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KARTET Exam Date
November 6, 2022
Name of the Examination
Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test
Common Name
KARTET/ Karnataka TET
Conducting Body
State Education Board of Karnataka
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
State Level Exam

What is the KARTET Exam?

Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test (KARTET) is a state-level exam conducted by the State Education Board of Karnataka. 

KARTET is an eligibility exam conducted for candidates who want to build their careers as teachers in government schools across Karnataka. 

Candidates will be awarded a Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Certificate after qualifying for the Karnataka TET exam. The validity of the certificate is 7 years.

The exam is conducted in 2 sessions. Paper I is for candidates who want to teach in the primary classes (I-V), and Paper II is to teach upper primary classes (VI-VIII).

Candidates who want to teach students of primary and upper primary classes (I-VIII) can appear for both papers.

The demand for teachers equipped with skills and knowledge in top government schools in Bangalore is high.

KARTET Exam Date will be November 6, 2022. Likewise, release dates for the admit card are announced soon.

Aspirants must have completed their Diploma in Education or Bachelor in Education to fit the basic eligibility criteria for the exam.

KARTET Exam Details:

Registration Mode
Exam Mode
Exam Duration
2.5 Hours Each Paper
Total Marks
Medium of Exam
English, Kannada and Chosen Subject Language 
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Validity of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Certificate
7 Years

KARTET Exam Dates:

Tentative Dates 
Beginning of Application Process
September 1, 2022
End of Application Process
September 30, 2022
Admit Card Release
October 25, 2022
Exam Date
November 6, 2022
ResultsTo be announced
KARTET Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for KARTET Registration:

How to fill up the KARTET Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of Karnataka TET.
Step 2: Click on the KARTET application link and sign up for the registration process. 
Step 3: Fill in all the primary and mandatory fields by giving your educational and personal details. 
Step 4: Upload all the required documents on the website.
Step 5: Candidates need to pay the required application fee.
Step 6: Take a printout of the application form and payment receipt for future reference.

KARTET Application Fees:


Application Fee 

Only for Paper I/ Paper II

Rs. 700/-
Rs. 350/-


Application Fee 

Both Paper I & II

Rs. 1,000/-
Rs. 500/-

Documents Required for KARTET Application Form: 

  • Recent Colour Passport-Size Photo
  • Scanned Signature
  • Class 10th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12th Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree Certificate or Equivalent
  • Permanent Residential Certificate
  • ID Proof issued by the Government of India
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

KARTET Exam Centres: 

The exam will be conducted in 52 exam centres across Karnataka. The exam centre chosen during the application process remains final. No changes are allowed under any circumstances.

However, the board can relocate candidates to their 2nd or 3rd preference based on the number of candidates appearing in a particular centre. 

Here's the list of popular Exam Centres:


KARTET Syllabus & Books:

KARTET Syllabus for Paper I (Primary Class I to V):

Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I
Language II
Learning and Pedagogy
Social Studies
Environmental Studies
Pedagogical Issues
Learning and Pedagogy of Children with Special Needs
Pedagogy of Language Development

KARTET Syllabus for Paper II (Upper Primary Class VI to VIII):

Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I
Learning and Pedagogy
Language II
Social and Political Life
Environmental Studies
Social Studies/ Social Sciences 
Living World: Microorganisms & Animal Kingdom 
Learning and Pedagogy of Children with Special Needs
Pedagogy of Language Development


Karnataka TET offers 7 Languages for candidates to choose in Part I & II:


Books for KARTET: 

Reference Books for Karnataka TET Exam

Book Name
Author/ Publication
Karnataka TET (Paper - 1) Class 1 to 5 - Parisara Adhyayana Mattu Bodhana Kramadallina Savalugalu
IBA Expert Panel
ARNATAKA TET Paper 2 (For 6 To 8th Standard Social Science Teacher)
Karnataka TET English - II Language
Spardha Jagattu Team
Karnataka TET Model Question Papers With Answers
Spardha Jagattu Team

KARTET Exam Pattern:

KARTET Exam Pattern for Part I & Part II

Division of Paper

Part I: Primary School Teacher

Part II: Upper Primary School Teacher

Exam Mode

Part I: Offline

Part II: Offline

Exam Duration

Part I: 2.5 Hours

Part II: 2.5 Hours

Total Marks

Part I: 150

Part II: 150

Question Type

Part I: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

Part II: Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Sections

Part I: 5

Part II: 4

Medium of Question Paper

Part I: English & Hindi

Part II: English & Hindi

Marking Scheme

Part I: +1 for Every Correct Answer. No Negative Marking

Part II: +1 for Every Correct Answer. No Negative Marking

Division of Paper

Part I: Primary School Teacher

Part II: Upper Primary School Teacher

Highlights of Part I:

  • There are 5 sections
  • Child Development & Pedagogy
  • Language I 
  • Language II 
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies.
  • Each section has 30 MCQs.
  • Part I tests the candidates in their understanding of educational psychology, comprehension of communication & language, proficiency of instructing, and problem-solving abilities.

Highlights of Part II:

  • There are 4 sections:
  • Child Development & Pedagogy (Compulsory)
  • Language I (Compulsory)
  • Language II (Compulsory)
  • Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher) or Social Studies/ Social Science (for Social Studies/Social Science/ other teachers)
  • The compulsory sections carry 30 marks each, and the optional/ core subject carries 60 marks.
  • Part II tests the candidates in their understanding of educational psychology, characteristics, communication, proficiency of instructing, and problem-solving abilities.

KARTET Exam Preparation Tips:

Candidates can go through the below-mentioned preparation tips for Karnataka TET Exam: 

  • Plan your Syllabus: Plan a strict schedule to study the syllabus. Give more attention to subjects and topics that seem difficult to understand and ace the overall curriculum.

  • Master with Notes: Jotting down notes as you study can be a good strategy to score in exams. It helps in summarizing, memorizing, and revising a particular segment. Referring notes helps in gaining a stronger hold over the subject.

  • Switch your Study material: Referring to multiple study materials helps in broadening the knowledge about subjects. Prefer studying through the latest books and switching between various renowned authors.

  • Mocks can Act as a Mirror: While studying the Karnataka TET syllabus, take mock tests in regular intervals. It will help you monitor your process and reflect on the topics that need more attention.

  • A Healthy YOU implies BETTER scores: Consistency is the key to achieve good grades. Maintaining consistency is possible only when your mental and physical health is in place. Take breaks when required and have healthy food during the exam preparation process. It prevents your body and mind from being exhausted and enhances productivity.

KARTET Hall Ticket:

Candidates can download the KARTET hall ticket by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of Karnataka TET. 
Step 2: Click on the Download KARTET hall ticket link on the homepage.
Step 3: Log in using the credentials.
Step 4: KARTET Hall ticket Card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Confirm all the details.
Step 6: Download and take a printout of your hall ticket.

Candidates need to compulsorily carry their hall ticket along with a valid ID card to the exam center.

KARTET Result:

Candidates can check out the Karnataka TET results declared by the Karnataka School Education Board by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Karnataka TET. 
Step 2: On the home page, click on the Result link. 
Step 3: Enter the application number and date of birth. Hit the search button.
Step 4: The scorecard will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 5: Candidates should verify the scorecard, download and print it for further reference. 

KARTET Cut-offs:

Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to get the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Certificate. 

TET Certificate will allow them to get recruited by government institutes in Karnataka. 

Here are the cut-offs based on the categories:


Deciding Factors for KARTET Cut-off: 

  • Total number of candidates who appeared in the examination
  • Total number of vacant seats
  • Previous year cut-off trend
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Reservation Norms


- You can visit the official website of Karnataka TET and register for the exam.

- Karnataka TET is an offline examination.

- The exam is conducted for the post of teacher in various government schools across Karnataka.

- State Education Board of Karnataka is the conducting body for Karnataka TET.

- The candidates will be awarded +1 marks for every correct answer. There is no negative marking. The marking scheme is the same for both parts.

- The validity of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) certificate is 7 years.

- Application fee must be paid online by debit/ credit card or net banking.

- The cut-off is 60% for the general category and 55% for the reserved category.

- The exam center can not be changed after submitting the application form.

- The upper age limit to answer the exam is 35 to 40.
Eligibility Criteria

KARTET Eligibility Criteria for Part I (Teacher for Primary Classes I to V): 

  • Candidates must have graduated from class 12th with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.
  • Must have secured an aggregate score of 45% in their Diploma in Elementary Education or Bachelors of Education.
  • Candidates appearing for their final year of Diploma in Education or Bachelor in Education can also apply.

KARTET Eligibility Criteria for Part II (Teacher for Secondary Classes VI to VIII)

  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate score.
  • Should have graduated from Diploma in Education or Bachelor in Education with 45%.
  • Candidates appearing for their final year of Diploma in Education or Bachelor in Education can also apply.

General Eligibility:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The lower age limit is 18 years. The upper age limit is 35 to 40 years.
  • Candidates from the SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories are eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit.

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