BSTC Exam - Pre D.El.Ed 2021, Application Form, Schedule, Eligibility, Syllabus, Result, Counselling


Department of Elementary Education, Government of Rajasthan, conducts the Pre D.El.Ed. exam for admission to D.El.Ed. (General/ Sanskrit) course. Earlier, the exam was known as the Basic School Teaching Certificate (BSTC) exam. The exam is conducted once a year, and the candidates who clear the exam get admission into the education institutions/ colleges located in Rajasthan. The score of the exam is not applicable for colleges outside the state. Candidates who are interested in pursuing the D.El.Ed course must pass the Pre D.El.Ed entrance exam. Check out the complete article for details on BSTC 2021 eligibility, pattern, syllabus, application process, result, and more.

BSTC Latest Update - The last date for Rajasthan BSTC/ Pre D.El.Ed application form submission has been re-extended till 29th July 2021. Earlier, the last date was extended till 24th July. Initially, the last date for application submission was 10th July 2021. However, the exam date is yet to be announced.

Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed 2021 - Overview

Exam Name

Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed. Exam 2021

Formerly Known As


Exam Conducting Authority

Department of Elementary Education, Government of Rajasthan

Official Website

Exam Level

State Level

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen-and-Paper Based)

Application Mode


Email ID

[email protected]



Available Application Forms

BSTC Exam 2021 Important Dates

The exam date for the Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed exam is yet to be announced. The same will be updated here once announced by the exam conducting authority. Here are other important dates:

BSTC Exam Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins

9th June 2021

Last date for online application submission

29th July 2021 (re-extended)

Last date for application fee payment

31st July 2021

Admit card availability

To be announced

Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed. Exam

To be announced

Result declaration

To be announced


To be announced

BSTC Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

BSTC Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

BSTC Exam Pattern

The Pre D.El.Ed entrance exam is a pen-and-paper based test where candidates have to mark answers in an OMR sheet with a blue or black ballpoint pen. The exam will have a total of 200 multiple-choice questions from the following four sections:

Sections/ Subjects

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Section A/ Mental Ability



Section B/ General Awareness of Rajasthan



Section C/ Teaching Aptitude



Section D/ Language Ability

  1. English
  2. Hindi Or Sanskrit

50 (20 + 30)

150 (60 + 90)




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 Candidates have to opt for one subject among Hindi and Sanskrit.

Duration - The total duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Marking Scheme - Three marks will be awarded to every correct response, and there will be no negative marking.

Syllabus for Rajasthan BSTC 2021

Mental Ability - Reasoning, Discrimination, Analysis, Relationship, and Logical Thinking.

General Awareness of Rajasthan - Political Aspect, Geographical Aspect, Historical Aspect, Economic Aspect, Social Aspect, Folk Aspect, Tourism Aspect, and Art, Culture, Literature Aspect.

Teaching Aptitude - Teaching Learning, Creativity, Leadership Quality, Professional Attitude, Social Sensitivity, and Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.

Language Ability:

English - Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Prepositions, Narration, Articles, Connectives, Correction of Sentences, Kind of Sentences, Sentence Completion, Vocabulary, Tense, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling Errors, One-word Substitution.

Hindi - Shabd Gyan, Paryayvachi Shabd, Vilom Shabd, Yugm Shabd, Vakya Shabd, Shuddhikaran, Sandhi, Samaas, Upsarg, Pratyay, Vakyaansh ke liye ek sarthak shabd, Muhavare evam kahavaten.

Sanskrit - Swar, Vyanjan, Shabd Roop, Dhaturoop, Upsarg evam Pratyay, Sandhi, Sams, Ling evam Vachan, Vibhaktiyan evam karak gyan.

BSTC Exam 2021 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed exam are specified by the official authority. Candidates must meet the conditions to apply for the exam. Here are the details for age limit, qualifying exam, etc.

Age Limit (as on 1st July 2021)

Candidates must not be more than 28 years of age. However, relaxation in the age limit will be provided to those belonging to reserved categories.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent level examination with at least 50% (45% for reserved categories) marks.
  • Those appearing in the class 12th examination in 2021 are also eligible to apply for the exam. However, such candidates must attain the minimum percentage required at the time of counselling.

Minimum Marks in Qualifying Exam


Minimum Marks in the Qualifying Exam









Widow/ Abandoned/ Divorced Women


BSTC Exam 2021 Application Process

The application process for the BSTC entrance exam is online. The last date for application submission was re-extended till 29th July 2021. Candidates are advised to fill the application form well in time to avoid the last-minute rush. Here is the detailed procedure.

Steps for Filling the BSTC Application Form

  • Visit the official website at and click on the ‘Registration (New Candidates) link.
  • Enter your name, father’s name, mother’s name, mobile phone number, email address, date of birth and captcha. Then, click the ‘Submit’ button.
  • After registration, change the password. Now, log in using the application number and password.
  • Select the exam center, enter other basic details such as gender, aadhaar card number, marital status, category details, etc.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature.
  • Enter address and academic details.
  • Preview the application form and verify all details.
  • Select the payment mode and make the application fee payment.
  • Take a print of the filled-in application form.

Specification of Scanned Images


Maximum Size




100 KB

8 cm x 10 cm



50 KB

5 cm x 3 cm


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Application Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee via internet banking/ debit card/ credit card. The application fee details are as under:


Application Fee Amount

BSTC General or Sanskrit

₹ 400/-

BSTC General and Sanskrit

₹ 450/-

Other Details

Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed - Participating Institutes

The Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed scores will be accepted by the following colleges:

  • Mahila Vidya Mandir Shikshan Prashikshan Vidyalaya, Pratapgarh
  • Navjeevan Co-Education Elementary T.T College, Sriganganagar
  • Dr Radhakrishnan T.T School, Kuchaman City Nagaur
  • Lords International College for Teacher Training, Alwar
  • SMS Mahila BSTC Teacher Training School, Ajmer
  • Shree Mahaveer Teachers Training School, Jaipur
  • Modern Balika Teachers Training College, Churu
  • Mahatma Gandhi College of Education, Jaipur
  • S.S Jain Subodh T.T College, Jaipur
  • S.S College of Education, Udaipur
  • Hans College of Education, Jaipur
  • Balaji Institute of Education, Kota
  • Tagore T.T College, Ajmer

BSTC 2021 Admit Card

  • Candidates can download the Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed exam admit card from the official website.
  • The admit cards are generally issued 7 days before the exam.
  • The admit card will be issued only for those candidates whose application form is submitted successfully. Such candidates can download the admit cards using their application ID and password.
  • Admit cards will not be sent through the post to any candidate under any circumstances.
  • Admit card is a mandatory document for making entry to the examination hall.
  • It contains details such as name, category, date of birth, timings, address, exam day instructions, etc.
  • Candidates must take a clear print of the admit card and keep it safe till the admission process gets over.

Rajasthan Pre DElEd 2021 Answer Key

  • The exam conducting authority doesn’t release any answer key for the exam.
  • However, various coaching institutes and subject experts release the answer key for the Rajasthan BSTC exam a few hours after the exam is over.
  • These answer keys are available online.
  • Candidates can look for these answer keys and can calculate their estimated scores.

Rajasthan BSTC/ Pre D.El.Ed. 2021 Result

  • The BSTC result will be announced by the Department of Elementary Education on the official website.
  • Candidates can check their scores using their login credentials.
  • The scorecard will contain details like name, roll number, category, course, section-wise marks, and overall scores of the candidates.
  • Those who clear the entrance exam are required to participate in the counselling process.

Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed. 2021 Cut-Off

After the result, the Rajasthan BSTC cut-off will also be released. The cut-off is the minimum marks required for admission to different colleges. The cut-off marks depend upon the following factors:

  • Total number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Seats in colleges
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Section-wise marks
  • Previous years’ cut-off

Pre D.El.Ed 2021 Counselling

  • All qualified candidates are required to appear for counselling to complete the admission process.
  • The schedule for the counselling is released online at the official website.
  • The counselling process involves - Registration, Choice Filling, Seat Allotment, Depositing Fee, Uploading Documents, and Online Reporting.
  • In the online reporting, candidates are required to book a slot and then appear for the video conferencing.

BSTC 2021 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Who is the Rajasthan BSTC exam conducting authority?

The Rajasthan BSTC exam is conducted by the Department of Elementary Education, Government of Rajasthan.

Question 2: When will be the Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed. 2021 exam conducted?

The exam date for the Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed. 2021 exam is not announced yet.

Question 3: Is there any negative marking in the Rajasthan Pre D.El.Ed. 2021 exam?


Question 4: Can I apply for the exam after downloading the application form and submitting it to the exam conducting authority?

No. The application form cannot be downloaded. It will be accepted only through the online mode?

Question 5: After completing the course, what will be the career prospects?

After completing the D.El.Ed. course, you can apply for teaching posts in Government schools, private schools, coaching centers, online educational portals, and more.