Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) is conducted by University of Mysore for the recruitment of Assistant Professors across the institutes/colleges/universities of Karnataka state. KSET is held in offline mode for 39 papers. The registration for the state level exam began in August and continued till September. Candidates have to take two papers - Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is held for 1 hour wherein candidates have to answer 50 questions for 100 marks. Paper II is conducted for 2 hours wherein candidates have to answer 100 questions for 200 marks. An eligibility certificate is issued to the qualified candidates once they qualify the exam.
General category candidates with at least 55% marks (without rounding off) and Schedule Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD), OBCs [Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB] having 50% marks (without rounding off) in Masters Degree OR equivalent (in the subjects opted for KSET) recognised by UGC can apply.
Candidates pursuing Masters Degree or equivalent or candidates appeared in the final year of their Masters exam and whose result is awaited or candidates whose qualifying exams have been delayed can also apply. However, such candidates (if they qualify KSET) will be offered provisional admission and the eligibility certificate to such candidates will be issued only after producing the proof of having passed the Masters degree or equivalent exam within two years from the date of K SET result.
OBCs (SC, ST & Other Backward Classes) category candidates from states other than Karnataka shall apply under General Category (GM) only.
Candidate already qualified in Previous K SETs are not eligible to apply again in the same subject.
KSET Eligibility Criteria – Age
There is no upper age limit for K SET.
KSET Eligibility Criteria – Exemption
Candidates who have passed UGC-NET/CSIR JRF exam before 1989 are exempted from taking K SET.
Candidates who have passed the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC before June 1, 2002, are exempted from taking K SET.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
KSET application form is released in online mode. However, candidates can submit the online application form with a late fee of Rs. 150 till October 10. The hard copy of the filled in application form had to be mandatorily sent along with the copy of the bank challan, category certificates, to the respective Nodal Centre. The application fee can be paid online through net banking, credit card/debit card or offline through e-challan at any SBI branch.
Stage of KSET Application Form:
Candidates have to register with e-mail id and password. A log in ID and password will be sent to the registered email and mobile number.
Log in and filling the Application Form
Candidates then have to log with the use of the log in ID and password sent to them on their email and mobile number. Enter personal, educational and KSET exam details, educational qualification, etc. They also have to upload their photograph in the prescribed size and format.
Fee payment can be done online or offline. Online payment can be done via net banking/credit/debit card/State Bank Buddy e-Wallet payment or offline through cash using the e-challan at the nearest State Bank of India branch.
Cat-IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB
Cat-I, SC, ST, PWD
Submission of Application Form to the Nodal Centre
After two working days from the date on which candidates have paid the fee, they have to log in with their email ID and password and take a print out of the submitted application form in A4 size. The hard copy of the printed application form has to be submitted to the Nodal centre chosen by the candidate. Along with the application form, candidates also need to submit the e-challan (for cash payment) or receipt generated on online fee payment along with attested copies of SSLC Marks Card, SC, ST, OBCs (Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB) and PWD certificates, Proof of qualifying examination certificate and final PG Degree Marks Card. Further, the candidates have to affix personal photograph (passport size) at the designated place on the application hard copy with the signature across the photograph. It should be attested by a gazetted officer with seal.
• Make a study plan according to the syllabus and time
• Get your hands on the best books to study.
Meet your daily targets without exception
• Taking more and more mock tests and practising sample papers and previous years (as many as you can) is a must
• Candidates should make short notes during the preparation
• Keep ample time for revision and use the short notes you have prepared.
• Stay away from taking any new topic during the last lap of the preparation.
KSET Exam Pattern – Paper I
KSET exam will have 2 papers – paper I, II. Both the papers will be held in offline mode. Paper I will have 50 objective type questions for 100 marks. Candidates have to complete the test in 1 hour. Paper I is held to test the candidates on reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
KSET Exam Pattern – Paper II
Paper II will have 100 multiple choice, compulsory questions which have to be attempted in 2 hours. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks with no negative marking for incorrect answers. Paper II is held for the particular subject selected by the candidates. Earlier, there would be Paper II and Paper III, but now, as per the new scheme, only Paper II is held in place of Paper II and III. The entire syllabus of the former Paper II and III will be covered in Paper II only.
KSET admission card or admit card is released by the University of Mysore in online mode. Candidates can download the admission card by entering their required credentials in the login page after its availability. The candidates are required to download the admit card, ensure that all the information on it is correct and take a printout of the same. The admission card of KSET can be downloaded by only those candidates who have submitted their application form with correct details before the deadline. Without showing the admit card at the exam centre, candidates can not sit for the exam. Along with the admission card, candidates also have to carry one photo ID proof, prescribed by University of Mysore.
How to download KSET Admit Card
The University of Mysore releases the provisional KSET answer key separately for all 39 papers as per the respective codes in which they are held. Candidates can get access to the answer key online wherein they have to download it in the form of PDF. After downloading the provisional KSET answer key, candidates can compare their answers with it and calculate their probable scores. If they find any mistake or discrepancy in the answer key, candidates can exercise the option of challenging it with the documentary proof within the time frame and by paying Rs. 1000 per question. After considering and verifying all the grievances, the exam authority will release the final answer key of KSET. This final answer key cannot be challenged and is binding.
How to download KSET Answer key
University of Mysore will declare KSET result in online mode. Candidates have to enter their roll number only to check their result. As per the qualifying criteria set by University of Mysore, top 6% of the candidates who have taken the test will be considered qualified in KSET. However, these top 6% candidates will have to secure at least 40% marks (General Category) and minimum 35% marks (reserved category) in paper I and II together.
How to check KSET Result
The cut off of KSET will be released paper-wise. KSET cut off will carry the aggregate marks and cut off percentage as per the category of the candidates. Candidates who would have take the test have to secure the cut off to be eligible for eligibility certificate of Assistant Professor. KSET cut off is the minimum score/marks which candidates need to have secured to be considered qualified in the exam. The cutoff will be released in PDF and candidates can easily access it. It must be noted that KSET cut off will be different for different papers and as per the category of the candidates.
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