Punjab TET 2023: New Exam Dates, Application Process and Syllabus

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Punjab TET

The Punjab TET 2023 Exam which was to be conducted on the 12th of March 2023 has been cancelled by the authorities due to technical issues in the question paper. The notifications related to the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET 2023) were released on the 17th of February 2023. Interested candidates, who want to make a career in the teaching profession, can fill out the examination form for this recruitment test after verifying the eligibility criteria, stated by the Punjab TET conducting body.

Particulars Relevant Details
Examination Punjab TET or PSTET 2023
Full Form Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 
Exam Category Teacher Eligibility Test
Exam Level State Level Exam
Exam Conducting Body State Council of educational research, Punjab
Minimum Age 18 Years 
Minimum Qualification 12th Pass out
Number of Attempts No Limit
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Offline
Application Deadline 2nd March 2023 ( To be Extended )
Date of Examination To be Notified
Result Declaration To be Notified
Official Website https://pstet.net/

Punjab TET 2023 Latest Updates 

The Punjab TET Exam 2023 was cancelled, the authorities are yet to reveal the reason for cancellation. However, the authorities said that the notification regarding re-application or further details will soon be updated.

Candidates aspiring for the examination will have to to re-fill in the TET application form before 2nd March 2023, although there is speculation for the deadline to be extended. Students are advised to keep checking the official website for the new allotted deadline.

Punjab TET 2023 Overview

The purpose of the Punjab TET examination is directed towards recruiting candidates who clear the Punjab TET, as primary teachers for classes 1st to 5th and 6th to 8th standard, under the schools recognised by the Punjab government or private management. Follow this article to check the latest updates related to the syllabus, eligibility criteria, examination pattern and important dates of the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 2023.

Punjab TET 2023 Exam Dates

After the conclusion of Punjab TET 2023, the examination authority of PSTET is ready to release an official notification for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Results for 2023. The university is expected to release the relevant notification by the start of November 2023 for the recruitment process of 2024, the aspiring candidates are suggested to keep their TET preparation in wrap around this time. The following dates are associated with the Punjab TET Recruitment Exam 2023:

Particulars Relevant Details
Release of Application 18 February 2023
Application Deadline 28 February 2023
Extended: 02 March 2023
(To be Extended Further)
Release of Admit Card To be Notified
Exam Date To be Notified
Re-Exam Date To be Notified
Exam Result Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Result Announcement To be Notified
Number of Seats To be Notified

Punjab TET 2023 Exam Pattern

PSTET is an offline Pen and Paper Based test, organised into two papers Paper I deals with Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper II is based on the teaching syllabus from Class 6 to Class 8. There is no negative marking in the exam and each correct answer is awarded a +1 Mark. All four exam sections have MCQ Questions and are to be completed in 120 minutes. The Marks and Question distribution across the various exam sections are given below.

Subject (Paper 1) Marks and Questions (Paper 1)
Language 1 (English) 30
Language 2 (Punjabi) 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Environmental Studies 30
Mathematics 30
Total 150
Subject (Paper 2) Marks and Questions (Paper 2)
(Compulsory Paper) Language 1 (Punjabi) 30
(Compulsory Paper) Language 2 (English) 30
(Compulsory Paper) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
(Subject Speciality) Maths and Science 60
(Subject Speciality) Social Studies 60
Other Subjects
Total 150

Punjab TET 2023 Syllabus

The PSTET examination will be constituted into two parts, which would be Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the Punjab TET are slightly different from each other, consisting of 5 and 6 subjects respectively. Candidates preparing for the PSTET 2023 are advised to focus on the given subjects very precisely, applicable for both papers.

PSTET Subjects Important Topics
Child Development Pedagogy Child Development for Primary School Children and Inclusive Education and Pedagogy Learning.
Mathematics Numbers, Algebraic Expression, Measurement, Geometry, Arithmetic, Shapes, and Spatial Understanding
Language I (Punjabi) Comprehensive questions focusing on language understanding in Punjabi
Languag II (English) Comprehension and General English Aptitude 
Social Studies History, Geography, Social and Political Life, etc
Environmental Studies Water, Air, Body Components, Habitats and Natural Resources, Solar System, Food Resources, and Our Surroundings.

It is important to note that the Punjab TET examination paper will hold 210 questions to be answered within 2 hours and 30 minutes of timelimit. Since every subject carries equal weightage of marks, aspiring candidates need to keep their TET preparation in check accordingly. 

Punjab TET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Apart from being well updated with the latest notifications and application process of the PSTET 2023, it is further important that the candidate should check and confirm their eligibility for the TET, before applying for the examination. The eligibility criteria for PSTET differ as per the 2 stages of the teaching personal selection. The candidates qualifying after the 1st stage would be chosen to teach students from 1st to 5th standard. The 2nd stage of PSTET involves the selection of candidates to teach for 6th to 8th standard. The category-wise eligibility of the  PSTET candidates has been listed below for a clear understanding.

For Primary Teachers (Class 1st to 5th)

The candidates must have a passing certificate of Senior Secondary Education, with a minimum qualifying percentage of marks along with the following certifications:

  • 2 years of Elementary Education Diploma, or
  • 4 years of Bachelor’s of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed), or in accordance with NCTE.
  • 2 years of Diploma in Special Education from a recognized institution.

For Elementary Teachers (Class 6th to 8th)

Candidates aspiring for the PSTET 2023 to be an elementary teacher in Punjab should be a graduate or a final year student from a recognized institution and should have the following qualification:

  • 2 years of Diploma in teaching.
  • Graduation Degree with 50% of passing marks and 1 year of eligibility as a B.Ed(Bachelor of Education) by NCTE. (If Any)
  • A 12th passing certificate with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks or equivalent.

Punjab TET 2023 Application Form

Candidates are advised to take note of the dates of the Punjab TET and make sure to register themselves for the TET examination before the deadline. The applications for TET 2023 are closed but compared to the previous year there is a significant increase in the number of applicants applying for the eligibility test. In the meanwhile, candidates are advised to go through the following process of Punjab TET Application Form 2023.

Application Process

The candidates willing to apply for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 2023 can follow the process described below. The steps are as follows:

  • Candidates aspiring for Punjab TET are required to wait for the official notifications for the next recruitment drive to be updated and visit the official website of PSTET.
  • Click on the PSTET application link to register as a new user, with a valid email ID and contact number.
  • Once registered, the candidate will require to complete the form submission by entering all the verified details and then paying the requested application fee, to submit the examination form.

The applicants should keep a printed copy of their PSTET 2023 application, as proof of their registration and future usage. 

Application Fee

There is a relaxation of payment for the reserved categories while the application fee for the PSTET 2023 is categorized into 

Categories One Paper Both Paper I and Paper II
General/BC INR. 900 INR. 1800
S.C/S.T/Physical Handicapped INR. 600 INR. 1200
EX-Servicemen NIL NIL

Applicants need to note that the process of applying for Punjab TET 2023 will be online. Therefore, the candidates will be provided with an option of payment, both by credit card and debit card. 

If the candidate is appearing for their final year examination in B. El. Ed/ B. A. Ed/ B. Sc. Ed programme, then he or she can submit their previous year’s mark sheet.

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Punjab TET 2023 Admit Card

Those who are going to appear for the Punjab TET can check the official website of the examination authority and download their respective admit card. Candidates can download the PSTET admit card from 09 March 2023, 09:00 am onwards. Only those candidates who would have the admit card would be allowed to enter the examination hall. 

How to Prepare for Punjab TET Exam 2023?

This examination is designed to test the teacher and bring out the best ones for reshaping the future of the country, candidates in this exam have to prepare in a properly strategised manner and learn through a set time table giving themselves breathing spaces, recreational time and do not forget to revise the what is prepared for the examination. Aspiring teachers must practice the following.

  • Recommended Latest Editions of PSTET Books.
  • PSTET Sample Papers.
  • PSTET Previous Year Question Paper.

    The candidates who choose to give the examination have to prepare through the most recent sample papers and the latest versions of books by the most recommended authors to prepare for the test. Here are some books that the candidates can refer to.

    • PSTET Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Paper 1: Primary Stage Class (1-5)
    • PSTET Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Paper 2: Class (6-8) Mathematics / Science
    • PSTET Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test: PAPER-II (Mathematics & Science)

    Punjab TET Answer Key 2023

    The Punjab TET Answer Key is used by the candidates to calculate the tentative scores that they are going to achieve in the exam and also to report if any of the answers is found wrong in the answer key. The PSTET Answer Key is released separately in a set-wise format. For Set A, B, C and D the answer keys are in separate pdfs.

    Punjab TET Answer Keys can be downloaded from the Official Website of the organising body PSEB. There is a separate objections form for submitting any objections in the answer key. Candidates can submit objections on the official website after paying the fee to raise an objection. These links will be updated on the exam website after the re-exam has been conducted.

    Punjab TET 2023 Results

    Candidates can expect the education council to announce the Punjab TET results after the re-examination has been conducted. Once the merit list will be available on the website, candidates can confirm their position in the declared result and download or save the scorecard for further usage.

    The result scorecards and merit lists will be available on the website and are accessible with the candidate’s application login. The scorecard should be downloaded and saved for future use.

    Punjab TET 2023 Selection Process

    The Punjab TET 2023 Selection Process includes a Written Examination and a Personal Interview that a candidate will have to pass in order to get recruitment as per the guidelines. The written examination consists of 150 Multiple Choice Questions based on PSTET Exam Syllabus and the Personal Interview is an evaluation of the applicant’s practical skillset in the field of education. Both these parameters are considered together to allot Punjab TET Scores.


    Is the PSTET Exam Cancelled?

    Yes, The Punjab TET Exam has been cancelled. However, the authorities have informed that the notification regarding re-application or further details will soon be updated on the official website.

    How many times is PSTET conducted in a year?

    The Punjab State Educational Council conducts the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test examination once a year. The exam is conducted in an offline mode.

    Is it compulsory to complete B.Ed for PSTET 2023?

    No, It is not compulsory to be a B.Ed graduate for PSTET 2023. Candidates can apply for the TET examination after submitting their 12th passing certificate and the previous year of B.Ed mark sheet. (If pursuing)

    Which book is best for PSTET 2023 preparation?

    Candidates are advised to follow the latest publications of PSTET competitive guides along with following the previous year’s question papers from Arihant for mathematics, social science, and language. Students can also refer to Kiran’s publication for Child Development Pedagogy.

    The TET examination of the Punjab state education board has become one of the most coveted teaching aptitude examinations among the other state-level TETs offering elementary and primary teaching roles to the applicants. If you are also aiming for the Punjab TET 2023, then make sure to go through every single detail mentioned in the article and keep checking for the latest PSTET notifications.

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