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HP SET Notification 2023: Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test

The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (HPPSC) has released the official notification for the Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HP SET) 2023. The HP SET is a prestigious examination for candidates aiming to become Assistant Professors in universities and colleges. Below are the details of the HP SET 2023 notification.

Key Highlights:

  • Total Subjects: 24
  • Application Start Date: 20 October 2023
  • Application End Date: 17 November 2023
  • Official Website: HPPSC Official Website


The candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria for HP SET 2023:

  • General / Unreserved / General-EWS candidates should have secured at least 55% marks in their Master’s Degree.
  • For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD categories, a minimum of 50% marks in their Master’s Degree is required.
  • Candidates pursuing their Master’s degree, awaiting their final year results, or facing delays in the qualifying examinations can also apply provisionally.

Conditions of Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. degree holders are exempt from NET/SET eligibility for the position of Assistant Professor.
  • The SET-qualified candidates are eligible to apply for Assistant Professor positions in universities and colleges within Himachal Pradesh.

Application Fees:

Candidates are required to pay application fees as follows:

  • General: Rs. 1150/-
  • General-EWS/Other Backward Class (Non-Creamy Layer) of H.P.: Rs. 600/-
  • SC of H.P., ST of H.P., BPL (General BPL/SC BPL/ST BPL of H.P., PWD (General PWD/S.C. PWD/S.T. PWD, OBC PWD) of H.P. & EWS BPL of H.P.: Rs. 325/-

Scheme/Pattern of Test:

The HP SET will consist of two papers, Paper-I and Paper-II. The details are as follows:

  • Paper-I (General Awareness): 100 marks, 50 questions, 1 hour
  • Paper-II (Concerned Subject): 200 marks, 100 questions, 2 hours

Syllabus of Test:

The syllabus for HP SET 2023 is available on the official HPPSC website. Candidates are advised to visit the website for detailed subject-wise syllabi.

How to Apply:

Candidates can apply for HP SET 2023 by visiting the official HPPSC website and clicking on the “Apply Online” link. They need to create a profile through One Time Registration (OTRS) and complete the application process. Detailed instructions for filling out online applications are available on the website.

For more details, please refer to the official HP SET 2023 notification PDF.

General Instructions:

  • The candidate must read the conditions of eligibility and satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the test before filling the online application.
  • No further opportunity will be given for document uploads after submitting the online application.
  • The medium of question papers shall be in English and Hindi except for language papers and Computer Science.
  • Candidates should ensure that their signatures and photographs are identical in all documents.
  • Candidates are not allowed to bring calculators, log tables, mobile phones, or electronic devices to the examination hall.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall until the allotted time is completed.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • Results will be available on the HPPSC website.
  • All legal disputes related to this test will fall within the jurisdiction of Shimla, H.P. courts.

Important Dates:

  • Application Start Date: 20 October 2023
  • Application End Date: 17 November 2023

For more information and updates, you can visit the HPPSC Official Website.

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