KTET 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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All those students who are passionate about teaching and want to pursue their career as a government or private teacher. Then they can apply for KTET. Every year, KTET is conducted to test the teaching eligibility of interested candidates for Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and High School classes.

If you are willing to seat for this exam then you must have to read all the information’s carefully which is mentioned in this article below. For all the details about KTET, scroll down, and stay tuned with us till the end of this article.

What is KTET Exam?

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Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test, in short, is also known as Karnataka TET or KTET. It is one of the most popular exams among all those candidates who want to become a government or private teacher in the state of Karnataka.  Kerala State Education Board (KSEB) is responsible for conducting the Karnataka TET. This exam is conducted to test the teaching eligibility of candidates for Primary, Upper Primary, and Secondary Level classes.

To improve and enhance the standard of teaching, KSEB has been set up the exam pattern based on the National Curriculum Framework. This exam consists of four different papers, named Category-I, Category-II, Category-III, and Category-IV. Category-I is compulsory for those candidates who want to become a teacher for classes 1 -5, Category-II for classes 6- 8, Category- III for classes 9-10, and Category-IV for those who want to become a Language Teacher (Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu ), Specialist teachers (Art and Craft) and Physical Education teachers.

KTET is conducted twice a year. The application form will be accepted in online mode while the examination will be held offline i.e. PPT based. The scorecard of KTET will be valid for up to 7 years just after the declaration date of the result.


KTET 2022 Overview

ParticularsDetails
Name of ExaminationKerala Teacher Eligibility Test
Commonly Known AsKerala TET or KTET
Conducted ByKerala State Education Board (KSEB)
Purpose of Exam To test the eligibility of candidates for Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary Level Teachers
Level of examinationState-Level
FrequencyTwice a year
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOffline (i.e. PPT Based)
Total Marks150 (for each paper)
Total Questions150 (for each paper)
Exam Duration3 hours (for each paper)
Helpline No.0471 254 6832, 0471 254 6833
Websitektet.kerala.gov.in

KTET 2022 Important Dates

Candidates who want to appear for KTET 2022 must check out the following table which consists of all the important dates regarding KTET 2022.

EventsDates
KTET 2022 Notification releases onTo be notified soon
KTET 2022 Application/ Registration starts fromTo be notified soon
Last Date to apply for KTET 2022To be notified soon
Last date to submit the application feeTo be notified soon
Admit card releasing dateTo be notified soon
 Exam DateTo be notified soon
The Answer Key will available onTo be notified soon
Declaration of KTET ResultTo be notified soon

KTET 2022 Application Process

The online application process of the KTET 2022 will start after the official notification of KTET 2022. Interested and eligible candidates will able to fill this form once the application process will start. So candidates are advised to keep their documents ready before filling the application form.

How to fill the KTET 2022 Application Form?

Before filling the form candidates have to download the information brochure released by the officials of KSEB. The steps to fill the online application form are given below, candidates should have to follow the same procedure.

  1. Go to the official website of KTET i.e. ktet.kerala.gov.in
  2. On the homepage find the tab/link for the “New Registration”.
  3. Open the tab/link and read all the procedures carefully and do agree to proceed next.
  4. Now fill in all the required details such as name, contact number, religion, gender, communication address, and qualification details as per the requirement needed to fill the form.
  5. After filling in the details, candidates have to upload a clear and recent passport size photograph in .jpeg format as prescribed in the official notification.
  6. At the end of the procedure, candidates have to pay the required application fee according to their category.
  7. Take a printout of the duly filled application form and fee receipt for future references.

Application Fee

  • The application fee will be paid in online mode via various payment options such as Credit card/ Debit card/ Net Banking, etc.
  • The application fee of KTET will be non-refundable and non-transferable.
CategoryApplication fee
GeneralRs.  500/-
SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped/ BlindRs. 250/-

KTET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

It is very necessary to check the eligibility criteria before filling any application form because if you do not meet all the required eligibility then your candidature will be canceled later. So download the notification brochure and read all the required eligibility for different categories then do apply if you are eligible.

Educational Qualification

Lower Primary Teachers (Category-I)

  • Candidates must have acquired at least 45% marks in Class 12th or equivalence recognized by Kerala Board of Examination+ 2-year Trained Teacher’s Certificate

OR,

  • Candidates must have acquired at least 45% marks in Class 12th or equivalence + 2-years D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education) course with regards to Rules and Regulations, 2002 of NCTE.

OR,

  • Candidates must have acquired at least 50% marks in Class 12th or equivalence + 4-years B.El.Ed (Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education) course.

OR,

  • Candidates must have acquired at least 50% marks in Class 12th or equivalence + 2-year Diploma in Special Education.

Upper Primary Teachers (Category-II)

  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in B.SC/B.Com/BA recognized by Kerala Board of Education, or equivalent+ 2-years D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education)/Teacher’s Training Certificate.

OR

  • Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in B.SC/B.Com/BA  + 1-year B.Ed Degree with regards to Rules and regulations of NCTE.

OR

  • Candidates must have acquired at least 50% marks in Class 12th or equivalence + 4-years B.El.Ed (Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education) course.

OR

  • Candidates must have at least 50% marks in Higher Secondary + B.A/B.Sc or B.Sc B.Ed or B.A B.Ed.

High School Class Teachers (Category-III)

  • Candidates should have a minimum of 45% marks in Bachelor’s degree (BA/B.Sc/B.Com) + 2-years B.Ed Degree in the concerned subject from the any recognized University of Kerala.

OR,

  • Candidates should have M.Sc.Ed. degree (in Maths/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology ) with a minimum of 50% marks from any regional institute of education recognized by NCERT.

OR,

  • Candidates who have acquired at least 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree and have passed LTTC can apply.

Language Teachers (Category-IV)

  • For category-IV, only those candidates can apply who have all the necessary qualifications required for the post of Language teachers of Hindi, Sanskrit, Arabic, and Urdu.
  • Those candidates who have required qualifications (as given in Chapter XXXI) with regards to the rules and regulations of the Kerala Education Act, can apply for Specialist/ Physical Education teachers

Note: 5% relaxation will be given to the SC/ST category candidates while 3% for OBC/OEC.


KTET 2022 Exam Pattern

Before appearing for the exam, it is very important to know about the pattern of the paper. KTET consists of 4 papers (not all compulsory), in this exam pattern for all the papers are almost the same but the content and no. of sections of the paper are different from each other. We have provided all the details regarding the paper pattern of KTET, as mentioned below.

  • Mode of Exam: Offline Mode
  • Number of Papers: 4 (i.e. Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3 and Paper 4)
  • Total Questions: 150 Questions (for each paper)
  • Type of Questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Total Marks: 150 Marks (for each paper)
  • Duration of Exam: 2 Hours 30 Minutes (for each paper)
  • Marking Scheme: +1 marks will be allotted for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: No negative markings will be there.

KTET Exam Pattern (Category-I)

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Candidates who are going to appear for Lower Primary Teachers (for classes 1-5) will have to follow the paper pattern of Category-I. You will find 5 sections in this pattern comprised of 150 questions (30 questions from each section).

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration 
Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6-11)3030 
Environmental Studies3030 
Mathematics3030 
Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada3030 
Language II- English/Arabic3030 
Total150 Questions150 Marks150 Minutes

KTET Exam pattern (Category-II)

Candidates who are going to appear for Upper Primary Teachers (for classes 6-8) will have to follow the paper pattern of Category-II. You will find 5 sections in this pattern comprised of 150 questions (30 questions from each section).

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 11-14)3030 
Environmental Studies3030 
Mathematics and Science (for teachers of Mathematics and Science)       Social Science (for teachers of Social Science)  3030 
Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada3030 
Language II- English/Arabic3030 
Total150150150

KTET Exam Pattern for Category-III

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Candidates who are going to appear for High School Teachers (for classes 9-10) will have to follow the paper pattern of Category-III. You will find 3 sections in this pattern comprised of 150 questions in total.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Subject-specific areas (Content & Pedagogy)8080 
Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude4040 
Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada3030 
Total150 Question150 Marks150 Minutes

KTET Exam Pattern for Category-IV

Candidates who are going to appear for  Language Teachers will have to follow the paper pattern of Category-IV. You will find 3 sections in this pattern comprised of 150 questions in total.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration 
Subjects specific paper (Content & Pedagogy)8080 
Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada4040 
Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude3030 
Total150 Questions150 Marks150 Minutes

KTET 2022 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of Karnataka TET is given below in brief for all the categories. Candidates can download the full syllabus on the official website of KTET.

  • Category I:
    • Mathematics
    • Environmental Studies
    • Child Development and Pedagogy
    • Language I: Kannada / Tamil / Malayalam
    • Language II: English / Arabic
  • Category II:
    • Mathematics and Science
    • Social Studies
    • Child Development and Pedagogy
    • Language I: Kannada / Tamil / Malayalam
    • Language II: English / Arabic
  • Category III:
    • Content / Pedagogy
    • Adolescent Psychology
    • Mathematics and Science
    • Theories of Learning and Teaching aptitude
    • Language: Kannada / Tamil / Malayalam / English

KTET 2022 Preparation Tips

To make your best and better, here we have provided some awesome preparation tips to prepare for this exam. If you follow these tips then definitely you will find a boost in your preparation and consequently, you will able to crack this exam with good marks.

  • The first and most important is to download the notification brochure and syllabus of the exam. Read it thoroughly and understand it well.
  • If you can afford it then you can buy a good study material available in the market, it will help you a lot otherwise you can follow the recommended books only.
  • Make a proper and comprehensive time table structure and try to follow it without procrastination.
  • Check the weightage of each section of the syllabus.
  • Start your preparation with the easiest topics it will boost your confidence.
  • Follow the books and strategy recommended by the previous year’s toppers.
  • To understand some specific topic, you can watch available online videos.
  • Make short notes it will help you in revision time.
  • Try to solve all the sets of the past 5 previous years’ papers.

KTET 2022 Admit Card

The admit card/ hall ticket of KTET 2022 will be available online on the official website of KTET i.e. ktet.kerala.gov.in. The candidates will able to download the admit card before 15 days of examination. Here is the procedure to download the admit card.

How to Download?

  • Go to the official website of KTET i.e. ktet.kerala.gov.in.
  • Find the link ‘Admit Card/Hall Ticket Download’ to download the KTET admit card/Hall Ticket.
  • Now enter the required credentials such as Application Number/ ID and category for which you have applied, and then click on the submit button.
  • Your hall ticket will appear on the monitor screen.
  • Now you can download the hall ticket and you must take a print out for future references.

Details Mentioned on Admit Card

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Roll number
  • Exam date and time
  • Exam Center
  • Gender
  • Exam guidelines

KTET 2022 Answer Key

The provisional answer key for KTET will be released after some days of examination. The answer key will be released by the officials of exam conducting authority of KTET on the official website

Candidates can download the answer key which will available in PDF format. Candidates are suggested to download the answer key and match every answer with their answers marked by them in the examination. It will help to calculate the approximate marks.

Also if you find some suspicious answer in the answer key then you can raise your challenge against that particular answer and for this, you have to pay the charge for challenging the answer key.


KTET 2022 Result

The KTET result will declare in online mode on the official website. Candidates who have appeared for the exam will have to check the result. Candidates can download the result by visiting the official website after entering some credentials. The steps to download the KTET result have been discussed below.

How to check KTET Result?

  • Step 1: First of all, open the browser and open the official website of KTET.
  • Step 2: Find the link for KTET Result and click on it to see your result.
  • Step 3: After clicking on the same link you will be redirected to a new page where you have to fill in your application no. and date of birth.
  • Step 4: After filling in the details, you will be able to download the KTET result.

Note: Download the result and take a printout of it for future reference.


KTET 2022 Cutoff

Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan setups the cut off of Karnataka TET based on some standards. Candidates will able to check the cutoff after the official release. Candidates have to secure minimum cutoff marks to clear this exam if they do not meet the minimum cut off then they will get disqualified from that current examination. The minimum cut off required to clear this exam is different for different category candidates. Here we have tabulated the minimum cut-off marks and the average cut-off marks of the previous year’s exams as below.

CategoryQualifying PercentageQualifying MarksCut Off Marks
Physically Handicapped55%82 Marks80-85
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe55%82 Marks87-92
Other Backward Caste55%82 Marks97-102
General60%90 Marks105-115

Contact Details

If you have any query related to the Kerala TET examination process, recruitment process, etc. then you can contact the authority by visiting the following addresses.

Phone: IT Cell: 0471254 6832, 0471254 6833

Email: [email protected]

Address: Office of the Commissioner of Government Examinations,

Pareeksha Bhavan, Poojapura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695012


KTET 2022 FAQs

What is the official website of Karnataka TET?

The official website of Karnataka TET is ktet.kerala.gov.in.

How many papers are there in KTET?

There is a total of four papers in the KTET namely, Category-I, Category-II, Category-III, and Category-IV. Candidates can apply for any one of the four papers depending on their eligibility and interest.

What is the mode of examination of KTET?

The mode of examination is offline i.e. Pen-Paper based.

What is the application fee for general category candidates?

The application fee for general category candidates is Rs. 500/-.

Who conducts the Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test?

KSEB conducts the Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test.

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