TN TET Previous Question Papers

The Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) Tamil Nadu conducts the TN TET, which stands for Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test. Applicants looking to pursue a teaching career and become Primary and Upper Primary level teachers in Tamil Nadu must qualify for this test to be considered eligible for the positions.

TN TET comprises two papers: Paper 1 for those who want to teach classes I to V and Paper 2 for those who wish to teach classes VI to VIII. All qualifying applicants in the eligibility test will receive a TN TET certificate with lifelong validity. (Earlier, it was valid for seven years.)

TN TET 2021 Application Fee

To complete their online applications, every candidate needs to pay an application fee. For candidates falling under the general category, the application fee is Rs 500. For individuals of the SC/ST category, the application fee is Rs 250.

Eligibility Criteria For TN TET 2021

Aspirants looking to appear for TN TET must fulfill the eligibility criteria explained below:

Age: Only aspirants between 18 and 40 years of age can apply for the exam. Candidates belonging to the Reserved and Special categories will receive age relaxation.

Educational qualification:

  1. For Paper 1
  • Must have passed Higher Secondary with at least 50% marks and should be a passed or appearing candidate in the final year examination of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, or
  • Must have qualified Higher Secondary with a minimum of 45% marks and should be a passed or appearing candidate in the final year examination of a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, or
  • Must have completed Higher Secondary with a minimum of 50% marks and should be a passed or appearing candidate in the final year examination of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed), or
  • Must have completed graduation and should be a passed or appearing candidate in the final year examination of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education, or
  • Must have completed graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and should be a passed or appearing candidate in the final year examination of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

2.  For Paper 2

  • Should have finished graduation with a minimum of 50% marks and should be a passed or appearing aspirant in the final year examination of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), or
  • Should have completed graduation with a minimum of 45% marks and should be a passed or appearing student in the final year examination of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), or
  • Should have graduated with a minimum of 50% marks and must be a passed or appearing student in the final year examination of B.Ed (Special Education).

TN TET 2021 Exam Pattern

For Paper I

TN TET Paper I Number of QuestionsMarks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy
(concerning age group of 6 – 11 years)
3030
Mathematics 3030
Environmental Studies3030
Language I (Malayalam/Kannada/Tamil/Telugu/Urdu)3030
Language II – English3030
Total150150

For Paper II

TN TET Paper IINumber of QuestionsMarks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy(Concerning the age group of 11-14 years) (Mandatory)3030
Mathematics, Science, Social Science(Candidates can pick any one subject mentioned above)  6060
Language-Tamil/ Urdu Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/ (Mandatory)3030
Language II – English3030
Total150150

TN TET Previous Year Question Papers

TN TET previous years’ question papers and mock tests are extremely helpful for better preparation for the exam. They give candidates a better idea of the most important topics and the TN TET exam pattern. 

While preparing for the exam, applicants must attempt to complete the TN TET sample or previous years’ question papers within 3 hours, which is the time limit of the actual papers. It will help candidates improve their time management skills. Below are some of the previous years’ questions from different sections of Paper I and Paper II.

Q1. __________ memory consists of the unusual memory traces concerning one’s previous life or lives that can be partly or completely retrieved.

  1. Photographic 
  2. Episodic 
  3. Paranormal
  4. Iconic 

Answer: B

Q2. Replace the underlined word from the following.

“I had a frightening dream which still vibrates in me.”

  1. Nightmare 
  2. Daymare 
  3. Day nightmare 
  4. Delight dream

Answer: A

Q3. A two-digit number is seven times the sum of its digits. The number formed by reversing the digits is 18 less than the given numbers. Find the given number.

  1. 52
  2. 64
  3. 42 
  4. 73

Answer: C

Q4. Identify the action that is not caused primarily by maturation (Paper 2, Child Development and Pedagogy)

Swimming of Tadpole

Flying of Birds

Walking of an Infant

Learning to talk 

Answer: D

Q5. If you heat ice, it melts. The conditional clause here is: (Paper 2, English)

First 

Second 

Third 

Zero 

Answer: D

Q6. If a clock shows 3:00 P.M. Now, what will be the angle between the minute hand and the hour hand after an hour and five minutes? (Paper 2, Mathematics and Science)

 120°

 90

 95.2

 92.5″

Answer: B

Q7. Why do new phage particles not produce in bacteria during the Lysogenic cycle? (Paper 2, Mathematics and Science)

Presence of Restriction Enzymes

Presence of Repressor proteins in phage

To Multiplication of phage genome

Plasmid DNA deactivates phage genome

Answer: B

Candidates can easily get their hands on previous years’ TN TET question papers from various sources. So, better your preparation by solving these sample question papers without any further delay.

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