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Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test

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HP SET Syllabus 2020: Subject-Wise Syllabus, Preparation Tips

Updated On - July 10 2020 by Akriti Maurya

HP SET Syllabus 2020 will be released by the HPPSC(Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission) on its official website. Applicants must know the syllabus of the exam as it gives an idea of topics from which questions will be asked. Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test is conducted for Paper 1(general awareness including reasoning, quantitative, blood relations) and Paper 2(subject selected by the candidates). Candidates have to attempt both the papers within 3 hours. Questions in HP SET are asked in multiple-choice format. For every correct answer, candidates are given +2 marks. There is no negative marking in HP SET 2020 exam. Read the complete article to know more about HP SET 2020 Syllabus. 

HP SET Syllabus 2020

Candidates must ensure that they have detailed syllabus for HPSET before getting starting with the preparation of the examination. HP SET Syllabus 2020 is available at the website as per schedule. Check the detailed syllabus for both the papers below:

HP SET Syllabus 2020 of Paper 1

Paper 1 consists of questions from Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Reasoning, etc.

Teaching aptitude
  • Teaching: Nature, characteristics, objectives and basic requirements.
  • Learners characteristics, Factors affecting teaching
  • Methods of teaching
  • Teaching aids
  • Evaluation system
Research aptitude
  • Research: meaning, characteristics and types
  • Steps & Methods of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Paper, articles, workshops, seminar & conference,
  • Thesis writing
Reading comprehension
  • Questions based on the question asked
Communication
  • Communication: Nature, types, characteristics, barriers and effective classroom communication.
Logical reasoning
  • Understanding the structure of the argument
  • Distinguishing and evaluating deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning logical diagrams
  • Relationship: Vein diagram
Reasoning (Mathematical including)
  • Number, letter series, codes
  • Relationship
  • Classification
Data interpretation
  • Souces, acquisition, and interpretation of data
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Graphical representation and mapping of data
Information and Communication Technology
  • ICT meaning
  • General abbreviation and terminology
  • Basic of internet and emailing
People and Environment
  • People and environment interaction
  • Sources of pollution
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life
  • The exploitation of natural and energy resources
  • Natural hazards and mitigation
Higher education system: Governance, polity and administration.
  • Structure of the institution of research and higher learning in India
  • Professional or technical and general education
  • Administration, institutions and their interactions

HP SET Syllabus 2020 of Paper 2

The questions of paper 2 will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. The list of subjects are mentioned below:

  1. Chemical Sciences
  2. English
  3. Life Sciences
  4. Commerce
  5. Economics
  6. Geography
  7. Hindi
  8. History
  9. Philosophy
  10. Psychology
  11. Education
  12. Mathematical Sciences
  13. Music
  14. Physical Sciences
  15. Physical Education
  16. Sociology
  17. Sanskrit
  18. Political Science
  19. Public Administration
  20. Computer Science and Applications
  21. Tourism Administration and Management
  22. Mass Communication and Journalism

HP SET 2020 Preparation Tips

Here are a few preparation tips which might help candidates:

  1. Know the exam pattern: Candidates must know the pattern of exam as it will help candidates to design better preparation strategy. Also, they can know about the weightage of each section.
  2. Syllabus: Ensure that all the topics mentioned in the syllabus (both paper 1 and paper 2) are completed by candidates at least once. 
  3. Practise previous year paper and mock test: Candidates must practise papers- mock test and previous papers for better preparation & time management, increase in speed and accuracy. There might be a possibility of repetation of questions so it will make easier to mark the answer for the same.
  4. Read for better comprehension skills
  5. Revision: Revision dominated the preparation of any examination. If candidates are studying all the topics without revising them regularly, then it is of no use. Revision helps to keep topics studied fresh.

HP SET 2020 Exam Pattern

The examination pattern for HP SET 2020 is given below. Compared to the previous iterations of the exam, where there used to be three papers, now there are only two papers in the exam.

  • The number of papers: There are 2 papers 
  • Type of questions: Questions are asked in objective type (multiple-choice format).
  • Total marks: The total marks including both papers is 300.
  • The number of questions: 150 questions 
  • Duration of examination: 3 hours i.e 180 minutes(1 hour for paper 1 and 2 hours for paper 2).
  • Marking scheme: Candidates are awarded +2 marks for marking every correct answer.
Check out the exam scheme below
PaperNumber of questionsTotal marks
Paper 150100
Paper 2100200

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