NCTE Teacher Eligibility Test 2011 Notification

National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) NCTE Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)

The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 requires the recruitment of a large number of teachers across the country in a time bound manner. Inspite of the enormity of the task, it is desirable to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers are not diluted at any cost. It is therefore necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level.

2 In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in class I to VIII, vide its Notification dated August 23, 2010. A copy of the Notification is attached at Annexure 1. 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.
3 The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:
i. It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process;
ii. It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards;
iii. It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality
4 The TET examination may be conducted by a suitable professional body designated by the appropriate Government for the purpose. It will be conducted in accordance with the Guidelines hereunder


The following persons shall be eligible for appearing in the TET:
A person who has acquired the academic and professional qualifications specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010.

ii. A person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010.

(a) TET conducted by the Central Government shall apply to all schools referred to in sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of section 2 of the RTE Act.
(b) TET conducted by a State Government/UT with legislature shall apply to :
(i) a school of the State Government/UT with legislature and local authority referred to in sub-clause (i) of clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act; and
(ii) a school referred to in sub-clause (ii) of clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act in that State/UT.

iii. The eligibility condition for appearing in TET may be relaxed in respect of a State/UT which has been granted relaxation under sub-section (2) of section 23 of the RTE Act. The relaxation will be specified in the Notification issued by the Central Government under that sub-section

A school at (i) and (ii) may also consider eligibility of a candidate who has obtained TET Certificate awarded by another State/UT with legislature. In case a State Government/UT with legislature decides not to conduct a TET, a school at (i) and (ii) in that State/UT would consider the TET conducted by the Central Government.

(c) A school referred to in sub-clause (iv) of clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act may exercise the option of considering either the TET conducted by the Central Government or the TET conducted by the State Government/UT with legislature.
Frequency of conduct of TET and validity period of TET certificate
The appropriate Government should conduct a TET at least once every year. The Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for appointment will be decided by the appropriate Government subject to a maximum of seven years for all categories. But there will be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a TET Certificate. A person who has qualified TET may also appear again for
improving his/her score.

Award of TET Certificate
The appropriate Government conducting the Test shall award a TET Certificate to all successful candidates. The certificate should contain the name and address of the candidate, date of birth, Registration No. year/month of award of Certificate, marks obtained in each Paper, class level of its validity (Class I to V, class VI to VIII or both), and, in case of classes VI to VIII, the subject area (Science and Mathematics, Social Studies, etc.). The certificate may be electronically generated with adequate security features. Appropriate may consider utilizing the services of specialized agencies for issuing de-materialized (demat) TET certificates as a security feature to avoid any kind of malpractice. Monitoring

Following measures would be taken for monitoring the quality and administration of the TET:
(a) The appropriate Government shall appoint a Nodal Officer for the purpose of TET.
(b) The NCTE would organize meetings of the Nodal Officers at least once every year.
(c) Every appropriate will forward a report of each TET to the NCTE in a format to be prescribed by the NCTE.
(d) The NCTE shall maintain data base and be the repository of experts and resources, including the technological tools for conduct of the TET, and shall share it with the appropriate Government.

Click Here To RTET 2011 Application Fomrs, Important Dates, Syllabus, and Previous Papers

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36 thoughts on “NCTE Teacher Eligibility Test 2011 Notification

  1. manish

    please provide me with the full details of NCTE teachers eligibility test……….
    i shall be waiting for your reply

  2. Meherzad.D.Roowala

    Hi, I m doing my B.Ed at present from Bombay Teachers Training Centre Batch 2010-2011.Want to begin my career first in school and later on teach Economics in junior college after gaining M.A.

    So, Do in need T.E.T certificate for working in school as well as college. If yes when are the first exams for it. Please respond as soon as possible.

  3. shalini

    hello sir,i was heard about the tet andit is very important to all completed my hindi pandit training course .so when is the tet exam?



    I have heard about TET.
    Could you please let me know me when this exam is conducted?
    Is this common for all states or we need to appear for different TET exams for different states.


  5. Vivek

    want to know how to apply for the test
    is some specific university or board conducts the test
    test is conducted in which month of year
    where to by and apply the form
    please help

    please give some internet source if available to get easy information

  6. manoj kumar bhimsing

    Can you please explain how to download the application form and is there any test for HINDI TEACHERS?

  7. deepali

    good morning sir , i have done 12th , B.Ed with 60%marks am i eliglibleto give ctet exam. plz give the answer.


    what is last date for TET test, how we can apply for this and their is different foms is required for different level like primery , secondary or only one form. also tell about syllabus for this test.

  9. lovee

    what is the benefit of CTET which is conduct on 26?is there is any difference between CTET and TET?plz reply fast…..sir/mam.i need guidence.plz plz plz….

  10. Darshana S Pandya

    WHEN AND WHERE AND HOW IS THE TEST CONDUCTE IN MUMBAI please let me know as we are a group of teachers willing to appear for this test

  11. vinod prajapati

    Sir, Maine 60% se paas kiya hai aur current time B.ed kar raha hu kya mai bhi TET exam de skta hu plz reply



    1. Jay

      Hi jyotsna jay dis is (b.t.c. 2010 kaushambi)acc to diet teachers we(b.t.c. 2010) candidates wil hav to appear for t.e.t iff 2004 wil appear coz d budget says dat jo appointment 23 aug se pahle ho gae ho unko t.e.t dene ki jarurat nai lekin abi ham log to training kar rae h apointed thode h jaha tak mera man na h 50 50 chances h to apna tym waste mt karo aur t.e.t k bare me sochna shuru kar do coz state gov ka koi bharosa nai h.
      Urs caring
      jay 08948467371

  13. jagdish singh

    sir, plese tell me about tet qulification rules, because i am pass out b.ed in ncte norms,from kumoun univercity.I get b.a. 47.5% marks in k.u.nainital . Uk gov. not submit this persentes . it is justic ncte and uk gov to the unemployers ? Amezig…..

  14. MANOJ

    can M.A. (HINDI) & B.Ed. (HINDI , S.S.) applicable for haryana TET
    can B.A.(49.3%)& B.Ed.(51.2%) are applicable for JBT haryana TET


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