LBS Centre for Science and Technology State Eligibility Test 2018

LBS Centre for Science and Technology invites applications for Kerala State Eligibility Test for the session February – 2018

LBS SET 2018 Eligibility

Those who have acquired Master’s Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade and B.Ed. degree in any discipline from any one of the universities in Kerala or have acquired these qualifications from any other university recognised as equivalent there to are eligible to apply for the SET February 2018 with certain exceptions as mentioned in the following paragraphs.

For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those having MSc.Ed Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by the NCERT are eligible to apply. For Botany and Zoology, those having MSc.Ed Degree in Life Science ( with not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade ) from one of the Regional Institutes of Education are also eligible.

For the subjects 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 Master’s Degree in Communicative English with not less than 50% marks and BEd. are eligible to appear for SET in English.

Candidates who have acquired DLED / LTTC in Arabic,Urudu and Hindi but do not have B.Ed Degree are eligible to apply for SET February – 2018.

Candidates who have acquired B.Ed Degreein 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.

Candidates who have acquired their qualification through Correspondence Courses / Open Universities which are not recognized by any one of the Universities in Kerala are not eligible to appear for the SET. Candidates 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.

Candidates who have acquired their Master’s Degree with the minimum required marks for eligibility to appear for SET and are undergoing the final year courses for B.Ed Degree are eligible to appear for the test. Similarly candidates who have acquired their B.Ed Degree and are undergoing the final year courses of their Post Graduate Programme are also eligible to appear for the test. Such candidates must produce the Certificates of their qualifying examinations passed with the minimum required marks within one year from the date of publication of the results of the test, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Relaxation of Minimum marks for SC /  ST Candidates : Candidates belonging to SC / ST categories shall be granted a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum marks prescribed for the eligibility to appear for the State Eligibility Test.

For the subject 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 Master’s Degree with not less than 50% marks in any discipline.

Age Limit : No age limit is prescribed for candidates appearing for the SET.

Requirement for Pass

The minimum requirement for a pass in the LBS State Eligibility Test shall be as follows

Minimum Percentage of Marks
CategoryPaper IPaper IITotal
Genera l404048
OBC ( Non Creamy Layer )353545
PWD / VH / PH / SC / ST353540

Note : OBC and SC / ST candidates are eligible for this concession only if they belong to the category recognized by the Government of Kerala as OBC or SC / ST.

The pass percentage shall be calculated as follows

( Marks secured for ( Paper I + Paper II ) / Maximum marks for (Paper I + Paper II) ) X 100

In computing marks, fraction shall be rounded off only to the first two decimal places in the calculation of aggregate percentage of marks. No rounding off of marks shall be made for calculating the pass percentage for Paper I and Paper II separately

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LBS SET 2018 Exam Scheme

There shall be two papers for the LBS SET February, 2018.

Paper I : Paper I is common for all candidates. It consists of two parts,

  • Part (A) General Knowledge
  • Part (B) Aptitude in Teaching

Paper II : Paper II shall be a test based on the subject of specialisation of the candidate at the Post Graduate (PG) Level.

LBS SET 2018 Subjects

Duration of the LBS SET

The duration of the LBS SET shall be 120 minutes for each paper. There shall be 35 subjects for Paper II of the SET-february-2018 as listed

07English25Political Science
09Gandhian Studies27Russian
11Geology29Social Work
15Home Science33Tamil
16Islamic History34Urdu

Number of questions and marks

Paper I : There shall be 120 questions for Paper I with 60 questions each for Part A and Part B. Each question shall carry 1 mark.

Paper II : There shall be 120 questions carrying one mark each for the subjects under Paper II except for Mathematics and Statistics. For Mathematics and Statistics there shall be only 80 questions carrying 1.5 marks each.

The questions of both the papers shall be objective in nature and based on single response. For each question four suggested responses ( A, B, C, D ) will be given of which only one will be the most appropriate answer and the candidates will have to select and mark their response in the appropriate space provided in the OMR Answer Sheets.

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 will be awarded 1.5 marks. Marking more than one response against a question shall be deemed as incorrect answer. No marks shall be deducted for incorrect answers.

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LBS SET Application Form 2018

Mode of Registration for SET February- 2018

Candidates intending to register for the LBS State Eligibility Test are required to pay the fee for the Test in advance to obtain the site access key along with the application number for Online Registration. The fee shall be Rupee 750 for General / OBC candidates and Rupee 375 for SC / ST / VH / PH candidates.

Mode of Remitting fee

The fee for the test can be remitted in any selected office or branch of a service provider to be notified later. A card with site access key and Application number shall be issued to all the candidates who remit the prescribed fee. SC / ST / VH / PH candidates should produce a copy of the Community Certificate / Disability Certificate to get the site access key and Application number ( for Rupee 375/- ). Fee once remitted shall not be refunded. Candidates residing in Kerala shall not be issued the Site Access Key and Application number through post.

Candidates residing outside the State of Kerala can request for the card with site access key and application number for registration by post. In such cases the mode of payment of fee shall be only through Demand Draft ( Rupee 800/- for general / OBC category candidates and Rupee 425/- for SC / ST / VH / PH candidates ) drawn from any one of the nationalised banks in India in favour of the Director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. Such request by post, along with the Demand Draft and a self addressed envelope of size 31 cm X 25 cm, should reach the office of the Director, LBS Centre at least 10 days before the closing date fixed for registration for SET February 2018.

Prodecure For Online Registration

  • Log on to the site or
  • Click SET-February-2018
  • Click Online Registration
    • The candidate will be prompted to type the Application Number and the Site Access Key. The Application Number and Site Access Key should be typed without error. Then the candidate wil be prompted to upload the photograph.
  • Click Upload Photo ( see Note for details ).
    • After Successful uploading of the photo the application form will be displayed.
  • Fill in the application form carefully without mistakes.
  • Click Submit.
  • Click the PRINT Button to take the printout of the submitted application with the Registration ID.
  • Take a photocopy of the Printout and keep it for future reference.

LBS SET 2018 Online Admit Card

The LBS SET admit card shall be prepared for all the candidates who have applied as above and will be available in the websites of the LBS Centre or from the date which will be announced later in leading dailies and in the official websites of the LBS Centre.

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LBS SET 2018 Test Centres

There will be Test Centres at all the District  Head Quarters in the State (Districts and District Codes are given below). A candidate can select a District Head Quarter as Test Centre. Change of District Centre once selected will not be allowed under any circumstances. The Venue will be allotted by the Director, LBS Centre for Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram which will be intimated to the candidates in due course when Admit Cards are released online


LBS SET 2018 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.
The approved syllabus of the subjects for SET – February – 2018 is available in the official website of the LBS Centre.

LBS SET 2018 Results

The details of marks and the eligibility status secured by the candidates appeared for SET February – 2018 will be published in the websites of the LBS Centre. Those who are eligible to be declared as successful shall have to produce the required documents for verification and issue of ertificates.

LBS Centre for Science & Technology State Eligibility Test 2018 result is likely to be declared on March, 2018

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LBS SET 2018 Important Dates

1Issue of GO16th November, 2017
2Starting of distribution of Application Forms6th December, 2017
3Starting of Online Registration7th December, 2017
4Closing of distribution of Application Forms30th December, 2017
5Last date for Online Registration30th December, 2017 at 05:00 PM
6Last date for receipt of filled-in Applications1st January, 2018 at 05:00 PM
7Issue of Online Hall Tickets15th February, 2018
8Date of Test25th February, 2018
9Publishing of Answer Keys in Website28th February, 2018

Contact Details

LBS Centre for Science and Technology,
Palayam, Nandavanam,
Thiruvananthapuram 695 033.
Phone : 2560311, 12, 13, 14,
Fax : 0471-2337055,
Email :,
Website :

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