Kerala TET Eligibility Criteria

Kerala Teachers Eligibility Test’s (KTET) Eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:

Age Limit: No age limit is prescribed for K-TET candidate’s

Educational Qualification:

A. Category -I: Those who intends to be a teacher for Lower Primary classes and fulfills the minimum educational qualification are as follows.

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and two year Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC) [by whatever name known] conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.(or)
Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations 2002.(or)
Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) (or)
Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2 year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

Relaxation of qualifying marks to apply for K-TET – I:
Relaxation of 5% marks is admissible for SC/ST and Differently abled categories. (as per the norms or as desired by the Govt.of Kerala) and relaxation of 3% marks is admissible for OBC & OEC candidates.

B. Category II:  For Upper Primary classes must fulfills the minimum qualification are as follows.

i) B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. and 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education/Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC) [by whatever name known] conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.(or)
B.A/B.Sc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition, Norms and Procedure) regulations issued from time to time in this regard.(or)
Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) (or)
Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed or B.Sc.Ed.

Relaxation of qualifying marks to apply for K-TET – II: Relaxation up to 5% marks is admissible for candidates belonging to SC/ST and Differently abled categories. A relaxation of 3% marks is admissible for OBC & OEC candidates.

C. Category III (for High School Classes): Candidates those who intends to be a teacher for High School classes and fulfills the minimum qualification.

(i) BA/BSc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and a B.Ed. Degree in the subject concerned (from any one of the Universities in Kerala or have acquired these qualifications from any other Universities recognized as equivalent thereto.)
(ii) For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those who have MSc.Ed. Degree in the subject concerned with not less than 50% marks from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT will be eligible to apply. For Botany and Zoology subjects, those with MSc.Ed. Degree in Life Science with not less than 50% marks from any of the Regional Institutes of Education are eligible to apply

NOTE:
1. Candidates, who have acquired Diploma/Degree in teaching in any subject and are approved by niversities/NCTE/Board of Examinations/Govt. of Kerala, are eligible to apply for K-TET III. They will have to produce the equivalency certificate as recognized by any of the Universities in Kerala/Government of Kerala.
2. Candidates who have acquired their qualifications through recognized correspondence courses/ Open universities should obtain and furnish certificates of recognition and equivalency from any one of the Universities in Kerala.
3. For considering the minimum qualifications, the marks for main and subsidiary papers only will be considered.

Relaxation of qualifying marks to apply for K-TET:  Candidates belonging to SC/ST and differently abled categories shall be granted a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum qualifying marks. Relaxation of 3% in the qualifying marks is admissible to OBC & OEC candidates to appear for the K-TET III.

D. Category -IV: This test will be for the category of candidates who intends to be a language teacher up to Upper Primary classes and fulfills the minimum qualifications (For specialist teachers & Physical Education teachers, the Eligibility Test is applicable up to High School level).

Minimum Qualifications to apply : Those who have acquired qualifications for the posts of Language Teachers of Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit & Urdu (up to Upper Primary level), Specialist teachers & Physical Education teachers as mentioned in Chapter XXXI of Kerala Education Act and Rules are eligible to apply for K-TET IV

Note: Candidates, who have acquired Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in teaching in any subject, and are approved by Universities/NCTE/ Board of Examinations/ Government of Kerala, are eligible to apply for K-TET-IV.

Relaxation of qualifying marks to apply for K-TET :
Candidates belonging to SC/ST and differently abled categories will be granted a relaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying marks prescribed for the eligibility to appear for the K-TET-IV. The minimum requirement of a pass in second class for the qualifying examination shall not be applicable in such cases.

Candidates belonging to OBC & OEC categories will be granted a relaxation of 3% marks in the qualifying marks prescribed for the eligibility to appear for K-TET-IV.

Exam Pattern: Kerala Teachers Eligibility Test (KTET) Exam pattern details are given below….

Scheme of Examination:

A. Category I: There will be only one paper in this category. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four distractors. Each question carries one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer. The total number of MCQs shall be 150.
Structure and Content of the test:

Part No  Content MCQs Marks
1. Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to age group 6-11)
30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
2. Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada 30 30
3. Language II- English/Arabic 30 30
Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions:

1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy shall focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11. The syllabus shall focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
2. The test items for Language – I (Malayalam/Kannada/Tamil) shall focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction as chosen by the candidate at the time of submitting the application.
3. Language II shall be from the prescribed options other than Language I. Candidates can choose any one language from the available language options and the same shall be specified in the application form. The test items in Language II focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
4. The test items of Mathematics and Environmental Studies shall focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I – V by SCERT.
5. The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics of the syllabus prescribed for classes I – V, but the difficulty level, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

Category II:

Scheme of the Test:
There shall be only one paper in this category. All questions shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each carrying one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer. The total number of MCQs shall be 150.

Structure and Content of the Test:

Part No  Content MCQs Marks
1. Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age
group 11-14)
30 30
(a) For Mathematics and Science teachers:
Mathematics and Science
or
(b) For Social Science teachers: Social Science or
(c) For any other teachers (a) or (b)
60 60
2. Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/English 30 30
3. Language II-(Other than Language I)
Malayalam/English
30 30
Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions: 

1. The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy shall focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14. 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.
2. The test items for Language I (Malayalam/ Kannada/Tamil/English) shall focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction as chosen from the list of prescribed options in the application form.
3. The Language II shall be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options while submitting the application form. The candidate has to attempt the related to the language applied for. The test items in Language II shall also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
4.The test items of Mathematics and Science, and Social Science shall focus on theconcepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science shall be for 30 marks each. The test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes V-VIII by SCERT, Kerala.
5. The questions in the tests for Paper II shall be based on the topics of the prescribed in the syllabus by SCERT, Kerala for classes V to VIII, but the difficulty level as well as linkages will be up to the higher/senior secondary stage.

C. Category III:

Scheme of the Test: 
There shall be one paper in this category. All questions will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs) each carrying one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer.

Structure and Content of the Test:

Part No Subject MCQs Marks
1. Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning
and Teaching Aptitude
40 40
2. Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada 30 30
3. Subject specific areas (Content & Pedagogy) 80 80
Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions: 

1. The test items on Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude will focus on the educational psychology, principles and approaches of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 13-17. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with the learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
2.The test items for Language (Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
3.The test items in subject specific areas will focus on the pedagogical understanding, concepts and ideas of the subjects concerned.
4. The questions in the test will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus published by SCERT; Kerala for classes VIII – XII but the difficulty level as well as linkages could be up to graduate level.

D. Category -IV: 

Scheme of the Test:
There will be only one paper in this category. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each carrying one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer.

Sl.No  Subject MCQs Marks
1. Child Development, Pedagogy &
Teacher Aptitude
30 30
2. Language
Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada
40 40
3. Subjects specific paper
(Content & Pedagogy)
80 80
Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions:

1. The test item on Child Development Pedagogy & Teaching Aptitude will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 06-14. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with the learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
2. The test item for Language (Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
3. The test items in subject specific areas will focus on the pedagogical understanding, concepts and problem solving abilities in these subjects.
4.The test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes I-VIII by SCERT Kerala.
5. The questions in the test will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus published by SCERT Kerala for class I-VIII but the difficulty level as well a linkages could be up to secondary level.

Qualifying Marks:
1. A person who scores 60% or more in the K-TET examination will be considered ‘KTET passed’ or ‘K-TET qualified’. This will be the qualifying marks for all categories.
2. Negative Marks: There shall be no negative marks for the test.

Language, Medium of Question Papers: Questions for Category I, II and IV (except for languages) will be bilingual i.e. both in Malayalam and English. Question for Category III will only be in English (except for languages)

Syllabus:

Category I: The Exam Paper will consists of Questions on
1. Child Development and Pedagogy
2. Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada
3. Language II- English/Arabic
4. Environmental Studies
5. Mathematics

 ExamSyllabusKeralaTETCategoryI

Category II: The Exam Paper will consists of Questions on
1.Child Development and Pedagogy
2.Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/English
3.Language II- Malayalam/English/Hindi/Arabic/Urdu/ Sanskrit
4. a. Science & Mathematics
b. Social Science

ExamSyllabusKeralaTETCategoryII1

Category III: The Exam Paper will consists of Questions on
1. Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude.
2. Language I: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada
3 .Subject specific areas (Content & Pedagogy)

ExamSyllabusKeralaTETCategoryIII1

Category IV: The Exam Paper will consists of Questions on
1.Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude
2. Language Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada
3. Subjects specific paper (Content & Pedagogy)

ExamSyllabusKeralaTETCategoryIV1

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