SET results announced: 16.18% candidates qualify

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Thiruvananthapuram: The results of the State Eligibility Test (SET), 2023, which is the qualifying test for higher secondary teachers have been published. The overall success rate is 16.18%. In all 2,809 candidates out of the 17,361 who appeared for the SET held on July 23 have qualified.

The results can be checked on and The certificates will be distributed from December.

The application forms for the issue of certificates will be available on the LBS centre website from September 11. This form must be downloaded, duly filled, and sent along with an A 4 sized self- addressed cloth lines (canvas) envelope with a Rs 40 stamp and copies of the documents attested by a Gazetted officer, to the Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram -33.

SET is the mandatory qualifying exam to be cleared for appointment as a teacher in higher secondary schools and non-vocational teacher in vocational higher secondary schools in Kerala. The test is conducted by ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre for Science & Technology’, a self-governing institution under the state government.

Pattern of test

SET has two papers, of which Paper One is compulsory for all applicants and includes questions on general knowledge and aptitude for teaching.

Paper Two evaluates the knowledge of the candidates in the specific subject and would have post-graduate-level questions. Applicants can choose from among 31 subjects for Paper Two. Applicants who have earned their qualification in a subject not included in this list have to submit eligibility certificates from a university in Kerala.

Both papers have 120 objective-type questions each, which are to be answered in 120 minutes. Four options would be given as answers for every question and candidates have to select the most correct one. One correct answer carries four marks. There is no negative mark for wrong answers.

However, for Mathematics and Statistics, there will be 80 questions only, each carrying 1.5 marks.

The syllabus of the test is available on the LBS website.

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