Kerala SET - 2014: Examination Details

Kerala government used to conduct STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST (SET) under the guidance of LBS centre of Kerala. This test aims to select the right candidates for teacher job in higher secondary level. After clearing SET, one can easily get job in higher secondary schools as HSST.

LBS centre conducts the SET every year ( at least once a year or two times ) for selecting qualified candidates. The applications are invited for next SET of February 2014. It will be on Feb.2nd,2014.

Read: KTET - Kerala Teachers Eligibility Test

The qualification of the SET examination is following:

The candidates should have passed PG degree in concerned subject or they should pass their PG in this academic year.

The candidates should passed B.Ed degree from any recognized university of Kerala. The candidates who will pass B.Ed in this academic year can also apply. 

For some subject, there is no demand for BEd degree. For more details click here 

The candidates who have passed M.Ed, NET.... are avoided from the SET qualification for teaching in higher secondary level.

The syllabus containing s 2 papers. One is general paper. It contains following parts. 

Part A - General Knowledge
Part B - Aptitude in Teaching

The second paper is related to the concerned subjects. SET is conducting in 35 subjects. The examinations are OMR test and there is no negative marks. Each paper is out of 120 marks. There are 14 examination centres, through out 14 districts of Kerala.

In this year, there is a change in the minimum marks for qualifying SET. It is like following way.

For general category - 40% in each paper and 50% marks as aggregate. 

For SC/ST candidates - 35% in each paper and 40% as aggregate. 

For OBC candidates - 35% in each paper and 45% as aggregate

Many organizations like NSS came forward against the new mark criteria for passing SET. The NSS President Mr. Sukumaran Nair went to court for getting justice for general category by requesting to continue the old mark criteria. High court had considered the case.

Good Reference Books for SET General Paper:

  • CBSE plus one and plus two Biology, Chemistry, Physics text books.
  • State syllabus Mathematics text books up to 10th standard.
  • LD Clerk rank file of Mathrubhumi.
  • Mathrubhumi or Manorama year books.
  • Daily news papers.
  • Information technology by Prof. Sivarajan.
  • UGC - NET/SET rank file, Truman publications. 
  • Fundamentals of Psychology, by S.K.Mangal. 
  • Teaching science by Molykutty and Mathews.
  • Philosophy and Sociology - N.K. Arjunan.

Good Reference Books for SET Zoology Paper:

  • Taxonomy and animal diversity - Academica publications - Vijayakumaran Nair.
  • Genetics - Gardner.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology - Watson.
  • Biotechnology - Duby.
  • Biochemistry - Robertis.
  • Physiology and Endocrinology - Guyton.
  • Immunology (Kube)
  • Development Biology - Balinsky / Verma and Agarwal
  • Ecology - Odumn
  • Ethology - Reena Mathore
  • Environmental Biology, Evolution and Ethology - Vijayakumaran Nair , Academica Publications.

The answer keys of SET papers will publish as soon as possible in LBS website (usually 3 days after the SET) and the result will publish officially in March 2014.

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