HP SET 2021

Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts the Himachal Pradesh State Eligibility Test (HP SET). It is a state-level entrance exam conducted to recruit candidates as Assistant Professor in Himachal Pradesh Universities and colleges. Candidates can fill the application form of HP SET 2021 through online mode only. The applicant should be updated with all the information from the official website. Candidates can get more related information about HP SET 2021 from the article given below.

HP SET 2021: Important Dates

The application form will be release 2nd week of December 2021
End Date to apply online 4th week of December 2021
Admit Card to be announced
Exam Date to be announced
Answer key publication to be announced
Announcement of the result Soon after the exam

Eligibility Criteria

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in Humanities (including languages) and Computer Science & Applications or Social Sciences is required to apply for the HP (SET).
  • Candidates must have at least 55% marks in the qualifying exam (50% marks for SC/ ST/ OBC NCL/ PWD (of HP) category).
  • Appearing candidates whose results are awaited are also eligible to apply.
  • Such candidates should complete a PG degree within 2 years of the SET result with minimum marks as above.
  • Candidate completed the Masters level exam and holds a Ph.D. degree is eligible for 5% marks relaxation in the qualifying exam.
  • Such an applicant must check the equivalence of diploma/degree/certificate with a Master’s Degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

HP SET 2021: Application Form

Visit the official website and select the examination. Click on the online payment to pay the fee by entering details like hall ticket number of the qualifying exam, DOB, name, mobile number, etc. Proceed for payment of the application fee after entering all these details. Pay the fee through net banking/credit, card/debit card. Fill the application form with all the required details and upload documents such as signature and photograph. Print the filled application form for further purposes.

Application Fee

Category Fee
General Rs 700/-
OBC NCL of HP Rs 350/-
SC/ ST/ PWD/ BPL of HP Rs 175/-

Exam Pattern

  • HP SET entrance exam consists of 2 papers i.e. Paper I and Paper-II.
  • The Exam Mode will be Offline.
  • There will be objective type questions in the exam.
  • The time duration will be 1 hour for Paper I and 2 hours for Paper II.
  • There will be no negative marking
Paper No. of Questions Marks
I 50 100
II 100 200

Exam Centers

The exam will be held at various centers such as Dharamshala, Bilaspur, Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Hamirpur, Nahan, Una, Kullu, and Chamba.

HP SET 2021: Counseling

Based on their merit marks Applicants will be shortlisted for counseling.  The eligible aspirants will have to bring their necessary documents for verification during the counseling session. The available ones are accepted for participating in the counseling. Counselling authority conducts several rounds of counseling so the candidate will need to undergo each stage of the counseling for final admission. For the admission, the applicant will be able to qualify the Counseling round on the merit list. The counseling process will take place on the date and timing set by the authority.

Document s required during counseling

  • Documents for a relaxing period of residency.
  • Income certificate for the Tuition Fee waiver
  • Acknowledgment Card with photo
  • School/College leaving certificate
  • Residence Certificate.
  • Category Certificate.
  • DOB Certificate
  • HSC mark sheet.
  • Admit Card
  • S.C details


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