! Aspirants will have to clear a TET with at least 60% marks to eligible to teach at any schools.


Having a BEd degree would no longer be enough to become a teacher. Aspirants will have to cl

ear an eligibility test with at least 60 per cent to be able to teach at any private or government school.

The Teacher Eligibility Test ( TET) will be conducted once a year, separately by the State governments and the Centre.

If a state decides not to conduct the test, schools in that state or Union Territory will take into account the test conducted by the Central Government.

Validity of the qualifying certificate will be decided by the State Government, Union Territory or the Centre, subject to the condition that it cannot be more than seven years. There is no bar on the number of attempts by an aspiring teacher for obtaining a TET certificate.

Moreover, an aspirant can appear a second time to improve the score.

The National Council for Teacher Education ( NCTE) will maintain the database, and be the repository of experts and resources that will be shared with the state governments and UTs. Considering the massive recruitment of teachers that states will undertake to fulfill the requirement under the Right to Education Act, the NCTE issued detailed guidelines for TET. In the next few weeks, many states are going to start the recruitment process.

TET will have two papers with multiple- choice questions ( MCQs). Paper- I will be for those intending to become teachers for classes I- V while Paper- II will be for those aspiring to teach between classes VI and VIII. Those interested in teaching from Class I to VIII will have to appear for both the papers.

Aspirants will have to clear a Teacher Eligibility Test ( TET) with at least 60% marks to teach at any private or govt school. The test will be conducted once a year, separately by state govts and the Centre.

There is no bar on number of attempts to clear test. Aspirant can also take the test again to improve score.

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