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TNTET 2023 Exam Pattern - Exam Mode, Marking Scheme, Questions Type

Updated On - March 31 2023 by Divyansh K

TNTET 2023 Exam Pattern will be released by Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB), Tamil Nadu on the official website. TNTET consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Results of the test will determine the selection of candidates for teachers post in Tamil Nadu.  Exam will be conducted in offline mode. Interested candidates can check the details regarding TNTET 2023 Exam Pattern from this article.

TNTET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must have all the relevant information related to the TNTET 2023 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 2023
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 2023 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
Mathematics3030
Total Number of Questions and Marks150150
Distribution of questions for TNTET 2023 Paper 2:
Topics NameNumber of QuestionsNumber of Marks
Child Development and Pedagogy – Compulsory3030
The language I -Compulsory
(Tamil / Telugu / Malayalam / Kannada / Urdu)
3030
Language II – English (Compulsory)3030
a) Mathematics and Science (For Mathematics and Science Teacher)
or
b) Social Science (Social Science Teacher)
or
c) Any other Teacher either (a) or (b)
6060
Total number of questions and marks allotted150150

TNTET 2023 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. 

TNTET 2023 Notification Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should carefully go through the TNTET eligibility criteria 2023 to ensure they are eligible for the exam. The candidates who fail to comply with the minimum TNTET eligibility criteria will be disqualified. Thus, the candidates must check out the TNTET eligibility criteria before filling up and submitting their TNTET application form.

PaperEducational Qualification
(I) Minimum Qualifications for TNTET Paper-I (for classes I-V):1. 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 (by whatever name known)

 

Or

2. Higher Secondary (or it’s equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

Or

3. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).

Or

4. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

Or

5. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Or

6. Graduation with atleast 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.,)

(II). Minimum Qualifications for TNTET Paper-II (for classes VI-VIII).1. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

 

Or

2. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.).

Or

3. Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations.

Or

4. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).

Or

5. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed./B.Sc. Ed.

Or

6. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of B.Ed. (Special Education).

Or

7. Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. the programme, recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET. Moreover, as per existing TET guidelines circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11.02.2011, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010 is also qualified to appear in the TET.

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