TNTET Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

October 3, 2022

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About Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET)

The teacher is someone who sows the seed of every child’s future. This profession does not only require expertise but also a lot of patience and knowledge. India conducts many exams for teachers. A person who wanted to be a teacher or sees their career as a teacher must clear the exams. There are numerous exams among which TNTET is one of. TNTET is the acronym for Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test. The exam of TNTET is conducted by TRB which is known as the Teachers Recruitment Board. The authority that conducts the TNTET exam is Teacher Recruitment Board. An applicant must be clear that this is a state-level exam. The applicants who will clear the exam shall be eligible for the post of teacher in Tami Nadu. The motive of this exam aims to appoint skilled teachers in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Many applicants register themselves for this exam, but few with the required skills and eligibility clear the exam with flying colors. The exam is conducted by TRB once a year. This is the offline exam. Therefore, the candidate shall be given a center on which he or she must appear and give the exam. The candidates who shall clear the exam will be awarded the certificate. As per the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak, the certificate will be valid for a lifetime. Previously the certificate was valid for seven years. TNTET exam consists of two papers, the details of the exam are mentioned below:

  1. Paper 1 – for the classes 1-5 (Primary Stage)
  2. Paper 2- for the classes 6-12 (Elementary Stage)

The exam of TNTET is offline based but the registration process is online only. Once the candidate registers themselves, they will be allotted the admit card before the exam. A candidate must reach the center with the required documents. The offline exam means that it is a pen-paper-based exam. It is advisable that the participants who are studying for this exam must know the details of the updated syllabus and study accordingly.

Sum Up Information

TypeRecruitment for Teachers in Tamil Nadu
PurposeRecruitment of teachers
LocationTamil Nadu, India
ChairmanDr. D. Jaganathan I.A.S

Paper Pattern

The exam of TNTET is conducted by TRB every year. Through the exam of TNTET teachers are appointed in Tamil Nadu at primary and elementary levels.

General Instructions·   There is a total of 150 questions in total for both the exams. ·   The time duration of the exam is three hours. ·   The exam will be offline based. The aspirants will be allotted the OMR sheets on which they have to input the answers. ·   Each question carries one mark. ·   There is no negative marking for the exam.
Paper-1It contains 150 questions in total. Each question contains 1 mark. This makes the exam total 150 marks with 150 questions. There are certain subjects that are important for the applicants to study. There is no negative marking for the exam. The subjects that are important to study as the applicant for paper-1 are as follows 1. The child and development pedology 2. Language-1(Tamil/Telegu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu) 3. Language-II English 4. Environmental studies 5. Mathematics  
Paper-2It contains 60 questions in total. Each question contains 1 mark. This makes the exam total 60 marks with 60 questions. There are certain subjects that are important for the applicants to study. There is no negative marking for the exam. The subjects that are important to study as the applicant for paper-1 are as follows 1. The child and development pedagogy 2. Language-1 Tamil 3. Language-II English 4. Environmental studies 5. Mathematics and Science  

TNTET Notification/ News

Notification of TNTET Exam 2021-22 will be releasing in June 2021. The notification contains details such as the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria required, and reservation policy. It also has important dates, filling the application form, exam pattern, provisional allotment, calculation of scores for different stages, etc. The applicant must visit the site constantly to gather the information timely. As the pandemic has made many exams dates delayed. Therefore, it is advisable for the contestants to check the dates properly.

TNTET Exam 2021 Notification

The TNTET notifications are released on the official site. Aspiring teachers must check the websites and notifications related to the same. As pandemic has disturbed the schedule of many exams and it also affected the working of educational institutes, hence the knowledge regarding the postponed of exams and rescheduling of the exams must be checked regularly by the aspirants. This will keep the aspirants updated and also they can improvise on their learning accordingly.

TNTET Notification (2021)March 2021
Availability of application formMarch 2021
Last Date to apply for TNTETApril 2021
Hall ticket issuedMay 2021
Exam Date for paper -1August 2021
Exam Date for paper-2September 2021
Result announcementSeptember 2021

Exam Dates

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates and the exams are postponed. This gives the aspirants time to prepare for the exam more efficiently. The conducting authority Teachers Recruitment Board will release the dates soon for the exam of recruiting teachers in the state of Tamil Nadu. Though the exam has been postponed. But the dates are out now. An aspirant can register themselves for the exam till April 2021. After that, the first paper would be held in August 2021. Subsequently, the second paper will be held in September 2021.

Application Fee

A candidate after registering for the exam must pay the fees as the last step. The applicants must follow each step for the registration which involves the fees for appearing in the exam. The application fee varies as per the reservation. The details of the same are mentioned below:

CategoryApplication Fee (INR)
General and othersINR 500/-
SC, SCA, ST and PwDINR 250/-
  1. It must be noted that the fees once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances.
  2.  The fees must be paid through the online mode only. There is no way of depositing gees offline.
  3. Candidates who wanted to be the applicant of both the papers must pay the fees of both the exams separately.

TNTET Eligibility Criteria

The aspirant must fulfill the eligibility criteria for appearing at the exam of TNTET. There are certain eligibility standards set up by the Teachers Recruitment Board. It is advisable for the candidate to go through the eligibility standards before applying for the exam. The description of the eligibility standards is given below:

Age Limit

For appearing in the exam of Tami Nadu Teachers eligibility Exam, the age of the applicant must not be less than 8 years. The upper limit or the maximum age to appear for the exam in years. Though there are age relaxations as per the policy of the government. The aspirant should check the relaxation offered by the government.

SC, ST, OBC candidates shall be given five years of relaxation in the upper age limit as per the criteria. This means the age limit for the SC, ST, OBC would be 18-45 years.

Education qualification

  • Candidates should have senior optional degree authentication with no less than 45 % least checks.
  • Competitors who have passed BA or BSc and seeking after their B. Ed, are additionally qualified for this test.
  • Applicants, who have both advanced education and post-graduation degrees, may likewise participate in this methodology for their particular subject.
  • Competitors from the general classification should have at least 50 % marks in their advanced education and post-graduation degrees. On the off chance that they have a low score than 50 %, they are not qualified for TNTET 2021.
  • Up-and-comers, who are indefinite years of their graduation course, additionally apply for this.
  • All intrigued up-and-comers should have a warning with them either in delicate duplicate or in the printed version. This will save their part of the time and they can utilize it in test readiness. By visiting our site applicants can check the total TNTET 2021 Qualification measures and apply online for TNTET 2021 enrollment.

Educational Qualification For paper-1

  •  The applicant must fulfill the necessary educational qualification for appearing in the exam. The applicant must have B.Ed (Bachelors in education). One should have two years of training BTC in Urdu and BTC/ Diploma in teacher education/diploma in elementary education from a recognized teacher training institute. DIET (District institute of education and training) if the applicant wanted to apply for Secondary Grade Teacher for classes 1 to 5.
  • The candidates who are appearing for a D.E.Ed/B.ed degree are also eligible to apply for TNTET.
  • Candidates who are visually impaired are not eligible to write for paper-1.

Educational Qualification for paper-2

  • B.A. /B.Sc. / B.Lit. degree with Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, History, and Geography as major subjects from a recognized university under 10+2+3 pattern and B.Ed from a recognized university if you are applying for the graduate teacher.
  • Candidates with B.Lit. (Tamil) the degree should possess either B.Ed. or D.T.Ed. or TPT.


Tamil Nadu Recruitment  Board TRB TN TET Pay scale will be founded on the School and University standards and the individuals who are qualified in TN TET are get extra compensation according to Tamil Nadu Educator Board pay scale, the competitors need to look at the TN TET standardized compensation scale from joining the school, school, and college. Up-and-comers can likewise check the first compensation size of the concerned school level and standard for pay scale level, some time pay scale might contrast according to the School/School guidelines.

TET Compensation in Tamil Nadu is accessible according to the school post grade shrewd, Elementary teacher pay in Tamil Nadu and TET educator pay in Tamil Nadu, and the TN tet instructor pay scale depends on the state pay standards and guidelines. Further subtleties are referenced on this page for the competitor’s reference reason.

The general pay scale of the teacher varies from 18 thousand to 25 thousand rupees. The salary varies with the grade. The applicant qualified for the elementary stage will have a different pay scale than that of the primary stage.

How to apply?

The application window is not open yet for 2021-22. As soon as the window gets open for application, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps. The official website for the registration of the TNTET exam is The registration can be done online mode only.

  1. The initial step is to visit the official portal of the TNTET exam. The website for the same is
  2. The candidate must choose for the category of exam one wanted to appear. For example, if the candidate wanted to appear for paper-1, paper-2, or both the exams.
  3. Enter the required details, which involve personal details, academic details, and other details. Fill the form carefully.
  4. Scan and upload the documents with the correct details and specifications.

The last step is to pay the fees online. The fees can be paid through a card(credit or debit) or internet banking. The fees for the general applicants is 500/- and that of the reserved category is 250/-. The applicants who wanted to appear for both exams should pay for both papers separately. The fees shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

The applicants will receive the notification stating registration is useful after all the steps on either their registered mobile number or on the email id provided by the applicant.

Admit Card

Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB) will issue the Admit card or the hall tickets most probably in July 2021. The document can be downloaded by the applicant from the official id. The applicant can input the login id and password and download the admit card from the website. There are certain steps that will be followed by the applicant for downloading the admit card:

1: Visit the official website of TNTET

2: Select the name of the exam from the drop-down menu.

3: Select TNTET 2021 admit card from the link.

4: Read the instructions provided and then select the download option from the tab.

5: Save and download the admit card.

6:  Check the details such as name, father’s name, photo, signature, paper code, center name, timings, and instructions.

Step7: After checking every detail. Take the printout of the hall ticket.

Result of TNTET Exam

The result of the exam will be published at the official site The candidates who score 60% or more than 60% are passed the exam. Both papers, paper-1 and paper-2 are considered to be passed for TNTET 2021. There is a procedure that can be followed by the candidates to check the result.

1: Visit the official website of TNTET

2: Click on the TNTET 2021 result on the home page

3: Download the pdf of the result.

4: Search for the roll number in the pdf.

5: The result will appear on the new page, download the same.

There is a merit list for the test is delivered as legitimacy records by the Board. Both the papers, Paper-I and Paper-II, have an individual legitimacy list. TET declaration will be given distinctly to the competitors who have passed TNTET Paper I or Paper-II. TET Testament will be substantial for the life according to the most recent warning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will there be a TNTET exam in the year 2021?

Answer: Yes, there will be an exam for the post of teacher conducted by TRB. The date for filling the application would be announced soon. As the pandemic has disturbed the schedule of many exams, there is a possibility that the TNTET exam will also be postponed. But this allows candidates to study more for the same.

Q. How can I prepare for TNTET?

Answer: The first step in the preparation for any exam is to be calm and not to get panicked. The revised syllabus and details of the streams are available on our website. Plan and study accordingly. Numerous books have been prescribed for the exam. An applicant must go through the books and prepare calmly and dedicatedly.

Q. For whom is the exam of TNTET?

Answer: The categories of candidates that must appear for the exam of teachers eligibility test in Tamil Nadu are the second grade and graduate teachers. The detailed qualifications are present on the official website. The teachers working in the unaided institutions should also prepare for and clear the exam with flying colors. As this would be beneficial for the teachers and their upcoming careers.

Q. Is Registration mandatory for applying to the examination of the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET)?

Answer: Yes, One-Time Registration with the Commission is a mandatory prerequisite. On completion of One-Time Registration, candidates can apply online for any examination of the Commission.

Q. How to get the Registration number and Password, if a candidate forgets it?

Answer: Go to the ‘Forgot Password’ link in the Login section on the official id and enter the required details. On verification through email or mobile OTP, the Registered email-id and Registration Number would be displayed on the screen. You will be prompted to change your password. Set your new password and keep it safe for future use.

Q. How to make fee payments?

Answer: After filling online application, the fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan

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