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KTET Teacher Salary 2023, Check Job Profile, Benefits

KTET Teacher Salary: KTET Teacher Salary will be released by KGEB for all categories. KTET 2022 has been held 2 times every year. The candidate who wants to teach at Kerala State Government Schools has to qualify KTET Exam 2023. KTET Teaching post will be categorized into 4 parts.

Kerala TET Category I is to teach Lower Primary Classes, Category II to teach Upper Primary Classes, Category III to teach High School Classes and Category IV to teach Language – Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Urdu (up to Upper Primary classes), Specialist Teachers (Art & Crafts) and Physical Education Teachers. As candidates are preparing for KTET 2023 Exam they are curious about Kerala TET Salary 2023 and their benefits. Here we are going to explain KTET Teacher Salary 2023 , benefits, allowances and promotions.

KTET Selection process

Kerala TET Teacher Salary Level

Kerala TET Teacher Salary 2023 will be divided at 4 levels. These level will define teachers categories to teach in classes. Candidate who are preparing for KTET 2023 exam are preparing at different level which we are explaining here:

Level Class
Category I Lower Primary Classes
Category I Upper Primary Classes
Category III High School Classes
Category IV – Language – Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu up to Upper Primary classes
Category IV – Specialist Teachers(Art & Crafts)
Category IV – Physical Education Teachers

Kerala TET Salary in Hand

Kerala TET Teacher salary structure will be released by Kerala Education Board. In the following table, you will find the Kerala TET Teacher Salary Structure in detail.

KTET Teacher Salary 2023
Designation KTET Teachers Pay Scale as per 11th pay commission KTET Teachers Pay Scale as per Time Bound Higher Grade Scheme(TBHG)
High School Teachers Rs.41300-87000 Rs.56500-118100
Physical Education Teachers Rs.35600-75400
Lower Primary Teachers Rs.35600-75400
Upper Primary Teachers Rs.35600-75400
Art craft Teachers Rs.31100-66800 Rs.39300-83000

Kerala TET Salary & Allowance

Dearness Allowance (DA)

Dearness Allowance will be given to candidate based on their jobs category and it will be 28% as on 01.07.2020 with the basic pay. Candidate will get 36 % DA in their in hand salary which will be approved by Kerala Government. The new formula for calculation of DA is as follows:

% of DA = {(Average AICPI for past 12 months – 306.1)}/ 306.1 x 100

House rent Allowance

House Rent Allowance for KTET Teacher will be given 10 % of their salary based on their city. Candidate will be provided amount Rs. 2350 for Class A cities. KTET  House Rent Allowance will be divided in 4 class. Candidate will get HR Allowance on the level of city class which has been given below :

  1. Class A: The Corporation limits of the cities of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kannur. In addition, Forest Complex, Mathottam, Kozhikode and Government Institutions situated within a radius of 3 kilometres from Civil Station, Kakkanad.
  2. Class B: The Municipalities at District Headquarters.
  3. Class C: All Municipalities other than those at District Headquarters.
  4. Class D: All Panchayaths
Class Rate (% of Basic pay) Amount
Class A 10 2300
Class B 8 2000
Class C 6 1500
Class D 4 1200

Travelling Allowance

KTET Salary includes travelling allowance based on their travel mode and city. Employee will get Travel Allowance with their pay scale of class category. KTET Teacher will get travelling allowance for Lower Primary and Upper primary Rs. 500 in Kerala State and Rs. 650 for Out side State Job posting.

Spectacle Allowance

KTET Salary also include Spectacle allowance i.e. Amount of Rs. 1500 will be given once in five years as reimbursement of the cost incurred for the purchase of spectacles. Employee will get this allowance after completing 5 yrs in job profile.

Hill Tract Allowance

Kerala TET Salary include Hill Trace Allowance rate as per their pay scale. The rate of Hill Tract Allowance will be given in various ranges which as been given below :

Pay Range Rate Per month
Rs.43400 & above Rs. 500
Rs. Above ₹ 25100 and below ₹ 43400 Rs. 450
Rs. Upto₹ 25100 Rs. 300

Other Allowances

KTET Salary 2022 include other Allowances which includes Special Allowances, Compensatory Allowance, Risk Allowance, Non-practising Allowance, Additional Special Allowances, Permanent Travelling Allowance, and Permanent Conveyance Allowance. All the candidate will get their allowance rate as per their post pay scale.

KTET Teacher Salary and Promotion and Career Growth

Kerala State Government will release thousand of Teaching vacancies in all categories. Candidate who get employment will also get Promotions as part of their career development. KTET 2023 Certification will be mandatory requirement for their promotion and growth. As Lower primary Teacher, candidate will get promotion to upper primary teacher then senior teacher or head master. KTET Teacher will get the opportunity for higher posts in the Kerala state government.


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Where can I find the detailed KTET salary Structure 2023 for all the posts?

The detailed KTET salary structure is given in the above article.

How long is the probation period for the posts under the KTET recruitment 2023?

The probation period is depends on job profile under KTET Salary Structure

What is the KTET salary of the Lower Primary post?

The KTET salary of the Lower Primary post is Rs.35600-75400 in the Pay Matrix.

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