TET Exam, Syllabus, Cost, Eligibility, Certification

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Teacher Eligibility Test, popularly known as TET is the common test conducted to recruit teachers in the government-run schools across India. TET exam is the state government-conducted recruitment test for teachers and is conducted under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. TET exam aims to –


  • Establish a national benchmark and standards for recruitment of quality teachers
  • Improve the performance standards of education institutions and students
  • Communicate the focus of the state and central government of maintaining teaching quality


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is responsible to maintain the TET database and guide the government bodies to conduct the exam. Candidates who have qualified the TET exam are ONLY eligible to be appointed as teachers in state schools and would be recruited for teaching posts like –


Primary Teachers (PRTs): For classes I-V


Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs): For classes VI-X


Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs): For classes XI-XII


TET requires the candidates to take up the teaching positions in the schools of that particular state. Following is the list of state TETs –


  • Andhra Pradesh TET (APTET)
  • Assam TET
  • Bihar TET
  • Karnataka TET
  • Kerala TET
  • Punjab TET
  • Rajasthan TET
  • Tamil Nadu TET (TNTET)
  • Uttar Pradesh TET (UPTET)
  • West Bengal TET (WBTET)


 


TET Eligibility Criteria


The candidates appearing for TET 2019 should have –


  • Obtained a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or institute
  • Secured a minimum of 45% marks.
  • Obtained any of the valid education or elementary education degrees, such as Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.), Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.Ed), or Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)


 


TET Syllabus


TET consists of two papers –


  • Paper 1 – For candidates planning to teach the students of classes I – V
  • Paper 2 – For candidates planning to teach the students of classes VI – VIII


The TET syllabus includes subjects like –


  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-I (to be chosen)
  • Language-II (to be chosen)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Environmental Studies


 


TET Exam Pattern


  • Exam Duration – 150 minutes
  • Total questions – 150
  • Question Type – Multiple Choice
  • Pass Percentage – 60


 


FAQs


What is the difference between TET exam and CTET?


TET stands for Teacher Eligibility Test and is a state government-conducted recruitment test for teachers, while CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test, and is a national-level exam conducted by CBSE.


Is it mandatory to take up TET exam after completing a B.Ed?


Yes, it is mandatory exam to be selected to become a teacher in the government-run schools across India.


What is the minimum qualification for the TET 2019 exam?


You should have a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university or institute with a minimum of 45% marks. You should have obtained any of the valid education or elementary education degrees, including B.El.Ed., D.EL.Ed, or B.Ed.


What is the age limit for TET 2019?


The age Limit for a TET exam is 18 – 35 years.


Where can I check TET result 2019?


You can check the TET result 2019 at the respective websites of the states conducting TET 2019 exam, such as –


  • Andhra Pradesh TET (APTET) – https://aptet.apcfss.in
  • Assam TET – ssa.assam.gov.in or www.sebaonline.org 
  • Bihar TET – bsebonline.net
  • Karnataka TET (KARTET) – http://www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in/index.html
  • Kerala TET – https://ktet.kerala.gov.in
  • Punjab TET – https://www.pseb.ac.in
  • Rajasthan TET – examrtet.rajasthan.gov.in
  • Tamil Nadu TET (TNTET) – trb.tn.nic.in
  • Uttar Pradesh TET (UPTET) – upbasiceduboard.gov.in
  • West Bengal TET (WBTET) – www.wbbpe.org


 



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