Teacher Eligibility Test known as TET is an Indian entrance examination for teachers. The test is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8. This is a compulsory examination in all Indian states for recruitment of teachers at primary and middle-level classes in government schools. However, it is just one of the eligibility requirements. The exam is conducted at both central and state levels. The minimum eligibility for appearing in the exam is graduation and degree/diploma in Elementary Education.
The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is conducted at two levels:
The exam conducted at Central level is known as Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) and those conducted at the state level are known as Teacher Eligibility Test with state name as Prefix. For instance; Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UP TET), Punjab TET, Himachal Pradesh TET (HP TET), etc.
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CTET exam is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) twice in a year. However, as per media reports, the teacher eligibility test will now be conducted only once a year.