Karnataka State Eligibility Test

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KSET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,050
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode

KSET 2020 Postponed: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

Updated On - July 15 2020 by Akriti Maurya

KSET 2020 exam which was scheduled to be held on 21 June 2020 has now been postponed again due to COVID-19 outbreak. The exam will be conducted by Moulya Bhavan, the University of Mysore in pen-paper offline mode. Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) is a state-level entrance exam which is held once in a year to enrol the candidates for Lecturer and Assistant Professorship post. Qualified candidates will get a post of Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) in various universities/ colleges/ Institutions (Government/Aided/Private) in Karnataka State. Aspirants who are applying for this post must submit the application form before the last date of application. Candidates should go through the article concern with the KSET 2020 entrance test.

Latest Update KSET 2020 

  • KSET 2020 exam date has been postponed again.

KSET 2020 Important Dates

Candidate can check here all the important KSET 2020 dates for the application form in the given table below:

Online Application starts03 February 2020
Last Date for Submitting06 March 2020
Correction in the Application form 10 & 11 March 2020
Last date to apply online with late feeextended up to 06 Jun 2020
Download application formOn or before 06 June 2020
Admit Card AvailableOn or before 06 June 2020
KSET 2020 Exam21 June 2020
Answer key releasewill be announced soon
Result Releasewill be announced soon

KSET 2020 Application Form

KSET Application Form 2020 was released on 03 February 2020. The last date to submit the online KSET application form was 06 March 2020. Candidates could fill the KSET online Application Form 2020 on the official website of the authority. Go through the given mentioned points of Karnataka SET registration:
  • Interested applicants apply on the official website of the authorised body.
  • Candidates needed to upload the scanned copy of photograph before filling the form in the prescribed format.
  • A valid email ID and password was asked for registration.
  • The application fee was paid through online and offline mode both.
  • Candidates should take the print out of their filled application form after two working days on the website.
  • Must submit the hardcopy of the KSET online application form along with e-challan or receipt generated through the web, SSLC marks card, caste certificate, Degree mark sheet.
  • If in case candidates miss out on the last date of registration, they can submit the application form with late fee of Rs. 250/- till 25 May 2020.

KSET 2020 Application Fees

Applicants should check the given details of category wise KSET 2020 Application Fees form  the table:

KSET Registration Fee 2020
General CategoryRs. 1050/-
Cat-IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB Rs. 850/-
Cat-I, SC, ST, PWDRs. 550/-
Mode of payment: Candidates can make payment through both online and offline mode-
  • Online Mode: Via using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking or State bank Buddy e-Wallet payment. 
  • Offline Mode: Cash payment can be done by clicking SBI branch, challan can be generated online and payment can be made at all the SBI branches PAN India.

KSET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must ensure their KSET Eligibility 2020 before start filling the online application form. Check all the relevant points of eligibility criteria:

  • Must secure 55% marks for general category and 50% marks for all reserved category in the qualifying examination.
  • Should have a degree of master's or any other equivalent degree which is issued from the university or institute recognized by UGC Delhi.
  • Candidates should appear for KSET in their relevant subject of post-graduation only.
  • If candidates didn't find the subject of their post-graduation, they may appear in UGC NET or CSIR UGC NET exam.
  • There are upper age limit criteria to appear for the exam.
Note: Candidates pursuing a Master’s Degree /appeared in the final year must produce their passing certificate within 2 years from the date of publication of KSET 2020 results.

KSET 2020 Exemption

The following candidates are not needed to appear in KSET:

  • NET/SET/SLET qualified candidates are exempted under UGC governance.
  • SET qualified aspirants before 01 June 2002 are also exempted from KSET.
  • Candidates who qualified in the UGC-NET/CSIR JRF examination before 1989 are exempted from KSET.
  • Candidates who have obtained eligibility in previous KSETs are ineligible to appear in KSET
Candidates can download KSET 2020 Information Brochure Pdf

KSET 2020 Admit Card

Those who have applied for KSET 2020 can check the important information regarding the KSET admit card from the points given below:

  • Candidates who have already paid the fee before 11 March 2020 can download the admission card before 28 May 2020
  • The authority will issue the KSET Hall ticket online on the KSET official website.
  • It is mandatory to download the admit card and carry the same to the exam hall for verification purpose.
  • Must keep it safe untill the admission process gets over.

KSET 2020 Exam Pattern

Check the information about the KSET 2020 Exam Pattern from the given below table to get an idea about the question paper structure:

KSET Paper Pattern 2020
Exam ModePen-Paper Based Test i.e. Offline mode
Duration180 minutes (three hours)
Type of QuestionMultiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Total Marks300
Number of Question150
Marking Scheme

+2 marks with each correct answer 

-1 marks with each wrong answer

Paper wise distribution of marks and number of question in the question paper:
PaperMarksNumber of QuestionDuration
Paper 1100501 Hour (09:30 AM to 10:30 AM) 
Paper 22001002 Hours (11:00 AM to 01:00 PM) 

KSET Syllabus 2020

KSET Syllabus 2020 will be the same as in UGC/CSIR-NET. Given below are some important topics from which questions are generally asked in KSET entrance exam:

  • Reasoning ability
  • Divergent thinking
  • General awareness
  • Comprehension
  • State geographical
  • Social-economic
  • Environment
  • Historical
  • Climate
  • Political
  • Education
  • Technological knowledge

KSET Subjects

  1. General Paper
  2. Commerce
  3. Kannada
  4. Economics
  5. English
  6. Political Science
  7. History
  8. Sociology
  9. Geography
  10. Hindi
  11. Management
  12. Tourism Administration
  13. Education
  14. Library & Information Science
  15. Mass Communication & Journalism
  16. Psychology
  17. Criminology
  18. Law
  19. Sanskrit
  20. Physical Education
  21. Folk Literature
  22. Urdu
  23. Public Administration
  24. Computer Science & Applications
  25. Physical Science
  26. Mathematical Science 
  27. Chemical Science
  28. Life Science
  29. Environmental Science
  30. Home Science
  31. Social Work
  32. Electronic Science
  33. Earth Science
  34. Archaeology
  35. Anthropology
  36. Marathi
  37. Philosophy
  38. Women Studies
  39. Linguistics
  40. Performing Arts
  41. Music
  42. Visual Arts
Click here to download the KSET exam Syllabus 2020 PDF.

KSET 2020 Answer Key 

KSET Answer keys are released by the University of Mysore (KSET Center) at the official website after the exam.

  • The candidates can calculate the estimated score with the help of answer key.
  • Candidates who find discrepancies in the provisional answer keys can raise objections against the same.
  • However, such challenges must be backed by appropriate academic evidence and candidates must also ensure that they submit objections through links provided in the official website within due schedule only.
  • Once the objection window is closed, the KSET final answer keys are released after evaluating the validity of the objections and rectifying any mistakes in the provisional answer keys.

KSET 2020 Result

Moulay Bhavan, University of Mysore will release the KSET Result 2020 after the completion of the State Eligibility Test (SET). Further information about the  KSET result in 2020 is mentioned hereby:

  • The result will be announced in January 2021 tentatively.
  • Candidates can download the K-SET result from the official website of KSET.
  • The authority will not send the scorecard to an individual via post or any other medium.

Procedure and Criteria for declaration of KSET 2020 Result

Certain steps will be considered while evaluating the Karnataka SET result 2020:

  • Step 1: The number of candidates qualified (total slots) for Assistant Professors should be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of KSET 2020.
  • Step 2: The total slots arrived, again will be allocated to different categories as per the reservation policy of Government of Karnataka.
  • Step 3: In order to be considered for ‘Eligibility for Assistant Professor’, the candidate must have appeared in both the papers and secured at least 40% marks in aggregate in both the papers taken together for General (Unreserved) category candidates and at least 35% aggregate marks for reserved categories (Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB, SC, ST, PWD) (belonging to Non-Creamy Layer). 

KSET 2020 Test Centres

Karnataka State Eligibility Test is conducted at the following KSET 2020 Test Centres:

  • Bengaluru
  • Belagavi
  • Ballari
  • Vijayapura
  • Davangere
  • Dharwad
  • Kalaburagi
  • Mangaluru
  • Mysuru
  • Shivamogga
  • Tumakuru

KSET 2020 Highlights (Basic Information)

Candidates can check the overview of the Karnataka SET 2020 examination from the table below:

Exam NameKarnataka State Eligibility Test
Exam LevelState-Level
Conducting BodyUniversity of Mysore
KSET Official Websitehttp://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/index.php
Exam PurposeTo enrol candidates for the post of Lecturer and Assistant Professorship in the Colleges/Universities of Karnataka State.

About University of Mysore

The University of Mysore is a state university located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. The university was established on 27 July 1916 and its first chancellor was the Maharaja of Mysore. The Mysore University is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act and became autonomous on 03 March 1956.  As of July 2013, the University of Mysore was accredited "Grade A" by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

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KSET Important Dates

Form Date03 Feb - 06 Mar 2020
Exam Date21 Jun 2020 (Tentative)

Karnataka State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1General Awareness 502100
Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1Aptitude Test1002200

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

03 Feb 2020

Form End Date:

06 Mar 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 06 Mar 2020
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