CSSET 2020

Exam Date : May 20, 2020
Result Date : June 18, 2020

Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern for CSSET 2020


Introduction to CSSET 2020

  • 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 2020 Exam is 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.

  • Application forms of CSSET 2020 will be made available for all the candidates from 5th January 2020 to 5th March 2020.

  • The exam will be held on 25th May 2020. The Result of the CSSET 2020 will be announced on 5th June 2020, on the official website.

CSSET 2020  Exam details

Some of the basic details about CSSET 2020  B.Ed is given below

CSSET 2020  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 2020 Seats

 The number of seats available for candidates applying for CSSET 2020

CSSET 2020 (Combined Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test)


Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan New Delhi


Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth Tirupati


Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth



CSSET 2020 Reservation Categories/Percentages


Reservation (in %)

Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribes


Other Backward Classes


Persons with Disability


Total Reservation


CSSET 2020 Important Dates

  • CSSET enables the candidates to seek admissions in various associated universities across India in B.Ed. course.

  • Candidates must consider the dates related to the CSSET 2020 to apply for the examination successfully.


Important Date (Tentative)

Application form available from

5th January 2020 to 5th March 2020 

Admit Card

5th April 2020 


25th May 2020 


5th June 2020 

Counselling Process

11th July 2020 

Read to know more about CSSET 2020 Important Dates.

CSSET 2020 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 2020 must have completed the age of 20 as of October 1st, 2020.

Read to know more about CSSET 2020 Eligibility Criteria.

CSSET 2020 Application Form

  • The application form for CSSET 2020 will be available from 5th January 2020.

  • The last date to apply online applications will be 2020 

  • 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 to know more about CSSET 2020 Application form.

CSSET 2020 Admit Card

  • All the candidates are required to log in to their account with the application form number to gain access to the admit card.

  • The admit card will be made available from 5th April 2020 on the official website of CSSET 2020.

  • 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. 

Read to know more about CSSET 2020 Admit Card.

CSSET 2020 Exam Pattern

  • The CSSET 2020 exam is 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 2020 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 to know more about CSSET 2020 Examination Pattern. 

CSSET 2020 Syllabus

  • All the candidates are expected to be aware of the syllabus followed by the CSSET 2020 

  • CSSET 2020 question paper is of 200 marks, contains 2 sections.

    • Part A consist 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 2020 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 to Know more about CSSET 2020 Syllabus.

CSSET 2020 Results

  • 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.
  • The result of CSSET 2020 will be announced on 5th June 2020 on the official website.

  • 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 to know more about CSSET 2020 Results

CSSET 2020 Counselling

  • All the candidates shortlisted based on the ranking and performance on their written CSSET 2020 examination can register for the counselling process by 11th July 2020.

  • 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 2020 Counselling will be held in all the three centres. The qualified candidates must be physically present for the counselling process.

Read to know more about CSSET 2020 Counselling. 



Discussion Forum

How much marks will be deducted for wrong answers in CSSET paper?

How much marks will be deducted for wrong answers in CSSET paper?

Asked By: romesh,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Romesh,

There is no negative marking scheme in CSSET. Check Exam pattern know about CSSET marking scheme.

Good Luck!!

What are the best books to prepare for CSSET 2018?

What are the best books to prepare for CSSET 2018?

Asked By: palika,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Palika,

You can refer to the below-given books for CSSET preparation:

  • IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Test by Arihant
  • Sanvida Shala Shikshak Patra Pariksha Sanskrit by Upkar Prakashan
  • Rajasthan Adhyapak Sanskrit Pariksha by Upkar Prakashan

Check CSSET reference books section to know about other books.


Do i have to read the general awareness and general knowledge books to prepare for the exam?

Do i have to read the general awareness and general knowledge books to prepare for the exam?

Asked By: Lakhan purohit,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Lakhan,

Yes, you have to read General Awareness and General Knowledge with Sanskrit. The following link has all the details about the Syllabus.

I belong to Other Backward Class (OBC), and my age is 19 years. Can i apply for the examination.

I belong to Other Backward Class (OBC), and my age is 19 years. Can i apply for the examination.

Asked By: Ram shashtri,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Ram,

No, you cannot apply for the examination as there is no relaxation for the reserved category in the age criteria.

Check eligibility criteria to know more about it.