GSET - Exam Pattern

Gujarat State Eligibility Test

Admit card: 11 Dec 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Admit card: 11 Dec 2021

GSET 2021 Exam Pattern - Details, Marking Scheme, Time Duration.

Updated On - July 19 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

GSET 2021 Exam Pattern will be released by Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara for candidates seeking to appear for the entrance exam. The exam is organized to check the eligibility of the applicants for the post of Assistant Professor/Lecturer only in the Universities/Colleges belonging to the State of Gujarat. The interested candidates can go through the full article to know about GSET mode of exam, duration, pattern, etc.

GSET 2021 Exam Pattern

GSET will have two papers. The detailed information of GSET 2021 exam pattern is as follows:

GSET 2021 Paper Pattern 
PaperNumber of QuestionsMarks Duration
Paper I50 100

180 Minutes

(09:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.)

Paper I-
  • It is compulsory to attempt all the questions. 
  • Each question will carry 2 marks. No negative marking will be done.
  • The questions of Paper I will of general nature framed to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the aspirants.
  • The Questions will be from- reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness.
  • Each question will be of 2 marks. No negative marking.
  • The Paper-II will have the questions from the subjects the applicants have applied for.
  • The medium of both papers will be English & Gujarati. In case there will be any discrepancy in the question papers then the English version will be taken as the final one.
  • The questions of both the papers of GSET 2020 will of objective type. 
  • A candidate can appear in paper II only when he/she has appeared in the paper I.

GSET 2021 Provisions for persons with disability 

The exam pattern details are mentioned below for the persons with disability (PWD):

  • For Paper I the Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates will be given time provision of 20 minutes & for Paper-II 40 minutes separately. 
  • Also, they will be provided with the services of scribe/writer who would be a graduate in a subject other than that of the candidate.
  • No provision of Test Booklets will be given in Braille for Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates.
  • The Physically Handicapped (PH) applicants who will not be able to write in their handwriting will be allowed to avail the services of scribe by making prior request (at least one week before the date of GSET Examination) in writing to the GSET Agency office, Vadodara (The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara).
  • No Compensatory time and facility of scribe would be provided to other Physically Handicapped candidates.

GSET 2021 Exam Highlights

Candidates can check GUJ SET Highlights from the table below:

GSET Highlights 2021
Exam Name

Gujarat State Eligibility Test 


GSET 2021

Conducting Body

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Mode of Examination

Offline Mode, Pen and Paper Based Test

Number of Questions

150 questions

Type of Questions

Multiple Type Questions (MCQs)

Set of Papers

2 (Paper I & Paper-II)

Language of Test

Gujarati and English


Once in a year

Level of Exam

State Level

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21 Jun 2021

Form End Date:

21 Jul 2021

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