TET exams or Teacher Eligibility Tests are one of the most prominent exams for candidates who wish to become teachers and pursue a career in teaching primary school students. Acing the TET exams opens up tremendous opportunities in teaching across government schools, both private and government schools. If you wish to become a teacher and be around kids all day, TET exam are your gateway.
Popular TET Exams
TET exams are conducted at national and state levels by central authorities and state governments, respectively. Here are some of the most popular teacher eligibility tests that you can take. You can alos visit BYJU’S Exam Prep to know the syllabus, application date for TET exam.
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)
CTET – or Central Teacher Eligibility Test – is the most popular TET exam. The exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) across India. Qualifying for the exam makes you eligible for teaching positions (from class 1 – 8) in government schools across India. BYJU’S Exam Prep has comprehensive information related to the CTET exam.
Assam Teacher Eligibility Test (Assam TET)
Assam Teacher Eligibility Test (or Assam TET) is conducted by the Assam Department of Elementary Education(ADEE). Qualifying the exam makes you eligible for lower primary and upper primary school teaching positions.
ADEE conducts two separate exams to recruit lower primary school teachers and upper primary school teachers. You must have a diploma/degree in elementary education to appear for lower primary positions. Similarly, to apply for upper primary school positions in the exam, you should have a graduate degree along with at least 50% marks in senior secondary.
Bihar Teachers Eligibility Test (Bihar TET)
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) conducts Bihar TET (or BSTET). The exam is conducted in two levels – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is mandatory for candidates who wish to teach class 1-V; Paper 2 is mandatory for people who wish to teach class V-VIII.
Nagaland Teacher Eligibility Test (NLTET)
Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) conducts the NLTET exam once a year to recruit teachers for primary and higher primary classes. Usually, the exam is conducted in April (it’s subject to change). So, check the details before starting your preparation.
Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET)
PSTET is conducted by the Punjab School Education Board to recruit teachers for primary classes (1-V) and upper primary classes (VI-VII) in government schools.
Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET)
The Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) conducts the REET exam. Similar to the CTET exam, the REET exam is conducted in two levels – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper -1 is meant for people who wish to teach lower primary classes (class I -V); those who wish to teach class VI – VII, must take Paper- 2.
Other Popular TET Exams
|Haryana||Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET)||Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH)|
|Jharkhand||JTET||Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC)|
|Uttar Pradesh||Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)||Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board|
|Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test (UTET)||Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education|
|Odisha||Odisha Secondary School Eligibility Test (OSSTET)||Board of Secondary Education Odisha (BSE)|
|Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET)||Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB)|
|Kerala||Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (K-TET)||Kerala State Education Board|
How to Apply for TET Exams
You can apply for the TET exams by visiting the website of the organising authority of the exam.
|TET Exam||Organising authority|
|Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test (HTET)||Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH)|
(Jharkhand Teacher Eligibility Test)
|Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC)|
|Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET)||Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board|
|Uttarakhand Teacher Eligibility Test (UTET)||Uttarakhand Board of Secondary Education|
|Odisha Secondary School Eligibility Test (OSSTET)||Board of Secondary Education Odisha (BSE)|
|Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET)||Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB)|
|Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test (K-TET)||Kerala State Education Board|
All in all, more than 25 TET exams are conducted across India by the central government and state government authorities in their respective states in India. BYJU’s Exam Prep has comprehensive preparation packages for each TET exam, which can help you prepare and take you closer to your dream of becoming a teacher.