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Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET)

The conducting authority of the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) is the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB). The TNTET is held on a state-level basis for teacher recruitment at Primary (classes I-V) levels and Upper Primary (classes VI-VIII) levels across India’s Tamil Nadu state.

For recruiting eligible Primary teachers, the Paper-I is conducted. On the other hand, Paper-II aims to employ teachers at Upper Primary levels.

The TRB’s official website is trb.tn.nic.in where the applicants can submit online applications. Also, upon clearing the TNT, the candidates receive the ‘Eligibility Certificate’ that is valid for 7 years. Then, they become eligible to apply for teacher positions in Tamil Nadu’s public schools.

TNTET: Eligibility Criteria

There are different eligibility norms for Paper-I and Paper-II as seen in the following details.

For Paper-I

He / she has to secure minimum 50% marks in Higher Secondary exams and pass or be pursuing the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or the 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education or the 2-year Diploma in Special Education course

Or

He / she should have a graduation degree while scoring minimum 50% marks and pass or be appearing in the last year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education program or the 4-year Bachelor of Education course

For Paper-II

He / she has to secure a graduation degree while scoring minimum 50% marks and have passed or be appearing in the last year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education program or the 4-year Bachelor in Education program or the 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education course or the 4-year Bachelor of Science Education or the 4-year Bachelor of Special Education program

Or

He / she should complete the NCTE-recognized B.Ed. program

TNTET: Application Form

The TNTET aspirants can submit online applications on the official website. The first step is the registration process where they have to provide few basic details, following which they receive their login credentials. Then, they can sign in to their accounts with their login details and download the Application Form.

The next step is to fill in the required particulars in the Application Form. More so, they have to upload certain documents (including their signature and recent photograph). Paying the Application Fee is part of the application process too; the applicants can pay via online and offline modes of payment.

The final step is to review their applications and, then, click the ‘Submit’ tab. They must maintain a print copy of their applications as well.

TNTET: Hall Ticket

The candidates can obtain their hall tickets by visiting the official website. The authorities inform them when their hall tickets are uploaded. On the site, they have to select the ‘Download Hall Ticket’ option, after which the system prompts them to enter few basic details. After the candidate furnishes the required information, they get access to their Hall tickets that they have to download and print.

The applicant has to show their Hall Ticket to the exam authorities as proof of their identity. Only then, they are allowed to give the exam.

TNTET: Exam Pattern

Paper-I and Paper-II contain 150 multiple-choice questions where each question carries 1 mark. The duration of both papers is 3 hours each. Also, the exam is conducted via offline mode and negative marking system is not followed.

The sections in Paper-I include Children Studies (30 marks), Language-I (30 marks), Language-II (30 marks), Environmental Sciences (30 marks), and Mathematics (30 marks).

Paper-II contains the following sections: Child Pedagogy (30 marks), Language-I (30 marks), Language-II (30 marks), Maths & Science or Social Science (60 marks).

TNTET: Result

The candidates can view their results online on the official website. Upon browsing the site, they must click on the ‘Download TNTET Result’ and, then, enter their Roll Number after the system prompts them for the same. Thereafter, the results are downloadable; and also, the candidates can take a print out for their records.

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