TNTET 2020 Syllabus PDFs, Important Topics, Pattern and Best Books

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Oct 21, 2020

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TNTET Syllabus 2020 is prescribed by the Teachers Recruitment Board every year for both Paper I and Paper 2. For Paper 1, It is based on the topics prescribed in the TN SCERT syllabus of class 1 – 5 while Paper II syllabus will be of the Elementary stage.

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There will be two papers of TNTET 2020 viz.

  • Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes I to V.
  • Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for classes VI to VIII. Check TNTET 2020 Exam Pattern

TNTET 2020 will be held on June 27 and 28, 2020 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively.

  • Admit Cards will be released by TRB in June 2020 at trb.tn.nic.in. Download Here
  • All the questions will be objective in nature, each carrying 1 mark with no provision of negative marking.
  • Candidate scoring 60% marks will be issued a Pass Certificate by the Board. Check TNTET 2020 Result

TNTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1

Exam Duration: 3 hrs. | Sections: 5 (All Compulsory)

TNTET 2020 Paper 1 is conducted for candidates aspiring to become primary teacher (classes 1 – 5) in various central government-aided schools in the state of Tamil Nadu. 

The syllabus for the exam is decided by the board every year. Section wise distribution is tabulated below: 

Subjects Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to the age group of 6 – 11 years)
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

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A Brief Introduction of TNTET Paper I Sections:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age group 6 – 11 years.
  • The language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction. Candidate has to choose any one of the languages (Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu). For the recruitment process, candidates shall be considered for the vacancies in the concerned medium only.
  • Language II – ENGLISH will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects.

Note: The questions in the test Paper I will be based on the topics of the prescribed Syllabus of the State for Classes I – V but their difficulty level, as well as linkages, will be up to Secondary Stage Teaching.

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TNTET 2020 Books for Paper 1 

TNTET Best Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
TNTET Paper I (Child Development & Pedagogy) in Tamil Editorial Board of Sakthi Publishing House
TNTET Paper I (Child Development & Pedagogy) in English Editorial Board of Sakthi Publishing House
TNTET Paper I Mathematics & Environmental Studies (5 in 1) Dr. P. Kowsalya Lawren, Dr.D. Antony Xavier A. Basheer Ahamed
TNTET Tamil Paper I and II 9000 Q&A (-)

TNTET Syllabus PDFs for Paper 1 2020

Section Name Reference Links
Child Development & Pedagogy Click Here
Tamil Click Here
English Click Here
Mathematics Click Here
Environmental Studies & Science Click Here

TNTET Syllabus 2020 for Paper 2

Exam Duration: 3 hrs. Sections: 4 (All compulsory)

TNTET 2020 Paper 2 is conducted for individuals seeking employment in the elementary classes of schools in Tamil Nadu. It will consist of 4 compulsory sections. They will have an option in the fourth section which aspirants should opt as per the subject they wish to teach. Section wise distribution is tabulated below:

Subjects Questions Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to the age group of 11-14 years)
Compulsory
30 30
Language
(Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/ Urdu)
Compulsory
30 30
Language II - English
Compulsory
30 30
a) For Mathematics and Science Teacher: Mathematics and Science or
b) Social Science Teacher: Social Science or
c) Any other Teacher either iv (a) or iv (b)
60 60
Total 150 150

A Brief Introduction of TNTET Paper II Sections:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age Group 11– 14 years.
  • Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction. Candidate has to choose any one of the languages (Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/ Urdu). For recruitment process, candidate shall be considered for the vacancies in the concerned medium only.
  • Language II – ENGLISH will focus on the elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • Mathematics and Science / Social Science will focus on the concepts, problem-solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of these subjects.

Note: The questions in the test Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the state for classes VI – VIII but their difficulty level, as well as linkages, will be upto senior secondary (higher secondary) stage teaching. 

TNTET Books for Paper 2 2020

TNTET Recommended Books
Book Name Author/ Publisher
TNTET Paper II (Child Development & Pedagogy) in Tamil Editorial Board of Sakthi Publishing House
TNTET Paper II Mathematics & Science (5 in 1) Dr. P. Kowsalya Lawren, Dr.D. Antony Xavier A. Basheer Ahamed
TNTET Math & Science Paper II V.V.K. Subburaj
TNTET Paper II Social Science Editorial Board

TNTET Syllabus PDFs for Paper 2 2020

Section Name Reference Links
Child Development & Pedagogy Click Here
Tamil Click Here
English Click Here
Mathematics & Science Click Here
Social Science Click Here

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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