ELIGIBILITY, SCHEME, STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF THE TEST
CATEGORY III (for High School classes)
The tests will be for four categories - Category I, Category II , Category III & Category IV. All individuals, who possess minimum educational qualifications as delineated for each category, are eligible to appear the tests.
The test is for:
i) those who intends to be a teacher for Lower Primary classes and fulfills the minimum educational qualification (Category I)
ii)those who intends to be a teacher for Upper Primary classes and fulfills the minimum qualification (Category II)
iii) those who intends to be a teacher for High School classes and fulfils the minimum qualification (Category III)
iv) those who intends to be a language teacher up to Upper Primary classes and fulfills the minimum qualification. For Specialist teachers and Physical Education teachers, K-TET is applicable up to High School level (Category IV).
Minimum Qualifications to apply
CATEGORY-I (for Lower Primary classes)
Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and two year Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC) [by whatever name known] conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.
Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations 2002.
Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)
Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2 year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
CATEGORY II: (for Upper Primary classes)
B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. and 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education/Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC) [by whatever name known] conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.
B.A/B.Sc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition, Norms and Procedure) regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)
Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed or B.Sc.Ed.
(i) BA/BSc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and a B.Ed. Degree in the subject concerned (from any one of the Universities in Kerala or have acquired these qualifications from any other Universities recognized as equivalent thereto.)
(ii) For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those who have MSc.Ed. Degree in the subject concerned with not less than 50% marks from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT will be eligible to apply. For Botany and Zoology subjects, those with MSc.Ed. Degree in Life Science with not less than 50% marks from any of the Regional Institutes of Education are eligible to apply.
Those who have acquired qualifications for the posts of Language Teachers of Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit & Urdu (up to Upper Primary level), Specialist teachers & Physical Education teachers as mentioned in Chapter XXXI of KERALA EDUCATION ACT AND RULES are eligible to apply for K-TET IV.
Note- Candidates, who have acquired Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in teaching in any subject, and are approved by Universities/NCTE/ Board of Examinations/Government of Kerala, are eligible to apply for K-TET-IV.
A person who scores 60% or more in the K-TET examination will be considered ‘KTET passed’ or ‘K-TET qualified’. This will be the qualifying marks for all categories.
There is no age limit prescribed for candidates appearing for K-TET.
LANGUAGE, MEDIUM OF QUESTION PAPERS
Questions for Category I, II and IV (except for languages) will be bilingual i.e. both in Malayalam and English. Question for Category III will only be in English (except for languages).
FEE FOR EXAMINATION
The Exam fee for each category is Rs. 500/- (Five Hundred only).
The fee for SC/ST and differently able categories is Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only). Candidates have to remit the Exam Fee in cash in the Account No. 67186142559 Kerala TET, in favour of the Director, SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram at the select branches of State Bank of Travancore.
The Prospectus, Application form and Chalan for fee remittance can be downloaded from the websites of Pareeksha Bhavan ‘www.keralapareekshabhavan.in.’
Application should be submitted only through online not directly.
Procedure for applying for K-TET
There are two steps for submitting the application.
1. Log on to the official website of Pareeksha Bhavan. Click on ‘K-TET 2013’. Read the prospectus carefully. Click on ‘K-TET Chalan Form’. Fill in the required details here. You can choose any of the available branches of State Bank of Travancore in and around various places in India while filling the chalan data. After filling the details click ‘Submit’. You can view three copies of the chalan with the amount to be paid, based on the number of categories applied for. Take the print out of the chalan and remit the amount in the selected branch of SBT.
2. After remitting the amount, log on to the official website of Pareekshabhavan again and click on ‘K-TET 2013’. Click on ‘K-TET Online Application Form’. Here, enter the Application ID and Application Number provided in the chalan. The application form will appear with certain details you have entered earlier. Fill in the vacant windows. Upload your photograph in JPEG format (Ensure that the size of the photograph is less than 30MB). After filling up the necessary details, upload the application form (online) to the Pareeksha Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. Take a print out of the uploaded application form and keep it with you for future reference.
Print out of the application form and copy of the certificates need not be sent to Pareeksha Bhavan.
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