TNSET 2017 Exam Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern Exam Date

TNSET 2017: Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) is a competitive exam conducted by the government of Tamil Nadu for appointing Assistant Professors in Arts and Science Colleges of the State. Mother Theresa University, Kodaikanal is the nodal agency which conducts TNSET 2017. This university has been appointed by the Government of Tamil Nadu for conducting TNSET Exam 2017. Aspirants who are seeking for Assistant Professor Jobs in colleges and universities may make use of this opportunity. Here in this article candidates who are willing to participate in TNSET 2017 may get information about the Online Application Filling process and the eligibility criteria for this exam in detail.

Exam Name Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET)
Authority Mother Theresa University, Kodaikanal
Designation Assistant Professor
Exam Type Objective & Descriptive
Total Marks 350 only
Exam Date 23rd April 2017

TNSET 2017 Exam

Aspirants who possess masters degree in any of the below given 25 subjects are eligible to participate in TNSET 2017 Exam. As per the syllabus for UGC/ CSIR-NET the exam will be conducted. Individuals who are eager to become an assistant professor are invited to participate in the written exam. All the question papers are in English only other than language papers.

Subject Code Subject Medium of Question
01 Chemical Sciences English
02 Commerce English
03 Computer Science & Application English
04 Economics English
05 Education English
06 Electronics English
07 English English
08 Geography English
09 Hindi Hindi
10 History English
11 Home Science English
12 Journalism and Mass Communication English
13 Law English
14 Sanskrit Sanskrit
15 Life Sciences English
16 Management English
17 Mathematical Science English
18 Tamil Tamil
19 Telugu Tamil
20 Physical Sciences English
21 Political Sciences English
22 Psychology English
23 Social Work English
24 Social Work English
25 Geology (Earth & Space) English

Education Qualification:

Candidates having any master’s degree in concerned discipline are eligible to apply for TNSET 2017 exam. Aspirants who are appearing for their final year exam in Masters Degree are also eligible.

The exam will be conducted for totally 25 different subjects. However, candidate can appear for one subject at the time of TNSET Exam.

  • BA, MA/ M.Phil
  • Sc, M.Sc/ M.Phil
  • Com, M.Com/ M.Phil
  • BBA, MBA

Age Limit:

There is no age limit for participating in TNSET 2017 Exam. All category candidates are exempted from age restrictions.

Selection Process:

Based on the marks obtained in the candidates will be shortlisted and invited for interview. Finally evaluating the aspirants score obtained in the exam and considering the performance in the interview selection takes place.

  • Written Test
  • Personal Interview

Exam Fee:

Applicants have to pay an examination fee to participate in TNSET Exam 2017. There are three ranges of exam fee, based on the category this fee differs for each candidate.

  • For General Category – Rs.1500/-
  • For BC/ MBC/ DNC Category – Rs.1250/-
  • For SC/ ST/ PwD Category – Rs.500/-
  • Late Fee for Application (if Applicable) – Rs.300/-

Only online mode of remittance is accepted, aspirants paying fee by means of IPO/ Demand Draft or in any other modes will be summarily rejected without any explanations.

TNSET 2017 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for TNSET 2017 contains three sessions and each session contains three papers. Here we can refer TNSET Exam Pattern in detailed.

  • Exam Sessions – Three
  • Total Marks – 350
  • Total Questions – 150
  • Duration – 5 hours
Session Paper Marks No of Questions Duration Schedule
First 1 100 60 (50 have to attempt) 75 Minutes 9:30 AM to 10.45 AM
Second 2 100 50 questions 75 Minutes 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Third 3 150 50 questions 150 Minutes 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

How to Apply Online for TNSET Exam 2017

Candidates who wish to apply online for TNSET Exam have to submit their applications online. Here aspirants may find detailed steps to fill the Online Application.

  • Log on to the TNSET Application portal “”
  • There you will the link to submit your applications click on “Apply Online” link
  • A new page opens; enter all your “Personal, Academic and Professional” details
  • Upload the scanned copies of “Photo and Signature” in respective dimensions
  • Then candidates have to pay the exam fee by means or “Credit/ Debit Card or Net banking”
  • After successfully paying examination fee you can “Submit Application” online
  • On submission you will get “Application Number” and acknowledge.
  • Take a printout of this document for future reference.
Official Notification

TNSET 2017 Exam Date

  • Online Application Submission Starts from – 12th Feb 2017
  • Online Application Submission Ends on – 12th March 2017
  • Last Date to Submit Application with Late Fee – 19th March 2017
  • Date of Written Examination – 23rd April 2017

Note: In the above article we have discussed about the upcoming TNSET 2017 Exam. All the information about the Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Application process are discussed briefly. If necessary, candidates may refer the official notification to gather more information.

Updated: 06-02-2017 — 6:31 pm
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