The GSET Examination will consist of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. The examination for all the three papers will be held on one day, in two separate sessions.
shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate. Sixty (60) multiple choice questions of two marks each will be given, out of which the candidate would be required to answer any fifty (50).
In the event of the candidate attempting more than fifty questions, the first fifty questions attempted by the candidate would be evaluated.
shall consist of questions based on the subject selected by the candidate. Each of these papers will consist of a Test Booklet containing 50 compulsory objective type questions of two marks each.
Paper-I and Paper-II will be of 75 minutes duration each and each will carry maximum of 100 marks. The candidate will have to mark their response for each item on the answer sheet provided separately. A combined answer-sheet for Paper-I and Paper-II will be provided before the starting of Paper-I. Paper-I and Paper-II will be conducted in the first session and the answer sheet will be collected after the time given for Paper-II is over
Answers marked on the Test-Booklet will not be evaluated.
No Negative Marking in Paper-I & Paper-II.
Paper-III will consist of only descriptive questions from the subject selected by the candidate. Paper-III will be held in the second session of 150 minutes duration and will carry a maximum of 200 marks. The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the Test Booklet itself.The candidate will be required to attempt questions in the space provided in the Test Booklet.
The structure of Paper-III has been revised.
Revised Structure of Paper III
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has restructured the format of Paper-III for all forthcoming NET/SET examinations. The syllabi of all subjects, however, remain unchanged. Now, Paper-III consists of four sections, in all containing 19 questions for the candidates to attempt.
Essay writing -two questions with internal choice on general themes and contemporary, theoretical or of disciplinary relevance may be given. The candidate is expected to write up to 500 words for each question of 20 marks (2 Q X 20 M = 40 Marks). In case the questions are based on electives, the choices should have questions from each elective; otherwise all choices should be of general nature, common to all candidates. In case of science subjects like Computer Science and Applications, Environmental Sciences, Electronic Science etc., two questions carrying 20 marks each may be given in place of essay type questions. The questions in this section should be numbered as 1 and 2.
Three extended answer based questions to test the analytical ability of the candidate are to be asked on the major specializations/electives. Questions will be asked on all major specializations/electives and the candidates may be asked to choose one specialization/elective and answer the three questions. There is to be no internal choice. Each question will be answered in up to 300 words and shall carry 15 marks each (3 Q X 15 M = 45 Marks). Where there is no specialization/elective, 3 questions may be set across the syllabus. The questions in this section should be numbered from 3 to 5.
Nine questions may be asked across the syllabus. The questions will be definitional or seeking particular information and are to be answered in up to 50 words each. For science subjects as mentioned in Section-I, short numerical/computational problems may be considered. Each question will carry 10 marks (9 Q X 10M = 90 Marks). There should be no internal choice. The questions in this section should be numbered from 6 to 14.
It requires the candidates to answer questions from a given text of around 200 -300 words taken from the works of a known thinker/author. Five carefully considered specific questions are to be asked on the given text, requiring an answer in up to 30 words each. This section carries 5 questions of 5 marks each (5 Q X 5 M = 25 Marks). In the case of science subjects, a theoretical/numerical problem may be set. These questions are meant to test critical thinking, ability to comprehend and apply knowledge one possesses. Questions in this section should be numbered as 15 to 19.
Revised Structure of Paper III
|I||Essay||Ability to dwell on a theme at an optimum level||2||500||1000||2||20||40|
|II||Three analytical/ evaluative questions||Ability to reason and hold and argument on the given topic||3||300||900||3||15||45|
short answer questions
|Ability to understand and express the same||9||50||450||9||10||90|
|IV||Text based questions||Critical thinking, ability to comprehend and formulate the concepts||5||30||150||5||5||25|
Candidates are required to appear in all three papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper-I and II will not be permitted to appear in Paper-III. Paper-III will be evaluated only for those candidates who are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Paper-I and Paper-II, as per the table given in the following:
|CATEGORY||MINIMUM QUALIFYING MARKS|
|PAPER I||PAPERII||PAPER I + PAPERII||PAPER III|
|GENERAL||40||40||100 (50 %)||100 (50 %)|
|OBC/PH/VH||35||35||90 (45 %)||90 (45 %)|
|SC/ST||35||35||80 (40 %)||80 (40 %)|