KSET 2021: KSET Center (University of Mysore) has released the final answer key of KSET 2021 examination. The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2021 took place on July 25, 2021. The answer key for KSET 2021 exam can be downloaded from the website, kset.uni-mysore.ac.in. Candidates are selected through the competitive exam consisting of two papers. KSET qualifiers become eligible for recruitment as Assistant Professor in different Universities/Colleges of Karnataka. Read this article to get all the information about the KSET 2021 examination including the syllabus, exam pattern, important dates, and events.
Latest: University of Mysore (KSET Center) has released final answer key of KSET Examination. Check here
The state-level exam of KSET is held once every year. The application window for KSET 2021 is open until the scheduled date. Candidates failing to apply before the last date must pay a penalty of Rs 250/- to apply within the extended application window. Check out all the important events and dates below.
|Start of online application||08 Feb 2021|
|Last date to apply online||07 Mar 2021|
|Last date to apply online|
(by paying late fee of Rs 250/-)
20 Mar 2021
|Last Date to submit hard copy of application form|
22 Mar 2021
|Download Admit Card||to be announced|
|KSET 2020 Exam Date|
25 Jul 2021
|Answer key releases on||05 Aug 2021|
|Declaration of Result||to be announced|
Overview of KSET 2021
Candidates can find all the important details regarding the KSET 2021 exam here in this article. However, before going into more intricate details, we have provided here a brief overview to know about the exam at a glance.
|Exam Name||Karnataka State Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||University of Mysore (KSET Center)|
|Post details||Assistant Professor|
|Medium||English & Kannada|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
|Application fees||Rs 1150|
|Duration||1 hour for Paper-1 & 2 hours for Paper-2|
KSET Answer Key 2021
KSET Answer keys are released by the University of Mysore (KSET Center) at the official website after the exam. Candidates who find discrepancies in the provisional answer keys can raise objections against the same. However, such challenges must be backed by appropriate academic evidence and candidates must also ensure that they submit objections through links provided in the official website within due schedule only. Once the objection window is closed, the KSET final answer keys are released after evaluating the validity of the objections and rectifying any mistakes in the provisional answer keys.
KSET 2021 Latest News
July 09, 2021 – KSET 2021 New Exam Date Notice
The new exam date of KSET 2021 has been announced on the official website. The Karnataka State Eligibility Test is now scheduled for July 25, 2021. Check the official notice below. Read Here.
KSET 2021 Notification
KSET notification 2021 has been released on the official website. Candidates can download KSET notification 2021 by clicking on the direct links at the end of this page. Check out the screenshot of the first page of the official notification below. ‘
KSET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
KSET 2021 applicants must meet the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the examination. Check out the details of different eligibility conditions to appear in the examination below.
There are no limitations on the upper age to be eligible for KSET 2021. Applicants of any age can apply to appear in the examination.
Candidates must possess the minimum academic qualification of Master’s Degree to be eligible for KSET. Read on for more details on the academic qualifications needed for the examination.
|Cat. I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB||Master’s degree||50%|
|Ph.D candidates |
before 19 Sep, 1991
Note: Candidates pursuing a Master’s Degree (1st or 2nd Semester)/appeared in the final year must produce their passing certificate within 2 years from the date of publication of KSET 2021 results.
- Candidates who qualified in NET/SET/SLET are exempted under UGC governance.
- Candidates who qualified in SET before 01 June 2002 are also exempted from KSET.
- Candidates who qualified in the UGC-NET/CSIR JRF examination before 1989 are exempted from KSET.
- Candidates who have obtained eligibility in previous KSETs are ineligible to appear in KSET
KSET 2021 Application Form
Only online applications are accepted for KSET 2021. Candidates must submit their KSET Application Form 2021 through the official website before the end date. Check out the step by step guide to apply for KSET 2021 below.
How to Apply?
Step 1: Type kset.uni-mysore.ac.in at the address bar of web browser and press enter.
Step 2: Click on the “Apply Online” tab at the top right corner of the homepage.
Step 3: Read the complete notification by downloading the same and then click on “sign up for registration”.
Step 4: Enter email, set password, provide mobile number, name, select gender and date of birth before clicking on the “Register” button to complete the registration process.
Step 5: Enter personal, academic and KSET exam details in the application form.
Step 6: Upload the scanned photograph and signature and go to the next step to make the payment of the application fees.
Step 7: Select the mode of payment and generate the print out of the receipt/bank challan.
Step 8: Click on “Submit” and take a print out of the application form for future reference.
The application fee must be deposited during the application process. Candidates must select from online or offline mode of payment. Check out the application fee for the different categories below.
|Category IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB||Rs 950|
|Category I, SC, ST, and PwD||Rs 650|
Important: Candidates who fail to apply before the last date must pay an additional penalty (later fee) of Rs 250 to apply till the extended period.
Applicants are required to upload specified documents during the process of online application. The following documents are required during the submisson of online application.
- Recent passport size photograph
- Scanned signature
The image files to be uploaded during the KSET online application process must comply with the following specifications.
|Photo||10 to 100Kb||JPEG|
|Signature||5 to 30Kb||JPEG|
KSET Syllabus 2021
KSET 2021 exam is conducted for 41 different subjects. Candidates must apply for the examination in the relevant subject of their Master’s degree. The detailed KSET 2021 syllabus of each subject can be downloaded from the official website i.e. kset.uni-mysore.ac.in.
Check out below the subject list of KSET 2021 examination
KSET 2021 Exam Pattern
KSET 2021 examination is conducted for two papers. All questions from Paper -I are compulsory based on general teaching and research aptitude. Paper-II questions are based on the selected subject. All questions are objective type and conducted on a pen and paper (offline) mode. There is no negative marking in the KSET 2021 examination. Check out the important features of the KSET 2021 examination below.
- Language: The question paper is set in English and Kannada.
- Exam mode: The examination is conducted offline in OMR sheets.
- Sections: There are two sections of the examination, Paper I & II.
- Number of questions: Paper I contains 50 questions. Paper II contains 100 questions.
- Type of questions: All questions are of the MCQ type.
Check out the marks distribution of KSET 2021 below.
KSET 2021 Preparation Strategy
KSET is a state level examination and thousands of aspirants apply every year with dreams to obtain the KSET certificate and become eligible for recruitment as an Assistant Professor in the state of Karnataka. The level of competition can be easily anticipated while there is no slack on the enormous syllabus of KSET exam. Therefore, it is extremely important that candidates must start preparing early to ensure that the entire syllabus is completed in due time. At the same time, one must ensure that the preparations are productive in a manner that improves the number of good attempts and increases the overall score of individual candidates. We are providing some very important preparation strategies here in this section.
Know the syllabus: Candidates must first be well aware of the KSET 2021 syllabus before starting preparations. Without the knowledge of the syllabus, preparing for the exam is vain. The focus must always remain on the important topics that are indicated by the conducting body. Candidates must refer to the syllabus to build their preparation strategy and milestones.
Gather enough resources: There must be enough learning resources available to prepare for the exam well. Candidates can look up online and offline sources for previous year question papers, mock tests, solved papers, question banks, etc to prepare for the KSET 2021 exam. Once all resources are available in an ample amount, candidates can plan on a strategy to start studying.
Devise a study plan: With the vast syllabus of the KSET 2021 exam, it is easy for candidates to be led astray and miss out on important topics to study without a study plan. Devise the study plan to include all important subjects and topics. Allocate timelines to complete preparation for each topic in scheduled time before the exam. Do not forget to reserve some time before the exam for revisions.
Solve mock test: Solving mock tests can help one improve time management skills and increase the number of good attempts. Set a timer according to the exam duration for each paper and attempt to complete the mock test for the paper before the time runs out.
Refer to previous year papers: Candidates can always refer to previous year question papers for a variety of advantages. Firstly, it helps to become accustomed to the question paper and exam pattern. Candidates can also increase the chances to answer repeated questions with ease and score higher marks.
KSET 2021 Admit Card
KSET 2021 aspirants can download admit cards from the official website as per schedule. KSTET Admit card releases on the official website i.e. kset.uni-mysore.ac.in. Candidates who submit their online applications are issued admit cards indicating the date, time, and examination centre. It is advised that candidates must visit the website regularly to know when the admit card is released. KSET 2021 admit card is mandatory for entry into the examination hall. The candidates must carry a photo identity along the printed admit card issued by the KSET authority.
Follow the simple steps below to download the KSET Admit Card 2021 easily.
#1: Go to the official website of KSET Center.
#2: Check for the admit card link under the News and Events section.
#3: Login by entering the registered email and password.
#4: Download the admit card and get a print out of the same generated on A4 size paper.
KSET Exam Centre 2021
KSET 2021 examination is scheduled to be conducted across 11 exam centers in the State of Karnataka. Check out all the exam centers with their respective codes below.
KSET 2021 Result
KSET 2021 result releases after the completion of the online examination and release of the answer key. Candidates who appear in both the papers and obtain the minimum qualifying marks (or above) are shortlisted for the final selection. The minimum qualifying marks is relaxed for reserved categories. Check out the details below.
As per the directive of the UGC, 6% of the total number of appearing candidates are qualified as eligible Assistant Professor. Candidates who appear in both the papers and secure the minimum qualifying marks are considered for such shortlisting. As per the directive, a merit list of the qualifying candidates is prepared according to the subject and category.
The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) is an online examination conducted to award eligibility certificates to Master Degree holders. Candidates having KSET Certificate are eligible for recruitment as Assistant Professors throughout all Universities/Colleges/Institutions (Government/Aided/Private) in the State of Karnataka.