TNSET 2023: Tamilnadu SET Notification, Application Form

TNSET 2023: Mother Teresa Women’s University organizes the Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) to recruit candidates for the post of assistant professor. It is a state-level entrance test organized for a total of 26 subjects. The said post will be given in a reputed university in respect of Private, Government, and aided of Tamil Nadu state. The top 6 % aspirants of TNSET will be declared qualified for Assistant Professor. Get more details about TNSET 2023 in the following article.

TNSET 2023: Important Dates

Release of the notification 2nd week of December 2022
Release of the Application form 3rd week of December 2022
Application form submission ends on 2nd week of February 2023
Admit Card 4th week of February 2023
Exam date 1st week of March 2023
Release of Answer Key 3rd week of March 2023
Declaration of Result 1st week of April 2023
Starting of the Counselling April 2023

Eligibility Criteria

  • A master’s degree from Institutes or Universities recognized by UGC New Delhi or equivalent examination with subjects like Science, Social Science, Electronic Sciences, Computer Science & Application, Humanities (including languages), and library & Information Sciences is required to apply.
  • Candidates should have at least 55% marks for General/OBC (Creamy Layer) in the above-qualified exam (50% marks for OBC (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer)/ ST/SC/ PWD).
  • The appearing candidates in the final year of master’s degree are also eligible.
  • There is no age limit to apply for the TNSET.

TNSET 2023: Application Form

The application process will be online. Fill in the personal, communication & education details right after reading all the instructions carefully. Upload scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and other required documents. Pay the application fee online through net banking, debit card, and credit card to complete the form as:

Category Application Fee
General And OBC (Creamy Layer) Rs 1500/-
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Rs 1250/-
SC/ST/PWD-VI, PH, HI Rs 500/-

Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted offline mode.
  • An OMR sheet is provided to mark the answers.
  • The exam is divided into three papers.
  • The paper will be in English or Tamil languages in a few subjects.
  • 2 marks are assigned to the candidate for every correct answer.
Paper Number of Questions Total Marks Duration Time
1 60 (Attempt 50 out of 60) 100 1 ¼ Hour 9:30 am to 10:45 am
2 50 (All compulsory) 100 1 ¼ Hour 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
3 75 (All compulsory) 150 2 Hours 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Subjects of TNSET 2023

Law Geography Social Work
Tamil Economics Home Science
Telugu Education Political Science
History Sociology Hindi/ English
Sanskrit Psychology Computer science and application
Commerce Electronics Journalism and Mass Communication

Exam Centers

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


Candidates must secure the cut-off marks to participate in the counseling. The authority shortlist the candidates for the interview round after a few days of the written result date. The qualified candidates of the written test can only attend the personal interview. The successfully qualified candidates of the personal interview round will be considered for the Assistant professor.

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