Generally, the TET exam has been divided into two paper.
- Two papers – Paper I for classes I to V, Paper-II for VI to VIII
- 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives. No negative marking
- Duration of 1.5 hours
- A student can appear for both papers
- 60% marks necessary for passing
Paper -1 – 150 MCQs on 5 subjects namely (30 marks each)
- Child Dev & Pedagogy
- Lang. 1
- Lang. 2
- Env Studies
Paper-2 – 150 MCQs on 5(4) subjects
- Child Dev & Pedagogy (30 marks)
- Lang-1 (instruction language) (30 marks)
- Lang-2 (30 marks)
- Maths & Science (60 marks)
- Social Studies (60 marks)
(Any other subject teacher has to select Maths & Science OR Social Studies)
Minimum Passing Marks
Overall 60% marks are necessary for passing TET exams.
NOTE: The TET certificate will display marks obtained in each subject.
The TET certificate will be valid for a maximum period of SEVEN years for recruitment of teachers. A state board may decide to reduce this period if it deems fit.
There is no restriction of a number of attempts/retests by a candidate.
A candidate may also appear again to improve his/her score.