KSET 2024: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

March 11, 2024

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The KSET (Karnataka State Eligibility Test) is conducted by the University of Mysore (recognized by UGC). Candidates that qualify for the KSET exam are eligible for the post of Lecturers / Assistant Professors of Universities / Colleges / Institutions (Government / Aided / Private) of Karnataka State.

The Karnataka SET application process is expected to begin in March 2023. A candidate who has a Master’s degree or he/ she is in the final year of any Master’s degree course can apply for the exam. The KSET Exam 2023 will be conducted in offline mode. The exam consists of two papers with multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Latest Updates from KSET

  • The KSET 2023 Answer Key is now available online. Click Here for the Final Answer Key.
  • The KSET 2024 Application Form will soon be available online.
  • KSET Exam conducted on 13th January 2024 in two shifts Paper 1-10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and Paper 2-12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM

The Karnataka State Eligibility Test, or KSET-2023, will offer candidates one more chance to sign up and submit an online application, according to the Karnataka Examinations Authority. The registration, application submission, and payment window will be open on December 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (during post office working hours) at kea.kar.nic.in. The Karnataka Examinations Authority announced that there would be no more opportunities to register for KSET-2024 and that candidates using this special window would only be assigned to the Bangalore examination center.


KSET 2023-24: Overview

Exam NameKSET
Conducting BodyUniversity of Mysore
Full FormKarnataka State Eligibility Test
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen and Paper Based)
Designation OfferAssistant Professor and Lecturer
Application ModeOnline
PapersPaper I – General Knowledge
Paper II – Aptitude
TypeMultiple choice questions
Total number of questionsPaper I – 50 (2 marks each)
Paper II – 100 (2 marks each)
Total number of marks300
DurationPaper 1- 1 hour
Paper 2 – 2 hours
Official WebsiteCLICK HERE

KSET Notification 2023-24


KSET Exam Date 2024

EventsDate (Tentative)
KSET Notification 2024 Release DateSeptember 2024
KSET Application Form SubmissionSeptember 2024
Closing Date to submit KSET Application FormOctober 2024
KSET Admit Card 2024 Release DateTo Be Updated
KSET 2022 Exam DateTo Be Updated
KSET 2022 Result Declaration DateTo Be Updated

KSET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should check the KSET eligibility criteria before registering for the KSET 2024 exam. The eligibility criteria involve academic qualification, age limit, age relaxation as reservation, and many more. Here is detailed information regarding all the eligibility criteria, such as age, educational qualification, and nationality, mentioned down below.


There is no higher age limit for the candidates to apply for the KSET Exam 2024. Therefore, candidates who are 21 years or older can apply for the KSET exam 2024.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have secured a minimum of 55% of marks (For the general category) and 50% for Scheduled Caste (SC),  Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with Disability (PWD), OBCs [Cat-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, and IIIB] in master’s degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by the UGC New Delhi, in the subjects opted for KSET.

Important Points to Remember:

Candidates pursuing their master’s degree or equivalent course or have appeared for their master’s degree (Final Year) examination and waiting for results may also apply for the exam.

So candidates are admitted with qualifications, and for these, which clear the KSET. Eligibility certificates are issued individually on the production of proof of having passed the master’s degree. Or similar examination securing a minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of SC, ST, OBC, and PWD candidates) within 2 years from the date of KSET result, failing. They’re going to be treated as disqualified.

Candidates should solely appear for the KSET exam within the relevant subject of their post-graduation. Just in case the candidates can’t find the subject of their post-graduation within the list of KSET subjects. Then they’ll appear within the UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR NET held twice a year.

Candidates from the OBCs (SC, ST & alternative Backward Classes) category and states other than Karnataka shall apply under the General Merit (GM) category solely.

Candidates who became eligible in the previous KSETs are not allowed to apply again within the same subject. If any candidate is found eligible for earlier KSET tests and reappears for the same subject within the current KSET, the candidature will be cancelled, and the previous eligibility will be withdrawn through de-notification.

PhD degree candidates whose master’s examination had been completed by September 19, 1991, are eligible for a relaxation of 5% in their aggregate score.

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must meet the Nationality/ Citizenship criteria to be eligible to take the KSET exam 2024. A candidate willing to apply for the KSET exam 2024 must be an Indian Citizen. Apart from Indian Citizens, candidates from different countries cannot register for the exam.

Eligibility Exemption

There are some exemptions to the KSET eligibility that candidates should go through. KSET eligibility remains the minimum eligibility for recruiting and appointing Assistant Professors in Universities/Colleges/Institutions of upper education (Govt./Aided/Private) in Karnataka State.

The candidates who have passed the UGC-NET/CSIR JRF examination before 1989 are exempted from the KSET examination.

For SET Candidates: The candidates who have cleared the States Eligibility Test (SET) accredited by UGC for eligibility for Assistant Professor held before June 1, 2002, are exempted from appearing within the KSET. Being eligible to apply for Assistant Professor anyplace in India. For SET held from June 1, 2002, onwards, the qualified candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor solely within the Universities/Colleges situated within the state from wherever they have cleared their SET.

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KSET Application Form

The KSET 2024 Application procedure has not started yet. However, all the details associated with the registration and all the steps involved in filling up the KSET online form are given below. All the candidates who will fill up the application form must be cautious when filling in their details on the form. All the details regarding the application procedure are mentioned down below.

How to Apply Online?

The step-by-step method to complete the KSET registration 2024 is given below.

  1. Registration

The dates for the KSET registration procedure have not yet been published on the official website. However, the candidates should visit the official website of the KSET regularly to get updates on time. Here is a step-by-step procedure of registration procedure.

  • Candidates need to visit the KSET official website.
  • After that, on the website’s homepage, all candidates must click the “Apply Online” link.
  • Then, candidates must tap on the link “Sign Up for Registration.”
  • Thereafter, all the candidates should enter all obligatory personal and academic details like email ID, mobile number, name, date of birth, gender, security code, year of passing, graduation details, CGPA/percentage obtained, etc.
  • Next, all the candidates must upload the newest passport-size photograph and scanned copy of the signature as prescribed below.
  1. Upload Documents

After successfully registering on the official website of the KSET, all the candidates need to upload the required documents on the portal. Here are the details regarding the document uploading procedure are mentioned down below. After filling up the registration form, the candidates shall upload their Scanned Photograph keeping in mind the following specifications:

  • The photograph size should be between 10 to 100 KB in JPEG format.
  • The photograph size should be between 5 to 30 KB in JPEG format.

After successfully uploading all the necessary documents, all the candidates must apply online by paying the application fees.

Application fees

The candidates can deposit the registration fee online. However, there is also a provision for the candidates to pay the application fee offline. Here is detailed information regarding the payment of the KSET 2024 application fees mentioned below.

  1. Online Payment: With this method, a candidate can make his/ her payment online through Internet Banking, Debit Card, UPI, or an e-wallet payment.
  2. Offline Payment: With this method, a candidate can make his/ her payment by visiting any branch of the State Bank Of India (SBI) bank solely. The challan is often generated online and paid in cash/cheque (solely SBI) in any respect to the SBI branches PAN India.
GeneralINR 1150/-
Cat- I, SC, ST, PWDINR 650/-


  • Fees submitted through other modes like Cash order/ Demand Draft/ IPO won’t be accepted. The fee once paid won’t be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Payments towards the fee involve bank charges and should be deposited to KSET accounts through the official website or in any of the closest State Bank of India (SBI) branches.
  • After 2 working days from the date of payment, candidates have to log in with their email ID and password to download the application form and might take the printout of the 3 sheets of the application form (hard copy) in A-4 size paper.

KSET Admit Card

The admit card should be carried by the candidate to the examination hall on the day of the examination without fail. Otherwise, the candidate will not be allowed to attend the examination.

Candidates should note that the admission card won’t be issued individually either by the Nodal centers or the KSET center. Candidates ought to compulsorily bring a valid photo ID to the examination center without fail.

Admit Card Details

All the candidates need to log into the official portal of the KSET by entering the application number and password. The candidates can download the admit card for KSET 2024 easily. Here are the detailed steps for the candidates to download the Admit Card easily.

  • First, all candidates need to visit the official website of the KSET.
  • Afterwards, candidates must click on the KSET Admit Card 2024 link on the website’s homepage.
  • Then, candidates must enter the application number and password to log in to the KSET  portal.
  • Here, candidates can see their KSET admit card on the screen.
  • Now, the candidates must download the admit card and take the printout.
  • On exam day, candidates must carry the admit card and photo identity proof to the examination hall.

Details mentioned on the Admit Card 2024:

A lot of information is mentioned on the Admit Card of the KSET Exam 2024. Here are the details mentioned as follows.

  • Name of Candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Category
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Candidate’s Address
  • Photograph & Signature
  • Centre Name
  • Centre Code
  • Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • The subject of the exam
  • Date & Time for the examination
  • Important directions
  • An authorised sign (Secretary/Director)

Candidates should carry a printout of the admit card with a valid photo identity proof to the exam center. The photo identity will be an Aadhar Card, PAN card, Passport, Voter ID, driver’s license, etc.

KSET Exam Centre Details

The KSET 2024 Exam shall be conducted in 11 different test centers across Karnataka. Candidates shall select anyone test center from the given choices while filling out the application form. The test center after selection is final and can’t be modified by the candidate under any circumstances.

The list of test centers with the center code is given below:

Exam CenterCenter Code

Exam Guidelines:

Per the directions on the KSET Admit card, candidates shall be present at the examination hall at 9 AM for the primary KSET session and at 1 PM for the second KSET session. No candidates are allowed to the examination hall/room after 10 AM for the primary session and 2 PM for the second session.

KSET Exam Pattern

KSET exam pattern 2024 is such that the test contains two papers- Paper I and II. Each KSET paper is conducted in a different combined session on a similar day. Candidates need to appear in either paper to qualify for the exam. Each paper comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Paper I contains 50 MCQs, and Paper 2 contains 100 MCQs. Every question of each paper carries 2 marks. It’s a pen-and-paper (offline) based test. KSET exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam, like the number of sections, total marks, marking scheme, exam period, etc. Read below to understand additional information about the KSET exam pattern 2024.

SessionPaperMaximum MarksNumber of QuestionsDuration
First (General Knowledge and Aptitude)I100501 hour
Second (Subject was chosen by the Candidate)II2001002 hour

KSET Syllabus

The syllabus for the KSET 2024 has not been declared yet by the University of Mysore. However, here is a reference to the KSET syllabus from previous years. The KSET syllabus is divided into 2 sections: Paper I and Paper II. KSET Paper I syllabus includes topics from General Knowledge and Aptitude. The KSET Paper II syllabus is declared subject-wise for 40 subjects. The selection must be based on the subjects they studied while pursuing their PG courses.

Knowing the KSET syllabus is the first step toward test preparation. A carefully planned study pattern is required after the candidates prepare for the exam. The candidates should understand the exam pattern well and go through the previous years’ questions completely to understand the categories of queries within the test.

SubjectsThe medium of Question Paper
CommerceEnglish & Kannada 
Physical EducationEnglish
Economics (I)English
Folk Literature (III)English
Political ScienceEnglish
Public AdministrationEnglish
Management (II)English
Tourism and AdministrationEnglish
Library and Information ScienceEnglish
Mass Communication and JournalismEnglish
Social WorkEnglish
Women Studies (X)English
Performing ArtsEnglish
Archaeology (IX)English
Anthropology English
Physical Sciences (IV)English 
Mathematical Sciences (V) English
Chemical Sciences (VI)English
Life Sciences (VII)English
Environmental SciencesEnglish
Home Science English
Electronic Science English
Earth Science (VIII)English
Computer Science & ApplicationsEnglish

KSET Salary 2024

Candidates selected for the post of Lecturer/ Assistant Professor through the exam are eligible for a salary as per the pay scale. A salary consists of several benefits and allowances. The basic pay range of the Lecturers and Assistant Professors selected through the KSET Exam 2024 is from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000. A candidate will get the desired compensation during the probation period.

After passing the KSET Recruitment 2024 exam and getting hired, candidates are eligible for basic pay as determined by the 7th Pay Commission. The salary ranges may be subject to change and can be as follows: 9300 – 34800, 5200 – 20200, 67000 – 79000, 15600 – 39100, 75500 – 80000, 37400 – 67000, 90000, 80000, based on the 7th pay commission.

KSET Salary 2024: Grade Pay and Basic Pay

Per the 7th Central Pay Commission, candidates can find complete information about KSET Grade Pay and Basic Pay for Assistant Professor and Professor Posts below.

Assistant Professor Jobs LevelsAssistant Professor Salary and Professor Salary in India (Grade Pay)Salary Structure of Assistant Professor and Professor (Entry Pay)
10 (Assistant Professor)Rs. 6000Rs. 21600
11 (Assistant professor)Rs. 7000Rs. 25790
12 (Assistant Professor)Rs. 8000Rs. 29900
13 (Associate Professor)Rs. 9000Rs. 49200
14 (Professor)Rs. 10000Rs. 53000
15 (Professor)Rs. 67000

KSET Result

The candidates need to download the KSET results as they’ll be available on the official website of the authority. Candidates must take a hard copy of the scorecard to themselves. Below are steps the candidates have to be compelled to follow to verify their results.

  • First, the candidate needs to go to the official website of the KTET.
  • Then, the candidate must locate the result tab on the homepage and click on that.
  • Then, the candidate must enter his/ her KSET 2024 Roll number and proceed by clicking the ‘ Search’ button.
  • The KSET 2024 exam results can be shown on the screen. Candidates will read and download the results.
  • Finally, the candidate must download his/ her result for future reference.

KSET Cutoffs 2024

The candidates showing up for the KSET 2024 must know that the exam cut-off is declared after the results are posted on the website. The cut-off is declared subject-wise on the official website. The cut-off marks or percentages are notified by the University of Mysore.

As the KSET exam for the year 2024 has not conducted yet, therefore, the result is not available for the same. Here are the category-wise cutoffs mentioned down below.

CategoryMinimum Percentage to Obtain
General/ UR category40% aggregate of both papers
SC/ST/CAT- I/II A/II B/III A/III B/PwD35% aggregate of both papers

Candidates will follow the below-mentioned steps to see the KSET cutoff 2024:

  • First, visit the official website of the exam.
  • Then, click on the Result tab on the home page of the official website.
  • After that, the candidate must click the cutoff link on the home page.

Now, candidates can download and save the KSET Cutoff 2024 PDF

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What are the eligibility criteria for KSET?

Candidates possessing a Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% marks for general candidates and 50% for SC/ST/OBC candidates are eligible to apply for KSET.

What is the purpose of the KSET exam?

The KSET exam is conducted by the University of Mysore to recruit personnel for the lecturer and assistant professor posts.

How to pay KSET Fee?

You can pay KSET Fee through Credit/Debit Card/Internet Banking/E-wallet/Cash at any SBI Branch.

How to log in to the account on the KSET website if the password is lost?

Candidates simply have to click on the forgot password option. Then, they need to put the email/ phone number to get the OTP to reset the password. After that, they need to put a new password there. Now, the candidates can log into the official portal of KSET 2024 again.

What is the age limit for the KSET Exam 2024?

The lower age limit for the KSET Exam 2024 is 21. However, there is no upper age limit. Therefore, all the candidates who are 21 years or older are eligible to apply for the Exam.

When can the KSET notification 2024 be out?

KSET Exam 2024 notification has not been released on the official website yet. It is expected that the official notification may be out declared soon in the second quarter of 2024 by the authority to start the recruitment process.