MP SET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Admit Card, Answer Key

MP SET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Admit Card, Answer Key

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Oct 25, 2021
MP SET Exam is Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test which is conducted to find eligible candidates for the Assistant professor post. Check MP SET exam pattern, syllabus, dates and more. 
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What is MP SET Exam?

MP SET Exam 2021: Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test is an online test conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) for the recruitment of the various posts of assistant professors at different colleges across Madhya Pradesh. MP SET 2021 is scheduled tentatively to be held in January 2022 while the application is expected to be available in October 2021. Candidates who fill out the MP SET 2021 application form will appear in a written test and final selection will be made on the basis of their performance in the test.

Check out all the details related to MP SET 2021 like application, eligibility criteria, important dates, and all others which are necessary to be known by the candidates interested in applying for MP SET 2021. Check out the article below to know more about the Madhya Pradesh SET 2021. 

MP SET 2021 Highlights

Exam Name


Full-FormMadhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test
Exam TypeState Level State Eligibility Test
Conducting BodyMadhya Pradesh Public Service commission
Exam ModeOffline Mode (PPT)
Exam Duration03 Hours
MP SET 2021 Official Website
Helpline0731- 2702219/0731-2715816

MP SET Exam Date 2021 and Other Important Events

Candidates who wish to appear in MP SET Exam 2021 should know about the important dates related to the examination. MP SET 2021 important dates are listed below:



MP SET 2021 notification released

October 2021 (Tentative)

MP SET 2021 application dates

October 2021 (Tentative)

Last date to apply for MP SET 2021

November 2021 (Tentative)

MP SET 2021 admit card release date

November 2021 (Tentative)

MP SET Exam Date 2021

January 2022

MP SET 2021 result

To be Announced

MP SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before candidates proceed to apply for MP SET 2021, they need to check and confirm their eligibility. MP SET Eligibility includes various parameters which the candidates have to fulfil in order to be eligible to be selected for the post of Assistant Professor.

MP SET eligibility criteria consist of educational qualification and the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in their academics:

  • Candidates need to have completed their post-graduation in order to apply for MP SET 2021. Candidates appearing in the final year of post-graduation can also apply on the condition that they submit their required educational documents within the time limit prescribed by the communion. Any candidates who are unable to submit their documents will be rejected.
  • Candidates need to secure at least 55% in their post-graduation. Candidates from the reserved category (SC/ST) must have at least 50% marks in their academics. 

MP SET Application Form 2021

After confirming their eligibility, candidates can proceed to fill out the application form for MP SET 2021. Candidates can follow the given instructions to fill out the MP SET 2021 Application form:

  • Visit the official website of MPPSC
  • If the application form has been released, then there will be a notification related to it which will contain the link for the application form. Click on the link
  • Candidates will be redirected to the application form window. Candidates need to register first with authentic contact details.
  • After registration, fill out the application form which will ask for your personal details and other details like the academic records.
  • Upload your photograph and signature and other supporting documents required by your side while filling the MP SET 2021 application form.
  • Click on the final submission and proceed to make payment.
  • After successful completion and payment, candidates will receive a confirmation mail and can download their application form for future reference.

MP SET 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for MP SET 2021 will be 1200 for the general category and 600 for the reserved category.

MP SET Exam Pattern 2021

MP SET 2021 online test will be consisting of 2 papers which are Paper 1 and Paper 2. Details regarding both the paper are listed below:

  • MP SET Paper 1 will be a general awareness test that scrutinizes the candidates on the basis of their reasoning and teaching skills. The Paper will be a 1-hour paper consisting of 50 questions from different topics like English, mathematics, reasoning, and various other subjects. Candidates need to attempt 50 questions in a time limit of 1 hour. For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 2 marks and there is no negative marking. 
  • MP SET Paper 2: Paper-II will be a 2-hour paper consisting of 100 questions from the subject chosen by the candidates. The total weightage of the paper will be 200 marks and for each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 2 marks. There will be no negative marking on the paper.

MP SET 2021 Minimum Qualifying Marks

Any candidates need to secure a minimum of 40% marks in order to qualify for MP SET 2021. For the reserved category, the minimum score is 35%. Candidates who score the minimum marks will be considered qualified candidates.

MP SET 2021 Syllabus: Paper 1 & Paper 2

Candidates who are applying for MP SET 2021 should know the syllabus for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. MP SET 2021 syllabus is given below papers:

MP SET Paper 1 Syllabus: Important topics which the candidates should be prepared are listed below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Political Science and Administration
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Communication
  • People and Environment
  • Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, And Administration

MP SET Paper 2 Syllabus: Various subjects among which the candidates can choose are listed below:


Important Topics


International Business

Finance and Account Management

Human Resource Management

Banking and Finance


Marketing Management

Financial Management


Chemical Sciences

Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Interdisciplinary topics

Defense and Strategic Studies

Theories and Concept

Problems and Peace and Security

Global Security Issues

Issues in Conflict Resolution


Science and Technology

National Security


Micro-economic Analysis

Macro-economic Analysis

Development and Planning

Public Finance

International Economics

Indian Economy

Statistical Methods





Geographic Thought 

Population Geography

Economic Geography

Political Geography

Regional Planning

Geography of India


Statistical Methods


Concept Idea and Term

Ancient History

Medieval History

Modern History

World History

Research in History

Home Science

Food Science

Nutrition Science

Institutional Management



Resource Management

Non-Formal and Extension Education

Development of Educational Communication


Constitution of India

Legal Theory

Public International Law

Family Law

Law of Contract General Principle

Law of Torts

Law of Crime General Principle

Labour Law

Life Science

Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology

Cellular Organization

Fundamental Processes

Cell Communication and Cell Signaling

Developmental Biology

System Physiology – Plant

System Physiology – Animal

Inheritance Biology

Diversity of Life Forms

Ecological Principles

Evolution and Behavior

Applied Biology

Methods in Biology 

Mathematical Sciences


Linear Algebra

Complex Analysis



Statistics, Data Analysis

Political Sciences

Political Theory and thoughts

Political Analysis

Indian Constitution

State Politics

Public Administration

World Politics, Cold War

MP SET Admit Card 2021

Candidates who have successfully completed the application process will be able to download the MP SET Admit card 2021 from the official website of MPPSC. Admit card is an important document that contains all the information required from the candidate during the exam day and is mandatory shown by the candidate. Details mentioned in the MPSET admit card are listed below:

  • Name and Roll Number of the candidate
  • Examination Centre and timings
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Any special instructions followed by the candidate on the exam day.

MP SET 2021 Exam Centres

MP SET 2021 will be conducted across 8 cities in Madhya Pradesh. A list of various test centres is given below:

  • Indore
  • Bhopal
  • Gwalior
  • Jabalpur
  • Reva
  • Satna
  • Sagar
  • Ujjain

MP SET 2021 Answer Key

After the commencement of MP SET 2021, the commission will release the answer key for the examination. Candidates can use the answer key to check their score and predict their chances to qualify for the paper on the basis of cutoff. Candidates need to follow the instructions to download the answer key:

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of MPPSC. 
  • If the answer key has been released, then there will be a notification related to it.
  • Candidates can check the notification announcement and click on the link.
  • Candidates need to mention the Paper set which they have given.
  • Answer key will appear on the screen in PDF format. Download the answer and check your score.

MP SET Result 2021

The result for MP SET 2021 will be displayed as the merit list containing the list of qualified candidates. Candidates need to check their names in the list, Qualified candidates will be considered eligible to apply for the post of assistant professor at any college in their stream and can download their e-certificate from the official website. 


  • MP SET exam is the Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test conducted by MPPSC to find eligible candidates for the post of assistant professor.

  • To apply for the MP SET exam 2021, applicants must visit the official website, register and fill out the application form. Upload all required documents and pay the application fee to finish the apply online process. 


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