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Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test – 2019 (TNSET 2019)


TNSET or Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test is a state-level recruitment exam organised by the Mother Teresa Women’s University, the state Nodal Agency of the UGC under the Government of Tamil Nadu. The purpose of conducting Tnset is to recruit candidates for the post of assistant professors in Tamil Nadu based universities and colleges (Private/Government/Aided). TNSET 2019 will be conducted within the state in 26 subjects at 11 examination centers across the state.  The expected release date of official TNSET 2019 notification is around the 2nd week of December 2018.

List of Contents

  • Important Dates.
  • Date of Examination.
  • Mode of Answering.
  • Medium of Examination.
  • Eligibility Criteria.
  • How to Apply?
    • Application Fee.
    • Documents to be Uploaded.
  • Exam Centres
  • Hall Ticket.
  • Examination Pattern.
  • Answer Key
  • Result.
  • Selection Criteria.
  • Important Links.

TNSET 2019 Important Dates (Tentative)

The examination schedule of TNSET exam 2019 has been tabulated below:

Tentative Dates
TNSET 2019 Notification 2nd week of December 2018
Starting of Form Submission 3rd week of December 2018
Ending of Form Submission 2nd week of February 2019
Availability of Hall ticket 4th week of February 2019
TNSET 2019 Exam Date 1st week of March 2019
Release of Answer Key 3rd week of March 2019
Result Declaration 1st week of April 2019

TNSET 2019 Exam Date

The TNSET 2019 examination is likely to be held in the 1st week of March 2019. 

Mode of Examination

TNSET 2019 will be a pen-and-paper based offline exam. The candidate must carry a black ball point pen to the exam centre.

Medium of Examination

The examination will be mainly conducted in two languages – English, and Tamil. However, the Paper on Hindi will be conducted in Hindi, and the paper on Telugu will be conducted in Telugu.

Eligibility Criteria for TNSET 2019 

Following eligibility clauses must be satisfied for the examination:


The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates must have a master’s degree or equivalent from Institutions/Universities recognised by UGC, New Delhi. Accepted disciplines include:

  • Sciences,
  • Humanities (including languages),
  • Social Sciences,
  • Computer Science & Applications,
  • Electronic Sciences,
  • Library & Information Science.

Candidates must have secured 55% for General/OBC (Creamy layer) and 50% for OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PWD in the qualifying exam to be eligible.

Candidate can only appear in subject/discipline relevant to his Master’s degree. If candidate is not able to find his/her discipline, then he/she may take the UGC NET test.

Final year Students

Candidates who are in their final year of master’s degree or those who are awaiting their results can also apply.

Age Limit

No upper age limit to apply.

How to Apply Online for TNSET 2019?

The application portal for TNSET exam is currently closed.

Candidates can only apply online for TNSET 2019. No offline or paper applications will be accepted for TNSET.

The application form will be made available in the official website in the 3rd week of December 2018.

Exam Fee

Application Fee must be submitted Online via Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking. The following is the fee structure for TNSET 2019:

Category Fees
General/OBC (Creamy Layer)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

Documents to be uploaded

Document Format Pixels Dimensions
Scanned photograph of the candidate JPG 4 kb – 40 kb 3.5 x 4.5
Scanned signature of the candidate JPG 4 kb – 30 kb 3.5 x 1.5
Income Certificate/Community Certificate/PwD Certificate (as applicable) PDF Less than 1024 kb

Detailed description of TNSET 2019 application form will be published later.

TNSET Exam Centers

TNSET 2019 will be conducted in eleven test centers across Tamil Nadu. The candidate can select any one of the Examination Centers mentioned below:

Centre Code
Chennai 01
Coimbatore 02
Madurai 03
Tiruchirapalli 04
Salem 05
Tirunelveli 06
Villupuram 07
Karaikudi 08
Vellore 09
Erode 10
Thanjavur 11

Hall Ticket

The TNSET 2019 Hall Ticket admit card will be made available from the fourth week of February 2019. The hall ticket will be available through online mode only. No offline hall ticket will be issued.

Candidates must take a print out of the TNSET 2019 hall ticket. Candidates are required to enter the examination hall with their TNSET 2019 hall ticket, failing which they will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

TNSET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Exam Duration: Candidates will be provided one hour for Paper 1 and two hours for Paper 2. The papers will be conducted in two sessions on the same day, one immediately after another.
  • Type of Questions: There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Total Marks: The total mark is 100 marks for Paper 1 and 200 marks for Paper 2.
  • Total Number of Questions: There will be 50 questions in Paper 1 and 100 questions Paper 2.
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks are allotted for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

The paper-wise distribution is as below:

Papers No. of Questions Marks
Paper 1 50 100
Paper 2 100 200

TNSET 2019 Answer Key

Answer key for the TNSET exam 2019 will be published in the 3rd week of March 2019 after the exam day.

Candidates will be able to check their answer keys through the official website.


TNSET 2019 Results are likely to be announced in the 1st week of April 2019. The results will be available on the official website.

Selection Criteria

Top 6% of the appearing candidates who appear in both Papers I and paper II will be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor by following the reservation policy of the State Government if they meet the following criteria:

  • 40% aggregate marks [for General / OBC (Creamy Layer) category candidates].
  • 35% aggregate marks [for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) / SC / ST / PwD category candidates].

Application of Links Links
Official Website of the conducting body
Official Brochure (To be updated)
TNSET 2019 Apply Online (To be updated)

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