Karnataka TET – Notification, Exam Date, Online Form, Syllabus & News

The Karnataka TET examination window opens in May on a tentative basis. The school education board in Karnataka organizes the  Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test, which is also known as KARTET. The examination is conducted once every year. Let us check out the complete details of the Karnataka TET examination 2023. 


Karnataka Teacher’s Eligibility Test 2023 schedule (tentative)

  • Commencement of applications process –  1st week of September 2023
  • Closing date for the application process – 4th week of September 2023
  • Last date for the payment of fees – the 4th week of September 2023
  • Date of availability of admit card – 4th week of October 2023
  • KARTET entrance examination – 1st week of November 2023
  • Date of release of answer key – To be announced 
  • Announcement of results – to be announced

 Karnataka Teacher’s Eligibility Test 2023 application process

Here are the complete details on the KARTET 2023 examination –

  • The information will be released on the official website 
  • The process of filling out the application form is online
  • No application will not be accepted through the postal mode 

Karnataka TET application fees 

Here are the complete details of the application fees for the Karnataka TET examination 2023

Karnataka TET Application fee
CATEGORY Paper – I or II Both I & II
General, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B Rs.700/- Rs.1000/-
SC/ST/CI only Rs.350/- Rs.500/-


Karnataka TET examination eligibility criteria 

The eligibility criteria for the Karnataka TET examinations in 2023 would be on the following lines –

Primary Teachers (Class 1 to 5)

The minimum qualification is Intermediate (Class 12) with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories). They should also pass a Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI. Ed) or Bachelor of Elementary Education with at least 45 – 50% of marks. You may also apply for the final year of D.EI.Ed/ Bachelor of Elementary Education.

Upper Primary Teachers (Class 6 to 8)

The minimum qualification needed for Upper Primary Teachers is a Bachelor’s degree (B. A/ B.Sc./ B. Com/ B. Tech/ BBA etc.,) with a minimum of 45% – 50% marks. He should pass the Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI. Ed)/ Bachelor of Education (B. Ed). You can also apply if you are studying in the final-year D.EI. Ed/ B.Ed. 

The KARTET 2023 examination pattern

The examination pattern for the Karnataka TET examination is followed in the following lines. 

  • The exam consists of Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • You will need to apply for Paper 1 only if you are desirous of being the teacher for classes 1 to 5
  • You will need to attend both Paper 1 and Paper 2 if you are looking to be the teacher for classes 6 to 8

Subjects for the examination would include 

Paper 1 – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. 

Paper 2 – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Science, social science

Both papers 1 and 2 will have 150 questions at one mark each. There are no negative markings for wrong answers. 

You can answer the paper in multiple languages that include English, Kannada, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi. 


Can a higher secondary pass sit for the Karnataka TET 2023 Exam?

Yes, you can apply for the Karnataka TET examination if you pass higher secondary. You need to fulfill other eligibility criteria as well. 

How many attempts are allowed for Karnataka TET Exam?

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the Karnataka TET examinations. You can attempt multiple times until you cross the higher age limit. 

What is the required percentage of marks to pass the Karnataka TET Exam?

The minimum qualifying mark for the General or Unreserved category is 60%. However, the minimum qualifying mark for the OBC/SC/ST candidates is 55%.

Updated: May 31, 2023 — 12:48 am

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