Qualifications of Teachers

Last updated on May 30, 2024

The National Council for Teacher Education prescribes the qualifications for teachers in India. One of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government. Other than this, there are different qualifications required for teaching different classes.1 

Teachers of Class 1-5

Qualifications include:

  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and a 2-year diploma in elementary education or
  • 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education or a 2-year diploma in Education (special education).

Teachers of Class 6-8:

Qualifications include:

  • B.A/ B.Sc degree and a 2-year diploma in elementary education. Or,  B.A/ B.Sc degree with at least 50% marks and a 1-year bachelor in education or a 1-year B.Ed (special education)
  • Or, a senior secondary with at least 50% marks and 4 year Bachelor in Elementary Education or 4-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed
  1. Govt of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, F.No. 61-03/20/2010/NCTE/(N&S) (23rd August 2010) available at http://righttoeducation.in/sites/default/files/Notification%20of%20NCTE%20for%20the%20minimum%20qualification%20for%20a%20person%20to%20be%20eligible%20for%20appointment%20as%20a%20School%20teacher.pdf []

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March 6, 2024

Dear Sir,
My kid was born on 15th May 2019. We want to join him in UKG in Kendriya vidyalaya or CBSE Board. But due to new government rules , kids born before 31st March 2019 are eligible for UKG. SO I need to join my kid in LKG. Immediately after joining my kid in LKG he will be 5 years old. If this happens my kid will be studying his 1st standard at the age 7 years but not 6 years. By the time he completes his tenth he will be 17 years old. Then my kid will have a less chance for competitive exams and entrance exams for a further study.
Is there any option for kids age. Previously it is May 31st. All their cousins and friends will be in the next class which hurts him mentally due to the age gap of one and half month. Please kindly suggest me how can we come across this problem.

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