Exam Pattern of TET


Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) consists of two papers, Paper I and Paper II having only multiple choice questions. Paper I is for the candidates who want to teach in any of the classes from I to V while Paper II is for the candidates who intends to teach in classes from VI to VIII. Those who want to teach in classes from I to VIII can attempt both Paper I and Paper II. Each question carries 1 marks and there is no negative marking in this exam.

Structure and pattern of Paper I

There will be four sections for Paper I which carry 30 marks each. Following are the number of questions specified for each section.

  • Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 questions
  • Language I – 30 questions
  • Language II – 30 questions
  • Mathematics – 30 questions
  • Environmental Studies – 30 questions

Child Development and Pedagogy section test the ability of candidates to teach students in the age group between 6 and 11 years. It also evaluates whether the candidates possess the qualities and attributes required for teaching profession.

Section of Language I primarily test the proficiency of candidates in a particular medium of instruction. That is if the candidate chooses to teach in English Medium, then this section will test their communication ability in English Language.

Language selected by the candidates other than medium of instruction will be asked in the section of Language II. Comprehension skills of the candidates will be evaluated in this section

Mathematics section evaluates problem solving abilities of candidates and Environmental Studies section involves questions on the basic concepts of Environmental Science.

Structure and pattern of Paper II

There will be three compulsory sections in this paper having 30 marks each. Fourth section will vary according to the choice of candidates. Total of 60 marks is specified for this section. Each section and number of questions are given as follows

  • Child Development and Pedagogy – 30 questions
  • Language I – 30 questions
  • Language II – 30 questions
  • Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science Teacher) – 60 questions
  • Social Studies (for Social Studies Teacher) – 60 questions

If the candidates choose any teacher post other than Mathematic, Science and Social Studies Teacher, then they can select either Mathematics and Science section or Social Studies section.

Child Development and Pedagogy section evaluates the capability of candidates to teach students under the age group of 11 to 14 years.

Section of Language I evaluates the communication ability in chosen medium of instruction while Language II test the proficiency in any particular language other than Language I.

Candidates need to attempt 30 Mathematics and 30 Science questions in Mathematics and Science section. Problem solving ability and pedagogical understanding are evaluated during this exam.

Qualifying Marks

Those who obtain minimum of 60% marks in TET exam will be considered as qualified. However, relaxation is there in the case of reserved category candidates. School Managements can recruit candidates to the teacher post based on their TET score.



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