Assam Higher Secondary TET 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
DEE Assam

Assam Higher Secondary Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted to appoint Post Graduate Teachers in higher secondary schools within the state of Assam.

The Teacher Eligibility Test, known as TET, is the minimum qualification required in India to become a teacher in a government school. Those candidates who possess a Post Graduation degree in a particular subject with a B.Ed degree is qualified to appear in the PGT TET to get appointed in a higher secondary school within the state of Assam.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Post Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates in the posts of teacher in Higher Secondary schools.
Conducting Body Secondary Education Department, Assam

Assam HS TET Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India and a permanent resident of Assam.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate must have a Post-Graduation with at least 50% marks from a recognized University and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from a National Council for Teachers Education recognized institution.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The minimum age to appear in the Assam HS TET examination is 21 years.

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no restriction on the number of attempts.

Assam HS TET Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application November 20, 2020
Last Date of Application November 30, 2020
Exam January 10, 2021

Assam HS TET Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two papers:

  • Paper-I will be common to all candidates.
  • Paper-II will consist of three optional subjects out of which candidates will have to select any one of the subjects.

Pattern for PG TET

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100
2 Paper II

The candidate has to select any of the three options.

Qualifying Nature 100 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 100
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Assam HS TET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for PG TET

1 Paper I


  • Teaching-Learning Process and Pedagogy: General Principles of Teaching, Maxims of Teaching, Significant trends in Modern Teaching-Learning Process, Process of Learning-Major Laws of Learning, Role of Motivation in Learning, Teaching Methods and Techniques, Teaching Skills, Teaching Devices, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Cognitive, Affective & Psychomotor, Lesson Plan: Essentials of a good Unit, Teaching Aids.
  • Educational Psychology: Educational Psychology-Its Meaning and Nature: Application of Educational
    Psychology in the classroom, Attention and Interest – Its Educational Implication, Personality- Its Concept- the role of family and school in personality development, Education of Children with Special Needs, Mental Health and Hygiene, Adjustment and Mechanism, Intelligence- concept and nature: Individual differences in intelligence, creativity.
  • Psychology of Adolescence: Significance of Adolescence Period, Dimensions of Development during Adolescence- physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral, Emotional problems in the classroom, Understanding the adolescent learner- the role of family and school, Juvenile Delinquency, Guidance and Counseling, Understanding Developmental Hazards during adolescence.

General English

  • Remedial Grammar: Determiners, Tense Forms, Auxiliaries- primary and modals, Direct and indirect narration, Active and passive voice, Appropriate prepositions, Vocabulary-antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, Pairs of Words.
  • Composition: Clauses, Punctuation, Types of sentences, Sentence structure – word order, Common Errors.

Basic Numericals: Algebra (i) Set theory (ii) Quadratic equation (iii) Ratio, proportion and variation,  Geometry (i) Theorems of the circle, locus, symmetry & similar triangle (ii) Construction of quadrilateral and coordinate geometry, Commercial Arithmetic(Banking and tax),  Trigonometry, Statistics and probability,  Mensuration.

Assam and Its People

  • History of Assam: Ancient Assam: Bhagadutta, Bhaskar Varman, Medieval Assam: Sukapha, Naranarayana, Vaishnava movement, Sufi movement and Modern Assam: Advent of the British rule, Assam under colonial rule, Assam’s role in the freedom movement.
  • Geography of Assam: Physical, economic and human-physical division, Climate, biodiversity, Agriculture, tea, oil, cottage and small scale industries, Census Assam 2011.

2 Paper II

Option A Option B Option C
Part I: Business Studies

  • Principles and Functions of Management:
    Nature and Significance of Management, Principles of Management, Business Environment.
  • Business Finance And Marketing:
    Objectives of Business, Forms of Business
    Organizations, Business Service, International Business, Business Finance, Marketing, Consumer Protection.

Part II: Accountancy

  • Accounting Not-for-Profit Organisation
  • Accounting for Partnership: Basic Concepts, Characteristics of Partnership, Partnership Deed, Contents of Partnership Deed
  • Reconstruction of a Partnership Firm– Admission of a Partner
  • Company Accounts & Financial Statements

Part III: Salesmanship and Advertising

  • Sales Organisation
  • Selection of Salesman
  • Remuneration
  • Publicity and Advertising: Preparation of Advertisement, Organization, Appeal in Advertising, Advertising Agency and Clients, Market research.

Part IV: Banking

  • Commercial Banking in India
  • Reserve Bank of India and Financial Markets
  • Meaning and types of financial markets:
  • Non-Bank Financial institutions
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Employment of Fund

Part V: Insurance

  • General Insurance:
    Fire Insurance, Marine Insurance, Procedure of claims.
  • Miscellaneous Insurance:
    Personal accidental insurance, Motor Insurance, Burglary Insurance, Employers’ liability insurance, Fidelity Guarantee insurance.
Candidates can choose any two parts from the following:

Part I: Physics

  • Unit I:
    Units of measurement; systems of units, fundamental and
    derived units, Dimensions of physical quantities.
    Vectors and scalars.
  • Unit 2:
    Motion in a straight line, Motion in a plane,
    projectile motion, Uniform circular motion.
  • Unit 3:
    Concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s laws of motion; Law
    of conservation of linear momentum and its
    applications. Static and kinetic friction.
  • Unit 4:
    Work is done by a constant force and a variable force;
    kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power. Potential
    the energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation
    of mechanical energy, elastic and inelastic collisions
    in one and two dimensions.
  • Unit 5:
    Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass
    of a rigid body; Moment of a force, torque, angular
    momentum, conservation of angular momentum. Rigid body
    rotation and equation of rotational motion, a moment of
  • Unit 6:
    Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of
    gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth. Gravitational
    potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite.
    Geostationary satellites.
  • Unit 7:
    Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s
    law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, Poisson’s ratio; Pressure due to a fluid
    column; Pascal’s law, Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow.
  • Unit 8:
    Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion
    of solids, liquids, and gases. Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv, Calorimetry; change of state – latent heat. Heat transfer – conduction and thermal conductivity,
    convection and radiation. Black Body Radiation, Wein’s
    displacement law, Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s
  • Unit 9:
    Kinetic theory of gases: the concept of pressure. Kinetic
    energy and temperature; rms speed of gas molecules;
    degrees of freedom, the law of equipartition of energy.
  • Unit 10:
    Periodic motion –Periodic functions. Simple harmonic
    motion and its equation; oscillations of a spring,
    energy in SHM; simple pendulum, free, forced and damped
    oscillations, resonance. Wave motion.
  • Unit 11:
    Electric charges and their conservation. Coulomb’s law.
    Electric field, electric field due to a point charge,
    electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field. Electric flux, Gauss’s theorem and its
    applications, uniformly charged thin spherical shell, capacitors and capacitance, the combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, energy stored in a capacitor.
  • Unit 12:
    Electric current, the flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity, Ohm’s law, electrical resistance, electrical energy and power,
    series and parallel combinations of resistors; Kirchhoff’s laws and simple applications. Wheatstone
  • Unit 13:
    Concept of the magnetic field, Biot-Savart law and its
    application to current carrying circular loop. Ampere’s
    law. Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and
    electric fields. Torque experienced by a current loop
    in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer,
    conversion to ammeter and voltmeter. Earth’s magnetic
    field and magnetic elements. Para-, dia- and Ferro –
    magnetic substances, with examples.
  • Unit 14:
    Electromagnetic induction; Faraday’s law, induced emf
    and current; Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents. Self and mutual
    inductance. Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of
    alternating current/voltage; reactance and impedance;
    AC generator and transformer.
  • Unit 15:
    Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics
    (qualitative ideas only). Electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Unit 16:
    Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula.
    Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its
    applications, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses,
    thin lens formula, lens maker’s formula. Magnification,
    power of a lens, Refraction and dispersion of light
    through a prism. Diffraction due to a single slit,
    Polarization, plane-polarized light.
  • Unit 17:
    Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations;
    Einstein’s photoelectric equation – particle nature of
    light. Matter waves – wave nature of particles, de
    Broglie relation.
  • Unit
    Alpha – particle scattering experiment; Rutherford’s
    model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen
    spectrum. Isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity –
    alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their
    properties; radioactive decay law.
  • Unit 19:
    Energy bands in solids, conductors, insulators and
    semiconductors; forward and reverse bias, diode as a
    rectifier; Junction transistor, transistor as an amplifier.

Part II: Chemistry

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • PeriodicClassification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Basic concepts of Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Basic concepts of states of matter
  • Basic concepts of electrochemistry
  • Basic concepts of chemical kinetics
  •  s-,p- & d-block elements & their compounds
  • BiomoleculesChemistry in everyday life

Part III: Biology

  • Unit 1: Diversity of Living World
  • Unit 2: Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals
  • Unit-3 Cell Structures and Functions
  • Unit-4: Plant Physiology
  • Unit-5: Human Physiology
  • Unit-6: Reproduction
  • Unit -7 Biology In Human Welfare
  • Unit-8: Biotechnology
  • Unit- 9: Ecology

Part Iv: Mathematics

  • Unit 1: Quadratic Equations and Complex Numbers.
  • Unit 2: Arithmetic progression, geometric progression, Permutation and combination.
  • Unit 3: Trigonometric ratios of compound angle and deductions from them.
  • Unit 4: Equations of a line in different forms in two – dimensional coordinate geometry.
  • Unit 5: First-order derivatives. Chain Rule. Derivatives of inverse circular functions, logarithmic functions, parametric functions.
  • Unit 6: Probability. Sample space and related terms.
  • India’s freedom movement
  • National Symbols
  • Constitution of India: Basic features, important Articles and important amendments
  • Right issues: Human rights, consumer’s rights, right to information. Right to education, right to food, women’s right.
  • Economic Planning in India: Major objectives of Five Year Plans, Poverty, liberalization, privatization and globalization and the Indian Economy, Census 2011, inclusive growth.
  • Physical geography of India
  • Economic geography of India
  • Bio-diversity
  • Climate Change
  • Information technology: its applications
  • Fairs, festivals, dances and music of India
  • National institutions of India: Lalit Kala Academy, Sangeet Natak Academy, Sahitya Academy, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), University Grants Commission (UGC), Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Election Commission of India, Central Statistics Office (CSO), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), RBI (Reserve Bank of India), DRDO(Defence Research & Development Organisation), NDA (National Defence Academy), CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research), ISI (Indian Statistical Institution), UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), SSC (Staff Selection Commission), NEC (North Eastern Council), NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development).
  • International Institutions: UNICEF, U.N.( Functions & Organs), WTO (Objectives, functions and India’s role in the organization), ASEAN (Look East policy), SAARC.
  • Major tribes of North Eastern India.
  • Events of current importance: State, national and international (Period to be covered from 1991 from the introduction of Liberalization, Privatization & Globalization to present day).
  • Cultural, political, scientific, social, economic, literary and games and sports.