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KTET Syllabus

KTET is conducted by the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan, which has released the syllabus for the upcoming test. The KTET exam is administered in four separate categories, I, II, III, and IV. The KTET website releases the KTET exam dates, and different types have different dates for their exams. Kerala TET exams are right around the corner, which means candidates must prepare well to pass. To qualify for the Teacher Eligibility Test, you must familiarize yourself with the KTET syllabus and exam format.

The KTET exam covers important topics in Lower Primary Level, Upper Primary Level, High School Level, and Language Teaching Level. They are as follows:

KTET exam Syllabus For Category I (Paper I)

Child Development & Pedagogy Syllabus

Environmental Studies Syllabus

  • Aims of learning science
  • Science
  • Supplementary activities for enhancing science learning
  • Approaches of science teaching
  • Learning Aids
  • Integrated system in environmental science
  • Analysis of the primary science curriculum
  • Food
  • Animal world
  • Evaluation strategy in science classes
  • Different methods in the science teaching-learning process
  • Role of science teacher
  • Public Institute
  • Unit analysis
  • Family
  • Scientific process
  • Agriculture
  • Water
  • Jobs
  • Plants
  • Light
  • Different process skills
  • Solar system
  • Evaluation system
  • Science
  • Diseases
  • First aid
  • Air
  • Characteristics of science teaching
  • Action Research
  • Scientific process
  • Energy
  • Pedagogic analysis
  • Analysis of primary science curriculum

Mathematics Syllabus

  • Mathematics – Trends and Developments
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Learning Materials in Mathematics
  • Measurements
  • Nature of Mathematics
  • Mathematics Learning – Evaluation
  • Numbers
  • Geometry

KTET-I Syllabus For Language I (Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada)

Tamil Syllabus

  • Pedagogical aspects of Mother Tongue Education – Class 1 to 5
  • Reading Comprehension – Prose
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Reading Comprehension – Poem

Malayalam Syllabus

  • Reading Comprehension – Poem
  • Reading Comprehension – Prose
  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Pedagogical aspects of Malayalam Language

Kannada Syllabus

  • Pedagogical aspects of Kannada Language – Class 1 to 5
  • Reading comprehension – Prose
  • History of Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Reading comprehension –Poem

KTET-I Syllabus For Language II (Arabic, English)

Arabic Syllabus

  • Verbal ability
  • Language Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Pedagogy of language development
  • Comprehension passage

English Syllabus

  • Grammar
  • Pedagogy of language development
  • Verbal ability
  • Language Comprehension
  • Comprehension passage

KTET Exam Syllabus For Category II (Paper-II)

KTET II Syllabus For Child Development & Pedagogy

  • The Individual Difference among Learners
  • Inclusive Education
  • Motivation and Learning
  • The concept of development and its relation to learning
  • Socialization Process
  • Personality and adjustment
  • Nature of prior learning
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Learning and Pedagogy
  • Cognitive Process and Emotions

KTET II Syllabus For Language I (English, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam)


Pedagogy of Language Development Language Comprehension


  • Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Language Comprehension


  • Reading Comprehension – Prose
  • Pedagogical aspects of Kannada Language – Class 6 to 8
  • Reading Comprehension – Poem
  • Language Literature and culture


  • Reading Comprehension – Prose
  • Language Literature and Culture
  • Pedagogical aspects of Mother Tongue Education Class 6 to 8
  • Reading Comprehension – Poem

KTET-II Syllabus For Mathematics

  • Average
  • Percent
  • Nature of Mathematics
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Geometry
  • Exponentiation
  • Mathematics – Trends and Developments
  • Learning Materials in Mathematics
  • Mathematics Learning – Evaluation
  • Algebra
  • Learning of Mathematics – Strategies and Methods
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Arithmetic
  • Pedagogy

KTET-II Syllabus For Science

  • Magnetism
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Basic concepts of force
  • Ecosystem
  • Energy
  • Animal nutrition
  • Germination of seed
  • Cellular equilibrium
  • Plant reproduction
  • Biodiversity
  • Transparent and opaque objects
  • Cell
  • Agriculture
  • Pollution
  • Human nervous system
  • Diseases

KTET-II Syllabus For Social Science


  • Stone age, the beginning of agriculture
  • Civilizations – Egypt, China, Mesopotamia, Harappa
  • Industrial and agricultural revolutions, capitalism
  • Socialism, labor movements, and labor struggles
  • Colonialism in India
  • Struggles of peasants, workers, tribals, women, sepoys, poligars, rulers, and chieftains
  • Revolt of 1857
  • Social reform movements of India
  • Indian national movement and Gandhian era
  • Movements for social change, peasant struggles, and federal action in modern Kerala


  • Economic growth, development and human development – concepts and trends
  • Five Year Plans
  • Agriculture, food security, and poverty
  • Traditional industries of Kerala
  • Money and banking
  • Demographic trends – India and Kerala
  • Globalization and India


  • Planets and other heavenly bodies
  • Size, shape, the interior structure of the earth, seasons, temperature zones
  • Latitude, longitude, longitude, and time
  • Map and its types, scale, topographical maps, globe
  • Climate & weather, temperature, pressure, rainfall, and winds
  • India – Relief, climate, drainage, vegetation
  • India – Resources, agriculture, industry, transport, population
  • Kerala – Physiography, drainage, agriculture, transportation, human life
  • Environmental problems and conservative measures

Political Sciences

  • Democracy
  • People and state Government
  • Political parties – Types and functions
  • Election Process and the Role of Election Commission
  • Local Self Governments


  • Nature, scope, importance, and correlation
  • National goals, aims & objectives of instruction
  • Curriculum – trends, principles & organizations
  • Analysis and planning of instruction
  • Types of learners and requirements for learning
  • Learning resources and co-curricular activities
  • Purpose and modern trends of evaluation
  • Methods, approaches & techniques of instruction
  • Characteristics of current instructional strategies

KTET Exam Syllabus For Category III (Paper III)

KTET-III Syllabus for Language (Malayalam, English, Tamil, Kannada)


  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension
  • Communicative functions


  • Vocabulary
  • Communicative functions
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension


  • Reading Comprehension – Poem
  • Communication
  • Elements of Language
  • Reading Comprehension (Prose)


  • Elements of Language
  • Reading Comprehension – Poem
  • Communication
  • Reading Comprehension (Prose)

KTET-III Syllabus For Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning & Teaching Aptitude

  • Theories of Learning
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Adolescent Psychology

KTET-III Syllabus For Subject Specific Areas (Content & Pedagogy):


  • Physical changes and chemical changes
  • Non-metals
  • Atoms and Molecules
  • Gas laws
  • Nature of matter
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Metals
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Organic compounds
  • Periodic table and chemical bonding
  • Separation of Mixtures
  • Chemical reactions and Mole concept
  • Colloids
  • Pedagogy

Physical Science

  • Electronics
  • Light
  • Heat
  • Gravitation
  • Force and pressure
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Wave motion
  • Motion 
  • Work and Energy

KTET Exam Syllabus For Category IV (Paper IV)

KTET-IV Syllabus For Language Teachers, Specialist Teachers & Physical Education Teachers

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu
  • Physical Education
  • Drawing
  • Sewing
  • Music


Candidates must review the KTET exam syllabus, essential topics, and exam patterns before taking the exam to prepare for it. In addition to knowing the structure of the KTET question paper, candidates can also learn about the KTET Exam Pattern.

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