KTET 2021: Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test

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The Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test is a teacher recruitment examination similar to Assam TET, MAHA TET, TET and CTET, conducted by the Kerala Pareeksha Bhawan across classes I to X along with language teachers. Furthermore, it comprises of four categories depending on the classes. The syllabus of the exam somewhat draws form the UGC NET Syllabus. In this blog, we have curated all relevant information from dates and deadlines and syllabus to the official sample papers of the KTET Exam 2021.

KTET 2021 Highlights

Exam Name Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET 2021)
Conducting Authority Kerala State Education Board (KSEB)
Level of Exam State-Level
Frequency Twice a year
Mode of Application Online 
Mode of Exam Pen & Paper-based Test (offline exam)
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Total Marks  150 marks
Total Categories  -Category I (Class 1-5)
-Category II (Class 6-8)
-Category III (Class 9-10)
-Category IV (Language Teachers of Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit & Urdu (up to Upper Primary level))
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

Important Dates for KTET 2021

If you are looking to apply for the KTET 2021, check out the dates here:

Events Dates
KTET Application Form Start Date November 19, 2020
Last Date of KTET Registration November 27, 2020
Release of KTET Admit Card January 1, 2021 (Revised)
KTET Exam Date January 9, 2021 and January 17, 2021 (Revised)
Result Declaration of KTET February 24, 2021  

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Eligibility Criteria 

For all those who are looking forward to you appear in the KTET 2021 examination, stated below is the eligibility criteria as per various categories of the exam- 

Category 1( Lower Primary Teachers) 

  • Candidates should have scored minimum 45% marks in their Higher secondary examination and must have a 2 year trained teacher certificate issued by the Kerala board of examination or its equivalent; OR
  • give flying candidates must have 45% marks in their Higher secondary examination along with a 2 year diploma in elementary education issued by the NCTE Rules and Regulations, 2002; OR 
  • minimum 50% marks in Higher secondary Education along with a four year bachelor’s degree in in Elementary Education; OR
  • Candidates must have minimum 50% marks in higher secondary level along with the two year diploma in special education 

Category 2 (Upper Primary Level) 

  • Candidates must have completed BCom/ BSc or BA degree with at least 45% marks along with a B.Ed degree as per the NCTE Rules and Regulations; OR
  • The applicant’s may have completed BCom/ BSc or BA degree and a 2 year diploma in elementary education or teachers training certificate issued by the Kerala Board of Education; OR
  • Minimum 50% marks in higher secondary education along with a bachelors in Elementary Education (4 years); OR
  • candidates must have attained 50% marks in higher secondary qualification along with a BA/BSc or BSc BEd or BA BEd

Category 3 (High School Class Teachers) 

The aspirants who want to apply for this category must meet the below stated eligibility- 

  • Minimum 45% marks in BCom/ BSc or BA degree with UP B.Ed degree in a concerned subject from any university in Kerala or its equivalent universities
  • For the candidates who have a degree in MSc Ed in subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Botany or Zoology must have qualified the degree from a regional institute of Education that is sponsored by NCERT and must have a minimum of 50% marks. 
  • The applicants must have completed a BA degree with minimum 45% marks. Also, those who have passed LTTC can also apply. 

Category 4 (Language Teachers) 

As per the rules and requirements stated by the Kerala Education Act, those who possess the necessary qualification of language teachers for Hindi, Arabic, Urdu, Sanskrit, Physical Education and Specialist Teacher can apply.

Syllabus for KTET 2021

The entire syllabus for this particular exam can be divided into 4 categories. Given below is the list of topics covered in each of the counterparts: 

Category I

The topics covered under the category I of the paper are:

Main Heads Total
Marks
I. Child Development And Pedagogy: Child Development and Learning
Concepts of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
Learning and Pedagogy
30
II. Language I – Malayalam/Kannada/Tamil

A. Malayalam

B. Tamil
Reading Comprehension – Prose
Reading Comprehension – Poem
Pedagogical aspects of Mother Tongue Education – Class-I to V
Language, Literature and culture

C. Kannada
Reading Comprehension – Prose
Reading Comprehension – Poem
Pedagogical aspects of Kannada Language – Class 1 to 5
History of Language, Literature and Culture

30

30

30

III. Language II – English/Arabic

A. English
Language Comprehension
Pedagogy of language development

B. Arabic

IV. Environmental Science
Content: Family, Soil, Agriculture, Food, Jobs, Diseases, Water, etc.
Pedagogy

V. Mathematics
Content: Numbers, Geometry, Measurements
Pedagogy

30

30

30

30

Category II

Building upon the foundation of category I, category II further covers:

Main Heads Total
Marks
I. Child Development And Pedagogy:
Child Development [Elementary Child]Inclusive Education
Learning and Pedagogy
30
II. Language I – Malayalam/English/Kannada/Tamil

A. Malayalam

B. English
Language Comprehension
Pedagogy of language development

C. Tamil
Reading Comprehension – Prose
Reading Comprehension – Poem
Pedagogical aspects of Mother Tongue Education – Class-6 to 8
Language, Literature and culture

D. Kannada
Reading Comprehension – Prose
Reading Comprehension – Poem
Pedagogical aspects of Kannada Language – Class 6 to History of
Language, Literature and Culture

30

30

30

30

30

III. Language II – Malayalam/ English/ Hindi/ Arabic/ Urdu/ Sanskrit

A. Malayalam

B. English
Language Comprehension; Pedagogy of language development

C. Hindi
Pedagogy of language development
Questions for Language comprehension

D. Arabic

E. Urdu

F. Sanskrit

IV. A. SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
Science; Science PedagogyMathematics 

IV. B. SOCIAL SCIENCE
History
Geography
Economics
Political Science
Social Science – Pedagogy

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

Category III

At this level, learning and psychology are also added. Particular topics are listed in the following table:

Main Heads Total Marks
Adolescent Psychology,
Theories Of Learning & Teaching Aptitude

Adolescent Psychology
Theories Of Learning
Teaching Aptitude

40

I. Language I – Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada
Malayalam
English: Comprehension, Elements of Language, Communication
Tamil: Reading Comprehension (Prose);
Reading Comprehension – Poem;
Elements of Language;
Communication
Kannada: Reading Comprehension (Prose);
Reading Comprehension – Poem;
Elements of Language; Communication
30
Subject Specific Areas:
[Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada/Hindi/Arabic/Urdu/
Sanskrit/Physical Science/Natural Science/Mathematics/Social Science
(History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Pedagogy)]
80

Category IV

These are language or vocation-based papers. These are:

  • Arabic
  • Hindi 
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu
  • Physical Education
  • Drawing
  • Sewing
  • Music

Check out the sample papers here.

Needless to say, if you are aiming to appear for the KTET exam, working through a well-constructed plan is imperative. Take the assistance of our experts at Leverage Edu through a free 30 minutes career counselling session and get all geared up for your exam!

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