HTET Qualification -Tips to Prepare

The Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) is administered by the Board of School Education, Haryana (BSEH) to test if the candidates have the necessary skills and ability to teach in any school recognized by the Haryana Department of School Education. The candidate can register for one or all the following levels, based on the eligibility or qualifications required:

  • Level 1: Primary Teacher Level (PRT): For teaching grades 1 to 5
  • Level 2: Trained Graduate Teacher Level (TGT): For teaching grades 6 to 8
  • Level 3: Post Graduate Teacher Level (PGT): For teaching grades 11 to 12

Candidates passing the written exam will be awarded a TET (Teacher Ability Test) certificate that will be valid for seven years. Earlier the HTET exam certificate was valid for five years. The alteration was made following a recent amendment by the state government of Haryana.

HTET Qualification Required:

Candidates must meet the following conditions to be eligible to apply for the given levels at the HTET exam:

HTET Qualification: Academic

For Primary Teacher Level: 10 + 2 grade degree along with a Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI.Ed) is required

For Trained Graduate Teacher Level: Bachelor’s Degree along with Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) degree is required

Post Graduate Teacher Level 3: Master’s Degree along with Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) degree is required

HTET Qualification: Age

Candidates must be between 18-38 years to apply for the HTET exam.

HTET Exam Preparation Tips for Primary Teacher Level (PRT):

  • There will be all in all 150 questions carrying one mark each. 
  • There are five subjects, namely Mathematics, Environmental Studies, Child Development and Pedagogy, General Studies, and Languages (Hindi  + English: 15 + 15 questions) with 30 questions each.
  • The candidates must be acquainted with the teaching skills required to deal with the target age group, 6 to 11 years, to perform well in the Child Development and Pedagogy section.
  • The candidates should have a clear understanding of concepts, strong problem-solving ability and pedagogical understanding of all the subjects to ace the Mathematics and Environmental Studies sections.
  • Concepts like quantitative aptitude, general knowledge and awareness about Haryana, and reasoning ability are among the topics covered in the General Studies section.
  • Grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills are the most important requirements for the Language Section.

HTET Exam Preparation Tips for Trained Graduate Teacher Level (TGT):

  • There will be a total of 150 questions, each carrying one mark. 
  • There will be four subjects, namely Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions), General Studies (30 questions), opted subject (60 questions), and Languages (Hindi  + English: 15 + 15 questions).
  • The candidates must be acquainted with the teaching skills required to teach the target age group, 11 to 16 years, to perform well in the Child Development and Pedagogy section.
  • The candidate must note that the focus of the questions will be on the understanding of the features, needs, and psychology of varied learners and the traits of a successful learning facilitator.
  • The Languages section is designed to assess proficiency in the medium of instruction for students aged 11 to 16 years. Thus, the candidate must gain a level of knowledge in terms of grammar, vocabulary, and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Concepts like quantitative aptitude, general knowledge and awareness about Haryana, and reasoning ability are among the topics covered in the General Studies section.
  • Candidates should be aware that the specified syllabus will cover courses from the BSEH curriculum for Classes VI through X. However, the difficulty level will be higher.

HTET Exam Preparation Tips for Post Graduate Teacher Level (PGT):

  • There will be 150 questions carrying one mark each. 
  • There will be four subjects, namely Child Development and Pedagogy (30 questions), General Studies (30 questions), opted subject (60 questions), and Languages (Hindi  + English: 15 + 15 questions).
  • Concepts like quantitative aptitude, general knowledge and awareness about Haryana, and reasoning ability are among the topics to be covered in the General Studies section.
  • The Languages section assesses the candidates’ ability to communicate in a manner appropriate for their age range of 14 to 17 years.
  • The candidates must be acquainted with the teaching skills required to deal with the target age group to perform well in the Child Development and Pedagogy section.

Some Bonus Tips and Tricks:

  • Aspirants are expected to look over all of the sample questions included within the HTET official announcement. Candidates should also familiarise themselves with the exam pattern and topic-wise weightage by solving previous years’ question papers.
  • The candidate applying for multiple levels is advised to thoroughly prepare the subject ‘Child Development and Pedagogy’ because the questions can be repeated in the exam levels.
  • During the last phase of preparation, at least two mock examinations should be taken per week for self-evaluation and getting a hang of the actual exam.
  • In the HTET exam, there is no negative marking. As a result, candidates should attempt all of the questions. 

We hope these insights and suggestions will help you with your HTET preparation. If you start early, you’ll cover the entire syllabus and will also save ample time for revision and mock tests. Best of luck!

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