Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (SET)

Eligibility Criteria

a) The candidates must have Master’s Degree from an institution recognized by U.G.C.

b) The candidates other than SC/ST category who have secured atleast 55% marks (without grace)  in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination, are eligible for this test.  SC/ST/PH/VH  (PH-Physically Handicapped. VH-Visually Handicapped i.e. Blind)  category candidates who have secured atleast 50% marks(without grace) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this test.

c) Those candidates who have secured even 54.99% marks or below (even 49.99% Marks or below for SC/ST/PH/VH candidates) in Master’s Degree examination are NOT eligible for this test.

d) Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying master’s degree examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test.  However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible to apply for Lectureship only after they have passed their Master’s Degree examination or equivalent examination with atleast 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PH/VH category candidates)  These candidates must submit their P.G. Marksheet within two years from the date of declaration of result of the SET examination.

e) Those candidates who are studying in the first year of two years course or in first two semesters of a four semesters course of Master’s Degree cannot appear for this test.

f) Candidates who have completed Ph.D. and had passed Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991 with at least 50% marks (without grace marks as explained above) are also eligible to appear for SET examination.

g) Candidates have to appear for SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only.

h) Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. Their candidature will be deemed final upon verification of eligibility condition with reference to the documents enclosed with their application or as may be called for.

i) There is no upper age limit.

j) The candidates who have passed M.Sc.( by Research) are not eligible to appear for the SET Exam. As per the U.G.C. Rules.

k)The SET agency will not issue any marksheet to qualified/not-qualified candidate. Also no revaluations of papers are allowed for SET Examination.  The SET agency will issue certificate to qualifying candidates only.


Exemption from SET will be as per decisions taken by the UGC and State Government from time to time.

The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR, JRF examination prior to 1989 or have cleared the State level Eligibility Test of any state accredited by the UGC for lectureship prior to 1st June, 2002 are exempted.

(c) SET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment and appointment of lecturers in Universities/Colleges/Institutions. Provided, however, that candidates, who are or have been awarded Ph.D. Degree in compliance of the “University Grants Commission (minimum standards and procedure for award of Ph.D. Degree) , regulation 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions”.

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