SET on Feb 25; Register by Dec 30
LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Palayam, Nandavanam, Thiruvananthapuram-695 033, has invited applications for the State Eligibility Test, February-2018.
A pass in the State Eligibility Test (SET) is a mandatory requirement for appointment as Higher Secondary School Teachers under the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) and Non-Vocational Teachers in Vocational Higher Secondary Education (VHSE), Kerala.
Structure: SET will have two papers, each of 2 hours duration with objective type, multiple choice questions.
Paper I is common for all candidates and will have two parts each with 60 questions of 1 mark each. Part A will be General Knowledge and Part B, Aptitude in Teaching.
Paper II will be a test based on the subject of specialisation of the candidate at the Post Graduate (PG) Level which has to be one among 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 and Zoology. There will be 120 questions in Paper II, each carrying one mark except for Mathematics and Statistics which will have only 80 questions, each carrying 1.5 marks. No marks will be deducted for incorrect answers in both papers.
The syllabi for the Test and model question papers are available at http://lbscentre.info/set/index.asp
Pass Criterion: For a pass in the SET 2018, the minimum percentage of marks needed will be 40 for each of Paper I and Paper II and 48 in aggregate for General category candidates, 35, 35 and 45 for OBC (NCL) category and 35, 35 and 40 for PWD/VH/PH/SC/ST
Eligibility: There is no age limit prescribed appearing for the SET.
Applicant should have a Master's Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks (5% relaxation for SC/ST) or equivalent grade and B.Ed. degree in any discipline from any of the universities in Kerala or should have acquired it from any other university recognised as equivalent thereto.
For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those having MSc.Ed Degree in the concerned subject 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 Anthropology, Commerce, French, Gandhian Studies, Geology, German, Home Science, Journalism, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics and Syriac, B.Ed. Degree is not needed for applying.
Those who have acquired II Class Master’s Degree in Communicative English with not less than 50% marks and Bed, are eligible to appear for SET in English.
Those who have acquired DLED/LTTC in Arabic, Urudu and Hindi but do not have B.Ed Degree are eligible to apply.
Those 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.
For Latin, those who have passed their degree examination in any discipline from any one of the Universities in Kerala or from any other University recognized as equivalent thereto with Latin as their Second Language under Part II with not less than 50% marks for that Part II are also eligible to appear for SET, provided such candidates have acquired II Class Master’s Degree with not less than 50% marks in any discipline.
Those 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.
Those who have acquired their qualifications through recognized correspondence courses/Open universities should obtain and furnish, certificates of recognition and equivalency, from any one of the Universities in Kerala.
Those who have acquired their Master’s Degree with the minimum required marks for eligibility to appear for SET and are undergoing the final year courses for B.Ed. Degree are eligible to appear for the test.
Those who have acquired their B.Ed. Degree and are undergoing the final year courses of their Post Graduate Programme are also eligible to appear for the test. Such candidates must produce the Certificates of their qualifying examinations showing their pass with the minimum required marks, within one year from the date of publication of the results of the test, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.
Application Fee: Those desirous of registering for SET 2018 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 is Rs.750/- for General/OBC applicants and Rs.375/- for SC/ST/VH/PH applicants.
The fee for the test can be remitted, latest by 30th December, 2017, in any one of the head Post Offices in Kerala, as per the list provided at http://lbscentre.info/set/list_of_head_post_offices_in_ker.htm.
A card with Site Access Key and Application Number will be issued on remitting the 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/-.
Those residing outside Kerala can request for the card with Site Access Key and Application Number for registration by post from the ‘Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Extra Police Road, Nandavanam, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033’, by sending a Demand Draft for Rs.800/- for General/OBC category candidates and Rs.425/- for SC/ST/VH/PH candidates, drawn in favour of the Director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology from a nationalised bank in India, and payable at Thiruvananthapuram along with a request and a self-addressed envelope of size 31 cm X 25 cm, to reach the office of the Director, LBS Centre at least 10 days before the closing date fixed for registration for SET-February-2018.
Registration: Online registration can be done, latest by 5 pm on 30.12.2017, at http://lbscentre.info/set/index.asp
Test Centres: SET 2018 will be held at all the District Head Quarters in the State. An applicant can select a District Head Quarter as Test Centre. The Venue will be allotted by the Director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram which will be intimated to the candidates in due course when Admit Cards are released online.
Detailed instructions for completing the online registration are given in the Prospectus at http://lbscentre.info/set/index.htm
After Online registration, the printout of the online application should be signed by the candidate and sent by registered post to the ‘Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Extra Police Road, Nandavanam, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033, to reach latest by 5 pm on 1.1.2018. It can also be handed over in person at the LBS Centre Headquarters.
Hall Ticket: Hall Tickets will be available for download at the website, from 15.2.2018
Answer Key: After the test, answer keys will be published in the website on 28.2.2018. Complaints, if any regarding the answer keys may be sent to the Director, LBS Centre, in writing, within five working days from the date of publication of the keys, accompanied with a DD for Rs.300/- drawn from any branch of a nationalised bank in favour of the Director, LBS Centre payable at Thiruvananthapuram for each question challenged. If the complaint is found genuine, the fee remitted for that question will be refunded.
Results: The details of marks and the eligibility status secured by the candidates will be published in the websites of the LBS Centre. Those who are eligible to be declared as successful shall have to produce the required documents listed in the Prospectus for verification and issue of certificates.
Contact details: Phone: 2560311,2560312,2560313,2560314