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Best Preparation Tips for KSET Paper 1 2021 Exam



The Karnataka State Eligibility Test is scheduled to be held on 14 th August 2021. It will be conducted by the University of Mysore. The KSET 2021 exam is the teacher eligibility test of the state of Karnataka for the posts of Lectureship and Assistant Professor. It consists of two papers: Paper 1 [General Paper] and Paper 2 [Subject-based]. Only the top 6% of the candidates are able to qualify for the exam which makes it one of the toughest exams in the category. In this article, we shall focus on Paper 1 and provide you with the best KSET preparation tips.

How to Prepare for KSET 2021: Exam Pattern :-

The KSET 2021 exam pattern has two papers as shown below. It is a pen-paper test with an MCQ pattern. You have 1 hour to attempt Paper 1 from 9:30 Am to 10: 30 AM and 2 hours to attempt Paper 2 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Furthermore, there is no negative marking involved.

Paper Paper Category Questions Marks
Paper 1 General Paper 50 100
Paper 2 Chosen Subject [41 subjects 100 200



How to Prepare for KSET: Syllabus

There are a total of 10 units in the KSTE 2021 syllabus. Here is a brief outline of the topics that will help you prepare your strategy of KSET exam preparation. Please refer to the official website for the complete syllabus.

Teaching Aptitude Nature of teaching, Factors, Learner’s Characteristics, Teaching Methods of Teaching, Evaluation Systems, Teaching Support Systems, etc.
Research Aptitude Definition, Methods, Characteristics, Thesis and Article Writing, Research Ethics, Types, etc.
Reading Comprehension Passage-based comprehension
Communication Nature of communication, Types, Effective Communication, Characteristics, Barriers, Mass Media, etc.
Mathematical Reasoning & Aptitude Coding-Decoding, Number system, Arithmetic, Algebra, Series, Aptitude, etc.
Logical Reasoning Statements, Arguments, Assertion & Reason, Word Analogy, Venn Diagrams, Analytical Reasoning, Deductive & Inductive Reasoning, etc.
Data Interpretation Nature, Sources, Types, Graphical Representation of Data [Bar graphs, pie charts, line charts, tables, etc.
Information and Communication Technology [ICT] ICT meaning, Internet, Email, Audio Video, Digital Governance, Uses, Advantages, etc.
People, Development & Environment Development, Environment, Pollution, Climate Change, Environmental Issues, Natural Resources, Nature Hazards, Energy Resources, Environment Acts, etc.
Higher Education System Institutions of Higher Learning, Formal & Distance Education, Technical/Professional Education, Value Education, Governance, Policy & Administration, etc.



How to Prepare for KSET: Tips

The following KSET preparation tips will come in quite handy with your KSET exam preparation.

Teaching Aptitude/Research Aptitude :-

# In the Teaching aptitude section, the candidate’s grasp over different aspects of teaching is thoroughly tested. It evaluates the ability to understand the various challenges faced as a teacher and to become a teacher. A total of 5-6 questions can be safely said to be from this section. The difficulty level is also at a moderate level.

# The Research Aptitude section tests candidates on research basics, conducting of research, literature review and quantitative analysis, how to refer to other works and presentation, analysis and feedback. Positivism and post-positivism approaches are also important. The weightage is 5-6 questions. This is one of the crucial KSET preparation tips.

Reading Comprehension : In this section, typical reading comprehension passages and a few questions based on it will be given. Generally, these are not that difficult. Do not incorporate any prior information. Try to highlight the subject of the passage and its overarching theme. Questions can be direct, inference-based, logical structure, vocabulary-based, application-based, etc.

Mathematical Reasoning & Aptitude/ Logical Reasoning/ Data Interpretation

# In the Mathematical reasoning section, the application of reasoning through questions such as blood relations, series, direction, coding-decoding, etc. is tested. Make sure your foundation over ratio & proportion, percentage, average, profit/loss, etc. is clear. This is one of the important KSET preparation tips.

# In the Logical Reasoning portion, you dive into natural reasoning with questions on assertion & reason, assumption & conclusion, formal & informal fallacies, Indian logic and uses of language. Here, you need to be on top of the language as well as on the interpretation of arguments. This section accounts for 6-7 questions typically.

# Date Interpretation can be one of the trickiest in the exam but with proper work, it can fetch you good marks, Around 6 questions are generally asked from this section. You will be presented with a data set in form of graphs, charts, tables, pie charts, etc. based on which questions will be asked. Typically, they explore missing links in the data, percentages throughout the years, profit/loss of a business over a particular time, etc. So, make sure you are familiar with the types of questions asked during your KSET exam preparation.

People, Development & Environment/ Higher Education System

# The People, Development & Environment section accounts for 5-6 questions so it is quite an important topic. It explores how human interaction with the natural environment takes place. The various impacts of the environment along with recent developments in the domain such as meetings, conventions, acts, regulations are also quite vital in terms of KSET exam preparation.

# In the Higher Education System section, you must cover the education system in India, the various important and types of institutions, topics of governance, polity, etc. Along with that, the recent changes in education policies such as NEP 2020 must also be duly covered. Also, the basics of Constitution like Preamble, Fundamental Rights & Duties, Government tiers and other bodies are also important for KSET exam preparation.

Communication/Information and Communication Technology [ICT]

# The Communication section is crucial from the KSET 2021 exam point of view. Rather than direct questions, the trend has now changed to concept-based questions on communication elements, types, barriers, effective communication, mass media & society, etc. Around 5-6 questions can be expected.

# In the ICT section, the role of communication technology in education is explored. Digital means such internet, email, etc. and how it has been and, in the future, can be used for educational purposes. Focus on how integrating technology with classroom teaching aids as well as what are its disadvantages. Make sure you are well aware of the terms in this domain. 5-6 questions normally come from this section.

The best answer to the ‘how to prepare for KSET’ question we can give is that you must keep faith in yourself and give your best.

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