HPTET popularly known as Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is organized by HPBSE to determine the eligibility of candidates for recruitment as Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) in Arts/ Non-Medical/ Medical/ Shastri/ L.T/ JBT/ Punjabi/ Urdu Subjects. HPTET 2020 will be conducted on November 10, 12, 17 and 24, 2020.
The key points about HPTET 2020 are highlighted below:
|Exam Name||Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (HPTET)|
|Conducting Body||H. P. Board of Secondary Education (HPBOSE)|
|Exam Level||State Level|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Medium of Exam||English/ Hindi|
|Eligibility (may vary for different exams)||Varies for different subjects|
|Validity of HPTET Certificate||7 years from the date of issuance|
The schedule for HPTET 2020 as notified by the Board is tabulated below for a reference of candidates:
|Availability of Online HPTET Application Form||September 19, 2020|
|Last day to submit HPTET Application Form without late fee||October 9, 2020 (11:59 PM)|
|Last day to submit HPTET Application Form with late fee||October 15, 2020 (11:59 PM)|
|HPTET 2020 Form Correction Window||October 16 – 17, 2020|
|Issue of HPTET Admit Card 2020||November 5, 2020|
|HPTET 2020 Exam Dates||November 10, 12, 17 and 24, 2020|
|Release of HPTET Answer Keys||December 9, 2020|
|Announcement of HPTET Results||January 20, 2020|
HPTET Eligibility Criteria 2020 varies slightly according to the stream and subject opted by candidates for the test. Given below is the table containing the eligibility criteria for various disciplines:
|TGT (Arts)||B.A./B.Com. with a minimum score of 50% and 1-year B. Ed. or B. Ed. (Special Education), OR 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum score of 50% and 4-years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.)|
|TGT (Non-Medical)||B.Sc.(NM) with a minimum score of 50% and 1-year B. Ed or B. Ed. (Special Education), OR 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum score of 50% and 4-years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) or B.Sc. (NM Ed.)|
|TGT (Medical)||B.Sc.(Medical) with a minimum score of 50% and 1-year B. Ed or B. Ed. (Special Education), OR 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum score of 50% and 4-years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.) or B. Sc. (Medical Ed.)|
|Shastri||Shastri with a minimum score of 50% from an awarding body that is duly recognized by H.P. Government.|
|Language Teacher (Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi)||B. A. with Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi as an elective subject and 2-years Diploma in Elementary Education/1-year B. Ed. or B. Ed. (Special Education), OR M.A. (Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi) with a minimum of 50% score from a recognized University and 1-year B.Ed.|
|Junior Basic Training||10+2 with a minimum score of 50% marks, and 2-years JBT certificate from a duly recognized Awarding Body, OR 1-year Diploma in Elementary Education, OR 2-years Diploma in Elementary Education (Special Education).|
HPTET 2020 Registration can be done in online mode only. HPTET 2020 Application Form will be available at the official website – hpbose.org since September 19 – October 15, 2020.
Step 1: Visit the official website and click on the ‘New Candidate Register’ Tab
Step 2: Record personal/general information, such as Subject Appearing for, Applicant Name, DOB, Nationality, Category, Sex, Mobile Number and Email ID, complete Address details, Exam Center preference, as specified in the given fields.
Step 3: Upload scanned images of the following:
|Photograph||dimensions: 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm; File Type: JPG; File size: upto 20 KB|
|Signature||dimensions: 3.5 cm X 1.5 cm; File Type: JPG; File size: upto15 KB|
Step 4: Next, the fees can be deposited through integrated payment gateway via Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking.
HPTET 2020 Application fee is to be paid online through the integrated payment gateway on the official portal during the application process. The requisite transaction charges need to be borne by the applicants. The specific fee is tabulated below according to different categories.
|General/ EWS||INR 800|
|OBC/ PHH/ ST/ SC||INR 500|
HPTET 2020 Admit Card will be released on November 5, 2020. Candidates can download the hall ticket by logging in with their Application Number and Date of Birth.
The board has allocated 71 locations for HPTET 2020. The list can be accessed on the official website. Applicants can specify their preference for Test Center while filling form. The test center once allotted cannot be changed. The board reserves the right to allot/change or cancel any test center at its discretion. Below is the list of exam centers:
|Centre Code||Sub – division||Centre Code||Sub – division|
|24||Kalpa at Reckong Peo||60||Una|
|25||Nichar at Bhawanagar||61||Dharampur|
HPTET 2020 Exam Pattern remains same for all the subjects. However, the syllabi of each subject is different depending upon the qualifying subject. The basic outline of HPTET Exam pattern is indicated in the table below:
|Mode of Examination||Offline (Pen and Paper based test)|
|Type of Questions||Objective Type Questions (MCQ)|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Duration of Exam||150 Minutes|
|Scheme of Marking||+1 for each correct answer, No negative marking|
|Minimum Qualifying Score||60%, i.e. 90|
HP TET 2020 Syllabus for all the subject options in the exam are tabulated below for reference of candidates:
|Subject Category||Structure||Scope||Level of Difficulty|
Section I: Child psychology and development, pedagogy, teaching-learning processes.
Section-II: General Awareness including Himachal Pradesh, Current Affairs & Environmental Studies.
Section III: English Literature and Grammar
Section IV: Social Studies
|Test topics in child psychology & development, pedagogy & learning processes will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, in relation to the age group 11-14. The questions in the rest of the sections will be based on the topics of the 6th – 8th standard syllabus of the State Board||Level of difficulty of questions could be up to the 12th standard of H.P. Board of School Education.|
Sections I & II: Similar to TGT Arts Section I & II
Section III: Mathematics
Section IV: Physics & Chemistry
Sections I & II: Similar to TGT Arts Section I & II
Section III: Botany and Zoology
Section IV: Chemistry
Section I: Subject-Oriented Questions
Section II: General Awareness including HP Current Affairs & EVS
|Subject-Oriented questions would cover Degree Level Syllabus||Level of Difficulty would match that of Bachelor’s Degree Standard|
|TGT L. T (Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi)||
Section-I: Child Development and Pedagogy, Teaching-learning processes.
Section-II: English Literature & Grammar
Section-III: Hindi Literature & Grammar
Section-V: Social Sciences, General Awareness including HP Current Affairs & EVS.
|Test topics in child psychology & development, pedagogy & learning processes will focus on educational psychology of teaching and learning, in relation to the age group 6-11. The questions in the rest of the sections will be based on the topics of the 1st – 4th standard syllabus of the State Board||Level of difficulty of questions could be up to the 12th standard of H.P. Board of School Education|
There are numerous books available for preparation of HPTET 2020. Here is a list of popular choices for HPTET 2020 Preparation Books:
|Name of the Book||Publisher/Author|
|HPTET 2020 Himachal Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test Paper II for Class 6-8 Social Studies and Social Science Teacher Selection Hindi||Arihant Books|
|HPTET 2020 Himachal Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test Paper I for Class 1-5 Teacher Selection|
|HPTET 2020 Himachal Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test Paper II for Class 6-8 Science and Mathematics Teacher Selection Hindi|
|HPTET-2020 Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test Paper 2 for Class 6-8 Social Studies/Social Science Teacher|
|HPTET 2020 Himachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test TET Paper I Class 1-5 Hindi|
HPTET 2020 Result will be declared at the official website on January 20, 2020. Applicants can download the results using their Application Number or Roll Number. The steps to access the result are mentioned below:
Prior to the announcement of HPTET 2020 result, the Board would upload the Provisional Answer Key on its website for applicants to get an estimate of their probable test scores. Based on these Answer Keys, the final result would be announced online.
HPTET 2020 Cutoff score is the minimum score set by the Board that applicants need to score in order to qualify the test. General Category candidates need to score a minimum of 90 marks of the total score of 150 in order to pass the test. Category wise cut off/ qualifying marks are mentioned below:
|Category Name||Cut off Mark|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.