HP SET 2022: Notification, Apply Online, Exam Date, Syllabus, Question Paper

HP SET 2022: Notification, Apply Online, Exam Date, Syllabus, Question Paper

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Jun 1, 2022
The HPPSC will conduct the HP SET 2022 exam in the 4th week of Nov 2022. Candidates can download the syllabus of Paper-1 & 2 along with the previous year's HP SET question paper for better preparation.
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HP SET 2022 Notification is awaited to be released by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC). This is an entry-level state exam to recruit Assistant Professors in universities and colleges of Himachal Pradesh state. HPPSC conducts HP SET 2022 exam once a year in offline mode. Only eligible candidates can apply online to appear in this exam. It is expected that the HP SET exam date 2022 will be in the 4th week of November 2022.

Once the HPPSC will release the notification for HP SET 2022, then candidates can check major information like the application date, syllabus, exam pattern and important dates to remember for them, including HP SET exam date. Earlier, the exam pattern of HPSET changed in July 2019. Now, no marks will be deducted if any question is answered incorrectly, as no negative marking scheme here.

HP SET 2022 Latest Update

Candidates are glued to the official website of HPPSC to follow the latest update of HP SET 2022. However, the exam conducting body has not announced anything major yet. The exam is scheduled for the 4th week of November. The exam conducting body will release the HPSET 2022 exam date soon. We will update here if any official announcement about the Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test will be made. 

Candidates are advised to practice with HP SET previous year's question papers to increase their knowledge and answer more efficiently. Also, applicants can get help with suggested books to prepare for the HP SET exam 2022. Apart from this, there is no need to worry about negative marking as there is no such thing.

HP SET 2022 Notification

Candidates who are preparing to get the job role of Assistant professor are waiting for the HP SET 2022 notification. The HPPSC will release the official announcement of the exam on its official website or through print media. After the HPSET 2022 notification release, the application window will open to apply for eligible candidates. Keep in mind that applications of those applicants will be accepted who have completed the eligibility of the exam.

HP SET 2022 notification will have the information about the rules for appearing candidates. Also, there will be dates mentioned that are related to the application window, exam, results, answer key release, and cut off announcement. It is advised that candidates should save all the information and prepare accordingly.

What is HP SET?

Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test or HP SET exam is an entrance test. It is conducted on a state level basis in offline mode by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC). Applicants who will appear in the exam, have to solve two papers i;e Paper -1, and Paper-2. Every candidate has to solve both the papers and score well to get shortlisted for the next round of HP SET recruitment 2022.

It is known to all that HP SET exam paper 1 is a common subject, whereas, candidates have the option to choose the subject of paper 2 from the given 22 subjects. After the recruitment notification, HP SET 2022 candidates can apply by paying an application fee according to their category.

HP SET 2022 Overview

Exam Name

Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HP SET)

Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC)

Exam Mode


HP SET 2022 Apply Online Date 

Yet to announced

HP SET Application Fee

General/EWS - 700 INR

OBC - 350

Reserved Category - 150 INR

Official Website

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After HP SET Exam

Appointed As Assistant Professor

HP SET Exam Dates 2022

Candidates are waiting for the notification to be announced so they can have a clear idea about HP SET exam dates 2022. The HPPSC will provide all the information about dates on their website. Applicants can save the important dates to manage their preparation accordingly.

HP SET 2022 Important Dates

HP SET 2022 notification announced 

Yet to be announced

Apply Online Date

Yet to be announced

HP SET application last date

Yet to be announced

HP SET exam date 2022

Yet to be announced

Answer Key release date

Yet to be announced

HP SET 2022 Result Date

Yet to be announced

HP SET Eligibility Criteria 2022

As mentioned earlier and known to all candidates, completing the HP SET eligibility criteria is mandatory to apply for this exam. There is no age limit for the exam. It means candidates who complete the educational qualification criteria, can apply for the HP SET 2022 exam. There are a few points of the criteria mentioned below. candidates have to ensure before about the rules of being eligible for the same. 

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in Humanities (including language) from any recognized university.
  • A minimum 55% score is required in Post Graduation for UR candidates to apply for HP SET 2022. 
  • 50% is required for reserved category applicants of Himachal Pradesh State, they will have 5% relaxation.
  • Candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree and completed their Master’s degree by 19 Sept 1991, can avail of 5% relaxation in required marks. They will be eligible if they scored 50% marks in PG.
  • Appearing candidates can apply for HP SET 2022. They are eligible to appear in the exam held in Nov 2022.
  • They have to submit their result within 2 years of passing the HP SET Exam.
  • In case any candidate has pursued their Post graduation from a foreign university then they have to check with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • 40% of Physically disabled candidates who can not write their papers can apply for scribe in HP SET 2022 exam.

HP SET Application Form 2022

Once the candidate checks their eligibility, they can follow the steps of the HP SET apply online process mentioned below.

  • Step 1 - Candidates need to visit the official website of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
  • Step 2 - Complete the registration by filling the HP SET application form with your Name, email id, phone number, and other personal details, including academic details.
  • Step 3 - Check the details once again before submitting the application form.
  • Step 4 - Now, choose the exam center and city according to your preference
  • Step 5- Upload scanned photo and signature of the candidate
  • Step 6 - Pay the application fee for HP SET 2022, according to your category, and take a printout of it.

HP SET 2022 Application Fee

HP SET application fee will be accepted only if is paid by using online payment methods like Credit or Debit Card. You may have to pay a few percent of the processing fee. It is the last stage of application. Keep in mind that the HP SET application fee is not the same for every category of applicant and candidates of Himachal Pradesh state will get priority in the selection process.

Category Of Applicant

HP SET Application Fee


700 INR

OBC Candidate of HP

350 INR

Reserved Category Candidate 

150 INR

HP SET 2022 Selection Process

The Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HPSET) is a state-level exam and every candidate will be recruited according to the HP SET selection process. 6% of the total appearing candidate will be selected for the next round of selection. Candidates have to present themselves along with documents for document verification and completing the selection process for HP SET 2022.

HP SET Exam Pattern 2022

Having clear information about HP SET exam pattern 2022 will give you an advantage compared to other applicants. There will be two papers in the exam that are Paper-1 and Paper-2. Paper 1 will be common for every applicant whereas, Paper-2 can be chosen by the candidate. Here are a few important points of the HP SET exam pattern that you need to keep in mind.

  • A total of 150 MCQs (multiple choice questions) will be asked in the exam.
  • 50 questions in Paper-1 & 100 questions in Paper-2.
  • The test of both papers will be on the same day.
  • Every question will carry 2 marks.
  • There won’t be a negative marking scheme.
  • The language medium for the question paper will be Hindi & English.
  • Candidates must score at least 40% marks in both papers to qualify.
  • Reserved category applicants will get a relaxation of 5% marks.

Subject or Paper

No. of Questions


Total Marks



1 hour




2 hours




3 Hours


HP SET 2022 Syllabus

There will be 22 subjects to choose from for Paper 2. According to the HP SET 2022 syllabus, every subject of paper 2 will be different. Whereas, the paper 1 syllabus covers questions from language reasoning, General Knowledge, etc. The below-mentioned table covers the syllabus in PDF format candidates can download the HP SET syllabus PDF for better preparation.

HP SET Syllabus Paper 1 & 2

PDF Link

General Paper On Teaching & Research Aptitude


Chemical Sciences




Mass Communication And Journalism


Life Sciences










Political Science




Physical Sciences


Physical Education


Public Administration








Computer Science And Applications


Tourism Administration And Management








HP SET 2022 Preparation Tips

Preparing for exams is never easy. Apart from the dedication, candidates need to make strategies and follow the preparation tips for HPSET 2022. It is always advised to finish the syllabus a few days before so you will get more chances to revise for the exam. Here is the step by step practice tips for HP SET 2022 preparation

  • Download the HP SET syllabus PDF from the link above.
  • Go through it and note down the important topics of the syllabus.
  • Start your preparation and create notes for the same post
  • Now save the PDF of the previous year's question papers from the link above.
  • Choose authentic books to study. 
  • Stick to your schedule and practice with mock tests on a regular basis.

HP SET 2022 Books

Every candidate faces the paper 1 question paper that consists of questions related to General Abilities, English grammar, quantitative reasoning, etc. Apart from that, aspirants have the option to choose a subject for paper 2. In the below-mentioned table, we have suggested a few books to prepare for HP SET 2022 that have no issue with authenticity about facts.


HP SET 2022 Books

Quantitative Aptitude

RS Agrawal

General English

SP Bakshi


RS Agrawal

HP SET 2022 Admit Card

After completing the application process, HPPSC will release the HP SET admit card 2022 on the official website to download. Hall Ticket is an important document to be carried by the candidate at the exam center on HP SET exam date 2022. Make sure, the information mentioned on the hall ticket should be correct according to your information. In case you found any mistake, then contact officials for correction. Also, candidates are advised that they carry any government Id proof along with them to verify their identity. Here are the steps to download the admit card for the HPSET exam.

Step 1- Visit the official website of HP Public Service Commission.

Step 2- Scroll down to Download section

Step 3 - Click on HP SET 2022 Admit Card link, (When Available)

Step 4 - Use your credentials to download the hall ticket

Step 5 - Keep safe to yourself.

HP SET 2022 Result

The HPPSC will release the HP SET 2022 result on the official website for candidates who appeared in the exam. It may take up to 1 to 2 months to release the scorecard after the exam. The result will be uploaded in PDF format that will have category and subject-wise scores.

HP SET 2022 Answer Key

After any exam, candidates wait to get the answer key ASAP. Similarly, HP SET answer key 2022 can be downloaded from the official website of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission. It helps applicants to evaluate their paper and raise a query if they find any mistake in the officially released answer key of HP SET 2022. There is no specific date announced by the officials yet released.


  • The Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HP SET exam) is a state-level test. It is conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) annually, to hire Assistant professors in the universities or colleges of Himachal Pradesh state.

  • According to officials, the exam is scheduled for the 4th week of Nov month this year but the dates are not decided yet. Candidates should keep following the website for further updates related to dates. HPPSC will release the HP SET exam date on the official website or through print media.

  • The very first to apply for the HP SET exam is to ensure that you are eligible to appear in the exam. Once you are sure about it then follow the steps below.

    • Visit the official website HPPSC Dot Gov Dot IN
    • Now scroll down to apply section and choose to apply for HP SET 2022
    • Fill up the details asked there and click on the submit button.
    • Upload your passport size photo and signature
    • At last pay the application fee according to your category.
  • Candidates who have a master's degree in Humanities (language included) from a recognized university by UGC can apply for HP SET 2022. Minimum 55% marks required in PG. Reserved category applicants are eligible if they scored at least 50% marks as they have a relaxation of 5%.

  • There are two papers in the HP SET exam. Paper-1 is common whereas, 22 subjects are there to choose from for the Paper-2 exam. The selection for the HP SET Paper-2 exam depends on the candidate. Subjects are Chemical Sciences, Commerce, Mass Communication And Journalism (MCJ), Life Sciences, etc.

  • Candidates will face a total of 150 multiple choice questions in the given 3 hours. Each question will carry 2 marks. According to the HP SET exam pattern, there will be no negative marking. Also, Paper-1 and paper-2 will have 50 and 100 MCQs consecutively to solve without any time gap.

  • The HP SET is conducted by HPPSC yearly to recruit assistant professors in State-owned colleges and universities in Himachal Pradesh. Whereas, the conducting body of WB SET is West Bengal College Service Commission and the purpose of the exam is to hire assistant professors for colleges of West Bengal.

  • The HPPSC’s official website will have an active link labeled as Download HP SET 2022 Admit Card. Once the applicants click on that link then credentials will be asked there. After login, they can view or download the hall ticket for the HPSET exam 2022.

  • HPPSC will release the HP SET 2022 Notification PDF soon on its official website. Candidates can download it by visiting the Press release or announcement section of the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Section. It will have information related to the syllabus, important dates, and other essential rules.

  • The validity of the HP SET score is 2 years. It means you have passed the exam in 2022 then your score will remain acceptable till 2024. However, candidates of Himachal Pradesh and reserved category will get priority over UR applicants.

  • There is no specific age limit to apply for the HP SET exam. The only qualification is a Master's degree. Also, candidates of any age can apply to appear in the exam so there is no upper age limit for HPSET 2022.

  • The applicants will be considered to pass any paper if they score at least 40% marks in that particular paper. It means the minimum passing mark for Paper-1 is 40 and Paper-2 is 80.

  • The application fee is completely different for each category. General applicants will pay 700 INR, OBC candidates will pay 350 INR, and candidates who belong to the unreserved category will pay only 175 INR as HP SET application fee.

  • After declaring the HP SET results shortlisted candidates will get a call to be present with their academic documents for document verification and processing of their profile for the next round of the selection process.

  • Appearing candidates can apply to appear in Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HP SET 2022). If they pass the exam then they will have 2 years to submit their master’s degree to HP PSC.


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