Punjab TET 2024 🎓: Exam Dates, Application Process and Syllabus

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Punjab TET Exam

PSTET Exam: The State Council of Educational Research Punjab is all set to conduct the Punjab TET Exam 2024 soon. This exam aims to select eligible candidates for a teaching role in the schools under the Punjab government. Undoubtedly, it is a great opportunity for the aspirants of Upcoming government exams who want to work under the state government of Punjab.

In this blog, we will cover all required information about the Punjab State TET exam including the eligibility, steps to apply, PSTET 2024 exam dates and more.

ParticularsRelevant Details
ExaminationPunjab TET or PSTET
Full FormPunjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 
Exam CategoryTeacher Eligibility Test
Exam LevelState Level Exam
Exam Conducting BodyState Council of educational research, Punjab
Minimum Age18 Years 
Minimum Qualification12th Pass out
Number of AttemptsNo Limit
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Application Deadline Yet to be announced
PSTET 2024 Exam Date Yet to be announced
Official Websitehttps://pstet.net/

Punjab TET 2024 Latest Updates 

The Punjab TET Exam 2024 dates will be announced soon by the State Council of Educational Research, Punjab (SCER). According to last year trend, SCER Punjab will release the official notification in the second or third week of February 2024.

What is PSTET 2024

The purpose of the Punjab TET examination is directed towards recruiting candidates who clear the Punjab TET, as primary teachers for classes 1st to 5th and 6th to 8th standard, under the schools recognised by the Punjab government or private management. Follow this article to check the latest updates related to the syllabus, eligibility criteria, examination pattern and important dates of the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test 2024.

Also Read: CTET Exam Date 2023: Exam Schedule, Last Date to Apply

Punjab TET 2024 Exam Dates 🗓️

The exam conducting body of PSTET 2024 will release the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test dates along with the official notification. The following dates are associated with the Punjab TET Exam 2024:

ParticularsPSTET 2024 Exam Dates (Tentative)
Release of Application18 February 2024
Application Deadline28 February 2024
Release of Admit CardMarch 9, 2024
PSTET Exam DateMarch 12, 2024 (Paper 1)
March 13, 2024 (Paper 2) – Postponed
Re-Exam Date (Paper 2)April 30, 2024
Exam Result Offline
Exam Duration2 Hours 30 Minutes
Answer Key Release DateApril 30, 2024 (Paper 1)
May 15, 2024 (Paper 2)
Result AnnouncementMay 11, 2024 (Paper 1)
May 22, 2024 (Paper 2)

Note: The above-mentioned dates are just tentative Punjab TET 2024 exam dates. We will update the official dates after the official announcement.

Punjab TET Exam Pattern

PSTET is an offline Pen and Paper Based test, organised into two papers Paper I deals with Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper II is based on the teaching syllabus from Class 6 to Class 8.

There is no negative marking in the exam and each correct answer is awarded a +1 Mark. All four exam sections have MCQ Questions and are to be completed in 120 minutes. The Marks and Question distribution across the various exam sections are given below.

Subject (Paper 1)Marks and Questions (Paper 1)
Language 1 (English)30
Language 2 (Punjabi)30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30
Environmental Studies30
Total 150
Subject (Paper 2)Marks and Questions (Paper 2)
(Compulsory Paper) Language 1 (Punjabi)30
(Compulsory Paper) Language 2 (English)30
(Compulsory Paper) Child Development and Pedagogy 30
(Subject Speciality) Maths and Science 60
(Subject Speciality) Social Studies60
Other Subjects

PSTET 2024 Syllabus 📖

The PSTET examination will be constituted into two parts, which would be Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the Punjab TET are slightly different from each other, consisting of 5 and 6 subjects respectively. Candidates preparing for the PSTET exam are advised to focus on the given subjects very precisely, applicable for both papers.

PSTET SubjectsImportant Topics
Child Development PedagogyChild Development for Primary School Children and Inclusive Education and Pedagogy Learning.
MathematicsNumbers, Algebraic Expression, Measurement, Geometry, Arithmetic, Shapes, and Spatial Understanding
Language I (Punjabi)Comprehensive questions focusing on language understanding in Punjabi
Languag II (English)Comprehension and General English Aptitude 
Social StudiesHistory, World History, Geography, Social and Political Life, etc
Environmental StudiesWater, Air, Body Components, Habitats and Natural Resources, Solar System, Food Resources, and Our Surroundings.

It is important to note that there are 210 questions in PSTET Exam. To answer those questions, candidates will have only 2 hours and 30 minutes. Since every subject carries equal weightage of marks, aspiring candidates need to keep their TET preparation in check accordingly. 

Punjab TET 2024 Eligibility Criteria 🧑‍🏫

Apart from being well updated with the latest notifications and application process of the PSTET, it is further important that the candidate should check and confirm their eligibility for the TET, before applying for the examination.

The eligibility criteria for PSTET differ as per the 2 stages of the teaching personal selection. The candidates qualifying after the 1st stage would be chosen to teach students from 1st to 5th standard. The 2nd stage of PSTET involves the selection of candidates to teach for 6th to 8th standard. The category-wise eligibility of the  PSTET candidates has been listed below for a clear understanding.

For Primary Teachers (Class 1st to 5th)

The candidates must have a passing certificate of Senior Secondary Education, with a minimum qualifying percentage of marks along with the following certifications:

  • 2 years of Elementary Education Diploma, or
  • 4 years of Bachelor’s of Elementary Education (BEIEd), or in accordance with NCTE.
  • 2 years of Diploma in Special Education from a recognized institution.

For Elementary Teachers (Class 6th to 8th)

Candidates aspiring for the PSTET Exam to be an elementary teacher in Punjab should be a graduate or a final year student from a recognized institution and should have the following qualification:

  • 2 years of Diploma in teaching.
  • Graduation Degree with 50% of passing marks and 1 year of eligibility as a B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) by NCTE. (If Any)
  • A 12th passing certificate with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks or equivalent.

PSTET 2024 Application Form

Candidates are advised to take note of the dates of the Punjab TET and make sure to register themselves for the TET examination before the deadline.

How to Apply for Punjab TET Exam?

The candidates willing to apply for the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test can follow the process described below. The steps are as follows:

  • Candidates aspiring for Punjab TET are required to wait for the official notifications for the next recruitment drive to be updated and visit the official website of PSTET.
  • Click on the PSTET application link to register as a new user, with a valid email ID and contact number.
  • Once registered, the candidate need to complete the form submission by entering all the verified details and then paying the requested application fee, to submit the examination form.

The applicants should keep a printed copy of their PSTET 2024 application, as proof of their registration and future usage. 

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Application Fee

There is a relaxation of payment for the reserved categories while the application fee for the PSTET 2024 is categorized into 

CategoriesOne PaperBoth Paper I and Paper II
General/BCINR 1000INR 2000
S.C/S.T/Physical HandicappedINR 500INR 1000

Applicants need to note that the process of applying for Punjab TET 2024 will be online. Therefore, the candidates will be provided with an option of payment, both by credit card and debit card. 

Note: If the candidate is appearing for their final year examination in B. El. Ed/ B. A. Ed/ BSc Ed programme, then he or she can submit their previous year’s mark sheet.

Punjab TET Admit Card 🪪

Those who are going to appear for the Punjab TET can check the official website of the examination authority and download their respective admit card. Candidates can download the PSTET admit card once it is available. Only those candidates who would have the admit card would be allowed to enter the examination hall. 

How to Prepare for the Punjab TET Exam?

This examination is designed to test the teacher and bring out the best ones for reshaping the future of the country, candidates in this exam have to prepare in a properly strategised manner and learn through a set time table giving themselves breathing spaces, recreational time and do not forget to revise the what is prepared for the examination. Aspiring teachers must practice the following.

  • Recommended Latest Editions of PSTET Books.
  • PSTET Sample Papers.
  • PSTET Previous Year Question Paper.

The candidates who choose to give the examination have to prepare through the most recent sample papers and the latest versions of books by the most recommended authors to prepare for the test. Here are some books that the candidates can refer to.

  • PSTET Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Paper 1: Primary Stage Class (1-5)
  • PSTET Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Paper 2: Class (6-8) Mathematics / Science
  • PSTET Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test: PAPER-II (Mathematics & Science)

Punjab TET Answer Key 2024

The Punjab TET Answer Key is used by the candidates to calculate the tentative scores that they are going to achieve in the exam and also to report if any of the answers is found wrong in the answer key. The PSTET Answer Key is released separately in a set-wise format. For Set A, B, C and D the answer keys are in separate pdfs.

Punjab TET Answer Keys can be downloaded from the Official Website of the organising body PSEB. There is a separate objections form for submitting any objections in the answer key. Candidates can submit objections on the official website after paying the fee to raise an objection. These links will be updated on the exam website after the re-exam has been conducted.

PSTET Exam Results

Candidates can expect the education council to announce the Punjab TET results after the examination. Once the merit list is available on the website, candidates can confirm their position in the declared result and download or save the scorecard for further usage.

The result scorecards and merit lists will be available on the website and are accessible with the candidate’s application login. The scorecard should be downloaded and saved for future use.

Selection Process

The Punjab TET 2024 Selection Process includes a Written Examination and a Personal Interview. Every candidate need to go through this selection process for recruitment as per the guidelines. The written examination consists of 150 Multiple Choice Questions based on PSTET Exam Syllabus. Personal Interview is an evaluation of the applicant’s practical skillset in the field of education. Both these parameters are considered together to allot Punjab TET Scores.


What is the frequency of PSTET 2024?

The Punjab State Educational Council conducts the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test examination once a year. The exam is conducted in an offline mode.

What are the best books for Punjab TET preparation?

Candidates are advised to follow the latest publications of PSTET books. We have mentioned some books for your help
1. General English for all Competitive Examinations by SC Gupta
2. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarawal
3. Guide to Child Development and Pedagogy by RPH Editorial Board
4. Complete Guide PSTET Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test Paper II : Class (VI-VIII) Mathematics / Science by Arihant Express

What is the PSTET Exam 2024 dates?

Officially, there is no announcement available yet. However, Punjab TET 2024 will be conducted on 12-13 March 2024 tentatively.

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