TET structure of Exam

Structure and Content of TET

The structure and content of the TET is given in the following paragraphs. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking. The examining body should strictly adhere to the structure and content of the TET specified below.

There will be two papers of the TET. Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V. Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII. A person who intends to be a teacher either for classes I to V or for classes VI to VIII will have to appear in both papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper I (for classes I to V);

No. of MCQs – 150;
Duration of examination: one-and-a-half hours
Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

 SubjectMCQMarks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language I 30 30
3 Language II 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
  Total 150 150

Nature and standard of questions

While designing and preparing the questions for Paper I, the examining body shall take the following factors into consideration:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on educationalpsychology of teaching and learning relevant to the age group of 6-11 years.They will focus on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverselearners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The Test items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to themedium of instruction, (as chosen from list of prescribed language options inthe application form).

The Language II will be from among the prescribed options other thanLanguage I. A candidate may choose any one language from the available language options and will be required to specify the same in the applicationform. The test items in Language II will also focus on the elements of language,communication and comprehension abilities.

The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on theconcepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of the subjects. In all these subject areas, the test items shall be evenly distributedover different divisions of the syllabus of that subject prescribed for classes I–V by the appropriate Government.

The questions in the tests for Paper I will be based on the topics of theprescribed syllabus of the State for classes I–V, but their difficulty standard, aswell as linkages, could be upto the secondary stage.

Paper II (for classes VI to VIII)

No. of MCQs – 150;
Duration of examination : one-and-a-half hours

 SubjectMCQMarks
1 Child Development & Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 30
2 Language I (compulsory) 30 30
3 Language II (compulsory) 30 30

 

(1) (a) For Mathematics and Science teacher :

Mathematics and Science – 60 MCQsof 1 mark each

(b) For Social studies teacher : Social Studies - 60 MCQs of 1 mark each

(c) for any other teacher – either 1(a) or 1(b)

While designing and preparing the questions for Paper II, the examining body shall take the following factors into consideration:

The test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus oneducational psychology of teaching and learning, relevant to the agegroup 11-14 years. They will focus on understanding the characteristics,needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners andthe attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.

The test items for Language I will focus on the proficiency related to themedium of instruction, as chosen from list of prescribed options in theapplication form.

The Language II will be a language other than Language I. The personmay choose any one language from among the available options and asin the specified list in the application form and attempt questions in theone indicated by the candidate in the application form by him. The Testitems in Language II will also focus on the elements of language,communication and comprehension abilities.

The test items in Mathematics and Science, and Social Studies will focuson the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understandingof these subjects. The test items of Mathematics and Science will be of 30 marks each. The test items shall be evenly distributed over differentdivisions of the syllabus of that subject as prescribed for classes VI-VIIIby the appropriate government.

The questions in the tests for Paper II will be based on the topics of theprescribed syllabus of the State for classes VI-VIII but their difficultystandard as well as linkages could be upto the senior secondary stage.8 The question paper shall be bilingual – (i) in language(s) as decided by theappropriate Government; and (ii) English language.

 For state specific criteria check the respective TET conducting body's instructions.

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