APTET 2021: Notification, Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result

Exam Date

Jun 19, 2021

Result Date

Jul 1, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Education

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APTET stands for Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test, is an entrance examination conducted to shortlist aspirants for the post of a teacher in all schools in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The teacher is assigned in various Government/ ZP/ MP/ Municipal/ Recognised Private Aided & Private Unaided schools for Class I to Class VIII. APTET is conducted by the Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in all 13 Districts of the state. APTET exam is held annually typically in the month of October. To get more information about APTET 2021, go through the full article given below.

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APTET 2021 Introduction

Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test [APTET] is a State Level Entrance Test conducted by the Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh to ensure National Standards and benchmark of Teacher quality in the recruitment process in accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). APTET 2021 will be conducted by the Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is a State Level Entrance Test conducted in Andhra Pradesh every year in the month of May. APTET 2021 will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) in 13 different districts in the state of Andhra Pradesh on Jun 19, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021. The question paper consists of 2 papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II where paper II is further subdivided into Paper-II (a) and Paper-II (b).

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Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test - APTET

APTET 2021 Highlights

The following table displays APTET 2021 Highlights. Candidates can have a look at it to get a clear idea about the entrance examination.

Exam Name Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test
Acronym APTET
Conducting Body Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Level State
Category Government (Teacher)
Frequency Once a Year (May)
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Sections Paper I and Paper II (Paper-II (a) Paper-II (b))
Total Marks 150 for Each Section
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes for each Paper
Medium Bilingual (English and Telugu/ Sanskrit)

APTET 2021 Exam Date

The recently commenced APTET exam was scheduled to be conducted from Jun 19, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021. However, the exam was postponed due to the growing threat of Coronavirus. Candidates can check out other APTET 2021 Important dates here below. 

Events/ Schedule Dates
Notification Issue Date First week of May, 2021
Start Date to Fill the Application Form First week of May, 2021 
Last Date to Submit the Application Form First week of June, 2021
Online Mock Test June, 2021
Admit Card Availability Date June, 2021
APTET Exam Schedule Paper I & Paper II Third and Fourth week of June, 2021
Release of Answer Key Last week of June, 2021
Receiving of Objection of Initial Answer Key Last week of June, 2021
Publishing of Final Answer Key First week of July, 2021
Declaration of Results First week of July, 2021

APTET 2021 Sessions

Papers Date Sessions
Paper I To be announced Session 1: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM Session 2: 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Paper II-A To be announced
Paper II-B To be announced

APTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate's application might be rejected at any time during the process of admission if the candidate is found to be ineligible for the examination. APTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria is structured by the Department of School Education, Andhra Pradesh. Applicants must go through the APTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria before filling the application form. Eligibility criteria for various papers are different and the same has been listed below.

The qualification required for Paper I, Paper II-A and Paper II-B is given below

Qualification for Paper I (Class I-V)

  • The candidates must have passed 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education/ 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)/ 2 - year Diploma in Education (Special Education)/ Intermediate / Senior Secondary with minimum 50% marks for general category candidates and 45% marks for SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates.

Or

  • The candidates must have passed 2 - year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education. (B.El.Ed.) / 2 - year Diploma in Education (Special Education) in case of the candidates, who have passed or admitted to D.El.Ed / D.Ed., course prior to the issue of these guidelines/ Intermediate / Senior Secondary with minimum 45% marks for general category candidates and 40% marks for SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates.

Qualification for Paper II-A (Class VI-VIII)

[A] Mathematics and Science/ Social Teacher

  • The candidate must have passed in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Course/ Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) – Special Education in concerned subject with minimum 50% marks for general category candidates and 45% marks for SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates.
  • The candidates must have passed 4-years B.A.Ed/ B.Sc.Ed with minimum 50% marks for general category candidates and 45% marks for SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates.

[B] Language Teacher

Graduation with concerned Language as one of the optional subjects (OR) Bachelor Degree of Oriental Language (or its equivalent) (OR) Graduation in Literature (OR) Post Graduation in Language concerned AND Language Pandit Training Certificate/ B.Ed with Language concerned as one of the Methodologies, in respect of Language Teachers.

Qualification for Paper II-B (Class VI-VIII)

[A] Physical Education Teacher

  • Candidates must have passed Intermediate Certificate issued by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh (or) Equivalent certificate recognized by Board of Intermediate Education, Govt. of A.P. and Under Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (U.G.D.P.Ed.) of One or Two years, duration/ Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed.) of duration not less than two years (or equivalent) from any NCTE Recognized Institution.
  • Candidates must have passed Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent (or) Bachelor’s Degree with Physical Education an elective subject (or) Graduate in Physical Education (BPE) at least three years duration and Under Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (U.G.D.P.Ed.) of one or two years, duration/ Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed) of duration not less than two years (or equivalent) from any NCTE Recognized Institution.

[B] School Assist - Physical Education Teacher

  • The candidate must have passed a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent (or) Bachelor’s Degree with Physical Education as an elective subject (or) Graduate in Physical Education (BPE) of at least three years duration.
  • The candidates must have passed Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) of at least one-year duration course from NCTE Recognized University/ Institution.

Important Note:

  • The candidates pursuing final year of Diploma in elementary education (D.Ed)/ Undergraduate Diploma in Physical Education (U.G.D.P.Ed)/ Diploma in Physical Education(D.P.Ed)/Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)/Language Pandit Training/Bachelor of physical education etc, are also eligible to appear for TET exam whereas candidates cannot appear for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) with this TET certificate unless the candidates acquire requisite qualification.
  • Diploma/Degree in Teacher Education or Degree in physical education will be considered only if the courses are recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education) will also be considered if the courses are recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).
  • An intermediate qualification from Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) of Andhra Pradesh State or its equivalent as recognized by Board of Intermediate Education(BIE), Andhra Pradesh State only shall be considered, also the Bachelor’s Degree of a University Recognized by UGC will be considered.

APTET 2021 Application Process

The APTET 2021 Application Process includes the registration, online fee payment as well as uploading the required documents. Candidates can fill the application form from the first week of May, 2021, tentatively.

Photograph & Signature Specifications

  • The Candidate should be ready with a photograph of size 3.5X3.5cms before filling in the online application. Paste the photograph on a white paper and sign below (sign in Black Ink only). Ensure that the signature is within the box.
  • The entire image consisting of the photo along with signature is required to be scanned and stored in *.jpeg format on a local machine. Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb.
  • Applications with no photo/ unclear photo/ inadequate size photograph will be rejected. Hall-Ticket will not be issued to such candidates. Hence, after pressing the 'UPLOAD' button check if the photo is of the required size, clear and is of the same candidate for whom the details are to be filled in the application. If the photo is smaller in size, not clear or does not belong to the candidate press the 'BACK' button below the photograph on the application form and restart with the scanning of the photograph.
  • Complaints relating to mismatch of photograph and candidate details will not be accepted after submission of application at any cost.

How to fill up the APTET 2021 Application Form?

The steps to be followed to fill the APTET 2021 Online Application Form includes:

  • Go to APTET Official Website: cse.ap.gov.in
  • Click on the Application Form.
  • Click on the dialogue box (i.e., WELCOME TO ONLINE APPLICATION)
  • Confirm the next dialogue box (i.e., Fields marked with ‘*’ are compulsory)
  • Enter your Journal Number issued by Payment Gateway, the date of payment of fees and Date of birth.
  • At the field ‘Attach your latest photograph', click on the 'Browse' button, and attach your scanned photograph and signatures.
  • Tick the declaration and enter the verification code and press upload.
  • The application will open.
  • When the application form opens, check if the photo is of the required size, and is of the same candidate of whom the details are to be filled in the application. If the photo is not as per the specifications press 'BACK' button below the photograph on the application form and restarts with the scanning of the photograph. The photograph attached must be clear. 
  • Click on the 'Preview' button, and verify whether all the entered details are correct or not.
  • Click on the Submit button.
  • After submitting the application form, the candidate will be given reference ID number which should be kept carefully for any kind of future reference.
  • Download the APTET 2021 application form and take the printout of the same.

APTET 2021 Application Form

  • Online Fee Payment: The eligible candidates shall register by paying the fee of INR 500 per each paper through the payment gateway. Candidates shall pay the fee online through Net banking, Debit card, Credit Card of any Nationalized bank.
  • Online Application form Submission: Candidates will be issued with the 'Journal Number' with which the applicant can proceed with the submission of the application form. The issue of Journal Number does not mean that the candidate has completed the submission of application online. It is only a confirmation of the fee received. 
  • Documents Upload: Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of recently taken passport size photograph and signature as per the instructed dimension.

APTET 2021 Exam Centres

  • The APTET 2021 exam will be conducted online in 13 districts and centres at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai on test dates.
  • If once the session capacity of the centres is exhausted then the candidate should choose another date and another session at available districts.
  • If the candidate failed to opt for the Examination Centre in the specified dates, the department will allocate the examination centre in the available vacancies.
  • Request for the change of test centres or sessions is not allowed under any circumstances.
  • Note: Test centres are allocated based on the first-cum-first-serve basis.

APTET 2021 Admit Card

The APTET 2021 Admit Card will be announced on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card using their login credentials. In case of any candidate could not download the Hall ticket he/she should contact the Joint Director, TET of Commissioner of School Education, Anjaneya Towers, Ibrahimpatnam between 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM on all working hours in person only giving details of the journal number of the fee paid, the reference number of the application submitted, a copy of the printout of the Application form and one photograph (same photograph as pasted on the application form). Request for issue of duplicate Hall Ticket will not be entertained after the examination in any case.

APTET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates can go through the APTET 2021 Exam Pattern given in the below table. Being aware about the examination pattern will help them in having an idea about the exam paper.

Exam Name APTET
Mode of Exam Online
Number of Papers

Paper I- Class I-V

Paper-II- Class VI to VIII

Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
Number of Questions 150
Duration of Exam 2 hours 30 minutes
Negative Marking No negative marking, 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer.

Test Pattern of Paper-I

Subjects No.of Questions Marks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I 30 30
Language-II 30 30
Mathematics 30 30
Environmental Studies 30 30

Test Pattern of Paper-II (A)

Subjects No.of Questions Marks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I 30 30
Language-II 30 30
For Mathematics and Science Teachers (and) For Social Studies Teacher 60 60

Test Pattern of Paper-II (B)

Subjects No.of Questions Marks Allotted
Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30
Language-I 10 10
Language-II 10 10
Physical Education (Content) 100 100
Incentive Marks for Meritorious Sports Candidates 30 30

APTET 2021 Syllabus

Papers: There will be Two Papers for the TET, Paper-I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes I to V, Paper-II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes VI to VIII. A person who intends to be a Teacher either for Classes I to V or for Classes VI to VIII shall have to appear in both Papers.

APTET 2021 Paper-I Syllabus

  • The test portions on Child Development & Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the primary level.
    • Language–I of APTET Paper-I: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Odiya are offered as First Language in the schools under the state's syllabus. Candidates have to choose among these 6 languages and he/she must have studied that language as a study medium or first language up to class X.
  • The candidates who studied CBSE/ ICSE curriculum can choose the Language which they studied up to Class X.
  • The Language-II shall be English for all the candidates.
  • The syllabus for Language-I & II shall be based on Proficiency in the Language, Elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities.
  • The syllabi for Mathematics & Environmental Studies are designed on the basis of topics of Classes I to V.

APTET 2021 Paper-II(A) and Paper-II(B) Syllabus

  • The test portions on Child Development & Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the Elementary level for Paper-II (A) Physical Education Pedagogy for Paper-II (B) will focus on Elementary level.
  • As Language-I other than Language teachers have to choose among Telugu, Urdu, Kannada, English, Hindi, Tamil, Odia, and Sanskrit, Candidate must have studied the chosen language as a study medium or first language up to class X.
  • The candidates who studied CBSE/ ICSE curriculum can choose the Language which they studied up to Class X.
  • Language Teachers have to choose the Language of their study in Pandit Training concerned under Language-I of TET Paper II-(A).
  • For Physical Education Teacher a candidate has to choose one among five Languages Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Odiya, Kannada as Language_I of TET Paper-II (B).
  • The syllabus for Language-I & II for Paper-II(A) shall be based on proficiency in the Language, Elements of Language, Communication and Comprehension abilities.
  • For Physical Education Teachers the syllabus for Language-I & II shall be based on proficiency in the Language, Elements of Language, Communication and Comprehension abilities.

APTET 2021 Results

The exam officials will publish the APTET 2021 results on the official website. Candidates can check the results using their login credentials.

How to download APTET 2021 Results?

To download the APTET 2021 Result, follow these steps:

  • Visit the Official Website.
  • Click on Results.
  • Enter Admit Card number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on Get Result.
  • APTET Results 2021 will be announced on their official website.
  • Candidates shall check their results and take a print out of the result sheet for further reference.

FAQs

What is the qualifying marks for APTET?

The qualifying marks for candidates belonging to General category is 60%. For OBC candidates it\'s 50% and for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD it is 40%

What is the exam pattern of APTET?

APTET has two papers namely paper-1 and paper-2. Candidates who are willing to teach for class-1 to class-5 should write paper-1 and candidates who want to teach for class-6 to class-8 should take up paper-2

Does the APTET certificate have any validity period?

Yes, APTET Certificate has a validity period of 7 years from the date of issue of the certificate.

Does APTET have negative marking scheme?

No, APTET does not have negative marking in its scheme of valuation. Candidates can make use of this and attend all the questions.

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