Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

ByAshwani Tyagi  |  Updated on: Jun 12, 2021TNSET 2021 Application Form has been started from 7th June 2021. Read all about the Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) 2021 below including details about  exam pattern, syllabus, preparation and more. 
TNSET 2021 Application Form has been started from 7th June 2021. Read all about the Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) 2021 below including details about  exam pattern, syllabus, preparation and more. 
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Important Dates
TNSET Apply Online 2021  -Jun 7, 2021- Jul 7, 2021

TNSET Exam 2021 Latest Updates

TN SET Apply Online 2021 has started from 7th June 2021. Candidates who hold the required eligibility criteria for TN SET 2021 shall apply before the last date which is 7th July 2021. TN SET Exam 2021 Application Form is available on the official website and applicants must check the eligibility details before applying online. 

Apply Online for TN SET 2021

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TN SET) is a state-level examination that is conducted annually. Annamalai University has been selected as the nodal agency for conducting TN SET for three consecutive years from 2021 onwards. TN SET is being conducted for 26 subjects to recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Professors as per their eligibility criteria. Through the TN SET 2021 Exam, candidates will be able to apply for the post of Assistant Professor in the concerned Universities/Colleges across Tamil Nadu. The online application date for TN SET 2021 is from 7th June to 7th July. 

Read on to get further details on TN SET 2021 such as eligibility criteria, steps to apply online, syllabus and exam pattern.

What is SET Exam in Tamil Nadu?

TNSET is Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test. It is commonly known as TNSET or Annamalai University SET Exam 2021. TNSET is conducted each year by a nodal agency. Candidates who wish to teach as Assistant Professor in the Universities of Tamil Nadu, whether private or government can apply for TNSET. 

In 2020, TNSET was conducted by Mother Teresa Women's University while in 2021, it is being conducted by Annamalai University.

TN SET Exam Highlights

Particulars

Details

Name of the Exam

TNSET Exam 2021
Annamalai University SET Exam 2021

TNSET Full Form

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test
Also Known as Tamil Nadu SET

Exam Conducting Body

Annamalai University

Educational Qualification 

Post Graduation Degree

Exam Level

Tamil Nadu State level

Post

Assistant Professor

Mode of Application 

Online

TN SET Exam 2021 Official Website

www.tnsetau.in

TNSET 2021 Notification

Annamalai University has released the official notification for Annamalai University TNSET 2021 Exam online. Candidates who wish to take the TNSET Exam 2021 must download the TNSET Notification pdf from the direct link mentioned below. The notification pdf includes all the relevant details about the exam. 

Download TN SET Notification 2021 PDF 

TNSET Exam Date 2021

The online application date for TN SET 2021 is mentioned below in the table. Other important dates for TN SET will be announced soon. 

TN SET 2021 Events

Dates (Announced)

TNSET 2021 Notification Date

7th June 2021

TN SET 2021 Application form start date

7th June 2021

Last date to submit the application form

7th July 2021

Downloading of TN SET Admit Card

To be Announced

TNSET Exam Date 2021

To be Announced

Release of Answer key

To be Announced

Declaration of Result

To be Announced

Tamil Nadu SET Counselling Starts

To be Announced

TN SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before you begin to apply for the TN SET 2021 Exam, you should have complete details about the TNSET Eligibility Criteria, which includes the educational qualification and age limit as given below. 

TN SET Educational Qualification

  • You must have a Master’s Degree with at least 55% for the General Candidates. 
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC/SC/ST/Person with disability categories should have at least 50% in the Post Graduation.
  • Candidates who are in their Final years or are waiting for their results can also apply for TN SET 2021. 

TN SET Age Limit

There is no age limit to apply for TN SET. 

How to Apply Online for TNSET 2021?

The TNSET Application Form 2021 is available only in online mode. Given below are the steps to apply online for TNSET 2021 Exam. 

  • Visit the official website of TNSET 2021 which is https://www.tnsetau.in/.
  • Click on the ‘apply online for TNSET 2021’ link given on the homepage. 
  • Register yourself by filling in your basic details. 
  • Upon successful completion of the TNSET Registration, you will get the registration number and password. 
  • Use that registration number and password to fill in other important details such as your personal, academic, address, etc. asked details & then click on the ‘Submit button.
  • In the next step, upload the scanned copy of your photograph, signature, and other documents. 
  • Lastly, pay the required amount of the application fee for TNST 2021.
  • Take a print out the payment receipt and application form for further use. 

Application Fee for TNSET 2021

All the candidates who will apply for the TNSET Exam will have to pay the required amount of application fee as given below. 

Category

Application Fee

General

Rs. 1500/-

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

Rs. 1250/-

SC/ST/PwDVI, HI, PH 

Rs. 500/-

Documents Required to Upload for TNSET Form 2021

Particulars

Format

Income Certificate, Community Certificate, and PwD Certificate, etc

.PDF

Scanned Photograph

.JPG/JPEG

Scanned Signature

.JPG/JPEG

TNSET Exam Centres 

The TNSET Exam Centres, along with their corresponding codes, are listed below. For the TNSET 2021 exam, the candidate can choose any one of the examination centres.

Centre Code
Exam Centres for TN-SET 2021
11
Chidambaram
12Chennai
13Coimbatore
14Erode
15Karaikudi
16Madurai
17Salem
18Thanjavur
19
Tiruchirappalli
20Tirunelveli
21Vellore
22Villupuram

TNSET Exam Pattern

The TNSET consists of two papers, Paper I and Paper-II. TNSET Paper I will be common to all the common candidates while Paper II will have to be selected as per the educational qualification of the candidates. 

  • TNSET Exam paper comprises of objective multiple-choice questions. 
  • The total duration of the exam is 3 hours, out of which 1 hour is for the 1st session while the 2nd session is of 2 hours. 
  • Paper I is of general nature that aims to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidates. 
  • TNSET Paper-II will test the knowledge of the subject that is chosen by the candidate as per the qualification of the candidate. 

Session

Paper

Marks

Number of

Questions

Marks per question

First

I

100

50 Questions – all Compulsory

02 marks each

Second

II

200

100 Questions – all Compulsory

02 marks each

TNSET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for all TN SET 2021 subjects is similar to UGC NET Syllabus or CSIR NET Syllabus. Syllabus for Paper-I is common for all subjects and Paper 2 is a selected subject paper. 

The Paper 1 of TNSET Syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Communication
  • Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • People and Environment 
  • Higher Education System: Governance, Policy, And Administration

List of Subjects for TNSET

TNSET has a list of 26 subjects. There will be two papers out of which one paper will be common and compulsory for the candidates. On the other hand, there will be a list of 26 papers that will have to be selected as per the educational qualification of the candidates. 

Here is a list of TNSET subjects along with the medium of the question paper. 

Subject Code

Subject

Medium of Question Paper

00

Common Paper

English/Tamil

01

Chemical Sciences

English

02

Commerce

English/Tamil

03

Computer Science & Application

English

04

Economics

English/Tamil

05

Education

English/Tamil

06

Electronics

English

07

English

English

08

Geography

English /Tamil

09

Hindi

Hindi

10

History

English /Tamil

11

Home Science

English /Tamil

12

Journalism and Mass Communication

English /Tamil

13

Law

English /Tamil

14

Sanskrit

Sanskrit

15

Life Sciences

English

16

Management

English /Tamil

17

Mathematical Science

English

18

Tamil

Tamil

19

Telugu

Telugu

20

Physical Sciences

English

21

Political Sciences

English /Tamil

22

Psychology

English /Tamil

23

Social Work

English /Tamil

24

Sociology

English /Tamil

25

Earth Sciences

English

26

Library & Information Science

English /Tamil

TNSET Hall Ticket 2021

The TNSET Hall Ticket 2021 will be released a week before the exam date. All the candidates who will apply successfully for TNSET 2021 Exam will be able to download TNSET Call Letter from the official website.

The TNSET Admit Card will have details regarding the exam such as exam centre, exam date, your personal details, and other important information.

TNSET Answer Key 2021

Once the TNSET Exam 2021 has been conducted successfully, TNSET Answer Key will be released on the official website. The Tamil Nadu SET Answer Key will help you to know your probable score of the exam. Moreover, you will also be able to raise an objection in case the answer key released by the authorities is invalid. However, the provision to raise the TNSET Objection against Answer Key 2021 will have to be done within the stipulated date with valid documents in support of your answer.

TNSET Cut off 2021 Qualifying Marks 

Candidates who will be in the top 6% (taking Paper I and Paper II) and secure at least 40% marks will be declared qualified for the post of Assistant Professor. 

TNSET Qualifying Cut off

Category

Cut off

General/OBC

40%

OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD

35%

TNSET 2021 Result

After the release of the TNSET Answer Key, the authorities will be releasing the TNSET Result 2021 on the official website. Candidates can check the TNSET Answer Key 2021 on the official website by entering their login credentials.

What is TNSET Counselling?

TNSET Counselling begins after the release of the TN SET Result 2021. Candidates who clear the minimum cutoff for their category are invited to the counselling sessions.

Related Links

TNSET Syllabus 2021

TNSET Exam Pattern 2021

TNSET Admit Card 2021

TNSET Eligibility Criteria 2021

TNSET Selection Process 2021

TNSET Question Papers 2021

TNSET Cut Off 2021

 

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  • TNSET 2021 Application Date is from 7th June 2021 to 7th July 2021.

     
  • TNSET Application Fee is Rs. 1500 for General candidates, Rs. 1250 for OBC-NCL, and Rs. 500 for SC/ST/PwDVI, HI, PH candidates.

     
  • TNSET Exam is also known as  Annamalai University SET Exam 2021 is a State Eligibility test to select eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor for the state. 

  • Candidates who have a Master’s degree with more than 55% (General candidates) and 50% for the reserved candidates can apply for TNSET 2021. 

     
  • There is no age limit to apply for TNSET 2021. 

     
  • There are a total of 26 subjects in TNSET paper out of which candidates can select anyone as Paper-II.

     
  • You can apply for TNSET 2021 on the official website which is https://www.tnsetau.in/.

     

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