TET Exam 2021

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TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) is a state-level entrance exam through which eligible candidates are picked to teach students from class I to X. Central Government combined with the states, every year organise the exam. If you want to try your hands at it, here is a blog that aims to elucidate all the related aspects which are common in the exam. 

Exam TET (Teacher Eligibility Test)
Conducting Authority State Government
Number of Exams  2 (Paper 1 and 2)
Exam Notifications Varies as per State
Age Limit As decided by the State Government 
Educational Qualification Graduation with 50% marks
Application Fee INR 400-500/-
Level of Exam Moderate with State Language Compulsory
Certificate Accepted State-runs schools only
Validity 5 Years

What is the TET Exam?

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 paper 2 along with paper 1 will get to be a teacher of upper primary classes i.e., 6th-10th. 

TET Exam Date 2021

TET Exam Expected Notification Date Expected Exam Date
CTET 2020 Released January 31, 2021
UPTET July 2021 October/November 2021
WBTET September 2021 December 2021
HTET October 2021 December 2021
Rajasthan TET May 2021 July 2021
Odisha TET November 2021 January 2021
AP TET June 2021 July 2021
Punjab TET February 2021 June 2021
UTET September 2021 December 2021
TN TET June 2021 August 2021
Bihar TET July 2021 November 2021
Assam TET May 2021 June 2021
HP TET May 2021 June 2021
Kerala TET May 2021 June 2021
Tripura TET June 2021 August 2021
Mizoram TET January 2021
CGTET February 2021

States Included in TET Exam 2021

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 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 in 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 2021 papers:

TET Exam 2021Paper 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 in the final year of the 2-year diploma in elementary education 

TET Exam 2021Paper 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)

Documents Required for TET Exam 2021

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 2021, 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, must register in time for it. In the days nearby to the closing of the application, candidates can get to experience some discrepancy due to the extra load on the website. The steps mentioned below will guide you in filling the application form for 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 for 2021

The exam is divided into 2 papers and qualifying for 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 the TET exam :

TET Exam 2021 – 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 2021Paper 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

TET Exam Qualifying Marks

As per the norms of the MHRD, the CBSE has decided upon the marking scheme that will be followed while evaluating the answersheets. As per that, tabulated below are the qualifying marks of the TET exam 2021-

Category Qualifying Marks Percentage TET/CTET Passing Marks TET/CTET Total Marks
General 60% 90 150
SC/ST/OBC 55% 82 150

TET Syllabus for 2021

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. However, here are some insights into the common part of the syllabus-

Paper 1

Child Development and Pedagogy -Learning and Pedagogy
-Child Development
-The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special need
Language I and Language II -Pedagogy of Language Development
-Language Comprehension
EVS Pedagogical Issues (Environment, food, water, shelter, etc.)
Mathematics -Pedagogical issues
-Math Content (Algebra, Geometry, Data Handling, etc.)

Paper 2

Child Development and Pedagogy -Learning and Pedagogy
-Child Development (Elementary School Child)
-The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special need
Mathematics -Pedagogical issues
-Math Content (Number System, Algebra, Geometry, etc.)
Language I and Language II -Pedagogy of Language Development
-Language Comprehension
Science -Pedagogical Issues
-Content (Food, Material, Natural Resources, Phenomena, etc.)

TET Exam Score Validity 2021

The scorecard of your TET exam will be valid for 5 years. But if you qualify for the CTET exam, it stands valid for a period of 7 years through which you can apply to any of the state-level government teaching jobs.

Tips and Tricks for TET Exam 2021

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 on the points you have learnt till now 
  • Keep a track of your performance and critically evaluate the scores of your mock test papers

FAQs

What is the age limit for TET exam?

There is no prescribed age limit for the TET exam. However, the minimum age of the candidates should be 17 years.

What type of question comes in TET exam?

TET exam will consist of MCQ questions.

What are the subjects in TET exam?

Since the TET exam consists of 2 papers, the total number of subjects in the exam will differ as per the state. However, here are some of the common subjects- Mathematics, EVS, Child Development & Pedagogy and Languages.

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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