KSET 2019: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

KSET examKSET is referred to as the Karnataka State Eligibility Test which is organized by the Government of Karnataka to ensure that teaching standards are maintained for courses taught at the Higher Secondary level in the state of Karnataka.

Candidates have to give the KSET 2019 exam to be appointed as Higher Secondary School Teachers as well as Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE. The LBS Center will declare exam dates of KSET 2019 for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

In this article, details related to KSET 2019 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exams Dates, Exams Pattern, Result, Admit cards and syllabus, Etc., are given below:

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KSET 2019 Highlights

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Exam NameKSET
Full-FormKarnataka State Eligibility Test
Exam TypesRecruitment
Exam LevelState Level
Conducting BodyGovernment of Karnataka
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Exam DateWill be Available
Official websitehttp://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in/
HelplineTel: 80 22961607/44
Email[email protected]

KSET 2019 Exam Dates 

KSET 2019 Important dates of the entrance exam are provided. Particular Events which will be on a certain date.

Below in table, important dates and events are mentioned such as Starting of distribution of Application Forms, Last date for Online Registration, Issue of Online Hall Tickets and Publishing of Answer Keys in the Website, etc.

EventsExam dates
Issue of GO3rd week of Nov 2019
Starting of distribution of Application Forms1st week of Dec 2019
Starting of Online Registration2nd week of Dec 2019
Last date for online registrationLast week of Dec 2019
The closing of distribution of Application FormsLast week of Dec 2019
Last date for receipt of filled-in Applications1st week of Jan 2020
The issue of Online Hall Tickets3rd week of Feb 2020
KSET ExamLast week of Feb 2020
Publishing of Answer Keys in the WebsiteLast week of Feb 2020

KSET 2019 Application Form

From the 3rd week of November 2019, Application Form registration will be started, and the Last date for Registration is the 1st week of Dec 2019.

  • Candidates have to fill and submit the KSET 2019 application before the due date mentioned on the website.
  • Candidates can get the  KSET 2019 Application Form from 3rd week of November 2019.
  • The KSET 2019 Application Form is available via Online mode through the website.
  • Candidates needed to fill all the required details in the Application Form carefully.
  • After filling all details, candidates have to upload the scanned images of recent colored passport size photograph, signature & other documents in the application.
  • Candidates must keep the printout of the filled Application Form and fees slip.

KSET 2020

The KSET 2020 Exam is managed by the University of Mysore and this examination is conducted to select the students for the post of lectureship/Assistant Professor in Karnataka. Applicants will be recruited for Lecturers / Assistant Professors of concerned Universities / Colleges / Institutions (Government/ Aided /Private) of Karnataka State after qualifying this examination. The KSET 2020 Application Form will be available till 2nd week of October.

Step 1: Fill the KSET Application Form

Aspirants need to apply for the KSET 2019 Application Form on the official website of the test. All candidates need to submit their Application Form and pay the fee to receive the Site Access Key as well as Application Number.

Step 2: Download KSET Admit Card

Aspirants have to Download KSET 2019 Admit Card from the official website of the exam. To download the KSET admit card, candidates need to fill details such as their – Application Number and Date of Birth/Site Access Key.

Step 3: Appear for KSET

Candidates need to appear for KSET 2019 exam as per the time and test center details mentioned on their admit card.

KSET comprises of two test papers which are of 120 minutes each. Paper-I is standard for all aspirants whereas Paper-II consists of questions as per the candidate’s specialization.

Step 4: Check KSET Result

Exam results for KSET 2019 would be announced on the official website of the teacher eligibility test. Candidates can check their KSET results by filling in their Application Number and Date of Birth/Site Access Key.

 KSET 2019 Application Fee:

All candidates have to pay KSET 2019 application fees according to the candidate’s category wise. Candidates can pay Application Form fees through online mode. Application Fee for Lecturer/Assistant Professors Posts

GeneralRs. 1050/-
Cat-IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIBRs. 850/-
Cat-I, SC, ST, PWDRs. 550/-

KSET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Applying once candidates must check the KSET 2019 Eligibility Criteria so they will get to know whether they are eligible to apply or not.

For more information candidates have to look below the given criteria table and following.

  • Candidates meet KSET 2019 Eligibility Criteria if they possess a Master’s degree in a specific subject with not less than 50% aggregate marks or equivalent grade.
  • Apart from this, aspirants should have a BEd degree in any discipline from any university in Karnataka or possess these qualifications from any other university which is considered to be at par with these universities.
  • However, there are some exceptions to the above-mentioned Eligibility Criteria for KSET 2019 exam, and these exceptions are listed below:
SubjectKSET Eligibility Criteria
Mathematics, Physics, and ChemistryHave an MSc Ed degree in the concerned subject with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade from any Regional Instituted of Education that is sponsored by NCERT.
Botany and ZoologyHave an MSc Ed degree in the concerned subject with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade from any Regional Instituted of Education that is sponsored by NCERT.


Have MSc Ed degree in Life Science with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade from any  Regional Institutes of Education

Anthropology, Commerce, French, Gandhian Studies, Geology, German, Home Science, Journalism, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, and SyriacPossess BEd degree
EnglishPossess II class Master’s Degree in Communicative English with at least 50% marks as well as BEd degree.
Hindi“Candidates who have acquired BEd Degree in Hindi conducted by the Dakshin Bharatha Hindi Prachar Sabha are exempted from the requirement of producing the equivalency certificate, as the degree has been recognized by the Universities in Karnataka”, informs the official website.
LatinCleared their degree exam in any discipline (from any University in Karnataka or recognized as equivalent) with Latin as their second language under Paper II wherein they have secured at least 50% marks. These Eligibility Criteria hold only if the aspirants have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks for that Part II.
  • Aspirants are informed that they do not meet the Eligibility Criteria for KSET 2019 if they have secured their qualifications through Correspondence Courses/ Open Universities which are not recognized by any one of the Universities in Karnataka.
  • Also, “candidates who have acquired their qualifications through recognized correspondence courses/Open universities should obtain and furnish certificates of recognition and equivalency from any one of the Universities in Karnataka”, states the official website.


  • Aspirants who possess their Master’s degree with minimum required marks to meet SET Eligibility Criteria but are currently in the final year of their BEd degree program also meet KSET 2019 Eligibility Criteria. Similarly, candidates who have secured their BEd degree and are in the final year of their postgraduate program also meet the Eligibility Criteria.
  • The official website informs: “Such candidates must produce the Certificates of their qualifying examinations passed with the minimum required marks within one year from the date of publication of the results of the test, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified”.

KSET 2019: Marks Relaxation for SC/ST

Aspirants who want to appear for KSET will be granted 5% marks relaxation in the minimum marks they need to possess in their qualifying exam to be eligible to appear for SET.

KSET Age Limit

There is no prescribed age limit for aspirants who want to appear for the state eligibility test.

KSET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • KSET 2019 entrance exam will be held in the Last week of Feb 2019. KSET 2019 entrance exam is divided into two papers which are of two hours duration each.
  • The question will be in objective type multiple choice questions asked in the KSET 2019 examination.
  • KSET 2019 exam pattern is such that the test is divided into two papers which are of two hours duration each.
  • Both the KSET papers comprise of objective type multiple-choice questions.


KSET PaperSubjectTotal No. of QuestionsMarks Allotted for Each Question
Paper-IGeneral Knowledge (Part A)601
Aptitude in Teaching (Part B)601
Paper-IIFor 33 subjects

(All subjects except Maths & Statistics)

For Mathematics & Statistics801.5

KSET 2019 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer in both, Paper I and Paper II, aspirants will be awarded one mark.
  • The only exception being for Mathematics and Statistics subjects in Paper-II wherein each correct answer leads to 1.5 marks being added to an aspirant’s total marks.
  • There is no negative marking in KSET 2019 exam.

KSET 2019 Exam Preparation Tips

Here is mentioned some essential tips and tricks that supports you to get satisfactory marks

  • Candidates must get familiarize with the exam pattern and syllabus of the KSET 2019 exam and be updated regarding the KSET 2019 exam.
  • Make a proper study plan and follow it strictly without fail.
  • Give equal time to all topics from chapters of the syllabus.
  • Candidates have to focus on their goals.
  • Candidates must keep themselves your calm while giving the answers in the examination
  • Go through all questions in paper and don’t take stress while marking answers, first analyze the question and then answer carefully.

KSET 2019 Syllabus

Candidates must prepare for the exam from the prescribed KSET 2019 syllabus by the authority.

If candidates want to download all the subjects through official portal candidates will be able to get the syllabus and all related examination information.

In the paper I question will be from subjects General Knowledge (Part A) and Aptitude in Teaching (Part B), in paper II there will be 33 subjects (All subjects except Maths & Statistics) and For Mathematics & Statistics.

KSET 2019 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download the admit cards which have successfully submitted their application.

The availability of the KSET 2019 Admit Card will be informed on the official portal as well as all national dailies.

  • The admit card contains details like the candidate’s name, roll number, exam date, time, exam venue and other details.
  • Candidates must note that all candidates have to carry valid admit cards to their allotted test center on the day of KSET.
  • The KSET hall ticket is a mandatory document so keep it safe.
  • KSET 2019 Answer key will be available after the exam.

KSET 2019 Results

Minimum marks that candidates need to secure to pass the State Eligibility Test is as mentioned below:

Minimum Percentage of Marks
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)353545

Authority will publish the KSET 2019 Results on the official website of the LBS center.

  • Candidates can check their results through online mode. Candidates will be appointed as Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE on the bases of the KSET 2019 result.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for admission by candidates marks scored by them in the examination.
  • Candidates are suggested to take the printout of the result for further admission process.

KSET 2019 Admission process 

To apply candidates need to qualify the rounds which prescribed by the examination authority.

  • Candidates who want to be a Lecturer and Assistant Professor have to pass the written exam.
  • Candidates will be invited for counseling while appearing candidates have to carry the requirement document for registration purposes.
  • Candidates are informed they submit correct documents for verification if the Document found incorrect Application Form of candidates will be directly canceled.

Qualifying Criteria for Assistant Professor by KSET

CategoryTotal Qualifying Marks (In %)
For OBC Category27
For SC Category15
For ST Category7.50
For PWD Category03
For Unreserved Category47.50

KSET 2019 Exam Centers

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  • Exact venues for KSET will be allotted by the Director, LBS Center for Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • KSET 2019 test centers along with their codes are listed below:

 If you have any other questions about KSET 2019, you can write your queries in the comments box below.

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  1. sarah fathima says:

    msc zoology final year student is eligible for kset 2019? is B.Ed compulsory to take this exam?

  2. Teja says:

    I’m a Bipc student of intermediate second year.am I eligible to write the KSET exam??

  3. VAnitha N says:

    Is it bed is necessary to qualify kset exam ? With no bed if we track exam is it of no use ? Pls answer for this

  4. Vani says:

    Hello sir
    I have com

    • Vani says:

      I have completed my b.li.sc from Bangalore university and m.li.sc from ignou. Can I know whether I am eligible to take up kset exam. Please give the details regarding this

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