KSET – Karnataka State Eligibility Test

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The influence of qualified teachers is extremely crucial for the development of students. A sufficient amount of preparation is necessary to enter a teaching career that requires competent leadership and problem-solving professionals. In order to assess the skills and abilities of those preparing to pursue a career in teaching, there are many entrance tests administered across the world. In this blog, we will be discussing all the important factors of the KSET or Karnataka State Eligibility Test.

Exam Highlight

Exam Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET)
Conducting Body University of Mysore
Level State
Frequency Once a year
Designation Offered Assistant Professor
Mode of KSET 2022 Exam Offline
Application Mode Online
Papers Paper I – General Knowledge, Paper-II – Aptitude
Type MCQs
Official Website kset.uniMysore.ac.in

What is KSET?

The KSET or Karnataka State Eligibility Test is an entrance exam administered by Mysore University to shortlist applicants for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Karnataka UGC affiliated universities. If you are someone who aspires to become a lecturer or professor at Karnataka college institutions and universities, here is an informative blog that will lead you through various aspects of the KSET along with its topic list and criteria for eligibility.

Important Dates

Dates  Events 
1st week of February 2022 The application procedures shall commence 
1st week of March 2022 The application procedures will end
2nd week of March 2022 The last date to submit the form with late fee
2nd week of April 2022 KSET exam 2022 (tentative date)

Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) is a state-level examination that is conducted only once a year. It is an offline exam that is divided into two sections of General Knowledge and Aptitude. Before moving on to the syllabus of KSET, let’s first explore the eligibility criteria of this test which you need to fulfil in order to appear for the exam:

  • Candidates belonging to the General category are required to secure 50% (without rounding off) marks in master’s degree from a recognised university. Candidates from the SC/ST/PwD are required to secure 50% marks in their master’s degree or any other equivalent degree from a recognised university.
  • Candidates who are still pursuing their master’s degree (final year), and those who are waiting for the results or candidates whose qualifying examination has been delayed are also eligible to apply for the KSET. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally for the KSET test.
  • PhD candidates who have completed their postgraduation on or before September 1991 (irrespective of the declaration of the result) shall be eligible for the KSET with 5% relaxation marks.
  • Candidates who do not belong to the General category are required to mention their social status. They are required to submit the attested copies of the supporting documents.
  • Candidates from the SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories appearing for the KSET from outside Karnataka shall apply under General category. 
  • A candidate who qualified their previous KSET exam are not eligible to apply in the same subject. If the KSET authorities found anyone with such case, their candidature will be cancelled and the previous eligibility will be drawn through de-notification. 
  • Candidates shall appear for the KSET in the discipline they pursued in their post-graduation. In case, the candidate did not find the subject of their postgraduation in the list of KSET subjects, they will be required to appear in the UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year. 
  • Candidates are required to provide various self-attested documents such as their postgraduation marksheet, 10th class marksheet and other academic certificates. Candidates are required to submit all the necessary documents prior to one week of the exam. In case their ineligibility is detected due to any invalid certificate by the KSET authorities, the candidature will be cancelled immediately and legal action might also be taken.

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Application Process

All the important details regarding the 2022 KSET application process and the documents required for the application are given below.

1. Registration

The steps required to register in the main portal for the KSET registration are as follows:

  • Visit the main KSET website and open the homepage
  • On the homepage you will have to click on the “appy online” button
  • After the applying pop up opens cick on “sign up for registration”
  • Here candidate should fill up all the required details accurately
  • Alongwith the required details make sure to upload the right documents

2. Upload Documents

Here is a list of all the required documents needed for the registration process.

  • Candidate must upload their scanned photgraph with the specified size and dimension as mentioned on the website
  • Usually the size of the scanned photo is betwwen 10 – 100 KB in JPEG format
  • The size of the scanned signature should be between 5 – 30 KB in JPEG format

3. Registration Fee Payment

The registration fee for the KSET examination can be paid both offline and online. The online payment can be processed through Internet Banking, MasterCard, Debit Card, or an E-Wallet payment. While offline payment shall be made through SBI bank only. The challan is generated online and paid in cash/cheque through an SBI bank. Here is a list of different amounts of payments for different quotas.

Category Fee
General INR 1150

Document Required for KSET 2021

Important documents that are required for the examination are:

  • 10th mark sheet 
  • 12th mark sheet 
  • All official academic transcripts (UG and PG)
  • Migration certificate
  • Transfer certificate 

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Admit Card

Usually, the admit cards for the KSET exam gets released by July 22 each year. In order to get the admit card, candidates need to follow the given instructions:

  • Visit the main KSET exam portal
  • On the homepage of the website, you will find the main admit card link
  • Enter the registration number and log in to your candidate account
  • The KSET admit card is displayed on your screen
  • After that, you need to download the admit card and print out a hard copy for future purpose
  • When visiting the exam centre, stduents are required to caryy the admit card and a photo identity proof along.

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Subjects Covered in KSET

A postgraduate degree is a compulsory qualification for those appearing for KSET. Further, the University of Mysore, which is the conducting authority for this exam, has specified the following list of subjects that are generally covered under the exam.

General Paper Tourism Administration  Folk Literature
Commerce  Education  Urdu 
Kannada  Library and information science Computer Science applications
Economics  Mass Communication and Journalism Physical Sciences
Political Science  Psychology  Chemical Sciences
English  Social Work Environmental Sciences
History  Law  Home Sciences
Sociology  Criminology  Electronic Sciences
Geography  Physical Education Women Studies
Hindi  Sanskrit  Linguistics
Management  Marathi 
Anthropology  Philosophy 
Performing Arts Earth Sciences 
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KSET Exam Pattern

Here is a detailed list of the exam pattern which might help candidates to understand the KSET exam form in-depth.

Sessions First (General Knowledge and Aptitude) Second (Subject was chosen by the candidate)
Paper I II
Maximum Marks 100 200
Number of Questions 50 100
Duration 1 hour 2 hours

List of Centre for KSET 2022

The KSET exam is conducted in 11 different test centres across Karnataka. Here is a detailed list of all the centres along with the centre codes.

Exam Center Center Code
Bengaluru 10
Belagavi 11
Bellary 12
Vijaypura 13
Danagere 14
Dharwad 15
Kalaburgi 16
Mangalore 17
Mysuru 18
Shimoga 19
Tumkur 20

KSET Exam Results

After you are done with your KSET exam and you are eagerly waiting for your results, here is a detailed list of all the processes that you may require to do when your results are finally out.

Steps to check the KSET 2022 results

  • Visit the official KSET website
  • Go to the link which says “results” and click on it
  • Enter your KSET 2022 roll number and date of bith in the pop up box
  • Proceed by clicking on the “search” button
  • Your results will be displayed on the screen
  • Downlaod your results score card and print it out for future use

Cut-off marks

After the exam results are declared the administration declares the cut-off for different quotas on the official website. Below mentioned is usually the approximate cut-off percentage that candidates can refer to.

Category Minimum Percentage to obtain
General/UR Category 40% aggregate of both papers
SC/ST/CAT – I/II/A/II B/III A/III B/PwD 35% aggregate of both papers

Recommended KSET Books for Preparation 2022

Paper Subject  Suggested Books
Paper I General Paper Truman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper 1 UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude by Arihant Expert
Paper II Commerce Truman’s UGC NET Commerce by Praveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
Kannada Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi by Lokesha Masavanaghatta
Economics Truman’s UGC NET Economics by Srinivas ShirurUGC NET/JRF/SET Economics Paper II by Gopal Garg
English UGC NET/SET English Literature by Arihant Experts
Political Science Truman’s UGC NET Political Science by K.A.Babu and Sajit KumarUGC 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 
Hindi Truman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya 
Management Truman’s UGC NET Management by M. ShivaniUGC 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 MishraCommunication 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
Physical Education Truman’s UGC NET Physical Education by Akhilesh Tripathi and A.K.Srivastava
Folk Literature Folk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRF by Marya Naim
Urdu UGC NET/JRF Urdu by M.Arshad Ansari and M.S.Ansari
Public Administration Truman’s UGC NET Public Administration by Sajit Kumar
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 
Electronic Science UGC NET/SET Electronic Science by Sunil Kushwaha
Archaeology UGC NET Archaeology by Mohan Lal
Anthropology Truman’s UGC NET Anthropology by A.M.Tripathi
Philosophy UGC NET Philosophy by Mohan Lal
Women Studies Advanced Manual for Women Studies by Anmol Murlidhar Nimsadkar 
Linguistics UGC 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.Vashim


What is the eligibility criteria for KSET?

Candidates possessing a Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks for general candidates and 50% for SC/ST/OBC candidates are eligible to apply for KSET.

What is the aim of the KSET exam?

KSET exam is conducted by the University of Mysore to recruit the personnel for the post of lecturer and assistant professor.

How to pay KSET Fee?

You can pay KSET Fee through Credit/Debit Card/Internet Banking/State Bank crony e-wallet/Cash at any SBI Branch.

How to log in to the account on the KSET website if the password is lost?

Candidates merely have to need to click on the forgot password option. The password is reset. Candidates have to need to fill the tiny print like Date of Birth, different details mention as registration.

Can a candidate apply from a different email address if the details are incorrectly filled for the primary time?

Only one email address and mobile number are often registered with one candidate.

Will the KSET application method begin the same day when the examination notification is released?

No, the KSET application form filling method starts in 2 or 3 days. Following the discharge of the KSET examination notification.

Thus, we hope that this blog on KSET helped you understand the major aspects of the exam. If you’re planning to appear for a competitive exam like KSET and need preparation tips, get in touch with our Leverage Edu experts and we’ll assist throughout the preparation process of the test thus guiding you to ace your exam and pass it with flying colours.

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