TSSET - Syllabus

Telangana State Eligibility Test

Form Date: 01 Oct - 02 Nov 2023 (Tentative)

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TSSET 2022 Syllabus: Subject wise syllabus

Updated On - December 28 2021 by Divyansh K

Telangana State Eligibility Test (TS SET) 2022 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 2022 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 fulfil eligibility criteria. Candidates can read this complete article to know more about the TS SET 2022 exam viz; Syllabus, Exam Pattern, etc.

TSSET 2022  Syllabus

Candidates can check the detailed TS SET Syllabus 2022, which is mentioned below:

TS SET Syllabus of General Aptitude

Unit Topic
Teaching Aptitude 
  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory,
    Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics and basic requirements
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners
    (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive), Individual differences. 
  • Factors affecting teaching related to Teacher, Learner, Support material,
    Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs.
    Learner-centred methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam,
    Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in
    Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based
    testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.
Research Aptitude 
  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative
    and Quantitative methods
  • Steps of Research.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and styles of referencing.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics.
  • A passage of text be given. Questions be asked from the passage to be
  • Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication. 
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group
    communications, Classroom communication.
  • Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media and Society
Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude
  • Types of reasoning.
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and
    Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).
Logical Reasoning 
  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, structure of
    categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies,
    Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical
    square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple use for establishing validity of
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana
    (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and
    Anupalabddhi (Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation),
    Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).
Data Interpretation
  • Sources, acquisition and classification of Data.
  •  Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Table-chart
    and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Data and Governance.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 
  • ICT: General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Basics of Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT and Governance
People, Development and Environment 
  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable
    development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their
    impacts on environment.
  • Environmental issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water
    pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical,
    hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its Socio-Economic and
    Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal,
    Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate
    Change, International agreements/efforts -Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit,
    Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International
    Solar Alliance.
Higher Education System 
  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
  • Professional, Technical and Skill-Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, Governance, and Administration

TS SET Economics Syllabus

Unit Topic
Micro Economics
  • Theory of Consumer Behaviour
  • Theory of Production and Costs
  • Decision making under uncertainty Attitude towards Risk
  • Game Theory – Non-Cooperative games
  • Market Structures, competitive and non-competitive equilibria and their
    efficiency properties
  • Factor Pricing
  • General Equilibrium Analysis
  • Efficiency Criteria: Pareto-Optimality, Kaldor – Hicks and Wealth Maximization
  • Welfare Economics: Fundamental Theorems, Social Welfare Function
  • Asymmetric Information: Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard
Macro Economics 
  • National Income: Concepts and Measurement
  • Determination of output and employment: Classical & Keynesian Approach
  • Consumption Function
  • Investment Function
  • Multiplier and Accelerator
  • Demand for Money
  • Supply of Money
  • IS-LM Model Approach 
  • Inflation and Phillips Curve Analysis
  • Business Cycles
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Rational Expectation Hypothesis and its critique 
Statistics and Econometrics
  • Probability Theory: Concepts of probability, Distributions, Moments,
    Central Limit theorem
  • Descriptive Statistics – Measures of Central tendency & dispersions,
    Correlation, Index Numbers
  • Sampling methods & Sampling Distribution
  • Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing
  • Linear Regression Models and their properties – BLUE
  • Identification Problem
  • Simultaneous Equation Models – recursive and non-recursive
  • Discrete choice models
  • Time Series Analysis 
Mathematical Economics
  • Sets, functions and continuity, sequence, series
  • Differential Calculus and its Applications
  • Linear Algebra – Matrices, Vector Spaces
  • Static Optimization Problems and their applications
  • Input-Output Model, Linear Programming
  • Difference and Differential equations with applications 
International Economics
  • International Trade: Basic concepts and analytical tools
  • Theories of International Trade
  • International Trade under imperfect competition
  • Balance of Payments: Composition, Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    and Adjustment Mechanisms
  • Exchange Rate: Concepts and Theories
  • Foreign Exchange Market and Arbitrage
  • Gains from Trade, Terms of Trade, Trade Multiplier
  • Tariff and Non-Tariff barriers to trade; Dumping
  • GATT, WTO and Regional Trade Blocks; Trade Policy Issues
  • IMF & World Bank
Public Economics
  • Market Failure and Remedial Measures: Asymmetric Information,
    Public Goods, Externality
  • Regulation of Market – Collusion and Consumers’ Welfare
  • Public Revenue: Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Progressive and non-Progressive Taxation, Incidence and Effects of
  • Public expenditure
  • Public Debt and its management
  • Public Budget and Budget Multiplier
  • Fiscal Policy and its implications 
Money and Banking
  • Components of Money Supply
  • Central Bank
  • Commercial Banking
  • Instruments and Working of Monetary Policy
  • Non-banking Financial Institutions
  • Capital Market and its Regulation
 Growth and Development Economics
  • Economic Growth and Economic Development
  • Theories of Economic Development: Adam Smith, Ricardo, Marx,
    Schumpeter, Rostow, Balanced & Unbalanced growth, Big Push
  • Models of Economic Growth: Harrod-Domar, Solow, Robinson,
  • Technical progress – Disembodied & embodied; endogenous growth
  • Indicators of Economic Development: PQLI, HDI, SDGs
  • Poverty and Inequalities – Concepts and Measurement
  • Social Sector Development: Health, Education, Gender 
Environmental Economics and Demography
  • Environment as a Public Good
  • Market Failure
  • Coase Theorem
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Compensation Criteria
  • Valuation of Environmental Goods
  • Theories of Population
  • Concepts and Measures: Fertility, Morbidity, Mortality
  • Age Structure, Demographic Dividend
  • Life Table
  • Migration
Indian Economy 
  • Economic Growth in India: Pattern and Structure
  • Agriculture: Pattern & Structure of Growth, Major Challenges, Policy
  • Industry: Pattern & Structure of Growth, Major Challenges, Policy
  • Services: Pattern & Structure of Growth, Major Challenges, Policy
  • Rural Development – Issues, Challenges & Policy Responses
  • Urban Development – Issues, Challenges and Policy Responses.
  • Foreign Trade: Structure and Direction, BOP, Flow of Foreign
    Capital, Trade Policies
  • Infrastructure Development: Physical and Social; Public-Private
  • Reforms in Land, Labour and Capital Markets
  • Centre-State Financial Relations and Finance Commissions of India;
  • Poverty, Inequality & Unemployment

TS SET Journalism and Mass Communication Syllabus\

Unit Topic
Introduction to Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Concept of Journalism and mass communication, mass communication in India. 
  • History, growth and development of print and electronic media. Major landmarks in print
    and electronic media in Indian languages. Media’s role in the formulation of states of India.
  • Models and theories of mass communication, normative theories, administrative and critical traditions in communication, media and journalism studies, communication and theories of socio-cultural, educational and agricultural change. Technological determinism, a critique of Marshall McLuhan’s views on media and communication and Marxist approaches. Information and knowledge societies.
Communication for Development and Social Change
  • Concept and definition of development communication, the role of media and journalism in society, characteristics of Indian society – the demographic and sociological impact of communication, media and journalism. Media and specific audiences. 
  • Deconstruction of the dominant paradigm of communication and development. Responses and critique of dominant models. 
  • The corporatisation of development - Corporate Social Responsibility, non-state actors in development, mass campaigns by NGOs, Government of India, international agencies and corporates. Paradigms and discourse of development communication. 
Reporting and Editing
  • News-concepts, determinants (values), structure and perspectives. Reporting for print, radio, television and digital media. Types of reporting. National and international news agencies and feature syndicates, functions and role.
  • Editing and presentation techniques for print, television and digital media. 
  • Critique of western news values, the effect of new technology on global communication flows.
Advertising and Marketing Communication
  • Definition, concept, functions, types, the evolution of advertising, standards and ethics in advertising. Theories and models of communication in advertising. 
  • Advertising management - agency-role, structure and function, client-agency relationship, media planning and budgeting
  • Advertising and creativity, language and translation. 
Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication - definition, concept and scope. 
  • Structure of PR in State, Public, Private and non-government sectors
  • Crisis communication and crisis communication management. 
Media Laws and Ethics
  • Concept of law and ethics in India and the rest of the world. 
  • Concept of freedom of speech and expression in the Indian Constitution. 
  • The Constitution of India, historical evolution, relevance. 
Media Management and Production
  • Definition, the concept of media management. A grammar of electronic media. 
  • Communication design theories and practice.
  • Economics and commerce of mass media in India. 
ICT and Media
  • ICT and media - definition, characteristics and role. Effect of computer-mediated communication. Impact of ICT on mass media. Digitisation.
  • Economics and commerce of web-enabled media. 
  • ICT in education and development in India, online media and e-governance.
Film and Visual Communication
  • Film and identity in Indian film studies, leading film directors of India before and after Independence. Indian cinema in the 21st century. 
  • Approaches to analysis of Indian television. 
  • Visual Communication. Visual analysis. 
Communication Research
  • Definition, concept, constructs and approaches to the communication research process
  • Research in journalism, Public Relations, advertising, cinema, animation and graphics, television, Internet, social media practices, magazines, children’s media. Communication, journalism and media research in India.


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