Karnataka TET 2018 : Exam Date,Syllabus,Admit Card and all other details

Karnataka TET is the exam conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for the appointment of primary and upper primary teachers in government schools across the Karnataka state. The candidates must clear Karnataka TET to appear for teacher recruitment exam conducted by the state government.

The School Education Board of Karnataka has released the official notification for Karnataka TET 2018. The online application process for Karnataka TET 2018 began on December 05, 2018. Candidates willing to appear for Karnataka TET must register on the official website of School Education Board of Karnataka.

Important Dates :

The online application process for Karnataka TET 2018 began on December 05, 2018. The exam authority has announced the exact date of Karnataka TET 2018 exam. Important dates are given in the below table.

Eligibility Criteria :

Only eligible candidates from Karnataka state are allowed to apply for Karnataka TET 2018.

Age Limit:

The lower age limit of the applicants should be 18 years, and the upper age limit will be around 35 to 40 years. Relaxation in upper age limit will be given to reserved category candidates.

Educational Qualification :

For Primary Teachers (Class 1 to 5) :

  • The minimum qualification required for the Primary Teachers is Intermediate (Class 12) with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories).
  • Candidates must have passed Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI.Ed) or Bachelor of Elementary Education with at least 45 – 50% of marks.
  • Candidates pursuing final-year D.EI.Ed/ Bachelor of Elementary Education is also eligible to apply for Karnataka TET 2018.

For Upper Primary Teachers (Class 6 to 8) :

  • The minimum qualification required for Upper Primary Teachers is Bachelor’s degree (B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ B.Tech/ BBA etc.,) with at least 45% – 50% of qualifying marks.
  • The candidates must have passed Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI.Ed)/ Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) to be eligible for the post of Upper Primary Teacher.
  • Candidates pursuing final-year D.EI.Ed/ B.Ed are also eligible to appear for Karnataka TET 2018.

Application Procedure :

Karnataka TET 2018 online application process began on December 05, 2018. Candidates can submit the application form for Karnataka TET 2018 through the official website of School Education Board of Karnataka.

Apply for Karnataka TET here – http://www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in/

Application Fee : 

Depending on the qualification and eligibility criteria of Karnataka TET 2018, candidates can apply for Paper I/ Paper II/ both. The application fee is given below :

  • General: Rs. 700 (Rs. 1,000 for both Paper I and Paper II)
  • SC/ ST: Rs. 350 (Rs. 500 for both Paper I and Paper II)

How to fill Karnataka TET Application form?

  • Candidates can fill the online application form directly by visiting the official website of the School Education Board of Karnataka.
  • Click on the ‘Karnataka TET 2018’ link on the homepage of the official website.
  • Proceed with the online application
  • Fill all the details carefully in the columns prescribed
  • The details include Personal Details, Academic/ Education Details and Declaration.
  • After filling the above details, upload the required documents (mostly passport size photograph and signature).
  • Pay the Karnataka TET 2018 exam fee.
  • Take the printout of application form for future reference

Documents Required to Karnataka TET Application Form 2018 :

The applicants must keep the following documents ready before filling the online application form for Karnataka TET 2018: –

  • Scanned Copy of Recent Passport Size Photograph
  • Scanned Copy of Signature

Note: Candidates may have to enter the Hall Ticket/ Certificate Number/ Roll Number of Class 10 in the online application form.

Admit Card for Karnataka TET 2018 :

Karnataka TET 2018 admit card will be available for download at least 10 – 15 before the exam date. The candidates can download Karnataka TET 2018 admit card from the School Education Board of Karnataka website. After downloading the admit card, take its printout.

Details contained in the Admit Card :

  • Personal details of candidates
  • Exam Date
  • Exam Venue
  • Exam time
  • Instructions to follow

The candidates must read the instructions carefully given on the admit card.

Exam Pattern :

Karnataka TET 2018 exam is divided into Paper I and Paper II. Candidates aspiring to become Primary Teachers must appear for Paper I. However, candidates willing to become upper primary teachers must appear for Paper II. Candidates with relevant educational qualification can apply for Paper I and II. The exam pattern of Karnataka TET 2018 is given below :

Paper I :

Paper II :

Syllabus :


1.Child Development and Pedagogy :

  • the Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky constructs and critical perspectives. Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence
  • Language & Thought

2.Language I :

Language Comprehension:

  • Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Remedial Teaching
  • Principles of Language Teaching
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Role of listening and speaking; the function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • The critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders Language Skills

3.Language II:


  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with a question on comprehension, grammar and verb

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Same as Language I


  • Geometry
  • Data Handling
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Volume
  • Solids around Us
  • Time
  • Numbers
  • Weight
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Multiplication
  • Division

Apart from the above, there will be questions on pedagogical issues relating to Mathematics.

5.Environmental Studies:

  • Travel
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Family and Friends

1.Child Development and Pedagogy

Same as Paper I

2. Language I

Same as Paper I

3.Language II

Same as Paper I

4. Mathematics

  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Data Handling

Apart from the above, there will be questions on pedagogical issues.


  • Food
  • Materials
  • The World of Living
  • Moving Things, People and Ideas
  • How Do Things Work?
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Natural Resources

Apart from the above, there will be questions on pedagogical issues.

6.Social Studies

  • History
  • Geography
  • Social and Political Life

Apart from the above, there will be questions on pedagogical issues.

The syllabus for Mathematics, Science and Social Studies will not be beyond school level. Therefore, the candidates must focus more on school syllabus from Class 6 to 10.
Detailed Syllabus

Exam Result :

Karnataka TET 2018 results will be available at least 30 – 45 days after the date of exam. The results will be uploaded on the official website of Karnataka School Education Board. Candidates can check the results with their admit card number/ hall ticket number.

Cut-Off Marks :

Karnataka TET 2018 cutoff marks for General and reserved categories is given in the below table :

Selection Procedure :

Candidates who score the cutoff marks will be declared qualified. School Education Board of Karnataka will issue Karnataka TET eligibility certificate to the qualified candidates. These candidates are eligible for the state-level teacher recruitment exam.

Karnataka TET 2018 certificate is valid for seven years. There is no limit on the number of attempts for Karnataka TET exam.

Books for Reference :

Aspirants can prepare for the Karnataka TET  2018 Exam by referring following books :

  • Karnataka TET Paper I and Paper II Question Bank by Dr. Madhumathu
  • State TET Exam Maths Mock Test Papers by Mock Time Publication
  • KAR TET for Primary Teachers by P. Nityananda
  • Karnataka TET by Honest Test Series Publications
  • Karnataka TET for Paper II (Social Science) by Priyanka Prakashan.
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