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TET Exam

Teacher Eligibility Test, also known as the TET, is an eligibility test conducted across various states in India to shortlist candidates with the potential to be teachers in various government-run schools across the country. To conduct the TET exam, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has issued a set of rules and guidelines for all state governments and central governments to follow. 

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While various organizations conduct the test in different states of the country, the central level TET exam, Central Teacher Eligibility Test, or the CTET is conducted and monitored by the Central Board for Secondary Education. The TET exam conducted in the Assam state is known as the Assam TET, which is explained in detail in the article.


The Assam TET serves the same purpose as the TET exam but at the state level. ASSAM TET is conducted to shortlist potential candidates for the roles of Lower Primary and Upper Primary Teachers to teach in the government schools of Assam. The Assam Teacher Eligibility Test or the ATET is conducted by the Department of Elementary Education, Assam at the state level for the posts of Lower and Upper Primary Teachers. 


The Educational Department of Assam recently announced that there are 9,354 openings currently in the state of Assam for Upper and Lower Primary Teachers. The TET Exam will act as the entrance test for these positions. Read how to become a teacher.

Currently, there are 7,242 Lower Primary Teacher openings and 2,112 Upper Primary Teacher vacancies ready to be filled in the year 2021. The test is conducted in the offline mode, and the mode of questioning is only Objective Multiple Choice Questions. Know more about the Exam Pattern and Syllabus below:

ASSAM TET: Exam Pattern

Some of the key points about the ATET are:

  1. The test is conducted for a period of two hours.
  2. There will be a total of 200 objective-type multiple-choice questions in the Assam TET.
  3. The eligibility test is divided into two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  4. Paper 1 is common to everyone who wishes to write the ASSAM TET, and Paper 2 will be chosen by the candidates according to their area of interest and educational background.

Exam Pattern for Paper-1

TopicTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 13030
Language 23030
Environmental Sciences3030

Exam Pattern for Paper-2

TopicTotal Number of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 13030
Language 23030
Mathematics, Science, or Social Science6060

Subject-wise Syllabus for ASSAM TET


  1. Numbers
  2. Fractions
  3. Money
  4. Geometry and Mensuration
  5. Data handling
  6. Integration of ICT in teaching Mathematics
  7. Number System
  8. Socially applicable Mathematics
  9. Algebra
  10. Geometry and Mensuration
  11. Introduction to graph and Data handling
  12. Integration of ICT in teaching Mathematics


  1. Kinematics
  1. Motion in a straight line
  2. Laws of Motion
  3. Heat
  4. Temperature 
  5. Light 
  6. Sound
  7. Electricity Chemistry
  1. Metals and non-metals
  2. Physical and Chemical Change
  3. Acids bases and Salts
  4. Fiber and Fabric
  5. Chemical Effects of Electric Current
  6. Pollution
  7. Living world
  8. Cells
  9. Transportation in animals and plants
  10. Respiration in Organisms
  11. Plant world
  12. Reproduction in Plants
  13. Nutrition in Plants
  14. Crop Production and Management
  15. Animal world
  16. Microorganism
  17. Animal Nutrition
  18. Reproduction in Animals
  19. Integration of ICT in teaching Science

Social Science

  1. History
  2. Geography
  3. Economics
  4. Political Science

Environmental Science

  1. Children Environment
  2. Environment and Child’s Need
  3. Care and Protection of Environment
  4. Pedagogy
  5. Integration of ICT in teaching Environmental Science
  6. Use of ICT in teaching environment science

Child Development and Pedagogy

  1. Factors influencing child development
  2. Dimensions of child development
  3. Adolescence
  4. Process of learning
  5. Theories of learning
  6. Process of Children form a diverse context
  7. Organizing Teaching
  8. classroom management
  9. concept of child-centered teaching and competency-based teaching
  10. Personality
  11. Common Behavioural Problems of Children


  1. Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
  2. Elements of language, the preliminary concept of language functions.
  3. Learning and acquisition
  4. Vocabulary development/structure of the sentence
  5. Teaching-learning materials in English
  6. Continuous and comprehensive assessment, assessing the four skills: Listening,
  7. Speaking, Reading, and Writing
  8. Methods: Approaches, Methods, Techniques, and strategies
  9. Parts of speech
  10. Jumbled words/sentences
  11. Verbs, phrases
  12. Articles, determiners
  13. Synonyms/Antonyms
  14. Preposition
  15. Punctuation
  16. Question Pattern
  17. Sentence Pattern
  18. Connections/ Linking words

Optional Languages

  1. Bengali
  2. Bodo
  3. Hindi
  4. Manipuri
  5. Nepali
  6. Hmar
  7. Garo
  8. Karbi
  9. Assamese

These are most of the topics that are under the Paper-1 and Paper-2 subjects for ASSAM TET. With this, we hope you got an idea of the TET exam, paper pattern, and syllabus of paper-1 and paper 2. For more information and updates related to the TET exam or Assam TET, continue reading our blogs at Teach Mint. Teach Mint is your one-stop platform for all the teaching-related competitive exams in India like TET, where everyone is trained uniquely to stand out of the crowd and land their dream posts as teachers.

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