KSET 2021: Result, Cutoff, Certificate

KSET 2021: Result, Cutoff, Certificate

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Nov 3, 2021KSET 2021 Exam Result announced. Complete details about result, cutoff, certificate and much more regarding KSET 2021 examination.
KSET 2021 Exam Result announced. Complete details about result, cutoff, certificate and much more regarding KSET 2021 examination.
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KSET Exam Date 2021  -Jul 25, 2021

KSET 2021 Latest News

KSET Result 2021 announced. Candidates who appeared for the Karnataka SET Exam 2021 on 25 July 2021 can now check the KSET Result PDF from the official website- kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/. Candidates must log in on to the website using roll number and DOB. 

As per the official data, a total of 4,779 candidates have been successful in the KSET 2021 exam. The direct link to check the result is mentioned below. 

Check KSET Result 2021


After the University of Mysore releases the KSET 2021 results, 4,779 individuals (6.841%) have been selected as Assistant Professors at colleges across Karnataka. 


KSET Exam Latest News

  • 02 November 2021: KSET Result 2021 released.
  • 29 July 2021: Provisional KSET answer key 2021 released. 
  • 25 July 2021: KSET Exam 2021 was held successfully for all 41 subjects. 
  • Check the Allotment of Roll numbers for KSET Exam Centres
  • 09 July 2021: KSET exam date 2021 notification released. Exam to be held on 25 July 2021. 

  • 21 April 2021: KSET 2021 exam postponed again until further notice.
  • 17 April 2021: KSET 2021 New exam date announced. The exam will be conducted on 25 April 2021. Check KSET New Exam Date Notification PDF
  • 10 April 2021: KSET 2021 postponed. The new exam date will be published soon. Read More. 
  • 06 April 2021: KSET Exam Centres allocated. Check Now. 
  • 08 February 2021: KSET Application Form 2021 begin today. Read More
  • 06 February 2021: KSET 2021 Official Notification released. Read More.


What is KSET?

KSET Exam, Karnataka State Eligibility Test is conducted by Karnataka State Eligibility Test Center, University of Mysore. The KSET 2021 is administered to select eligible candidates for the post of Lectureship and Assistant Professor for the Karnataka State. Check out all the basic details about the KSET Exam 2021.

Exam NameKSET (Karnataka State Eligibility Test)
Exam Conducting BodyUniversity of Mysore
Type of questionsMultiple-Choice Questions (MCQs).
Number of subjects41
Age LimitNo upper age limit
Negative MarkingNo negative marking

KSET 2021 Notification

KSET Notification 2021 was released by the University of Mysore on 06 February 2021 KSET 2021 Notification was released for the aspirants interested in the post of Lectureship/Assistant Professor in Karnataka. Candidates may download the KSET exam 2021 notification for reference. The direct link to download the KSET Notification 2021 pdf id mentioned below. 

KSET 2021 Notification PDF, Download Here

KSET Exam Dates 2021

KSET 2021 Exam Dates were recently announced. All the latest updates about the KSET Exam Dates 2021 are mentioned below. Applicants must check all the KSET Important Dates 2021 to avoid missing a deadline.

Exam Events

Important Dates

KSET 2021 Notification date

06th February 2021

Submission of online application for KSET 2021 begins on

 08th February 2021

Last date to apply online for KSET 2021

07th March 2021

Last date to submit an online application with late fee

13th March 2021

Last date for submission of KSET Application hard copy of the application

15th March 2021

KSET Exam Centre Details announced 

06th April 2021

KSET Admit Card 2021

April 2021

KSET Exam Date 2021

25 July 2021

KSET Answer key 2021

29 July 2021

Last date to challenge KSET Answer Key 2021

23 August 2021

Karnataka State Eligibility Test 2021 Result

To be announced 

Karnataka SET Eligibility Criteria 2021

All the candidates must check the KSET Eligibility criteria 2021 before applying for the examination. KSET Eligibility details as per the latest notification are mentioned below. Please note the KSET age eligibility criteria and educational qualification.

Applicants who belong to any other state except Karnataka and in the reserved category (SC, ST & Other Backward Classes) shall be treated as General.

KSET Age Limit

As per the KSET official notification pdf, there is no upper age limit to be eligible for KSET Exam 2021.

KSET Educational Qualification

As per the KSET eligibility 2021, the candidates must have a master’s degree or
the equivalent from a UGC recognised universities or institution. The minimum marks required to be eligible varies as per the reserved category. The details are mentioned below.

CategoryMinimum Marks
General Category55%
Schedule Category (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Person with disability (PWD)
  • Applicants who are pursuing their Master's Degree may also apply for the KSET 2021 Exam conditionally that they must submit the proof of passing the Master’s degree with minimum required marks within two years of the KSET Result.

  • Candidates may only take the KSET exam in the subject of their post-graduation. The list of the KSET Subjects is mentioned below.

  • If you hold a Ph. D. degree holders and Master’s level examination had been completed by 19th September 1992 (irrespective of the date of declaration of result), you shall be eligible for a 5% relaxation in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%).

Also, note that candidates who became eligible in the previous KSET Exam are not eligible to apply again in the same subject.

KSET Salary 2021

Assistant Professors selected for the state of Karnataka through KSET 2021 receive a monthly salary in the range of Rs. 25,000/- to 40,000/- in the beginning. The pay is dependent on the scores and colleges. All the listed colleges are related to Karnataka. Check detailed KSET Salary & Job profile 2021

KSET Apply Online 2021

Applicants can fill the KSET form for the Assistant Professor position for the state of Karnataka from 08 February 2021 to 07 March 2021. KSET 2021 application form will only be accepted through an online mode. Hopefully, candidates have gone through the official notification, eligibility, and procedure before filling up the form. After submitting the form, download a copy of the application form and e-challan/receipt to keep it for future reference.

KSET Application Form 2021, Apply Now

How to apply for KSET 2021?

1) Visit the official website: http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/ to apply online.

2) You are required to sign up for registration using your valid email id and password.

3) After the registration, login using the same credentials and fill the detailed application form with personal, educational and KSET exam details.

4) Applicants are also required to mention their educational qualification and the PG course passed or appearing.

5) Keep the following documents ready for upload

  • Candidate’s Photograph: JPEG format, Size:10 kb to 100 kb
  • Candidate’s Signature: JPEG format, Size:5 kb to 30kb

6) For the payment, Select the payment category (Reservation Category) and verify the details and amount to be paid.

7) Payment can be made via State Bank MOPS (Multi Option Payment System) using Internet banking, Debit card, Credit card, State bank Buddy e-Wallet Payment and Cash.

8) Cash Payment can be done at all the SBI branches across India.

The online application form for KSET 2021 exam will close on the official website on 13th March 2021 with a late fee. Please note that candidates who passed the KSET exam earlier are not allowed to apply for the examination in the same subject again.

KSET Application Fee

Check the KSET Application form fee for different categories below


Application Fee

Late Fee






Cat-I, SC, ST, PWD


Note: The application fee for KSET 2021 can only be made online and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

KSET 2021 Test Centres

KSET 2021 is planned to be conducted in 11 KSET Centres across the Karnataka State. Applicants may select any one of the centres in their application form. Details of all the test centres with their respective code are mentioned in the table below:

Center Name

Center Code























KSET Selection Process 2021

As per the KSET Selection Process 2021, the number of applicants to be qualified Assistant Professors shall be 6% of the total candidates appeared in both the papers of KSET 2021. The selection procedure for KSET 2021 i.e. candidates to be selected as Assistant Professor is given below:

  • The total minimum Aggregate Marks (of both Paper I & Paper II) required is 40% for the General Category and 35% for the Reserved Category. (Reserved Category- SC / ST/ CAT-I / II A/ II B / III A / III B / PWD )

  • For the candidates who secure the minimum marks, a subject-wise and category-wise merit list will be prepared.

  • After the merit list, as per the reservation policy number of slots both subject-wise and category-wise will be declared.

KSET Exam Pattern 2021

KSET Exam Pattern and Syllabus must be thoroughly understood by the students for their exam preparation. Find complete details about the KSET Exam Pattern 2021 and Syllabus below.

KSET Exam Pattern 2021

KSET Exam question paper pattern will be held offline(pen-and-paper test). The questions will be objective type Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) format and candidates are required to answer on the OMR sheets provided with the question booklet.

You can find the detailed KSET Exam Pattern 2021 below:

KSET 2021 Session and Paper

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

Session 1st: Paper I (General Paper)



1 hour (9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M.)

Session 2nd: Paper-II (Chosen Subject)



2 hours (11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.)




3 hours

Please note that there is no negative marking in KSET 2021 examination.

KSET Subjects 2021

KSET Paper 2 is a subject test which is chosen by the candidate. KSET Exam is held in 41 subjects. Applicants must note that they can appear for the KSET exam in their post-graduation subject only. The list of the KSET Subjects is given below:





Public Administration



Computer Science & Applications

Social work


Physical Sciences

Women Studies

Political Science

Mathematical Sciences



Chemical Sciences



Life Sciences



Environmental Sciences

Performing Arts


Home Science



Electronic Science


Tourism and Administration

Earth Sciences

Physical Education



Visual Arts

Library & Information Science


Folk Literature

Mass Communication & Journalism



KSET Syllabus 2021

There are two papers in the examination. Paper I is a General Paper and Paper II is a subject paper that you opt for. Check the complete KSET 2021 Syllabus for both Paper I and Paper II.

KSET Syllabus 2021: Paper 1

KSET Paper I, also known as General Paper is based on Teaching and Research Aptitude. KSET Syllabus 2021 Paper 1 is mentioned below


Detailed Syllabus

Unit – I
Teaching Aptitude

  • Teaching: Concept, Objectives, Levels of teaching (Memory, Understanding and Reflective), Characteristics.
  • Learner’s characteristics: Characteristics of adolescent and adult learners (Academic, Social, Emotional and Cognitive).
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning: Teacher centred vs. Learner-centered methods; Off-line vs. On-line methods (Swayam, Swayamprabha, MOOCs etc.).
  • Evaluation Systems: Elements and Types of evaluation, Evaluation in Choice Based Credit System in Higher education, Computer-based testing, Innovations in evaluation systems.
  • Teaching Support System: Traditional, Modern and ICT based.
  • Factors affecting teaching: Teacher, Learner, Support material, Instructional facilities, Learning environment and Institution.

Unit – II
Research Aptitude

  • Research: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics, Positivism and Post-positivist approach to research.
  • Methods of Research: Experimental, Descriptive, Historical, Qualitative and Quantitative methods.
  • Thesis and Article writing: Format and Styles of referencing
  • Steps of Research.
  • Application of ICT in research.
  • Research ethics.

Unit - III Comprehension

  • A passage of text is given.
  • Questions are asked from the passage to be answered.

Unit – IV Communication

  • Communication: Meaning, types and characteristics of communication.
  • Effective communication: Verbal and Non-verbal, Inter-Cultural and group communications, Classroom communication.
  • Concepts related to Barriers to effective communication.
  • Mass-Media & Society.

Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude

  • Types of reasoning.
  • Number series, Letter series, Codes and Relationships.
  • Mathematical Aptitude (Fraction, Time & Distance, Ratio, Proportion and Percentage, Profit and Loss, Interest and Discounting, Averages etc.).

Unit – VI
Logical Reasoning

  • Understanding the structure of arguments: arguments forms, the structure of categorical propositions, Mood and Figure, Formal and Informal fallacies, Uses of language, Connotations and denotations of terms, Classical square of opposition.
  • Evaluating and distinguishing deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Analogies.
  • Venn diagram: Simple and multiple uses for establishing the validity of arguments.
  • Indian Logic: Means of knowledge.
  • Pramanas: Pratyaksha (Perception), Anumana (Inference), Upamana (Comparison), Shabda (Verbal testimony), Arthapatti (Implication) and Anupalabddhi ( Non-apprehension).
  • Structure and kinds of Anumana (inference), Vyapti (invariable relation), Hetvabhasas (fallacies of inference).

Data Interpretation

  • Graphical representation (Bar-chart, Histograms, Pie-chart, Tablechart and Line-chart) and mapping of Data.
  • Data Interpretation.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • General abbreviations and terminology.
  • Internet, Intranet, E-mail, Audio and Video-conferencing.
  • Digital Government Initiatives in higher education.
  • ICT & Governance.

People, Development and Environment

  • Development and environment: Millennium development and Sustainable development goals.
  • Human and environment interaction: Anthropogenic activities and their impacts on environment.
  • Environmental Issues: Local, Regional and Global; Air pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Noise pollution, Waste (solid, liquid, biomedical, hazardous, electronic), Climate change and its SocioEconomic and Political dimensions.
  • Impacts of pollutants on human health.
  • Natural and energy resources: Solar, Wind, Soil, Hydro, Geothermal, Biomass, Nuclear and Forests.
  • Natural hazards and disasters: Mitigation strategies.
  • Environmental Protection Act (1986), National Action Plan on Climate change, International agreements/efforts –Montreal Protocol, Rio Summit, Convention on Biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, International Solar Alliance.

Unit – X
Higher Education System

  • Institutions of higher learning and education in ancient India.
  • Evolution of higher learning and research in Post Independence India.
  • Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India.
  • Professional, Technical and Skill-Based education.
  • Value education and environmental education.
  • Polices, Governance, and Administration.

KSET Exam Centres 2021

The University of Mysore has released the details about the exam venue and allocated them against the roll numbers for the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) for Assistant Professorship Exam 2021. Applicants who successfully registered for KSET 2021 can now visit the official website and check the exam venue details. The link to check the KSET exam centre is mentioned below. 

Check KSET Exam Centre 2021

The KSET Centers where test will be conducted are all in the Karnataka State with their respective codes are given below. 

Sl. No.Center NameCenter Code

KSET Admit Card 2021

KSET Admit Card 2021 has already been released. The KSET admit card shall contain all the relevant information about the exam such as personal details, roll no, exam test centre and the subject of your examination. The applicants are supposed to carry a photo identity card along with their admit card printout on the examination day. No one will be allowed to appear in the exam without the admit card. 

Candidates who have obtained their admit card for the April 11th examination are not required to do so again. They will be allowed to take the exam on July 25, 2021, using the same KSET hall ticket. 

How to Download KSET Admit Card?

To download the KSET Admit Card, follow the steps mentioned below

  • Visit the official website or use the link mentioned here.
  • Click on the link to download the KSET Admission card 2021
  • Login using your registered credentials
  • Download the admit card and verify the details mentioned.

How to prepare for KSET 2021?

KSET 2021 requires a well-planned preparation and exhaustive coverage of the entire syllabus. Prepare a study plan as per the weightage of topics and your strengths. Follow the study plan diligently and also seek guidance from experts. Utilise the below-mentioned study resources to aid your exam preparation.

Also Read: How to Prepare for KSET Exam While Working

KSET Previous Year Papers

Experts and Teachers advise applicants to go through the KSET previous year papers to learn more about the exam pattern, syllabus and type of questions asked. Previous year papers provide a good revision and practice before the examination.

Also, check the list of KSET Books 2021 for the exam preparation. . 

KSET Cut off Marks, Score

KSET Cutoff for the general category for all the subjects in mentioned below. Check complete previous year KSET Cutoff for all the reserved categories.

KSET Cutoff 2018

Political Science47.33
Tourism Administration & Management48
Library & Information Science50
Mass Communication & Journalism54
Social Work47.33
Physical Education46
Folk Literature54.67
Public Administration52
Computer Science & Applications49.33
Physical Science49.33
Mathematical Science46
Chemical Science50
Life Sciences50.67
Environmental Science50
Home Science54.67
Electronic Science46.67
Earth Science52.67
Women’s Studies52
Performing Arts50.67

KSET Exam Analysis 2021

Check the detailed KSET Exam analysis by BYJU'S Exam Prep experts to check how you performed and aspirants preparing for the upcoming exams can gain useful insights about the exam. Get the KSET exam 2021 analysis by BYJU'S Exam Prep experts after the exam. Along with the KSET paper 1 review, you'll learn about the exam's difficulty level, good attempts, and a complete analysis of the entire KSET paper.

Download the KSET question paper 2021 along with the answer key. 

KSET Answer Key & Result

KSET Answer Key 2021 (official) is now available on the official website. Candidates who took the KSET 2021 Exam on 25 July 2021 can download and check the official KSET Answer Key now. The direct link to access the answer key is mentioned below. 

Candidates have an option to challenge the answer and raise objections. The option to challenge the answer key is open for a few days after the release. The final KSET Result 2021 will be based on the final answer key which will be released after the objections and challenges window. The last date to challenge the KSET answer key 2021 is  23 August 2021.  Applicants who will be able to score the minimum qualifying marks will be shortlisted for the Assistant Professor post in the state of Karnataka. The KSET result shall be declared on the official website of the Karnataka State Eligibility Test(KSET).

KSET Result 2021

 The University of Mysore has released the KSET Result 2021 on the official website on 02 November 2021. As the University of Mysore releases the KSET 2021 results, 4,779 individuals (6.841%) achieve eligibility to be recruited as Assistant Professors at first-year colleges across Karnataka. There are 2,309 female candidates and 2,470 male candidates who pass the exam.

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  • Mock Tests and KSET Test Series are the best way to prepare for KSET 2021 exam. It helps you analyse your exam preparedness and improves your score in the exam.

  • Applicants who have already cleared the UGC SET prior to 1 June 2002 are excused from KSET as they are eligible for Assistant Professor anywhere in India.

  • KSET Assistant Professor receives an average salary of 25,000/- to 40,000/- per month in the beginning.

  • After you clear KSET 2020, you will be eligible for Assistant Professor post in the state of Karnataka.

  • Applicants who were eligible for the previous KSETs in the same subject are not eligible to apply again. In case they do apply for the same subject, their candidature will be cancelled.

  • Yes, you are eligible to apply for KSET 2021. As per the official notification, there is no upper age limit to appear for the exam.

  • Yes, You must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the subjects you have chosen for KSET from a UGC recognised university/institution.

  • Minimum Average Score (of both Paper I & Paper II) should be 40% for the General Category and 35% for the Reserved Category.

  • There are a total of 41 subjects in which you can appear for KSET 2021. You can refer to the official notification for the complete list.

  • No, the examination pattern does not have an interview. However, after clearing KSET 2021, you will be called for individual interviews in different universities.

  • KSET Exam is held once a year by the University of Mysore to make a merit-based selection for the post of Assistant Professor.


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