MH SET Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Reservation, Qualification, Attempts

MH SET Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Reservation, Qualification, Attempts

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: May 26, 2021MH SET 2021 was conduted on 26 September 2021. For more details about the MH SET 2021 exam, you can check the Maharashtra SET exam answer key 2021, dates, result and more. 
MH SET 2021 was conduted on 26 September 2021. For more details about the MH SET 2021 exam, you can check the Maharashtra SET exam answer key 2021, dates, result and more. 
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MH SET Eligibility Criteria 2021, Download pdf

The Savitribai Phule Pune University has released the MH SET Eligibility Criteria 2021. It is really essential to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the MHSET examination. Candidates from across the country are eligible to appear for MH SET 2021 examination. However, the reservation policies are applicable to the candidates belonging to the states of Goa and Maharashtra. A candidate should only apply if he/she meets all prescribed eligibility criteria such as age criteria, minimum educational qualification, number of attempts and so on. If the candidate fails to fulfil the MHSET Eligibility Criteria 2021 criteria, his/her candidature stands cancelled.

Detailed MH SET Eligibility 2021, Download pdf

Check MH SET Eligibility before applying online. The online application form is available on the official website from 17th May 2021 to 10th June 2021. Fill out the MH SET Application Form 2021 before the last date. 


MH SET Education Qualification

The candidates must have a Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of SET. The candidates having Post Graduate degree by University recognized Indian Universities from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (

  • Applicants who are studying a Master's degree or comparable course and who have taken their qualifying Master's degree (final year) examination and have yet to receive their results, or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been postponed, are all eligible to take this test.
  • Candidates can appear for SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The table below shall provide the aspirants with an understanding of the Subject-Wise MH SET Minimum Qualification required for the post of Assistant Professor.

Name of the Subject

Eligible Degree


M.A. Sanskrit


M.A. Hindi


M.A. Marathi


M.A. English


M.A. or M.Sc in Economics, Agribusiness Economics, Financial Economics


M.A. Urdu


M.A. History or Archaeology


M.A. Women Studies or Sociology


M.A. Philosophy

Defence & Strategic Studies

M.A or M.Sc in Defence or Defence & Strategic Studies


M.A. Psychology

Political Science

M.A. Political Science/ Politics/ Public Services

Journalism & Mass Communication

M.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication/ Mass Communication

Home Science

M.A. or M.Sc in Food Science/ Home Science/ Nutrition or other related subjects

Library & Information Science

Master’s in Library Sciences

Mathematical Science

M.Tech/ M.Sc in in Mathematics/ M.A/ Applied Mathematics/ Mathematical Science/ Ind. Mathematics/ Statistics

Social Work

M.A in Social Work or MSW

Physical Science

M.Sc in Physics/ Astrophysics/ Physical Science

Public Administration

M.A. Public Administration

Environmental Science

M.Tech/ M.Sc/ M.E.M in Environmental Science/ Geoinformatics/ Environmental Management/ Biodiversity/ Energy Studies

Life Science

M.Sc or M.Tech in Genetics/ Virology/ Bio-informatics/ Biochemistry/ Life Science/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/ Zoology/ Botany

Chemical Science

M.Sc in Chemistry/ Chemical Science


M.Sc or M.A. in Geography

Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences

M.Sc Geoinformatics/ Geology

Electronic Science

M.Sc in Instrumentation & Electronic Science

Computer Science & Application

M.Tech/ MCS/ M.E/ MCA/ M.Sc in Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Science & Application/ Computer Science



Forensic Science

M.Sc in Forensic Science


M.Ed/ M.A in Education



Physical Education




MHSET Education Qualification norms set by authorities require the General candidates to have scored an aggregate of 55% marks in their respective degree. Other candidates belonging to reserved categories must have scored an aggregate of 50% in their respective degree.

MH SET Age Limit

Candidates must note that there is no particular upper age limit specified under the released MHSET Eligibility Criteria 2021

MH SET Reservation Criteria

The table below provides a clear idea of the category wise vacancies allotted by the state governments of Goa and Maharashtra. The candidates of other States (other than Maharashtra & Goa) belonging to reserved
categories shall be treated as General Category, as per the reservation policy of the Maharashtra and Goa States.


Percentage of Vacancies



OBC (Other Backward Class)


S.C. (Scheduled Caste)




S.T. (Scheduled Tribe)






General Economically Weaker section








Who is not eligible for MH SET Exam 2021?

  • Candidates who have completed an M.Sc. (via PPPR/Research) are not eligible to take the SET, according to U.G.C. guidelines.
  • Candidates who are enrolled in the first year of a two-year master's programme, the first two semesters of a four-year master's programme, or the fourth year of a five-year integrated master's programme are not eligible to take this test.
  • A candidate who has previously qualified for SET in a topic will not be permitted to sit for SET in that subject again.

MH SET Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • No, the University of Pune did not set any age relaxation for this examination.

  • The MH SET eligibility is combinedly for both the states together. There will not be any separate eligibility criteria for Goa alone.

  • Yes, you can take the MH SET examination. However, if you belong to a reserved category, as per the policies set by Governments of Goa and Maharashtra, you will be treated as an open category candidate.

  • No, there is no such MH SET eligibility set by the university. The candidates can attempt any number of times.

  • Yes, it is mandatory to meet all the MH SET eligibility criteria set by the Savitribai Phule Pune University.


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