HPPSC SET Syllabus 2016 HP SET Paper Pattern

Recently Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has notified the advertisement for HP SET 2015-16. As per Advertisement No. 5/2015, HPPSC to conduct State Eligibility Test (SET) during the months of May & June 2016. Clearing this state level examination is essential to be eligible to apply for assistant professor posts offered occasionally in Himachal Pradesh State. If you’re one of the aspirants then make sure to go through the detailed syllabus for HP SET 2016.


The Exam will be conducted in two sessions on the same day. Paper I of first shift carries 60 questions out which candidate need to attempt any 50 questions. Remaining Paper I and Paper II has all the questions compulsory. Each question of HP SET carries 2 marks.

SessionPaperMarksDurationNo. of QuestionsSubject
FirstI1001 hour 15 Minutes60 out of which 50 are to be attemptedreasoning ability, comprehension,  divergent thinking and general awareness
FirstII1001 hour 15 Minutes50 questions – all are compulsorySubject of choice
SecondIII2002 hours 30 Minutes75 questions – all are compulsorySubject of choice
Each subject included in HPPSC SET test carries the particular subject code. Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet is given to candidates to point the answers. You can directly download subject wise HP SET syllabus through PDF file using links mentioned below.

Note: Even if you clear all the papers, you won’t be mentioned eligible. Only top 15% candidates from the merit list of each subject, will get the assistant professor eligibility.

HPPSC (Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission)

HP SET cut Off 2015 – Minimum Qualifying cut off marks for HP SET July 2016 are following:

CategoryPaper IPaper IIPaper III
General40 (40%)40 (40%)75 (50%)
SC/ ST/ OBC (Non- Creamy layer)/ PWD35 (35%)35 (35%)60 (40%)

For Further Details on HPPSC SET Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Other InformationDownload the Notification

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