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Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET)

Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET)
KSET Exam Date
To Be Announced
Name of the Examination
Karnataka State Eligibility Test
Common Name
KSET
Conducting Body
University of Mysore
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
State Level Exam

What is the KSET Exam?

Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) is a state-level exam conducted by the University of Mysore (UoM). 

KSET is conducted for candidates who want to build their career as a Lecturer or Assistant Professor in various esteemed universities, colleges, or institutes across Karnataka.

The demand for candidates equipped with skills and knowledge in top colleges in Bangalore is high. 

Seeking admissions in Bangalore will allow candidates to tread ahead successfully in their career as an educator. 

Aspirants applying for the exam must have a master's degree or equivalent from an institute recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). 

KSET Exam Details:

Registration Mode
Online
Exam Mode
Offline
KSET Exam Duration
3 Hours
Total Marks
300
Medium of Exam
English, Kannada and Specialized Subject Language 
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

KSET Exam Dates:

Events 
Tentative Dates 
Notification Date
To be announced 
Beginning of KSET Application
To be announced 
End of Application
To be announced 
KSET Admit Card
To be Announced
KSET Exam Date
To Be Announced
KSET Results
To be Announced

KSET Application Form: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps for KSET Application Form Filling Process:

Step 1: Visit the official website of KSET.
Step 2: Click on the link "Apply online" and sign up for registration
Step 3: Fill in all the basic and mandatory fields by giving your educational and personal details. 
Step 4: Upload all the required documents on the website and select a Nodal Centre for submitting the application form and other documents. 
Step 5: They have to select the exam centre, which cannot be changed later. 
Step 6: Application fee must be paid through the official KSET website or any State Bank of India (SBI) Branch.
Step 7: Applicants must log in after working days of making the payment using their email ID and password to download the application form. They must take a printout of the attendance slip and admission card along with the application form in A-4 Sheet.

KSET Application Fee:
Category
KSET Application Fee (In Rs.)
General
1,150
Cat-IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB
950
Cat-I, SC, ST, PwD
650
Late Fee Submission
250

Documents Required for KSET Application Form: 

Documents Required
Specifications
Passport-Size Photograph
  • Coloured Photograph
  • The Photograph shouldn't be older than 6 months
  • Size: 10 KB- 100 KB
  • Format: JPEG
  • The Same photo should be used for the online-application form and attendance sheet at the exam center.
Signature
  • It Should be done on a white paper.
  • It Should be done using a black or blue pen.
  • Candidates cannot overwrite the signature.
  • Size: 5 KB- 30 KB
  • Format: JPEG
  • Name written in capital letters or unsigned applications will be rejected

Documents required to submit at the Nodal Centres for the KSET exam:

  • Application Form
  • Attendance Slip
  • E-challan/ Receipt of the Payment 
  • SSLC Marksheet
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • PG Marksheet

KSET Exam Centres: 

The exam will be conducted in 11 exam centres across Karnataka. Here's the list of KSET Exam Centres.

Bengaluru
Kalaburagi
Belagavi
Mangaluru
Ballari
Mysuru
Vijayapura
Shivamogga
Davangere
Tumakuru
Dharwad
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KSET Syllabus & Books:

Paper I: General Paper

The general paper will test the below mentioned abilities of the applicants:

Teaching Aptitude
Communication 
Reasoning (Including Mathematical)
People and Environment
Reading Comprehension
Research Aptitude
Data Interpretation
Logical Reasoning
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Higher Education System: Governance, Policy, And Administration

Books for Part I:

Subject
Suggested Books
General paper
  • Truman's UGC NET/SET General Paper 1 
  • UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude by Arihant Expert

PART II: Specialized Subjects

Commerce
Folk Literature
Kannada
Urdu
Economics
Public Administration
English
Computer Science & Applications
Political Science
Physical Science
History
Mathematical Science
Sociology
Chemical Science
Geography
Life Science
Hindi
Environmental Science
Management
Home Science
Tourism Administration
Electronic Science
Education
Earth Science
Library & Information Science
Archaeology
Mass Communication & Journalism
Anthropology
Psychology
Marathi
Social Work
Philosophy
Criminology
Women Studies
Law
Linguistics
Sanskrit
Performing Arts
Physical Education
Music
Visual Arts
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Books for Part II:

Subject
Suggested Books
Commerce
Truman's UGC NET Commerce by Praveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
Kannada
Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi by Lokesha Masavanaghatta
English
UGC NET/SET English Literature by Arihant Experts
Economics
  • Truman's UGC NET Economics by Srinivas Shirur 
  • UGC NET/JRF/SET Economics Paper II by Gopal Garg
Hindi
Truman's UGC NET Hindi Sahitya
Political Science
  • Truman's UGC NET Political Science by K.A.Babu and Sajit Kumar 
  • UGC NET Political Science by Rukmini Bhattacharjee
History
Truman's UGC NET History by Promod Singh
Sociology
Truman's UGC NET Sociology by S.Hussain
Geography
Truman's UGC NET Geography by A.Magon and B.P.Panigrahi
Library & Information Science
Truman's UGC NET Library and Information Science by S.Thakur
Management
  • Truman's UGC NET Management by M. Shivani 
  • UGC NET/SET Management by Mohit Aggarwal
Tourism Administration
Truman's UGC NET Tourism by Akhilesh
Education
Truman's UGC NET Education by Gagan Manocha
Library & Information Science
Truman's UGC NET Library and Information Science by S.Thakur
Mass Communication & Journalism
  • Truman's UGC NET Mass Communication and Journalism by Sameer K Mishra 
  • Communication and Journalism by Atul Udaipuria and Nitesh Kumar Singh
Psychology
  • Truman's UGC NET Psychology by Dr. Swati Maharshi 
  • UGC NET Psychology by Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar Sahu
Social Work
Truman's UGC NET Education by Yogendra Pal
Criminology
Criminology solved question paper by Nitish Kumar Soni, Dr. Mridul Srivastava, and Dr. Anup Yadava
Law
Truman's UGC NET by Suman Chauhan
Sanskrit
UGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan-Patra by Priyanka Tiwari
Folk Literature
Folk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRF by Marya Naim
Physical Education
Truman's UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi and A.K.Srivastava
Public Administration
Truman's UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar
Electronic Science
UGC NET/SET Electronic Science by Sunil Kushwaha
Anthropology
Truman's UGC NET Anthropology by A.M.Tripathi
Computer Science & Applications
Truman's UGC NET/SET Computer Science & Application by Sanjay Singhal and Sameer Mishra
Environmental Science
Truman's UGC NET Environmental Science by Anil Tyagi and Virendra Singh
Home Science
Truman's UGC NET Home Science by Anju Khosla
Urdu
UGC NET/JRF Urdu by M.Arshad Ansari and M.S.Ansari
Archaeology
UGC NET Archaeology by Mohan Lal
Women Studies
Advanced Manual for Women Studies by Anmol Murlidhar Nimsadkar
Philosophy
UGC NET Philosophy by Mohan Lal
Linguistics
GC NET/ SET Linguistics by Ringu Ann Baby
Music
UGC NET Music by Gunjan Saxena and Nisha Rawa
Visual Arts
UGC NET Visual Arts by M.Washim

KSET Exam Pattern:

Part I: General Paper

KSET Exam Duration
1 Hour
Total Marks
100
Question Type
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Question Paper
English & Kannada
Total Question
50
Marking Scheme
+2 for Every Correct Answer. No Negative Marking

PART II: Specified Subjects

KSET Exam Duration
2 Hours 
Total Marks
200
Question Type
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Question Paper
English & Kannada. Respective medium for language subjects 
Total Question
100
Marking Scheme

+2 for Every Correct Answer. 

No Negative Marking

KSET Exam Preparation Tips:

Candidates can go through the below mentioned preparation tips for KSET Exam: 

  • Ace the KSET Syllabus: Candidates can download the KSET syllabus of their respective subjects from the official website of KSET and should be thorough with it. Proper knowledge of the syllabus will help them score well in this examination. 

  • Hop around the Study material: Referring to multiple study materials can be a good strategy to gain a broader understanding of the subject.

  • Master with Mind Maps: Mind mapping refers to jotting down the information as your brain has processed it. It mimics how the brain works and bridges the gap of understanding. Mind mapping is the most effective way to memorize, summarize and get a hold of the syllabus.

  • Monitor through Mocks: Divide the KSET syllabus into topics or sections. After completion of each segment, revise it and solve mocks in regular intervals. This will help you monitor your progress and understand the topics that need more practice.

  • Hit the F5 key when required: Sometimes, the stress of the exam can get to your health and mind. You hit the F5 key to refresh your system, similarly hit the F5 key of your body by taking breaks and having healthy food during the preparation of the KSET exam. This prevents your body and mind from being exhausted.

KSET Admit Card:

Candidates can download the KSET admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of KSET. 
Step 2: Click on the KSET Hall Ticket link on the home page.
Step 3: Log in using the credentials.
Step 4: KSET Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Confirm all the details on the admit card.
Step 6: Download and take a printout of the KSET Hall Ticket. 

Candidates need to compulsorily carry their admit card along with a valid Government approved ID card to the exam center.

KSET Results:

Candidates can check out the KSET exam results declared by the UoM by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of KSET. 
Step 2: On the home page, click on the Result link. 
Step 3: Enter the KSET roll number and hit the search button.
Step 4: KSET result will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Candidates should verify the scorecard, download and print it for further reference. 

KSET Cut-offs:

The cut-offs will be released on the official website of KSET. Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to be recruited by the institutes in Karnataka.

Deciding Factors for KSET Cut-off: 

  • The total number of candidates who appeared in the examination
  • Total number vacant of Seats
  • Previous year cut off trend
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Reservation Norms


FAQs

- You can visit the official website of KSET and register for the exam.

- KSET is an offline examination.

- The exam is conducted for the post of Lecturers or Assistant Professor in various esteemed universities, colleges, and institutes across Karnataka.

- The application fee is Rs. 1,150/- for the general category, Rs. 950/- for Cat-IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB and Rs. 650/- for Cat-I, SC, ST, and PwD.

- The candidates will be awarded +2 marks for every correct answer. There is no negative marking. The marking scheme is the same for both parts.

- No. A mobile no. and email ID can be used only once for registration.

- Yes. Offline payment can be done by generating a challan online and depositing the money at the SBI Branch.

- There are 41 subjects for which the KSET exam is conducted.

- No. The exam center can not be changed after the initial selection.

- There is no upper age limit to appear in KSET.
Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants have to meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the KSET exam:

  • Candidates must have graduated with a Master's or an equivalent degree from an institute recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.
Category
Minimum Aggregate Score in Subjects Opted for KSET
General
55%
Schedule Category (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Person with Disability (PwD) & OBCs (Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB)
50%
  • Candidates who are pursuing their Master's degree or equivalent can appear for the examination. They will be admitted provisionally. The certificate will be issued only after they provide the degree certificate with the required marks based on the category (refer to the table above for category-wise marks requirement) within 2 years of appearing in the examination.

  • The selection of subjects must be relevant to the post-graduation degree. If the subjects studied are not mentioned in the list of KSET subjects, the candidates are not eligible for the Exam. They can appear for UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR NET, which is held twice a year.

  • Candidates of any state other than Karnataka shall be treated as General merit, irrespective of them belonging to categories such as SC, ST, and OBC.

  • The candidature of students will be cancelled and their previous eligibility will be withdrawn through de-notification if they appear for the same subjects twice.

  • There is no upper age limit for the KSET exam.





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