TNTET 2021 - Exam Schedule, Eligibility & Syllabus, Application Form and Admit Card

TNTET Exam

The Tamil Nadu Teaching Eligibility Test (TNTET) is conducted by the Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu for the students of the state. This state-level entrance exam is performed to appoint proficient teachers for the Primary and Upper Primary Level in the Tamil Nadu region. Through this entrance test, qualified apprentices will get a chance to work as a teacher for Class I- V and Class VI-VIII. For students who aspire to work as full-time teacher in any Government or Private Schools, this is the way for you. Read this article, to get to know the eligibility norms, the application process, important dates, and other necessary details of the TNTET 2021 exam.

TNTET 2020 Exam Update (Updated on 03-Mar-2021) - The TNTET 2020 exam was scheduled for 27th and 28th June 2020. The notification for the same was to be released on 4th May 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 situation in 2020, the official notification was delayed. There is no information on the same on the official website yet.

TNTET 2021 Latest Notification - The TNTET 2021 official notification is expected to be released in the second week of March 2021. Interested candidates must keep a check on the official website for the same.

TNTET 2021 Exam Overview -

Before getting into the important dates’ section, candidates are recommended to have a sight into the exam overview table:

Name of the Exam

Tamil Nadu Teaching Eligibility Test (TNTET 2021)

Exam Type

State Level

Conducted to

Recruit skilled teachers for Primary and Upper Primary Level

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Examination

Offline

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions

150 each

Exam Duration

03 hours (for each exam)

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every correct response and no negative marking

Application Fees

₹ 500 for General Category and ₹ 250 for SC/ST/PWD Category students

Official website

www.trb.tn.nic.in

Email id

[email protected]

Helpline Number

044- 7373008144, 7373008134


Available Application Forms

TNTET Exam 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates for TNTET 2021 important events are as under:

TNTET 2021 Exam Events

Dates to be Remember

Announcement of TNTET 2021 notification

2nd week of March 2021

The application window opens on

3rd week of March 2021

Last date to submit an online application

3rd week of March 2021

Availability of TNTET 2021 admit card

2nd week of May 2021

Commencement of Paper 1 exam

Last week of May 2021

Commencement of Paper 2 exam

Last week of May 2021

Declaration of result

Last week of June 2021


TNTET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

TNTET Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

This state-level exam will be conducted in two different levels i.e. Paper 1 (Primary Stage) and Paper 2 (Upper Primary Stage) through offline (Pen-Paper) mode only. Students have to complete both the papers within the duration of 3 hours (each). Readers are advised to stay with this piece of writing in order to understand the in-depth information related to the TNTET 2021 exam subjects, total marks, duration of the exam, and a lot more.

Paper 1 (Primary Level) - Multiple Choice Questions

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Total Duration

Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to the age group of 6 to 11 years)

30

30

3 Hours

Language I (Tamil/ Malayalam/ Urdu/ Telugu/ Kannada)

30

30

Language II- English

30

30

Mathematics

30

30

Environmental Studies

30

30

Total

150

150

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Paper 2 (Upper Primary Level) - Objective Based Test

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Total Duration

Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to the age group of 11 to 14 years)

30

30

3 Hours

Language I (Tamil/ Malayalam/ Urdu/ Telugu/ Kannada)

30

30

Language II- English

30

30

  • For Mathematics and Science Teacher: Mathematics and Science or
  • For Social Science Teacher: Social Science or
  • Any other subject teacher: Subjects related to their discipline

60

60

Total

150

150

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TNTET 2021 Syllabus -

The TNTET 2021 exam syllabus is a progressive pathway to prepare well for the exam. Each applicant is advised to follow the syllabus pattern before the commencement of the exam. The comprehensive composition of the TNTET Syllabus is mentioned down below-

Syllabus for Paper-1 Exam (Primary Level)

 

Child Development and Pedagogy (Class I to V)

Part A: Child Development

  • Unit 1: The Children’s Profile at the Beginning of Primary Education—Physical and Cognitive.
  • Unit 2: The Children’s Profile at the Beginning of Primary Education—Social and Emotional.
  • Unit 3: Physical & Intellectual Development during Primary School Years (6 to 10 Years).
  • Unit 4: Social and Emotional Development during Primary School Years (6 to 10 Years).
  • Unit 5: Moral Development during Primary School Years (6 to 10 Years).

Part B: Learning

  • Unit 1: Learning.
  • Unit 2: Type, levels and approaches to learning.
  • Unit 3: Concepts and Constructs.
  • Unit 4: Factors Contributing to Learning.
  • Unit 5: Constructivist Approach to Learning.
  • Unit 6: Learning and Knowledge Language.

Language II- English

Reading, Vocabulary, Listening, Writing, Language Functions, and Speaking.

Mathematics (Class I to V)

Shapes and Figures, Measurements, Study of Data, Numbers, and Patterns.

Environmental Studies and Science (Class I to V)

Plants, Day & Night, Water, Keeping Healthy and Clean, Animals & Birds, Food, Work, Travelogue, Small Creatures Around the Children, Air, My Body, Man, Matter and Materials, Life, Science in Every day.

Syllabus for Paper-2 Exam (Elementary Level)

Child Development and Pedagogy (Class VI to VIII)

  • Unit 1: Nature of Educational Psychology
  • Unit 2: Human Growth and Development
  • Unit 3: Cognitive Development
  • Unit 4: Social, Emotional and Moral Development
  • Unit 5: Learning
  • Unit 6: Intelligence and Creativity
  • Unit 7: Motivation and Group Dynamics
  • Unit 8: Personality and Assessment
  • Unit 9: Mental Health and Hygiene
  • Unit 10: Guidance and Counselling

Language II- English

Reading, Vocabulary, Listening, Writing, Language Functions, and Speaking.

Mathematics (Class VI to VIII)

Measurements, Geometry, Practical Geometry, Number System, Life Mathematics, Data Handling, and Algebra.

Social Science (History, Geography, Civics & Economics) (Class VI to VIII)

Geography

  • Unit 1: Resources and their types-Resources and Human Activity.
  • Unit 2: Primary Activity-Types of Primary Activities- Gathering, Hunting and Fishing-Mining-Classification of minerals.
  • Unit 3: Primary Activity-Agriculture-Agriculture and Crops-Factors Determining Agriculture.
  • Unit 4: Secondary Activity-Industries-Classification of Industries-Factors Determining Development of Industries.
  • Unit 5: Tertiary Activity-Transport, Trade-Transport-Trade-Other Services.
  • Unit 6: Population and Resource-Population Growth and distribution population Growth and Resource Depletion-Resources and Space Technology.

History

  • Unit 1: Pre-historic Period
  • Unit 2: Indus Valley Civilization
  • Unit 3: Ancient Land of Thamizhagam
  • Unit 4: Vedic Period
  • Unit 5: Jainism and Buddhism
  • Unit 6: Rise of Empires
  • Unit 7: Kushana Empire

Civics

  • Unit 1: Our Nation Location, Political Administration and National Symbols.
  • Unit 2: Indian Constitution Salient Features.
  • Unit 3: Political Parties Functions, Structures & Types – Regional and National parties.
  • Unit 4: United Nations Organization- Objectives – Organs – Functions.
  • Unit 5: Legislation and Welfare schemes for Children and Women.


TNTET Exam 2021 Eligibility

As per the officials of Teachers Recruitment Board, the standards of eligibility are briefing down-below:

 Age Limit:

  • An apprentice must belong to the age group of 18 to 40 years old.
  • There will be age relaxation criteria as per decided by the State Govt. rules and regulations.

Academic Background:

For Paper 1 Exam-

  • Students who completed their +2 studies with a Diploma in Teacher Education or Diploma in Elementary Education (in BTC Urdu) from a recognized teaching training institute.

Or

  • Should complete DIET in order to eligibly apply for Secondary Grade Teacher for Classes I to V.
  • Appearing young fellows of D.E.Ed/ B.Ed degree can also apply for the exam.

For Paper 2 Exam-

  • Class 12th passed students with B.Sc./ B.A./ B. Lit. Degree with subjects such as English, Physics, Tamil, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, Botany, Geography, and Zoology as major subjects from a recognized university can apply.
  • Students who want to apply for Graduate Teacher must complete their B.Ed degree from a recognized university.
  • Apprentices with B.Lit., (Tamil) degree must have either D.T.Ed. or B.Ed. or TPT.

TNTET Exam 2021 Application Process

Students who want to participate in the yearly summit of Tamil Nadu Teaching Eligibility Test 2021 can complete the submission process through an online medium. Apprentices who fulfil the eligibility norms can submit their form as per the steps mentioned below-

  • Open the official web portal of TNTET 2021 Exam.
  • New users need to register themselves first, simply by clicking on the ‘Registration’ tab.
  • Once the registration process is completed, select your exam (Paper 1/ Paper 2/ Both).
  • Now, enter your personalized details such as Name, Contact details, Academic Qualifications, and much more.
  • After this, upload a copy of important documents and pay the examination fee via online mode (Credit/ Debit Card or Net Banking) and submit your form.

Note: The images will be uploaded in a JPG/PNG/JPEG format only. For Photograph the size of the image should be 20-60 KB while for the Signature image the size must be 10-30 KB.

TNTET 2021 Application Fee

The TNTET 2021 examination fee carries an amount of ₹ 500 (for General and others) and ₹ 250 (for SC, SCA, ST and PwD). Students who wish to appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 need to pay the application fee separately.


Other Details

TNTET 2021 Hall Ticket

The recruitment board will update the TNTET Admit Card window 2 weeks before the commencement of the exam. For downloading the hall ticket of the exam, an apprentice needs to follow these below-mentioning steps-

  • Visit the official website- trb.tn.nic.in.
  • Click on the ‘TNTET 2021’ tab and open it.
  • Now, select the ‘TNTET 2021 Admit Card’ link and read all the instructions very carefully.
  • After this, enter your registered credentials and download your TNTET 2021 Hall Ticket.

TNTET 2021 Results

The Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board will announce the result at the official website tentatively in the last week of June 2021. Candidates can check their results by logging into the official website. According to the officials, candidates who score 60% or more marks in both the exam are considered as a qualifier of the exam.

View the downloading steps to check the result –

  • Open the official website of TNTRB.
  • Now, tap the link which says “Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) – 2021 – Publication of Result for Paper 2” or if you want to check your Paper 1 result then click on “Tamilnadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) - 2021 - Publication of Result For Paper I” link.
  • You will be redirected to the new page where a PDF will open on your computer screen.
  • Search your roll number from the list to view the results.

TNTET 2021 Answer Keys

TNTET 2021 answer keys will be made available on the official website. Candidates who have appeared in both the exams (Paper 1 and Paper 2) are advised to check the TNTET Answer Keys only through online mode. The board will declare the preliminary answer key for Tamil Nadu Teaching Eligibility Test first and then the final answer key for the same will be released later with the result.

How to Check the TRB TNTET 2021 Answer Key?

  • Explore TNTET official website.
  • Now, click on the ‘TNTET Examination Result and Answer Keys’ link, presented on the homepage.
  • Click on the ‘Final Answer Key’ button and download the answer key.

TNTET 2021 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. What is TNTET?

A. TNTET also known as Tamil Nadu Teaching Eligibility Test is a state-level entrance test conducted to appoint skilled teachers for Primary (class 1st to 5th) and Upper Primary Level (Class 6th to 8th) Schools.

Q. When will the TNTET 2021 exam be held?

A. The TNTET 2021 Paper 1 and Paper 2 dates will be announced soon.

Q. What is the validity of the TNTET Certificate?

A. The TNTET certificate is valid for the complete duration of 7 years from the declaration of result announcement date.

Q. What is the minimum eligibility norm for the TNTET 2021 Exam?

A. An apprentice needs to qualify the +2 studies with a B.Ed or NTT degree.

Q. When can apprentices download the TNTET 2021 Hall Ticket?

A. The TNTET 2021 Hall Ticket will be available two weeks before the commencement of exam on the official website.

Q. What is the overall exam pattern of the TNTET 2021 exam?

A. The exam will consist of two sections Paper 1 and Paper 2. All the questions asked in the exam will be objective type and will conclude in 3 hours for each paper.

Q. What is the application fee for the exam?

A. Students belonging to the General and Others category need to submit an amount of ₹ 500, whereas, SC/ST/SCA/PwD category students need to submit ₹ 250 for the exam.

Q. What is the marking scheme of the TNTET 2021 exam?

A. For each correct answer, a candidate will score 1 mark in both the papers while there is no negative marking scheme in this exam.


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