TNTET - Exam Pattern

Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test

Form Date: 21 Oct - 25 Nov 2020 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 21 Oct - 25 Nov 2020

TNTET 2020 Exam Pattern - Exam Mode, Marking Scheme, Questions Type

Updated On - March 24 2020 by Akriti Maurya

TNTET 2020 Exam Pattern is released by the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB), Tamil Nadu on its web portal. There are two papers for Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test - paper 1 and paper 2. It is conducted for the candidates for selection of teachers post in state Tamil Nadu. The exam is organised in offline mode and will be held on dates 27 and 28 June(tentative). Interested candidates can check the complete article to know more about the TNTET exam scheme 2020.

TNTET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have all the relevant information related to the TNTET 2020 exam pattern so that they are well aware of the structure of the question paper. This will help them to fetch good marks and hence qualify the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test. Check the below points to know the detailed information about the TNTET paper pattern:

Following are some common pattern for both the papers (paper 1 and paper 2):

TNTET Question Pattern 2020
Exam ModeOffline examination (OMR based)
Exam MediumMalayalam / Tamil / Telugu / Kannada / Urdu / English
Questions TypeMultiple choice questions (MCQ)
Question Numbers150 Questions
Maximum marks 150 marks
Marking SchemeEach correct response will be awarded 1 mark 
Negative markingNo negative marking
Distribution of questions for TNTET 2020 Paper 1:
Topics NameQuestion Number CountNumber of Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy3030
Language-I (Malayalam / Tamil / Telugu / Kannada / Urdu)3030
Language II – English3030
Environmental Studies3030
Total Number of Questions and Marks150150
Distribution of questions for TNTET 2020 Paper 2:
Topics NameNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy – Compulsory3030
The language I -Compulsory
(Tamil / Telugu / Malayalam / Kannada / Urdu)
Language II – English (Compulsory)3030
a) Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science Teacher)
b) Social Science (Social Science Teacher)
c) Any other Teacher either (a) or (b)
Total number of questions and marks allotted150150

TNTET 2020 Exam Purpose 

Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test will focus on the following things while selecting the candidates:

  • Child Development and pedagogy - will focus on Educational Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age group of 6 – 11 years and for paper 2 the age group will be of 11- 14 Years
  • The language I-  will focus on the proficiencies related to the Medium of Instruction. 
  • Language II(English) - will focus on 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 TET will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the State for Classes I – V and V I- VII but their difficulty level as well as linkages will be up to the Secondary Stage. 


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Form Start Date:

21 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

25 Nov 2020

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