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TSTET 2020- Application Process, Admit card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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Oct 21, 2020

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TSTET exam or Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test is a qualifying examination conducted by the Telangana Government's Department of School Education. Qualifying in TSTET is essential to apply for the post of teacher at any schools that come under the government of Telangana. TSTET qualification is the necessary eligibility criteria for teacher candidates of primary and secondary classes. Although, qualifying in TSTET is only the eligibility to apply for a teaching post, and it does not guarantee direct selection to the job. The TSTET examination is a parameter for shortlisting eligible candidates for vacancies in teaching posts.

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Latest Updates

  • TSTET exam 2020 notification and registration has not yet been declared officially by the Telangana government.
  • Last TSTET exam was conducted on 2017 July 23.
  • TSTET 2018 and 2019 notifications are delayed.
TSTET Important Highlights

TSTET 2020 Important Highlights

Name of Exam TSTET (Telangana State Teachers Eligibility Test)
Mode of Examination Offline
Conducting Authority Department of School Education, Telangana Government
Duration of Exam Paper-I - 150 minutes
Paper-II - 150 minutes
Purpose of Exam Shortlisting eligible candidates for teaching posts at schools under Telangana government
Exam Helpdesk Number 040-23120340
Official Website (active only during the time of commencement of registration) http://tstet.cgg.gov.in/
TSTET Eligibility

TSTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The TSTET examination consists of two papers, which are conducted to determine the eligibility of the candidates for various levels of teaching posts. Those candidates who clear Paper I will be eligible to apply for teaching posts in the primary classes and if the candidate qualified in Paper II, they will be eligible for teaching in secondary sections.

The prescribed eligibility criteria laid down by the Telangana government to appear for the paper I and II are as follows;

TSTET Eligibility for Paper-I (Primary Classes I - V)

  • Candidates should have qualified class XII or equivalent with at least 50% of the aggregate mark. For SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates, the minimum percentage is 45.
  • Candidates should have a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ four-year Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (B El Ed)/ two-year Diploma in Special Education.

OR

  • Candidates should have cleared class XII or equivalent with at least 45% marks. For SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates, the minimum percentage is 40.
  • Candidates should have a two-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ four-year Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education (B El Ed)/ two-year Diploma in Special Education.

Note- The above eligibility criteria for Paper I is only valid for candidates who have cleared or are pursuing D El Ed/ D Ed courses, before the official declaration of TS TET notification for the respective year.

TSTET Eligibility for Paper-II (Secondary Classes VI-VIII)

Candidates appearing for TSTET Paper-II must fulfil any of the set of eligibility criteria given below.

  • Candidates should have passed BA/ BSc. / B.Com with a minimum of 50% aggregate. For SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates, 45% of aggregate marks are eligible.
  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.)/ Bachelor of Education specializing in Special Education.

OR

  • Candidates must have passed BA/BSc. / B.Com with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates can apply with 40% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) / Bachelor of Education specializing in Special Education.

Note- The above eligibility criteria for Paper II is only valid for candidates who have cleared or who are currently pursuing B.Ed. courses, before the official declaration of TSTET notification for the respective year.

OR

  • Candidates should have cleared four-year BA Ed / BSc. Ed course with at least 50% aggregate marks. SC/ ST/ OBC/ PwD candidates can apply with 45% aggregate marks.

OR

  • Candidates should have qualified Bachelor of Oriental Language or its equivalent/Graduation in Literature/ Graduation with Language as one of the optional subjects/ Post-graduation in the language concerned.
  • Candidates should also have a Language Pandit Training Certificate or cleared B.Ed. with Language concerned as one of the methodologies. This criterion applies to language teachers only.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year B Ed examination/ Diploma in Elementary Education are also eligible to apply for TSTET 2020.

Note- Diploma/ Degree course of a candidate in teacher education should be recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). However, for candidates possessing a diploma in education (special education) and B.Ed. special education, the course should be recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only.

Exemption from appearing in the exam

Please note that teachers who were appointed by a competent authority in Government /Local Authority before NCTE notification, released on 23 August 2010, are exempted from appearing for TET. However, teachers who are working in private schools and whose appointments were not approved by a competent authority of the Government are not exempted from appearing for TET under this rule.

TSTET Application Process

TSTET 2020 Exam Application Process

  • The application process for the TSTET examination commences only after the declaration of notification.
  • The mode of application is online, and the official webpage will be active only during the time of the registration process.
  • The first step in applying for TSTET is paying the required application fee through the payment gateway provided on the official website. The application fee for the TSTET exam is 200/-
  • Candidates can then fill in the online application form with relevant and true information.
  • During the time of application, the candidate should possess the following documents to complete the application.
    • Scanned copy of your latest photograph in JPEG format
    • Scanned copy of signature in JPEG format
    • Scanned copy of Class X certificate

Note- The size of the documents should comply with the size requirements mentioned in the application form.

After successfully applying, candidates should keep a printout of the completed application and their ID number for future references.

TSTET Admit Card

TSTET Admit Card

The admit cards for TSTET exams will be available on the official website of Telangana government, once the registration for the respective year is closed. Admit cards for TSTET 2020 are not yet published. Candidates are advised to follow official notifications and stay updated to not miss any important announcement in this regard. To download the admit card,* Candidates should visit the official website and go to the Admit Card section.* Enter candidate ID and date of birth to download a soft copy of the admit card. After downloading your TSTET admit card, check all the information on it. In case, if any error has crept in it, contact the concerned authority for immediate correction.If the admit card is error-free, print out a copy of it to produce in front of the invigilator on the exam day. Please make sure that you carry the print out of the admit card to the exam center along with any of the ID proof. Candidates without admit cards will not be allowed to appear for the TSTET exam.

TSTET Exam Pattern

TSTET 2020 Exam Pattern

  • There are two papers in TSTET exam. Paper, I is for candidates who wish to apply for a teaching post in the primary section (standard I to V) and Paper II for candidates who want to apply for teaching positions in the secondary section (standard VI to VIII).
  • Those candidates who want to apply for both primary and secondary sections should qualify in both paper I, and paper II.
  • TSTET examination's question paper will be in bilingual format, where questions will be in English and also in the Language I chose. For candidates who choose Sanskrit as their Language I, the question paper will be in Telugu and Sanskrit.
  • The candidates who choose the rest of the languages mentioned in the Language I options must have studied that particular language as a medium of study or first language, at least up to class 10th.

Each correct answer in the TSTET exam is awarded 1 mark. There is no negative marking for wrong answers.

TSTET Exam Pattern for Paper I

Section No: of Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language I* 30 30
Language II (English) 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

*Language I Options: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali

TSTET Exam Pattern for Paper I Mathematics and Environmental Studies

Sections Sub-Section No: of Questions Marks
Mathematics & Environmental Studies Content 24 24
Pedagogy 6 6

TSTET Exam Pattern for Paper II

Section No: of Questions Marks
Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30
Language I* 30 30
Language II (English) 30 30
Mathematics & Science (for teachers of respective subjects) 60 60
Social Studies (for teachers of respective subject)
For Teachers of Other Subjects
Total 150 150

*Language I Options: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Sanskrit

TSTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II Mathematics & Science

Section Sub-Section No: of Questions Marks
Mathematics Content 24 24
Pedagogy 6 6
Science Content- Physics 12 12
Content- Biology 12 12
Science Pedagogy 6 6
Total - 60 60

TSTET Exam Pattern for Paper-II Social Studies

Section Sub-Section No: of Questions Marks
Social Studies Content 48 48
Pedagogy 12 12
Total - 60 60

TSTET Selection Process

The TSTET selection process consists of three levels.* Preliminary written test* Mains written test* Personal interview Candidates who have the eligibility mentioned in the TSTET eligibility criteria can apply for the preliminary written test. Those who have qualified in both preliminary and mains written exams are eligible to appear for the personal interview level. The notification for a personal interview will be announced once the TSTET results are out.

TSTET Result

TSTET 2020 Result

The results for the TSTET exam are declared through the official website. Candidates will be required to enter details like hall ticket number to obtain their results.

To qualify in TSTET, the minimum mark requirement for different categories is as follows;

Category Cut off Percentage
General 60%
OBC 50%
SC/ST/PwD 40%
TSTET Vacancy

TSTET 2020 Vacancy

  • TSTET exams are conducted to appoint eligible candidates to the vacancy of teachers in schools under Telangana government.
  • The official website of authorities publishes a list of the number of vacancies in various teaching departments.
  • After the vacancy list and official TSTET notification has been published, candidates can apply through the registration link.
  • The vacancy notification for TSTET 2020 has not been published yet by the Telangana government.

TSTET Salary and Benefits

The basic pay scale of teachers in Telangana government schools ranges from 20,000 - 70,000 per month according to the 2015 revision. This amount includes the basic pay + HRA + DA and other allowances.As a government sector job, the allowances available for teachers at Telangana covers medical expenses, accommodation allowances, etc. State also provides retirement pension plans for the teachers and beneficiary pension plans for the dependents of the retired employees.

Preparation Tips for Appearing Candidates

  • Candidates who are applying for the TSTET exam should closely follow the competent authority for any new notifications.
  • When applying for the TSTET examination, ensure that you have all the eligibility requirements mentioned in the website.
  • Get familiar with the syllabus and pattern of the TSTET examination.
  • On the day of the examination, reach the center of examination at least30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • Oblige to all the rules and regulations inside the examination hall.
  • Keep the ID number, hall ticket and other details of application safe, for future reference.
  • Since there is no negative marking for wrong answers, candidates should try to attend all the questions to increase their chances in clearing the exam.
TSTET FAQs

FAQs

Ques. Is TSTET the only eligibility required for securing a teaching post in Telangana schools?

Ans. No, TSTET is only the partial yet mandatory requirement to apply for any teaching post in schools under the Telangana government. The score of the TSTET exam has 20% weightage and 80% weightage is given to the qualification in teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) scores while recruiting candidates for teaching posts.

Ques. Are there any restrictions on the number of times a candidate can appear for the TSTET exam?

Ans. There are no restrictions as to how many times a candidate can appear for TSTET. The authority even allows the qualified candidates chance to improve their score by appearing for TSTET again.

Ques. When is the normal schedule of TSTET exam?

Ans. There is no fixed schedule for every year in conducting the TSTET exam. The Telangana government will publish the notification inviting applications in teacher vacancies. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official websites for up-to-date information on TSTET exams.

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

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