Amaravati: The School Education (Exams) Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh is set to make available for download the Admit Card/Hall Ticket of the candidates who have registered for the Andhra Pradesh State Teacher Eligibility Test (AP - TET) to be held in Februray/March.
"Download Hall Tickets : 10.02.2018 onwards", the AP education department said in a single line message posted on its website.
Registered candidate can log on to aptet.apcfss.in or cse.ap.gov.in websites to download their admit card.
The APTET was scheduled to be held in January but was postponed. According to the revised schedule APTET will be held from February 21 to March 03, 2018 in online mode at various test centers.
The APTET 2018 notification is available online and interested candidates can access them from the official website: aptet.apcfss.in or cse.ap.gov.in
However for the benefit of candidates some of the important details are summarized below.
The AP TET 2018 notification gives all the necessary details regarding examination schedule, beginning and last date of application, syllabus, paper pattern, marking methodology, list of exam centers, eligibility criteria, minimum qualifications and others.
The AP TET Mock Test was earlier released by the AP Education Department. Regsitered candidates can access APTET Mock Test from the website.
The AP TET Tentative Answer Key will be published on March 06 and the final key after a week or so. The result of APTET 2017 will be declared on March 26, 2018
The candidates at the time of applying for AP-TET should be in possession of the following minimum qualifications prescribed for category of I to V classes (Paper-I) and VI to VIII classes (Paper -II) separately:
For Paper I (CLASSES I TO V):
Intermediate / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks. However in case of SC/ ST/BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%. AND pass in 2 - year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) / 2 - year
Diploma in Education (Special Education). (OR) Intermediate / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks. In respect of SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 40%. AND pass in 2 - year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education.
(B.El.Ed.) / 2 -year Diploma in Education (Special Education) in case of the candidates, who have passed or admitted to D.El.Ed / D.Ed., course prior to issue of these guidelines.
For Paper II (CLASSES VI TO VIII):
B.A./B.Sc./B.Com., with at least 50% marks. In case of SC/ST/BC/Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%. AND pass in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course / Bachelor of Education (B.Ed -Special Education) (OR) B.A./B.Sc./B.Com., with at least 50% marks. In respect of SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 40%.
AND pass in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course / Bachelor of Education (B.Ed -Special Education) in case of the candidates, who have passed or admitted to B.Ed., course prior to issue of these guidelines. (OR) 4-year B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed., with at least 50% marks, in case of SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45% (OR)
Graduation with Language concerned as one of the Optional Subjects (OR) Bachelor of Oriental Language (or its equivalent) (OR) Graduation in Literature (OR) Post Graduation in Language concerned AND Language Pandit Training Certificate/ B.Ed with Language concerned as one of the Methodologies, in respect of Language Teachers.
The candidates pursuing B.Ed/D.Ed 2016-2018 are also eligible for applying for TET-2017 and also pursuing candidate Language Pandits 2017-2018.
Paper Pattern, Structure and Content of TET
The structure and content of the TET is given in the following paragraphs. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying One Mark, with four alternatives out of which One Answer will be correct. There will be no Negative Marking.
There will be Two Papers for the TET Paper-I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes I to V, Paper-II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes VI to VIII. A person who intends to be a Teacher either for Classes I to V or for Classes VI to VIII shall have to appear in both Papers (Paper I and Paper II).
No. of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) – 150
Duration of Examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes. The examination would be held in two sessions i.e. 9:30 am to 12 noon and 2:30 pm to 5 pm.
Medium of question paper
The question paper shall be bilingual i.e. English followed by the Language-I chosen by the candidates for all Languages except Sanskrit. For the candidates choosing Sanskrit, the questions shall be in Telugu followed by Sanskrit (Devanagari Script).
Weightage of TET Score
A 20% weightage to TET scores shall be provided in the Teacher Recruitment of the State Government, balance 80% weightage will be for Written Test in Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) based on which selection lists shall be prepared.
However, mere qualifying the TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/ employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for Teacher appointment.
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