TNSET 2024 | Apply Online, Notification, Syllabus, Eligibility

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test-TNSET 2024 is an State level eligibility / recruitment examination, managed by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University on behalf of Tamil Nadu State Government . This examination conducted mainly Eligibility for Assistant Professor Lecturership / Lectures in Universities and Degree colleges in Tamil Nadu. The Eligibility for Assistant Professor will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of SET in aggregate.

The candidates who qualify the Test for eligibility for Assistant Professor will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of Assistant Professor of the concerned Universities/Colleges/State Governments.  Eligible and interested candidates may submit their applications through online at official website. Check Exam date, Notification, Application form, Fee, Important dates, Eligibility, How to Apply-Online Application, Last date for Apply online and other details given below

TNSET 2024

TNSET 2024 Details 

Examination Name Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test 2024
Level of Exam State
Conducting Authority Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Issue of Notification 20th-March-2024
Qualification Post Graduation or its equivalent 
Application Mode Online
Official Website

TNSET Notification 2024

Many candidates are curious about TNSET Notification 2024 are to be declared on 1st week or 2nd week of August, 2024 and exam conducted  in Offline as Paper-Pen Based Test (PPT). Aspirants must have completed Post Graduation Degree qualification . Selection of best will be done based on  Merit in the written examination, reservation and Document Verification. The qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor / Lecturership only in the universities/ colleges situated in the Tamil Nadu state from where they have cleared their SET. Who are eligible and interested to apply for this examination, can apply through online mode at the official web portal.

Application Fee and Payment

Category Fee
General  Rs 2500/- 
BC/MBC/DNC Rs 2000/-
SC/ST/SC(A)/PwD ( VI, HI, PH ) Rs 800/-

The fee may be paid through Payment Gateway ( Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking).

Eligibility Criteria for TNSET 2024

Nationality and Domicile

Candidate should be of Indian Nationality.

Educational Qualifications

1. Candidate must have passed the Post Graduate Degree or equivalent examination with 55% marks (BC / SC / ST / PH -50%) or equivalent grade  from a recognized University / Institutions.

2.    Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have  appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination 

3. Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of SET subjects may appear in a related subject.

Age Limit

There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for test.

Important Dates for TNSET 2024

    Activity Dates 
Issue of Notification 20th-March-2024
Starting Date for Fee Payment & Online Application 1st-April-2024
Last Date for Online Application 30th-April-2024
Last date for Submission of Examination Fee (through Credit Card/ Debit Card /Net Banking /UPI) 2nd-May-2024
Correction of Online Applications 3rd, 4th-May-2024
Date of Uploading of Admit Cards 3rd week-May-2024
Dates of Examination 3rd to 25th-June-2024
Declaration of Answer Key
Declaration of Results

How to Apply-TNSET Online Application 2024

Authorization of SET will be released the TNSET Application form in online mode. In order to apply for TNSET 2024 you have to submit application through online at official website. Before applying candidates can fill the registration form, After filling the online application with the required details by using Login Id and Password, After that pay the application fee, then  verify all the details carefully and click submit button , filled in  TNSET Online Application 2024 will generated that contains ” Application Number” along with filled details.

How to Apply :  TNSET 2024 Registration

1. Visit to the official website

2. Now Click on the link appearing as “TNSET 2024”. A new web page will appear on the screen, click on the  ” Apply Online” Link.

3. After clicking the link you will redirected to registration form, fill the details like Candidate Name, Date of Birth, Active E-Mail Id, Working mobile number and choose your “Pass word”.

4.Completing registration details entry, then click ” Register ” button, after your screen will display a message ” you have successful registered for “SET   2024″. Please note them Application Number, Pass word for future reference.

5. Now click on ” Candidate Login” on the top menu, enter the application number, Pass word and Security code.

6. Entry’s are correct, a new webpage will appear on the screen, click on  “Fill up of Application” link.

7. Fill the entire academic, study , reservation and personal details . Upload photo and signature and click “Save” button.

8. This is also a one time procedure. If candidate is sure that all the information correct then  click on ” Final submission” link. 

9.Candidate has to pay the fee in online mode, click on the ” Online payment” link , fill the required details and pay the application fee 

10. Click on appearing as ” Print your Application” link, enter the required details and click submit button. The ID no in PDF application form has to be quoted for future reference.

Test Centers

The candidate should fill the name of one examination centre where she wants to appear in the test. Candidates applying more than one test are advised to opt for the same centre as there is a likelihood of clash of dates and timings. Requests for change of test centre and subject opted by the candidate in the application form will not be considered under any circumstances.

Chennai Coimbatore Madurai Tiruchirapalli
Salem Tirunelveli Villupuram Karaikudi
Vellore Erode Thanjavur

TNSET Exam Pattern 2024

Session Paper Number of Questions Marks Duration
First Paper-I 50 100 1  Hours ( 10.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.)
Second Paper-II 100 200 2 Hours (2.00 A.M. to 4. 00 P.M.

TNSET Syllabus 2024 for Paper-1

Teaching Aptitude :

  • Teaching
  • Factors affecting teaching
  • Methods of teaching
  • Teaching aids
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Evaluation systems

Research Aptitude

  • Research, Steps of research, Methods of research, Research ethics
  • Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference, and symposium
  • Thesis writing

Reading Comprehension

  • Questions are asked from a passage which can be of around 2-3 paragraphs.


  • Nature
  • Characteristics
  • Types
  • Barriers
  • Effective classroom communication

Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Number series
  • Letter series
  • Codes
  • Relationships
  • Classification

Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating the distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogies; Word analogy – Applied analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams
  • Venn diagram
  • Analytical reasoning

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, acquisition, and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT: meaning, advantages, disadvantages and uses
  • General abbreviations and terminology
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing

People and Environment

  • People and environment interaction
  • Sources of population
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life, exploitation of natural and energy resources
  • Natural hazards and mitigation

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration

  • Structure of the institution for higher learning and research in India.
  • Formal and distance education
  • Professional/technical and general education
  • Value education
  • Governance, polity and administration
  • Concept, institutions and their interactions

TNSET Syllabus 2024 for Paper-2

Subject Code Subject Name
01 Geography
02 Chemical Sciences
03 Commerce
04 Computer Science and Applications
05 Economics
06 Education
07 English
08 Earth Sciences
09 Life Sciences
10 Journalism and Mass Communications
11 Management
12 Hindi
13 History
14 Law
15 Mathematical Sciences
16 Physical Sciences
17 Physical Education
18 Philosophy
19 Political Science
20 Psychology
21 Public Administration
22 Sociology
23 Tamil
24 Library and Information Science
25 Sanskrit
26 Social Work

TNSET   Admit Card 2024 : Click Here 

The organizing authority will provide facility of downloading online admit cards of entrance exam on the official website tentatively from 2nd week of October. The admit card bear the candidate roll number, name, father name, category, sub-category, photograph, signature, date of birth, language of question paper with name and address of of examination centre allotted , candidate should carefully examine all the entry’s. Hall ticket will not sent by post. 

TNSET Answer Key 2024 : Click Here

The authority will publish the answer key of the test in the official website. Candidate can calculate their marks in entrance test, after knowing the total number of answers correctly marked by them, with the help of key. If any candidate has complaints regarding the key  questions the same shall be submitted to organizing authority in writing a along with supporting documents being challenges before date of result.

TNSET Results 2024 : Click Here

The authority will conduct the entrance examination. evaluate the answer sheets and likely to declare the result and same will hosted on the website. There will be combined merit list along the category-wise merit list for all the candidates participating in the said examination. All the candidates appeared for the entrance test will awarded TNSET 2024 test wise rank as per marks secured in the test appeared.

Important Links :

Official Notification Pdf Click Here
Apply Online Direct Link Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Q1. What is the date of TNSET Exam 2024?

Ans : The exam will be conducted on 3rd to 25th-June-2024

Q2. When will be released the notification?

Ans : Released on 20th-March-2024

Q3. How to apply for TNSET ?

Ans: Candidates can apply for TNSET 2024 from the official link provided in the TNSET 2024 page or visit the TNSET 2024 official website

Q4. What is the Last Date of Apply Online for TNSET 2024?

Ans : Last Date for Filling & Submission of Online Application on 30-04-2024

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