USET 2017 Exam Notification, Dates, Exam Pattern & Application Form

USET 2017: Are you guys eager to work as an Assistant Professor in reputed colleges/ universities of Uttarakhand? Then write the State Eligibility Test (SET) that is going to be conducted by U-SET Cell of Kumaun University, Nainital. Exam is scheduled on end of October 2017, but now the application receiving process is going on. There is no upper age limit or category-limit or gender limit to submit USET 2017 Application Form. So individuals possessing requisite academic records can come forward and apply. Detailed information about the eligibility criteria, application fee, applying process of U-SET 2017 are illustrated here on below section. Interested aspirants go through it.

USET Exam 2017 – Highlights
Exam Name Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test 2017 (U-SET 2017)
Authority Kumaun University
Qualification Master Degree
Application Type Online
Last Date 24-09-2017
Exam Date 29-10-2017
Exam Type OMR based exam
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USET 2017

USET Exam 2017 is to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as Assistant Professor in colleges or universities located at Uttarakhand state. In accordance with the guidelines of UGC, Uttarakhand Government has nominated Kumaun University as the agency for conducting Uttarakhand State Eligibility Test 2017.

For about 27 subjects Kumaun University conducts U-SET 2017. Details about the subjects are given below. As per Uttarakhand SET 2017 Notification, candidates whose PG subject didn’t come in below table should not apply for USET 2017.

No. Subjects
1. Hindi
2. English
3. Sanskrit
4. Geography
5. Economics
6. Political Science
7. Sociology
8. History
9. Education
10. Psychology
11. Physical Education
12. Home Science
13. Defence & Strategic Studies
14. Music
15. Earth and Atmospheric Science
16. Mathematical Science
17. Law
18. Physical Science
19. Chemical Science
20. Life Science
21. Commerce
22. Computer Science & Applications
23. Environmental Science
24. Management
25. Visual Art
26. Philosophy
27. Library & Information Science

Eligibility Criteria to Submit USET 2017 Application Form

Education: Candidates can appear for USET exam in the subject which they had completed their post graduation recognized by UGC and state government. Equivalence certificate should be produced by individuals who had studied in foreign university.

  • Obtained Master Degree in any of the 27 subjects (or)
  • Appearing in final year PG exam on relevant subjects

Percentage of Marks: In the above said qualification, individuals belonging to General and OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWDs must have obtained following percentage of marks.

  • OBC (NCL)/ SC/ ST/ PWDs: 50%
  • D holders: 50% (for candidates completed PG by 19th September 1991 only)
  • Other Category: 55%

Age Limit: Individuals possessing following qualification can apply for USET Exam 2017. There is no upper age limit to appear in U-SET.

  • No age bar

Important Dates to Apply for USET Exam 2017

Commencing date of online registration 23rd  August 2017
Last date for paying fee using Challan form 22nd September 2017
Last date for submission of online application 24th September 2017
Admit card can be downloaded from 15th October 2017
Date of USET Examination 29th October 2017
Answer Key will be released on 1st or 2nd week of November 2017
Result will be declared on November/ December 2017

USET 2017 Exam Pattern

The USET 2017 exam will be held on two separate sessions in offline mode i.e. OMR sheets. The number of questions and total marks for which U-SET 2017 will be conducted is given below.

Papers No. of questions Mark Duration
Paper-I General Paper 60 questions (50 is compulsory) 100 marks 1 ¼ hour
Paper-II Based on subject selected by candidate 50 questions 100 marks 1 ¼ hour
Paper-III Based on subject selected by candidate 75 questions 150 marks 2 ½ hour
  • In USET exam only objective type questions will be asked.
  • For each correct answer 2 marks will be awarded.
  • No penalties for marking of wrong answer.

How to Apply for USET 2017?

Examination Fee: In State Bank of India (SBI), candidates have to remit the examination fee. Aspirants can pay USET examination fee, either through the link given in USET website or by using the e-Challan form. The fee differs based on category as follows.

  • Non-domiciles of Uttarakhand/ General category: 1000/-
  • OBC/ ST/ SC/ PWDs: 600/- (for domiciles only)
  • Bank Charges: as applicable
  • Payment Mode: Online/ Offline

Online Fee Payment: Online applications should have to be submitted by willing aspirants, after 24 hours of fee payment. So, first candidates have to pay the fees only. Here we have given the guidelines for paying U-SET fee.

  • Open the Kumaun University website
  • Click the “USET 2017 Online Apply” link.
  • The USET website will open.
  • Click the “Pay Fee” option.
  • The instructions for fee payment will appear.
  • Read the instructions, tick the checkbox and click “Pay Fee” button.
  • On clicking pay fee button, the SBI payment portal will open.
  • Select the Uttarakhand for state, Educational Institution for type from drop down list and click “Go” button.
  • Select “Finance Officer Kumaun University Nainital” as Institution name from drop down list and click “Submit”.
  • Next select payment category as “USET Exam Fee”.
  • Next fill your personal details and click “Submit” button.
  • Click “Confirm” button and verify your personal information.
  • Various payment options will be shown.
  • Choose the mode of payment and do the transaction

U-SET 2017 Applying Procedure

The link to submit USET 2017 Online Application is available in Kumaun University website. After 24 hours of fee payment, go to the particular website and fill & submit the remaining application of USET. The guidelines to submit USET application 2017 are given below.

  • Open the Kumaun University website
  • Click the “USET 2017 Online Apply” link.
  • The USET website will open.
  • Read the information brochure and other general instructions of USET 2017.
  • Hit the “Apply Online” link in homepage.
  • You can see some of the instructions regarding USET fee payment and submission of USET 2017 Application Form.
  • Read it and press the “Apply Online” tab in that page.
  • SBI reference number or transaction number starting with letter DU and candidate’s date of birth should be entered on next page.
  • The application for USET Exam 2017 will open; if proper information is received by Kumaun University from SBI (i.e. fee is paid).
  • Fill the application without any mistakes and upload scanned copy of photograph & signatur
  • Then check the entered information and click “Submit” button.
  • On successful submission of USET application, candidates will get a Registration Number and Password.
  • Aspirants download the submitted application, atlast.

USET 2017 Admit Card:

In the second or third week of October 2017, admit card will be uploaded on U-SET website. Applied candidates can download it successfully.

USET 2017 Result Declaration:

Top 6% of the candidates who are appearing in all the three papers of USET Exam 2017 and obtaining following cut off marks will be declared as qualified in exam.

Category Minimum USET Cut Off
General category 40%
Reserved category candidates 35%

Document Verification: Individuals who are deemed as qualified in USET Exam 2017 will be asked to submit photocopies of fee receipt/ Challan, PG final year mark sheets, caste certificate, etc. (duly attested by competent authority) to “Member Secretary, U-SET, 2017 Cell, The Hermitage, Kumaun University, Nainital – 263 002”, for document verification.

Either in person or post, aspirants can submit these documents to the Member Secretary. In addition to this, they should also have to submit an envelope of size 36 cm x 25 cm and copy of submitted application form.

U-SET Marksheets: Soon after declaration of result, the USET Marksheets will be uploaded on U-SET website by Kumaun University. Candidates have to keep it safe and using that he/ she can apply for Assistant Professor jobs in reputed colleges/ universities. No other certificates will be provided to the contestants (qualified/ non-qualified candidates).

Reference Link
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Note: Aspirants might have got details regarding upcoming USET 2017 examination from above section. Those who need more information about this eligibility test can refer the information brochure that we have linked in this article.

Updated: 2017-09-15 — 11:00 am

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