TNTET is the Tamilnadu Teachers Eligibility Test which is conducted once a year by the Teacher’s recruitment board (TRC) of Tamilnadu. TNTET is a state-level examination for the recruitment of teachers in different government schools as well as in private schools of Tamilnadu.

This examination is conducted to check the eligibility of a candidate to become a teacher in primary and secondary classes. The TNTET exam is conducted in offline mode and candidates are required to answer 150 multiple-choice questions.

Full-Form of the ExamTamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test
Name of the OrganizationTamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board
Exam LevelState Level
FrequencyOnce a Year
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeesRs. 500/- For General Category and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PWD categories
Exam ModePen and Paper
Exam Duration3 Hours
LanguageEnglish and Tamil

Here are the exam dates and other important dates for the Tamil Nadu TET Exam:

TNTET EventsTNTET Exam Dates
Start of TNTET RegistrationMarch 31, 2022
TNTET 2022 Exam date (Paper I)August 27, 2022
TNTET 2022 Exam date (Paper-II)To be announced
Release of TNTET Official NotificationFebruary 2022
Starting of TNTET Applying onlineMarch 2022
Last date for TNTET Applying onlineApril 2022
Admit Card 2022 Release DateMay 2022
TNTET 2022 Examination DateTo be Notified
TNTET 2022 Results AnnouncementTo be Notified

Any candidate can apply for the examination but if the candidate cannot fulfil the eligibility criteria for the examination they might not be considered as qualified, so the candidate should check eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

  1. The candidate should be an Indian citizen or residing in India.
  2. The age limit for the candidates applying for TNTET 2022 should be between 18 Years to 40 Years. For SC, ST, and OBC candidates the relaxation in the upper age limit is 5 Years.

The topics that have been covered by TNTET Paper I Syllabus has been enlisted in the following table:

SubjectsName of Units
Child Development and Pedagogy Part (A)
  • Unit 1-The children’s profile at the beginning of Primary Education- Physical and Cognitive
  • Unit 2- The Children’s profile at the beginning of primary education- Social and Emotional
  • Unit 3- Physical & Intellectual Development during primary school years (6 to 10 years)
  • Unit 4- Social and Emotional Development during primary school years (6 to 10 Years)
  • Unit 5- Moral development during primary school years (6 to 10 Years)
Part (B) Learning
  • Unit 1- Learning
  • Unit 2- Types, Levels, and approaches to learning
  • Unit 3- Concepts and Constructs
  • Unit 4- Factors contributing to learning
  • Unit 5- Constructivist Approach to learning
  • Unit 6- Learning and Knowledge
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
  • Number System
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
Environmental Science
  • Family and friends
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Travel
  • Plants

The topics that have been covered by TNTET Paper II Syllabus has been enlisted in the following table:

SubjectsNames of Units
Child Development and Pedagogy (Relevant to Age Group 11-14)
  • Unit 1-Nature of educational Psychology
  • Unit 2-Human Growth and Development
  • Unit 3- Cognitive Development
  • Unit 4-Social, emotional and moral development
  • Unit 5-Learning
  • Unit 6- Intelligence and Creativity
  • Unit 7- Motivation and Group Dynamics
  • Unit 8- Personality and Assessment
  • Unit 9- Mental Health and Hygiene
  • Unit 10- Guidance and Counselling
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
  • Language Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Vocabulary
  • Language functions
Mathematics & Science
  • Number system
  • Measurements
  • Algebra
  • Life science
  • Geometry
  • Practical Geometry
Social Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Economics

TNTET Results 2022:

The result is announced in an online mode for both papers. One can check the result on the official website using login credentials. The candidates from the General category should score 60% marks are considered qualified while reserved category candidates should have to obtain 55% marks to qualify for the examination.

The TNTET examination will issue the candidate with a TNTET Qualification Certificate. This certificate is valid for the lifetime. Please note that mere holding of a TET certificate does not grant any right to appoint as a teacher as this fulfils the only one eligibility criteria among many others.

Expected Cutoff

TNTET 2022- Expected cut-offs:

The cut-off marks are the marks obtained by the candidate to clear the exam and move ahead for the further evaluation process to achieve their aim. The last year’s cut-off marks are not available as the exams are postponed due to the covid 19 pandemic.

The cut off differs each year. In general, the cut-off marks depend upon various factors like difficulty level of question paper, number of candidates, and number of vacancies available. The minimum qualifying marks is given below:

CategoryMinimum Qualifying Marks
General Category60%
OBC, SC, ST55%.

The result for the TNTET will be announced after 40 days of the examination date. Successful candidates will be invited for the interview and awarded certificates. The candidates invited for Interviews are judged by the exam authority on their performance in the exam as well as in the interview, The shortlisted candidates who perform well in both Interviews and written exams will be appointed as Government Teachers in the Tamil Nadu schools.