REET: An Overview

What is REET?

REET stands for Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teacher, an exclusive state-level competitive exam conducted in Rajasthan. This test is conducted to certify candidates as eligible teachers to be employed in Rajasthan and is curated by the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan (BSER). This test is sometimes also known as RTET, which stands for Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test.

Essentially, the REET is conducted to recruit teachers for schools in Rajasthan. The recruitment is done for teachers of two levels of classes: 

  1. Level I or Primary 
  2. Level II or Upper Primary.  

Hence, those applicants who clear REET successfully, at Level I and Level II, will be eligible to teach students of classes 1-5 and classes 6-8, respectively, in Rajasthan’s educational institutions.

Important Facts about REET

  1. The test is usually conducted once every year or as per the vacancies available.
  2. The exam is conducted in offline mode and for a duration of 150 minutes.
  3. The test can be written in either English or Hindi language.
  4. More details of the exam can be accessed on the official website.

Eligibility Criteria for REET

Below are the details of requirements for candidates to qualify to take this competitive exam. 

Age

The BSER does not have any maximum age limit for aspirants wanting to appear for the REET. However, the minimum age required to appear or apply for the test is 18 years.

A candidate above the age of 18 can apply for the REET exam if they fulfill the individual educational qualification criteria set by the BSER for candidates appearing for the Level I and Level II exams.

Educational Qualifications 

Primary Teacher

To apply for the REET exam, a candidate must fulfill any of the following conditions:

  1. Senior Secondary certificate with at least 50% marks along with studying for or passed in the final semester of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  2. Appearing for the final year of a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
  3. Appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
  4. Graduation along with appearing in the final year or completing a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

Upper Primary Teacher

  1. Graduation with at least 50% pass percentage and completed or appearing for a 1-year B.Ed. in Special Education.
  2. Graduation and completed or appearing for the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  3. Graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and completed or appearing in a 1-year Bachelor in Education, i.e., B.Ed.
  4. Graduation with a minimum of 45% pass marks or appearing for a 1-year Bachelor in Education in accordance with the NCTE regulations.
  5. Senior Secondary or any other equivalent education with a minimum of 50% pass percentage and completed or appearing for the final year of a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, like B.El.Ed, B.A, B.Sc.Ed, B.A.Ed, or B.Sc.Ed.

REET Exam Pattern

If you aspire to take the REET exam, it is important to understand the details of the exam clearly, which will help you prepare and score well. The REET exam is conducted separately for Level I and Level II aspirants. While most of the regulations are the same for both tests, there are slight changes in the pattern that must be noted.

Few Important Points to Note

  1. The exam is conducted for a duration of 150 minutes.
  2. There are a total of 150 questions with a maximum score of 150 marks.
  3. Each correct answer carries one mark.
  4. There is no negative marking.
  5. All the questions are set in the form of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only.

No. of Subjects

Level I

The REET Paper-I covers a total of five subjects. They are:

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy.
  2. Language I
  3. Language II
  4. Mathematics
  5. Environmental Studies

The REET Paper-II or the Upper Primary Level qualification test consists of four subjects, namely,

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II
  4. Social Science or Mathematics and Science

Exam Pattern for Paper-I

The exam paper is divided into five equal sections based on the subjects, as outlined below:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Mathematics3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total150150

Exam Pattern for Paper-II

The question paper is divided into four sections, also based on the subjects:

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language I3030
Language II3030
Subject of Expertise
(Science & Mathematics,Social Science, Science & Mathematics, or Social Science)
6060
Total150150

In both the exams, questions will primarily be of Class 12 standard.

REET Syllabus

SubjectTopics
Child DevelopmentPedagogy, the role of heredity and environment, concepts of learning and its processes, theories of learning and its implication, concept of development and learning, child thinking and thought process.
Language IHindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, and Gujarati.
Language IIEnglish, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, and Gujarati.
Environment StudiesBasic knowledge of environmental elements, clothes and habitats, significance of environment studies, environment education learning principles, living beings, matter and energy, our culture and civilization, personal hygiene, pollution, natural resources, and environment of Rajasthan.
MathematicsCommunity of mathematics, average, diagnostic and remedial teaching, error analysis and related concepts of learning and teaching, evaluation methods, fractions, geometry, mensuration, Indian currency, LCM and HCF, mathematical operations, profit-loss, and simple interest.
Science Animal reproduction, adolescence, chemical substances, force and motion, heat, human body, light and sound, living beings, microorganisms, natural science, science and technology, solar system, and structure of matter.
Social Science Geography and resources of India/Rajasthan government: composite and functions, history and culture of India/Rajasthan, Indian civilization, culture and society, Indian constitution, democracy, components, Earth, Mauryan and Gupta empires and post-Gupta period, medieval and Modern period, resources and development.

These are some of the important topics from the wide range of topics covered in each of the subjects. 

It is important to adopt a structured preparation to clear this important and competitive exam and score well. Hence, get a clear understanding of the REET syllabus, divide the topics as per the difficulty level, and allot time accordingly.

With constant practice, by solving mock tests and previous years’ question papers, and with good revision, you can secure a high score in the REET.

For more information relating to the REET, its updated schedule, dates, syllabus, and more, keep reading our blogs. Ace the test and get the job of your dreams.

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