TNTET Eligibility 2022: Age & Education Qualification Criteria

TNTET Eligibility 2022: Age & Education Qualification Criteria

ByAshish Kumar  |  Updated on: Aug 4, 2022
Check TNTET Eligibility Criteria 2022 here. Know the basic eligibility for age limit, and education qualification criteria. Also check TNTET eligibility for number of attempts, relaxation and reservation
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TNTET Eligibility is the basic criteria a candidate must meet to apply for the exam. The eligibility is declared by the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) Tamil Nadu. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the respective exam with the notification. The TNTET eligibility 2022 includes various criteria such as minimum age limit, educational qualification, age relaxation etc.

TNTET is a Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test organized to recruit candidates for various teaching positions. There are two papers included in this exam. There can be different eligibility for paper 1 and paper 2. Hence, it is important to check TNTET eligibility criteria before applying for the paper. The eligibility details such as age criteria, education criteria, and relaxation are included here.

TNTET Eligibility 2022

The TNTET Eligibility is rolled out with the notification vacancy of the respective post on the official website. The TNTET paper 1 and paper 2 eligibility may vary and thus it is important to check the eligibility criteria for each paper before applying for the vacancies under TNTET Exam.

The eligibility criteria for the exam may depend on several factors such as age limit, education criteria, age relaxation, number of attempts, etc. Only an eligible candidate can apply for the exam and thus it is important to check the TNTET eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

TNTET Education Eligibility Criteria

It is important to meet the basic education eligibility criteria to apply for the exam. The basic education requirement to meet Tamil Nadu TET eligibility may differ for paper 1 and paper 2. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria wisely before getting to the TNTET Apply Online link to apply for any of these papers. The TNTET eligibility criteria for paper 1 and paper 2 are mentioned below:

TNTET Eligibility criteria for Paper 1

Paper 1 is for candidates who wish to teach classes from 1st to 5th in government schools of Tamil Nadu. Candidates applying for paper 1 must check the complete paper 1 TNTET eligibility criteria before applying for the post. The education eligibility is mentioned in the below table:

TNTET Paper 1 Education Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualifications for TNTET Paper 1 (for classes 1st to 6th):

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

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

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

TN TET Eligibility Criteria for Paper 2

Candidates who wish to apply as teachers for classes 6th to 8th in government schools of Tamil Nadu can apply for paper 2. It is important to check the complete TNTET Paper 2 eligibility criteria before applying for the vacancies under paper 2. Check the eligibility criteria below:

TNTET Paper 2 Education Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualifications for TNTET Paper 2 (for classes 6th - 8th).

1. Graduation and passed or appearing in the 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 the final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.). Or

3. Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in the final year of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.), by the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations. Or

4. Higher Secondary (or it's equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in the 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 the 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 the final year of B.Ed. (Special Education). Or

7. Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. the 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.

TNTET Age Limit

There is no particular age limit criteria as suggested by the official board for the exam. The candidates must be minimum of 18 years old to be able to apply for the TNTET exam 2022. There is no upper age limit. Check the table given below for TNTET Age Limit Criteria.

TNTET Age Limit Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Age Limit 

Maximum Age Limit

18 years

No Limit

TNTET Eligibility 2022: Nationality Criteria

There is no particular detail mentioned in the TNTET 2022 eligibility criteria for the nationality criteria of a candidate applying for the exam. A candidate must be an Indian citizen to be able to apply for this exam. It is important to meet all the other eligibility criteria to apply for the TNTET exam.

TN TET Eligibility: No. Of Attempts

There is no restriction on the number of attempts a candidate must follow to apply for the exam until all Tamil Nadu TET eligibility criteria are met. Candidates can apply for the exam any number of times till he/she scores satisfactory marks to apply for the selection process to become a teacher in the government school of Tamil Nadu,

TNTET Eligibility FAQs

  • TNTET Eligibility includes all the basic criteria a candidate must meet to apply for the exam. It is important to check eligibility criteria because only an eligible candidate will be allowed to take the exam.

  • Candidates who apply to become a teacher in classes 1st to 5th must meet the paper 1 TNTET eligibility. The eligibility for paper 1 is declared by the official board with the notification of the posts under paper 1. The complete eligibility requirement is also mentioned on this website.

  • Only an eligible candidate will be allotted TNTET Admit Card to apply for paper 2 in the exam. It is thus important to check complete paper 2 TNTET eligibility criteria 2022 before applying for the exam. Check the eligibility criteria on the official website or on this website.

  • Age limit is an essential criterion, a candidate must apply for the exam. The TNTET age eligibility criteria for maximum age are not mentioned by the official board. It is compulsory for candidates to be at least 18 years before applying for the age. The minimum and maximum age criteria are mentioned on the website.

  • Yes, candidates can apply for the TNTET exam any number of times without any restriction. There is no restriction on the number of attempts to apply for this exam. Candidates can apply more than once until he scores satisfactory marks.

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