KTET stands for Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test. It is a test conducted by the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan to assess the eligibility of candidates for the post of teachers in the state of Kerala, India. The test is conducted in four categories:
Category I: Lower Primary (for candidates who wish to teach classes 1 to 5)
Category II: Upper Primary (for candidates who wish to teach classes 6 to 8)
Category III: High School (for candidates who wish to teach classes 9 and 10)
Category IV: Language Teachers (for candidates who wish to teach Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit and Urdu languages)
The test measures the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the subjects they wish to teach, as well as their understanding of teaching methodologies and their ability to develop and implement effective instruction. To be eligible to take the test, candidates must have completed a teacher education program or have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject.
Those who clear the test and gain the eligibility certificate are eligible for appointment as teachers in the government and aided schools in Kerala. The eligibility certificate is valid for a period of seven years, after which the candidate will have to take the test again to renew the certificate. The test is usually conducted once or twice a year, and the details of the test schedule and application process are announced on the official website of the Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan.