TNSET Exam 2024 Application Form, Notification


Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test 2024

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: 01-04-2024
  • Application Last Date: 30-04-2024
  • Fee Payment Last Date: 02-05-2024
  • Date of Examination: 03-25 June 2024

Application Fee

  • General: Rs.2500/-
  • BC/ MBC/ DNC: Rs.2000/-
  • SC/ ST/ SC (A)/ PwD : Rs.800/-
  • Pay fee through online mode only.

TNSET-2024 Schedule

Events Dates
Submission of Application Form 01 April 2024 to 30 April 2024
Fee Payment Last Date 02 May 2024 (upto 11:50 pm)
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 03 May 2024 & 04 May 2024
Announcement of Exam Centre Second week of May 2024
Downloading Hall Ticket from University website Third week of May 2024
Dates of Examination 03 June 2024 to 25 June 2024 (Tentative)
Timing of Examination

09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Duration of Examination 180 Minutes (03 hours)
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys on the Website To be announced later
Declaration of Result To be announced later

TN SET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  1. All the candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: are eligible for this Test.
  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 eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ SC (A)/ ST/ PwD/ Third gender category candidates).
  3. The Ph.D degree holders whose Master’s Level examination has been completed by 19 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 TNSET.
  4. 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 TNSET subjects may appear in the UGC-NET/ joint CSIR-UGC Test.
  5. Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/ diploma/ certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/ degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (
  6. There is no upper age limit in applying for TNSET.

Tamil Nadu SET 2024 Exam Scheme

Pattern of Examination

  1. The TNSET would be conducted in the pattern of UGC-NET. Accordingly, the test will consist of two papers as in UGC-NET.
  2. The test will consist of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be common to all the candidates, while Paper II will be based on the PG subject chosen by the candidates (as given in the TNSET list of subjects). Both the papers are only of objective type and multiple choice questions (MCQ) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. There will be no break between the papers.
Papers Marks No. of Questions Total Duration
Paper I 100 50 03 hours (180 minutes)
Paper II 200 100
  1. Syllabus for TNSET will be the same as in UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli will not send the syllabi to the candidates individually.
  2. The medium of Question Papers (Paper I and Paper II) shall be in Tamil and English except Paper II of language subjects (Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Telugu and Urdu).
  3. There is no negative mark for incorrect answers.

Subjects & Syllabus

The TNSET will be conducted in the following subjects through Computer Based Test (CBT):

TNSET 2024 Help Desk Details

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