GSET 2021 (Gujarat State Eligibility Test) - Dates, Application, Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation

GSET 2021 (Gujarat State Eligibility Test) - Dates, Application, Syllabus, Pattern, Preparation

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Jul 22, 2021GSET Exam 2021 Notification released. Check all important exam details of Gujarat State Eligibility Test 2021 such as exam date, application, syllabus and more. 
GSET Exam 2021 Notification released. Check all important exam details of Gujarat State Eligibility Test 2021 such as exam date, application, syllabus and more. 
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GSET 2021 Apply Online  -Jun 21, 2021- Jul 31, 2021GSET 2021 Exam Date  -Dec 26, 2021

GSET Exam 2021 Latest News

GSET Application 2021 last date extended. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda has extended the online application form date from 21 July 2021 to 31 July 2021. It is essential to check the GSET exam eligibility before filling up the form. The direct link to apply online for Gujarat SET Exam 2021 is mentioned below. 

Gujarat SET Exam Application Form 2021

The GSET 2021 notification pdf has been released by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on the official website- The GSET exam 2021 is scheduled to be held on 26th December 2021.

GSET 2021 Latest Updates 

  • 22 July 2021: Gujarat SET Apply Online date extended. 
  • 21 June 2021: GSET 2021 Notification released along with important dates. 

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, the exam conducting body has announced the 15th Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) to be held on Sunday, December 26, 2021. The GSET 2021 is conducted to determine the eligibility of Gujarat state candidates for Assistant Professor in Gujarat state universities and colleges in 23 subjects at 11 centres across Gujarat state.

GSET Notification 2021

The GSET 2021 notification has been released for Gujarat State Eligibility Test by the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Candidates who wish to apply for the Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) 2021 examination must download the notification and understand all the important details of the exam. 

The GSET Notification 2021 contains all the details about the exam such as important dates, application form, eligibility, subject-list, test centres and more. The direct link to download the notification is given below. 

GSET 2021 Notification

What is GSET Exam?

GSET Exam, also known as Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) is conducted by  The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara on behalf of the Gujarat State. The GSET Exam is conducted yearly to shortlist eligible applicants for the post of Assistant Professor in universities and colleges of Gujarat State. 

The exam is held in 23 subjects and across 11 centres in Gujrat. 

GSET Exam Highlights

Exam NameGSET 2021
GSET Full Form Gujarat State Eligibility Test
Level of examState-level - Gujarat
Exam TypeState Eligibility Test
Exam Conducting AgencyMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline
Age LimitNo upper age limit
GSET Official
Official Contact DetailsE-Mail –

GSET Exam Dates 2021

Along with the release of the official notification, GSET 2021 dates have also been announced, It is important to note that the below-mentioned dates might change due to the ongoing pandemic. note all the dates to avoid missing a deadline. 


Exam Date

GSET 2021 Notification released

21 June 2021

GSET 2021 Apply Online Begins

31 June 2021

Last Date to Apply Online fro GSET Exam 2021

31 July  2021

GSET Admit Card 2021 release date

2-3 weeks before the exam date

GSET Exam Date 2021

26 December 2021

GSET 2021 Answer key releaseto be announced
GSET Result 2021 announcedto be announced
Download GSET  e-certificateto be announced

Who can apply for GSET Exam?

GSET eligibility criteria 2021 mentions the minimum qualification required to apply for the upcoming GSET 2021 exam. The official eligibility details are released in the official notification. It is crucial to abide by the criteria before applying online to avoid last stage disqualification. Check the educational qualification and age limit required to be eligible for GSET 2021. 

GSET Educational Qualification 2021

As per the GSET Eligibility 2021, candidates must have a master’s degree in a subject of GSET to apply for the exam. candidates who studying in the final year can also apply. 

  • Candidates belonging to the General/Unreserved/General-EWS category must have secured at least 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC.
  • The acceptable streams of post-graduation are Sciences, Humanities (including languages) and Social Science, Computer Science & Applications.
  • Other categories must have at least 50% marks. 

GSET Age Limit 2021

There is no upper age limit applying in GSET for eligibility of Assistant Professor.

GSET Subject-Wise Eligiblity 

The official notification also mentioned the complete list of GSET subjects. the list is mentioned below under GSET Subject List 2021 section. you must check the acceptable PG degree and subjects for the subject you are opting for. Candidates are required to appear for GSET in the subject of their Post Graduation only. 

GSET Application Form 2021

The GSET application form 2021 is now available on the official website The GSET 2021 registration and form will be available from 21 June 2021 to 31 July 2021. the direct link to GSET apply online 2021, steps, fee and other details are mentioned below. 

How to apply for GSET 2021 Exam?

The GSET 2021 application process contains two mandatory steps.

Step 1: Pay the GSET Registration Fee 2021

  • For fee payment, candidates must go to the GSET website at
  • Exam fees and processing charges, if any, can only be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking account.
  • After successful submission of the application fee, print the receipt for the examination fee.
  • For online registration of their application form, candidates should write down and keep their Order Number and SBIepay Reference ID (Step-2).

GSET Application Fees



General/General-EWS/SEBC Non-creamy layer

₹ 900


₹ 700


₹ 100

Step 2: GSET 2021 Online Registration

Before filling up the GSET application form, the candidates must check the following documents

  • To Log in, the candidate must go to the GSET website-, and enter their Order Number and Sbiepay Reference ID.
  • Click on the "Apply Online" button to begin filling up the Application Form for GSET 2021
  • Please carefully fill out the GSET application form with the correct information and follow the on-screen instructions.

No correction will be made after you submit the application form.

  • The candidate should take a printout of the submitted online Application Form on A-4 size paper only after successful submission and confirmation.

It is mandatory for the candidate to keep and preserve a printout of the filled online Application Form for future reference.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early in order to prevent a last-minute rush. The GSET Agency shall not be held liable for any network issues or other issues of this sort.

GSET Exam Centres 2021

The GSET 2021 will be held on offline mode across 11 cities in Gujarat. Check the list of test centres below. 

Centre CodeCentre Name
07Vallabh Vidyanagar

GSET Subject List 2021

The GSET 2021 Exam will be conducted for 25 subjects. Below mentioned are the details of the subjects along with PG Course & Subjects applicable for the subjects. You can also check the medium of the question paper for each subject. 

Subject CodeSubject NameMedium of Question PaperP. G. CourseP.G. Subject(S)
01Mathematical SciencesEnglishM.Sc./M.A./M.Tech. (Science)Mathematics / Mathematical Science / Statistics / App. Maths./ Ind. Maths
02Physical SciencesEnglishM.Sc.Physics / Physical Science
03Chemical SciencesEnglishM.Sc.Chemistry / Chemical Science
04Life SciencesEnglishM.Sc./M.Tech (Science)Life Science / Botany / Zoology / Microbiology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Virology / Bioinformatics / Genetics
08HistoryEnglish & GujaratiM.A.History
09SociologyEnglish & GujaratiM.A.Sociology
10EconomicsEnglish & GujaratiM.A.Economics
11Political ScienceEnglish & GujaratiM.A.Political Science / Politics
13EducationEnglish & GujaratiM. Ed. / M. A.Education
14PsychologyEnglish & GujaratiM.A.Psychology
15Library and Information ScienceEnglish & GujaratiM. Lib./ M.Lis.Library and Information Science
16LawEnglish & GujaratiLL. M.Law
17CommerceEnglish & GujaratiM. Com.Commerce
18ManagementEnglishM. B. A. Or Equivalent DegreeManagement
19Computer Science and ApplicationEnglishM.C.A/M.Sc. M.C.S/M.E. / M. Tech or Equivalent DegreeComputer Science and Application
20Earth SciencesEnglishM.Sc.Geology / Geoinformatics
21Physical EducationEnglish & GujaratiM. P. Ed.Physical Education
23Home ScienceEnglish & GujaratiM.Sc. / M.A.Home Science
25Social WorkEnglish & GujaratiM.S.W/ M.A.Social Work

GSET Salary

Candidates can expect a lucrative pay in the range of ₹ 41K - 45K per month in the starting phase based on the scores, skills, and colleges.

GSET Exam Pattern 2021

GSET 2021 exam will have two papers. Both the papers will be objective type questions, multiple-choice. The GSET exam will be a 3 Hour exam from 09:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Check the latest GSET 2021 exam pattern below.

PaperMarksNumber of QuestionMarking Scheme
I10050 questions
all are compulsory
2 marks
II200100 questions
all are compulsory
2 marks 
  • The questions in both will appear both in Gujarati and English versions (except for languages and science subjects).
  • There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.
  • It is compulsory for the Candidate to appear in both papers. A candidate who does not appear in paper-I, will not be permitted to appear in paper-II.

GSET Exam Syllabus 2021

The syllabus for GSET 2021 will be the same as UGC NET Syllabus. For Science Subjects i.e. Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life
Sciences & Earth Sciences, the syllabus is the same as of the CSIR-NET Syllabus.

The GSET Exam 2021 consist of two papers, paper I and paper II. 

  • Paper I will consist of 50 objective type questions, each worth two marks. The questions will be of a general nature and will be used to assess the candidate's teaching/research abilities. It will largely be used to assess the candidate's reasoning skills, understanding, divergent thinking, and general awareness.
  • Paper-II will consist of 100 objective type, two-mark questions based on the candidate's chosen subject.

GSET Cut Off Marks

GSET Exam Cutoff is released by the official agency. As per the official notification, the qualifying criteria cutoff is mentioned below.

  • The qualified candidates must rank in the top 15% of the subject
  • For the category merit lists, a minimum of 6% of the candidates will qualify.
  • For General (Unreserved) category candidates, they must have appeared in both papers and received at least 40% aggregate marks in both papers considered together.
  • For all applicants belonging to the reserved categories, namely SC, ST, SEBC (Non-Creamy Layer), PWD(PH/VH), and Transgender, at least 35 per cent aggregate marks in both papers taken together are required.

GSET Admit Card 2021

It should be noted that the GSET admit card will be available 7 days prior to the exam date on the official website Candidates will not receive the GSET hall ticket in the mail.

Candidates should download their hall ticket from the website to determine their GSET exam venue as stated on the admit card and appear solely at the allocated test centre. No applicant will be permitted to attend the exam without the admit card. 

The direct link to download the GSET hall ticket will be updated here. 

GSET Answer Key 2021

The MS University will release the official GSET exam answer key after the exam for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Aspirants will be able to download the GSET Answer Key 2021 pdf from the official website and calculate the marks after the exam. Applicants will also get a chance to challenge the answer key. 

Challenge the GSET Answer Key 

Candidates will be given the option to challenge the provisional answer key by the official authorities. If a candidate has any doubts about the provisional answer key, they have a certain amount of time to object to that answer. The answer key relating to the challenge raise will be thoroughly reviewed. The GSET Agency's decision on the challenges will then be final, and the results will be announced based on the final answer keys. There are no changes that can be made to the final answer key.

GSET Result 2021

GSET Result will be announced on the official website. Candidates who qualify after the GSET Exam result will be issued the certificate for the assistant professor post. The result will be released by Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. The direct link to check the result will be updated here 

How to check the GSET Result?

  • Candidates must go to the official website,
  • Select the result link that appears on the screen.
  • Enter your credentials to log in - registration number and DOB
  • The GSET exam result will be shown on the screen.
  • View and download the result. Make a copy for future reference.

GSET E-certificate 2021

After the GSET Result is announced, all qualified candidates will get the GSET certificate. It is important to note that the GSET agency will issue only E-certificates to the qualifying candidates only. Printed / hard copy of the certificate will not be issued/sent to any successful candidate. Candidates who are qualified or not qualified will not receive a mark sheet. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda will only give E - Certificates to qualifying candidates after verifying their eligibility documents immediately following the GSET Result.

Related Links

Gujarat SET Exam Application Form 2021

GSET Exam Eligibility 2021

GSET Exam Pattern 2021

GSET Selection Process 2021

GSET Admit Card 2021

GSET Syllabus 2021

GSET Cut Off 2021

GSET e-Certificate 2021

Gujarat SET Question Papers PDF

GSET Preparation Book 2021

GSET Exam Preparation 2021


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  • The salary of Assistant Professor in Gujarat after GSET Exam is approx. ₹ 41000 to 45000 per month.

  • To prepare for the GSET exam, you must go through the syllabus and the exam pattern in a comprehensive manner. After that, curate your booklist and complete the syllabus. Once you complete a topic, ensure yourself to attempt a GSET mock test to check your retention. After completion of the entire syllabus, solve numerous GSET test series for a thorough revision.

  • Yes, as per the GSET official notification candidate must have a Master’s Degree recognized by U.G.C., in a subject of GSET to be eligible for the exam.

  • No, the GSET exam is only for the selection of Assistant Professor and not JRF.

  • Yes, the GSET exam is held in both Gujarati and English. In case of any inconsistencies, the English Version will be considered as final.

  • Yes, as per the official notification, there is no upper age limit to be eligible for the Gujarat SET exam 2021

  • There is no negative marking in Gujarat SET exam 2021. The GSET exam consists of two sections in the exam with 50 and 100 questions respectively.

  • The GSET Exam, Gujarat State Eligibility Test is held yearly. The exam is conducted once a year starting from the release of the notification to the release of the e-certificates. 



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