Teaching Exams



The Teaching Exams -TET, CTET, SLET, NET, CSIR NET, SET, PRT, PGT, TGT, B Ed, M Ed

Teaching jobs in government schools, colleges and universities are in huge demand these days owing to the good salaries, job security, job satisfaction etc. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for various government teaching exams with an aim to get recruited as a teacher or professor in a reputed government school or college.

There are two types of exams conducted to determine the eligibility of candidates for government teaching jobs in India:

•National Eligibility Test (NET)/State Eligibility Test (SET)

•Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)

NET for Assistant Professorship and/or JRF

NET is an exam conducted at national level to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of Assistant Professor and/or the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). Candidates qualifying the NET exam get eligible to apply for a government job in Indian universities and colleges as Assistant Professors. The candidates qualifying NET exam for JRF get eligible to pursue research in their chosen subject in Indian universities and colleges. 

NET Exams in India

There are two NETs conducted in India by the National Testing Agency (NTA) – UGC NET and CSIR NET. Check important upcoming exam dates for the both the NETs below:

NET Exam

NET Application Dates

NET Exam Dates

UGC NET (University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test)

16-Mar-2020 to 30-Jun-2020

15-Jun-2020 to 20-Jun-2020

16-Sep-2020 to 18-Sep-2020 and 21-Sep-2020 to 25-Sep-2020

CSIR NET (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National Eligibility Test)

22-Aug-2020 to 10-Sep-2020


Postponed due to COVID-19


SET for Recruitment as Assistant Professor

The State Eligibility Tests (SETs) are similar to NETs, the only difference being these exams are conducted at state level. This means that candidates qualifying the SET exam get eligible to apply for the post of Assistant Professor or pursue research in the colleges and universities of a particular Indian state.

Note: While a majority of SETs are conducted for recruitment of Assistant Professors, Kerala SET is conducted for recruitment of school teachers.

SET Exams in India

Check important upcoming exam dates for different SETs conducted in India below:

SET Exam

SET Application Dates

SET Exam Dates

MH SET (Maharashtra SET)

01-Jan-2020 to 29-Jan-2020


Postponed due to COVID-19

APSET (Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test)

14-Aug-2020 to 30-Oct-2020


KSET (Karnataka State Eligibility Test)

03-Feb-2020 to 05-Jun-2020



TS SET (Telangana State Eligibility Test)

to be announced

to be announced

JK SET (Jammu & Kashmir State Eligibility Test)

to be announced

to be announced

WBSET (West Bengal State Eligibility Test)

to be announced

to be announced


TET for Recruitment as School Teachers in Classes 1-12

Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is conducted at national or state level to determine the eligibility of candidates for the post of teacher in central or state schools from Classes 1-8. Some tests also determine the eligibility of candidates for Classes 9-12. Some of the popular TETs in India include:

  • It is conducted by the Central Government as well as State Government. TET is one of the famous exams for teaching jobs in India and every year lakhs of candidates apply for this exam.
  • It is mostly attempted by the female candidates because it is offering the secure and a prestigious job.
  • Eligibility Criteria: The aspirant must have a B.ED degree to be eligible for the exam.

  • TET is divided into two parts i. e level 1 and level 2 as given below:
    • Level 1: This exam is conducted for becoming a primary teacher (Class I to Class IV).
    • Level 2: This test is conducted for becoming a secondary teacher (Class VI to Class VIII).

Note: The popular TET Exams are – MAHA TET, HP TET, Assam TET, CTET, APTET, Bihar TET, TNET, UPTET, KTET.

Given below is the list of various state wise TET exams for 2020-21 along with their expected date of notification and the expected exam date:


TET Exam

Registration Dates

Exam Date


To be Notified

To be Notified


May 18 to June 01, 2021

July 25, 2021


To be Notified

To be Notified


To be Notified

To be Notified

REET (Rajasthan)

January 11 to February 19, 2021

June 20, 2021

Odisha TET (OTET)


April 09, 2021


To be Notified

To be Notified


May 2021

July 2021

Punjab TET

To be Notified

To be Notified


January 29 to February 18, 2021

March 24, 2021


To be Notified

To be Notified

Bihar TET

To be Notified

To be Notified

Assam TET

To be Notified

To be Notified


To be Notified

To be Notified

Kerala TET

To be Notified

To be Notified

Tripura TET

till April 07, 2021


Mizoram TET

To be Notified

To be Notified


To be Notified

To be Notified

MP TET (Primary Teachers) -2020

January 01 to 20, 2020


Karnataka TET

To be Notified

To be Notified


Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) is an entrance exam for aspirants eligible to teach in schools which comes under the central government of India.

  • It is conducted by the CBSE (Central Board of School Education).
  • It is a national level exam conducted twice a year.
  • CTET exam was introduced by the Government of India to improve the standards of teaching.
  • Eligibility Criteria: All Graduates are eligible to apply for the CTET entrance exam.
  • Through CTET exam, aspirants will get jobs in schools of Central Government(KVS, NVS, Central Tibetan Schools etc.).
  • Also in all the schools under the administrative control of Union Territories of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and NCT of Delhi.


CTET July 2020 Important Dates 




CTET notification 

Januray 24, 2020

Last date to apply CTET online

March 2, 2020

Online corrections, if any

February 28 to March 7, 2020

CTET admit card 

January 2021 

CTET exam date 

January 31, 2021

CTET result 

6 weeks from the CTET Examination 


PRT Exam Primary Teacher Exam 

Conducted by most of the states in India, for the recruitment of graduate teacher in state govt. schools.


Senior Secondary School Certificate with 50% marks or Intermediate with 10
50% marks or its equivalent;

ii) Pass in the CTET conducted by the CBSE in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for the purpose.

iii) Competence to teach through Hindi & English media.


PGT Post Graduate Teacher Exam 

conducted by most of the states in India, for the recruitment of graduate teacher in state govt. schools.

Candidates from any Graduate in any discipline with B.Ed degree from recognized university/institute/college may apply to PGT exam. Minimum age limit to appear in this exam is 21 years and there is no upper age limit for this exam. But it may be vary state wise.

You have to passed 2 year Post Graduate course from Regional NCERT College of Education in relevant subject with minimum 50% marks/ B.Ed or equivalent qualification/ Proficiency in Teaching in Hindi & English Languages.


TGT  Trained Graduate Teacher

TGT stands for Trained Graduate Teacher. It is not a course. It is a title given to a graduate who has completed training in teaching. So, TGT is a graduate who is trained in teaching. If you are a graduate and completed B.Ed then you are already a TGT and you don't need any teacher training to become a TGT.

TGT teachers are qualified to teach the students under class 10, including class 10 students. A graduate in any field of study is eligible for TGT entrance exam.

Some of the subjects taught by a TGT are listed below:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Regional language


B.Ed Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education or B.Ed. is a 2-year undergraduate teaching program that is needed to become a teacher at pre-nursery, nursery, primary, secondary and senior secondary schools. For B.Ed. Admission 2021, students have to score an aggregate of 50-55% in graduation from a recognized university and qualify the required entrance exam.  

There are a number of entrance tests for B.Ed. Admission such as IPU CET, BHU UET, DU B.Ed., and others.

B.Ed. Course Highlights

B.Ed. Full-Form

Bachelor of Education

Course Duration

2-5 Years

Admission Process

Both Merit/Entrance Exam Based


50-55% marks in graduation from a recognized college or university

Average Course Fee

INR 1 Lakhs

Average Salary Offered

INR 4 Lakhs per annum

Job Profiles

Counselor, Teacher, Consultant, Education researcher, Content writer, and others


BTC Basic Training Certificate


Basic Training Certificate (BTC) Course helps one in becoming a teacher. Teaching is said to be an art, which can be gained by a series of activities.

The role of 21st century teachers is evolving everyday with technological revolution seeping into all spheres of life including education. The emphasis on early childhood education has given rise to the demand of skilled nursery or Montessori teachers.

Basic Training certificate (BTC) is two year diploma certificate program. The topics covered in the course include procedures and policies designed to train the aspirants.

The students pursuing the course are taught about teaching skills, attitudes and behaviors and other aspects that they need to know for the successful performance of their basic tasks.

Proper development of students can be ensured only by trained teachers. Teacher instill in the students proper values and principles. Teaching job is full of responsibilities and challenges. Years of training is pre-requisite for becoming a good teacher. A teacher plays an influential role in the lives of students.


BTC (Basic Training Certificate): Course Highlights


Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.


Course Level



2 years

Examination Type

Semester System


10+2 with science subjects

Admission Process

Based on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests like University of Delhi for different colleges.

Course Fee

INR 8,000 to 1.3 Lakh for 2 years

Average Starting Salary

INR 2 to 10 Lacs per annum

Top Recruiting Companies

Government schools Private schools Nursery Coaching/Private tuition classes Day care centers

Job Positions

Primary teacher, secondary and higher secondary level teacher, Nursery teacher, Elementary school teacher, Special education teacher or Assistant professor


B.Ed. Vs BTC


B.Ed. and BTC are courses that focus on teaching professions. The only difference between these courses is that the BTC course is more into primary teaching. BTC course is also offered at the certificate level. The following table shows the key difference between B.Ed. and BTC degrees in terms of Impact, course material, and orientation.






Bachelor of Education

Basic Training Certificate


B.Ed. allows one to pursue their career in teaching students up to the grade of 12th standard.

BTC makes you eligible for primary teaching.


2 Years

2 Years


Qualified graduate from a recognized college

Qualified 10+2 from a recognized board

Average Annual Fee

Up to INR 1 Lakhs per annum

Up to INR 1.3 Lakhs per annum

Average Salary Offered

Up to INR 4 Lakhs per annum

Up to INR 3 Lakhs per annum


M.Ed  Master of Education

MEd or Master of Education is a master degree course that deals with the study of new methods of teaching and educational research. The programme focuses on different aspects of education including instruction, curriculum, counselling, leadership, and educational technology. The regulatory body in charge of the MEd programme is the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

  • MEd is of two years duration divided into four semesters. However, some universities/ colleges also offer a one-year duration MEd programme. The course is offered in various subjects and specialisations.
  • Candidates can pursue MEd in distance education and regular mode. After the completion of the MEd course, candidates can choose to work not only as teachers but also as counsellors, administrators, headmasters, etc