Given that the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is being implemented across 5 states, we attempt to understand if there is uniformity in how states determine and assess teacher eligibility. We have consulted with National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) in revising the TET guidelines, developed the assessment frameworks and sample tools for TET.

Teacher Eligibility Test (Elementary) — Revised Guidelines 2017

Brief Background

The implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 required recruitment of a large number of teachers across the country in a time bound manner. In accordance with the RTE Act 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for the appointment as a teacher in Class I‑VIII in the year 2011. It should serve as the gatekeeper of quality for teachers entering the profession of teaching. It should be viewed as an eligibility test and not a test for recruitment.

The TET should be conducted by the State Government and the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) in accordance with the issued NCTE Guidelines.

Frameworks and Tools

  1. A national assessment framework aligned to the test construct or standards is designed for each subject. This include specific skills and competencies to be tested in each subject, including co-scholastic areas like sports, music and the arts.
  2. Blueprints aligned to the assessment framework is developed for each paper with a considered balance between various cognitive dimensions- factual knowledge, conceptual understanding, application, problem solving, reasoning and critical thinking.

Please write to us for the frameworks and tools.