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TNSET Notification 2024 Out, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date

TN SET Exam 2024, serves as the platform for the selecting candidates aspiring to secure positions as Assistant Professors in the state of Tamil Nadu. The TN SET Notification 2024 PDF for Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (SET) 2024 has been released by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University on its official website https://msutnset.com/. The TN SET 2024 online application submission process has been started from 01st March 2024 onward. As per notification, the TN SET Exam 2024 is scheduled for 3rd June to 25th June 2024. Candidates interested and looking for an opportunity to begin their career as assistant professors can apply online for TN SET 2024 from the official website or the direct link shared in the article.

TNSET Notification 2024

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University has published the TNSET Notification 2024 PDF on its official website https://msutnset.com/along with details including important dates, exam pattern, eligibility, etc. Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course are eligible to apply online for Tamil Nadu SET 2024 Exam. Candidates can download the TNSET 2024 Notification from the direct link shared here.

TNSET Notification 2024- Overview

The Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (SET) is a state-level exam held every year to assess a candidate’s eligibility for Assistant Professor posts in Universities / Colleges of Tamil Nadu. TN SET exam is held for a total of 45 subjects and the exam will be divided into Paper 1 and Paper 2. Interested candidates can refer to the article for more details regarding the TN SET Notification 2024.

TN SET Notification 2024- Overview
Organization Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Exam Name Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (SET)
Post Name Assistant Professors
Category Govt. Jobs
Mode of Application Online
Registration Dates 01st to 30th April 2024
Mode of Exam Offline
Official Website https://msutnset.com/

TN SET Notification 2024- Important Dates

The Manonmaniam Sundaranar University has released the important dates including registration dates, and exam dates on their official TN SET Notification 2024. Candidates interested in TN SET Exam 2024 must note down the important dates so as not to miss out on any updates. Check out important dates from the below table.

Events Dates
TN SET Notification Release Date 01st April 2024
Apply Online Starts 01st April 2024
Last Date to Apply Online 30th April 2024
Last Date for Fee Payment 02nd April 2024
Correction Window Opens 03rd to 04th
TN SET Exam Date 2024 3rd June to 25th June 2024 (Tentative)

TN SET Apply Online 2024

The TNSET online application form link has been activated on the official website of https://msutnset.com/. Here we have shared the direct apply online link which will remain active till 30th April 2024. Candidates can apply for TNSET 2024 through online mode only, application forms in any other mode will not be accepted. Candidates must ensure that the information they entered in their respective online application forms is correct. Providing incorrect details will lead to the rejection of application forms. Click here below the apply online link and start submitting their application forms without waiting for the last minute.

TN SET Application Fees 2024

Candidates need to pay the application fee online through net banking/ debit card/ credit card/ UPI. The Application fee will not be accepted offline. TN SET Application Fees 2024 is Rs 2500 for the general category, for other categories the application fees vary. Check your application fee according to the category given below.

Categories   Application Fees 
General Rs 2500/-
BC/MBC/DNC Rs 2000/-
SC/ST/SC(A)/PwD (VI, HI, PH) Rs 800/-
Third Gender No fee

Steps to Apply for TN SET 2024

Candidates can apply for Tamil Nadu SET 2024 only through online mode, no other mode of application will be accepted by the authority. Follow the steps given below to apply easily.

  1. Visit the official website at https://msutnset.com/.
  2. Search for the online Registration link on the homepage. Fill in the registration details such as your email ID and mobile number.
  3. Submit the Registration details, and note down the user ID and password after successfully registering in the portal.
  4. Fill in the online application form – your details, educational details, and professional details (if any), as asked for in the form.
  5. Upload scanned documents as required in the online application process.
  6. Pay the examination fees using a debit card, credit card/ Net Banking/ UPI, and keep proof of the fee paid. Pay as per your category.
  7. recheck to submit the details and save the information for further reference.

TN SET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should carefully go through the TN SET Notification 2024 PDF to ensure their eligibility for the TN SET Exam 2024. Candidates not fulfilling the required eligibility parameters for their application forms and selection will be rejected. Here we have discussed the detailed eligibility criteria in terms of educational qualified age limit as follows.

TN SET Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have completed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC with at least 55% marks for general category and 50% marks for Scheduled Caste (SC) / SC(A), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD), or Third gender category.
  • Ph.D. degree holders who have completed their Master’s level examination by 19 September 1991, irrespective of the date of the result declaration, will be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks for appearing in TNSET. This means that the minimum required marks for eligibility will be reduced from 55% to 50%.
  • Candidates who appeared for their 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.

TN SET Age Limit

As per the official TN SET Notification 2024, there is no upper age limit in applying online for TNSET 2024. Candidates can freely apply for the TN SET Exam 2024 meeting all the required education qualifications.

TN SET Exam Pattern 2024

  • The test will consist of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be common to all the candidates, while Paper II will be based on the PG subject chosen by the candidates (as given in the TNSET list of subjects).
  • Both the papers are only of objective type and multiple choice questions (MCQ) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • The time duration for the exam will be 03 hours. There will be no break between the papers.
  • The medium of the Question Paper shall be in English only except for Paper II of language subjects (Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Telugu, and Urdu).
  • There is no negative mark for incorrect answers.
Papers Subjects Total No. of Questions Total Marks Time Duration
Paper 1 General Knowledge, Teaching Capabilities, Research Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Reading Comprehension, Higher Education System, People and Development, Environment, Mathematical Aptitude, Divergent thinking and general awareness of the Candidate 50 100 03 hours (180
without any
Paper 2 Paper II tests the understanding of the domain knowledge of the candidate in the PG subject chosen from the list of TNSET subjects. 100 200
Total  150 300

TN SET Syllabus 2024

Candidates need to clear two papers to pass the TN SET Examination 2024. Paper 1 is mandatory for each candidate whereas, in paper 2 candidates get a choice of choosing their subject (subjects have been discussed in this article). Before you start your preparations for the exams scheduled from 3rd June to 25th June, tentatively, note down the syllabus for Tamil Nadu SET 2024 Syllabus.

TN SET 2024 Syllabus for Paper 1

Paper 1 is a General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude containing 50 questions for 100 marks. Candidates need to prepare for the following topics for paper 1.

  • General Knowledge
  • Teaching Capabilities
  • Research Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Higher Education System
  • People and Development
  • Environment, Mathematical Aptitude
  • Divergent thinking and general awareness of the Candidate.

TN SET 2024 Syllabus for Paper 2

TN SET Syllabus varies according to the subject they pursued their degree, for example, if a candidate has completed or who are appearing in their Master’s Degree in Physics/Applied Physics/Electronics/Atomic & Molecular Physics/Classical Dynamics/ Condensed matter Physics/Electromagnetic/ Experimental Design/Nuclear, Space & Particle Physics Quantum Physics/Thermodynamics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and other related subjects can take TNSET examination under “Physical Sciences”. Candidates can check the official notification attached to this article for more subject-related queries. As per the official TN SET Notification 2024, check all the subjects given below.

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Archaeology
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science and Applications
  • Criminology
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic Science
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Home Science / Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour
    and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Malayalam
  • Management
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Music
  • Performing Art
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sanskrit
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Tourism Administration and Management
  • Urdu
  • Visual Art
  • Women Studies



TN SET Notification 2024-FAQs

Q1. Is TN SET Notification 2024 released?

Yes, TN SET Notification 2024 has been released on 01st April 2024 on the official website of https://msutnset.com/.

Q2. What are the registration dates to apply online for TN SET Exam 2024?

The online registration dates to apply online for TN SET Exam 2024 are from 01st to 30th April 2024.

Q3. How many paper does a candidate need to clear for the TN SET Written Exam 2024?

Candidates need to clear two paper for the TN SET Written Exam 2024.

Q4. Will I get any break in between the two papers of TN SET 2024?

Candidates will get three hours to solve both the papers without any break.

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