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Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test


The Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) is held twice a year by Pareeksha Bhavan in Kerala to determine the eligibility of candidates with sufficient skills to teach in Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and High School classes in Kerala. The SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) of Kerala set the norms and regulations for the KTET Exam. "The selection of teachers for Lower Primary classes (Category 1), Upper Primary classes (Category 2), High School classes (Category 3), and for Language Teachers - Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu (up to UP classes), Specialist Teachers (Art & Craft), and Physical Education teachers (Category 4), Separate tests will be conducted, according to the official website of the KTET exam."


Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan will soon release the KTET announcement. The Kerala State Council of Educational Research and Training, Kerala will hold KTET in 4 categories in June. Candidates must submit the Online Application Form for Kerala TET before the deadline. The KTET (May) exam process was completed successfully in October with the release of the results. On October, the final Kerala TET answer key was made available on the official website. The answer key for the KTET Category 1, Category 2, Category 3, and Category 4 papers is available individually and contains answers to all questions.

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For each of the four categories, the minimum eligibility criteria for taking the KTET exam are listed below:

Category– I (Lower Primary Class)
Min. 45 percent in Higher/Senior Secondary or similar and 2 years of TTC (Trained Teachers Certificate) from the Government of Kerala, Board of Examinations, or similar, OR
Min. 45 percent in Higher/Senior Secondary or similar and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, as defined by the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations 2002, OR
Min. 50% in Higher/Senior Secondary or similar and a 4-year B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education), OR
 Min. 50% in Higher/Senior Secondary or similar and a two-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
Category – II (Upper Primary Class)
 BSc/BA/B.Com., along with 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ TTC (Trained Teachers Certificate) from the Kerala government's Board of Examinations, or similar, OR
Min.  40% in BSc/BA/B.Com., and 1 year of B.Ed. (Bachelor in Education) as per NCTE (Norms, Recognition, and Procedure) regulations released on a regular basis, OR
Min. 50% in Higher/Senior Secondary or similar and a 4-year B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education), OR
Min. 50% in Higher/Senior Secondary or similar and 4 years of BA/BSc Ed, BA Ed, or BSc Ed.
Category – III (High School Class)
Min. 45 percent in BSc/BA/B.Com. and a B.Ed. degree in the relevant field (from the acknowledged universities of Kerala or have received the qualifications from any other Universities acknowledged similar), OR
Candidates applying for Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology must have an MSc Ed degree in relevant subjects with min. 50% marks from one of the NCERT Regional Institutes of Education, OR
Min. 45 percent marks in BA or similar, along with LTTC, OR
Any applicant who possesses a Degree/Diploma in teaching in any topic and has been approved by the Board of Examinations/ Universities/NCTE/ Kerala Government is eligible, OR
Candidates who have obtained their qualifications through accredited correspondence courses or Open Universities may also present certificates from any of Kerala's universities, or similar, OR
Only the marks for the main and ancillary papers will be considered when determining the minimum criteria.
Category – IV (Language, Specialist and Physical Education)
Candidates interested in applying for Category IV must meet the prerequisites for the position of Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Urdu Language Teachers (up to Upper Primary Classes)
 Physical Education and Specialized Teachers, wishing to apply for the KTET IV category must meet the standards outlined in Chapter XXXI of the Kerala Education Act and Rules.


SC/ST and differently-abled groups are eligible for a 5% reduction in qualifying marks. OBC and OEC candidates are eligible for a 3% reduction in qualifying marks.


The KTET test pattern is designed so that the questions are based on the SCERT Kerala syllabus. The syllabus is divided into four categories, as shown below:

  • The syllabus for category I cover Child Development and Pedagogy, which is appropriate for students aged 6 to 11. SCERT will ask questions from Mathematics and Environmental Studies at the elementary and secondary school levels. There will also be questions about language.
  • The course for category II is similar, with the exception that the level will be SCERT classes V-VIII.
  • Adolescent psychology, subject-specific topics, and language questions will all be on the syllabus for categories III and IV.

Exam Pattern

The KTET exam pattern describes the overall format of the exam, including total marks, a section-by-section marking scheme, the number of subjects, the total number of questions, and the time period. We have detailed the KTET exam pattern in detail for each of the four categories below. The exam pattern for each of the four category examinations differs. All of the categories, however, have the same amount of questions and grading methods. Each paper lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes and consists of 150 one-point questions.

Category-I  Category-II  Category-III Category-IV
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development and Pedagogy  Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude - Adolescent Psychology (40 Questions / 40 Marks)  Teacher Aptitude, Child Development and Pedagogy (30 Questions / 30 Marks)
 Language I (Kannada/ Tamil/ Malayalam)  Language I (English/ Kannada/ Tamil/ Malayalam)  Language (English/ Kannada/ Tamil/ Malayalam) (30 Questions/ 30 Marks)  Language I (English/ Kannada/ Tamil/ Malayalam) (40 Questions / 40 Marks)
 Language II (Arabic / English)  Language II (English/ Malayalam)  Content & Pedagogy (Subject Specific Areas) (80 Questions / 80 Marks)  Content & Pedagogy (Subject Specific Areas) (80 Questions / 80 Marks)
 Mathematics  Mathematics / Science / Social Science 
 Environmental Studies  -  -

Exam Paper

KTET question papers are an excellent resource for those preparing for the exam. Candidates can improve their test preparations by practicing KTET previous year's question papers as well as sample papers. Candidates gain knowledge of their weak and strong areas by practicing the papers. This allows them to concentrate more on sharpening their weak points.

Exam Important Date

KTET Notification April 1st Week, 2022
Online Application begins April 2nd Week, 2022
Deadline for Online Application Apr-22
Form Correction (Online) May-22
Admit Card May-22
KTET exam Jun-22
Result Announcement Jun-22

Exam Application Process

The KTET selection procedure is described in detail below.

  • Application form filling: The application form is available on Pareeksha Bhavan's official KTET website. Candidates must understand this and submit their KTET application form by the deadline. Along with the online application form, you must submit an online payment or Chalan, as well as a copy of any relevant certificates. Candidates have the option of selecting their preferred test center when filling out the KTET application form.
  • Admit card: Candidates must download their KTET admit card from Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan's official website after successfully completing the application process. It should be reminded that admit cards will not be mailed and must be downloaded. The applicant's name and exam center are listed on the admit card.
  • KTET Exam: The KTET exam will last 150 minutes or two and a half hours for each of the four categories. Candidates must arrive at their test center at least 30 minutes before the exam. On an OMR sheet, the KTET exam will be done.
  • KTET Result: The KTET results are published on the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan's official website. Candidates are encouraged to check their results on the website. Those who have made it to the KTET exam merit list must then provide their authentic certificates and documents to the District Educational Officer for verification. The District Educational Officer will subsequently issue the candidates a certificate of verification.

Cut Off:

The KTET cut-off marks are determined based on the exam's highest scorer. Each of the four categories has a separate cut-off. The qualifying marks, on the other hand, are essentially the minimal passing marks that candidates must achieve. The qualifying marks are assigned to each category. Those who obtain the required minimum score on the KTET exam are regarded to have passed the exam. It's listed below in tabular format.

  KTET Percentage (Qualifying) KTET Marks (Qualifying)
General 60% 90
OBC 55% 82
SC/ST 55% 82
PH 55% 82

Exam Center

The exam centers provide a variety of college names and codes. Only on the Admit Card can candidates check their Karnataka TET Exam Center name. We have listed all of the possible center names below:

Bagalkot Shimoga Gadag Bijapur
Chitradurga Hospet Mysore KGF
Mangalore Dandeli Athani Udupi
Jamakhandi Bhadravathi Gulbarga Chamarajanagar
Davangere Bidar Raichur Koppal
Moodabidre Kumta Chickodi Karkala
Bangalore Sagar Hassan Kollegal
Dharwad Basavakalyan Ramanagara Madikeri
Puttur Sirsi Gokak Kundapura
Doddaballapur Tumkur Haveridte Chikkaballapur
Hubli Bhalki Channapatna Mandya
Ujire Kolar Bellary Yadgir
Belgaum Tiptur Kanwar Chikmagalur
Krishnarajapet  -  -  -


Q1. How long is the KTET Certificate valid?
The validity of the KTET Certificate has been extended to infinity. Previously, the KTET certificate was only good for seven years.

Q2. What is the KTET exam's purpose?
The Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) is an exam held to determine the eligibility of candidates with enough skills to teach in Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and High School classrooms in Kerala.

Q3. In the KTET exam, how many questions are asked?
Each KTET question paper has 150 questions in it, divided into four categories: Category 1, Category 2, Category 3, and Category 4.

Q4. What can I do to prepare for the KTET?
To pass the KTET Category 1, Category 2, Category 3, and Category 4 exams with high grades, you must prepare well ahead of time. Exam preparation should start with a review of the KTET syllabus.

Q5. What are the requirements for KTET?
Aspirants must meet the minimal educational requirements to be eligible for KTET Category 1, Category 2, Category 3, and Category 4 examinations. Each paper has its own set of requirements.

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