PRT Exam 2023: Paper 1,2 Syllabi, Pattern, Eligibility

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PRT Exam 2023: The term PRT stands for Primary Teacher. Different states and organising boards conduct the PRT exams to recruit qualified individuals for teaching vacancies. Candidates who want to take teaching examinations should be aware of all the recruitment notifications issued by various organisations. 

Those who want to teach classes from first to fifth grade should take the PRT test, while those who want to teach classes from sixth to eighth grade should take the TGT exam. Candidates who want to teach classes from 9th to 12th grade need to pass the PGT exam.

This blog gives information on different PRT exams such as the KVS PRT, NVS PRT,  UP PRT and Bihar PRT Exam 2023.

Exam name Primary Teacher Exam
Short name PRT Exam
Teaching classClasses 1 to 5 
Mode of applicationOnline 
Mode of Exam Online
Selection processWritten exam

What is PRT?

PRT is an abbreviation for Primary Teacher. An elementary school teacher is referred to as a primary teacher. They are in charge of educating elementary school children in grades 1–5. To become a Primary Teacher (PRT), a candidate must acquire a diploma in elementary education or D.EI.Ed. A D.El.Ed, or diploma in elementary education, a two-year full-time diploma programme that involves classroom training. Many private and public colleges and universities, like the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), and others, offer diploma programmes in elementary education. 

PRT Exam 2023 Important Dates

To start the preparation for any exam, it is essential for the candidates to know all dates of the exam on priority. The dates associated with different PRT Exam 2023 are given below:

KVS PRT Exam 20237th Feb – 6th March 2023
NVS PRT Recruitment 2023November-December 2023
UP PRT Exam 2023To be notified soon
Bihar PRT Exam 2023To be notified soon

Must Read: KVS PRT

PRT Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates can refer to the information provided below to understand the exam pattern in detail. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the exam pattern and format to score well in the PRT Exam 2023. There is no negative marking in the PRT Exam 2023, giving an opportunity to students to score decent marks. The total duration of the exam is 150 mins. The maximum for the PRT Exam 2023 will be 260.

Paper 1 Pattern

SectionsTotal QuestionsMarks
General English10 questions10 marks
General Hindi10 questions10 marks

Paper 2 Pattern 

SectionsTotal QuestionsMarks 
General Knowledge & Current Affairs10 questions10 marks
Reasoning Ability10 questions10 marks
Computer Literacy10 questions20 marks
Pedagogy20 questions20 marks

PRT Exam 2023 Syllabus  

The points list the topic-wise syllabus for the PRT exam 2023 which consists of two papers. There are 2 sections in Paper 1 and 4 sections in Paper 2. Candidates must check the syllabus properly and start making a study plan to complete their preparation on time.

Paper 1 Syllabus

The first paper will include two sections, i.e. general Hindi and general English. Each section will have 10 questions carrying 10 marks each. The topic-wise breakdown of the syllabus is given below. 

General English: Articles, Narrations, Prepositions, Punctuations, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks. Adverb, Error Correction, Sentence Rearrangement, Unseen Passages, Vocabulary, Antonyms, Synonyms, Idioms, Verbs, Tenses, adjectives, modal, Voice, and Subject-Verb Agreement.

General Hindi: भाषा, संज्ञा, सर्वनाम एवं सर्वनाम, विशेषण, क्रिया, अव्यय, वचन, लिंग, उपसर्ग एवं प्रत्यय, वाक्य निर्माण, पर्यायवाची, विपरीपार्थक, अनेकार्थक, समानार्थी शब्द, विराम चिन्हों की पहचान एवं उपयोग,  मुहावरे एवं लोकोक्तियाँ, अलंकार, सन्धि, तत्सम, तद्भव, देशज एवं विदेशी शब्द,  समास

Paper 2 Syllabus

The second paper will include 4 sections, i.e. reasoning ability,  pedagogy, computer literacy and general knowledge. There will be in total 50 questions in Paper 2. The topic-wise breakdown of the syllabus for paper 2 is given below. 

General knowledge: Awards, Books & their authors, Sports, History- Ancient, Medieval & Modern, Geography, Current Affairs, Polity, Population Census, Indian Art & Culture, Misc.

Reasoning Ability: Mirror Image, Directions, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Coding-decoding, Blood Relation, Order and Ranking, Alpha Numeric Symbol Series,  Logical Reasoning

Computer literacy: Abbreviations, Basic Computer Terminology & Shortcuts, Web Technology, Database Management Systems, Browsers, and Search Engines, Internet, General Concept of Social Networking, Computer Memory or Storage Devices, Computer Software & Hardware, History and Evaluation of Computers, Generations, and Types of Computers, Operating Systems


(i) Childhood and development of children: Growth & Development, Physical, Motor, Social and Emotional development, Principles.

(ii) Education and Curriculum: Learning, Learner and Teaching, Knowledge and curriculum, Facilitating personal growth, application In teaching, Knowledge, and Methods of inquiry.

(iii) Methodology: Understanding Language and its skills i.e. Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and early Literacy, Language and Communication.

(iv) Diversity, Gender and Inclusive Education: Inclusive Education, Children with Special Needs, diverse backgrounds.

PRT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria mentioned below in detail to understand the requirements that they must fulfil. Candidates who do not fulfil the below-mentioned requirements would not be allowed to apply for the PRT exam 2023. 

  • Candidates must have either of the following:
  1. Senior Secondary (or similar) with at least 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education; OR 
  2. Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El. Ed.).
  • Candidates must have cleared the Central Teacher Eligibility Test.
  • Candidate must be able to teach using both – Hindi and English media.

PRT Exam 2023 Application Process

The TGT, PGT, and PRT Exam 2023 application forms will be made available on the individual boards’/authorities’ official websites. Candidates may apply for the PRT exams online, where they must first register, fill out the application form, and then pay the application fee to be eligible for the exam. To avoid mistakes in their application, candidates must follow the step-by-step instruction mentioned below. 

How to apply 

To apply for the PRT Exams 2023, candidates must follow the below-given steps:

  • Go to the official website of the organisation.
  • Select the “Admissions Tab.”
  • From the dropdown option, choose 2023 Application – Apply Now.
  • Fill in the blanks with your name, email address, phone number, and password of your choice.
  • After filling in your information, click on ‘Register’.
  • An email with a link will be sent to your email address.
  • After clicking the link, you will be brought to the application page.
  • Click Apply Now and fill out the basic, preference, personal, and address details, as well as academic and other activities.
  • After inputting your details, you will be sent to the payment page.

PRT Exams 2023 Official Websites

To apply for various PRT Exams, candidates must be aware of the various government and private examination conducting bodies. For the ease of candidates, the official websites of some of the upcoming PRT Exams are given below. Candidates can visit these links for direct registration.

Kendriye Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Delhi PRT Exam

This organisation aims to cater for the need of children in the educational sector. To assure excellence and set the pace for education, the organisation serve the educational requirements of the children of the transferable Central government, which includes the defence and Para-military Personnel by providing a common education programme for all.

The job at KVS is considered to be highly reputed and fruitful for one’s career. This is why every year lakhs of applicants apply for the KVS PRT Exam. To apply for the KVS PRT Exam 2023, candidates would need to register on the KVS official website. The official website for KVS PRT Exam 2023 is given below:

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) PRT Exam

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) is an autonomous body that works under the Ministry of Education, Government of India to conduct the PRT Exams. Based on the National Policy of Education – 1986, the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme was introduced. This Education Policy emphasised the importance of residential schools under which the Jawahar Navodayala Schools were established.

The official website to look for NVS PRT Exam 2023 is given below:

Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) PRT Exam

The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) was established by the National Capital Territory (NCT) Government to conduct exams for the recruitment of skilful candidates wherever desired. The Board is committed to a global-standard selection and recruitment procedure by practising fair and most competent means.

The know all about the DSSSB eligibility, policies, question papers, result, etc. about the PRT Exam 2023, candidates must visit the below-mentioned DSSSB official website:

Also Read: AEES Teacher Exam 2022

PRT Exam 2023 Admit Card

The PRT Exam 2023 admit card can only be obtained online. The admit card for the PRT exam 2023 may be downloaded from the appropriate authority’s official website. The steps, however, may alter depending on the exam. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of standard steps to download the admit card for various PRT examinations. Here are the steps to download your PRT exam hall ticket:

  • Go to the official website of the relevant exam body.
  • Now, select the admit card link.
  • Enter your registration number and password.
  • Your admit card will display on the screen of your computer.
  • Now you may download and print your admit.

How to Prepare for the PRT Exam

Candidates who are going to prepare for the PRT exam may come across various literature and information which may cause confusion for them. Accordingly, here is our detailed preparation guide for the exam.

Books to Aid PRT Exam 2023 Preparation

PRT examinations 2023 are an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue a career in education. However, in order to pass the entire PRT selection process, you must have an effective preparation method that enables you to excel in the examination. For the finest preparation, you must first obtain the best textbooks. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the top books to get you started with your PRT exam preparation:

  • Panorama Year Book by Pratiogita Darpan
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi.
  • Hindi by Lucent Publication
  • Logical reasoning by Dr. R.S Aggarwal and publication is S. Chand
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R.S Aggarwal and publication is S. Chand

Preparation Strategy 

These PRT exam preparation tips can aid applicants in getting ready for the exam.

  1. First, familiarise yourself with the PRT 2023 exam format and curriculum.
  2. Establish a study table and allot time for each course.
  3. After finishing the course, solve the PRT previous year’s question papers.
  4. Attempt test series daily.
  5. Work harder on the weaker and more difficult sections.
  6. For better English, read newspapers and magazines.
  7. Monitor your growth and make progress.


What are the eligibility criteria for PRT 2023?

The candidates must have passed Senior Secondary (or similar) with at least 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.).
Candidates must have cleared the Central Teacher Eligibility Test and must be able to teach using Hindi and English media

How to download the admit card for KVS PRT Exam 2023?

To download the KVS PRT Admit Card 2023, candidates must go to the official website and click the admit card link. Enter their registration number and password and then download and print the Admit Card.

What are some of the best books to prepare for PRT Exam 2023? 

Some of the best books for PRT Exam 2023 preparation are Panorama Year Book by Pratiogita Darpan, Objective General English by SP Bakshi, Hindi by Lucent Publication, Logical reasoning by Dr R.S Aggarwal and publication is S. Chand and Quantitative Aptitude by Dr R.S Aggarwal and publication is S. Chand.

What is the PRT exam for?

PRT Exam is a recruitment exam conducted by many states and institutions. The exam is conducted to hire skilful candidates for the position of Primary Teacher (or Elementary Teacher). The role of a Primary Teacher is to teach students from Grade 1 to Grade 5.

What qualification is needed for the PRT Exam 2023?

To be able to appear in the PRT Exam 2023, the candidate must have passed the Senior Secondary examination with a minimum of 50% marks. In addition, the candidate must hold a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El. Ed.).

 In this blog, we have discussed the PRT exam in detail. We hope candidates who are going to take this exam find this blog useful and can use it to aid their preparation for the exam.

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