Teaching exams

Teaching exams in India are conducted by the Central and State government to appoint teachers and professors across India. Candidates aspiring to for a government teacher job/professor job have to clear the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)/TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) NET (National Eligibility Test)/SET (State Eligibility Test).

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The teaching exams nowadays are the most popular in terms of everything. A large number of candidates wants to be a teacher. The teachings profession provides every sort of thing which an aimer wants in his/her life. Also, it’s a reputed post. For the teaching line, the entrance exam is conducted which is called TET. The TET stands for teacher eligibility test. In other words, a candidate with his or her eligibility can enter the teaching line. There is scope too, especially for female candidates. Moreover, It is considered that teacher is the best profession for female candidates. The teaching exams are tricky and easy too to do. The state and central government will conduct their teaching exams separately. It is conducted once a year.

Teaching exam(TET)

The TET exam consists of two parts known as Exam 1 and Exam 2. The State and Central government held all the exams related to the teaching line. Clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act explains that one should qualify for the TET (Teacher eligibility test) exam. The qualifications are important for a candidate to be eligible. So that, the candidate can become a teacher of any school which holds by a suitable government. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has passed a new law. The new law works for all aspiring candidates to be teachers in schools. This law regulates under the private, government, unaided and aided categories.

Teaching exam pattern

The TET exam has two levels that are, Exam 1 and Exam 2. It depends upon the candidate what he/she wants to choose. Level 1 is for those who want to be the primary teacher. The primary teacher teaches from classes 1 to 5. Whereas, level 2 is for those who want to be a secondary teacher. And, the secondary teacher teaches from class 5 to 8. Each exam of any state follows their eligibility, pattern etc. Paper 1 will be of 100 marks. And, paper 2 is of 120-150 marks. There will be no negative marking. Each question will have +1 or +2 marks. The pattern of paper depends upon the authority that how many marks, questions or schemes they want to apply.

Teaching exam dates

Exams nameExam dates
CSIR UGC NET21st November 2021
HPTET10 July 2021
UPTET28 November 2021
BTETJanuary 2021
HTET2nd  and 3rd January 2021
APSET31st October 2021
JK SETNovember 2021
ASRB28 November 2021
OTET9 April 2021
RTET26 September 2021
KTET1st  September and 31st September 2021
KVS20 March 2021
KVPY7th November 2021
KSET25 July 2021
TNTET27 August 2021
CG TET4th week of March 2021
TSTETJuly 2021
NVS11 August 2021

Teaching Exam time and Schedule

As we know the exam will be in two parts. Level I is for the primary teacher posts. And level 2 is for the upper primary teacher posts. The exam time for both of these levels will be different. Each exam is conducted by its authority. That is why, the day, time and venue of the exam will be selected by their authority. The teaching exam is conducted in a day for a particular post.

Teaching Exam Syllabus

The teaching exam syllabus depends upon the post you applied for. The syllabus is very easy and is of the syllabus of class 1 to 8 class students. The candidates can approach fir the old books or children books to read. The subjects are average ones. Any Teaching exam syllabus is

  • Mathematics,
  • Social studies
  • Science
  • Child development and pedagogy
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Environmental studies

Why Teaching Exams?

  • The candidates who have a dream of being a teacher must know about the teaching exams. These exams will look at your teaching skills, exam performance, behavior as a teacher, and many more other skills.
  • Every state school will announce their TET exam. The government knows that the change in anything will come from the education system. That is why the states especially focus on the Education of primary and secondary students.
  • Also, there is a demand for teachers, as India’s population is increasing rapidly. Students are the next future of our nation. To guide their number of teachers need to be sufficient manner.
  • The teaching exams provide you with an opportunity to profoundly impact the lives of the students.
  • The exams make youth to be a teacher and guide the next coming youth.
  • Provides you with an experience of everything like in your skills, potential of doing something, knowledge and many more.
  • It’s the safest and most comfortable job scheme with standards.
  • Provides you security even after you get older.
  • The teaching exams are easy to crack. Candidates need to just focus on their studies and be active.
  • The teacher post is very respectable.
  • All the civil servants, engineers, doctors or any high post person are thought by the teacher only. So, teaching is the most likely exam to apply for.


  • The major part of why to choose teaching exam is salary. The salary for a teacher’s post is different. As the state and the central government conducts the exam. It is said that the government provides a good amount of pay to the teachers. In other words, the government teachers salary is good enough. Also, the teacher post gives a perfect image in society. The salary given to the primary teachers is up to 1 lakh. Whereas, the salary for upper primary teachers is 2 lakh.

Types of Teaching Exams

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has passed a new law. The new law works for all aspiring candidates to be teachers in schools. This law regulates under the private, government, unaided and aided categories. The NCTE publishes that there should be a minimum qualification of an eligible candidate. After qualifying, the eligible candidates will be appointed as teachers in classes 1 to 8. This rule is published according to the provisions of subsection (1) of section 23 of the right of children to free and compulsory education (RTE) Act, 2009. There are two types of teaching exams. They are:

  • State-level
  • Central level

The exams for candidates to enter the teaching profession are as follows:


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also holds the teaching exam. They conduct the CET exam. The CTET stands for Central Teacher Eligibility Test. In this exam, a candidate is to be eligible to teach in the schools of Central Government in India. Further, the state government is independent to conduct their own STET ( State Teacher Eligibility Test) or honour CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test). The CTET exam purpose is to provide teachers. The teachers are being provided in the Central government schools. The Central Government schools are such as KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools, etc. Or, the schools have to be under the control of the administration of UT’s of Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands and NCT of Delhi. The CTET may also apply to independent private schools, which have the option of taking the test.

State Level Teacher Eligibility Test(STET)

The STET exam is conducted by the State government. It is an eligibility test. The STET exam purpose is to supply essential and compulsory requirements for preserving a teaching job in almost all schools. As per the NCTE, the State governments and Union territories make the guidelines to this effect. The TET conducted by the State Government will be used in schools owned and controlled by the State Government/local authorities. Also, the state government holds the TET exam in aided institutions. If a State Government decides not to hold the State TET, the CTET might be considered.


The Single MCQ Examination (Joint CSIR – UGC Test) is held by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) NET and appointment as a Lecturer (NET).

The Joint CSIR-UGC Test is held by the CSIR to determine Indian national candidates’ eligibility for the granting of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and for the appointment of Lecturers (NET) in specific subject areas within the Faculty of Science and Technology. The award of a Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to successfully qualified candidates is contingent on their acceptance/placement at a university, national laboratory, or other high-quality institution. The exam of CSIR UGC NET is to be held in mid-July 2021. The CSIR UGC NET 2021 examination was originally scheduled for mid-July 2021. The CSIR HRDG, however, stated that the exam will be postponed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic. Two months before the exam, the CSIR NET exam date 2021 will be released.


The HPTET is supervised by the Himachal Pradesh Board of Secondary Education. The full form of HPTET is the Himachal Pradesh teacher eligibility test. It is a state board exam conducted for hiring teachers of both private and government schools of Himachal Pradesh. The exam holds twice a year. Mainly it comes in June and November. By applying for the HPTET exam, the competitors will be eligible for the TGT, JBT and LT posts. The deadline for submitting applications without incurring a late charge is October 13th. On September 10, 2021, HPBOSE issued the HP TET notice 2021. The HP TET 2021 test will be held on November 13, 14, 21, and 28, 2021 for JBT, TGT (Arts), TGT (Non-Medical), TGT (Medical), Language Teacher, Shastri, Punjabi, and Urdu topics.


It is also a state-level exam. Its full form is Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test. And, it is supervised by the UP Basic Education Board(UPBEB). The exam performs once a year. It is mainly for the recruitment of primary and upper primary class teachers in schools of UP. UPBEB has already announced the test date for the UPTET 2021 exam. According to the most recent UPBEB update, the UPTET 2021 examination for the Primary and Upper Primary Level will be held on November 28, 2021.


This exam is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (llSc) Bangalore. KVPY stands for Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana. The applicants pursuing their 12th and UG Science Courses are eligible to appear for the KVPY exam. The KVPY 2021 test date has been published by IISC Bangalore, along with a notice. The KVPY test dates for classes 11 and 12 in 2021 have been published at the same time. On November 7, 2021, the test will be held. On the official website, kvpy.iisc.ernet.in, students may check the KVPY test date 2021 for classes 12 and 11.


The Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test is for the aspiring competitors who want to become a teacher. The exam provides the role of primary and higher primary teachers in the schools of Tamil Nadu. Applicants who pass the TNTET test will be given an eligibility certificate with a seven-year validity term and will be deemed eligible for teaching positions at the primary and upper primary levels in Tamil Nadu. It is a competitive exam held at the state level to select applicants for teaching positions. TNTET consists of two papers: TNTET Paper I and TNTET Paper-II.


The exam is been conducted by the Bihar School Education Board(BSEB). BTET full form is Bihar Teachers Eligibility Test. The exam provides the role of primary and upper primary teachers in the Bihar Schools. In BTET examinations, there are two papers for two levels: Paper I is for grades I to V, and Paper II is for classes VI to VII. Passing this test qualifies one to apply for openings or teaching positions at the specified level.


The Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test, or APSET, is an eligibility test for assistant professor positions in Andhra Pradesh, India’s universities. The test is divided into disciplines, and only individuals with a postgraduate degree in that field are allowed to take it. Students who wish to take the Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET) 2021 test can apply online now till October 8 by paying a late charge in addition to the registration cost. On August 4, the APSET notice 2021 was issued. The APSET test will be held in eight regional centers around the state on October 31, 2021.


The Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) is a comprehensive state-controlled entrance type test for teacher recruitment in Odisha’s public schools. BSE (Board of Secondary Education), Odisha, is in charge of the event. Students are eligible to take the OTET test if they have completed Class XII or Graduation with the required minimum marks. There are two papers in the Odisha Teaching Eligibility Test [Category A (Paper 1) and Category B (Paper 2)]. Candidates can take either Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both, depending on their qualifications.


The JK SET 2021 exam will be held in November, tentatively. The University of Kashmir will hold the Jammu and Kashmir State Eligibility Test. This test is held once a year at the state level to recruit qualified candidates for Lecturer or Assistant Professor positions. You must hold a UGC-recognized Master’s degree with a minimum of 55% and 50% for reserved categories. You can take the test if you are in your last year of study. If you have a PhD and finished your Master’s degree before September 19, 1991, you will be entitled to a 5% reduction in qualifying exam scores.


The Department of School Education, Government of Telangana, conducts the Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test (TSTET) to shortlist applicants for recruitment as teachers in Telangana State’s classes I through VIII. The TS TET 2021 Notification is expected to be issued soon, according to government sources. This year’s TS TET test would most likely be conducted online. The test will be held eight weeks after the notification is issued. As soon as the notice is published, we’ll update this page with more information.


The University of Mysore held the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) 2021 test on July 25, 2021. Candidates who applied for the KSET 2021 test were invited to take it to be considered for a lectureship or assistant professor position in Karnataka colleges and universities. The University of Mysore administers the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (recognized as the Nodal Agency from UGC, New Delhi). The KSET 2021 test is for Lecturer or Assistant Professor positions. The test will be divided into two parts, each with its own set of questions, all of which will be multiple choice. The University will provide a certificate to the qualifying candidate that will be valid for life. Candidates who pass the KSET test would be able to work as Lecturers/Assistant Professors at Karnataka State Universities/Colleges/Institutions (Government/Aided/Private).

NVS Recruitment

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, an autonomous agency under the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s Department of School Education and Literacy, conducts recruitment for TGT, PGT, Lower Division Clerk, Legal Assistant, and other positions. The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti seeks to fill all open positions. Written examinations will be held in the first and second weeks of September 2021, respectively.


KTET exam is held twice in a year. It is known as Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test. It is conducted by Pareeksha Bhavan in kerala. The authority assess the eligibility of applicants with sufficient abilities. In other words, the applicants must know how to teach in lower primary, upper primary, and high school classrooms in Kerala. The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) of Kerala, as well as the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)/Department of General Education/Government of Kerala, have established rules for the KTET test.

ASRB Recruitment

Every year, the Agriculture Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB), also known as the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), accepts applications for the ASRB NET, also known as the ICAR NET (Indian Council of Agriculture Research NET). This test is used to hire Lecturers and Assistant Professors at State Agricultural Universities and other Agricultural Universities.


The Board of Secondary Examination, Rajasthan conducts the Rajasthan Teachers Eligibility Test (REET)/ Rajasthan Eligibility Exam for Teachers (REET) to select teachers for both government and private schools in the state of Rajasthan. This is a state-level test in which applicants must complete 150 multiple-choice questions in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

KVS Recruitment

KVS is a Chain of Central Schools. The KVS stands for Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. It is a Indian system of central gov. schools. And, its supervised by Ministry of Education. The KVS cover 1248 schools in India and three overseas, in Moscow, Tehran, and Kathmandu, as of August 2021. In an RTI response, KVS stated that this year’s KVS recruiting will fill about 7,470 teaching positions, with 3324 for PRT, 2793 for TGT, and 1353 for PGT. The KVS test was held in December 2018 for the recruitment of a total of 8000+ vacancies for PGT/ TGT/ PRT positions.


Candidates who want to apply for teaching positions in Chhattisgarh must take the CG TET, or Chhattisgarh Teacher Eligibility Test. The purpose of the CG TET is to verify the candidates’ eligibility. For Paper 1 and Paper 2, the test is held in two shifts. The CG TET Paper 1 is for primary school teachers (grades 1–5), while the CG TET Paper 2 is for secondary school teachers (grades 6–8). (class 6 to 8).


The Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MP PEB) administers the Madhya Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (MP TET) to assess candidates’ eligibility for positions as primary, middle, and high school teachers in the state. The MP Primary School TET test is for teachers in grades 1 to 5, the Middle School TET is for teachers in grades 6 to 8, and the High School TET is for teachers in grades 9 to 12.


The full form of HTET is Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test. It is administered or conducted by the BSEH. The BSEH stands for Board of Secondary Education Haryana. The HTET holds many levels of teacher recruitment in their state gov. schools. These Haryana gov. schools includes primary teacher(PRT), trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), and Post Graduate Teacher (PGT).

Teaching Exam Preparation tips

The candidates who applied for the teaching exams need to make their preparation strong. Every marks count. So, applicants need to be very active in their studies. As they are going to be the teachers and help the students in their studies. Some tips and tricks are provided here to guide to in the right direction.

  • Be consistent in your studies.
  • Complete each topic a day.
  • Maintain your health to be active.
  • Take the suggestions from your friends, family and teachers.
  • Make a schedule chart.
  • Study at least 4 hours a day.
  • Be calm. Don’t take any kind of pressure.
  • Be confident in what you do.
  • Revise your completed portion.
  • Focus on the important chapters.
  • Do mind exercises.
  • Solve the mock test series or any previous year question paper at least in a week.
  • Take a proper nap.
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The teaching exam provides you to be a teacher. It’s a reputed and respectable post to join in the schools of any state. Also, give you a good amount of salary. That is why the candidates need to choose teaching exams.

The subjects that are there in the teaching exams are:

  • Environmental studies
  • Mathematics,
  • Science
  • Hindi
  • Social studies
  • English
  • Child development and pedagogy

The teachings exams are been conducted once a year. However, the state government conducts their teaching exam on their state. That is why it depends upon the authority. As each state government has their own rules and criteria.

The teaching exams are conducted by the government on two levels that are,

  • State-level
  • Central level

The salary provided to the government teachers is around 1 lakh to 2 lakh.

The teaching exams are based on the TET form. As TET stands for Teachers Eligibility Test.

The purpose of conducting the teaching exams is to hire a government teacher for the gov. schools. Also, government employ the citizens. And teachers to the students to help and guide them.