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TNTET

Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test

Overview

The Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) is a recruitment test for applicants interested in teaching in Tamil Nadu's primary (class 1 - class 5) and higher primary (class 6 - class 8) schools. Candidates who pass the examination will receive a certificate that will be valid for seven years. In the following sections, you can learn everything there is to know about TNTET 2021.
 

Highlights: 
The application forms for TNTET 2022 will be available on the official website of the Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board. Candidates can apply for the exam online via TNTET's official website. Any candidate can apply for the exam, but if they do not meet the eligibility requirements, they may not be considered eligible, thus candidates should carefully review the eligibility requirements before applying.
 

Important Dates for TNTET 2022
The following are the tentative exam dates for TNTET 2022:

TNTET 2022 Notification Release Mar-22
Registration starts TNTET 2022 Apr-22
Deadline to fill TNTET Application Form 2022 May-22
TNTET Admit Card Release May-22
TNTET 2022 Paper 1 To Be Announced
TNTET 2022 Paper 2 To Be Announced

 

Eligibility 
Before taking the TNTET exam, candidates should make sure they meet the eligibility requirements. TNTET Paper-I and Paper-II eligibility criteria have been established by the Teachers Recruitment Board. If a candidate does not meet all of the qualifications for age, nationality, and education, they will be rejected by the TRB.
Nationality: To be eligible for the TNTET 2021 exam, a candidate must be an Indian citizen.
Age Restriction: Applicants should be minimum 18 years old and under the age of 40. Age relaxation will be available to those in the reserved and special categories.
Educational Criteria:

Paper-1
 10+2 or similar with at least 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years), OR
 10+2 or similar with at least 45% marks and passed/pursuing final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years), OR
 10+2 or similar with at least 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of B.El.Ed. (4 years) (Graduation in Elementary Education), OR
 Graduation and passed/ Pursuing final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years), OR
 Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
Paper-2
 Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
 Applicants pursuing any teacher education courses acknowledged by the NCTE or the RCI.
 Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
 Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Special Education)
 10+2 with 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of B.El.Ed. (4 years) (Graduation in Elementary Education) 
 10+2 with 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of BA/B.Sc. Ed. Or B.A. Ed. / B.Sc. Ed.

 

Syllabus 
TNTET syllabus for both examinations has remained same for the past few years. Two papers cover diverse subjects and are highly useful for assessing application skills on certain issues. Candidates taking the teacher eligibility test should be familiar with the fundamentals of each topic and have a thorough comprehension of all of the topics covered in the curriculum.
Syllabus for Paper- I

Child Development & Pedagogy (Age group 6- 11 years)
Emotional & Social Development Cognitive & Physical Development
Intellectual & Physical Development (6 – 10 yrs.) Moral Development (6 – 10 yrs.)
Emotional & Social Development (6 – 10 yrs.) Learning and Knowledge
Factors Contributing to Learning Levels, types and approaches to Learning
Learning Constructivist Approach to Learning
Concepts and constructs  
English/ Tamil
Vocabulary Speaking
Language Functions Reading
Language comprehension  
Maths
Geometry Number system
Algebra Arithmetics
Environmental Studies/ Science
Plants Water
Food Travel
Shelter Family and Friends

Syllabus for Paper- II

Child Development & Pedagogy (Age group 11- 14 years)
Guidance and Counselling Motivation and Group Dynamics
Social, Emotional and Moral Development Nature of Educational Psychology
Mental Health and Hygiene Learning
Human Growth and Development Personality and Assessment
Intelligence and Creativity Cognitive Development
English/ Tamil
Vocabulary Speaking
Language Functions Reading
Language comprehension  
Science & Mathematics
Geometry Algebra
Number system Practical geometry
Life science Measurements
Social Science
Economics Geography
History Civics

 

Exam Pattern
The written test will contain two exams for two different levels, according to the TNTET exam structure. Child Development and Pedagogy, languages, environmental studies, and mathematics, are all components of each exam.

Paper-I  Paper-II 
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I (Urdu/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Telugu) Language I (Urdu/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Telugu)
Language II (English) Language II (English)
Mathematics Mathematics / Science 
EVS Social Science
+1 for Correct Answers & 0 for incorrect +1 for Correct Answers & 0 for incorrect

Exam Paper
TNET Exam Paper-I
The purpose of the Child Development and Pedagogy paper is to assess candidates' comprehension of child psychology and learning ability as it relates to children aged 6 to 11.
Language I concentrate on language skills relating to the medium of instruction. Candidates will be hired based on the availability of positions in the relevant media.
Language II English will test the candidates' communication and understanding abilities.
From a pedagogical standpoint, Environmental Studies and Math will test overall concepts, problem-solving skills, and topic understanding.
TNTET Paper I will be based entirely on the TNTET syllabus as prescribed by the test conducting organisation. The paper's overall difficulty level will be Secondary Stage.

TNET Exam-Paper II
The purpose of the Child Development and Pedagogy paper is to assess candidates' knowledge of child psychology and learning ability as it relates to children aged 11 to 14.
The proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction will be the subject of Language 1. Candidates will be hired based on the availability of positions in the relevant medium.
Language II English will test the candidates' communication and understanding abilities.
From a pedagogical standpoint, math or social science will test broad concepts, problem-solving skills, and subject understanding.
The TNTET Paper II questions will all be based on the TNTET syllabus as prescribed by the test administering authority. The paper's overall difficulty level will be that of a senior secondary school student.

Exam Center
When filling out the TNTET application form, candidates must include a spot for TNTET exam centres. Applicants must choose one of three TNTET exam centre names based on their preference. The examination will take place in all of Tamil Nadu's districts. TNTRB will choose exam centres, and candidates will be sent to them based on their choices. The list of the exam centres is mentioned-below:

Kanyakumari Karur
Tirunelveli Perambalur
Tuticorin Tiruchirapalli
Ramanathapuram Nagapattinam
Sivagangai Thiruvarur
Virudhunagar Thanjavur
Theni Villupuram
Madurai Cuddalore
Dindigul Thiruvannamalai
Nilgiris Vellore
Coimbatore Kancheepuram
Erode Thiruvallur
Salem Chennai
Namakkal Krishnagiri
Dharmapuri Ariyalur
Pudukkottai Tiruppur

Cut Off 
TNTET Cut off Marks 2020 are the minimal marks required to pass the exam and advance to the next stage of the selection procedure. Every year, the cut-off marks differ depending on the number of openings, the number of candidates, the difficulty of the paper, the previous year's cut-off, and other factors.

  Min. Qualifying %age
General 60%
OBC 55%
SC (Scheduled Caste) 55%
ST (Scheduled Tribe) 55%

Selection Process
TNTET is a test that is used to verify the eligibility of applicants who want to work as teachers in government schools in Tamil Nadu. There are two sections of the exam: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for students taking the primary level exam, whereas paper 2 is for those taking the upper primary level exam. Candidates must mark their answers on the OMR sheet with a black or blue ball-point pen in order to pass the exam. The questions will be in an objective or multiple-choice format, with candidates having to choose one of four options. Each paper is 3 hours long in total.

FAQs
Q1. What is the TNTET application method?
Ans.
TNTET applicants must apply online through the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) of Tamil Nadu's official website.
Q2. What is the maximum age limit for TNTET 2021 registration?
Ans.
TNTET does not impose an upper age limit on those who take the exam.
Q3. How many times can a candidate take TNTET?
Ans.
In TNTET, there is no limit on the number of times a candidate can take the exam; a candidate can take the exam as many times as he or she likes.
Q4. What is the TNTET application method?
Ans.
TNTET applicants must apply online through the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) of Tamil Nadu's official website.
Q5. Is it necessary to take both Paper I and Paper II of the TNTET exam?
Ans.
No, applicants can participate in either. TNTET Paper I is for students who want to become teachers in grades 1 through 5, whereas Paper II is for those who want to teach in grades 6 through 8. Candidates can also take both paper I and II to become teachers in grades 1 through 8.

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Eligibility

Before taking the TNTET exam, candidates should make sure they meet the eligibility requirements. TNTET Paper-I and Paper-II eligibility criteria have been established by the Teachers Recruitment Board. If a candidate does not meet all of the qualifications for age, nationality, and education, they will be rejected by the TRB.
Nationality: To be eligible for the TNTET 2021 exam, a candidate must be an Indian citizen.
Age Restriction: Applicants should be minimum 18 years old and under the age of 40. Age relaxation will be available to those in the reserved and special categories.
Educational Criteria:

Paper-1
 10+2 or similar with at least 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years), OR
 10+2 or similar with at least 45% marks and passed/pursuing final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years), OR
 10+2 or similar with at least 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of B.El.Ed. (4 years) (Graduation in Elementary Education), OR
 Graduation and passed/ Pursuing final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (2 years), OR
 Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
Paper-2
 Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
 Applicants pursuing any teacher education courses acknowledged by the NCTE or the RCI.
 Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education)
 Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and passed/ Pursuing final year of B.Ed. (Special Education)
 10+2 with 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of B.El.Ed. (4 years) (Graduation in Elementary Education) 
 10+2 with 50% marks and passed/pursuing final year of BA/B.Sc. Ed. Or B.A. Ed. / B.Sc. Ed.

Syllabus

TNTET syllabus for both examinations has remained same for the past few years. Two papers cover diverse subjects and are highly useful for assessing application skills on certain issues. Candidates taking the teacher eligibility test should be familiar with the fundamentals of each topic and have a thorough comprehension of all of the topics covered in the curriculum.
Syllabus for Paper- I

Child Development & Pedagogy (Age group 6- 11 years)
Emotional & Social Development Cognitive & Physical Development
Intellectual & Physical Development (6 – 10 yrs.) Moral Development (6 – 10 yrs.)
Emotional & Social Development (6 – 10 yrs.) Learning and Knowledge
Factors Contributing to Learning Levels, types and approaches to Learning
Learning Constructivist Approach to Learning
Concepts and constructs  
English/ Tamil
Vocabulary Speaking
Language Functions Reading
Language comprehension  
Maths
Geometry Number system
Algebra Arithmetics
Environmental Studies/ Science
Plants Water
Food Travel
Shelter Family and Friends

Syllabus for Paper- II

Child Development & Pedagogy (Age group 11- 14 years)
Guidance and Counselling Motivation and Group Dynamics
Social, Emotional and Moral Development Nature of Educational Psychology
Mental Health and Hygiene Learning
Human Growth and Development Personality and Assessment
Intelligence and Creativity Cognitive Development
English/ Tamil
Vocabulary Speaking
Language Functions Reading
Language comprehension  
Science & Mathematics
Geometry Algebra
Number system Practical geometry
Life science Measurements
Social Science
Economics Geography
History Civics

Exam Pattern

The written test will contain two exams for two different levels, according to the TNTET exam structure. Child Development and Pedagogy, languages, environmental studies, and mathematics, are all components of each exam.

Paper-I  Paper-II 
Child Development and Pedagogy Child Development and Pedagogy
Language I (Urdu/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Telugu) Language I (Urdu/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Telugu)
Language II (English) Language II (English)
Mathematics Mathematics / Science 
EVS Social Science
+1 for Correct Answers & 0 for incorrect +1 for Correct Answers & 0 for incorrect

Exam Paper

TNET Exam Paper-I

  • The purpose of the Child Development and Pedagogy paper is to assess candidates' comprehension of child psychology and learning ability as it relates to children aged 6 to 11.

  • Language – I concentrate on language skills relating to the medium of instruction. Candidates will be hired based on the availability of positions in the relevant media.

  • Language II English will test the candidates' communication and understanding abilities.

  • From a pedagogical standpoint, Environmental Studies and Math will test overall concepts, problem-solving skills, and topic understanding.

  • TNTET Paper I will be based entirely on the TNTET syllabus as prescribed by the test conducting organisation. The paper's overall difficulty level will be Secondary Stage.

TNET Exam-Paper II

  • The purpose of the Child Development and Pedagogy paper is to assess candidates' knowledge of child psychology and learning ability as it relates to children aged 11 to 14.

  • The proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction will be the subject of Language 1. Candidates will be hired based on the availability of positions in the relevant medium.

  • Language II English will test the candidates' communication and understanding abilities.

  • From a pedagogical standpoint, math or social science will test broad concepts, problem-solving skills, and subject understanding.

  • The TNTET Paper II questions will all be based on the TNTET syllabus as prescribed by the test administering authority. The paper's overall difficulty level will be that of a senior secondary school student.

Exam Prepare

Syllabus  
TNTET syllabus for both examinations has remained same for the past few years. Two papers cover diverse subjects and are highly useful for assessing application skills on certain issues. Candidates taking the teacher eligibility test should be familiar with the fundamentals of each topic and have a thorough comprehension of all of the topics covered in the curriculum.
Syllabus for Paper- I

Child Development & Pedagogy (Age group 6- 11 years)
Emotional & Social Development Cognitive & Physical Development
Intellectual & Physical Development (6 – 10 yrs.) Moral Development (6 – 10 yrs.)
Emotional & Social Development (6 – 10 yrs.) Learning and Knowledge
Factors Contributing to Learning Levels, types and approaches to Learning
Learning Constructivist Approach to Learning
Concepts and constructs  
English/ Tamil
Vocabulary Speaking
Language Functions Reading
Language comprehension  
Maths
Geometry Number system
Algebra Arithmetics
Environmental Studies/ Science
Plants Water
Food Travel
Shelter Family and Friends

Syllabus for Paper- II

Child Development & Pedagogy (Age group 11- 14 years)
Guidance and Counselling Motivation and Group Dynamics
Social, Emotional and Moral Development Nature of Educational Psychology
Mental Health and Hygiene Learning
Human Growth and Development Personality and Assessment
Intelligence and Creativity Cognitive Development
English/ Tamil
Vocabulary Speaking
Language Functions Reading
Language comprehension  
Science & Mathematics
Geometry Algebra
Number system Practical geometry
Life science Measurements
Social Science
Economics Geography
History Civics

 

Exam Pattern
The written test will contain two exams for two different levels, according to the TNTET exam structure. Child Development and Pedagogy, languages, environmental studies, and mathematics, are all components of each exam.

Paper-I  Paper-II 
 Child Development and Pedagogy  Child Development and Pedagogy
 Language I (Urdu/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Telugu)  Language I (Urdu/ Malayalam/ Tamil/ Kannada/ Telugu)
 Language II (English)  Language II (English)
 Mathematics  Mathematics / Science 
 EVS  Social Science
 +1 for Correct Answers & 0 for incorrect  +1 for Correct Answers & 0 for incorrect

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