Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2021 - Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

TET Exam

TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) is a compulsory examination in all Indian states for the 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. For details such as TET 2021 application process, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result, and more, check out the complete article.

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

  • Central Level
  • State Level

The exam conducted at the 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 2021 - 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 proce8ss.
  • 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 2021 Important Dates

Complete details about the TET 2021 along with the expected date of notification is tabulated below:

S. No

Name of the TET Exam

Tentative Date of Notification/ Application Process

Tentative Exam Date

1

UP TET

18th May to 1st June 2021

25th July 221

2

Assam TET

June 2021

August 2021

3

HP TET

24th May to 13th June 2021

4th, 10th, 11th, and 18th July 2021

4

HTET

November 2021

January 2022

5

Jharkhand TET

1st week of September 2021

October 2021

6

KTET

28th April to 6th May 2021

May 2021

7

Odisha TET

20th February to 8th March 2021

9th April 2021

8

Rajasthan TET

11th January to 19th February 2021

20th June 2021

9

M TET

10th June to 10th July 2021

28th August 2021

10

UTET

29th January to 18th February 2021

24th March 2021

11

WB TET

To be notified

To be notified

12

Punjab TET

November 2021

January 2021

13

Bihar TET

9th to 18th September 2021

17th November 2021

14

TN TET

To be released soon

27th August 2021

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TET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

TET 2021 Exam Pattern (As per CTET Exam)

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 papers. Here is the distribution of questions and marks for 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.

TET Syllabus 2021 -

CTET 2021 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. State-level TET syllabus is as prescribed by the exam conducting authority in the respective states. The syllabus is generally from the state-level board exam syllabus and some topics are also included from the CTET syllabus.

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TET Exam 2021 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 a 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 a 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 2021 Application Process

How to Fill TET Application Form 2021 -

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, login 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 the TET exam will vary at the 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. The application fee for the CTET exam is ₹ 1000 for a single paper and ₹ 1200 for both papers.


Other Details

TET Admit Card 2021 -

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 Exam Qualifying Marks

The qualifying marks criteria for different TET exams can be different. However, generally, the minimum qualifying marks for the TET exam are 60%. The state government or the exam conducting board can, however, give relaxation in the minimum qualifying marks to the candidates belonging to reserved categories such as OBC, SC/ ST, PwD, etc. It is important to note for the candidates that qualifying TET doesn’t guarantee any job. It just means that you have gained eligibility to apply for a teaching job in government and other schools.

TET Result 2021

The TET 2021 result will also be declared on the respective official websites of the exam conducting authority. The minimum qualifying marks for the CTET exam is 60%. The qualifying marks for state-level exams might be the same or different from the CTET qualifying score.

TET Exam 2021 Certificate

A TET qualifying certificate is issued to the candidates who qualify for the TET exam. The certificate remains eligible for seven years in the 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 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted to make common standards for teaching. Check out the frequently asked questions for the exam.

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 the 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.


4 Comments

Joshna
July 20, 2021
Can I do the correction after submitting the application?
Exams Planner
July 20, 2021
It depends upon the TET you are applying for. In some states TET, the provision is provided while in others it is not available.
MOHAN RAJ
June 29, 2021
i am finished bcom degree i can apply for tntet
Exams Planner
July 10, 2021
TN TET is for those who have a degree or diploma in education. So, you need to have that and then you can apply for the exam.
Devagi
June 12, 2020
I am a Be EEE graduate without bed or any teacher course. But can I appear for TNTET
Exams Planner
June 24, 2020
No.
Monika kathuria
December 31, 2018
11class or 12 class ko teach krne k ly..government job ki process kiya h
Exams Planner
January 4, 2019
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.