Kerala TET

Kerala TET

Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test 2020

Result: 05 Jul 2020 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Result: 05 Jul 2020

KERALA TET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 500
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:SSLC Examination Government of Kerala (SSLC Exam)

Kerala TET 2020: Exam date(15 and 16 February), Syllabus

Updated On - February 17 2020 by Pragya

Kerala TET 2020 exam was held on 15 and 16 February 2020. Kerala TET 2020 is conducted by Pareekshabhavan, Kerala. It is a state-level exam that assesses the quality of teacher candidates for Lower Primary, Upper Primary and High School classes in Kerala. The KTET Application process ends on 16 January 2020 in an online mode. Candidates can go through the below-given article for more information about Kerala TET Application Form, Admit Card, Eligibility Criteria, Exam schedule.

Latest Updates of Kerala TET:

  • Kerala TET Exam was held on 15 February 2020 to 16 February 2020.
  • KTET 2020 Hall Ticket has released on 05 February 2020.

Kerala TET 2020 Admit Card

Kerala TET 2020 Admit Card can download from the official website from 05 February 2020. Following are the guidelines to download the admit card:

  • Candidates need to log in with their respective credentials at the login portal. 
  • The admit card will have information like Name of Candidate, DOB, Address, Centre, etc.
  • In the case of discrepancy, the candidate can contact the authority.
  • It is mandatory to carry a hard copy of the admit card on the exam day to the exam centre, in the absence of which a candidate will be debarred from writing the exam.
  • Applicants must also carry a valid photo ID proof and two passport size photographs along with the admit card.
  • A photo ID can be any one of the given options- Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Passport, etc.
  • Candidates are advised to keep the admit card safe for future reference.

Kerala TET 2020 Application form

The Kerala TET 2020 online application form was available from 09 January 2020. Candidates can apply for KTET till 16 January 2020 from the official website. The process for filling the application form is given below:

  •  Download the information brochure and read the guidelines before filling the application form.
  •  Visit the official website and then click on the link "New Registration February 2020”.
  •  Enter the mandatory details such as name, mobile no., email, etc to start with registration.
  •  Upload the scanned Photograph of jpeg/jpg format as prescribed in instructions.
  •  After the completion of registration, a Registration Number will be generated.
  •  The candidates can use this Registration number to start filling the form.
  •  Fill the required Personal and Educational details.
  •  Pay the application fees through any payment gateway portal.
  •  Save the confirmation page and take out multiple photo-copies of the Application form for further use.
  • Candidates were given correction facility on 18 January 2020 in which candidate can check their previous status of payment and check and change any anomalies in their application form.

Kerala TET Application Fees

Candidates can refer to the below-given table to check out the registration fees for different categories:

KTET fee structure
Category Application Fees
Unreserved  Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/PWD  Rs. 250/-

Mode of Payment:

The Application form can be paid through online mode via Debit card/ Credit card/ Net Banking/SBI E-Pay).

Kerala TET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants willing to apply for Kerala Teacher Ability Test must go through the below-given eligibility criteria set as per the exam conducted body. There are four categories, eligibility for which is different for a different category.

Category 1- Lower Primary Teacher 

Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with at least 45% marks. And, a two year Trained Teachers’ Certificate TTC / DEd which is conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.


Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with having at least 45% marks and NCTE approved 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.


Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary(or equivalent) with having at least 50% marks and a 4 -year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)


Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary (or equivalent) with having at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Special Education.


Other equivalent qualifications.

Category 2- Upper Primary Teacher

Graduation in B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education(D.El.Ed) or Trained Teacher's Certificate(TTC) conducted by Board of Examination, Govt of Kerala or its equivalent.


B.A/B.Com/B.Sc with at least 45% aggregate marks and 1-year Bachelor in Education(B.Ed) per NCTE regulations.


Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary(or equivalent) with having an aggregate of 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education(B.El.Ed)


Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary(or equivalent) with having an aggregate of 50% marks and a 4-Year B.A/B.Sc.Ed.


Other Equivalent qualification.

Category 3- High School Teacher

BA/BSc/B.Com with an aggregate of 45% marks and a B.Ed. Degree in the main subject (from any one of the Universities in Kerala or have acquired these qualifications from any other recognized Universities).


The candidates having  MSc.Ed. Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology with an aggregate of 50% marks from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT will be eligible to apply.


BA or equivalent with at least 45% marks and LTTC ( Learning, Teaching, and Technology) are eligible to apply.


Other Equivalent qualification

For Category 4- Language Teacher, Specialist teacher, and Physical Education

Those who 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 31(XXXI) of Kerala Education Act And Rules are eligible to apply for KTET-4.

Kerala TET 2020 Exam Pattern

Kerala TET 2020 exam pattern will consist of one paper under each category. Candidates willing to apply for Kerala-TET can go through the given table to understand the nature of the exam and prepare accordingly.

Mode of Exam Offline (Pen-Paper based)
Language and Medium of Questions

Category I, II, and IV- Malayalam and English

Category III- English

Category IV- Different for different languages.

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)
Duration 02 hours 30 minutes
Total Questions 150 per Category
Marking Scheme +1 for Correct Answer
Qualifying Marks A minimum of 60% marks is mandatory

There is no negative marking for the exam. Candidates can attempt all the questions.

Distribution of Marks as per Categories

For Category 1 (Lower Primary Teacher)

Content No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to age 6 – 11 years)
30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Language I (Tamil/Malayalam / Kannada) 30 30
Language II (Arabic/English) 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

*Those who want to take Arabic as a teaching subject.

For Category 2 (Upper Primary Teacher)

Content No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to age 11 – 14 years)
30 30

(a) For Mathematics and Science teachers:
Mathematics and Science


(b) For Social Science teachers:
Social Science

c) Other Subjects : (a) or (b)

60 60
The language I – Tamil / Malayalam / Kannada / English 30 30
Language II – (Other than Language I)
Malayalam / English
30 30
Total 150 150

The test contents focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.

For Category 3 (High School Teacher)

Content No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Theories of Learning, Teaching Aptitude and Adolescent Psychology 40 40
Language: Malayalam / Tamil/ English / Kannada 30 30
Subject-specific areas (Content & Pedagogy) 80 80
Total 150 150

The test items in subject-specific areas will focus on the pedagogical concepts, understanding, and ideas of the subjects concerned.
For Category IV

Content No. of Questions Marks Allotted
Child Development, Pedagogy and Teacher Aptitude 30 40
Language: Malayalam / English / Tamil / Kannada 40 30
Subject-specific paper (Content & Pedagogy) 80 80
Total 150 150

The test items in the given session will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instructions.

The Exam Schedule is mentioned below, divided into different categories:

Examination Timings
Category Examination date Duration of Examination Time
KTET- 1 15 February 2020 10.00 am- 12.30 pm 150 minutes
KTET -2 15 February 2020 2.00 pm- 4.30 pm 150 minutes
KTET -3 16 February 2020 11.00 am- 1.30 pm 150 minutes
KTET- 4 16 February 2020 2.30 pm- 5.00 pm 150 minutes

Kerala TET 2020 Syllabus

Kerala TET 2020 Syllabus is very important for the preparation. Students can find the syllabus below:

K-TET 2020:Paper -I Category-I(For Classes I to V)

1. Child Development and Pedagogy 

  • Child Development and Learning
  • Concepts of inclusive education
  • Learning and pedagogy

2. The language I - Malayalam/Kannada/Tamil

  • Reading Comprehension(Prose and Poem)
  • Pedagogical aspects of Mothertongue Education
  • Language, Literature, and culture

3. Language II - English/Arabic

  •  Language Comprehension 
  • Pedagogy of language development

4. Environment Science

5. Mathematics

Download PDF of Kerala TET 2020 detailed Syllabus for Category I

K-TET 2020:Paper -II Category-II(For Classes VI to VIII)

1.Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child development ( Elementary Child)
  • Inclusive Education
  • Learning and Pedagogy

2.(A) Language I - Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada

  • Reading Comprehension(Prose and Poem)
  • Aspects of Mothertongue education
  • Language Literature and culture

(B) Language I - English

  • Language Comprehension
  •  Pedagogy of Language Development

3. Language II - Malayalam/English/Hindi/Arabic/Urdu/Sanskrit

  • Language Comprehension
  • Pedagogy of Language Development

4. Science & Mathematics

5. Social Science

Download PDF of Kerala TET 2020 detailed Syllabus for Category II

K-TET 2020:Paper -III Category-III(For Classes VIII to X)

1. Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude

  • Adolescent Psychology
  •  Theories of Learning
  • Teaching Aptitude

2. The language I - Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada

  • Comprehension
  • Elements of Language
  • Communication

3. Subject Specific Areas (Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English/Arabic/Urdu/Sanskrit/Physical Science/Natural Science/Mathematics/Social Science)

  • Pedagogical understanding
  • Content, Concepts and Ideas

Download PDF of Kerala TET 2020 detailed Syllabus for Category III

K-TET 2020:Paper -IV Category-IV

  •  Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu
  • Physical Education
  • Drawing
  • Sewing
  • Music

Download PDF of Kerala TET 2020 detailed Syllabus for Category IV

Kerala TET 2020 Answer Key

Kerala TET 2020 Answer Key is now available on the official website. The Answer Key can help a candidate predict their marks and can also get an idea regarding their chances of qualifying the exam. Below guidelines should be followed to download the Kerala TET Answer key:

  • The candidates can directly check the answer key by clicking on the link on the official website.
  • They do not have to enter login credentials for it.
  • The Answer key is in the form of a PDF.

Kerala TET 2020 Result

Kerala TET 2020 Result will be declared by the Education Board of Kerala. Candidates should follow the below-given guidelines to download their Result:

  •  Visit the official website and Login with the correct credentials.
  • The details like Category/Categories, Date of Birth and Registration Number should be filled by the candidates.
  • The result once announces will not be put to re-evaluation.
  • Upon the basis of KTET 2020 result for the November session, the qualifying candidates will be awarded the Teacher's Training Certificate (TTC).
  • TTC will help them apply for teaching positions at all Government or Privately aided schools in Kerala State.

Kerala TET 2020 Certificate

The KTET 2020 Certificate will be given to those candidates who will qualify the Kerala TET 2020 test by the Secretary, Pareeksha Bhavan, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram on behalf of Govt. of Kerala. The original educational qualification certificates will be verified for the same by the DEO's concerned. Candidates applying for different categories will receive separate certificates by the Government.

Kerala TET 2020 Highlights

Candidates can check below the important points to get a preview of the whole article:

Name of Exam Kerala Teaching Eligibility Test (KTET)
Conducting Authority Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan
Level State Level
Official Website
Exam Mode Offline (Pen-Paper Test)
Exam Purpose It is a state-level exam that assesses the quality of teacher candidates for Lower Primary, Upper Primary and High School classes in Kerala

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KERALA TET Important Dates

Form Date09 Jan - 16 Jan 2020
Admit card05 Feb 2020
Result05 Jul 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date15 Feb - 16 Feb 2020

Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test 2020 Exam Pattern

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