PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) exams are conducted to test the eligibility of candidates aspiring to work as PGT teachers in public and private schools. These exams take place in almost every state in India to recruit Post-Graduate Teachers to teach up to the 12th standard.
Aspirants who have finished their graduation in any discipline along with a B.Ed. degree from any recognized institution or university can appear for the PGT exam. The candidates must have completed a two-year Post Graduate program from any regional NCERT College of Education in a specific subject with at least 50% marks with a B.Ed. Degree or equivalent. All candidates must be proficient in teaching in Hindi & English.
The minimum age limit and the number of attempts to appear in the PGT exam are different for each state and their exam. Therefore, we have made a list of some of the top PGT exams and the age limit and no. of attempts to appear in them.
List Of PGT Exams: Age Limit And Number Of Attempts
- DSSSB PGT Recruitment Exam
Exam Conducting Body: Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board
Exam Type: Central level
Number of Attempts
As per the official notification, there is no limit to the maximum attempts for appearing in the DSSSB PGT exam. Applicants can apply and appear for the PGT exam as many times as they desire.
The maximum age limit of the candidates belonging to the unreserved category fixed by the DSSSB is 36 years. However, the applicants who fall under any reserved quota will be eligible to receive age relaxations by the exam conducting body as mentioned in the table below:
|SC /ST||5 years|
|PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|Candidates who have worked for the Govt. of NCT of Delhi/its local or autonomous bodies for at least three years.||Up to 05 years for Group ‘B’ postsFor Group ‘C’ post (up to the age of 45 years for SC/ST, and 43 years for OBC)|
|Commendable Sports Persons||5 years|
|Disabled Defence Services workers||5 years|
|Divorced women/Widows/ judicially separated women who did not marry again||Up to the age of 35 years for unreserved categoryUp to 40 years for SC/ST and 38 years for OBC|
|Ex-Sportsperson||No. of years of Military service plus 3 years|
|Candidates who are teaching in any University||5 years|
2. UP PGT recruitment exam
Exam Conducting Body: UP Education Service Selection Board
Exam Type: State level
Number of Attempts
There is no limit to the maximum attempts for appearing in the UP PGT exam as per the official notification. Applicants can apply and appear for the PGT exam as many times as they desire.
As per the notification released by the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB), the lower age limit to appear for the UP PGT exam is 21 years. The exam conducting body has only defined the minimum age limit so far.
3. KVS PGT Recruitment Exam
Exam Conducting Body: Kendra Vidyalaya Sangathan
Exam Type: National level
Number of Attempts
As per the official notification, there is no limit to the maximum attempts for appearing in the KVS PGT exam. Applicants can apply and appear for the PGT exam as many times as they desire.
The maximum age limit for the Post Graduate Teacher is 40 years. However, age relaxation is offered to candidates based on the different criteria mentioned below.
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|All Women (except for the post of Principal & Vice-Principal)||10 years|
|KVS Personnel||No age bar|
|Applicants with 3 years of continuous service in Central Govt.||General – 5 yearsSC/ST – 10 yearsOBC – 8 years|
|Applicants customarily residedin Jammu & Kashmir from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
|Persons with disabilities||SC/ST – 15 yearsOBC – 13 yearsGeneral – 10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen from General category (Group-B posts only)||3 years|
|Ex-Servicemen from OBC (Group-B posts only)||6 years|
|Ex-Servicemen from SC/ST (Group-B posts only)||8 years|
There are many other PGT exams that candidates who want to become PGT teachers can appear for only if they fulfil the eligibility criteria. Therefore, students are advised to know the eligibility criteria of the PGT exam they want to take.