TS TET 2023: Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility & Apply Online Link

Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test 2023 ( TSTET )

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Updated on Feb 3, 2023 15:31 IST

Telangana State Teachers Eligibility Test 2023 (TSTET 2023) is conducted by the Department of School Education, Government of Telangana. TS TET is conducted once a year. TS TET is taken to determine the eligibility of recruiting primary teachers in Telangana's government, Zila Parishad, aided, unaided, and private schools. TS TET is taken in two levels which are level 1 and level 2. The aspirants qualifying for the level 1 exam are recruited as primary teachers (classes 1-5) and the candidates qualifying for the level 2 exam are recruited as upper primary teachers (classes 6-8) in the private or government schools of Telangana. However, the candidates qualifying for both levels are eligible for primary and upper primary teachers. 

Recently, the validity for the TS TET certificate has been extended from 7 years to a lifetime. The TS TET 2023 exam will be taken in offline mode for both levels. Interested candidates can look for the different aspects of the TS TET 2023 exam.

What is TSTET 2023?

Telangana State Teachers Eligibility Test (TSTET) is conducted by the Department of School Education, Government of Telangana in order to determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers for Classes 1 to 8 in Telangana State. The TS TET examination is conducted for two levels- Paper 1 and Paper 2. The TSTET Paper 1 is for Primary Teachers who want to teach Classes 1 to 5 and Paper 2 is for Secondary Teachers who want to teach Classes 6 to 8. Candidates who want to teach Classes 1 to 8 need to appear for both papers.

TSTET 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of TSTET 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Feb '23 - Mar '23

Release of TSTET notification

TENTATIVE

May '23 - Jun '23

TSTET Admit Card Release

TENTATIVE

Jun '23

TSTET Exam Date

TENTATIVE

Jul '23

TSTET Result Declaration

TENTATIVE

TSTET 2023 Exam Highlights

The TS TET exam highlights are shared below.

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

TSTET (Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test) 

Conducting Body

Department of School Education, Government of Telangana

Exam Mode

Offline only

Exam Fees

INR 300

Test Duration

  • Paper 1: 150 minutes
  • Paper 2: 150 minutes

No. of Paper & Total Marks

  • Paper 1: 150 marks
  • Paper 2: 150 marks

Total Questions

150 MCQs in each paper

Marking Scheme

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • No negative marking

Exam Districts

33

Medium of exam

English & Telugu/ Urdu/ Bengali/ Gujarati/ Hindi/ Kannada/ Marathi/ Tamil

Exam Purpose

To determine the eligibility of candidates for appointment as teachers in Classes 1 to 8

Exam Website

http://tstet.cgg.gov.in/

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TSTET 2023 Notification 

The notification for TS TET 2023 will be released by the Department of School Education, the Government of Telangana on the official website. The TSTET notification PDF contains the following details:

  • TSTET application form-filling process
  • TSTET eligibility criteria
  • TSTET exam dates
  • TSTET exam centres 
  • Exam schedule for Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • TSTET exam pattern and syllabus
  • Marking scheme
  • Selection process
  • TSTET certificate validity

TSTET 2023 Application Form 

The application form for TSTET 2023 will be available on the official website soon. The candidates after filling and submitting the application form successfully are recommended to keep the hard copy of the application, that is, the confirmation page. Also, it is important that candidates keep the 'Candidate ID' number (generated at the time of filling out the form) for future reference.

Also Read: CTET 2022 eligibility 

TSTET 2023 Exam Process 

Check below the detailed TSTET exam process 2023:

Step 1: TSTET Application Form

Prior to filling out the TSTET application form, candidates need to pay the application fee. Candidates can pay a TSTET application fee of INR 300 online through TS ONLINE or a payment gateway. On successful payment of the application fee, a journal number will be issued to candidates with which they can proceed with the submission of the application form. Candidates now need to fill TSTET application form online mode on the official website of the exam.

Step 2: TSTET Hall Ticket

Candidates can download the TSTET hall ticket from the official website of the exam. TS TET hall ticket/ admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre.

Step 3: Appear for TSTET Exam

Candidates need to appear for the TSTET exam at the allotted exam centre. Candidates can report to the centre 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam. Candidates reaching the centre after the commencement of the TSTET exam may not be allowed to write the test paper.

Step 4: Check TSTET Result

TSTET result is declared on the official website. To check the result, candidates first need to click the TSTET Result link present on the Home page of the website. Next, candidates need to enter their hall ticket number in the space provided.

TSTET 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Before applying for the TSTET 2023 exam, candidates should ensure that they possess the prescribed TSTET eligibility criteria in terms of educational qualifications and age limit. The TS TET eligibility criteria differ for Paper 1 and Paper 2 as mentioned below:

TSTET Eligibility Criteria for Paper 1 (Classes 1 to 5)

Candidates applying for Paper 1 should fulfil either of the criteria mentioned below in order to meet the TS TET eligibility criteria.

  • Senior Secondary with at least 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ ST/OBC/ Differently abled candidates) and pass in 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (BElEd) or 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education).

OR

  • Senior Secondary with at least 45 per cent marks (40 per cent for SC/ ST/OBC/ Differently-abled candidates) and pass in 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education or 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (BElEd) or 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education) in case of the candidates who have passed or admitted to DElEd/ DEd course prior to the issue of guidelines ( 23-Dec-2015).

OR

  • Graduation with at least 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ ST/OBC/ Differently abled candidates) and pass in Bachelor of Education (BEd)/ Bachelor of Education (Special Education).

TSTET Eligibility Criteria for Paper 2 (Classes 6 to 8)

Candidates applying for Paper 2 should fulfil either of the criteria mentioned below in order to meet the TS TET eligibility criteria.

  • BA/BSc/BCom with at least 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently abled candidates) and pass in Bachelor of Education (BEd)/ Bachelor of Education (BEd Special Education)

OR

  • BA/BSc/BCom with at least 50 per cent marks (40 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently abled candidates) and pass in Bachelor of Education (BEd)/ Bachelor of Education (BEd Special Education) in case of the candidates who have passed or admitted to BEd prior to the issue of guidelines (23-Dec-2015)

OR

  • 4-year BAEd/ BScEd with at least 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently abled candidates)

OR

  • For Language Teachers, Graduation with the language concerned as one of the optional subjects OR Bachelor of oriental language OR Graduation in literature OR Post Graduation in Language concerned and Language Pandit Training Certificate/ BEd with language concerned as one of the Methodologies

OR

  • BE/ BTech with at least 50 per cent marks (45 per cent for SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently abled candidates) and passed or appearing in Bachelor of Education (BEd) or BEd (Special Education)

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TSTET 2023 Eligibility: Other Conditions

Have a look at the other conditions of the TSTET eligibility below:

  • There is no age limit to apply for the TSTET 2023 exam
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of BEd exams/Diploma in Elementary Education are also eligible to apply for TSTET 2023
  • A diploma/degree course of a candidate in teacher education should be recognised by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). However, for candidates possessing a diploma in education (special education) and BEd (special education), the course should be recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only
  • Intermediate qualification of the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) of Telangana or its equivalent as recognized by BIE Telangana State only will be considered
  • Number of attempts: There is no restriction on the number of attempts a candidate can take to acquire a TSTET certificate. The official website states, “A person who has qualified in the TET examination may also appear again for improving his/her score” 

TSTET Exam Exemption 

The upper primary teacher and primary teacher who has been appointed by the local authority or government by NCTE are exempted from TSTET 2023 exam. Candidates who are not appointed by the government or any authority must have to take the TSTET 2023 exam. The candidates who are employed in private schools will have to take the TSTET 2023 exam.

TSTET 2023 Syllabus 

The syllabus is prescribed by the Department of School Education, the Government of Telangana for TSTET 2023. The TSTET syllabus differs for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The TSTET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from five sections:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies

The TS TET Paper 2 comprises topics from four sections:

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-I
  • Language-II
  • Mathematics and Science or Social Studies/Social Sciences

TSTET 2023 Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern of TSTET 2023 lays down the structure of the question paper. The TSTET exam pattern differs for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the highlights of the exam pattern below:

  • TSTET exam contains 150 objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each paper- Paper 1 and Paper 2
  • Each paper is of 150 marks
  • The time duration given to complete a TSTET paper is 150 minutes (two hours and thirty minutes)

Total Questions

Total Marks

Exam Duration

150

150

2 hours 30 minutes

TSTET 2023 Admit Card  

TSTET 2023 admit card will be released by the Telangana state government on the official website around ten days prior to the exam date. Candidates need to download the admit card and carry it to the exam centres. 

How to Download TSTET 2023 Admit Card? 

Candidates can download the TSTET admit card by following the steps given below: 

  • Visit the official website of the exam  
  • Click on the admit card download link 
  • Enter the login details 
  • Download the TSTET admit card 
  • Take a printout

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TSTET 2023 Provisional Answer Key 

TSTET provisional answer key will be published for the candidates before the release of the TSTET final answer key and result. The response sheet will be released along with the provisional answer key. The candidates will be able to know their scores by comparing their response sheets with the released TSTET 2023 answer key. To download the TSTET response sheet the candidate will have to log in to their registered accounts. The objection window will also open with the release of the provisional answer key. If candidates find any discrepancy in the provisional answer key, they can raise objections on that certain question by giving applicable fees set by the board. The candidates will have to give proof to make objections. The board will only consider proof from books like NCERT and recommended books by the board. No proof from guides and other answer key books will be considered by the board.

TSTET 2023 Final Answer Key 

The final answer key for TS TET 2023 will be released by the Department of School Education, the Government of Telangana. Candidates can download the answer key by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website- tstet.cgg.gov.in
  • Click on the link stating ‘TSTET Final Key 2023’
  • Click on the respective answer key PDF for Paper 1 or Paper 2 (Mathematics & Science or Social Studies)
  • Go through the answers carefully
  • Download the PDF file

TSTET 2023 Result 

The results of the Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test (TS TET) will be released on the official website. Candidates can check the TS TET results for the year 2023 using the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website – tstet.cgg.gov.in
  • Click on the result link
  • Enter the login details
  • View the TS TET scorecard
  • Download the scorecard for future reference

Details Provided on TSTET Results 2023

The TSTET results 2023 will be released in the form of a scorecard containing the following details:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Category
  • Subject
  • Exam qualifying status
  • Marks secured in each subject
  • Total TSTET scores

TS TET 2023 Cut-Off  

Have a look at the TSTET cut-off or minimum qualifying marks below:

Category

TSTET Qualifying Percentage

TSTET Qualifying Marks

General

60%

90

SC/ST/OBC/Ex-S/PwD

55%

82

TSTET 2023 Preparation Tips 

Candidates must check out the exam pattern before preparing for the TSTET 2023 exam. The preparation tips for aspiring candidates have been provided below:

  • Make a timetable to cover the entire TSTET syllabus.
  • Practise the previous year's question papers. 
  • Practise for accuracy though there are no negative marks in the exam. Candidates scoring more have great chances of getting a job in the Govt. Schools of Telangana.
  • Check section-wise important topics and make a strategy around them.
  • Take frequent breaks to relax your mind.

TSTET 2023 Best Books  

The list of preparation books for the TSTET 2023 exam has been given below for the candidates:

Child Pedagogy 

  • CTET Child Development & Pedagogy, Agarwal Examcart
  • Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET, Disha Experts
  • Advanced Pedagogy & Child Development, Prateek Shivalik

Maths

  • Quantitative Aptitude, R. S. Aggarwal
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude, Dinesh Khattar
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic, Rajesh Verma

English 

  • General English, S.P. Bakshi
  • English Language, Geeta Sahni
  • English for Competitive Examination, Wren & Martin

Environmental Studies

  • CTET and TET Environmental Studies and Pedagogy, Arihant Experts
  • Rapid Environmental Studies English Medium Book, Dr. Sajid Ali
  • CTET Environmental Studies, Wiley Publication 

TSTET 2023 Question Paper 

The TSTET question paper 2023 will be available for level 1 and level 2 papers.  As per the feedback shared by the candidates, the overall difficulty level of the TSTET question paper for Paper 1 was easy to moderate and Paper 2 was also easy to moderate difficulty level in the year 2022. 

Also Read: TS TET Question Paper 2023: Download Paper 1 & 2 PDF

TSTET 2023 Certificate

The TSTET-qualified candidates are awarded the eligibility certificates. The validity period of the TSTTET certificates would remain valid for life. The weightage given to the TSTET score is 20 per cent in the Teacher Recruitment Tests of Telangana.

TSTET 2023: Salary and Benefits 

Telangana State salary has been discussed below in the points. The candidates preparing for TSTET 2023 can know the salary and benefits after being recruited as a teacher in primary and upper primary schools:

  • The salary of TSTET-qualified teachers in Telangana State Government School ranges from INR 20000 to 70000 depending upon the experience of the candidate and the classes offered to the candidate.  
  • The salary amount includes HRA, Daily Allowance, Basic Allowance, and other grants 
  • The state provides different pension plans to retired teachers.  
  • The candidates who qualify TSTET exam, the chances to get recruited in the Telangana Government Schools increase offering lucrative careers to the candidate  

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TSTET Important Dates 2023

TSTET 2023 Exam FAQs

Q: Is the TS TET 2023 notification released?

A. TS TET 2023 notification has not been released. It will be released on the official site by the District Education School Board, Telangana. TS TET is taken to determine the eligibility of recruiting primary teachers in Telangana's government, Zila Parishad, aided, unaided, and private schools.

Q: When will TS TET result 2023 be released?

A. The TS TET result 2023 will be released on the official website after successfully conducting the TS TET Exam 2023. Candidates can check the TS TET results for the year 2023 using the steps given below:
  • Visit the official website – tstet.cgg.gov.in
  • Click on the result link
  • Enter the login details
  • View the TS TET scorecard
  • Download the scorecard for future reference.

Q. Is there any age limit to apply for TS TET?

A. No, there is no prescribed age limit to apply for the TSTET exam. Candidates can read the TS TET Eligibility Criteria in the linked article.

Q. Is TSTET conducted in offline mode?

A. Yes, TSTET is conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test. Admit Cards will be issued by the authority one week before the exam date on the official website. 

Q. How many papers are conducted under the TSTET exam?

A. Under the TSTET 2022, two papers- Paper 1 and paper 2 are held. The TS TET Paper 1 is for Classes 1 to 5 teachers and Paper 2 is for Classes 6 to 8 teachers.

Q. How many questions are asked in the TSTET exam?

A. The exam pattern of TSTET 2023 lays down the structure of the question paper. The TSTET exam pattern differs for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the highlights of the exam pattern below:
  • TSTET exam contains 150 objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each paper- Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Each paper is of 150 marks.
  • The time duration given to complete a TSTET paper is 150 minutes (two hours and thirty minutes).

Q. In which format the questions are asked in the TSTET exam?

A. The TSTET question paper contains objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Candidates are need to fill the correct answers in the OMR Sheet.

Q. Can I get recruitment after clearing the TSTET exam?

A. No, clearing the TSTET exam only makes you eligible to apply for teacher recruitment in the state. The TSTET-qualified candidates are awarded the eligibility certificates. The validity period of the TSTTET certificates would remain  valid for life.

Q. What happens after qualifying the TSTET exam?

A. Candidates who qualify the TSTET exam are awarded the TS TET Eligibility Certificate. The TSTET-qualified candidates are awarded the eligibility certificates. The validity period of the TSTET certificates would remain valid for life.

Q. What is the validity of the TS TET certificate?

A. TSTET certificate is now valid for a lifetime as the NCTE has extended the validity of the TSTET certificate for life. The validity period of the TSTET certificates would remain valid for life. The  weightage given to the  TSTET score is 20 per cent in the Teacher Recruitment Tests of Telangana.

Q. Is there a negative marking in TSTET 2023 exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in the TS TET 2023 exam. The TSTET exam pattern differs for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Have a look at the highlights of the exam pattern below:
  • TSTET exam contains 150 objective-type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in each paper- Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Each paper is of 150 marks.
  • The time duration given to complete a TSTET paper is 150 minutes (two hours and thirty minutes).

Q. What is the salary of TSTET qualified teachers?

A. Candidates recruited as a teacher in Govt school of Telangana state will get the basic salary between INR 20,000 to INR 70,000. Other benefits like HRA, TA, DA etc, will be given to the candidates as per guidelines of Telangana State government.

Q. Who are exempted from the TSTET exam?

A. The candidates who are recruited as primary or upper primary teacher by the local authorities/government are exempted from the TSTET exam. Other than this every candidate have to take the exam TSTET  to become a teacher in Telangana state 

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