Delhi Teacher Eligibility Test 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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Delhi Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the Department of School Education, Delhi to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of teacher in Primary and Secondary schools within the state of Delhi.

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 Delhi conducts 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
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam To recruit qualified candidates for the post of teacher in primary and upper primary schools.
Conducting Body Department of School Education, Delhi
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Delhi TET Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Primary Teacher (Classes I-V)

    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education.

    Upper Primary Teacher (Classes VI-VIII)

    • B.A./B.Sc and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education. OR
    • B.A./B.Sc with at least 50% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) OR
    • B.A./B.Sc with at least 45% marks and 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) in accordance with the NCTE OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year BA/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed/B.Sc. Ed. OR

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

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

Delhi TET Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Written Exam To be notified

Delhi TET Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two papers:

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

Pattern for Primary Teacher (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 Objective (Multiple Choice) 150

Pattern for Upper Primary Teacher (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 Objective (Multiple Choice) 150

Delhi TET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Primary Teacher (Classes I-V)

1 Paper I

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Concept of Development and its relationship with learning, principles of the development of children, the influence of Heredity, Socialization processes, Concepts of child-centred and progressive education, Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence, Multi-Dimensional Intelligence, Language & Thought, Gender roles & bias, Learning and Pedagogy, How children think and learn, Children’s strategies of learning, Child as a problem solver and Motivation and learning.
  • Language I: Reading Comprehensions, Grammar, Pedagogy of Language Development, Learning and acquisition, Principles of Language Teaching, Role of listening and speaking, Challenges of teaching language, Language Skills, Evaluating language comprehension, Teaching- learning materials.
  • Language II: Reading Comprehensions, Grammar, Pedagogy of Language Development, Learning and acquisition, Principles of Language Teaching, Role of listening and speaking, Challenges of teaching language, Language Skills, Evaluating language comprehension, Teaching- learning materials.
  • Mathematics: Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Number system, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Weight, Time, Volume, Data Interpretation, Money, Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking, Place of Mathematics in Curriculum, Language of Mathematics, Community Mathematics, Problems of Teaching, Error analysis & Remedial Teaching.
  • Environmental Studies: Family and Friends, Food & Shelter, Water, Travel, Concept and scope of EVS, Significance of EVS, Environmental Studies & Environmental Education, Learning Principles, Scope & relation to Science & Social, Science; Activities, Experimentation, Discussion, Problems.

Syllabus for Upper Primary Teacher (Classes VI-VIII)

1 Paper II

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Concept of development and its relationship with learning, Principles of the development of children, Influence of Heredity, Socialization processes, Concepts of child-centred and progressive education, Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence, Multi-Dimensional Intelligence, Language & Thought, Gender roles & bias, Learning and Pedagogy, How children think and learn, Children’s strategies of learning, Child as a problem solver and Motivation and learning.
  • Language I: Reading Comprehensions, Grammar, Pedagogy of Language Development, Learning and acquisition, Principles of Language Teaching, Role of listening and speaking, Challenges of teaching language, Language Skills, Evaluating language comprehension, Teaching- learning materials.
  • Language II: Reading Comprehensions, Grammar, Pedagogy of Language Development, Learning and acquisition, Principles of Language Teaching, Role of listening and speaking, Challenges of teaching language, Language Skills, Evaluating language comprehension, Teaching- learning materials.
  • Mathematics (Optional): Geometry, Shapes & Spatial Understanding, Number system, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurement, Weight, Time, Volume, Data Interpretation, Money, Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking, Place of Mathematics in Curriculum, Language of Mathematics, Community Mathematics, Problems of Teaching, Error analysis & Remedial Teaching.
  • Environmental Studies: Family and Friends, Food & Shelter, Water, Travel, Concept and scope of EVS, Significance of EVS, Environmental Studies & Environmental Education, Learning Principles, Scope & relation to Science & Social, Science; Activities, Experimentation, Discussion, Problems.

Social Science (Optional)

  • History: When, Where and How, The Earliest Societies, First Farmers and Herders, First Cities, Early States, New Ideas, First Empire, Contacts with Distant lands, Political Developments, Culture and Science, New Kings and Kingdoms, Sultans of Delhi, Architecture, Creation of an Empire, Social Change, Regional Cultures, Establishment of Company Power Rural Life and Society, Colonialism and Tribal Societies, Revolt of 1857-58 Women and reform, Caste System, Nationalist Movement, India After Independence.
  • Geography: Geography as a social study and as a science, Planet: Earth in the solar system, Environment in its totality: natural and human environment, Air, Water, Human Environment: settlement, transport and communication, Resources: Types-Natural and Human, Agriculture.
  • Social and Political Life: Diversity, Government, Local Government, Making a Living, Democracy,
    State Government, Understanding Media, Unpacking Gender, Constitution, Parliamentary Government
    Judiciary, Social Justice and the Marginalised.
  • Pedagogical: Concept & Nature of Social Science/Social Studies, Classroom Processes, activities and discourse, Developing Critical thinking, Enquiry/Empirical Evidence, Problems of teaching Social, Science/Social Studies, Sources – Primary & Secondary, Projects Work, Evaluation.

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

In paper II, the candidate has to select any of the subjects between Mathematics and Social Science. Other subjects are compulsory for all.

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