Course Details K-SET

K-SET Recruitment Details

Conditions of Eligibility:

1. Candidates who have secured at least 55% of marks (without rounding off) for general category and 50% for Schedule Category (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons With Disability (PWD-VH/PH), Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB in master’s degree OR equivalent examination from universities / institutions recognized by UGC New Delhi, in subjects like Science, Humanities (including languages), Social science, Computer Science & Applications, Electronic science etc., are eligible to appear for this test.

2. Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing at the Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also appear for this Test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and for those who clear the KSET examination, eligibility certificate will be issued only on production of proof for having passed the Master’s degree or equivalent examination securing at least 55% marks (without rounding off) for general category and 50% for Schedule Category (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons With Disability (PWDVH/PH), Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA and IIIB, within two years from the date of KSET examination, failing which they will be treated as disqualified.

3. The Ph.D. Degree holders whose Master’s degree completed on or before 19th September 1991 (irrespective of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks for appearing in KSET examination.

4. Candidates shall appear for KSET examination in their relevant subject of their post-graduation only, 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 other than general category are required to mention their social status (Category I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB, SC, ST, PWD (VH/PH)) in the online application form. Candidates may note that they should satisfy the eligibility conditions with reference to the documents such as PG degree marks cards and certificates, category certificates and certificates related to PWD (VH/PH) enclosed with their application. The category certificates submitted by the candidates must be issued by the competent authority. In case their certificate is found to be invalid by the KSET agency at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action.

6. Candidates should note that their candidature is provisional. The mere fact that an admission card has been issued to a candidate will not imply that the KSET center has accepted his/her candidature. Candidates may note that candidature will be deemed final only upon verification of eligibility conditions.

Age limit:

1. There is no upper age limit to apply for KSET examination.

Exemption:

1. KSET shall remain the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment of Lecturers / Assistant Professors in Universities / Colleges / Institutions of higher education (Government / Aided / Private) in Karnataka State.

a. However, as per UGC guidelines, candidates, who have awarded Ph.D. Degree in compliance with the UGC Regulation 2009 (minimum standards and procedures for award of Ph.D. Degree), shall be exempted from KSET ELIGIBILITY as the minimum requirement for recruitment of Lecturers / Assistant Professors in Universities / Colleges / Institutions of higher education. The candidates who have passed the UGC/CSIR JRF examination prior to 1989 are also exempted from KSET examination.

Scheme and date of examination:

The KSET test will be consisting of three papers. The test for all the three papers will consist of only Multiple-choice Questions (MCQ).

Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 question to be attempted 1¼ Hours (09.30 A.M. to 10.45 A.M.)
Second II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1¼ Hours (10.45 A.M. to 12.00 NOON)
Third III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2 1/2 Hours (01.30 P.M. to 4.00 P.M.)

Paper-I: General Paper is on Teaching and Aptitude:

1. This Paper shall 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. This paper will contain 60 multiple choice questions of two marks each and candidates should answer only 50 questions. In the event of candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated and within that if grace marks awarded at later stage before declaration of the results to any question even if the candidate unattempted then such questions will also included in the count while taking the count of first 50 questions.

Paper-II: Subject Paper :

This Paper shall consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each paper will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) of two marks each and maximum marks will be 100.

Paper-III: Subject paper (in depth questions):

This Paper will consist of 75 Multiple-choice (MCQ) compulsory questions from the subject selected by the candidates. Each question will carry two marks and maximum marks will be 150.

PROCEDURE and CRITERIA FOR DECLARATION OF KSET RESULT:

This will comprise the following steps for considering a candidate for the eligibility for lectureship/Assistant Professorship:
Stage 1: The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks separately in Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III as stated below:

Category Paper-I Paper-II Paper-III
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/PWD/SC/ST 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40%)

Stage 2: A merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks (from all the three papers) obtained amongst the candidates who have qualified from Stage 1.

Stage 3: From the merit list prepared in Stage 2, top 15% candidates (in each subject and in each category) will be declared as KSET qualified for eligibility for Lectureship.

It may be noted that the above qualifying criteria decided by KSET is final and binding.