State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) conducts PSTET in offline mode to determine the eligibility of candidates as Teachers in classes 1 to 8. PSTET is conducted for two papers – Paper 1 and 2. Paper 1 is conducted for the primary stage for those who wish to become teachers from class 1 to 5 while paper 2 is conducted for the elementary stage for all those who wish to become teachers in classes 6 to 8. Candidates can also take the test for both papers – paper 1 and 2 if they wish to teach in classes I to VIII. In order to apply for PSTET, candidates must have completed their graduation degree with at least 50% marks. Only those candidates will qualify PSTET who will secure the category wise overall cut off marks determined by the exam conducting authority.
PSTET Eligibility Criteria
In order to fill the application form of PSTET, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria determined by the exam conducting authority. PSTET eligibility criteria is determined by taking age and educational qualification of the candidates into consideration. The eligibility criteria of PSTET is determined for both the primary stage of teachers and the elementary stage.
PSTET Eligibility Criteria - Age
There is no upper age limit in order to apply for PSTET
For primary stage (for teachers in class 1 to 5)
Candidates must have passed 12th class with minimum 50% and 4 year of elementary education training.
Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education.
Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Education.
For elementary stage (for teachers in class 6 to 8)
Candidates must be a graduate and have passed/appearing in final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education.
Graduation with not less than 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed.
Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed as per NCTE
Must have passed Senior Secondary with not less than 50% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of 4 years B.El.Ed.
Senior Secondary with at least 50% and passed/appearing in the final year of 4 years B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
Must hold a Graduation Degree with at least 50% marks and passed/appearing in 1st year of B.Ed. (Special Education)
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Credit Card | Debit Card
PSTET Application Form
PSTET application form can be filled by the candidates in online mode. Before filling the application form of PSTET, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria. PSTET application form must be filled along with the payment of the prescribed application fees. The exam conducting authority will not accept any application form without the payment of the application fee.
The table below contains the prescribed application fee of PSTET as per the category of the candidates.
Application fee (for paper 1 & 2)
For both papers 1 & 2
In order to pay the application fee, candidates can use various payment gateways like Credit card/Debit card/Master/Visa.
Steps of filling PSTET Application Form
In order to fill the application form of PSTET, candidates can follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Uploading photo
Step 3: Payment of application fee
Step 4: Final Submission
After filling the application and final submission, candidates must take a print out of the PSTET application form and the application fee receipt.
SCERT releases the exam pattern of PSTET. Candidates are suggested to go through the exam pattern of PSTET to get information about the mode of the exam, time duration, marks distribution, total questions, marking scheme, etc. Along with the exam pattern, candidates must also refer to the PSTET syllabus so that they can start preparing for the exam.
PSTET Exam Pattern
Paper I of PSTET will be held in offline mode.
Medium of PSTET exam will be bilingual (Hindi & English).
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked.
Paper I will contain 150 marks each.
2 hours 30 minutes will be allotted to complete paper I
PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper I (From classes I to V)
No. of Questions
Child Development and Pedagogy
PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper II (From classes VI to VIII)
Child Development & Pedagogy
Mathematics and Science (For maths and Science teachers)
Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)
PSTET Exam Pattern - Paper II
Paper II of PSTET will be held in offline mode.
There will be 150 questions of 1 mark each.
2 hours 30 minutes will be allotted for paper II of PSTET 2019.
Marking Scheme: A total of 150 questions of 1 marks each will be asked in both paper I and II. No marks will be deducted for any wrong response given by the candidates.
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) will issue the admit card of PSTET in online mode. All the eligible candidates who will fill the application form successfully can download PSTET admit card in online mode. PSTET admit card will be issued for both papers I and II. Candidates can download the admit card of PSTET by using their application number and date of birth. PSTET admit card will reflect the candidate’s name, date and time of exam, venue etc. It is important for the candidates to carry the admit card of PSTET to the exam centre along with one of the prescribed ID proofs - aadhaar card, voter card, PAN card, passport, and driving license. It must be kept in mind that no candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card.
The official answer key of PSTET will be released by the examination authority after the exam is held. Candidates can go through PSTET answer key to check all the correct answers for the exam conducted. By referring to the PSTET answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their expected marks and predict their probability to qualify the exam. The answer key of PSTET will be released for both papers – paper I and II for all sets of question booklet given to the candidates on the examination day.
State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) announces PSTET result. The examination authority will declare the result of PSTET 2019 in online mode. The result of PSTET will be available in PDF format for both the papers – Paper I and II. The result of PSTET will include the application number, roll number, category, name, and marks obtained by the qualified candidates. PSTET result will be declared on the basis of category wise cut off marks obtained by the candidates in the examination.
Along with the declaration of result, the exam conducting authority will also release the category wise cutoff marks for PSTET. PSTET cut off is the minimum marks that the candidates must score to qualify the examination. The result of PSTET will be based on the cut off marks scored by the candidates. Candidates must score equal to or more than the cut off marks of determined by the examination authority according to their category.
There are three factors which are taken into consideration while determining the cut off of PSTET . These factors are:
Availability of vacancies
Total number of candidates appeared in PSTET 2019 exam.
Difficulty level of the exam
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