TS SET Exam 2020: Notification, Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

Exam Date : July 5, 2020 To July 6, 2020
Result Date : October 10, 2020

Latest Updates: TSSET 2019 Result and Answer key is released Click here. TSSET 2020 Notification will be released soon.

Aspiring to serve as an Assitant Professor or Lecturer in Telangana State Universities or Colleges, then take TSSET. It is a recruitment eligibility test. Know more details about registration, syllabus and other important information below.


What is TSSET?

Telangana State Eligibility Test well known as TSSET is a state-level entrance examination conducted by Osmania University on behalf of the state government. The candidates who clear this test are eligible for recruitment for the post of Assistant Professor in the concerned university or college across the state of Telangana.

TSSET is conducted according to the New Educational Policy, 1986. It intends to maintain uniform standards of teaching in the country. So apart from having the minimum educational qualification, potential candidates are expected to clear an entrance test to serve as Assistant Professors or Lecturers.

As per this, UGC, New Delhi has been conducting UGC-NET Examination regularly. But as the candidates from each state aspired to write the test in their own mother tongue, the Government of India has given powers to State Governments and Union Territories to conduct their own eligibility entrance test for the Lectureship. Hence, for Telangana, the state government is conducting TSSET.

TSSET 2020 is conducted only for the candidates of Telangana. A large number of Aspirants are appointed through direct recruitment or by promotion in Universities and Degrees Colleges in the State. Candidates can also write the exam in Telugu. There is no upper age limit for the candidates to apply for the TSSET 2020 Examination. The exam is conducted for a total of 27 subjects as per the schedule. Candidates can appear for the TSSET exam any number of chances. The TSSET 2020 will comprise two papers. The two papers will be conducted in two different sessions on the same day.

Telangana State Eligibility Test - TSSET

TSSET Exam Highlights

TSSET Exam Highlights
Exam Full Form Telangana State Eligibility Test
Acronym TSSET / TS SET
Level of exam State
Frequency Once a year
Conducting Authority Osmania University
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test
Exam Duration 3 hours
Age Limit No upper age limit
Purpose of Exam To recruit candidates for the posts of Assistant Professor & Lecturer in Telangana Universities and Colleges
Website www.telanganaset.org

TSSET 2020 Exam Dates

All dates related to Telangana SET Exam (TSSET) like registration, test day, admit card and results become very important for all interested candidates. Candidates can view the data given below and keep track of all the TSSET Dates.

Details Dates
TSSET Notification 2020 Release Date Third Week of March (Postponed)
Availability of TSSET Applications March 27, 2020 (Postponed)
Hall Ticket Download June 25, 2020 (Postponed)
Examination Day July 5, 2020 & July 6, 2020 (Postponed)

Based on these dates, candidates can structure their preparation in a proper way. The dates provided above are tentative and candidates have to wait for the official notification.

TS SET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Only those candidates who meet the criteria can apply and appear for this exam in Telangana. General category candidates who have done Master's Degree and have scored 55% marks (without rounding off) are eligible.

They must have completed their degree from any of these mentioned here M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, MBA, MLISC, M.Ed., M.PEd., MCJ, LLM, MCA and M.Tech (CSE & IT only).

Candidates from Backward Classes (BC)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Disability (PwD) must have scored at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree.

All aspirants who are awaiting their Master's Degree results are also entitled to apply. However, they will be given only provisional admission and they have to provide their certificates after results. Their aggregate score must be 55% at least (general candidates) and 50% (for BC/SC/ST/PwD - Persons with Disability).

Aspirants who belong to the third gender (transgender) will get relaxation in terms of age, fee, qualifying criteria.

PhD candidates who have completed their Master's level examination by 19th September 1991 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result) will get 5 percentage points relaxation (i.e., from 55% to 50%).

TSSET 2020 Syllabus

There are two question papers in the TSSET Exam. Paper I is common for all subjects and will be conducted in English and Telugu. Paper-II is similar to the old syllabi. All questions are compulsory in Paper-II.

There are 27 subjects as per the syllabus of TSSET 2020. Some of the subjects along with their subject code are listed here below.

TSSET Syllabus - Subjects
Subject Name Subject Code
Geography 01
Chemical Sciences 02
Commerce 03
Science &
Economics 05
Education 06
English 07
Earth Sciences 08
Life Sciences 09
Journalism & Mass

TSSET 2020 Application Form

Candidates can apply only by online mode. To register for the exam one has to visit the official website - www.telanganaset.org

How to apply for TS SET 2020?

To apply for TS SET 2020, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Candidates have to visit the official website: telanganaset.org
  • Click on the application form link from the latest updates.
  • Enter your details to register.
  • Log in using your login credentials.
  • Fill the application form carefully by entering the relevant information.
  • Upload the necessary documents in the prescribed format and within the above-mentioned sizes.
  • Verify if all the correctness of all the details entered by you.
  • Submit your application.
  • All applicants must possess the following documents:
TSSET Application Upload Files
Files/ Documents Size
Passport Size Photo 20 to 40 kb
Signature JPG image 5 to 20 kb
Caste Certificate 50 to 300 kb

Application Fee

After applying for the exam they can pay the application fee by using by credit/debit card. Candidates can pay the application fee relevant to the category that they belong to. Candidates must note that the application fee once paid will not be refunded at any cost regardless of the reason.

Category Fee
General INR 1200
OBC INR 1000
SC / ST/ PwD / Transgender INR 700

TSSET 2020 Exam Pattern

TSSET will be conducted in CBT - Computer Based Test mode. There are two papers in this exam. The exam will be held for a total duration of 3 hours in one session. The paper pattern of TSSET is designed as per the syllabus. Candidates must attend all the questions in both the papers. All questions are compulsory.

TSSET 2020 Exam Pattern
Paper Number of questions Total Marks Marks/Question
I 50 100 2
II 100 200 2

TSSET 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for TSSET is expected to be released in the official website on June 25, 2020. On the day of the exam, candidates have to present the admit card of TSSET 2020 for verification along with a photo id proof which can be any of the following: Passport / PAN Card / Voter ID / Aadhaar-UID / Government / Employer ID / Driving License

If the candidate's photo on the admit card is not clear, then that candidate must carry two passport size photographs and produce it at the exam hall.

How to download the TS SET 2020 Admit Card?

To download the TS SET 2020 Admit Card, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of Osmania University.
  • Search for the link to download the TS SET 2020 Admit Card.
  • Enter the registration number and date of birth in the login section.
  • Click on the Submit button.
  • The screen will display the admit card.
  • Download the admit card and take the printout of the same.

TS SET 2020 Exam Centres

TSSET 2020 will be conducted across 10 centers in the state of Telangana. The location and the details of the TSSET Exam Centre will be available on the admission card. Candidates cannot change their test center under any circumstances.

Some of the test centers in the state of Telangana for TSSET Exam 2020 are given below.

Adilabad Hyderabad
Karimnagar Mahabubnagar
Nalgonda Nizamabad
Warangal Khammam
Medak Ranga Reddy

TSSET 2020 Results

The results will be available after the exam day generally in the month of October. TSSET Result will not be sent by post to any of the candidates. There is a certain procedure or criteria followed to select candidates as per the result. Some details regarding the selection are presented below.

Criteria for the Declaration of the result:

The total number of candidates that will be qualified for the Assistant Professor recruitment will be 6% of the total candidates who attempted Paper I and Paper II of the TSSET.

The seat reservation or the seats allocated to the different categories as per GO. MS No. 16, Dated: 11-03-2015 are given below.

TSSET 2020 - Seat allocation
Category Percentage of seat allocation
BC-A 7%
BC-B 10%
BC-C 1%
BC-D 7%
BC-E 4%
SC 15%
ST 6%
General - Unreserved 50%
Total 100%
  • 33.33% of slots will be given to women in each subject and each category. The table mentioned above will not be applicable if more than 33.33% of women candidates are selected in each category.
  • If the women candidates are less than the above-mentioned percentage then automatically those slots will be distributed to the men candidates of that category.
  • There will be a horizontal reservation for Persons with Disability in each category and in each subject. The reservation percentage is 3%.

Click here for direct link to download TS SET Result.

How to download the TS SET 2020 Result?

To download the TS SET 2020 Result, candidates can go through the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of Osmania University.
  • Search for the link that displays "TS SET 2020 Results".
  • Enter login credentials.
  • The screen will display the TS SET 2020 Result.
  • Download the result and take the printout of the same.

TSSET Recruitment Policy

To be eligible for TSSET Recruitment, the candidate should have attempted both the papers - Paper I and Paper-II. General category candidates must have scored at least 40% marks in the papers and reserved category candidates should have scored at least 35% marks in both the papers.

So the total number of candidates from a particular category for a particular subject is selected on the basis of the following formula.

Number of candidates who are qualified for Assistant Professor Recruitment for Economics subject for any category is given as = (A*B)/C

  • Where A = The number of candidates who scored at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for one particular subject (Economics in this case).
  • B = Total slots allotted for that category (Say SC)
  • C = Total number of candidates who belong to that particular category (Say SC) who have scored at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together.

The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, will determine the qualifying cut-off for Assistant Professor Recruitment in Economics (in this case) for SC category.

The same procedure and criteria are fixed for all subjects and categories.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates belonging to General category have to pay INR 1200. Candidates belonging to OBC have t pay INR 1000 and candidates who belong to SC/ST/PWD/Transgender have to pay an application fee of INR 700.

Yes, candidates must upload the caste certificate along with other files of photograph and signature while applying for the examination.

No, TSSET doesn't specify any upper age limit to apply for the examination

Aspiring candidates should have completed their post-graduation with a minimum of 55% aggregate. Candidates belonging to SC/ST should have 50% aggregate. Final year students who are waiting for their results are also eligible.

Discussion Forum

Answer By: Getmyuni

Hello Nagaraju,

Check out the eligibility section of the TSSET Exam and make sure you satisfy all the criteria before applying for the exam.

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