Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission State Eligibility Test-2018

The  Himachal  Pradesh  Public  Service  Commission  (Authorized  Agency)  announces holding of State Eligibility Test (SET) for determining the eligibility for Recruitment to  the  posts  of Assistant Professor(s) in Universities  and  colleges  located  within  the State of Himachal Pradesh. The test will be conducted in 22 subjects as listed below at various examination centers located at Shimla, Solan, Mandi,Dharamshala, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Nahan, Una, Kullu and Chamba subject to number of candidates.


  1. Chemical Sciences
  2. English
  3. Life Sciences
  4. Commerce
  5. Economics
  6. Geography
  7. Hindi
  8. History
  9. Mathematical Sciences
  10. Music
  11. Physical Sciences
  12. Physical Education
  13. Sociology
  14. Sanskrit
  15. Political Science
  16. Public Administration
  17. Computer Science and Applications
  18. Tourism Administration and Management
  19. Mass Communication and Journalism
  20. Philosophy
  21. Psychology
  22. Education



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  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 only.

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  of  H.P.) 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.

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.

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).

Concession of Fee is only for SC of H.P. /ST of H.P. /OBC of H.P. (Non-creamy layer) / PWD (General  PWD,  S.C.  PWD,  S.T.  PWD, OBC  PWD) &  BPL candidates of  Himachal Pradesh. Candidates belonging  to  SC/ST/OBC  (Non-creamy  layer) /PWD (General  PWD,  S.C. PWD, S.T. PWD & OBC PWD)category must ensure that their certificate of respective category is on  parental lineage issued by the competent authority. The candidates are neither required to send any  certificates/documents  in  support  of  their  eligibility nor  printout  of  Application Form  to  Commission.


However, the candidates, in their own interest, must ensure/satisfy 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.

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 diploma/degree/certificate  with  Master’s  Degree  of  recognized  Indian  universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.


For more information visit HP SET-2018

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