Kerala TET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualification, Age Limit

Kerala TET Eligibility Criteria 2022: Educational Qualification, Age Limit

ByNeha Joshi  |  Updated on: Apr 18, 2022
KTET Eligibility Criteria 2022 has been provided to you in this post for all the papers. Check the KTET Educational Qualification, Age Limit and Important Takeaways for the forthcoming exam.
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In a formal notification, the Office of the Commissioner for Government Examinations published the KTET eligibility criteria. The specifications of the KTET eligibility criteria can be found in the notification. The KTET eligibility criteria 2022 is the first and foremost prerequisite that the candidates must make sure that they fulfill before applying for the Kerala TET exam. The KTET eligibility criteria require fulfillment of the educational qualification and age limit criteria. This post informs you about the Kerala TET eligibility criteria for all the papers, i.e. Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, and Paper 4. The age limit, educational qualifications, experience, nationality, number of attempts, and other KTET eligibility criteria are all included in this post.

KTET Eligibility Criteria 2022

The  KTET eligibility criteria 2022 is provided to you by the Pareeksha Bhavan, Kerala along with the official notification. The candidates who will be applying for the Kerala TET 2022 exam must have complete knowledge about the educational qualification and age limit for KTET February Registration. This post provides you with the details that are needed to fill out the online form. 

The KTET eligibility criteria vary for Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, and Paper 4 as per the official notification. There is no age limit to apply for the KTET exam. Candidates of any age group can apply for the exam. Candidates must assure that they possess/ fulfill the KTET eligibility criteria prescribed in the notification before filling out the KTET application form for recruitment. If you don't satisfy the KTET eligibility criteria, your application will be rejected. Check all the important Kerala TET eligibility criteria below.

KTET Education Qualification 2022

Candidates who want to apply for teaching jobs through KTET 2022 must have a minimum educational qualification. The education eligibility criteria for the KTET vary depending on the paper for which candidates have applied. The candidates' KTET educational qualifications are listed separately for paper 1, paper 2, paper 3, and paper 4. The KTET educational criteria for the lower primary classes, upper primary classes, and high school classes are given in the table. Check the Kerala TET educational qualification for all the exam categories:

Category

Educational Qualification

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

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary with 45% marks and Trained Teachers Certificate.

OR

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary with 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education

OR

Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary with 50% marks and 4 years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR

Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary with 50% marks and 2 years Diploma in Education

Paper/ Category 2 Upper Primary Classes (Class 6-8)

B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. and 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education/Trained Teachers Certificate (TTC)

OR

B.A /B.Sc/B.Com with 45% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.)

OR

Higher Secondary/Senior Secondary with 50% marks and 4 years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR

Higher Secondary/ Senior Secondary with 50% marks and 4 years B.A / B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed or B.Sc.Ed

Paper/ Category 3 High School Classes (Class 9-12)

[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]

BA/B.Sc./B.Com. with minimum 45% marks along with B.Ed. Degrees in the concerned subject from a recognized university are required for appearing in the KTET exam.

OR

In the case of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology, those who have M.Sc. Ed. Degrees in the concerned subject with a minimum of 50% marks from the recognized institute will be eligible.

OR

BA or equivalent with at least 45% marks and LTTC passed candidates are eligible to apply. 

Paper/ Category 4 High School Classes (Class 9-12)

[For Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Arabic language, and specialist teachers in Physical Education.]

The aspirants who possess the requisite qualification for language teacher of Hindi, Sanskrit, Arabic & Urdu (up to Upper Primary level), Specialist teachers & Physical Education teachers as per the rules are eligible to apply.

Also, check KTET Preparation Tips 2022 here.

Kerala TET Age Limit Criteria

The Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test is an eligibility exam. The minimum age limit to appear for the exam is 21 years. To guarantee that their candidature fits the criteria, candidates should have a thorough understanding of the KTET age limit criteria. As per the latest KTET eligibility criteria, there is no upper age limit for the exam.

  • Minimum KTET Age Limit Criteria: 21 years.
  • Maximum KTET Age Limit Criteria: No upper age limit.

However, the candidates who belong to reserved categories will be provided KTET reservations as per their category. Candidates can check the table below to learn about the relaxation in qualifying marks offered to candidates who fall in the reserved category. Relaxation in qualifying marks for the KTET exam is discussed below:

KTET Exam Category

Marks Relaxation

Category 1 (Lower Primary Classes)

Candidates from the SC/ST and differently-abled groups are eligible for a 5% qualifying mark relaxation. Candidates from the OBC and OEC are also given a 3% reduction in qualifying marks. 

Category 2 (Upper Primary Classes)

Candidates from the SC/ST and differently-abled groups will be given a 5% relaxation in the qualifying scores. For OBC and OEC candidates, a 3% relaxation is allowed as long as they meet the minimum qualifying marks. 

Category 3 (High School Classes)

Candidates from the SC/ST and differently-abled categories will be given a fifty-mark exemption from the minimum qualifying marks. OBC and OEC candidates for the KTET will receive a 3% reduction in their qualifying marks. 

Category 4 (Language Teacher or Specialist Teacher)

Candidates from the SC/ST and differently-abled categories will be given a fifty-mark relaxation in the qualifying marks required to appear for the KTET.

Candidates from the OBC and OEC categories will be given a 3 marks exemption in the qualifying marks required for KTET eligibility.

Also, check KTET Syllabus 2022.

KTET Nationality Criteria

Candidates must ensure their KTET nationality criteria before applying for the exam. Any Indian candidate who is otherwise eligible for the exam can apply for the KTET exam. The KTET nationality criteria are as follows:

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • Candidates from all across the country can apply for the exam, although candidates from the state of Kerala are given preference.

Also, Check KTET Answer Key here.

Important Points of KTET Eligibility Criteria

When applying for the Kerala Teachers' Eligibility Test, aspirants should bear the following considerations in mind. The important points of the KTET eligibility criteria are given below:

  • The KTET exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The KTET is a certification exam to recruit teachers in the private or government schools of Kerala. The candidates will be required to submit all the documents in original such as educational qualifications, and KTET certificate while applying for the post of teacher. 
  • The candidates will have to obtain the qualifying marks to get a certificate. 
  • Only the qualified candidates will get a KTET certificate.
  • The certificate will help them in fulfilling the eligibility criteria for a teaching job.
  • The date of birth on the 10th certification will be treated as final.
Related Important Links

Kerala TET (KTET) 2022

KTET Application Form 2022

KTET Result 2022

Kerala KTET Syllabus, Exam Pattern

KTET Answer Key 2022

KTET Exam Eligibility Criteria FAQs

  • As per the Kerala TET notification, the KTET eligibility criteria 2022 includes the fulfillment of the educational qualification and age limit. The KTET eligibility criteria demand a minimum degree of education and a minimum age limit of 21 years. We have provided detailed eligibility criteria for the KTET exam based on these parameters in the above post.

  • As per the latest KTET eligibility criteria, the minimum age limit to apply for the exam is 21 years. There are no upper age limit criteria to apply for the exam. The candidates who belong to reserved categories will be provided relaxation in qualifying marks as per their category.

  • There is no need for age relaxation, as there is no age limit in Kerala TET. The detailed KTET eligibility criteria have been provided in the above post.

  • No, only Indians are allowed to take the Kerala TET 2022 exam. Candidates from all across the country can apply for the exam, although candidates from the state of Kerala are given preference.

  • The KTET eligibility criteria are prescribed by Pareeksha Bhavan, Kerala. The KTET eligibility criteria for 2022 have already been released by the officials along with the notification.

  • The education eligibility criteria for the KTET vary depending on the paper for which candidates have applied. The candidates' KTET educational qualifications are listed separately for paper 1, paper 2, paper 3, and paper 4. The KTET educational criteria for the lower primary classes, upper primary classes, and high school classes are given in the above post.

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