Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) is an eligibility test conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Rajasthan (BSER). It is a state-wide exam to select the best aspirants looking to apply for a teaching job. In 2021, the notification of the REET exam indicates vacancies for 32000 posts of TGT(Third Grade Teacher).
With more than 26 lakh candidates appearing for the REET exam in 2021, there is no doubt about the stiff competition you may face. However, there are tips and tricks with which you can achieve REET qualification. Here, we will discuss some of these tricks along with the REET qualification criteria. Let’s first understand the examination structure and eligibility criteria.
To achieve REET qualification, you need to pass the written test for two-level with each having multiple subjects of 150 marks in toral,
- Level 1 (Class I to V)
- Level 2 (Class VI to VIII)
Once you pass the written test as per the cut-off marks released every year by BSER, you will have to conduct a personal interview for the final round. Selection post the interview will cement your REET qualification. Here are the cut-off marks as per REET 2020,
Level 1 Cut off:
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Level 2 Cut off:
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Now that we know all about the REET examination structure let’s see the minimum qualification your will need to apply.
Eligibility Criteria For REET
Every aspirant that is participating in the REET exam must meet the minimum eligibility criteria defined by BSER. First is the age criteria that every aspirant needs to meet, which is a minimum of 18 years. However, there is no upper limit as per the current notification.
Further, you will also need education qualifications which are different for levels 1 and 2. These REET qualification criteria are,
Educational Qualification for Level 1 (Class I to V)
- Passed with 50% marks or equivalent in the senior secondary examinations or appearing for final year exams of second-year Diploma in Elementary Education course.
- Passed with 50% marks or equivalent in the senior secondary examinations or appearing for final year exams of four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed).
- Passed with 50% marks or equivalent in the senior secondary examinations or appearing for final year exams of second-year Diploma in Education (Special Education
- Graduation in any subject or stream with a Diploma in Elementary Education or appearing for the final year examination of Diploma in Elementary Education
Educational Qualification for REET Aspirants: Classes VI-VIII (Level 2)
- Graduation with two-year Diploma in Elementary Education or appearing for final year exam of Diploma in Elementary Education.
- Graduation with minimum 50% marks with one year BEd or appearing for its exam.
- Graduation with a minimum of 45% marks with one year BEd or appearing for its exam as per the notification issued by NCTE from time to time in this regard.
- Passed with 50% marks or equivalent in the senior secondary examinations or appearing for final year exams of fourth-year B.El.Ed.
- Passed with 50% marks or equivalent in the senior secondary examinations or appearing for final year exams of fourth-year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
- Graduation with minimum 50% marks with one year BEd or appearing for its exam (Special Education).
- Graduation with minimum 50% marks with two-year BEd or appearing for final year exam (by whatever name known)
Now that we know all about examination structure and minimum educational qualification, let’s discuss how you can prepare for REET.
#1. Study the Syllabus
If you are planning your preparation for the REET qualification exam, the first step is to analyze the syllabus and understand the bifurcation of marks. According to the notification for REET exams by BSER, the total marks for a written exam have 150 marks with a detailed bifurcation of subjectwise marks as follows,
Level 1 written test will have 30 MCQs for each subject of 30 marks,
- Child Development & Pedagogy
- Language I
- Language II
- Environmental Studies
Level 2 written test will have 30 MCQs for each subject of 30 marks,
- Child Development & Pedagogy
- Language – 1 (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi)
- Language – 2 (Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi)
- Science & Mathematics OR Social Science
Prepare a bifurcation of your study time as per subject weightage and specific topics. Further, you will need to prepare notes as per subject.
#2. Notes Preparation
Next, you will need notes to prepare for REET qualifications. Here it is essential to create different notes for each subject, and if you can further bifurcate them according to the topics, it will help you during the exams. In addition, these notes work as a reference point during the final revision and help you with specific details on teaching aptitude.
#3. Online Videos & Mock Tests
During the preparation, you can leverage videos from expert faculties or different e-learning platforms to prepare for the REET qualification exam. These videos can help you understand practical topics like teaching aptitude and other conceptual aspects of history, science, or civil studies.
Mock tests are essential to your preparation as they will help you manage time during the examination. You need to cover maximum questions during the limited time, and that is where mock test practice comes in handy.
#4. Books and Past Papers
Previous year REET exam papers are essential to study as they will help you understand specific question patterns and prepare accordingly. Here you can either download the last year’s papers from the official website or use books. There are several books available in the market that offer MCQs for practice, previous year’s question paper, conceptual materials, and more.
Here are some of the books that you can use for preparation,
- REET Hindi Language Level – 1, Level – II and Level – III Completely Based on the Latest pattern by Ray Publication
- REET Bal Vikas Evam Shiksha Shastra Level -I (Class 1-5) by Ray Publication
- REET Environment Level 1 by Sunita Publications
- REET Environment Studies, Math Level-I (1-5) with free solved papers, practice sets by Ray Publication
- Lakshya REET Bhasa Hindi, Sanskrit & English And Lakshy REET Prayavaran Adhyan Ganit & Balvikas (combo)Level 1 for Class 1-5 2020 (Hindi) Paperback – 2020 by Lakshya
- 15 Practice Sets REET Class I-V Paper-I by Arihant Publications
- Pedagogy FOR CTET, UPTET, HTET, REET, UKTET, BTET, CGTET by S.D. Publications
- REET Level 1 by Sunita Publications
- Lakshya REET Bhasa Hindi, Sanskrit & English Level 1 for Class 1-5 by Lakshya
- REET Question Bank by Ahmar Kareem Publication
We have discussed some of the tips and tricks that you can use for the REET qualification exam. You can clear it in the first attempt if you put enough effort into leveraging these tips and tricks along with the guidance of expert faculties at Teachmint.