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Karnataka TET 2023: Application, Exam Dates, Answer Key, Result, Cut off, Selection Process

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: August 25, 2023 04:03 pm IST

The Karnataka TET 2023 application form has been released for Paper 1 and Paper 2 by the School Education Board. Learn all about the application process, Exam dates, eligibility, syllabus for the upcoming KARTET 2023.

Karnataka TET 2022

Karnataka TET 2023: The Karnataka TET Application Form 2023 has been made available by the Education Department of Karnataka on its official website, This official announcement beckons qualified graduates to engage in the Karnataka Teachers Eligibility Test-2023 to be held on September 10, 2023. This examination is a prerequisite for individuals aspiring to embark on a teaching vocation within Karnataka. For those who are intrigued and meet the stipulated eligibility criteria, the opportunity to submit their applications online at persists until the extended deadline of August 9th, 2023. 

The Karnataka School Education Board is set to conduct the Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test, also referred to as KARTET. This annual state-level examination is organized by the Government of Karnataka. The responsibility for administering the KARTET has been entrusted to the Centralized Admission Cell (CAC) located in Bangalore. Aspiring candidates can find comprehensive information about Karnataka TET 2023 on aspects including the application process, eligibility criteria, important dates, syllabus, and exam pattern right here in this article.

About Karnataka TET 2023

The Karnataka TET is a prerequisite assessment of candidates' eligibility for the roles of primary and upper primary teachers within the state's government schools. It's important to emphasize that Karnataka TET serves as a qualification criterion, and candidates need to successfully pass it in order to be eligible for the Teacher Recruitment Exam, which is overseen by the state government. Individuals interested in taking the Karnataka TET should complete their registration on the official website of the Karnataka School Education Board within the deadline.

Karnataka TET 2023 Notification PDF (To be Updated)

Karnataka TET 2023 Application

Application Fees for KARTET 2023 Stated within the Karnataka TET Application Form 2023, candidates falling under the General and OBC categories and applying for either Paper 1 or Paper 2 are required to pay an application fee of Rs. 700/-. If applying for both papers, the fee is elevated to Rs. 1000. As indicated on the Karnataka TET Application Form 2023, the KARTET Application Fees for the General and OBC category candidates applying for either Paper 1 or Paper 2 are as follows:
  • For Paper I or Paper II: Rs. 700/-
  • If candidates opt to apply for both Paper 1 and Paper 2, the fee structure changes:
  • For both Paper I & Paper II: Rs. 1000/-
  • Please refer to the table below for a detailed breakdown of Karnataka TET Application Fees based on different categories:
CategoryOnly Paper I or IIBoth Paper I & II
General/OBCRs. 700/-Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/Diff. Abled PersonRs. 350/-Rs. 500/-

Karnataka TET 2023: Important Dates

Find the crucial Karnataka TET 2023 dates to mark your calendars on time:

Karnataka TET 2023 online applicationAvailable at
Karnataka TET 2023 online application process closing dateExtended till August 9th,2023
Date of availability of the admit cardTo be available soon in August 2023
Date of KARTET 2023 ExamSeptember 3rd, 2023
Date of release of the answer keyTo be notified soon
Objection to be filled on or beforeTo be notified soon
Date of announcement of the entrance exam resultsTo be notified soon

Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka TET 2023

Only eligible candidates from Karnataka state are allowed to apply for Karnataka TET 2023. The detailed Karnataka TET eligibility criteria below

Age Limit: The lower age limit of the applicants should be 18 years, and the upper age limit will be around 35 to 40 years (relaxation in the upper age limit will be given to reserved category candidates).

Karnataka TET 2023 Educational Qualification:

Educational Qualification for Primary Teachers (Class 1 to 5)

Educational Qualification for Upper Primary Teachers (Class 6 to 8)

  • The minimum qualification required for Primary Teachers is Intermediate (Class 12) with 50% marks (45% for categories).
  • Candidates must have passed Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI.Ed) or Bachelor of Elementary Education with at least 45 – 50% of marks.
  • Candidates pursuing final-year EIEd/ Bachelor of Elementary Education also eligible to apply for Karnataka TET 2022.
  • The minimum qualification required for Upper Primary Teachers is (A/ Sc/ Com/ Tech/ BBA etc.,) with at least 45% - 50% of qualifying marks.
  • The candidates must have passed Diploma in Elementary Education (EIEd/ Bachelor of Education (Ed) to be eligible for the post of Upper Primary Teacher.
  • Candidates pursuing final-year EIEd/ Ed are also eligible to appear for Karnataka TET 2022.

Documents Required to Karnataka TET Application Form 2023

The applicants must keep the following documents ready before filling out the online application form for Karnataka TET 2023 -

  • Scanned Copy of recent Passport Size Photograph
  • Scanned Copy of Signature

Note: Candidates may have to enter the Hall Ticket/ Certificate Number/ Roll Number of Class 10 in the online application form.

How to Fill the Karnataka TET 2022 Application Form?

  • Candidates can fill out the online application form directly by visiting the official website of the School Education Board of Karnataka.
  • Click on the ‘Karnataka TET 2022’ link on the homepage of the official website.
  • Proceed with the online application
  • Fill all the details carefully in the columns prescribed
  • The details include Personal Details, Academic/ Education Details and Declaration.
  • After filling in the above details, upload the required documents (mostly passport size photographs and signature).
  • Pay the Karnataka TET 2022 exam fee.
  • Take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Karnataka TET 2023 Hall Ticket

Candidates can then download the Karnataka TET 2023 admit card from the School Education Board of Karnataka website. The candidates can download the admit card for Karnataka TET 2023 by following the steps mentioned below -

  • Visit the official website by clicking on the link above
  • Under the 'Latest News' section, click on the link that indicates 'Download Admission Ticket for KARTET 2023'.
  • A new page will open
  • Enter the 'Application Number' and Captcha code
  • Click on 'Submit'
  • Your KARTET 2023 admit card will be displayed
  • Download the admit card

Exam Pattern of Karnataka TET 2023

Karnataka TET 2023 exam is divided into Paper I and Paper-II. Candidates aspiring to become Primary Teachers must appear for Paper I. On the other hand, candidates willing to become upper primary teachers must appear for Paper-II. Candidates with relevant educational qualification can apply for Paper I and II. The exam pattern of Karnataka TET 2023 can be checked below.

Name of the Paper


Total Questions

Total Marks

Paper I

Child Development and Pedagogy



Language I



Language II






Environmental Studies






Paper II

Child Development and Pedagogy



Language I



Language II



Mathematics and Science (for Maths Science Teacher)/ Social Science (for Social Teacher)





Syllabus of Karnataka TET 2023 (Paper 1 & 2)

The subject-wise syllabus of Karnataka TET can be checked below:

KARTET Paper I Syllabus
KARTET Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus
- Child development: Concept of development and its relationship with learning
- Principles of the development of children
- Influence of Heredity & Environment
- Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
- Concepts of child-centred and progressive education: Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky
- Constructs and critical perspectives
- Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
- Multi-Dimensional Intelligence, Language & Thought
- Gender as a social construct: gender roles, gender – bias and educational practice
- Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc.
- The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning
- School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation
- Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners
- Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
- Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
- Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
- Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
- Learning and Pedagogy: How children think and learn
- Basic processes of teaching and learning
- Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
- Alternative conceptions of learning in children
- Cognition & Emotions, Motivation, and learning
- Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
KARTET Language: Paper I Syllabus
Language Comprehension
- Reading unseen passages – Answering the question based on the given unseen passage. (Prose, Drama, or Poetry.)
Pedagogy of Language Development
- Learning and Acquisition, Principles of Language Teaching
- Role of listening and speaking, the function of language
- Role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
- Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom and Language Skills
- Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
- Remedial Teaching
KARTET Language – Paper II Syllabus
Language Comprehension
- Reading unseen passages – Answering the question based on the given unseen passage. (Prose, Drama, or Poetry.)
Pedagogy of Language Development
- Learning and acquisition, Principles of Language Teaching
- Role of listening and speaking, the function of language
- Role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
- Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom and Language Skills
- Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
- Remedial Teaching
KARTET Mathematics Syllabus
- Arithmatic Progression
- Number system
- Statistics & Probability
- Trigonometry
- Coordinate geometry
- Identifies
- Pair of linear equations in two variables
- Quadratic equations
- Polynomials
- Mensuration
- Triangles
- Quadrilaterals
- Circles
- Area related to circles
Pedagogical issues
- Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking
- Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
- Language of Mathematics
- Community Mathematics
- Evaluation, Remedial Teaching, Problem of Teaching
KARTET Science Syllabus
Physics Syllabus
- Motion: Definitions, Types of motion, Law & Equations of motion
- Gravitation: Law, numerical
- How do things work: Light, Reflection, Refraction
- Lens, Concave, Convex
- Mirror, Concave, Convex, Images formed in Spherical mirrors and lens
- Electricity and Electric Circuits
- Resistors, Numericals, circuit diagrams
- Magnetism: Definition, Various laws, numerical, AC, DC motors, and generators
- Natural phenomenon: Eye, Eye defects, TIR, Dispersion
Karnataka TET Chemistry Syllabus
Materials & Materials in our daily life
- Metals, non-metals, Physical and chemical properties
- Acids, Bases, and Salts: Physical and chemical properties
- Atoms and Molecules: Formulae, Masses, electronic configuration
- Polymers: Artificial, natural, uses
- Natural resources: Types and applications
- Chemicals in our daily life: Soaps, detergents, Sweeteners, medicines, Drugs
Karnataka TET Biology Syllabus
Food & its sources
- Definition of food, Food and its importance, Food chain, Food web, Food pyramid
- Plant source and animal source implications
Food and its constituents
- Energy-giving food, Carbohydrates & lipids
- Bodybuilding food, Proteins
- Body protectors, Vitamins & minerals, Roughage, and water
Living World
- Microorganisms, Plant kingdom, Animal kingdom
- Animal kingdom: Vertebrates, Invertebrates
- Cell: Plant cell and Animal cell – Tissues, organ, organ system
Pedagogical issues
- Nature & Structure of Sciences, Natural Science/Aims & Objectives
- Understanding & Appreciating Science, Approaches/Integrated Approach
- Observation/Experiment/Discovery (Method of Science), Innovation
- Text Material/Aids, Evaluation, problems and remedial teaching
KARTET Social Studies/Social Sciences Syllabus
- History: Various historical periods and events
- Geography: Geographical concepts, environment, resources, agriculture
- Social and Political Life: Government, democracy, media, gender, Constitution, social justice
Pedagogical Issues
- Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
- Class Room Processes, activities, and discourse
- Developing Critical thinking, Enquiry/Empirical Evidence
- Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
- Sources – Primary & Secondary, Project Work, Evaluation, Current methods of Evaluation

Note: - The syllabus for Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies will not be beyond the school level. Therefore, the candidates must focus more on the school syllabus from Class 6 to 10.

Karnataka TET 2023: Selection Procedure

The CAC administers KARTET each year. View the KARTET selection procedure for 2023 below:

The KARTET application form 2023 is made available on the board's official website, and this marks the beginning of the exam procedure. Candidates must complete the application and pay the online KARTET application fee.

KARTET Admit Card: The KARTET admit card is released online a few days prior to the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website. Carrying a printed copy of the admit card is mandatory to get entry inside the examination hall.

KARTET Exam: In the offline mode, the state-level KARTET exam is given to elementary teachers (Paper 1) and upper primary teachers (Paper 2).

KARTET Result: The KARTET result is released shortly after the assessment procedure is finished. The TET qualifying certificate is given to candidates who get marks higher than the cutoff.

Karnataka TET 2023: Answer Key

Karnataka TET 2023 answer key will be released by the Centralised Admission Cell Bangalore and the answer key will be uploaded on the official website of the School Education Board of Karnataka. After checking the Karnataka TET 2023 answer key, candidates can raise objections if any. In order to raise objections, the candidates must enter the Application Number and Date of Birth.
  • The Answer Key is available to help candidates match their responses to the questions of the written test
  • It is compulsory for the candidates to submit the queries or objections within the period, prescribed by the regulating body.

How to Download Karnataka TET Official Answer Key 2023?

You can see how to download the official answer key from the steps listed below.

Step 1: Go to, the test authority's official website. The home page will be opened for you.

Step 2: On the Home page, look for the KARTET Answer Key 2023 Link.

Step 3: Select the link for the position you are applying for. For example, if you appeared for Paper 1 then click the Newspaper I link. However, if you submitted an application for paper 2, select Newspaper II.

Step 4: The PDF is now open on your computer screen. Save it on your device and make a printout of the same, to use for future purposes.

Karnataka TET 2023: Cutoff

Karnataka TET 2023 cutoff criteria for General and reserved categories are given below –

Name of the Category

Cutoff Percentage

Cutoff Marks



90 marks out of 150

Reserved (SC/ST)


82 marks out of 150

Selection Procedure of Karnataka TET 2023

Candidates scoring well within the cut-off marks as mentioned above in Karnataka TET 2023 will be declared qualified. The School Education Board of Karnataka will issue a Karnataka TET eligibility certificate to the qualified candidates. These candidates are eligible for the state-level teacher recruitment exam.

The Validity of Karnataka TET 2023 Certificate

The Karnataka TET 2023 certificate is valid for a lifetime. There is no limit on the number of attempts for the Karnataka TET exam. Candidates can appear for the exam every year to improve their scores.

Karnataka TET 2023: Preparation Books

Karnataka TET 2023 applicants can refer to the following books for better performance in the exam: -

  • Karnataka TET Paper I and Paper II Question Bank by Dr. Madhumathu
  • State TET Exam Maths Mock Test Papers by Mock Time Publication
  • KAR TET for Primary Teachers by P. Nityananda
  • Karnataka TET by Honest Test Series Publications
  • Karnataka TET for Paper II (Social Science) by Priyanka Prakashan

Karnataka TET 2023: Result

Karnataka TET 2023 results are usually released within 40 days after the exam. The results will be uploaded on the official website of the Karnataka School Education Board. Candidates can check the results with their admit card number/ hall ticket number. Detailed information regarding the release date in a few days will be provided on their official website. Only the candidates who have applied for the exam will be able to check their results online. 

Soon, the Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test results will be available on the official website. Students can check out the most recent information on the 2023 result date, time, cut-off list, merit list, and other news by visiting this page. Only people who live in Karnataka may apply for this position, and if hired, you will work there. Both the way the exam was administered and the way the results were announced were absolutely fair. If you'd like, you may also check the official website, the link to which is provided in our post, for additional details on this.

For the latest Karnataka TET News & Updates, stay tuned to CollegeDekho.


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