JKSET/LASET 2024: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

June 27, 2024

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What is JKSET/LASET Exam ?

Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test, commonly known as JK SET, is a state-level examination conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir State Government. This exam is held to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor in various colleges and universities across Jammu and Kashmir. JKSET is conducted annually in various disciplines, such as Arts, Science, Commerce, and Humanities, and attracts many candidates from all over the state. The JKSET exam is highly competitive, and candidates need to score well in the exam to secure their place in the state’s education sector.

Latest Updates from JKSET

  • JK SET 2024 notification will be released in April 2024.
  • Verification of documents is scheduled from 8th to 16th January 2024. For more information, visit the official website.
  • The results of the JKSET (Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test) 2023 have been made public by the University of Jammu.
  • Those who took the exam can now check their results at www.jujkset.in, the official website.
  • It should be noted by candidates that after logging in with their roll number and password on the official website, they will be able to download their JKSET Scorecards 2023. The Exam was conducted on 1st October 2023
  • The University of Jammu has also released the results for the LASET (Ladakh State Eligibility Test) 2023 in addition to the JKSET Result 2023.

Interested candidates can apply through the official website. The eligibility criteria for the exam require the candidate to have a master’s degree with at least 55% marks or an equivalent grade from a recognized university or institution. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. The JKSET exam comprises two papers, and candidates need to score well on all the papers to be eligible for the post of Assistant Professor. The exam’s syllabus is based on the latest curriculum and covers various topics in the respective disciplines.

JKSET 2024: Overview

Below are the essential highlights of the JKSET 2024 Recruitment examination

OrganizationUniversity of Jammu
Exam NameJammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test
Level of ExamModerate-State level
LanguageEnglish and Vernacular
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Exam TimePaper I: 75 minutes
Paper II: 75 minutes
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Marking System+2 for each correct answer
No negative marking for incorrect answer
 Question typeMultiple Choice Questions
Upper Age LimitNo upper limit
Post NameAssistant Professor
Research Fellow
Fees of ApplicationFor SC/ST/PWD/CGB – INR 600
For WUP – INR 700
For RBA / ALC – INR 800
For General – INR 1000
Exam Pattern60 MCQs in Paper 1 (100 marks)
50 MCQs in Paper 2 (100 marks)
75 MCQs in Paper 3 (150 marks)
Official websitehttps://www.jujkset.in/
Helpline0194-2272170,2420078, 2420405, 2420570

JKSET Notification 2024

Official notification to be released soon. Candidates can check the previous year’s notification below


JK SET Exam Dates

The candidates should start preparing for the exam following last year’s syllabus. Once the dates for the examination are notified, candidates must follow the registration process and other guidelines within a given duration.

Release of Official notificationApril 2024
Online application registrationMay 2024
Last date to registerJune 2024
Commencement of Correction in Online Application FormTo be notified
Last date of correction/editing in Online Application FormTo be notified
Availability of Admit CardTo be notified
JKSET 2024 Exam dateOctober 2024
JKSET 2024 ResultTo be notified

Application Fee

Registration fees must be paid while applying for the JK SET exam. During the registration process, give accurate details of the candidate and upload the valid certificates asked. Now continue the payment procedure for applying. The fee structure will be different according to the category.

CategoryExam Fee
General/ Unreserved CategoryRs 1100 per candidate
Reserved category other than SC/ST (RBA/ ALC-IB/ OSC/ PSP/ EWS-General)**Rs 880 per candidate
PwD with 40% disabilityRs 660 per candidate
SC/ST/TransgenderRs 660 per candidate

GST and Processing charges will be included.

JK SET Exam Eligibility Criteria

The application of the candidates who don’t follow/satisfy the eligibility criteria will not be processed. So, please go through the following criteria before applying.

  • The candidate must have completed graduate exams or through UGC recognized exams from an aggregated University.
  • General candidates must hold a Master’s degree with 55% of the scoring. A relaxation of 5% will be given for other categories.
  • Candidates who apply for PhD through JK SET also have to possess a Master’s degree.
  • Candidates from any state who are willing to work in J&K can apply for JK SET.
  • Selection of the subject for papers must be relevant to the subjects during your Post Graduation.
  • Those who are pursuing their final years of post-graduation may apply.
  • There is no upper age limit issued.
  • The nationality of the candidate must be Indian.

Exemption Criteria for JK SET

  • PhD acquired candidates from the University Grants Commission (UGC) recognized institute need to take JK SET under Regulation 2009.
  • Qualified candidates of UGC/ CSIR JRF exams before 1989 are also exempted from JK SET.

JK SET Vacancies

Candidates who have a JK SET scorecard can get Assistant professor and lecturer jobs only at the Universities of Jammu and Kashmir. You can also apply for UPS/ public/ government organizations that accept JK SET scorecards for lectureship jobs. However, the job vacancies are divided into categories.

The Reservation Quota Percentages for different categories are:

S. No.CategoryPercentage
1.General/ Unreserved67%
2.Scheduled Caste (SC)6%
3.Children of Gujjar & Bakerwals (CGB)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)8%
4.Residents of Actual Line of Control (ALC)2%
5.Differently Abled(PwD) (Not less than 40% disability)3%
6.Weak & Under Privileged Class/ Social Caste (WUP)2%
7.Residents of Backward Area (RBA)12%

Only 6% of the total candidates who participated will be selected and divided according to the category percentage mentioned above.

Job availability

JK SET is somewhat similar to the UGC NET examination. You can apply for the Assistant Professor or Lectureship Jobs at any University in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. You can also apply for other Public/ government organizations that accept SET scorecards for recruiting. The SET candidates can avail of these positions of Assistant Professors and can be a Professor in the meantime.

  • Junior Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Senior Assistant Professor
  • Selection grade Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor

Salary Package

The Assistant Professor and Lecturer Job is the most common job available for JK SET candidates. let’s see the average range of salaries for these jobs.

  • As an Assistant Professor or Lecturer, you can teach the following students through any coaching institution.
  1. Post-Doctoral Fellows
  2. Undergraduates
  3. Professional students
  • A Junior Assistant Professor earns a basic amount of Rs 4.92 Lakhs and moves up to 11.88 Lakhs for a Professor post.

The salary for SET-qualified aspirants may vary on

  • The Private Institutes offer a salary range from Rs 35,000 – Rs 60,000 per month based on the experience
  • The Government Institutions’ salary range is quite steep, it starts from Rs 70,000 – 1.2 Lakh per month based on the experience
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JK SET Syllabus

The UGC NET exam provides 82 viable options in selecting the subject. Whereas, the SET exam offers specific subjects with a language option for the selected states. Hence, the JK SET offers about 32 different subjects with 1 general paper. The general paper is designed to test the basic qualities of candidates like Aptitude, communication, reasoning, data management, etc.

The topics in the General paper are,

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Research Aptitude
  • Communication
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • ICT
  • Higher Education System: Administration, Polity and Governance
  • Data Interpretation
  • People and environment

The Subjects that candidates can choose along with the General paper are

Technical Subjects

1.Chemical sciences15Environmental Sciences
2.Life Sciences16.Electronic Sciences
3.Mathematical Sciences17.History
4.Physical Sciences18.Geography
5.Computer Science & its Applications19.Commerce
6.Economics20.Home Science
8.Linguistics22.Library & Information Science
9.Management23.Mass Communication & Journalism
11.Physical Education25.Political Science
12.Psychology26.Social work
13.Sociology27.Buddhist, Jaina, Peace studies and Jaina
14.Arab Culture and Islamic Studies28.Ocean, Atmospheric, Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Language Subjects

  1. Arabic
  2. English
  3. Dogri
  4. Hindi
  5. Kashmiri
  6. Persian
  7. Urdu
  8. Sanskrit
  9. Punjabi

There are 32 Subjects and 1 general paper in the JK SET Examination syllabus in total.

JK SET Exam Pattern

There will be no change in the exam pattern for 2021. The three papers for the JK SET exam are Paper I/General paper, Paper II, and Paper III. The total duration for the exam is 5 Hours (300 minutes) which is divided into two sessions. The First session and Second sessions will be conducted in the forenoon and afternoon respectively. The Exam pattern is tabled below.

PaperNo of Questions No of QuestionsTotal marksTime Duration
General60501001 Hr 15 Minutes
Paper-II50501001 Hr 15 Minutes
Paper-III75751502 Hr 30 Minutes
Paper-II9.30 AM to 10.45 AM
Paper-II 10.45 AM to 12.00 PM
Paper-IIIII1.30 PM to 4.00 PM

Each question carries 2 marks and will not deduct any marks for incorrect answers. This is an offline mode exam that consists of multiple-choice questions only. The answers should be marked in Optical Mark Reader sheets (OMR) carefully.

JKSET Admit Card

The Announcement regarding the Admit Card will be released after the completion of the registration process. Only the eligible candidates who have applied for the SET exam will receive the Admit Card. The candidate will not be allowed into the exam hall in the absence of the Admit Card. It can be downloaded on the official website of the University of Kashmir. The candidates were asked to bring certain documents along with the admit card to the examination hall.

Steps to Download Admit Card

  • Step 1: Visit the University of Kashmir’s official website
  • Step 2: Search for the “Download the Admit Card for JK SET” relevant link and click it.
  • Step 3: Now log in to the redirected page with the registration details, and click submit.
  • Step 4: You can see your Admit Card on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download it in PDF format onto your device and take Printouts.
  • You are asked to take multiple Printouts to avoid losing the Admit Card.

ID Proofs to Bring with the Admit Card for JK SET 2021

The candidate will not be allowed without ID proof that validates the photo of the candidate on the admit card.

ID proofs that are accepted at the JK SET Exam center are,

  • Service ID Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Bank Passbook with Photograph
  • Voter ID Card
  • Disability for PwD candidates.
  • University Identity Card

The mandatory documents to be brought are,

  • Admit Card
  • Community certificate
  • ID proof (any of the above-mentioned)
  • Passport-size photo of the candidate

Candidates bringing prohibited things such as Tea, coffee, snacks, drinks, alcohol, electronic objects, smart objects, etc. The conduct of malpractice or misbehaviour by a candidate may lead to an expelling. Books and notes are not allowed inside the examination hall. A candidate who is absent for paper-I shall not be allowed to attend the remaining papers. Candidates bringing Fake ID proofs and documents will be disqualified from the exam hall.

Exam Result & Answer Key

The University of Kashmir will publish the results on its website once the answer key has been released. The Answer key will be published after the end of the examination. You can download the Answer key to check the scores and challenge/ object it. Later on, the finalized answer key will be released on the Website of UOK (University of Kashmir).

Answer Key

Steps to Download Provisional Answer Key

Step 1: Visit the site of the University of Kashmir.

Step 2: look for the relevant name “ Download Answer key for JK SET 2021” link and click it.

Step 3: The subject-wise answer key will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: click and download the answer key to look in detail and evaluate your JK SET score.

Estimation of the JK SET Score

You can evaluate your papers using the Answer key released by the UOK. Each question from all papers weighs 2 marks. The candidate can credit 2 marks for every correct question and deduct zero marks as there is no negative mark. Sum it up to get the total score obtained.

Total Score= (number of correct answers in Paper-I x 2 marks) + (no of correct answers in Paper-II x 2 marks) + (no of correct answers in Paper-III x 2 marks)

You can also challenge the answer key if you find any errors in the answer within a given period after releasing the Answer key.

Way to challenge the Answer key

  • Gather the required documents to prove the correction in the answer key.
  • A valid explanation must be given for the mistakes or arousal of doubt in the answer key.
  • Submit these details and send an e-mail Here.

Once the period for challenging the answer key is over, the final answer key will be released.

The announcement regarding the JK SET result has not been released yet. The Result will be published online and available in PDF form. You can check the qualification details in the results published. The UOK will release the E-Certificate in 5 days after the publication of the result.

Steps to Download and Check the Result

  • Visit the website of the University of Kashmir
  • Please check for the link with the relevant name of “ JK SET Results for 2021 PDF Download”, Click it.
  • The PDF will be available, Download it if you want for future reference.
  • Now press the ctrl + F button on your keyboard.
  • Enter your roll number in the search box and press enter.
  • The qualification details will be displayed

Qualified candidates can only download the e-certificate online.

Steps to Download for e-certificate

  • Open the University of Kashmir website 
  • Click the “JK SET 2021 score” link under the announcement head.
  • Enter the Roll number and date of birth of the candidate in the login section.
  • Download the E-certificate in PDF format and take printouts.

Acquire the Qualification Certificate/Scorecard

The qualified candidates should apply to the University of Kashmir for the scorecard/ qualification card. You have to send a certificate fee of Rs 500 as a Demand Draft with the eligibility certificates asked for verification.

Address of the UOK:

The Coordinator

J&K SET Office

University of Kashmir, Srinagar

Pin – 190006

Documents that are needed to be sent are,

  • Demand Draft
  • Copy of the e-certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • PG Mark certificate
  • Community certificate

JK SET Cutoff

The selection process for UGC NET and SET are similar. According to the University of Kashmir, Only 6% of the total candidates who participated in the exam scored the minimum percentage of qualification get selected. This required mark percentage is again divided on a category basis. The general candidate must score the minimum mark of 40% and the reserved candidates need 35% of the cutoff score.

The initial minimum cut-off score required for qualification is,

General/ Unreserved40%40%50%
OBC/PwD/SC/ST (reserved)35%35%35 percentage

The Cut Off for JK SET 2021 may vary due to certain factors. They are,

  • Number of Candidates participating
  • Number of candidates in selected subjects
  • The difficulty of the exam, etc.

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What is the salary range for JKSET qualified Assistant Professors and Lecturers?

The candidates can expect a minimum salary of Rs 4.92 Lakhs for the Junior Assistant Professor post and move up to 11.88 Lakhs per annum for a Professor post.

What is the Upper Age Limit for JKSET 2024?

There is no Upper Age limit for the JKSET Examination.

Is there any negative mark for the JKSET 2024?

No negative marks will be deducted for any wrong answers in JKSET 2024.

What is the total time duration of the JKSET examination?

The total duration of the JKSET examination is 3 Hours (180 minutes).

When will the JKSET 2024 Examination be conducted?

JKSET 2024 Examination will be conducted in October 2024.

Is the JKSET an online mode exam?

No, the JK SET is an Offline mode exam with only multiple-choice questions. The answers must be filled in the Optic Mark Reader sheets (OMR).