Maharashtra State Eligibility Test 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

MH-SET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 800
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)

MH-SET 2020 (Postponed) : Admit Card (Delayed), Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - August 28 2020 by Akriti Maurya

MH SET 2020 Exam was going to be held on 28 June 2020 has been postponed. Maharashtra State Eligibility Test is conducted by Savitribai Phule Pune University for the post of Assistant Professor in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. This exam is conducted once every year at the State Level. Maharashtra SET exam is conducted in 32 different subjects of Arts, Commerce, Science, Management, Law, Mental, Moral and Social Sciences Education and Physical Education. Also, the candidates must go through the article to know more about MAHA SET 2020 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Counselling etc. 

Latest Updates

  •  SET 2020 exam was scheduled to be held on 28 June 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19.

MH-SET 2020 Important Dates

The candidates can check dates regarding MH SET 2020 below in the given table:

MH-SET 2020 Event Calendar
Online Application Form date01 January 2020
Last date to fill the Application Form29 January 2020
Last date of submission of online Fee through Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking29 January 2020
Correction/Editing of particulars in the Application form start date31 January 2020
Correction/Editing of particulars in the Application form deadline06 February 2020
 Admit Card available for DownloadTo be Announced
MH-SET 2020 Exam DateTo be Announced
Answer Key releasing dateTo be Announced
Result DateTo be Announced

MH-SET 2020 Admit Card

The Savitribai Phule Pune University will issue the admit card for Maharashtra SET 2020. The hall tickets will be issued on the official website of the university at Given below are some details related to MH-SET 2020 Hall Ticket:

  • The candidates who have filled their application form can download the admit card from the official website by entering the username and password provided to them at the time of registrations.
  • Hall Ticket of Maharastra SET 2020 will be available on the official website. There is no other mode by which candidate can get his or her to admit card.
  • Candidates are advised to download and get a printout of their MH-SET ADMIT CARD 2020.
  • Candidate has to carry their admit card and also one additional national photo identity such as Adhar Card, PAN card, Voter Id etc to the examination centre for the verification purpose on the Day of the Examination.
  • The candidates will be allowed to appear only in the SET subject which is mentioned on the admit card.
  • Applicants have to go to that particular Test centre which is mentioned on their admit card.

MH-SET 2020 Exam Centre

The SET Examination will be conducted at the following 15 centres only. Candidate can choose their MH-SET 2020 Test Centre as per their convenience from the following list:
Center Name

Candidates can check MH-SET 2020 Prospectus.

MH-SET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the given points related with MH-SET 2020 exam pattern :

MH-SET 2020 Paper Pattern
Exam ModeOffline(Pen and Paper)
Duration180 Minutes or 3 Hours
No. of Papers

2 (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

No. of Sessions

2 (Session 1 and Session 2)

Number of Questions
  • 50 Questions (First Session)
  • 100 Questions(Second Session)
Type of QuestionsObjective mode
  • Two marks (+2) for a correct answer
  • No negative marking
Total Marks300
MediumEnglish and Hindi
Note: The offline examination will be held on 28 June 2020.
The distribution of negative marking is not specified on the official website.
SessionPaperNumber of Questions Marks Duration
FirstI50 out of 60 questions50 x 2 = 1001-1/4 Hrs. (10:00 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.)
FirstII50 all compulsory50 x 2= 1001-1/4 Hrs. (11:15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
SecondIII75 all compulsory75 x 2= 1502-1/2 Hrs. (02:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.)

MH-SET 2020 Syllabus

Savitribai Phule Pune University will conduct Maharashtra State eligibility Test 2020 in the following subjects:

MH-SET Subjects:
  • Marathi
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu
  • History
  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Defence & Strategic Studies
  • Home Science
  • Library & Information Science
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Social Work
  • Public Administration
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physical Science
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Science
  • Geography
  • Computer Science & Application
  • Electronics Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Law
  • Education
  • Physical Education

MH-SET 2020 Answer key

Authority will publish MH SET 2020 answer key on the official website after the commencement of the exam. If candidates have any doubt regarding the answer key, they can object the answer key with payment of Rs.1000 /- per request. In case their objection is found correct then only the authority will refund the objection fees. After making the correction and go through all objection the authority will release the final answer key and result is prepared on the basis of final answer key. 

MH-SET 2020 Result

The result of the MH-SET will be made available on the official website .in when it is declared. Candidates can download the result by following the instructions given below:

  1. Go to SET Exam official website which is set
  2. Then click on result link appearing on the main menu.
  3. After that, Click on select appropriate exam section. Note that this will only be available only if the result is out.
  4. Then the candidate has to select with marks or without marks option.
  5. Now the candidate has to enter seat number, name, birth date and mobile number (as mentioned in Online Application Form).
  6. The result of Maharashtra SET 2020 will be displayed on the screen.
  7. Candidates can download the Result in PDF format and keep it safe for further events.

MH-SET 2020 Application form

MH-SET 2020 Registration form was available from 01 January 2020. Those applicants who are willing to become Assistant Professor in universities/ colleges of Maharashtra and Goa can apply in this test by filling the application form in online mode. The candidate may refer to below-given instructions to know the methods of applying for MH state eligibility test registration form:
  • The interested applicants have to visit on the official web page of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
  • Candidates can register themselves by submitting the required details appearing on the screen.
  • The username and password will be provided by the university after which candidates can fill their Application Form with all the correct and complete details.
  • Candidates must have to check all the details mentioned in the application form before submitting it.
  • In the application form, candidates have to upload scanned photo and signature.
  • Make a payment of the exam fee. The examination fees once paid cannot be refunded at any circumstances.
  • After submitting the application form, candidates are advised to take the print out of it for future use.

 MH-SET 2020 Application Fee

After filling all the details in the Application Form, candidates have to pay the registration fee as per their category. For further Information regarding MH-SET 2020 Registration fee, candidates can check the following table:

MH-SET 2020 Registration fee
Sr.No.CategoryApplication Fees 
1Open(General category)Rs. 800/-
2OBC/SBC/DT(A)/NT(B)/NT(C)/NT(D)/SEBC (Non Creamy Layer Category Only) /EWS/ OrphanSC/ST/PH/VH/Transgenders/Rs. 650/-
    3 SC/ST/PH/VH/TransgendersRs. 650/-
The candidates of other states except for Goa, belonging to reserved categories shall be treated as Open category, as per the reservation policy of Maharashtra & Goa Govts.
Mode of Payment:
  • Candidates can pay the examination fee in Online mode only i.e. either by credit/ debit card or Internet Banking.

MH-SET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for MH-SET 2020 Candidate must check the eligibility criteria for the exam. A candidate is advised to fill the Registration Form only if they are fulfiling the eligibility criteria as per Maharastra Government. MH-SET 2020 Eligibility is given below:

  • Candidate must have a master’s Degree recognized by UGC student’s Post Graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or Foreign degree/Diploma/Certificate given by the Foreign University/Institute
  • The students with SC/ST/OBC/SBC/DT/NT category, obtaining 55% marks in Master’s or related exam are eligible for this test. OBC/SBC/DT/NT from the non-creamy layer and SC/ST/PH/VH (PH & VH-Visually, i.e., Blind) category aspirants obtaining 50% marks in Master’s or related exam will be considered for the exam.
  • Candidates who are still pursuing their Master's degree or any equivalent postgraduate course or candidates who have appeared in the final year exam of their Master’s degree and whose result is still awaited or applicants whose qualifying examinations have been delayed can also apply for MH-SET.
  • Reserved Category Candidate of states outside Maharashtra or Goa will be treated as General Category Candidate as per the rules of Maharashtra Government.
  • Candidates can appear for MH-SET in the subject of their Post Graduation only e.g.
    • Commerce: M.Com.
    • Environmental Science: M.Sc. Env. Sci.,
    • Life Science: M.Sc. Life Science/Botany/Zoology/Microbiology/ Biotechnology,
    • Home Science: M.Sc., M.A. Home Science etc.
  • Registered Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. Candidate has to verify their documents concerning the claims made in their application, after the result of the SET examination.
  • A candidate who has already qualified MH-SET in any subject, he or she will not be allowed to appear again for MH-SET in the same subject. If a candidate is found doing so, the Authority have rights to take any legal actions against them.
  • There is no upper age limit for the candidate to apply for MH-SET 2020.
  • As per the rules by U.G.C., the candidates who have passed M.Sc. (by Research) will be not eligible to appear for the MH-SET.

MH-SET 2020 Highlights

The Maharashtra State Eligibility Test highlights can be checked below:

Exam Name( Commonly Known as)MH-SET 2020
Full NameMaharashtra State Eligibility Test
Conducting BodySavitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU)
Exam LevelState-level
Application Form ModeOnline
Examination ModeOffline
MH-SET 2020 Official Website

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About Savitribai Phule Pune University

Savitribai Phule Pune University which is also as Pune University is one of the prestigious university in India. Pune University is situated in the North-western region of Pune and was established on 10 February 1949 under the Poona University Act. Huge campus of 411-Acre houses 46 academic departments. Pune University has about 718 Affiliated colleges and research institutes under it. The University ranks 04 in state of Maharashtra and 10 in NIRF rankings of country. The main educational programs of the University of Pune are extended through a comprehensive course structure, with traditional and modern delivery processes. University provides more than 400-course programs covering different disciplines are offered at the Graduate and Post-Graduate levels. Pune University provides admission in doctoral research in a wide range of fields. The number of colleges affiliated to the this University, and its student is rapidly increased over the years.


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MH-SET Important Dates

Form Date01 Jan - 29 Jan 2020

Maharashtra State Eligibility Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions:Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It is primarily designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Paper I shall consist of fifty (50) objective type compulsory questions of two marks each.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions:Paper-II shall consist of hundred (100) objective type compulsory questions, (except mathematical science) based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry two marks. In Mathematical Science, a student has to attempt all questions (100) either from Sections I & II or from Sections I & III only. The OMR sheets of the candidates attempting questions from both sections II & III, will be rejected.

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Form Start Date:

01 Jan 2020

Form End Date:

29 Jan 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 29 Jan 2020
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