Introduction to MAHARASHTRA-SET

University Grants Commission has allowed state governments to conduct the State eligibility exam for appointment to Assistant Professorship in State colleges.

University of Pune conducts SET exam in Maharashtra. Candidates who clear SET are eligible for Assistant Professorship only in that respective state. They are not eligible for Junior research Fellowship.


SET is conducted for following subjects only:

Marathi, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu

History, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Defence & strategic Studies, Home Science, Library & Information Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Social Work,

Public Administration,

Mathematical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Earth Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Geography, Computer Science & Application, Electronic Science, Forensic Science, Commerce, Law,

Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management), Education & Physical Education.


Number of Question
I 100 60  out  of  which  50
question to be attempted
1 hour 15 min
II 100 50 compulsory questions 1 hour 15 min
III 150 75 compulsory questions 2 hours 30 mins

Paper I: Teaching and research aptitude [Objective]

Paper II: Subject specific [Objective]

Paper III: Subject specific [Objective]

Note: No negative marking for wrong answers

Passing Marks

Paper I
Paper II
Paper III
General 40% 40% 50%
OBC/SC/ST/PWD 35% 35% 40%

A merit list will be prepared of those who have obtained minimum marks as above. Then the top 15% of those shall be eligible for Assistant Professors.


Subject Name
1 General Paper on Teaching
 & Research Aptitude
(Paper -I)
2 Political Science link
3 Public administration link
4 History link
5 Geography link
6 Economics link

Assistant Professor

A candidate selected is eligible to become a Assistant Professor.


  • Candidates should have a Masters degree with 55% marks.
  • Candidates in final year of Masters are also eligible.
  • Candidates should appear in area in which they have a post graduate degree only.
  • No age limit is there for this post.