Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Examination for Secondary Education, Assam (4500 posts)


No RMSA/TET/143/2012                                                                       date 11/9/12


Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Examination for Secondary Education, Assam


With a view to offer quality education in the secondary schools of Assam, the Govt. of Assam has amended the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service Rules, 2003 fixing minimum  standard  of  qualification  for teacher’s  eligibility in  secondary schools in accordance with NCTE Regulation.


The Government in the Secondary Education Department vide the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012 has prescribed the amended qualifications for direct  recruitment to the post of graduate teachers. Accordingly the first Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for Secondary Education in Assam will be conducted in the last  week  of  February,  2013  by  the  Government  of  Assam,  in  Secondary  Education Department.


ELIGIBILITY  CRITERIA  for  Graduate  Teachers  in  Secondary  Schools:  The  Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012 has prescribed the amended qualification for direct recruitment to the post of graduate teachers.

As per the substituted Schedule –II, the qualification for

1)  Graduate teacher has been prescribed as BA/B.Sc/ B.Com with 50% marks with B.T./ B.Ed. degree from any recognized university.

2)  Hindi Teacher: Pravin/ Ratna in Hindi with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized university or B.A with Hindi as one of the subject with 50% marks and B.T / B. Ed. degree from any recognized University.

3)    Classical Teacher (Sanskrit):- Shastri with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Sanskrit as one of the subjects with 50% marks and B.T/ B.Ed degree from any recognized University.

4)  Classical Teacher such as Arabic, Urdu, Persian etc:- MM with 50% marks with degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Arabic as one of the subjects with 50% marks and B.T./B.Ed. from any recognized University.

5)  Classical Teacher (Assamese Language, Manipuri Language):- B.A with Honours/ Major  in  concerned  subject  with  50%  marks  and  B.T.  /B.Ed.  degree  from  any recognized University.


However all intending candidates may note that B.T / B. Ed. Degree as a mandatory prerequisite  eligibility  qualification  for  Secondary  teachers  stands  relaxed  up  to 01/01/2015 in accordance with the Government Order issued by the Government of Assam in Secondary Education Department and accordingly candidates who do not possess  B.T  /  B.  Ed.  Degree  may  appear  at  the  TET  Examination  for  Secondary Education provided they have the academic qualifying marks as above.




Further, Rule-10 of the aforesaid Service Rules provides that, in addition to such academic and professional qualification mentioned in Schedule-II for direct recruitment to the post, all


candidates shall have to appear and pass in the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the Government scoring minimum 60% marks in case of General category candidates and minimum of 55% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/MOBC/Physically handicapped candidates.


It shall be noted that mere qualification with prescribed marks in the TET examination for Secondary  Education  shall  not  confer  on  any  candidate  the  right  to  employment  as a teacher. However qualification in TET examination is a mandatory prerequisite to appear at the interview for teacher recruitment and the marks obtained in the TET examination by a candidate who has qualified in the TET examination shall be counted in the interview for the teacher recruitment which will be advertised subsequently.


The teacher recruitment after TET of graduate teachers in the provincialised High School, Higher Secondary School and High Madrassa shall be governed by Rule- 8 of the aforesaid rules. However the  teachers who are/were engaged on contractual basis in the aforesaid schools including Government Secondary Schools would be given preference by awarding up to a total 50 bonus marks for their services  as contractual teachers at the rate of 25 marks  per  one  year  of  teaching  experience  subject  to  a  maximum  period  of  2  years. Likewise, the candidates possessing B.T/B. Ed will be entitled for 100 marks on percentage of B.T/B. Ed examination.


The advertisement for the posts of graduate teachers shall be issued by the concerned School Selection  Committee. The  School  Selection  Committee  shall hold interview  and prepare a panel of school wise  select list and subject to approval of the District Approval Committee, the appointment to the post of teacher shall be made from the selection list as per merit and subject to following government prescribed  Reservations. However, no oral marks shall be there in interview stage.


Who Can Apply


A. The Candidate must be a Citizen of India.

B.  He/she must be a Graduate having 50% marks from a recognized University with B.T/B. Ed. from a recognized University. However, a candidate not having B.T. / B.Ed. as professional qualification may also apply since relaxation as mentioned above  is  available  up  to  01.01.2015  for  recruitment  to  the  post  of  graduate teacher.

C. Age of the candidate should not be above 38 years as on 01.01.2012. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.



Number of Vacancies: The number of vacant posts of Graduate Teachers is approximately

4500 (the figure is indicative and may increase subject to vacancy).





Minimum qualifying marks for passing TET: To qualify in TET Examination the candidate must score at least 60% marks. However, 5% relaxation in marks will be given for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/MOBC/PWD (Person With Disability)(PH). The degree of physical disability should be minimum  40% and it should be certified by the competent authority. Notwithstanding the minimum prescribed  marks  secured  in TET Examination, the number of candidates declared as TET Examination qualified would be a maximum of double the number of vacancies of Teachers and such candidates will be determined as per merit position.



Validity: All candidates who pass the TET will be awarded a certificate. The validity of the certificate shall  be for a maximum period of 2(two) years from the date of issue of the certificate by the Empowered Committee, Government of Assam subject to the condition that the candidate otherwise fulfils the eligibility criteria prescribed for recruitment to the services in Government of Assam.




Further it must be noted that, those candidates who qualify TET Examination as per this advertisement and were not above 38 years of age as on 1/1/2012 but might cross the upper age limit in the interim period of validity of maximum 2(two) years shall be allowed  to  appear  at  any   graduate  teacher  recruitment  interview  that  may  be conducted by the Government of Assam within the period of 2(two) years validity.




Time Schedule for TET, 2012, Assam:





Issue of Application Form through Post Office

Monday, 1/10/12 to Wednesday,

10/10/12 during post office working hours



Last date of Submission of Application form in Post


Up to 30/10/12 during post office

working hours




Issue of Admit Card through Post Office

Tentatively by end of December,





TET Examination   will be held in

Tentatively in Last week of

February, 2013


Declaration of ResultTentatively by 20th March 2013



Candidates are advised to apply early in order to avoid last minute rush in the post offices.


Structure & Content of Test:-  The examination shall be for 200 marks of 200 Multiple

Choice Questions (MCQs), each one of them carrying equal marks. The subject areas broadly are as follows.


Sl. No 


Number of





General Studies & Current Affairs100 MCQs100


Pedagogy & General English100 MCQs100
Total Marks            200


Issue and Submission of Application Form:


The application forms will be issued through designated Post Offices and the filled-up application form will have to be submitted in any of these designated Post Offices. The list of designated post offices is given below.







Post Office


BaksaTamulpur, Barama


BarpetaBarpeta Head Post Office, Sorbhong, Kalgachia, Mandia, Barpeta Road,

Pathsala, Patacharkuchi, Chenga


BongaigaonBongaigaon Head Post Office, Abhayapuri, North Salmara


CacharKatigorah,  Silchar Head Post Office, Udharbond, Sonaimukh, Lakhipur,

Kalain, Rangirkhari


ChirangBijni, Dhaligaon, Bengtal


DarrangKharupetiaghat,  Pathorighat,  Sipajhar,  Mongoldoi  Head  Post  Office,

Kalaigaon, Dalgaon


DhemajiDhemaji Head Post Office, Silapathar, Jonai, Gogamukh


DhubriChapar, Dhubri Head Post Office, Gauripur, Golakganj, Bilasipara


DibrugarhDibrugarh        Head         Post          Office,         Chabua,         Tengakhat,

Tingkhong,Naharkatia, Duliajan, Dibrugarh University

10Dima HasaoHaflong Head Post Office
11GoalparaDhubdhara, Goalpara Head Post Office, Baladmari, Krishnai, Lakhipur
12GolaghatBokakhat,    Kamargaon,    Dergaon,    Golaghat    Head    Post     Office,

Sarupathar, Begenakhowa, Barpathar

13Kamrup(Metro)Guwahati GPO(Meghdoot Bhawan), Dispur, Sonapur, Maligaon Rly HQ,

Guwahati  University,  Assam  Tribune,  Noonmati,  Khanapra,  Ulubari, Bharalumukh

14HailakandiKalibari  Bazar,  Hailakandi  Head  Post  Office,  Lakshmisahar,  Lala,


15JorhatCinnamora,  Kamalabari,  Jorhat  Head  Post  Office,  Teok,  Titabor, Mariani, Kakajan, Assam Agriculture University


Goreswar, Rangia, Baihata, Hajo, Chayygaon, Bijoynagar, Sualkuchi,

Nagarbera,Boko, IIT Guwahati

17Karbi AnglongDonkamokam, Diphu Head Post Office, Dokmoka, Bokajan, Hamren
18KarimganjKarimganj   Head   Post   Office,   Badarpur,  Nilambazar,    Patharkandi,

Dullabcherra, Ramkrishnanagar

19KokrajharKokrajhar Head Post Office, Gossaigaon, Bagribari, Fakiragram
20LakhimpurDikrong,  Biphuria,  North  Lakhimpur  Head  Post  Office,Dhakuakhana,


21MorigaonJagibhakatgaon,  Moirabari,  Laharighat,  Morigaon  Head  Post  Office, Jagiroad, Kagajnagar, Charaibahi, Moirabari
22NagaonJakhalabandha, Nagaon Head Post Office, Lumding, Samaguri, Rupahi,

Dhing, Raha, Kampur, Hojai, Lanka, Purani Gudam, Dabaka

23NalbariTihu,  Chamata,  Mukalmua,  Kamarkuchi,  Nalbari  Head  Post  Office,


24SivasagarDemow, Sivasagar Head Post Office, Amguri, Nazira, Sonari, Moranhat,


25SonitpurDhekiajuli, Chariduar, Tezpur Head Post Office, Nabarbari, Biswanath

Chariali, Behali, Gohpur

26TinsukiaChapakhowa,  Doomdooma,  Tinsukia  Head  Post  Office,  Margherita,
  Dibgoi, Ledu
27UdalguriTangla, Khoirabari, Harisinga, Udalguri Head Post Office, Mazbat










§    The cost of the application form is Rs.350/- (Rupees Three hundred and Fifty only)

payable at the Post Office.

§    Candidates coming to Post Office for purchase of application form are to submit the details of their names address and contact number in a plain white paper to the Post Office along with fee to obtain an application form.

§    Detailed instruction on filling up of ICR cum OMR application form is given in the

Application Form Booklet.

§    Submission of filled-in application will be done from designated post offices only.

Application sent through post offices other than the designated ones may not reach the destination in time and TET Empowered committee shall not be held responsible for  late  receipt  of  application  forms  sent  through  other  post  offices,  except  the designated post offices.

§    No booking charge/ postage fee will be levied upon the candidates.

§    Applicant must provide PIN code in the address column in the Application Form.

Applicant may approach Postmaster of his locality to ascertain the PIN code. PIN

code will facilitate early delivery of Admit Card.

§    For more information on TET candidates may please contact all Inspector of Schools offices  in  Districts  and  their  RMSA  cells;  State  Mission  Director  RMSA  office, Kahilipara,  Guwahati;   Office  of  the  Director  of  Secondary  Education,  Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati during office hours on all working days.

§    Syllabus  for  the  TET  examination  will  be  available  on  15/9/12  on  websites-













Member Secretary, Empowered Committee for

TET for Secondary Education, Assam

















  1. Bappu says

    I think there should be relaxation for the graduate who have passed B.A. with major subject, other wise what is different between general B.A. & B.A.(major).

    1. Trishna says

      I agree with Bappu.. Absolutely right. I have a major but i cannot apply here.. its really disappointing..

  2. parag kumar bordoloi says

    i have completed my graduation (bca) awaiting for my result can i apply for this post

  3. susanta dutta says

    Can an English medium student sit for Secondary TET? If yes ,what are the subjects required for passing entrance test? any1 rply pls..

  4. Karishma phukan says

    I have completed my graduation with 49% having major in english. Acordng to the eligblty criteria, a cndidat shud have 50%.,but my category is O.B.C. So,can i apply4 dat exam??..

  5. protima says

    I think there should be relaxation for the graduate who have passed B.com with major subject, other wise what is different between general &.major. should a M.com with71% (B.Com. 49%(Honours in Accountancy) apply for the post? pls confirm as early as possible.

  6. Diju Kumar says

    I think the relax of percentage for ST/SC. And what is the difference between General B.A. & major if all candidate requires 50% percentage.

  7. Debasri Das says

    I have completed my graduation with 48.5% having major in Anthropology. Accordingly to the eligblty criteria, a candidate should have 50% & B.T to appear.,but i have not taken admissions at B.T & i am having the category. So,is it possible for me to attend the TET exam? Sir/Madam pls reply as early as possible.

  8. Bappu says

    Hi everybody,who have bellow 50% & more than 45% with major sub. should appeal……. for that

  9. Raju says

    Can i apply for secondary tet having 49% in obc quota..plz reply soon

  10. manab says

    i am a bbm(finance) graduate with 57%. can i apply for the

  11. Karishma phukan says

    Hi…,evry1,who hv belw 50%,..guys.,There is no chanc 4 appear in H.S. TET..dr is no any relaxtn of % 4 us..i thnk..it shud be atleast 45%. Bcoz,we just want 2 appear in dat exam.. Seeking 4 appear in TET doesn’t mean dat we are demanding d job.. Bcz,dr is also a qusn of pas nd fail..bt gvmnt doesnt undrstnd dat, if we get a chance to sit in tet,. they wil nt ls anythng, bt we’wl get much…
    I am one of the unfortunate!! :-( bettr luk nxt tym..

  12. Trishna says

    I have a major in English with 44.9 %
    i have even completed my M.A. in English.. now its sad that i cannot apply for such a good govt. job

  13. Dr mehjabin prodhani says

    Hi,m a graduate in bds(bachelor in dental surgery).but m interestd in teaching.can i apply for the tet exam…pls reply

  14. shobha mandal says

    if the score card is valid for 2 years can a candidate fetch the job after a year or so??if yes wat is the procedure

  15. lalit agarwal says

    wheather master degree will help to earn more benefits to be selected. i have passed m.com with accountancy honours securing 1st class so is there the chance to choose commerce subject to exam of tet.

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