Applications are invited upto 5.30 p.m. on 04.04.2012 for Teacher Eligibility Tests for the year 2012 from the candidates in Tamil Nadu.In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated 23rd  August, 2010 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII.  It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher 
in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE. Teachers Recruitment Board is designated as the Nodal Agency for conducting of Teacher Eligibility Test and recruitment of Teachers as per G.O. (Ms) No. 181, School Education (C2) Department, Dated 15.11.2011.

Important Dates:
A Date of Notification 07.03.2012
B Commencement of Sale of Application Forms 22.03.2012
C Last Date for Receipt of Application 04.04.2012 5.30 p.m.
D Date of Written Examination-Paper I 03.06.2012 F.N.
Date of Written Examination-Paper II 03.06.2012 A.N.

Category of Candidate
  • The following categories of candidates should write the Teacher Eligibility Test: · The Secondary Grade and Graduate Teachers (BT Assistants) appointed with the prescribed qualifications in Government, Government Aided and Un-aided  Schools on or after 23rd August, 2010.
  • 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. 
  • All Candidates with necessary qualifications and seeking for appointment as Teachers for Classes I to VIII.
Eligibility to Write TET
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern) and Diploma in Teacher Education in a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET and seeking an appointment as Teacher for classes I to V (except Visually Impaired Candidates) can write Paper I.· 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 from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern and a Degree in Teacher Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment  as Teacher for classes VI to VIII can write Paper II. Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.T.Ed. / B.Ed. during  the current Academic Year are also eligible to appear for the Teacher Eligibility Test.

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