TNTET -Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test


The Teacher’s Eligibility Test conducted by the board of Tamil Nadu is called the TNTET. It follows all the salient features of TET. The same perks and same eligibility criterion apply for this test.
The main Eligibility criterion that the TNTET demands is-
  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern) and Diploma in Teacher Education in a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET and seeking an appointment as Teacher for classes I to V (except Visually Impaired Candidates) can write Paper I.
  • Candidates who have passed a Bachelor's Degree(B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Litt.) with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Geography or a Degree with any one of the equivalent subjects from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern and a Degree in Teacher Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment as Teacher for classes VI to VIII can write Paper II.
  • Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.T.Ed. / B.Ed. during the current Academic Year are also eligible to appear for the Teacher Eligibility Test.
What are paper I and paper II?
  • Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes I to V. 
Number of  Questions 150 MCQs and the Duration of the Examination is 1 Hour and 30 Minutes.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes VI to VIII.
Number of Questions 150 MCQs and the Duration of the Examination is 1 Hour and 30 Minutes.
  • A person who intends to teach both Classes I to V and VI to VIII will have to appear for both Papers I and I

How does one apply for this Exam?
District Educational Officers will provide the application for TET on payment of Rs. 50/- in cash.
 The Examination Fee is Rs. 500/- (Rupees 250/- for SC/ST /Differently Abled Candidates). The fee should be paid by the candidate in any Branch of the State Bank. 


Where can one get some model question papers?
is the website official to Teachers Recruitment Board. They publish the model question papers for the reference of teacher candidates and also the results of the previous exams held.
Any updates with regards to TET can also be found in this website.

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