PSTET 2022: Notification Out, Exam Date, Admit Card, Answer Key

Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 2022 ( PSTET )

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Exam On: 5 Mar '23

Chitwan Sharma

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Updated on Jan 18, 2023 18:34 IST

PSTET 2022 Notification has been released by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The PSTET Notification has been released on October 10, 2022, and the last date to apply for the exam was November 10, 2022. The PSTET Exam 2022 will be conducted on March 5, 2023. The PSTET 2022 exam will be held in separate sessions for Paper 1 and Paper 2 papers. The PSTET notification 2022 has been released as a PDF file containing the exam details including the application process, eligibility criteria, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, answer key, result and others. The PSTET Admit Card 2022 will be released soon one week before the exam date. Candidates need to appear for the PSTET exam in order to obtain eligibility as Classes 1 to 8 teachers in Punjab schools. 

What is PSTET Exam?

Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) is a state-level exam conducted by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) to determine the eligibility of candidates for Primary (Classes 1 to 5) and Upper Primary (Classes 6-8) level teachers in the schools of Punjab. The PSTET exam is conducted in two shifts for two papers - Paper 1 and 2. PSTET Paper 1 is conducted for candidates who want to become Classes 1-5 teachers and Paper 2 is for candidates who want to become teachers of Classes 6-8. Candidates who want to become Classes 1-8 teachers need to appear for both papers.

PSTET 2022 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of PSTET 2022 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Feb '23 - Mar '23

PSTET Admit Card Release

TENTATIVE

5 Mar '23

PSTET Exam Date

Apr '23

PSTET Answer Key

TENTATIVE

May '23

PSTET Result Announcement

TENTATIVE
DatesPast Exam Dates

12 Oct '22 -

10 Nov '22

PSTET Online Application 2022

PSTET Exam Highlights 2022

Have a look at the PSTET exam highlights below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)

Conducting Body

Punjab School Education Board (PSEB)

Exam Level

State-level

Exam Frequency

Once in a year

Exam Mode

Offline (pen and paper)

Exam Duration

Two hours thirty minutes

Language

Bilingual ( Punjabi & English)

Exam Fees

  • General & BC category: INR 900 for each paper
  • SC/ST/PH category: INR 600 for each paper

Exam Purpose

To determine the eligibility of primary teachers (Classes 1 to 5) and elementary teachers (Classes 6 to 8)

Exam Helpdesk No.

9289807323

Exam Website

https://pstet.pseb.ac.in

PSTET Notification 2022

The PSTET notification 2022 has been released on October 12, 2022. The notification PDF is containing the following details:

  • Exam dates and schedule
  • Application process
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Exam pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Exam centres

PSTET Application Form 2022

The PSTET application 2022 process is conducted online. Candidates can fill out the application form by following the steps mentioned below: 

  • Visit the official website - https://pstet.pseb.ac.in

  • Click on the application tab

  • Fill out the application form

  • Upload the scanned documents
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit and save the confirmation page

PSTET Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates should check the PSTET eligibility criteria 2022 before filling out the application form. The candidature of the candidates will be cancelled if they fail to meet the eligibility criteria. Have a look at the eligibility conditions in terms of age limit and educational qualification below:

PSTET Age Limit:

There is no upper age limit to apply for the PSTET exam.

PSTET Educational Qualification:

Paper 1: Candidates must be Class 12 passed with at least 50 per cent marks along with Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd)/ Diploma in Education (Special Education)/ Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEIEd)

Paper 2: BA/ BSc pass with DElEd/ BEd/ BEIEd/ BA/BSc-Ed

PSTET Selection Process 2022

The PSTET selection process involves the following stages:

  • Release of PSTET notification: The PSTET examination or selection process begins with the release of official notification. The PSTET notification is available as a PDF file containing important details such as eligibility criteria, the application process, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus and others.
  • PSTET application form: The PSTET application form is released after the notification. Candidates need to fill out the form online. For the successful submission of the application form, candidates need to pay the application fee of INR 900 for each paper (INR 600 for SC/ST/PH).
  • PSTET admit card: The admit card is released around ten days prior to the exam. Candidates need to download the admit card by visiting the official website and carry it to the exam centre on the day of the examination.
  • Conduct of exam: PSTET exam consists of two papers- Paper 1 and 2. In both papers, a total of 150 MCQs are asked of one mark each. The paper is of total 150 marks. There is no negative marking in the exam. 
  • PSTET result: PSTET result is announced by the PSEB on the official website of the exam. Candidates scoring a minimum of 60 per cent marks in the written exam are declared as qualified.

PSTET Syllabus 2022

The PSTET Syllabus is prescribed by the PSEB. The PSTET syllabus carries Paper 1 and Paper 2. The PSTET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies and the Paper 2 syllabus contains questions from Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences. 

PSTET Exam Pattern 2022

The PSTET exam pattern differs for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the exam pattern and structure below:

PSTET Paper 1 Exam Pattern

The table below contains the exam pattern for Paper 1.

PSTET subjects

Total number of questions

Total marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I   

30

30

Language II   

30

30

Mathematics  

30

30

Environmental Studies 

30

30

Total

150

150

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PSTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern

The table below contains the exam pattern for Paper 2.

PSTET subjects

Total number of questions

Total marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Language-I

30

30

Language-II

30

30

Mathematics and Science (For Maths and Science teachers)

60

60

Social Science (For Social Studies/Social Science Teacher)

60

60

Total

150

150

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PSTET Admit Card 2022

The PSTET admit card 2022 will be released on the official website. The admit card contains important information related to the exam including the candidate's name, roll number, exam date and time, name and address of exam centre and exam day instructions. Candidates can download the admit card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website - https://pstet.pseb.ac.in

  • Click the ‘Registered User’ tab

  • Enter your registration number, password and security code

  • Download the admit card

  • Take a printout for future use

PSTET Answer Key 2022

The PSEB releases the PSTET answer key 2022 after the conduct of the exam. Have a look at the steps below to download the answer key:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the grievance portal link

  • Click on the answer key/ OMR sheet query portal

  • Enter the required details
  • Download the answer key PDF

PSTET Result 2022

The PSTET result 2022 will be released by the PSEB after the completion of the assessment process. Candidates can check their results using the steps given below:

Visit the official website- pstet.pseb.ac.in.

Click on the result link.

Enter the PSTET application number and password OR roll number and date of birth.

Go through the scores.

Download the PSTET scorecard.

PSTET Qualifying Marks 2022

Candidates need to obtain the PSTET qualifying marks to clear the exam. Have a look at the minimum qualifying marks below:

Category

Qualifying Marks

Qualifying Percentage

General

90 out of 150 total marks

60%

OBC/SC/ST

82 out of 150 total marks

55%

PSTET Exam 2022 FAQs

Q: What is PSTET 2022 exam date?

A: The PSTET 2022 exam will be conducted on March 5, 2023. Candidates will be able to download their admit card one week before the exam.

Q: Who conducts the PSTET exam?

A: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is the conducting authority of the PSTET exam.

Q: How many times is the PSTET exam conducted in a year?

A: The PSTET exam is conducted once a year as per the decision of the Punjab Government. 

Q: Is there any age limit to appear for the PSTET exam?

A: No, there is no age limit to appear for the PSTET exam. 

Q: Is there a negative marking in the PSTET exam?

A: No, there is no negative marking in PSTET for incorrect answers. 

Q: What are the qualifying marks for PSTET?

A: General category candidates should score 60 per cent or above marks to qualify the PSTET exam and reserved category candidates need to score 55 per cent marks.  

Q: How many attempts are there in the PSTET exam?

A: There is no limit in the number of attempts for the PSTET exam, candidates can appear as many times as they want. 

Q: Will I get the job after clearing the PSTET exam?

A: Qualifying PSTET exam does not guarantee job to the candidates. The exam is merely an eligibility test. 

Q: Can I appear for both PSTET Paper 1 and Paper 2?

A: Yes, you can appear for the PSTET Paper 1 and 2, if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Q: What is the validity of PSTET certificate?

A: PSTET certificate is now valid for lifetime as the NCTE extended the validity of TET certificate.

Q: When will the PSTET result 2022 release?

A: The PSTET result 2022 will be released by the PSEB after the completion of the assessment process.

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