Kerala SET 2020 exam is officially postponed until further notice. LBS Centre for Science & Technology has confirmed the news of postponement at the website. The center was going to conduct KSET 2020 on March 29, 2020. Unsurprisingly, this is not the first case of postponement of a government examination in the last few days. Likewise, many other recruiting bodies have postponed ongoing and/or upcoming examinations amidst the global outbreak of the highly contagious Covid-19 virus. As of now, there is no word on the rescheduled date for the examination. However, we are expecting the LBS Centre to announce new dates as soon as the situations get normal.
Kerala SET 2020
The Kerala State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2020 is a certification examination. LBS Centre for Science and Technology is conducting the exam in 2020. KSET is the state level teacher eligibility test. Qualifying candidates become eligible for recruitment as teachers at higher secondary level in the state of Kerala. Besides, qualifiers also become eligible for recruitment as non-vocational teachers in VHSE.
LBS Centre released the detailed advertisement of KSET 2020 in December 2019. The advertisement contains complete information about KSET 2020. Information regarding eligibility conditions, the application process, exam pattern, and syllabus are provided in the advertisement. Besides, LBS Centre also notified the crucial dates related to KSET 2020. However, as of now, the examination stands postponed for an indefinite period until the government restores lockdown situations in India.
Check out the main features of KSET 2020 below
- It is a written exam consisting of 02 papers
- Paper I carries 120 marks based on general studies while Paper II is subject-specific
- Both papers contain 120 objective type questions
- LBS Centre has set the exam duration to 120 minutes for each paper.
Kerala SET 2020 postponed due to Covid-19
LBS Centre for Science and Technology, the conducting body of KSET 2020 has updated the postponement news on the official website. If one is to navigate their way to the KSET 2020 page, the date of the test can be seen removed. Instead, it says “Postponed in connection to Covid-19”. We have provided a snapshot of the page here below. Check it out.
Updates on the KSET 2020 page in the website of LBS Centre comes as the official response of the Centre to postpone the exam. It was somewhat expected in light of the ongoing crisis related to the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. As per official reports, the pandemic has claimed 09 lives in India while affecting at least 451 others. Globally, the death toll has risen to 14652 cases across 190 nations. The Indian Government has already implemented strict emergency lockdown in the country to reduce the spread of the disease. Currently, we advise applicants to take care of safety first and keep following us to get the latest updates.
Click here to go to the official website of LBS Centre for Science and Technology
Impact of COVID-19 on Government Examinations
The postponement of the KSET 2020 examination is an addition to a long list of other government exams postponed in India in the last few days. As we are all aware, the current headlines are revolving around only one topic; the Covid-19 pandemic that has engulfed the world. Reported first in China, the deadly virus has now spread out to more than 190 countries including India. As the country fights against the outbreak by observing the lockdown situation, news of government examinations getting postponed is being updated every day. At the initial stages, boards and institutions postponed examinations. However, with situations getting worse, various government exams are also postponed daily.
Here is a list of some of the most important government exams that were canceled
- SSC CHSL – KKR 2018/NR 2018
- Indian Army
- LIC AAO/AA/AE
- UPSC Interviews
- APPSC Exam
- DRDO Interviews
- GPSC Police Inspector
- HPPSC HPJS
- UPPSC BEO
- RSMSSB Agriculture Investigator
- RSMSSB Pharmacist
- RSMSSB Librarian Grade II
- Indian Coast Guard Navik 01/2020 Medical
Click here to get all postponement updates related to Covid-19 outbreak
What KSET 2020 applicants can do now?
Covid-19 outbreak is classified as a global pandemic now. Undoubtedly, it is high time to cooperate with government officials to prevent the outbreak in India. There is nothing much that applicants can do now but wait for situations to get normal. However, it is certain that the postponement of the exam undoubtedly buys some time to study and prepare for the examination. LBS Centre will reschedule KSET 2020 at a later date as soon as situations get normal. However, it is of the highest priority that applicants follow all advisories to prevent getting infected.
Follow some of the basic protocol provided below to safeguard yourself from contracting the virus
- Cooperate with government officials by remaining indoors.
- Avoid social gatherings and physical contact.
- Cancel all plans of travel as it exposes you to the infection.
- Maintain distance from those affected. Maintain at least 01 metre distance.
- Wash your hands frequently and before taking meals.
- Help spread awareness of good practices through friends and family.