TNTET Exam 2019: Latest News, Dates, Application Form, Syllabus

TNTET is the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test which is conducted by Tamil Nadu Recruitment board every year. The main purpose of conducting this exam is to make the candidate eligible for the post of teacher in Tamil Nadu schools.

TNTET Exam 2019: Latest News, Dates, Application Form, Syllabus

The exam is important for those who want to make a career in Teaching from Class I to VIII in Tamil Nadu state schools. This is also important because you can not apply for any teaching post without qualifying TET. So here you can check TNTET latest news, important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and important books.

Also Check: Central Teacher Eligibility Test 2019

Latest News

  • The Online application form 2019 is available right now.
  • The notification 2019 has been released by Teacher Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu.
  • The examination is divided into two papers; Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 for I to V class teaching eligibility and Paper 2 for VI to VIII class teaching eligibility.

TNTET Notification: Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

Exam Dates 2019

Activity Dates
Date of notification release 28.02.2019
Submission of online application 15.03.2019
Last date to apply 05.04.2019
Date of Written Examination Coming Soon
Result Date Coming Soon

TNTET Notification 2019 has been issued on February 28, 2019. The Tamil Nadu TET application will be available on March 15, 2019, and candidates can apply till 05 April 2019. The date of the examination has not yet been released.

Tamil Nadu TET Eligibility Criteria

Paper I Eligibility (I to V)

  • Candidates who have passed the High-secondary (10 +2) or Graduation with at least 50% AND
  • Passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or 4-year Bachelor in Education (B.EL.Ed.) or 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) or Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from a recognized Teacher Training Institute / DIET.

Paper II Eligibility (VI to VIII)

  • Graduation and 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education. OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor in Education. OR
  • 10+2 ( or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EL.Ed.) or 4-year B.A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed./ B. Sc. Ed. OR
  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor in Education (Special Education).
Note: Candidates who are appearing in the final year of the education courses can also apply.

TN TET Online Application Form

The online application form will be available on the official website of the Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board. Follow the steps below to apply online.

TN TET Apply Online

  • First of all, visit the official website of the Tamil Nadu Teacher Recruitment Board www.trb.tn.nic.in.
  • On the homepage, follow the link TNTET Exam 2019 and read all the instructions/guidelines.
  • You have to apply separately for Paper I and Paper II.
  • After that open the application form and fill out all details that have been asked.
  •  Finally, after making fees payment the application form will be submitted successfully.

Application Form Fee

For General Category: INR 500
For SC/ST/PWD Category: INR 250

TN TET Exam Pattern

Paper 1 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Subjects MCQ Marks
Child Development
and Pedagogy
(relevant to age group 6 – 11)
30 MCQ 30
Language I: (Tamil/Telugu/
Malayalam /Kannada/Urdu)
30 MCQ 30
Language II – English 30 MCQ 30
Mathematics 30 MCQ 30
Environmental
Studies and
Science
30 MCQ 30
Total 150  150

In Paper 1, there will be 150 maximum questions. Each subject has 30-30 MCQs. Each question carries 1 mark and there will be no negative marking in Paper I. The maximum time of 3 hours is given to complete the examination.

Paper 2 Exam Pattern

Paper 2 Exam Pattern
Subjects MCQ Marks
Child Development
and Pedagogy
(Relevant to age
Group 11 – 14 Years)
30 MCQ 30
Language I - Tamil/
 Telugu/ Malayalam
/ Kannada/ Urdu
30 MCQ 30
Language II - English 30 MCQ 30
a) For Mathematics & Science
Teacher or
b) For Social Science Teacher:
Social Science or
c) Any other Subject Teacher
60 MCQ 60
Total 150  150

In Paper 2, the first three sections Child Development and PedagogyLanguage I and Language II contain 30 MCQs each of 30-30 marks. The fourth section either Mathematics and Science or Social Science or Subject other than these two will contain 60 MCQs of 60 Marks.

The maximum questions in Paper 2 will be 150. The maximum time of 3 hours will be given to complete the exam.

TNTET Syllabus 2019

As we know, there are two papers in Tamil Nadu teacher eligibility test. Paper 1 for those who are seeking appointment as a teacher for class I to V. Paper 2 for teaching posts in classes VI to VIII.

Paper I Syllabus Paper II Syllabus
Child Development & Pedagogy Child Development & Pedagogy
Tamil Tamil
English English
Mathematics Mathematics 
and Science
Environmental Studies and Science Social Science

You can download subject wise syllabus by clicking on the link given above along with Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Books for Tamil Nadu TET

Paper 1 Books

Books Inside
TNTET Paper I [English Medium]
காகித I [Tamil Medium]
• Written by Dr P Kosalya Lawren
• Designed According to Paper I Syllabus/ Pattern
• Cover all sections of Paper 1

Paper 2 Books

BooksInside
Social Science [English Medium]
சமூக அறிவியல் [Tamil Medium]
• Designed According to Paper II Social Science Syllabus/Pattern
• Contain Theory and objective type Q & A

Mathematics & Science
[English Edition]
கணிதம் மற்றும் அறிவியல் [Tamil Edition]
• Designed According to Paper II Mathematics & Science Syllabus/Pattern
• Contain Theory and objective type Q & A
• Solved previous question papers

Frequently Asked Question

Qn. What are the qualifying marks for TNTET Paper 1 and 2?
Ans. Candidates who have secured 90 marks (60%) and above in the TNTET Paper I or II get qualified the exam. Relaxation up to 5% will be given to the reserved category in minimum qualifying marks.

Qn. Is there any negative marking in this exam?
Ans. No, so attempt all questions.

Qn What is the validity period of TNTET certificate?
Ans. TET certificate will be valid for 7 (seven) years from the date of result. TET certificate is issued to qualified candidates by TN Teacher Recruitment Board.

Qn. Does the TET certificate ensure a direct appointment on teaching posts?
Ans. No, but it is mandatory for teaching posts in Tamil Nadu Schools. TET qualified candidates have to appear for a separate competitive examination related to recruitment.

Qn. How many times a candidate can appear in TET examination?
Ans. There is no restriction in the number of times appearing in TET examination.

Qn. Can candidate apply for Paper I and Paper II in a single application?
Ans. No, use separate application for Paper-I and Paper-II.

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