Teacher Eligibility Test 2018: Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility-
If you want to become a government teacher then you need to pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) exam as it has become a minimum eligibility criterion for the same.
Almost every state and central government conduct their TET exam every year. Even some states conduct the TET exam twice in a year while in some states the TET exam is conducted once in two or three years depending on the vacancies they have.
Here, we are providing the detail about notification, eligibility criteria and exam date.
Various states conduct their own Teacher Eligibility Test and hence called by their state names like Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is known as UPTET exam, in Kerela, it’s known as K-TET, in Tamil Nadu its TNTET etc. All these are state-level TET exams.
The test conducted by CBSE on all-India basis is known as Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET). The CTET is valid for Central Government schools like KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc. and schools under the administrative control of Union Territories of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and NCT of Delhi.
CTET may also apply to the unaided private schools, who may exercise the option of considering the CTET.
A State Government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.
National Council For Teacher Education (NCTE) is the governing body for TET exams and all rules/guidelines like eligibility, the syllabus is set by NCTE.
As per the NCTE, state Govt should conduct a TET at least once every year.
Minimum 60% marks are required to qualify the TET and the TET qualifying certificate is valid for seven years for appointment in schools. There is no restriction for appearing for the TET exams, you can take the TET for improving your scores every year.
The Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted in two levels
Paper 1: Primary Level (Class 1 to 5) for the primary teacher (PRT)
Paper 2: Upper Primary Level (Class 5 to 8)
Note: If a candidate wants to apply from Class 1 to 8 s/he will have to qualify both the papers.
CTET/TET eligibility criteria for Paper 1
Senior Secondary or its equivalent) with at least 45 percent marks and two-year Diploma in Elementary education/Four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/Special Education
CTET/TET eligibility criteria for Paper 2
Graduate in any discipline (B.A./B.Com/B.Sc) and a Two-year diploma in Elementary Education/Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)/Four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/Four-year B.Sc. Education or B.A. Education