences.
  • Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment, and Institution.
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher-centered vs. Learner-centered methods; offline vs. Online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern, and ICT-based.
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems. Aspirants can refer to the Latest UGC NET strategies so that they can make a proper daily routine for preparing for the exam.

Research Aptitude

Research ethics, steps of research, and different methods of research are some of the topics that a candidate must prepare to score well in research aptitude section.

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivist approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative, and Quantitative Methods.
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics


Some comprehensions will be given to candidates, candidates need to read it out completely and then answer some of the questions based on it asked below.

  • A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.


Questions from communication subject will be asked from topics such as mass-media & society, barriers to effective communication, meaning & types of communication, etc.

  • Communication: Meaning, types, and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
  • Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media and Society.

Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

Some tricky questions will be asked from mathematical reasoning and aptitude section, candidates need more practice and focus on this subject.

  • Types of reasoning.
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes, and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages, etc.)

Logical Reasoning

Topics like deductive and inductive reasoning, the Venn diagram, forms of arguments, formal & informal fallacies, etc. are to be prepared by candidates from logical reasoning subject.

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, the structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations, and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication), and Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Data Interpretation

Graphical representation of data, quantitative & qualitative data, and some other topics must be covered by candidates while preparing the data interpretation section of MP SET paper 1.

  • Sources, acquisition, and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart, and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Questions related to internet, e-mail, audio, ICT, and digital initiatives in higher education will mostly be asked from Information & Communication Technology in paper 1 of the MP SET exam.

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio, and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance.

People, Development and Environment

Impact of pollutants on human health, Environmental Protection Act, goals of sustainable development, dimensions of climate and climate change, etc. are some of the important topics to be covered for MP SET paper 1.

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on the environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.

 Higher Education System

From higher education system, candidates need to prepare topics such as policies, governance, education in ancient India, etc. to score well in first paper.

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional, and Non-conventional learning programs in India.
  • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration.

MP SET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2

MP SET Syllabus 2024 for Paper 2 is a subject concerned paper. Each Subject has its own syllabus. Candidates need to prepare for the same subject, he/she has selected at the time of application.

Subject Syllabus PDF
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MP SET Exam Preparation Tips 2024

Candidates must complete both of the required papers for the MP SET Exam 2024. While Paper 2 will be subject-specific and need study for the subject selected, Paper 1 will be the same for all candidates. Candidates need a successful study strategy for MP SET Preparation. With a proper routine candidates can ensure they learn the whole syllabus in time for the Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test. Here are a few tips for better preparation.

  • Note down the MP SET Syllabus 2024 and important topics.
  • Give each topic special attention.
  • Choose the best-reviewed books for MP SET Preparation 2024.
  • Create quick notes for the last-minute revision.
  • Solve the previous year’s question paper.
  • Attempt online mock tests to check your preparations.
  • Focus on strong areas.
  • Clear the basic concepts and practice more.

MP SET Syllabus 2024-FAQs

Q1. What is the syllabus for MP SET Exam 2024?

MP SET Syllabus has been discussed comprehensively in the article, Candidates can go through it for complete knowledge.

Q2. What is the MP SET Minimums Qualifying Marks ?

MP SET Minimum Qualifying Marks is 40% for General Category and 35% for Reserved Category.

Q3. What is the MP SET Exam Pattern 2024?

MP SET consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Details regarding MP SET Exam Pattern has been discussed above in the article.

Q4. When is the MP SET Exam 2024?

Dates of the Examination will be notified soon on the official website of MPPSC, https://mppsc.mp.gov.in/

Q5. Is there any negative marking?

No, there is no negative marking for wrong answers.

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