Our TET

TET

OVERVIEW

The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will be conducted once a year, separately by the state governments and the Centre. If a state decides not to conduct the test, schools in that state or union territory will take into account the test conducted by the central government. Validity of the qualifying certificate will be decided by the state government, union territory or Centre, subject to the condition that it cannot be more than seven years. There is no bar on the number of attempts by an aspiring teacher for obtaining a TET certificate. Moreover, an aspirant can appear a second time to improve the score. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will maintain the database, and be the repository of experts and resources that will be shared with state governments and UTs. Considering the massive recruitment of teachers that states will undertake to fulfill the requirement under the Right to Education Act, NCTE on Friday issued detailed guidelines for TET. In the next few weeks, many states are going to start the recruitment process. TET will have two papers with multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Paper I will be for those intending to become teachers for classes I-V. Paper II will be for those aspiring to teach between classes VI and VIII. Those interested in teaching from Class I to VIII will have to appear for both papers. Having a BEd degree will no longer be enough to become a school teacher. Aspirants will now have to clear an eligibility test with at least 60% to be able to teach at any private or government school.


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TN TET Syllabus 2012

TNTET Paper I



CSAT - PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Part number Areas Total no. of questions Marks
Part ‘A’ Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Part ‘B’ Language I – Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu 30 30
Part ‘C’ English 30 30
Part ‘D’ Math 30 30
Part ‘E’ Environmental Studies 30 30
  Total 150 150


TNTET Paper II

Part number Areas Total no. of questions Marks
Part ‘A’ Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Part ‘B’ Language I – Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu (Compulsory) 30 30
Part ‘C’ Language II – English (Compulsory) 30 30
Part ‘D’ Math, Science, social studies and any other teacher 60 60
  Total 150 150