Department of Public Instruction, Government of Karnataka has announced that it will publish Karnataka TET 2018 notification on September 22, 2018. Such candidates in Karnataka who wish to become teachers in near future can go through KARTET notification and apply online for it. Only those who qualify KARTET (Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test) are eligible to become teachers for primary and secondary classes.
An announcement to this effect, about availability of notification, has been made on department website. Notification says,
KARTET 2018 – The Notification and the online application of Karnataka Teachers Eligibility Test- 2018 will be available to the candidates in the department website http://www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in from 22nd Sept 2018 onwards.
It is confirmed that online application forms will be issued on the same day and candidates will be able to apply online at schooleducation.kar.nic.in. In order to appear in the state level teacher eligibility test, candidates will also have to pay a fee amount. Last year the application fee was Rs 500 for general, 2A, 3A, 3B groups applying for one paper, Rs 800 for general, 2A, 3A, 3B groups applying for both papers. Application fee was Rs 250 for SC, ST, CI candidates applying for only one paper. It was Rs 400 for SC, ST, CI candidates applying for both papers.
Candidates will have to fill and submit application form as per scheduled dates only, which will be announced through notification.
The KARTET exam entails two papers. Paper 1 is for candidates who wish to teach classes I to V. Whereas Paper 2 is for those who want to teach classes VI to VIII.
Paper 1 shall have five sections namely child development and pedagogy, language I, language II, mathematics, environmental studies. All sections will have 30 questions of 30 marks.
Paper 2 on the other hand will have four sections. They will be child development and pedagogy, language I, language II, and fourth section will have two options. Those who wish to become mathematics and science teachers must opt for mathematics and science in this section, those who want to teach social science must take social studies / social science, whereas all others can take any one of these two. First three sections will have 30 questions of 30 marks, and last one will have 60 questions of 60 marks.
Karnataka TET 2018 is expected to be held in English and Kannada languages. One needs to get at least 60% marks (90 out of 150) in order to qualify it. However SC / ST / C-I / differently abled ones need only 55% marks.
All schools of Karnataka Government will ask an aspiring teacher to have qualified TET. Hence Karnataka TET is an important exam for teaching job aspirants.
Through its rules announced on separate occasions on August 23, 2010, and July 29, 2011, NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education), as per details in sub-section 1 of section 23 of RTE (Right To Education) Act, announced minimum qualification for a candidate to become a teacher for classes I to VIII. Minimum requirement for candidate to be eligible to be a teacher in a school referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of RTE Act is that candidate must qualify Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by Government. TETs are held as per rules of NCTE.
In a related news, Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) – 2018 will be held on December 9, 2018. It is the national level teacher eligibility test that CBSE holds. Recently form corrections for it ended and now its admit card is expected to be published shortly.