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Organisation : Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
Recruitment Name : SET State Eligibility Test 2023 Assistant Professor
Application Last Date : 17th November 2023
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HPPSC State Eligibility Test Assistant Professor Recruitment

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Authorized Nodal 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 Online Applications are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for admission to State Eligibility Test-2023. Closing date for submission of online applications is 17th November 2023.

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Eligibility of State Eligibility Test

i) General / Unreserved / General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree 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./ and Persons with Disability (PWD) of H.P. category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree are eligible for this test.

ii) 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 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 / and 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.

iii) 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.

iv) Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post-graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of SET subjects may appear in UGC-NET/Joint CSIR-UGC Test (for instance the candidates having post graduation degree in Acharya (Traditional Sanskrit) are not eligible to appear in Sanskrit subject}.

Similarly, a candidate having the Degree of Hotel Management is not eligible to appear in the subject of Tourism Administration. If a candidate qualifies the SET Examination in the subject other than the subject of his Master’s Degree, HPPSC will not be responsible for that.

v) 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.

vi) 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.

Examination Fee of State Eligibility Test

Sr. No. Category Fee
1. General Rs. 1150/-
2. Gen.-EWS/Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) of H.P. Rs. 600/-
3. SC of HP , ST of H.P. , BPL(General BPL/SC BPL / ST BPL of H.P. , PWD (General PWD/S.C. PWD/ S.T. PWD , OBC PWD) of H.P. & EWS BPL of H.P. Rs. 325/-

Mode Of Payment of State Eligibility Test

** The desirous & eligible candidates shall pay the examination fee fixed category-wise online by Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking through “e Payment Gateway” , as the case may be, on or before the prescribed closing date for submission of Online Applications Form.

** While making payment through “e-Payment Gateway” the candidate(s) shall pay the fixed amount through Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking only after accepting the “Terms and Conditions to apply online”.

** Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. Before applying online, all candidates are advised to go through detailed instructions given on the Commission website.

How To Apply for State Eligibility Test?

(i) The desirous & eligible candidate are required to visit the official website of the Commission ( and click on the link “Apply Online” on the Home Page. The candidate will register and create his/ her profile on “One Time Registration” and after logging in to his/ her account in OTRS.

The list of advertisements will be displayed to the candidate on dashboard. Candidate will apply for STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST through portal. The application of the candidate will be submitted only after uploading of requisite documents and the payment of requisite fees as per advertisement.

Before submission of application the candidate will be shown the preview of uploaded documents and he / shall give an under taking / declaration that:
“It is certified that I have checked the preview of all the requisite uploaded documents and I am satisfied that documents are legible, readable and true. That I shall not object to rejection of my candidature based on the sole reason of uploaded documents being non readable / poor quality of scanning”

(ii) The candidates already registered with HPPSC for other examinations / test need not to register again and they may use their earlier User ID and Password for applying online.

(iii) Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

General Instructions of State Eligibility Test

i) The candidate must read the conditions of eligibility as given under the caption “Conditions of eligibility” carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the test before filling the online application.
ii) No further opportunity will be given to the candidate to upload of any document after the submission of online application. Online Application once submitted shall not be allowed any change.
iii) The candidates are required to bring printout of online Admit Card downloaded from Commission’s Website alongwith ID proof in-original on the day of examination (with a passport size photograph).
iv) No change of examination centre will be allowed. However, the Commission may change the date/examination Centre for the conduct of State Eligibility Test without assigning any reason.
v) No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates.
vi) Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
vii) The use of calculators or Log Tables is not permitted. Mobile phones, pagers, electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/ Room.
viii) A candidate who does not appear in Paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in Paper-II.
ix) No candidate shall be allowed to go outside the examination hall /room for any purpose without prior permission of the Centre Superintendent. Smoking and taking Tea in examination hall /room is also strictly prohibited.
x) Candidate will not be allowed to write any question from the Test Booklet on the Identity Card or on any other paper.
xi) Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended and photographs pasted by them in all the places, viz., in their Application Form, Attendance Slip and e-admit card (Identity Card) should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
xii) The candidates in their own interest are advised to retain a photocopy of the Application Form for their record.
xiii) Application Form must be completed in all respect as per the Notification/Advertisement.
xiv) No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall / room till the expiry of full allotted time.
xv) The candidates will be provided OMR Answer Sheets to attempt the answers. The candidates are allowed to take away the Test Booklets of Paper I & II on conclusion of the examination.
xvi) The detailed instructions for the candidates will be uploaded on the official website of the Commission alongwith e-admit card (Identity Card). It may be noted that instructions and e-admit card to candidates will not be sent by post.
xvii) The decision of the SET Nodal Agency (HPPSC) shall be final in all matters.
xviii) There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
xix) The result of the SET will be made available on the website of the Commission as and when it is declared. The candidates will not be intimated individually about their result.
xx) SET qualified candidates shall become eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor (College Cadre) only in the Universities / Colleges belonging to the State Himachal Pradesh.
xxi) All legal disputes pertaining to this test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Shimla H.P. Courts only.
xxii) Re-checking / re-evaluation, of OMR Answer Sheet for the Test/ examination(s) will not be allowed in any case.

Important Dates of State Eligibility Test

Closing Date for Application : 17/11/2023 11:59PM
Closing Date for Fee : 17/11/2023 11:59PM

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