Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HPSET)-2014


Last Date: 29 Dec 2014

Himachal Pradesh Public Commission inviting Applications for State Eligibility Test (HPSET) for determining the eligibility for lectureship in universities and colleges within the state of Himachal Pradesh. The test is conducted in 19 subjects at various examination centers located at Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Dharamshala.

AGE LIMIT:
There is no upper age limit to apply for appearing in SET.

ELIGIBILITY:
i) 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, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer/ Persons with Disability (PWD) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

ii) 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). 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.

SCHEME AND DATE OF TEST :
The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held in the month of March/ April, 2015 (Sunday) one day in two separate sessions as under:

Paper Marks Number of question Duration
I 100 60 out of which 50 questions to be attempted75 Minutes (10 AM to 11.15 AM)
II 100 50 questions all are compulsory75 Minutes (11.30AM to 12.45PM)
III 150 75 questions all are compulsory150 Minutes (2.30PM to 5.00PM)


FEE:
1. GENERAL (including reserved category candidates of OTHER STATES)-Rs. 700/-
2. SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layer) / PWD of Himachal Pradesh Rs.175/-

Mode of Payment:
Candidates can pay requisite Examination Fee either through ‘e –Challan’ or through ‘e-payment’ option.

HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates are required to visit at www.hp.gov.in/hppsc and click the link to APPLY ONLINE FOR STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST. Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above HPPSC website. The candidates already registered with HPPSC for other examinations / test need not to register again and they may use said User ID and Password for applying online.

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