The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is an examination conducted in India to assess the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers at the primary and upper primary level in schools. The TET exam is mandatory for candidates who wish to become teachers in government schools in India.
The TET exam is usually conducted by the state governments or the Union Territory (UT) governments. The exam tests the candidates on their knowledge of pedagogy, subject knowledge, and general awareness. The exam is usually conducted in two parts, the Paper I for candidates who wish to teach classes I to V and Paper II for candidates who wish to teach classes VI to VIII.
The TET exam is usually conducted in offline mode, in which the candidates have to fill in the answers in the OMR sheet. The questions in the TET exam are usually multiple-choice questions. The exam is usually conducted in various languages such as English, Hindi, and the regional language.
The passing criteria for the TET exam is usually 60% for General category and 55% for reserved category. The validity of the TET certificate is usually seven years from the date of issue. The TET certificate is required to be produced at the time of appointment as a teacher in a government school.
It’s important to note that TET is not the only criteria to become a teacher, each state have different eligibility criteria, like educational qualification, age, and experience. and the process may vary from state to state.