Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test

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USET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Kumaun University, Nanital (KU)

USET 2023: Notification, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Updated On - April 13 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

USET 2023 also known as the Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test is organized by Kumaun University. The exam is conducted for the vacancy of Assistant Professor in various universities of Uttarakhand State. The exam is held once a year at the State level. As per the earlier information, the Application Form will be released online and the exam will be held in Offline mode. The candidates can check the other relevant information regarding the USET 2023 exam below in the article such as the Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, etc.

USET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check USET Entrance Exam status from below:

Exam Status

No notification has been released yet by the conducting authority.

USET 2023 Important Date

Candidates can check the USET 2023 important date from the below table.

USET 2023 Important Date
EventDate (Tentative)
Online Application Starts fromSeptember 2023
Last date to fill Online Application formsOctober 2023
USET 2023November 2023
Answer Key releasesNovember 2023
USET Result 2023November 2023

Above mentioned dates are based on the previous year's schedule. This page will be updated as soon as official dates are released by Kumaun University.

USET 2023 Application Form

Before filling the form the candidates must check their eligibility. The USET 2023 Application Form will be released on the official website of the competent authority. 

  • The candidates will have to register themselves and then fill the form.
  • Must give their valid Email Id and contact details.
  • Fill the form with the correct details like Personal Details, Academic detail, etc.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the required documents in the prescribed format only.
  • Make the fee payment and complete the registration process.
  • After filling in the details get the printout of it for further events.

USET 2023 Application Fee

The candidates can check the USET 2023 Application fee details below :

USET 2023 Examination Fee 
Open CategoriesRs 1000/-
SC/ST/OBC(Non-creamy layer)/PWDRs 600/-
Modes of Payment - Candidates can make the payment of application fee through online mode by using credit/debit card, net banking, or by cash through bank challan at any branch of SBI.

USET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates are advised to ensure USET eligibility criteria before filling the online application form as the fee once submitted will not be refunded also the form will not be accepted. Applicants seeking to appear for the USET exam must check their eligibility. The USET 2023 Eligibility Criteria are given below in points:
  • Candidates must have passed a Master's degree from a recognized board/university.
  • Also, applicants must hold a degree of PG Graduate diploma/ certificate awarded by the Indian University/ Institute or Foreign degree/ Diploma/ Certificate awarded by the Foreign University/ Institute.
  • The aspirants should have a score of 55% marks in a Master's degree or equivalent from UGC-recognized universities.
  • There is NO upper age bar to apply for this exam.
  • The certificate of USET is only dispatched to candidates as described in the preceding point only after they have produced the results of their Master’s Degree exam.
  • Candidates claiming for reservation based on categories such as SC/ST/OBC/PWD must possess a valid category certificate issued not more than one year ago.
Note - Applicants must note that his/her candidature can be canceled at any stage it is found that the eligibility of the candidate does not conform or that the information provided in the application form is false.

USET 2023 Exam Pattern

The aspirants can check the USET 2023 Exam Pattern below in the given points:

  • Number of Papers - There will be three papers
  • Number of Questions - 150 Questions, 50 Questions each in Paper 1 and Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be of 75 Questions.
  • Duration of Papers - 300 Minutes where Paper 1- 75 Minutes, Paper 2 - 75 Minutes and Paper 3 - 150 Minutes
  • Marks Allotted - 350 marks

USET 2023 Syllabus

Candidates must know all the topics on which questions will be asked in USET 2023. To qualify for the exam candidates must have thorough knowledge about all the important topics. Below given is the list of all the important topics that should be covered y the candidate for USET 2023. USET 2023 Syllabus consists of the below-given subjects:
  1. Hindi
  2. English
  3. Sanskrit
  4. Geographic
  5. Political Science
  6. Sociology
  7. History
  8. Education
  9. Psychology
  10. Physical Education
  11. Home Science
  12. Defense & Strategic Studies
  13. Music
  14. Law
  15. Physical Sciences
  16. Chemical Sciences
  17. Life Science
  18. Commerce
  19. Computer Science and Application
  20. Environmental Science
  21. Management
  22. Drawing and Painting 
  23. Philosophy
  24. Library and Information Science
  25. Earth and Atmospheric Science
  26. Mathematical Sciences

Subject List for USET 2023

The candidates are allowed to apply for only one subject from the below-provided list. The questions asked in the paper will be in English or Hindi language. Candidates can answer in one of these languages. However, in respect of Physical Science, Chemical Science, Mathematical Science, Life Science, Earth & Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Computer Science, and Applications question papers are available in English only.

01Hindi15Earth and
Atmospheric science
02English16Mathematical Science
04Geography18Physical Science
05Economics19Chemical science
06Political Science20Life science
08History22Computer Science
and Applications
09Education23Environmental Science
11Physical Education25Visual Art
12Home Science26Philosophy
13Defense and Strategic studies27Library and
Information Science

USET 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates must start early preparations to ensure that they cover the entire syllabus on time. Check a few preparation tips to fetch good marks in USET.

  • Tip 1: Make a study plan & accordingly allocate equal time to each subject/topic to study.
  • Tip 2: Make short notes from the beginning of revision at the last moment.
  • Tip 3: Acquire good learning resources such as previous year papers, question banks, solved papers, mock tests, and utilize them in your preparation strategy.
  • Tip 4: Solve mock tests to increase the number of good attempts and improve time management during the exam.

USET 2023 Admit Card

USET 2023 Admit Card will be released on the official website of the competent authority after the successful submission of the forms. Candidates can check the below-given details regarding the admit card:
  • It is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination hall as without it entry would not be possible.
  • To download the Hall Ticket the candidates will have to enter the required credentials.
  • Applicants must carry the original Id proof like Aadhar Card, PAN Card, etc. along with the Admission Ticket to the exam hall.

USET 2023 Exam Centers

The candidates can check the USET 2023 Test Centers below in the given list:

  1. Almora
  2. Haridwar
  3. Nainital
  4. Haldwani
  5. Dehradun
  6. Pithoragarh
  7. Gopeshwar
  8. Pantnagar
  9. Srinagar Garhwal
  10. Roorkee

USET 2023 Answer Key

The competent authority will release the USET 2023 Answer Key on its official website. The candidates will get an opportunity to challenge the answer key along with the proof. Based on the Answer key aspirants will be able to calculate their provisional marks for the entrance exam. If there will be any change in the answer key then the authority will release the final answer key.

USET 2023 Result

USET 2023 Result will be published after the release of the answer key on the official website. The candidates will be selected for admission based on the merit list which will be prepared by the authority. Candidates will be declared qualified if they succeed to qualify in the top 06%. It is mandatory to appear in all three papers and secure a minimum of 40% marks (General category) and a minimum of 35% marks (reserved category) in aggregate marks. 

USET 2023 Certificate

Candidates qualifying Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test are awarded the USET certificate. The certificate is awarded after proper verification of the original documents of the candidates at the counseling round. Those acquiring the USET certificate are eligible to apply for an Assistant Professor jobs in the Universities/Colleges of Uttarakhand.

USET 2023 Cut Off

Candidates appearing in the USET 2023 exam must secure the minimum qualifying marks as specified by the University in the official advertisement to be eligible to get the certificate. The minimum marks are relaxable by a specified percentage only for reserved category candidates. All other candidates must obtain the minimum marks to be qualified in the USET 2023 exam and get listed in the USET Result 2023. Check out the minimum marks below.

CategoryMin marks
General candidates40%
Reserved candidates35%

USET 2023 Highlights

USET 2023 important points can be checked below in the given table:

Exam NameUttarakhand State Eligibility Test
AcronymUSET 2023
Conducting BodyKumaon University
USET Official Website
Level of ExamState Level
FrequencyOnce a Year

About Kumaun University

Kumaun University is a residential-cum-affiliating university that came into existence in the year 1973 in Uttarakhand. The University is imparting quality education and research facilities in all the eight faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Visual Arts. JKumaun University conducts the Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test for admission in various courses at different colleges under Kumaun University. Kumaun University has become an ideal for all the state universities for regularizing academic sessions, imparting participation in education, creating a better academic atmosphere, generating resources without taxing the students, maintaining strict discipline among students, and imposing a code of conduct for teachers and this approach is continuing.

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USET Important Dates

Form Date20 Nov - 24 Dec 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card18 Feb 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date28 Jan 2023 (Tentative)
Result25 Feb 2023 (Tentative)

Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours 15 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions:In this paper 60 out of 50 questions are compulsory.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

1 hours 15 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


Paper 3
Exam Duration:

2 hours 30 minutes

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

20 Nov 2023

Form End Date:

24 Dec 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 24 Dec 2023
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