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General Information About Gujarat State Eligibility Test (Gujarat SET) for University/ College Teachers

1. BACKGROUND

Government of India Notification dated 22nd July 1988 regarding revised pay scales stated that only those candidates who besides fulfilling the minimum academic qualifications prescribed for the post of Lecturer, have qualified in a comprehensive test, to be specifically conducted for the purpose, will be eligible for appointment of Lecturer. UGC discussed the question of qualifying test for first appointment as Lecturer with a group of academicians, State education secretaries etc. in presence of the above decision.

Accordingly, the UGC conducted the test for Junior Research Fellowship and eligibility for Lectureship on 24th December 1989 and 29thApril 1990 in the subjects falling under Humanities and Social Science including languages. The CSIR conducted the Joint UGC-CSIR test for JRF and eligibility for Lectureship on 31st December 1989. Simultaneously, the UGC asked the State Government and Union Territories about their option to conduct their own test or alternatively, adopt UGC and UGC/CSIR test. In the event they opt to conduct their own test equivalent to UGC and UGC/CSIR tests, such tests shall require accreditation by the UGC. The Commission at its meeting held on 25th May 1990 decided to constitute a UGC Committee on accreditation of test to be conducted by State Committee and Union Territories. This committee is designated as U-CAT.

The test conducted by UGC and UGC/CSIR is referred as the National Eligibility Test (NET) while the equivalent test conducted by the State government is called State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) or State Eligibility Test (SET). Some of the States like Maharashtra had earlier opted to conduct SLET while, Gujarat Government decided, in principle, to conduct SLET vide Government of Gujarat Education Department Resolution No MIS-1092-New Item-10-dated 31/3/98. However its actual implementation got delayed due to the time required for the clarification of some hitches.

2.SET IMPLEMENTATION

(A)  The Government of Gujarat Education Department Resolution No MIS-1092-New item-10-KH dated 15/5/2000 initiated the actual implementation process for the conduct of SET in the Gujarat State. Some of the salient features of the above Resolution are as under.

(i)    Appointment of the Agency to conduct SET

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda has been appointed/ authorized as the Agency of the State Government to conduct State Eligibility Test for the University and college teachers of Gujarat (herein after referred as SET)

(ii)  Constitution & Composition of two committees to organize and conduct SET Examination.

 (I) Steering Committee:

Chair person: Vice-Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

1. Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal, Vice-Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara      

Two Vice-Chancellors of the Universities in Gujarat by rotation:

2. Vice-Chancellor, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.

3. Vice-Chancellor, S. P. University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar.

Two academicians not below the rank of Professor (one Science/one Humanities):

4. One Professor from Science background

5. One Professor from Humanities background

6. State Govt. Representative -Commissioner of Higher Education or its nominee not

below the rank of Jt. Director

Member Secretary, U-CAT (UGC Official)

7. Dr. Surender Singh Dy. Secretary & Head, UGC-NET Bureau

Member Secretary, State Agency

8. Prof. S. Ganapathi

(II) Moderation Committee:

Chairman- Chairman of Steering Committee

1. Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal, Vice-Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara      

2. State Govt. Representative-Commissioner of Higher Education or its nominee not

below the rank of Jt. Director

3. 4. Two Professors (in total) from different state Universities in rotation.

5. One Professor from the University out side the state.

6. One nominee of the U-CAT out of two nominated by UGC.

Member Secretary, U-CAT (UGC Official)

7. Dr. Surender Singh Dy. Secretary & Head, UGC-NET Bureau

Member Secretary, State Agency

8. Prof. S. Ganapathi

(B) Contact Address.

Prof. S. Ganapathi, Member Secretary,
Gujarat State Eligibility Test (Gujarat SET),
Gulab Baug, Nr. University Guest House,
University Road, Pratapgunj, Vadodara 390 002,
TeleFax : +91-0265-2786337

3. SCHEDULE FOR THE CONDUCTION OF GSLET EXAM

The seventh Gujarat SET Examination will be conducted on Sunday, 24th October, 2010.

4. STRUCTURE OF THE SET EXAMINATION

(i)Number of Papers: Three- Paper I, II and III will be conducted in two separate sessions on the same day

(ii)Their purpose, nature (design), duration, marks etc.

The purpose, nature, duration, marks etc. of the papers in the test are as follows:

a) The test will consist of 3 papers: Paper I, II and III.  All the three papers will be held on one day in two separate sessions.  Paper I & II will be held in the first session and Paper III will be held in the second session.

b) Paper I will be of general nature intended to assess the teaching / research aptitude of a candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning and cognitive abilities and to assess the breadth of general awareness and knowledge of sources of information. Cognitive abilities include comprehension, analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments and deductive and inductive reasoning. Questions related to the areas like interaction between people, environment and natural resources and their impact on quality of life may also be asked.

The paper II and paper III will be selected by the candidates from one of the 20 subjects in which test would be held by SET. The paper II and paper III will correspond to the knowledge up to the post graduate level in that subject.

c)  Paper I will be of 75 minutes duration and will carry a maximum of 100 marks.  This paper will consist of a test booklet containing objective type items (questions) and 50 items are to be attempted.  The candidates will have to mark correct response for each item on the answer sheet.

Paper II will be of 75 minutes duration and will carry a maximum of 100 marks.  This paper will consist of a test booklet containing 50 objective type questions as per syllabus of the subject selected by the candidate out of the 20 subjects in which SET would be held.  The candidate will have to mark correct response on the answer sheet.

Paper II will be held along with the Paper I in the first session.

Paper III will consist of critique, definitional specific answer type, analytical/evaluative and essay type of questions from the syllabus on the subject selected by the candidate out of those in which test would be held.  The paper will be held in second session of 150 minutes duration and will carry a maximum of 200 marks.  The candidate will be required to attempt question in this paper on the space provided in the answer booklet.

(iii)   Curriculum and Syllabi for each subject

The curriculum and syllabi for each subject included in the SET will be exactly the same as UGC-NET exam for the subjects falling under the category of Humanities & Social Sciences and Joint CSIR-UGC NET Exam for Pure Sciences like Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences & Life Sciences.

5.     MEDIUM FOR SET Examination

The Medium for SET Examination will be English and Gujarati. Medium of Instruction for all the Science Subjects (Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences and Computer Science & Application) will be English only. Gujarati option will be given for the subjects of Arts & Humanities except languages. However language papers are to be answered in concerned language only.

6.  DECLARATION OF RESULTS

The result will be communicated to each participating University and also put on Internet Website. The result will be declared soon after the Moderation Committee decides cut off marks in each subject.