AP TET 2020: School Education Department, AP conducts Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test. We are expecting the official notification of the exam to release soon at the website i.e. aptet.apcfss.in. The department conducts the Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test exam to standardise the quality of teaching staff in the state. The exam consists of two papers viz. Paper I and II (A & B). Paper I is for candidates who wish to become teachers of classes I to V while Paper II is for those who wish to teach classes VI to VIII. Read on to learn more about AP TET 2020 including eligibility conditions, exam pattern and syllabus.
Latest: NCTE has extended the validity of TET certificate from 07 years to lifetime. Click here to check the notice.
AP TET 2020
The exam dates can be known as soon as the authorities release the AP TET 2020 notification. The School Education Department of Andhra Pradesh conducts the examination two times a year. During its last rendition, the Andhra Pradesh TET exam was held in January and June 2018. Follow this space to get the updated schedule of AP TET 2020 as soon as the official advertisement is released.
|Official notification||To be announced|
|Start of online application||To be announced|
|Last date to apply online||To be announced|
|Admit card release||To be announced|
|AP TET 2020 exam date||To be announced|
Overview of AP TET
School Education Department, AP holds the responsibility to conduct the examination for Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test. Andhra Pradesh TET is a state-level eligibility examination. This examination serves as the eligibility criteria for the appointment of teachers. Candidates have to take two papers – Paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is conducted for the teachers of class I to class V. Similarly, Paper 2 is organized for the teachers of class VI to class VIII. Applicants have to qualify the examination by securing minimum 60% marks in the examination.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this article is as per previous Andhra Pradesh TET exam notice and information brochure. Follow this page to get the latest official updates of AP Teacher Eligibility Test 2020.
AP TET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The Department of School Education sets out the complete eligibility criteria for candidates to apply for the AP TET 2020 exam. In this context, the information brochure contains the eligibility complete set of educational qualifications required for the exam.
Minimum educational qualification required to appear for each paper of the Andhra Pradesh TET 2020 exam are indicated below.
Educational qualification for Paper-I
Educational qualification for Paper-II (A)
Educational qualification for Paper-II (B)
AP TET 2020 Application Form
The AP TET 2020 applications can be made online at the official website i.e. cse.ap.gov.in. Candidates must be eligible to apply for the exam. Besides, they must have unregistered email id and mobile number to apply online. However, the online applications can be made only during the scheduled dates through payment of the application fee. The specified fee is Rs 500 for each paper.
The Department of School Education indicates the list of documents to upload during online application form. Candidates must upload a recent photo and signature at the application form. Besides, they must also provide the mobile number and email ID to register and apply.
AP TET 2020 Admit Card
The Department of School Education issues the AP TET 2020 admit card before the release of the exam. Candidates can download the hall ticket from the official website cse.ap.gov.in. They require the candidate id/mobile/aadhar number & the date of birth to open and download the hall ticket. AP TET 2020 Hall Ticket is released by the Department before the exam. All Andhra Pradesh TET 2020 candidates must download and print out the admit card when released as entry into the exam hall is not allowed without the admit card.
AP TET 2020 Exam Pattern
AP TET exam consist of two papers viz. Paper-I & II (A&B). Paper I is for those who aspire for recruitment as primary teacher (Class I to V) and Paper-II is for those who aspire to be an elementary teacher (Class VI to VIII). However, candidates who desire to be eligible for both levels must appear and qualify in both Paper I & II. Here we provide the complete details of the Andhra Pradesh TET 2020 exam pattern for each paper.
- Language: Question papers will be bilingual (English and Language I chosen by candidates for all Languages except Sanskrit. Those who chose Sanskrit will get paper in Telugu followed by Sanskrit).
- Exam mode: The exam is conducted online through a Computer Based Test (CBT).
- Number of questions: There are 150 questions in each paper.
- Type of questions: All questions are MCQ type
- Duration: Time allowed for each paper is 2.5 hours.
- Negative marking: There are no provisions for negative marking in AP TET 2020
Check out the details of marks distribution in each paper below
Marks distribution in Paper I
|Subject||No. of MCQs||Marks|
|Child Development & |
|Language II |
Marks distribution in Paper II-A
|Subject||No. of MCQs||Marks|
|Child Development |
|Language II (English)||30||30|
|(a) For Mathematics & |
(b) For Social Studies Teacher:
(c) For any other Teacher
Marks distribution in Paper II-B
|Subject||No. of Qs||Marks|
|Physical Education |
|Language II |
|Physical Education |
|Incentive Marks |
Incentive marks: Physical Education TET candidates are awarded incentive marks as per provisions mentioned in the official notice. Check out the details below.
AP TET 2020 Syllabus
Department of School Education releases the AP TET 2020 Syllabus at the official website along with the official notification. The syllabus indicates the topics and subjects on which the question paper is set. Candidates can download the syllabus of AP Teacher Eligibility Test 2020 exam from the website. Besides, important instructions regarding the selection of language papers and the syllabus of the exam are notified through the information brochure. Check out the details below.
Important points about syllabus of Paper I
- CDP section will have questions on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant for primary classes.
- Language I and II syllabi tests your proficiency, knowledge of language elements, communication, comprehension, all upto class X.
- Mathematics and EVS syllabi consist of topics from class I to V. However difficulty and linkages of topics could be up to class X.
Important points about syllabus of Paper II-A, II-B
- CDP section will have questions on educational psychology of teaching and learning relevant for elementary level for II-A, and physical education pedagogy of II-B will also be for elementary level.
- Language I and II syllabi shall assess your proficiency, knowledge of language elements, communication, comprehension, all upto class XII.
- Physical Education teachers’ syllabi of language I and II shall assess language skills up to class VII.
Download syllabus for previous examination here
|Name of Paper||Download link|
|Paper-II A |
|Paper-II A Social |
|Paper-II A Mathematics |
|Paper-II B Physical |
Preparation Tips for AP TET 2020
Teacher Eligibility Test may sound easy to crack but it is crucial to score the highest in the first attempt. Now, what helps a candidate to achieve the highest score he/she can attain? Here are some preparation tips to help our reader to crack AP TET exam.
Candidates must start their preparation with the help of the syllabus provided in here. It may sound cliche but AP TET syllabus helps an aspirant to prepare their exam strategy, understand the examination pattern and important topics of exam.
After completing AP TET syllabus, revise all the topics by practising previous year question paper. Not only it helps in the revision but also know about the important topics and some questions asked repeatedly.
Apart from syllabus, exam pattern and other resources, it is the preparation with the authentic and reliable preparation tips. In the video uploaded by Education Dude, candidates can find some preparation tips for the examination.
AP TET 2020 Answer Key
Once the examination is over, Department of School Education releases the official answer keys of AP TET 2020 exam. The official answer keys are available after a short while. It contains the correct answers to all the questions asked in the AP TET 2020 exam. Besides, memory based answer keys are also available right after the exam. Candidates can download the AP TET 2020 answer keys from the official website after the exam.
AP TET 2020 Result
Results of the AP TET exam are published at the website right after the release of official answer key. Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks are selected for the awarding eligibility. Accordingly, the Department of School Education awards e-certificates to qualifying candidates through the website. The significance of the AP TET 2020 exam is this certificate. However, candidates can appear for the exam even after receiving the AP TET 2020 certificate to improve their score.
AP TET 2020 Qualifying Certificate
On qualifying the AP TET exam, candidates are awarded with TET certificate. Recently, NCTE has extended the validity period for TET certificate. Candidates can now use the TET certificate for a period of lifetime. This also implies on AP TET certificate. Candidates can now use their AP TET certificate for lifetime instead of 07 years. Check notice below.
AP TET 2020 Qualifying Marks
AP TET exam is conducted to determine candidate’s eligibility for recruitment as teacher. Certificate is awarded to those candidates who achieve the minimum qualifying marks in the exam. However, this has nothing to do with any teacher recruitment. Qualifying in the AP TET 2020 exam does not promise any recruitment. Check out the minimum qualifying marks required to pass AP TET 2020 exam from below.
About AP TET
Department of School Education, Andhra Pradesh conducts the Andhra Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test (AP TET). The exam is conducted twice a year in centres throughout all the districts of Andhra Pradesh. AP TET exam is condcuted to ensure a standardised quality of primary and elmentary teachers in the state. AP TET qualifiers are awarded certificate fo eligibility for recruitment into teacher jobs in the state.
Official website: aptet.apcfss.in
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AP TET 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : AP TET consists of two papers i.e, paper I and paper II (A,B). Paper I is for candidates intend to become teachers of classes I to V, and paper II is for those who wish to teach classes VI to VIII.
Ans : The time duration of AP TET exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Ans : It is valid for a period of a lifetime from the date of TET.
Ans : The marking scheme of AP TET is +1 marks for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.