TET Validity period of certificate

Frequency of conduct of TET and validity period of TET certificate

The appropriate Government should conduct a TET at least once every year. The Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for appointment will be decided by the appropriate Government subject to a maximum of seven years for all categories. But there will be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a TET Certificate. A person who has qualified TET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

For state/ exam  specific validity check the respective TET exam conducting body's instruction or rule.

TET Qualifying marks

TET Qualifying Marks

A person who scores 60% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass. School managements (Government, local bodies, government aided and unaided)

(a) may consider giving concessions to persons belonging to SC/ST, OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy;

(b) should give weightage to the TET scores in the recruitment process; however, qualifying the TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

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

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.
 

TET General Eligibility

General TET Eligibility

The following persons shall be eligible for appearing in the TET:

i. A person who has acquired the academic and professional qualifications specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010.

ii. A person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010.

iii. The eligibility condition for appearing in TET may be relaxed in respect of a State/UT which has been granted relaxation under sub-section (2) of section 23 of the RTE Act. The relaxation will be specified in the Notification issued by the Central Government under that sub-section.

For state specific eligibility criteria check the respective TET conducting body's instruction or rule.

About TET (Teacher Eligibility Test)

About TET

The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 requires the recruitment of a large number of teachers across the country in a time bound manner. Inspite of the enormity of the task, it is desirable to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers are not diluted at any cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level.

In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in class I to VIII. One of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government.

The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

i. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;

ii. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;

iii. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality

 The TET examination may be conducted by a suitable professional body designated by the appropriate Government for the purpose. It will be conducted in accordance with the Guidelines.

For state/ exam  specific validity check the respective TET conducting body's instruction or rule.

   
   

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