Himachal Pradesh Public Service
State Eligibility Test-2011
The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (Authorised
Agency) announces holding of State Eligibility Test (SET) on 21/08/2011 (Sunday)
for determining the Eligibility for Lectureship in universities and colleges
located within the State of Himachal Pradesh. The test will be conducted in 20
subjects listed below at various examination centres located at Shimla, Solan,
Mandi and Dharamshala.
Subjects For Set:
1. English 2. Chemical Sciences 3. Life Sciences 4. Hindi 5.
Geography 6. Sociology 7. Music 8. Physical Education 9. Economics 10 Political
Science 11. Environmental Science 12. Commerce 13. Mathematical Sciences 14.
Sanskrit 15. History 16. Physical Sciences 17. Public Administration 18. Computer
Science & Applications 19. Tourism Administration & Management 20. Mass
Communication And Journalism.
Syllabus Of Test:
(Download Syllabi) The Syllabi For All The
Subjects Are That Of Ugc / Csir Examinations And The Same Can Be Downloaded From
H.P. Public Service Commission Website
Syllabi Can Also Be Downloaded From Ugc Website
www.ugc.ac.in This Agency Will Not Supply The Copies Of Syllabus To
The Individual Candidates.
Age Limit & Relaxation:
There is no upper age limit to apply for lectureship
Condition Of Eligibility:
Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without
rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from
universities/institutions recognised by UGC in Humanities (including
languages) and Social Sciences, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic
Science etc. are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled
Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) category
candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in
Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.
Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the
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 Lectureship only after
they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at
least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates). Such
candidates must complete their P.G. degree examination within two years from
the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they
shall be treated as disqualified.
The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination
had been completed by 19th September, 1991 (irrespective of date of
declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate
marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.
Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their
Candidates seeking concession in fee are required to
submit attested copy of their OBC (Non-creamy layer)/SC/ST/PH/VH certificate
along with online printout of their Application Forms (obtained while
applying on-line). Other candidates are not required to submit any
certificates/documents in support of their eligibility. Therefore, the
candidates, in their own interest, must satisfy themselves about their
eligibility for the Test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected
by the Commission at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they
shall be liable for legal action.
Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate
course(s), should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their
course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from
Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. (www.aiuweb.org).
Exemption (For Lectureship):
NET/SLET/SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition
for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professors in Universities/
Colleges/Institutions. Provided however, that candidates, who are or have been
awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission
(Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009,
shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of
NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or
equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/Institutions.
For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test
(SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Lectureship held prior to 1st June
are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Lectureship
anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified
candidates are eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the
universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their
Scheme Of Test:
The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers
will be held on one day in two separate sessions as under:
||75 Minutes (10 AM to 11-15 AM).
||75 Minutes (11-30 AM to 12-45 PM).
||150 Minutes(2-30PM to 5-00PM)
Paper-I: shall be of general nature, intended to
assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidates. It will primarily be
designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and
general awareness of the candidate. 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
Paper-II: shall consist of short questions based on
the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a
Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks
each. The candidates will have to mark the response for each question of Paper I
and Paper-II on the OMR answer sheet provided along with the Test Booklet.
Paper-III: Will consist of only descriptive question
from the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate will be required to
attempt question in the space
provided in the Test Booklet. The structure of Paper-III is as under:
Section-I: Essay writing- two questions with internal choice on general
themes and contemporary, theoretical or of disciplinary relevance may be given.
The candidate is expected to write up to 500 words for each questions of 20
marks (2 Q X 20 M = 40 Marks). In case the questions are based on electives, the
choices should have questions from each electives ; otherwise all choices should
be of general nature, common to all candidates. In case of science subject like
computer science and application, environmental sciences, electronic science
etc., two questions carrying 20 marks each may be given in place of essay type
questions. The questions in this section should be numbered as 1 and 2.
Section-II: Three extended answer based questions to test the analytical
ability of the candidate are to be asked on the major specialization /
electives. Questions will be asked on all major specializations / electives and
the candidates may be asked to choose one specialization / electives and answer
the three questions. There is to be no internal choice. Each question will be
answered in up to 300 words and shall carry 15 marks each (3 Q X 15 M = 45
Marks). Where there is no specialization/elective, three questions may be set
across the syllabus. The question in this section should be numbered from 3 to
Section-III: Nine questions may be asked across the syllabus. The
questions will be definitional or seeking particular information and are to be
answered in up to 50 words each. For science subjects as mentioned in section-I,
short numerical / computational problems may be considered. Each question will
carry 10 marks (9 Q X 10 M = 90 Marks). There should be no internal choice. The
questions in this section should be numbered from 6 to 14.
Section-IV: It requires the candidates to answer question from a given
text of around 200 – 300 words taken from the works of known thinker / author.
Five carefully considered specific questions are to be asked on the given text,
requiring an answer in up to 30 words each. This section carries 5 questions of
5 marks each ( 5 Q X 5 M = 25 Marks). In the case of science subjects, a
theoretical / numerical problem may be set. These questions are meant to test
critical thinking, ability to comprehend and apply knowledge one possesses.
Questions in this section should be numbered as 15 to 19.
LATEST STRUCTURE OF PAPER-III
||Ability to dwell on a
theme at an optimum
||Three analytical /
|Ability to reason and
hold an argument on
the given topic
/ short answer
|Ability to understand
and express the
ability to comprehend
and formulate the
Paper-III: will be evaluated only for those candidates, who are able
to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II as per the table
||MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS
For Visually Handicapped (VH):
Candidates thirty minutes extra time shall be provided separately for
Paper-I and Paper-II. For Paper-III, forty five minutes extra time shall be
provided. They will also be provided the services of a scribe who would be a
graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate. Those Physically
Handicapped (PH) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own
hand-writing can also avail these services by making prior request (at least one
week before the test) in writing. Extra time and facility of scribe would not be
provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates. In paper-III, candidates
have the option to answer either in Hindi or in English in all subjects except
languages where the candidate is required to write in the concerned language
only. In case of Computer Science & Applications and Environment Sciences, the
question papers have to be answered in English only. In case of any discrepancy
found in the English and Hindi versions, the questions in English version shall
be taken as final.
Online Mode Candidates applying for the test are required to pay fee of
Rs. 500/- for General category and
Rs. 125/- for S.C. / S.T. / OBC/PH/VH
categories by cash at any branch of Punjab National Bank, through a challan
generated through the above website.
How To Apply:
Candidates are required to visit at
and click the link to Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications
are available on the above mentioned website. The candidates already registered
with HPPSC for other examinations / test need not to register again and they may
use said User ID and Password for applying online.
NOTE: The provisionally admitted candidates may
download the admit cards along with instructions for appearing in the State
Eligibility Test-2011 from the
official website www.hp.gov.in/hppsc.
If any candidate appears at a centre other than those allotted by the Commission
in his / her admit card, the answer sheet of such candidate will not evaluated
and his / her candidature will be cancelled. SET qualified candidates shall be
eligible to apply for the post of Lecturer (College Cadre) only in the
University/Colleges belonging to Himachal Pradesh State.
Last Date For Receipt Of Applications: