Apr 09, 2012 at 10:21am IST

KSET: 4.49 percent candidates qualify

MYSORE:  The results of Karnataka State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (KSET) announced here on Sunday by the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (K-SET) showed that around 4.49 per cent candidates cracked the test with 1,838 eligible lecturers.
None of the 1,038 candidates who appeared cleared the Mathematical Science test. Not even one per cent result was recorded in the five subjects out of the 26 listed for the test. The highest number of students cleared the test in Kannada.
Out of total 5,949 candidates, 448 candidates passed. Following this, 235 candidates cleared the test as against 1,939 in Education, 186 out of 2,964 in Political Science, 184 out of 1,427 in Management and 171 out of 3,991 cleared the History test.
This was announced by University of Mysore (UoM) Vice-Chancellor and K-SET Centre chairman Prof V G Talwar at a press conference here on Sunday.
Prof Talwar said 1,838 candidates are eligible for lectureship out of the 40,903 who appeared. The total percentage of the result is 4.49 per cent. Out of 1,838, 1,194 male candidates (64.96 percent) and 644 female (35.04 percent) cleared the test.
A total of 53,181 candidates applied for K-SET Eligibility test and 40,903 appeared for the test which was held on October 23, 2011. Of this, 13,343 candidates passed in Paper I and II, but only 1,838 are eligible for lectureship by clearing paper III.
Stating that shortage of lecturers was the reason for the delay in announcing results, Prof Talwar said most of the candidates wrote the test in Kannada. “We have decided not to invite lecturers who have set the question paper for evaluation,” he added.
Talwar said the nominated members of the UGC appreciated K-SET Centre for recording 4.49 per cent results. Regretting that not even one per cent result was recorded in five subjects  — Mathematical Science, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Computer Science and Life Science — he said ignoring basic science was one of the main reasons for such poor results. The results and marks cards are on the K-SET website.
Candidates can visit: http://kset.uni-mysore.ac.in for results.
K-SET Centre coordinator Prof Srikantappa was among those present at the meet.