Teaching Exams

To become a teacher in central or state government schools, candidates need to qualify for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) or Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by states.

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Teaching Exams in India are:

State TETs

State Teacher Eligibility Test: Like CTET, the other state also conducts the TETs for the teacher selection process for state government schools. To be eligible for State TETs, a candidate must follow the guidelines as per the norms laid down by NCTE. Eligibility for one state TET may differ from the other State TET. However, a state government can also consider the CTET if it decides not to conduct the State TET.

National Eligibility Test – NET

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been entrusted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) with the task of conducting UGC-NET, which is a test to determine the eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’ in Indian universities and colleges. UGC-NET is conducted twice every year. Due to postponement of December 2021 UGC-NET in view of COVID-19, the schedule of June 2022 UGC-NET has been delayed. In order to regularize the UGC-NET examination cycles, the National TestingAgency (NTA), with the concurrence of UGC, has merged both UGC-NET of December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycles), so that they may be conducted together in CBT mode.

Important Dates

Event Details Dates
Online registration and submission of Application Form (complete in all respect) through NTA Website: https://ugcnet.nta.nic.in 30 April 2022 to 20 May 2022 (upto to 05:00 P.M)
Last date for successful transaction of Examination fee (through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI Payment Modes 20 May 2022 (up to 11:50 P.M)
Correction in the Particulars of Application Form online only 21 May 2022 to 23 May 2022
Intimation of Cities of exam centres To be announced later on website
Downloading of Admit Card by the Candidate from NTA Website To be announced later on website
Dates of Examination To be announced later on website
Display of Recorded Responses and Provisional AnswerKeys on the Website for inviting challenge(s) from Interested candidates. To be announced later on website
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced later on website
Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)

Fee Details

Rs. 1100/-

General/Unreserved

Rs. 550/-

Gen-EWS*/ OBC-NCL**

Rs. 275/-

SC / ST / PWD

Pattern of Examination

The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of objective type, multiple choice questions. There will be no break between papers.
Paper Marks Number of Questions MCQ Total duration
1 100 50 The questions in Paper I intends to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, reading comprehension, divergent thinkingand general awareness of the Candidate. 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break. All the questions are compulsory.
2 200 100 This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge. 03 hours (180 minutes) without any break. All the questions are compulsory.

Medium of Question Paper

  • The medium of Question Paper shall be in English & Hindi only.
  • Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully chosen by the Candidate, while filling the Application Form online. The option once exercised cannot be changed.
  • Candidates opting for Hindi medium in the Application Form will be given bilingual paper, but candidates opting for English medium will be given English version only.
  • Candidates are required to answer in the medium as per option exercised in the Application Form. (v) In case of any ambiguity in translation/construction of a question in the exam, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard

Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries 02 (two) marks.
  • For each correct response, candidate will get 02 (two) marks. 
  • There is no negative marking for incorrect response. 
  • No marks will be given for questions un-answered/un-attempted/marked for Review. 
  • To answer a question, the candidate needs to choose one option as correct option.
  • If a question is found to be incorrect/ambiguous or has multiple correct answers, only those candidates who have attempted the question and chosen one of the correct answers would be given the credit.
  • If a question is found to be incorrect and the Question is dropped, then two marks (+2) will be awarded to all those who have appeared in the exam. The reason could be due to human error or technical error

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for December 2021 and June 2022 (merged cycle) of UGCNET

Qualifying Examination::

General/Unreserved/General-EWS candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from universities/institutions recognized by UGC (available on the website: www.ugc.ac.in in Humanities and Social Science (including languages), Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science etc. are eligible for this Test. List of subjects at Post Graduation level is attached as Appendix -V. The Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons with Disability (PwD)/Third gender category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for this Test.

Candidates who are pursuing their Master’s degree or equivalent course or candidates who have appeared for their qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this test. However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for award of JRF/eligibility for Assistant Professor only after they have passed their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of OBC-NCL/ SC / ST / PwD / Third gender category candidates). Such candidates must complete their Master’s degree or equivalent examination within two years from the date of NET result with required percentage of marks, failing which they shall be treated as disqualified.

Candidates belonging to the Third gender category are eligible to draw the same relaxation in fee, age and Eligibility Criteria for NET (i.e. JRF and Assistant Professor) as are available to SC/ST/PwD categories. The subject-wise qualifying cut-offs for this category would be the lowest among those for SC / ST / PwD / OBC–NCL / General-EWS categories in the corresponding subject.

The Ph.D. degree holders whose Master’s level examination have been completed by 19 September 1991 (irrespective of date of declaration of result) shall be eligible for a relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks (i.e. from 55% to 50%) for appearing in NET. The list of Post-Graduation courses and their codes is given at Appendix – VI.

Candidates are advised to appear in the subject of their Post-Graduation only. The candidates, whose Post Graduation subject is not covered in the list of NET subjects attached as Appendix -V, may appear in a related subject. 9

Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their eligibility nor printout of their Application Form or Confirmation Page to NTA. However, the candidates, in their own interest, must ensure themselves about their eligibility for the test. In the event of any ineligibility being detected by the UGC/NTA at any stage, their candidature will be cancelled and they shall be liable for legal action. NTA does not verify the information provided by the candidates during online registration and hence candidature will be purely provisional subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria.

Candidates with post-graduate diploma/certificate awarded by Indian University/ Institute or foreign degree/diploma/certificate awarded by the foreign University/ institute should in their own interest, ascertain the equivalence of their diploma/degree/ certificate with Master’s degree of recognized Indian universities from Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi (aiu.ac.in).

Age Limit

Age Limit and Relaxation

JRF: Not more than 31 years as on 1st day of the month in which the examination is concluded i.e. 01.06.2022 (This age limit is applicable for the current examination only).

Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit in applying for UGC-NET for Assistant Professor.

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PRT, TGT and PGT

PRT, TGT and PGT are the different teaching post in govt. sector or in private schools. There are three levels of teaching jobs namely PRT, TGT, & PGT. PRT teachers can teach up to 1st to 5th level, TGT teachers can teach up to 10th level, & PGT can teach up to 12th level. The eligibility for all the three levels is different such as:

PRT Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who want to become a teacher for primary classes i.e. 1st to 5th standard, appears for PRT post. For PRT, after 12th, student will opt JBT/BTC/B.EL.Ed/D.ED/B.Ed etc. and after that, you have to qualify CTET/STET Paper I.

TGT Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must be graduate with a B.Ed degree from any recognised university. Minimum Age requirement for TGT is 21 years while there is no cap for maximum age required.

PGT Post Graduate Teacher

PGT (Post Graduate Teacher): ‘PGT ‘as the name says for only Post Graduate (Master Degree) holder is eligible for PGT Posts. But you have to do B.Ed. after this to eligible for PGT posts.

CTET – Central Teacher Eligibility Test-

Central Teacher Eligibility Test, is a national-level exam conducted in India by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers. CTET takes place twice a year and is for teachers who want to teach from classes 1-8.

CTET will be conducted through on-line mode i.e.Computer Based Test (CBT)

 

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage; Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

  • Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
  • Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Paper I

Paper I (for Classes I to V) Primary Stage; Duration of examination-Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory)

  • Child Development and Pedagogy (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Mathematics 30 MCQs 30 Marks 
  • Environmental Studies 30 MCQs 30 Marks

Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Paper II

Paper II (for Classes VI to VIII) Elementary Stage : Duration of examination – Two-and-a-half hours Structure and Content (All Compulsory):

  • Child Development & Pedagogy(compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language I (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Language II (compulsory) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
  • Mathematics and Science (for Mathematics and Science teacher)

OR

  • Social Studies/Social Science 60 MCQs 60 MCQs 60 Marks 60 Marks (for Social Studies/Social Science teacher) *For any other teacher – either (IV) or (V)

Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

Eligibility

A person who scores 60% or more in theTET exam will be considered asTET pass

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