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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    GSET Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • No. of Papers
  • Total Marks
    Paper-I - 100 Paper-II - 200
  • Total No. of Questions
    Paper-I - 50 Paper-II - 100
  • Medium of the exam
    English or Gujarati
  • Marking Scheme
    The correct response to each question in paper 1 and paper 2 will get you +2 points. Both papers don’t have any negative marking. Paper-I will be held at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in the first session. Paper-II, on the other hand, will be held in the second session. Both papers are three hours long. The first paper will be generic. The ability to teach and do research will be evaluated accordingly. Questions about reasoning skills, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness will be asked. It's worth noting that only 50 questions will be required. Paper 2 contains questions on the candidate's chosen subject, with the majority of them being mandatory. There were no deductions for wrong responses. There is no provision for paper re-evaluation
  • Exam Dates
    January 2023
Eligibilty Criteria

Age, minimum educational qualification, domicile condition, and the relaxation granted to candidates in the reserved category are all part of the GSET eligibility criteria. Before registering for the GSET 2022 exam, candidates should review the qualifying requirements.

GSET Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification

This exam is only open to applicants who have obtained their Master's degree. The subject chosen for the Master's Program must be approved by the UGC. If the candidate's selected subject is not in the UGC's GSET list, he or she must take the UGC NET / UGC – CSIR NET test, which is held twice a year. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, must approve candidates with any of the following degrees.

  • Post Graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/Institute (or)
  • Foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the Foreign University / Institute

Following the GSET result, these applicants will be required to present an equivalency certificate from AIU.

GSET Eligibility Criteria: Age limit

The candidates appearing for GSET Exam must be more than 18 years. The Gujarat SET test has no upper age limit. Candidates are eligible to apply if they meet the other requirements.

GSET Eligibility Criteria: Domicile Criterion

The GSET tests are mostly for Gujarati candidates. Candidates from other states are welcome to apply, but those in reserved categories will not be offered any accommodations. All other applicants, except those from Gujarat, shall be classified as General Category.

Reservation Policy

  • Candidates from the General or General-EWS categories will be entitled to the same relaxation as students from the SC/ST/PwD(PH/VH) categories. They will benefit from fee, age, and qualifying criteria for the GSET Exam being relaxed.
  • Also, in the related topics, the cut-offs for this category will be the lowest among those for SC/ST/PwD(PH/VH)/SEBC – NCL.
  • To qualify for the relaxation benefits, candidates in these reserved groups must have appropriate documentation.

Important Note- If it is discovered at any point during the process that the candidate does not meet the above-mentioned standards, he or she will be rejected and will not be allowed to proceed.

Exam Pattern

The Gujarat Government administers the State Eligibility Test (GSET) to determine candidates' eligibility for Assistant Professor positions in Gujarat's institutions and colleges. Candidates who pass the Gujarat State Eligibility Test will be entitled to apply for Assistant Professor positions and will be subject to the norms and regulations for Assistant Professor recruitment established by the concerned colleges/universities/State Government of Gujarat.

There are two papers in the GSET Exam. Both papers have solely objective questions and are divided into two sessions, as shown below.

GEST Paper Total Questions Marks
Paper I 50 questions all are compulsory 100
Paper II 100 questions all are compulsory 200

GEST Exam: Marking Scheme

The correct response to each question in paper 1 and paper 2 will get you +2 points. Both papers don’t have any negative marking. Paper-I will be held at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in the first session. Paper-II, on the other hand, will be held in the second session.

  • Both papers are three hours long.
  • The first paper will be generic. The ability to teach and do research will be evaluated accordingly. Questions about reasoning skills, comprehension, divergent thinking, and general awareness will be asked. It's worth noting that only 50 questions will be required.
  • Paper 2 contains questions on the candidate's chosen subject, with the majority of them being mandatory.
  • There were no deductions for wrong responses.
  • There is no provision for paper re-evaluation.

The syllabus and subjects listed below are taken from the official website. As a result, students can rely on the information provided below to begin their preparation for the GSET 2022 exam.

GSET Syllabus: For Mathematical Sciences

  • Analysis- Elementary set theory, finite, countable, and uncountable sets, Real number system as a complete ordered field, supremum, infimum, archimedean property, Metric spaces, connectedness, etc.
  • Linear Algebra- Vector spaces, linear dependence, basis, dimension, algebra of linear transformations, subspaces, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Algebra of matrices, rank, etc.
  • Complex Analysis: The complex plane, polynomials, power series, Algebra of complex numbers, transcendental functions such as exponential, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, Analytic functions, etc.
  • Algebra- Combinations, pigeon-hole principle, inclusion-exclusion principle, Permutations, Derangements, Fundamental theorem of arithmetic, divisibility in Z, congruences, Chinese Remainder Theorem, etc.
  • Topology: basis, dense sets, connectedness and compactness, subspace and product topology, separation axioms.
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)- Existence and uniqueness of solutions of initial value problems for first-order ordinary differential equations, singular solutions of first-order ODEs, a system of first-order ODEs, General theory of homogeneous and non-homogeneous linear ODEs, etc.
  • Partial Differential Equations (PDEs): Method of separation of variables for Laplace, Heat, and Wave equations, Classification of second-order PDEs, General solution of higher-order PDEs with constant coefficients, etc.
  • Numerical Analysis- Numerical solutions of algebraic equations, Rate of convergence, Solution of systems of linear algebraic equations using Gauss elimination and Gauss-Seidel methods, etc.
  • Calculus of Variations: Euler-Lagrange equation, Variation of a functional, Necessary and sufficient conditions for extrema. Variational methods for boundary value problems in ordinary and partial differential equations.
  • Linear Integral Equations: Characteristic numbers and eigenfunctions, resolvent kernel, Linear integral equation of the first and second kind of Fredholm and Volterra type, Solutions with separable kernels.
  • Classical Mechanics: Lagrange’s equations, Generalized coordinates, Hamilton’s canonical equations, Hamilton’s principle and the principle of least action, Euler’s dynamical equations for the motion of a rigid body about an axis, the theory of small oscillations, Two-dimensional motion of rigid bodies.
  • Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, Sample space, Bayes theorem, Modes of convergence, Limit theorems (i.i.d. case), Independent random variables, etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Physical Sciences

Part A " Core"

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics- Dimensional analysis, Linear algebra, matrices, Vector algebra, and vector calculus, matrices, Cayley-Hamilton, Central limit theorem, etc.
  • Classical Mechanics- Newton’s laws, relativistic kinematics, and mass-energy equivalence, Non-inertial frames and pseudo forces, Conservation laws and cyclic coordinates, etc.
  • Electromagnetic Theory- Electrostatics: Gauss’s law and its applications, Magnetostatics: Biot-Savart law, Ampere's theorem, dary value problems, Magnetostatics: Biot-Savart law, etc.
  • Quantum Mechanics- Wave-particle duality, Tunneling through a barrier, Motion in a central potential: orbital angular momentum, etc.
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics- Laws of thermodynamics and their consequences, Maxwell relations, Thermodynamic potentials, phase equilibria, etc.
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods- Semiconductor devices (diodes, junctions, transistors, field-effect devices, homo- and hetero-junction devices), Operational amplifiers and their applications, etc.

Part B " Advanced"

  • Mathematical Methods of Physics- Green’s function, Finite difference methods, Tensors, Elements of computational techniques: the root of functions, interpolation, extrapolation, integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule, etc.
  • Classical Mechanics- Dynamical systems, invariance, and Noether’s theorem. Hamilton-Jacobi theory, etc.
  • Electromagnetic Theory- Dispersion relations in plasma, Transmission lines and waveguides, etc.
  • Quantum Mechanics- Relativistic quantum mechanics: Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, etc.
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics- Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and ferromagnetism. Ising model, etc.
  • Electronics and Experimental Methods- Linear and nonlinear curve fitting, chi-square test, amplification (Op-amp based, instrumentation amp, feedback), etc.
  • Atomic & Molecular Physics- Quantum states of an electron in an atom, Quantum states of an electron in an atom, etc.
  • Condensed Matter Physics- Josephson junctions, Superfluidity, Defects and dislocations, Ordered phases of matter: translational and orientational order, etc.
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics- Nature of the nuclear force, a form of nucleon-nucleon potential, charge-independence, and charge-symmetry of nuclear forces. Deuteron problem, etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Chemical Sciences

  • Inorganic Chemistry- Chemical periodicity, Transition elements, and coordination compounds: structure, bonding theories, spectral and magnetic properties, reaction mechanisms, etc.
  • Physical Chemistry- Basic principles of quantum mechanics, Approximate methods of quantum mechanics, Atomic structure and spectroscopy, Chemical bonding in diatomics, Chemical applications of group theory, Molecular spectroscopy, etc.
  • Organic Chemistry- IUPAC nomenclature of organic molecules including regio- and stereoisomers, Principles of stereochemistry, Aromaticity, Chemistry of natural products, Pericyclic reactions, Asymmetric synthesis, etc.
  • Interdisciplinary topics- Chemistry in nanoscience and technology, Catalysis and green chemistry, Medicinal chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry, Environmental chemistry.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Life Sciences

  • Molecules and their Interaction Relevant to Biology
  • Cellular Organization
  • Fundamental Processes
  • Cell Communication and Cell
  • Developmental Biology
  • Methods in Biology
  • Applied Biology
  • Evolution and Behavior, etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Sanskrit

  • General Introduction of Vedic Literature: Main theories regarding the Vedās, Saṁhitā Literature, Dialogue Hymns, Brāhamaṇa-Literature, Āraṇyaka Literature, Vedāṅgas.
  • Specific Study of Vedic Literature
  • Darśana
  • Darśana Literature: Special Study- Īśvarakṛṣna, Bādarāyaṇa, Laugākṣibhāskara; Arthasaṁgraha, etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For History

  • Negotiating the Sources: Archaeological sources: Exploration, Excavation, Myths, Legends, etc.
  • Pastoralism and Food production
  • Indus/Harappa Civilization
  • Vedic and later Vedic periods
  • Expansion of State system
  • From State to Empire: Rise of Magadha
  • Dissolution of Empire and Emergence of Regional Powers
  • Gupta Vakataka age, etc.
  • Society and Culture
  • Sources of Modern Indian History
  • Colonial Economy
  • Rise of Indian Nationalism, etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Sociology

  • Classical Sociological Traditions
  • Structural- Functionalism, and Structuralism
  • Hermeneutic and Interpretive Traditions
  • Postmodernism, Post Structuralism and Post Colonialism
  • Indian Thinkers
  • Conceptualizing Social Reality
  • Social Change and Processes
  • Rural and Peasant Society
  • Urban Society
  • Political Processes in India
  • Social Movements and Protests
  • Science, Technology, and Society,etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Economics

  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • International Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Money & Banking
  • Growth and Development of Economics
  • Environmental Economics and Demography
  • Indian Economy

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Political Science

  • Political Theory
  • Political Thought
  • Indian Political Thought
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  • International Relations
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • Political Institutions in India
  • Political Processes in India
  • Public Administration
  • Governance and Public Policy in India

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Psychology

  • Emergence of Psychology
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Psychological testing
  • The biological basis of behavior
  • Attention, Perception, Learning, Memory, and Forgetting
  • Thinking, Intelligence and Creativity
  • Personality, Motivation, emotion, stress, and coping
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Development and Interventions
  • Emerging Areas

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For English

  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Fiction, Short story
  • Non-Fictional Prose
  • Language: Basic concepts, theories, and pedagogy. English in Use.
  • English in India: history, evolution, and futures
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literary Theory post World War II
  • Research Methods and Materials in English

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Library and Information Science

  • Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom
  • Historical Development of Libraries in India; Committees and Commissions on Libraries in India.
  • Information Sources - Nature, Characteristics, Types, and Formats.
  • Computer Technology
  • Library Automation
  • Research - Concept, Purpose, Functions, Scope, and Ethics; Types of Research – Basic and Applied, Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary.
  • Academic Library and Information System

GSET 2022 Syllabus:For Law

  • Jurisprudence
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Public International Law & IHL
  • Law of Crimes
  • Law of Torts & Consumer Protection
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Environment & Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights & Information Technology Law
  • Comparative Public Law & Systems of Governance

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Commerce

  • Business Environment and International Business
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Income-tax and Corporate Tax Planning
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Business Finance
  • Business Economics
  • Business Management and Human Resource Management
  • Business Statistics and Research Methods
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Marketing Management

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Management

  • Management
  • Functions
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Managerial Economics
  • Value-Based Organisation
  • Group Behaviour
  • Emotions and Stress Management
  • Capital Structure, etc.

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Computer Science & Applications

  • Discrete Structures and Optimization
  • Computer System Architecture
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Earth Science

  • Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean & Planetary Sciences
  • Mineralogy & Petrology
  • Structural Geology & Geotectonics
  • Paleontology & Its Applications
  • Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Electricity
  • Cloud Physics
  • Chemical Oceanography

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Physical Education

  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Recreation
  • Physical education and adapted physical education
  • Social aspects of sports
  • Muscle
  • Neuro
  • Management- its principles and theories

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Home Science

  • Food Science & Food Service Management
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Textiles
  • Apparel Designing
  • Resource Management & Consumer Issues
  • Housing & Interior Design
  • Child/Human Development
  • Family Studies
  • Communication for Development
  • Extension Management & Community Development

GSET 2022 Syllabus: For Social Work

  • Nature and Development of Social Work
  • Areas of Social Work Practice
  • Research in Social Work
  • Social Work with Individuals and Groups
  • Indian Constitution, Social Justice, Human Rights, and Social Work Practice

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