Karnataka TET 2023: Online Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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Karnataka TET

Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted for aspirants who want to start their careers as teachers. It is guided by the Department of School Education, Government of Karnataka. It mainly conducts the exam to recruit those who wish to work as government teacher, both at primary and higher primary levels. Therefore, such candidates are encouraged to undertake the said examination to accomplish their dreams as a teacher. Interested candidates are advised to read carefully and follow all the instructions. The article entails all the details you need to know about Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test KARTET like the application process, eligibility criteria, exam syllabus, exam pattern, results, selection process etc.

Full Form Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test
Common Name KARTET/Karnataka TET 
Conducting AuthorityState Education Board of Karnataka
Type of Exam Teacher Eligibility Test
Exam LevelState Level
Exam Mode Offline 
Frequency of ExamHeld once a year
Application Mode Online 
Official Websitests.karnataka.gov.in

KARTET 2023 Important Dates 

The official notification for the KARTET 2023 Exam was released by the Education Department of Karnataka in the month of July. Refer to the following table to go through the crucial dates of the KARTET 2023 Exam.

Events Date 
Official Notification Date 14th July 2023
Online Application14th July to 5th August 2023
Exam Date 3rd September
Result Announcement To be notified

KARTET 2023 Application Process

Candidates can effortlessly fill out the examination form for Karnataka TET online before the deadline. Make sure you fill in all the details correctly to avoid application rejection and attach the required documents in their format. After everything is done regarding your detail pay the fee for form submission. Here are the steps one can follow for the online process. 

  • The First step is to visit the official online portal. 
  • Click on the “APPLY ONLINE” link and start your application process.
  • You have to pay the fees after registration. 
  • Upload all the scanned documents with your photograph and signature. 
  • After all the details, you need to choose which exam you want to appear for. Primary or Secondary examination. Check your eligibility criteria for the same. 
  • You will get a chance to correct any wrong information in your application. 
  • Read all the details you have entered carefully and then click the “SUBMIT” button. 
  • Take out a print copy of the same for your reference. 

Application Fee 

General candidates have to pay INR 1000 and for SC/ST/PWD candidates it will be INR 500. You can pay through any online source of payment quickly.  

Also Read: UP TET

KARTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Every exam has its criteria to be fulfilled. Prior to applying, one should know all the details the criteria exam entails and whether he/she is eligible or not. We have curated and shortlisted the eligibility prerequisites for all the interested candidates, i.e., the age requirement, nationality and eligibility criteria for primary and secondary examinations. Candidates are advised to carefully read all the information before filling out the application form. 


The candidate applying should be a citizen of India and you must fulfil the need of local/non-local mentioned by the authority. 

Age Limit 

You should be 21 years as of January and the maximum age limit is 35 years for the examination. There will be a 5% age relaxation for the Reserved Category candidates that will be your SC/ST/PH category. 

Eligibility for Lower Primary Level 

  • The candidates must have their 10th and 12th standard certificates with at least 45% marks 
  • 4 Years of Bachelor of Education Certificate/ 2 Year Diploma in Education (D.EI.ED)/ 2 Year Diploma in Education (Special Education). 
  • Having completed Graduation BA/B.SC with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates who have already completed a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) are also eligible for Lower Primary Level Teaching. 

Eligibility for Upper Primary Level

  • The candidate should have a graduation degree of BA/B.Sc with at least 50% of marks. 
  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognised institution/university. 
  • Candidates who are appearing for last year’s exam for their Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed)/ BA (ED)/ B.Ed B.sc (ED), (Special Education) with at least 50% marks in BA/B.Sc.

Also Read: BA B.Ed integrated course

KARTET 2023 Exam Pattern

The examination has two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates have to choose accordingly and prepare for the exam. You should know about the exam pattern to score well. It is always a plus point to have an idea about the structure of subjects and the number of questions and marks each section entails. You will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete it. There is no sort of negative marking rule in this exam, so you can avoid the pressure for the same. The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions. 

Here is a detailed list of subjects and the number of marks one section carries, read carefully about each section and paper. We have given the information in a table to make it convenient for you. 

Paper 1 For Lower Primary 

Subjects Questions Marks 
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 1 (compulsory) 3030
Language 2 (compulsory)3030
Maths 3030
Environmental Science (EVS)3030
Social Studies (For visually impaired candidates) 6030
Total 150 150 

Paper 2 For Upper Primary 

Subject QuestionsMarks 
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 1 (compulsory)3030
Language 2 (compulsory) 30 30 
Maths & Science or Social Studies/ Social Science60 60

KARTET 2023 Syllabus 

As we know there are two papers to attempt, Paper 1 & 2. So, each paper entails different subjects which one has to prepare for and needs to ensure that they prepare well for the subjects that they are appearing for. It is advised that one should commence their preparation as early as possible because the difficulty level of the said exam lies on the spectrum of moderate to tough. Here is the list of subjects and topics you need to cover. 

Paper 1 Lower Primary Syllabus 

Subjects Topics to cover 
Child Development and PedagogyChild Development, Socialization process, concepts of child-centred and progressive education, Gender as a social construct, the distinction between assessment for learning and of learning, learning and pedagogy, basics of teaching and learning etc. 
Language 1 Language Comprehension of unseen passages, pedagogy of language development, teaching-learning materials, 
Language 2Language Comprehension reading unseen passages, pedagogy of language development, teaching-learning materials etc. 
Maths Numbers, fractions, lines and angles, percentages,  polygons, basic algebra, ratio and proportion, measurements, profit and loss, geometrical figures, BODMAS, etc. 
Environmental Science Our environment, living world, sources of energy, human health and hygiene carbohydrates, natural phenomena, how things work etc. 

Paper 2 Upper Primary Syllabus 

Subjects Topics to cover 
Child Development and PedagogyChild development, socialization processes, gender as a social construct, learning and pedagogy, concepts of inclusive education, socialization processes etc. 
Language 1Language comprehension, teaching-learning materials, pedagogy of language development etc.
Language 2Comprehension, pedagogy of language development, etc. 
MathsStatistics & Probability, number system, coordinate geometry, triangles, circles, the area related to circles, polynomials, identifies, quadratic equations etc. 
Science/ Social Studies/ Social SciencesMotions, History, Geography, Magnetism, Science and its Branches, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Social and Political life, etc. 

KARTET 2023 Admit Card 

The admit card will be available for the students before the 10 days of the examination. You can download you admit card and take a printout with you. The admit card will entail all the types of details like exam date, exam centre and timings and instructions one has to follow throughout the examination. You must read all the information given on the admit card carefully. 

KARTET 2023 Answer Key 

The answer key is prepared by the official authorities for the candidates who have appeared in the examination. It will have all the answers to the questions asked in the examination. And for the time being, this answer key will help you evaluate the process. The candidates are advised to wait for the results till they are released. 

KARKET 2023 Result 

The results notification will be released on the official website and you will be notified of the same. Make sure you keep your exam details like roll number and other significant details with you till the results are declared. The results will be probably announced after 30-40 days of the examination. So candidates are advised to keep themselves updated with regular notifications. 

KARTET 2023 Selection Process 

The selection process will be done based on your performance. The candidates who clear the exam will be recruited as teachers in the Government Primary Schools from 1 to 5  and also higher primary schools from 6 to 8. The candidates will be examined in both papers and they must clear the papers with the required marks. 

Also Read: Teacher Training Courses

Tips & Books for Preparation 

We all know how difficult it is to prepare for a competitive exam. You must create a suitable timetable for yourself and then prepare for the same. The first and foremost thing is to strategize your moves before you start covering up your syllabus. You need to make sure you will do the learning according to your strategies and steps. It will be less hectic and more fun to do if you have planned a schedule for yourself. Here are some easy tips you can follow and also improvise according to your level of comfort. 

  • Easy Learning with Notes: The best way to learn is to create notes for yourself. Keep a notebook with your one-liners and write the important details and highlight them as well. It is best when you want to revise everything at once. These one-liners will also help you recall all the other details of the topic. 
  • Practice Test Paper: Find the last year’s question papers and mock test papers released from various institutions for the preparation of KARTET. The more you solve the paper, you will understand the pattern quickly.
  • Time Management: It is very important to keep an eye on the watch when you start practicing mock papers. You have to complete the exam within the given time limit. Keep a watch for yourself and make note of the time it is taking to complete the paper.
  • Eat Healthy and Exercise: We advise students to eat healthily and stay fit because in the end health matters the most. Eat good food and keep moving and take breaks in between your study. This will be helpful for your stress management and also cover the syllabus. Taking frequent breaks will give a very refreshing energy to start with. 

Important Books

We have mentioned some important books you can consult and prepare for the Karnataka TET. 

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Psychology of Child Development by S. Bhattacharya
  • Mathematics: Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
  • Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies by Kiran Publication
  • Social Studies: Social Studies Books by Pearson 
  • NCERT Books of class 12th Hindi and English 


What is the required application fee one has to pay for the form submission? 

The fees vary category-wise. The general category has to pay INR 1000 for both papers and another category has to pay INR 500 for form submission. The form will be submitted online and you can pay through UPI, Debit or Credit card. 

How much time will candidates get to solve each paper? 

In total, you will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete your paper. Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will provide you with the same timings. Make sure you attempt all the questions to score well. 

How will be the exam conducted? 

The exam will be conducted offline with pen and paper but the application forms are to be filled out online.

Students are advised to read all the information in the above article carefully if they are interested in Karnataka TET. You need to cover all the syllabi and make sure you have the eligibility criteria fulfilled for the examination. Prepare from the books we have mentioned and also do not forget to learn and revise every day. 

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