Are you interested in taking the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test administered by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)? Then this is the blog for you.


It is a state-level test for hopefuls to be assistant professors and junior research fellows in a government-run institution. It’s also a job application exam. You may work as an associate professor in a given state if you have a SET. The questions in SET tests might be a little unusual at times. In addition, the SET test is only administered once a year.


Teaching Aptitude

  • Instruction: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding, and Reflective), Characteristics, and fundamental criteria.
  • Characteristics of the learner: Individual differences in adolescent and adult learners’ characteristics (Academic, Social, Emotional, and Cognitive).
  • Factors influencing teaching include the teacher, the learner, the support material, the instructional facilities, the learning environment, and the institution.
  • Teaching methods in higher education institutions: Methods centered on the teacher vs. methods centered on the learner; offline vs. online methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs, etc.).
  • Traditional, modern, and ICT-based teaching support systems are available.
  • Evaluation Systems: Evaluation Elements and Types, Evaluation in a Choice Based Credit System in Higher Education, Computer-based Testing, Evaluation System Innovations

Research Ability

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Postpositivistic approach to research.
  • Methods of investigation include experimental, descriptive, historical, qualitative, and quantitative approaches.
  • Research Procedures.
  • Format and referencing styles for thesis and article writing.
  • The use of ICT in research.
  • Ethical considerations in research


  • A text passage is provided. To be answered, questions from the passage are posed.


  • Communication: Its meaning, types, and characteristics.
  • Effective verbal and nonverbal communication Intercultural and group communication, as well as classroom communication.
  • Impediments to effective communication.
  • The Media and Society

Aptitude and Mathematical Reasoning

  • Reasoning styles.
  • Number sequences, letter sequences, codes, and relationships are all examples of series.
  • Aptitude for Mathematics (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages, etc.)

Logical Thinking

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: argument forms, categorical proposition structure, Mood and Figure Fallacies, both formal and informal
  • Language usage, Terms’ connotations, and denotations Classical opposition square.
  • Evaluating and differentiating between deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: A simple and versatile tool for determining the validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Knowledge means.
  • Pramanas include Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upasana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal Testimony), Arthapatti (Implication), and Anupalabddhi (Implication) (Non-apprehension).
  • Anumana (inference) structure and types, Vyapti (invariable relation), and Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference)

Interpretation of Data

  • Data sources, acquisition, and classification.
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
  • Data mapping and graphical representation (bar charts, histograms, pie charts, table charts, and line charts).
  • Interpretation of data.
  • Data Management and Governance

The Technology of Information and Communication (ICT)

  • ICT: Terminology and abbreviations in general.
  • Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio, and Video-conferencing Fundamentals.
  • Higher education digital initiatives.
  • Governance and Information Technology

People, Growth, and the Environment

  • Development and the environment: the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Human-environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their environmental consequences.
  • Local, regional, and global environmental issues Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, noise pollution, waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), climate change, and its socioeconomic and political implications.
  • Pollutants’ effects on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, \sHydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear, and Forests.
  • Mitigation strategies for natural hazards and disasters.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate \sChange, International agreements/efforts -Montreal \sProtocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International \sSolar Alliance

Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Higher education and research in post-independence India.
  • In India, there are programs for learning that are oriental, conventional, and non-conventional.
  • Professional, Technical, and Skill-Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Policies, governance, and administration are all aspects of policy.


  • Offline mode will be used for the exam (Pen and Paper Based).
  • The MH SET Exam 2023 will be administered in English and Hindi.
  • The questions will be of the Objective Type.
  • Maharastra SET Paper 1 will be held in the morning, and Maharastra SET Paper 2 will be held in the afternoon.


We’ll talk about your study strategy in this section. Before beginning their preparations, candidates must have a thorough understanding of the SET syllabus. It is necessary to have a broad understanding of the subject to prepare. Look for study materials that cover the entire SET, MAHA TET syllabus. Passing an exam is difficult, and getting into one of the most prestigious universities is even more difficult. You’ll need a well-planned strategy to pass this exam. Let’s look at some guidelines for creating a study plan.

Improve Language Skills: MH SET Paper 1 (Teaching Ability & Research Aptitude) primarily assesses a candidate’s abilities in these areas, as well as their general awareness, creative thinking, and ability to express themselves on a variety of topics. As a result, staying informed through the reading of newspapers, journals, and reputable news websites is critical. Also, pay attention to current events and other news to broaden your awareness.

Concentrate on Improving Weaknesses: Understandably, not everyone will excel in all topics and subjects. As a result, an aspirant must consider and decide which sections are weak and which should be repeated to improve understanding. You’ll need to put in extra effort to improve your performance in those areas once you’ve figured it out.

Improve Your Reasoning Skills: Logical Issues While the reasoning questions in Paper 1 (Teaching Ability & Research Aptitude) may appear difficult and time-consuming during the exam, developing a proper approach can assist you in mastering this skill. It is critical to understand and thoroughly practice the various types of questions that may arise. You will quickly grasp the underlying concept and be able to solve them if you approach them as if you were solving a puzzle or a mind game.

Practice Is Key To Success: Regular practice of the concepts is required to achieve success. Maintaining your understanding of all concepts, whether through concept tests or mock papers, will help you remember the subjects until the exam day.

Mock Test: After finishing the syllabus, take an MH SET mock test every day until you’re ready to take the real exam. Taking mock tests can help you refresh your concepts and assess your readiness.

Attempt To Complete MH SET Syllabus On-Time: Make an effort to complete the MH SET syllabus on time: Plan your exam strategy so that you have at least 3-4 weeks to revise and take practice tests before the exam. If you have this boundary, you will feel safe and have enough time to review some dubious concepts. It will also boost your confidence as you approach the exam’s final stretch. A positive attitude will significantly improve your test-taking abilities.


  • Recognize your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Start with the subjects on which you’ve spent the most time.
  • Maintain your study schedule.
  • Keep notes and jot down important points. This will assist you during the revision process.
  • Maintain your knowledge of new learning concepts and methods.
  • Utilize all available resources.
  • Reading newspapers, articles, books, and magazines can help you improve your writing skills.
  • Taking a practice test is critical for determining your level of preparedness.
  • Examining previous question papers is critical because it allows you to estimate the difficulty of the paper as well as the number of times you will be asked the same question.