KSET 2016 will be held on Dec 11, registrations underway

Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) will be conducted on November December 11, 2016, University of Mysore had announced via its official notification. The process of application submission had begun from September 26th and will continue till October 25th. However, by paying a late fee of Rs 150 along with the application fee, candidates can apply till November 5, 2016.

Candidates may apply at the official website kset.uni-mysore.ac.in within the stipulated time.

Mysore University will be conducting this KSET exam and for the next 3 years also as UGC had notified last month. KSET is conducted to test the eligibility of candidates for the posts of Assistant Lecturer and Professor in the colleges/universities in the state. Each SET exam is exclusive to state other than UGC NET which is however a National Eligibility Test.

Although the registrations are underway, in its notice issued on October 1, the KSET Center for Lectureship at Mysore University had said that the online payment facility is delayed due to technical reasons and will resume soon. Until then the candidates can make their registrations. Here is the schedule for KSET 2016-2017.

  • The official notification was issued on September 23rd and online registrations started from Sept 26. The candidates should read the detailed notification before going ahead to apply, which is available in English and Kannada.
  • Last date to register online is October 25 without any late fee. By paying late fee, candidates can register online till Nov 5th.
  • The last date to submit hard copy of the application forms along with e-challan/copy of receipt and category certificate to the nodal center is November 10, 2016.
  • KSET exam date is December 11, 2016. Following is the scheme and schedule of the test.

Scheme of KSET:

Session Paper Marks Number of Question Duration
First I 100 60 out of which 50 questions to be attempted 1 hr. 15 min.  (09.30 A.M to 10.45 A.M)
II 100 50 questions all are compulsory 1 hr. 15 min.  (11.00 A.M to 12.15 PM)
Second III 150 75 questions all are compulsory 2 hr. 30 min.  (01.30 P.M to 4.00 P.M)

This time the test is being conducted for 39 subjects and will take place at test venues set up under 11 nodal centers in the state of Karnataka.

In last KSET, a total of 65,849 had appeared and only 5.06 percent qualified, indicating that the exam is a tough nut to crack.

Qualifying terms: 

The candidates who will appear for the KSET will be required to obtain a minimum percentage of marks to be termed KSET eligible and be given the eligibility certificate. The qualifying marks are different for all 3 papers.

Category Minimum Marks (%) to be obtained in each paper
Paper I Paper II Paper III
General 40 (40%) 40 (40%) 75 (50%)
Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB, SC, ST, PWD (VH/PH) 35 (35%) 35 (35%) 60 (40%)

The candidates have to secure marks above the set cut off and the merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of 3 papers. The top 15% candidates of each category will be declared KSET qualified.

The results are normally declared under two months time.

[With information via KSET center]
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