About JK SET 2019

The Jammu & Kashmir SET Agency conducts the State Eligibility Test (J&K SET) for determining the eligibility of J&K State subjects for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor in Colleges and Universities of Jammu & Kashmir State. The Agency will conduct SET in 37 subjects (listed below). The exam consists of three papers, all conducted on a single day in two sessions.
List of Subjects for J&K SET 2019                                                                                                                                                  


General Paper (Paper-I) 


Chemical Sciences


Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences


Life Sciences


Mathematical Sciences 


Physical Sciences 


Arab Culture & Islamic Studies 




Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian, & Peace Studies    




Computer Science & Applications








Electronic Science




Environmental Sciences








Home Science






Library & Information Science






Mass Communication & Journalism








Physical Education


Political Science








Social Work





The percentage reservation quota for different categories is given below:                                                                      

General (GEN)67
Scheduled Caste (SC)       6        
Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Children of Gujjar & Bakerwals (CGB)        8        
Residents of Backward Area (RBA)12        
Residents of Actual Line of Control (ALC)2        
Weak & Under Privileged Class/Social Caste (WUP)2        
Differently abled (PWD) – not less than 40% disability   3        
Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English
Conducting Body: University Of Kashmir
Duration 5 Hours

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JK SET 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

22 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

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JK SET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (General Category) and 50% marks (Reserved categories) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC in Sciences, Humanities (including languages) and Social Science are eligible to apply for the JK SET 2019.

The Ph.D degree holders who have qualified Master’s level examination by 19th September, 1992

(irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in SET.

Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate course(s) or foreign degree/diploma should ascertain the equivalence of their course(s) with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi.

There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for Assistant Professor.

JK SET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The application form of JK SET 2019 will be released online in December, 2019 on the official website. Candidates need to fill the application form, upload their latest passport size photograph and submit it online along with paying the examination fee. The examination fee of JK SET 2019 is Rs.1000 for general category candidates, Rs.800 for RBA/ALC, Rs.700 for WUP and Rs.600 for SC/ST/PWD/CGB. Fee can only be paid through online mode using Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. Candidate must take a printout and keep a copy for future reference.

It is important to note that those candidates applying under any Reserved Category shall submit the hard copy of JK SET application form along with self-attested photocopy of reserved category certificate at the SET office, University of Kashmir/ the Jammu Centre Coordinator’s office at University of Jammu. Candidate must also remember to bring with them the Original Reserved Category Certificate along with him/her for on-spot verification.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 1000
ST, SC Online Female, Male ₹ 600
ST, OBC, General, SC PWD Online Female, Male ₹ 600

JK SET 2019 Syllabus

Reasoning ability
Divergent thinking
General awareness
Chemical sciences
Earth, atmospheric, ocean and planetary sciences
Life sciences
Mathematical sciences
Physical sciences
Arab culture and Islamic studies
Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and peace studies
Computer science and applications
Electronic science
Environmental science
Home science
Library and information science
Mass communication and journalism
Physical education
Political science
Social work

JK SET 2019 Exam Pattern

JK SET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

The JK SET consists of three papers. All the three papers will consist of only multiple choice questions and will be held in the second week of March, 2019 in two separate sessions.

In the first session, Paper I will carry a total of 100 marks and will be of 75 minutes (from 9:30am to 10:45am). There will be a total of 60 questions of 2 marks each out of which 50 are to be attempted. JK SET 2019 Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. In the event of a candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.

JK SET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Paper II will be conducted in the first session. The duration of the exam will be 75 minutes (from 10:45 am to 12 noon). JK SET 2019 shall consist of 50 multiple choice type (all compulsory) questions based on the subject selected by a candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. The paper will have a total of 100 marks.

JK SET Paper 3 Exam Pattern

Paper III of JK SET 2019 will be conducted in the second session. It will consist of 75 multiple choice compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. All questions of Paper-III also will be compulsory, covering entire syllabus (including all electives, without options). The duration of Paper III will be 150 minutes (from 1:30 pm to 4:00pm).

A candidate will have to mark the responses for questions of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets provided along with the Test Booklets.

JK SET 2019 Admit Card

The admit card of JK SET 2019 will be released online on the official website a week prior to the exam date. Candidates are advised to take the printout of the JK SET 2019 hall ticket and keep a copy with them for reference. They must carry the JK SET admit card to the exam hall on the exam day as no candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam without it.

JK SET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card

JK SET 2019 Result

University of Kashmir will release the result of JK SET 2019 in online mode. The result will be released on the official website and candidates can check the same by entering the roll number as given in the admit card. The preparation of result and shortlisting of candidates includes the below 3 steps:

The first step states that the minimum marks to be obtained in JK SET for considering a candidate eligible for Assistant Professor is that General Category candidates must obtain minimum of 40% in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III whereas Candidates belonging to different Reserved Categories have to obtain a minimum of 35% in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III.

The second step says that amongst those candidates who cleared step I, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the three papers secured by such candidates.

The third and last step states that the top 6% of the appearing candidates who appear in all the three papers who secure atleast 40% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to General Category and atleast 35% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to reserved categories, from the merit list mentioned under step II, will qualify JK SET exam 2019.

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2019 General 40
OBC 35
SC 35
ST 35

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