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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    TNTET Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline(Pen and Paper)
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a Year
  • Official Website
    www.trb.tn.nic.in
  • Total Marks
    150
  • Total No. of Questions
    150
  • No. of Sections
    5
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Tamil
  • Marking Scheme
    No negative marking +1 for every correct answer
  • Exam Dates
    August 2022
Eligibilty Criteria

Any candidate can apply for the examination but if the candidate cannot fulfil the eligibility criteria for the examination they might not be considered as qualified, so the candidate should check eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

  1. The candidate should be an Indian citizen or residing in India.
  2. The age limit for the candidates applying for TNTET 2022 should be between 18 Years to 40 Years. For SC, ST, and OBC candidates the relaxation in the upper age limit is 5 Years.

TNTET Educational Qualification for Paper I (Classes 1 to 5)

To appear for the TNTET 2022, the candidate should have to fulfil any of the given educational combinations.

  1. The candidate must have passed a senior secondary certificate with at least 45% minimum marks and passed or appearing for the final year of 2-Year diploma in elementary education approved by NCTE regulations 2002.
  2. The candidates should have passed higher secondary with 50% marks and passed or appearing in 2-year diploma in Elementary education.
  3. The candidate should have passed higher secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of a 4-year Bachelor in elementary education (B.El.Ed.).
  4. The candidate must have completed or been in the final year of a four-year diploma in education or special education and have received at least 50 per cent of the marks in Higher Secondary or equivalent.
  5. The candidate must have completed high school and passed or be in the last year of a two-year elementary education diploma programme.
  6. The candidate should have passed graduation with 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of the bachelor of education B.Ed.

TNTET Educational Qualification for Paper-II (Classes 6 to 8)

The candidate should fulfil any of the given educational combinations:

  1. The candidate should graduate and pass or appearing for the final year of a 2-year diploma in elementary education.
  2. The candidate should graduate with at least 50% marks and pass or appearing in the final year of B.Ed.
  3. The candidate should graduate with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of B.Ed. as per the NCTE regulations.
  4. The candidate should have passed higher secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year B.El.Ed.
  5. The candidate should have passed higher secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4-year B.A./B.Sc. Ed. or B.A.Ed./B.Sc. Ed.
  6. The candidate should have done graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of B.Ed. (Special Education).
  7. Any candidate who has qualified B.Ed. recognized by NCTE is eligible to appear in TET.
Exam Pattern

The TNTET Exam consists of two papers, paper one is for candidates appearing for Primary Level teaching positions and Paper two is for students appearing for Middle-level teaching positions. All the questions asked will be based on the syllabus prescribed by the exam conducting body.

TNTET Paper I Exam Pattern

The Paper one pattern is as follows:

  • Duration of exam: 3 Hours
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Negative Marking: No
  • Marks Distribution: Each question carries one mark
TNTET Paper I Subjects Multiple-choice Questions Marks Allotted
Child development and Pedagogy (Relevant for Children from grade 1 to 5) 30 30
Language 1 (Tamil) 30 30
Language 2 English 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

TNTET Paper-II Exam Pattern 2022

The exam pattern of TNTET Paper-II has been discussed in the following table:

Components Details
Duration 3 Hours
Number of questions 150
Negative Marking No
Marks Distribution 1 mark for each question
Sections

Child development & Pedagogy
Language I Tamil
Language II English
Mathematics and Science
Social Science

TNTET Paper-II Section-wise Exam Pattern

There are 5 sections in the TNTET Paper-II. Here is the section-wise exam pattern of TNTET Paper-II:

TNTET Paper II Subjects Multiple Choice Questions Marks Allotted
Child development and Pedagogy (Relevant for Children from grade 6 to 8) 30 30
Language 1 (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Urdu) 30 30
Language 2 English 30 30
Mathematics and science 30 30
Social Science 30 30
Total 150 150
Syllabus

The topics that have been covered by TNTET Paper I Syllabus has been enlisted in the following table:

Subjects Name of Units
Child Development and Pedagogy Part (A)
  • Unit 1-The children’s profile at the beginning of Primary Education- Physical and Cognitive
  • Unit 2- The Children’s profile at the beginning of primary education- Social and Emotional
  • Unit 3- Physical & Intellectual Development during primary school years (6 to 10 years)
  • Unit 4- Social and Emotional Development during primary school years (6 to 10 Years)
  • Unit 5- Moral development during primary school years (6 to 10 Years)
Part (B) Learning
  • Unit 1- Learning
  • Unit 2- Types, Levels, and approaches to learning
  • Unit 3- Concepts and Constructs
  • Unit 4- Factors contributing to learning
  • Unit 5- Constructivist Approach to learning
  • Unit 6- Learning and Knowledge
Tamil
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
English
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
Mathematics
  • Number System
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
Environmental Science
  • Family and friends
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Plants
Paper II Syllabus

TNTET Paper-II Syllabus 2022:

The topics that have been covered by TNTET Paper II Syllabus has been enlisted in the following table:

Subjects Names of Units
Child Development and Pedagogy (Relevant to Age Group 11-14)
  • Unit 1-Nature of educational Psychology
  • Unit 2-Human Growth and Development
  • Unit 3- Cognitive Development
  • Unit 4-Social, emotional and moral development
  • Unit 5-Learning
  • Unit 6- Intelligence and Creativity
  • Unit 7- Motivation and Group Dynamics
  • Unit 8- Personality and Assessment
  • Unit 9- Mental Health and Hygiene
  • Unit 10- Guidance and Counselling
Tamil
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
English
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
Mathematics & Science
  • Number system
  • Measurements
  • Algebra
  • Life science
  • Geometry
  • Practical Geometry
Social Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Economics

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