USET 2020: Kumaun University, Nainital, conducts the Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test (USET) exam once every year. The official notification for USET 2020 is expected soon at the university website i.e. kunainital.ac.in. USET exam is for those who aspire to apply for recruitment as an Assistant Professor in the state. It is a state-level exam and qualifying candidates are awarded the USET certificate. The online application process of USET 2020 starts on the website following the release of the official notice. Interested candidates can apply for the certification test by paying an application fee of Rs 1000/-. Get all the important information related to the USET 2020 exam here in this article. Read on to find out eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and more.
Latest: USET 2020 Notification is releasing soon at the official Kumaun University website.
Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, releases the official advertisement and online application form for USET 2020 at the website. It is important that candidates do not miss the dates to fill in application form, download admit card or appear for the exam. A detailed dates table to cover the complete schedule of USET 2020 is provided here.
|Start of online application||To be announced|
|Last date of paying fee||To be announced|
|Last date to apply online||To be announced|
|Admit card release||To be announced|
|Answer key||To be announced|
|Date of Examination||To be announced|
|Result||To be announced|
USET 2020 Overview
USET 2020 is a certification exam which does not offer neither promises any recruitment to qualifying candidates. However, those who qualify and acquire the USET 2020 certificate become eligible in the state of Uttarakhand to apply for Assistant Professor jobs in various Universities and Colleges in Uttarakhand. Check out the fundamentals of the USET 2020 exam from the section below.
|Exam Name||Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test|
|Conducting Body||KumaunUniversity, Nainital|
|Post details||Assistant Professor|
|Medium||English & Hindi|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
|Application fees||Rs 1200|
|Duration||02 Hours 30 minutes|
USET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The Kumaun University defines the eligibility criteria to apply for the UTET exam. The candidates must conform to these minimum eligibility conditions before applying online. Check out the details below.
1. Candidates must have completed the Master’s Degree with at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for the reserved category candidates) in the qualifying examination.
2. Candidates awaiting the final result of Master’s degree are also eligible to apply provided that they produce the qualification within a maximum time specified by the conducting body.
3. Candidates having a Ph.D. and having 55% marks in aggregate can apply given they completed the Master’s degree before September 19, 1992.
USET 2020 Application form
The application process for USET 2020 is conducted online on the official website i.e. kunainital.nic.in. Interested and eligible candidates can online by the payment of the specified application fee. All candidates will need a valid email ID and phone number to register and apply for USET 2020. A passport size scanned photograph and signature should be uploaded by the candidate in the prescribed format.
How to Apply?
Since the USET 2020 application process is conducted online, candidates have to simply visit the University website and then follow accordingly by clicking on relevant application links. Check out the step by step guide below.
#1: Go to the official Kumaun University website at kunainital.nic.in.
#2: Click on the USET link at the left-hand side of the homepage.
#3: Click on the link to apply online for USET 2020.
#4: Enter requisite details on the registration page and complete the registration first.
#5: Login to fill up the application form using the registration number/user id and password generated.
#6: Deposit the application fee using one of the specified modes online.
#7: Finally submit the application form and generate print outs of the form and payment receipt.
The candidates applying online must pay the requisite fee in order to complete the application process. The amount to be paid by the candidates depends on the category from which they belong. The table below indicates the amount that the candidates must pay as per category.
|OBC(Non Creamy Layer)||Rs. 600|
Mode of payment
The fee can be paid either using online medium i.e. Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card or using Offline medium i.e. by depositing cash through Challan at any SBI Branch. It is strongly advised to keep a print out of the application form and the candidate’s copy of the Challan/ fee receipt for future reference.
Candidates are not required to send/submit any supporting documents at the time of applying online. However, a photograph and a signature must be uploaded to the online application form as image files.
USET 2020 Admit Card
USET Admit Card 2020 is uploaded on the official website as per the schedule of the exam. It is issued by the Kumaun University just before the exam is conducted to all eligible applicants. The USET admit card is in fact the provisional eligibility certificate to appear in the exam. It is however not sent by post and dispatched online only. One must pay heed to the following important points regarding the USET Admit Card.
Do not wait to download the admit card when released.
Check for mistakes/misprints in the admit card and inform the authorities immediately if encountered.
Print the admit card on an A4 size paper and do not forget to carry it to the exam center.
Carry a valid photo identity proof along with the USET admit card.
USET 2020 Exam Pattern
The examination scheme of all the three papers in USET 2020 is given below. The questions asked in all the three papers are of multiple choice type i.e. MCQ pattern. Candidates must note down the exam pattern for the examination and should prepare accordingly.
Language: English & Hindi
Exam Mode: Offline
Papers: There are three papers in the exam
Number of questions: 60 (Paper-1), 50 (Paper-2), 75 (Paper-3)
Type of questions: MCQ
Check out the distribution of marks and duration below.
|Paper-1||100||1 Hour 15 minutes|
|Paper-2||100||1 Hour 15 minutes|
|Paper-3||150||2 Hours 30 minutes|
USET 2020 Syllabus
The complete syllabus of the USTET exam is published by the Kumaun University at the official website before the exam. It contains the indicative topics and subject areas based on which the questions are framed in the question papers for the three individual papers. Candidates must note that the USTET syllabus for Paper-1 is common for all applicants. On the other hand, the syllabus of Paper-2 and 3 are subject specific and depends on the subject selected by the candidate in the application form. Read on to know more.
Syllabus of Paper-1
The questions are based on teaching/research aptitude/ reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness. There are a total of 60 questions out of which 50 are compulsory.
Syllabus of Paper-2 & 3
Paper-2 & 3 has 50 & 75 objective type compulsory questions respectively from the subject selected by the candidate.
Check out the subjects offered by USET below.
|01||Hindi||15||Earth and |
|06||Political Science||20||Life science|
|08||History||22||Computer Science and Applications|
|11||Physical Education||25||Visual Art|
|13||Defence and Strategic studies||27||Library and |
Candidates can only apply for one subject from the above-mentioned list. While applying one must mention the code of the subject in the application form. The paper for USET 2020 is bilingual (Hindi/English). Candidates can answer the questions either in Hindi or English. However, the paper for subjects like Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, Life Science, Earth & Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science will be in the English language only.
USET 2020 Preparation Tips
Candidates must start early preparations to ensure that they cover the entire syllabus in time before the exam. Besides, acquiring good learning resources is important. We have provided some important tips and strategies to pursue preparations for the USET exam. Read on to know more.
Tip 1: Devise a study plan where you allocate dedicated study timing to each subject/topic to study.
Tip 2: Take short notes from the beginning. This can help memorize concepts better and can be useful for revisions.
Tip 3: Acquire good learning resources such as previous year papers, question banks, solved papers, mock tests and utilize them in your preparation strategy.
Tip 4: Leave time for revisions before the exam. In addition, do not forget to revise subjects that you study on a regular basis.
Tip 5: Solve mock tests to increase the number of good attempts and improve time management during the exam.
USET 2020 Exam Centers
USET exam is conducted by the University in centers that are spread out across the entire state of Uttarakhand. There is no provision of requesting for the change in the test center. Therefore, candidates must refrain from making such requests. Check out the tentative exam centers below.
USET 2020 Answer key
The answer key for all the papers of USET 2020 is published on the official website after the exam. At first, the provisional answer keys are released by the University. Candidates are informed that if they have any objection to the answer to any question, they can challenge the answer key by visiting the official website. For every question, candidates must pay a specified amount. However, this is only possible till a specific period of time allowed by the University following which, the objections are evaluated and the final answer keys are released.
Previous year answer key: Click Here to check previous year’s USET answer key.
USET 2020 Result
The result of USET 2020 is announced on the official website of the University. Candidates are declared qualified if they succeed to qualify in the top 06%. It is mandatory to appear in all three papers and secure a minimum of 40% marks (General category) and a minimum of 35% marks (reserved category) in aggregate marks. The USET qualified candidates will be declared eligible to apply for various Assistant Professor recruitment jobs in the state. Candidates can check out last year’s cut off list for reference.
Cutoff: Click here to check the last year’s cut-off.
After declaration of Result
Candidates who qualify USET 2020 are required to submit original documents to the competent authority so that passing certificates can be issued to them. The required documents are as follows.
- Xerox Copy of the fee paid.
- Final Year Mark Sheet of Postgraduate degree or P.G. Diploma of equivalent Examination
- Marriage certificate (in case of name change)
- Caste Certificate issued by a Competent Authority
- A valid OBC Certificate (NCL)
- Medical Certificate issued by Competent Authority in the prescribed format only in case of PWD category candidates.
USET 2020 Certificate
Candidates qualifying the USET 2020 exam are awarded the USET certificate. The certificate is awarded after proper verification of the original documents of the candidates. those acquiring the USET certificate are eligible to apply for any Assistant Professor jobs in the Universities/Colleges of Uttarakhand.
The Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test or USET is a teaching eligibility exam conducted every year in the state of Uttarakhand. USET exam is conducted by the Kumaun University, Nainital and all information related to the exam are dispatched through the official website i.e. kunainital.nic.in. The exam consists of three papers which the candidates have to qualify in by securing the minimum aggregate marks. Subsequently, qualifiers are awarded the USET certificate to certify their eligibility for recruitment as Aassistant Professor in Uttarakhand.
Q1. Where can I download the official notice?
Ans. From the website kunainital.nic.in
Q2. What is the significance of the USET exam?
Ans. The exam qualifies candidates for recruitment into the post of Assistant Professor. It is mandatory to have the USET certificate to apply for such posts in Uttarakhand.
Q3. Who conducts the USET exam?
Ans. The exam is conducted by Kumaun University, Nainital.