TNTET 2021: Exam Date, Notification, Registration, Latest News, Official Website

Exam Date

Aug 27, 2021

Result Date

Jun 28, 2021

Apr 7, 2021 | Education

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Have you finished your bachelor's degree in Tamil Nadu? Are you aspiring to become a teacher for primary or upper primary level in Tamil Nadu? Then TNTET is the exam what you should take up

Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) is conducted to recruit aspiring candidates to assume the role of teachers in the primary (class 1 - class 5), and higher primary grades (class 6 - class 8) at the schools of Tamil Nadu. Candidates who successfully qualify in the examination will be given a certificate which will be valid of 7 years. You can get to know all the details about TNTET 2021 in the following sections.

Latest Updates:

  • February 26, 2021: Notification for TNTET 2021 has been released today. The application form for the same will release on March 31, 2021.
  • February 11, 2021: Notification has been released for Post Graduate Assistants/Physical Education Directors Grade- I posts in Tamilnadu. For more details on the same, visit TN TRB.

Contents:

What is TNTET?

The Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) of Tamil Nadu conducts the Teacher Eligibility Test to determine the eligibility of the candidates as teaching professional to teach students of classes one to eight. The candidates who will qualify the TNTET exam will be awarded an eligibility certificate with a validation period of seven-year and will be considered eligible for Primary & Upper Primary Level posts of teachers in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a state-level competitive exam for the recruitment of candidates into the teaching field. In TNTET there are 2 papers which are TNTET Paper I and Paper II.

TNTET - Dates, Application, Admit Card, Result

TNTET Exam Highlights

Some important facts related to the teacher eligibility test of Tamil Nadu are tabulated below. 

TNTET at a glance
Exam Name Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test
Acronym TNTET 2021
Conducting Authority Teachers Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu
Level of exam State-Level
Frequency Once a year
Exam Medium  English, Tamil
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Mode of Application Online Application Form
Mode of Exam Pen & Paper-based Test (offline exam)
Total marks (Phase-1) 150 marks
Total marks(Phase-2) 150 marks
Negative Marking No Negative marks
Age Limit 18-40 Years
Website trb.tn.nic.in

TNTET 2021 Exam Date

The TRB has released the official notification of TNTET exam. Various information about application form date, eligibility criteria, etc, has been addressed in the official notification. The TNTET 2021 Exam Dates is also mentioned. The dates associated with all the events of the examination are tabulated below:

TNTET 2021 Tentative Dates
Event Dates
TNTET Notification Release Date February 21, 2021
Issue of TNTET 2021 Application Form Mar 31, 2021 
Last Date of TNTET Application Form Apr 21, 2021 
Release of Admit Card To be announced 
TNTET 2021 Paper I Exam Aug 27, 2021 
TNTET 2021 Paper-II Exam To be announced 
Declaration of Result To be announced 

TNTET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring for the TNTET exam must check the eligibility criteria before appearing for the exam. The Teachers Recruitment Board has set the eligibility criteria for TNTET Paper-I and Paper-II. Candidates should fulfil all the eligibility criteria in terms of age limit, nationality and educational qualifications, else they will be subjected to rejection under the authority of TRB.

Nationality

Candidate must be an Indian citizen to be eligible for the TNTET 2021 exam.

Age Limit

Applicants should be older than 18 and shouldn't cross the age limit of 40. For the reserved & special category, there will be advantage of age relaxation.

Educational Qualification

The academic qualification required for both the papers are given below:

Minimum educational qualifications for applicants to attend the Paper-I are:

  • Candidates should have done higher secondary (or its equivalent) with a minimum of 50% marks. And he/she should have passed or should be appearing in the final year of two-year Diploma in Elementary Education or any other name it is known by.

or

  • Applicants should have passed higher secondary or it's equivalent with at least 45% marks. Along with this candidates should have passed in a two-year diploma in Elementary Education in accordance with the NCTE regulations 2002. Final year candidates also can apply.

or

  • Students should have done Higher Secondary education or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks. They should have passed or should be appearing in the final year of 4 years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).

or

  • Aspirants should have cleared Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks. Along with it they should have passed or should be appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

or

  • Candidate should be doing graduation and passed/appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education.

or

  • Applicants should have done graduation with 50% marks and passed/appearing in the final year of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Note: Candidates should note that if they have passed in D.T.ed./D.Ele.Ed. from other stated than Tamil Nadu then they should submit an evaluation certificate.

Minimum educational qualifications for applicants to attend the Paper-II are:

  • Candidates should have done graduation and passed/appearing in the final year of two years of Diploma in Elementary Education.

Or

  • Applicants should have done graduation with at least 50% marks. And they should have passed or should be appearing in the final year of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).

Or

  • Students should have done graduation with at least 45% marks. They should have passed or should be appearing in the final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with the NCTE Regulations.

Or

  • Aspirants should have passed Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks. They should have also passed or should be appearing in the final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.).

Or

  • Students should have passed higher secondary with at least 50% marks. They should have passed or should be appearing in the final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed./B.Sc. Ed.

Or

  • Candidates should have done graduation with at least 50% marks. They should have also passed or should be appearing in the final year of B.Ed (Special Education).

Or

  • A candidate who has B.Ed qualification from an institute which is recognized by the NCTE eligible to appear in TET.

Or

  • Students who are pursuing any of the teacher education courses which are recognized by the NCTE or the RCI.

TNTET 2021 Application Process

The TRB will release the application form on official website, by Mar 31, 2021 . Once the application form is released, candidates need to fill the TNTET 2021 application form details and submit it before Apr 21, 2021 . Candidates can go through the following step by step process to complete the TNTET 2021 application form.

How to apply for TNTET?

Once the Teachers Recruitment Board releases the online application form, the candidates can follow these steps to fill the application form:

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website of the Teachers Recruitment Board - trb.tn.nic.in
  • Step 2: On the homepage of the website, click on "Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) – 2021". A new page will be redirected. 
  • Step 3: Fill in all the mandatory details in the TNTET application form. Candidates must provide their personal details such as parent's name, gender, religion, date of birth, mobile number, email ID, category etc and education details such as graduation degree, year of passing, CGPA/percentage obtained etc.
  • A unique user ID and password will be generated at the time of form filling. The valid email address and phone number will be used for communication until the announcement of results.
  • Step 4: Upload the recent passport size photo of the candidate and the scanned image of the signature. The specifications of the document are given in the TNTET 2021 application form section
  • Step 5: In the final step candidates must pay the fee online through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card. You should remember that there is no option to pay the fee through any offline modes.
  • Step 6: Submit the application form before the mentioned date. After the application form is duly submitted, the candidate must download and take a printout of the completed TNTET 2021 application form for future references.

Note:

  • Candidates need to use separate applications for Paper I and Paper-II.
  • Any application form without image and/or signature will be rejected.
  • Candidates have to fill in the application form with utmost care. Else if they make a mistake then TRB won't entertain any correspondences regarding such matters and will reject the application form.

TNTET 2021 Application Form Details

Candidates can apply for the TNTET through online application forms only. Candidates need to access the application form at the official website- trb.tn.nic.in. Candidates have to visit this website and click on the TNTET 2021 application form link. The application date for the TNTET is Mar 31, 2021  

Examination Fee: The TNTET 2021 examination fee for the general category candidates is INR 500. If you belong to the reserved category (i.e. SC, SCA, ST and Person with Disability), then you have to pay an examination fee of INR 250. Candidates must enter their category details properly at the time of filling the TNTET 2021 application form, since the TRB has announced that there is no refund policy.

Category Fee
General  INR 500
Reserved/PwD INR 250

Photograph and Signature: Candidates need to upload their recent photograph against white background along with their signature. The file format and size specified by TRB are as follows:

TNTET Application Form Details: Photograph and Signature
Document Details Size  File Format
Photograph Recent passport size coloured photograph against a white background 20 KB - 60 KB jpg/jpeg/png
Signature Signature should be visible 10 KB - 30 KB jpg/jpeg/png

Note: Once all the candidates have submitted the application form, the Tamil Nadu Recruitment Board (TRB) will not allow any corrections to be made in the TNTET 2021 application form. So they have to carefully fill all the details and proofread once, before submitting the form.

Documents required to apply for TNTET 2021

Details and documents that candidates might need to apply for TNTET 2021 are:

  • Name
  • Father's name 
  • Qualification details
  • Higher Secondary Education or it's equivalent Certificate
  • Certificate/Marks Card of qualifying/qualified exam specified by TRB
  • For payment Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable).

TNTET 2021 Exam Pattern

When an aspirant is preparing for the TNTET 2021 exam, they need to know the exact paper pattern along with the syllabus which will help them to plan ahead and prepare for the exam. The question paper will consist of only MCQs type of questions. This means the candidates have to select one correct answer out of given multiple options.

TNTET 2021 Paper-I Pattern

The Paper-I comprises 5 sections and each section carries 30 questions. Paper-I will have 150 Multiple Choice Questions and the total time duration is 180 minutes. The Exam pattern for TNTET Paper I is as follows:

TNTET 2021 Paper-I Pattern
Sl. No. Subject/Content Number of MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy (relevant to the age group of 6 years - 11 years) 30 30
2 Language I - Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu 30 30
3 Language II - English 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

TNTET 2021 Paper-II Pattern

The paper-II comprises of 4 sections in which 3 sections carry 30 questions and 1 section carries 60 questions. The paper-II will have 150 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and the total exam duration is 180 minutes. The exam pattern for TNTET Paper II is as follows:

TNTET 2021 Paper II Pattern
Sl. No. Content Number of MCQs Marks
1 Child Development and Pedagogy relevant to the age group of 11 - 14 years 30 30
2 Language I - Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu 30 30
3 Language II - English 30 30
4 For Mathematics and Science Teacher: Mathematics and Science or 60 60
Social Science Teacher: Social Science or
Any other teacher: Either Mathematics and Science or Social Science
Total 150 150

TNTET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates should be aware of the TNTET 2021 Syllabus which is prescribed by the Teachers Recruitment Board. This will help them plan and prepare well for the exam. The syllabus of TNTET has remained the same for the past couple of years. There was no change in the syllabus of TNTET Paper I and Paper-II. Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II varies and they are as follows:

  • Paper-1: Child Development & Pedagogy, Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu, English, English, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.
  • Paper-2: Child Development & Pedagogy, Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu, English, Mathematics And Science/Social Science.

The detailed syllabus for both the papers are listed below:

TNTET Syllabus Paper-I

Paper-I includes Child Development & Pedagogy, Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu, English, English, Mathematics and Environmental Studies.

Child Development & Pedagogy

  • Part A - Child Development
    • Unit-I: Physical and Cognitive Development
    • Unit-II: Social and Emotional Development
    • Unit-III: Physical & Intellectual Development (6 to 10 Years)
    • Unit-IV: Social and Emotional Development (6 to 10 Years)
    • Unit-V: Moral Development (6 to 10 Years)
  • Part B – Learning
    • Unit-I: Learning
    • Unit-II: Types, levels and approaches to Learning
    • Unit-III: Concepts and constructs
    • Unit-IV: Factors Contributing to Learning
    • Unit-V: Constructivist Approach to Learning
    • Unit-VI: Learning and Knowledge

Tamil

  • Language comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language Functions

English

  • Language comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language Functions

Mathematics

  • Number system
  • Arithmetics
  • Geometry
  • Algebra

Environmental Studies & Science

  • Family and Friends
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Plants

TNTET Syllabus Paper-II

Paper-II includes Child Development & Pedagogy, Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam/Kannada/Urdu, English, Mathematics And Science/Social Science.

Child Development & Pedagogy

  • Nature of Educational Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social, Emotional and Moral Development
  • Learning
  • Intelligence and Creativity
  • Motivation and Group Dynamics
  • Personality and Assessment
  • Mental Health and Hygiene
  • Guidance and Counselling

Tamil

  • Language comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language Functions

English

  • Language comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language Functions

Mathematics And Science

  • Number system
  • Measurements
  • Algebra
  • Life science
  • Geometry
  • Practical geometry

Social Science

  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Economics

TNTET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates need to visit the official website of Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) to download the TNTET 2021 Admit card. It is tentatively expected to be released 2 weeks before the exam day. If a candidate has applied for both paper 1 and paper 2, he/she has to download both the admit cards separately. The release date of TNTET 2021 admit card will be updated once the notification is out.

Steps to download TNTET Admit Card

Candidates can follow these steps to download the admit card

  • Step 1: Candidates need to visit the official website of TNTET 2021 - www.trb.tn.nic.in
  • Step 2: In the homepage, candidates need to click on the "log in" button.

  • Step 3: Next, candidates have to login by entering their Email ID/User Name and Password which was filled at the time TNTET 2021 application form submission.

  • Step 4: After the successful login, candidates should click on “Generate Admit Card”. The admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  • Step 5: Candidates are advised to download the TNTET 2021 admit card and take the printout of the same.

Details on the TNTET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can find the following details on the admit card on TNTET 2021 exam. In case of any discrepancy in the admit card, candidates must inform the concerned authority.

  • Candidate's name
  • Candidate's Photo with Signature
  • Exam Center's Name and Address
  • Paper Code
  • Exam Timings
  • Exam Day Instructions

NOTE:

  • In case candidates forget their login ID and Password, then candidates need to click on the “Forgot Password” link, where candidates can generate their new password by providing their email ID.
  • Candidates are advised to check all the details available on the Admit card.

  • On the day of the examination, candidates should carry TNTET 2021 admit card along with a valid photo identity card.

TNTET 2021 Exam Centres

The Teachers Recruitment Board will conduct the TNTET 2021 in all districts. The TNTET 2021 Exam Centre details will be mentioned on the admit card along with other important details. Candidates must choose the exam city of their preference at the time of filling the TNTET application form.

TRB reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of exam centres depending on the number of seats and applicants. It also reserves right to re-allot candidates due to administrative reasons.

The 32 TNTET 2021 exam centres are listed below.

TNTET 2021 Exam Centres
Kanyakumari Tirunelveli
Virudhunagar Sivagangai
Dindigul Nilgiris
Coimbatore Erode
Tuticorin Salem
Madurai Theni
Ramanathapuram Namakkal
Dharmapuri Pudukkottai
Karur Perambalur
Tiruchirapalli Nagapattinam
Thanjavur Thiruvarur
Villupuram Cuddalore 
 Thiruvannamalai Vellore 
Thiruvallur  Kancheepuram
Chennai  Krishnagiri 
Ariyalur Tiruppur 

Note: TRB doesn't cover expenses which incur to attend TNTET. All the expenses incurred to attend the exam should be covered by the candidate.

TNTET 2021 Results

  • TNTET 2021 results will be published on the official website (trb.tn.nic.in). After the one month of the TNTET 2021 exam, results will be announced on the official website. 
  • TRB will release notification on the official website which will contain details about TNTET Result 2021 Date. Once it is released we will update the result date and other information.
  • Candidates have to clear both Paper-1 and Paper-2 with an average mark of 60%.
  • The scorecard of TNTET exam 2021 will be valid for a duration of 7 years.

Steps to download the TNTET Result

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the TNTET 2021 Results:

  • Step-1: Candidates have to first visit the official website of TRB.

  • Step-2: On the homepage of the website, candidates need to click on the ‘TNTET 2021 Result’. A PDF will appear with the roll number of shortlisted candidates.

  • Step-3: Download the PDF file of TNTET 2021 result.

  • Step-4: Search your roll number in the given list carefully to check your result.

TNTET Recruitment

TRB does not offer recruitment through TNTET. Candidates should take another exam related to recruitment. TNTET will give a Score which will be valid for 7 years. This score will be used as one of the factors for recruitment.

General Instructions

  • Candidates who have scored marks 60% or above in TNTET in either of the papers will receive a pass certificate. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will get a relaxation of 5%.
  • TNTET Score is valid for a duration of 7 years.
  • TNTET certificate doesn't guarantee you a job as a teacher. It merely serves as one of the factors in appointment as a teacher.
  • According to School Education (TRB) Department, as per G.O.(Ms)No.149 dated 20.07.2018, The candidates who have qualified TNTET will have to appear another competitive exam which is related to recruitment.

Contact Details

In case of any queries/doubts related to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET), applicants can contact at the given details/address below.

Address: Teachers Recruitment Board

College Rd, Near Sankara Nethralaya, Subba Road Avenue,

Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006

Phone Number: 044 2827 2455

FAQs

⭐How can I apply for TNTET?

You can visit the official website and fill in the required details. Then upload your photo and signature. Pay the fees and submit the application form.

⭐How to check the TNTET result?

Once the TRB releases a notification for TNTET 2021 Results, the procedure to check results will be updated. This notification will contain steps to check results.

⭐How to get the admit card for TNTET?

The admit card will be uploaded on the official website. The registered candidates will be able to download the admit card by logging into their user accounts. 

⭐Can a male candidate apply for TNTET Paper I examination?

Yes, according to eligibility criteria set by TRB for TNTET, there is no restriction for males to apply for TNTET.

⭐What are the documents needed when applying TNTET Exam online?

Documents needed to apply for TNTET are Higher Secondary Education or it\'s equivalent Certificate. Certificate/Marks Card of Qualifying exam specified by TRB. For payment Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. Caste certificate (if applicable). PWD Certificate (if applicable).

⭐What is the qualification required for TRB Exam?

The various certificates you need to apply for TNTET are mentioned in the TNTET Eligibility Section. You can go through it to get an idea.

⭐When TNTET Exam will be held in 2021?

The official notification regarding the TNTET 2021 has not been released yet. The candidates can expect the application process to commence in March, 2021. The exam is likely to be held in May, 2021. 

⭐What is the age limit for TNTET Exam?

Applicants should be in the age limit of 18-40.

⭐What is TRB?

TRB is the conducting authority of TNTET which is responsible for the recruitment of teachers.

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