TNTET 2021 registration process will commence soon. Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test is a state-level examination conducted once a year by the main exam authority that is Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB), Tamil Nadu. It is for the selection of teachers post in Tamil Nadu. TNET consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who clear Paper 1 will be selected to teach classes 1 to 5 ad those who will clear Paper 2 will be selected to teach classes 6 to 8. Check out all the details regarding TNTET 2021 including exam dates, application process, syllabus, exam patterns, result, etc. from this article.
TNTET 2021 exam date has announced. The entrance exam is going to be held on 27 August 2021.
TNTET 2021 Important Dates
Given below are all important date related to the TNTET 2021:
TNTET Notification Release Date
Issue of TNTET 2020 Application Form
Second week of March 2021
Last Date of TNTET Application Form
First week of April 2021
Release of Admit Card
2nd week of May 2021
TNTET 2020 Paper I Exam
27 August 2021
TNTET 2020 Paper-II Exam
Declaration of Result
3rd week of August 2021
TNTET 2021 Application Form
Before filling the application form candidates must check their eligibility for TNTET. Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB) will release TNTET application form 2021 online. Seeking aspirants follow the below steps and apply for the same:
The application form will be available in online mode on the official website of the authorized body.
Candidates must fill the form for both the papers separately.
To fill the form candidates have to first register themselves.
Should have their scanned recent colour passport size photograph and signature. The online application uploaded without the photograph and signature will be rejected.
Valid e-mail id and Mobile Number are mandatory.
While filling the form must be very careful about the details.
Without the fee payment registration will remain incomplete, hence submit the fee.
Candidates must keep the printout of the application form.
TNTET 2021 Application Fee
Check the online registration fee for TNTET 2021 in the table below:
TNTET Registration Fess 2021
SC, SCA, ST, and Person with Disability.
Fee once paid will not be refunded by the competent authority.
Mode of payment:
TNTET 2021 application fee can be submitted through online mode only via any of these - Net banking/Credit Card / Debit Card
Note - Offline mode of payment in any form will not be accepted.
TNTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates can check TNTET 2021 eligibility criteria below hereby for both the papers:
Paper 1 Eligibility Criteria(for classes 1st to 5th):
Should have passed Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with minimum 45% marks & passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year diploma in Elementary Education by the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.
Have a certificate of Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with a minimum aggregate 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
Should hold a degree of Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.
Graduation with minimum 50% aggregate marks and passed or appearing in the final year of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.,).
NOTE - Applicants who have passed D.T.Ed., /D.Ele.Ed., from States other than Tamil Nadu, should submit an evaluation certificate for such qualifications.
Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria(for classes 6th to 8th):
Graduation degree and is appearing or have passed a 2-year diploma in elementary education.
Should be a Graduate with a minimum score of 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of B.Ed.
Graduation degree holder with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks can apply for TNTET. Those who have passed or appearing in the final year of B.Ed. are also eligible to apply.
Have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and have passed or appearing in the final year of B.El.Ed.
Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed./B.Sc. Ed.
Graduation degree holder with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of B.Ed. can also apply for TNTET.
Any candidate having a qualified B.Ed. the program, recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET.
TNTET 2021 Exam Pattern
TNTET 2021 examination includes two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both papers are different and the question pattern is also different. Check the TNTET paper pattern 2021 below:
A common pattern for TNTET 2021
Exam mode - Offline examination (OMR based)
Duration of examination - 180 Minutes for each paper
Type of questions: Multiple choice questions (MCQ)
Number of questions: 150 questions
Maximum marks: 150 marks
Marking Scheme - +1 for each correct answer and No negative marking
The language I -Compulsory (Tamil / Telugu / Malayalam / Kannada / Urdu)
Language II – English (Compulsory)
a) Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science Teacher) or b) Social Science (Social Science Teacher) or c) Any other Teacher either iv (a) or iv (b)
Please visit TRB’s website and the newspapers/media for the latest information/notification.
TNTET 2021 Syllabus
To prepare well for the exam it is advised to go through the TNTET 2021 syllabus for both papers below:
TET 2021 Syllabus Paper 1
Child Development and Pedagogy
Physical and Cognitive
Social and Emotional
Physical & Intellectual Development during Primary School Years
Social and Emotional Development during Primary School Years
Moral Development during Primary School Years
Shapes and Figures
Study of Data
Environmental Studies and Science
Animals & Birds
Small Creatures Around the children
Keeping Healthy and Clean
TNTET 2021 Syllabus Paper 2
Child Development and Pedagogy
Nature and Educational Psychology
Human Growth and Development
Social, Emotional and Moral Development
Intelligence and Creativity
Motivation & Group Dynamics
Personality and Assessment
Guidance and Counselling
Listening to: Instructions, Imperative Statements, Short Stories, Short audio pieces
Reading aloud stories, Reciting poems, Giving specific instructions for an activity or classwork, and Playing an audio story
Reading aloud from a text
Participation: In discussions in class In a dialogue
Mathematics and Science
Number System - Numbers up to 8- digits, Place value and comparison, Whole numbers, Test of, divisibility for 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10, 11, Factorization, Prime number, LCM & HCF, Integers Revision: Fraction and Decimal numbers, Conversion: Decimal to Fraction and Addition & Subtraction of decimal numbers
Measurements - Metric Measures, Revision of Length, weight, volume. The measure of Time from seconds to minutes, hours, week, year & leap year, Perimeter, and Area of the rectangle, right-angle triangle.
Indus Valley Civilization
Ancient Land of Thamizhagam
Jainism and Buddhism
Rise of Empires
Rise of the Marathas-Shivaji-Administration -Successors-Peshwa rule-Nadir shah-Ahmad shah Abdali invasions-Third Battle of Panipat.
Note - Tamil syllabus pdf will be uploaded once it will be out.
TNTET 2021 Preparation Tips
Here we are providing some of the most important tips and tricks to go forward with the preparations for the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test 2021.
Firstly, make a study plan before starting preparation.
Get all necessary learning resources like guidebooks, previous year papers, sample papers, and mock tests that one needs to prepare for the exam.
Allocate study hours to specific subjects/topics as per the priority. Candidates should prioritize subjects/topics to study as per their strengths and weakness in particular subjects/topics.
Make short notes. Special consideration should be for the subjects of environmental studies, social science, and science in general where candidates can use the short notes as last-minute preparation and revision material.
Practice in Mathematics and Science papers regularly. This is going to render more clear and informed learning with the prospects of solving typical mathematics and science questions more efficiently in the exam hall.
TNTET 2021 Admit Card
The Teacher Recruitment Board will release the TNTET 2021 hall ticket online on its official website. In the below- given points check other relevant information:
Applicants will have to visit the web portal of the board for TNTET 2021 hall ticket download.
Must not forget to carry the call letter to the exam hall as without it entry would not be possible for an examination.
The date, time, and centre for the entrance exam will be indicated in the Hall Ticket. No individual will be allowed to sit for the exam other than the date and venue mentioned on the admission ticket.
The Hall Tickets will be issued to those who will successfully submit the application form to the authority.
TNTET Admit card 2021 will not be sent through post or any other mode.
At the time of the recruitment process, and the admit card will be required to produce, hence keep it with safety.
TNTET 2021 Answer Key
After the successful commencement of the examination, TRB releases the answers keys for both the papers separately. Go through the points mentioned below to know more about TNTET Answer Key 2021:
The answer key will be released on the TRB board.
With the help of the answer, key candidates can calculate the expected scores of all the subjects and the aggregate score of the exam.
The answer keys are available in PDF format. To check the answer aspirants will have to download it from the online portal of the board.
After the provisional answer key is released, TRB opens the window for objecting. Applicants will have to submit a certain amount to challenge the answer key.
A final answer key is released after the objected answer will be resolved.
TNTET 2021 Result
Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) declares the TNTET Result 2021 online on its web portal. Check the information below in the given points:
To check the result candidates have to visit the official website of the TRB.
TRB declares a separate result of TNTET 2021 Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks set by the board will be awarded Teacher Eligibility Certificate.
With Teacher Eligibility Certificate, qualified candidates can apply for various teaching post in Tamil Nadu’s government, semi-government and private sector schools.
TNTET 2021 Certificate
A passing certificate is awarded to all those who will qualify for the TNTET 2021 exam. The certificate is however released through the official website of the TRB, Tamil Nadu in digital format. As such, candidates must download the certificate from the website as per schedule. The TNTET certificate is the proof that the candidate has qualified in the exam and therefore, holds the necessary eligibility conditions to appear for any teacher recruitment in the state of Tamil Nadu up to the level of the upper primary. The TNTET Certificate is valid for up to a period of 07 years from the date of publication of the results on the official website.
TNTET 2021 Highlights
Check the basic information about the TNTET 2021 below in the given table:
Information provided here is as per the previous year's Information Brochure. Please stay connected to get the latest updates.
The Teachers Recruitment Board was constituted in G.O.Ms.No.1320 in the year 1987. The government of Tamil Nadu formulated the TRB to conduct various Test for the selection of candidates under sectors such as Secondary Grade Teachers, Agricultural Instructors, BT, PG, Special Teachers, Computer Instructors, and AEEOs in the respective Departments of School Education and Elementary Education Department, Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department, Social Defence Department, Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes, and Minorities Welfare Department, Chennai Corporation and Coimbatore Corporation. Junior and Senior Lecturers in SCERT and the Higher Education Department for the post of Asst. Professors, Lecturers in Engineering Colleges and Govt Arts and Science Colleges, Govt polytechnic, and Govt Law Colleges respectively. On the guidelines of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009, the TRB took up the responsibility to conduct TNTET from 2012 onwards.
TNTET Important Dates
27 Aug 2021
07 Mar - 10 Apr 2021 (Tentative)
Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test Exam Pattern
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: What is the full name of TNTET?
Ques 2: Who conducts the TNTET?
Ques 3: When the exam for TNTET is conducted?
Ques 4: How many papers are there in TNTET?
Form Start Date:
07 Mar 2021
Form End Date:
10 Apr 2021
The last date to submit the form was on 10 Apr 2021