Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test 2020 Details | Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus

TNTET Exam Details

TNTET 2020: TET is a type of entrance examination conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu. That is the Exam to select Teachers in Tamil Nadu government schools.

The post of the teacher is one of the most valuable posts in Tamil Nadu. Such teachers were directly selected for schools until 2010.

In 2011, The Central Government introduced a new system of selecting Teachers, as well as other Government Employes.

Accordingly, CTET examination is being conducted at the Central level and TET examination is being conducted at the state level.

TNTET Exam Details 2020

TNTET Exam Notification 2020 – 2021

The TET examination which was conducted every year has not been conducted in Tamil Nadu for the last 2 years.

The TET exam is also unlikely to be held this year due to COVID-19. The exam is likely to be held early of the next year 2021.

Further selection and vacancies that are not filled are expected to be filled next year.

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Eligibility to Write TET Exam 2020

Candidates should possess the following prescribed qualifications to write the Tamilnadu Teacher Eligibility Test 2020.

TET Paper 1 Eligibility Details

  • Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern).
  • And Diploma in Teacher Education / Diploma in Elementary Education in a Recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET
  • And seeking an appointment as a Secondary Grade Teacher for classes I to V (except Visually Impaired Candidates) can write Paper I.

TET Paper 2 Eligibility Details

  • Aspirants who have passed a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Litt.) with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History and Geography or
  • A Degree with any one of the equivalent subjects (Regarding the equivalent subject, Government orders issued prior to the date of this notification alone will be considered) from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern.
  • And a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment as a teacher for classes VI to VIII can write Paper-II
Note: Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.E.Ed / B.Ed during the Academic Year of 2020 – 2021 can write the exam.

Such candidates should have successfully completed the course in the current Academic Year (2020-2021) itself.

They should produce D.E.Ed / B.Ed Certificate at the time of Certificate Verification otherwise, the selection board will reject the candidate’s application.

TNTET Exam Pattern 2020

I hope you have fulfilled the qualification mentioned above.

Let us now look at the exam method. The examination is conducted in two modes i.e. Paper 1 & Paper 2.

We have clearly given the Pattern of the Exam in the table below, read on to find out.

TET Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2020

TNTET Paper-I Subject No.of Questions Max Marks
Language I (Tamil) 30 30
Language II (English) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Total 150 150

TET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2020

TNTET Paper-II Subject No.of Questions Max Marks
Language I (Tamil) 30 30
Language II (English) 30 30
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
(a) For Mathematics and Science Teachers: Mathematics and Science (Classes VI to VIII)


(b) For Social Science Teachers: Social Science (Classes VI to VIII)


(c) For any Other Teacher (Classes VI to VIII) Either (a) OR (b)

60 60
Total 150 150

TNTET Syllabus 2020

We have looked at the Exam Pattern above and below we will look at the syllabus for the Paper-I and Paper-II.

TET Paper 1 Syllabus

TET Paper 2 Syllabus

Previous Year Cut-Off Marks

Finally, let us look at the cutoff marks for this exam. Start your training according to the score given below. All the Best!!!

Community Tamil English Maths Science Social Science
OC 105 105 105 105 120
BC & BCM 105 105 105 105 105
MBC 105 105 105 90 105
SC & SCA 105 90 90 90 105
ST 90 90 90 90 105

Important Dates for TET Exam 2020

  • TNTET Notification Date: December 2020
  • Online Application Process Date: January 2021
  • Date of Written Examination- Paper I & II: April 2021

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