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TNTET 2018 Exam Pattern

Updated On - December 5th 2017 by VIVEK BANSAL

TNTET 2018 examination is comprised of two papers i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Both the papers will be held in the last week of April 2018. TNTET 2018 will be a pen paper based examination.

Paper 1 will be for the candidates who are willing to teach class I – V and Paper 2 is for candidates those who want to teach class V – VIII. Candidates can take both papers if they want to teach class from I - VIII. 

In Paper I, questions will be asked from the subjects such as Tamil, English, Child Development 7 Pedagogy, Environmental Studies and Mathematics. On the other hand, Paper II questions will come from the subjects namely English, Tamil, Child Development & Pedagogy, Math & Science or Social Science.

Both the examinations will comprise of objective type questions. Candidates are free to attempt all the questions because there is no negative marking for any wrong answers. For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.

Exam Pattern Highlights Table

The following table shows the TNTET 2018 examination highlights table:

Exam ModeOnline
Number of Papers2 i.e. (Paper I and Paper II)
Number of Sections in Paper 15 sections i.e. (Tamil, English, Child Development 7 Pedagogy, Environmental Studies and Mathematics)
Number of Sections in Paper 24 i.e. (English, Tamil, Child Development & Pedagogy, Math & Science or Social Science)
Question Paper TypeObjective Type
TNTET 2018 Total Marks150 marks (each paper)
Exam Duration3 hours (each exam)
Exam LanguageEnglish

TNTET 2018 Exam Pattern

To know the examination pattern in advance is a plus point for the candidates who are appearing for the examination. Following is the detailed explanation of examination pattern of both the papers:

Paper I

  • The paper is comprised of 150 multiple choice objective type questions.
  • Total time duration given to complete the examination is 3 hours
  • Questions will be asked from the subjects like Tamil, English, Child Development & Pedagogy, Environmental Studies and Mathematics

The following table shows the Paper I examination pattern in detail:

SubjectsQuestionsMarks
Language I (Tamil)3030
Language II (English)3030
Child Development 7 Pedagogy3030
Environmental Studies3030
Mathematics3030
Total15015

Paper II

  • Paper is consists of 150 multiple choice questions
  • 3 hours will be given to complete the paper
  • Questions will be asked from Child Development Pedagogy, Maths & Science or Social Science, English and Tamil.

Paper II examination pattern is as follows:

SubjectsQuestionsMarks
Language I (Tamil)3030
Language II (English)3030
Child Development Pedagogy3030
Math & Science or Social Science6060
Total15015

Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded
  • No marks will be given or deducted for un-attempted questions
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers

TNTET 2018 Exam Syllabus

For the better preparation of the paper, it is very important for the candidates to know the examination syllabus in advance. As the examination is conducted in two steps thus the syllabus for both the exams are also different.

The following table shows the various important topics of various subjects:

SubjectsTopics
EnglishListening includes factors like Competency, Mode of Transaction, Content, Evaluation
Speaking
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Language Functions
Child Development and PedagogyStudy of Children’s Profile (Physical, Cognitive)
Child’s Social and Emotional Profile
Physical and Intellectual Development
Social and Emotional Development for 6 to 10 years of Age Group
Moral Development in Child
Learning
Types & Levels of Learning
Concepts & Constructs
Factors Contributing to Learning
Learning and Knowledge
MathematicsNumbers
Shapes & Figures
Measurements
Data Study
Patterns
Fractional Numbers
Environmental StudiesAnimal & Plants
Birds
Day & Night
Small Creatures around the Children
Air
Water
My Body
Food
Man, Matter & Materials
Keeping Healthy and Clean
Science in Everyday
Work
Travelogue
Soil
Tamil (Compulsory Language I)
Child Development and PedagogyHuman Growth and Development
Nature of Educational Psychology
Social, Emotional and Moral Development
Cognitive Development
Intelligence & Creativity
Learning
Personality and Assessment
Motivation and Group Dynamics
Guidance and Counselling
Mental Health and Hygiene
EnglishListening Instructions
Identification of Text
Reading
Reciting
Appropriate Greetings For Various Occasions
Passage Information Questions
Puzzles & Riddles
Skimming
Scanning
Journal Writing
Letter Writing
Story Formation
Mapping and Summarizing of Content
Spellings
Vocabulary
Maths & ScienceMeasurements
Number System
Life Mathematics
Algebra
Data Handling
Geometry
Real Numbers
Practical Geometry
Graphs
Health & Hygiene
World of Plants
Life Processes
World of Animals
Matter
Environmental Science
Chemical Changes and Formulation
Matter and Measurement
Exploring the World
Exploring Phenomena
Force and Movement
Applied Biology
My Body
Respiration
Ecology
Exploring Energy
Atomic Structure
Elements & Compound

TNTET 2018 Important Books

An examination preparation can be done in a better way only if the candidates have a good study material. Books are the better source of study material for the exam preparation. It helps in clearing all the candidates’ doubts regarding any topic.

Following table shows the books name along with the author’s name:

Books NameAuthors Name
TNTET Paper II for Maths & Science (TM) 2017V.V.K. Subburaj
TNTET Paper IV.V.K. Subburaj
TN-TET Science Competitive Exam GuideV.V.K. Subburaj
Paper II Mathematics & ScienceSakthi’s
Mathematics Paper I & II 2570 Q&ASakthi’s

Important Instructions

Instructions are written on the back side of the admit card. Candidates must check all the instructions carefully before appearing in the paper. All the instructions are as follows:

  • Candidates must reach the examination centre before the commencement of the examination
  • Electronic devices are not allowed inside the examination hall such as calculators, pagers, mobile phones, digital watches etc.
  • Candidates must carry admit card at the time of examination.
  • They are not allowed to enter the hall without admit card.
  • Candidates cannot leave the examination hall before the completion of the examination.
  • Food or any beverage is not allowed to have during the exam.
  • Applicants cannot mark more than one response to the same questions.

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