i) The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 15th July, 2018 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:

Session Paper Marks Number of Questions Duration
First I 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1 Hour (10.00 am to 11.00 am)
Second II 200 100 questions all are compulsory 2 Hours (11.15 am to 1.15 pm)



shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will 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.



shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

All the questions of Paper – II will be compulsory, covering entire syllabi of earlier Paper II & Paper – III (including all electives, without options).

The candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper – I & Paper – II on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) Sheet provided along with the test booklet.

The detailed instructions for filling up the OMR sheet are given on page no 13&14. It may be noted that these instructions to candidates will not be sent to any of the candidate by post.


Procedure & Criteria for declaration of Result :

This will comprise of following steps:

Step-I: The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots) for Eligibility for Assistant Professor shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of SET.

Step-II: The total slots shall be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of Telangana:


*BC-A 7%
*BC-B 10%
*BC-C 1%
*BC-D 7%
**BC-E 4%
SC 15%
ST 6%
GEN (Unreserved) 50%
TOTAL 100%

*( As per G.O.MS.No. 16 dated 11-03-2015)

**Subject to the Judgment of Supreme Court

1) A reservation of 331/3% of slots in favour of women candidates in each subject and each category. The above reservation shall not be applicable if women candidates selected on merit in each category exceed 331/3%. If sufficient number of women candidates are not available in the respective categories, those slots shall be diverted to the men candidates of the same category.

2) There shall horizontal reservation for Persons with Disabled candidates in each category (OC/BC/SC/ST/Transgender) in each subject to the extent of 3%. (As Per G.O. MS No. 339, Dated15-12-1999) .

Step-III: In order to be considered for ‘Eligibility for Assistant Professor/ Lecturer’ the candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured at least 40% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for all candidates belonging to the reserved categories (viz., SC,ST,BC, & PWD) and Transgender.

Minimum marks (%) to be obtained
Category Paper-I Paper-II
General 40% 40%
BC/SC/ST/PWD/Transgender 35% 35%

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria is final and binding.

Step-IV: The number of candidates to be declared qualified in any subject for a particular category is derived as per the following methodology adpoted by UGC.


The aggregate percentage of the two papers corresponding to the number of slots arrived at, shall determine the qualifying cut-off for Eligibility for Assistant Professor ‘in ‘Economics’ for the SC category.

Similar yardstick shall be employed for deriving the subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for all categories.

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decide by TS-SET is final and binding.


i)Twenty minutes compensatory time shall be provided for Paper – I and forty minutes for Paper – II separately.

ii) The persons with minimum 40% Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates who are not in a position to write in their own hand-writing can also avail these services of scribe by making prior request (at least one week before the date of TS-SET) in writing to the concerned Centre Superintendent. Compensatory time and facility of scribe would not be provided to other Persons with Disability (Physically Challenged) candidates.

iii) The candidate has the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe or has to request the concerned Centre Superintendent for the same in writing at least one week in advance of the test. In such instances the candidate is allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination so as to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not. Those candidates who opt for their own scribe have to produce the scribe before the concerned Centre Superintendent along with his/her certificates of educational qualifications at least one day before the test

iv) There is no provision of Test Booklets in Braille for visually impaired candidates.

v) The candidates with disability should fill in the percentages and type of disability correctly in the online application form of SET July, 2018. The type of disabilities are mentioned as below:

a) blindness and low vision

b) deaf and hard of hearing

c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy

d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness

e) Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities

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