Himachal pradesh public service commission HPPSC published the official recruitment Advertisement No. 5/2015. Dated: 18.11.2015 for inviting online application form for state eligibility Test SET 2016. All candidates who hold the eligibility criteria for Rajya patrata pariksha they can fill application form online at the official website of Himachal pradesh lok sewa ayog. Last date of application form submission is 17 December 2015.  NET /SET/ is one of the essential qualifications for those what apply for Assistant professor. SET examination held every year in the month of May and June. SET examination will be held for determining the eligibility for the recruitment to the posts of assistant professor in universities and college locates with the state of HP. HPPSC now conducting SET examination 19 Different subjects. Written examination will be held at Shimla, Solan, Mandi and Kangra. Important details of HPPSC SET examination as are following
Subject of SET examination Chemical Sciences, English, Life Sciences, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Hindi, History, and Mathematical Sciences,Music, Physical Sciences, Physical Education, Sociology, Sanskrit, Political Science, Public Administration, Computer Science & Applications, Tourism Administration & Management, Mass Communication & Journalism

Eligibility Criteria for SET : there is no maximum age limit for filling application form for SET test.

Education qualification: Post graduation with above mentioned any subject with at least 55% marks . or equivalent examination from
Universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including
languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications,
Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. Minimum qualifying marks for SC ,S T and PWD candidates will be 50%.
Appearing candidates in final year can also fill application form for SET examination.
Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their post graduation only.

Question paper pattern and Syllabus of SET examination
SET examination will be comprise 3 question paper . all question of the written examination will be objective type and MCQ based.  Written examination will be held in may /June 2016
Pattern of the written examination as are following
Number of question
60 out of which 50 questions to be attempted
75 Minutes (10 AM to 11.15 AM)
50 questions all are compulsory
75 Minutes (11.30AM to 12.45PM)
75 questions all are compulsory
150 Minutes (2.30PM to 5.00PM)

Syllabus of the written examination
Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. Question paper contains question from reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two
marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
Paper-II questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. 
Paper-III questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire

Minimum qualifying marks Cutoff marks
The candidates are required to obtain following minimum marks
separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as given below
Minimum cutoff marks for qualifying

Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3
40 (40%)
40 (40%)
75 (50%)
35 (35%)
35 (35%)
60 (40%)

Step II: Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
Step III: Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared SET qualified for recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor(s).

Download syllabus subject wise

How to apply for SET HP PSC 2016 : all candidates who hold the eligibility criteria they can fill application form online at the official website of HP gov HPPSC which is

Application form fee :  700 for general , 350 for oBC , 175 for st, st, pwd
Candidates can deposit application form fee through E challan form.

Download official Notification in pDF

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