MH-SET Application Form Out for Session 2024


Savitribai Phule Pune University announces to conduct 39th Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) on behalf of Maharashtra & Goa states. The motive of conducting this entrance test is to determine the eligibility of the candidates of Maharashtra for the appointments of Assistant Professorship at various institutions and colleges.

Candidates, who could not clear the UGC NET examination have the good opportunity to appear for the MH-SET Examination to work in Maharashtra as an Assistant Professor in different subjects including psychology.

SET is a bit different than the UGC NET Entrance Exam. State Eligibility Test, often abbreviated as SET is a state-level test which is conducted by most Indian States to figure out the eligibility of the students for the position of Assistant Professor. On the other side, UGC NET is a Nationwide accepted exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

SET-qualified candidates are eligible to be Assistant Professor in a particular state of India. But NET-qualified candidates are eligible for the same in any college or institution (Including Central Universities) across the nation.

MH-SET Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for MH-SET, individuals must have gained Master’s Degree in Psychology from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with not less than 55% marks (without gracing or rounding off) or equivalent examination.

Candidates, who belong to OBC /SBC /DT (VJ) /NT (Non-Creamy Layer) and SC /ST /Transgender /PwD /Orphans, it is necessary to attain at least 50% marks (without gracing or rounding off) in Master’s in Psychology or equivalent examination are eligible for this entrance exam.

candidates, who have appeared for the final exam of their Master’s Degree or equivalent may also apply for this test. Such candidates would be admitted provisionally and will be considered eligible for Assistant Professor after they pass their Master’s Degree in Psychology or equivalent examination.

Note: Students in the initial year of a two-year master’s program, or the first two semesters of a four-semester master’s degree, as well as those in the fourth year of a five-year integrated master’s course, are not permitted to take this test.

Age Limit for MH-SET 2024

There is no UPPER AGE limit to apply for MH-SET 2024.

Seats Reservation

As per the reservation policy of Maharashtra State, the seat reservation for MH-SET is as follows

CategoriesSeats Percentage
SC Candidates13% Seats
ST Candidates7% Seats
OBC Candidates19% Seats
EWS Candidates10% Seats
SBC Candidates2% Seats
DT (A) VJ3%

The categories mentioned above should be Non-Creamy Layer as the seats are for NCL candidates.

38% of seats are for General and Unreserved categories candidates. There is 1 percent horizontal reservation for Orphans and 5% horizontal reservation for persons with benchmark disability.

Exam Centers for MH-SET

S.No.Center CodeCenter Name

Subjects of MH-SET 2024

MH-SET 2024 will be conducted in the following 32 disciplines mentioned below. Candidates can choose only one subject from the list.

Subject CodeSubject Name
15Political Science
16Defence & Strategic Studies
17Home Science
18Library & Information Science
19Journalism & Mass Communication
20Social Work
21Public Administration
30Mathematical Sciences
31Environmental Sciences
32Physical Science
33Chemical Sciences
34Life Sciences
35Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
37Computer Science & Application
38Electronics Science
39Forensic Science
71Physical Education

Important Dates for MH-SET

  • Application Start Date: 12th January 2024 from 11:00 A.M.
  • Application Last Date (Without Late Fee): 31st January 2024 till 6:00 P.M.
  • Application Last Date (With Late Fee): 7th February 2024 till 6:00 P.M.
  • Commencement of Correction in Online Application Form: 8th February 2024
  • Last Date to Make Correction in Application Form: 10th February 2024
  • Admit Card Available: 28th March 2024
  • Date of Entrance Exam: 7th April 2024

Fee Structure for MH-SET 2024

Candidates have to make the payment for the exam fee as follows:

General Candidates ₹800/- (Including application processing fee)
SC/ST/**PwD/Transgender/Orphans/ OBC/DT(A)(VJ)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/SBC (Non-Creamy Layer Only)/EWS (Open) ₹650/- (Including application processing fee)

Important Notes

  1. Persons with 40% or more disabilities are eligible to get the benefits under this category
  2. Candidates, who belong to other states except GOA, will be considered as the General /Open categories even if belonging to the reservation policy of Maharashtra and Goa states
  3. Candidates can make the payment using Debit /Credit Card /NET Banking only
  4. Examination fee is not refundable

Also Read: PDCP, MPhil and PsyD Admission 2024 at Amity Noida

Scheme of Examination

The exam will be offline in objective-type mode. There will be two papers in the examination. Both papers will consist of objective-type MCQs in two separate sections.

SessionsPapersNumber of MCQsMarksDuration
FirstI50 Questions (All are Compulsory)50 x 2 = 1001 hour (10 AM to 11 AM)
SecondII100 Questions (All are Compulsory)100 x 2 = 2002 hours (11:30 AM to 1:30 PM)

Paper I will be of general nature to determine the teaching /research aptitude of the students. Paper I will be consisting 100 questions related to the discipline selected by the candidates.

Note: There will be no negative marking in the examination.

Also Read: U-SET Application 2024

Application Process

You can apply for the MH-SET Entrance Exam via the link mentioned below. You can fill out the application form for MH-SET in online mode only. Before filling out the application, you need to register on the website by entering your details like your valid email ID, Password, etc. After getting the username and password, you need to fill out the application form.

Follow the steps to fill out the application form for MH-SET:

  1. Fill out the application form with essential information carefully as per the given instructions
  2. Review the information you provided and submit if all is correct
  3. Once you do this, you will get a Unique Application Number for your application
  4. After this, you need to upload a scanned photo (Image size should be Max: 50 KB in JPG or JPEG format) and signature photo (Max size: 30 KB in JPG or JEPG format)
  5. After this process, you have to make a payment of the application fee and take a print of the application form (candidates may pay the fee either by credit /debit card or Internet Banking)

Application Link:

Important Instructions

Before applying for MH-SET 2024, you should read some important information mentioned below.

  1. Individuals, who qualify the entrance test to be eligible for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for the recruitment.
  2. After the advertisement, no change will be there in the reservation for SET, if any change occurs in the reservation policy of Maharashtra & Goa states. However, there may be changes in case of court decision.
  3. As mentioned above, the last date of correction in particular is 7th February 2024. Nodal Agency will not entertain any request of candidates after this date.
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