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Punjab TET – Important Updates

The Punjab TET 2021 is set to be conducted on December 24, and the online registration will begin soon. Read on to learn about the essential updates.

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The Punjab TET, or Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test, is a state-level competitive examination conducted to recruit aspirants for teaching positions in the state-owned schools of Punjab. 

The Punjab TET is conducted by the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Punjab (SCERT). Candidates can follow the path to become a teacher after clearing the Punjab TET examination.

Like many other state-wise Teacher Eligibility Tests, Punjab TET is also conducted at two levels, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Passing the exam alone does not guarantee the selection of the candidate, as many other eligibility factors are also assessed. 

For the ease of those looking at a career as a teacher in Punjab, we’ve covered here the examination date, eligibility criteria, and examination pattern of Punjab TET 2021.

Application Fee For Punjab TET 2021 

Candidates who belong to the general category must pay Rs. 900 as application fee for one paper and Rs. 1,800 application fees for papers I and II. Candidates who fall under SC/ST and PH category need to pay Rs. 600 for one paper and  Rs. 1,200 for both papers.

Punjab TET 2021 Exam and Important Dates

Recently, the exam date for Punjab TET 2021 was announced. The state eligibility test will be conducted on December 24. Interested candidates are advised to visit the official website regularly to check for essential updates.

The important dates of Punjab TET 2021 are mentioned below:

Commencement of the application process November 25, 2021
Last date of submitting the applicationsDecember 6, 2021
Application correction window opensDecember 10, 2021
Application correction window closesDecember 13, 2021
Admit card release dateDecember 16, 2021
Punjab TET examination dateDecember 24, 2021
Release of answer keyTo be announced
Announcement of Punjab TET resultsTo be announced

PSTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The exam-conducting body of Punjab TET, i.e., the State Council of Educational Research and Training, or SCERT Punjab, implements a detailed set of eligibility criteria for Punjab TET. Candidates are required to fulfill these eligibility criteria to appear and be considered for taking the exam. 

The eligibility criteria for Punjab TET are quite similar to those of Teacher Eligibility Tests conducted by other states. Applicants who fail to meet the Punjab TET eligibility criteria will not be allowed to appear for the TET even if they have completed the application process and paid the application fee. 

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So, all candidates must read the eligibility criteria of Punjab TET and make sure they meet them before moving on with the PSTET application process. Discussed below are the eligibility criteria of Punjab TET 2021.

  • Punjab TET 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Primary Teachers (Classes 1 to 5)

Applicants who wish to apply for positions of primary teacher for the lower primary classes of 1 to 5 have to meet the eligibility criteria mentioned below. Only then will they be permitted to appear for Paper 1 of Punjab TET 2021.

  1. All the candidates must stand by all the rules and regulations laid down by the NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education) firmly.
  2. Candidates must have qualified for their Higher Secondary or equivalent final exams with a minimum of 50% marks and must possess a Diploma in Education of a duration of two years.
  • Punjab TET 2021 Eligibility Criteria: Secondary Teachers (Classes 6 to 8)

Applicants who wish to take Paper 2 of Punjab TET 2021 and teach upper primary classes (classes 6 to 8) in the schools of Punjab have to qualify for the following eligibility criteria:

  1. All the candidates must stand by all the rules and regulations laid down by the NCTE  firmly.
  2. The aspirant must have qualified for their Higher Secondary education or equivalent with at least 50% marks and a bachelor’s degree of four years.

PSTET 2021 Examination Pattern

The Punjab TET examination will be conducted in offline mode through the pen-and-paper method. The nature of the exam will be objective, and all the questions will have multiple choices. The examination comprises two papers, as mentioned before: Paper 1 for teaching positions of lower primary classes and Paper 2 for aspirants to teach upper primary classes. 

An individual who wants to be considered for being recruited in both the categories, that is, for classes 1 through 8, will need to appear for both Punjab TET Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

All interested candidates are advised to thoroughly review the information presented here before applying for the Punjab TET 2021. This will make the entire exam procedure easier for appearing candidates. Keep visiting the official exam website for more updates.

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