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GSET 2016 : Gujarat SET – State Eligibility Test


GSET 2016 or Gujarat SET 2016 is the eleventh Gujarat State Eligibility Test. MSU Baroda will conduct Gujarat SET 2016 at six centers namely Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Patan, and Bhavnagar. State agency will hold exam for 23 subjects.

Date of GSET 2016 is September 25, 2016. Government conducts Gujarat State Eligibility Test to determine merit for teaching profession. Eligible and interested candidates can apply online at www.gujaratset.ac.in. Candidates who qualify GSET are eligible to apply for job as Lecturer / Assistant Professors in UGC recognized institutions. Get here complete details of GSET 2016 such as notification, application form, admit card, result.

Latest news – GSET 2016 Result & Final Answer Key has been announced for exam held on 25 Sep 2016.

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GSET 2016 Complete Details

Age limit – There is no upper age limit.

Educational qualification – Candidates must have complete or are studying in final year of UGC specified Masters degree.

Selection process – There will be three papers in GSET 2016. Paper I will have 60 questions out of which 50 will be compulsory. Whereas Paper II and Paper III will have 50 and 75 questions each.

How to apply – Fill and submit GSET 2016 Application Form at www.gujaratset.ac.in.

Application fee – Rs 800 for General and OBC candidates. Rs 700 for SC / ST / PH / VH candidates.

Important Dates

MSU Baroda releases GSET 2016 notification August 4, 2016
Fill GSET 2016 Application Form August 8, 2016
Last date to apply September 3, 2016
Last day of fee collection August 31, 2016
Download GSET 2016 Hall Ticket September 18, 2016
Date of Gujarat State Eligibility Test September 25, 2016

GSET 2016 Application Form

The 11th Gujarat SET will be conducted on 25th September 2016. In order to fill application form, candidates have to pay application fee through bank challan. In the first place they will download bank challan from official website of GSET 2016, www.gujaratset.ac.in. After 24 hours of generating challan, they can pay fee at bank branch (Corporation Bank). Then they can enter data in GSET 2016 Application Form and submit form.


  • Refer to official documents while filling up GSET 2016 Application Form.
  • Pay application fee in prescribed mode only.
  • Above all, keep in mind that you should complete all steps including paying fees and filling form before last date.

You can now apply for GSET 2016. Click on link in front of “Application Form” in above table to know more about GSET 2016 application form and apply online.

GSET 2016 Hall Ticket

Candidates can download hall ticket before exam. State agency, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, will release GSET 2016 Hall Ticket a few days or weeks before exam.

To download hall ticket, enter following details (expected)

  • GSET 2016 registration number / ID
  • Date of birth / Password

Carry admit card on day of exam. Also, keep it safely till end of selection process. You may have to bring it at time of document verification as well.

GSET 2016 Exam Date

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara has announced that Gujarat SET 2016 will be on 25 September 2016.

Exam Pattern

Gujarat Government conducts State Eligibility Test (GSET) for the post of Lecturer. Unlike NET / UGC-CSIR combined test the candidates who qualify Gujarat SET are only eligible for being selected as lecturer and not for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

Gujarat State Eligibility Test qualified candidates shall be eligible to apply for the post of lecturer only in the Universities / College belonging to the State of Gujarat.

Exam pattern of GSET 2016 is explained in following table given below.

Paper Number of questions Marks
Paper I 60, out of which 50 are compulsory 100
Paper II 50, all compulsory 100
Paper III 75, all compulsory 150

MSU Baroda will hold Paper I and II in first session (9.30 AM to 10.45 AM, and 11 AM to 12.15 PM). Whereas Paper III will be in second session (2 PM to 4.30 PM).

  • Paper 1 is of general nature. Correspondingly, it will assess teaching / research aptitude. There will be questions on reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness. To point out, only 50 questions will be compulsory.
  • Paper 2 will have questions on subject selected by the candidate, significantly, all will be compulsory.
  • Similarly, Paper 3 will also have questions on subject selected by the candidate.

GSET 2016 Syllabus

Many candidates who appear for state level eligibility tests also appear in UGC NET or CSIR NET.

In view of that, state agency has kept GSET Syllabus same as UGC / CSIR NET. Thus it is easier for candidates to prepare for Gujarat State Eligibility Test.

Even if you do not know UGC / CSIR NET syllabus, you can download GSET Syllabus from www.gujaratset.ac.in or from this page.

Go through complete syllabus and prepare for SET. Focus on preparing theory and also solve multiple choice questions alongside.


  • Mathematical Science
  • Physical Science
  • Chemical Science
  • Life Science
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • Sanskrit
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • English
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Law
  • Commerce
  • Management
  • Computer Science and Applications
  • Physical Education
  • Philosophy
  • Home Science
  • Geography

All in all there are 23 subjects. This is in fact three subjects more than last time GSET. Candidates should particularly select subject eligible for only.

Answer Key

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S. University) as state agency will declare GSET Answer Key 2016 on official portal at gujaratset.ac.in.

Nevertheless, there are also chances that coaching centers will release unofficial keys after exam. Be that as it may, candidates can refer to GSET 2016 Answer Key to know correct answers. Also they will be able to estimate score and analyze selection chances using answer key.

After exam candidates will get GSET 2016 Question Paper and Answer Key.


To qualify State Eligibility Test, candidate must obtain cut off marks and be in top 15% in subject and category wise merit list. Result of Gujarat SET 2016 will be declared few weeks after exam. Candidates can simply log in to check result. Details of cut off marks and preparation of merit list is explained below.

Minimum marks

In the first place, Candidate must get following marks.

Minimum marks (%) General SC / ST / OBC / PH / VH
Paper I 40 (40%) 35 (35%)
Paper II 40 (40%) 35 (35%)
Paper III 75 (50%) 60 (40%)

Then, state agency will prepare merit list of candidates who have obtained cut off marks. For this purpose, they will use aggregate marks of all papers. For example, if 100 candidates obtain above given marks, then merit list will have 100 candidates only (this is only example).

After that, state agency will select top 15% candidates for each subject and category. These are Gujarat SET (GSET) 2016 qualified candidates.

Thus GSET Result 2016 is declared after all these steps.


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