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Assam TET- Previous Year Question Papers

Conducted by the Department of Elementary Education (Assam), Assam TET is intended to recruit potential candidates for teaching jobs. The exam’s objective is to select eligible candidates for the positions of lower primary and upper primary teachers in Assam’s state-owned schools. Read how to become a teacher.

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The exam is held at two levels, i.e., Paper I and Paper II, as per the NCTE guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria For Assam TET 2021 

Before submitting the online application form for the exam, all candidates must check the eligibility criteria. If any candidate fails to fulfill even a single eligibility criterion and has applied for the exam, their application will be rejected or disqualified. In such cases, the application fee will not be refunded to the ineligible candidate. 

Educational Qualification for Lower Primary Teachers

All appearing aspirants must have qualified 12th class or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks along with any one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education or B.El.Ed (4 years)
  • Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years)
  • Diploma in Education (Special Education, two years)
  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized institution with a minimum of 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) 
  • Graduate in any discipline along with a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education

Educational Qualification for Upper Primary Teachers

All appearing aspirants must have any one of the following qualifications:

  • Graduate along with a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education 
  • Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks along with a 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)
  • Passed Senior Secondary or equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks along with a 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B. El. Ed).
  • Finished Senior Secondary with a minimum of 50% marks along with a 4-year BA/B.Sc.Ed. Or BA.Ed/B.Sc.Ed
  • Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks with a 1-year B.Ed (Special Education) 

Assam TET 2021 Syllabus

The Assam TET syllabus is designated by the Department of Elementary Education, Assam. Listed below is the section-wise syllabus for the Assam TET Paper I and Paper II.

Section 1: Child Development and Pedagogy

Section 2: Language I

Appearing applicants have to choose one language for Section 2. The different languages from which candidates can choose are:

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Bodo
  • Nepali
  • Garo
  • Manipuri
  • Hmar
  • Karbi

Section 3: Language-2 (English)

Section 4: Mathematics

Section 5: EVS/ Science/Social Science

Assam TET 2021: Exam Pattern

The Assam TET 2021 exam comprises two papers. Individuals who want to take the position of Lower Primary level teacher (classes I to V) need to appear for Paper 1. Paper 2 is for candidates who aspire to become Upper Primary level teachers (classes VI to VIII). 

  • Language:  Bengali, Assamese, Bodo, English, and Hindi.
  • Duration: Two and a half hours for each paper.
  • Type of questions: Objective type only.
  • Total questions:  150 questions in each paper.
  • Marking scheme: Every correct answer will receive one mark. There will be no negative marking.

(i) Exam pattern for Paper I

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
Child Development
& Pedagogy (mandatory)
Language I (mandatory)3030
Language II – English
Environmental Studies 3030

(ii) Exam pattern for Paper II

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks
Child Development & Pedagogy (mandatory)3030
Language I  (mandatory)3030
Language II –English (mandatory)3030
Mathematics & Science
Social Studies

Note: applicants can pick any one of the above-mentioned subjects

Assam TET Previous Year Question Papers

For all appearing candidates, it is very important to solve previous years’ question papers as part of the preparation strategy. Solving papers will give candidates an idea of the exam’s difficulty level. Below are some of last year’s questions with their answers.

Q1. Effective teaching is a result of: 

  1. Teacher’s honesty and commitment 
  2. Teacher’s knowledge of the content 
  3. Teacher’s regularity in teaching 
  4. Objective-based teaching by teachers

Answer: B

Q2. Who was the first person to emphasize that creativity should be measured by measuring its elements? 

  1. McNeil 
  2. Torrence 
  3. Thurston 
  4. Kent

Answer: B

Q3. If each side of a triangle is one-third of its perimeter, what kind of triangle is this? 

  1. Isosceles 
  2. Right-angled 
  3. Equilateral 
  4. Obtuse

Answer: C

Q4. A number if increased by 35% becomes 189. Then the number is: 

  1. 120 
  2. 130 
  3. 140 
  4. 150

Answer: C

Q5. A tank can hold 50 liters of water. At present, it is only 30% full. How many liters of water is required to fill 50% of the tank? 

  1. 5 Liters 
  2. 10 Liters 
  3. 15 Liters 
  4. 20 Liters 

Answer: B

Q6. Which of the following personality traits is found in an extrovert person? 

(A) Self centredness 

(B) Society centredness 

(C) Shyness 

(D) Aloofness

Answer: B

Q7. If 8a=(35)2−(27)2 the value of a will be : 

(A) 8 

(B) 60 

(C) 35 

(D) 62

Answer: D

Students can find more previous year questions of Assam TET on the official website of the examination and download them. Candidates should try and solve as many previous year papers as they can as part of their preparation.

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