NCTE to Conduct Teachers Eligibility Test | Exam Question Paper Pattern and Preparation for TET

February 22nd, 2011| Education.

NCTE to Conduct Teachers Eligibility Test |Exam Question Paper Pattern and Preparation for TET

National council for Teacher education which is one of the independent bodies formed in India for monitoring the teacher’s education and Training has introduced the eligibility test for teachers.  The teachers who want to do their jobs in the school education level should qualify the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET).  This test is applicable only for the teachers who are teaching from 1st class to 8th class.

NCTE introduced the Teachers eligibility test as per the right of Education Act.  The NCTE has send the initial regulations to all the state governments and the state government has to conduct the Teacher Eligibility test based on the regulations sent by the NCTE. To introduce the Right of Education Act in India we need thousands of Teachers.  In order to get the unique procedure for recruiting process the NCTE has introduced this exam.  The candidates who have completed their B.Ed , TTC and other courses which are conducted by the state or those who are pursuing their final year has to qualify this TTC exam in order to get recruited as a  teacher .  The candidate has to qualify this exam with minimum of 60% of marks.

Pattern of Examination Question Paper

Paper – 1 is for the teachers who teach from 1st class to 5th class.

Paper – 2 is for the teachers who teach from 6th class to 8th class.

In order get eligibility for all the classes i.e. from 1st class to 8th class, the candidate has to qualify both the papers. The questions papers are designed in English and other language which is decided by the concerned state.

Paper – 1 of TET exam

In TET, the paper – 1 which is designed for the teachers who teach from 1st class to 5th class contains the Objective Multiple choice questions.  The total number of questions is 150 which should be answered in a stipulated time of one – and – half hour (i.e. 90 Mins.).  There will be no negative marking in this exam.  The scheme of examination is as per the below model:

1.     From Child Development and Pedagogy will get 30 questions for 30 marks.

2.     From Language – I there will be 30 questions for 30 marks.

3.     From Language – II there will be 30 questions for 30 marks.

4.     From Mathematics there will be 30 questions for 30 marks.

5.     From Environmental Studies there will be 30 questions for 30 marks.

  • The first topic contains the questions related to the students Education psychology of the children’s who are in the age group of between 6 to 11 years.  The questions may be asked by keeping the view of the issues like the procedure how to learn the subject from this age – group children, the way of behavior with these children and other features required to the teachers for teaching this age group.
  • Language – I paper contains questions on languages in which subjects are taught
  • Language – 2 papers contains the questions from the candidate selected language.  In this section the candidate has to select the language which is other than the language selected in paper – 1.
  • Mathematics and Environmental science papers contain the questions on subject behavior, problem solving ability, thinking power of the candidate.  All the questions are covered from 1-5 class syllabus text books.  The questions will be covered from the syllabus prepared by the concerned state board.

How to prepare for Paper – 2

The question paper and time duration for paper – 2 (for class 6th to 8th) is same as paper – 1.  But coming to the paper – 2 question paper pattern is totally different.  The questions will come from the following issues:

1.     From Child Development and Pedagogy which is compulsory topic will get 30 questions for 30 marks.

2.     From Language – I which is compulsory will get 30 questions for 30 marks.

3.     From Language – II which is compulsory will get 30 questions for 30 marks.

4.     From the subject group will get 60 questions for 60 marks.

The level of questions will be more for 1,2,3 groups as the questionnaire is prepared by keeping view of the students whose age group is between 11 – 14 years and the selected teachers has to teach to those students.

The questions in the subjective group will be asked from the subject that is selected by the candidate on their own.  The question papers are different to mathematics – science teachers and social studies teachers.  The candidate from other subjects can write the exam by choosing any one from the above two groups.  The questions are prepared from the syllabus from 6th standard to 8th standard which was given by the respective state boards.

Some Waitage will be given to the TET qualified teachers in all the state and central government recognized schools.  The TET should be conducted at least once in a year.   The qualified certificate is valid for maximum of seven years.   A candidate can appear for this exam any number of times.  The certificates will be issued by the respective state governments only.

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