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Kerala Government Higher Secondary School Teacher Recruitment

Kerala PSC has invited applications from eligible candidates to recruit Higher Secondary School Teacher for Kerala Higher Secondary Education Department. Vacancies are available for teachers in various subjects and the detailed information is provided in the chart below. Monthly starting salary of Government Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) in Kerala Higher Secondary Eduction is 32300-68700/-Indian Rupees. Age limit to apply for Higher Secondary School Teacher post in Kerala for general category is 20 -40 years. Usual upper age relaxation is allowed for candidates belongs to OBC and SC/ST category. Kerala Government Higher Secondary School Teacher Examination detailed syllabus and previous year question papers are updated in the charts below.
Notification Number Name of the Post Last Date to Apply
246/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) English 20-09-2017
247/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Political Science 20-09-2017
248/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Sanskrit 20-09-2017
328/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Malayalam 04-10-2017
329/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Hindi 04-10-2017
330/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Arabic 04-10-2017
331/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Mathematics 04-10-2017
332/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Physics 04-10-2017
333/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Chemistry 04-10-2017
334/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Botany 04-10-2017
335/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Zoology 04-10-2017
336/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Geography 04-10-2017
337/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) History 04-10-2017
338/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Economics 04-10-2017
339/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Commerce 04-10-2017
340/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Sociology 04-10-2017
341/2017 Higher Secondary School Teacher (Junior) Computer Science 04-10-2017

How to Apply For HSST
To apply for Higher Secondary School Teacher in Kerala Government Service (HSST), you must login to Kerala PSC official website and look for respective category number under State wide general recruitment. To login and apply for HSST vacancy available in your subject, go to the link given below.

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Minimum Eligibility To Apply for Higher Secondary School Teacher
PS: Only the highlights are given below. To check more details, read the official notification.
  1. Age limit to apply for HSST vacancy in Kerala Government service is 20 to 40 years. OBC and SC/ST category are eligible for Upper age relaxation

  2. Master's Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks from any of the Universities in Kerala or a qualification recognized as equivalent.

  3. B.Ed Degree in the concerned subject acquired after a regular course of study from any of the Universities in Kerala or a qualification recognized as equivalent.

  4. Must have passed the State Eligibility Test for the post of Higher Secondary School Teachers conducted by Government of Kerala or by the agency authorized by the State Government.

Name of the Post Higher Secondary School Teacher
Monthly Starting Salary 32300-68700/- Indian Rupees
Age Limit to Apply 20 - 40 Years
Kerala Higher Secondary School Teacher Exam Date
Kerala Higher Secondary School Teacher Exam Pattern OMR/Written Test
Number of Reported Vacancies
HSST Exam Cut Off Mark
Date of Publishing Rank List

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Mahesh said…
Is the M. Ed holder can apply for the Higher secondary teachertest without the SET qualification in kerala?
Alex George said…


If you have Ph.D , M.Phil or M.Ed, you can apply without SET. According to the PSC official notification, exceptions number 3 is given below

"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 recognized as equivalent thereto by any of the Universities in Kerala."
jaimon thomas said…
I have passed Btech in CSE.Can i write the exam
Alex George said…

Yes, but subject to certain conditions.

According to the PSC notification 341/2017 those who have Masters degree in CSE can apply for the post of Higher Secondary Teacher in Computer Science. In the case of absence of Masters degree holders, anyone with B.Tech in CSE having following qualification can apply.

"In the absence of qualified candidates in item (1) above B.Tech/ Bachelor of Engineering Degree with not less than 50% marks in any branch of study with Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ Information Technology from a recognized University."
FA said…
Tentative date???
Alex George said…
Exam calendar has not been published yet.
Uma Nair said…
Sir,I have completed master degree and B.Ed in English,but not pass Set exam.Can i apply for HSST?
Alex George said…

Unless you have 10 years teaching experience in High School (or passed JR or NET), I am afraid you cannot apply for HSST post with current qualifications.

For those having just PG and B.Ed, only exception allowed according to Kerala PSC notification 246/2017 is given below.

"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 Teachers."
GEORGE said…
SIR i have cleared UGC NET in chemistry but i dnt have BEd. Am i eligible for HSST?
Alex George said…
@ George,

I could not find any relaxation for those having NET but don't have B.Ed in Kerala PSC notification 333/2017. I recommend you to contact Kerala PSC help desk to learn more about it.

PSC call center number : 0471 2444428, 2444438, 2555538 (8am to 5:15pm on working days)
sir ,
how many vacancies in computer science ? can u plz guess, and number of application ?
rrr hari said…
Does anyone know, when will the PSC HSST exam starts?
Alex George said…
@ Amal

Kerala PSC has reported the number of vacancies available in HSST in Computer Science as 'Anticipated'. However, you can expect a decent number of vacancies before the expiry of the rank link.

PSC will publish the total number of applicants soon.
Alex George said…
@RRR Hari
Exam calendar has not been published.
lakshmi said…
Pls let me know the criteria for considering BTech CS graduates in HSST CS short list.
Alex George said…
@ Lakshmi

B.Tech graduates will be considered only if no master degree holders in Computer Science are available in the final list. You may read the reply given to Jaimon for more details.
Arun chandran said…
Suppose a btech CSE candidate got higher rank than a Mtech/MCA candidate then who will be considered for appointment in HSST
Shafeerkc555 said…
The IGNOU university is valueble in this teaching field. I'm completed
But not in regural classes. Is this valueble?
Alex George said…
@Arun Chandran

Of course the one with Master degree in CSE if he is listed in the rank list.

Unless it is specified, "only regular degree holders can apply", those having degree from IGNOU can apply for PSC examinations.
Do you recommend a BTECH CSE to spend time and prepare for the HSST computer science exam from your experience. Is there any chance for a BTECH candidate getting into the RANK List even they scored very good mark in the OMR exam?

Really a BAD decision from Kerala PSC to eliminate BTECH CS/IT candidates from the Rank list as its considered as equivalence qualification to MCA/MSC

SANI said…
From where can I get the syllabus for computer science?

Alex George said…

I do understand both MCA and B.Tech in CS are B level. However, this idea cannot be implemented in teaching field. In teaching field a PG is PG and UG is UG. If you are serious in Government service, I advice you to prepare well without minding this discrimination. After all it will be a good experience in Government job tests.

Keep an eye on the link below. Kerala PSC will update the exam syllabus soon.
Dhanya Rajith said…
Previous year cut off mark of hsst English junior
shameena manat said…
Sir I am M.Com with NET And don't have BEd. Is there any relaxation for the post of hsst commerce 339/2017
Alex George said…

I couldn't find any relaxation in the gazette notification number 339/2017. Please have a look at the reply given above to @George on the same question.

To enquire about previous year cut off marks, you may contact PSC helpline. PSC call center number : 0471 2444428, 2444438, 2555538 (8am to 5:15pm on working days)
Ssaj said…
Sir, I am MSc biochemistry with BEd in physical science. Am I eligible to apply for HSA or HSST chemistry?
Alex George said…

You must have passed SET too in addition to B.Ed and PG to apply for HSST. It is important to note that first preference will be given to those having B.Ed in the same subject.
DEEPTHI DAS Das said… many vacancies for many of them applied
Alex George said…
@ Deepthi

For which subject you want to know the number vacancies reserved for SC?
Sneha Sebastian said…
Sir I completed M.Tech in signal processing, electronics and communication. I have applied for this, will I hold a chance if I clear the test or M.Tech in Electronics stand as a problem?
Alex George said…
According to the gazette notification 341/2017, those having M.Tech in EC can apply for HSST post. Criteria is quoted below.

"M.Tech Degree with not less than 50% marks in Electronics & Telecommunication / Electronics Engineering from a recognized University."
Lisha Jose said…
Tentative date for hsst chemistry exam
when i expect the HSST Arabic exam ... how many vacancy for this post
how many applicant applied for HSST Arabic post


Jayan Chalil said…
Sir I have 49.3% marks in MA Economics with M.ed. So any chance to disqualify me at the time of Certificate Verification?
Alex George said…
@Theyyan Abdul Jabbar & Lisha Jose

Kerala PSC has not published the number of applicants in Arabic. I suggest you contact PSC help desk to learn the number of applicants on specific posts.
For phone number, read my previous replies.

@Jayan Chalil

According to gazette notification 338/2017, 50% marks in PG is required. The condition is given below. I strongly recommend you to contact PSC help desk to know any new relaxation on this rule.

"Master's Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks from any of the Universities in Kerala or a qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the respective subject by any University in Kerala."
Fasal Rahman said…
Sir I have completed btech in cse.and applied for hsst junior computer I knew that btech candidate are considered only in the absence of mtech/mca/MSc there any chance for me if I score than a pg candidate.
Alex George said…
@Fasal Rahman

Even if you score more than a PG holder, you will be listed in the rank list behind that person only.
SIR, for economics how many vacancies for sc and plz tell me cut off...
Unknown said…
Sir what is the expected date of hsst botany?
Alex George said…
@ Deepthi & Dhanya

PSC has not published that information yet. To enquire about previous year cut off marks, number of applicants in each section, you may contact PSC helpline. PSC call center number : 0471 2444428, 2444438, 2555538 (8am to 5:15pm on working days)
Asha Raj said…
Sir,when is hsst English exam ?
BiniBaiju said…
Sir, I couldn't find admission ticket. I have applied for hsst Zoology.
Lit Zzz said…
For 341/2017, Computer science teacher, I have Msc Computer Science. Do i need SET/ B.ed for the same ?
Alex George said…
@Asha Raj

You may look for the PSC exam calendar for date of examination

@Bini Baiju

Have you been intimidated by PSC on SMS or email regarding the exam date ?

@Lit Zzz

You can apply without SET/B.ed
Why There is no centre in Wayanad for examination for CS TeacherKHSE?
girish giri said…
is this hsst exam conducted every year????
Sevin George said…
I wrote Hsst maths exam.
I have SET and M.ed.Is there any advantage with those two qualifications together
for the psc ranklist
Thank you sir


Alex George said…

No, this exam is not conducted every year


According to the current notification you will not get any extra benefits.
Manju Shenkumar said…
Could you give an idea of the probable cut off mark of HSST Computer Science Category No. 341/2017
exam date 01/02/2018
Rafseena T said…
Sir.. I have mcom and set.. But i do not have bed.i applied for hsst.. Can i join as teacher without bed
Poorni said…
I am a NET holder in commerce and I would like to apply for KPSC lecturer in commerce you have any idea when they are gonna conduct the next psc exam for the same?
Alex George said…
@ Manju

I do not feel it is wise to give an information, which is purely based on assumption. If you are curious, some leading PSC coaching institutions have already published probable cut off marks.


According to the notification, you need B.Ed too. Since PSC has accepted your application I suggest you to call PSC help desk for more details. PSC call center number : 0471 2444428, 2444438, 2555538 (8am to 5:15pm on working days)

@ Poorni
You should wait for the next college lecturer recruitment by KPSC. We do not have any information regarding the next notification dates. I recommend you to keep monitor the notifications section in your PSC profile page.
Moinu said…
Sir, Kindly reply what is the cutoff of hsst computer science 2018....
Soumya Vinod said…
Sir, I have M.phil and Ph.D in chemistry and applied for hsst chemistry exam and wrote the test. I have no B.Ed degree. Do I have chance to get the job if I am included in the ranklist? Also what will be the expected cut off mark?
Alex George said…
@Soumya Vinod

According to the gazette notification 333/2017, those having Ph.D can apply without SET and B.Ed. However, those will be considered to appointment only if no eligible candidates with B.Ed are selected.


Cut off mark is not yet published by PSC
Anjaly Anju said…
sir, i have completes MBA regular, and also completed Mcom as distance mode. Can i apply
Alex George said…
@Anjaly Anju

According to the gazette notification 339/2017, a Master's Degree in the concerned subject with not less than 50% marks from any of the Universities in Kerala or a qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in the respective subject by a University in Kerala is asked. It doesn't say whether the degree must be regular or not. In addition to a masters degree, you need to have B.Ed and SET to apply for HSST post.
Sir,, I'm an MCA graduate,, it's a three year post graduate course,, I know we can write HSST.
My doubt is,, do we need B. Ed for any other exams ??
Vrinda Chinnu said…
Sir,Tell me the expected cut off marks of Hsst English,Palakkad..
Alex George said…
@pravishyasharath pravishyasharath

According to the notification 341/2017, you can write HSST examination without B.Ed and you already know it. However, I could not understand the exact meaning of your question " do we need B. Ed for any other exams". Can you elaborate that question ?
shinu ps said…
Is M.ed candidate can apply HSST examination with out SET. Is M.ed equivalent to SET ?
Deepak C K said…
is msc computer science of distance education is valid for hse computer science teacher job??
Unknown said… st ku hsst il PG pcntg of mrks il relaxation elle?? 50 prctg thanne veno?
Sir expected cut-off for Hsst English exam
Alex George said…
@Shinu P S

Yes, those having Med in the subject can apply for HSST exam without having SET.
@ Deepak C K

According to the gazette notification 341/2017, you can apply for HSST examination using your off campus MSc in CS. However, you may be asked by PSC to provide an equivalent certificate from any universities in Kerala.

@ princy prakash & Divya Vincent

I do not say anything on expected cut off marks. For SC/ST candidates, there will be a supplementary list for those who have not scored the cut off marks. However, this supplementary list is purely based on the number of eligible candidates in the main list from the same community.
I have MCA degree from Noorul Islam university Tamilnadu.(80%).But my B sc Mathematics from Kerala university is only with 40%of marks.Am I eligible for higher secondary computer science teacherin Kerala?
girija said…
sir, expected cutoff for HSST SOCIOLOGY
Fathima Sajna said…
I am msc mathematics student.i would like to take a bed in distance education mode. i want to know bed in distance education mode is valid in kerala?
Alex George said…

Since you have a masters degree (MCA) with 80% marks, you don't need to worry about your lower percent in your degree examination.

@ Fathima Sajna

If you are looking for a teaching career in Kerala, it is better you take B.Ed in regular course of study. In most of the teaching jobs notifications by PSC, they mention B.Ed from regular course of study from a recognized institution very clearly.