KSET 2024: Notification, Date, Application, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

KSET 2024: If you are willing to make a career in the higher level teaching profession or want to become an assistant professor or lecturer in the state of Karnataka then it is highly recommended to attempt the KSET exam. To know about the KSET exam, scroll down, and read this article carefully till the end to gather all the minor and major information related to KSET. Here we have provided all the details such as Application procedure, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus, etc. for KSET.

What is the KSET Exam?

Karnataka State Eligibility Test is commonly known as KSET. It is a state-level exam that is conducted to test the eligibility of candidates to become a Lecturer or Assistant Professor. Every year this exam is organized by the University of Mysore which is recognized by UGC (Undergraduate Grants Commision), New Delhi.

Candidates who want to appear for this exam must have to appear for two papers, namely Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for all whereas Paper 2 is subject-specific. The application will be accepted in online mode after the commencement of the official notification of KSET. The candidates who will crack this exam will get an eligibility certificate for the Lecturers and Assistant Professors post. The validity of the KSET will be a lifetime.

KSET 2024 Overview

Name of ExaminationKarnataka State Eligibility Test
Commonly Known AsKSET
Conducting AuthorityUniversity of Mysore
Exam-LevelState (Karnataka)
FrequencyOnce in a year
Exam PurposeTo test the eligibility for Assistant Professor or Lecturer in the respective subject
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOffline (i.e. PPT Based)
No. of Papers2 (Paper I – General Knowledge, Paper-II – Subjective)
Total number of Questions150 (Paper-I: 50, Paper-II: 100)
Total Marks300 (Paper-I: 100, Paper-II: 200)
Type of QuestionsMCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration of ExaminationPaper-I: 60 Minutes, Paper-II: 120 Minutes
Marking Scheme2 marks will be given for every correct answer
Negative MarkingNo
Official Websitekset.uni-Mysore.ac.in

KSET 2024 Important Dates

Eligible applicants should check the dates properly because it is very crucial to know about the important dates for any exam. Here is the list of all the important events and their respective dates related to Karnataka SET, listed below.

KSET notification releases onTo be notified soon
Application form filling starts fromTo be notified soon
Last date to applyTo be notified soon
Correction window will open onTo be notified soon
Last date  to fill the delayed application form ( by paying the penalty of Rs. 250/-)To be notified soon
Admit card releasing dateTo be notified soon
Exam DateTo be notified soon
Release of answer keyTo be notified soon
Announcement of resultTo be notified soon

Note: The official dates have not been announced yet. We shall update the column of dates just after the release of the official notification of KSET for the year 2024.

KSET 2024 Application Process

The application form for Karnataka State Eligibility Test will be accepted in online mode only. Before filling the application form for KSET, applicants are advised to check all the eligibility criteria needed for this exam and ready their documents, photograph, permanent signature, etc.

The application form filling process will consist of 3 stages: Registration, Fee Submission, and Application Process. Here we are going to give a step-by-step procedure to fill this application form.

How to Fill Online Application form?

  • Step 1: Copy this link  http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in   in the search box of your browser.
  • Step 2: After visiting the official website click on the top right corner of the homepage.
  • Step 3: Now find and then click on the apply online link.
  • Step 4: Now firstly, download the official notification and read it thoroughly.
  • Step 6: After reading the notification, click on the ‘sign up for registration’ link for the registration process.
  • Step 7: Here you have to provide all the details such as Name, Contact details, Gender, DoB, and then generate a password.
  • Step 8: Now click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • Step 9: After following the above steps you are done with the registration process.
  • Step 10: Now click on the ‘Application form’ filling link.
  • Step 11: Enter all the required details such as personal details, contact details, educational details, KSET registration details, etc. as required.
  • Step 12: Now upload a scanned copy of a recent passport size photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
Document to be scanned and uploadedFormat of the documentSize of the document
PhotographJPG/JPEG10-100 KB
SignatureJPG/JPEG5-30 KB

Step 13: After uploading the images, you have to pay the registration fee as required depending on your category.

Step 14: Click on the final submit button.

Step 15: Download the filled registration form, application form, and fee receipt and take a printout of these for future references.

Application Fee

  • The application fee will be payable in online mode via various payment options.
  • The application fee is different for different category candidates.
  • Applicants who are applying for KSET in an extended-time period will have to pay an additional charge of Rs. 250/- as the penalty.
CategoryApplication fee
Category-I, SC, ST, PWD(VH/PH)Rs. 650/-
Category-IIA, IIB, IIIARs. 950/-
GeneralRs. 1150/-
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KSET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates who have acquired a Master’s degree or equivalent with atleast 55% of aggregate marks for general category (50% for SC, ST, PWD, and OBCs [Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB]) from any University recognized by UGC.


  • Those candidates who are pursuing and appearing for the last year of the Master’s degree or equivalent shall also be eligible to apply. Such candidates will be allowed provisionally and after clearing the KSET, they have to submit an eligibility certificate as proof for having passed the Master’s degree or equivalent examination with a minimum of 55% marks within 2 years from the issued date of KSET result. (50% is required for SC, S6T, OBC, and PWD candidates)


  • Candidates have to choose a relevant subject that they have studied in their Master’s degree. But in case, if they do not find the relevance in the subject list of KSET then they can appear for NTA-UGC NET or NTA-CSIR NET.


  • Candidates who come from another state than Karnataka will also be eligible to apply under the General Category.


  • Those candidates who have acquired their Master’s degree by September 19, 1991, and appearing or have completed Ph.D. will be eligible to apply with a relaxation of 5% in their aggregate mark.

Age Limit

  •  The maximum age limit has not been set by the officials so candidates of any age group will be eligible to apply for KSET 2024.

KSET 2024  Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam:  Offline (PPT based)
  • No. of Papers: 2
  • Type of Questions: MCQs i.e. Objective
  • No. of Questions: Paper I – 50 MCQs, PaperII – 100 MCQs
  • Total Marks: 300 (Paper I- 100, PaperII- 200)
  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours (Paper I – 1 hour, PaperII – 2 hours)
  • Marking Scheme: 2 marks for every correct answer
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking
PaperNumber of QuestionMax. MarksDuration
I50 Compulsory questions1001 Hour (09:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M)
II100 Compulsory questions2002 Hours (11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M)
Total150 Questions300 Marks3 Hours

KSET 2024 Exam Syllabus

In KSET, paper 1 is common for all candidates which cover the Static General Knowledge, Current affairs, and Aptitude. While paper 2 is subject-specific. There is a total of 39 subjects in the KSET, for which students can apply in regards to the subject studied in Master degree. Here is the list of all the subjects in which the test is offered.

Subject codeSubjectThe medium of Question Paper
1CommerceEnglish & Kannada
3Economics (I)English & Kannada
5Political ScienceEnglish & Kannada
6HistoryEnglish & Kannada
7SociologyEnglish & Kannada
8GeographyEnglish & Kannada
10Management (II)English & Kannada
11Tourism and AdministrationEnglish & Kannada
12EducationEnglish & Kannada
13Library & Information ScienceEnglish & Kannada
14Mass Communication & JournalismEnglish & Kannada
15PsychologyEnglish & Kannada
16Social workEnglish & Kannada
17CriminologyEnglish & Kannada
18LawEnglish & Kannada
20Physical EducationEnglish & Kannada
21Folk Literature (III)English & Kannada
23Public AdministrationEnglish & Kannada
24Computer Science & ApplicationsEnglish
25Physical Sciences (IV)English
26Mathematical Sciences (V)English
27Chemical Sciences (VI)English
28Life Sciences (VII)English
29Environmental SciencesEnglish
30Home ScienceEnglish
31Electronic ScienceEnglish
32Earth Sciences (VIII)English
33Archaeology (IX)English & Kannada
34AnthropologyEnglish & Kannada
36PhilosophyEnglish & Kannada
37Women Studies (X)English & Kannada
38LinguisticsEnglish & Kannada
39Performing ArtsEnglish & Kannada

KSET 2024 Exam Center

This exam is conducted in 11 districts/ cities across the Karnataka state. However, the no. of exam center may be extended according to the situation in the future. Here we have given the name and the center code of all the 11 districts/ cities which conduct the KSET.

CenterCenter Code

KSET 2024 Hall Ticket

All those Candidates who have successfully duly filled the application form shall be eligible to download the admit card from the official website. Admit card/ Hall Ticket for KSET will be released before 2-3 weeks from the examination. Candidates can preferably try the following steps to download the admit card/ hall ticket of KSET.

How to download the Admit Card?

  • First of all, go through the official website of the KSET.
  • Find and click on the link, namely, ‘Download KSET admit card’ appearing on the homepage.
  • After opening the link, candidates have to log in with their credentials such as Application Number and Password.
  • After entering the credentials, The KSET admit card will appear.
  • Now save, download, and take a print out of it in the same format.

KSET 2024 Answer Key

The answer key of each set of KSET papers will be released on the official website of KSET i.e. www.kset.unimysore.ac.in. The answer key will be available in pdf format. Candidates will have to download the answer key after entering the USER name and Password and have to match their answer with the answer key. It will help them to know their approximate marks before the declaration of the final result.

Also if a candidate found any wrong answer in the answer key then he/ she can raise their objection against the answer key or can challenge for the right answer by submitting an application form with INR 1000/-  per question under a specific date issued by the official authority of KSET.

KSET 2024 Result

The final result/ scorecard of KSET will be released after few a days of conduction of the examination. Candidates will able to download their results in pdf form from the official website of KSET. Candidates can follow the below steps to download the result.

How to download the KSET 2024 Result?

  • Open this link http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in
  • Now find and then click on the “KSET 2024 result” link.
  • Now enter credentials such as roll no., date of birth, and captcha code, and then click on the search button.
  • After clicking the search button, the KSET result will appear on the screen.
  • Candidates are advised to download their results and take a printout for future reference.

KSET 2024 Cut off

To qualify for the KSET 2024, candidates have to score at least 40% in each of the papers (for the general category), otherwise, they will disqualify. The minimum marks required to clear this exam are listed below for both the papers.

CategoryPaper 1 (minimum%)Paper 2 (minimum %)
General/ Unreserved 40%40%
SC/ST/CAT-I/II-A/II-B/III-A/III-B/PWD (reserved candidates)35%35%

KSET 2024 FAQs

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The official website for KSET 2024 application is http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in.

Is there an upper age limit to apply for KSET?

No, there is no upper or maximum age limit required to apply for KSET.

Can candidates in the last year of their PG degree apply for KSET?

Yes, candidates who are appearing in the final year of their postgraduate degree are eligible to apply for KSET.

How many papers are there in the KSET exam and what are they?

The KSET exam consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is common for all candidates, while Paper 2 is subject-specific.

Who conducts the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET)?

The KSET is conducted by the University of Mysore, and the qualification is recognized by the UGC (University Grants Commission).

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