(Syllabus) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (K-TET)

(Syllabus) Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET)

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.

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