Q: I want to apply for Maharashtra SET examination to be conducted in the month of February in 2013. Can you please brief me the Scheme of examination for this exam?
A: The examination will be held in objective mode with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) on 17 February 2013. The Test will comprise three papers and will be held in two separate sessions of 2 and a half hour each. There will be 60 questions in the first paper of which candidates will have to attempt 50 questions in 1 hour and fifteen minutes. The question paper shall be of general nature intended to evaluate the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. The questions will be based on reasoning, communication, comprehension, divergent thinking, research and general awareness. However, in paper – II, 50 compulsory questions will be set from the subjects selected by the candidates and the time allotted to solve this paper is one hour and 15 minutes. Paper- III will also be subject-specific and consists of 75 compulsory questions to be answered in two and a half hours. There will be no negative marking.
The candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each paper separately. The minimum qualifying score required by General candidates is 40, 40 and 75 (50%) in paper-I, II and III respectively. On the other hand, 35, 35, 67.5 (45%) marks in Paper-I, II and III respectively will be required by candidates belonging to OBC category to qualify the examination. However, OBC/PH/VH/SC/ST candidates just need to score 35, 35, 60 in paper – I, II and III to pass the examination.