Karnataka State Eligibility Test

Pen & Paper Mode

KSET Basic Information

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

KSET 2021(Postponed): Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Updated On - June 04 2021 by Ganesh Wankhede

KSET 2021 entrance exam has been postponed by the authority due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. The new date of the exam will announce soon. KSET 2021 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 enroll 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. Candidates should go through the article concern with the KSET 2021 entrance test.

KSET 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check the KSET 2021 exam status from the below table:


Karnataka State Eligibility Test 2021 Status

Application forms are closed.
Exam datePostponed.

Latest Update:

  • KSET 2021 which was rescheduled for 25 April 2021 has been again postponed due to COVID-19. The new exam date will be announced soon. Candidates can download the exam postponement notice here- Download Now.

KSET 2021 Important Dates

Candidate can check here all the important KSET 2021 dates for the application form in the given table below:

KSET 2021 Dates
The application form will begin from08 February 2021
The application will end on07 March 2021
The last date submit the form with late fee20 March 2021
KSET 2021 exam datePostponed

KSET 2021 Application Form

KSET Application Form 2021 was released on 08 February 2021. Candidates could fill the KSET online Application Form 2021 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 authorized body.
  • Candidates needed to upload the scanned copy of the photograph before filling the form in the prescribed format.
  • A valid email ID and password were asked for registration.
  • The application fee was paid through both online and offline mode.
  • Candidates should take the printout 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 a late fee of Rs. 250/-.

KSET 2021 Application Fees

Applicants should check the given details of category wise KSET 2021 Application Fees from the table:

KSET Registration Fee 2021
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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must ensure their KSET Eligibility 2021 before start filling the online application form. Check all the relevant points of eligibility criteria:

  • Must secure 55% marks for the general category and 50% marks for all reserved categories 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 2021 results.

KSET 2021 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.

KSET 2021 Exam Pattern

Check the information about the KSET 2021 Exam Pattern from the given below table to get an idea about the question paper structure:

KSET Paper Pattern 2021
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 2021

KSET Syllabus 2021 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

KSET 2021 Test Centres

Karnataka State Eligibility Test is conducted at the following KSET 2021 Test Centres:

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

KSET 2021 Admit Card

Those who have applied for KSET 2021 can check the important information regarding the KSET admit card 2021 from the points given below:

  • Candidates who have already paid the fee can download the admit card.
  • 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 until the admission process gets over.

KSET 2021 Answer Key 

KSET Answer keys are released by the University of Mysore (KSET Center) on 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 2021 Result

Moulay Bhavan, University of Mysore will release the KSET Result 2021 after the completion of the State Eligibility Test (SET). Further information about the  KSET result in 2021 is mentioned hereby:

  • 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 2021 Result

Certain steps will be considered while evaluating the Karnataka SET result 2021:

  • 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 2021.
  • 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 2021 Highlights (Basic Information)

Candidates can check the overview of the Karnataka SET 2021 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
Application linkhttp://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/how_to_apply.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

Exam Date01 May - 31 May 2021 (Tentative)
Admit card01 May - 31 May 2021 (Tentative)
Form Date08 Feb - 07 Mar 2021
Result01 May - 31 May 2021 (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

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Form Start Date:

08 Feb 2021

Form End Date:

07 Mar 2021

The last date to submit the form was on 07 Mar 2021
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