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Kerala State Eligibility Test 2023 ( Kerala SET )

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Kerala SET syllabus 2023 is prescribed by the LBS Centre for Science and Technology for the exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE. The Kerala SET syllabus carries topics from Paper 1 and Paper 2. The syllabus makes candidates familiar with the subjects and topics from which questions are asked in the exam.

Read below for more details on the syllabus of the Kerala State Eligibility Test (SET).

Kerala SET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1

Kerala SET Paper 1 is common for all the candidates. It comprises 120 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from General Knowledge and Aptitude in Teaching. Have a look at the detailed syllabus below:

Unit/ Subject

Topics

General Studies

General Science- mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry and biology (class 10 level)

Social Science- economics, history, geography and Indian polity (class 10 level)

Humanities- literature (classics and masterpieces of world and Indian literature), art (major art forms of India) and culture (life and society in India)

Kerala Studies- social reforms, national movements, Kerala model of development, literature, art and culture

Language and Reasoning

Comprehension and vocabulary

Basic English grammar

Logical reasoning and analytical ability

Numeracy skills - pattern recognition and orders of magnitude

Current Affairs

Technology –inventions, innovations and discoveries

Environmental issues, movements, treaties and legislations -national and international

UN and global affairs

Institutions of higher learning and research, scholarships and new initiatives (national and state level)

Indian constitution and politics and recent legislations –right to information and right to education

Events, persons and awards

Sports and games

Culture (films, literature, music and performing arts)

Foundations of education

Philosophical Foundations

Educational Philosophy

Major philosophical systems in the East

Major philosophical systems in the West

Eminent thinkers in Education – Gandhiji, Tagore, Vivekananda, Plato, Rousseau, Montessori, Frobel, John Dewey, Paulo Freire

Value education

Sociological Foundations

Relation between education and sociology

Social functions of education

Social change and education

Education and social institutions

Education and socialization

Psychological Foundations

Educational psychology

Personality

Intelligence

Social and cognitive development

Adolescent characteristics

History & Policies of Education

History of education in Kerala and India

Reports and policies on education in post-independence period

Acts and bills relevant to higher education

Programmes for universalisation of education

Institutions of education at national and state level

Teaching, Learning and Evaluation

Teaching Aptitude

Teaching aptitude

Administrative aptitude

Reflective practices

Professional development

Teacher characteristics

Teaching Methods

Teaching skills

Methods of teaching

Techniques and approaches to teaching

Instructional models of teaching

Teaching & learning resources

Learning

Learning theories

Applications of learning theories

Learner characteristics

Learning environment

Learners with special needs

Evaluation

Tools and techniques for evaluation

Continuous evaluation

Terminal evaluation

Grading

Feedback and remediation

Communication, Technology Research and Educational Administration

Communication

Communication and education

Basic principles of communication

Types of communication

Barriers in communication

Classroom application of communication

Computer and ICT

Basics of computer knowledge

Computer networks & internet

Office tools

ICT enabled learning

General applications

Research in Education

Basic aspects of educational research

Types of research

Methods, tools & techniques of research

Action research

Reporting of research

Educational Administration

Planning and administration at the national level

The organisational structure of education in the state

School administration

Management & governance

International agencies and education

Kerala SET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 2

Kerala SET Paper 2 syllabus is based on the subject of specialisation of the candidate at the Post Graduate (PG) Level. Paper 2 is conducted in 31 different subjects and comprises 120 MCQs of 1 mark each, except for Mathematics and Statistics subjects that will contain 80 MCQs carrying 1.5 marks each. These 31 subjects are:

Subject Code

Subject Name

01

Anthropology

02

Arabic

03

Botany

04

Chemistry

05

Commerce

06

Economics

07

English

09

Gandhian Studies

10

Geography

11

Geology

13

Hindi

14

History

15

Home Science

16

Islamic History

17

Journalism

18

Kannada

20

Malayalam

21

Mathematics

22

Music

23

Philosophy

24

Physics

25

Political Science

26

Psychology

28

Sanskrit

29

Social Work

30

Sociology

31

Statistics

32

Tamil

33

Urdu

34

Zoology

37

Biotechnology

Download detailed Kerala SET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1 and Paper 2- Click Here

Best Books for Kerala SET 2023 Preparation

Candidates might get ample books in the market for Kerala SET exam preparation. But candidates should choose the books that cover the complete Kerala SET syllabus and are easy to understand. Candidates can refer to the following Kerala SET books.

Topics

Books (Authors / Publications)

General Studies

General Knowledge (Lucent)

General Knowledge (Arihant)

Language and Reasoning

High School English Grammar and Composition Key (Wren & Martin)

Objective General English (SP Bakshi)

A Modern Approach for Logical Reasoning (RS Aggarwal)

Current Affairs

Daily Newspapers (The Hindu, The Indian Express)

Foundation of Education

Foundations of Education (A. Chaube and S. P. Chaube)

Foundations of Education (Jason C. Robinson)

Teaching, Learning and Evaluation

Teaching and Research Aptitude by KVS Madaan

Kerala SET Syllabus 2023 FAQs

Q: What is the syllabus of Kerala SET 2023?

A: The syllabus for the Kerala SET exam includes all the topics that candidates need to prepare for Paper 1 and 2.

Q: Who prescribes the Kerala SET syllabus 2023?

A: The LBS Centre for Science and Technology prescribes the Kerala SET syllabus for all papers and subjects.

Q: Where can I check the Kerala SET syllabus?

A: You can check the Kerala SET syllabus on the official website of the exam - lbsedp.lbscentre.in.

Q: Is the Kerala SET syllabus for paper-I and -II the same?

A: No, the syllabus for Kerala SET paper 1 and 2 is different. The Kerala SET Paper 1 syllabus contains topics from General Knowledge and Aptitude in Teaching. On the other hand, Paper 2 contains questions on the subject chosen by the candidate.

Q: What is the marking scheme for Kerala SET 2023?

A: In Kerala SET Paper 1 and 2 comprise 120 MCQs of 1 mark each, except for Mathematics and Statistics subjects of Paper 2 that contain 80 MCQs carrying 1.5 marks each. There is no negative marking in the exam.

Q: Is it mandatory to appear for both Kerala SET papers?

A: Yes, it is mandatory to appear for both Kerala SET Paper 1 and 2.

Q: Can I prepare for Kerala SET by practising mock tests only?

A: No, it is highly important for candidates to first study each topic of the Kerala SET syllabus thoroughly and then start attempting the mock tests.

Q: For how many subjects is the Kerala SET exam conducted?

A: The Kerala SET exam is conducted for a total of 31 subjects.

Q: Which type of questions are asked in the Kerala SET exam?

A: Objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are asked in Kerala SET exam. There are no subjective questions in the exam.

Q: What is the duration of the Kerala SET exam?

A: Candidates need to complete attempting both the Kerala SET papers in a duration of two hours. 

Q: What is the weightage of Kerala SET Paper 1 and 2?

A: Kerala SET Paper 1 and 2 are of 120 marks each.  

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Yes, the LBS Centre for Science & Technology releases the Kerala SET cut off in PDF format which comprises subject and category-wise for the candidates who have taken the Kerala SET exam. The candidates securing more than equal to cut off marks in their category will be considered qualified for the

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There is no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of Kerala SET result. The official notification reads, No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. The candidates can only raise objections against the provisional answer key. Based on the objections raised by the candidates the final an

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Yes you can definitely appear for the Kerala SET exam again If you did not clear it in the first attempt. The Kerala SET exam is conducted twice a year by the LBS Centre for Science & Technology for the selection of Assistant Professor in various Kerala Universities and Colleges. 

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The Kerala SET exam is conducted by the LBS Centre for Science and Technology to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of higher secondary school teachers and non-vocational teachers in VHSE. To qualify in the Kerala SET exam, candidates need to secure a minimum of 40 per cent aggrega

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Yes, it is. Even 1 year is more you can crack it in 6 months. You can follow the below strategies to prepare for it. Tips and strategies for Kerala SET exam It's always a problem for students How to prepare for the Kerala SET Exam?

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Kerala SET is considered one of the most prestigious and the toughest state exams. But if you are smart enough to have a good strategy with apt study material you can easily crack it in your first attempt Paper 1 plays a very crucial part in the process of cracking the Kerala SET exam as it can make

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When filling out the Kerala SET application form, you may need to refer to certain documents to ensure that you provide accurate and complete information. Here are the documents that you should keep handy:

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The Kerala SET exam will be conducted in offline mode. The exam will be conducted in pen paper based mode. The candidates will be provided with OMR sheet that will comprise 150 questions and their options. The candidates have to fill out the OMR sheet carefully as no extra OMR sheet will be provided

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