Telangana Teacher Eligibility Test (TS-TET) 2016 Announced by Telangana State

Telangana Teacher Eligibility Test TSTET - 2016

Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test (TS-TET) 2016 Announced by Telangana State.

Online applications are invited from the eligible candidates who intend to be teachers for classes I to VIII in schools in Telangana State for appearance in the First Telangana Teacher Eligibility Test (TS-TET , 2016) to be conducted by Department of School Education, Government of Telangana State on 1st May, 2016 in all 10 Districts of the State.

All candidates who possess D.Ed.,/ B.Ed., / Language Pandit or equivalent qualifications and candidates pursuing final year of the said courses with requisite percentage of marks obtained as given in the information bulletin of TS-TET and who aspire to become teachers for classes I to VIII in the schools of the State Government, Mandal Parishad, Zilla Parishad, Municipality, Private Aided Schools and Private unaided schools in Telangana State can appear for TS-TET. However, the candidates intending to seek employment as a teacher in private unaided schools shall have the option of appearing at CTET conducted by Central Government through CBSE instead of TS-TET, if they so desire. The candidates who did not qualify in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 4th APTETs can also apply for the first TS-TET. Further, the candidates who got qualified in the earlier TETs can also apply for first TS-TET if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.

Application Submission Procedure Through Online:
Candidates read full instruction in the Information Bulletin before filling the Application form . Candidates can download the ‘Information Bulletin’ free of cost from the TS-TET official website: from 15.03.2016 onwards. Candidates must be submitted their applications through online from 16.03.2016 to 31.03.2016.

Eligibility Criteria for TS-TET :
The Candidates at the time of applying for TS-TET 2016 should be in possession of the minimum qualifications prescribed for a teacher for I to V classes (Paper-I) and VI to VIII classes (Paper-II) as given in Information Bulletin.

The candidates who are pursuing final year of any of the Teacher Education Courses recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be, and / or the Language Pandit Training Courses can also appear for the First TS-TET 2016. However, it is clarified that appearance or a pass in TS-TET by itself will not vest any right in a candidate to be considered for appointment to the post of Teacher in Government / Zilla Parishad / Mandal Parishad / Municipal and Private Aided Schools, unless he is in possession of the qualifications prescribed for appointment to such post in the relevant statutory recruitment rules framed by State Government from time to time as on the date prescribed there in for possession of such qualifications.

Details of qualifications prescribed for TS-TET are provided in the Information Bulletin.
Important Dates of TS TET 2016:

SL Particulars Date & Time
01 Payment of Fees at TS Online or Payment Gateway 15.03.2016 to 30.03.2016
02 Download of TSTET Information Bulletin 15.03.2016 Onwards
03 Online submission of application through 16.03.2016 to 31.03.2016
04 Help Desk services on all working days 15.03.2016 to 01.05.2016
05 Receiving of Complaints pertaining to Online applications 15.03.2016 to 31.03.2016
06 Downloading of Hall Tickets 20.04.2016 onwards
07 Date of Examination:
01.05.2016 Sunday 9.30 AM to 12.00 Noon 2.30 PM to 05.00 PM

Pass Criteria in TET:
The criteria for considering pass in TS-TET are as follows:

SL Community Pass Marks
01 General 60% and above
02 BC 50% and Above
03 SC/ST/Differently Abled (PH)** 40% and above

** Note: Physically disabled with at least 40% disability only will be considered in respect of visually and orthopedically disabled. With regard to Hearing Impaired, minimum 75% disability will be considered under PH category.

Structure, Content and Syllabus of TS-TET:

The structure and content of each part of Paper-I and Paper-II of the first TSTET,
and the breakup of the total 150 marks among various parts of the paper are
given in the Information Bulletin.

Syllabus for TS-TET can be downloaded from

Examination Centers for TS-TET 2016:
TS-TET shall be conducted in all the 10 Districts of the State. Candidate can choose any Examination Centre (District) of his choice. However, when the capacity of any particular Examination Centre (District) gets exhausted, that particular Examination Centre (District) will not be displayed in the list of examination centers given in the online application form. In such case the candidate has to choose the Examination Centre (District) of his/her choice from the remaining list available.

Exemption from passing TS-TET:

Teachers who were appointed before NCTE notification, dated 23.08.2010 on selection by District Selection Committee or by competent authority in Govt. / Local Authority as per Recruitment rules prevalent at that time are exempted from appearing TET Exam. However, teachers working in private schools whose appointments were not approved by competent authority in Government are not exempted from passing TET. Such teachers of private unaided schools can also appear TET conducted by either state Government or Central Government. Teachers working in private aided schools whose appointment is not approved by the competent authority should invariably pass TS-TET only.

Official Address:

Office of the Director,
SCERT, Opp.E.Gate,
LB Stadium Basheerbagh,
TS-TET Office

Telangana Teacher Eligibility Test (TS-TET) will be held on 01.05. 2016.