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    Details about Tamilnadu TET Exam and CTET Exam

    Planning to become a government high school teacher? Looking out for details of the exams for this post? Check out this page for answers from our ISC experts with detailed difference between TET and CTET exam.

    Am 12th standard student aiming to become higher secondary government school teacher. Is it possible to become teacher in Tamil Nadu?
    Can you also guide me about CTET?
    How is the competition in TET & CTET exam?
    About the number of vacancies: Does the number of vacancies increase in TET EXAM?
    Will my dream come true?
    Otherwise should I prefer some other career?
  • Answers

    5 Answers found.
  • Yes. It is possible to become a teacher in government schools. You can become a higher secondary teacher in government school. For this the qualifications required are,
    1. You should complete your graduation. BA, B.Sc or B.Com. with a minimum of 45% marks.
    2. You should also get qualified in B.Ed after completing your graduation.
    3. The government will give notification for filling up the posts of teachers in the government schools.
    4. There will be an entrance test on two levels. preliminaries and mains.
    5. The people qualified in the preliminary test will be allowed to appear in the mains also.
    6. Based on your score in the mains you may be called for an interview.
    7. Once you are through the interview you will be offered a post.
    Immediately you should concentrate on your studies and complete the graduation and training graduation also. For further details, I suggest you go through the official website of the recruitment board. The website is given here for your information.

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  • Since you are in class twelve and are interested for the post of a teacher in a Government High School, you will have to secure a minimum of 50 percent of marks in your graduation - level irrespective of the stream chosen by you.
    You need to take admission in a B.Ed college from a recognised university with the minimum of 45 percent marks so that you become eligible for the post advertised for the teachers to be recruited in the Government High School. You will have to qualify in the written test comprising two portions - preliminary and main. On successful completion of these tests, you will be called for the oral - interview where your potential will be assessed by the members of the Board and finally after clearance of the oral - test, you will have to go for the medical - test and finally you will be given the offer letter subject to being fit in the medical test.

  • TET is conducted by the respective states while CTET is conducted centrally by CBSE on all India basis. TET/ CTET are the exams conducted for teaching jobs for primary (class 1 to 5) and elementary (class 6 to 8) classes in Govt schools or colleges.

    For primary classes, the minimum qualification is 50% marks in senior secondary or 45% marks in senior secondary along with 2- year diploma in Elementary Education recognised by NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education).

    For elementary stage (class 6 to 8) the minimum qualification is 50% in graduation and 1 year Bachelor in Education program diploma recognised by NCTE.

    Those who are having B.Ed degree are also very well eligible to apply for these posts. In fact B.Ed qualified students also can apply for teaching jobs for classes 9 to 12 which is of course out side of purview of TET/ CTET exams.

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  • Yes it is of course possible but for that you will have to pass graduation and B. Ed.

    The aspirants should have some basic qualification to pursue carreer as a government teacher.

    Further candidates are required to obtain Teacher Eligibility Certificate by qualifying Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) . These Teacher Eligibility Tests (TET) are held at State and Central level.

    Basic Education Qualification for the Primary/Elementary/Intercollegiate Level.
    Teacher Training Course
    CTET/TET Certification
    Recruitment Examination/Interview
    CTET (Central Eligibility Test) is held at the Central level by CBSE for certifying Primary and Elementary level Teachers and State TET is conducted by respective State Authorities for certifying PRT, TGT and PGT level teachers.

    Further candidates are subjected to Written Examination/Interview by the recruitment authorities for assessment before the final selection as Government Teacher.

    CTET is conducted in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) format, there are Two papers in CTET i.e Paper I and Paper II, candidates aspiring to be a teacher for classes I to V have to qualify Paper I and to get CTET teacher certification for classes VI to VIII candidates will have to qualify CTET Paper II. And if a paerson wants to teach from classes I to VIII, he can give both paper I and Paper II. Candidates are required to secure minimum 60% marks to get CTET certification. Similarly, state level TET examinations are held for recruitment of Government Teachers in schools run by the state government.

    Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes I-V(Primary Stage):

    Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education/4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/ 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education) NCTE approved.

    Minimum Qualifications for becoming Teacher for Classes VI-VIII(Elementary Stage):

    Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)/ B.Ed. (Special Education)/Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/ B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.

    TET exams are very competitive as every years several candidates sit for the exam and very few clear it. One should do the preparation of the exam seriously. There are lots of coaching canters available who get candidates prepare for the exams by teaching them as per the syllabus and the exam pattern. So you will have to take it very seriously if you really want to be a government teacher.


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  • If you want to become a higher secondary teacher, firstly you should have to do graduation in any stream with minimum 50% marks.
    After passing graduation you will have to do B.Ed and than only you will be able to take TET or CTET exam.
    TET is state level exam and exam pattern and syllabus can be checked at Website
    On the other hand, CTET is Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE twice every year. Next CTET exam is going to be conducted on DEC 08.As CTET is national level exam, after qualifying CTET you will be able to apply not only in Tamil Nadu but anywhere in India. You will have to score 60% for qualify this exam.
    But as far as TET is concerned, qualifying marks criteria may be different.
    Number of vacancies may varies time to time and advertised by state govt. However, CTET is a qualifying exam only but essential qualification for teaching job.

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