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The Government of Kerala will conduct Kerala Teachers Eligibility Test (KTET) also known as Kerala TET , as per the formalities laid down by the central regulating authorities. Kerala TET is for the candidates aspiring to become teachers in primary (class I -V) and upper primary (VI-VIII) schools in the state of Kerala. KTET notification will be released by the Department of School Education, Kerala OR concerned examination board as directed by the Government of Kerala. TET is a compulsory examination for all the B.Ed. qualified candidates to be considered for teacher jobs in schools run by the government and private managements. Candidates may be facilitated to apply online for this examination. Here are the details of the KTET notification, syllabus, question pattern, eligibility details.
The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under.
i. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;3
ii. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to improve their performance standards;
iii. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.
Qualifying in the Teacher Eligibility Test is mandatory to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at all levels.
A person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools approved by the Department of General Education, Government of Kerala has to qualify the ‘Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test’ (K-TET). This test will be conducted by Pareeksha Bhavan, Kerala in accordance with the guidelines published by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Kerala and such other Rules/Regulations/Instructions/Policies laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)/Department of General Education/Government of Kerala.
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).
for Government Examinations,