KSET Syllabus 2021 – Download Paper 1 & Paper 2 Syllabus PDF

KSET Syllabus 2021 – Download Paper 1 & Paper 2 Syllabus PDF

ByNikhil Verma  |  Updated on: Feb 8, 2021KSET 2021 Exam Result announced. Complete details about result, cutoff, certificate and much more regarding KSET 2021 examination.
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[Latest] KSET Syllabus 2021

KSET Syllabus 2021 is released by the University of Mysore with the official notification for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Karnataka State Eligibility Test is a highly competitive exam that is conducted to select the candidates for the role of an Assistant Professor in colleges across the state of Karnataka and candidates must go through the KSET 2021 syllabus in an exhaustive manner. Both the papers are conducted in offline mode. Candidates may download the KSET Syllabus 2021 PDF to make their preparation much easier. KSET Exam 2021 will be conducted on 11th April 2021. 

Candidates have to attempt and clear both the papers to get posted as an Assistant professor in Government colleges in Karnataka. KSET Paper 1 is for 100 marks and the time duration for this is 1 hour. KSET Paper 2 is for 200 marks, and the time duration for this is 2 hours.

Paper 1 is common for all the applicants, but Paper 2 will be based on the subjects that are chosen by the candidates. Check the detailed KSET Exam Pattern 2021. Below listed are the paper wise syllabus.

KSET Paper 1 Syllabus 2021

KSET Paper 1 is for 100 marks, and it consists of 50 objective type questions. Paper 1 has 10 sections, below is the detailed KSET Subject Wise syllabus. The weightage provided to each section is similar, i.e. 5 Questions (5 * 2 =10 marks) from each section. This exam is conducted in offline mode. We will now have a look at the sections asked in the Paper-I test of KSET as well as the topics asked under them.

Teaching Aptitude 

  • Teaching
  • Learner’s characteristics
  • Factors affecting teaching 
  • Methods of teaching in Institutions of higher learning
  • Teaching Support System
  • Evaluation Systems

Research Aptitude

  • Research-Meaning
  • Types and Characteristics
  • Steps of Research
  • Methods of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Paper, Article
  • Conference & Seminar
  • Workshop and Symposium
  • Thesis writing: Its characteristics and format.

Reading Comprehension

  • A passage will be set with questions to be answered from within the passage.


  • Communication Nature
  • Types
  • Characteristics
  • Barriers
  • Effective classroom communication.

Reasoning (Including Mathematical)

  • Letter series
  • Number series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Arithmetic
  • Set Theory etc.

Logical Reasoning 

  • Understanding the structure of arguments
  • Evaluating and distinguishing inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Verbal analogies – Applied analogy
  • Word analogy
  • Verbal classification
  • Reasoning Logical Diagrams – Simple diagrammatic relationship
  • Multi-diagrammatic relationship
  • Venn diagram
  • Analytical Reasoning.

Data Interpretation

  • Sources, Acquisition and interpretation of data
  • Qualitative and quantitative data
  • Graphical representation
  • Mapping of data.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • ICT Meaning
  • Uses
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • General abbreviations and Terminology
  • Basics of internet and e-mailing.

People and Environment 

  • People and environment interaction
  • Sources of pollution
  • Pollutants and their impact on human life
  • Natural hazards and mitigation
  • The exploitation of natural and energy resources.

Higher Education System: Governance, Policy, And Administration

  • Structure of the institutions for higher learning and research in India
  • Formal and Distance education
  • Technical/professional and General Education
  • Value education – Polity, Governance, and Administration.

KSET Paper 2 Syllabus 2021 PDF Download

Paper 2 of the KSET exam will be based on the subject selected by the candidate. The candidate can choose any one of the 41 subjects. This paper will comprise 100 questions of 2 marks each. All questions will be compulsory. The paper would cover the entire syllabus (including all electives, without any options). The syllabus of all the KSET subjects can be downloaded from the official KSET website.

We have shared the detailed syllabus of the KSET Paper-II exam for some of the subjects below. The subjects with their respective codes and syllabus link are provided below:

Note: Subjects are 41, and the subject codes are 01-41.

Subject CodeSubjectPDF Link
00General PaperDownload
05Political ScienceDownload
11Tourism AdministrationDownload
13Library & Information ScienceDownload
14Mass Communication & JournalismDownload
16Social WorkDownload
20Physical EducationDownload
21Folk LiteratureDownload
23Public AdministrationDownload
24Computer Science & ApplicationsDownload
25Physical ScienceDownload
26Mathematical Science *Download
27Chemical ScienceDownload
28Life ScienceDownload
29Environmental ScienceDownload
30Home ScienceDownload
31Electronic ScienceDownload
32Earth ScienceDownload
37Women StudiesDownload
39Performing ArtsDownload
41Visual ArtsDownload

So, now that you are well aware of the detailed syllabus of KSET exam, start your preparations to achieve a good score in this exam.

Also, Check the KSET selection process 2021 in a detailed manner. 

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  • Yes, the sample papers will be released based on the updated syllabus by the University of Mysore on its official website

  • Yes, Music is a part of KSET Paper 2, and it also has a syllabus.

  • Yes, General Paper is from KSET Paper 1, and it is common for all the candidates. The KSET syllabus will only be different for Paper 2.

  • You can select only one subject in KSET Paper 2.


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