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Telangana State Teachers Eligibility Test (TS TET)

The Department of School Education that works under the Government of Telangana has the responsibility of organizing the Telangana State Teachers Eligibility Test (TS TET) that is held on a state-level basis. In several Indian states, qualifying the Teachers Eligibility Test is a prerequisite for candidates who want to apply for teacher posts in government and privately-run schools of that particular state. The TS TET offers opportunities to the aspirants to apply for teacher posts in schools across the Indian state of Telangana. The candidates have to apply via the official website that is www.tstet.cgg.gov.in.

The TS TET incorporates two papers that include Paper-I and Paper-II. The aspiring candidates who want to become eligible to teach Primary Level classes (from 1st to 5th) have to appear for TS TET Paper-I. And those groups who are vying to teach Upper Primary Levels (from 6th to 8th) are to appear for TS TET Paper-II. The applicants who want to teach classes from 1st to 8th have to give both Paper-I and Paper-II.

Upon qualifying TS TET, the applicants get the ‘Eligibility Certificate’. With the certificate, they are eligible to apply for teacher positions in schools of Telangana for a period of seven years. Bear in mind that qualifying TS TET does not confer rights of recruitment to the candidates; only they become eligible to apply for teacher positions in schools of Telangana.

TS TET: Eligibility Criteria

In the following details, you can find information on the eligibility criteria for TS TET Paper-I and Paper-II for those applicants who are applying via the general category. The reserved classes can avail relaxation of marks as per the instructions of the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE).

For Paper-I

The candidate must clear the 12th standard exams with at least 45% aggregate marks. Additionally, they must have passed or should be appearing for the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

Or

He/she has to pass the 12th standard exams, having scored a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. Moreover, they are required to pass or be pursuing the final year of the 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) or the 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education.

For Paper-II

The aspirant should have a BSc/BCom/BA degree and has to pass or be pursuing the 2nd year of the 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

Or

He/she must have a BA/BSc/BCom degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Also, they should pass or be pursuing the 1-year Bachelor in Education or the 1-year Bachelor in Education (Special Education) courses.

Or

They are required to pass the 12th standard exams, having at least 50% aggregate marks. More so, they have to pass or be appearing for the final year of the 4-year BAEd or BScEd programs.

TS TET: Application Process

The TS TET authorities invite online applications from eligible aspirants. To apply, the applicants have to visit the official website. The first step entails reading the instructions by clicking on the ‘Notifications’ tab that is viewable on the home page. After reading the admission details, they have to click on the ‘TS TET Apply Online’ tab for downloading the application form.

Subsequently, they must provide the required details in the form. Next, they should upload scanned copies of their documents – including Educational Certificates, passport-sized photo, specimen signature, among others.

Moreover, they are required to pay the application fee through the various modes of payment. Thereafter, they have to collect the fee e-receipt as well.

The subsequent step is to verify all the details in the Application form and proceed by clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab for registering their application. Then, the system displays the ‘Confirmation Page’ that contains details of Registration Number and Password. Finally, they have to maintain two hard copies of their online application confirmation for later reference.

TS TET: Admit Card

The candidates who are eligible for TS TET receive their respective Admit Cards. They have to download their Admit Cards from the official website. The TS TET authorities process all applications and, then, upload the Admit Cards on the official website. To check and download their Admit Cards, the candidates have to click on the ‘Download Admit Card ‘link and follow by inputting details such as their date of birth and roll number. Also, they have to keep a hard copy to carry to the exam venue.

Admit Cards have to be shown to the examining authorities at the exam hall. Thus, the applicants must not forget to carry their Admit Cards when appearing for the exam. Else, they cannot sit for the exam.

Admit Cards contain details like applicant’s name and roll number, in addition to exam date and exam venue info. After accessing the Admit Cards, the candidates must check if all the details are correct. If they notice any discrepancies, they must contact the authorities who will make the corrections.

TS TET: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of TS TET Paper-I and Paper-II is as follows:

The question paper has 150 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Each MCQ has four options.

The candidate scores 1 mark for selecting the right option among the given choices.

No marks are deducted for choosing the incorrect options.

The exam lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The tally of the question paper is 150 marks.

To qualify for the exam, the candidates have to score 60% marks.

Paper-I: Structure (5 sections)

  • Child Studies: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Mathematics: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Environmental Sciences: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Language-I: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Language-II: 30 MCQs, 30 marks

Paper-II: Structure (4 sections)

  • Language-I: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Language-II: Child Development: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Child Development: 30 MCQs, 30 marks
  • Mathematics & Science or other subjects: 60 MCQs, 60 marks

TS TET: Exam Result

The TS TET exam results are declared online through the official website. Also, the candidates are informed when the exam results are made available on the site. Then, they have to browse the official website for downloading their respective exam results. Only they have to click on the ‘Download Exam Result’ tab after which the system prompts for some details. Then, after they enter the details, they can view their results. Also, they must keep a hard copy of their results for their records.

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