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What Is BTET? 

Bihar Teacher’s Eligibility Test – BTET is an eligibility exam that is organized once every year by the Bihar Government Education Board. It is used to judge the eligibility of a candidate for the teaching post. It is conducted in offline mode. The exam consists of two papers:

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Paper I – For Teaching Post of Class 1 to 4 

Paper II – For Teaching Post of Class 5 to 8 

BTET Exam Pattern 

The Bihar TET Exam is conducted for two levels. Lower Primary and Upper Primary. Each paper consists of 150 questions which sum up to 150 marks. The questions consist of 100 questions from the selected subject syllabus, while the next 50 will be teaching art and other skills. The time duration of the paper is 150 minutes for each paper. Read how to become a teacher.

This exam preparation also helps to understand the teaching methodology and sharpens the skills of a particular area. 

Scope of BTET Exam 

The BTET exam is a state-level examination that decides a candidate’s eligibility to be a teaching professional. The benefits of this exam are quite handy. 

A Teacher in Bihar can earn as much as INR 50,000 with the proper experience and skill set. Further, there are many other perks that come along with this salary, such as insurance, travel arrangement, and much more. 

Making a career in this field could assure you of good scope if you are good at teaching. 

BTET Exam Syllabus 

The Bihar TET exam consists of 5 subjects in all. Each section consists of 30 questions. 

It has two levels – Lower Level Primary teachers (Classes 1 to 4) and Upper level Primary teachers (Classes 5 to 8). Subject options are included in the two papers. 

The subjects included in the Lower level primary are – 

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy 
  2. Language I
  3. Language II 
  4. Mathematics 
  5. Environmental Science 

The subjects included in the Upper level primary are – 

  1. Child Development and Pedagogy
  2. Language I
  3. Language II 
  4. Mathematics, Science or Social Science 

Subject-wise Topics In Bihar TET Exam 

These subjects consist of the following subtopics as syllabus. 

  1. Child development and Pedagogy 

This subject consists of topics that highlight the qualities of a good teacher. It gives a detailed overview of classroom environment development for a healthy student-teacher interaction. 

  1. Languages I and II 

These subjects are used to check the proficiency of the language. Grammar, sentence formation, and language basics such as structure and meanings, comprehension, and much more. 

  1. Social Studies 

The social studies subject is used for the assessment of a problem and developing problem-solving skills. History, economics, geography are some of the key elements of this subject. 

  1. Environmental Studies 

For encouraging and setting up the base of knowledge for sustainable development, this subject is an important one for many people. We need to know the topics concerning the ill-effects of environmental exploitation. 

  1. Science 

Everything ranging from fiber to fabric, cells to human anatomy, stars, and space come under this category. Plant and animal kingdoms, microbes are also included in this subject. 

Eligibility Criteria for Bihar TET exam 

The eligibility criterion based on the age range is as follows. 

  • For general males, it is 37 years old. 
  • For general females, the age limit is 40 years. 
  • For OBC Category, it is 42 years 
  • For the SC category, the age limit is 42 years. 

Education qualifications 

The eligibility criterion based on educational qualification is listed below. 

  1. For the Lower Primary Teaching position, the candidate must either – 
  • Have a 2 Year Diploma in Elementary Education Degree.
  • Have a  2 Year B.El.Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education) Degree. 
  • Have a graduation in the concerned subject
  • Have a B.Ed Degree. 
  1. For the Upper Primary Teaching position, the candidate must have either – 
  • Achieved 50% marks and a 4 year B. El. Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education) degree. 
  • Achieved 50% marks in the post-graduate degree of the concerned subject.
  • Achieved 50% marks in any graduate degree and a 1 year B. Ed (Bachelor of Education) degree.
  • Having a 2-year diploma in Elementary Education. 


There are many advantages to appearing and passing the Bihar TET exam. It would make a great career for your future. The pay scale added benefits, and perks are quite an appeal factor. To successfully crack the Bihar TET, having proper knowledge about the syllabus is important. It is the key to a good preparation strategy. Assessing and studying the syllabus in detail will help improve your skills exponentially as a teacher. 

You may check the result of the exam on the official website. Alongside the official updates, you can also check the cut-off score of previous years to get an idea of the score you need. It will determine the candidate’s eligibility for the teaching post. 

One can appear innumerable times for the exam until the age limit criterion is met. However, before reappearing for the exam, it is essential to prepare well for the same once and for all, rather than in bits and without getting the expected result. 

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