TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST

Maharashtra TET: Maharashtra State Teacher Eligibility Test, is paper-pen based OMR entrance assessment directed by the Maharashtra State Council of Examinations, Pune. The exam serves as the main teacher eligibility test in Maharashtra for aspirants intent on being appointed as teachers in classes I to VIII. The State of Maharashtra has made Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) a mandatory qualification for primary (Classes I to V) and elementary (Classes VI to VIII) teachers in Maharashtra.

All questions of MahaTET will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be two papers of 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 teach Class I to VIII will have to appear for both

Maha TET is conducted twice every academic year and the validity period of TET qualifying certificate is seven years for all categories from the date of award of Maha TET certificate.

There is no restriction on the number of attempts for acquiring a TET certificate. A person who is a qualified TET may also appear again for improving his/her own score.

Maharashtra TET Qualifying Marks:-

A person who scores 60 percent or more in MahaTET 2017 exam will be considered as TET pass.
A person belonging to SC,ST,VJ,NT,OBC, differently abled persons, who scores 55% or more in the TET exam will be considered as TET pass. The state government will award certificates to all TET passed candidates.

MAHATET Paper –I Exam Pattern (1st to 5th Class)
Sr.No Name of Subjects Question Marks Time
1 Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 2.30 Hours
2 Language I 30 30
3 Language II 30 30
4 Mathematics 30 30
5 Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150

Maha TET Paper – II Exam pattern (6th to 8th Class)
Sr.No Name of Subjects Question Marks Time
1. Child Development and Pedagogy 30 30 2.30 Hours
2. Language 1 30 30
3. Language 2 30 30
4. Mathematics & Science 60 60
5. Social Studies 60 60

Maharashtra TET Exam Syllabus 2017
Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus:-
(a)Child Development (Primary School Child)
• Concept of development and its relationship with learning
• Principles of the development of children
• Influence of Heredity & Environment
• Socialization processes: Social world & children (Teacher, Parents, Peers)
• Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky: constructs and critical perspectives
• Concepts of child-centered and progressive education
• Critical perspective of the construct of Intelligence
• Multi Dimensional Intelligence Language & Thought
• Gender as a social construct; gender roles, gender-bias and educational practice
• Individual differences among learners, understanding differences based on diversity of language, caste, gender, community, religion etc.
• Distinction between Assessment for learning and assessment of learning; School-Based Assessment, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation: perspective and practice
• Formulating appropriate questions for assessing readiness levels of learners; for enhancing learning and critical thinking in the classroom and for assessing learner achievement.
(b)Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs
• Addressing learners from diverse backgrounds including disadvantaged and deprived
• Addressing the needs of children with learning difficulties, ‘impairment’ etc.
• Addressing the Talented, Creative, Specially abled Learners
(C) Learning and Pedagogy
• How children think and learn; how and why children ‘fail’ to achieve success in school performance.
• Basic processes of teaching and learning; children’s strategies of learning; learning as a social activity; social context of learning.
• Child as a problem solver and a ‘scientific investigator’
• Alternative conceptions of learning in children, understanding children’s ‘errors’ as significant steps in the learning process.
• Cognition & Emotions
• Motivation and learning
• Factors contributing to learning – personal & environmental
MAHA TET Language I Exam Syllabus
(a)Language Comprehension -Reading unseen passages – two passages one prose or drama and one poem with questions on comprehension, inference, grammar and verbal ability (Prose passage may be literary, scientific, narrative or discursive).
(b)Pedagogy of Language Development
• Learning and acquisition
• Principles of language Teaching
• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form
• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
• Language Skills
• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Teaching- learning materials: Textbook, multi media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
• Remedial Teaching
MAHATET Language II Exam Syllabus
(a)Comprehension – Two unseen prose passages (discursive or literary or narrative or scientific) with question on comprehension, grammar and verbal ability.
(b)Pedagogy of Language Development
• Learning and acquisition
• Principles of language Teaching
• Role of listening and speaking; function of language and how children use it as a tool
• Critical perspective on the role of grammar in learning a language for communicating ideas verbally and in written form;
• Challenges of teaching language in a diverse classroom; language difficulties, errors and disorders
• Language Skills
• Evaluating language comprehension and proficiency: speaking, listening, reading and writing
• Teaching – learning materials: Textbook, multi-media materials, multilingual resource of the classroom
• Remedial Teaching
MAHATET Mathematics Syllabus
(a)Content
• Geometry
• Shapes & Spatial Understanding
• Solids around Us
• Numbers
• Addition and Subtraction
(b)Pedagogical issues
• Nature of Mathematics/Logical thinking; understanding children’s thinking and reasoning patterns and strategies of making meaning
• learning
• Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
• Language of Mathematics
• Community Mathematics
• Evaluation through formal and informal methods
• Problems of Teaching
MAHATET 2017 Environmental Studies Syllabus
(a) Content
1. Family and Friends:
1.1 Relationships
1.2 Work and Play
1.3 Animals
1.4 Plants
II. Food
III. Shelter
IV. Water
V. Travel
2. Things We Make and Do
(B) Pedagogical Issues
• Concept and scope of EVS
• Significance of EVS, integrated EVS
• Environmental Studies & Environmental Education
• Learning Principles
• Scope & relation to Science & Social Science
• Approaches of presenting concepts
• Activities
• Experimentation/Practical Work
• Discussion
• CCE
• Teaching material/Aids Problems

Paper – 1
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Paper – 2
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