MH SET 2024: Notification (Out), Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

MH SET Maharashtra State Eligibility Test
MH SET Maharashtra State Eligibility Test

MH SET 2024 – Maharashtra State Eligibility Test is conducted once every year by Savitribai Phule Pune University for the post of Assistant Professor in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. This exam is conducted in 32 different subjects of Science, Arts, Commerce, Law, Management, Moral, Mental and Social Sciences Education and Physical Education.

Check more details about MH SET 2024 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Admit Card etc. below here.

MH SET Exam 2024 Latest News

  • Savitribai Phule Pune University has announced that 39th MH SET exam will going to held on Sunday, 07th April, 2024.

MH-SET Basic Information

Savitribai Phule Pune University conducts the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH SET) as the state agency to make a selection for Assistant Professor in the Colleges and Universities of Maharashtra & Goa.

MH-SET Overview

Exam NameMaharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET)
Organized bySavitribai Phule Pune University
MH SET Edition39th
PostAssistant Professor
Eligibility Test forUniversities and Colleges in the states of Maharashtra & Goa
MH SET Subjects32
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline (Pen & Paper mode)
Official Website

MH-SET Exam 2024 Subjects

The test will be conducted in the following 32 subjects

Subject Code Subject Name
01          Marathi
02          Hindi
03          English
04          Sanskrit
05          Urdu
10          History
11          Economics
12          Philosophy
13          Psychology
14          Sociology
15          Political Science
16          Defence & Strategic Studies
17          Home Science
18          Library & Information Science
19          Journalism & Mass Communication
20          Social Work
21          Public Administration
30          Mathematical Sciences
31          Environmental Sciences
32          Physical Sciences
33          Chemical Sciences
34          Life Sciences
35          Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
36          Geography
37          Computer Science & Application
38          Electronics Science
39          Forensic Science
50          Commerce
51          Management
60          Law
70          Education
71          Physical Education

MH SET Exam 2024 Notification

The advertisement for the MH-SET 2024 Exam has been released.

Download the Notification PDF –

English Advertisement of 39 M-SET Exam 2024

Marathi Advertisement of 39 M-SET Exam 2024

MH-SET Exam 2024 Dates

Commencement of online Application (without late fee)12.01.202411:00 Am
Last date for Applying Online(without late fee)31.01.202406:00 Pm
Last date for payment of Online Fee through credit Card/debit Card/Internet Banking(without late fee)31.01.202406:00 Pm
Commencement of online Application(with late fee Rs.500/-)01.02.202411:00 Am
Last date for Applying Online(with late fee Rs.500/-)07.02.202406:00 Pm
Last date for payment of Online Fee through credit Card/debit Card/Internet Banking(with late fee Rs.500/-)07.02.202406:00 Pm
Commencement of Correction in Online Application Form on the website08.02.202411:00 Am
Last date of correction/editing in Online Application Form on the website (No Requests for corrections in the Application Form shall be entertained after 10-02-2024)10.02.202406:00 Pm
Availability of Admit Card on website28.03.202410.00 Am
Date of Examination07.04.2024

MH SET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Check all the details about MH SET Eligibility Criteria as per the notification released by Pune University. The UNIPUNE SET Eligibility Criteria includes  details about age limit, educational qualification, minimum marks required, etc. 

MH-SET Age Limit

There is no upper age limit to appear for Maharashtra SET 2024.

MH-SET 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 a Foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the Foreign University/Institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence*of their diploma/degree/certificate, with Master’s degree of recognized Indian Universities, from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (
  • The candidates other than SC/ST/OBC/ SBC/DT(VJ)/NT/ Transgender/PwD/Orphans, who have secured at least 55% marks (without gracing or rounding off)in Master’s or equivalent examination, are eligible for this test. The OBC/ SBC/DT(VJ)/NT [belonging to non-creamy layer] and SC/ST//Trans-genders/PwD/Orphans who have secured at least 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Master’s or equivalent Examination are eligible for this test. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ DT (A)(VJ)/ NT (B,C,D)/ SBC including PwD & Orphans, must ensure that they have a valid category certificate from the Govt. of Maharashtra & Goa.
  • The candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have 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. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for Assistant Professor after they have passed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PwD/Orphans/Transgender and OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/ [ Non-Creamy Layer only]. Such candidates must complete their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of SET result, with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
  • As per reservation policy of the states of Maharashtra and Goa, only their candidates can avail reservation benefits. Therefore, other state-reserved category candidates must write General Category in their online application form. Failure to do this will be an offense. Since the result of SET is provisional, and by mistake if such candidates qualify under the reserved category, they will be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates can appear for SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only e.g. Commerce: M.Com., Environmental Science, M.Sc. Env. Sci., Life Science, M.Sc. Life Science/Botany/ Zoology/Microbiology/ Biotechnology etc., Home Science : M.Sc., M.A. Home Science (Refer Item No. 4 on page 07, for list of SET and P.G. subjects). If a post-graduate subject of any candidate is not included in the list of SET subjects, Such candidates can appear for SET in a related or equivalent subject.
  • A candidate who has already qualified SET in a subject will not be allowed to appear again for SET in the same subject. The candidates violating this rule will be liable for Initiating legal action and shall not be issued a certificate.
  • As per the U.G.C. rules the candidates who have passed M.Sc. (by PPPR/Research) are not eligible for the SET.

MH SET Procedure & Criteria For Declaration Of Result

Following procedure and criteria for declaration of SET result is followed as prescribed in the revised qualifying criteria as per UGC notification (No. F.4-2/90(NET), Feb. 2018):

Step I: Total qualifying slots: It is 6% of the appeared candidates (appeared for SET in both the papers), which equals to total number of qualifying slots i.e. minimum number of candidates to be qualified.

Step II: Category-wise qualifying slots: Total qualifying slots are allocated to different categories as per reservation policy of the Maharashtra state.

Step III: Candidates fulfilling minimum eligibility subject-wise, category-wise:
In order to be considered for eligibility for Assistant Professor, the Candidates must have appeared in both the papers & secured at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General Category candidates & at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates belonging to Reserved categories viz. SC/ST/OBC/DT(A), NT(B), NT(C), NT(D)/SBC (Non Creamy Layer only),Orphans & PwD, as shown below:

CategorySecured At Least Following % Aggregate Marks In Both The Papers Taken Together
OPEN/EWS/Orphan40% Aggregate Marks In Both The Papers Taken Together
SC/ST/PwD (Disability 40% Or More)/Trans-Genders/Orphan/ OBC/DT(A) (VJ)/ NT(B)/ NT(C)/NT(D)/SBC/(Non Creamy Layer Only)35% Aggregate Marks In Both The Papers Taken Together

Step IV: Number of qualifying slots subject-wise for a particular category: The candidates who fulfilled Step III are considered to compute the qualifying slots subject-wise category-wise. The qualifying slots subject-wise for a particular category are calculated by using the following formula:

No. of qualifying slots for a subject Under General Category =

[No. of candidates who fulfilled minimum eligibility in that subject under General category) X (No. of slots available under General category)] / [Total no. of candidates who fulfilled minimum Eligibility in all subjects Under General Category]

Step V: Qualifying cutoff % aggregate marks subject-wise, category-wise: Merit list of candidates fulfilling minimum eligibility (Step III candidates),is prepared subject-wise for a particular category. The % aggregate marks corresponding to number of qualifying slots for a particular subject category-wise, gives qualifying cutoff % aggregate marks subject-wise category-wise.

Step VI: Number of candidates qualified subject-wise, category-wise: Number of candidates who scored marks in two papers taken together, equals to or greater than the qualifying cutoff % aggregate marks in a particular subject category-wise, gives number qualified candidates subject-wise category-wise.

MH-SET 2024 Reservation

As per UGC notification, the reservation policy prevalent in the state is to be followed.

As per reservation policy of Maharashtra state, 13% of the seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste(SC), 7% for Scheduled Tribe(ST), 19% for Other Backward Classes(OBC), 10% of the seats are reserved for EWS (Open), 2% for SBC, 3% for DT (A) VJ, 2.5% for NT(B), 3.5% for NT(C), 2% for the category NT(D),belonging to the Non Creamy layer (NCL)only, 38% for the category General/unreserved. There is 1% horizontal reservation for Orphans (Refer Appendix 3) and 5% horizontal reservation for persons with bench mark disability (Maharashtra GR, RPwD Act 2016, sect 32(1), (U.G.C. letter No. 15-4(June 2013)-2013(NET)PWD, dated 22 April, 2022).

MH SET 2024 Application Process

To apply online for MH SET 2024 Exam, you need to register on the official website before proceeding to the detailed form. 

Students are advised to go through the instructions and eligibility criteria before filling the form.

How to apply for MH SET 2024

Steps given below to complete the MH SET 2024 online application process –

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on ‘Apply Now‘ to register on the website using a valid e-mail I.D and password.
  • The Username & password will be available on your registered email id.
  • Please note the credentials for future purposes too.
  • You can now fill the complete application form and click on ‘Submit‘.
  • After that a unique Application Number will be generated.
  • Upload a Scanned Photo and Signature
  • Make the payment.
  • Download the application form and keep it for future reference.

Maharashtra SET 2024 Application Fee

SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender/Orphans/ OBC/DT(A (VJ)/ NT(B)/NT(C)/ NT(D)/SBC (Non-Creamy Layer only)/EWS (Open)Rs.650

PwD: Only Persons With 40% Or More Disability Are Eligible To Avail Benefit Under This Category.

The Candidates Of Other States Except Goa, Belonging To Reserved Categories Shall Be Treated As Open/General Category, As Per The Reservation Policy Of Maharashtra & Goa States.

MH SET 2024 Examination Centres

The SET Examination will be conducted at the following 17 centers only.

Sr.No.Center CodeCenter Name

MH SET 2024 Admit Card

The MH SET Admit Card will be available soon on the official website. Savitribai Phule Pune University releases the MH SET 2024 admit card on 28 March 2024.

Steps to Download the MH SET 2024 Admit Card

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of MH SET.
  • Step 2: Click on the link ” MH SET Admit Card Download”.
  • Step 3: Log in with the application number, password or date of birth and security code.
  • Step 4: Hall ticket will be displayed on the screen, check the details given on admit card.
  • Step 5: Download and take a printout of Admit Card.

MH SET Answer Key 2024

The Savitribai Phule Pune University will release the provisional and final MH SET Answer Key separately. Within a week of conducting exam the university will release the provisional answer key on the official website. Candidates will get a chance to challenge the provisional answer key. The final answer key will be released after the corrections (if any).

Steps to Download the MH SET Answer Key 2024

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of MH SET.
  • Step 2: Click on the “Answer Key MH SET” link.
  • Step 3: Candidates can select the subject.
  • Step 4: The answer key will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Save and Download the PDF.

MH SET 2024 Result

Result will be declared along with scorecard and cut off for MH SET 2024.

The Result of 39th M-SET will be declared in May/June.

How to Check the MH SET 2024 Result?

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of MH SET.
  • Step 2: Click on the “Check Scorecard” link.
  • Step 3: Enter the login credentials like the application number, date of birth, and security pin.
  • Step 4: Download the scorecard and take a printout..

MH SET Exam Pattern 2024

The SET will be conducted offline in Objective Mode.

The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH SET) 2024 Exam is an objective type examination. The exam consists of two papers which will be held in two sessions without a break on the same day.

Check set exam pattern below –

Session/Paper TypeNumber of MCQsMarksTime Duration
Session 1/Paper-1 (Teaching & Research aptitude)5050 x 2 = 1001 hour (10 AM-11 PM)
Session 2/Paper-2100100 x 2 = 2002 hours (11.30 AM-1.30 PM)
Total1503003 hours

Paper Details

  • Paper – I
    • Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Paper I shall consist of fifty (50) objective type compulsory questions, two marks each.
  • Paper – II
    • Paper-II shall consist of hundred (100) objective type compulsory questions, (except mathematical science) based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks. In Mathematical Science, a student has to attempt all questions (100) either from Sections I & II or from Sections I & III only. The OMR sheets with questions attempted from both sections viz., II & III, will be rejected.

MH SET Exam Syllabus 2024

The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for the States of Maharashtra & Goa will be conducted based on syllabi of UGC-NET & UGC-CSIR-NET.

Subject CodeSubject NameDownload
00General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper-I)Download
15Political ScienceDownload
16Defence & Strategic StudiesDownload
17Home ScienceDownload
18Library & Information ScienceDownload
19Journalism & Mass CommunicationDownload
20Social WorkDownload
21Public AdministrationDownload
30Mathematical SciencesDownload
31Environmental SciencesDownload
32Physical ScienceDownload
33Chemical SciencesDownload
34Life SciencesDownload
35Earth , Atmospheric , Ocean & Planetary ScienceDownload
37Computer Science & ApplicationDownload
38Electronics ScienceDownload
39Forensic ScienceDownload
71Physical EducationDownload

MH SET Preparation Tips

  • First of all check MH SET Exam details such as its syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme, etc.
  • Then collect study material (Books, Notes) according to syllabus.
  • Plan your preparation according to syllabus and the time remaining for exam.
  • Solve the sample papers, mock tests and previous year papers as much as possible to have an idea about the marking scheme, difficulty level and pattern.
  • Give MH SET Mock tests to get an idea about how to manage time during the exam.
  • While preparing for the exam, you must prepare short notes so that can revise the entire syllabus a few days before the exam thoroughly.

MH SET Previous Years Question Papers

MH SET Previous Years Question Papers


What is MH SET?

MH SET is the exam for determining the eligibility of the candidates for the job of Assistant Professor in the Universities and Colleges in the states of Maharashtra & Goa.

MH SET 2024 examination will be offline or online?

MH SET 2024 exam will be in offline mode.

What is the MH SET 2024 Exam Date?

MH SET Exam date is 07 April 2024.

What is the full form of MH SET?

MH SET full form is “Maharashtra State Eligibility Test”.

Who conducts MH SET Exam?

MH SET is conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).

Is there negative marking in the MH SET exam?

No, there is no negative marking in the MH SET exam.

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
ProspectusClick Here
Application FormClick Here
MH-SET PortalClick Here

Previous Exams

MH SET 2023

MH SET 2021