Karnataka State Eligibility Test - KSET

The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) is conducted by the University of Mysore for the recruitment of lecturer and assistant professorship in different universities, colleges and institutions within the state of Karnataka.

KSET Eligibility Criteria

  1. There is no age limit for candidates applying for KSET.
  2. Candidates should have successfully completed their Master’s or other equivalent examination with a minimum of 55% (50% for reserved category) marks from a recognized universities / institutions.
  3. Candidates appearing for their master’s final examination are also eligible to apply for KSET.
  4. Candidates are only allowed to appear for KSET in their relevant subject. In case the candidate did not find the subject of his post-graduation in the list of KSET subjects, the candidate may appear in UGC-NET / UGC-CSIR NET which is held twice a year.
  5. Candidates belonging to the reserved category should produce a proof of their caste certificates.
  6. Candidate who have earlier cleared KSET are not eligible to apply again in the same subject. If any candidates are found to be eligible in previous KSET tests and reappearing on same subject in current KSET, their application will be cancelled and the previous eligibility is withdrawn through de-notification.
  1. Candidates, who are or have been awarded a Ph.D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SELT/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor(s) or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions.
  2. Candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held prior to 1st June 2002, are exempted from appearing in NET, being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anywhere in India. For SET held from 1st June 2002 onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor only in the universities/ colleges belonging to the state from where they have cleared their SET.

KSET Application Process

  1. Candidates are required to apply online by visiting the official website http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/
  2. Candidate has to upload his / her scanned recent passport size photograph in JPEG format (206 X 240 (w X h) pixel dimension) and the file size should not more than 300 kb. Fill up the application form with all appropriate details and submit it online. After the successful submission and confirmation, the candidates are suggested to take a printout of filled online Application Form and Computerised Bank Challan on A-4 size paper only for future reference.
  3. The application process is finally complete with the payment of application fees.
  4. Candidates can download the Bank Challan from the official website to pay examination fee.

KSET Important Dates (Tentative)

  • KSET Notification date: February
  • KSET Submission of On-line Application commences from: February
  • KSET Last date for submission of online application: March
  • KSET Last date for submission of hard copy of the Application form along with Attendance slip to the respective Nodal Centers: March
  • KSET Date of Examination: July
  • For exact dates visit EducationNews.Shiksha


Center Name - Center Code
  • Bengaluru - A
  • Belagavi -B
  • Ballari - C
  • Vijayapura - D
  • Davangere - E
  • Dharwad - F
  • Kalburagi - G
  • Mangaluru - H
  • Mysuru - I
  • Shivamogga - J
  • Tumkuru - K

Subjects offered for K-SET Examination

  1. Commerce
  2. Kannada
  3. Economics
  4. English
  5. Political Science
  6. History
  7. Sociology
  8. Geography
  9. Hindi
  10. Management
  11. Tourism Administration
  12. Education
  13. Library & Information Science
  14. Mass Communication & Journalism
  15. Psychology
  16. Social Work
  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. Electronic Science
  32. Earth Science
  33. Archaeology
  34. Anthropology
  35. Marathi
  36. Philosophy
  37. Women Studies
  38. Linguistics
  39. Performing Arts
  40. Music
  41. Visual Arts

KSET Exam Pattern

The test will be consisting of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). 

Paper-I: Shall consist of 50 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks. The questions which will be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper-II: Shall consist of 100 objective type compulsory questions each carrying 2 marks which will be based on the subject selected by the candidate.

Contact Details

Moulya Bhavan, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore-570 006.

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