About State TET & CTET
TET – Teacher Eligibility Test is a type of qualifying exam conducted by almost all states & Central Government in India. The TET which is conducted by states is called State TET & which is conducted by Central Government is called CTET. TET was introduced by the Government of India in order to improve standards in teaching. It was held for the first time in 2011. TET is introduced in order to fulfill and achieve the goals of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.
NCTE TET Guidelines 2011 - Click here to check
What is State TET?
Every state conducts own TET - Teacher Eligibility Test. This test is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in state government schools from Class 1 to Class 8. Paper 1 is meant for teachers opting for Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper 2 for Class 6 to Class 8.
State TET Website
What is CTET?
Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is a national level test organized twice every year by CBSE. All graduates, including B.A, B.Sc, B.Com etc. along with B. Ed. graduates are eligible to participate in this test. This test is mandatory for all graduates to become an eligible teacher. Those teachers who score min 60% marks are considered a CTET qualified teachers.
CTET Website: https://ctet.nic.in
Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Qualifying Criteria
States TET & CTET are totally different test in term of conducting organizations & their application process. States TET have their separate examinations date & schedule. Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Qualifying Criteria is almost same for States TET & CTET.
To qualify States TET & CTET, aspiring candidates have to answer 150 MCQ type objective questions in Two-and-a-half hours of duration to get 60% passing marks in paper I. This is the minimum required % of marks to become eligible teacher to teach class I to V. If some one wants to become eligible for class VI to VIII, they need to pass in paper II in similar fashion.
Note: A person who is interested to be a teacher for both levels (classes I to V and VI to VIII) will have to appear in both the papers (Paper I and Paper II).
CTET qualified teachers are eligible to teach the Classes between I to VIII in any state or in central government schools.