Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test

Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET) is for all aspiring candidates who desire to teach in the schools of Andhra Pradesh from standard I to VIII. This eligibility test is conducted by the Department of School Education. Online applications are invited from the Office of the Director. It is essential to pass APTET for all candidates who are D.ED, B.ED or Language Pandit or holders of equivalent degrees and are intending to enter the teaching profession in schools of the State Government, Mandal Parishad, Zila Parishad, Municipality, Private Aided and Unaided schools. Even if the candidates are APTET qualified, they can still appear for APTET a second time in case they are trying to improve upon their previous TET score.

APTET is held in two papers. The first paper would be for candidates seeking employment for classes I to V and the second paper is for classes VI to VIII. Someone who is willing can sit for both the papers to be able to teach classes I to VIII.

Syllabus for different papers in different languages

APTET is held in various different mediums such as Bengali, Gujarathi, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu for Paper I and Hindi, Kannada, Oriya, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telegu, Urdu, Marathi for Paper II. The syllabus pertains to Child Development and Pedagogy (30 marks), Language I (whichever regional language the candidate offers to choose) (30 marks), English (30 marks), Mathematics (30 marks), and Environmental Studies (30 marks).

The questions are of Multiple Choice Type where the candidate has to select one option out of four options given. Each question carries one mark and the concept of negative marking is absent.

Procedure for submission of online application forms can be obtained from the information bulletin.

The information Bulletin can be downloaded without any charges whatsoever from the APTET website (

TET Hall Ticket Download

For easy and fast TET Hall Ticket download log on to APTET official website

APTET results are published in the official website of The Teacher’s Eligibility Test Hall Tickets can be instantly downloaded by clicking on the link pasted on the official website at least a week before the APTET exams are scheduled. In case the candidate is unable to download the TET Hallticket directly from the Internet, they can contact the Commissioner and Director of School Education, Andhra Pradesh at a stipulated time period on all working days to request for a duplicate APTET hall ticket. The candidate needs to carry the journal number of the fees that he/she has paid and also the reference number of the application that has been submitted while claiming his/her TET hall ticket. No such request for issuing APTET Hall Tickets shall be entertained after the examinations have already been conducted.

APTET Results

The passing criterion for APTET is that the candidate has to score 60% and more. There is however relaxation in the percentage criteria for SC, ST and candidates belonging to other special categories.

Paper wise final key for the exams each year is also published in various websites for the interested candidates who would want to check out the correct answers. APTET results can be checked easily online without any hassle by feeding in the Hall Ticket number. Paper I and Paper II marks are displayed separately through the online websites. Further, for knowing the APTET results, just in case if you do not have immediate access to internet, you can also SMS your Hall Ticket number to the numbers displayed by the websites and your result or the marks scored shall be send across to you through mobile SMS.

Teacher Eligibility Test

To be able to be appointed teachers in classes I to VIII, one should possess the minimum qualification laid down by the RTE ACT of the National Council for Teacher’s Education (NCTE) and in addition to that they should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). TET is conducted by Government as per the guidelines framed by NCTE.

To implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, it is necessary that a great number of teachers need to be recruited and within a stipulated period of time. So to ensure that the quality of teachers is not compromised, the Government has introduced the aptitude test to equip the teachers to meet the many different challenges of teaching children in the primary section and upper primary section.

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