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TAMIL NADU TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (TNTET) – 2012 Notification Apply online www.trb.tn.nic.in

TEACHERS RECRUITMENT BOARD
4th Floor, EVK Sampath Maaligai, DPI Compound, College Road,
Chennai – 600 006.
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TAMIL NADU TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (TNTET) – 2012
NOTIFICATION / ADVERTISEMENT
Applications are invited upto 5.30 p.m. on 04.04.2012 for Teacher Eligibility
Tests for the year 2012 from the candidates in Tamil Nadu.
In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 23 of the RTE
Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had vide Notification dated
23rd August, 2010 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for
appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one
of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher
in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that
he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the
appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
Teachers Recruitment Board is designated as the Nodal Agency for conducting
of Teacher Eligibility Test and recruitment of Teachers as per G.O. (Ms) No. 181,
School Education (C2) Department, Dated 15.11.2011.
1. Important Dates:
A Date of Notification 07.03.2012
B Commencement of Sale of Application
Forms
22.03.2012
C Last Date for Receipt of Application 04.04.2012 5.30 p.m.
D Date of Written Examination-Paper I 03.06.2012 F.N.
Date of Written Examination-Paper-II 03.06.2012 A.N.

Higher Secondary Course (10+2 Pattern) and
Diploma in Teacher Education in a Recognized Teacher Training Institute /
DIET and seeking an appointment as Teacher for classes I to V (except Visually
Impaired Candidates) can write Paper I.
 Candidates 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
from a Recognized University under 10+2+3 Pattern and a Degree in Teacher
Education (B.Ed.) from a Recognized University and seeking an appointment
as Teacher for classes VI to VIII can write Paper II.
 Candidates appearing for the Final Year Examination of D.T.Ed. / B.Ed. during
the current Academic Year are also eligible to appear for the Teacher Eligibility
Test.
4. Teacher Eligibility Test Papers:
Sl.No. Name of the Test Teachers of Classes
1. Paper I Classes I to V
2. Paper II Classes VI to VIII
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 Paper I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes I to V.
Number of Questions 150 MCQs and the Duration of the Examination is 1
Hour and 30 Minutes.
 Paper II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes VI to
VIII. Number of Questions 150 MCQs and the Duration of the Examination is
1 Hour and 30 Minutes.
 A person who intends to teach both Classes I to V and VI to VIII will
have to appear for both Papers I and II.
5. Structure and Content of TET
All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one
mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no
negative marking.
Paper I
Sl.No. Content (All Compulsory) MCQs Marks
i Child Development and Pedagogy
(relevant to age group 6 – 11)
30 30
ii Language I –
Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu
30 30
iii Language II – English 30 30
iv Mathematics 30 30
v Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150
Note:
a. Test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational
Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age Group 6 – 11 years.
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b. Test Items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the
Medium of Instruction. The Candidate has to choose any one of the
languages mentioned in Sl. No. ii above.
c. Test Items for Language II – ENGLISH will focus on the elements of
language, communication and comprehension abilities.
d. The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will focus on
the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of
these subjects.
e. The questions in the test Paper I will be based on the topics of the prescribed
Syllabus of the State for Classes I – V but their difficulty standard as well as
linkages will be upto the Secondary Stage.
Paper II
Sl.No. Content MCQs Marks
i Child Development and Pedagogy –
relevant to the age Group 11 – 14 Years
(Compulsory)
30 30
ii Language I -
Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu
(Compulsory)
30 30
iii Language II – English (Compulsory) 30 30
iv (a) For Mathematics and Science
Teacher: Mathematics and Science
OR
(b) For Social Studies Teacher: Social
Studies
OR
(c) or Any Other Teacher [(a) or (b) ]
60 60
Total 150 150
Note:
a. Test items on Child Development and Pedagogy will focus on Educational
Psychology of Teaching and Learning, relevant to the age Group 11– 14 years.
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b. Test Items for Language I will focus on the proficiencies related to the
Medium of Instruction. The Candidate has to choose any one of the languages
mentioned in Sl. No. ii above.
c. Test Items for Language II – ENGLISH will focus on the elements of
language, communication and comprehension abilities.
d. The test items in Mathematics and Science and Social Studies will focus on
the concepts, problem solving abilities and pedagogical understanding of
these subjects.
e. The questions in the test Paper II will be based on the topics of the prescribed
Syllabus of the State for Classes VI – VIII but their difficulty standard as well
as linkages will be upto the Senior Secondary (Higher Secondary) Stage.
6. Subjects & Subject Codes:
Sl.No. Paper Subject Code
1. Paper I 12TET 01
2. Paper II 12TET 02
7. General Information:
a. The Teacher Eligibility Test is merely as a pre-requisite eligibility test for those
who are seeking appointment as a teacher.
b. For appointment of teachers the Teachers Recruitment Board will follow
separate selection procedures.
c. The Teachers Recruitment Board conducts this test as a Nodal Agency for the
Government of Tamil Nadu.
d. Candidates securing 60% and above in the tests will be issued a TET
Eligibility Certificate mentioning the language opted under Language I,
which will be valid for 7 years from the date of issue of the certificate.
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e. The TET Certificate will be mandatory for anybody willing to work as a Teacher
in the State of Tamil Nadu for Classes I to VIII.
f. Recruitment of Teachers will be conducted separately as and when there is
need following the guidelines of the Government of Tamil Nadu and the
Communal Roster in vogue.
g. Nobody can claim it as a right to be appointed as a teacher by merely getting a
TET Eligibility Certificate.
8. Scheme Of Written Examination :
1. Question Papers will have 150 Multiple Choice Questions in the subjects
under the relevant papers as mentioned above. Candidates have to mark the
right choice of answers among the four options. Each right answer will be
awarded one mark. There will not be any negative marking.
2. The questions for all the subjects (except languages) will be both in Tamil and
English.
3. The syllabi for the subjects covered are already published in the Government
Gazettes. However they will be issued along with the Application Form and
Prospectus.
4. The Syllabi will also be published in the Teachers Recruitment Board’s official
web-site http://trb.tn.nic.in
9. Centre For Examination:
Examination will be held in all the 66 Educational District Headquarters.
The Candidates may refer to the Prospectus published in the Teachers Recruitment
Board Website or Teachers Recruitment Board’s Notice Board at DPI Compound,
Chennai – 6 for further details. Candidates should appear for the examination at
their own expenses. The board reserves the right to increase the number of
examination centres and to re-allot the candidates.
10. Application & Examination Fee:
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Applications can be received from the District Educational Officers on payment
of Rs. 50/- in cash towards the cost of Application Form and Prospectus. The
Examination Fee is Rs. 500/- (Rupees 250/- for SC/ST /Differently Abled Candidates
only). The fee should be paid by the candidate in any Branch of the State Bank of
India only using the Prescribed Challan attached with the Prospectus.
Payment of Fees in any other method will not be accepted.
While making payment of fees through the Challan the candidate should take
care to write all the necessary details without fail. The TRB Copy of the Challan
Should be sent along with the Application Form without stapling or tying with the
Application form.
11. ISSUE OF APPLICATIONS:
i. Applications can be received from 22.03.2012 to 04.04.2012 from the
Office of the District Educational Officers, on payment of Rs. 50/- in
cash towards the cost of Application Form and Prospectus.
ii. Candidates should use only the OMR Application Form. NO other form of
typed or printed or photocopied application forms will be accepted and such
applications, if any will be summarily rejected.
iii. Single Application Form is enough for a candidate even if he/she wishes
to write a single paper or both Papers I and II simultaneously.
iv. Examination Fee will be Rs. 500/- (or 250/- for SC/ST/Differently Abled)
even if the candidate opts for a single paper (Paper I or Paper II) or for
both Paper I and Paper II.
v. The filled-in Application Form and the TRB Copy of the Fees Payment
Challan must be put inside the envelope provided and submitted in person
in the Office where the candidate received the Application Form. The
Application and the Challan should NOT be stapled/pasted/tied together.
The envelope also need not to be closed or pasted.
vi. Submission of Application Forms online or by post or fax is NOT accepted
by the Teachers Recruitment Board.
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vii. DON’T send the filled-in Application Form directly to the Teachers
Recruitment Board.
viii. Application Forms will not be accepted after 5.30 p.m. on 04.04.2012.

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