Puducherry Teacher Eligibility Test 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
UPSC

Puducherry Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the Directorate of School Education to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of teacher in Primary and Upper Primary schools within the state of Puducherry.

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 Puducherry 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 posts of teacher in Primary and Upper Primary schools
Conducting Body Directorate of School Education, Puducherry
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Puducherry 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)

    • Candidates should have passed in Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45 percent marks. Those appearing in final 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) / 2 – year Diploma in Education in Special Education are also eligible. OR
    • Candidates with BA / B.Sc. with at least 50 percent marks and B.Ed qualification.

    Upper Primary Teacher (Classes VI-VIII)

    • B.A./B.Sc and those appearing in final 2 year D.Ed./B.A. /B.Sc. with at least 45 percent marks and passed /appearing in B.Ed/Senior Secondary with at least 50 percent marks and passed. OR
    • appearing in final 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed)/4-year BA/B.Sc.Ed. or B.A. (Ed.)/B.Sc. (Ed.)/B.Ed. (Special Education) with 50 percent in BA or B.Sc are eligible for PTET.

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

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

Puducherry 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

Puducherry 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 Stage (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 mins 150

Pattern for Upper Primary Stage (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 mins 150

Puducherry TET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Primary Stage (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 Stage (Classes VI-VIII)

1 Paper II

  • Child Development and Pedagogy: Child development, Learning and pedagogy, Concept of inclusive education and understanding children with special needs, Factors affecting child development.
  • Language I: Unseen passage, Grammar, Language pedagogy, Idioms and proverbs, Ornamentation, Word Combinations.
  • Language II: Unseen passage, Grammar, Language pedagogy, Idioms and proverbs, Negative and interrogative sentences, Word Combinations.
  • Mathematics: Number system & simplification, Percentage and ratio, Time, Speed and distance, Algebra and mensuration, Geometry, Average, Profit & loss, Pedagogy of Mathematics and Banking.
  • Science: Food & material, Classification of plants and animals, The structure and function of animals, From cell to organ, Natural phenomenon and resources, The world of the living, Pedagogy of Science, Sound, Magnetism, Animal nutrition, Carbon and its compounds, Mine and metal.

Social Studies

  • History: When, Where and How, The Earliest Societies, The First Cities, Early States, New Ideas, The First Empire, Contacts with Distant lands, Political Developments, Culture and Science, New Kings and Kingdoms, Architecture, Creation of an Empire, Social Change, Regional Cultures, The Establishment of Company Power, The Revolt of 1857-58, Women and reform, Challenging the Caste System, The Nationalist Movement, India After independence.
  • Geography: Geography as a social study and as a science, Planet- Earth in the solar system, Globe, 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, The Constitution, Parliamentary Government, The Judiciary, Social Justice and the Marginalized.
  •  Pedagogical issues: 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, Project Work, Current methods of Evaluation.

Points Related to the Upper Primary Stage (Classes 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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