TNSET 2019, TNSET Dates, Exam Centers, Syllabus, Eligibility, TNSET Admit Card, Cutoff, ResultTNSET (Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test) is a test which is conducted to fill in the position of assistant professors. It is conducted on an annual basis, under the administration of Mother Teresa Women’s University.

This article will provide the aspirants, all the information relevant to TNSET 2019 including:

  • How to fill TNSET Application Form?
  • TNSET Rules & Regulations.
  • TNSET Eligibility Criteria.
  • TNSET Exam Dates.
  • TNSET Exam Pattern.
  • TNSET Exam Center.
  • TNSET Admit Card.
  • TNSET Syllabus.
  • Important Books for TNSET Preparation.
  • How to Check TNSET Result?
  • TNSET Previous Year Cutoff.
  • TNSET Preparation Tips.

How to fill TNSET Application Form?

Undoubtedly, registering is the first and most important aspect of any entrance examination. To register, follow the steps mentioned below:

STEP 1 – Visit the official website of Mother Teresa Women’s University, i.e.,

STEP 2 – Registration: Click the link saying “admissions” displayed in the navigation bar. Then select the subject you want to apply for and fill in the application form.

Submission of online application is mandatory. Hard copies of the application form will not be accepted by Mother Teresa Women’s University.

STEP 3 – Fill the application form carefully.

  • Application Form must be complete in all respects as per the Notification.
  • All incomplete Application Forms will be rejected.

STEP 4 – Upload the documents: The candidates are required to submit the following documents in the specified format

  • Passport size photograph in JPG format.
  • Signature of the candidate in JPG format
  • Income Certificate, Community Certificate and PwD Certificate issued by Competent authorities are to be uploaded in PDF format.

STEP 5 – Submission of application form:

  • Applications submitted in any other format will not be accepted.
  • Application submitted without the prescribed fee will be rejected.

STEP 6 – Payment of application fee: Select the option of payment of examination fee (credit/debit card or net-banking). In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card or net banking, the applicable taxes and convenience fee, etc. will be additionally charged.

TNSET 2019 Registration Fee Details:

Category Registration fee (in rupees)
General Category 1500/-
OBC Category 1250/-
SC/ST/Physically Challenged Category 500/-

TNSET 2019 Rules & Regulations:

The rules mentioned below are exactly as mentioned in the brochure. The information is extracted from the previous year’s brochure.

  1. The candidates have to read this Notification carefully before submission of the Online Application Form.
  2. As a nodal agency of the UGC, the Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal announces the conduct of the state eligibility test (TNSET 2019) on the date specified for determining the eligibility for an assistant professor in Tamil Nadu Universities and Colleges. The University will conduct TNSET 2019 in 26 Subjects at 11 Examination Centers across the State.
  3. Candidates who qualify for TNSET 2019 will be governed by the eligibility criteria stipulated for the assistant professors of concerned Universities / Colleges / Institutions (Government/ Aided /Private) of Tamil Nadu state.
  4. The result of the TNSET 2019 examination held on the date specified will be published on the website for authenticated view by candidates who have been admitted for the exam. Only qualified candidates will receive intimation through SMS.
  5. Income and Community Certificates:

Income certificate and community certificate produced as supporting evidence will be accepted, provided the same is duly issued by the concerned competent authorities. The candidates belonging to OBC with less than 8 Lakhs of income per annum will be classified under Non-Creamy Layer. Those with an annual income of 8 Lakhs and above will be classified under Creamy Layer as per the norms of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

TNSET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

The criteria mentioned below is exactly as mentioned in the brochure. The information is extracted from the previous year’s brochure.

  1. Candidates who have secured at least 55% of marks (without rounding off) for General/ OBC (belonging to Creamy Layer) Category and 50% for OBC (belonging to Non – Creamy Layer)/ Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD-VI/HI/PH), in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from Universities/Institutions recognized by UGC New Delhi, in subjects like Science, Humanities (including languages), Social Science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Sciences, Library & Information Science, are eligible to appear for this examination.
  2. Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing at the Master’s Degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also appear for this examination. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and for those who clear the TNSET 2019 examination will have to qualify within two years from the date of TNSET 2019 Examination, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
  3. Candidates shall appear for the TNSET 2019 examination in their relevant subject of their Post-Graduation only. In case the Candidate did not find the subject of their Post Graduation in the list of TNSET 2019 subjects, the Candidate may appear in UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.
  4. Candidates other than General Category are required to mention their social status in the online application form. Candidates may note that they should satisfy the eligibility conditions with reference to the documents such as community certificate and certificates related to PwD (VI/HI/PH), OBC (Creamy / Non-Creamy Layer) when they upload their applications. The Income Certificate and Community Certificate uploaded by the candidates must be issued by the competent authorities. In case any of the Certificates mentioned above is found to be invalid by the TNSET 2019 authority at any stage, their candidature will be canceled and they shall be liable for legal action.
  5. Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. The mere fact that an admission card has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the TNSET 2019 authority has accepted his/her candidature. Candidates may note that candidature will be deemed final, only upon verification of eligibility conditions.

TNSET 2019 Exam Dates:

Dates are tentative and liable to change.

Events Dates 
Commencement of online Application 3rd week of December 2018
Last date of Application 2nd week of February 2019
The release of Admit Cards 4th week of February 2019
Date of Examination 1st week of March 2019
The release of TSNET Answer Key 3rd week of March 2019
Declaration of Result 1st week of April 2019

TNSET 2019 Exam Pattern:

Subjects of Test:

Subject Code Subject The medium of Question Paper
00 Common Paper English/Tamil
01 Chemical Sciences English
02 Commerce English/Tamil
03 Computer Science & Application English
04 Economics English/Tamil
05 Education English/Tamil
06 Electronics English
07 English English
08 Geography English/Tamil
09 Hindi Hindi
10 History English/Tamil
11 Home Science English/Tamil
12 Journalism and Mass Communication English/Tamil
13 Law English/Tamil
14 Sanskrit English/Tamil
15 Life Sciences English
16 Management English/Tamil
17 Mathematical Sciences English
18 Tamil Tamil
19 Telugu Telugu
20 Physical Sciences English
21 Political Science English/Tamil
22 Psychology English/Tamil
23 Social Work English/Tamil
24 Sociology English/Tamil
25 Earth Sciences English
26 Library & Information Science English/Tamil

The Test will consist of Two papers with objective type questions/ MCQs and will be held on the date specified in two separate sessions as follows:

Session Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration
General PwD
First I 100 50 Questions – all Compulsory (2 Marks each) 1 Hour (09:30 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.) 1 Hour 20 minutes (09:30 A.M. to 10.50 A.M.)
Second II 200 100 Questions – all compulsory

(2 Marks each)

2 Hours (11 A.M. to 1 P.M.) 2 Hours 40 minutes (11 A.M. to 1: 40 P.M.)
  • 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. 50 (fifty) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each Question will carry 2 Marks.
  • Paper-II shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the Candidate.
  • The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I and Paper – II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

TNSET 2019 Cut Off:

Subject Gen BC BCM MBC/




Chemical Sciences 144 132 128 134 126 132 122 126
Commerce 158 140 138 134 130 126 122 116 118
Computer Science & Application 168 150 138 138 140 130 128 120 114
Economics 174 138 158 130 120 114 126 106
Education 144 136 142 132 126 120 126 120 104
Electronics 156 148 122 152 142 116 122
English 168 148 146 138 134 126 118 120 126
Geography 146 132 128 112
Hindi 160 124 154 148
History 162 162 142 142 136 132 122 116 126
Home Science 148 140 136 130 130 108
Journalism and Mass Communication 170 164 166 156 154 162 132
Law 178 158 168 146 144 138 132 156 134
Sanskrit 156
Life Sciences 150 134 128 130 120 116 122 134
Management 164 156 144 148 142 144 108 138 134
Mathematical Sciences 164 154 150 146 142 130 120 126 130
Tamil 146 134 120 130 128 122 110 116 110
Telugu 190 178 182 186
Physical Sciences 150 138 128 130 128 120 108 108
Political Science 156 152 144 132 120 122
Psychology 156 146 106 134 142 104 106
Social Work 170 160 144 158 142 138
Sociology 170 164 154 168 156 134
Earth Sciences 144 132 108 124 126 108 132
Library & Information Science 166 156 160 146 148 146 146 128 114

TNSET 2019 Exam Center:

Nodal Centers for TNSET Center code
Chennai 01
Coimbatore 02
Madurai 03
Tiruchirapalli 04
Salem 05
Tirunelveli 06
Villupuram 07
Karaikudi 08
Vellore 09
Erode 10
Thanjavur 11

TNSET Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

It may be noted that the Hall Ticket will be uploaded on the website. No Hall Ticket will be sent to the candidates by post. The candidates should download their hall tickets from the website to ascertain their venue of the exam. No Candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination center other than that allotted to him/her in the hall ticket.

TNSET 2019 Syllabus:

The Syllabus for the TNSET 2019 examination will be the same as in UGC/CSIR-NET. Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal will not send the syllabus to the candidates individually. Syllabi for all TNSET subjects can be downloaded from UGC website:

How to check TNSET result?

To check the result follow the steps mentioned below:

STEP 1 – Visit the official website of Mother Teresa Women’s University, i.e.,

STEP 2 – Login by using the assigned registration ID and password. The result will be displayed in front of you.

Important Books to Refer for TNSET:

Most prescribed books by the professionals are:

  • TNSET Assistant Professor Paper I Study Material
  • TNSET Assistant Professor Paper I Study Materials and Objective Type Q & A

TNSET 2019 Preparation Tips:

STEP 1 – Note down your goals.

STEP 2 – Divide your goals into smaller tasks.

STEP 3 – Assign a deadline to every task.

STEP 4 – Make a plan to execute the tasks.

STEP 5 – Start the execution of the plan.

Always keep track of your progress.

A few things that will help you in getting better score are:

  • Take regular mock tests – it will help you finish the exam within the provided time.
  • Practice as many questions as you can.
  • Start early preparation.
  • Focus on your weak as well as strong points, equally.

All the best for the examination, prepare well.