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Date of Examination: 15-03-2020(Sunday)
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, CENTRALISED ADMISSION CELL, KEMPEGOWDA ROAD, CENTRAL JUNIOR COLLEGE CAMPUS, BANGALORE – 560 009

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & TIME SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT A GLANCE FOR KARTET- 2019

1 a. Online Submission of application through
website www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in
b. Last date for the payment of fee
25/01/2020 to 25/02/2020
3 Downloading Admission card 07/03/2020 onwards till th
date of examination
4 Date of Examination 15/03/2020 (Sunday)
5 Centre of Examination As indicated in Admission Card
6 Materials to be brought on the day of Examination Admission Card and Goo
Quality Blue /Black ball poin
pens

TIME SCHEDULE
DATE OF EXAMINATION 15/03/2020

1 Entry in the Examination Hall 09-00A.M 1:30 P.M
2 Checking of Admission Cards 09:00 to 9:15A.M 1:30 to 1:45P.M
3 Distribution of Test Booklets 09:15A.M 1:45P.M
4 Seal of the Test Booklet to be opened
to take out the OMR sheet
09:25A.M 1:55 P.M
5 Last Entry in the Examination Hall 09:30 A.M 2:00 P.M
6 Test Commences 09:30A.M 2:00 P.M
7 Test Concludes 12:00 Noon 4:30 P.M

BACKGROUND

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and 29th July, 2011 has laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of the section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
The rationale for including TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is :
1. To bring national standards and benchmark for teacher quality in the recruitment process.
2. To induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance.
3. To send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.
The Govt. of Karnataka has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test (KARTET) to the Centralised Admission Cell (CAC), Office of the Commissioner of public instruction, Bangalore.
1. SHORT TITLE : These rules will be called as “Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test Rules, 2011” (KARTET).
2. DEFINITIONS:
i) “Government” means “Government of Karnataka”.
ii) “Ministry” means “Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education”.
iii) “CAC” means “Centralised Admission Cell, Bangalore”.
iv) “School” for this purpose means any school where KARTET is applicable as per RTE ACT 2009.
v) “KARTET” means “Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test”.
vi) “Qualifying Examination” means “Examination by the result of which the candidate becomes eligible to apply for elementary school teacher post”.
vii) “Schedule Castes” means “Scheduled Castes as specified and laid down by the Government of India”.
viii) “Scheduled Tribes” means “Scheduled Tribes as specified and laid down by the Government of India”.
ix) “Differently abled persons” means “Differently abled persons as specified and laid down by the Government of Karnataka.
x) “Examining Authority” means “Centralized Admission cell” for conducting the Teacher Eligibility Test on behalf of the Government of Karnataka.

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES

3. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES:
1. Candidates can apply online for KARTET-2019 through department website www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in on or before 25/02/2020.
2. Candidate should fill in the particulars online and scan JPEG images of photograph and signature. It should be uploaded at the time of filling the online application form.
3. On completing the process of uploading all the relevant documents, the candidate should take a print of the computer generated application containing the Register no. and particulars of the candidate.
4. PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING ONLINE APPLICATION :
1. Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before applying Online application through department website www.schooleducation.kar.in
2. Fill in the Online Application Form with complete details through REGISTRATION and LOGIN.
3. Upload Scanned Images of Photograph (size less than 50KB) and Signature (size less than 40 KB).
4. Select any one payment mode for paying the Examination Fee – Internet banking/Debit cards/ Credit cards.
5. Fee once remitted shall not be refunded or adjusted in future tests under any circumstances.
6. The candidates may download his/her application through department website www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in once the payment is successful by using candidates User Name and Password.
In case the payment status is shown as pending even after two days of payment, the candidate shall approach CAC for clarification.
7. Candidates should preserve their downloaded Final online application form for any future official correspondence.
8. The Candidate particulars can be edited only before submitting the application.
9. The particulars once filled by the candidate in Online Application is considered as final and will not be changed in future.
10. Request for change/correction in any particulars of the Online Application is not considered under any circumstance once “declare” option in the application is chosen.
11. Any discrepancy in information after the submission of application, the candidates is solely responsible for any consequences.
12. The CAC will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of non-acceptance of any correction/addition/deletion in any of the particulars once filled in the Final Online Application Page whatever may be the reason.
13. KARTET is an eligibility test only and has no claim for recruitment.
14. Any information related to KARTET-2019 will be sent to the Candidates’ mobile phone or email. Hence the candidate should provide the mobile no. and email id (in use) of the candidate only.
15. For latest updates, please check the department website www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in.

FEES STRUCTURE

5. FEES STRUCTURE

CATEGORY Paper – I or II only I & II
General, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B Rs.700/- Rs.1000/-
SC/ST/CI only Rs.350/- Rs.500/-
Differently Abled Candidates are exempted from payment of examination fees.

Bank transactional charges

Mode of Payment Bank Amount Pricing (Excl. taxes)
Internet Banking All banks Up to Rs. 500/- Rs.5/-per transaction
Above Rs.500/- Rs.10/- per transaction
Debit card Visa, Master, Maestro Up to Rs.2000/- 0.75%of the Trans.
amount
Above Rs.2000/- 0.90% of the trans.
amount
Credit Card Visa, Master AMEX 1.20% of the trans.
amount

ADMIT CARD

6. ADMISSION CARD :
The candidates may download their KARTET-2019 admission card from department website www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in from 07/03/2020 onwards and appear for the examination at the given Centre. The admission card contains the details of the candidate as filled in the online application. In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signatures shown in the admission card and downloaded Final online application, there is no provision for correction. CAC will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of non acceptance of correction/addition/deletion of any particulars once filled in online application.

ELIGIBILITY

7. ELIGIBILITY :
7.1 (Paper-I) : Required minimum qualification (for teaching class 1 to 5) PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year or 4th year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
OR Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
OR Graduation with atleast 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
7.2. (Paper -II) : Required minimum qualification (for teaching class 6 to 8) Graduation with atleast 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
OR PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
OR PUC / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A.Ed /B.Sc.Ed.
OR Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in Final-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
Note: i) Relaxation of up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification meant for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC / ST / C-I /Differently abled.
ii) For the purposes of this Notification, a Diploma/Degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered.
However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.ED (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.
iii) The minimum qualifications referred above, apply to the teachers of Languages, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science only.
iv) Candidates who are appearing in the final year of Bachelor Degree in Education or Diploma in Elementary Education etc. are provisionally admitted and their KARTET Certificate shall be valid only on passing the aforesaid Examinations with prescribed marks.
v) The candidates not having any of the above qualification shall not be eligible for appearing in “Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test”.

SYLLABUS, STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF KARTET EXAM

8. STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF KARTET-2019
All questions in KARTET test will be of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives. Out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking.
There will be two papers of KARTET.
Paper -I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
Paper- II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
Note: A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and classes VI to VIII) will have to appear for both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).
8.1. Teacher eligibility Test 2019- Time Table

DATE OF
EXAMINATION
PAPER TIMING DURATION
15/03/2020 PAPER – I 09.30 AM TO 12.00 Noon 2.30 HOURS
PAPER – II 02-00 PM to 04-30 PM 2.30 HOURS

8.2. Paper-I (for teaching classes I to V) Duration of examination: Two-and-a half hours.
Structure and Content

Section Subject No of
Questions
Total Marks
(i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(v) Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(vi) Social studies (For visually impaired
candidates instead of mathamatics
and EVS)
60 MCQs 60 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions: The test items on Child development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiency of the language related to the medium of instruction.
The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and another as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
The Test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects.
In all the subject areas the questions for Paper I will be based on the topics prescribed in syllabus of the NCERT / State for classes I – VIII but their difficulty level as well as linkages, could be up to the Secondary stage (X Std).
Visually impaired candidates should answer social studies question paper instead of mathematics and EVS.
8.3. Paper II (for teaching classes VI to VIII) Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content

Section Subject No of Questions Total Marks
(i) Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(ii) Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iii) Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
(iv) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :- Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks
(v) (b) For Social Studies teacher:- Social 60 MCQs 60 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Nature and standard of questions:
The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the age group of 11-14 years.
Test items will focus on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
The Test items in Language I will focus on the proficiency of the language related to the medium of instruction.
The Test items in language II will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
Language II will be a language other than Language I. A candidate may choose any one language as Language I and other as Language II from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the Confirmation Page.
The Test items in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each.
The questions in the test for Paper II will be based on the topics prescribed in the syllabus of the NCERT / State for classes VI – X but their difficulty level as well as linkages, could be upto the Senior Secondary stage (PUC).

OTHER IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

9. LANGUAGE OF THE QUESTION PAPER:
The medium of question paper other than the languages shall be in English, Kannada, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Marathi.
10. QUALIFYING MARKS AND AWARD OF KARTET CERTIFICATE:
10.1. The candidates belonging to General /2A/2B/3A/3B should secure a minimum of 60% to be eligible.
The candidates belonging to SC / ST / C-I, differently abled persons should secure a minimum of 55% to be eligible.
10.2. The candidates who appear for KARTET and obtain the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed in the notification will be issued an Electronic Marks Statement. The Centralized Admission Cell will not issue any printed hard copy of the marks sheet. Candidates should enter their Register number and date of birth as given in their online application to download the Electronic Marks Card.
11. Qualifying the KARTET would not confer a right for recruitment / employment to any person as it is only one of the “ELIGIBILITY” criteria for appointment.
12. No GRACE MARKS
will be given to any of the questions deleted. However the results will be declared considering the total marks after deleting the questions.
13. APPLICABILITY
The KARTET shall apply to schools of the Karnataka Government. Schools owned and managed by the State Government / local bodies, Aided and Unaided schools shall consider the TET conducted by the State Government.
14. VALIDITY PERIOD OF KARTET CERTIFICATE:
The Validity Period of KARTET qualifying certificate will be for seven years from the date of declaration of its results.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a KARTET Certificate. A person who has qualified KARTET may also appear again for improving his / her score.
15. AMANUENSIS (SCRIBE): In accordance with the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Department of Disability guidelines vide OM F. No.16-110/2003-DD.III dated 26.02.2013, the following instructions are applicable regarding differently abled candidates.
The differently abled candidates who are making use of scribe/amanuensis may be given compensatory time of 50 minutes in each paper. Candidates who are not availing the facility of scribe may also be allowed compensatory time of 50 minutes.
The facility of scribe/amanuensis may be allowed to any candidate who has disability of 40% or more if desired by the candidate.
The candidate may be permitted for opting of his own scribe/amanuensis or may be provided by the Centre Superintendent on his / her request.
Such candidates are advised to request the centre superintendent for amanuensis one day before the examination.
There will be no criteria for educational qualification, age etc. for the scribe/ amanuensis. Instead invigilation system should be strengthened, so that the candidates using scribe do not indulge in malpractices like copying & cheating during the Examination.
Proper seating arrangement at the ground floor should be made prior to the commencement of Examination.
16. WEEDING OUT RULES
The records of Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test-2019 including OMR Answer sheet is preserved up to two months from the date of declaration of results in accordance with the examination weeding out rules.
17. KARTET ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE
The Centralized Admission Cell will not issue any printed hard copy of the certificate. Candidates should enter their Register number and date of birth as given in their online application to download the Electronic Certificate after the declaration of the results.(Date for downloading the certificate will be announced later.)
18. LEGAL JURISDICTION
All disputes pertaining to the conduct of KARTET-2019 shall fall within the jurisdiction of CAC, BANGALORE only. The SPECIAL OFFICER of the CAC shall be the legal person in whose name the CAC may sue or may be sued.

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