Master’s degree holders in Karnataka state have been waiting for Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2019 notification for a long time. Every year the notification comes by now. And this time of the year is dedicated for preparations.
Last year, University of Mysore released the notification on August 21. Then started online application form submission on August 23, and closed them on September 29. Hard copies could be submitted until October 15. The exam itself was scheduled for December 30.
In the year before that, that is for the 2017 edition, the university issued notification on October 9. Then online application form could be submitted until November 7. After that hard copy submission was until November 20. The exam was held on December 31.
Also, in the year 2016, the state eligibility test was held on December 11.
Knowing this, candidates had been expecting K SET 2019 notification since August. However even until the mid of October candidates believed that notification could come anytime. However come November, there has been a growing concern among test takers about the exam.
The official website of KSET is kset.uni-mysore.ac.in. Insofar there is no update about the next exam there.
In the 2017 edition, around 74,000 candidates had applied for the state eligibility test. Of them, 63,078 candidates appeared in the exam.
KSET is the test to determine eligibility of candidates for recruitment and appointment of assistant professors in universities, colleges, institutions of higher education in government, aided, private nature in Karnataka state. Last year the exam was held for 39 subjects at 11 nodal centers in the state.
Expecting the KSET 2019 notification anytime soon, candidates can start focusing on preparations. To start with, knowing the examination syllabus is critical. For the same, one can visit kset.uni-mysore.ac.in and download the syllabus from the section called study info.
There will be two papers in the exam, just like UGC NET. Paper I will have 50 compulsory questions of 100 marks, to be done in 1 hour. And paper II will have 100 compulsory questions of 200 marks, to be done in 2 hours. It may however be noted that in KSET there has always been a gap of 30 minutes between paper I and II. UGC NET has lately eliminated this gap. There is no negative marking in either paper.
A critical part of preparation is practicing from past year papers. Once again, University of Mysore has provided the resources for free on the website kset.uni-mysore.ac.in. To download all previous year question papers and answer keys, candidates can go to the website and head over to the previous question papers and key answers section under study info.
The syllabus itself can be studied from textbooks used in post graduation. However KSET specific books, abundantly available in the market, can be used to practice objective questions.
KSET notification can be released any time now. Candidates will get the notification on the website as well as leading dailies immediately upon its release.