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Kerala State Eligibility Test

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KERALA SET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:LBS Centre for Science and Technology (LBSCS & T)

Kerala SET 2023: Answer Key (Out), Result , Counselling, Admission

Updated On - February 25 2023 by Akriti Maurya

Kerala SET 2023 Exam is conducted by the LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala Govt.). Kerala State Eligibility Examination for candidates to be chosen as VHSE Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers. This exam is held twice a year at the state level. The eligibility test consists of two articles, each of which consists of 120 questions in total. Candidates can get the whole information and details regarding Kerala SET 2023 from the below article.
Kerala SET 2023 Answer Key: Candidates who have taken the Kerala SET 2023 can now download the Answer Key from the official website of LBS Centre, Kerala at The Answer Key will provide candidates with an idea of their performance and can help them gauge their results even before the result is declared. A direct link to access the Kerala SET 2023 Answer Key has been provided below.

Latest Updates

  • The state-level eligibility test was conducted on January 22 and answer key was published a day after, on January 23.

Kerala SET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check Kerala SET status from below:


Kerala State Eligibility Test 2023 Status


Kerala SET 2023 Important Dates

Following are the important dates regarding Kerala SET 2023 are as follows.
Kerala SET 2023 Schedule
EventsDates (tentative)
Application start dateJanuary 2023 
Application last dateJanuary 2023
Admit Card release dateJanuary 2023
Exam date22 January 2023
Answer KeyTo be announced soon
ResultTo be announced soon

Kerala SET 2023 Application Form

The candidates who want to apply for SET 2023 are required to fill the Kerala SET 2023 Application form in online mode only. The other details for the same are as follows:

  • The candidates can fill the form online only on the official website.
  • While filling the form make sure the details filled are relevant in all respect.
  • Must upload the scanned images of the mandatory documents.
  • After filling in all the details make the fee payment to complete the process.
  • Get the printout of the filled form for all future uses.

Kerala SET 2023 Application Fee

The Application Fee details for the Kerala SET 2023 exam are given below:

Modes of Payment
  • The candidates may pay the examination fee either by Credit Card/Debit Card /Net Banking or other modes provided in the website.
  •  Processing charges and GST are to be paid by the candidate as applicable.
Kerala SET 2023 Registration Fee
General/OBC candidatesRs 1000/-
 SC/ ST/Differently abled candidatesRs 500/-

The application fee once submitted will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Kerala SET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Kerala SET 2023 Eligibility Criteria must be checked before filling the form. Below list shows the eligibility conditions for the exam:

  • There is no age limit for candidates appearing for the SET.
  • Master's Degree with no less than 50 per cent marks or comparable grade in the subjects concerned and B.Ed. They are qualifying for a degree in any discipline from any of the universities in Kerala or have obtained these qualifications from any other university recognised as being equivalent. 
  • For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those with an MSc.ed degree from any of the Regional Institutes of Education funded by the NCERT are eligible to apply for the subjects concerned with a minimum 50% mark or equivalent grade. Those with an MSc. Ed Degree in Life Science (with not less than 50 per cent marks or
    equivalent grades) from either of the Regional Institutes of Education are also eligible for Botany and Zoology. 
  • B.Ed. is not eligible for French, German, Geology, Trade, Home Science, Latin, Music, Journalism, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Sociology, Social Work, Statistics and Syrian applicants. Degree for the Kerala State Eligibility Test submission. 
  • Candidates who have II class Master’s Degree in Communicative English with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade and BEd. are eligible to appear for SET in English.
  • Candidates who have acquired DLEd/LTTC in Arabic, Urdu and Hindi but don't have B.Ed Degree are eligible to apply for SET 2023.
  • For Biotechnology - Having a Masters degree in Biotechnology with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade and a B.Ed degree in natural science are eligible for applying KSET in February 2023.

Kerala SET 2023 Exam Pattern

Kerala SET 2023 will have two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Get the detailed information about the Kerala SET exam pattern 2023 below:

  • Mode of Examination: PBT(Pen and Paper mode)
  • Exam Duration: 120 Minutes for each paper
  • Number of Questions: 120 Questions for each paper
Kerala SET 2023 Paper Pattern
Exam ModePen & Paper Mode
Exam Duration120 Minutes for each paper
Type of QuestionsMCQ
Number of Questions

There shall be 120 questions for Paper I with 60 questions each for Part A and Part B.

There shall be 120 questions for Paper II

Number of PapersTwo Paper 1 & Paper 2
Marking Scheme
Paper 1 -  Each question shall carry one
Paper 2 -  One mark for each correct answer except Mathematics and Statistics (1.5 Marks each).
Negative MarkingNo Negative Marks will be awarded for wrong answers

Below are the subjects for which questions will be asked to qualify the Kerala SET 2023 exam:

Subjects with their Codes for Kerala SET 2023
02 Arabic
05 Commerce
13 Hindi
15Home Science
25Political Science
29Social Work
36General Paper (Paper 1)

Kerala SET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus prescribed for the Kerala State Eligibility Test will be based on the core areas in the syllabus of the subjects concerned followed by the Universities in Kerala. The details of Kerala syllabus 2023 are as follows:

Kerala SET 2023 Paper I Syllabus

General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude
General StudiesGeneral Science
Social Science
Kerala Studies 
Language and ReasoningComprehension and Vocabulary
Basic English Grammar
Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability
Numeracy Skills
Current AffairsTechnology
Environmental Issues, Movements, Treaties
and Legislations
UN and Global Affairs
Indian Constitution and Politics and Recent
Events, Persons and Awards
Foundations of education Philosophical Foundations
Sociological Foundations
 Psychological Foundations
 History & policies of Education
Teaching, Learning and EvaluationTeaching Aptitude
Teaching Methods
Communication, Technology Research and Educational AdministrationCommunication
Computer and ICT
 Research in Education
Educational Administration

Kerala SET 2023 Paper II Syllabus

  •  Anthropology
    • Social and Cultural Anthropology 
    • Biological and Archaeological Anthropology 
    • Indian Society and Culture 
    • The methodology of Anthropological Research 
    • Method and Theory in Socio-Cultural and Development Anthropology 
    • Ecological, Medical and Economic Anthropology 
  • Botany
    • Diversity of Life Forms I.
    • Diversity of Life Forms II
    • Functional Plant Biology and Analysis Plant Physiology
    • Molecular Cell Biology and Heredity
    • Applied Botany
  • Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Theoretical Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Green Chemistry
    •  Medicinal Chemistry
    • Material Chemistry
    • Polymers
  • Commerce
    • Management concepts and strategies
    • Business Environment, Policy and MIS
    • Financial and Corporate Accounting
    • Quantitative Techniques & Research method
    • Cost and Management Accounting
    • Financial Management and Marketing
  • Economics
    • Microeconomic Theory and Applications
    • Macroeconomic Theory and Applications
    • Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis
    • Development Experiences of India and Kerala
    • Economic Development and Environmental Economics
    • Money, Banking, Public Finance and International Trade
  • English
    • Chaucer’s Age
    • Early Renaissance in England
    • Late Renaissance England
    • Beginning of English Prose
    •  Rise of English drama
    •  Revenge Tragedy
    • Elizabethan Theatre
    • Shakespeare
    • Beginning of Romanticism
    • Preface to the Lyrical Ballads
    • 20th Century and Contemporary British Literature
    • American, Indian and New Literatures in English
    • History and Structure of English and English Language Teaching
    • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • French
    • Middle ages to 17th century
    • 18th and 19th century
    • 20th and 21st century
    • Literary Criticism
    • Culture and Civilisation
    • Linguistics, Methodology & File
    • Francophone Literature, Culture and Civilisation
  • Gandhian Studies
    • Making of the Mahatma
    • Fundamentals of Gandhian thought
    • Political and Economic Thought
    • Social and Educational Ideas
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
    • Gandhi and the modern world
  • Geography
    • Concepts in Geography
    • Physical Geography
    • Resource Geography
    • Urban and Regional Planning
    • Geoinformatics
    • Geography of India
  • Geology
    • Physical Geology
    •  Geomorphology
    •  Planetary Geoscience
    •  Crystallography and Mineralogy
    •  Stratigraphy
    •  Structural Geology
    •  Geochemistry
    •  Remote Sensing
  • German
    • Linguistic/ Deutsche Sprachgeschichte Basic Linguistics
    • Deutsche Literaturgeschichte
    • Deutsche Literatur/ Literaturwissenschaft
    • History of Western Philosophy and German Culture
    • Politische Geschichte / Landeskunde
    • Methods of Teaching German as a Foreign Language
  • Hindi
    • Hindi Sahitya Ka Itihas-Aadikal Se Poorv Bharatendu Yug Tak 
    • Hindi Sahitya ka itihas-bharatendu yug see unnees sou chalees tak
    • Aadhunik Kal- 1940 Se 2015 Tak
    • History of Hindi Language & Structural Grammer
    • Western and Eastern Literary Thoughts, Prosody & Poetics
  • History
    • Historical Method
    • Historiography
    • Kerala History
    • Ancient and Medieval Indian History
    • Modern Indian History
    • Select Themes World History
  • Home Science
    • Human Development and Family Relations
    • Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Family Resources Management
    • Textile Science and Fashion Designing
    • Extension and Development Communication
    • Research and Development in Family and Community Science
  • Islamic History
    • Islam Under the Prophet and Pious Caliphs
    • Muslim dynasties of the Middle Age
    • Intellectual contributions of Medieval Islam
    • Reform and Revivalist Movements in Islam
    • Islam in India
    • Modern and Contemporary Muslim World
  •  Journalism
    • Dimensions of Mass Communication
    • Media History & Laws
    • Reporting and Editing
    • Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate Communication & Media Management
    • Electronic and Digital Media
    • Communication Research
  • Kannada
    • Modern Literature
    • Ancient and Medieval Literature
    • Folklore and Cultural Studies
    • Prosody and Literary Criticism
    • History of Kannada Language  and Linguistics (General and Dravidian)
  • Mathematics
    • Sets and functions
    • Analytic geometry
    • Elementary calculus
    • Elementary calculus
    • Real and Complex Analysis
    • Abstract Algebra
    • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
    • Number Theory and Differential Equations
    • Topology and Functional Analysis
  • Music
    • History of music
    • Vedic Music
    • Lakshana grandpas
    • Different mela systems propounded by various Lakshanakaras
    • Sampoorna melakarta scheme
    • Composers and Vagyeyakaras of the pre-Tyagaraja period
    •  Raga Lakshana of the melakartas
    •  Musical inscriptions in Kudumiamalai and Thirumalai
    •  Manodharma Sangeetha
    • Detailed knowledge of the wind instruments of North and South with
    • Raga Classification in ancient Tamil music
  • Philosophy
    • Classical Indian Philosophy
    • Contemporary Indian Philosophy
    • Western Philosophy
    • Contemporary Western Philosophy
    • Ethics
    • V Logic
  • Physics
    • Mathematical physics
    • Quantum Mechanics
    • Electromagnetic Theory
    • Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electronics
  •  Political Sciences
    • Modern Political Analysis
    • Political Thought
    • Indian Government and Politics
    • Comparative Politics
    • International Relations
    • Public Administration
  • Psychology
    • Cognitive Processes
    • Motivation, Emotion and Learning
    • Psychometry and Research Methodology
    • Personality and Social Psychology
    • Psychopathology
    • Applied Psychology
  •  Russian
    • Russian Grammar
    • Modern Russian Language: Phonetics and Lexicology
    • Morphology and Syntax
    • Russian Cultural History
    • Russian Literature: Prose Fiction
    • Russian Literature: Poetry and Drama
  • Sanskrit
    • History of Sanskrit Literature
    • Vrtta and Alankara
    • Jyotia
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Syriac
  • Tamil
  • Bio-Technology
    • Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • Biochemistry, Enzymology and Biophysics and Instrumentation
    • Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Genetic Engineering, Plant and Animal Bio-Technology, Biosafety, Bioethics and Regulation
    • Environmental Biotechnology Food and Diary Biotechnology, BioProcess Engineering, Nano bio
      Technology, Environmental microbiology
Candidates can download the Kerala SET 2023 January Prospectus Pdf here.

Kerala SET 2023 Admit Card

The candidates can download the Kerala SET 2023 Admit Card. The online admission ticket will be available on the website of the LBS Centre. Other details are mentioned below in the given points:

  • Only those applicants will be issued the Hall Ticket whose form will be accepted by the competent authority. 
  • To get the Admission Ticket the aspirants will have to enter their Registration ID.
  • The candidates must have the Admit Card as without it entry would not be possible in the examination hall.

Kerala SET 2023 Answer Key

The Kerala SET 2023 Answer Keys of all subjects will be published on the official websites of the LBS Centre immediately after the examination. The other details regarding the same are given below:

  • If there will be any issue regarding the answer key the applicants can bring to the notice of the LBS Centre within five days from the date of the publication of the answer keys.
  • The answer key can be challenged on payment of  Rs 300/- for each question by the candidates.

Kerala SET 2023 Result

The details of the marks and the eligibility status will be published on the LBS Centre's official website. In the SET 2023 test, the scorecard would include all the necessary information about a candidate's results. Applicants who apply for a SET certificate must generate a certificate within one year of the date of the declaration of results.  After a year, candidates have to pay late fees of Rs.500 and an additional Rs.250 for each subsequent year passing.

Selection Procedure for LBS Kerala SET 2023

The candidates can check the selection process below:

Requirement for Pass
Minimum Percentage of Marks
CategoryPaper IPaper-IITotal
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)353545
Differently Abled/SC/ST353540

The candidates whose status is marked as pass in the result are called for the document verification process. It is a mandatory process and the candidates are required to produce original documents for the verification of eligibility.

Kerala SET 2023 Test Centers

There will be Test Centres at all the District Head Quarters in the State for the Kerala SET 2023. The list of the exam centres are given below:

  1. Thiruvananthapuram
  2. Kollam
  3. Pathanamthitta
  4. Ernakulam
  5. Thrissur
  6. Palakkad
  7. Malappuram
  8. Kozhikode
  9. Wayanad
  10. Kannur
  11. Kasaragod
  12. Alappuzha
  13. Kottayam
  14. Idukki

Kerala SET 2023 Highlights

The aspirants can check the Kerala SET summary in the below-given table:

Name of the ExamKerala State Eligibility Test
AcronymKSET 2023
Exam Conducting BodyLBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala Govt.)
Level of ExamState-Level
Frequency of ExamTwice
Kerala SET Official Website
Kerala SET Result LinkClick Here
Exam PurposeTo select a candidate for Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE

About LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram, the LBS Centre for Science and Technology, is the leading computer training and consulting institute registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act XII of 1955, which was established in 1976 by the Government of Kerala. The Centre began with the main objective of serving as a link between
industries and technical institutions in order to support society through interactions between them.  It is a recognized research study Centre of Kerala University leading to the award of PhD. A few scholars are already making use of the facilities of the Centre for their research programmes under the University of Kerala and one person has already obtained a PhD.

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KERALA SET Important Dates

Form Date 202320 Oct - 03 Nov 2023
Admit card20 Dec 2023
Result31 Jan 2024 (Tentative)

Kerala State Eligibility Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


Paper 2
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Instructions:One mark for each correct answer excpet Mathematics and Statistics (1.5 Marks each). There are 80 questions for mathematics and statistics.

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Form Start Date:

20 Oct 2023

Form End Date:

03 Nov 2023

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