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HPPSC SET Syllabus 2016 - HP PSC State Eligibility Test Syllabus with exam pattern

Check HPPSC SET Syllabus 2016 - HP PSC State Eligibility Test Syllabus with exam pattern
Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts State Eligibility Test commonly known as SET exam. Every year, HP PSC conducts this exam for finding the eligibility of candidates for Asst. Professor posts. Huge number of candidates apply for this exam and the competition is tough. The test is held at various centres for 19 subjects. Those candidates who want to qualify it, should prepare as per the official syllabus prescribed for the written exam. We have provided here HPPSC SET Exam Syllabus 2016. It will help you in your preparation of written test and also let you important details.

HPPSC SET Syllabus 2016 - HP State Eligibility Test Syllabus with Exam Pattern

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conduct State Eligibility Test (SET) for determining eligibility for assistant professor posts in universities and colleges located within the State of Himachal Pradesh.

HPPSC SET Exam pattern
Session Paper Marks Duration No. of Questions
First I 100 1 hour 15 Minutes 60 out of which 50 are to be attempted
First II 100 1 hour 15 Minutes 50 questions - all are compulsory
Second III 200 2 hour 30 Minutes 75 questions - all are compulsory

HPPSC SET Syllabus 2016
The test will consist of three papers. All the three papers will be held on one day in two separate sessions as under:

HPPSC SET Paper 1 Syllabus: Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50). In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.

HPPSC SET Paper 2 Syllabus: Paper-II shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

HPPSC SET Paper 3 Syllabus: Paper-III will consist of 75 objective compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. All questions of Paper-II and Paper-III will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options.)
Section-I: Essay writing- two questions with internal choice on general themes and contemporary,
theoretical or of disciplinary relevance may be given. The candidate is expected to write up to 500
words for each questions of 20 marks (2 Q X 20 M = 40 Marks). In case the questions are based on
electives, the choices should have questions from each electives ; otherwise all choices should be of
general nature, common to all candidates. In case of science subject like computer science and
application, environmental sciences, electronic science etc., two questions carrying 20 marks each
may be given in place of essay type questions. The questions in this section should be numbered
as 1 & 2.
Section-II: Three extended answer based questions to test the analytical ability of the candidate
are to be asked on the major specialization / electives. Questions will be asked on all major
specializations / electives and the candidates may be asked to choose one specialization / electives
and answer the three questions. There is to be no internal choice. Each question will be answered
in up to 300 words and shall carry 15 marks each ( 3 Q X 15 M = 45 Marks). Where there is no
specialization / elective, three questions may be set across the syllabus. The question in this
section should be numbered from 3 to 5.
Section-III: Nine questions may be asked across the syllabus. The question will be definitional or
seeking particular information and are to be answered in up to 50 words each. For science
subjects as mentioned in section-I, short numerical / computational problems may be considered.
Each question will carry 10 marks (9 Q X 10 M = 90 Marks). There should be no internal choice.
The questions in this section should be numbered from 6 to 14.
Section-IV: It requires the candidates to answer question from a given text of around 200 – 300
words taken from the works of known thinker / author. Five carefully considered specific
questions are to be asked on the given text, requiring an answer in up to 30 words each. This
section carries 5 questions of 5 marks each ( 5 Q X 5 M = 25 Marks). In the case of science
subjects, a theoretical / numerical problem may be set. These questions are meant to test critical
thinking, ability to comprehend and apply knowledge one possesses.

Check out the detailed subject wise syllabus of HPPSC SET exam from below.

Sr. No.
HPPSC SET Subject wise syllabus pdf Subject Code
1 COMMERCE 22
2 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 23
3 SANSKRIT 24
4 HISTORY 25
5 General on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper-I) 77
6 ENGLISH 11
7 CHEMICAL SCIENCES 12
8 LIFE SCIENCES 13
9 POLITICAL SCIENCE 20
10 PHYSICAL SCIENCES 26
11 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 27
12 COMPUTER SCIENCE & APPLICATIONS 28
13 HINDI 14
14 TOURISM ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT 29
15 MASS COMMUNICATION & JOURNALISM 30
16 GEOGRAPHY 15
17 SOCIOLOGY 16
18 MUSIC 17
19 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 18
20 ECONOMICS 19

Official website: www.hp.gov.in/hppsc/
Amongst those candidates who have cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.
Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category), from the merit list mentioned under step II, will be declared SET qualified for recruitment to the post of Assistant Professor(s).
HP SET Exam Syllabus with pattern

HPPSC SET Syllabus can be downloaded from above given links. The test will be conducted for following 19 subjects
Political Science
Public Administration
Computer Applications
Chemical Sciences
Life Sciences
Commerce
Music
Physical Sciences
Physical Education
Economics
Sanskrit
Geography
Hindi
English
Tourism Administration & Management
Journalism & Mass Communication
History
Mathematical Sciences
Sociology.

Candidates can download HP SET Syllabus from above given subject links.

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