KSET- Syllabus and Previous year question paper

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Karnataka State eligibility test (KSET)

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Karnataka state eligibility test: Exam pattern, Syllabus and Previous year question papers and Key answer.

KSET will conducting exam in 41 Subject at nodal Centres across the state of Karnataka.  Candidates who qualify the KSET are governed by rules and regulations stipulated for the post of concerned Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions (Government/ Aided/ Private) of Karnataka State

Conditions of eligibility:

  • General Category- Secured at least 55% of marks in Master’s Degree / or equivalent examination from universities/ institutions recognised be UGC
  • Schedule Category (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD), OBC (IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB, Cat-1)- Secured at least 50% of marks in Master’s Degree / or equivalent examination from universities/  institutions recognised be UGC
  • The candidate who’s appeared for the final year exam of Master’ Degree but not informed result can also be apply for the KSET exam
  • Candidates shall appear for KSET in their relevant subject of their post-graduation only
  • Candidates who already got eligibility in previous KSET exam are not eligible to apply again in the same subject.

Scheme of the Exam:

  • Paper-I shall Consisting 50 objective types compulsory questions and each question carrying 2 marks for duration 1 hours.
  • Paper-II shall Consisting 100 objective types compulsory questions and each question carrying 2 marks for duration 2 hours.

Eligibility Marks:


General Category:        40% Aggregate marks in all two papers taken together

SC/ST/Cate-1/IIA/:       35% Aggregate marks in all two papers taken together


According to UGC’s directive, 6% of the appeared those who qualify in all the papers in KSET exam are to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only  The reservation policy prevalent in the State is to be used to compute the category-wise qualifying slots available for eligibility for Assistant Professor


Official Website: http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/ 

Subjects and Syllabus:

Subject Code Subject Link
00 General Paper Download
01 Commerce Download
02 Kannada Download
03 Economics Download
04 English Download
05 Political Science Download
06 History Download
07 Sociology Download
08 Geography Download
09 Hindi Download
10 Management Download
11 Tourism Administration Download
12 Education Download
13 Library & Information Science Download
14 Mass Communication & Journalism Download
15 Psychology Download
16 Social Work Download
17 Criminology Download
18 Law Download
19 Sanskrit Download
20 Physical Education Download
21 Folk Literature Download
22 Urdu Download
23 Public Administration Download
24 Computer Science & Applications Download
25 Physical Science Download
26 Mathematical Science * Download
27 Chemical Science Download
28 Life Science Download
29 Environmental Science Download
30 Home Science Download
31 Electronic Science Download
32 Earth Science Download
33 Archaeology Download
34 Anthropology Download
35 Marathi Download
36 Philosophy Download
37 Women Studies Download
38 Linguistics Download
39 Performing Arts Download
40 Music Download
41 Visual Arts Download

Previous year question papers:



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