K-TET exam will be on Nov 5 and 19: Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan

Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (K-TET) 2016 is scheduled to be held on November 5 & 19 for which the online application process concluded on Friday. The applications so far received by the examination authority would be examined and the applicants who have submitted correct applications would be issue hall tickets to appear for the exam.

kerala-tetThe teacher eligibility test (KTET) is conducted in the state of Kerala for determining eligibility for a person to be appointed as a teacher in classes I to VIII. The state government of Kerala has decided to extend the TET up to Class X teachers and hence the test is conducted for four category applicants.

As the KTET exam was notified by the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan in August, the syllabus has also been published by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) as per the guidelines laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

K-TET 2016 would be conducted as four papers divided as per the eligibility of the candidates. These papers are classified as Category I (Lower primary classes), Category II (Upper primary classes), Category III (High School Classes) and Category IV (for Language teachers), Specialist Teachers (Art & Craft) and Physical Education teachers. K-TET I & II would be conducted in two separate shifts on November 5, while Category-III & IV exam would be conducted on November 19.

K-TET Category I test would consist of only one paper having 150 multiple choice questions. The test structure is as follows:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 questions
  • Mathematics – 30 questions
  • Environmental Studies – 30 questions
  • Language-I (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada) – 30 questions
  • Language II (English/Arabic) – 30 questions

The Category-II test would also consist of one paper of 150 questions, but the structure of the test would be different:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 questions
  • Subject (Mathematics and Science; Social Science or other subject teachers) – 60 questions
  • Language I (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English) – 30 questions
  • Language II (Other than Language I) – 30 questions

The Category-III test paper would also have 150 multiple choice questions divided as:

  • Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude – 40 questions
  • Language (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English) – 30 questions
  • Subject specific areas (Content & Pedagogy) – 80 questions

The Category-IV test structure is slightly different than Category-III, the test would consist 150 questions divided as:

  • Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude – 30 questions
  • Language (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English) – 40 questions
  • Subject specific paper (Content & Pedagogy) – 80 questions

All the papers would be of 150 minutes duration and would be conducted in morning & afternoon shifts starting from 10 am and 2 pm respectively.

The candidates scoring marks more than 60 percent would be declared K-TET qualified. The state government also distributes cash award to top 3 ranked candidates who secure above 80 percent marks in the test.

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