TNSET Syllabus 2021: Download Subject-wise Syllabus PDF

ByAshwani Tyagi  |  Updated on: Jul 7, 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 2021 Subject-Wise Syllabus

Annamalai University has released the detailed subject-wise syllabus for TNSET 2021 Exam. TNSET Application form started from 7th June 2021 and will end on 7th July 2021. The exam date for TNSET will be announced later. The TNSET examination will be conducted in General Studies and 26 subjects in pen and paper mode (OMR based) in various centres spread over across the State.

Candidates may download the TNSET Syllabus 2021 PDF to make their preparation much easier. Check the detailed syllabus for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of TNSET 2021 below. For clearing the Tamil Nadu SET Exam candidates must attempt Paper-1 and Paper-2. After clearing the TNSET Exam candidates becomes eligible for Assistant Profesor in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu SET Syllabus: Section-wise Details

TNSET Paper 1 is for 100 marks Paper-2 is of 200 marks. Paper 1 is of 1 hour and Paper 2 is two hours. There is a gap of half-hour in between both the papers.

Paper 1 of TNSET is common for all the candidates and Paper 2 of TNSET is based on the subject of Post-graduation of candidates. Below listed are the paper wise syllabus. Read further to download the TNSET 2021 Subject Wise Syllabus Pdf.

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TNSET Exam Syllabus: Paper 1

TNSET Exam Syllabus for subjects and General Knowledge has been released. The papers are divided into two parts. Paper-1 is general studies and teaching aptitude and Paper-2 is subject-specific.

Below find the details of the syllabus for the TNSET Exam paper 1 . According to the official notification, the TNSET syllabus is the same as the UGC NET syllabus. 

Unit-I Teaching Aptitude 

  • Teaching
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching related to
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning
  • Teaching Support System
  • Evaluation Systems

Unit-II Research Aptitude

  • Research
  • Methods of Research
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing
  • Application of ICT in research
  • Research ethics

Unit-III Comprehension

  • A passage of text is given. Questions are asked from the passage to be

Unit-IV Communication

  • Communication
  • Effective communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Mass-Media and Society

Unit-V Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes, and Relationships
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and
    Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages, etc.)

Unit-VI Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram
  • Indian Logic
  • Pramanas
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation),
    Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Unit-VII Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition, and classification of Data.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation 
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance

Unit-VIII Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of the Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio, and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance

Unit-IX People, Development and Environment

  • Development and environment
  • Human and environment interaction
  • Environmental issues
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health
  • Natural and energy resources
  • Natural hazards and disasters
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate
    Change etc.

TNSET 2021 Syllabus Pdf

Click on the link below to read the detailed syllabus. The direct link to download the Tamil Nadu Syllabus 2021 is mentioned below both for Paper 1 and paper 2 subjects. 

TNSET Subject wise syllabus 

Syllabus Pdf Here

Paper 1TNSET Syllabus for Paper 1
GeographyTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Geography
Chemical SciencesTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Chemical Science
CommerceTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Commerce
Computer Science and ApplicationsTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Computer
EconomicsTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Economics
EducationTNSET 2021 Education Syllabus
EnglishTNSET 2021 Syllabus for English Literature
Earth SciencesTNSET 2021 Earth Science Syllabus
Life SciencesTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Life Science
Journalism and Mass CommunicationTNSET Journalism Syllabus 2021
ManagementTNSET Syllabus 2021 for Management
HindiTNSET Syllabus 2021 for Hindi
HistoryTNSET 2021 Syllabus for History
LawTNSET Law Syllabus 2021
Mathematical SciencesTNSET Maths Syllabus 2021
Physical SciencesTNSET Exam Syllabus for Physics 2021
Physical EducationTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Physical Education
PhilosophyTNSET Syllabus for Philosophy
Political ScienceTNSET Syllabus 2021 for Political Science
PsychologyTNSET Psychology Syllabus 2021
Public AdministrationTNSET Public Administration Syllabus
SociologyTNSET Syllabus 2021 for Sociology
TamilTNSET Tamil Syllabus 2021
Library and Information ScienceDownload Pdf
SanskritTNSET Syllabus 2021 for Sanskrit
Social WorkTNSET 2021 Syllabus for Social Work

Click on the link given above to download the pdf for Tamil Nadu SET 2021 exam detailed subject-wise syllabus.

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  • TNSET examination has two papers. Paper 1 is the general paper with 10 units like teaching and research aptitude, comprehension, reasoning, communication etc. Paper 2 is subject specific and you can read the article above to download the syllabus pdf.


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  • Anyone with a degree of masters or equivalent with a minimum score of 55% marks in the qualifying exam for the general category and 50% marks for all reserved category candidates.


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