APTET 2018 Notification Schedule Syllabus Online Applications | Andhra Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test 2018 Notification

AP TET 2018 Notification Schedule Syllabus Online Applications
Andhra Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test 2018 Notification Schedule

AP TET May 2018 Schedule Released on 28-04-2018 by HRD Minister Govt Of Andhra Pradesh . And Notification will released on 04-05-2018 and Online Application start from 05-05-2018 to 22-05-2018 and Exam will be conduct as Follows :

 Paper-1.   :  10, 11, 12 June 2018
 Paper-2A :  13, 15, 17, 19 June 2018
 Paper-2B :   21 June 2018.
Schedule of AP TET MAY-2018: 
    • Detailed Notification: 04-05-2018
    • Fee Payment : 05-05-2018 to 22-05-2018
    • Online Applications Start Date:05-05-2018 
    • Online Application Last date:  23-05-2018
    • Mock Test Available From : 25-05-2018
    • Date of Issue Of  Hall tickets: 03-06-2018
    • Exam dates: 10-06-2018 to 21-06-2018
    • AP TET Primary  key:22-06-2018
    • Objections on Key: 22-06-2018 to 26-06-2018
    • AP TET Final key:28-06-2018
    • AP TET Results :30-06-2018
Important Links AP TET May 2018
APTET 2018 NOTIFICATION FOR ONLINE APPLICATION& COMPUTER BASED TEST
Ref: 1.G.O.Ms.No.25 School Education (Exams) Department, Dt:04-05-2018
1. The Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET May -2018) is being conducted by Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh in all 13 Districts of the State through a Computer Based Test. The objective is to ensure National Standards and benchmark of Teacher quality in the recruitment process in accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). 

2. Online applications are invited for the Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-2018) from candidates for all those aspiring to be Teachers in State Government, Mandal Parishad, ZillaParishad, Municipality, Private Aided Schools and Private un-aided schools in Andhra Pradesh State for classes I to VIII. Govt. of India have enacted RTE Act, 2009 on 27.08.2009 titled “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education”. Sub-Section (1) of section 23 of the RTE Act, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi has laid down minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a Teacher for Classes I to VIII in its Principal Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and amendments issued thereon. The minimum qualifications include a Pass in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). Pursuant to the said Guidelines, it has been decided to conduct Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) twice every year for all persons, who aspire to become Teachers for Classes I to VIII in all Schools (Govt. / ZP / MP / Municipal /Recognized Pvt. Aided & Pvt. Un-Aided etc.,) in the State of Andhra Pradesh in the references read above. 


3. All candidates who possess D.Ed. / B.Ed. / Language Pandit / U.G.D.P.Ed./ D.P.Ed./ B.P.Ed. or its equivalent qualifications and candidates pursuing final year of the said courses during the academic year 2017-2018 with requisite percentage of marks obtained as given in information bulletin of APTET can appear for APTET-2018. However, the candidates intending to seek employment as a teacher in private unaided schools shall have the option of appearing at CTET conducted by Central Government through CBSE instead of APTET, if they so desire. The candidates who did not qualify in previous TETs can also apply. Further, the candidates who got qualified in the earlier APTETs can also apply for 7th APTET-2018, if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.


4. To bring in utmost transparency and accuracy in the conduct of examinations APTET 2018 will be conducted through Computer Based Test in Paper-I & Paper-II (A) & (B). The candidate who intends to be teachers for classes I to V have to appear for Paper-I and the candidates intending to be teachers for classes VI to VIII and also intends to be teachers (Language Pandits for VI-VIII have to appear for paper-II (A). The candidate who intends to be teachers (Physical education) have to appear for the examination under Paper II (B). The candidates who intends to be teachers for all classes from I to VIII can appear for all papers, i.e. Paper-I, Paper-II (A) & (B), as per requisite qualifications.

5. SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATION: 
Date Of Examination
Paper
Timing
Duration
17-01-2018 to 27-01-2018
I
09.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon (Multiple Sessions)
2:30 Hours
II
09.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon (Multiple Sessions)
2:30 Hours


NOTE: Sessions will be enhanced are reduced basing on the number of candidates applied for the current APTET- 2018 Examination. 
6. Examination FEE: The fee towards submission of application online and for the conduct of computer based examination is Rs.500/- for each Paper-I, Paper-II (A) & (B) separately. Candidates shall pay the fee through payment Gateway from 05.05.2018 to 22.05.2018 and submit online application at the APTET websitehttp://cse.ap.gov.in from 05.05.2018 to 23.05.2018. Note: If the candidate desires to apply for all papers he/she has to pay Rs.500/- for each paper separately.

 7. Procedure for submission of application online: Detailed procedure for applying ONLINE is given in the Information Bulletin. Candidates can download the ‘Information Bulletin’ free of cost from the APTET website http://cse.ap.gov.in from 04.05.2018 onwards. Candidates can submit their applications online from 05.05.2018 to 23.05.2018. No candidate is allowed for Edit / Modify the application once submitted. 
Note:- The candidates are instructed to submit the application carefully with full awareness of notification. Any corrections / Modifications will not be considered if candidate to change or modify he/she has to pay Rs. 500/- with separate application.

8. EXAMINATION CENTERS: 
The APTET 2018 shall be conducted ‘ONLINE’ in the 13 districts and centers at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai on the above mentioned dates (i.e. 10.06.2018 to 21.06.2018). A window will be opened to the Candidates from 25.05.2018 to 29.05.2018 to opt the DISTRICT and session in the available centers indicated in the web. If once the session capacity of the centers is exhausted then the candidate should choose another date and another session at available districts. If the candidate failed to opt Examination centre in the prescribed date mentioned above, department will allot the examination centre in the available vacancies.
However, allotment of centers shall be the discretion of the department and request for change of test centers or sessions is not allowed under any circumstances.
Note: Candidate should opt in first – cum-first served basis. 

9. Eligibility Criteria: 
The candidates at the time of applying for APTET, May 2018 should be in possession of the minimum qualifications prescribed for a teacher for I to V classes (Paper-I) and VI to VIII classes (Paper-II (A) & (B)) as given in Information Bulletin. The candidates who are pursuing final year of any of the Teacher Education Courses recognized by the NCTE or the RCI, as the case may be, during the academic year 2017-2018 can also appear for the APTET May, 2018. 
However, it is clarified that appearance or a pass in APTET by itself will not vest any right on the candidate to be considered for appointment to the post of Teacher in Government / Zilla Parishad / Mandal Parishad / Municipal and Private Aided Schools, unless he is in possession of the qualifications prescribed for appointment to such post in the relevant statutory recruitment rules framed by State Government from time to time or by the said management as on the date prescribed there in. 
Details of qualifications prescribed for APTET are provided in the Information Bulletin.

10. Structure, Content and Syllabus of APTET:
 (a) The structure and content of each part of Paper-I, Paper-II(A) The structure and content of each part of Paper-I, Paper-II(A) of the 7 th APTET-2018, and the breakup of the total 150 marks among various parts of the paper are given in the Information Bulletin. Syllabus for APTET-2018 can be downloaded from http://cse.ap.gov.in. 
 (b) Structure, Content and Syllabus of Physical Education (Paper- II(B)) The structure and content of each part of paper-II (B) of the APTET, and the breakup of the total 150 marks among various parts of the paper are given in the Information Bulletin. The detail marks Weightage criteria procedure are given in the Information Bulletin. Syllabus for APTET can be downloaded from http://cse.ap.gov.in. Incentive Marks shall be given to the Physical Education TET candidates under three categories as listed below. 
30 Marks:

  • International level participation representing India 
  • National level Medal Winners 
  • All India Inter University Medal Winners
  • All India Federation cup Medal Winners
  • National School Games medal Winners 

25 Marks 

  • National Participation representing Andhra Pradesh State
  • All India Inter University Participation
  • South Zone Inter University Participation & Medal Winners
  • South Zonal interstate participation & Medal Winners
  • National School Games participation 

20 Marks

  • State Level Medal Winners(Inter District) 
  • State level School Games Medal Winners i.e. Gold, Silver and Bronze 
Note: i) If the candidate is having more than one certificate achieved at International, National or State level. The certificate secured at high level will be considered. At any rate a combination of all certificates will not be considered. 
ii) Participation in veteran Championship (Master men, Master women), Invitation tournaments, Private tournaments and occasional tournaments are not considered. 
iii) The list of Games and Sports for considering the incentive marks is given in Annexure. 
iv) 20% Weightage marks for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) of the State Government for Physical Education candidates will be considered on the basis of Written Marks + Incentive Marks. 20% Weightage marks will be arrived by limiting total marks to 150 only. 

11. (a) Pass Criteria in TET Paper- I, Paper-II (A) & (B): 
 APTET May, 2018 Tentative Results will be declared on the same day of completion of examination. However the final result will be given after final key as for the scheduled mention below. The criteria for considering pass in APTET is as follows:
Community
Pass Marks
OC
60% Marks and above
BC
50% Marks and above
SC
40% Marks and above
ST
40% Marks and above
Differently Abled (PH)**
40% Marks and above
Ex Service man
40% Marks and above
Note : 1. Differently abled (visually, orthopedically and Hearing Impaired) candidates with at least 40% of shall be considered.
2. 20% Weightage marks for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) of the State Government for Physical Education candidates will be considered on the basis of Written Marks + Incentive Marks. 20% Weightage marks will be arrived by limiting total marks to 150 only.
12. Validity period of TET Certificate / Marks Memo: APTET Certificate / Marks Memo shall be valid for a period of 7 years from the date of TET examination in accordance with NCTE Guidelines. 


13. Weightage for APTET Scores in selection in District Selection Committee (DSC) Recruitments: 20% weightage will be given to APTET scores in the ensuing Teacher Recruitment of the State Government. In other words, 20% weightage is for APTET score and 80% weightage for written test in Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) for drawing up the selection list. 

14. Tentative Schedule of APTET- 2018: 

  • Detailed Notification: 04-05-2018
  • Fee Payment : 05-05-2018 to 22-05-2018
  • Online Applications Start Date:05-05-2018 
  • Online Application Last date:  23-05-2018
  • Mock Test Available From : 25-05-2018
  • Date of Issue Of  Hall tickets: 03-06-2018
  • Exam dates: 10-06-2018 to 21-06-2018
  • AP TET Primary  key:22-06-2018
  • Objections on Key: 22-06-2018 to 26-06-2018
  • AP TET Final key:28-06-2018
  • AP TET Results :30-06-2018
➤ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CANDIDATES FOR APPEARING AP-TET:
The candidate at the time of applying for APTET- May, 2018 should be having the minimum qualifications prescribed for a teacher for category I to V classes (Paper – I) and VI to VIII classes ( paper-II (A) & (B) ) as given below

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR AP - TET PAPER - I (CLASSES I TO V):
For candidates already in possession of Respective Teacher Education Certificates or pursuing final year of respective Teacher Education Course during 2017-2018 or earlier

a) Intermediate / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks. However in case of SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%. AND pass in 2 - year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) / 2 - year Diploma in Education (Special Education).
(OR)
b) Intermediate / Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks. In respect of SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 40%. AND pass in 2 - year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education. (B.El.Ed.) / 2 - year Diploma in Education (Special Education) in case of the candidates, who have passed or admitted to D.El.Ed / D.Ed., course prior to issue of these guidelines.

Note: NCTE guidelines were issued in the Month of August, 2010. Therefore, the candidates who acquired qualifications prior to August, 2010 are eligible with above said qualifications/Percentage of marks. 

➤ MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR AP-TET PAPER - II A(CLASSES VI TO VIII):
a) Mathematics and Science Teachers / Social Studies Teachers 
(i) Any graduation in concerned subject with at least 50% marks. In case of SC/ST/BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 40% and pass in Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Course / Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) – Special Education.)

(ii) 4- year B.A.Ed / B.Sc.Ed., with at least 50% marks, in case of SC / ST / BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%. OR 4-year B.A.Ed / B.Sc.Ed., with at least 50% marks, in case of SC/ ST/ BC/ Differently Abled candidates, the minimum marks shall be 45%.

b) Language Teachers (Classes VI - VIII)
Graduation with Language concerned as one of the Optional Subjects (OR) Bachelor of Oriental Language (or its equivalent) (OR) Graduation in Literature (OR) Post Graduation in Language concerned AND Language Pandit Training Certificate/ B.Ed with Language concerned as one of the Methodologies, in respect of Language Teachers.

➤ MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR AP-TET PAPER - II A(CLASSES VI TO VIII):
i) Physical Education Teachers: 
Must possess Intermediate Certificate issued by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh (or) Equivalent certificate recognized by Board of Intermediate Education, Govt. of A.P. and Under Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (U.G.D.P.Ed.) of One or Two years duration/ Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed.) of duration not less than Two years (or equivalent) from any NCTE Recognized Institution.
OR 
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent (or) Bachelor’s Degree with Physical Education an elective subject (or) Graduate in Physical Education (BPE) at least Three years duration and Under Graduate Diploma in Physical Education (U.G.D.P.Ed.) of one or two years duration/ Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed) of duration not less than two years (or equivalent) from any NCTE Recognized Institution

ii) Physical Education Teachers /School Assistant- Physical Education:
Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent (or) Bachelor’s Degree with Physical Education an elective subject (or) Graduate in Physical Education (BPE) at least Three years duration
(AND) 
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) of at least one year duration course from NCTE Recognized University/Institution
Note:- 
i) The candidates, who are appearing in the final year of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.Ed.) (or) Under graduate Diploma in Physical Education (U.G.D.P.Ed). / Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed.) (or) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) (or) Language Pandit Training (or) Bachelor of Physical Education etc., are also eligible to appear for TET exam subject to the condition that the candidates cannot appear for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) with this TET certificate, unless the candidates acquire requisite qualification.
ii) A Diploma/ Degree course in Teacher Education / Degree Course in Physical Education recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) only shall be considered. However in case of Diploma in Education (Special Education) and B.Ed. (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) only shall be considered.
iii) Intermediate qualification of Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) of Andhra Pradesh State or its equivalent as recognized by Board of Intermediate Education (BIE), Andhra Pradesh State only shall be considered. So also the Bachelor’s Degree of a University Recognized by UGC only shall be considered. 

➤ STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF AP TET:-
a) The structure and content of the TET is given in the following paragraphs. All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying One Mark, with four alternatives out of which One Answer will be correct. There will be no Negative Marking.

b) There will be Two Papers for the TET Paper-I will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes I to V, Paper-II will be for a person who intends to be a teacher for Classes VI to VIII. A person who intends to be a Teacher either for Classes I to V or for Classes VI to VIII shall have to appear in both Papers (Paper I and Paper II).

c) Paper I (for Classes I to V); No. of No. Multiple Choice Questions MCQs – 150 Duration of examination: 2½ hours

(a) Paper- I : 
No. of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) – 150
(b) Duration of Examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes:
(c)Structure and Content (all compulsory)
i) Child Development and Pedagogy: 30 MCQs 30 Marks
ii) Language I :30 MCQs 30 Marks
iii) Language II (English) :30 MCQs 30 Marks
iv) Mathematics: 30 MCQs 30 Marks
v) Environmental Studies: 30 MCQs 30 Marks
Total 150 MCQs 150 Marks

I. The test items on Child Development & Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the primary level.
II. How to choose language–I of APTET Paper-I: The following languages are offered under First Language in the Schools under the State Syllabus viz., Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Odiya. A Candidate has to choose one of these 6 Languages under Language-I of TET, those candidates should have compulsorily studied that Language either as medium of study or as First Language at least up to Class X. The candidates who studied CBSE/ ICSE curriculum can choose the Language which they studied up to Class X.
III. The Language-II shall be English for all the candidates.
IV. The syllabi for Language I & II shall be based on Proficiency in the language, Elements of language, communication and comprehension abilities (Standard up to class X level).
V. For 30 MCQs under Language I&II, 24 MCQs will be on content and 6 MCQs on Pedagogy on a Language
VI. The syllabi for Mathematics & Environmental Studies are designed on the basis of topics of Classes I to V. The difficulty standard as well as linkages of content/topics could be up to Secondary Stage (up to Class X) for testing. The test items in Mathematics and Environmental Studies will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) not only on Content but also on Pedagogy. In Mathematics, 5 24 MCQs will be on Content and 6 MCQs on Pedagogy. Similarly, in Environmental Studies 24 MCQs will be on Content and 6 MCQs on Pedagogy.
VII. The detailed syllabus for all subjects shall be the designed by the SCERT and the same shall be issued along with the Notification.  

(b) Paper IIA: 
No. of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)– 150:
Duration of Examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Structure and Content
i) Child Development and Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
ii) Language I 30 MCQs 30 Marks
iii) Language II (English) 30 MCQs 30 Marks
iv) (a) For Mathematics &; Science Teachers:
Mathematics and Science 60 MCQs 60 Marks
(b) For Social Studies Teacher 60 MCQs 60 Marks
(c) For any other Teacher – Either (iv)(a) or (iv)(b)
TOTAL 150 MCQs 150 Marks

(b) Paper IIB: 
No. of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)– 150:
Duration of Examination: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Structure and Content
i) Physical Education Pedagogy 30 MCQs 30 Marks
ii) Language I 10 MCQs 10 Marks
iii) Language II (English) 10 MCQs 10 Marks
iv) Physical Education Content 100 MCQs 100 Marks

TOTAL 150 MCQs 150 Marks
Incentive Marks for Meritorious Sports Candidates 30Marks

Note: 
i) The test items on Child Development & Pedagogy will focus on Educational Psychology of teaching and learning relevant to the Elementary level for Paper II-A Physical Education Pedagogy for Paper II-B will focus on Elementary level. 

ii) How to choose Language – I of AP-TET Paper-II A & B: The following Languages are offered under First Language in Secondary schools under the State Syllabus viz., Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Odiya and Sanskrit. Other than Language Teachers has to choose one of these 8 Languages under Language I of TET, those candidates should have compulsorily studied that Language either as medium of study or First Language at least up to Class-X. The candidates who studied CBSE/ ICSE curriculum can choose the Language which they studied up to Class X. 

Language Teachers have to choose the Language of their study in Pandit Training concerned under Language-I of TET Paper II (A). 
For Physical Education Teacher a candidate has to choose one of the five (5) Languages (Teugu, Urdu, Tamil, Odiya and Kannada) Under Language I of TET Paper II-B 

iii) The Language-II shall be English for all the candidates.

iv) The syllabi for Language I & II for Paper II-A shall be based on proficiency in the Language, Elements of Language, Communication and Comprehension abilities (standard up to Senior Secondary Level (12th Class). 30 MCQs for Language I and 30 MCQs for Language II will be given on content only
For Physical Education Teachers the syllabi for Language I & II shall be based on proficiency in the Language, Elements of Language, Communication and Comprehension abilities (standard up to 7th Class) 10 MCQs for Language I & 10 MCQs for Language II will be given on content only.

v) For Paper II- A - questions will be as follows:-
a) (i) Mathematics 30 MCQs (Content 24, Pedagogy 6) 
(ii) Science 30 MCQs (Content 24, Pedagogy
 Content –Physical Science 12 MCQs.
 Content –Biological Science 12 MCQs.
 Science Pedagogy 06 MCQs.
a. Social Studies 60 MCQs (Content 48, Pedagogy 12)
b. Language Teachers 60 MCQs (Content 48, Pedagogy 12)

The syllabi for TET of concerned Paper II (A) and are special based and topics of Classes VI to VIII. The difficulty standard of questions as well as their linkages could be up to Senior Secondary Level (12th class). 

vi) For Paper II (B), the syllabi for TET of Physical Education Teacher (PET) and School Assistant Physical Education (PE) are based on topics of Classes VI to X. The difficulty standard of questions as well as their linkages could be up to Senior Secondary Level (12th class). 
vii) Incentive Marks shall be given to the Physical Education TET candidates under three categories as listed below. 
30 Marks:
International level participation representing India 
  • National level Medal Winners
  • All India Inter University Medal Winners 
  • All India Federation cup Medal Winners 
  • National School Games medal Winners 
25 Marks
  • National Participation representing Andhra Pradesh State
  • All India Inter University Participation
  • South Zone Inter University Participation & Medal Winners 
  • South Zonal interstate participation & Medal Winners
  • National School Games participation  
20 Marks
  • State Level Medal Winners(Inter District)
  • State level School Games Medal Winners i.e. Gold, Silver and Bronze 
viii) If the candidate is having more than one certificate achieved at International, National or State level. The certificate secured at high level will be considered. At any rate a combination of all certificates will not be considered. 
ix) Participation in veteran Championship (Master men, Master women), Invitation tournaments, Private tournaments and occasional tournaments are not considered. 
x) The list of Games and Sports for considering the incentive marks is given in Annexure. xi) 20% Weightage marks for Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) of the State Government for Physical Education candidates will be considered on the basis of Written Marks + Incentive Marks. 20% Weightage marks will be arrived by limiting total marks to 150 only. Note: Syllabi for Paper I and II A & B for each subject notified on website http://cse.ap.gov.in 

 MEDIUM OF QUESTION PAPER:
The Question Paper shall be bilingual (i.e). English followed by the Language-I chosen by the candidates for all Languages except Sanskrit. For the candidates choosing Sanskrit, the questions shall be in Telugu followed by Sanskrit (Devanagari Script).

 PASS CRITERIA OF APTET- May, 2018:
APTET–May, 2018 Results will be declared in the Last week of June, 2018. The criteria for considering pass in APTET is as follows: 
S.NO
CATEGORY
Qualifying Percentage
Pass Marks
1
General
60% and above
90
2
BC
50% and above
75
3
SC/ST/Differently Abled And Ex-Serviceman
40% and above
60
Note:
 i. Differently abled (Visually, Orthopedically, and Hearing Impaired) candidates with at least 40% shall be considered
ii. The validity of Certificates shall be for a period of 7 years from the date of TET concerned as per CTET. A person who has qualified in TET examination may appear again for improving his/her scores in subsequent years. The said certificates will be given in digital format.
iii. The Certificate shall contain the Name and Address of the Candidate, Registration No., Year/ Month of Award of Certificate, Marks obtained in each Paper, Class level of its validity (Class 1st to 5th, Class 6th to 8th or Both) and in case of Classes 6th to 8th, the Subject Area (Mathematics, Science and Social studies) etc., The Certificate may be Electronically generated with adequate security features to avoid any kind of malpractice.
iv. The Joint Director, TET and Member Convener, Andhra Pradesh shall issue Memos/Pass Certificates in Digital Format to the candidates.

 APPLICABILITY:
The AP- TET shall apply to all the Schools referred to in Clause (n) of Section 2 of the RTE Act. However, a School referred to in Sub-Clause (iv) of Clause(n) of Section 2 of the RTE Act, may exercise the option of considering either the TET conducted by the Central Government or the AP-TET.

➤ WEIGHTAGE OF TET SCORES IN THE TEACHER RECRUITMENT OF THE STATE:
A 20% Weightage to TET scores shall be provided in the Teacher Recruitment of the State Government, balance 80% weightage will be given for Written Test in Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) based on which selection lists shall be prepared. However, mere qualifying the TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/ employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for Teacher appointment.
 EXEMPTION FROM PASSING TET:
Teachers who were appointed before NCTE notification dt:23.08.2010 by the Competent Authority in Govt./ Local Authority as per Recruitment Rules prevalent at that time are exempted from appearing for TET. However, Teachers working in Private Schools whose appointments were not approved by the Competent Authority are not exempted from passing TET. Such Teachers of Private Unaided Schools shall appear for TET conducted by either the State Government or Central Government. In respect of non approved Teachers working in Private Aided Schools, they shall invariably appear for TET conducted by the State Government only.

➤ MARKS MEMO / CERTIFICATE VALIDITY PERIOD: 
The Marks Memo/Certificate of APTET–May, 2018 shall be made available on APTET website only. There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring APTET Certificate. A person who has qualified APTET may also appear again for improving his/her score. In accordance with the NCTE guidelines the APTET certificate shall be valid for a period of seven years from the date of examination. 

➤ EXAMINATION CENTERS: 
 The APTET 2018 shall be conducted ‘ONLINE’ in the 13 districts and centers at Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai on the above mentioned dates (i.e. 10.06.2018 to 21.06.2018). A window will be opened to the Candidates from 25.05.2018 to 29.05.2018 to opt the DISTRICT and session in the available centers indicated in the web. If once the session capacity of the centers is exhausted then the candidate should choose another date and another session at available districts. If the candidate failed to opt Examination centre in the prescribed date mentioned above, department will allot the examination centre in the available vacancies However, allotment of centers shall be the discretion of the department and request for change of test centers or sessions is not allowed under any circumstances. 
Note: Candidate should opt in first – cum-first served basis.

➤ HALL TICKET: 
Candidates can download their Hall Tickets from the website at http://cse.ap.gov.in from 03.06.2018 onwards. In case of any candidate could not download the Hall ticket he/ she should contact the Joint Director, TET of Commissioner of School Education, Anjaneya Towers, Ibrahimpatnam between 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM on all working hours in person only giving details of the journal number of the fee paid, reference number of the application submitted, a copy of the printout of the Application form and one photograph (same photograph as pasted on the application form). Request for issue of duplicate Hall Ticket will not be entertained after the examination in any case.

➤ FEE: 
The fee towards submission of application online and for the conduct of computer based TET examination is Rs.500.00. for each Paper. If the candidate desires to appear for all papers he/she has to pay an amount of Rs.500/- for each paper separately. Candidates shall pay the fee through payment Gateway between 05.05.208 to 22.05.2018 and submit online application at the APTET website http://cse.ap.gov.in between 05.05.2018 to 23.05.2018.  

 CONSTITUTION OF TET COMMITTEE:
A TET Committee shall be constituted with the following composition for smooth conduct of AP-TET:-
1. Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh - Chairman
2. Director of SCERT, Andhra Pradesh - Member
3. Joint Director (TET), Office of the Commissioner of
School Education, Andhra Pradesh - Member-Convenor
4. Director of Government Examinations - Member
5. Joint Director (Services), Office of the Commissioner of
School Education, Andhra Pradesh - Member
The Committee is empowered to take decisions on the Schedule for conduct of TET with calendar of activities, logistics for conduct of TET, issue of Notification, prescribing of qualifications and qualifying criteria etc.,. Issues that arise on conduct of TET and is responsible for the overall supervision of the conduct of TET.

 CREATION OF TET CELL:
A TET Cell shall be created with the following staff to man and conduct the AP-
TET in accordance with the decisions taken by the TET Committee.
1. Nodal Officer & Ex-Officio Commissioner, TET
2. Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Director - One (On deputation)
3. Assistant Commissioner / Assistant Director – One (On deputation)
4. Superintendent – One (on deputation)
5. Outsourcing Staff: Data Processing Officer – One
Data Entry Operators - Two
Office Subordinates - Two
  • A separate account shall be opened for the purpose of depositing the examination fee paid by the candidates in TET Funds and the Accounts shall be audited every year by a Chartered Accountant.
  • The Committee is authorized to conduct TET in an effective manner assisted by field functionaries viz. RJDSEs, DEOs, etc. He/ She shall take up pre and post examination activities scrupulously as per the Guidelines and Schedule for every TET decided by the TET Committee. He/ She shall formulate a detailed procedure and lay down instructions for conducting TET. The DEO shall be the Officer responsible to conduct TET in the Districts under the overall supervision of the District Collectors.
  •  The maintenance of records like examination material, non-examination material shall be up to 6 months from the date of TET, except where legal cases are involved.
 NO ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL COMMITEMENT TO GOVERNMENT:
There shall be no additional financial commitment to Government on account of conduct of TET. Salaries for TET Cell staff, maintenance of TET Cell, conveyance, processing of results etc., shall be met from TET funds only.

 FREQUENCY OF CONDUCT OF TET:
TET shall be conducted twice in a year; one in the months June/July and the other on the months of October/November. There shall be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring the TET Certificate.

 PROCESS FOR CONDUCT OF TET
(a) The Government of Andhra Pradesh is keen on the utilization of Information Technology for automation of various activities related to government departments to ensure accuracy and transparency. The senior officials of the government academic and technical personnel under the chairmanship of the Hon'ble Minister for HRD have unanimously resolved to switch over from the conventional paper based examination to the system of Computer Based Test (CBT) for all Common Entrance Tests (CETs) to be conducted from the Academic Year 2017-18 onwards.

➤ COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT):
In order to bring in utmost transparency and accuracy in the conduct of examinations, it is decided to conduct Computer Based Test (C-TET) on the lines of DEECET, EAMCET, etc as per the recommendations of the Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Amaravati. The TET as CBT shall be conducted in order to do away with the present cumbersome process that involves large human contingent and the consequent expenditure involved.
The Commissioner of School Education, A.P., Amaravati shall ensure that the age old practice of pre and post examination work is dispensed with after adapting the TET as CBT on the lines of DEECET, EAMCET, etc.
(b) The Computer Based Test (CBT) involves pre-examination work viz. registration of candidates and application processing, identification of test centers as approved by the Technical Team of the Convener, Test Centers management and generation of hall tickets followed by development of error- free question paper sets / bank and its management, and also creation of awareness to the Candidate about CBT by means of conduct of mock tests and preparatory test. The examination management includes digitalization and secured transfer of the question paper to the test centers, conduct of test, processing of scores and generation of ranks as per the G.Os of the respective CETs.

 PROCESS INVOLVED IN COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT):
1) The agency identified by the Commissioner of School Education shall design, develop and host the web based secured application form for Department and accept applications.
2) Integration with Payment Gateway for online fee payment.
3) Creating Login ID and Password for candidate.
4) Test Centers should be identified by the agency and should meet rigorous compliance process. The Test centers should also be completely secured & sanitized to prevent any malpractices.
5) Standard test centers used for prestigious nationwide competitive exams like IIT JEE
Main, IIT GATE, IIM CAT, RRB, IBPS etc should be utilized for APTET Exam.

 CONSTITUTION OF EXAMINATION CENTRES FOR TET:
(i) The identification of Examination centers is the sole responsibility of the Agency which is entrusted to conduct A.P. TET as Computer Based Test (CBT). The identified centers should be confirmed by the TET Committee.
(ii) Each Centre should be equipped with good accommodation, furniture and computer infrastructure. Each Centre shall have a capacity to accommodate 5000 candidates in a single session.
(iii) The Centers in the District shall be identified in District Head Quarters, Municipalities, Revenue and Mandal Division Headquarters only.
15. The Government shall have powers to make Rules, issue Clarifications and Guidelines which may arise in regard to the implementation of these Guidelines.

 LEGAL DISPUTES:
All legal disputes with regard to the conduct of TET shall be subject to the Jurisdiction of the Courts located in the State of Andhra Pradesh only.The Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati and Director, SCERT, Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati shall take necessary action accordingly.
AP TET 2018 Pattern of Exam:
Paper-I
S.
No.
Subject
No. of MCQs
Marks

I
Child Development and
Pedagogy

30 MCQs

30 Marks
ii
Language I
30 MCQs
30 Marks
iii
Language II English
30 MCQs
30 Marks
iv
Mathematics
30 MCQs
30 Marks
v
Environmental Studies
30 MCQs
30 Marks
Total
150 MCQs
150 Marks

Paper-II
S.
No.
Subject
No. of MCQs
Marks
i
Child Development & Pedagogy
30 MCQs
30 Marks
ii
Language I
30 MCQs
30 Marks
iii
Language II - English
30 MCQs
30 Marks



iv
a) For Mathematics and Science teachers:
 Mathematics and Science.

b)For Social Studies Teacher : Social Studies.

c)for any other teacher – either iv(a) or iv (b)



60 MCQs



60 Marks
Total
150 MCQs
150
Marks

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