TNSET Exam Syllabus : Download Subject Wise Pdf

By Sakshi Ojha|Updated : June 7th, 2021

TNSET 2021 Subject-wise syllabus: Annamalai University has released the detailed subject-wise syllabus for TNSET 2021 Exam. TNSET Application form started from 21 June and will end on 21 July. 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 in this article.                                                                                                                                                                                                             

For clearing the TNSET Exam candidates must attempt Paper-1 and Paper-2. After clearing TNSET Exam candidates becomes eligible for Assistant Profesor in the state of Tamil Nadu. 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 this post now to download the TNSET 2021 Subject Wise Syllabus Pdf.

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TNSET Exam Syllabus 

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. According to the official notification, the TNSET syllabus is the same as the UGC NET syllabus. 

Paper 1 :

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.

Click on the link below to read the detailed syllabus. 

TNSET Subject wise syllabus 

Syllabus Pdf Here

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GeographyDownload Pdf
Chemical SciencesDownload Pdf
CommerceDownload Pdf
Computer Science and ApplicationsDownload Pdf
EconomicsDownload Pdf
EducationDownload Pdf
EnglishDownload Pdf
Earth SciencesDownload Pdf
Life SciencesDownload Pdf
Journalism and Mass CommunicationDownload Pdf
ManagementDownload Pdf
HindiDownload Pdf
HistoryDownload Pdf
LawDownload Pdf
Mathematical SciencesDownload Pdf
Physical SciencesDownload Pdf
Physical EducationDownload Pdf
PhilosophyDownload Pdf
Political ScienceDownload Pdf
PsychologyDownload Pdf 
Public AdministrationDownload Pdf
SociologyDownload Pdf
TamilDownload Pdf
Library and Information ScienceDownload Pdf
SanskritDownload Pdf
Social WorkDownload Pdf

Click on the link given above to download the pdf for TNSET July 2021 exam detailed subject-wise syllabus.

We hope that the students who are applying for TNSET July 2021 will get to know about the detailed syllabus for the different subjects asked in the exam.

Thank you.

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep.

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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.

  • 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.

  • No, there is no negative marking in TNSET.

  •  TNSET 2021 Application process started on 7th June and will end on 7th July.

  • The application fee for TNSET 2021 is General- 1500/; BC / BCM / MBC / DNC : 1250/-, SC / SCA / ST /PwD/Transgender : 500/-.


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