Kerala SET Syllabus

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The official information about the Kerala SET Syllabus 2022 and Kerala SET Exam Pattern was published by the LBS Centre for Science and Technology on their official website along with the latest notification of the exam. All the serious aspirants must have complete knowledge of the Kerala SET Syllabus and Kerala SET Exam Pattern in order to pass this exam.

  • Kerala SET Exam is conducted twice a year in order to ensure the standards of teaching in Higher Secondary Course.
  • LBS Centre for Science and Technology is the official examination authority for the Kerala SET Examination, as decided by the Kerala State Government.
  • As per the official notification of the Kerala State Eligibility Test 2022 will include only one stage, that is, a written examination.
  • Passing the SET written examination is considered as a mandatory requirement for appointment as Higher Secondary School Teachers in the State as per the Special Rules in force.
  • Therefore, it is very important for all the aspirants who are aiming for a teaching career in government secondary schools to have a clear understanding of the Kerala SET Exam Pattern and Kerala SET Syllabus.
  • Check the Kerala SET Cut Off for Previous Years information here.

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Kerala SET Written Examination Syllabus 2022

The Kerala SET Written Examination will include two papers. Paper 1 will be of General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude while Paper 2 will be of a specialized subject (out of a list of 31 subjects). The Kerala SET Syllabus is approved by the Board of Examinations. The Kerala SET Syllabus for both papers is mentioned below in details:

Kerala SET Paper 1 Syllabus 2022: General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude

Paper 1 of Kerala SET Written Examination will include questions from the following topics:

Kerala SET Syllabus for General Knowledge
  • General Science: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Basics – Class X Level)
  • Social Science: Economics, History, Geography and Indian Polity (Basics – Class X Level)
  • Humanities: Literature, Art and Culture
  • English Language and Reasoning
  • Current Affairs related to Latest Technologies, Environmental Issues, UN, Global Affairs, New Initiatives (both National and State level), Indian Polity, Sports, Awards, Events, Persons, Culture, etc.
Kerala SET Syllabus for Teaching Aptitude
  • Foundations of Education: Philosophical, Sociological, Psychological
  • History & Policies of Education
  • Teaching, Learning & Evaluation
  • Teaching Aptitudes
  • Teaching Methods
  • Learning Theories & Evaluation
  • Computer and ICT
  • Communication
  • Research in Education
  • Educational Administration
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Kerala SET Paper 2 Syllabus 2022: Specialized Subject

Paper 2 will include any questions from any single subject out of a list of 31 subjects as chosen by the candidates. The Kerala SET Syllabus for all the subjects is mentioned below in brief:

Kerala SET Syllabus for Anthropology
  • Meaning and Scope of Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Basic Concepts of Anthropology
  • Nature and Configuration of Culture
  • Family, Marriage & Kinship
  • Political Organisation and Social Control
  • Social Stratification
  • Religious Organizations
  • Economic Organizations
  • Meaning and Scope of Biological Anthropology
  • Man's place in the animal kingdom
  • Introduction to human evolution
  • Theories of organic evolution
  • The emergence of man fossil evidence
  • The biological basis of life, heredity, and variations
  • Human genetics - basic concepts and principles
  • Concept of race, ethnicity, and population
  • Biological anthropology in service of human society
  • Application of Biological Anthropology
  • Indian society, civilization, and culture
  • Hindu religious and philosophical traditions
  • Indian education system
  • Composition of the Indian population
  • Social disabilities
  • Approach to the study of Indian culture and civilization
  • Process of social changes
  • The tribes of India
  • Aesthetic and Creative Aspects of Indian Culture
  • Changing village India
  • Science and Scientific Research
  • Construction of Research Design
  • Fieldwork Tradition in anthropology
  • The ethnographic approach in anthropological research
  • Basic Techniques of data collection
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • The ethnographic approach in anthropology
  • Preparation of Anthropological research report
  • Method and Theory in Socio-Cultural and Development Anthropology
  • Evolutionism, Diffusionism, Functionalism, Continuum
  • Structural Functionalism
  • Structuralism and Post Structuralism
  • Ecological, Medical and Economic Anthropology

Kerala SET Syllabus for Arabic
  • Arabic Prose: Mu'allaqat, Poets of Mu'allaqat, Prophet and Muhala Moon, Umayyad and Abbasid Period, Modern Period, Islamic and Umayyad
  • Contemporary Arab World
  • Encyclopedic work in Arabic
  • Arabic Grammar: Rhetorics, Linguistic, Prosody
  • Arabic Criticism
  • Indo Arabic Literature
  • Journal Arabic
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Translation
Kerala SET Syllabus for Botany
  • Diversity of Lifeforms: Bacteria, Viruses, Phycology, Lichenology, Mycology, Briology, Gymnosperm, Morphology, Angiosperms, Ethnobotany, Histology, Microtechnique and Histochemistry, etc.
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Functional Plant Biology and Analysis Plant Physiology: Metabolism, Growth, differentiation and development, Photoreceptors, Stress physiology and senescence, Chemical Bonds, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, etc.
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Heredity
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Applied Botany
Kerala SET Syllabus for Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry: Electron displacement effects and Aromaticity, Reagents and Name Reactions, Stereochemistry, Photochemistry, and Pericyclic Reactions, etc.
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Periodicity and Chemistry of Main Group Elements, Transition and Inner Transition elements, Coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry: Solid, Liquid, Gas, Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Electrochemistry, Surface Chemistry, Colloids, and Catalysis
  • Theoretical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics, Chemical Bonding, Molecular Symmetry, and Group Theory, etc.
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Selected Topics: Green, Medicinal, Environmental and Material Chemistry, Polymers, etc.
Kerala SET Syllabus for Commerce
  • Management concepts and strategies
  • Business Environment, Policy, and MIS
  • Financial and Corporate Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques & Research methods
  • Financial Management and Marketing
  • Cost and Management Accounting
Kerala SET Syllabus for 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
Kerala SET Syllabus for English
  • Chaucer's Age, Early Renaissance in England, Rise of English Drama and Prose, Revenge Tragedy, Shakespeare, Elizabethan Theatre, Milton, Restoration.
  • Neoclassical Age, Heroic Drama, Popular Prose Writing, Dryden and Pope, Dr. Johnson, Rise of Novel, Transition Poetry
  • Beginning, early, and later Romanticism
  • Early Feminist Writing
  • Victorian Age: Prose, Biography, Novel, Poetry, Drama, Women Novelists, Transition, Colonial Enterprise
  • 20th Century and Contemporary British Literature: Edwardian Period, War Poets, Pink Poet, Avant, Modernist Poetry, Verse Drama, Ted Hughes, Post War Fiction, Irish Dramatic Movements, Immigrants Writings, etc.
  • American, Indian, and New Literatures in English
  • African Literature and Colonialism
  • History and Structure of English and English Language Teaching
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
Kerala SET Syllabus for French
  • Middle ages to 17th century
  • 18th and 19th century
  • 20th and 21st century
  • Literary criticism
  • Culture and Civilization (Geography, History, Art & Cuisine, Heritage)
  • Linguistics, Methodology & Fle
  • Grammar
  • Francophone Literature, Culture, and Civilisation
  • Contemporary France
Kerala SET for Gandhian Studies
  • Making of the Mahatma: Early Life and Education, Education in England, Gandhi as a Lawyer in South Africa, Western Influence, Advent of Satyagraha in South Africa
  • Fundamentals of Gandhian Thoughts: Concept of Human Nature and Perfectibility, Truth, Relation between ends and means, Pursuit of Truth through Nonviolent means, Cardinal and Ashram Vows
  • Political and Economic Thought
  • Social and Educational Ideas
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Gandhi and the modern world
Kerala SET Syllabus for Geography
  • Geography - meaning, nature, and scope
  • Development of Geographical thought
  • Traditions in Geography
  • Foundation in Human Geography
  • Physical Geography: Geomorphology, Endogenic process, Formation of soils and rocks, Oceanography, Atmosphere, Biogeography,
  • Resource Geography: Economic, Agricultural, Population and it's dynamics
  • Urban and Regional Geography
  • Indian Geography
  • Geoinformatics: Cartography, GIS, Method of Data Interpretation, etc.
Kerala SET Syllabus for Geology
  • Physical Geology
  • Marine Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Planetary Geoscience
  • Crystallography and Mineralogy
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Sedimentary Petrology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Indian Geology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geotectonics
  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic Geology
  • Exploration & Mining Geology
  • Remote sensing
  • Geoinformatics
  • Environmental Geology
  • Field Geology

Kerala SET Syllabus for German

  • Linguistik / 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
Kerala SET Syllabus for Hindi
  • Hindi Sahitya Ka Itihas-Aadikal Se Poorv Bhartendu Yug Tak
  • Hindi Sahitya ka itihas- bhartendu Yug se unnis sou chalees tak
  • Aadhunik Kal- 1940 Se 2015 Tak
  • History of Hindi Language & Structural Grammar
  • Western and Eastern Literary Thoughts, Prosody & Poetics
  • Functional Hindi, Translation & Linguistics
Kerala SET Syllabus for History
  • Historical Methods
  • Historiography
  • Kerala History
  • Ancient and Medieval Indian History
  • Modern Indian History
  • Select Themes World History
Kerala SET Syllabus for Home Science
  • Human Development and Family Relations
  • Marriage & Family Relations
  • Advances & Assessment of children
  • 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
Kerala SET Syllabus for 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
Kerala SET Syllabus for Journalism
  • Dimensions of Mass Communication
  • Media History & Laws
  • Reporting and Editing
  • Advertising, Public Relations, Corporate Communication & Media Management
  • Electronic and Digital Media
  • Communication Research
Kerala SET Syllabus for Kannada
  • Modern, medieval, and ancient literature
  • Folklore and Cultural Studies
  • Prosody and Literary Criticism
  • History of Kannada Language and Linguistics (General and Dravidian)
  • Research Methodology, Textual Criticism, Journalism and Computer knowledge
Kerala SET Syllabus for Latin
  • History
  • Grammar
  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Translation (Latin to English and English to Latin)
  • Short Story & Drama
Kerala SET Syllabus for Malayalam
  • Verse
  • Prose
  • Visual Arts - Literary Drinking
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literary Theories and Malayalam Criticism
  • Linguistics History & Grammar
Kerala SET Syllabus for Mathematics
  • Fundamental Concepts: Sets and Functions, Analytic Geometry, Elementary Calculus, Probability.
  • Real and Complex Analysis
  • Abstract Algebra: Groups, Rings, Fields
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory
  • Number Theory and Differential Equations
  • Topology and Functional Analysis
Kerala SET Syllabus for Music
  • History of Music
  • Vedic Music
  • Lakshana granthas
  • 72 Sampoorna melakarta scheme
  • Composers and Vaggeyakaras of the pre-Tyagaraja period
  • Raga Lakshana of the melakartas
  • Music and Temples
  • Musical inscriptions in Kudumiyanmalai and thirumayam
  • Talas
  • Origin and evolution of musical forms
  • Evolution of musical concerts
  • Composers and Vaggeyakaras of the Tyagaraja period
  • Raga Lakshana
  • Stringed, Percussion, and Wind instruments of South and North with playing technique
  • Manodharma Sangeetha
  • Exposition of Pallavi
  • Advance knowledge of musical prosody
  • Group kritis of Tyagaraja, Dikshitar, Syama Sasthri, and Swathithirunal
  • Treatment of music in geyanataka, nritya natika, Bhagavata Mela natakam, yakshagana and kathakalakshepam
  • Composers and Vaggeyakaras of post Tyagaraja period
  • Raga Lakshana
  • Bharata’s experiment Dhruva veena and Chala veena, the cycle of 4th and cycle of 5th
  • Music and mathematics
  • Geographical factors and their influence
  • Music and physiology – Larynx and Ear
  • Yazh – its origin evolution and decline
  • Composers and Vaggeyakaras of the modern period
  • Music Therapy
  • Music and Yoga
  • Modern trends in Music, etc.
Kerala SET Syllabus for Philosophy
  • Classical Indian Philosophy
  • Contemporary Indian Philosophy
  • Western Philosophy
  • Contemporary Western Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Ethics
Kerala SET Syllabus for Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Atom and Molecular Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronics
Kerala SET Syllabus for Political Science
  • Modern Political Analysis
  • Political Thoughts
  • Indian Government and Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Public Administration
Kerala SET Syllabus for Psychology
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Motivation, Emotion, and Learning
  • Psychometry and Research Methodology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Applied Psychology
Kerala SET Syllabus for Russian
  • Russian Grammar: Noun, Pronoun, Adverb, Verb, Adjective, etc.
  • Modern Russian Language: Phonetics and Lexicology
  • Morphology and Syntax
  • Russian Cultural History
  • Russian Literature: Prose Fiction
  • Russian Literature: Poetry and Drama
Kerala SET Syllabus for Sanskrit
  • History of Sanskrit
  • Vrtta and Alankar
  • Linguistics
  • Sahitya: Poetry & Drama
  • Jyotisa
  • Vyakaran
  • Nyaya
  • Vedanta
Kerala SET Syllabus for Social Work
  • History and Philosophy of Social Work
  • Social Legislations
  • Sociology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Social Case Work
  • Social Group Work
  • Community Organization
  • Social Work Research and Statistics
  • Project Planning
Kerala SET Syllabus for Sociology
  • Sociology: Discipline, Concepts, and Processes
  • Sociological Theories
  • Social Research Methods and Statistics
  • Sociology of India
  • Theory and Practice of Development
  • Globalization and Emerging Challenges
Kerala SET Syllabus for Statistics
  • Mathematical Methods for Statistics
  • Probability Theory
  • Distributions in Statistics
  • Estimation and Testing of Hypotheses
  • Sample Surveys and Design of Experiments
  • Multivariate Analysis, Stochastic Processes, and Index Numbers
Kerala SET Syllabus for Syriac
  • Syriac Grammar, History and Structure of Syriac Language
  • Syriac Poetry and Liturgical Literature
  • Secular, Biblical, and Monastic Literature
  • India and Syriac Literature
  • History of Syriac Churches
  • Current affairs
Kerala SET Syllabus for Tamil
  • Literature: Society, Justice, Epic & Devotional
  • Short Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Tamil Grammar
  • Performance and Literary Theories
  • History of Tamil Literature
  • Communication
  • Tourism
  • Folklore
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
Kerala SET Syllabus for Urdu
  • Beginning of Urdu Literature and Language
  • Beginning and Fall of Urdu Language
  • Messinian
  • Habits of Sufi
  • Vitan Vati and its characteristics
  • Guilds
  • Urdu poetry and trends
  • Urdu Prose
  • Ferris literature services
  • Umm and her oaths, etc.
Kerala SET Syllabus for Zoology
  • Taxonomy, Animal Diversity, and Applied Zoology
  • Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Ethology
  • Physiology, Immunology and Developmental Biology
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biostatistics
  • Genetics, Biotechnology, and Microbiology
  • Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Bioinformatics
Kerala SET Syllabus for Bio-Technology
  • Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
  • Biochemistry, Enzymology and Biophysics and Instrumentation
  • Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Genetic Engineering, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Biosafety, Bioethics, and Regulation
  • Bioinformatics, Biostatistics Bioinformatics, and computational biology, IPR, Patent laws in Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology Food and dairy Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering, Nano bio Technology, Environmental microbiology

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From where can I download the official Kerala SET Syllabus 2022?

You can easily download the syllabus of the Kerala SET Syllabus from the official website of the LBS Centre for Science and Technology.

Where can I check the official Kerala SET Exam Pattern?

You can check all the information about the Kerala SET Exam Pattern from the official website of the LBS Centre for Science and Technology.

What will be the marking scheme of the Kerala SET Written Examination?

As per the official notification, aspirants will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer (1.5 marks for Mathematics and Statistics Subject in Paper 2) in both papers. There is no negative marking in the Kerala SET Written Examination.

What is the Kerala SET Exam Pattern for the written examination?

The Kerala SET Written Examination will include two papers. Both papers will carry 120 marks each. The time allotted for each paper will be 2 hours.

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