TET Exam

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If you aspire to enter the esteemed profession of teaching and want to contribute towards carving a better future for the country, TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) can be a bonus for you. It can let you follow your passion for teaching simultaneously, provide you with a government job that secures your future. This exam is one of the notable mentions in the list of 12th pass jobs. TET is a state-level entrance exam through which eligible candidates are picked to teach students from class I toX. Central Government combined with the states, every year organise the exam. If you want to try your hand on it, here is a blog which aims to elucidate all the related aspects which are common in the exam. 

What is TET?

The exam is divided into two parts i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2. Applicants who qualify paper 1 will get to be a teacher for the primary level classes (1-5). On the other hand, the ones who clear the paper 2 along with paper 1 will get to be a teacher of upper primary classes i.e., 6th-10th. 

States Included in TET Exam 2020

To gauge the skills of young minds of the country willing to explore the domain of teaching, the exam is conducted in the majority of the states in the country. If you are willing to appear in the TET exam, tabulated below are the states in which it is organised.   

Andhra
Pradesh 
Goa Karnataka  Mizoram 
Arunachal Pradesh  Gujrat  Kerala  Nagaland
Assam  Haryana  Madhya Pradesh  Odisha 
Bihar  Himachal Pradesh Maharashtra  Punjab 
Chhattisgarh  Jharkhand  Manipur Rajasthan 
Delhi Jammu Kashmir  Meghalaya  Sikkim 
Tamil Nadu Telangana  Tripura  Uttar Pradesh 
Uttrakhand  West Bengal 

Eligibility Criteria

To appear in the exam, aspirants must meet the entry requisites of both the papers, i.e, 1 and 2. The candidates failing to match with the set criteria for each exam will not be allowed to appear for it. Applicants must keep in mind that the set minimum age for appearing the exam is 18 years whereas the maximum age limit is 53 years. The authorities hold the power to cancel the candidature of students if found any discrepancy. Let’s take a look at the eligibility criteria of both the TET 2020 papers:

TET Exam 2020Paper 1 

  • Applicants must have at least 50% in class 12th and Candidates should have appeared in the final year of 2-year diploma in elementary education or
  • Candidates must have qualified class 12th with at least 45% and appeared or passed the final year of 2-year diploma in elementary education as per the NCTE Regulations 2002 or
  • Applicants must have at least 50% in class 12th and passed or appeared of the final year in the 4-year bachelor degree in elementary education or
  • Those who have pursued graduation along with qualifying or appearing in the final year of the 2-year diploma in elementary education or
  • Candidates must have completed graduation along with appearing the final year of the 2-year diploma in elementary education 

TET Exam 2020Paper 2

  • Students must be a graduate or appearing in the final year of the 2-year diploma in elementary education or
  • Candidates with graduation score at least 50% with appearing or passed for the 1-year bachelor in education or
  • Applicants must have completed the graduation with a minimum of 45% and qualified or appearing in the 1-year bachelor of education according to the NCTE regulations or
  • Applicants must have at least 50% in class 12th and passed or appeared of the final year in the 4-year bachelor degree in elementary education or
  • Students having at least 50% in class 12th and passed or appeared in the final year of the 4-year program like BA/BSc.ED or BA.Ed/BSc.Ed or
  • Candidates with graduation score at least 50% with appearing or passed for the 1-year BEd (Special Education)

Essential Documents For TET Exam 2020

If you are planning to appear for the test this year, there are some necessary documents or certificates which are vital for the registration. The candidates have to upload an e-copy of the documents along with the application form. For the TET 2020, applicants must have the following important documents.

  • ID proof
  • Recent Photograph
  • Age certificate 
  • Qualification Certificates 
  • Caste Certificate 
  • Experience Certificates 
  • Academic Records

Application Process

Registration is one of the most essential parts of the application process as students have to make sure that all the details are entered intricately. Also, the applicants aspiring to appear in the exam for the year 2020, they must register timely for it. In the days nearby to the closing of application, candidates can get to experience some discrepancy due to extra load on the website. The steps mentioned below will guide you in filling the application form of the TET Exam-  

  • Visit the official website of the particular state you are willing to opt the exam from
  • Click on the link of online application
  • Carefully enter all the personal details in the form and dully cross-check them
  • Upload the required documents mentioned online in the prescribed format and size like photograph, signature etc.

Exam Pattern

The exam is divided into 2 papers and qualifying both the exams is necessary for the aspirants. Collectively both the papers will have 150 multiple type questions each which the students have to solve in 2 hours and 30 minutes (for each paper). Candidates will be provided four options for every question within which they can select the appropriate answer. For every correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark each whereas there will be no negative marking for the incorrect answers. Mentioned below is a detailed version of the format of both the papers of TET exam :

TET Exam 2020 – Paper 1

Subject  Marks  Number of questions
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Child Development & Pedagogy  30 30
Math  30 30
Environmental Studies  30 30
Total  150 150

TET Exam 2020Paper 2

Subject  Marks  Number of questions
Math and Science or Social Science 60 60
Language I 30 30
Child Development & Pedagogy  30 30
Language II 30 30
Total  150 150

Syllabus 

The meticulously designed syllabus aims to gauge the overall skills of talented individuals wanting to try their hands into the field of teaching. The upcoming teachers of the country are expected to have a thorough knowledge of the topics on which they will be tested. Since the TET exam is conducted on the state level and separately for every state, the syllabus tends to be different for every state.

Tips and Tricks for TET Exam 2020

Whenever the idea of a qualifying a competitive exam strikes our mind, the key element of scoring well is having a top-notch. Every exam has a success mantra to crack it and the ones preparing for it must keep in mind the key essentials of the particular exam. As we all know that hard work is the key to success, same goes with the TET exam as well. Here are some of the pro tips that will help you qualify the exam with flying colours-

  • Although the exam pattern is revised every year, you must solve previous years’ question paper to get an idea about the types of questions asked
  • Try making short and quick notes of every subject through which you can easily revise whatever you have studied
  • Revision is the ultimate mantra for an outstanding score, the more you revise, the  better you can retain the important concepts from the examination point of view
  • Avoid mugging up things at the last moment and brush up the points you have learnt till now 
  • Keep a track of your performance and critically evaluate the scores of your mock test papers

Thus, we hope that this blog about the TET has helped you by providing the essential details regarding the exam. If you want to get hold of numerous growth opportunities you must strive to study abroad and get a degree related to the field of teaching like Primary Teaching Courses, Diploma in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Education etc. Reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu and they will assist you in achieving your dreams!

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