USET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

USET 2021 stands for Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test 2021. It is a state level exam going to be conducted by the Kumaun University, Nainital.  Clearing this exam is compulsory for the candidates who are looking to work as an Assistant professor in the universities across the state of Uttarakhand. The USET 2021 examination is expected to be conducted for 27 subjects. Those candidates who are looking to apply for this exam need to fill and submit the application form before the last days. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria carefully before submitting the form. All the necessary details regarding the USET 2021 examination are provided in this article.

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Important Dates

Main Events Tentative Dates
Starting of online application form submission Last week of February 2021
Last date to submit application form Last week of February 2021
Release date of Admit card April 2021
Date of examination April 2021
Release date of answer keys May 2021
Result Declaration In the month of June 2021


USET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, candidates must make sure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria given below.

  • The candidate must have a PG degree with at least 55% marks (without rounding off).
  • Those who are in the final year of their Master’s degree program are also eligible.
  • There is no upper age limit to apply for the USET exam.
  • Candidates from BC, SC, ST, PwD, Transgender categories will get a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying exam.
  • Applicants who have completed Ph.D. before 19th September 1992 will also get a relaxation of 5% marking in the qualifying exam

USET Application Form 2021

The application form of USET 2021 examination will release in online mode only. Those who are looking to apply need to visit the official website of Kumaun University in order to access the application form.

  • To initiate the application process, candidates have to register on the official website i.e.
  • Please note that the aspirants should have an email ID and phone number in order to register on the official website.
  • Once registered, the candidates may login and access the main application form.
  • Then, in the next step, candidates are required to fill all the necessary educational, personal, and contact details in the application form.
  • Apart from the details, applicants are required to upload the scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature.
  • Next, the aspirants should pay the necessary application fee after submitting the form.
  • Finally, aspirants should take a printout of the application form submitted and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee

The application fee for the candidates of different categories is given below.

  • General: Rs. 1000/-
  • SC/ ST/ OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/ PWD: Rs. 600/-

Mode of payment: The fees can be paid online using a credit card, debit card or net banking. Alternatively, the candidate can also pay the fee by cash using the bank challan.

USET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for the exam should know and understand the exam pattern given below.

  • Mode of examination: Online (Computer based test)
  • Number of papers: 2 (Paper I and Paper II)
  • Number of questions: 50 in paper I and 100 in paper II
  • Duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Type of questions: Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Marking Pattern: Each question will carry 2 marks.
  • Negative marking: Not applicable
Paper  – I
Subject Number of questions Maximum Marks
Reasoning ability, Comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness 50 100
Paper – II
Based on the subject selected by the candidate 100 200


USET Syllabus 2021

The USET 2021 syllabus is different for various subjects. Still, we are providing important topics for common subjects.

  • Teaching Aptitude: Teaching – Nature, objectives, characteristics and basic requirements, Learners characteristics, Factors affecting teaching, Methods of teaching, Teaching aids, Evaluation systems
  • Research Aptitude: Research – Meaning, characteristics and types Steps of research, Methods of research, Research Ethics, Paper, article, workshop, seminar, conference and symposium, Thesis writing: its characteristics and format
  • Reading Comprehension: A passage to be set with questions to be answered
  • Communication: Communication: Nature, characteristics, types, barriers and effective classroom communication.
  • Reasoning: Number series, letter series, codes, Relationships, Classification, Understanding the structure of arguments, Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning, Verbal analogies : Word analogy-Applied analogy, Verbal classification, Reasoning Logical Diagrams : Simple diagrammatic relationship, multi diagrammatic, Relationship: Venn diagram; Analytical Reasoning.
  • Data Interpretation: Sources, acquisition and interpretation of data, Quantitative and qualitative data, Graphical representation and mapping of data.
  • Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration: Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India formal and distance, education professional/technical and general education; value education, Governance, polity and administration concept, institutions and their interactions.

USET Admit Card 2021

  • The university will make the official website available on the official website i.e.
  • The information regarding the date, timing, and venue of the examination will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates should know that the university will not send an admit card by post to any candidate. All aspirants must download their admit card through the official website.
  • It is necessary for all the candidates to carry a hard copy of the downloaded admit card. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam centre without an admit card.
  • Aspirants should keep a copy of the downloaded admit card for future requirements.

USET 2021 Result

  • After conducting the exam, the university will release the USET 2021 exam result through the official website.
  • The result will be published in the form for a subject and category wise merit list.
  • Top 6% of the total candidates who will appear for the exam will be declared successful.
  • Apart from being one of the top 6% candidates, aspirants should also have at least 40% aggregate marks (35% for reserved category candidates)
  • In order to get USET qualified certificate, the candidates have to submit the following documents.
    • Post-graduation degree or equivalent mark sheets
    • Post-graduation degree or equivalent mark sheets
    • Photo Copy of application fee receipt
    • Category certificate
    • Marriage certificate (in case of name change)
    • Medical certificate issued by the concerned authorities in a prescribed format (in case of PWD category candidates only

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: The exam is going to be conducted in online mode or offline mode?

Answer: It is a computer based test going to be conducted in online mode only.

Question – 2: Is it possible to submit the USET application form in offline mode?

Answer: No, the application form will be made available in online mode only.

Question – 3: For what subjects, the USET 2021 examination is going to be conducted?

Answer: The examination will be conducted for the following subjects.

  • Hindi
  • English
  • Sanskrit
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education
  • Home Science
  • Defence and Strategic studies
  • Music
  • Earth and Atmospheric science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Law
  • Physical Science
  • Chemical science
  • Life science
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science and Applications
  • Environmental Science
  • Management
  • Visual Art
  • Philosophy
  • Library and Information Science

Question – 4: Is there any provision for negative marking?

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


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