TNSET 2018 Exam for Assistant Professor | Last date: 9 February 2018


TNSET 2018 Exam – Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test(TNSET) notification for the post of Assistant Professor.The detailed eligibility and application process are given in below.

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TNSET 2018 ExamTNSET 2018 Exam:

Job RoleAssistant Professor
Total vacanciesNot Disclosed
SalaryNot Disclosed
Job locationTamil Nadu
Last date9 February 2018
Exam date4 March 2018

Detailed Eligibility:

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% of marks (without rounding off) for General/ OBC (belonging to Creamy Layer) Category and 50% for OBC(belonging to Non – Creamy Layer)/ Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD-VI/HI/PH), in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from Universities/ Institutions recognized by UGC New Delhi, in subjects like Sciences, Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Sciences, Library & Information Science, are eligible to appear for this examination.
  • Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the Master Degree(final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also appear for this examination. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and for those who clear the TNSET 2018 examination will have to qualify within two years from the date of TNSET 2018 Examination, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates shall appear for TNSET 2018 examination in their relevant subject of their Post-Graduation only. In case the Candidate did not find the subject of their Post Graduation in the list of TNSET 2018 subjects, the Candidate may appear in UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.

Age limit: No upper age limit for TNSET 2018.

Selection process:

  • The Test will consist of three papers. All the three papers( Part I,II & III) will consist of only objective type questions/ MCQs.
  • All the questions of Paper – II and Paper – III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus including all electives, without options).
  • The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I, Paper – II and
    Paper – III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.
  • There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.

Scheme of Examination:

Part I501001¼ Hours
Part II501001¼ Hours
Part III751502 ½ Hours

Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of
the Candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension,
divergent thinking and general awareness of the Candidate. 50 (fifty) Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs), each Question will carry 2 Marks.

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Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject
selected by the Candidate.

Paper-III will consist of 75 objective type compulsory questions from the subject
selected by the Candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Examination Fee:

  • For General/OBC Creamy Layer: Rs. 1500/-
  • For OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/ as per the list available on website: Rs. 1250/-
  • For SC/ST/PwDVI, HI, PH: Rs. 500/-

Examination Centre: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Salem, Tirunelveli, Villupuram, Karaikudi, Vellore, Erode, Thanjavur.


  • The candidates should report at the Examination Centre one hour before the commencement of examination.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before 10:45 a.m. in the 1st session, 12:30 p.m. in the 2nd session and 4:30 p.m. in the 3rd session. No time Interval between I Session and II Session.

How to apply for TNSET 2018 Exam for Assistant Professor?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this position in online from 18 December 2017 to 9 February 2018.

For More details: Click here

To Apply: Click here (Online Application available from 18 Dec 2017)

Important dates:

  • Submission of Online Application Form: 18.12.2017
  • Last Date for Applying Online: 09.02.2018
  • Date of Examination: 04.03.2018

Written Exam Time Schedule: (4.3.2018 – Sunday)

ContentPaper – IPaper – IIPaper – III
Entry into the Examination Hall9.00 AM10.45 AM01.30 PM
Distribution of Test Booklets09.15 AM11.05 AM01.50 PM
Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the OMR Answer Sheet09.25 AM11.10 AM01.55 PM
Time of Commencement of Test9.30 AM11.15 AM02.00 PM
Time of concluding the Test10.45 AM12.30 PM04.30 PM

Note: Printout of Online Application (Confirmation Page) should be kept by the Candidate for further reference.