TNTET Syllabus 2018 – Download New Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2 Tamilnadu TET

TNTET Syllabus 2018: Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TNTRB) will very soon release a Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 (TNTET) notification through its official website. Aspirants who are fond of teaching jobs will usually apply for this examination to receive the eligibility certificate. Most of the candidates will not be aware of how the exam would be and from what all topics questions will be asked in eligibility exam etc. With the intention of helping those people, we have provided the latest TNTET Syllabus 2018 with exam pattern hereunder. By seeing these materials, aspirants will definitely get an idea about what to study for next TNTET Exam. Aspirants can also free download this TNTET New Syllabus, if necessary.

TNTET Syllabus 2018 – Highlights
Authority Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TNTRB)
Exam Name Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TN TET) – 2018
Exam Category Paper-1 TN TET 2018: 1st to 5th Standard Eligibility Exam for Secondary Grade Teacher Posts
Paper-2 TN TET 2018: 6th to 8th Standard Eligibility Exam for Graduate Teacher Posts
Exam Type Objective Type Exam
Exam Date October 2018 (06 & 07- 10-2018)
Material TNTET Syllabus 2018 Download PDF

TNTET Syllabus 2018

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board conducts TNTET Exam 2018 every year. There are two categories of TN TET papers. One is the Secondary Grade Teacher eligibility test and the other one is the Graduate Teacher eligibility test. Both the exams will be conducted on the same day but on different sessions.

  • Paper-1 TN TET 2018: 1st to 5th Standard Eligibility Exam for Secondary Grade Teacher Posts
  • Paper-2 TNTET Exam 2018: 6th to 8th Standard Eligibility Exam for Graduate Teacher Posts

In both the exam papers, aspirants can expect questions from pedagogical issues, child development, learning approaches, English language, environmental issues, etc. Apart from this, subject related questions would also be asked. By seeing the TNTET Syllabus 2018 that we have given below, candidates will get some clear picture about Paper-1 and Paper-2 TET exams.

Individuals who qualify in this test will be invited for Certificate verification. After all process, the eligible candidates will be awarded with TET certificate. This certificate will be valid for a period of 7 years from the date of issuing.

Subjects for TNTET Exam: The TNTET exam will be conducted through pen and paper mode only. Candidates have to be well prepared in the following topics to score more marks in eligibility examination.

  • Paper-1 TN TET 2018: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Mathematics, Environmental Studies
  • Paper-2 TN TET 2018: Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II, Maths & Science/ Social Science

TNTET Exam Pattern 2018

To know about the total number of questions that will be asked in exam and the maximum time that will be given for exam etc, look into the TNTET Exam Pattern that is given below.

  • Exam will be conducted on OMR answer sheets
  • Only Multiple choice objective type questions will be asked in both the exam papers
  • Each paper contains 150 questions and one mark will be given for each right answer
  • No negative marks are applicable for wrong answer marked by contestants
  • Overall, candidates have to secure a minimum of 60% marks to qualify in TN TET 2018 Exam

TNTET 2018 Paper-1 Exam Pattern

Parts Subjects No of Questions Marks Allotted Duration
A Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30 3 hours
B Language-I (Tamil/ Telugu/ Kannada/ Malayalam/ Urdu) 30 30
C Language-II (English) 30 30
D Mathematics 30 30
E Environmental Studies 30 30
Total 150 150  180 minutes

TNTET 2018 Paper-2 Exam Pattern

Parts Subjects No of Questions Mark Allotted Duration
A Child Development & Pedagogy 30 30 3 hours
B Language-I (Tamil/ Telugu/ Kannada/ Malayalam/ Urdu) 30 30
C Language-II (English) 30 30
D Maths & Science (Mathematics & Science Teacher)
Social Science (Social Science Teacher)
Maths & Science/ Social Science (other Teachers)
60 60
Total 150 150  180 minutes

Paper Wise TRB TNTET New Exam Syllabus 2018

We have provided the paper-wise syllabus for upcoming TET exam in this section. Individuals who are using this TNTET Syllabus 2018 for exam preparations will be definitely able to score marks marks. Go ahead.

TNTET New Syllabus 2018 for Paper-1: Candidates willing to obtain Secondary Grade Teacher eligibility certificate follow the TNTET New Syllabus 2018 that we have given below for exam preparations.

TNTET Syllabus 2018 for Paper-1
Child Development & Pedagogy Tamil
Child Development (Age Group 6 to 11):

  • Children’s Profile at the Beginning of Primary
  • Education – Physical, Cognitive, Social & Emotional
  • Physical & Intellectual Development
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Moral Development


  • Types, levels and approaches of learning
  • Concepts and Constructs
  • Factors Contributing to learning
  • Learning and Knowledge
  • Constructivist Approach to learning, etc
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar & Vocabulary
  • Creative thinking and writing
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Principles of Language Teaching
  • Roles of Listening and speaking
  • Remedial Teaching, etc
English Mathematics
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Long/ Short familiar stories or folktales
  • Poems/ Songs
  • Functional grammar (adjective, articles, prepositions, subject-verb agreement, Noun)
  • Pre-writing activities
  • Various types of reading material
  • Writing words/ simple sentences
  • Vocabulary
  • Distinguishing singular and plural names
  • Referring to opposites
  • Personification of objects, animals, fruits and
  • vegetables etc
  • Phrases/ Sentences
  • Mechanics of writing
  • Language functions
  • ‘Wh’, ‘How’ questions
  • Creative writing
  • Using of punctuations
  • Simple riddles
  • Homophones
  • Writing letters
  • Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Metaphors
  • Parts of Speech
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Pedagogy of Language Development
  • Principles of Language Teaching
  • Roles of Listening and speaking
  • Remedial Teaching, etc.
  • Shapes and Figures (2D, 3D shapes, perimeter, angles)
  • Numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication etc)
  • Mental Arithmetic
  • Study of Data (pictographs, tally marks for simple data, etc)
  • Measurements (Length, Weight, Volume, Money, Time)
  • Patterns (geometrical shapes, square numbers, tiles, etc)
  • Fractional Numbers, etc.
Environmental Studies & Science
  • Plants
  • Animals & Birds
  • Small creatures around the children
  • Day and Night
  • Water, Air, Food
  • My body
  • Keeping healthy and clean
  • Science in Everyday life
  • Man, Matter and Materials
  • Travelogue
  • Animals in different environment
  • Pollution and its prevention
  • Health and Exercise
  • Deforestation and its consequences, conservation
  • Knowledge of Social behaviour
  • Knowing traffic rules
  • Learning about public services
  • Physical features & life of Tamilnadu
  • Simple facts about Indian freedom struggle
  • Scientific advancement and inventions
  • Rights and duties as a citizen
  • Common festivals
  • Basic physical and political facts about Tamilnadu
  • Tamilnadu Folk arts, crafts
  • Ancient Kings and Kingdoms of Tamilnadu
  • Natural Resources, minerals, vegetation of India
  • Structure of Government in India
  • Local bodies and public properties, etc

TNTET New Syllabus 2018 for Paper-2: Those who are applying for Graduate Teacher TNTET eligibility exam can follow the TNTET New Syllabus 2018 that we have given below for preparations.

TNTET Syllabus 2018 for Paper-2
Child Development & Pedagogy Tamil
  • Nature of Educational Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social, Emotional and Moral Development
  • Learning
  • Intelligence and Creativity
  • Motivation and Group Dynamics
  • Personality and Assessment
  • Mental Health and Hygiene
  • Guidance and Counselling, etc
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Supplementary stories
  • Comprehension, etc.
English Mathematics & Science
  • Vocabulary
  • Homophones
  • Framing appropriate questions and answers correctly (Wh, Yes/ No)
  • Cognitive skills in reading and understanding
  • Reading Extension Activities
  • Comprehension passages
  • Analysing sentences and passages for cohesive devices
  • Summarize content in any framework, using graphic organizers
  • Parts of speech through explanation and exercises
  • Nouns and types of nouns
  • Simple Present, Past, Future tenses
  • Rules of capital use
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Reading and interpreting pictorial information
  • Independent reading and comprehension of reading matter
  • Paraphrasing poetic lines
  • Style of language used in formal/ informal letters
  • Grammar
  • Language Functions
  • Reading and interpreting data, etc

  • Number System (LCM, HCF, Factorization, Decimal to Fraction, Integers, Divisibility)
  • Measurements (Length, Weight, Volume, Time, Perimeter, Area of Rectangle, right angle triangle)
  • Algebra
  • Life Mathematics (Ratio & Proportion)
  • Geometry
  • Introduction to point, line, ray, segment and
  • Planes
  • Kinds of angle
  • Types of Triangle
  • Properties of collinear, concurrency, parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Data Handling (Pictograph, Bar graph)
  • Practical Geometry (instruments, measuring line segments)
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest
  • Percentage
  • Parallelogram
  • Symmetry, Line/ Axis of symmetry, etc


  • World of Plants
  • Health and Hygiene
  • World of Animals
  • Components of Food
  • Structural Organization of Cell
  • Environmental Science – Resource, Use and Management
  • Matter & Measurement
  • Exploring Chemical Changes and Formulation
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Forces and Movement
  • Types of Energy
  • Magnetism
  • Animals in Daily Life
  • Nutrition in Plants and Animals
  • Human Body – Form & Function
  • Plants – Morphology
  • Respiration in Plants and Animals
  • Ecosystem
  • Combustion and Flame
  • Electricity and Heat
  • Crop Protection and Management
  • Reaching the Age of Adolescence
  • Body Movements
  • Pictorial Feature of Plant Kingdom
  • Micro Organisms
  • Diversity in Living Organism
  • Conservation of Plants and Animals
  • Pollution of Air, Water and Soil
  • Atomic Structure
  • Coal and Petroleum
  • Force and Pressure Definition
  • Light, etc
Social Science

  • Pre-historic Period
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Ancient Land of Thamizhagam
  • Vedic Period
  • Jainism and Buddhism
  • Rise of Empires
  • Kushana Empire
  • Rule of the English East India company
  • Vellore mutiny
  • The Great Mughals
  • Rise of the Marathas
  • Advent of the Europeans
  • Anglo-French Struggle


  • Earth and Solar System
  • Day and Night
  • Weather and Climate
  • Disaster and Disaster Management
  • An Introduction to Oceanography
  • Resources
  • Population and Resource


  • Family and Society
  • Community and School
  • The Local Government
  • Democracy
  • Human Development and Women Empowerment
  • Indian Constitution
  • Political Parties
  • National Integration
  • Socio-Economic problems
  • Human Rights and the UNO
  • Road Safety – Rules and Regulations


  • Consumption – Production – Distribution
  • Factors of production
  • Money, savings and investment
  • Economic significance of money
  • Tertiary sector and their contribution to the development of the country, etc

Download TNTET Syllabus 2018 PDF for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Using the links that we have given below, aspirants can download TNTET Syllabus 2018 PDF for Paper-1 and Paper-2 exams. For downloading this TET Syllabus 2018 PDF, aspirants no need to login or pay money to our website.

Reference Links
Download Syllabus for Paper I  Click here
Download Syllabus for Paper II Click here

TNTET Exam 2018

Under the guidance of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), TRB will conduct this eligibility exam. This year, most probably the notification for TNTET Exam will be released on March 2018 and the exam will be conducted on April 2018.

Get the Notification Details about TNTET 

Note: With the aim of helping contestants in preparing for the TET Exam 2018 Tamilnadu, we have provided the latest TNTET Syllabus 2018 here on above section. You can also refer the official website of TNTRB for getting clear details about the syllabus. Very soon we will update TNTET Previous Year Question Papers in our website. Apart from TNTET 2018 Syllabus, aspirants can also use model question papers with answers as study materials for exam preparations. So, keep in touch with our website.

Updated: 2018-03-12 — 12:33 pm
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