JKSET Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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JK SET exam stands for Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test. Previously, this exam is conducted by the Jammu University but it changed to the hands of the University of Kashmir. It is a specially designed exam for the candidates to get a designated role of Lecturer and Assistant Professor job at universities of Jammu and Kashmir. Every state has a separate State Eligibility Test to recruit for their universities. This exam consists of 37 subjects for candidates to choose from based on their interests. In this overview of JK SET 2021, we will see.

About JK SET Exam

The Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test is a part of SET exams which are conducted on each state separately. With the scorecard of the JK SET exam, you can apply for any Professor, lecturer and assistant professor post at any university of Jammu and Kashmir. This exam is almost similar to the UGC NET exam which is conducted nationally. The person who qualified for the UGC NET exam need not apply for this exam.

The JK SET is an offline mode examination that consists of three different papers. You have to attend one general paper which is common for every candidate. Only the candidates who had completed their Masters or PG in aggregated colleges or universities are eligible for the exam.

The notification will be released by the University of Kashmir in which the registration for JK SET will be announced soon.

JK SET Exam Notification and News

Notifications on Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test for 2021 is to be released by the University of Kashmir. The eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, Exam registration dates, Application fee, etc,  for the JK SET exam, will be notified in the notification. The registration will begin once the dates have been announced along with the application fee and certificates.

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 notification10 Dec 2021
Online application registration20 Dec 2021
Last date to register20 Jan 2022
Commencement of Correction in Online Application Form22 Jan 2022
Last date of correction/editing in Online Application Form24 Jan 2022
Allotment of Roll Nos and Centers/sub-centers of examination
& Availability of Admit Card
01 May 2022
JK SET 2021 exam date15 May 2022
JK SET 2021 Answer KeyTo be announced

Registration fee 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.

Application Fee

CategoryExam FeePay Through
General/ Unreserved CategoryRs 1000 per candidateOnline
Residents of Backward Area (RBA) and Resident of Actual Line of Control (ALC)Rs 800 per candidateOnline
WUP candidatesRs 700 per candidateOnline
SC/ ST/ PWBD /CGB/ TransgenderRs 650 per candidateOnline

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 by 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 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 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 category wise.

The Reservation Quota Percentage 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 these positions of Assistant Professors and can be a Professor in 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 offers a salary range from Rs 35,000 – Rs 60,000 per month based on the experience
  • The Government Institutions salary range are quite steep, it starts from Rs 70,000 – 1.2 Lakh per month based on the experience

JK SET Syllabus

The UGC NET exam provides 82 viable options in selecting the subject. Whereas, SET exam offers specific subjects with the 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, Paper-III. The total duration for the exam is 5 Hours (300 minutes) which is divided into two sessions. The First session and Second session 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.

Exam 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 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

Step1: Visit the University of Kashmir’s official website

Step2: Search for the “Download the Admit Card for JK SET” relevant link and click it.

Step3: Now log in to the redirected page with the registration details, click submit.

Step4: You can sight your Admit Card on the screen.

Step4: Download it in PDF format into 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 misbehavior by a candidate may lead to 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

Step1: Visit the site of the University of Kashmir.

Step2: look for the relevant name “ Download Answer key for JK SET 2021” link and click it.

Step3: The subject wise answer key will be displayed on the screen.

Step4: 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 2marks. The candidate can credit 2marks 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 result 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 scores the minimum percentage of qualification gets 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 are,

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.

How to Apply?

The University of Kashmir will announce the registration date for JK SET 2021. The registration can be done online only. The payment process must be done successfully to complete the registration.

  • Check for the application form link on the official website of UOK.
  • Click and fill the form with the required details of the candidate.
  • You have to provide the personal, academic and contact details of the candidate.
  • A scanned copy of the candidate’s signature and photograph must be uploaded within the given size limit.
  • Carefully choose the subject you want to appear in the JK SET examination. It is recommended to select subjects relevant to your post-graduation subjects.
  • The application fee must be paid online via debit card/ credit card and Netbanking.

Late submission or payment cannot be processed. Cancellation of the registration and requesting a refund is not possible.

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Q.1 What is the salary range for SET qualified Assistant Professors and Lecturers?

Ans. 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.

Q.2 What is the Upper Age Limit for SET 2021?

Ans. There is no Upper Age limit for the JK SET Examination.

Q.3 Is there any negative mark for the SET 2021 examination?

Ans. No negative marks will be deducted from any wrong answers for SET 2021.

Q.4 Is there any announcement regarding the dates of the JK SET exam?

Ans. Currently, there are no notifications yet. It is expected to be announced by the University of Kashmir in a month.

Q.5 How do JK SET Qualified candidates apply for jobs?

Ans. You can apply for counselling at the University of Kashmir on its official website.

Q.6 What is the total time duration of the JK SET examination?

Ans. The total time duration of the JK SET examination is 5 Hours (300minutes) which is divided into two equal sessions.

Q.7 Is the JK SET is an online mode exam?

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