Pareeksha Bhavan Kerala releases Notification for Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) October 2023, Apply now


Kerala TET 2023 – Pareeksha Bhavan Kerala has released the notification for Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (K-TET) October 2023 to select the candidates for Category I (Lower Primary Classes) Category II (Upper Primary Classes) Category III (High School Classes) and Category IV (for Language Teachers – Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu (up to UP classes), Specialist Teachers (Art & Crafts) and Physical Education Teachers in various schools across the state. Interested candidates can check out the post below for more details on Kerala TET 2023.


Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) 2023


Kerala TET 2023 Important Dates

Candidates must keep in mind the important dates for the Kerala TET 2024 which are given below-

  • KTET Application Form Start Date: 06th November 2023
  • Application Form End Date: 17th November 2023
  • Application form Print Out: 18th November 2023
  • KTET Admit Card: 20th December 2023
  • KTET Exam date: 29th December – 30th December 2023
  • KTET Result: Will be Notified Later


Kerala TET 2023 Details

  • Category I – Teachers for Lower Primary Classes
  • Category II – Teachers for Upper Primary Classes
  • Category III – Teachers for High School Classes
  • Category IV – Language Teachers, Specialist Teachers and Physical Education Teachers


Eligibility Criteria for Kerala TET 2023

It is very essential for candidates to ensure their eligibility to apply for Kerala TET 2023. Here we have listed down the key eligibility criteria 

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates applying for Kerala TET should possess following educational qualifications

For Paper/ Category 1 – Lower Primary Classes (Class 1-5)

  • 12th/ 10+2 (or its equivalent) with a minimum of 45% marks
  • Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  • 12th/ 10+2 (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks along with qualifying 2-year diploma in elementary education
  • 12th/ 10+2 (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a degree in 4 years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

For Paper/ Category II – Upper Primary Classes (Class 6-8)

  • BA/ B.Sc./ B.Com. Graduation degree and 2-year diploma Elementary Education/ Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC)
  • Qualified 12th or Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks along with appearing and qualifying four year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)
  • Qualified graduation in B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com with a minimum of 45% marks and possess one year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.)
  • Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and four-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed or B.Sc.Ed.

Paper/ Category III – High School Classes (Class 9-12)

  • Graduation with BA/ BSc/ B.Com degree securing at least 45% marks along with a B.Ed.
  • Degree in the subject concerned with MSc.Ed. Degree.

Paper/ Category IV – High School Classes (Class 9-12)

  • Candidates, possessing a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in teaching in any subject, and are approved by Universities/ NCTE/ Board of Examinations/ Government of Kerala, are eligible to apply.
  • Those candidates 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 can apply for Kerala TET 2023 Paper IV.


Age Limit

  • The age of the candidate must not be less than 21 years of age. At the time of appointment in Govt./Prov. Schools’ upper and lower age limit will be applicable as per the Govt. rules/act prevailing at that time.


Kerala TET 2023 Application Process

 The general application process for Kerala TET 2023 includes the following steps

  • The Prospectus, Notification, facility for online submission of application will be available at the websites of Pareeksha Bhavan and

Steps to Apply for KTET 2023

  • The first step of the Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test application process is Fee payment
  • Candidates have to pay the application fee through Debit card/ Credit Card/ net banking or challan.
  • Open the official website and enter the Transaction ID or SB collect reference number, mobile number, Date of Birth and other details in the login page
  • Fill in the academic and personal information
  • Upload the scanned signature and photograph
  • After completion of the upload process, you have to Save the page
  • Check the information fill by you and if all the details are correct, press Final Submit button
  • Candidates February take a print out of the application submission page and challan for future reference.
  • Send these documents along with certificate copies to the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan.


Application Fee

  • Candidates are required to pay the Exam Fee as per their category. The application fee can be paid via online mode through Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card etc.
  • General/OBC/OEC Candidates – Rs.500/-
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates – Rs.250/-


Kerala TET Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Offline (Pen-Paper based)
  • Language & Medium of Questions: Category I, II, and IV – Malayalam & English; Category III – English
  • Category IV- Different for different languages
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration: 02 Hours 30 Minutes
  • No. of Questions: 150 per category
  • Marking Scheme: +1 for correct answer
  • Qualifying Marks: 60% mandatory

Category-1 (for Lower Primary Classes)

  • Child Development & Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6-11) – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Mathematics – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Environmental Studies – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Language-I (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada) – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Language-II (English/ Arabic) – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Total Marks – 100 Questions and 100 Marks

Category-2 (for Upper Primary Classes)

  • Child Development and Pedagogy relevant to age group 11-14) – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • For Mathematics and Science teachers: Mathematics and Science or (b) For Social Science Teachers: Social Science or (c) For any other teachers (a) or (b) – 60 Questions and 60 Marks
  • Language-I – Malayalam/ Tamil/Kannada/English – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Language II-(Other than Language I) Malayalam/English – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Total Marks – 150 Questions and 150 Marks

Category – 3 (for High School classes)

  • Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude – 40 Questions and 40 Marks
  • Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Subject-specific areas (Content & Pedagogy) – 80 Questions and 80 Marks
  • Total Marks – 150 Questions and 150 Marks

Category – 4 (Language teachers)

  • Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude – 30 Questions and 30 Marks
  • Language Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada – 40 Questions and 40 Marks
  • Subjects specific paper (Content & Pedagogy) – 80 Questions and 80 Marks
  • Total Marks – 150 Questions and 150 Marks


Kerala TET 2023 Syllabus

  • Syllabus of the K-TET for Category I, II, III & IV will be published by SCERT Kerala in the website and the Pareeksha Bhavan, Kerala


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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