APTET 2018 Notification

APTET 2018 Notification

Online applications are invited from candidates who intend to be teachers for classes I to VIII in schools in Andhra Pradesh for appearance in the Fourth Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-January, 2018) to be conducted by Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh in January 2018 in all 13 Districts of the State.

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 2018-2019 with requisite percentage of marks obtained as given in information bulletin of APTET and who aspire to become teachers for classes I to VIII in the schools of the State Government, Mandal Parishad, Zilla Parishad, Municipality, Private Aided Schools and Private unaided schools in Andhra Pradesh State 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 conducted by Central Government through CBSE instead of APTET, if they so desire. The candidates who did not qualify in the 1st , 2nd and 3rd APTETs can also apply for the fifth APTET. Further, the candidates who got qualified in the earlier APTETs can also apply for 5th APTET if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.

The test (APTET) will be conducted 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 both papers, Paper-I and Paper-II.

Date and Timings of fifth APTET:
APTET will be conducted in January, 2018 in all the Districts of the State. The duration and timings of the test will be updated later.

APTET 2018 would be held from 17.01.2018 to 27.01.2018 paper I and Paper II 09.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon (Multiple Sessions) of 2.30 Hours duration and 02.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m (Multiple Sessions) of 2.30 Hours duration.

Fee and submission of Application Online:
The fee prescribed for appearing for APTET (including examination fee) is Rs 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only) for only Paper-I or only Paper-II or both.

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: http://cse.ap.gov.in from 14th December 2017 onwards. Candidates can submit their applications online from 18 December 2017 to 1st January 2018.

Examination Centers for APTET December, 2017:
APTET shall be conducted in all the 13 Districts of the State. Candidate can choose any Examination Centre (District) of his choice. However, when the capacity of any particular Examination Centre (District) gets exhausted that particular Examination Centre (District) will not be displayed in the list of examination centers given in the online application form. In such case the candidate has to choose Examination Centre (District) of his/her choice from the remaining list available.

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, and / or the Language Pandit Training Courses, 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 in a candidate to be considered for appointment to the post of Teacher in Government / Zilla Parishad / 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 as on the date prescribed there in for possession of such qualifications. Details of qualifications prescribed for APTET are provided in the Information Bulletin.

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. APTET Syllabus can be downloaded from http://cse.ap.gov.in.

Pass Criteria in TET:

APTET January 2018 Results will be announced in the 1st week of Feb-2018. The criteria for considering pass in APTET is as follows:

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

AP TET Certificate / Marks Memo Validity period:
APTET Certificate / Marks Memo is valid for a period of 7 years from the date of TET examination in accordance with NCTE Guidelines.

Weightage for APTET Scores in selection in District Selection Committee (DSC) Recruitments:
APTET scores in the ensuing Teacher Recruitment of the State Government includes a 20% weightage. It means 20% weightage is for APTET score and 80% weightage for written test in Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) for drawing up the selection list.

Tentative Schedule of APTET January 2018:

1Date Publishing of Issuing of TET Notification & of Information Bulletin14-12-2017 (Thursday)
2Payment of Fees through Payment Gateway18.12.2017 to 31.12.2017
3Online through submission of application through http://cse.ap.gov.in18.12.2017 to 01.01.2018 (Monday) (Monday)
4Help desk services during working hours19.12.2017 to 31.01.2018 (Tuesday) (Sunday)
5Receiving of Complaints Online pertaining to application and other issues19.12.2017 to 30.12.2017 (Tuesday) (Saturday)
6Online Mock Test availability08.01.2018 (Monday) onwards
7Download Hall Tickets09.01.2018 (Tuesday) onwards
8Schedule of Examination Paper-I & Paper-ll17.01.2018 to 27.01.2018 (Wednesday) (Saturday) 
 9.30AM to 12.00 Noon (Session-1)
2.30 PM to 05.00 PM(Session-2)
9Initial Key published29.01.2018 (Monday)
10Objections on initial key published29.01.2018 to 02.02.2018 (Monday) (Friday)
11Final key published06.02.2018 (Tuesday)
12Final result declaration08.02.2018 (Thursday)