KTET Marking Scheme

The Office of the Commissioner for Government Examinations is responsible for conducting the Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test and keeping track of all KTET applications for selecting school teachers in Kerala. This state-level competitive exam is organized to test whether candidates have suitable skills to teach Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and High School classes in Kerala schools. Pareeksha Bhavan in Kerala is given the implementation and organization responsibilities of the KTET exam. KTET Exam is held as per the rules and regulations laid down by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Kerala.

The Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan sets the marking scheme and exam pattern of the Kerala Teaching Eligibility Test for all different categories of papers:

  • Category 1
  • Category 2
  • Category 3
  • Category 4

To make things easier for students, we have mentioned the details of the KTET marking scheme for all four categories below. Have a look at the marking scheme below and form your preparation strategy accordingly for the exam.

KTET Marking Scheme

Just completing your KTET applications isn’t enough. Knowing things like the marking scheme of any exam is a crucial step in the preparation process. It gives candidates a better idea of which topics carry more weightage and importance. Also, the candidates must obtain the qualifying KTET marks to get the KTET certificate. The marking scheme of the Kerala Teaching Eligibility Test is somewhat similar for all four categories.

  • Category 1: Lower Primary Classes (Classes 1-5)
  • Category 2: Upper Primary Classes (Classes 6-8)
  • Category 3: High School Classes (Classes 9-10)
  • Category 4: Language Classes

KTET Marking Scheme: Category 1 For Lower Primary Teachers

The KTET Category 1 paper is conducted to recruit teachers for Lower Primary Classes, i.e., classes 1 to 5. All candidates must complete a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) asked in KTET Category 1 paper in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Each question carries 1 mark, and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer.

Part No.SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Child Development and Pedagogy (concerning the age group 6-11)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
 2Language I- Tamil/ Malayalam/ Kannada3030
 3Language II- English or Arabic*For those who aim to become Arabic Teachers3030
Total150150

KTET Marking Scheme: Category 2 For Upper Primary Teachers

Those who want to become Upper Primary Class teachers and teach classes 6 to 8 need to take the KTET Category 2 paper and score the qualifying KTET marks. All candidates must complete a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) asked in KTET Category 2 paper in 2 hours and 30 minutes. Each question is of 1 mark, and there is no negative marking in this paper. Take a look at the exam pattern given below:

Part No.SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Child Development and Pedagogy (concerning the age group 11-14)3030
(a)    Those who wish to become Mathematics and Science teachers: Mathematics and Science(b)   Those who wish to become Social Science teachers: Social Science(c) For any other teachers than (a) or (b)6060
 2Language I- Tamil/ Malayalam/Kannada/English3030
 3Language II- (Other than Language I) Malayalam/English3030
Total150150

KTET Marking Scheme: Category 3 For High School Teachers

Those who want to teach classes 9 to 12 and become high school teachers need to appear for the KTET Category 3 exam and score the passing KTET marks. All candidates must complete a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) asked in KTET Category 3 paper in 2 hours and 30 minutes. You can have a look at the category 3 exam pattern below:

Part No.SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Adolescent Psychology, Teaching Aptitude and Theories of Learning 4040
 2Language: English/ Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada3030
 3Subject specific areas (Content and Pedagogy)8080
Total150150

KTET Marking Scheme: Category 4 For Language Teachers

Those aspirants who aim to become language teachers in Kerala schools must appear for the KTET Category 4 exam. All candidates must complete a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) asked in KTET Category 4 paper in 2 hours and 30 minutes. You can have a look at the exam pattern for the KTET Category 4 exam:

Part No.SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Child Development, Pedagogy and Teacher Aptitude3030
 2Language: Tamil/Kannada/Malayalam/English4040
 3Subject specific areas (Content and Pedagogy)8080
Total150150

All the students who are done with their KTET applications must start learning all important details about the KTET exam, including KTET marks, exam pattern, syllabus and a lot more. Not having enough knowledge about the exam can affect your performance.

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