Shimla, Himachal Pradesh: The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Authorized Agency) announces holding of State Eligibility Test (SET) in the month of February/March 2018 (Sunday) for determining the Eligibility for recruitment to the post(s) of Assistant Professor(s) in universities and colleges located within the State of Himachal Pradesh. The test will be conducted in 22 subjects. The exam will be held at various examination centres located at Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Sunder Nagar, Dharamshala, Palampur and Kangra subject.
Key Dates & Application Fees: The closing date for submission of online applications through online up to 27 November 2017 till 11:59 PM.
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) of H.P. /Scheduled Tribe (ST) of H.P. /Other Backward Classes (Non- creamy layer of H.P./ Persons with Disability (PWD) of H.P. category candidates of H.P. who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this test.
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.
Exemption/(Eligibility For Assistant Professor(S):
i) NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor(s) in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded a PhD Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum standards and Procedure for Award for Ph.D Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor(s) or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
ii) For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st, June , 2002 , are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to appear for Assistant Professor(s) anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st, June,2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor(s) only in the Universities/Colleges situated in the state from where they have cleared their SET.
Subjects for which SET (Himachal Pradesh) will be held:
Computer Science and Applications
Tourism Administration and Management
Mass Communication and Journalism
The benefits of reservation shall be extended to the candidates of residents of Himachal Pradesh only
The reserved category candidates of other states shall be treated as General Category candidates.
For exact qualification, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer SET Notification, which is uploaded on the official website of Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission.