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MH SET - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


Maharashtra State Eligibility Test is conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University, formerly known as the University of Pune, to recruit eligible and deserving candidates for Assistant Professor in affiliated colleges in Maharashtra and Goa.

MH SET 2021 - At a glance

Exam nameMaharashtra State Eligibility Test
Conducting bodySavitribai Phule Pune University state Agency
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
ModeOffline (Pen & paper)
Exam Duration3 hours
Date of Examination26 September 2021
Selection processWritten Examination followed by a personal interview.
Examination purposeTo recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Professor in affiliated colleges/universities
Latest updateFinal list of candidates enrolled for MH-SET on 26 September 2021 released. Click here to view.
Official website

MH SET 2021 Important dates

Application opens for MH SET 202117 May 2021
Last date to apply for MH SET 202110 June 2021
Last date to pay the application fee online10 June 2021
Correction of Online Application Form begins11 June 2021
Last date to make correction in the Online Application Form19 June 2021
MH SET 2021 Admit Card release16 September 2021
MH SET Exam Date 202126 September 2021
Release of answer key of MH SET 2021to be announced
MH SET Result Declaration 2021to be announced

Eligibility Criteria for MH SET 2021

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have a Master's degree or equivalent from any UGC recognised university with a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination.
CategoryMinimum qualifying marks
OBC/ SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/ SC/ST//Trans-genders/PwD50%
  • Candidates can appear for SET in the subject of their post-graduation only. Presently there are 32 subjects for SET. For more details, refer to the notification.


There is no specific upper age limit to appear for MH SET.

MH SET 2021 Application fee

Open₹ 800
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender OBC/DT(A)(VJ)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/SBC (Non-Creamy Layer Only)/EWS (Open) Including Orphan.₹ 650

Mode of payment: Credit card/Debit card/ Net Banking

How to Apply for MH SET 2021

Applications for MH SET 2021 is now closed. The agency has released a final list of registered candidates and is appearing for MH SET on 26 September 2021. Click here to view.

MH SET 2021 Admit Card

Admit Cards for MH SET 2021 will be released ten days before the examination. All registered candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for updates.

Here is a direct link to MH SET 2021 Admit cards -


6% of candidates who appeared for SET (both papers) will be the total number of qualifying slots. Among this, 6%, seats are allocated to different categories as per reservation guidelines.

The official number of vacancies for 2021 is yet to be notified.

Reserve List

DT (A) VJ3%
EWS (Gen)10%

Selection Process

The appointment of Assistant Professor in affiliated colleges in Maharashtra and Goa is made through a written examination. The written test consists of two papers, and candidates must get a 40% (35% for reserved category) aggregate in both papers taken together to be considered for the position of Assistant Professor.

As per the notification, only 6% of candidates who have appeared for MH SET will be considered to fill in the Assistant Professor position. The board will make this decision based on the candidates' performance in the written examination. The selected candidates will be called in for a personal interview in front of the board before the final appointment is made.

MH SET 2021 Examination Pattern

The examination will be held in two sessions.

SessionPaperSubjectNumber of questionsMaximum MarksDuration
First [10:00 am to 11:00 am]IGeneral501001 hour
Second [11:30 am to 1:30 pm]IISubject paper1002002 hours

MH SET 2021 Syllabus

Find the link to detailed syllabus for MH SET for Assistant Professor here -

Subject CodeSubjectSyllabus
00Paper I: GeneralClick here
01MarathiClick here
02HindiClick here
03EnglishClick here
04SanskritClick here
05UrduClick here
10HistoryClick here
11EconomicsClick here
12PhilosophyClick here
13PsychologyClick here
14SociologyClick here
15Political ScienceClick here
16Defence and Strategic StudiesClick here
17Home ScienceClick here
18Library and Information ScienceClick here
19Journalism and Mass CommunicationClick here
20Social WorkClick here
21Public AdministrationClick here
30Mathematical SciencesClick here
31Environmental SciencesClick here
32Physical ScienceClick here
33Chemical SciencesClick here
34Life SciencesClick here
35Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary ScienceClick here
36GeographyClick here
37Computer Science and ApplicationClick here
38Electronics ScienceClick here
39Forensic ScienceClick here
50CommerceClick here
51ManagementClick here
60LawClick here
70EducationClick here
71Physical EducationClick here

MH SET 2021 Result

To be considered eligible for the post of Assistant Professor, a candidate must have appeared in both papers and secured a minimum of 40% aggregate marks in both papers taken together. The minimum marks required for eligibility is given below-

CategoryQualifying marks (Aggregate)
SC/ST/PwD/Trans-genders/OBC/DT(A)(VJ)/NT(B)/NT(C)/ NT(D)/SBC/(Non Creamy Layer only)35%

After evaluating results, the agency will determine the number of qualifying slots subject-wise for a particular category as per the guidelines.

The results will be released on the official website.


The subject-wise cut-off will be released on the website shortly after the exam date. Visit the official website for more information.

Job Profile

The duties and responsibilities of an Assistant Professor include:

  • Teaching and Mentoring students.
  • Supervising and guiding undergraduate and post-graduate students.
  • Consulting on research projects.
  • Assisting the department Professor with academic and administrative work.
  • Tending to any doubts or concerns of students.
  • Improving the quality of education imparted.


The starting salary of an Assistant Professor recruited through MHSET is ₹ 15,600 to ₹ 39,100 + ₹ 6,000 GP.

Preparation tips for MH SET 2021

  • Take up mock tests to assess your level of preparation. It gives you a chance to work on areas in which you are lagging and improve the efficiency of your practice. Solving online mock tests will also help with time management skills.
  • Solve plenty of previous years papers to get an idea of the types of questions asked.
  • Know your weak areas - take a few mock tests before starting your preparation. Analyse the results and note the areas in which you lag. You can pay special attention to these topics. Allot some specified time in your study plan to focus on them.
  • Rely on your college materials for preparation. They will contain all the concepts demanded by the examination Syllabus and will be familiar to you since you have already gone through them.
  • For the Interview, Improve your speaking skills. Practice well structured and engaging answers to common questions about yourself like your motivation behind taking up the exam, your aim in life, etc.

Question papers

Click here to access previous years question papers.

Recommended Books

Teaching and Research Aptitude

Book nameAuthor/Publication
NTA UGC NET/SET/JRF: Paper I Teaching and Research AptitudePearson
CBSE UGC NET/SET/JRF - Paper 1: Teaching and Research AptitudeKVS Madaan
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationR S Aggarwal
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR S Aggarwal
Oxford NTA UGC Paper I for NET/SET/JRFHarpreet Kaur

Study Plan for MH SET 2021

Syllabus: Covering all the topics in the syllabus is very important. There is plenty of practice material available on the internet - mock tests, sample papers, e-books, video lectures, online study materials, topper notes, etc. Take complete advantage of the digital age!

Making notes: make short notes as you proceed through the syllabus. These notes should be crisp and to the point. Include mind-maps and flowcharts wherever appropriate. Make notes for each chapter highlighting essential details and include a precise explanation of concepts.

Explore your choices: If you get stuck at any point, search for videos explaining the idea and watch them. Visual aids help you retain information.

Solve previous year papers- Try solving them by having yourself the time limit which you are getting in the examination. The main objective of doing this is that aspirants will identify their weak & strong areas.

Quality Study- It is suggested to not cramp yourself with a massive bulk of study material from multiple sources. This causes you to end up studying nothing instead. Keep your references bounded and knowledge unbounded.

Hope you found all the information you were looking for about MH SET 2021. Stay updated with the latest news about the exam and plan your preparation accordingly. All the best!

Link to the Official Notification

Find the link to the official notification dated 12/05/2021 here -