KTET Syllabus 2022: Kerala TET Notification has been released on 22nd October 2022 along with the announcement of KTET 2022 Exam Dates. The Kerala TET October 2022 Session will be held on 3rd & 4th December 2022 for Category I, II, III, and IV. Kerala TET 2022 exam will be held offline in pen and paper mode. The applicants who want to appear in the KTET Exam this year must buckle up their preparation from now onwards and the most important part of planning the preparation strategy is its updated syllabus & exam pattern. This article includes subject-wise KTET Syllabus, marking scheme, exam duration, number of questions, types of questions, and other important details for all categories. Bookmark this page to not miss any important topic from Kerala TET Syllabus & Exam Pattern. 

KTET Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2022

Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET) exam is conducted by Pareeksha Bhavan, Kerala twice a year in order to determine the eligibility of aspirants possessing adequate skills to teach in Lower Primary, Upper Primary as well as High School classes in the state of Kerala. Before beginning with the preparation for KTET 2022 Exam, the candidate should have a rough idea about the exam. For your reference, we have tabulated the overview of the Kerala TET Syllabus & Exam Pattern in the below table. 

Kerala TET Syllabus 2022- Highlights
OrganisationKerala Pareeksha Bhavan
Name of ExaminationKTET 2022 Exam
Duration of CTET Exam2.5 hours (for each paper)
CategorySyllabus
KTET 2022 Exam Date3rd & 4th December 2022
Maximum Marks150 marks (for each paper)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Mode of ExamOffline
Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer
Negative MarkingNo negative marking for wrong answers
Official websitehttps://ktet.kerala.gov.in/

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Kerala TET Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022

Kerala TET Syllabus & exam pattern 2022 is different for different categories, that is, 

1. KTET Category 1 for Lower Primary Classes (Classes 1 to 5) 

2. KTET Category 2 for Upper Primary Classes(Classes 6 to 8) 

3. KTET Category 3 for High School Classes (Classes 9 & 10) 

4. KTET Category 4 for Language Classes

Read more to find the detailed exam pattern for the KTET 2022.

KTET Exam Pattern 2022 for Category 1

  1. The KTET Category 1 paper is for lower primary class teachers who want to teach classes 1 to 5.
  2. In KTET Category 1 paper, a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.
  3. Candidates need to attempt the paper in a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Each question is of 1 mark and there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.
KTET-1 Exam Pattern 2022
PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6-11)3030
Mathematics3030
Environmental Studies3030
 2Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada3030
 3

Language II- English/Arabic*

*for those who intend to become Arabic Teachers

3030
Total150150

KTET Syllabus 2022 for Category 1

The candidates preparing for KTET Category 1 Exam for Lower Primary Classes (Classes 1 to 5) must go through the syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6-11), Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada, and Language II- English/Arabic.

KTET 1 Syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy

SectionTopics
Child Development and Learning (15 Questions)
  1. Methods of studying child behaviour - observation, case study, Interview, Psychological tests etc.
  2. Concept of development
  3. Principles of growth and development
  4. Influence of heredity and environment on human development
  5. Concept of learning
  6. Basic theories of learning: Conditioning (Pavlov, Skinner); Insight learning (Gestalt); cognitive learning (Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky)
  7. Relation between development and learning: learner readiness of maturation
  8. Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: Constructs and critical perspectives.
  9. Concept of child-centred and progressive education - Activity-based method of Teaching and Learning, Problem Based Learning
  10. Critical perspectives of the construct of intelligence (Theories of Spearman, Guilford, Thurstone and Gardner).
  11. Language and Thought (Basic perspectives of Piaget, Chomsky and Vygotsky).
  12. Gender as a social construct: Gender roles, gender bias and educational practice
  13. Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.,
  14. Distinction between - Assessment for learning and Assessment of learning - school-based Assessment (Internal assessment)
  15. Continuous and comprehensive evaluation: Perspectives and practice
  16. Assessing learner achievement - grading
  17. Personality development - the concept of personality and basic approaches to personality (Psychoanalytic and Trait) - Adjustment mechanisms
Concepts of inclusive education and understanding 
children with special needs (5 Questions)
  1. Concept of exceptional children
  2. Concept of children with special needs (CWSN)
  3. Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  4. Concept of learning disability (LD) - Addressing the needs of children with learning disabilities
  5. Addressing the Talented, creative, specially-abled children
Learning and pedagogy (10 Questions)
  1. How children think and learn: how and why children fail to achieve success in school performance
  2. Different factors influencing learning and achievement
  3. Basic process of teaching and learning: Children’s strategies of learning - Learning as a social activity - social context of learning
  4. Child as a problem solver and ‘scientific investigator’ (concept of the nature of child by Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky)
  5. Alternative concepts of Learning in children: Understanding children's ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process (Self - corrective nature of the child)
  6. Cognition and Emotions - Emotion - Basic Emotions - characteristics of childhood emotionality. Emotional Development (Bridge’s)- cognition (Thinking, Reasoning, Problems solving and Investigation)
  7. Motivation and learning - How does motivation influence learning - Maslow’s theory of motivation
  8. Factors contributing to learning - Personal and environmental Note:
  9. Emphasis should be given to questions related to classroom contexts,
  10. Classroom context should be primary level.

KTET 1 Syllabus 2022 for Mathematics

Content 
Natural NumbersPlace value, ordering, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of natural numbers, factors and multiples, prime numbers, practical problems.
FractionsFraction of a measure such as metre, litre, gram. Fractional parts of objects. Equal fractions, Operations on fraction. Decimal representation of fractions related to metric units of length, volume, weight. Operations on decimals, practical problems.
GeometryPerimeter of rectilinear figures (polygons), area of rectangles, patterns of geometrical figures, practical problems.
MeasurementsBasic operations in solving problems involving, length, weight, capacity, time, money and practical problems.
Pedagogy
Nature of MathematicsAbstraction, Understanding children’s thinking and reasoning. Language of Mathematics.
Place of Mathematics in CurriculumAims and objectives of learning mathematics in primary classesValues of mathematics learning Correlation with other subjects, Lower Primary and Upper Primary Mathematics, curriculum, syllabus
Mathematics – Trends and DevelopmentsHistorical development of mathematics great mathematicians and their contributions
Approach to Mathematics LearningProper learning experiences keeping in mind the characteristics of children, their natural learning capacity and the learning process Theoretical base of learning mathematics
Teaching of Mathematics – Strategies and MethodsTeaching strategiesConcept attainment, process oriented teaching, projects, seminars, assignments, field trip. Different teaching learning methods –Inductive and deductive method, analytic and synthetic method, project method, laboratory method
Learning Materials in MathematicsTextbook and handbooks, information technology, mathematics club, mathematics laboratory, mathematics fair, mathematics library collecting mathematical puzzles, riddles.
Mathematics Learning – EvaluationConcept of continuous and comprehensive evaluation, evaluation activities, grading and recording the results diagnosis, remedial teaching and error analysis.

KTET 1 Syllabus 2022 for EVS

Content
  1. Family - Relationships, job and duties of family members
  2. Water - Water sources, conservation of water, water pollution, prevention of water pollution
  3. Agriculture - Different types of agriculture, tools of agriculture, agricultural product, herbal garden
  4. Vehicles - Types of vehicles used
  5. Soil - Different soils, soil pollution. Prevention of soil pollution, soil erosion
  6. Earth - Ecosystem, environmental protection, impact of pollution on earth,
  7. remedial measures
  8. Shelters -Types of shelters, characteristics of animal shelters
  9. Diseases - Different types of diseases, causes, remedial measures, healthy habits
  10. Food - Types of foodnatural and artificial foods, their merits and demerits
  11. Jobs - Types of jobs, different types of tools
  12. Public Institute - Services of people by public institute
  13. Energy - Types of energy, conservation of energy
  14. Animal world - Varieties of animals, movement, food habits, uses of animals
  15. Plants - Variety of plantsusesherbal garden, photosynthesis
  16. First aid - Different types of first aid, need for first aid box
  17. Solar system - Plants, stars, sky, water
  18. Air - Importance of nature, air pollution, remediation
  19. Light - Eye, protection of eye, sources of light. reflection of light, shadow.
Pedagogy
  1. Science → Scope, meaning, history of science, role of science in human development
  2. Aims of learning science → Cognitive area, process skill area, scientific attitude, application area, scientific creativity
  3. Supplementary activities for enhancing science learning → Bulletin board, science club, wall magazine, day celebrations, quiz etc
  4. Scientific process → Steps in scientific process
  5. Different process skills → Its developmental strategies
  6. Characteristics of science teaching
  7. Approaches of science teaching → Nature of learning activities, evaluation process etc
  8. Integrated approach in environmental science
  9. Evaluation strategy in science classes → Grading
  10. Different strategies in science teachinglearning process → Projects, seminars, debates, experiments, field trips etc
  11. Role of science teacher
  12. Learning aids → need, scope
  13. Unit analysis → Comprehensive planningteaching manual
  14. Pedagogic analysis
  15. Analysis of primary science curriculum
  16. Action Research
  17. Evaluation system → Gradingcontinuous evaluationpreparation and administration of evaluation tools

KTET 1 Syllabus 2022 for Language 1

The sections for Language – I (Malayalam/Kannada/Tamil) shall focus on the proficiencies related to the medium of instruction as chosen by the candidate at the time of submitting the application.

LanguageSectionTopics
Tamil 
30 questions)
Reading Comprehension – Prose (5 Questions)
  1. Comprehension of theme
  2. Interpretation
  3. Inference
Reading Comprehension – Poem. (5 Questions)
  1. Comprehension of themes
  2. Poetic images
  3. Interpretation
Pedagogical aspects of Mother tongue Education – Class – I – V (10 Questions)
  1. Principles of Language Learning
  2. Classroom practices
  3. Inclusion of differently abled children
  4. Methodology of curriculum Transaction
Language, Literature and culture. (10 Questions)
  1. Books and Authors
  2. Functional Grammar
  3. Proverbs
  4. Forms of Literature
  5. Tamil Festivals
Kannada
(30 questions)
Reading comprehension – Prose (5 Questions)
  1. Comprehension of Theme
  2. Interpretation
  3. Inference
Reading comprehension –Poem (5 Questions)
  1. Comprehension of Theme
  2. Poetic images
Pedagogical aspects of Kannada Language – Class 1 to 5 (10 Questions)
  1. Principles of Language learning
  2. Classroom Practices
  3. Inclusion of differently abled children
  4. Methodology of curriculum transaction
History of Language, Literature and Culture (10 Questions)
  1. Idioms, Phrases and usages
  2. Functional grammar
  3. Proverbs
  4. Rhythms

KTET 1 Syllabus 2022 for Langauge II

SectionsTopics
Language Comprehension

Grammar : Language elements included in the Course books of standard I to V. Such as :

  1. Article
  2. Concord
  3. Interrogatives
  4. Yes / No Questions
  5. ‘wh’Questions
  6. Question tags
  7. Prepositions
  8. Tense and Time
  9. Determiners
  10. Phrasal verbs
  11. Gerunds
  12. Reflexive Pronouns
  13. Linkers
  14. Auxiliaries
Verbal ability
  1. Vocabulary
  2. Inflexions
  3. Affixes- Prefix & Suffix
  4. Antonyms, Synonyms
  5. Idioms and Phrases
Pedagogy of language development
  1. Language Acquisition and Learning
  2. Learning vs acquisitionMajor schools of thought .
  3. Principles of Language Learninga
  4. ConstructivismSocial ConstructivismCritical PedagogyError Treatment – Cognitivism
  5. Language and Thought
  6. Different views of Whorf, Piaget, Vygotsky and ChomskyRelationship between language and thought.
  7. Objectives of Teaching English
  8. Relevance of EnglishCurricular Objectives.
  9. Language skills and communication skills
  10. Ways of improving language / communication skillsclassroom activitiestools.
  11. ICT based aids in language teaching
  12. Modern Strategies
  13. Nurturing multiple intelligence
  14. Instruction to cater individual differencesTeaching learners with special needs.
  15. Evaluation
  16. continuous and comprehensive evaluationassessment of skills and products.

KTET Exam Pattern 2022 for Category 2

  1. The KTET Category 2 paper is for candidates preparing for upper primary class teachers who want to teach classes 6 to 8.
  2. In KTET-2 paper, a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.
  3. Candidates need to attempt the paper in a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Each question is of 1 mark and there is no negative marking for incorrect answer.
KTET-2 Exam Pattern 2022
PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 11-14)3030
(a) For Mathematics and Science teachers: Mathematics and Science or
(b) For Social Science teachers: Social Science or
(c) For any other teachers (a) or (b)
6060
 2Language I-Malayalam/Tamil/Kannada/English3030
 3Language II-(Other than Language I) Malayalam/English3030
Total150150

KTET Syllabus 2022 for Category 2

The candidates preparing for KTET Category 2 Exam for Upper Primary Classes (Classes 6 to 8) must go through the KTET 2 syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 11-14), Mathematics & Science, Social Science, Language I-Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/English, and Language II- (Other than Language I) Malayalam/English.

KTET 2 Syllabus 2022 for Child Development and Pedagogy

SectionTopics
Child Development and Learning (15 Questions)
Concept of development and its relation with learning
  1. Growth and Development
  2. Stages of development
  3. Infancy
  4. Child hood
  5. Adolescence
  6. Maturation
  7. Relationship between development, Maturation and learning.
Principles of development of children
  1. Major principles of growth and development
  2. Implication of learning
Influence of Heredity and Environment
  1. Role of Heredity and Environment on the development of child
  2. Teacher’s role
Socialization Process
  1. Concept of Socialization
  2. Social world and children
  3. Role of family, peers, teachers in the process of socialization
  4. Pattern of social development
  5. Erick Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development
Piaget, Kohlberg, Vygotsky – Constructs and Critical Perspectives
  1. Cognitive development theory of Piaget, Kohlberg’s theory of moral development
  2. Vygotsky’s theory of social constructivism
  3. Educational Implications.
Concept of child centered and progressive Education
  1. Concept of child centeredness
  2. Individual difference
  3. Methods of teaching and learning
  4. Activity methods
  5. Concept of progressive education
  6. Role of teacher.
Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  1. Concept of Intelligence
  2. Theories of intelligence
  3. Factor theories
  4. S -I model of Intellect
  5. Multiple Intelligences
  6. Concept of IQ
  7. Intelligence Tests (Examples)
  8. Sternberg’s Information processing theory
Language and Thought

Language development - 

  1. Stages
  2. Theories – Piaget, Vygotsky, Chomsky
  3. Relationship between language and thought
  4. Approaches to language learning and teaching
Gender as a social construct
  1. Gender Roles
  2. Bias
  3. Educational practices
  4. Gender equality
  5. Teacher’s role
Individual difference among learners
  1. Understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc
  2. Individual difference
  3. Socio cultural determinants
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
  1. (CCE) Concept
  2. Assessment to learning
  3. Strategies
  4. Cumulative records
  5. Anecdotal records
  6. Portfolios Assessment Techniques
Nature of prior learning
  1. Readiness for learning
  2. Strategies for assessment
  3. Encouraging critical thinking
  4. Teacher’s role
Pedagogy (10 Questions)
Process of teaching and learning
  1. Creating Learning situations
  2. Criteria of learning experiences
  3. Different modes of learning
  4. Social learning (Bandura)
  5. Co-operative and collaborative learning
  6. Group discussion
  7. Role of Teacher
Cognitive Process and Emotions
  1. Perception
  2. Concept formation
  3. Thinking
  4. Imagination
  5. Reasoning
  6. Inductive and deductive
  7. Problem-solving
  8. Memory
  9. Emotional development – characteristics
  10. Emotional maturity
  11. Emotional Intelligence
  12. Emotional Quittance (EQ)
Motivation and Learning
  1. Learning
  2. Factors affecting Learning
  3. Theories of Learning
  4. Pavlov, Thorndike, Skinner, Gagne’s hierarchy of learning, Insightful learning (Kohler)
  5. Constructivism
  6. Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Ausubel
  7. Educational Implications. Motivation
  8. Concept, types – Importance to learning
  9. Theories of motivation
  10. Abraham Maslow, McClelland
Personality and adjustment
  1. Concept
  2. Approaches
  3. Type, Trait
  4. Allport
  5. Measurement of personality
  6. Projective and Non projective techniques
  7. Adjustment Mechanisms
Inclusive Education
  1. Addressing learners from diverse back grounds
  2. Including disadvantaged and deprived
  3. LD, MR, OPH, Sensorily deprived
  4. Socially and culturally deprived
  5. Educational Implications/ Addressing the needs of LD. Exceptional children
  6. Gifted, creative, specially abled children
  7. Educational provision – Needs, characteristics
  8. Identification and Remedial measures

KTET Exam Pattern 2022 for Category 3

  1. The KTET Category 3 paper is for candidates preparing for High School Classes teachers who want to teach classes 9 & 10.
  2. In KTET-3 paper, a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.
  3. Candidates need to attempt the paper in a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Each question is of 1 mark and there is no negative marking for incorrect answer.
KTET-3 Exam Pattern 2022
PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude4040
 2Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada3030
 3Subject-specific areas (Content & Pedagogy)8080
Total150150

KTET Syllabus 2022 for Category 3

The candidates preparing for KTET Category 3 Exam for High School Classes must go through the KTET 3 syllabus for Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude, Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada, and Subject-specific areas (Content & Pedagogy).

KTET 3 Syllabus 2022 for Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude

Section Topics
Adolescent Psychology, Theories of Learning and Teaching Aptitude

Adolescent Psychology (10 marks)

  • Adolescence
  • Problems of adolescence
  • Developmental theories

Theories of Learning (15 marks)

  • Theories of learning
  • Children with special needs
  • Nature and concept of Learning
  • Factors affecting learning
  • Creativity

Teaching Aptitude (15 marks)

  • Teaching
  • Teacher Roles
  • Personality of the Teacher
  • Understanding teaching and learning
  • Methods and Techniques of Teaching
  • Classroom Management

KTET 3 Syllabus 2022 for Language

Section Topics
Language: Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • English
  • Tamil
  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Urdu
  • Sanskrit
  • Physical Science
  • Natural Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science

Note: The Language test (Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction. Aspirants can choose from one of the above.

KTET 3 Syllabus 2022 for Subject-Specific Areas

Section Topics
Subject-Specific Areas (Content & Pedagogy)The subject-specific areas will focus on the pedagogical understanding, concepts and ideas of the subjects concerned.

KTET Exam Pattern 2022 for Category 4

  1. The KTET Category 4 paper is for candidates preparing for teaching positions for Language Classes.
  2. In KTET-4 paper, a total of 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are asked.
  3. Candidates need to attempt the paper in a duration of 2 hours 30 minutes.
  4. Each question is of 1 mark and there is no negative marking for incorrect answer.
KTET-4 Exam Pattern 2022
PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
 1Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude3030
 2Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada4040
 3Subjects specific paper (Content & Pedagogy)8080
Total150150

KTET Syllabus 2022 for Category 4

The candidates preparing for KTET Category 4 must go through the KTET 4 syllabus for Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher Aptitude, Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/Kannada, and Subject-specific paper (Content & Pedagogy).

Section Topics
Child Development, Pedagogy & Teacher AptitudeThe questions in the exam will be based on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with the learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
Language: Malayalam/English/Tamil/KannadaThe language test (Malayalam/ English/ Tamil/ Kannada) will focus on the proficiency related to the medium of instruction.
Subjects specific paper (Content & Pedagogy)

The subject-specific areas test will focus on the pedagogical understanding, concepts and problem solving abilities in these subjects. The test is evenly distributed over different divisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes 1 to 8 by SCERT Kerala. Candidates can choose the subject from one of the the following:

  • Physical Education
  • Drawing
  • Music
  • Sewing
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Urdu
  • Sanskrit

KTET Syllabus 2022 PDF for Category 1, 2, 3 and 4

Candidates appearing for KTET Exam can download the KTET syllabus PDF for all categories from the link given below. Below, we have provided to you the KTET syllabus 2022 PDF for all categories. 

CategoryDownload Syllabus PDF
KTET Syllabus for Category 1Syllabus PDF
KTET Syllabus for Category 2Syllabus PDF
KTET Syllabus for Category 3Syllabus PDF
KTET Syllabus for Category 4Syllabus PDF

 

KTET Syllabus 2022: FAQs

Ans. No, the Kerala TET Syllabus for each category is different and the same has been discussed in this article.

Ans. KTET 2022 Exam has been scheduled for 26th & 27th November 2022.

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