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Thursday 14 December 2017

AP TET 2017 Notification,Exam dates,Fee payment,Online Application

Ref : 1.G.O.Ms.No.91 School Education(Exams)Department , Dt :11-12-2017

  1. The Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-December, 2017) 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 December, 2017) 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.
    1. All candidates who possess D.Ed.,/ B.Ed., / Language Pandit or equivalent qualifications and candidates pursuing final year of the said courses during the academic year 2016-2017 with requisite percentage of marks obtained as given in information bulletin of APTET can appear for APTET. However, the candidates intending to seek employment as a teacher in private unaided schools shall have the option of appearing at CTET
    2. 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 6th APTET, if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.
  3. To bring in utmost transparency and accuracy in the conduct of examinations APTET will be conducted through Computer Based Test in 2 papers viz. Paper-I & Paper-II. The candidates who intend 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 have to appear for Paper-II. The candidates who intend to be teachers for all classes from I to VIII can appear for the both papers, Paper-I and Paper-II.
    PAPER                TIMING    DURATION
       I 09.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon (Multiple Sessions)      2.30 Hours

      II 02.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m (Multiple Sessions)      2.30 Hours
  1. 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. Candidates shall pay the fee through payment Gateway from 18.12.2017 to 31.12.2017 and submit online application at the APTET website from 18.12.2017 to 01.01.2018. Note:-If the candidate desires to apply for both papers he/she has to pay Rs.500/-for
each paper
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: from 14.12.2017 onwards. Candidates can submit their applications online from 18.12.2017 to 01.01.2018.
The APTET 2017 shall be conducted ‘ONLINE’ in the 13 districts on the above mentioned dates (i.e. 17.01.2018 to 27.01.2018). Candidates may give the preferential order of the centres. However, allotment of centres shall be the discretion of the department and request for change of test centres or sessions is not allowed under any circumstances.
Eligibility Criteria:
     The candidates at the time of applying for APTET, December 2017 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) 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 2016-2017 can also appear for the APTET December, 2017.
      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 / ZillaParishad / 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.
  1. Structure, Content and Syllabus of APTET: 
 The structure and content of each part of Paper-I and Paper-II of the fourth APTET, and the breakup of the total 150 marks among various parts of the paper are given in the Information Bulletin. Syllabus for APTET can be downloaded from

Pass Criteria in TET:
APTET December, 2017 Results will be declared in the 1st week of Feb-2018. The criteria for considering pass in APTET is as follows: Note 1: Differently abled candidates with at least 40% of handicap only shall be considered in respect of Visually and Orthopedically Handicapped. With regard to Hearing Impaired candidates, a minimum of 75% handicap shall be considered.
Community Pass marks
i) OC 60% Marks and above
ii) BC 50% Marks and above
iii) SC 40% Marks and above
iv) ST 40% Marks and above
v) Differently abled (PH) ** 40% Marks and above
vi) Ex-servicemen 40% Marks and above
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-December 2017:

1 Date of Issuing of TET Notification & Publishing of Information Bulletin 14-12-2017
2 Payment of Fees through Payment Gateway 18.12.2017 to 13.01.2017
3 Online submission of application through 18.12.2017 to 17.01.2018
4 Help desk services during working hours 19.12.2017 to 14.02.2018
5 Receiving of Complaints Online pertaining to application and other issues 19.12.2017 to 17.02.2018
6 Online Mock Test availability 23.01.2018 onwards
7 Download Hall Tickets 24.01.2018 onwards
8 Schedule of Examination Paper-I & Paper-II05.02.2018 to 15.02.2018 9.30AM to 12.00 Noon (Session-1) 2.30 PM to 05.00 PM (Session-2)
9 Initial Key published16.02.2018
10 Objections on initial key published 16.02.2018 to 21.02.2018
11 Final key published 24.02.2018
12 Final result declaration 26.02.2018 

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