CSSET 2023: Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Latest News

Nov 13, 2023 | Education


CSSET 2023 Exam Notifications will be avaialbe on the official website. Candidates can keep a track of exam dates on the official webspage. Read below to know more about CSSET 2023 Exam. 

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Introduction to CSSET 2023

  • Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test is abbreviated as CSSET conducted by Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, to allow candidates to gain admission at Sanskrit deemed universities.
  • The Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test (CSSET) allows the candidate to apply for three Universities concentrating on the Sanskrit language.
    • Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan: It is a premier Institution for promoting Sanskrit studies in India and abroad. Founded in 1970, it is the biggest Sanskrit University in the world today. Development of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan as a world-class university for the establishment of the glory of Sanskrit learning in the global context.
    • Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha: Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha is a Deemed University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The school was established in 1956 under the Ministry of Education by Government of India to propagate Sanskrit studies, traditional Sastras and Pedagogy. The Professional Programmes offered in the university are Siksha Sastri (B.Ed.) Admission to all the UG and PG courses are based on the merit of the student considering their qualifying examination results as well as Personal Interview. For admission to B.Ed, M.Ed, Ph.D programmes, the university conducts different entrance tests.
    • Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth: Sanskrit language university, located in New Delhi, India. It was established on 8 October 1962, and the University Grants Commission, granted the status of a deemed university to the Vidyapeetha in November 1987., the second most prestigious university for classical India studies in North India
  • The CSSET 2023 Exam will be conducted for B.Ed courses in different cities all across the country.
  • It is a competitive exam which allows the candidate to enroll for B.Ed program.
  • The CSSET is a national level examination. It is held once every year.
  • The Exam Syllabus consisting of different topics under Knowledge of Sanskrit Linguistic Components, Creative Writing, Comprehension, Teaching Aptitude, Sanskrit Literature, Proficiency in Sanskrit, General Knowledge and Mental Ability. All the candidates applying for CSSET must meet all the eligibility requirements as mentioned by the examination committee.


CSSET 2023 Exam Highlights

CSSET 2023 Exam Highlights are given below: 

CSSET 2023 Exam Information

Exam Name

Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test

Commonly Known as


Exam level

National Level

Conducted by

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth

Courses Offered


CSSET 2023 Exam Dates

CSSET 2023 Exam Dates are mentioned below:


Important Date

Application form Start Date

Mar 2023 (Tentative)

Application form last date (with a late fee)

Mar 2023 (Tentative)

Application modification 

Apr 2023 (Tentative)

Admit Card

May 2023 (Tentative)


Jun 2023 (Tentative)


Jul 2023 (Tentative)

Counselling Process

Aug 2023 (Tentative)

Note: The dates mentioned in the above table are tentative. Candidates are highgly advised to keep themselves updated by keep an eye on the website regularly.

Read more: CSSET 2023 Important Dates.

CSSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The institution organizing the CSSET examination has a defined eligibility criterion which has to be met by all the candidates applying for the examination. Candidates must have completed Shastri or B.A. (With Sanskrit) in 10+2+3 Scheme and/or M.A. (Sanskrit) from a recognized University with at least 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidates) marks in the qualifying examination. All the candidates applying for CSSET 2023 must have completed the age of 20 as of October 1st, 2023.

Read more: CSSET 2023 Eligibility Criteria.

CSSET 2023 Application Form

CSSET 2023 Application Form will be avaialbe on the official website. An application fee of Rs.1000 needs to be paid at the time of registration, payment can be either online through debit/credit card or Net banking or offline through challan.

Read more: CSSET 2023 Application form.

CSSET 2023 Admit Card

CSSET 2023 Admit Card will be available on the official website. All the candidates are required to log in to their account with the application form number to gain access to the admit card. Candidates must carry CSSET Admit Card along with them at the Exam Centre otherwise, he/she will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

NOTE: All the candidates are required to carry valid government authorized identification along with their admit card to the venue on the day of examination.

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CSSET 2023 Exam Pattern

 CSSET 2023 exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e, Pen and Paper-based. The time duration for the candidate to attempt the CSSET will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. CSSET 2023 will be divided into two main sections. The first main section will have 4 subsections involving the main subjects. The second main section will have questions framed to test the candidate's proficiency in the Sanskrit language.

Read more: CSSET 2023 Exam Pattern

CSSET 2023 Syllabus

CSSET 2023 candidates are expected to be aware of the syllabus followed by the CSSET 2023.

  • CSSET 2023 question paper is 200 marks, contains 2 sections.
    • Part A consists of 160 marks.
    • Part B consist of 40 marks.
    • Each question in part-A carries equal marks.
    • The candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer.
    • Every question in Part B carries equal marks i.e. 10 marks for a single answer.
    • There is no negative marking in this exam.
    • There is no deduction of marks for blank answers.

CSSET 2023 Syllabus




Section – A Sanskrit Language Proficiency – Scope


Morphs of Words

Morphs of Verbs



Offspring suffix


Tap, Ṅīp, Ṅīṣ











Active Voice

Passive Voice

Impersonal Voice

Kāraka & Upapada Vibhakti

Accusative Karma

Instrumental Karaṇa

Dative Sampradāna

Ablative Apādāna

Locative Adhikaraṇa

Section B Testing of General knowledge – Scope

Indian Culture history

Music Date

Paint art Music

Drama Music

Indian Constitution Stats

Sanskrit Literature Language

Indian & Western Historical Places


Population Capital


Science (Ancient)

Modern Awards, Sports, Literature & Science

Important Days

Human Rights

Important World Conferences

Sanskrit Institutions on National Level

Contemporary Issues

Mental Ability – Scope

Arrangement of Alphabets

Arrangement of Numbers

Increasing/Decreasing order

Time, Day, Date, Hours

Time/Word in Mirror


Cause & effects, Part & Hall

Relationship of Basic & Based

Odd one out

Upcoming Number, Series

Numeric/Relative ratios

Meaningful Order of different Things

Mathematical Rationality

Human Relations

General Rational Statement

Section – C Teaching Aptitude – Scope

Objectives of Education

Qualities of Teacher

Educational Principles


Teaching Profession

Classroom Management


of Teacher

Teaching Objectives

Ancient Education


Sentience about Education

Educational Commissions

Educational Problems

Life-Value Education

Educational Psychology

History of Education

Section – D Sanskrit Literature – Scope

Vaidika Vāṅmaya - Scope

Vaidika Vāṅmaya

Brāhmana, Āraṇyaka

Upniṣad, Vedanta

Darśana Philosophies





Poets & Dramas

Prose and Champū

Modern Compositions





Proficiency in Sanskrit Language

Functional Grammar

Conversion of Voice

Selection of Viśiṣṭapada

Conversion of Lakāra, Liṅga, Vachana, Vāchya

Selection of Nominative, Adjective and Verb

Selection of Avyayapada, Usage of Pronoun on the place of Noun, Selection of Upmāna


Answering after reading given paragraph

Answering after reading given Poetic metre

Writing of a Paragraph of approximately 50 words on a subject from the given options

Read more:  CSSET 2023 Syllabus.

CSSET 2023 Results

CSSET 2023 Results will be announced on the official website. To see the results, the candidate should log in to the official page, using their login credentials; which is their registered email ID and password. All the candidates are advised to have a copy of the result for future reference/use. Based on the result and selection list candidates are permitted to attend the counselling process.

Read more: CSSET 2023 Results.

CSSET 2023 Counselling

CSSET 2023 Counselling Process will start soon. Candidates must visit the official website for checking the counselling dates. All the candidates shortlisted based on the ranking and performance on their written CSSET 2023 examination can register for the counselling process on the official website. The student shortlist will be formed on the basis of the candidate's performance on the written exam and the rank they managed to secure in the examination process. The candidates qualified for counselling must report at the venue as per date and time scheduled.

Note: CSSET 2023 Counselling will be held in all the three centres. The qualified candidates must be physically present for the counselling process.

Read more: CSSET 2023 Counselling.

CSSET 2023 Seats

The number of seats available for candidates applying for CSSET 2023 are mentioned below: 

CSSET 2023 (Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test)


Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi


Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati


Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth


CSSET 2023 Reservation Categories/Percentages

CSSET 2023 Reservation Categories/Percentages are mentioned below: 


Reservation (in %)

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribes


Other Backward Classes


Persons with Disability


Total Reservation




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