MAHA TET Exam 2021

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Conducted by the Maharashtra State Council of Examination, MAHA TET is a state-level entry examination for candidates who are willing to convert their passion for teaching into a whole-time profession! TET, which is also known as the Teacher Eligibility Exam is a gateway to convert your career aspiration into success and getting placed into the prestigious government job as a teacher. MAHA TET aims to gauge the skills of young individuals through two parts i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2 on qualifying which, the students can enter at varying levels as a full-time teachers. If you want to kick start your career as an Academician, here is a blog aiming to explain all the parameters related to the exam! But before starting with the blog, let us glance over some of the important facts related to the exam. 

Name of the exam MAHA TET
Conducting Body Maharashtra State Council of Examination
Level of the exam State
Mode of exam Offline
Frequency Once a year
Language English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada,  Sindhi, Telugu
Duration 150 minutes
Job location Maharashtra
Validity 7 years
2021 Exam date November 2021 (tentative)

Note: The date for the year 2020-2021 is yet to be announced by the official body. 

What is MAHA TET?

MAHA TET is an eligibility test for teachers who want to teach in the schools of Maharashtra. It is conducted by the Maharashtra State Council of examination at the state level. The candidates who pass the test are recruited in the schools of Maharashtra. This test is conducted on 2 levels – the primary (paper – I) for teaching 1st – 5th classes and the upper primary (paper –II) for teaching 6th – 8th classes. Those who want to teach from 1st – 8th class have to give both papers to be eligible to teach all these classes.

Entry Requisites for MAHA TET

To appear in the exam, candidates must fulfil the set criterion of eligibility as prescribed by the official body conducting the exam. Failing this, the applicants would not be allowed to sit in the examination. Also, candidates must keep in mind that the conducting authorities hold the power to cancel the candidature of the applicants if any discrepancy is detected. Following are the entry essentials of the MAHA TET exam:

  • The candidate must be a native citizen of Maharashtra 
  • Applicants having academic and professional qualifications as specified by the Government of Maharashtra Resolution can apply. 
  • Candidates pursuing a teacher education course as directed by the Government of Maharashtra Resolution are eligible. 

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria is also important to consider before applying for the exam so here are the eligibility requirements –

  • There is no age limit for the exam and no bar on the number of attempts. You can try again to improve your scores.

For Primary (paper – I)

 For upper primary (paper – II) or both papers

  • The candidate should have a class 10 and a graduation degree with at least 50% marks in both.
  • The candidate should also have a (B. Ed) Bachelor of Education or a (D. Ed) Diploma in Education with 50% aggregate marks.

Registration Process and ID Regeneration

We are providing a step by step process walk through of the registration process for your guidance below –

  • Visit the official site here.
  • Make registration through the “New registration” link.
  • Fill in the details asked for.
  • Then Submit the form and note down the registration ID and password that is generated by the system. 
  • Now use this registered ID and password to log in to the student portal for other things like application form and admit card.
  • If you have forgotten your password then check your email id and phone number which you registered for the id and password, and If you cannot remember it still you can go on the “forgot password” link and you can reset your password through your registered id.
  • If you cannot remember anything then you can re – register on the official website.

Selection Process for MAHA TET

For you to be selected you have to go through a few steps –

  • First you need to fill the application form and submit it with application fees.
  • Then you will be issued an admit card for your exam which will contain all the details.
  • Then you have to give the MAHA TET 2021 exam properly.
  • The results are declared and you have to get at least 60% aggregate in the exam to pass it.

Then the candidates who have passed will be given a certificate in a few weeks which is used to apply for the post of teacher in the Maharashtra schools.

Admit Card

The admit card or the exam hall ticket is very important when giving any exam. It has all the important details like roll number, name, paper codes etc. which you will need to fill in your answer sheet. Without the admit card no one is allowed inside the examination center. You will get the admit card online and you can download it from the official website by login in with your registered email id and password. Keep the admit card safely after downloading because it is important and you will need it during the exam.

MAHA TET Exam Pattern

The MAHA TET test is divided into two parts and separate examinations are held for both the levels. Through paper 1, candidates can enter the profile of a primary teacher for classes 1-5 whereas after qualifying paper 2 the aspirant will join as a teacher for upper primary classes (6-10). The exam pattern and syllabus for both the papers are distinct and has been tabulated below: 


Subjects  Number of Questions  Marks
Language I 30 30
Language II 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Mathematics  30 30
Environmental Studies   30 30
Total  150   150 


Subjects  Number of Questions  Marks
Mathematics and Science or Social Studies   60 60
Language  30 30
Language 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Total  150 150

MAHA TET Syllabus 

To test the candidates and shortlist the best minds who will contribute in shaping the young minds of the country, the official authorities have devised the syllabus carefully. It is of utmost importance to prepare each and every subject with equal importance so as to score well in the exam. Here is a brief overview of the syllabus of the MAHA TET exam: 


The syllabus of both paper – I and paper – II are given below –

Paper – I


You can choose 2 languages from the sets given below –

Language 1 Language 2
Marathi English
English Marathi
Urdu Marathi or English
Bengali/ Gujarati / Telugu / Sindhi / Kannada / Hindi Marathi or English


Questions will be asked on educational psychology based on the topics below –

  • Evaluation Methodology
  • Special needs, qualities, and class interaction of children.
  • Study process of students aged 6-11
  • Teaching Methodology


Basic maths from class 1st – 8th class along with the following topics will be asked –

Environmental Studies

The following topics will be included –

  • Environment and pedagogical knowledge of the subject.
  • Family and Friends
  • General Science
  • Things we make and do

Paper – II

The paper–II syllabus is almost the same including the following –


Language-I and Language – II selection is similar to the paper – I and the following concepts are included –

Child and Pedagogy

Educational psychology and the following concepts will be there –

  • Evaluation Methodology
  • Special needs, qualities, and class interaction of children.
  • Study process of students aged 6-11
  • Teaching Methodology

Optional Subject

The candidates can choose either maths & science or social science which include –


Algebra Basic geometrical ideas (2-D) Compound Interest Discount
Constructions (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses) Data handling, Statistics Fractions Exponents; surds, squares, cubes, square root
Geometry Introduction to Algebra; Algebraic identities, polynomials Knowing our Numbers
Mensurations; circle, sphere, cone, cylinder, triangles Negative Numbers and Integers Number System
Playing with Numbers Profit and Loss Quadrilateral
Symmetry Understanding Elementary Shapes (2-D and 3-D) Whole Numbers


Acids, base, salt Air Change of matter
Cleaning food Compounds Effect of population growth & human activities in the Environment
Electric current and circuits Environmental concerns; regional & national Food, Components of food, Sources of food
Food; production & management Force, Work & Energy, Carbon Light, Natural Phenomena
Magnets & Magnetism Materials Materials of daily use
Metals & Non-metals Molecules Moving Things, People, and Ideas
Natural Resources Pollution Soil
Sources of Energy Structure of Atom The Universe, Motion, Sound
The world of living organisms, microorganisms, and diseases Water  

Social Science

It includes History, civics and geography which comprises of the following topics –


Architecture Challenging the Caste System Colonialism and Tribal Societies
Contacts with Distant Lands Creation of an Empire Culture and Science
India After Independence New Kings and Kingdoms Political Developments
Regional Cultures Rural Life and Society Social Change
Sultans of Delhi The Earliest Societies The Early states
The Establishment of the Company power The First Cities The First Empire
The first farmers and herders The Nationalist Movement The Revolt of 1857-58
When, Where and How Women and reform  


  • Agriculture
  • Air
  • Geography as a social study and as a science
  • Globe
  • Human Environment: settlement, transport, and communication
  • Planet: Earth in the solar system
  • Resources: Types, Natural and Human
  • The environment in its totality: natural and human
  • Water


Democracy Diversity
Government Local Government
Making a living Parliamentary Government
Pedagogical issues Social Justice and the Marginalized
State Government The Constitution
The Judiciary Understanding Media
Unpacking Gender  

Preparation Tips

The following tips will help you in your preparation for your MAHA TET exam and also help you in getting a good score in it –

  • The first step would be to be aware of the syllabus, marking scheme, the pattern of the questions and other things.
  • The next step would be to make a timetable and routine to study.
  • Remember to give time to every subject and especially to the ones which you might find difficult.
  •  You can check out the books provided below and find good study material which covers all the syllabus topic-wise. You can also take professional help if needed.
  • When you are confident about your preparation then you should try solving the previous year’s question papers. They help you with time management and you get to know where you need more practice.
  • Finally, do not panic and study hard. We are sure you can do it.

Reference Books

Now that you are aware of the syllabus and have got good preparation tips you might need to select your study material. So we are here to help. We are providing you a list of good reference books which might help you with your preparation. Choose the one you find the best according to your need and get started –

Reference books Author and publications
Guide Maharashtra TET Mathematics and Science Paper II: Class IV and VIII Chandresh Agrawal & Nandini’s books 
Guide to Child Development and Pedagogy: For CTET/STET & other Teacher Recruitment Exam Paperback  RPH Editorial Board
Maharashtra Shikshak Patrata Pariksha (MAHA-TET), Marathi – H. S. Patle & Y. H. Patle Hardcover  Hitesh kumar Patle,  Yogita Patle 
Maharashtra Teachers Eligibility Test TET Paper 1 (For Class 1 to 5) Marathi Paperback – 2014  Dr Suresh Patil 
Maharashtra Teachers Eligibility Test TET Paper 2 (For Class 6 to 8) Paperback – 2014  Dr Suresh Patil 
Maharashtra TET (A-4) Chandresh Agarwal
Maharashtra TET Coursebook | Bagru Book Shop Paperback – 2015  TET 
Maharashtra TET Paper-II (Maths science+social) Chandresh Agarwal
Navdeep TET Paper-2 (Varg 6 to 8) Prashnapatrika Sangrah Paperback  Navdeep 
Sanskar MH – TET Paper – 1 (Marathi) Paperback
TET Paper-2 Magil Varshachya Prashanpatrika + Sarav Prashanpatrika Paperback  Brijmohan Dayma, Ramesh Lad
Vidyabhartee TET Paper-2 Sarav Prashnapatrika Paperback Bunko  Dr Brijmohan Dayma , Ramesh Balvad

Result and Cut Off

The date of the result will be announced on the official website and even the result will also be declared online on the site. You can log in with your email id and password to get the scorecard. Those who have passed will be given the rank card which will have all the information about their percentage, qualifying status and regarding the counseling round and dates etc. Those who have passed will have their name on the cut off merit list which is released on the official website. If you have passed then only you will be invited for the counseling sessions.


The candidates who qualify for the MAHA TET exam are awarded the certificate in a few weeks after the results. The TET certificate will be awarded by the authorities online on the official website itself. The candidates can download it from the official website. It is valid for 7 years after the date of issuance and can be used for getting a job at schools in Maharashtra. 

Contact Details

For any further queries, you can contact the address below –

Commissioner, Maharashtra State Examination Council
Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pune – 19          
Contact this helpline number since it is safer due to the pandemic – 1800-267-2233


Q1. What is the Maha TET exam?

Ans. MAHA TET is an eligibility test for teachers who want to teach in the schools of Maharashtra. It is conducted by the Maharashtra State Council of examination at the state level. The candidates who pass the test are recruited in the schools of Maharashtra.

Q2. Who is eligible to write the TET exam?

Ans. The eligibility criteria are given above in detail for your reference. You can check it above.

Q3. Which is better, CTET or TET?

Ans. CTET makes you eligible to get jobs in center-run schools while TET gets you jobs in state-run schools. So it depends on where you want to teach.

Q4. How can I check my Maharashtra TET result?

Ans. It is covered in the result part. You can check your result by login in on the official website of MAHA TET.

Q5. What is the full form of TET?

Ans. The full form of the TET is Teacher Eligibility Test.

Through this blog on MAHA TET 2020-2021, hopefully, you are now familiar with essential information pertaining to the exam. If you want to take your teaching career to a great level and experience global exposure then you can peruse programs such as Primary Teaching Courses, Diploma in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Education, etc from universities abroad. Click HERE to register yourself for a FREE 30-minute career counselling session with our experts at Leverage Edu who will assist you in entering your dream course and university!

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