LBS Centre for Science & Technology announces Kerala State Eligibility Test (KSET Exam 2024) for appointment as Higher Secondary School Teachers, Apply now


Kerala SET 2024 – LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) invites applications for Kerala State Eligibility Test (KSET Exam) July 2024 from the interested candidates who wish to be appointed as Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teacher in  in VHSE. The Government decided to conduct the State Eligibility Test in order to ensure the standards of teaching in Higher Secondary Course. Kerala SET exam is usually conducted twice a year. Candidates can check more details on Kerala SET 2024 exam – important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application process and more from the page below.


Kerala State Eligibility Test (SET) 2024


Kerala SET 2024 Important Dates

Candidates desirous of applying must keep in mind the important dates for the Kerala SET 2024 which are given below

  • Online Registration Starting : 16/03/2024
  • Online Registration Closing : 15/04/2024 Midnight
  • Online Payment of Registered Candidate : 17/04/2024 Midnight
  • Editing (if any) in Submitted Application : From 18/04/2024 11 am to 20/04/2024 Midnight
  • Online Admission Ticket available from : Will be intimated Later
  • Date of Test : Will be intimated Later


KCET 2024 Exam Eligibility Criteria

The specific eligibility criteria is set for each subject. Candidates who wish to sit for the Kerala SET January 2024 to be recruited as Higher secondary teacher must ensure eligibility is fulfilled. The eligibility requirements is as  follows-

  • Those who have acquired Master’s Degree in the subjects concerned 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 recognised as equivalent thereto are eligible to apply for the SET JULY – 2024 with certain exceptions as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
  • For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those having MSc.Ed Degree in the subjects concerned with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade from any one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by the NCERT are eligible to apply. For Botany and Zoology, those having MSc.Ed Degree in Life Science (with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade) from any one of the Regional Institutes of Education are also eligible.
  • For the subjects Anthropology, Commerce, Gandhian Studies,Geology, Home Science,Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Statistics 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 or equivalent grade and BEd. are eligible to appear for SET in English.
  • Candidates who have acquired DLEd/LTTC in Arabic,Urdu and Hindi but do not have B.Ed Degree are eligible to apply for SET JULY-2024.
  • For the subject Biotechnology, those who have masters degree in Biotechnology with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade and B.Ed degree in natural science are eligible for applying SET-JULY-2024
  • Candidates who have acquired B.Ed Degree in Hindi conducted by the Dakshin Bharatha Hindi Prachar Sabha are exempted from the requirement of producing the equivalency certificate, as the degree has been recognized by the Universities in Kerala.
  • Candidates who have acquired their qualification through Correspondence Courses/Open Universities which are not recognized by any one of the Universities in Kerala are not eligible to appear for the SET. Candidates who have acquired their qualifications through recognized correspondence courses/Open universities and candidates acquired their qualification from a university outside Kerala should obtain and furnish certificates of recognition and equivalency from any one of the Universities in Kerala.
  • Candidates possessing qualification in the subjects other than those mentioned in clause 2.2 should furnish an equivalency and eligibility certificate obtained from any one of the universities in Kerala.
  • Candidates who have acquired their Master’s Degree with the minimum required marks for eligibility to apply for SET and are undergoing the final year course for B.Ed Degree are eligible to apply for the test.
  • Similarly candidates who have acquired their B.Ed Degree and are undergoing the final year of their Post Graduate Programme are also eligible to apply for the test. Such candidates must submit a declaration to this effect, countersigned by the Principal of the institution. Final Year PG/B.Ed Candidates should pass their qualifying examination with minimum required marks within one year from the date of publication of the results of the State Eligibility Test, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified. 


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

Age Criteria

  • No age limit is prescribed for candidates appearing for the SET.

Application Process for Kerala SET 2024 examination

Candidates are required to follow the steps to given below to complete the application process for Kerala SET 2024

  • Candidates who want to apply for SET-JULY2024 are required to fill the application in online mode only.

Steps to Apply

  • visit
  • In the online services select SET and other Exams
  • Select SET-JULY-2024
  • STEP 1 – Mobile Number Registration : As the first step in the registration process, a valid mobile number of the candidate has to be registered. An OTP (One time Password) will be sent to the submitted mobile number for confirmation.
  • STEP 2 – Filling online application form : Fill in all the required details (Personal and Academic) and submit. A Registration ID will be displayed after the successful submission. This ID has to be kept for future reference.
  • STEP 3 – Uploading Photo : Select the photograph file of 200 pixel height and 150 pixel width and file size maximum 30 KB. (see instructions for uploading photo).
  • STEP 4- Online Payment of Fee : Candidates can make the payment of application fee through Debit/Credit card/Net Banking or other modes provided in the website.The application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances. 
  • STEP 5- Print Application : Candidates can take the printout of the filled application only after performing the above steps. The printed application form may be kept for future reference. In order to avail scribe facility and the relaxation in marks the differently challenged candidates must send the printout of their online application and the copy of the medical certificate (attested by Gazetted Officer) to LBS Centre. Others need not send a hardcopy of the application.


  • First Year PG/B.Ed candidates are not eligible to apply for SET.
  • During the Online Registration care must be taken to specify the ”reservation category” of the candidate correctly.
  • In the case of OBC Non-Creamy Layer Candidates – They must obtain and Produce Non-Creamy Layer Certificate with date between 17/03/2023 and 20/04/2024. Certificates not within this Date limit will not be considered.
  • Application fee will be accepted through online mode only. Fee once remitted will not be refunded.
  • Candidates are admitted to the examination provisionally. SET Pass Certificate will be issued only after the verification of relevant documents.


Application Fee

  • For General/OBC – Rs. 1000/-
  • For SC/ST – Rs. 500/-
  • Mode of Payment :Online through credit/debit card/Net Banking or other modes provided in the website


Kerala SET 2024 Exam Pattern

In order to prepare for the exam, candidates should be well aware of the exam pattern. Candidates can check the exam pattern given blow for Kerala SET 2024 

  • There shall be two papers for the SET- July – 2024 .
  • Duration of the Test : The duration of the Test shall be 120 minutes for each paper.

Paper I

  • Paper I is common for all candidates.It consists of two parts, Part (A) General Knowledge and Part (B) Aptitude in Teaching.
  • There shall be 120 questions for Paper I with 60 questions each for Part A and Part B. Each question shall carry one mark.

Paper II

  • Paper II shall be a test based on the subject of specialisation of the candidate at the Post Graduate (PG) Level.
  • There shall be 120 questions carrying one mark each for the subjects under Paper II except for Mathematics and Statistics. For Mathematics and Statistics there shall be only 80 questions carrying 1.5 marks each.


Syllabus for Kerala SET

Syllabus is an additional asset that candidates may use to help with effective preparations for Kerala SET 2024.

  • The syllabus prescribed for the Test will be based on the core areas in the syllabi in the subjects concerned followed by the Universities in Kerala.
  • The approved syllabus of the subjects for SET-July-2024 is available in the official website of the LBS Centre.


Subjects for SET

The exam will be conducted for the following subjects in Kerala SET 2024 

  • 01. Anthropology, 02. Arabic, 03. Botany, 04. Chemistry, 05. Commerce, 06. Economics, 07. English, 08. French, 09. Gandhian Studies, 10. Geography, 11. Geology, 12. German, 13. Hindi, 14. History, 15. Home Science, 16. Islamic History, 17. Journalism, 18. Kannada,19. Latin, 20. Malayalam, 21. Mathematics, 22. Music, 23. Philosophy, 24. Physics, 25. Political Science, 26. Psychology, 27. Russian, 28. Sanskrit, 29. Social Work, 30. Sociology, 31. Statistics, 32. Syriac, 33. Tamil, 34. Urdu, 35. Zoology, 36. General Paper (Paper 1), 37. Biotechnology


Admit Card

  • The admit card for the SET will be prepared for only those candidates who have successfully registered
  • Admit card will be available in the website of the LBS Centre from the date which will be announced later in leading dailies and in the official website of the LBS Centre.

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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