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PUNJAB TET – An Overview

Are you looking for a teaching job in a government and private school in Punjab State? Well, you need to qualify the Punjab TET exam to get a job as a teacher in Punjab. Every year the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) releases notification for Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET). Interested candidates should have a detailed understanding of the paper pattern, exam date, eligibility criteria, selection process, and results to clear the exam with ease. 

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It is pivotal to note that you need to qualify the PSTET exam to get a teaching job in Punjab Government schools, and there are two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for class I to V teaching jobs, and Paper II is for class VI to VIII teaching jobs. You can appear for any one or both papers. So here is an extensive overview of the Punjab TET exam. Let us start. 

Punjab TET 2021 Highlights

For better comprehension, here are the details of the exam that you should remain updated with whenever you start with Punjab TET 2021 exam preparation.

Board NamePunjab School Education Board (PSEB)
Exam namePunjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)
Exam FrequencyAnnually 
Exam LevelState Level 
Application ModeOnline 
Language English and Hindi 
Exam ModeConventional (pen and paper)
Official Website
Exam Helpdesk No.9773661662

Punjab TET 2021 Exam Date

After the highlights, let’s take a sneak peek at the important dates for the Punjab TET exam. 

Heads Details 
Registration DateDecember 2021
Notification DateNovember 2021
Last Date to Application December 2021
Application Correction Date December 2021
Admit Card January 2021
PSTET Exam DateJanuary 2021
PSTET Answer Key January 2021
PSTET  Results To be declared soon after Exam 

PSTET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Here are the eligibility criteria that need to be thoroughly studied before applying for the Punjab TET exam.  As per the official notification, the following is the eligibility criteria – 

Education Qualification

For both the papers, the education qualification is as follows – 

Qualification for Paper 1: Class I to V (Primary Stage)

  • Qualified 12th standard or equivalent examination with at least 50 % marks
  • Candidates with a graduation or diploma in elementary education can also apply.

Qualification for Paper 2: Class VI to VIII (Upper Primary) 

  • The candidate must have a graduation degree from a recognized university and also a B.ED degree, a D.El.Ed or B.El.Ed degree.

Age Qualification

Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) has set no age limit in the PSTET exam, which means candidates having qualified education eligibility can apply for the exam. 

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Punjab TET Selection Process 2021

In order to get your place in Punjab Government school, there are two rounds as a part of the selection process. You need to pass both rounds to successfully accomplish the task.

The two rounds include –

  • Written Exam
  • Document Verification

Let us understand both rounds in detail.  

  1. Written Test – Well, the written exam has two different papers for the Primary and upper primary levels. The duration of each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Take a quick view of the exam pattern below. 

Paper 1 Exam Pattern: Class I to V

Subject Questions Marks 
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 13030
Language 23030
Environmental Science 3030
Total 150150

Paper 2 Exam Pattern: Class VI to VIII

Subject Questions Marks 
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language 13030
Language 23030
Mathematics and Science (for SC and Math teachers)6060
Social Science ( For social studies teachers )6060
Total 150150

Document Verification

Once you successfully clear the exam, you need to go through the document verification process before finally appointing as a teacher. There is a long list of documents which includes Aadhar card, admit card, Mark sheet and Certificate of Higher Secondary or its equivalent examination issued by Board/Council, two passport size photographs, self-attested amongst others. The list is shared by the authority once the exam is qualified. 

PSTET Cutoff Marks

Cutoff marks may differ basis the different categories, which is as follows – 

CategoryCutoff Marks Cutoff %
General 9060

PSTET Result 2021

Now comes the most important part is how to check results; well, for this, you need to visit the official website to check and download their results. Always stay tuned to the official website for the latest news & updates on Punjab TET 2021. With hard work and zeal, you can crack the exam with ease. 

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