Monday, July 2, 2012

SET 2012: Apply before July 31

The State Eligibility Test (SET), an eligibility test that is a mandatory requirement for appointment as Higher Secondary School Teachers in Kerala, as per the Special Rules in force, will be held on 30th September, 2012 at centres in all the District Had quarters in Kerala. The test is mandatory for those seeking employment as Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE.
The test will be held by LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Palayam, Nandavanam, Thiruvananthapuram 695 033, based on the syllabus approved by the Board of Examinations for the conduct of State Eligibility Test.
Scheme of the Test: There will be two papers for SET 2012, each of 120 minutes duration.
Paper I, which is common for all candidates will have two parts. Part A is General Knowledge and Part B is Aptitude in Teaching, each part having 60 questions, carrying one mark each.
Paper II will be a test based on the subject of specialization of the candidate at the Post Graduate level. There will be 35 subjects for Paper II which include Anthropology (Code: 01), Arabic (02), Botany (03), Chemistry (04), Commerce (05), Economics (06)  English (07),  French (08), Gandhian Studies (09),  Geography (10),  Geology (11), German (12), Hindi (13), History (14), Home Science (15), Islamic History (16), Journalism (17), Kannada (18), Latin (19), Malayalam (20), Mathematics (21), Music (22), Philosophy (23), Physics (24), Political Science (25), Psychology (26), Russian (27), Sanskrit (28), Social Work (29), Sociology (30), Statistics (31), Syriac (32), Tamil (33), Urdu (34), Zoology (35).
Paper II will have 120 questions (except for Mathematics and Statistics) carrying one mark each from the concerned subject. For Mathematics/Statistics there will be only 80 questions carrying 1.5 marks each.
The questions of both the papers will be objective in nature and based on single response. Each question will have four suggested responses A, B, C and D of which only one will be the most appropriate answer. Candidates will have to select and mark their response in the appropriate space provided in the OMR Answer Sheet.
For each correct response the candidates will be awarded 1 mark in both the Papers except for Mathematics and Statistics for which each correct response in Paper II will be awarded 1.5 marks. For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the mark assigned to the correct answer to that question will be deducted from the total marks. Marking more than one response against a question will be treated as incorrect answer.
Requirement for Pass: To pass the State Eligibility Test, a candidate has to score (i) at least 35 percent of marks for Paper I and Paper II separately and (i) at least 50 percent of the aggregate marks of Paper I and Paper II.
In computing marks, fractions will be rounded off to the first two decimal places in the calculation of aggregate percentage of marks only. No rounding off of marks will be made for calculating the pass percentage for Paper I and Paper II separately.
Syllabus: The syllabus prescribed for the Test will be based on the core areas in the syllabi in the concerned subjects followed by the Universities in Kerala and is available at the website of LBS.
Eligibility: Applicants should have Masters Degree in the concerned subject in II Class with not less than 50% marks and B.Ed Degree in any discipline from any one of the Universities in Kerala or should have acquired these qualifications from any other University recognized as equivalent thereto with certain exceptions as mentioned in the following paragraphs.
For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those having Second Class MSc. Ed Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT will be eligible to apply.
For Botany and Zoology, those having Second Class MSc.Ed Degree in Life Science (with not less than 50% marks) from one of the Regional Institutes of Education are eligible.
For Anthropology, Commerce, French, Gandhian Studies, Geology, German, Home Science, Journalism, Latin, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics and Syriac, candidates need not acquire B.Ed Degree for applying for the State Eligibility Test.
Those who have acquired II class Masters Degree in Communicative English with not less than 50% marks and BEd are eligible to appear for SET in English.
Those who have acquired Diploma in Hindi Teaching, but do not have B.Ed Degree, are eligible to apply for SET in accordance with the exemption clause provided in the Special Rules.
Those who have acquired B.Ed Degree in Hindi conducted by the Dakshin Bharatha Hindi Prachar Sabha are exempted from the requirement of producing the equivalency certificate, as the Degree has been recognized by the Universities in Kerala.
Those who have acquired their qualification through Correspondence Course / Open Universities which are not recognized by any one of the Universities in Kerala are not eligible to appear for the SET.
Those who have acquired their qualifications through recognized correspondence courses/Open universities should obtain and furnish certificates of recognition and equivalency from any one of the Universities in Kerala.
Those admitted for B.Ed courses in 2011 will be permitted to appear for the State Eligibility Test 2012. Those appearing for Post Graduate final year / Final semester Examinations in the academic year 2011-12 will also be permitted to appear for SET 2012 if they already have a B.Ed Degree. SET certificates of such candidates will be issued only if they qualify the PG/B.Ed examinations in that chance itself. The B.Ed candidates should produce the Pass certificates and PG candidates, both the Pass certificates and Mark lists for proving their eligibility after qualifying SET-2012. Candidates appearing simultaneously for PG and B.Ed final examinations are not eligible to appear for SET-2012 under this provision.
For Latin, candidates who have passed their Degree examination in any discipline from any one of the Universities in Kerala or from any other University recognized as equivalent thereto with Latin as their Second Language under Part II with not less than 50% marks for that Part II are also eligible to appear for SET, provided such candidates have acquired II Class Masters Degree with not less than 50% marks in any discipline.
Relaxation of Minimum marks for SC/ST Candidates: Applicants belonging to SC/ST categories will be granted a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum marks prescribed for the eligibility to appear for the State Eligibility Test. The minimum requirement of a pass in second class for the qualifying examination shall not be applicable in such cases.
Age Limit: No age limit is prescribed for candidates appearing for the SET.
Application Fee: The Application Fee for SET is Rs.750/- for General candidates and Rs.375/- for SC/ST/VH/PH candidates. Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained from one of the identified Head Post Offices in the state as per the list available at from 2nd July up to 31st July, 2012. Each application form will have an Application number printed on it. SC/ST/VH/PH candidates should produce a copy of the Community Certificate/Disability Certificate to get the Prospectus and application form for Rs.375/-.
Candidates residing outside the State of Kerala can get the application form and Prospectus by Post from the Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Palayam, Nandavanam, Thiruvananthapuram 695 033, by sensing a request along with a Demand Draft for Rs.800/- (General category)/Rs.425/- (SC/ST/VH/PH candidates), drawn in favour of the Director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology, from any Nationalized Bank in India and payable at Thiruvananthapuram and a self addressed envelope of size 31 cm X 25 cm, to reach there latest by 20th July, 2012. Application forms will not be available by Post to candidates residing in Kerala.
Registration for SET-2012: There are two steps for submitting the application, both of which are mandatory.
Step 1 is the ‘Online Registration’ to be done at or www.lbskerala.comlatest by 3 pm on 31st July, 2012. Applicant should click ‘SET-2012’ and then Click ‘Download Application Form’. The candidate will then be prompted to type the Application number on the Application from purchased from the Post Office and Date of Birth, to get the format of the online application form. After filling it up, applicant should click ‘SUBMIT’. On successful completion of the online registration, a ‘REGISTRATION ID’ will be provided to each candidate by the Computer. An acknowledgement slip with the Registration ID will be displayed and the candidate should take a print out of the same and retain it for future reference.
Step – 2, prescribes the mode of sending the application forms. After completion of step 1, the application form obtained along with the Prospectus has to be filled up. A recent passport size photograph of the candidate without any attestation has to be affixed on the filled Application form. It has then to be sent to the ‘Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Extra Police Road, Nandavanam, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram-695033’, by Registered Post to reach there latest by 5 pm on 31st July, 2012. It can also be handed over in person at the LBS Headquarters within this time limit.
Copies of certificates / mark lists should not be sent along with the application. These documents are required only after the results are announced. SC/ST/VH/PH Candidates have to enclose community certificate/disability certificate with their applications. Photograph affixed on the application should be sharp and clear as it is used for printing on the SET-2012 certificate.
The filled in Application form should be returned in the envelope super-scribed ‘Application for SET-2012’, supplied along with the Application Form. The optional subject selected under Paper II should be written in the space provided on the envelope. Applications will not be accepted in the Regional units or Sub Centres of the LBS Centre.
Admit Card: The admit card for SET shall be prepared for all the eligible candidates and will be available at or from 20th September, 2012. It can be obtained by logging on to the site, clicking on ‘SET-2012’ and then at `Print Your Admit Card’. The applicant will have to enter the Application Number and Date of Birth when prompted. A printout of the Admit card displayed on the screen may then be taken. Prospectus is available at Detailed Syllabus and Previous Question papers are also available there.
More details can be had from the Prospectus and websites. 

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