KSET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

The University of Mysore is the authority responsible for conducting the Karnataka State Eligibility Test 2021 or KSET 2021. The aim of this exam is to shortlist the aspirants for the post of lecturer/ Assistant professor in the state of Karnataka. Those candidates who are looking to apply are required to fill and submit the online application form before the last date.  Before filling the application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria carefully. All the necessary details regarding the KSET 2021 are provided in this article.

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Important Dates

The tentative schedule of the KSET 2021 examination is given below.

Main Activity Tentative Dates
Starting of KSET 2021 application form submission 1st week of February 2021
Last date to submit KSET application form 1st week of March 2021dd
Last date for online application fee payment 2nd week of March 2021
Availability of the correction window 2nd week of March 2021
Releasing of the admit card 2nd week of March 2021
Date of KSET 2021 exam 2nd week of April 2021


KSET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must ensure that they meet the following eligibility criteria before applying online.

Age Limit

  • There is no upper age limit in order to appear for this exam. A candidate of any age can apply.

Educational Requirement

  • The candidate must have a PG degree in order to appear for the examination.
  • The minimum marks required for the candidates of different categories are as follows.
    • General – 55% marks
    • SC/ ST/ OBC – 50% marks
    • Cat. I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIB – 50% marks
    • PwD: 50% marks
    • Ph.D. candidates completed their degree before 19th September 1991: 50% marks


The following candidates are exempted from appearing in the KSET 2021 examination.

  • Those who are qualified in NET/SET/SLET.
  • Candidates who are qualified in SET before 01 June, 2002 are also exempted from KSET.
  • Aspirants who qualified in the UGC-NET/CSIR JRF examination before 1989 are exempted from KSET 2021.
  • Those candidates

KSET 2021 Application Form

The application form for the KSET 2021 examination will be made available in online mode only.  Those candidates who are looking to apply need to fill and submit the application through the official website. The complete application process is explained below.

  • To start the application process, applicants first need to visit official website i.e. kset.uni-mysore.ac.in.
  • On the official website, candidates then have to register (sign up) as a new user.
  • During registration, applicants have to enter some of their basic details including email, mobile number, name, select gender, and date of birth.
  • Once registered, the candidates are required to provide their complete educational, personal, and contact details.
  • Next, the candidates are required to upload the scanned images of their passport size, and signature.
  • After that, the applicants are required to pay the necessary application fee.
  • Candidates may submit the application forms if all the details entered are correct.
  • It is advised to take a printout of the application confirmation page and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee

The application fees for the candidates for various categories are as follows.

  • General: Rs. 1150/-
  • Category IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB: Rs. 950/-
  • Category I, SC, ST, and PwD: Rs. 650/-

Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid either in online or offline mode as given below.

  • Online mode: In online mode, the fees can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or internet banking.
  • Offline mode: To pay the fees in online mode, candidates can take a print of the bank challan from the official website. This challan is needs to be submitted in the bank along with the fees in cash.

KSET 2021 Admit Card

  • The applicants who will submit the application form along with the fees before the last date will be able to download their admit cards online.
  • The link to download the admit card will be made available on the official website.
  • To download the admit card, candidates have to provide their registration details.
  • Important information like date, time, and venue of the examination will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • No candidate will be allowed to take the exam without an admit card.

KSET 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern of KSET 2021 examination is explained below.

  • Examination mode: Offline (Pen and Paper based mode)
  • Type of questions: Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Number of paper: 2 (Paper I and Paper II)
  • Duration of the exam: 3 hours
  • Maximum Marks: 300
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer
  • Negative Marking: Not applicable
Paper Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper – I 50 100
Paper – II 100 200
Total 150 questions 300 Marks



The KSET 2021 exam will be conducted for 41 subjects. The syllabus of each subject will be different from each other. Given below is the syllabus of the General paper common for all candidates.

General Paper – Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information & Communication Technology, People, Development and Environment, Higher Education System.

KSET Result 2021

  • Candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to check the result by visiting the official website.
  • Before declaring the final result, authorities will also publish the answer keys.
  • To check the result, candidates have to enter their roll number and date of birth.
  • The candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of two papers.
  • The minimum qualifying marks are different for various categories as given below.
    • General (GM): 40% aggregate marks in all the two papers taken together.
    • SC/ ST/ CAT – I/ II A/ II B/ III A/ III B/ PwD: 35% aggregate marks in all the two papers taken together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: In what cities the KSET 2021 exam is going to be conducted?

Answer: The expected examination centres are as follows – Bengaluru, Belagavi, Ballari, Vijayapura, Davangere, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Tumakuru.

Question – 2: Can I fill the application in offline mode?

Answer: No, the university will accept the application in online mode only through the official website.

Question – 3: Is there any provision for negative marking in case of an incorrect answer?

Answer: No, there will not be any negative marking.

Question – 4: For what subjects the KSET 2021 is going to be conducted?

Answer: The KSET 2021 examination is going to be conducted for the following subjects (along with the medium of     questions)

  • Commerce – English & Kannada
  • Kannada – Kannada
  • Economics(I) – English & Kannada
  • English – English
  • Political Science – English & Kannada
  • History – English & Kannada
  • Sociology – English & Kannada
  • Geography – English & Kannada
  • Hindi – Hindi
  • Management (II) – English & Kannada
  • Tourism and Administration – English & Kannada
  • Education – English & Kannada
  • Library & Information Science – English
  • Mass Communication & Journalism – English & Kannada
  • Psychology – English & Kannada
  • Social work – English & Kannada
  • Criminology – English & Kannada
  • Law – English & Kannada
  • Sanskrit – Sanskrit
  • Physical Education – English & Kannada
  • Folk Literature (III) – English & Kannada
  • Urdu – Urdu
  • Public Administration – English & Kannada
  • Computer Science & Applications – English
  • Physical Sciences (IV) – English
  • Mathematical Sciences (V) – English
  • Chemical Sciences (VI) – English
  • Life Sciences (VII) – English
  • Environmental Sciences – English
  • Home Science – English
  • Electronic Science – English
  • Earth Sciences (VIII) – English
  • Archaeology (IX) – English & Kannada
  • Anthropology – English & Kannada
  • Marathi – Marathi
  • Philosophy – English & Kannada
  • Women Studies (X) – English & Kannada
  • Linguistics – English & Kannada
  • Performing Arts – English & Kannada
  • Music – English & Kannada
  • Visual Arts – English & Kannada

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