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Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test

Form Date: 15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021 (Tentative)

Online Mode

Form Date: 15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021

MP SET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,200
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)

MP SET 2021: Important Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Admit Card

Updated On - February 18 2021 by Sakshi Sharma

MP SET 2021 is also known as Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test 2021. This exam will be conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC). MP SET is a State Level exam. MP SET offers the post of Assistant Professor at various colleges/ universities/ institutions in Madhya Pradesh. MP State Eligibility Test 2021 will be held in online mode (CBT). Interested candidates can go through the following article for more details of MP SET 2021.

MP SET 2021 Important Dates 

DatesEvents (tentative)
Start of online applicationsto be announced soon
Last date for submitting the online application formto be announced soon
Last date for submitting the offline application formto be announced soon
Admit card Availableto be announced soon
Exam Startsto be announced soon
Exam Endsto be announced soon
Official answer key releaseto be announced soon
Result Declarationto be announced soon

MP SET 2021 Application Form

The detailed vital information regarding the MP SET 2021 is given below:

  • The Application form of MP SET is made available from October 2020 tentatively.
  • The last date of filling the Registration Form is in November 2020 tentatively.
  • Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test Form will be released on the official website of the conducting body.
  • The form will be filled in online mode only. No other mode of application form will be acceptable in any circumstance.
  • While filling the application form, the candidate should provide valid details.
  • In the application, the form candidate has to provide a working mobile number and email address.
  • The conducting body will reject the incomplete registration form.

MP SET 2021 Application Fee

The category wise Application fee of Madhya Pradesh SET 2021 is given below:

MP SET Examination fee 2021
CategoryApplication Form Fees
General CategoryRs. 1200
Reserved CategoryRs. 600
Mode of Payment: Candidate can pay their application fee through Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking. No other mode of payment will be accepted.

MP SET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed information regarding the MP SET Eligibility Criteria 2021 is given below:

  • Candidates must have done their Master’s degree.
  • The master's degree should be from a recognized council/ university.
  • All candidates who are in the last year of post-graduation can appear for MP SET 2021.
  • Candidates who completed their Ph. D before 19 September 1991 are also eligible to apply for MP SET 2021.
Qualifying Marks:
  • General category candidates must have an aggregate of 55 per cent marks in post-graduation.
  • Reserved category candidates must have an aggregate of 50 per cent marks in post-graduation.
  • All the candidates who have completed their Ph. D before 19 September 1991, must have an aggregate of 50 per cent marks in their post-graduation.

MP SET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check out the Exam Pattern for MP SET 2021 below for Paper I and Paper II: 

Paper 1 - 
  • Exam Mode - Online mode
  • Questions Type - MCQs type questions
  • Number of Questions - 50 Questions
  • Duration of Exam - 60 Minutes(1 Hour)
  • Total Marks - 100 Marks
  • Marking Scheme - Candidates will get 2 marks for every correct answer and no negative marking.
Paper 2 - 
  • Mode of Exam - Online(CBT) mode
  • Number of Questions - 100 Questions 
  • Total Marks Allotted - 200 marks
  • Duration of Exam - 120 Minutes
  • Marking Scheme - For every correct answer, candidates will get 2 marks, and there will no negative marking.

MP SET 2021 Syllabus

MP SET exam questions are asked from the below topics. The candidates can check the MP SET syllabus below in the given lists:

MP SET 2021 Paper 1 Syllabus (General Paper on General Awareness/ Teaching and Research Aptitude)
    • Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration
    • Teaching Aptitude
    • People and the environment
    • Research Aptitude
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Communication
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
    • Logical Reasoning
    • Data Interpretation
MP SET 2021 Paper 2 Syllabus:

Important topics of Chemical Sciences and Commerce is mentioned below-

  • Chemical Sciences 
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Interdisciplinary Topics
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
  • Commerce
    • Business Environment
    • International Business
    • Financial & Management Accounting
    • Human Resources Management
    • Banking and Financial Institution
    • Business Economics
    • Business Statistics & Data Processing
    • Business Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Management
    • Human Resources Management

The other subjects included in the SET list is as follow:

  • Defense & Strategic Studies
  • Urdu
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Home Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Law
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Political Sciences
  • Sanskrit

MP SET 2021 Admit Card

The important vital information regarding MP SET Admit Card 2021 is given below:

  • The admit the official website issues card of MP SET.
  • Candidates make sure that the following information is given on the admit card.
    • Application Number
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Security code
  • It is important to carry a hall ticket in the examination.
  • The candidate will not be allowed to examine if it does not contain his/her admit card.

MP SET 2021 Test Centers

The SET 2021 exam might be conducted in the following cities. The candidates will have to choose the examination city as per their preference at form filling.

  1. Indore
  2. Ujjain
  3. Bhopal
  4. Jabalpur
  5. Gwalior
  6. Reva
  7. Satna
  8. Sagar

MP SET 2021 Answer Key 

MPPSC releases the provisional answer key for MP SET on its official website after the entrance exam gets over. Candidate Response Sheet also releases along with the provisional answer key. Applicants can download their MP SET 2021 Response Sheet by entering their Roll Number and Password. Other details regarding the answer key are mentioned below:

  • The candidates can challenge the answer key on payment of some amount per question.
  • MPPSC opens the window to challenge the answer key for a short duration.
  • Also, aspirants will have to provide proof in favour of the challenge.

MP SET 2021 Result

MP SET 2021 Result will be declared by the authority on its official website after the answer key will be released.

  • A cut off list and a merit list is also prepared for the qualified candidates.
  • The candidates are selected for the post of Assistant Professor in the colleges of Madhya Pradesh based on their performance in the exam.

MP SET 2021 Selection Procedure

The selection is made based on the following parameters:

  • Candidates must attempt both of the exam papers.
  • The qualifying marks for MP SET is 40% for General Category and 35% marks for Reserved Category candidates.
  • 6% of the total number of candidates will qualify for the exam.
  • All the candidates who will qualify for MP SET 2021 will be awarded an e – certificate, which they can download from the official website.

MP SET 2021 Exam Centres

Candidates can check out the possible MP SET 2021 Exam Centers based on the previous exams.

Test CentersTest Centers Code

Best Books for MP SET 2021 Preparation 

Candidates can prepare for MP SET 2021 through the following books.

MP Assistant Professor
Exam General Studies paper
Dr Jayantilal Bhandari
Teaching and Research Aptitude by Pearson
KVS Madaan
Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude
Arihant Experts

MP SET 2021 Highlights

The candidates can get to know the MP SET summary in the below-given table:

Exam NameMadhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test
AcronymMP SET
Conducting BodyMadhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC)
Level of ExamState-level
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
MP SET 2020 Official Website
Exam PurposeFor the post of Assistant Professor in MP state

The above details are as per the previous year's information.

Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission(MPPSC)

The conducting body is set up by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, which holds the mission as stated below-

  • To conduct competitive examinations for recruiting officers and employees for various departments of Govt of Madhya Pradesh.
  • To work with Integrity and unbiased in actions. There must be Transparency and Fairness in terms of decision making and communication.
  • Providing training to invigilators before the exams.
  • Facilitate the CM helpline centre to support candidates and give them a platform to raise problems, objections, and suggestions.
  • MPPSC has also adopted the newest technologies for recruitment purpose like Advertisement, Online Application Registration, Admit Card Generation, Result, counselling, etc
  • The aim is to make the recruitment process fully automated, from releasing the recruitment date to declaring the Result. 

The Ambitious mission has been carried by the respected Chairman Prof. Bhaskar Choubey and a dedicated Staff and Committed members.

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MP SET Important Dates

Application form starts from15 Mar - 15 Apr 2021 (Tentative)

Madhya Pradesh State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



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Form Start Date:

15 Mar 2021

Form End Date:

15 Apr 2021

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