One such exam is the TET or the Teacher Eligibility Test that happens every year. It’s a state-focused format that is designed for selecting teachers for various classes in state-level government schools. The test can be sliced into many brackets – for Class I to V, for Class V to VIII and then from IX and above. The test is conducted in order to fulfill and achieve goals of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.
Nonetheless, the test is similar to other tests like CTET, the Central level test, in many aspects. The test would evaluate a candidate’s skills and aptitude in comprehension, language, and pedagogical strengths just the way CTET would. The difference jumps in the choice of language where a candidate has to remember that both the tests would have different options in terms of first language and second language.
People with adequate certifications like a Bachelor Degree of Diploma in Education or Elementary Education like B.ED, BSTC, M.Ed can easily apply for TET. The test also allows for options in the school management category after one crosses a minimal threshold of marks set for this level.
One should be constantly aware of the updates that TET preparation and application requires. One has to be watchful of when the state-wise TET Application Forms become available after official notifications. Ears should be grounded for the release of the TET Notification 2017 that some states have been already up to. Figuring out specific eligibility criteria as per a given state’s TET requirements is also really important before applying for TET.
TET Syllabus and Curriculum
The course is designed as per National Curriculum Framework. What actually helps is a considerable level of preparation and grasp on differences that make TET distinct from others. It may seem like preparing for one exam should sufficiently equip you in taking a test like TET without any specific planning. But that could prove a costly decision as every exam has its own design philosophy and approach for filtering the right candidates. TET would need a different level of preparation and a unique set of tactics just the way any other test would desire from you.
Applying for the right guidance is helpful wherein one can pick out specific areas of strength, language proficiency and weaknesses so that TET can be approached with a defined plan and enough confidence.
Preparing for TET
It is vital to understand that given the state-level flavour of this test, the volume of applicants, the selection criteria and hence the degree of difficulty would vary considerably when compared with other tests. Mock tests for CTET may come useful for a basic level of preparation but TET would need a thorough level of planning and assessment of one’s skills.
Accomplishing good scores in Child Development Pedagogy, comprehension, basic subjects like Maths or Science and Social subjects would be areas to concentrate on, too. What would also be important is to realize that relative strengths can come into play in a stark way when the number of applicants is different.
Good platforms also help in being aware of important dates lest one should miss out on application stages, admit card downloads and other important aspects of the test. Preparation and guidance can be crucial ingredients in cracking TET successfully. Professional coaching platforms like TalentSprint can help in cracking such national level exams with their national level trainers and cutting edge online and pendrive programs which make learning, in any part of India, a breeze. An additional advantage is the availability of topic-level videos and mock tests with highly-intelligent virtual faculty reports.
So go ahead and start preparing for TET 2017 today.