Primary School Teacher

Minimum Bachelor of Elementary Education and CTET qualified

Minimum experience of 25 years in relevant field

The tasks a Primary School Teacher is expected to perform include:

Teaching all subjects to the students of primary or elementary school

Teaching reading, writing, arithmetic, language, social science, moral science, history and geography

Teaching all the specified subjects according to prescribed time schedule

Allotting and correcting the homework

Conducting the tests and examinations

Preparing the examination results

Maintaining the school registers and record of attendance

Collecting the fees and submitting the accounts to office

Conducting extra-curricular activities such as hobby classes, sports, dramatics, etc.

Skilled in preparing the daily and longer-term lesson plans in accordance with curriculum guidelines

Proficient in organizing the classroom and learning resources and creating displays to encourage a positive learning environment

Ability to motivate the pupils with enthusiastic, imaginative presentation and stories

Proficient in preparing and marking work to facilitate positive pupil development

Skilled in meeting requirements for the assessment and recording pupils' development

Ability to discuss students' progress and concerns with parents and academic co-ordinators

Skilled in keeping up-to-date with changes and developments in the structure of the curriculum

Proficient in organizing and taking part in school events, outings and activities which may take place in the school

Skilled in encouraging the students to learn new things and participating in extra co-curriculum activities

Proficient in using computers to assist with lesson preparation, teaching and reporting

Skilled in developing and maintaining good working habits and discipline in classrooms

Not applicable

Coherent speech


Emotionally stable

Good sense of humour


Cheerful, cool and friendly temperament

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Schools usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA),One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL), Both Legs (BL), Blind (B) and those with Low Vision (LV)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, vocal stress, etc. if not taken care of One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For experienced candidates - INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of foreign direct investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

Under the new educational policy by the Government of India, a lot of initiatives are being adopted to boost the growth of distance education market, besides focusing on new education techniques, such as E-learning and M-learning. Furthermore, with online modes of education being used by several educational organizations, the higher education sector in India is set for some major changes and developments in the years to come. Considering all this, it is safe to say that there is demand for a Primary School Teacher in the present and it will also be there in the future.

Government and private schools

Coaching centres


Cities and towns across India