Kerala SET Exam, Exam Date & Syllabus

Kerala SET Exam

Kerala SET Exam, Exam Date & Syllabus

What is Kerala SET?

The Kerala government conducts the Kerala State Eligibility Test (SET) to ensure that teaching standards for courses offered at the state’s higher secondary level are maintained. Candidates must pass the Kerala SET to be appointed as Higher Secondary School Teachers or Non-Vocational Teachers in the VHSE.
The Kerala SET entrance examination lasts four hours. Candidates must take two papers as part of the Kerala SET exam. While Paper-I is the same for all candidates, Paper-II includes questions from the subject on which the applicant has a post-graduate specialisation. To give the Kerala SET Paper-II exam, candidates can choose from a list of 31 subjects.
Here’s the list of subjects:

Arabic Hindi Political Science
Biotechnology History Psychology
Botany Home Science Russian
Chemistry Journalism Sanskrit
Commerce Latin Social Work
Economics Malayalam Sociology
English Mathematics Statistics
French Music Syriac
Geography Philosophy Tamil
Geology Physics Urdu
German Zoology


Kerala SET Result 2021

The LBS Centre for Science and Technology announced the Kerala SET 2020 exam results on 26th February 2021. Candidates who took the exam can view their results on the official website at Candidates should enter their roll numbers to view their results. The Kerala SET certificate 2020 will now be given to qualified candidates. Candidates must fill out an application form available starting 9th March 2021 to receive the certificate.

Important Kerala SET Exam Dates 2020-21

Kerala SET Exam Events Kerala SET Exam Dates
Application forms 28th Dec 2019 to 10th Jan 2020 (till 5:00 PM)
Application fee payment 28th Dec 2019 to 12th Jan 2020 (till 5:00 PM)
Admit card 21st Dec 2020
Kerala SET exam 10th Jan 2021
Answer key 11th Jan 2021
Result 26th Feb 2021
Release of application form for certificate 9th Mar 2021


Kerala SET Eligibility

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in a particular subject with an overall score of at least 50 per cent or equivalent. Apart from that, candidates must have a B.Ed degree in any discipline from a university in Kerala or equivalent qualifications from another university considered at par with these universities. 
However, there are certain exceptions to the eligibility criteria mentioned above for Kerala SET 2020 exam. Here are those exceptions. 

Kerala SET Subjects Kerala SET Eligibility Criteria
Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Have an MSc Ed degree in the concerned subject with at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent grade from any Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT
Botany and Zoology Have an MSc Ed degree in the concerned subject with at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent grade from any Regional Instituted of Education that NCERT sponsors


Have MSc Ed degree in Life Science with at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent grade from any Regional Institutes of Education

Anthropology, Commerce, French, Gandhian Studies, Geology, German, Home Science, Journalism, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics and Syriac Have B.Ed degree
English Have II class Master’s Degree in Communicative English with at least 50 per cent marks as well as a BEd degree
Hindi Candidates who have acquired BEd Degree in Hindi conducted by the Dakshin Bharatha Hindi Prachar Sabha are exempted from producing the equivalency certificate, as the Universities have recognised the degree in Kerala
Latin Cleared their degree exam in any discipline (from any University in Kerala or recognised as equivalent) with Latin as their second language under Paper II, wherein they have secured at least 50 per cent marks. This eligibility criteria hold true only if the candidate has secured a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate marks for that Part II

Candidates should be aware that they would not be qualified for the Kerala SET 2020 if they secured their qualifications through Correspondence Courses/Open Universities that Kerala’s universities do not recognise. According to the official website, “candidates who have obtained their qualifications through recognised correspondence courses/Open universities can obtain and furnish certificates of recognition and equivalency from any one of the Universities in Kerala.”
Please note that candidates who have completed their Master’s degree with the required minimum marks to fulfil SET eligibility requirements but are currently enrolled in their final year of a B.Ed degree program meet the Kerala SET 2020 eligibility criteria.  Candidates who have received a BEd degree and are in their final year of a postgraduate program also meet the eligibility requirements.
The official website states, “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”.

Kerala SET Selection Process

Here’s the complete selection process for Kerala SET 2020 exam.

  1. Fill the application – Candidates must fill out the application form for Kerala SET 2020 on the test’s official website. To receive the Site Access Key and Application Number, all candidates must submit their application form and pay the fee.
  2. Download the admit card – Candidates must download their Kerala SET admit card 2020 from the exam’s official website. Candidates must fill in information such as their Application Number and Date of Birth/Site Access Key to download the KSET admit card.
  3. Take the Kerala SET exam –  Candidates must appear for the Kerala SET 2020 exam at the time and test centre mentioned on their admit card. Each of the two test papers in the Kerala SET is 120 minutes long. Paper-I is the same for all candidates, while Paper-II consists of questions unique to the candidate’s specialisation field.
  4. Check the results – Kerala SET 2020 exam results will be announced on the teacher eligibility test’s official website. Candidates can check their Kerala SET result by entering their application number and date of birth/site access key.

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