TNSET 2019

04 Apr, 2019

TNSET 2019 – Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TN SET) is conducted every year by Mother Teresa Women’s University. The examination is conducted at State level to select eligible candidates for Assistant Professor/lecturer. The examination is conducted in 26 subjects in the state of Tamil Nadu. Candidates having motivation to nurture their career as a lecturer in universities/institutes of Tamil should check the eligibility criteria framed by the conducting authority. Candidates will be required to successfully submit their application forms in order to participate in the process of selection. Application forms of TNSET 2019 will be available from March 2019 tentatively. The TN SET 2019 Examination will be conducted on 1st week of May 2019. The examination will be conducted in two papers. The conducting body, Mother Teresa Women’s University is a state Nodal Agency of the UGC under the government of Tamil Nadu.This article is motivated to inform all the candidates about TNSET 2019, eligibility, important dates, application details, exam pattern, syllabus, answer key, result etc.

TNSET 2019: Highlights

Highlights Specifications
Name of Examination TNSET 2019 (Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test 2019)
Conducted by Mother Teresa Women’s University
Motive To select eligible candidates for Assistant Professor and Lecturer
Level of Examination State Level
Mode of Examination Offline
Number of Papers Paper 1: For all candidates
Paper 2 and Paper 3: Subject chosen at PG level
Selection Procedure Written Examination
Personal Interview (PI)
Number of Vacancies Offered Notify soon
Date of Examination 1st week of May 2019 (tentative)
Location of Job Tamil Nadu
Number of Sections Teaching & Aptitude
Subject Paper
Subject paper with depth question

TNSET 2019: Notification

It is expected that notification of TNSET 2019 will be released in 1st week of March 2019 tentatively. Candidates wishing to appear in the competitive examination are required to check the notification which will be released via online mode on the official website of conducting body. Notification will be released in a PDF format. The link of notification will display on the homepage of website and will be require to be downloaded by the candidates.

    Application form will be available to the candidates after the release of official notification. Notification will inform candidates with the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, application fee details and most importantly official schedule of the examination.

    TNSET 2019: Important Dates

    The important dates and events are furnished below. Candidates are informed that the schedule mentioned below is tentative as authority hasn’t announced the official schedule yet. We will update here, whenever the conducting authority announces the dates.                                                                                                                  


    Dates (Tentative)

    Release of Official Notification

    March 2019

    Availability of online TNSET Application Form 2019

    Last week of March 2019

    Last date of submission of Application Form

    2nd week of April 2019

    Issuance of TNSET Admit Card 2019

    4th week of April 2019

    Date ofTNSET Examination 2019

    1st week of May 2019

    Publish of TNSET Answer Key 2019

    3rd week of May 2019

    Declaration of TNSET Result 2019

    1st week of June 2019

    TN SET Eligibility Criteria 2019

    1. Educational Qualification:
    • Candidate should have Master’s Degree or have qualified equivalent examination from any Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC New Delhi with subjects, like Sciences, Humanities (including languages), Social Sciences, Computer Science & 5 Applications, Electronic Sciences, Library and Information Science.
    • Candidates must have scored at least an aggregate of 55% of marks for General/ OBC (belonging to Creamy Layer) Category. Relaxation of 5% marks will be provided to the candidates belonging to reserved category i.e. 50% for OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer {NCL})/ Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PwD-VI/HI/PH).
    • Candidates who are in last year of master’s degree or candidates with awaited result are eligible to apply for TNSET 2019.
    1. Age Limit: No upper age limit to apply for TNSET 2019.

    TNSET Application Form 2019

    • TNSET application form 2019 will be available via online mode on the official website of the conducting body.
    • The online acceptance of application will be started from last week of March 2019.
    • Candidates can fill the online application till 2nd week of April 2019.
    • Candidate will berequiring to first register with providing all the necessary details.
    • Then candidate will get application form. Candidate will be required to fill the application for carefully in order to avoid any mistake.
    • If candidate fill any details wrong then he/she can face cancellation of candidature.
    • Candidates will be required to upload recent photograph with no cap, sun glasses and signature which should be signed by the candidate only.
    • Candidate will be requiring to upload the above in the same format as mentioned by the official authority.
    • Candidates will not be required to send hard copy to the conducting body.
    • Candidate is advised to keep the confirmation page carefully.

    How to fill TNSET Application form 2019

    Candidates must follow the below given steps in order to fill the application form successfully:



    Step 1

    TNSET Application form 2019 will be available on the official website of the conducting body. So candidates firstly required to visit the official website.

    Step 2

    On the homepage of official website, there will be a tab as “Register online” for TNSET 2019.

    Step 3

    Candidates now will be required to register online using current mobile number and email Id.

    Step 4

    Candidates will now be required to fill all the basic details asked and click on “submit”.  

    Step 5

    The conducting authority will now send unique registration number and password on the registered email Id and mobile number.

    Step 6

    Now, candidates can proceed to fill the application form. On the screen, click on “Apply Online”.

    Step 7

    Candidates now fill all the detail asked in the application form carefully.

    Step 8

    Candidates will now be required to upload the scanned documents as per the format directed by official authority.

    Step 9

    Now, click on “preview” and check your application details and click on “submit “it.

    Step 10

    Take print out of your application confirmation page and keep it safe for future reference.

     TNSET Application Fee 2019

    Candidates need to pay the application fee for the successful submission of application form. Candidates can pay the application fee via online mode only. Candidates can use net banking/credit card/debit card. The fee paid by the candidates will not be refundable.


    Application Fee

    General/OBC Candidates

    Rs. 1500/-

    OBC (NCL) Candidates

    Rs. 1250/-

    SC/ST/PWD Candidates

    Rs. 500/-

    TNSET Exam Pattern 2019

    The exam pattern on their website so that candidates will get an idea of the examination. Candidate can understand the marking scheme, time duration, number of section etc after examining the exam pattern. Candidates must check the overview of the exam pattern as furnished below:



    Mode of examination


    Medium of Examination


    Type of question booklet

    Multiple choice questions

    Number of Papers

    For Paper 1

    For Paper 2-

    Duration of Examination

    For Paper 1- 1 hour

    For Paper 2- 2 hour

    Marking scheme

    2 marks for every correct answer

    Number of Questions

    For Paper 1- 50

    For Paper 2- 100

    Maximum Marks

    For Paper 1- 100

    For Paper 2- 200

     TNSET Exam Pattern 2019

    Candidates can check the exam pattern as furnished below:

    S. No.

    Number of Papers

    Total No. of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Time Duration


    Paper 1



    1 hour


    Paper 2



    2 hour





     TNSET Admit Card 2019

    • Candidates will be able to download TNSET Admit card 2019 from the official website via online mode.
    • The official authority will not provide hall ticket by post.
    • Admit card will be available from 4th week of April 2019.
    • Candidates will get all the necessary information required for the examination through admit card. Important exam day guidelines will be furnished in the admit card.
    • Candidates who fail to carry their admit card will not be able to enter in the examination hall.
    • Invigilator will personally check the availability of the admit card at the examination center.

    TNSET Answer Key 2019

    • Mother Teresa Women’s University will release Answer key for the candidates.
    • Candidates will get a rough idea about their qualifying marks.
    • Candidates will also get chances to challenge the answer key.
    • Candidates will be provided period of a week to challenge their answer key.
    • Final Result will be declared after the acceptance of all the challenges to answer key.

    TNSET Result 2019

    • The result of TNSET 2019 will release on 1st week of June 2019.
    • The conducting authority will release the result on the official website via online mode only. S
    • The candidates who will qualify the examination will get their result via SMS on their registered number. Candidate will not get result via post.
    • As per the reservation policy of state government, Top 6% of the appearing candidateswho appear in both Papers I & II will be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor.

    TNSET Cut Off 2019

    • Mother Teresa Women’s University will release the cut off for TNSET 2019.
    • Cut Off will carry the minimum qualifying marks required by the candidate to ensure their eligibility for Assistant Professor.
    • General category candidates will require scoring an aggregate of 40% marks.
    • SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates will be provided with relaxation of 5%.

    TNSET Selection Procedure 2019

    • Selecting of candidates will completely depend on their performance in the competitive examination that will commence in 1st week of May 2019.
    • Candidates will be required to score the minimum marks specified in cut off to successfully clear the examination.
    • Candidates will be shortlisted for an interview round after the written examination.
    • Authority will prepare a merit list top shortlist the candidates.
    • Candidates qualifying the personal interview (PI) successfully will be appointed as Assistant Professor.

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