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GSET exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, has recently released the official notification for the Gujarat State Eligibility Test or the GSET. The State Eligibility Test will be conducted to determine appropriate merit for the post of Assistant Professor.

GSET 2021 At A Glance

Full FormGujarat State Eligibility Test
Vacant PostAssistant Professor
Number of VacanciesTo be announced
LevelState-level (Gujarat)
Conducting BodyMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
Mode of ApplicationOnline

GSET 2021 Notification

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, has released its official notification for GSET 2021 on 21 June 2021, which you can check out here.

GSET 2021 Important Dates

GSET 2021 Notification release21 June 2021
GSET online application portal opens31 June 2021
Last date to Apply Online for GSET 202131 July 2021
GSET Admit Card Releaseto be announced
GSET Exam Date 202126 December 2021
GSET Result 2021to be announced

Eligibility Criteria for GSET 2021

Educational Qualification

  • For candidates belonging to the General, General-EWS, or Unreserved category, a Master's Degree or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% marks from a government-recognized university or college is mandatory to be eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have a Master's Degree or its equivalent in any of these subjects: Sciences, Social Science, Humanities, Languages, Computer Science and Applications
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories must have at least 50% marks in their Master's Degree or its equivalent from a government-recognized university or college.

Age Limit

  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, does not specify any age bar for GSET aspirants. Everyone who is deserving gets equal opportunity.

For subject-wise eligibility, candidates can check the official website to get a detailed idea about the policies and guidelines.

Note: Candidates who completed their Ph.D. degree by 19 September 1991 are allowed a relaxation of 5 % in their aggregate marks.

GSET 2021 Application Fee

  • SC, ST, or Transgender: INR 700
  • General, General-EWS, or SEBC Non-creamy layer: INR 900
  • PWD: PH or VH: INR 100

How to Apply for GSET 2021

  • Visit the official website of GSET.
  • Click on the "Register" option.
  • Fill in your basic details such as name, address, phone number etc.
  • Verify the OTP to confirm your communication details.
  • Read the instructions carefully before filling the GSET application form.
  • Fill in your particulars carefully.
  • Upload a clear, scanned copy of your photograph and signature.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Take a printout of your application and fee receipt for reference.
  • Once the registration is successful, you will receive the confirmation by SMS or email.

GSET 2021 Admit card

After filling the application form, eligible candidates can access the admit card from the official GSET website. As of yet, there has been no update on the release date of admit cards.

List of Vacancies

It's important to note that there is no official list of vacancies for the esteemed GSET 2021. Each university decides its own vacancy list as per requirement, but as of yet, the university-specific vacancies are yet to be released.

Keep checking the official site of the university of your preference to view the number of vacancies available when it is released.

GSET 2021 Reservation List

The official notification pdf mentions that the GSET 2021 will follow the Gujarat Government's reservation policies. A comprehensive reservation list is yet to be released.

GSET Selection Process 2021

The selection process consists of the following:

  • Objective-Type Paper I Offline Exam
  • Objective-Type Paper II Offline Exam

GSET 2021 Exam Pattern

Here's a breakdown of the weightage that each paper carries:

  • Paper I consisting of 50 questions and 100 marks
  • Paper II consisting of 100 questions and 200 marks
  • Barring Languages and Sciences, the paper will be available in both English and Gujarati.
  • Candidates will be offered +2 marks for each correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect or unattempted answers.
  • Candidates must sit for both the papers to qualify for the post.
  • A total duration of 3 hours will be provided.

GSET 2021 Syllabus

The overall syllabus includes the following:

  • Paper I: 50 objective-type questions of 2 marks each to assess the reasoning skills, divergent thinking capacity, knowledge of general awareness, understanding ability, and general teaching and research abilities
  • Paper II: 100 objective-type questions of 2 marks each to assess the candidates' knowledge in the specific subject chosen by them

GSET 2021 Results

The GSET 2021 examination results are yet to be released. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for their results.

GSET 2021 Cut-off

  • As per the subject-specific requirement, candidates must rank in the top 15% of their respective chosen subject to qualify further.
  • A minimum of 6% candidates will qualify from the category-specific list.
  • General (Unreserved) candidates must pass in both the papers with a minimum of 40% aggregate marks combined.
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved categories, at least 35% aggregate marks is required in both papers combined.

GSET Job Profile

Here are the duties that an Assistant Professor must perform once hired:

  • Tending to various departmental duties
  • Providing academic support to colleagues
  • Recruiting and mentoring newly hired TAs
  • Carrying on research work and publishing academic papers
  • Representing the institute at conferences
  • Delivering presentations
  • Teaching students
  • Formulating proposals to access grants and funds

GSET Salary Details

The salary expectations have not been specified yet, but as per general trends, candidates can expect stipend amounts ranging from INR 41, 000 to INR 45, 000 per month in the beginning.

GSET Exam Analysis

The sections that will feature in the GSET 2021 paper I are:

  • Reasoning skills
  • Divergent thinking capacity
  • Knowledge of general awareness
  • Understanding ability
  • General teaching and research abilities

Here are a few important points to note:

  • Candidates will be offered +2 marks for each correct answer.
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect or unattempted answers.
  • Barring Languages and Sciences, the paper will be available in both English and Gujarati.
  • A total duration of 3 hours will be provided.
  • The difficulty level for the GSET 2021 is moderate to advanced.

Preparation Tips for GSET 2021

Candidates preparing for GSET 2021 are well-advised to do the following:

  • Solving practice/mock papers will help candidates gauge their preparations well. Getting into a habit of solving 1 model paper a day is a good way of keeping oneself prepared before the exam.
  • Focusing on overall development instead of studying solely from books is an important part of GSET preparations. Candidates should make use of online trial tests and study guides to gain that competitive edge.
  • Keeping an eye on recent developments in the teaching community and being wary of student psychology are big parts of the examination. Working smart is equally important as working hard.

GSET Previous Years Question Papers

Candidates can find some previous question papers by following these links:

Candidates can check out the official website for more details on previous years papers.

  • Schaum’s Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology: Van De Graaff Kent M.
  • Developmental Biology: Scott. F. Gilbert
  • A Logical Approach in Chemistry for CSIR/NET/JRF and GATE: Jagdamba Singh, Jaya Singh, Ashutosh Singh
  • Molecular Quantum Mechanics: Peter W. Atkins and Ronald S. Friedman
  • Modern Physics and Solid State Physic: S O Pillai
  • CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science: W Malemnganba Chenglei
  • Complex Variables and Applications: Ruel Churchill and James Brown
  • CSIR-UGC NET/JRF/SET Mathematical Sciences: Alok Kumar
  • Physical Geography: Savindra Singh
  • An Objective Earth Sciences: S Ahmad

Study Plan for GSET 2021

Any candidate interested in cracking GSET should plan to do the following:

  • Read books on human psychology
  • Practice relevant quizzes regularly.
  • Studying annual knowledge encyclopedias such as the Manorama Yearbook is an excellent way to keep in touch with the various important national and international events in a year.
  • Get into a daily routine and always begin your preparations early.

Candidates are advised to carry all necessary documents to the exam center. Furthermore, candidates should positively bring the following:

  • Admit Card
  • Government-issued ID for identity verification.

Make sure to keep checking the official website for any new notifications regarding GSET 2021. Keep your payment ID handy after paying for your form, as it may be necessary in case of discrepancies. Start preparations as early as possible and avoid unnecessary stress. Remember, the mind is strongest when it's relaxed. With that said, have faith in your preparations and the hard work you've put in. All the best!