Sikkim Teachers Eligibility Test 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
Human Resource Development Department, Sikkim

Sikkim Teachers Eligibility Test is conducted by the Human Resource Development Department of Sikkim to recruit qualified candidates for the posts of teacher in primary and upper primary schools within the state of Sikkim.

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 Sikkim 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 for classes I-VIII.
Conducting Body Human Resource Development Department, Sikkim

Sikkim TET Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

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

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. Primary Teacher (classes I to V)

    • Senior Secondary pass (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks for unreserved candidates and 45% marks in the case of SC, ST, OBC, MBC and Two Years Diploma in Elementary Education. OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and four years bachelor of elementary education (B.EL.ED) OR
    • Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and Two Years in education (special education)

    Graduate Teacher (for classes VI to VIII)

    • B.A/BSC /B.Com (or its equivalent) with 50% and Two-year diploma in elementary education OR
    • B.A/BSC/B/COM (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and one year Bachelor in Education (B.ED) for unreserved candidates. OR
    • BA/BSC/BCOM (or its equivalent )with at least 45% marks in case of SC, ST, OBC, MBC and one year bachelor in education OR

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

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

Sikkim 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.

Sikkim 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

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

Sikkim TET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Primary Stage (Classes I-V)

1 Paper I

Child Development and Pedagogy

  • Intelligence.
  • Adjustment.
  • Learning Difficulties.
  • Meaning and purposes of Assessment.
  • Teaching-learning process.
  • Right to Education Act 2009.
  • Action Research.
  • Child Development.
  • Meaning and Concept of learning and its processes.
  • The Role of Heredity and environment.
  • Theories of learning and its implication.
  • Factors Affecting Learning.
  • Motivation and Implications for Learning.
  • How Children learn and think.
  • Personality.
  • Individual Differences.
  • Understanding diverse learners.


  • Unseen Prose Passage.
  • Framing Questions Including Wh-questions.
  • Unseen Prose Passage.
  • Teaching Learning Materials.
  • Principles of Teaching English.
  • Comprehensive & Continuous Evaluation.
  • Development of Language Skills, Teaching Learning Materials.


  • Unseen Prose Passage.
  • Modal Auxiliaries, Phrasal Verbs, and Idioms, Literary Terms.
  • Unseen Poem.
  • Basic knowledge of English Sounds and their Phonetic Transcription.
  • Principles of Teaching English, Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching, Challenges of Teaching English


  • Addition and Subtraction.
  • Measurement.
  • Division.
  • Time.
  • Weight.
  • Data Handling.
  • Volume.
  • Money.
  • Patterns.
  • Decimal Fractions.
  • LCM & HCF.
  • Pedagogical issue
  • Geometry.
  • Numbers.
  • Shapes & Spatial Understanding.
  • Multiplication.

Environmental Studies

  • Solar System.
  • Our Punjab.
  • Food, resources, and care.
  • Basic needs.
  • Air.
  • Water.
  • Pollution.
  • Transportation, communication and its development.
  • Weather & climate.
  • National property.
  • Diseases.
  • Community Buildings.
  • Our Surroundings.
  • Natural Resources.
  • Parts of Body
  • Disaster management.
  • First Aid.
  • Clothes dresses & their care.
  • Habitats, types.
  • Festivals (school, family & national).
  • Group songs.
  • Looking after the trees, plants & animals.
  • Health, good habits & personal hygiene.
  • Parts of plants.
  • Living and nonliving.
  • Days and Nights.
  • Geographical features and changes.
  • Local Bodies (Rural & Urban).
  • Disposal of solid waste.

Syllabus for Upper Primary Stage (Classes VI-VIII)

1 Paper II

  • Mathematics: Algebra, Compound Interest Discount, Ratio and Proportion, Introduction to Algebra; Algebraic identities, polynomials, Basic geometrical ideas, Geometry, Number System, Playing with Numbers, Knowing our Numbers, Negative Numbers and Integers, Whole Numbers, Cube root Profit & Loss, Fractions Exponents; surds, squares, cube, square root, Symmetry: (reflection), Understanding Elementary Shapes, Quadrilateral, Constructions (using Straight edge Scale, protractor, compasses), Data handling, statistics, Mensurations; circle, sphere, cone, cylinder, triangles.
  • Science: Metals & Nonmetals, Compounds, Soil, Carbon, The World of the Living organisms, microorganisms, and diseases, Acids, base, salt, Food, Components of food, Sources of food, Materials, Cleaning food, Air, Materials of daily use, Change of matter, Water, Molecule, The structure of an Atom, Natural Phenomena, Soun, Sources of energy, Natural Resources, Pollution, Environmental concerns; regional & national, Pedagogical issues, Moving Things People and Ideas, Food; production & management, The Universe, Effect of population growth & human activities in the environment, Motion, Force, Electric current and circuits, Work & Energy, Light, Magnets & magnetism.
  • Language I: Comprehension, Grammar, Pedagogy of Language Development.
  • Language II: Comprehension, Grammar, Pedagogy of Language Development.

Social Science

  • History: When, Where and How, First Farmers and Herders, Earliest Societies, Regional Cultures, Colonialism and Tribal Societies, Rural Life and Society, Women and reform, the Revolt of 1857-58, The Nationalist Movement, Challenging the Caste System, India After Independence, The First Cities, The First Empire, New Ideas, Political Developments, Contacts with Distant Lands, New Kings and Kingdoms, Culture and Science, Architecture, Sultans of Delhi, Social Change, Creation of an Empire, The Establishment of Company Power.
  • Geography: Planet: Earth in the solar system, Air, the environment in its totality: natural and human environment, Human Environment: settlement, transport, and communication, Water, Agriculture, Resources: Types- Natural and Human, Geography as a social study and as a science, Globe.
  • Social and Political Life (Civics): State Government, the Constitution, Unpacking Gender, the Judiciary, Parliamentary Government, Pedagogical issues, Social Justice and the Marginalized, Diversity, Local Government, Government, Democracy, Making a Living, Understanding Media.

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

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