KSET Eligibility Criteria

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 13 Dec, 2019 13:06 IST

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KSET Eligibility Criteria

Firstly, only permanent residents of Karnataka are eligible to appear for KSET exam. The eligibility criteria of KSET is almost similar to the UGC NET exam, and there are certain exemptions with regard to KSET exam. Candidates can check the detailed eligibility criteria of KSET here such as age limit, conditions, exemptions and educational qualification here. In order to help the aspirants, we have explained all the components and aspects that are included in the KSET eligibility criteria.

 

Age Limit/Criteria for KSET

Candidates aspiring to appear for KSET must note that there is no upper age limit to appear for the exam, and the candidates must fulfil the other eligibility conditions mentioned below to be eligible for the examination.

Educational Qualification for KSET

The candidates can check the educational qualification required for KSET below -

  • The candidates must have passed Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% of marks (50% in case of SC/ ST/ OBCs/ PWD). The candidates should pass the Master’s degree from an institute or university recognized by the UGC.
  • Candidates who are pursuing final-year Master’s degree course can also appear for KSET. However, he/she will be awarded KSET eligibility certificate only after they submit proof of qualifying examinations.
  • Candidates should select only the subject that is relevant to his/ her qualification in KSET exam. For example, candidates who are pursuing or passed M.A. in English Literature can appear for only the English subject in KSET.
  • There are certain cases where a candidate can’t find his/ her Master’s degree subject in KSET. In such cases, the candidates can appear for the relevant subject. The list of subjects is listed in the exam pattern page. For example, candidates who have passed M.Sc in Biology can choose Life Sciences in KSET.
  • OBCs/ ST/ SC & OBC candidates from other states should apply only under General Category.
  • A candidate who has already cleared KSET is not eligible to appear for the upcoming KSET exams.
  • Candidates who have cleared UGC NET or CSIR UGC NET are also exempted from KSET exam.
  • Candidates can check the relevant subject combinations that are eligible for KSET exam through the PDF file below -

Relevant Subject Combinations for KSET (PDF)

Exemptions for KSET

Here are the conditions to avail exemption for KSET -

  • Candidates who have already cleared UGC NET/ CISR NET/ Previous KSET Exams are exempted.
  • Candidates who have cleared the State Eligibility Test (SET) held prior to June 01, 2002, are exempted from KSET.

If the candidates have any further query with regard to KSET eligibility criteria, you can check the FAQs below.

FAQs

What is the eligibility for Earth Sciences subject in KSET?
The candidates who have completed/appearing in their two year master’s degree in Geology / Applied Geology / Geo-physics / Meteorology / Oceanography / Physical Geography / Earth Science / Earth & Atmospheric Science / Earth Science Resource Management / Marine Geology / Petroleum Geology / Geo-informatics / GIS / Applied Geochemistry / Geography & other related subjects can take KSET under “Earth Sciences”.
What is the eligibility for Chemical Sciences subject in KSET?
The candidates who have completed/ appearing in their two-year master’s degree in Chemistry / Chemical Sciences / Analytical Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry / Organic Chemistry / Physical Chemistry / Medicinal Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / Nuclear Chemistry / Environmental Chemistry / Marine Chemistry / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Bio-organic Chemistry & other related subjects can take KSET under “Chemical Sciences”.
What is the eligibility for Management subject in KSET?
The candidates who have completed/appearing in their two-year master’s degree / PG Diploma in Management & other related subjects can also take KSET under “Management”.
What is the eligibility for Mathematics Sciences in KSET?
The candidates who have completed/ appearing in their two-year master’s degree in Pure Mathematics / Statistics / Applied Mathematics, Mathematics with computer science & other related subjects can take KSET under “Mathematical Sciences”.

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