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Tamilnadu TET 2016 Exam

Welcome to Tamilnadu TET 2016 Section. Here you will find Information about TNTET 2016 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility and Notification of Tamilnadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET).


APTET 2013                            Karnataka TET 2013                    Orissa TET 2013

Government of Tamilnadu Teachers Recruitment Board conduct Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for appointment of teachers.

The Following categories of candidates should write the Teacher Eligibility Test :-

a. The Secondary Grade Teachers / Graduate Teachers appointed with the prescribed qualifications in Government, Government Aided and Un-aided Schools on or after 23rd August, 2010. But exemption will be granted to persons whose appointment process initiated prior to NCTE notification dated: 23.08.2010.

b. Secondary Grade Teachers working in Unaided Institutions without the prescribed qualifications shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of 5 years and should pass the TET Paper I.

c. Graduate Teachers working in Unaided Institutions without the prescribed qualifications shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of 5 years and should pass the TET Paper II.

d. All Candidates with necessary qualifications and seeking for appointment as Teachers for Classes I to V and VI to VIII.

e. Candidates who want to improve their previous TET Paper-I and TET Paper - II scores.

TNTET Eligibility :-

Candidates should possess the following prescribed qualifications to write the Teacher Eligibility Test :

a. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern) and Diploma in Teacher Education / Diploma in Elementary Education (regarding other State D.T.Ed Certificate, evaluation certificate is necessary) in a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET and seeking an appointment as Secondary Grade Teacher for classes I to V (except Visually Impaired Candidates) can write Paper I.

b. Candidates who have passed a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Litt.) with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Geography or a Degree with any one of the equivalent subjects (Regarding equivalent subject, Government orders issued prior to the date of this notification alone will be considered) from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment as Teacher for classes VI to VIII can write Paper II.

c. Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.E.Ed / B.Ed during the current Academic Year (2012 – 2013) are also permitted to appear for the Teacher Eligibility Test. Such Candidate’s should have successfully completed the course in the current Academic Year (2012-2013) itself and should produce D.E.Ed / B.Ed Certificate during Certificate Verification otherwisethey shall not be considered for current year Governmentrecruitment process. However they may be issued with TET certificate after producing D.E.Ed Diploma certificate / B.Ed Degree Certificate.

TNTET 2013 Pattern :-

Paper I Classes I to V (Secondary Grade Teachers)

Paper II Classes VI to VIII (Graduate Teachers)

Structure and Content of TET :

Number of questions : 150 Multiple Choice Questions
Duration of Examination : 3 Hours


i Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6 – 11) - 30 Qs - 30 Marks
ii Language I – Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu - 30 Qs - 30 Marks
iii Language II - English - 30 Qs - 30 Marks
iv Mathematics - 30 Qs - 30 Marks
v Environmental Studies - 30 Qs - 30 Marks


i Child Development and Pedagogy – relevant to the age Group 11 – 14 Years (Compulsory) - 30 Qs - 30 Marks
ii Language – I Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu (Compulsory) - 30 Qs - 30 Marks
iii Language II - English (Compulsory) - 30 Qs - 30 Marks


a) For Mathematics and Science Teacher:

Mathematics and Science
b) Social Science Teacher : Social Science
c) Any Other Teacher [(a) or (b)] - 60 Qs - 60 Marks

Total 150 MCQ

Total 150 Marks

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