KSET Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & Topics

KSET is an eligibility test conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority for candidates who wish to serve as Lecturers and Assistant Professors in the Universities and colleges of Karnataka. The exam will be conducted in offline mode with MCQS format. Karnataka Examination Authority has released a new exam pattern and syllabus for the KSET exam 2024. With the help of a syllabus, candidates can plan a full-proof strategy to score good marks and clear the examination. Candidates who are planning to prepare for the KSET exam must go through the KSET Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern below.

Karnataka State Eligibility Test Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

KSET exam is a state-level exam in Karnataka. Any candidate who is appearing for this exam should know about the new syllabus and pattern of the exam. Candidates are selected for Lecturers and Assistant Professors after a written exam and document verification. This paper is distributed in two parts i.e. Paper I and Paper 2. The candidates will be able to score better only if they cover their entire syllabus as per exam pattern, which is provided in this article below. 

Organization Name  Karnataka Examination Authority 
Exam Name  Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 
Exam Level  State level 
Post Name Lecturers and Assistant Professors
Mode of Exam Offline 
Duration  3 hours 
Exam phase Paper 1- 100 Marks
Paper 2- 200 Marks
Official website 

KSET Paper I Syllabus 2024

KSET Syllabus 2024 has different subjects and topics, candidates must go thoroughly through the complete list of topics as per the exam for which they are appearing. The topic-wise preparation of the exam will help to obtain good marks.

KSET Paper I Exam Pattern

Paper l will consist of 50 objective-type questions each carrying two marks and will be conducted for 60 minutes (1 hour). There shall be no negative marking for each wrong answer. Check subject-wise number of questions and marks from table below. 

Subjects Number of questions  Marks
Teaching Aptitude 05 10
Research Aptitude 05 10
Reading Comprehension 05 10
Communication 05 10
Reasoning (including Mathematical) 05 10
Logical Reasoning 05 10
Data Interpretation 05 10
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 05 10
People and Environment 05 10
Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration 05 10
Total  50 100

KSET Paper I Syllabus and Topics

The candidates who are going to appear for the Paper I must be aware of the topic-wise syllabus. The KSET paper I exam consists of teaching aptitude, data interpretation, logical reasoning, people and environment, and more subjects which have been discussed below.

Teaching Aptitude

Here, below we have mentioned a list of a few topics that a candidate must study for Teaching Aptitude section in KSET examination.

  • Teaching
  • Learning Characteristics
  • Factor Affecting Teaching
  • Teaching Support System
  • Evaluation System

Research Aptitude

Topics like workshops, steps of research, thesis writing, method of research, etc, are to be studied by candidates for preparing Research Aptitude section.

  • Meaning of Research
  • Types and Characteristics of Research
  • Steps of Research
  • Method of Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Papers and Articles
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Thesis Writing

Reading Comprehension

A passage of the story will be set along with questions that need to be answered from within the paragraph.


Candidates must study topics such as barriers of communication, types of communication, nature of communication, effective classroom communication, etc.

  • Nature of Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Characteristics of Communication
  • Barriers of Communication
  • Effective Classroom Communication

Reasoning (Including Maths)

The topics that a candidate must prepare from reasoning subject in KSET Paper I are provided here below.

  • Letter Series
  • Number Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Arithmetic’s
  • Set Theory

Logical Reasoning

Word Analogy, Venn Diagram, Analytical Reasoning, Verbal Classification, and some other topics must be prepared by candidates to score better marks in Logical Reasoning section.

  • Understanding the Structure of Arguments
  • Evaluating & Distinguish Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
  • Verbal Analogy
  • Word Analogy
  • Verbal Classification
  • Venn Diagram
  • Analytical Reasoning

Data Interpretation

Check the list of topics from data interpretation subject that are important to be studied by candidates while preparing for KSET Paper I.

  • Sources, Acquisition, and Interpretation
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Graphical Representation
  • Mapping Data

Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

This section is the easiest section, candidates must have general and basic information about Information & Communication Technology. Topics like e-mailing, ICT meaning, advantages, disadvantages, etc. must be studied by candidates.

  • ICT Meaning
  • Uses
  • Advantages and Disadvantages
  • General Abbreviations & Terminology
  • Basic of Internet
  • E-mailing

People & Environment

Questions asked in this section are very basic ones, candidates can easily attempt them and have more chances to score better here. The list of topics that are to be prepared for people & environment is provided below.

  • People and Environment Interaction
  • Sources of Pollution
  • Pollutants and Impact on Human Life
  • Natural Hazards and mitigations
  • Exploitations of Nature and Energy Resources

Higher Education System: Governance, Polity, and Administration

Check the topics that need to be studied by candidates appearing for Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) from Higher Education System subject. 

  • Structure of Institution for Higher Learning and Research in India.
  • Formal and Distance Education
  • Technical, Professional, and General Education
  • Value Education: Polity, Governance, Administration

The KSET Paper II Syllabus 2024 is different from the Paper I syllabus. Before appearing for paper II exam candidates should know the topic-wise syllabus so that candidates can make a strategy for its preparation. Here we have covered all topics of the paper II exam syllabus that will be asked in the exam.

KSET Paper II Exam Pattern 

Candidates who clear the paper I exam will have to appear for paper II exam which will be for a total number of 200 marks. This paper consists of 100 questions and 2 hours are given to complete it. There is no negative marking in this paper. 

KSET Paper II Syllabus and Topics

The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) Paper II Exam will be subject-specific and will have questions based on the syllabus of the chosen subject. The KSET Paper II Syllabus varies according to the subject selected by the candidates. The KSET Paper II consists of Urdu, commerce, economics, Kannada language, and more which have been given below the table.

  1.  Women Studies Subject Syllabus
  2.  Visual Arts subject Syllabus
  3.  Urdu Subject Syllabus
  4.  Tourism Administration & Management Subject Syllabus
  5.  Sociology Subject Syllabus
  6.  Social Work Subject Syllabus
  7.  Sanskrit Subject Syllabus
  8.  Public Administration Subject Syllabus
  9.  Psychology Subject Syllabus
  10.  Political Science Subject Syllabus
  11.  Physical Science Subject Syllabus
  12.  Physical Education Subject Syllabus
  13.  Philosophy Subject Syllabus
  14.  Performing Arts Subject Syllabus
  15.  Music Subject Syllabus
  16.  Mathematical Science Subject Syllabus
  17.  Mass Communication and Journalism Syllabus
  18.  Marathi Subject Syllabus
  19.  Management Subject Syllabus
  20.  Linguistics Subject Syllabus
  21.  Life Science Subject Syllabus
  22.  Library & Information Science Subject Syllabus
  23.  Law Subject Syllabus
  24.  Kannada Subject Syllabus
  25.  Home Science Subject Syllabus
  26.  History Subject Syllabus
  27.  Hindi Subject Syllabus
  28.  Geography Subject Syllabus
  29.  Folk literature Subject Syllabus
  30.  Environmental Science Subject Syllabus
  31.  English Subject Syllabus
  32.  Electronic Science Subject Syllabus
  33.  Economics Subject Syllabus
  34.  Education Subject Syllabus
  35.  Earth Science Subject Syllabus
  36.  Criminology Subject Syllabus
  37.  Computer Science & Application Syllabus
  38.  Commerce Subject Syllabus
  39.  Chemical Sciences Subject Syllabus
  40.  Archeology Subject Syllabus
  41.  Anthropology Subject Syllabus
  42.  General paper syllabus


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