The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 requires the recruitment of a large number of qualified teachers across the country in a time bound manner. It also directs the State to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers
is not diluted at any cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at all levels of schooling.In accordance with the provisions of subsection(1) of section 23 of the RTE Act, the
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated 23rd August 2010, had laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. The Government of Kerala has decided to extent the TET up to class X teachers.
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;
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).
In accordance with the provisions made in the Service Rules of various categories of teaching staff in the State of Kerala, RTE Act 2009 and guidelines framed by the NCTE, K-TET shall apply to -
i) Schools of the State Government/ Local authority referred to in the Service Rules and also sub-clause (i) of clause (n) of Section 2 of the RTE Act 2009 and
ii) Schools referred to in sub clause (ii) of clause (n) of the RTE Act in Kerala.
iii) A school belonging to specified category; and Provided a school referred to in sub-clause (iv) of clause (n) of Section 2 of the RTE
Act may, for the purpose of Elementary levels, exercise the option of considering either this K-TET or the TET conducted by the Central Government. In Kerala, K-TET is applicable up to HS level.
KTET 2014 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.
Notification : 06/08/2014
Last Date of Online Chalan Form: 21/08/2014 2 PM
Last Date of Confirm Application Form: 23/08/2014, 2 PM
KTET 2014 Admit Card: 16/09/2014 onwards
Date of Examination
Category I : 27/09/2014
Category II : 27/09/2014
Category III : 18/10/2014
Category IV : 18/10/2014
Office of the Commissioner
for Government Examinations,
K-TET Contact Numbers
0471-2546832, 0471-2546823, 0471-2546816
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