In accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act), the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has vide Notifications dated 23rd August 2010, 29th July 2011 and 28th June 2018 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he / she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the guidelines framed by the NCTE.

Teachers Recruitment Board has been designated as the Nodal Agency for conducting Teacher Eligibility Test as per G.O.Ms.No.181, School Education (C2) Department, dated: 15.11.2011.

Date of Notification :28.02.2019
Commencement of submission of online Application:15.03.2019
Last date for submission of online Application: 05.04.2019
Date of Written Examination – Paper I : Will be announced later
Date of Written Examination – Paper II : Will be announced later

1. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and
passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education
(by whatever name known).

or

2. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and
passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education
(by whatever name known) in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms
and Procedure), Regulations, 2002.

or

3. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and
passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education
(B.El.Ed.).

or

4. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and
passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special
Education).

or

5. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in
Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

or

6. Graduation with atleast 50% marks and passed or appearing in final
year of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.,).

1. Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2 year Diploma in
Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
Or
2. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final
year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.).
Or
3. Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final
year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), in accordance with the NCTE
(Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations.
Or
4. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and
passed or appearing in final year of 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education
(B.El.Ed.).
Or
5. Higher Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and
passed or appearing in final year of 4-year B.A/B.Sc. Ed or B.A. Ed./B.Sc. Ed.
Or
6. Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final
year of B.Ed. (Special Education).
Or
7. Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. programme, recognized by the
NCTE is eligible to appear in TET. Moreover, as per existing TET guidelines
circulated vide NCTE letter dated 11.02.2011, a person who is pursuing any of
the teacher education courses (recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the
case may be) specified in the NCTE Notification dated 23rd August 2010 is also
qualified to appear in the TET.
a) Candidates should apply only through online mode in the TRB website
http://www.trb.tn.nic.in
b) Use separate application for Paper-I and Paper-II.
c) Candidates should ensure that they have their scanned recent color
passport size photograph (JPG/JPEG /PNG format of size 20-60 kB)
and signature (JPG/JPEG/PNG format of size 10-30 kB) separately.
The online application uploaded without the photograph and
signature will be rejected.
d) A valid e-mail id and Mobile Number are mandatory for registration
and e-mail id should be kept active till the declaration of results.
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e) All the particulars mentioned in the online application including name of
the candidate, paper applied, communal category, date of birth, address
and all other fields will be considered as final. Candidates are requested
to fill the online application form with utmost care and caution as no
correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
Incomplete or defective applications shall be summarily rejected. No
representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be
entertained under any circumstances.
f) The online application can be submitted up to 05.04.2019 till 05.00 PM
after which the link gets disabled.
i. The Examination fee is Rs. 500/- for all the candidates except SC, SCA,
ST and Person with Disability. For SC, SCA, ST and Person with
Disability Candidates, the examination fee is Rs. 250/-. Since the
examination fee is different for various categories, candidates are
advised to enter the correct Community / Person with Disability
category. Once the payment is made, it will not be refunded.
ii. Online payment to be made only through Payment Gateway. (Net
banking/Credit Card / Debit Card)
iii. Offline mode of payment in any form such as Demand Draft / Postal
order etc. will not be accepted.
iv. The candidates, who want to appear for both Paper-I and Paper-II,
should pay separately for both.
The date, time and center for the Written Examination will be indicated
in the Hall Ticket. The Hall Tickets for the eligible candidates will be
uploaded by the TRB in its official website. The candidates are advised to

refer the TRB website for details (http://www.trb.tn.nic.in). No written
communication will be sent to the candidate.
The decision of the Teachers Recruitment Board on the eligibility of
the candidate to appear for the examination will be final.