Kerala SET 2020

Kerala SET 2020: The government of Kerala organizes a state level exam called the Kerala State Eligibility Test (Kerala SET 2020) in order to determine the eligibility of aspiring teachers in the state of Kerala. To get recruited as the higher secondary school teacher in Kerala, Kerala SET 2020 is mandatory for a candidate to be qualified. The exam will consist of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 and candidates will be allowed to choose from a list of 35 subjects for the paper 2.

Kerala SET 2020: Important Dates

Release of Application form 1st week of February 2020
Starting of Online Registration 1st week of February 2020
Closing of online registration 2nd week of Feb 2020
Last date for Online payment for registered candidates 2nd week of Feb 2020
Last date for receipt of a printout of Applications 3rd week of February 2020
Availability of Admit Card To be Updated
Date of Exam To be Updated
Publication of Answer Keys on the Website To be Updated

Eligibility Criteria

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject with at least 50% marks or equivalent is required.
  • A B.Ed. degree in relevant discipline from any recognized university is also required with the above qualification.

For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology

  • An MSc.Ed Degree in the concerned subject with minimum 50% marks or its equivalent grade.
  • For Botany and Zoology candidates should have MSc.Ed Degree in Life Science with minimum 50% marks.

For Gandhian Studies, French, Geology, German, Journalism, Anthropology, Commerce, Psychology, Philosophy, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Home Science, Latin, Music, Statistics and Syriac

  • A B.Ed degree is required.

For SET in English

  • A Second class Master’s Degree in Communicative English with minimum 50% marks and B.Ed degree is required.
  • Candidates having DLED/LTTC in Arabic, Urdu, and Hindi, not B.Ed, are eligible to apply for the SET exam.
  • Open universities candidates or candidates passed through a correspondence course and not recognized by any one of the Universities in Kerala are not permitted to appear in the SET exam.
  • Candidates in the final year courses for B.Ed degree can apply for the exam.
  • Candidates having B.Ed but undergoing through final year courses of their Post Graduate Programme can also apply.
  • The relaxation of 5% in minimum marks will be given to candidates of SC/ST category.

For Latin subject

  • Passed their degree examination in any discipline from a recognized university with Latin as their Second Language with minimum 50% marks.
  • Such candidates have obtained II Class Master’s Degree with minimum 50% marks in any discipline.
  • There are no pre-defined age criteria for appearing in Kerala SET exam.

Application Fee for Kerala SET 2020

For Applicant residing in the state of Kerala

Category Application Fees
General Rs. 750
SC/ST/PH/VH Candidates Rs. 375

For Applicant From Outside of Kerala

Category Application Fees
General Rs. 800
SC/ST/PH/VH Candidates Rs. 425
  • Candidates can remit the fee at selected office or branch of a service provider.
  • Fee once paid won’t be refunded under any circumstances.

Exam Pattern

  • Paper I is to be common for all aspirants.
  • Paper I comprises of two parts- Part (A) General Knowledge and Part (B) Aptitude in Teaching.
  • Questions will be asked in the Paper II from the subject of specialization of the candidate at the Post Graduate (PG) Level.
  • Only objective type of questions will be asked in both the papers.
  • 1 Mark will be awarded for every correct answer (1.5 marks for Maths and statistics).
  • There will no negative marking.
  • Details of Paper 1 and Paper 2 are as follows:
Paper Parts No. of Questions Marks
Paper 1 A 60 All Questions will carry 1 Mark each
B 60
Paper 2  – 120 All Questions will carry 1 Mark each except for Maths and Statistics

Subject Codes

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

Exam Centers

Districts   Code Districts   Code
Thiruvananthapuram 01 Thrissur 08
Kollam 02 Palakkad 09
Pathanamthitta 03 Malappuram 10
Alappuzha 04 Kozhikode 11
Kottayam 05 Wayanad 12
Idukki 06 Kannur 13
Ernakulam 07 Kasaragod 14

Admit Card

  • Candidates can get the admit card of Kerala SET 2020 on the website of LBS Kerala i.e. or
  • The admit card will be issued for all the successfully registered candidates.
  • Enter the registration number in order to download the admit card.
  • Without a hard copy of the admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall.


  • The result will be hosted on the official website of LBS center.
  • The result can be downloaded with the help of roll no.
  • Minimum percentile required to pass in the SET exam is given in the table below:
Category Paper- 1 Paper- 2 Total
General Candidates 40% 40% 48%
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 35% 35% 45%
PwD/VH/PH/SC/ST Candidates 35% 35% 40%


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