Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2018: Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

TET Exam

TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) is a compulsory examination in all Indian states for recruitment of teachers at primary and middle-level classes in government schools. However, it is just one of the eligibility requirements. Candidates need to fulfil the other eligibility criteria laid down by the respective schools for selection. The exam is conducted at both central and state levels. The minimum eligibility for appearing in the exam is graduation and degree/diploma in Elementary Education. The exam is conducted yearly, twice a year, or once in two or three years on the basis of vacancies available for teaching posts in government schools.

The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is conducted at two levels:

  • Central level
  • State level

The exam conducted at Central level is known as Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) and those conducted at the state level are known as Teacher Eligibility Test with state name as Prefix. For instance; Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UP TET), Punjab TET, Himachal Pradesh TET (HP TET), etc.

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CTET 2018 - Central Teacher Eligibility Test

  • CTET is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and is applicable to/valid for schools under Central Government (such as KVs, NVs, Tibetan schools, etc.) and schools under the administrative control of Union Territories of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and NCT of Delhi.
  • Unaided private schools have the option of considering CTET score for their recruitment process.
  • Any state government may also consider the CTET score if it decides not to conduct the state level TET.
  • The CTET score remains valid for seven years. However, there is no restriction on the number of attempts. Candidates can appear for the exam within seven years for improving their score.

If you are interested in becoming a government teacher; read on to know about the exam pattern, syllabus, important dates, etc. related to the Teacher Eligibility Test. The details provided here are as per the CTET exam as the pattern and other details of the state level exams are drafted in accordance with the Central level exam.


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TET Exam 2018 Important Dates

Complete details about the TET 2018 along with the expected date of notification is tabulated below:

S. No

Name of the TET exam

Tentative date of Notification

Tentative Exam Date

1

UP TET

September 2018

November 2018

2

Assam TET

August 2018

November 2018

3

HP TET

September 2018

December 2018

4

HTET

October 2018

December 2018

5

Jharkhand TET

January 2019

April 2019

6

KTET

August 2018

October 2018

7

Odisha TET

August 2018

December 2018

8

Rajasthan TET

November 2017

February 2018

9

M TET

July 2018

November 2018

10

UTET

October 2018

December 2018

11

WB TET

October 2018

December 2018

12

Punjab TET

December 2018

March 2019

13

Bihar TET

July 2018

November 2018

14

TN TET

April 2018

June 2018

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TET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


TET Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

TET 2018 Exam Pattern

TET exam comprises of two papers:

  • Paper-I for Primary level classes (I to V)
  • Paper-II for Upper Primary level classes (VI to VIII)

Candidates who want to become class I to VIII teacher can appear for both the papers. Here is the distribution of questions and marks for in Paper I and II.

Exam Pattern for Paper-I (Classes I to V)

Name of the Subjects

Number of Questions (MCQs)

Maximum Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Environmental Studies (EVS)

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

TOTAL

150

150

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Exam Pattern for Paper-II (Classes VI to VIII)

Name of the Subjects

Number of Questions (MCQs)

Maximum Marks

Child Development & Pedagogy

30

30

Language I

30

30

Language II

30

30

Social Studies (S.ST.)

OR

Mathematics and Science

60

60

TOTAL

150

150

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There will be no negative marking in the exam. Each paper will be of two-and-a-half hours duration. Both the question papers will be in Hindi and English languages.

CTET 2018 Syllabus can be obtained through the official website of CTET and the syllabus for state-level TET will be available on the respective websites of the exam conducting authority.

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TET Exam 2018 Eligibility

TET Eligibility for Paper-I

  • Candidates who have passed senior secondary or any equivalent exam with at least 50% and have passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Candidates who have cleared senior secondary or any equivalent course with at least 50% marks and have passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education.
  • Candidates who have passed graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of the two-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

TET Eligibility for Paper-II

  • Candidates who have passed graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year diploma in Elementary Education.
  • Candidates who have passed graduation with at least 50% and passed or appearing in the 1st year of B.Ed.
  • Candidates who have cleared Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of B.EI.Ed.
  • Candidates who have passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year integrated course B.A. B. ED, B.Sc. B.Ed. or any equivalent course.
  • Candidates who have passed graduation with at least 50% and passed or appearing in the 1st year B. Ed.

TET Exam 2018 Application Process

How to Fill TET Application Form

The application process for TET is online, and candidates are required to apply only through the official website of the respective exam conducting authority. Here are the general steps for filling the application process:

  • Go to the official website of the respective exam conducting authority.
  • Click on the link for online application/filling up the exam application form.
  • Click on the registration option and provide the details for registration.
  • After successful registration, log-in again to complete the application form.
  • Upload the required documents (if asked) and make the fee payment.
  • After successful fee submission, take a printout of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

The application fee for TET exam will vary at central and state-level as well as among different state-level exams. The application fee also varies among categories. Thus, candidates are advised to pay the application fee as per the category they belong to. The fee can be paid both online and offline.


Other Details

TET Exam Admit Card 2018

The admit card for the TET exam can be downloaded from the official website using the registered ID and password. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on the link for Admit Card
  • Enter your Registration ID and password.
  • Submit the information
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Verify the details and download the admit card.
  • Take a printout of the admit card.

It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination hall.

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TET 2018 Result

The TET result will also be declared on the respective official websites of the exam conducting authority. The minimum qualifying marks for CTET exam is 60%. The qualifying marks for state-level exams might be same or different from the CTET qualifying score.

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TET Exam 2018 Certificate

A TET qualifying certificate is issued to the candidates who qualify the TET exam. The certificate remains eligible for seven years in case of CTET and the validity of the certificate might vary from state to state. Read the official notification of the respective exam for details related to the certificate such as how to download it, details of the certificate, provision for the second copy, etc.

TET 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Who conducts Teacher Eligibility Test?

A: TET is conducted at both the central and state level. At the central level, it is conducted by CBSE and at the state level by the respective state authorities under state government.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for this exam?

A: Candidates need to have a Bachelor degree along with a degree/diploma in Elementary Education.

Q: How many times is this exam conducted in a year?

A: There is no specific duration. It is conducted as per the vacancies. It can be conducted twice a year, once a year, or once in two or three years.

Q: How many papers are there in this exam?

A: There are two papers - Paper-I and Paper-II.

Q: Is there any negative marking in this exam?

A: There is no negative marking in the exam.

Q: What are the minimum qualifying marks for TET?

A: It is 60% for CTET. It might vary for state-level TETs.


2 Comments

Monika kathuria - December 31, 2018REPLY

11class or 12 class ko teach krne k ly..government job ki process kiya h

Exams Planner - January 4, 2019REPLY

For teaching classes 11th and 12th, B.Ed. degree, CTET score, and post-graduation degree in the subject you want to teach are must. M.Ed. candidates are also considered for teaching higher classes.