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TGT cut off- How to Pass the Exam


TGT: An overview

Trained Graduate Teacher, popularly known as the TGT, is a term commonly used for teaching staff whose training in the teacher role has been completed. Unlike the common misconception, TGT is not a course but refers to a graduate trained in teacher education. If an individual has completed their graduation along with a B.ed, then those candidates are known to be Trained Graduate Teachers, and there is no other specific teacher training to be a Trained Graduate Teacher.

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Any trained graduate teacher will be eligible to teach students up to 10th grade. Now that we have an idea of what TGT is, let us take a closer look into all the criteria of eligibility that are required to be named as a Trained Graduate Teacher.



  1. The candidates must be a citizen of India and should contain all the original documents for proof, if necessary.
  2. Refugees who migrated to India before January 1, 1962, and settled here permanently can take the test.

Age Limit

  1. The minimum age limit before acquiring the Trained Graduate Teacher title is 21 years.
  2. The maximum age limit to take the test is 35 years for any candidate.

No.of attempts

There is no limit to the no. of times one can take the test as per the rules laid down by the TGT governing board. However, a candidate is allowed to take the test irrespective of the no. of attempts only when they fulfill other eligibility criteria.

Educational Qualification

  1. Candidates must be graduates if they are willing to apply for the TGT.
  2. Along with graduation, they must be trained and certified in education-related courses like B.ed.
  3. A candidate must score a minimum of 50 percent grade in their chosen field of graduation.
  4. Candidates must have cleared CTET / NET in the related subject.
  5. Candidates must be proficient in English, Hindi, and their chosen language.


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The TGT governing board releases updated category-wise cut-offs on their official website. The candidates can directly check their respective cut-off marks on the website once they are released, and it can be done as follows:

  1. Visit the official website of TGT.
  2. Upon loading the homepage, click on the TGT latest cut-off option appearing on the left side of the page.
  3. After clicking the cut-offs, select your designed post and go to that link.
  4. The cut-off PDF will now be displayed on your screen.
  5. You can check the cut-off marks of your respective post and category.
  6. You can also download your post’s cut-off document for further use and future reference.

The cut-off is usually calculated as per the total no. of subject-wise vacancies, marks, and the number of applications in that particular year. The main factors affecting the cut-off are:

  1. The total number of applications
  2. Number of vacancies
  3. The difficulty level of the paper
  4. The average scores of the candidates

Some of the benefits of giving the TGT exam are:

  • You can become a Trained Graduate Teacher in various schools and teach your preferred subject to students.
  • You can enjoy a good salary ranging from ₹9300 to ₹34800 per month, depending on the organization and location.
  • You can also get various allowances and perks such as increments, incentives, medical facilities, professional development, etc.
  • You can have a secure and respectable job as a teacher and contribute to the education sector.

Some of the options after giving the TGT exam are:

  • You can pursue higher studies or courses to enhance your skills and knowledge as a teacher.
  • You can apply for other teaching exams such as PGT, CTET, UGC NET, etc to get better opportunities and promotions.
  • You can switch to other fields such as administration, management, research, etc if you have relevant qualifications and experience.

The exam pattern for TGT may vary depending on the organization conducting the exam. However, some common features are:

  • The exam is usually an objective-type test with multiple-choice questions.
  • The exam covers general awareness, English, quantitative aptitude, and the concerned subject.
  • The exam may have negative markings for wrong or unattempted answers.

TGT Expected Cut-Off 2021

Now, let us look into the expected TGT cut-off for this year so candidates can better assess their plans. 

CategoryCut off 
General400-470 Marks
OBC350-450 Marks
SC300-430 Marks
ST350-450 Marks
Orthopedically Handicapped390-450 Marks
Visually Handicapped330-450 Marks
AH180-450 Marks
Ex-serviceman150-400 Marks
Total500 Marks

All the cut-off marks shown above are calculated for all the subjects a candidate has taken the test for. There are vast subjects in TGT a candidate can choose from like English, Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Commerce, Social science, etc.

The expected subject-wise cut off Marks for 2021 are given below:

English60 – 6655 – 6150 – 55
Urdu55 – 6154 – 5948 – 53
Hindi60 – 6656 – 6149 – 54
Science72 – 7768 – 7360 – 66
Music55 – 6151 – 5647 – 53
Home Science45 – 5140 – 4537 – 43
Physical Education67 – 7262 – 6857 – 63
Biology66 – 7262 – 6760 – 66
Maths61 – 6656 – 6150 – 56
Sewing68 – 7365 – 7060 – 66
Spinning68 – 7365 – 7060 – 65
Art62 – 6756 – 6152 – 57
Agriculture66 – 7162 – 6858 – 64
Social72 – 7868 – 7365 – 71
Music58 – 6456 – 6150 – 56
Sanskrit61 – 6658 – 6351 – 57
Commerce57 – 6352 – 5750 – 54

Selection Process

  1. The TGT entrance test has a 10% weightage in the overall selection process.
  2. The interview round has a total weightage of 10%.
  3. The remaining 5% marks will be for the previous education percentages.

To get a better idea of the cut-offs, let’s look into the previous year’s merit marks that will help candidates be more prepared for their upcoming TGT exam.

Hindi415 – 425 Marks400 – 410 Marks
English375 – 385 Marks345 – 355 Marks
Sanskrit390 – 410 Marks370 – 380 Marks
Urdu350 – 360 Marks340 – 350 Marks
Science360 – 370 Marks355 – 365 Marks
Biology358 – 370 Marks352 – 365 Marks
Maths330 – 340 Marks325 – 335 Marks
Home Science390 – 410 Marks370 – 380 Marks
Social Science415 – 425 Marks400 – 410 Marks
Art 410 – 425 Marks400 – 410 Marks
Music415 – 425 Marks400 – 410 Marks
Commerce410 – 420 Marks380 – 390 Marks
Agriculture415 – 425 Marks400 – 410 Marks
Physical Education400 – 420 Marks390 – 410 Marks
Sewing390 – 395 Marks380 – 370 Marks

TGT: How to Pass the Exam

Like any other competitive exam, TGT will also have its challenges, and one needs to prepare well in advance to stand out and be eligible for the job. However, with the right amount of strategy, planning, preparation, and knowledge of the test, a candidate can pass the test with flying colors and get placed in their dream job.

  1. Know the syllabus and the pattern of the exam.
  2. Prepare a thorough study timetable according to the TGT syllabus and stick to it.
  3. Make short notes while preparing and use the same during the revision period.
  4. Take mock tests, solve previous papers, and topic-wise questions for evaluating your understanding of the subjects.
  5. Start revising the completed syllabus a few days before the exam.

With this, we hope you got a clear idea of the TGT, TGT cut-off, exam pattern, TGT Result, etc. For more information about the TGT and useful content, keep reading our blogs at Teach Mint. Teach Mint is the one-stop ed-tech destination for all the teaching-related competitive exams in the country, where each candidate is trained uniquely to stand out from the crowd.

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