KSET Books 2021



KSET (Karnataka State Eligibility Test) is a prominent state-level exam conducted by the University of Mysore every year. The purpose is to select the eligible candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and Lectureship for the state. Candidates who are planning to appear for the KSET exam should know the best books to improve their preparation. Check the best-recommended books by the experts and know the proper preparation strategy for your exam preparation here.

KSET Exam 2021: Exam Pattern

Candidates who are preparing to appear for this examination have to go through the exam pattern first. It will help them to understand more about the KSET Exam.

Exam Total MarksTotal QuestionsTime Duration
Paper-I 100501 hour
Paper-II 2001002 hour

Some of the important points of the KSET Papers are as follows:

  • The exam conducted will be objective in nature.
  • There will be 2 papers in the examination – Paper-I, Paper-II.
  • Paper-I will consist of 50 questions and Paper-II will consist of 100 questions.
  • There is no negative marking in the KSET Exam.
  • You will get 2 marks for each correct answer.

KSET Exam 2021: Recommended Books

Candidates can find the recommended books by the experts for the KSET Exam. Go through the below table to find the best books for each subject of the examination.

ExamSubject Recommended BooksAuthor/Publisher Name 
Paper-IGeneral PaperUGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper 1 Arihant Expert

Paper-IIEnglish UGC NET/SET English Literature High School English Grammar and Composition KeyArihant Experts

Wren N Martin
Commerce Trueman’s UGC NET CommercePraveen Kataria, Anshu Kataria, and M. Shivani
Physical EducationTrueman’s UGC NET Physical EducationAkhilesh Tripathi and A.K.Srivastava
Kannada Samagra Kannada Sahitya KaipidiLokesha Masavanaghatta
Economics UGC NET/JRF/SET Economics Paper-IITrueman’s UGC NET EconomicsGopal Garg
Srinivas Shirur
Political ScienceUGC NET Political ScienceTrueman’s UGC NET Political ScienceRukmini Bhattacharjee
K.A.Babu and Sajit Kumar
HistoryTrueman’s UGC NET HistoryPromod Singh
UrduUGC NET/JRF UrduM.Arshad Ansari and M.S.Ansar
Sanskrit UGC NET/JRF/SLET Sanskrit Prashan-PatraPriyanka Tiwari
SociologyTrueman’s UGC NET Sociology S.Hussain
GeographyTruman’s UGC NET GeographyA.Magon and B.P.Panigrahi 
Criminology Criminology solved question paperNitish Kumar Soni, Dr. Mridul Srivastava, and Dr. Anup Yadava
LawTruman’s UGC NETSuman Chauhan
Social WorkTruman’s UGC NET EducationYogendra Pal
ManagementUGC NET/SET Management Trueman’s UGC NET ManagementMohit Aggarwal 
M. Shivani
PsychologyUGC NET Psychology
Truman’s UGC NET Psychology
Siddharth Mittal and Naroj Kumar SahuDr. Swati Maharshi 
Tourism AdministrationTrueman’s UGC NET TourismAkhilesh
Library and Information ScienceTruman’s UGC NET Library and Information ScienceS.Thakur
Mass Communication and JournalismCommunication and JournalismTruman’s UGC NET Mass Communication and JournalismAtul Udaipuria and Nitesh Kumar SinghSameer K Mishra
Folk literatureFolk Literature: A Concise Guide for NET/JRFMarya Naim
EducationTrueman’s UGC NET EducationGagan Manocha
Public AdministrationTrueman’s UGC NET Public AdministrationSajit Kumar
Computer science and ApplicationTrueman’s UGC NET/SET Computer Science & ApplicationSanjay Singhal and Sameer Mishra
Environmental ScienceTruman’s UGC NET Environmental ScienceAnil Tyagi and Virendra Singh
Home ScienceTruman’s UGC NET Home ScienceAnju Khosla 
HindiTrueman’s UGC NET Hindi Sahitya Trueman
AnthropologyTruman’s UGC NET AnthropologyA.M.Tripathi

KSET Exam 2021: Preparation Tips

After knowing the best books for the KSET Exam, it is important for candidates to follow a proper preparation strategy for a better result. Candidates can go through the mentioned preparation tips that will help them to boost their performance and secure good marks in the KSET examination. These useful points are as follows:

Understand Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Before starting preparing for the KSET exam, it is important for the candidates to go through the syllabus and exam pattern first. Knowing the syllabus and pattern of the exam will help them to prepare well.

Follow Proper Study Plan

Candidates should follow a productive study plan to prepare well for the examination. Having a proper plan helps them to finish all the important topics on time without wasting their precious time.

Follow Good Study Materials

It is the most important part while preparing for the examination. Instead of following too many books for a particular subject, candidates have to pick only 1 or 2 books. They can revise selected books for an effective result.

Mock Tests

This is also an important part of the preparation. Candidates have to attempt online mock tests to analyze their strengths and weakness. These tests help candidates to improve their preparation for the best outcomes.

Other Important Sources Available for KSET 2021 Preparation

Candidates must follow some of the important sources mentioned below for their effective preparation.

  • Candidates can refer to online classes, previous years’ papers, mock tests to improve their preparation for the examination.
  • Candidates should refer to E-books too that can be availed through various online sites. These E-books will help candidates to study anywhere at any time. Through these E-books, they can definitely improve their performance.
  • Candidates should read newspapers for Daily Current Affairs. The daily reading of newspapers increases their knowledge and helps them to stay updated with the events too. It will help the candidates to score well in the General Awareness section.

We hope that you have got all the useful information regarding the KSET Books through this article. You can also follow this page to get regular updates for the KSET examination. In case, you have any doubts you can contact us through the comment section. We promise you to solve all your doubts and help you to boost your preparation.

KSET Books 2021: FAQs

What are some best books for the KSET 2021?

There are a number of books for the KSET exam. You can refer to some of the best-recommended books mentioned in this article.

What are the best books for KSET Paper-I?

For Paper-I, you can refer to these books:
UGC NET/JRF/SLET General Paper 1 Teaching and Research Aptitude by Arihant Expert
Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper 1

What is the book for KSET English?

“Samagra Kannada Sahitya Kaipidi by Lokesha Masavanaghatta” is one of the best books for Kannada subject.

What are the best books for KSET Paper-II?

There are a bunch of books for Paper-II. You can refer to this article to find the best books for each subject.

How many questions are asked in the KSET Paper-II?

There is a total of 100 questions in the KSET Paper-II.