Karnataka TET Eligibility Criteria

: Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test (KARTET) eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:

The following persons are eligible for appearing in the KARTET.

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V: Primary Stage ( Paper – I ):

PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary
Education (B.El.Ed).(or)
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education). (or)
B.A / B.Sc Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI- VIII: Elementary Stage (Paper – II)

B.A / B.Sc.  Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).(or)
B.A / B.Sc Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). (or)
PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A /B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed /B.Sc.Ed.(or)
B.A / B.Sc Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).

Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I – VIII : Elementary Stage ( Paper – I and II )

PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).(or)
B.A / B.Sc Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Note:
(i) Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC / ST / C-I / Differently abled.

(ii) Diploma/ Degree Course in Teacher Education: For the purposes of this Notification, a Diploma/Degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.ED (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.

(iii) Training to be undergone: A person with D.Ed (Special Education) or qualification shall undergo, after appointment an NCTE recognized 6-month Special Programme in Elementary Education.

(iv) The minimum qualifications referred above apply to teachers of Languages, Social Studies / Social Science, Mathematics, Science etc. In respect of teachers for Physical Education, the minimum qualification norms for Physical Education teachers referred to in NCTE Regulation, dated 3rd November, 2001 (as amended from time to time) shall be applicable. For teachers of Art Education, Craft Education, Home Science, Work Education, etc. the existing eligibility norms prescribed by the State Governments and other school managements shall be applicable till such time the NCTE lays down the minimum qualifications in respect of such teachers.

(v) Candidates who are appearing in the final year of Bachelor Degree in Education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc. are provisionally admitted and their KARTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid Examinations.

(vi) The candidate not having any of the above qualification shall not be eligible for appearing in “Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test”.

Exam Pattern:

 Structure and Content of KARTET:

All questions in KARTET test will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying 1 mark, with 4 alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.
There will be two papers of KARTET.
(i) Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
(ii) Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.

Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for classes I to V) Primary Stage: Duration of examination-Two-and-a half hours.

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

(i) Child Development and
Pedagogy
30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of Questions:
i. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
ii. The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
iii. The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I– V by theNCERT/State.
iv. The questions in the test for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT / State for classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage.

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours

Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :-
Mathematics and Science
60 MCQs 60 Marks
(v) (b) For Social Studies/Social Science teacher:-
Social Science
60 MCQs 60 Marks
(c) For any other teacher – either (a) or (b)
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of Questions:

i. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
ii. The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction. The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
iii. The Test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies/Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will of 30 marks each. The test items will be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI – VIII by the NCERT / State.
iv. The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT / State for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well as linkages, could be up to the Senior Secondary stage.

Language of the Question Paper: The medium of question paper shall be both in English and Kannada. Except for languages.

Qualifying Marks and Award of KARTET Certificate:

The candidates appearing in KARTET will be issued Marks Statement. The Candidates securing 60% and above marks will be issued Eligibility Certificate.
(a) The candidates belonging to SC / ST / C-I, differently abled persons should secure a minimum of 55% will be eligible etc., in accordance with their extent reservation policy.
(b) Qualifying the KARTET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment / employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

Applicability:
The KARTET shall apply to schools of the Karnataka Government.

Schools owned and managed by the State Government / local bodies and aided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government.

Validity Period of KARTET Certificate:

The Validity Period of KARTET qualifying certificate for appointment will be seven years from the date of declaration of its result for all categories.

There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a KARTET Certificate. A person who has qualified KARTET may also appear again for improving his / her score.

Karnataka TET Exam Syllabus: Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) exam syllabus details are given below….

Exam Syllabus:

Paper I (For Classes I to V) Primary Stage:
I. Child Development and Pedagogy
II. Language I.
III. Language – II
IV. Mathematics
V. Environmental Studies

SyllabusKarnatakaTETPaperI

Paper II (For Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage:
I. Child Development and Pedagogy
II. Language I.
III. Language – II
IV. (A) Mathematics and Science
(ii) Science
V. Social Studies/Social Sciences

 

SyllabusKarnatakaTETPaperII

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