TNTET Exam Eligibility Details

:  Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test’s (TNTET) eligibility details are as follows.

Eligibility Conditions:                          

Category of Candidates for TET:

The Following categories of candidates should write the Teacher Eligibility Test:

a. The Secondary Grade Teachers / Graduate Teachers appointed with the prescribed qualifications in Government, Government Aided and Un-aided Schools on or after 23rd August, 2010. But exemption will be granted to persons whose appointment process initiated prior to NCTE notification dated: 23-08-2010.

b. Secondary Grade Teachers working in Unaided Institutions without the prescribed qualifications shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of 5 years and should pass the TET Paper I.

c. Graduate Teachers working in Unaided Institutions without the prescribed qualifications shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of 5 years and should pass the TET Paper II.

d. All Candidates with necessary qualifications and seeking for appointment as Teachers for Classes I to V and VI to VIII.

e. Candidates who want to improve their previous TET Paper-I and TET Paper – II scores

Eligibility to Write TET:

Candidates should possess the following prescribed qualifications to write the Teacher Eligibility Test:

a. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern) and Diploma in Teacher Education / Diploma in Elementary Education (regarding other State D.T.Ed Certificate, evaluation certificate is necessary) in a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET and seeking an appointment as Secondary GradeTeacher for classes I to V (except Visually Impaired candidates) canwrite Paper I.

b. Candidates who have passed a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Litt.) with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Geography or a Degree with any one of the equivalent subjects (Regarding equivalent subject, Government orders issued prior to the date of this notification alone will be considered) from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment as Teacher for classes VI to VIII can write Paper II.

c. Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.E.Ed /B.Ed during the current Academic Year (2012 – 2013) are also permitted to appear for the Teacher Eligibility Test. Such Candidate’s should have successfully completed the course in the current Academic Year (2012-2013) itself and should produce D.E.Ed / B.Ed Certificate during Certificate Verification otherwise they shall not be considered for current year Government recruitment process. However they may be issued with TET certificate after producing D.E.Ed Diploma certificate / B.Ed Degree Certificate.

TNTET Exam Pattern: Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) Exam pattern and scheme of examination are given below…..

Teachers Eligibility Test Papers:

Sl.No Name of the Test Teachers of Classes
1 Paper I Classes I to V
(Secondary Grade Teachers)
2 Paper II Classes VI to VIII
(Graduate Teachers)

Exam Pattern: Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET), Paper I & Paper II exam will consists of 150 Multiple choice questions in the time duration of 3 hours. Candidates have to mark the right choice of answers among the four options. Each right answer will be awarded one mark. There will not be any negative marking. The questions for all the subjects (except languages) will be both in Tamil and English.

Structure and Content of TET Paper-I:

Sl.No. Content (All Compulsory) MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to age group 6 – 11)
30 30
2 Language I – Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu 30 30
3 Language II – English 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

Note :-
a. Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age Group 6 – 11 years.
b. Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction. The Candidate has to choose any one of the languages mentioned in Sl. No. 2 above. For recruitment process candidates shall be considered for the vacancies in the concerned medium only.
c. Language II – English will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
d. Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects.
e. The questions in the test Paper I will be based on the topics of the prescribed Syllabus of the State for Classes I – V but their difficulty level as well as linkages will be upto the Secondary
Stage.

Structure and Content of TET Paper-II:

Sl.No. Content MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and
Pedagogy – relevant to the age
Group 11 – 14 Years (Compulsory)
30 30
2 Language I – Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/
Urdu (Compulsory)
30 30
3 Language II – English (Compulsory) 30 30
4 a) For Mathematics and Science
Teacher: Mathematics and Science
or
b) For Social Science Teacher:
Social Science
or
c) Any Other Teacher [(a) or (b)]
60 60
Total 150 150

Note:
a. Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age Group 11– 14 years.
b. Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction. The Candidate has to choose any one of the languages mentioned in Sl. No. 2 above. For recruitment process, candidate shall be considered for the vacancies in the concerned medium only.
c. Language II – English will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
d. Mathematics and Science / Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects.
e. The questions in the test Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed Syllabus of the State for Classes VI – VIII but their difficulty level as well as linkages will be upto the Senior Secondary (Higher Secondary) Stage.

TNTET Syllabus Details: Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) Syllabus details are as follows.

Syllabus:

Teachers Eligibility Test Syllabus Paper I:

ExamSyllabusTNTETChildDevelopmentandPedagogyPaperI

ExamSyllabusTNTETTamilPaperI

ExamSyllabusTNTETEnglishPaperI

ExamSyllabusTNTETMathematicsPaperI

ExamSyllabusTNTETEnvironmentalStudiesPaperI

Teachers Eligibility Test Syllabus Paper II:

ExamSyllabusTNTETChildDevelopmentandPedagogyPaperII

ExamSyllabusTNTETTamilPaperII

ExamSyllabusTNTETEnglishPaperII

ExamSyllabusTNTETMathematicsSciencePaperII

ExamSyllabusTNTETSocialSciencePaperII

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