Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET)Eligibility Details

School Education Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh conducts Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET). Candidates applying for the APTET can check their eligibility conditions, which are as follows….

Eligibility: The candidates at the time of applying for APTET should have the minimum qualifications prescribed for a teacher for category I to V classes (Paper-I) and VI to VIII classes (Paper-II) as given below. or should pursuing Teacher Education Course.

Educational Qualification:

I. Minimum Qualifications for Classes I-V: for candidates already in possession of Respective Teacher Education Certificates or pursuing final year of respective Teacher Education Course.

*Intermediate / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and pass in or pursuing final year of 2 – year Diploma in Elementary Education.(or)
*Intermediate /Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and pass in or pursuing final year of 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) (or)
*Intermediate /Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and pass in or pursuing final year of 2 – year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

Note-1: Relaxation of 5% or such percentage as permitted by Govt. at the time of admission to Teacher education Course concerned in minimum qualifying 5 marks at Intermediate / Senior Secondary level is admissible for SC/ST/ Differently abled Candidates.

II. Minimum Qualifications for Classes VI-VIII for candidates already in possession of Respective Teacher Education Certificates or pursuing final year of Respective Teacher Education Course.

* B.A./B.Sc./B.Com and pass in or pursuing final year of 2 – year Diploma in Elementary Education.
(or)
* B.A. /B.Sc./B.Com pass with at least 45% marks and pass in or pursuing 1 – year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) Course.(or)
*B.A. / B.Sc./B.Com pass with at least 50% marks and pass in or pursuing 1- year B.Ed. (Special Education)* Course.(or)
*Intermediate /Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and pass in or pursuing final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) Course.(or)
*Intermediate /Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and pass in or pursuing final year of 4-year B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed Course.

Note: 1. Relaxation of 5% in minimum qualifying marks in Intermediate/Senior Secondary Level is admissible for SC/ST/Differently abled candidates. Also relaxation of 5% or the quantum of relaxation in terms of the
Government Orders given at the time of admission into respective Teacher Education Course in minimum qualifying marks at BA/B.Sc/B.Com is admissible for SC/ST/BC/Differently abled candidates.

2. If the candidates has not secured the requisite % of marks in Bachelor’s Degree (B.A / B.Sc. / B.Com / but secured in Post Graduate Degree in relevant school subject she/he will be eligible for applying for Paper-II.
The above relaxation of 5% or the percentage permitted by Government is also applicable in this regard as well for candidates belonging to SC /ST / BC / Difficulty abled candidates.

III. In addition to above, candidates possessing Language Pandit Training (LPT) certificate or those pursuing LPT Course are also eligible. The qualifications are as follows:

Telugu Pandit B.A. (Telugu Literature) or BA (Oriental Language-Telugu) or
Bachelor of Oriental Language Telugu or a graduate degree
with optional subject Telugu or MA (Telugu) pass or pursuing
Telugu Pandit Training Certificate
Hindi pandit A graduate degree with optional subject Hindi or Bachelor of
Oriental Language Hindi or Praveen of Dakshina Bharat Hindi
Prachar Sabha or Vidwan of Hindi Prachar Sabha, Hyderabad
of any other equivalent recognized qualification in Hindi (BA
standard) by the Government of A.P. or M.A., Hindi pass or
pursuing Hindi Pandit Training Certificate
Urdu pandit BA (Urdu Literature) or BA (Oriental Language Urdu) or
Bachelor of Oriental Language Urdu or Graduate Degree with
optional subject Urdu or M.A. (Urdu) pass or pursuing Urdu
Pandit Training Certificate.
Other Languages
(Bengali, Gujarathi,
Kannada, Marathi,
Oriya, Sanskrit, Tamil)
A Graduate Degree in the Language concerned pass or
pursuing Pandit Training in the Language concerned or B.Ed
with Language concerned as one of the methodologies.

Note:  (i). A diploma/degree course in teacher education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However, in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.

(ii). Intermediate qualification of Board of Intermediate Education of A.P. or Senior Secondary Education of a Recognized Board only will be considered. So also the Bachelor’s Degree of a University Recognized by UGC only will be considered.

Exam Pattern: All questions in APTET 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 Written test Comprises of Paper-I and Paper-II.
1. Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
2. Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII.
3. A person who intends to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and Classes VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).

Paper-I: It consists of 150 Multiple Choice Questions & each question carries one mark and the time duration is 2 ½ hours.

Structure & Content of Paper-I:

S.No Subject No of MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language I 30 30
3 Language II (English) 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
TOTAL 150 150

Paper-II: It consists of 150 Multiple Choice Questions & each question carries one mark and the time duration is 2 ½ hours.

Structure & Content of Paper-II:

S.No Subject No of MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
2 Language I 30 30
3 Language II (English) 30 30
4 Mathematics and Science OR
Social Studies
60 60
TOTAL 150 150

Paper-II: (i) For Paper II Science & Mathematics sectors questions will be as follows:

Subject No. of   MCQs 
Mathematics 30 MCQs
Physical Science 14 MCQs
Biological Science 16 MCQs
TOTAL 60 CQs

(ii). For Paper II Social Studies portion the syllabus will cover the sectors namely, History, Geography, Civics and Economics.

Subject  No. of MCQs 
 History and Civics 30 MCQs
Geography &
Economics
30 MCQs
TOTAL 60 CQs

Medium of Question Paper: The question paper shall be bilingual i.e., it shall be English followed by the Language I chosen for all languages except for Sanskrit. For Sanskrit it shall be Telugu followed by Sanskrit.

Pass Criteria of APTET: The following are the minimum qualifying marks of Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test for various categories…

S.No Community Pass Marks
1 OC 60% Marks and above
2 BC 50% Marks and above
3 SC 40% Marks and above
4 ST 40% Marks and above
5 Differently abled (PH) 40% Marks and above

Marks Memo / Certificate Validity Period:
The Marks Memo/Certificate of APTET shall be made available on APTET website only. There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring APTET Certificate. A person who has qualified APTET may also appear again for improving his/her score. In accordance with the NCTE guidelines the APTET certificate shall be valid for a period of seven years from the date of examination

APTET Exam Syllabus : APTET will be conducted in two papers i.e Paper I & II. Candidates who want to teach I to V classes have to write Paper-I & to teach VI to VIII classes must write Paper-II and to teach all the classes from I to VIII must appear for both the papers i.e Paper I & II. Candidates must satisfy prescribed qualification to teach I to V Classes (Paper-I) and VI to VIII Classes (Paper-II) whose details are given below…

Syllabus for Paper I:
(i). The syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy under Paper- I is based on the syllabus of D.Ed curriculum focusing on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning in Classes I to V and above. The syllabus also focuses on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
(ii). In Andhra Pradesh, the following languages are offered under Language I viz., Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya and Tamil. Candidate has to choose one of these 9 languages under Language I under APTET. Those candidates would have compulsorily studied in that language either as medium of study or as first language at least up to Class X as stated in the eligibility criteria above.
iii) In respect of Andhra Pradesh language II under APTET shall be English for all candidates irrespective of medium of the school to which they intend to seek employment.
iv) The syllabi for Mathematics & Environmental Studies are designed on the basis of topics of Classes I to V of state syllabus (old). The difficulty standard of questions will be up to X class level. The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will contain MCQs not only on
content but also on pedagogy. In Mathematics 24 MCQs will be on content and 6 MCQs on pedagogy. Similarly in Environmental Studies 24 MCQs will be on content and 6 MCQs on pedagogy.
v) The syllabi for Language I & II shall be based on proficiency in the language, elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities (standard up to Class X level).

Syllabus for Paper II:

i) The syllabus for Child Development and Pedagogy under Paper II is based on the syllabus of D.Ed / B.Ed curriculum focusing on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning in Classes VI and above. The syllabus also focuses on understanding the characteristics, needs and psychology of diverse learners, interaction with learners and the attributes and qualities of a good facilitator of learning.
ii) In Andhra Pradesh, the following languages are offered under Language I viz., Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, and Sanskrit. Candidate has to choose one of these languages under Language I. Candidates with Language Pandit Training Certificate should only choose that particular Language as Language-I of TET Paper-II.
iii) In respect of Andhra Pradesh language II shall be English for all candidates.
iv) For Paper II Social Studies portion the syllabus will cover the sectors namely, History, Geography, Civics and Economics.
vi) For Paper II the syllabi for APTET of Mathematics & Sciences, Social Studies are based on topics of Classes VI to VIII old syllabus) with difficulty standard of questions upto Secondary
Level.
vii) The syllabi for language I and II shall be based on proficiency in the language, elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities standard up to Secondary Level.

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