All You Need To Know About TET

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TET- Teacher Eligibility Test is an entrance examination for candidates wishing to enter teaching profession in India. The test ensures maintenance of minimum standards of recruited teachers in the government schools. This test is mandatory for candidates who want to get enrolled as teachers in government schools. While Paper-1 is for those candidates who wants to get appointed as teachers from class 1-5 level, Paper-2 is for candidates who wants to get appointed from class 6-8 level.

The Government of India introduced TET with an aim of improving the standards of teaching in government schools of India. The TET exam was held first time in 2011, and the working teachers had to clear the exam in two years of its introduction.

The test based on National Curriculum, held B.Ed/D.Ed as necessary qualifications. Candidates scoring a minimum of 60% will pass TET. It is a necessary qualification for those who want to be teachers from Class 1-8 level. TET exams are held in different states of India as well as Central TET is also held. They are:

  • CTET- Central TET
  • UP TET- Uttar Pradesh TET
  • HP TET- Himachal Pradesh TET
  • Assam TET
  • HTET- Haryana TET
  • JTET- Jharkhand TET
  • KTET- Kerala TET
  • MP TET- Madhya Pradesh TET
  • Odisha TET
  • Rajasthan TET
  • MTET- Maharastra TET
  • WB TET- West Bengal TET
  • UTET- Uttarakhand TET
  • PTET- Punjab TET
  • Telangana TET
  • Bihar TET
  • TN TET- Tamil Nadu TET

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have cleared their Higher Secondary with minimum marks of 50%. There are no qualifying marks for candidates with graduation degree.
  • Candidates must possess a graduation degree from any recognized university.
  • Candidates must have a Diploma in Education or Bachelor’s degree in Education.
  • Relaxation of marks may be specified by the concerned state conducting TET.

 

Exam Pattern and Structure

Paper-1

The TET follows the following exam pattern for Paper-1. Paper-1 is taken up by candidates those who want to get appointed as teachers of class 1-5 level. The questions are of Multiple Choice Type.

Sections No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language 1 30 30
Language 2 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Science 30 30
Total 150 150
  • The Child Development and Pedagogy section focuses on educational psychology of teaching and learning that is relevant for children of 6-11 years of age.
  • Language-1 section tests the candidate’s proficiency in the language used as medium of instruction.
  • Candidates need to choose and mention a language other than the one chosen for Language-1. Candidates can choose any available language as Language-2. They need to specify the same while filling the application form.
  • Environmental Science and Mathematics helps to ensure the candidate’s problem solving abilities, concepts and understandings of the subjects.
  • The Paper-1 is based on respective State Government specified syllabus for Class 1-5.

Paper-2

The TET follows the following exam pattern for Paper-2. Candidates those who want to get appointed as teachers of class 6-8 level should take Paper-2. Questions asked are of Multiple Choice Type.

Sections No. of Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-1 30 30
Language-2 30 30
Maths & Science* 60 60
Social Science* 60 60

[* For Mathematics and Science teacher candidates must opt for Maths & Science. For Social Studies Teacher candidates must opt for Social Studies. For any other teacher candidates can opt for any of the two sections.]

  • The Child Development and Pedagogy section for paper-2 focuses on educational psychology of teaching and learning that is relevant for children of 11-14 years of age.
  • Language-1 section tests the candidate’s proficiency in the language used as medium of instruction.
  • Candidates need to choose and mention a language other than the one chosen for Language-1. Candidates can choose any available language as Language-2. They need to specify the same while filling the application form.
  • Mathematics and Science is based on the prescribed syllabus for Class 6-8 level by the respective State government. Mathematics and Science helps to ensure the candidate’s problem solving abilities, concepts and understandings of the subjects.
  • Paper-2 is based on the prescribed syllabus for class 6-8 level by the respective government, maintaining H.S standard difficulty level.

Footnote

The introduction and implementation of the Right to Education Act (RTE Act) makes huge appointment of teachers compulsory for government schools. But along with mass education of children, to ensure quality education for the children the Govt. of India introduced TET. TET exam ensures the quality of government appointed teachers thus further ensuring quality education for children.