Assam TET 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 20th October, 2021
DEE Assam

Assam Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the Department of Elementary Education, Assam to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of Teacher in Lower Primary and Upper Primary level of schools within the state of Assam.

The Teacher Eligibility Test, known as TET, is the minimum qualification required in India for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for Classes I to VIII. The test is mandatory for teaching jobs in Indian government schools. With the introduction of TET, the Government of Assam is conducting the exam to appoint teachers in government and provincialised schools within the state.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Under Graduate, Graduate, State Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for the posts of teachers in lower primary and upper primary schools.
Conducting Body Department of Elementary Education, Assam
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Assam TET Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Lower Primary TET (Classes I to V)

    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) OR
    • Graduation and two-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) obtained from any recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in class I to V, provided the person so appointed as a teacher will have to mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by NCTE within two years of such appointment as a primary teacher.
    • A person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Guideline dated 11th February 2011, may also apply for TET. However, he can apply for an appointment only after acquiring all the required qualification.

    Upper Primary TET (Classes VI to VIII)

    • Graduation and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and 1-year Bachelor in Education (B. Ed) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B. El. Ed).
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year B.A./B. Sc. Ed. Or B.A. Ed/B. Sc. Ed.
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and 1-year B. Ed. (Special Education)
    • A person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be) specified in the NCTE Guideline dated 11th February 2011, may also apply for TET. However, he can apply for an appointment only after acquiring all the required qualification.

  5. Age Limit
  6. The minimum age to appear in the Assam TET examination is 18 years.

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

Assam TET Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application September 15, 2021
Last Date of Application September 25, 2021
Admit Card October 20, 2021
Examination October 31, 2021

Assam TET Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two papers on Assam TET:

  • Paper-I will be for persons who intend to be a teacher for Lower Primary level (classes I to V)
  • Paper-II will be for persons who intend to be a teacher for the Upper Primary level (classes VI to
    VIII).
  • Out of two language papers one is compulsory and the other has to be selected by the candidates themselves.

Pattern for Lower Primary (Classes I-V)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I
Qualifying Nature 150 Objective (Multiple Choice) 150 mins 150

Pattern for Upper Primary (Classes VI-VIII)

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper II
Qualifying Nature 150 Objective (Multiple Choice) 150 mins 150

Assam TET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Lower Primary (Classes I-V)

1 Paper I

Child Development (For children 6-11 years group)

  • Concept and Stages of Development, Characteristics of different stages of development.
  • Factors influencing Child Development: Biological, heredity, Psychological and Environmental factors.
  • Dimensions of Child Development: Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Moral. Development of language during early childhood and later childhood.
  • Individual Differences: Concept and areas of Individual Differences, Intra and Inter-individual differences in various areas of Interest, Habit, Aptitudes, Intelligence, Creativity and their assessment.
  • Personality: Concept and types of Personality and factors influencing personality.
  • Common Behavioural Problems of Children: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional, Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Causes and Remedies.
  • Adjustment: Concept of Mental Health and Hygiene.

Process of Learning: Meaning and Nature of Learning, factors affecting learning, maturation and readiness for learning, motivation and learning, methods of learning, major laws of learning with their educational implications. Theories of learning.

Pedagogy

  • Knowledge of children from Diverse Context: Socio-cultural background, Children with special needs including education.
  • Organising Teaching: Teaching as a planned activity, phases of teaching (pre-active, Interactive and Post active Phases), Different methods of teaching – Lecture method, project method, Demonstration method, Heuristic Method, Concept of TLM and its importance, Diagnostic and remedial teaching.
  • Classroom Management: Role of Teacher and the students, Leadership quality of teacher, time and task management
  • Concept of child-centred teaching and competency-based teaching Evaluation: Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, Formative and summative evaluation.

 Language I

  • Assamese Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Bengali Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Manipuri Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Bodo Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Hmar Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Garo Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Hindi Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Karbi Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Nepali Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Language II

  • English: Development of Reading, writing, speaking, listening, Elements of language, learning and acquisition, vocabulary development, teaching-learning materials in English, Methods, Grammar including parts of speech, Jumbled words, the correct form of verbs, Articles, punctuation, sentence pattern.

Mathematics

  • Numbers: Natural numbers, whole numbers, Even and odd numbers, Factors and  Multiples, Group counting.
  • Fraction: Concept of Fraction, Types of Fraction, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Fractions, Decimal Fractions, Percentage and their use.
  • Money: Concept of Money, Conversion of Rupee to Paisa and vice versa.
  • Geometry and Mensuration: Concept and understanding of different shapes, Line, Line Segment, Ray, Angles.
  • Data Handling: Introduction to Data, Representation of Data, Pictograph
  • Integration of ICT in teaching mathematics: Importance and uses.

Environmental Studies: Children Environment, Environment and Child’s need, Care and Protection of Environment, Conservation and Natural Resources.

Pedagogy: Concept, meaning and approach of environmental studies, nature and scope of environmental studies, Objectives of teaching environmental studies, different approaches of teaching environmental studies.

Syllabus for Upper Primary (Classes VI-VIII)

1 Paper II

Child Development (For Children of 12-14 years age group)

  • Factors influencing Development: Concept and Stages of Development, Biological, Psychological and Environmental factors.
  • Dimensions of Child Development: Physical changes, Cognitive, Emotional, Social and Moral, Understanding changes during the stages of development.
  • Individual differences: Concept and areas of Individual Differences, Intra and Inter-individual differences in various areas of Interest, Habits, Aptitudes, Intelligence, Creativity and their assessment.
  • Personality: Concept and types of Personality and factors influencing personality.
  • Adjustment: Concept of Mental Health and Hygiene.
  • Adolescence: Stages of Adolescence, problems of adolescence, adolescence education, Guidance and Counselling, Understanding developmental Hazards.

Process of Learning: Meaning and Nature of Learning, Factors affecting Learning, Maturation and Readiness for learning, Motivation and Learning, Methods of Learning, Major Laws of Learning with their educational implications and theories of learning.

Pedagogy

  • Knowledge of children from Diverse Context: Socio-cultural background, Children with special needs inclusive education, Understanding Children with learning difficulties and Behavioural problems.
  • Organising Teaching: Teaching as Planned activity, Phases of Teaching (Pre-active, Interactive and Post active Phases), Different methods of teaching – Lecture method, project method, Demonstration method, Heuristic Method, Concept of TLM and its importance, Diagnostic and remedial teaching.
  • Classroom Management: Role of Teacher and the students, Leadership quality of teacher, time and task management.
  • Concept of child-centred teaching and competency-based teaching.
  • Evaluation: Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, Formative and Summative Evaluation.

Language I

  • Assamese: Origin of the language, Modern Assamese Writers including Lakhsminath Bezbaruah, Chandra Kumar Aggarwala etc. Grammar, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Reading.
  • Bengali: Origin of the language, Famous Writers including Rabindranath Tagore, Nazrul Islam, Sukumar Rai etc. Grammar, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Reading.
  • Manipuri: Origin of the language, Famous Writers, Grammar, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Reading.
  • Bodo: Origin of the language, Famous Writers, Grammar, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Reading.
  • Hmar Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Garo Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Hindi Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Karbi Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.
  • Nepali Language: Origin of the language, Grammar, Reading, writing, speaking, listening.

Language II

  • English: Learning and acquisition, Principles of language teaching, functions of language, development of listening, speaking, reading and writing, Methods, Grammar including corrects form of the verb, parts of speech, Phrase and clause, Determiners, Voice- Active and passive voice, Narration, Transitive and Intransitive Verbs, Prefix, suffix, vocabulary- Synonyms, antonyms and homonyms.

Mathematics

  • Number System: Natural numbers, Test of Divisibility, Whole numbers, Negative numbers and integers, Rational numbers, Irrational numbers, Fractions, Decimal fractions, LCM and HCF of rational numbers, Comparisons and operations of rational numbers, properties of numbers, Square.
  • Socially applicable Mathematics: Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, use of the unitary method, Discount, Profit and Loss.
  • Algebra: Preliminary concept of Algebra, Algebraic expressions and their types, Operations on algebraic expressions, Factorization on algebraic expressions, Linear equations in one variable, Linear equations in two variable, Linear inequalities.
  • Geometry and Mensuration: Lines and angles, Pairs of angles, Properties of Triangles, Quadrilaterals and polygons, congruency of triangles, Area of triangle, Surface area and volume of Combination of solids.
  • Introduction to Graphs and Data Handling: Axes, Cartesian plane, co-ordinate of points, plotting of points in different situations, the distance between two points, reading and drawing of linear graphs, collection and organization of data, classification of data, class interval, frequency of a class, Measures of Central Tendency.
  • Integration of ICT in teaching Mathematics: Importance of ICT in teaching Mathematics, Use of ICT in teaching Mathematics.

Science:

  • Physics: Kinematics, Motion in a straight line, laws of motion, heat and temperature, light, sound, electricity.
  • Chemistry: Metals and Non-Metals, Physical and chemical change, acids, bases and salts, fibre and fabric, chemical effects of electric current.
  • Biology: Cells, Transportation in animals and plants, respiration in organisms, reproduction in plants, nutrition in plants, crop production and management, microorganisms, animal nutrition, reproduction in animals.
  • Integration of ICT in teaching science: Importance of ICT in teaching Science, use of ICT in teaching science.

Social Science

  • Geography: Our earth, solar system, major domains of the earth, major landforms of the earth, about Assam, about India.
  • History: Pre-history, ancient urban civilizations, Vedic age, history of Assam, Pre-history of Assam, Medieval Assam, the emergence of new religious ideas, major political dynasties of India and their contribution, rise and growth of the British power in India, Reforms during the rule of East India Company.
  • Economics: Basic Concepts of Economics, Market, Natural Resources, Human Resources, Planning and Budget, Financial Institutions.
  • Political Science: The Government, Democracy, the constitution.
  • Integration of ICT in teaching Social Science: Importance of ICT in teaching social science, use of ICT in teaching social science.

Points Related to the Upper Primary (Classes VI-VIII)

In paper II, candidates will have to select any of the subjects between Mathematics/Science and Social Science. Other subjects are compulsory for all.

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