APTET – An Overview

What is TET?

TET is the Teacher Eligibility Test. It is also known as the Central Teacher Eligibility Test. This test is mandatory for the candidates who want to become school teachers for classes 1 to 8. In addition, this test enables candidates to apply for teaching jobs in Government schools. 

In TET, the candidates appear in two exams: paper one for classes 1st to 5th to see if the teacher is eligible for primary teacher training, and the second paper for classes 1st to 8th. At the national level, CBSE (the Central Board of Secondary Education) conducts CTET or the Central Teacher Eligibility Test, and at the state level, various states hold the TETs every year, such as APTET, UPTET, MAHA TET, OTET, and others. 

Now that we know what is TET let us take a closer look at APTET.

What is APTET?

APTET is the Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test. It’s a state-level exam conducted by the Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh. This is a state-level eligibility test mandatory to become a state government teacher at the Primary & Upper Primary levels. 

After scoring the minimum qualifying marks in APTET, candidates will get the APTET Certificate. With this certificate, candidates will be able to sit in the teacher recruitment process in the Andhra Pradesh state.

Eligibility Criteria of APTET 

#. The candidate must have qualified for the Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent examination with at least 50% marks

#. The candidate should have passed the Bachelor in Elementary Education

#. Candidates must have passed Intermediate from APBSC

Exam Pattern of APTET

This is an important section in the article. Knowing what to read and how much to read, it is important to know the exam pattern. 

#. In APTET two papers are conducted by the conducting authority.

#. Paper I concerns the curriculum between first to fifth class. 

#. Paper-II deals with the curriculum between sixth to eighth class.

#. The question paper comprises 150 questions of one mark each.

#. This test comprises objective-type questions.

Exam Structure

Paper I: In paper I, the questions will be asked from the following subjects.

#. Child Development 

#. Language I 

#. Language II 

#. Mathematics

#. Environmental Studies

There will be 30 questions with 30 marks from each subject. 

#. Paper-II: In paper II the questions will be asked from the following subjects. 

#. Child Development and Pedagogy

#. Language I

#. Language II 

#. Related Subject 

In this paper, there will be 30 questions of 1 mark each from child development and pedagogy, language I and language II, but there will be 60 questions of 1 mark each from the related subject, which makes a total of 150 questions of 150 marks. 

Topics for Child Development 

#. Learning and Pedagogy

#.  The concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs.

#. The concept of development and its relationship with learning

Topics for Language 

#. Unseen Passage

#. Grammar

#. Language Pedagogy

Topics for Environmental Studies

#. Family and Friends

#. Water

#. Travel

#. Food 

#. Shelter

#. Pedagogical Issues

#. Things we Make and Do

Topics for Social Studies

#. Economics

#. History 

#. Geography

#. Social and Political Life

#. Information Technology

#. Social Studies Pedagogy

Topics for Science

#. Natural Phenomena

#. Natural Resources 

#. Food

#. Moving things People and Ideas 

#. How Things Work

#. The world of the living

#. Pedagogy of Science 

Highlights of APTET

#. Exam Name: Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test

#. Abbreviation. APTET

#.  Exam mode: Offline (can be conducted online due to covid 19)

#. Conducted by: Department of School Education, AP Government

#. Exam Level: State

#. Frequency of Exam: Once a year

#. Exam Duration: 150 minutes

#. Eligibility: (i) One must have passed an intermediate from APSBC. (ii) One must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. (iii) B.ed degree from a recognized university is compulsory. 

#. Medium of Exam: Bilingual (English and Telugu/ Sanskrit)

#. Negative Marking: No negative marking

#. Exam Pattern: Paper I: 150 MCQ’s Paper II: 150 MCQ’s 

#. Exam Syllabus Paper I: (i) Child Development and Pedagogy (ii) Language I (Hindi) (iii) Language II (English or Urdu or Sanskrit) (iv) Mathematics (v) Environmental Studies

#. Exam syllabus for paper II: (i) Child Development and Pedagogy (ii) Language I (Hindi) (iii) Language II (English or Urdu or Sanskrit) (iv) Mathematics or Social Sciences 

#. Exam Purpose: To determine whether the candidates are eligible to be appointed as teachers of classes one to eight.

#. Number of Test Districts: 13

#. APTET minimum age requirement: 18 years for both males and females.

#.  APTET maximum age limit: 35 years for both males and females. 

This was an overview of the APTET. All the necessary information about what is TET in general and what is APTET will help you navigate your way through the exam and become a school teacher.

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