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KSET 2018 Notification- eligibility, application, dates

KSET - Kerala State Eligibility Test 2018


LBS Centre for Science and Technology Kerala has invited applications for admission to Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE. A pass in the State Eligibility Test (SET) for February 2018 Session


LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, the conduct of the SET on the basis of the syllabus approved by the Board of Exams for the conduct of State Eligibility Test


Eligibility Criteria

Those who have acquired Master's Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade and B.Ed. degree in any discipline from any one of the universities in Kerala or have acquired these qualifications from any other university recognized as equivalent thereto are eligible to apply for the SET February-2018

For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those having M.Sc. Ed Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT will be eligible to apply

For Botany and Zoology, those having M.Sc.Ed Degree in Life Science (with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade) from one of the Regional Institutes of Education are also eligible or the subjects Anthropology, Commerce, French, Gandhian Studies, Geology, German, Home Science, Journalism, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics and Syriac, candidates need not acquire B.Ed. Degree for applying for the State Eligibility Test

Those who have acquired II class Master’s Degree in Communicative English with not less than 50% marks and B.Ed. are eligible to appear for SET in English

Candidates who have acquired Diploma in Hindi Teaching, but do not have B.Ed. Degree, are eligible to apply for SET in accordance with the exemption clause provided in the Special Rules

Candidates undergoing the final year course of the Postgraduate studies will also be permitted to appear for SET if they already have a B.Ed. SET certificates of such candidates will be issued only if they qualify the PG/B.Ed. Exams in their first chance of the final exam of the course

The B.Ed. Candidates shall produce the pass certificates and PG candidates shall produce both the pass certificates and mark lists for proving their eligibility after qualifying the SET July-2017

Relaxation of Minimum Marks for SC/ST Candidates: Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories shall be granted a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum marks prescribed for the eligibility to appear for the State Eligibility Test


Age Limit

No age limit is prescribed for candidates appearing for the SET


Scheme of the Test

There shall be two papers for the SET-February-2018

Paper I is common for all candidates. It consists of two parts, Part (A) General Knowledge and Part (B) Aptitude in Teaching

Paper II shall be a test based on the subject of specialization of the candidate at the Post Graduate (PG) Level


Subjects for SET

There shall be 30 subjects for Paper II of the SET as listed
Anthropology, Arabic, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, English, French, Gandhian Studies, Geography, Geology, German, Hindi, History, Home Science, Islamic History, Journalism, Kannada, Latin, Malayalam, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Russian, Sanskrit, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Syriac, Tamil, Urdu, Zoology


The duration of the Test shall be 120 minutes for each paper

Number of Questions & Marks:

Paper I: There shall be 120 questions for Paper I with 60 questions each for Part A and Part B. Each question shall carry 1 mark

Paper II: There shall be 120 questions carrying one mark each for the subjects under Paper II except for Mathematics and Statistics

For Mathematics/Statistics there shall be only 80 questions carrying 1.5 marks each

The questions of both the papers shall be objective in nature and based on single response, i.e., for each question four suggested responses (A, B, C, D) will be given of which only one will be the most appropriate answer and the candidates will have to select and mark their response in the appropriate space provided in the OMR Answer Sheets


Test Centres

There will be test centres at all the district headquarters in the state are Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod

Online Admit Card for Test
The admit card for the SET shall be prepared for all the eligible candidates and will be available on the websites of LBS Centre www.lbscentre.org or www.lbskerala.com from the date which will be announced later in leading dailies and in the official websites of the LBS Centre


Application Procedure

Apply online at website www.lbscentre.org or www.lbskerala.com. Candidates intending to register for the State Eligibility Test are required to pay the fee for the Test in advance to obtain the site access key along with the application number for Online Registration

The fee shall be Rs.750 for General/OBC candidates and Rs.375 for SC/ST/VH/PH candidates


Mode of Remitting Fee

The fee for the test can be remitted in any selected office or branch of a service provider to be notified later. A card with site access key and Application number shall be issued to all the candidates who remit the prescribed fee

SC/ST/VH/PH Candidates should produce a copy of the Community Certificate/Disability Certificate to get the site access key and Application number (for Rs.375/-). Fee once remitted shall not be refunded

Candidates residing outside the State of Kerala can request for the card with site access key and application number for registration by post. In such cases the mode of payment of fee shall be only through Demand Draft (Rs.800/- for General/OBC category candidates and Rs.425/- for SC/ST/VH/PH candidates) drawn from any one of the nationalized banks in India in favour of the Director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology, payable at Thiruvananthapuram

The printout of the online application shall be signed by the candidate and sent to the Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Extra Police Road, Nandavanam, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033 by registered post or can be handed over in person at the LBS Centre Headquarters (address given above) so as to reach his office on or before the last date fixed for submission of applications

For more information visit the website: www.lbskerala.com or www.lbscentre.org


Important Dates

Issue of GO: 16th November 2017

Starting of Distribution of Application Forms: 06th December 2017

Starting of Online Registration: 07th December 2017

Closing of Distribution of Application Forms: 30th December 2017

Last Date for Online Registration: 30th December 2017 at 05.00 PM

Last Date for Receipt of Filled-in-Applications: 1st January 2018 at 05.00 PM

Issue of Online Hall Tickets: 15th February 2017

Date of Exam Test: 25th February 2017

Publishing of Answer Keys in Website: 28th February 2017


LBS Centre Thiruvananthapuram

LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Palayam, Nandavanam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033, Phone No.: 2560311-2560312, Fax: 0471-2337055, Email mail@lbscentre.org, Website www.lbskerala.com or www.lbscentre.org


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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