Manipur Teacher Eligibility Test 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BSEM)

Manipur Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of teacher in lower primary and higher primary schools within the state of Manipur.

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 Manipur conducts the exam every year 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 posts of teacher in lower primary and higher primary government schools.
Conducting Body Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM)
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Manipur TET Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

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

    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002 OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4 years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed.) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education). OR
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of two years Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

    Elementary Stage (Classes VI-VIII)

    • Graduation and passed or appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education. OR
    • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.). OR
    • Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1 year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulation issued from time to time in this regard. OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4 years Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI. Ed.). OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of 4 years B.A.IB.Sc. Ed. or. B.A.Ed.lB.Sc.Ed. or Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1 Year B.Ed

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

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

Manipur TET Exam Important Dates 2021

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

Manipur TET Exam Pattern 2021

There will be two papers:

  • 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).

Pattern for 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 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 150

Pattern for Upper Primary Stage (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) 120 mins 150

Manipur TET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Primary (Classes I-V)

1 Paper I

Child Development and Pedagogy: Concept of Development and its relationship with growth and learning, Principles of Development of Children, Stages of Development of a child, Process of Growth and Development – Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social, Moral, and language development of children, Influence of Heredity and Environment on Development of a child, Role of Teacher, Parents and peers in the development of a child, Ideas of Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky, Concepts of child-centred and Progressive Education, Concept of Intelligence, Multi-Dimensional Intelligence, Individual Differences among Learners, Enhancing Learning and critical Thinking and Assessing Learner’s Achievement, Learning and pedagogy.

Language I

  • English: Language Comprehension -Two unseen passages, Vocabulary test, Parts of speech, Sentence, Improvement, Determiners, Marks of punctuation, Phrases and idioms, Passage completions.
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: Language Learning and acquisition, Principles of language teaching, Language skills, Role of speaking and listening in the function of language with special reference to the use of language by children, Role of grammar in learning a language and communicating ideas verbally and in written form, Challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency with reference to the four skills. Multi-language resource of the classroom. Remedial teaching. The basic element of classroom management.

Language II

  • (Modern Indian Language): Language Comprehension- Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) With questions on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability, Comprehension test, Phrases and Idioms, Parts of Speech, Punctuation marks, Vocabulary test, (including antonyms and synonyms), Sentence transformation, Sentence improvement, Passage completion.
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: Language and its use, Acquisition of the first language, Principles of language teaching, Role of grammar in language teaching, language skills and their assessment, the teaching of literature and functional grammar, teaching-learning materials: Textbook and multi-materials, Remedial teaching.

Language II

  • English- II: Language Comprehension -Two unseen passages, Determiners, Prepositions, Phrases, Correct spellings, Sentence Improvement, Correct order of sentences, One-word substitution.
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: Language Learning and acquisition, Principles of language teaching, Language skills, Role of speaking and listening in the function of language with special reference to the use of language by children, Role of grammar in learning a language and communicating ideas verbally and in written form, Challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders, Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency with reference to the four skills, Multi-language resource of the classroom, Remedial teaching, Basic element of classroom management.

Environmental Studies: Our need: Our food, Clothes, Shelter, Air, Water, Living and Non-living Organisms: Living organism – Characteristics; differences from non-living. Plants: Characteristics & uses. Animals: Different external and internal organs of a human being; their important functions. Natural Resources. Healthy Habits: Good Habits, Diseases, Pollution and its preventions. The sun, the earth, stars and sky. Means of transport and communication. Story of wheel: Beginning of exploration of scientific means of transportation. Concept of distance, time and mass. Basic ideas of electricity and light and the related phenomenon around us. Weather and climate. A physical feature of India with special reference to Manipur. Disaster Management. National and state symbol. Stories of our Freedom Fighters. Some great personalities.

Mathematics: Numbers: Natural numbers, Integers, Operations on Integers: Addition, Subtraction, Relation between the operation of addition and subtraction as the reverse process of each other; Testing the right choice of the operation in specific problems; The operations of multiplication and division among natural numbers, their
relation as the reverse process of each other. Testing the right choice of operations of addition, subtraction,
multiplication and division in the right order in specific word problems. Distinguishing characters of plane figures
with special reference to triangle, square and circle. Identification of solids around us; special shapes of solid
bodies: sphere, cube, cuboid, cone, cylinder. Different Units of measure: Length, Weight, Volume and time with
subunits. Money: Indian money and its denominations. Patterns: Patterns in numbers/finding a missing number
in a pattern or finding the next number or term in a pattern. Mathematical Symbols: Interpretation or simply
reading a symbolic statement; Conversion of symbolic statement to a common language and vice-versa.
Data handling by using pictographs and pie charts. Reading of calendar, determination of the day of the week
given the day of a particular date. Reading the dial of the clock.

Syllabus for Upper Primary Stage (VI-VIII)

1 Paper II

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Child Development: Concept of development and its relationship with growth and learning. Principles of Development of Children. Stages of Development of a child. Process of growth and development -Physical, Cognitive, Emotional, Social, Moral, and Language Development of children. Influence of Heredity and Environment on Development of a child. Role of Teacher, Parents, and Peers in the Development of a Child. Ideas of Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky. Concept of child-centred and Progressive Education. Concept of intelligence. Multi-Dimensional Intelligence. individual diff ernes among Learners. Enhancing Learning and Critical thinking and Assessing Learner’s Achievement.
  • Concept of Inclusive Education and Understanding Children with Special Needs: Learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived. Children with learning difficulties, impairment etc. Gifted, Creative, Specially abled Learners. Learning and Pedagogy. How children think and learn. Basic processes of Teaching and Learning; Learning as a Social Activity; Social Context of learning. Child as a problem solver. Motivation and learning. Factors contributing to learning personal and environmental.

Language-I

  • English: Language Comprehension- Two unseen passages, Vocabulary Test including -Antonyms and synonyms, Comprehension Test, Reconstruction of sentences, improvement of sentences, Completion of passage, Spelling Errors, Phrases and idioms, Voice – Active and Passive, Direct and redirect speech, Parts of speech, Determiners, Tenses, Punctuations, Transformation of sentences.
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: Language Learning and acquisition. Principles of language teaching. Language skills. Role of speaking and listening in the function of language with special reference to the use of language by children. Role of grammar in learning a language and communicating ideas verbally and in written form. Challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency with reference to the four skills. Multilanguage resource of the classroom. Remedial teaching. The basic element of classroom management.

Language II

  • Modern Indian Language: Language Comprehension – Two unseen prose passages, Comprehension test, Phrases and Idioms, Parts of Speech, Punctuation marks, Vocabulary test (including antonyms and synonyms), Sentence transformation, Sentence improvement, Passage completion.
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: Language and its use. Acquisition of the first language. Principles of language teaching. Role of grammar in language teaching. Language skills and their assessment. The teaching of literature and functional grammar. Teaching-learning materials: Textbook and multi-materials. Remedial teaching.

Language II

  • English II: Language Comprehension-Two unseen passages, Verbs, Passive voice, Narration, Correct sentence, Phrases & idioms, Correct order of sentence, Correct spelling.
  • Pedagogy of Language Development: Language Learning and acquisition. Principles of language teaching. Language skills. Role of speaking and listening in the function of language with special
    reference to the use of language by children. Role of grammar in learning a language and communicating ideas verbally and in written form. Challenges of teaching in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders. Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency with reference to the four skills.
    Multi-language resource of the classroom. Remedial teaching. The basic element of classroom management.

Science: Nature and structure of matter: Separation of substances, Metals and non-metals. Changes around us. Structure of atom. Acids, Bases and salts. Carbon. Materials of daily use. The Solar system: The sun and its planets. Measurement. Force and motion: Types of motion; Definition of force; Laws of force and its application. Heat and Temperature: Transfer of heat and Different Scales of temperature. Light: Concept of reflection, refraction, dispersion and their laws with the application. Wave and sound. Electric charge at rest; the flow of electric charge and Magnetism. Sources of energies. Living world; Characteristics and classification of the living beings. Structural organization and functions of living organisms. Cell structure, function and reproduction. Micro-organisms. Food-components; food production and management. Health and diseases. Environment.

Mathematics: Number: Natural Numbers, Whole numbers, Integers, Fractions; The four fundamental operations among integers. Ratio and Proportion. Arithmetic of trade: profit and loss, Percentage. Algebra: Algebraic expressions, Polynomials and multinomial. Operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication of algebraic expressions. Division of a polynomial by a linear polynomial. Plane figures with special properties of identification. Different types of triangles and properties of triangles associated with sides and the angles (Inequalities in triangles) Special points associated with a triangle: circum-centre, in the centre, orthocenter and centroid of a triangle, pedal triangle of a triangle. Symmetry and symmetrical figures in a plane; Line of symmetry and reflection. Construction of geometrical figures: Construction of an angle, the perpendicular bisector of a line segment, construction of a triangle with given sides, the base and the base angles. Solid figures: Solids like
a sphere, pyramid, cone, prism etc. Mensuration: Area, Volume and problems associated with the area, volume and perimeters of plane figures. Data handling: Mean, Median and Mode of data. Bar diagram and histogram of data.

Social Studies/Social Science

  • History: Studying the past; Early Man & His Life. Ancient Civilizations-Indus Valley Civilizations &Vedic civilization. Rise of States-Mahajanapadas; Rise of Magadha. New ideas. Mauryan Empire; Gupta Empire; Harshavardhana. Rise of small kingdoms in India in the Medieval period. The Delhi Sultanate; The Mughal empire. States & Kingdoms in North-east India in the 15th Century. Religious Developments. Manipur in early 18th Century. British conquest of India. Impact of the British rule; Manipur & the British, Manipur under British rule. Socio-Religious Reform Movements. Indian National Movement. The 2nd World War & Manipur.
  • Geography: Geography as a social study and as a science. The Earth in the Solar System. Latitude, longitude and motions of the earth. Natural environment: Air and Water. Human environment: Settlement, transport and communication with special reference to Manipur. Life in hot and cold desert regions. Natural resources: Land, wildlife, natural vegetation, mineral and power resources. Agriculture. Human resources: Population-age and sex compositions, population change and Distribution with special
    reference to Manipur.
  • Political Science and Economics: Community Development. Local self-Government in Rural and Urban areas. District Administration. Presentation of Public Property and Historical Movements. The merger of Manipur. State hood of Manipur. Indian Constitution and its basic values. The national symbol and National density. Government at the Centre and States Directive Principles of State Policy. Fundamental Rights and Duties. The Role of Citizens. Diversities in India. The Scenario of 20th Century World. Human Rights and the problem of terrorism. India and United Nations. Population and Economic Development. Globalization and the World Trade Organization. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Environmental Degradation and Natural Disaster.

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

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

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