Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test

Pen & Paper Mode

TNSET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Mother Teresa Women's University, Tamil Nadu (MTWU)

TNSET 2023: Application Form(Soon), Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus

Updated On - February 25 2023 by Divyansh K

TNSET 2023 or TNSET (Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test) is a state-level admission test. This exam will be conducted by the Annamalai University. to recruit Assistant professors in different Tamil Institutes & Universities. Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test is conducted at the state level in offline mode. This test is organized into three separate papers to test candidates' knowledge as per the exam pattern. Candidates who score a minimum of 55% marks in Master's Degree are eligible to apply online for the post in 26 different subjects. Candidates should go through the article given below to know more about TNSET 2023, tnset 2023 syllabus annamalai university tnset 2023, tnset official website 2023, mother teresa university set exam 2023, tnset 2023 apply online.

Latest Updates 

  • No official notification regarding TNSET 2023 application form.

TNSET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the TNSET 2023 exam status from the below table:


TNSET 2023 notification

To be announced soon

TNSET 2023 Important Dates

Candidates appearing for the TNSET 2023 are advised to check below in the table TNSET 2023 schedule:

TNSET 2023 Time Table
EventsDates (tentative)
Opening of online Application FormTo be notified soon
Last date of Application FormTo be notified soon
Releasing of Admit CardTo be notified soon
Date of ExaminationTo be notified soon
TSNET Answer KeyTo be notified soon
Declaration of ResultTo be notified soon

TNSET 2023 Application Form 

Candidates can fill out the TNSET 2023 Application Form on the official website of the authority. Go through the mentioned below information regarding Mother Teresa University TNSET registration:
  • The application form will be available in online mode only.
  • Conducting authority will not accept the hard copy of the TN SET application form.
  • Candidates need to do the registration before filling out the application form.
  • Upload the scanned copy of documents such as photographs and signatures in the prescribed format.
  • Applicants can pay the application fees via online mode.
  • The applicable taxes & convenience fee etc. will be additionally charged.
  • Once the application form filling process is over, candidates are advised to get the printout for all further references.

TNSET Application Fees

The candidate who will be apperaing for TNSET 2023 are advised to check the category-wise TNSET 2023 Application Fees the given below table:

TNSET Registration Fee 2023
CategoryApplication Fees
General and OBCRs. 1500/-
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)Rs. 1250/-
SC/ST/PWD-VI, HI, PHRs. 500/-
Mode of Payment: Applicants can make payment through the online mode only via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. 

TNSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to ensure their TNSET 2023 Eligibility/state eligibility test 2023 before applying for the entrance exam. Check the given below details of eligibility criteria: 

  • Must score 55% marks in the qualifying exam for the general category and 50% marks for all reserved category candidates.
  • Should have a degree or master's or equivalent from any university or institute recognized by UGC, Delhi.
  • Candidates require to clear the master's from science, humanities, social science, computer science and application, Electronics Science, and library & information science.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of a degree or waiting for the result are also eligible to appear for the exam.
  • There are no age limit criteria for the candidates.

TNSET 2023 Admit Card

The authority will release the Admit Card on TNSET's official website. Candidates can follow the below-given guidelines to download the Mother Teresa University TNSET 2023 Admit card:
  • Candidates will get details like exam venue, candidate personal details, date and time of examination, etc.
  • It is mandatory to carry the hall ticket to the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to appear without the admit card.
  • All the applicants are advised to keep extra copies of the Admit card for further use.

TNSET 2023 Exam Pattern

Check the given mentioned information of the TNSET 2023 Exam Pattern to get an idea about the question paper structure:

TNSET 2023 Paper Pattern
Exam ModeOffline Mode (Pen and Paper)
Medium English and Tamil
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Marking Scheme +2 marks for each correct answer
Paper wise distribution of time, marks, and the number of questions in a question paper:
PaperTime MarksNo. of Question
175 Minutes10050
275 Minutes10050
3120 Minutes15075

TNSET 2023 Subjects of Test

Below is the list of subjects for which TN SET 2023 will be conducted:

Subject CodeSubjectThe medium of Question Paper
00Common PaperEnglish/Tamil
01Chemical SciencesEnglish
03Computer Science & ApplicationEnglish
08GeographyEnglish /Tamil
10HistoryEnglish /Tamil
11Home ScienceEnglish /Tamil
12Journalism and Mass CommunicationEnglish /Tamil
13LawEnglish /Tamil
15Life SciencesEnglish
16ManagementEnglish /Tamil
17Mathematical ScienceEnglish
20Physical SciencesEnglish
21Political SciencesEnglish /Tamil
22PsychologyEnglish /Tamil
23Social WorkEnglish /Tamil
24SociologyEnglish /Tamil
25Earth SciencesEnglish
26Library & Information ScienceEnglish /Tamil

TNSET 2023 Syllabus

The exam will be conducted as per the guidelines of the conducting body. To get a detailed knowledge of the syllabus, candidates can visit the official website or refer to the syllabus of UGC/ CSIR NET 2023. Candidates can check paper wise syllabus given below:

  • Paper 1- The paper will be primarily designed to test the reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness of the candidates. It will be intended to access the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. The paper will consist of multiple-choice questions(MCQs).
  • Paper 2 and 3- These papers are designed to check the candidate's knowledge of the subject selected. It is of objective type.

TNSET 2023 Answer Key

The Answer Key for SET 2023 will be published on the official website by the exam conducting authority. The Answer key will be released just after the written exams are over.

  • Through the Answer key, candidates will check the correct answers and tally with their own.
  • The Authority will also provide an opportunity to submit an objection against the Answer key.
  • Candidates will be able to submit objections via online mode within 15 days. After the deadline, no grievance regarding the Answer Key will be entertained.
  • Candidates will have to submit Rs. 1000 via Demand Draft to challenge the Answer key.
  • The answer key will be released separately for all the papers.

TNSET 2023 Results

After releasing the Answer key and the objection process, a final result will be declared online by the authority on TNSET official website. Candidates can check the following points to download the Results:

  • The authority will also notify the candidates who qualify for the entrance exam via SMS on the registered mobile number.
  • The results are generally released in the first week of May.
  • Top 6% candidates of the total appearing candidates will be declared qualified for the post of Assistant Professor.
  • To check the results, candidates will have to log in with credentials like-Date like Birth and Roll Number.
  • The TNSET 2020 will be in pdf format.
  • Candidates can download the scorecard for further reference.

TNSET 2023 Cut-off

The minimum marks needed to qualify for the examination will be considered as the cut-off for TNSET 2023.

Cut off will be based on three criteria-

a) Availability of seats

b) The difficulty level of the exam

c) Previous Year cut-offs

d) No. of Participants in the examination

Below given is the tabular form of cut- off based on past year analysis:

General/ OBC (Creamy Layer)minimum 40% marks
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)minimum 35% marks
Reserved( SC/ ST/ PWD)minimum 35% marks

TNSET 2023 Counselling

The Interview round(counselling session) will start soon after the results are declared.

  • The candidates qualifying for the examination will participate in the Interview process as per the merit list.
  • Candidates will have to reach the minimum cut-off marks to qualify for the counselling round.
  • The successful candidates will be allotted the colleges/universities as per their choice.
  • There would be proper document verification wherein the candidates will have to require the valid documents as prescribed in the guidelines.

TNSET 2023 Exam Centres

The list of test centres where the exam will be conducted is given below. The allotted test centres will not be changed under any circumstances unless done by the authority in certain cases :

  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Tiruchirapalli
  • Salem
  • Tirunelveli
  • Villupuram
  • Karaikudi
  • Vellore
  • Erode
  • Thanjavur

TNSET 2023 Important Links

TNSET 2023 Highlights

Get the basics of TNSET below in the given table:

TNSET Basic Details
Short NameTNSET 2023
Exam Full NameTamil Nadu State Eligibility Test 2023
Conducting BodyAnnamalai University
Mode of ExaminationOffline(Pen-Paper Mode)
TNSET 2023 Official Website (The website of TN-SET ( will be operational after the official notification.)
Application linkto be announced
Purpose of Examinationto recruit candidates for the post of Assistant Professor in various University & Colleges of Tamil Nadu

About Mother Teresa Women's University

Mother Teresa Women's University is situated at a beautiful hill station known as Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. The University is set in the year 1984 under Article 15. The university aims to provide education and employment opportunities for women keeping the community unbiased. The university is known for its impeccable output in Academic Excellence and Personality Development. It also gives equal importance to the promotion of Employment to young girls.

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TNSET Important Dates

Form Date07 Jun - 07 Jul 2023
Admit card09 Oct 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date23 Oct 2023 (Tentative)
Result10 Nov 2023 (Tentative)

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions




If anyone applied to set exam or application opened or not plz reply to me

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whenever I try to open the registration portal it shows SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION...

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In TNSET how it came Hindi , Sanskrit and Telugu. Is it Tamil Nadu pay salary for them or central government /Andra government pay salary for them.

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Is ME(Computer Science and Engineering) graduate eligible to apply for TNSET 2021 (computer Science and Applications ?

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How to apply

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The link is given in article above

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how to apply tnset 2021

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I can't able to find the application form anywhere could you kindly help me out to apply online

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Form Start Date:

07 Jun 2023

Form End Date:

07 Jul 2023

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