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HSST - HOMESIENCE - KERALA HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION

 Gazette Date: 29/06/2013
 Last Date: 31/07/2013
 Category No: 158/2013
Applications must be submitted online through the official website of the Commission
after 'ONE TIME REGISTRATION'. Candidates who have already registered can apply
through their profile.
1. Department : Kerala Higher Secondary Education
2. Name of Post : Higher Secondary School Teacher (Home Science)
Explanation :- Higher Secondary School Teacher means full time post of Higher Secondary
School Teacher.
3. Scale of pay : Rs.19240 – 34500/-
4. No. of vacancies : 1(One)

Note:- 3% of the vacancies are reserved for Physically Handicapped candidates as per GO
(P) No.61/2012/SWD dated 17.10.2012. PH belonging to the category of
Locomotor disability/Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Low vision alone are eligible to
apply under 3% reservation to PH candidates.
The above vacancies are now in existence. The list of selected candidates
published by the Commission in response to this notification shall remain in force
for a minimum period of one year provided that the said list will continue to be in
force till the publication of a new list after the expiry of the minimum period of one
year or till the expiry of three years whichever is earlier. Candidates will be advised
from the said list against the vacancies noted above, and the vacancies that may be
reported to the Commission in writing, during the period of currency of the list.
Subject to availability of qualified candidates, the number of candidates to be
included in the Short List will be decided by the Commission.
5. Method of appointment : Direct Recruitment
6. Age limit : (1) 20 – 40.
 Only candidates born between 02.01.1973 and
01.01.1993 (both dates included) are eligible to
apply for this post with usual relaxation to
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other
Backward Communities.
(2) Relaxation in upper age limit upto 43 years as on
the first day of January 2013 shall be allowed to
the qualified Ministerial Staff under Higher
Secondary Education Department for direct
recruitment to HSST.
(For other conditions regarding the age relaxations, please see para (2) of the General
Conditions)
7. Qualifications:
I. Master’s Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks from any ofthe Universities in Kerala or a qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the
respective subject by any University in Kerala.
II. (1) B.Ed in the concerned subject acquired after a regular course of study from any
of the Universities in Kerala or a qualification recognized as equivalent there to
by any University in Kerala.
(2) In the absence of persons with B.Ed Degree in the concerned subject, B.Ed
degree acquired in the concerned faculty as specified in the Acts and Statutes of
any of the Universities in Kerala.
(3) In the absence of persons with B.Ed Degree as specified in items (1) and (2)
above, the persons with B.Ed degree in any subject acquired after a regular
course of study from any of the Universities in Kerala or a qualification
recognized as equivalent thereto by any University in Kerala.
III. Must have passed the State Eligibility Test (SET) for the post of Higher Secondary
School Teachers conducted by Government of Kerala or by the agency authorized
by the State Government.
Note:- 1. In the absence of B.Ed. Degree holders, candidates having Master’s degree
with not less that 50% marks and who have passed the State Eligibility Test
will be considered. Preference will be given to those who have acquired
Ph.D/M.Phil Degree or qualified at Junior Research Fellowship/National
Eligibility Test. The teachers appointed under this provision will have to
acquire B.Ed degree at their own expense within five years from the date of
entry in service.
2. Persons who have acquired M.Ed. in the subject concerned recognised by
any University in Kerala are exempted from B.Ed qualification.
Exemptions:-
1. Those persons who have passed the State Level Eligibility Test for the post of
College Lecturers conducted by Government of Kerala are exempted from
passing the State Eligibility Test for Higher Secondary School Teacher.
2. Those persons who have passed the National Eligibility Test/Junior Research
Fellowship shall be exempted from passing the State Eligibility Test.
3. Persons with Ph.D/M.Phil/M.Ed degree shall be exempted from passing the State
Eligibility Test provided the M.Phil in the concerned subject should be one
awarded by any of the Universities in Kerala or recognised as equivalent thereto
by any of the Universities in Kerala.
4. The teachers who have completed 10 (ten) years of approved teaching service at
the High School level in the General Education Subordinate Service shall be
exempted from passing the State Eligibility Test for Higher Secondary School
Teacher.
8. Mode of submitting Applications : Before applying for the post, candidates should register as per “ONE TIME
REGISTRATION” Scheme through the Official website of Kerala Public Service
Commission (www.keralapsc.gov.in). Those who have already registered can apply by
logging in to their profile using his/her User-ID and Password. Candidates shall click
on the 'Apply Now' button of the respective posts in the Notification link for applying
for the post. No application fee is required. Candidates can view and have a print-out of
the details in the profile by clicking the link 'Registration Card', if required.
Candidates are responsible to ensure correctness of the personal information and secrecy
of password. They must quote the 'User ID' for further communication with the
Commission. Applications which are submitted not in accordance with the instructions
given in the website will be summarily rejected. Documents to prove qualification, age,
community etc have to be produced as and when called for.
 9. Last date for receipt of applications: 31.07.2013 Wednesday upto 12.00 at Mid
Night.
10. Website Address : www.keralapsc.gov.in
11. If a written test/ OMR test is conducted as part of the selection, hall ticket of eligible
candidates will be made available in the website of the Kerala Public Service
Commission. Candidates are instructed to logging into their profile to download their
hallticket.
(For details including Photo, ID card etc. refer the General Condition given in Part II of the
Notification)