The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) Center, University of Mysore, Mysore is a Nodal Agency recognized by the UGC, New Delhi for conducting the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) for lectureship/Assistant Professor since 2010 to conduct one test. Strictly adhering to the guidelines stipulated by the UGC-NET Bureau, KSET center, University of Mysore will be conducting State Eligibility Test once in a year to make a rigorous merit-based selection for the entry level of the teaching profession. Currently, KSET is conducting the test in 39 subjects at eleven (11) Nodal Centers spread across the Karnataka State.

Latest: The KSET Final Answer Key has been released, check it from the “Answer Key” page link given in quick links.

KSET 2017 – Karnataka State Eligibility Test

Candidates who qualify the KSET will be governed by the rules and regulations for recruitment of lectures / Assistant Professors of the concerned University / Colleges / Institutions (Government / Aided / Private) in Karnataka State. The Certificate issued for the KSET eligible candidate from this office will have lifetime validity. This year (2017) KSET center will be conducting tests in 39 subjects at eleven (11) Nodal Centers spread across the Karnataka state.

Important Dates for KSET examination 2017

Event Dates
Submission of Online Application commences from 09 Oct 2017
Last date for submission of online application 07 Nov 2017
Last date for submission of online application with late fee of Rs.150/- 13 Nov 2017
Last date to download application form and other forms from online portal 15 Nov 2017
Last date for submission of hard copy of the Application form along with
a copy of the bank challan, category certificates, to the respective nodal center.
20 Nov 2017
Date of Examination 31 Dec 2017
Answer Key 19 Feb 2018

Note: Printout of Online Application Form sent directly to the K-SET Center, Mysore will not be entertained.

KSET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have secured at least 55% of marks (without rounding off) for general category and 50% for Schedule Category (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons With Disability (PWD), Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB, in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities / institutions recognized by UGC New Delhi, in the subjects opted for KSET.
  • Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the qualifying Master’s Degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also appear for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and for those who clear the KSET, eligibility certificate will be issued only on production of proof for having passed the Master’s degree or equivalent examination securing at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC, ST, Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB and PWD candidates) within two years from the date of KSET, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.
  • Candidates shall appear for KSET in their relevant subject of their post-graduation only, in case the candidate did not find the subject of his post graduation in the list of KSET subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.
  • Candidates other than general category are required to mention their social status (SC, ST, PWD, Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB,) in the online application form. Candidates may note that they should satisfy the eligibility conditions and they are required to submit attested copies of documents such as post graduate degree marks cards & SSLC marks card, category certificates and certificates related to PWD enclosed with their application. The candidate should submit the category certificates on or before the last date for submission of hard copy of the application form and the certificate should be issued by the competent authority and such certificate should be issued from 1 st September 2016 onwards. In case their ineligibility is detected due to invalid certificate by the KSET agency at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.
  • Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. The mere fact that admission to the examination will not imply that the KSET center has finally accepted his/her candidature. Candidates may note that candidature will be deemed final only upon fulfilling of eligibility conditions.
  • Candidate who became eligible in Previous KSET TESTs are not eligible to apply again in the same subject. If any candidate found to be eligible in previous KSET tests and reappearing on same subject in current KSET, their candidature will be cancelled and the previous eligibility is withdrawn through de-notification

Age Limit – There is no upper age limit to apply for KSET examination.

KSET 2017 Exam Pattern

The test will be consisting of three papers. The test for all the three papers will consist of only Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). The test will be held on 31st December, 2017 in two separate sessions as mentioned below:

Section Paper Max Marks No. of Questions Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 questions
to be attempted
1hr.15 min.
(09.30 A.M to 10.45 A.M)
II 100 50 questions (all are
1hr.15 min.
(11.00 A.M to 12.15 P.M)
Second III 150 75 questions (all are
2hrs.30 min.
(01.30 P.M to 4.00 P.M)

Paper-I: General Paper is on Teaching and Aptitude:

  • This Paper 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 (relating to Karnataka state geographical, climate, environment, historical, political, social economic, education and technological knowledge) of the candidate.
  • Out of 60 questions, only 50 questions to be attempted. If the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated and within that if grace marks awarded at later stage before declaration of the results to any question even if the candidate un-attempted, then s

Paper-II: Subject Paper:

  • This Paper shall consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each paper will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) of two marks each and maximum marks will be 100.

Paper-III: Subject paper (in depth questions):

  • This Paper will consist of 75 Multiple-choice (MCQ) compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidates. Each question will carry two marks and maximum marks will be 150.

Test Centres

The Eleven KSET Centers where test will be conducted in Karnataka State with their respective codes are given below. The candidate can select any one Test Center for KSET.

  • Bangaluru
  • Belagavi
  • Bellary
  • Vijayapura
  • Davangere
  • Dharwad
  • Kalaburgi
  • Mangalore
  • Mysuru
  • Shimoga
  • Tumkur

Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) Center

For more details of KSET 2017 – Download Official Notification.

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