KARTET-5 mistakes to avoid While Preparing

The Karnataka Teachers Eligibility Test (KARTET) is a state-level examination for those candidates interested in teaching primary and upper primary classes at various government schools located across Karnataka. The examination is conducted by the Centralized Admission Cell, Karnataka. 

The dates, syllabus, eligibility criteria, as well as all other important details are available on the KARTET official website. The KARTET exam comprises two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for those candidates interested in teaching primary classes, while Paper II is for those who are interested in teaching upper primary classes. 

However, passing the exam does not ensure a job. The qualified candidates are provided with a certificate of eligibility that is valid for a lifetime. The candidates are called for jobs based on the vacancies and marks obtained.

The KARTET exam has a vast syllabus that must be covered by the candidates in order to crack the exam. Candidates must have a good preparation strategy that will help them get better results in the exam. They must focus on avoiding any mistakes during preparation or while giving the exam that can result in a poor score in the exam.

KARTET Application Procedure

Although the mode of the exam is offline, the application takes place only in the online mode. The candidates need to fill the application form that is released at the official KARTET website with relevant details and upload the required documents. Then the candidates need to submit the form and pay the application fee. The application fee for general candidates is INR 1000, for SC/ST/PWD candidates is INR 400, and for OBC candidates is INR 500.

Admit cards are received by those candidates who have correctly completed the application procedure. Candidates need to download the admit cards and appear at their designated exam centers on the day of the exam to give the exam. The exam center for each candidate is mentioned in their admit cards. Without admit cards, no candidate will be allowed to sit for the exam. 

KARTET Exam pattern

The details of the KARTET exam pattern is given below:

  • The total marks of the exam are 150, and the total duration is 90 minutes.
  • The exam is conducted in offline mode.
  • The exam comprises two papers, Paper I and Paper II, for the respective classes.
  • Both the papers of KARTET are conducted in both English and Kannada languages.
  • Both papers I and II comprise multiple-choice questions (MCQ), each having four options.
  • For each correct answer, the candidate is awarded 1 mark, while no negative marks are given for incorrect answers.

KARTET Syllabus

The syllabus for the KARTET exam is slightly different for Paper I and II. The details of the syllabus for each paper are given below.

The syllabus for Paper I comprises the following subjects-

  • Child development and pedagogy
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental science
  • Social studies

The syllabus for Paper II comprises the following subjects-

  • Child development and pedagogy
  • Language I
  • Language II
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Social studies

5 mistakes to avoid while preparing for KARTET

5 mistakes that can be avoided by the candidate while preparing for KARTET are given below:

  • The candidate must not forget to download the syllabus from the official website before starting to prepare for the exam. This will help the candidates get a clear idea of the topics that are required to be studied.
  • Candidates must not only focus on studying a new topic but must keep revising the older topics. Since the syllabus of the KARTET exam is huge, most often, candidates focus only on covering up the syllabus and not focusing on revision.
  • Candidates must consult previous years’ papers during their preparation. This would help the candidates get a better understanding of the type of questions that appear in the exam that would help them to crack the exam.
  • Candidates must not forget to carry the admit card along with a valid proof of identity to the exam center on the day of the exam. If the candidate is not able to produce the admit card at the exam center, he/she will not be allowed to sit for the exam.
  • Candidates must not get too anxious while preparing or giving the exam as it can affect the health and overall performance of the candidate. Candidates must try to remain calm and composed as it will help them achieve higher scores and perform well in the exam.

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