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USET 2017 is a State Eligibility test which is being conducted by Kumaun University, Nainital. The exam held on October 29, 2017. USET is the state level examination. The USET 2017 examination conducted for the appointment of Assistant Professors in the State of Uttarakhand. The candidates who shall qualify USET 2017 will be able to apply for the post of Assistant Professor in any Government or Private University/ Institution/ College of the Uttarakhand state.The USET 2017 is conducted in 27 subjects. The students applied for the subject of his or her choice while filling the application form for USET 2017. There were some eligibility norms on the basis of which candidates were able to apply for the examination. Therefore candidates must have fulfilled the eligibility criteria for USET 2017 before filling the application form. In this article, candidates will know the information related to USET 2017 such as eligibility, application form, the application fee for the examination, examination pattern, test centres, list of the subjects, admit card and result. Before looking at the details of the examination, candidates must check the important dates for USET 2017 that are given below.

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USET 2017 – Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test

Candidates who are interested in appearing for the examination can check the table below containing the schedule in order to track the events.

Events Dates
Online application form submission begins 23 Aug 2017
Last date of submitting Fee through online generated Bank challan 22 Sep 2017
Online application form submission ends 24 Sep 2017
USET 2017 Admit Card Issue date 15 Oct 2017
Date of Examination 29 Oct 2017
Result 13 Jan 2018

USET 2017 Answer key

Answer key for Common Paper (00) and (Paper II & III) of USET 2017 has been published. Candidates are informed that if they have any objection to the answer to any question, can challenge the answer key by visiting the official website of USET 2017. For every Question, A candidate has to pay an amount of Rs 1000. Important date for Challenging answer key and paying application fee is given below.

  • USET 2017 Answer key: Click Here to check the answer key for USET 2017.
  • OMR Sheet: Click here to view the OMR sheet via login.
Events Dates
Start Date for the submission of fees for Key challenge 10 Nov 2017
Start Date for submission of Key challenge Form 11 Nov 2017
Last date for Submission of fees for key challenge 14 Nov 2017
Last date for Submission of the key challenge Form 15 Nov 2017

USET 2017 Application form

The application process for USET 2017 has been started on the official website of USET at The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the examination till September 24, 2017. Only the eligible candidates will be able to fill the USET 2017 application form. Candidates have to pay the prescribed amount of application fee before filling the application form.

The candidate shall need the valid email ID and phone number to complete the application process for the entrance examination. Candidate needs to fill all the required details in the application form such as personal details, contact details, educational qualification and other relevant information. A passport size scanned photograph and signature should be uploaded by the candidate in the prescribed format. To know the application process in detail, click on the quick links and check all the details related to USET 2017 application form.

Examination Fee

The candidates filling the application will be required to pay the requisite sum of money in order to complete their form. The amount to be paid by the candidates depend on the category from which they are applying. The table below describes the amount that the candidates are supposed to pay:

Category Amount to be paid
General Category Rs. 1000
OBC(Non- creamy layer) /SC /ST /PWD (persons with disability) Rs. 600

USET 2017 Fee payment method

The selection mode of payment will be embedded in the application form only. The Examination fee can be paid by the candidates either using online medium i.e. Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card or using Offline medium i.e. by depositing the Cash through Challan at any SBI Branch. You are strongly advised to keep a print of the application form and the candidate’s copy of Challan/ fee receipt for future reference.

USET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The Kumaun University has set the eligibility criteria for the UTET 2017. The candidates must be eligible to apply for the examination. The minimum eligibility for UTET 2017 is that the candidate must have completed the Master’s Degree from a recognised University of UGC and must have secured at least 55% aggregate marks (50% for the reserved category candidates) in the qualifying examination. The candidates must read the eligibility norms by clicking on the quick links that are mentioned below in the article. All the application forms will be rejected if the candidate will not be found eligible as per the eligibility conditions prescribed by the University.

Admit Card for USET 2017

USET 2017 Admit Card will be uploaded on the official website at It will be issued by the Kumaun University and hence will also be available on the website of the university at Candidates may get the hall ticket in the 02nd or 03rd week of October 2017. It will not be sent by post. You must carefully notice the venue of the Test and appear in the examination only at the designated examination centre. Candidate must bring black/ blue ball point pen.

Examination Scheme

The examination scheme of all the three papers in USET 2017 is given below in the table. The questions asked in all the three papers will be multiple choice questions. Candidates must note down the exam pattern for the examination and should prepare accordingly. Paper will be PEN and PAPER BASED

Session Paper Marks Number of questions Duration
First 1 100 60,out of which 50 questions are to be attempted 1¼ Hours  (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
2 100 50 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 noon)
Second 3 150 70 2½ Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)

USET 2017 Test centers

Candidates going to appear in the examination will get seat allocated from the following cities:- Almora, Uttarkashi, Nainital, Srinagar, Garhwal, Pantnagar, Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Pithoragarh, Roorkee and Gopeshwar. There is no provision of requesting for the change in test centre. Therefore, candidates must refrain from making such requests.

Syllabus of USET 2017

Paper-I- questions will be based on teaching/research aptitude/ reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness. There will be total 60 questions out of which 50 will be compulsory.

Paper- 2– will have questions 50 objective type compulsory questions from the following subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks. There will be total 50 questions. Candidates have to attempt all questions in 1 ¼ hours.

Paper-3- will consist of 75 MCQs from the subject selected by the candidate. Each question will carry 2 marks.

Result Declaration

The result of USET 2017 has been announced on the official website of the university. Candidates declared qualified if they succeed to ascertain a slot in the top 06% of the appearing candidates. It will be 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 for the job of Assistant Professor.

After declaration of Result

Candidates who are declared USET 2017 qualified will be required to submit some original documents to the competent authority so that passing certificates can be issued to them. The required documents are:-

  1. Xerox Copy of the fee paid.
  2. Final Year Mark Sheet of Postgraduate degree or P.G. Diploma of equivalent Examination
  3. Marriage certificate (in case of name change)
  4. Caste Certificate issued by a Competent Authority
  5. A valid OBC Certificate (NCL)
  6. Medical Certificate issued by Competent Authority in the prescribed format only in case of PWD category candidates.

Subject List for USET 2017

The University has published the list for the USET 2017. The code of the subject is also given in the list.The list is given below in the table.

Code Number Subject Name Code Number Subject Name
01 Hindi 15 Earth and Atmospheric science
02 English 16 Mathematical Science
03 Sanskrit 17 Law
04 Geography 18 Physical Science
05 Economics 19 Chemical science
06 Political Science 20 Life science
07 Sociology 21 Commerce
08 History 22 Computer Science and Applications
09 Education 23 Environmental Science
10 Psychology 24 Management
11 Physical Education 25 Visual Art
12 Home Science 26 Philosophy
13 Defence and Strategic studies 27 Library and Information Science
14 Music

The syllabus for each subject will be published on the official website. However, candidates can directly download the syllabus for the individual subject by clicking on the quick links that are mentioned in the article.

The candidate will only be able to apply for one subject from the above-mentioned list. While applying you have to mention the code of the subject in the application form. The paper for USET 2017 will be 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 English language only.

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