Teachers’ Eligibility Test – How It Works, Testing Fees & Schedules

Teachers’ Eligibility Test – How It Works, Testing Fees & Schedules

The teachers’ Eligibility Test, also known as TET, is a minimum qualification required in India for a person to get an opportunity to work as a teacher in a government school in India. 

The test is mandatory to qualify to become a teacher of Classes 1 to 8 in Indian Government schools. The test is conducted by both state and central government of India to meet the objectives of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education ACT 2009. 

The Central Teaching Eligibility Test exam is conducted at the national level by the Central Board of Secondary Education. In contrast, the Super TET Exam is conducted at the state level by the respective state authorities under the state government of India. The state-level TET exams include UPTET, REET, TS TET, TNTET, MAHA TET, OTET, HP TET, KTET, and others.

This article is of utmost benefit for the candidates planning to attempt the TET 2023 exam as it helps them know how the TET exam works, its fees, and other related information.

How Does The Teacher’s Eligibility Test 2023 Selection Process Work?

The teacher’s Eligibility Test, or TET 2023 selection process, starts by releasing the TET’s official notification. The other steps of the TET selection process include the following:

  • Release of official TET notification
  • Filling out the TET application form
  • Issuance of TET admit card
  • TET exam day
  • Declaration of TET result
  • Issuance of TET certificate

TET Notification 2023

TET 2023 exam procedure begins with the release of an official notification by the exam conducting authority. The TET notification 2023 contains important details such as the exam date, the application process, application fees, exam venue, exam timings, and more. 

The TET notification 2023 will familiarize candidates with exactly how the Teaching Eligibility Test works in India. The TET 2023 notification is yet to be released by the authorities.

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TET Application Process

Candidates can apply for the TET exam by filling out the online application form. Candidates can sit for the exam once they successfully submit the application form. 

While submitting the online TET application form, candidates must also pay the application fees as released by the exam conducting authorities in the TET official notification.

Documents Required During TET 2023 Application Process

Following are the different documents candidates need to submit to complete the 

TET 2023 application process successfully:

  • Diploma in Education or B.Ed. passing certificate
  • Valid Photo ID Proof
  • Passport size photograph
  • Category or Caste certificate, if any
  • Disability certificate, if any

TET Application Fees


Paper 1 or Paper 2    

Paper 1 and Paper 2    

General/ EWS/ OBC INR 600 INR 1200
SC/ ST INR 400 INR 800
PWD INR 100 INR 200

How To Download a TET Admit Card?

The exam conducting authorities release the TET admit card a few days before the exam date. The steps to download the TET admit card is as follows:

Step 1: Visit the TET official website 

Step 2: Click on the Admit Card Link

Step 3: Enter your login credentials

Step 4: Download the TET admit card.

TET Exam Schedule 2023

Different TET exams are conducted annually by the state government of India on different dates. The list of all Teaching Eligibility Test with their respective exam dates are mentioned below:

Event TET Exam Date
Release Date of TET Notification To be notified soon
Start Date to fill Online Application For To be notified soon
Last Date to Apply Online for TET To be notified soon
Form Correction & Application Fee To be notified soon
Admit Card Download Date To be notified soon
Exam Conduct Date To be notified soon
Releasing of Answer Key Date To be notified soon
TET Result Date To be notified soon

TET Exam Syllabus 2023

The TET 2023 exam syllabus is split into Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is conducted for the candidates planning to teach students of Classes 1 to 5, whereas Paper 2 is conducted for the candidates planning to teach students of Classes 6 to 8. 

The type of questions in the TET exam is Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). A total of 150 questions are asked in each paper. 

Candidates are able to secure (+1) for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for the incorrect answers. The subjects included in the TET exam syllabus for Paper 1 and Paper 2 are discussed below:

TET Paper 1 Syllabus: The TET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from the subjects like Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language II, Mathematics and Environmental Studies

TET Paper 2 Syllabus: The TET Paper 2 syllabus includes topics from the subjects like Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-I, Mathematics, and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences.

TET Results 2023

The exam conducting authorities will release the TET 2023 results a few days after the completion of the exam. Candidates can check their results by visiting the TET official website. Candidates can find the following details on the TET Results 2023:

  • Examination name
  • Name of paper
  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number of the candidate
  • Marks obtained in each subject
  • Total marks or scores
  • Qualifying status

TET Qualifying Marks 2023

To qualify for the TET 2023 exam, candidates must score minimum qualifying marks. The minimum qualifying marks for the candidates belonging to different categories are discussed below:

Category Passing % Passing Marks out of 150
General 60 90
SC/ST/OBC 55 82

TET Passing Certificate

Candidates who qualify for the exam are awarded the TET passing certificate. The validity of the TET passing certificate is now extended to a lifetime. Earlier, the validity period was 7 years. The National Council made these changes of Teachers in 2019.

This was the complete discussion about the Teaching Eligibility Test. Hope the aspiring candidates found the given information useful. Candidates preparing for the upcoming TET exam are suggested to visit PhysicsWallah official website to get the study material for this competitive exam. Stay tuned with PhysicsWallah to get other latest updates on the TET 2023 exam.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

  1. What is the purpose of conducting a TET test?

Ans: TET test is conducted to meet the following objectives:

  • To set up a national benchmark and standards for teacher’s teaching quality and recruitment
  • To improvise the performance standards of teachers, education institutions, and their students
  • To improve the quality of government schools’ teaching.
  1. What after passing the TET exam?

Ans: After passing the TET exam with a good score, candidates are eligible to apply to any government school in India. However, that doesn’t mean TET guarantees the candidate’s recruitment in school. The candidate must undergo the interview process to get a desired job in a government school.

  1. Is there any restriction on the number of attempts at the Teachers Eligibility Test?

Ans: No, there is no restriction on the number of attempts a candidate can attempt to acquire a CTET Certificate. A person who has once qualified for the TET exam may also appear again to improve their score.

  1. What is the mode of conducting the TET exam?

Ans: TET exam is conducted offline (Pen & Paper)

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