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What is TET - Check TET Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key & Result

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What is TET - Check TET Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Answer Key & Result

What is TET:

What is TET - So basically TET (Teacher Eligibility) Test is an exam organized at the national and state levels. The purpose of the TET exam is to determine the eligibility of the candidates for appointing them as a teacher in central or state schools. Every year, lakhs of candidates from the different parts of the nation appear for the TET exam with their purpose to get recruited as a teacher. There are following teaching posts for which a candidate can apply.

  • Primary Teachers (PRTs): For class I-V
  • Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs): For class VI-X
  • Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs): For class XI-XII

TET Exam Eligibility Criteria:

Now i hope you got understood what is TET , now lets talk about TET Exam Eligibility criteria

Given below are the basic eligibility criteria that candidates have to fulfill in order to apply for a TET exam.

  1. Candidates should pass a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 45 percent marks
  2. Candidates should have a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree or complete any other prescribed teacher training program or course.
  3. The age limit of a candidate should be in between 18 to 35.

TET Exam Eligibility Criteria for Paper I

  • Candidates who have cleared the Senior Secondary Exam or any other equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks. Also, those candidates who have cleared or pursuing or in the final year of 2 years Diploma in Elementary Education can apply for the TET exam.
  • Candidates who have passed the Senior Secondary Exam or another equivalent exam with at least 50% of marks and the candidates who have cleared or pursuing or in the final year of 4 years in Bachelors of Elementary Education.
  • Candidates who have cleared graduation and passed or pursuing for the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

TET Exam Eligibility Criteria for Paper II

  • Candidates who have cleared graduation and passed or pursuing in the final year of a 2-year diploma in the Elementary Education.
  • Candidates who have cleared graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and are pursuing or have passed the 1st year of B.Ed.
  • Candidates who have passed the Senior Secondary Exam with at least 50% marks and those who have passed or pursuing for the final year of B.EI.Ed is eligible for TET exam.
  • Aspirants who have passed or pursuing the final year of 4 years integrated course BA, B.ED, B.Sc, B.Ed, or any other equivalent course can apply for this part.

List of TET Exams

Name of the Exam

Exam Level

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

National

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)

State

Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET)

State

Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (KTET)

State

West Bengal Teacher Eligibility Test (WBTET)

State

Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET)

State

Tripura Teacher Eligibility Test (T-TET)

State

Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (HPTET)

State

Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test (TSTET)

State

Assam Teacher Eligibility Test (Assam TET)

State

Bihar State Teacher Eligibility Test (BSTET)

State

Madhya Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (MPTET)

State

Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET)

State

Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)

State

Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test (KARTET)

State

Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test (RTET)

State

Important Dates of TET Exam

Name of TET Exam

Tentative Dates of Notification

Tentative Dates of Exam

CTET

March

July

UP TET

September

November

Assam TET

August

November

HP TET

September

December

HTET

October

December

Jharkhand TET

January

April

KTET

August

October

Odisha TET

August

December

Rajasthan TET

November

February

MTET

July

November

UTET

October

December

WBTET

October

December

Punjab TET

December

March

Bihar TET

July

November

TNTET

April

June

Exam Details of TET Exam

There are normally 2 sections in the Exam Pattern of the TET Exam.

  • Paper 1 – is for the candidates who want to teach students from class I to V.
  • Paper2 – is for the candidates who want to teach students from class VI-VIII
  • The candidates who want to take up classes for I-VIII can appear for both the papers
  • There is no negative marking in the TET exam.
  • Both the TET papers will have two and half hour exam duration.
  • The Question Papers of TET will be both in Hindi and English Languages.

Exam Pattern for Paper I

Name of the Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Total

150

150

Exam Pattern for Paper II

Name of the Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Child Development and Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Social Studies or Mathematics and Science

60

60

Total

150

150

TET Syllabus

Child Development and Pedagogy

Child Development (Primary School Child)

  • Concept of development and its relationship with learning
  • Influence of Heredity & Environment
  • Principles of the development of children
  • Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
  • Piaget, Kohlberg, and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
  • Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
  • Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
  • Multi-Dimensional Intelligence Language & Thought
  • Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
  • Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion, etc.
  • The distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
  • Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
 

Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs

  • Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
  • Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
  • Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
 

Learning and Pedagogy

  • How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance
  • Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
  • Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator
  • Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
  • Motivation and learning
  • Cognition & Emotions
  • Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
 

Language Comprehension

  • Reading unseen passages

Language I

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multimedia materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

Language - II

Comprehension

  • Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with a question on comprehension, grammar, and verbal ability

 

Pedagogy of Language Development

  • Learning and acquisition
  • Principles of language Teaching
  • Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
  • A critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
  • Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
  • Language Skills
  • Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Teaching-learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
  • Remedial Teaching

Mathematics

Content

  • Geometry
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding
  • Solids around Us
  • Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction etc
 

Pedagogical issues

  • Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning
  • Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Community Mathematics
  • Evaluation through formal and informal methods
  • Problems of Teaching

Environmental Studies

Content

  • Family and Friends
  • Relationships
  • Work and Play
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
 

Pedagogical Issues

  • Concept and scope of EVS
  • Significance of EVS integrated EVS
  • Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
  • Learning Principles
  • Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
  • Approaches to presenting concepts
  • Activities
  • Experimentation/Practical Work
  • Discussion
  • CCE
  • Teaching material/Aids Problems

Social Studies

Pedagogical issues

  • Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies
  • Class Room Processes, Activities, and Discourse
  • Developing Critical thinking
  • Inquiry/Empirical Evidence
  • Problems of teaching Social Science/Social Studies
  • Sources – Primary & Secondary
  • Projects Work

How to Apply for TET Exam?

The candidates who are interested to apply for TET Exam have to register themselves through the official website of the board. A specific time period is there to fill the form. Candidates must be aware of the time period. For the TET Exam application form, certain eligibility criteria are there. Candidates should follow all the criteria that are required to apply for a particular category. It is advised to the candidates to read the other instructions carefully in order to avoid any registration mistakes.

No request for the correction in the details should be entertained by the Board once the correction date is over. Candidates should keep a hard copy of the application form for future reference.

Procedure for TET Application Form

To complete the TET Exam application form, certain steps are there. Take a look.

  • Registration
  • Filing the application form
  • Uploading images
  • Pay the application fee
  • Take a Print out

Details required to fill the TET Application form

Candidate’s Name

Gender

Parent’s Name

Date of Birth

Nationality

Aadhar Number

Address

District

Mobile and telephone number

Category

Bonafide status

Exam center

How to fill the TET Exam Application form?

  • Go to the official website of the Board.
  • Candidates can start the application by clicking on the register link and after that, fill the application form.
  • It is advised to Note down the system generated Application Number.
  • The candidate should give all the details correctly at the time of filling the application form.
  • After the successful submission of the details, an application number will be generated which will be used to complete the remaining steps. Note the application number for all future correspondence.
  • For further logins, candidates will be able to sign in directly with their respective application number and date of birth.
  • The application number is necessary for consequent operation(s). Therefore, candidates should keep a printout of the same.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned images of photographs and signature.
  • The scanned image and Photographs should be in jpeg format only.
  • The size of the photo should be greater than 15kb but less than 20 kb.
  • The size of the signature must be greater than 10kb and less than 15 kb.

Documents

Specifications

Photograph

dimensions: 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm; File Type: JPG; File size: up to 20 KB

Signature

dimensions: 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm; File Type: JPG; File size: upto15 KB

  • The candidates have to pay the examination fee through the online payment mode by using a credit or debit card.
  • After the final submission of the Application form, the candidates can take the printout of the application form and keep it safe for further use.
  • No need to send the application form to the authority or the board.

Application Fee

General

INR 800

SC/ST/OBC/PHH

INR 500

How to Download the TET Exam Admit card?

Candidates can download the admit card of the TET Exam from the official website of the board. If in case any mistake or discrepancy is there in the admit card regarding the details of the candidates or the exam center, they can immediately contact the exam cell for the correction before a prescribed date. Candidates are advised to read and understand the instructions written on the admit card carefully and duly follow them. No candidate is allowed to enter the examination hall unless they carry the admit card with 2 latest colored passport size photographs affixed on it. Generally, the TET Admit Card is available one week before the exams.

The TET Exam Admit Card contains the following details of the candidates:

  • Name of the candidate on admit Card
  • Date of Birth
  • Exam Centre
  • Date of Examination
  • Timing of Examination
  • Name of the exam centers

Steps to Download TET Admit Card:

Candidates can view, download, and print the admit card from the official website of the board. Here are the steps to download it in an easy manner.

  1. At first, candidates have to go to the official website of the board.
  2. Candidates need to search for the Admit Card link that is available on the official website.
  3. In order to download the TET Admit Card, candidates have to enter the specific details in the required field.
  4. After entering the details, click on the submit button.
  5. The TET Exam Admit Card will display on the screen.
  6. Candidates can download the Admit Card and can take the print out of it for future use.
Documents to carry along with the Admit card in TET Exam:

There are limited documents or things that a candidate can take along with them in the examination hall. A list of the things is given below.

  • Voter Card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Income Tax PAN Card
  • Identity Card issued by College/university
  • Employee ID Card
  • Passport
Selection Process for TET Exam:

Candidate’s selection process after the TET Exam will be on the basis of the overall performance in the following test -

  • Written exam
  • Interview
  • Medical Test

According to the above selection process, when the commencement of the written examination is successfully done based on the candidate’s performance in it they will be called for the further recruitment process i.e. Interview.  After completing the interview process, the final merit list for the TET exam will be declared by taking the written exam and interview into account.

Important Points:

  1. The written exam carries 85% weightage.
  2. The interview carries 15% weightage.
  3. No extra marks will be given for special qualifications like P.hD, M.Phil, M.ed.
Required Documents:
  • All the qualification certificates and mark sheets  
  • Caste/category certificate (if required)
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Domicile certificate (if required)
  • Photographs   
  • Ex-Servicemen Certificate 
  • Certificate of physically disabled (if required)
  • Experience certificate (in case of KVs employees)
  • Other relevant documents and certificate

TET Exam Result:

For TET Exam, a merit list is released by the board on the official website of the board. The TET exam result is declared on the web portal in the form of a scorecard. Candidates can check their results by visiting the official website and then logging the login page. After logging, by selecting the result option, the result will be displayed on the screen. To do logging, candidates have to fill in the required details like application id, roll number, etc. & click on the submit button.

Before the result of the TET Exam, the answer sheet is also available on the site. The statement of the marks is provided by the board on the official website and candidates can go for the result page only by entering their registration number.

How to Check the TET Exam Result?

The result will be declared on the official website of the Board. Here are the steps for how to check it.

  1. At first, login into the official website of the board.
  2. Hit the Results option which is at the right corner of the page.
  3. Provide the Application ID or Roll Number in the results portal.
  4. The result will be displayed on the screen.
  5. In order to avoid any disturbance, download the TET Exam scorecard PDF for future reference.
What are the Details of the TET Exam result?
  • The scorecard contains the following details -
  • Marks secured by the candidates
  • Subjects
  • Total marks
  • Minimum Qualifying marks
  • Overall Score obtained by the candidates in the examination
  • Candidate’s Status
  • Cut-off marks as per category and sections
TET Exam Answer Key:

TET Exam Answer Key will be uploaded by the officials on its official website within a reasonable time once the TET exam is successfully completed. The officials will share the official TET Exam Answer Key through the online mode only on its official website. The authority will release the OMR sheet of the Answer key along with the questions asked in the examination. The TET Exam Answer Key will help the candidates to calculate and predict their marks before the declaration of the TET Exam Result. Answer Key will also help the applicants to know whether they have qualified the exam or not.

How to Download the TET Exam Answer key?

Follow the given steps to download the TET Exam Answer key.

  • First of all, log into the official website of the board.
  • Open the link stating, “Download Answer Key”. After that, choose the Paper which you have applied.
  • Now, click on the download button which will automatically download the file in the PDF format.
  • After this, candidates can compare their responses with the answer keys and estimate their tentative scores.

I hope you got understood - what is TET and all about this Exam 

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