TNTET 2021 Notification, Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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Mar 19, 2021

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TNTET 2020 is a state-level exam conducted to appoint skilled teachers for Primary and Upper Primary levels in the state of Tamil Nadu. The exam consists of 2 papers viz. Paper 1 (for classes I – V) and Paper 2 (for classes VI-VIII). TNTET 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted on June 27 and 28, 2020 respectively.

Latest: TNTET 2020 exam date is likely to be postponed as a delay in notification.
  • TNTET 2020 Application Form was scheduled to be available from May 4, 2020. However, the application process is delayed due to COVID-19 crisis.
  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will have 150 MCQs to be completed within 3 hours. Check TNTET Exam Pattern
  • The syllabus includes Child Pedagogy and Development, Language 1 and 2, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and one of the subjects of candidate’s choice. Read Updated Syllabus  
  • Candidates qualifying the exam will be awarded eligibility certificate, valid for 7 years from the date of result.  

​Similar Exam: CTET 2020 – Exam on July 5, Read more!

Highlights of TNTET 2020

Exam Name Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test
Commonly called TNTET
Conducting Authority Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB)
Mode of Registration Online only
Exam Mode Offline i.e. Pen-paper based
No. Of papers

2 Papers

Paper I – Primary Stage &

Paper II – Elementary Stage

Score validity 7 years
TNTET Helpdesk 044 – 28272455/ 7373008144/ 34

Download TNTET 2020 Sample Papers

TNTET 2020 Exam Dates 

The released schedule for TNTET 2020 exam is given below:

Events Dates(Postponed)
Release of TNTET 2020 Notification May 4, 2020 (Delayed)
Availability of TNTET Application Form May 4, 2020
Last Date to Apply for TNTET June 4, 2020
Issue of TNTET Hall Ticket 2020 June 2020 
TNTET 2020 Exam Date for Paper-I June 27, 2020
TNTET 2020 Exam Date for Paper-II June 28, 2020 
Announcement of TNTET Result 2020 August 20, 2020

Download TNTET 2019 Official Notification

TNTET Eligibility 2020

As per the eligibility standards defined by the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB), given below is a brief for the same:

Age Limit: The age of the applicant should not be less than 18 years and should not exceed 40 years. There will be age relaxation as per the Govt. rules and regulations as well.

Education Qualification: It will vary as per the paper opted viz.

For Paper 1:

  • B.Ed in Nursery Teacher Training of 2 years BTC in Urdu and BTC/ Diploma in Teacher Education / Diploma in Elementary Education from a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET, if you want to apply for Secondary Grade Teacher for classes I to V.
  • Candidates who are appearing for D.E.Ed/B.Ed degree are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who are visually impaired are not eligible to write Paper I.

For Paper 2:

  • B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Lit. degree with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Geography as major subjects from a recognized university under 10+2+3 pattern and B.Ed from a recognized university if you are applying for graduate teacher.
  • Candidates with B.Lit. (Tamil) degree should possess either B.Ed. or D.T.Ed. or TPT.

Check detailed TNTET 2020 Eligibility

TNTET Application Form 2020

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria have to apply for TNTET 2020 at The registration can be done in online mode only. Given below are the steps to apply for the exam:

Step 1: Visit the official portal of TNTET.

Step 2: Select which paper you want to apply for (Paper 1/ Paper 2/ Both).

Step 3: Enter the required details (Personal, Academic and other details).

Step 4: Scan and Upload the required documents. Specifications for the same are tabulated below:

Specifications Photograph Signature
Size 20-60 kB 10-30 kB

Step 5: Pay the examination fee via online mode (NetBanking/ Credit/ Debit Card). The category-wise application fee is given below:

Category Application Fee (INR)
General and others INR 500
SC, SCA, ST and PwD INR 250


  • The fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. 
  • The fee can not be paid via any offline mode (DD/ Postal order etc).
  • Candidates who want to appear for both Paper 1 and 2, should pay the fee separately for both. 

Read More About TNTET 2020 Registration Process

TNTET Hall Ticket 2020

The Board will issue the hall tickets for TNTET 2020 in June 2020. The document will be available via online mode only. Steps to download TNTET 2020 Admit Card are given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website –

Step 2: Select the exam name i.e. TNTET 2020.

Step 3: From the drop-down menu select ‘TNTET 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket’ link.

Step 4: Read the instructions provided and then select ‘Download e-Hall Ticket’ tab.

Step 5: Save and download the same for future correspondence.

Details Mentioned on TNTET Admit Card 2020

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Father/ Mother Name
  • Candidate’s Photo with Signature
  • Paper Code
  • Exam Center’s Name and Address
  • Exam Timings
  • Exam Day Instructions

Read More About TNTET 2020 Admit Card

Tamil Nadu TNTET 2020 Exam Center

As per the notification, the examination will be held in all the Educational District Headquarters. Candidates have to appear for TNTET 2020 at their own expenses. The following map indicates the major cities where TNTET 2020 is conducted.

Check Your TNTET 2020 Test Center
Note: The Board reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of examination centres and to re-allot the candidates for administrative reasons.

TNTET Exam Pattern 2020

Given below are the highlights of the paper pattern of TNTET 2020.

  • No. of Questions: 150 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Mode of Exam: Offline i.e. OMR sheet based examination.
  • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will be awarded one mark.
  • Negative Marking: Not applicable

Check TNTET Exam Pattern

TNTET Syllabus 2020

Syllabus for TNTET 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2 have been mentioned below:

TNTET 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus

This exam is conducted for classes 1 to 5. The pattern and syllabus is given below:

Subject Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to age group 6 – 11) 30 30
Language I – (Tamil/Telugu/ Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu) 30 30
Language II – English 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

TNTET 2020 Paper 2 Syllabus

This paper is conducted for classes 6 to 8. A brief of this paper is tabulated below:

Subject Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to 11 – 14 Years) 30 30
Language I – (Tamil/Telugu/ Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu) 30 30
Language II – English (compulsory) 30 30
a) For Mathematics and Science Teacher: Mathematics and Science
b) For Social Science Teacher: Social Science
c) Any Other Teacher [(a) or (b)]
60 60
Total 150 150

Read Detailed TNTET 2020 Syllabus

TNTET Result 2020

TNTET 2020 Result for Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be published at Candidates who secure 60% or more in the TET Paper I or Paper II examination will be considered to have passed TNTET 2020.

How to Check TNTET Result?

Step 1: Visit the official website of TNTET 

Step 2: Click on ‘TNTET 2020 Result’ on the home page.

Step 3: Download TNTET Result PDF.

Step 4: Search for your Roll number in the PDF

Step 5: The result will appear on the new page, download the same.

TNTET Merit List 2020

The result for the exam is released in the form of merit lists by the Board.

  • Both the papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, have an individual merit list.
  • TET certificate will be issued only to the candidates who have passed TNTET Paper I or Paper II.
  • TET Certificate will be valid for 7 years.
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


Hi my name is Mary.. I completed my BSc biotechnology and MBA hospital management and also 1 year diploma course in Montessori teacher training... Am l eligible for tet.. And pls tell wen to apply for tet in 2021
Goodmorning Mam, When is the next TET exam?
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Hii amalamary. it is expected that the TNTET 2021 exam can be held in the end week of June 2021. For more details Click Here

IAM graduate. I did my college in correspondence at annamalai University.iam eligible for tet??
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nivetha, candidates applying for this exam must have done either of B.Ed/B.El.Ed/D.Ed/D/El.Ed or any other teaching course to be eligible. Thus, you are not eligible.
Can be BCA student eligible for TET?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Vankatesan, no, along with graduation, candidate must also have done B.Ed/B.El.Ed from a recognized university.
priya tm
Hii.. I have forgotten my TNTET 2019 Registration number.. How will I see my results..
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Priya, you can check your mail id as registration number must have been sent to your registered ID and phone number.
gopika saravanan
I am completed B. Sc Microbiology, am I eligible?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Gopika, to be eligible for the course, it is required that along with the graduation, student must have done a teaching course. Thus, you are not eligible. You may check the Eligibility Criteria in detail from here.

revathi s
How to correct date of birth Miss match issue
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Revathi, for correction in the application form, seek the guidance from exam authorities by contacting at 044 - 28272455, 7373008144, 7373008134.
k. nathiya kumaresan
But, in application form b. Sc category only mentioned botony zoology which one I choose.
k. nathiya kumaresan
Hi mam I am completed b. Sc microbiology with b. Ed biological science. I eligible for tet exam or not
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nathiya, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
suresh kumar
Iam 12 only eligible
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Suresh, sorry, you are not eligible for this exam as minimum eligibility for TNTET is graduation.
gowri priya
Hi I'M M.I.B i eligible for yet
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Gowri, kindly check the eligibility criteria as mentioned above to know if you are eligible or not.
shanmugapriya c
Hi mam, I'M completed and MCA ,i am eligible or not for this tet exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Shanmugapriya, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
aymaan aashif
Hi I'm B.ed am I eligible for yet.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Aymaan, yes, you are eligible for this exam.
kumar kumar
Thanks you too
black surya
I am completed BE, I am eligible?
monika content

Hello Surya, Eligibility for the exam is given in this link, Eligibility. The required information is available in this link.

haridoss tn
I am a BCA computer application graduate with B.Ed. Please confirm anyone whether am eligible for this TET?
monika content

Hello Haridoss, Yes according to the eligibility you can apply for TET. Eligibility required is: Candidate must have passed B.Ed in Nursery Teacher Training of 2 years BTC in Urdu and BTC/ Diploma in Teacher Education / Diploma in Elementary Education from a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET if you want to apply for Secondary Grade Teacher for classes I to V. Candidates who are appearing for D.E.Ed/B. Ed degree is also eligible to apply.

gayathri suresh
I'm b com (computer application) graduate.I'm eligible for the exam TNTET
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Gayathri, yes, you are eligible for the exam.
prema yadav
Hi mam , i completed my d.el.ed in ap, am i eligible for tntet
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Prema, yes, you are eligible for the exam.
k thirumanga
ictoria Anand K. THIRUMANGA I'm manga, i have done M.A(socialogy) . now ï am working in matriculation school for past 10 years nd done montessori course . am i eligible to this TET exam 2019?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Thirumanga, yes, you are eligible for the exam.
keerthi chella
Hi mam, computer science graduate can apply for tntet uh? What about joining procedure if we passed the Exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Keerthi, yes, you are eligible for the exam.