|STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST (SET)|
In order to ensure the standards of teaching in Higher Secondary Course, the Kerala State Government have decided to conduct the State Eligibility Test for the candidates to be selected as Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE. A pass in the State Eligibility Test (SET) is stipulated as a mandatory requirement for appointment as Higher Secondary School Teachers in the State as per the Special Rules in force.
The conduct of the SET examination is on the basis of the syllabus approved by the Board of Examinations. In 2002 the Government of Kerala entrusted the conduct of State Eligibility Test with the LBS Centre for Science and Technology. State Eligibility Test is a prerequisite for recruitment of teachers in Higher Secondary Schools in Kerala.
The test is conducted for 35 different subjects twice a year all over Kerala
There shall be two papers for the SET examination. The duration of the Test shall be 120 minutes for each paper. Paper I is common for all candidates. It consists of two parts, Part (A) General Knowledge and Part (B) Aptitude in Teaching. Paper I with 60 questions each for Part A and Part B. Each question shall carry one mark.
Paper II shall be a test based on the subject of specialization 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 80 questions carrying 1.5 marks each.
The details of Subjects are given below
SUBJECTS FOR STATE ELIGIBILITY TEST
|5||Commerce||15||Home Science||25||Political Science||35||Zoology|
|9||Gandhian Studies||19||Latin||29||Social Work|
Conditions of Eligibility
The candidates 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 recognized as equivalent thereto are eligible to apply for the SET examination.
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 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 and B.Ed 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.
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 should obtained 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 the details of Subject List should furnish and Equivalency / 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 appear for SET and are undergoing the final year courses for B.Ed Degree are eligible to appear for the test. Similarly candidates 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 passed 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.
No age limit is prescribed for candidates appearing for the SET.
Requirement for Pass SET Examination
|Minimum Percentage of Marks|
|Category||Paper I||Paper II||Total|
|OBC (Non Creamy Layer||35||35||45|
The pass percentage shall be calculated as follows:
|Maximum marks for (Paper I+Paper II)|
In computing marks, fraction shall be rounded off only to the first two decimal places in the calculation of aggregate percentage of marks. No rounding off of marks shall be made for calculating the pass percentage for Paper I and Paper II separately.
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