Karnataka State Eligibility Test Results Reported, 4,779 Applicants Pass Exam

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As many as 4,779 applicants have reached eligibility to be appointed assistant professors in state first-year colleges, as the results of the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (K-SET) -2021 have were announced on Tuesday. This includes 2,309 women and 2,470 male applicants, according to the results.

According to officials at the University of Mysore (UoM) – the nodal agency appointed by the state government to organize the exam – up to 69,857 candidates out of the total of 83,907 who had registered. were presented for exams held on July 25 earlier this year. .

“To qualify for the shortlist, it was necessary for each candidate to appear in two papers and achieve at least 40 percent and 35 percent overall marks in both together for the general (unqualified) and reserved categories respectively” , said the UoM clerk. R Shivappa told The Indian Express. While Paper-I tests general proficiency, Paper-II includes questions on the relevant topic, with all questions from both tests being answered in a multiple choice question (MCQ) format.

Compared to the previously organized KSET, the number of candidates who registered for exams and those who achieved eligibility were the lowest this year. For KSET-2020, 1,06,396 candidates had registered, of which 5,495 had authorized it. The same in KSET-2018 was 94,840 and 5,627, respectively. KSET did not take place in 2019 because UoM was not recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to do so.

Explaining the cutoff method established for finding eligible candidates, Shivappa said that only the top 6% of the top candidates who showed up for both articles are typically advertised as eligible to be recruited. “Those who erase KSET will get a certificate valid for life,” he said.

Previously, several candidates had approached the state government and UoM to urge them to announce the late results. “UoM has yet to announce the results of KSET-2021, even three months after the review was held, having been postponed for more than three months previously due to the pandemic. With the state government having issued a notification for the recruitment of over 1,000 assistant professors and the KSET or UGC-NET qualification being mandatory, the delay in announcing the KSET-2021 results would hamper the possibility for many to find a job, ”sent a letter. by a group of candidates had referred to last week.

Meanwhile, Mysuru-Kodagu Lok MP Sabha Pratap Simha had approached the UoM alleging failings in the conduct of KSET-2021. Simha had alleged that 17 corrections were incorrect and many candidates complained about dysfunctional CCTV cameras in examination centers.

However, UoM Vice-Chancellor G Hemantha Kumar said at the time that the flaws in the fixes would be brought to the attention of the respective thematic committees and that all CCTV cameras were rechecked to ensure they were were in working order with images available for reading from the nodal agency.

As the results were announced, a senior official explained that objections lodged by candidates were being re-examined by subject matter experts and that revisions to final answers had been made. “The final results were processed on the basis of the final answers. The results and the threshold for KSET-2021 were also reviewed and approved by the steering and moderation committees on October 30, ”said the official.

KSET-2021 was originally scheduled to be held on April 11 this year, but was postponed twice due to Covid-19 and related restrictions that were in place. Examinations were then held for 41 subjects at 11 node centers located across the state.

Among the centers, Mysuru (1059) saw most applicants gain eligibility to become assistant professors in Karnataka, followed by Bengaluru (985) and Dharwad (559). Meanwhile, most of the eligible KSET-2021 applicants (888) had chosen Business as their subject, followed by Kannada (397), Economics (308), and English (306).

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