APTET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 27 Dec, 2019 10:05 IST

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APTET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

APTET 2020 eligibility criteria is explained here in a detailed manner. Candidates aspiring to appear for APTET 2020 must note that the official notification for the same is expected shortly. Before filling the online application form for APTET 2020, it is mandatory to check the eligibility criteria. Only the candidates who are eligible can register for the APTET. On the other hand, candidates who have already cleared TET in the last seven years can either appear for the exam to improve his/her score or exempt themselves from the same. It is advisable to appear for APTET and improve the score, as there will be a 20% weightage in AP DSC. All the details about APTET eligibility criteria can be checked below.

APTET Eligibility Criteria for Paper I (Class I to V)

According to the conditions specified by NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education), the eligibility criteria for APTET Paper I is as follows -

  • The minimum qualification required to appear for Paper I of APTET 2020 is Intermediate or Class 12th. The candidates should have at least 50% (45% for SC/ ST/ BC) in Intermediate.
  • Along with the Intermediate, the candidates should have passed D.Ed (Diploma in Elementary Education) or Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or Diploma in Special Education.
  • Candidates who have passed Intermediate and D.Ed/ B.El.Ed between August 2010 - 2017 must note that the minimum marks required in Intermediate for General category is 45% and 40% for SC/ ST/ BC.
  • Candidates who are pursuing final-year D.Ed/ B.EI.Ed/ Diploma in Special Education can also appear for APTET 2020.

APTET Eligibility Criteria for Paper IIA (Class VI-VIII)

According to the guidelines of NCTE, the eligibility criteria for APTET Paper II is as follows -

Eligibility for Mathematics & Science/ Social Studies Teacher

  1. The candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% of marks (40% for SC/ ST/ BC).
  2. Along with the Bachelor’s degree, the candidates must have passed B.Ed.
  3. Candidates who have passed Integrated B.A. B.Ed/ B.Sc B.Ed are also eligible to appear for APTET Paper-II (Mathematics and Social Studies).
  4. Candidates who are pursuing final-year B.Ed/ Integrated B.Ed are also eligible to take the test.

Eligibility for Language Teachers

  1. The candidates must have a graduation degree (Bachelor’s) in the concerned language.
  2. For example, candidates who are aspiring to become English Teacher must have passed B.A. in English Literature or English as one of the optional subjects.
  3. Along with the Bachelor’s degree, the candidates must have passed B.Ed in respective Language methodology.
  4. Candidates who have passed the Language Pandit Certificate course are also eligible to register for Language Teacher category.

APTET Eligibility Criteria for Paper IIB (Physical Education Teachers)

According to the guidelines of CSE AP and NCTE, the eligibility criteria for APTET Paper IIB is as follows -

  • The candidates must have passed Intermediate and UG degree in Physical Education or Diploma in Physical Education.
  • Candidates who have completed a Bachelor’s degree and have a degree in B.P.Ed are also eligible to appear for APTET.

FAQs

Are final-year B.Ed students eligible for APTET?
Yes. Final-year B.Ed students are eligible for APTET.
I am from Telangana. Can I appear for APTET?
No. You are not eligible for APTET. You are eligible for APTET only if you have a local status certificate in Andhra Pradesh. You can get a local status certificate only if you have migrated from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh after 2014.
I have completed B.A. in Hindi Literature. Am I eligible for APTET?
Yes. You can appear for APTET Paper II.
Can graduates with B.Ed degree appear for APTET Paper I?
No. Only D.Ed/ B.EI.Ed pass outs are eligible to appear for Paper I.
How much weightage is given for APTET score in AP DSC?
20% weightage is given for APTET score in AP DSC.

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