Karnataka State Eligibility Exam April 2020 Selection Process

By Pradyumn Tripathi|Updated : March 4th, 2020

The exam date for KSET 2020 is near and the exam will be held on 12th April 2020. Students who are going to take this year’s exam must be familiar with the complete details of KSET Selection Process, before proceeding with their preparation.

So, go through this post now to understand the complete selection process of KSET Exam and familiarize yourself with the different stages of selection for this exam.

Selection Process of KSET :

This will comprise the following steps for considering a candidate for the eligibility for Assistant Professors.

The candidates are required to obtain minimum cut off marks in aggregate of all two papers i.e., Paper-I & Paper-II for eligibility for Assistant Professor as given below:

Step 1:

  • The candidate belonging to General category needs to secure at least 40% aggregate in both the papers taken together and at least 35% aggregate marks in both the papers taken together for the candidates belonging to Reserved category (SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender) in order to be considered for Assistant Professor.
CategoryMinimum marks (%) to be obtained
General [GM]40% Aggregate marks in all the two papers taken together
SC / ST / CAT-I / II A / II B / III A / III B / PWD35% Aggregate marks in all the two papers taken together

Step 2: The number of candidates to be qualified (total slots) for Eligibility for Assistant Professors shall be equal to 6% of the candidates appeared in both the papers of KSET-2020.

Step 3: The total slots arrived, amongst those candidates who have appeared in all two papers and cleared step 1, a merit list will be prepared subject-wise and category-wise using the aggregate marks of all the two papers secured by such candidates.

Step 4: According to UGC's directive, 6% of the appearing candidates are to be declared qualified for Eligibility for Assistant Professor only [Appearing means appeared in all two papers of SET]. The reservation policy prevalent in the State is to be used to compute the category-wise qualifying slots available for eligibility for Assistant Professor

Step 5: The subject-wise and category-wise distribution of qualifying slots will be calculated by using the formula mentioned below:


# Hence, the category should be correctly entered in the online application form. (Change of category, subject, centre etc. will not be allowed after the last date of editing of the online application form).

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

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