Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is Now Compulsory

Having a BEd degree will no longer be enough to become a school teacher. Aspirants will now have to clear an eligibility test with at least 60% to be able to teach at any private or government school.

The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will be conducted once a year, separately by the state governments and the Centre. If a state decides not to conduct the test, schools in that state or union territory will take into account the test conducted by the central government. Validity of the qualifying certificate will be decided by the state government, union territory or Centre, subject to the condition that it cannot be more than seven years. There is no bar on the number of attempts by an aspiring teacher for obtaining a TET certificate. Moreover, an aspirant can appear a second time to improve the score.

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will maintain the database, and be the repository of experts and resources that will be shared with state governments and UTs. Considering the massive recruitment of teachers that states will undertake to fulfill the requirement under the Right to Education Act, NCTE on Friday issued detailed guidelines for TET. In the next few weeks, many states are going to start the recruitment process.

TET will have two papers with multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Paper I will be for those intending to become teachers for classes I-V. Paper II will be for those aspiring to teach between classes VI and VIII. Those interested in teaching from Class I to VIII will have to appear for both papers.

Aspirants will have to clear a Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) with at least 60% marks to teach at any pvt or govt school. The test will be conducted once a year, separately by state govts and the Centre No bar on number of attempts to clear test. Aspirant can also take test again to improve score Teacher eligibility test to be in 3 parts

The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is set to be made mandatory for aspirants to be able to teach in private and government school. For Paper I of the test, candidates will be tested on five subjects — child development and pedagogy, language I (medium of instruction) and language II (chosen from a list other than language I), mathematics and environmental studies. Each section will have 30 questions of one mark each. Questions on child development and pedagogy will focus on educational psychology of teaching. Emphasis will be laid on understanding the characteristics and needs of diverse learners. Questions on language I and II will focus on proficiency, elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities. MCQs on mathematics and environmental studies will focus on concepts and problem solving abilities.

Paper II will have three compulsory sections on child development and pedagogy, language I and II. For mathematics and science teachers, there will be 60 MCQs of one mark each. For social studies teachers, there will be 60 MCQs of one mark each.

126 thoughts on “Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is Now Compulsory

  1. hello sir/madam

    It is mentioned that the papers I and II is complusory ,to teach till class VIII.But it is not clear whether it is complusory for those teachers who teach 9th,10th 11th ,12th. plz clear my query?

  2. It is a good thing to conduct test. There are so many teachers in Andhra Pradesh Government schools who can’t speak in English language properly. But they were promoted recently as School Assistants [English] just by virtue of seniority in the feeder category post to teach for classes VI to X English in English medium schools. What a bad luck of students!

  3. mam, wud u let me know d procedure to apply for this test.
    nd the tentative date for this examination.

  4. Sir/Madam
    I was apply the form of Primary Teacher in 2009 in DSSSB but till now i have not received any roll no or any information about it plz tell me the status of Primary Teacher exam.

  5. hello sir/madam

    It is mentioned that the papers I and II is complusory ,to teach till class VIII.But it is not clear whether it is complusory for those teachers who teach 9th,10th 11th ,12th. plz clear my query?
    when the TET Exam held in Delhi

  6. hello sir/madam

    It is mentioned that the papers I and II is complusory ,to teach till class VIII.But it is not clear whether it is complusory for those teachers who teach 9th,10th 11th ,12th. plz clear my query?
    when the TET Exam held in Delhi & UP?

  7. I want to know what is the date of TET ( teacer elgiblity test) application
    form . please told also the procedure of filling the application form .

    my mobile no. is 9873825911 please reply.

  8. pl send the details of TET and is compalsary for a teacher.
    And under education act it took /
    Thanks, to have this tet it helps the students who are starting their careor.

  9. Anyone Pls tell is it complusory to pass STET who is already a teacher before 2010in govt or private school. if not then give detail of that letter no or notification by govt (with issue date) herrygrover@gmail.com

  10. hello sir/madam

    i have already passed STET Exam under haryana govt. as s.s. master in Dec.2009. i want to that STET or TET has same value.
    plz. clarify my quarry.

  11. Dear Sir
                  I am computer instructor & i am doing MI & BT Diploma online course of SOE Meerut. In our school students have not opted for IT as a Additional subject….. I have done PGDCA  in computer. Whether tet is compulsory for me?   

  12. I do ETE from JAMMU, with payment seat, I hvnt knowledge about teacher test. anyone inform me, how can I make teacher? NEHA SHARMA, my age is 21, my free no. 5664424 call anytime, any mobile, NEHA SHARMA

  13. this eligibility test is very good thinking but   full fledged information of language I and language II is not available, pls syllabus of language I and language II detailed.

  14. I have already passed SET (State Eligibility Test) under Kerala government (Directorate of Higher Secondary Education)Is this CTET is compulsory for me?

  15. pls sir give me information of tet exam.I pass B.A.B.ed with English in gujarati medium.can I apply this test ? pls information now,sir

  16. I HAVE A DD OF IOB AND TRY TO FILL UP CTET BUT WHEN I FILLED THE DATE OF DD 22-4-.2011 , I CAN NOT SUBMIT IT . THE MESSAGE IS “CORRECR THE DD DATE’ CAN U SOLVE MY PROBLEM OR ANY GUIDE LINE FOR THIS

  17. Sir,

    I,m B.com gradute with 43% and done my B.ed from IGNOU by two year correspondce & obtained ‘B’ grading.
    I would like to know whether I’m eligible for TET or not….regards

  18. Sir, I am b.com with 43% and b.ed from ignou with B grading. i would like 2 know is i’m eligible 4 tet.

  19. Sir, i am b.graduate with 43% & done two year correspondence b.ed from ignou with B grading. is I am eligible for TET or not….

  20. Dear Sir/Mam
    I m pursuing D.ed. From Gwalior . So I can take CTET test befor completion of my D.ed. and what the use of the test ?

  21. Plz send message TET exam for haryana Sir I do ETT last year from jammu I have not knowledge about teacher test plz tell me some imformation

  22. I have submitted on line form & paid for CTET. Transaction was sucessful.Do I have to again take a print out & send the form? If yes then how to get the back the filled up form on line with full details which appeared once I received confirmation.
    Kindly intimate.

  23. my B.A. % is 49.11 and my B.ed is completed with 71.00% of marks. so pls telll me,may i eligible for C.T.E.T paper I or II.

  24. plz send message about TET haryana.Age, last date of submit etc. and how can i do apply for this test.

  25. Hello Sir/Mam,

                         I want to ask you something about this test.I am teaching in classes III to V and my subject is computer but I am not B.Ed.So is it compulsory for computer teachers also when will I get the application form for this test and where??
    Please send me the response of my query.

  26. hello sir/mam,
                  I want to know that I have done B.com, Master of finance and B.ed. And i had English and Commerce as my teaching subjects, so can give TET exam for classes 1 to 8?
                            

  27. Sir,

    Please tell me that is it require to pass CTET by who have already qualify STET conducted by haryana govt.

  28. Respected Assistant Secretary (CTET),

    I am writing to ask for a favour as I Ritesh Mittal application no. 5165187 has applied for CTET and have passed the screening test for TGT Maths KVS and also have submitted all mandatory details for CTET and have applied for both the papers i.e for 1-5 and 6-8. Prior to the note here my question is that can I appear only in the paper for 6-8 and if so then will it be considered for TGT maths or I have to appear in both the papers and if not than can I apply for the same by appearing only for the paper that is for 6-8 by the same draft number .Kindly inform as soon as possible so that I can proceed on with my relevant preparations and oblige.In wait for a favourable response……….
    Thanking You

    With regards
    Yours applying candidate

  29. sir plz tell me that which option we selcted in 13 no. colam for first paper in CTET exam. paper.

    i have done B.Sc & i am pursuing B.Ed.

  30. sir plz tell me that which option we selcted in 13 no. colam for first paper in CTET Form.

    i have done B.Sc & i am pursuing B.Ed.

  31. sir,
    Is this test is compulsory for teachers teaching in 9th,10th,11th n 12th classes.

  32. hello sir/madam

    It is mentioned that the papers I and II is complusory ,to teach till class VIII.But it is not clear whether it is complusory for those teachers who teach 9th,10th 11th ,12th. plz clear my query?

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  34. hello sir/ mam, i just want to know is there any opening for german language teacher. thanks.

  35. Hello madam, I missed TET form. I want to apply for this examination. Now i am applying or not. Once again when this form will be available.

  36. sir, is this tet exam also cumpulsury for those who are taking b.t.c training at present time.

  37. Dear Sir,

    I have completed my B.Ed. this year. My husband expired 2 years before. Will you please tell me what is the Eligibility or the qualification required for WE, the widows to clear the Teacher Eligibilty Test (TET).
    in B.Ed. exam.

    waiting for your early anticipation.

    Send me the details of the same as soon as possible on the address-

    p.smandoras.2011@gmail.com

  38. please deliver my roll no. on my mentioned address in form,  my form no. is 15885, my address is B-32, main market shakarpur delhi-110092

  39. Anyone Pls tell is it complusory to pass STET who is already a teacher before 2010in govt or private school. if not then give detail of that letter no or notification by govt (with issue date)

  40. dear sir,
    my qualification is b.com passed , please let me know about b.ed course , how should i appear the test 

  41. Dear Sir/Mam

    I m pursuing D.ed. From Gwalior . So I can take CTET test befor completion of my D.ed. and what the use of the test ?

    regard
    priti kumari

  42. sir,
          my qualification is m.sc  b.ed nd m.phill in physics. i hv no idea abt this test , clear my all doubts. if i want to job in kendriya vidyalas thn wt abt their entrance exams. and whn will this test held next time. if ctet is cleared thn its compulsory to clear stet. 
     
    waiting for ur reply.
                                                                                             thank u.

  43. can PGDCA holder teach as computer teacher in cbse school and if yes than what is the appx. salary???

  44. dear sir, as i got selected in b.t.c- 2010 and since 2nd august-10, i am getting the training of b.t.c.recently i heard nw it is compulsary to qualify the tet.i just want to know that is it compulsary for our batch also(b.t.c-2010),training start date- aug2, 2010.i m b.com.ply reply

  45. ma’am/sir

    i m pursuing b.com final year from delhi university…..so pls let me knw m i eligible for CTET next year…????

  46. Hi sir,

    I want to know that will BTC 2010 session who are presently persuing BTC will have to give TET UP test.

    Kindly reply

    Regard’s 
    Vijay kumar

  47. sir , i am a private teacher . i wanted to do diploma in elementary education in ignou . sir this is valid for TET ? please tell me  because may ambision to make a govt. teacher . 

  48. Dear Sir,
    I have completed my B.Ed. last year. Will you please tell me what is the Eligibility or the qualification required for clear the Teacher Eligibilty Test (TET).

    waiting for your early anticipation.

  49. dear sir,
     I am pursuing B.Ed (2011-12) am i eligible to appear for TET exams being held in NOV.2011.

  50. Dear Sir,

    Myself Sarika taking training under BTC 2010 batch. I want to know whether TET is compulsory for us also( BTC 2010).

  51. this time i am in port blair andaman and nicobar i want to appear in the exam  of teacher eligibility test how it is applied and is it conducted in portblair if no then can i chose the examination centre as portblair for any other state or centre exam

  52. sir i have passed ctet 2011.now i want to do 6 month program in elemantery education.please suggest me some correspondence course .i am waiting your reply

  53. Sir,

    My qualification is SSLC-51% mark ,Pre Degree-44%, Degree-47%, Bed-59%.Can I apply TET in Kerala Pease ?

  54. Hello Sir/Mam,
                         I want to ask you something about this test.I am teaching in classes xi and xii and my subject is computer science. So is it compulsory for computer teachers also.

    Please send me the response of my query.

  55. Is it necessary for a PG with MEd to have CTET or TET? I am eligible to be a teacher in higher secondary and senior secondary classes?

  56. sir
    pls let me know hw to apply for this test nd abt refrence books nd previous question papers nd also pls.inform when is the next CTET?

  57. I have already passed SET (State Eligibility Test) under Kerala government (Directorate of Higher Secondary Education)Is this CTET is compulsory for me?

  58. i have completed MPhil in commerce and doing my project now, is this TET is relevant to me, or i will go for some other courses

  59. please let me know when is the test scheduled next, how to apply and from where I can get reference books and previous year question paper.

  60. hi,any age limit for TET? and what is the qualification? pre primry trained teachers are eligible for this test?

  61. i have done mca. i want to apply for govt job in computers.how can i get it.could any one help me in this regard.is htet is necessary for this? and is there is any ctet exam for computer subject????

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