TN TET – Important Updates

The Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TN TET) is conducted by the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) Tamil Nadu. The TN TET examination is for those interested in the roles of primary class and upper primary class teachers across government schools in Tamil Nadu. 

The important test dates, application form, and eligibility criteria are available on the official website. Candidates are given a certificate of qualification, which is valid for a lifetime. Additionally, there is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take to qualify for the exam. 

Qualification of the TN TET examination does not automatically ensure a job. The qualified candidates are called for teaching jobs as per vacancies in the schools. The candidates are finally selected based on their score and interview.

The TN TET comprises two papers: Paper I (for classes I to V) and Paper II (for classes VI to VIII). Both the papers have different syllabus and eligibility criteria.

TN TET Important Updates

The notification for the TN TET exam is generally released in February-March every year, and the exam is held in August. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TN TET exam for 2021 has been postponed. The notifications regarding the exam are going to be updated soon on the official website.

TN TET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates interested in appearing for the TN TET exam need to meet certain eligibility criteria. The details of the eligibility criteria for both the primary and upper primary classes are given below.

Eligibility criteria for primary classes

  • Candidates need to qualify for their Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks. They must pass or appear in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify for their graduation with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify for their Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks.  Also, they must pass or appear in the final year of a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify their Senior Secondary with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Education.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify for their graduation with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

Eligibility criteria for upper primary classes

  • Candidates need to qualify for their graduation with at least 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify for their graduation with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of a Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Candidates must qualify for their Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks. They must pass or appear in the final year of a 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify for their Senior Secondary with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of a 4-year B.Sc./B.A. B.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

OR

  • Candidates need to qualify their graduation with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

OR

  • Candidates must qualify their graduation or post-graduation with a minimum of 50% marks along with passing or appearing in the final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).

A common eligibility criterion for both papers is that the candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of India and must be able to provide valid proof of citizenship.

TN TET Exam pattern

The details of the TN TET exam pattern are as follows:

  • The total marks of the TN TET exam are 150, while the total duration is 150 minutes.
  • The exam is conducted in offline mode.
  • The exam comprises two papers, Paper I and Paper II.
  • Both the papers of the TN TET exam are provided in both English and Hindi languages.
  • The papers comprise multiple-choice questions (MCQs), each with four options. The answers are required to be marked with only a blue or black ball-point pen.
  • For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark; there are no negative marks for incorrect answers.

These were the relevant details of the TN TET examination. Look out for further updates on the official website, and meanwhile, start your preparation by putting your best foot forward!

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