TS SET 2023

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Conducted by Osmania University, the Telangana State Eligibility Test (TS SET) is a state recruitment test for the post of Assistant Professors and Lecturers in universities and colleges within the newly created state of Telangana. Once you have cleared the examination with good scores, you will be awarded a qualifying certificate to apply for teaching profiles in a higher education institution in Telangana. Through this blog, we will explore the key essentials of the TS SET exam, its important dates, the exam syllabus, the application procedure as well as the eligibility requirements you need to fulfil in order to appear for this exam.

Test Name TS SET
Test Full Form Telangana State Eligibility Test
Conducting Body Osmania University
Exam Level State
Exam Duration and Mode  180 Minutes and Online
Exam For Post of assistant professor and Lecturer at Telangana Universities
TS SET Official Website http://www.telanganaset.org/

TS SET 2023 Notification

The TS SET notification was released on 25 December 2022. It was made available on the official website of the Osmania University. It has all the related information regarding the exam for Eligibility as Assistant Professor & Lecturer. Check out for yourself through the direct link provided below.

TS SET 2023 Exam Dates

The TS SET 2023 exam dates are yet to be released. However, following the pattern from the years, the following are the tentative dates.

Event Dates
TS-SET 2023 Notification 25 December 2022
Commencement of Online Application Form 30 December 2022
Online Application Form Deadline 25 January 2023
Last Date for Submitting of TS SET Online Application Form
– With a late fee of Rs. 1500/- + Registration Fee
30 January 2023
Last Date for Submitting of TS SET Online Application Form
– With a late fee of Rs. 2000/- + Registration Fee
05 February 2023
Last Date for Submitting of TS SET Online Application Form
– With a late fee of Rs. 3000/- + Registration Fee
10 February 2023
Option to Edit 12 and 13 February 2023
Download Hall Ticket Last week of February 2023
TS SET Exam Date 13 March 2023 to 15 March 2023
Answer Key Released (Provisional) 25 March 2023
Result Declaration 25 April 2023

TS SET 2023 Exam Pattern

The Test is conducted in a single 3-hour session and comprises two papers. The medium of the exam is generally English and Telugu excluding language electives. More information can be found in the TS SET brochure. Here is a comprehensive table listing the exam pattern and syllabus of TS SET:

Papers Marks No. of Questions
(2 marks each)
Questions Type Subjects
Paper-I 100 50 Compulsory Questions Objective 1. Teaching/Research Aptitude; 2.Reasoning Ability
3. Comprehension
4. Divergent Thinking and General Awareness
Paper-II 200 100 Compulsory Questions Objective Elective Subjects

TS SET 2023 Syllabus

Here is the detailed syllabus of each subject for the TS SET Exam:

Subject Code and Name Mode of Exam
00- General Test English
01 – Geography English
02 – Chemical Sciences English
03 – Commerce English & Telugu
04 – ComputerScience &Applications English
05 – Economics English & Telugu
06 – Education English & Telugu
07 – English English
08 – Earth Sciences English
09 – Life Sciences English
10 – Journalism & Mass Communications English
11 – Management English
12 – Hindi Hindi
13 – History English & Telugu
14 – Law English
15 – Mathematical Sciences English
16 – Physical Sciences English
17 – Physical Education English
18 – Philosophy English & Telugu
19 – Political Science English & Telugu
20 – Psychology English
21 – Public Administration English & Telugu
22 – Sociology English & Telugu
23 – Telugu Telugu
24 – Urdu Urdu
25 – Library & Information Science English
26 – Sanskrit Sanskrit
27 – Social Work English & Telugu
28 – Environmental Science English
29 – Linguistics English

Elective Subjects

For Paper II of TS SET, students are required to select from any of the following 29 eligible subjects:

Geography Journalism and mass communication Sociology
Chemical Sciences Management Telugu
Commerce Hindi Urdu
Computer Science and Applications History Library and Information Sciences
Sanskrit Social Work Environmental Science
Economics Philosophy Law
Education Political Science Mathematical Science
English Psychology Physical Sciences
Earth Science Physical Education Life Sciences
Public Administration Linguistics

TS SET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility conditions that candidates need to fulfil in order to appear are mentioned below:

  • For General Category: Candidates must have secured not less than 55% marks in their post-graduation degree (MA, MSc, MCom, MBA, MLISC, M.Ed., MCJ, LLM, MCA, MTech (CSE & IT only) to be eligible.
  • For categories such as SC/ST/BC/PWD: Candidates are required to have at least 50% marks in their post-graduation degree to be eligible.
  • Those who are pursuing their master’s degree course or have already appeared for the final year of their postgraduation or are awaiting their results or have appeared late due to a delay in qualifying examination can also apply. They will be admitted provisionally.
  • Those candidates who have a post-graduate diploma/foreign degree from an Indian/Foreign University should ascertain their degree equivalence with a master’s degree recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.
  • No upper age limit applies to the examination.
  • Candidates can appear in the subject of their post-graduation only.
  • Holders of PhD who have completed their master’s degree by 19th September 1991 will benefit from a deduction of 5% in the TS SET minimum aggregate marks (from 55% to 50%).

TS SET 2023 Application Procedure

In order to qualify for this exam, you need to follow the following procedure:

  1. Fill out the application form on the TS SET Official Website
  2. Before applying, make sure you have added the following documents to the form
    1. Passport-sized photograph
    2. Signature
    3. Caste Certificate
  3. Once you have filled out your application, pay the application fees via debit or credit card.
  4. Applicants are advised to appear for the test which is the same as their postgraduate subject.
  5. Download the admit card as it will be required on the day of the exam.
  6. You need to take the Papers for TS SET. 
  7. The exam results will be declared on the website

Application Fee and Payment

The application fee for this exam differs in accordance with the category of the candidate. Below given is the amount specified for each category:

  • For OC: ₹1,200/-
  • For BC: ₹1,000/-
  • For SC/ST//VH/HI/OH/Transgender: ₹700/-
  • Late Fees:- ₹ 1500/-

Note: Late registration fee applies separately.

Examination Centres for TS SET

The examination is conducted in 10 districts of the state only. Here are the locations and their details:

Centre Code Examination Centre
1 Adilabad
2 Hyderabad
3 Karimnagar
4 Mahabubnagar
5 Nalgonda
6 Nizamabad
7 Warangal
8 Khammam
9 Medak
10 Ranga Reddy

Best Books to Prepare for TS SET 2023

While preparing for this exam, the following books shall surely help you to crack the exam.

  1. Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper 1 by Trueman’s Publication
  2. Teaching and Research Aptitude by Dr M.S.Ansari
  3. Objective Geography by Dr V.P.Sati
  4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by R S Aggarwal
  5. UGC NET/SET/JRG Economics Guide by Anupam Agrawal

TS SET 2023 results has been announced on April 25, 2023. Here is how you can check TS SET 2023 results:

  1. Select TS-SET 2023 Results Tab 
  2. Download the Cut off released for 2023. The cut-off will be different for each category and sub-category. 
  3. Login to your profile to see your score. 
  4. Download the result and cut-off list for future reference.

In order to be eligible for passing, you need to attend both tests by TS SET 2023. Only 6% of the applying students are selected for the position of Assistant Professor. Hence, the competition is tough. The total number will be based on the number of students who have taken both tests. 

Here are the reservations for different castes and categories:

Category Percentage
General 50%
SC 6%
ST 15%
BC-A 7%
BC-B 10%
BC-C 1%
BC-D 7%
BC-E 4%
  • There are 33.3% reservations for women in each category and each subject. However, if the number of women selected in merit exceeds 33.3% in a subject, the reservation will not be valid. In case a subject has less than 33.3% women qualifying the criteria, the seats will be transferred to men. 
  • There is a horizontal reservation for persons with disability in each category and category. 


1. When was the TS SET notification released?

TS SET notification was released on 25 December 2022.

2. What is the full form of TS SET?

The full form of TS SET is Telangana State Eligibility Test.

3. What is the age limit for TS SET?

The age limit for TS SET is at 18 years old for applicants.

Hopefully, this blog provided you with the important details about TS SET as well as the syllabus you need to cover to ace this exam. If you are searching for preparation tips for any competitive exams, our experts at Leverage Edu can equip you with the best tips and tricks for nailing any entrance exam with high scores thus getting shortlisted for the career of your choice.

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