TNSET 2024: Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus
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About TNSET 2024

Tamil Nadu State Eligibility Test (TNSET) is a state-level examination held in Tamil Nadu. The Government of Tamil Nadu vide its G.O.(D) No.262 dated 02 -09-2023 has nominated Manonmaniam Sundaranar University as “Nodal Agency” to conduct State Eligibility Test (SET) from the academic year 2023-2024 on behalf of the Goverment of Tamil Nadu. UGC vide its letter No.F.7-7/2015(NET/SET) dated 20-09-2023 has updated its official record that Manonmaniam Sundaranar University is the “Nodal Agency”.

It may further be specifically understood that such a candidate who qualifies the SET would be held eligible for being appointed as Assistant Professor in Universities / Colleges, provided he/she fulfills other academic qualifications prescribed for Assistant Professor post by the U.G.C. and is selected by the respective Selection Committee. Unlike the NET/UGC-CSIR Combined Test the candidates who qualify the SET are eligible for being selected only as Assistant Professor and not for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). As per UGC guidelines, after June 2002, SET qualified candidates shall be eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the Universities/Colleges belonging to the same state whose SET Examination they have cleared.


EventsTentative Dates
TNSET 2024 Notification20 March 2024
TNSET 2024 Online registration and submission of Application Form
(complete in all respect) through MSU
01 April 2024 to 30 April 2024
(upto 05:00 pm)
Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee (through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI Payment Modes02 May 2024 (upto 11:50 pm)

Fee Payable for TNSET 2024 (Pay fee using the Payment Gateway(s) integrated to the Online
Application through Net Banking/ Debit Card / Credit Card / UPI)

General Rs.2500/-
SC/ST/SC(A)/PwD ( VI, HI, PH )Rs.800/-
Third GenderNO FEE

Applicable service/processing charges & GST over and above the Examination Fee, are to be Paid
by the candidate to the concerned Bank/ Payment Gateway Integrator.

Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only03 May 2024 & 04 May 2024 (upto
11:50 pm)
Intimation of Cities of exam centresTo be Intimated Later
Downloading of Hall Ticket by the Candidate from
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Website
To be Intimated Later
Dates of Examination03 June 2024 to 25 June 2024
Duration of Examination180 minutes (03 hours) No break
between Paper I & Paper II
Timing of ExaminationFirst Shift: 09.00 am to 12.00 pm
Second Shift: 02.00 pm to 05.00
Exam Centre, Date and ShiftAs indicated in the Hall Ticket
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional Answer Keys on
the Website for inviting challenge(s) from Interested candidates
To be announced later in the
Declaration of Result on Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
To be announced later in the

Eligibility Criteria for TNSET

i. All the candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: ) are eligible for this Test. The Scheduled Caste(SC) / SC(A) /Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

ii. Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55%
marks (50% marks in case of SC / SC(A) /ST/ PwD / Third gender category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of TNSET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as ineligible.

iii. The Ph.D degree holders whose Master’s Level examination has been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in TNSET.

iv. Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post -Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of TNSET subjects may appear in the UGC-NET/joint CSIR-UGC Test.

v. Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute or foreign degree /diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi(

vi. There is no upper age limit in applying for TNSET.

Subjects of TNSET 2024

The TNSET 2024 examination will be conducted in the following subjects


Sl.NoSubject Subject Code
1.General Paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude (Paper -I)2400


Sl.No.SubjectsSubject Code
4Chemical Sciences2404
6Computer Science and Applications2406
8Defense and Strategic Studies2408
9Earth Sciences2409
12Electronic Science2412
14Environmental Sciences2414
18Home Science2418
19Labour Welfare/ Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/ Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management2419
21Library and Information Science2421
22Life Sciences2422
25Mass Communication  and Journalism2425
26Mathematical Sciences2426
28Performing Art2428
30Physical Education2430
31Physical Sciences2431
32Political Sciences2432
34Public Administration2434
36Social Work2436
40Tourism Administration and Management2440
42Visual Art2442
43Women Studies2443


  • The candidates who have completed/ appearing in their Master’s Degree in Physics/Applied Physics/Electronics/Atomic & Molecular Physics/Classical Dynamics/ Condensed matter Physics/Electromagnetic/ Experimental Design/Nuclear,   Space & Particle Physics Quantum Physics/Thermodynamics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and other related subjects can take TNSET examination under “Physical Sciences” .
    • The candidates who have completed/ appearing in their Master’s Degree in Pure Mathematics / Statistics / Applied Mathematics, Mathematics with computer science & other related subjects can take TNSET examination under “Mathematical Sciences” .
    • The candidates who have completed/ appearing in their Master’s Degree in Chemistry/ Chemical Sciences / Analytical Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry/Applied Chemistry / Nuclear Chemistry/ Environmental Chemistry / Marine Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Bio-organic Chemistry & other related subjects can take TNSET examination under “Chemical Sciences” .
    • The candidates who have completed appearing in their Master’s Degree in Biochemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Biodiversity & Taxonomy/Botany/Genetics / Microbiology/ Physiology/ Zoology/ Fishery science/Animal Biology/Marine Biology Applied Genetics & other related can take TNSET examination under “Life Sciences”.
  • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Geology/ Applied Geology/Geo-physics/Meteorology/Oceanography / Physical Geography/ Earth Science/Earth & Atmospheric Science / Earth Science Resource Management / Marine Geology/Petroleum    Geology/Geo-informatics/GIS/Applied    Geochemistry    &    other related subjects can take TNSET examination under “Earth Sciences” .
    • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology & other related subjects can take TNSET examination under “Computer Science and Applications” .
    • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Rural Economics /Co-operation / Demography / Development Planning/ Development Studies/ Econometrics/ Applied Economics/Development Eco./Business Economics can take TNSET examination under “Economics” .
  • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Electronics/Electronics     and     Communication     can     take      TNSET      examination under “Electronic Science” .
    • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Business Admn. Mgt./Marketing/ Marketing Mgt./Industrial Relations and Personnel Mgt./ Personnel Mgt./Financial Mgt./Co-operative Management can take TNSET examination under “Management” .
    • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Drawing & Painting/Sculpture Graphics/Applied Art/History of Art can take TNSET examination under “Visual Art” .
    • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Hindustani Music, Karnataka Music, Percussion and Rabindra Sangeet can take TNSET examination under “Music” .
    • The candidates who have completed/appearing in their Master’s Degree in Dance/Drama/Theatre can take TNSET examination under “Performing Art” .

Pattern of Examination

  1. The TNSET would be conducted in the pattern of UGC-NET. Accordingly, the test will consist of two papers as in UGC-NET.
  2. The test will consist of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will be common to all the candidates, while Paper II will be based on the PG subject chosen by the candidates (as given in the TNSET list of subjects) . Both the papers are only of objective type and multiple choice questions (MCQ) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. There will be no break between the papers.
PapersMarksNo of QuestionMCQTotal Duration
Paper I10050Paper I tests to assess the general knowledge,
teaching      capabilities,     research      aptitude, reasoning    ability,   reading comprehension, higher     education      system,     people      and
development,      environment,     mathematical
aptitude,     divergent    thinking   and    general
awareness of the Candidate.
03 hours (180 minutes) without any break.
All the questions are compulsory.

Paper II200100Paper II tests the understanding of the domain knowledge of the candidate in the PG subject chosen from the list of TNSET subjects.03 hours (180 minutes) without any break.
All the questions are compulsory.

  1. Syllabus for TNSET will be the same as in UGC-NET/CSIR-NET. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli will not send the syllabi to the candidates individually.
  2. The medium of Question Paper shall be in English only except Paper II of language subjects (Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Telugu and Urdu).
  3. There is no negative mark for incorrect answers.

for more details contact

The Registrar/Member Secretary

TNSET 2024

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli – 627 012, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone No: +91 462-2333741

between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (working days) Email ID:

Direct Recruitment for the Post of Secondary Grade Teachers 2024

TN TRB Secondary Grade Teacher Recruitment 2024,

Check Notification and Apply Online

The notification for the recruitment of Secondary Grade Teachers has been released by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB). For those who want to start or advance their careers as teachers in Tamil Nadu, this project represents a huge opportunity. The recruitment process is intended to fill 1768 posts in total.

The hiring campaign offered prospective employees a good opportunity to land jobs in the state’s school system. The notification, which was released on February 9, 2024, establishes the framework for the application period, which runs from February 14 to March 13, 2024.

Prospective candidates are advised to download and carefully review the notification regarding the TN TRB Secondary Grade Teacher Recruitment in order to understand the prerequisites and eligibility requirements. We have included all pertinent information, including a direct connection to the official

TN TRB Notification

OrganizationTamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board
Post NameSecondary Grade Teacher
Advt No:01/2024
Number of Vacancies1768
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Last date to apply13 March 2024
Job LocationTamil Nadu

TN TRB Secondary Grade Teacher Vacancies – Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Applicants must possess a Graduation Degree and have a Diploma in Elementary Education under the NCTE.

Applicants must have passed the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) Paper – I.

Age Limit

For candidates in the General Category, the maximum age restriction for the TN TRB Secondary Teachers Recruitment is 53 years, while for candidates in the Reserved Category, it is 58 years. The deadline for calculating age is July 1, 2024.

Application Fee

All candidates, with the exception of those who are SC, SCA, ST, or have disabilities, must pay an examination fee of ₹600. The examination fee is ₹300 for individuals who are differently abled, SC, SCA, and ST. As different categories pay different fees for the examination, it is recommended that candidates enter the correct Community / Category of Disability. You can pay the application cost online using a credit card, debit card, internet banking, or another method.

Tamil Nadu Secondary Grade Teacher Selection Process

The candidates whose applications are found valid will be called for the various phases of the selection process. The selection process included the following phases:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Documents verification
  3. Personal Interview

Important Dates

Notification release date – 09 February 2024

Starting date of application registration – 14 February 2024

Last date to apply online – 15 March 2024

Written Examination Date – 23 June 2024

For the TN TRB Secondary Grade Teacher Recruitment 2024, how can I apply online?

  • Interested candidates can use the easy methods listed below to apply online for the TN TRB Secondary Grade Teacher Vacancies through the official website:
  • Go to TN TRB’s official webpage.
  • Examine the News/Announcements section recently.
  • The Secondary Grade Teacher Vacancy Notification should be downloaded and carefully reviewed.
  • Next, select the Apply Online option.
  • Enter your information and attach the necessary files.
  • Pay the application cost in full.
  • After checking that the application form is completed, click the submit button.
  • For future reference, print off the application form.

Important Links

Official Website of TN TRBVisit Here
TN TRB Secondary Grade Teacher Recruitment NotificationDownload Here
Application Form LinkClick Here to Apply Online

Forest Apprentice (Group VI Services – TNPSC)

Applications are invited from eligible candidates only through online mode upto
06.09.2022 for direct recruitment to the post of Forest Apprentice in Tamil Nadu
Forest Subordinate Service (Group-VI Services).

Instructions to Applicants

S No.Notification NumberName of the Post and servicesFromToDate of Examination
08/08/202206/09/202203/12/2022 TO 13/12/2022 FN & AN

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Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, we are looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

Because these scholarships are fully-funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included), you are free to focus on achieving your professional goals and maximising the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. On completing your studies, you will leave the UK equipped with the knowledge and networks necessary to bring your own ideas to life.

This section of the website contains all of the information you need in order to successfully submit an application. We encourage you to review it fully in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being selected for an award.

For more information about Chevening Scholarships, please subscribe to our newsletter, The Alphagram.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Applications for fully funded Chevening Scholarships to study for one-year master’s degrees at UK universities.

Application timeline

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Vidyadhan Scholarship for +1 Students

About Vidyadhan

Vidyadhan Scholarship Program from Sarojini Damodaran Foundation supports the college education of meritorious students from economically challenged families. The students are selected after completion of 10th grade /SSLC through a rigorous selection process including test and interview. Currently Vidyadhan program has around 5000 students across the following states: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Goa, Odisha, New Delhi and Ladhak.

Those selected will be eligible for two year scholarship from the Foundation. If they continue to do well, they will be given scholarship for pursuing any degree course of their interest; these scholarships are directly through the foundation or external sponsors who have registered with the Foundation. The scholarship amount for graduation courses varies from Rs 10,000 to Rs 60,000 per year depending on the state, course, duration etc. The selected students will be required to attend the mentoring programs from the Foundation.

Students can apply free of cost on the website direclty. No other person or institutions have been authorized to select students on our behalf.

Scholarship Programs

Please see below for the currently open scholarship programs. Click on the program to see related information.

Scholarship Amounts

Scholarship amounts for 11th and 12th grades will be a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- year

Who Can Apply?

Students whose family annual income is less than Rs. 2 Lakhs and who have completed their 10th grade/BSEB exam in the year 2022 from Bihar. They should also have scored 80% or obtained 8 CGPA in their 10th Grade/SSC examination. The cutoff mark for students with disability is 65%. or 6.5 CGPA

Selection Process

SDF will shortlist the applicants based on their academic performance and the information provided in the application form. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short online test/interview.

Important Dates:
  • 30th September 2022: Application last date
  • 9th October 2022: Screening Test
  • 20th October to 23rd October 2022: Interview/Tests will be scheduled during this time frame. Exact date and location will be intimated to each of the shortlisted candidates.
Required Documents
  • Scanned copies of the following are required
    1. 10th Marksheet   (If original marksheet is not available , you can upload provisional /online marksheet from the SSLC/CBSE/ICSC website.)
    2. Photograph  
    3. Income Certificate   (from a competent authority; ration card not accepted.)
Contact Details

How To Apply? :

  1. You need to have a personal Email Account to apply online. DO NOT USE THE EMAIL ID of cyber café/DTP centre since all future communications will be sent to the registered email id. If you do not have an email ID, please create a new account in or with any other email service providers. Please memorize the email login and password for future use.
  2. While registering a new account you will be asked for details like:
    1. First Name: Please mention your first name as per your educational records.
    2. Last Name: Please mention your last name as per your educational records.
    3. Email ID: Please mention your email address and do not forget to regularly check this email account for our intimation. For future login, use the email id.
    4. Vidyadhan Password: Please choose a complex password for the user name you have created above. The Password should have at least 8 characters. This password is not same as the password you have created for the email id. When you log into the vidyadhan application next time, you have to use the email id and the vidyadhan password you have created. Please remember it; do not write it anywhere for security reasons. If you forget the password then you can retrieve it by clicking “Forgot Password” link in the Home Page.
  3. Click on “Apply Now ” button. An email will be sent to your email account with account activation link.
  4. Please open your email in a new window and open the account activation email. Click on the activation link provided in that email. This will open the home page with a message that Account is activated and a login form to proceed further.
  5. Please login with the email id and the vidyadhan password that you have entered in Step 2 above while registering a new account.
  6. After you login you can see a link “Help” on the main menu. You can click on that link to read help and instructions for creating an application, updating and tracking it.
  7. Please select the appropriate scholarship program from the list available programs and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to create your application.
  8. After creating the application you can edit it and make changes by clicking on Edit Application on top of the application.
  9. After you complete the application and submit, you will get a message “submission successful”. However please note that the application will be considered complete only after you upload the mandatory documents and photograph.
  10. Please check your email regularly for communication and updates from SDF.

Vidyadhan provides scholarships from Grade 11 onwards till graduation.

Scholarships range from Rs. 10,000 to Rs 60,000 per year, through the duration of their course.