How To Prepare For GSET Without Coaching?

GSET Without Coaching

Gujarat State Eligibility Test (GSET) is conducted for determining the eligibility of Assistant Professor in universities and colleges of Gujarat in 23 subjects which are Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, History, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Management, Education, Psychology, Library and Information Sciences, Law, Commerce, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Applications, Physical Education, Social Work Subject, English and Home Science at 11 centers spread across the state. BYJU’s Exam Prep app helps you cover all the GSET syllabus

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The admit card is issued seven days before the exam. The state eligibility test will consist of two papers of 100 marks each.

The GSET exam is divided into two papers:-

  • Paper 1
  • Paper 2

Paper 1

  • Topics:- Teaching Aptitude, Research Aptitude, Comprehension, Communication, Mathematical Reasoning and Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Information, and Communication Technology (ICT), People, Development and Environment, Higher Education System
  • It consists of 50 MCQs, all compulsory which means it needs to be attempted. Each question carries 2 marks.
  • These questions are designed to know the aptitude, teaching ability, research ability of candidates.
  • It focuses on the candidate’s reasoning skills, understanding, diverging thinking, and general knowledge.
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  • Candidates are expected to possess and exhibit cognitive abilities, which include analysis, evaluation, understanding the structure of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • No. of Questions: 50, Marks: 2 x 50 = 100, Total Marks: 100

Paper 2

  • Paper 2 of GSET is again an objective question paper consisting of 100 objective-type questions.
  • Each question is compulsory which means it needs to be attempted.
  • Each question is assigned a weighting of 2 points.
  • This particular set of papers will be based on the subject chosen by the candidate.
  • It is designed in such a manner that will tell the subject knowledge of candidates.
  • The candidates are also supposed to have a general awareness of teaching and learning processes in the higher education system.
  • The questions in GSET papers will be in Gujarati medium and English medium except for some language and science papers.
  • No. of Questions: 100, Marks: 2 x 100 = 200, Total Marks: 200

Marking Scheme

The GSET exam is MCQ based Exam. So, the candidates will be given OMR sheets to mark answers. The paper consists of a total of 300 marks which includes a total of 150 questions. Correct answers will fetch marks and there is no negative marking.


  1. Awareness:- Stay aware of the syllabus, exam pattern, and marking scheme.
  2. Syllabus:- Go through the syllabus thoroughly and concentrate more on the important topics.
  3. Time:- Time management is very important. For any exam preparation, one should give at least 8 hours per day and practice more to solve questions quickly.
  4. Notes:- Make short notes about the topics of your Syllabus. Use colourful pens and markers to highlight important points. Make it look more attractive and easily digestible so that one can go through it before exams.
  5. Revision:- There is no point in having notes if you don’t revise. So, always revise the things that you have learned earlier. Give at least 2-3 hours per day on revision.
  6. Practise:- Again, practising is the key. The more sample questions and test series you will do, the more you will find it easier to crack this exam.
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  8. Newspaper:- Always read newspapers. It creates your general awareness and updates you on current affairs.

Book recommendations for Paper 1

  1. Teaching Aptitude and Attitude Test by Arihant
  2. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS. Agarwal
  3. English Reading Comprehension by RPH. Editorial Board
  4. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
  5. UGC NET Mathematical Sciences Paperback – 1
  6. Trueman’s UGC NET/SET General Paper I – Teaching & Research Aptitude 2021

Books Suggested for GSET Paper – 2

Subject Book name Author
Life Sciences
  1. Schaum’s Outline of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Developmental Biology
Van De Graaff Kent M.

Scott. F. Gilbert

Chemical Sciences
  1. A Logical Approach in Chemistry for CSIR/NET/JRF and GATE (Problems and their Solutions)
  2. Molecular Quantum Mechanics
Jagdamba Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Jaya Singh

Peter W Atkins, Ronald Friedman

Physical Sciences
  1. Modern Physics and Solid-State Physics (Problems & Solutions)
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  3. CSIR-UGC NET (JRF & LS) Physical Science
S O Pillai

W MalemnganbaChenglei

Mathematical Sciences Complex Variables and Applications (Brown and Churchill) Ruel Churchill, James Brown

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