(Notification) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) November- 2016

(Notification) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) November- 2016

The RTE Act 2009 directs the State to ensure the quality requirement for recruitment of teachers. The persons recruited as teachers should possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at all levels of schooling. K-TET is an examination to assess the quality of teacher candidates for Lower Primary, Upper Primary and High School Classes in Kerala.

ELIGIBILITY

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 fulfills 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).
v) Candidates who are awaiting the final result of final semester of exams D.Ed./B.Ed.

However, a person who intends to be qualified in more than one category (Lower Primary classes, Upper Primary classes, High school classes and Language teachers in Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, (up to UP Level), Specialist teachers and Physical Education teachers) and possess the minimum qualifications for the respective categories, can specify this in the same application form (online) and appear for the examinations meant for these categories.

CATEGORY I (Lower Primary Classes)

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary or (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and two year Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC) [by whatever name known] conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.

OR

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations 2002.

OR

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

OR

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

CATEGORY II: (for Upper Primary classes)

i) B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. and 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education/Trained Teachers’ Certificate (TTC) [by whatever name known] conducted by Board of Examination, Govt. of Kerala or its equivalent.

OR

B.A/B.Sc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition, Norms and Procedure) regulations issued from time to time in this regard.

OR

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

OR

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed or B.Sc.Ed.

CATEGORY III (for High School classes)

Those who possess minimum educational qualifications as delineated here under are eligible to appear for K-TET- III. The test is for HSAs in: (i) Malayalam (ii) English (iii) Hindi (iv) Sanskrit (v) Tamil (vi) Kannada (vii) Arabic (viii) Urdu (ix) Social Science (x) Physical Science (xi) Natural Science and (xii) Mathematics

i) BA/BSc/B.Com with at least 45% marks and a B.Ed. Degree in the subject concerned (from any one of the Universities in Kerala or have acquired these qualifications from any other Universities recognized as equivalent thereto)

ii) For Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, those who have MSc.Ed. Degree in the subject concerned with not less than 50% marks from one of the Regional Institutes of Education sponsored by NCERT will be eligible to apply. For Botany and Zoology subjects, those with MSc.Ed. Degree in Life Science with not less than 50% marks from any of the Regional Institutes of Education are eligible to apply.

iii) BA or equivalent with at least 45% marks and who passed in LTTC are eligible to apply.

CATEGORY- IV

For Language teachers in Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu (up to Upper Primary level), Specialist teachers and Physical Education teachers (up to High School level)

Minimum Qualifications to apply

Those 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 are eligible to apply for K-TET- IV

Test Syllabus:

CATEGORY I (Lower Primary Classes)

There will be only one paper in this category. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four distractors.

Each question carries one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer. The total number of MCQs shall be 150.

Part No Content MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6-11) 30 30
  Mathematics 30 30
  Environmental Studies 30 30
2 Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada 30 30
3 Language II- English/Arabic* 30 30
  Total 150 150

*for those who intends to become Arabic Teachers

Nature and Standard of Questions:

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy shall focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11. The syllabus shall focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with focus on understanding for characteristics and needs of diverse, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

  • The test items for Language – I (Malayalam/Kannada/Tamil) shall focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction as chosen by the candidate at the time of submitting the application.

  • Language II shall be from the prescribed options other than Language I. Candidates can choose any one language from the available language options and the same shall be specified in the application form. The test items in Language II focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

  • The test items of Mathematics and Environmental Studies shall focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I - V by SCERT.

  • The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics of the syllabus prescribed for classes I - V, but the difficulty level, as well as linkages, could be up to the secondary stage.

CATEGORY II: (for Upper Primary classes)

There shall be only one paper in this category. All questions shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each carrying one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer. The total number of MCQs shall be 150

Structure and Content of the Test

Part No Content MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 11-14) 30 30
  (a) 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 60
2 Language I-Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English 30 30
3 Language II-(Other than Language I) Malayalam/English 30 30
  Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions

  • The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy shall focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

  • The test items for Language I (Malayalam/ Kannada/Tamil/English) shall focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction as chosen from the list of prescribed options in the application form.

  • The Language II shall be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language from among the available options while submitting the application form. The candidate has to attempt the related language applied for. The test items in Language II shall also focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.

  • The test items of Mathematics and Science, and Social Science shall focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science shall be for 30 marks each. The test items shall be evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes V-VIII by SCERT, Kerala.

  • The questions in the tests for Paper II shall be based on the topics of the prescribed in the syllabus by SCERT, Kerala for classes V to VIII, but the difficulty level as well as linkages will be up to the higher/senior secondary stage.

CATEGORY III (for High School classes)

There shall be one paper in this category. All questions will be of Multiple Choice type (MCQs) each carrying one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer.

Structure and Content of the Test

Part No Subject MCQs Marks
1 Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude 40 40
2 Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada 30 30
3 Subject specific areas (Content & Pedagogy) 80 80
  Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions:

  • The test items on Adolescent Psychology, theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude will focus on the educational psychology, principles and approaches of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 13-17. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with the learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning
  • The test items for Language (Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
  • The test items in subject specific areas will focus on the pedagogical understanding, concepts and ideas of the subjects concerned.
  • The questions in the test will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus published by SCERT; Kerala for classes VIII - XII but the difficulty level as well as linkages could be up to graduate level.

CATEGORY- IV

There will be only one paper in this category. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) each carrying one mark. There will be four alternatives out of which one will be the correct answer

Structure and Content of the Test (CATEGORY-IV)

Sl. No Subject MCQs Marks
1 Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude 30 30 Marks
2 Language Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada 40 40 Marks
3 Subjects specific paper (Content & Pedagogy) 80 80 Marks
  Total 150 150

Nature and Standard of Questions:

  • The test item on Child Development Pedagogy & Teaching Aptitude will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 06-14. They will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with the learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning
  • The test item for Language (Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
  • The test items in subject specific areas will focus on the pedagogical understanding, concepts and problem solving abilities in these subjects.

AGE LIMIT

There is no age limit prescribed for candidates appearing for K-TET

Application Fee:

The Exam fee for each category is Rs . 500/- (Five Hundred only).

The fee for SC/ST and differently able categories is Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only). Candidates have to remit the Exam Fee either by Credit/Debit card, Net banking or other mode of payment by Chelan in cash in the Account No. 67371493960 Kerala TET, in favor of the Director, SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram at the any branches of State Bank of Travancore.

Fee once remitted will not be refunded or adjusted for any other examination in future.

How to Apply:

The Prospectus, Notification, Instructions, mode of payment and procedure for applying application can be downloaded from the websites of Pareeksha Bhavan ie,‘www.keralapareekshabhavan.in.’

Application should be submitted only through online. Print out of the confirmed application should be kept with the candidate. Before confirming the applications the candidate must be verified and confirm all the entries made are correct. Once confirmed the application, there will be no provision for any correction.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of Application online: step one: 24/08/2016 to 08/09/2016
  • Submission of Application online: Step two : 25/08/2016 to 09/09/2016:25/08/
  • Downloading Admit Card through website: 20/10/2016
  • Date of Examinations: 05/11/2016 and 19/11/2016

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Courtesy: KTET