TNSET Selection Process 2021: Phases, Qualifying Marks, Merit List

TNSET Selection Process 2021: Phases, Qualifying Marks, Merit List

ByAshwani Tyagi  |  Updated on: Jul 14, 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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TNSET Selection Process 2021

Annamalai University has kept the TNSET Selection Process 2021 similar to the ones used by the UGC. For qualifying for the TNSET Exam, candidates must cross the cutoff. The selection procedure of TNSET is determined according to the specified criteria laid down by the UGC, New Delhi. For qualifying for the TNSET Exam candidates must come in the top 6 % of students. When the candidate qualifies TNSET Exam they become eligible for Assistant Professor in the state of Tamil Nadu. The detailed TNSET selection process is given below.

TNSET Exam Dates will be announced soon by Annamalai University. The application form for TNSET was released on 7th June and the last date for filling the application form was the 7th of July. Annamalai University acts as State Agency for the Tamil Nadu SET Exam. As per the TNSET selection procedure candidates must appear in both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates must choose Paper 2 only as that subject that they studied in their post-graduation.

TNSET Selection Process 2021 Important Points

We have summarized the important points of the Tamil Nadu SET selection process. Check the vital information of the TNSET exam.

  • The total number of candidates to be qualified for TNSET is 6% of the total candidates who appeared for the examination.
  • The total slots among the qualified candidates will be based on the reservation policy of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • For qualifying, TNSET candidates must have appeared for both the Papers.
  • The minimum qualifying mark for the general category is 40% in both the papers taken together. There is a relaxation of 5% for OC / BC/ BCM / MBC / DNC category candidates and (SC / SCA / ST / PwD/ Transgender).

TNSET Selection Reservation Policy

The final merit list is prepared to keep in the mind the reservation policy of the Tamil Nadu government. The candidates will be qualified as per the category percentage given below. 

  • Open Category- 31%
  • BC- 26.5%
  • BCM -3.5%
  • MBC-Vanniyakula Kshatriya- 10.5%
  • MBC and DNC- 7%
  • MBC- 2.5%
  • SC- 15%
  • SCA -3%
  • ST- 1%

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TNSET Minimum Qualifying Marks & Merit List

For qualifying for the TNSET Exam, candidates must score minimum marks in both Papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.  Minimum marks criteria apply separately for the General category and reserved category. Candidates must score more than the cutoff for qualifying for TNSET Exam. After the TNSET Exam is conducted, a merit list is released of successful candidates. Check all the details about minimum marks to be obtained in GSET and the merit list. 

Category

Minimum marks in % to be obtained

Paper 1

Paper 2

General

40% Aggregate marks in all the two

papers took together

 OC / BC/ BCM / MBC / DNC category candidates and (SC / SCA / ST / PwD/ Transgender).

35% Aggregate marks in all the two

papers took together

TNSET Merit List

Annamalai University announces the TNSET Merit List after completion of the exam cycle. The merit list contains the list of candidates who successfully qualify in the TNSET exam and will be eligible for Assistant Professor in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Check Detailed TNSET Syllabus 2021

TN SET Exam Pattern 2021

The test will consist of two papers with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and will be held in two separate sessions as follows:

 

Session

 

Paper

 

Marks

Number of

Multiple Choice  Questions

Duration

General

PwD

First

I

100

50 Questions - all Compulsory

(2 Marks each)

1 Hour

(09:30 A.M. to

10.30 A.M.)

1 Hour 20 minutes

(09:30 A.M. to

10.50 A.M.)

Second

II

200

100 Questions - all compulsory 

(2 Marks each)

2 Hours

(11.00 A.M. to

01.00 P.M.)

2 Hours 40 minutes

(11.00 A.M. to 

01.40 P.M.)

Check Detailed TNSET Exam Pattern 2021

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TNSET Syllabus 2021

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TNSET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) 2021

TNSET Question Papers 2021

TNSET Cut Off 2021

 

TNSET Exam Selection Process FAQs

  • Only 6 % of the candidates qualify for TNSET in each subject. The selection of candidates for the 6% slot shall be based on the reservation rules and policies of Tamil Nadu.

  • After qualifying TNSET exam, candidates become eligible for Assistant Professor in the state of Tamil Nadu.

  • For the general category 40% aggregate and for reserved categories, 35% aggregate in both the TNSET papers is required to pass.

  • The reservation policy of the Tamil Nadu government was applicable to the TNSET exam.

    • Open Category- 31%
    • BC- 26.5%
    • BCM -3.5%
    • MBC-Vanniyakula Kshatriya- 10.5%
    • MBC and DNC- 7%
    • MBC- 2.5%
    • SC- 15%
    • SCA -3%
    • ST- 1%
  • The Annamalai University releases the TNSET merit list after completion of the exam. 

  • The TNSET exam is conducted to check the eligibility of candidates for the Assistant Professor posts. The aspirant who had qualified exam will get a certificate that can be used to get an assistant professor job in Tamil Nadu. 

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