Telangana State Eligibility Test

Form Date: 09 Sep - 30 Sep 2020 (Tentative)

Online Mode

Form Date: 09 Sep - 30 Sep 2020

TSSET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,200
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Osmania University, Hyderabad (OU)

TS SET 2020: Dates,Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Updated On - August 31 2020 by Kartik Arya

Telangana State Eligibility Test(TS SET) 2020 is conducted by the Osmania University, Hyderabad. TS SET is a State level entrance exam. The dates for the same will be announced by the competent authority soon on the official website. The candidates who qualify the SET 2020 will be governed by the rules and regulations for the recruitment of Assistant professor of the concerned University/ college. Candidates can apply through online mode, who fulfill eligibility criteria. Candidates can read this complete article to know more about the TS SET 2020 exam viz; Syllabus, Exam Pattern, etc.

TS SET 2020 Important Dates   

Candidate can check here all the important TS SET 2020 exam dates in the given table below:

TS SET Notificationwill be announced soon
Application Form availablewill be announced soon
Last date for submission of Application formwill be announced soon
Admit Card Availablewill be announced soon
Exam Datewill be announced soon
Result Datewill be announced soon

TS SET 2020 Application Form

The aspirants must check the eligibility criteria of the exam before filling the TS SET 2020 Application Form. Candidates can check the other information in the below-given points:

  • The Commencement of Submission of Online Application form will be in the Last week of March 2020 and can be filled till the first week of May 2020 without the late fee.
  • Candidates seeking admission to the (TS SET 2020) must apply online only on the TS SET website.
  • The aspirants must fill the relevant information only to avoid rejection of the form.
  • After filling all the details for applying online for SET the candidates have to pay the examination fee either by credit card/debit card.
  • Must upload the scanned copy of the mandatory documents to complete the Examination Form.
  • After filling all the details must get the xerox of the filled form for the future uses.

TS SET 2020 Application Fee

The candidates will have to pay the following fee as per their category for TS SET 2020 exam:

TS SET 2020 Registration Fee 
OCRs 1200/-
BCRs 1000/-
SC/ST/VH/HI/OH/TransgenderRs 700/-
Modes of Payment
  • The candidates may pay the examination fee either by Credit Card or Debit Card.
  • The additional processing charges as applicable will also be paid via a candidate.
  • Fee submitted by any other mode like Demand Draft, IPO, Money Order, etc. will not be accepted.
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded by the authority in any case.

TS SET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility for the post of Assistant Professor will depend on the performance of the candidate in both the papers of State Eligibility Test in aggregate. Candidates seeking to give this exam will have to fulfill the following TS SET 2020 Eligibility:

Academic criteria: The candidates can go through the below-given tables to know more about the educational details needed to be eligible for Telangana SET 2020:
Completed Post-Graduation:
CategoryDegreeMarks Obtained(%)-without rounding off
General M.Sc., M.A., M.Com, MBA, MLISC, M.Ed., M.PEd., MCJ, LLM, MCA and M.Tech (CSE & IT only)55%
Backward Classes (BC)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Disability (PwD)50%
Post-Graduation- Pursuing final year/ Result is awaited:
CategoryDegree(Pursuing/Awaiting for result)Marks Obtained(%)
General Master’s Degree examination55%
Backward Classes (BC)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Disability (PwD)Master’s Degree examination50%

Candidates in the above condition must complete their Master’s Degree examination within two years from the date of SET result with required percentage of marks, failing to which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Ph.D. Degree holders
DegreeMarks required
The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1991(irrespective of the date of declaration of result)5% in aggregate marks (i.e., from 55% to 50%) 

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post Graduation only.

Age Limit: There is no Upper Limit to apply for the TS SET examination.

TS SET 2020 Exam Pattern

The questions will be general to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test Comprehension, reasoning ability, general awareness, and divergent thinking of the candidate. The candidates can check the TS SET 2020 Exam Pattern below:

  • Exam Mode - CBT(Computer Based Test)
  • The medium of Papers - English and Telugu
  • Number of Papers - The TS SET Test will consist of two papers.
  • Type of Questions - Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions.
  • Number of Questions - 150 Questions
  • Duration - 180 Minutes
  • Marking Scheme - 2 marks for each correct answer.
TS SET 2020 Exam Scheme Section- Wise
PapersQuestions Number Marks
I50 Questions100
II100 Questions200

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TS SET 2020 Syllabus

The candidates can check the TS SET 2020 syllabus subjects below:

  • General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)
  • Economics / Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies / Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Home Science
  • Public Administration
  • Population Studies
  • Earth Science
  • Computer Science & Applications
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Urdu
  • Telugu
  • English
  • Management (including Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management)
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Law
  • Sanskrit
  • Environmental Studies
  • Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
  • Criminology
  • Archaeology
  • Comparative Study of Religions
  • Library and Information Science
  • Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies

TS SET 2020 Admit Card

It is necessary to carry the Hall Ticket to the examination hall. The candidates can check the TS SET 2020 Admit Card details below in the given points:

  • Admission Card/Hall Ticket will be uploaded on the official website after the successful submission of the forms.
  • Candidates must note that No admission cards will be sent to them by post. 
  • The applicants must carry the Admission Ticket to the Examination Hall as the entry will not be given without it.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him/her in the admission card.
  • The Admit Card must be carried for verification purpose along with at least one original valid identification card like Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhaar-UID, Government Employer ID, and Driving License.

TS SET 2020 Test Centers

The TS SET 2020 examination will be conducted in 10 cities the list of which are given below:

  1. Adilabad
  2. Nizamabad
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Warangal
  5. Khammam
  6. Medak
  7. Ranga Reddy
  8. Karimnagar
  9. Mahabubnagar
  10. Nalgonda 

TS SET 2020 Answer Key

The TS SET 2020 Answer key will be released on the website of the competent authority after the exam will get over. The candidate who has appeared in the exam will be able to check the answer key and also the competent authority will allow challenging the answer for each question on payment of some amount. The candidates will have to submit the proof of a challenge to the authorized body.

TS SET 2020 Result

The candidates will be able to check their TS SET 2020 Result on the official website. This will comprise of following steps:

  • The number of applicants to be qualified shall be equal to 6% of the candidates who appeared in both the papers of TS-SET.
  • As per the Telangana Govt. the total slots shall be allocated to different categories.
BC-B 10%
GEN (Unreserved)50%

TS SET 2020 Highlights

The aspirants can check the summary of the TS SET 2020 below in the given table:

Name of the ExamTelangana State Eligibility Test
AcronymTS SET 
Conducting BodyOsmania University, Hyderabad
Level of ExamState Level
Frequency of ExamOnce  a year
TS SET 2002 Official Websitehttp://www.telanganaset.org/
Exam PurposeTo test the eligibility of the candidates for Assistant Professor & Lecturer

About Osmania University, Hyderabad

Osmania University was established in the year 1918. It is a private university and is located in University Town, Hyderabad. It is the third oldest university in southern India, and the first to be established in the erstwhile Kingdom of Hyderabad. The University is accredited by the NAAC with an 'A+' Grade and conferred with the status of 'University with Potential for Excellence' by the UGC, New Delhi. It has many faculties like the College of Arts and Social Sciences, College of Law, College of Science, College of Commerce and Business Management, etc.


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TSSET Important Dates

Form Date09 Sep - 30 Sep 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date12 Oct, 19 Oct 2020

Telangana State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


Paper 2
Exam Duration:


Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :


Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

09 Sep 2020

Form End Date:

30 Sep 2020

Number of days left to submit the form:



Examination Date (Online):

12 Oct 2020, 19 Oct 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 1,200

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