Andhra Pradesh
TET 2016

Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is a qualifying test for teachers to be teachers in Andhra Pradesh Government State-run schools. According to the official website, the last APTET was conducted in 2013. APTET is organized by Department of Education.

So, far the exam has been conducted five times –

(i) APTET July 2011
(ii) APTET Jan 2012
(iii) APTET May 2012
(iv) APTET Sep 2013
(v) APTET May 2015.

The exam is conducted in all districts of Andhra Pradesh. In accordance to Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII that a person should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

Official Website



Office Address

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH SCHOOL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Office of the Commissioner and Director of School Education & Ex-officio Director, Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test, A.P., Saifabad, Hyderabad- 500004.

Office Telephone: 04023232340, 04023232349 Help Line Numbers for Domain related issues (8008554612, 8008554613, 8008554627, 8008554628)

Help Line Numbers for Technical Issues (8008554641, 8008554643)

Ref: 1. GO.Ms.No. 51, School Education (SE.GEN-II) Dept., dt 16.04.2011. 2. GO.Ms.No. 70, School Education (SE.GEN-II) Dept., dt 06.06.2011. 3. GO.Ms.No. 102, School Education (SE.GEN-II) Dept., dt 28.07.2011. 4. Govt. Memo.No.14384/PE.SER.II/A1/2013, School Education (PE.SER-II) Department, Dt.02.07.2013 .


Candidates who possess D.Ed.,/ B.Ed., / Language Pandit or equivalent qualifications Candidates pursuing final year of the said courses

Schedule of APTET 2015

I Issue of Notification 21/11/2014
II Fee payment dates on AP online and e-seva 02/12/2014 to 16/01/2015 (45days)
Extended upto 21/01/2015
III Submission of application - Online 03/12/2014 to 17/01/2015 (45 days)
Extended upto 22/01/2015
IV Download of hall tickets 25/04/2015
V Distribution of confidential material and nominal rolls to district personnel 04/05/2015 to 07/05/2015
VI Conduct of written test (TRT-2014) 09/05/2015, 10/05/2015 and 11/05/2015
VII Release of initial key 18/05/2015
VIII Receiving of objections online on initial key 19/05/2015 to 25/05/2015 (7 days)
IX Release of final key 27/05/2015
IX Declaration of result 01/06/2015

Latest Notification

Ap Notification


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 1 st , 2 nd and 3rd APTETs can also apply for the 2 fourth APTET. Further, the candidates who got qualified in the earlier APTETs can also apply for 4th APTET if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.

Format of the Test

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. 5.

Schedule of APTET 2013

Date and Timings of fourth APTET:

APTET will be conducted on 1 st September, 2013 in all the Districts of the State. The duration and timings of the test are given below:

Paper-I : 9.30 am to 12.00 noon (duration 2 ½ hours)

Paper-II : 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm (duration 2 ½ hours)

Fee and Submission of Application Online:

The fee prescribed for appearing for APTET (including examination fee) is Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two hundred only) for only Paper-I or only Paper-II or both. Candidates can pay the fee through APONLINE or E-Seva/mee seva centers between 15.07.2013 and 31.07.2013

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are pursuing final year of any of the Teacher Education Courses recognized by the NCTE or the RCI

Candidate pursuing Language Pandit Training Courses, during the academic year can also appear for the APTET September, 2013.

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.

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.

Pass Criteria in TET:

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

** Note : Physically Handicapped with at least 40% handicap only will be considered in respect of Visually Handicapped and Orthopedically Handicapped. With regard to Hearing Impaired, minimum 75% handicap will be considered under PH category.

Validity period of TET Certificate / Marks Memo:

APTET Certificate / Marks Memo shall be 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:

20% weightage will be given to APTET scores in the ensuing Teacher Recruitment of the State Government i.e., 20% weightage is for APTET score and 80% 4 weightage for written test in Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) for drawing up selection list.

Declaration of Results


Exemption from passing APTET:

Teachers who were appointed before NCTE notification, dated 23.08.2010 on selection by District Selection Committee or by competent authority in Govt. / Local Authority as per Recruitment rules prevalent at that time are exempted from appearing at TET Exam. However, teachers working in private schools whose appointments were not approved by competent authority in Government are not exempted from passing TET. Such teachers of private unaided school can appear at TET conducted by either state Government or Central Government. Teachers working in private aided schools whose appointment is not approved by the competent authority should invariably appear at APTET only. Sd/ G.Vani Mohan Commissioner and Director of School Education & Ex-officio Director, AP TET. // attested // JOINT DIRECTOR, APTET

District Wise Vacancies Positions for Govt./ZPP/MPP/Agency

District - wise vacancy Postion(TET CUM TRT-2014)

1 Srikakulam 637
2 Vizianagaram 316
3 Visakhapatnam 1056
4 East Godavari 1066
5 West Godavari 532
6 Krishna 326
7 Guntur 762
8 Prakasam 688
9 Nellore 350
10 Chittoor 1336
11 Kadapa 313
12 Ananthapur 1057
13 Kurnool 622
Total 9061

District-Wise Vacancies for Municipal Schools

District - wise vacancy Postion(TET CUM TRT-2014)

7 GUNTUR 189
12 KADAPA 58
Total 1252

District-Wise Vacancies For Secondary School Teacher

District - wise vacancy Postion(TET CUM TRT-2014)

1 Srikakulam 313
2 Vizianagaram 178
3 Visakhapatnam 676
4 East Godavari 753
5 West Godavari 341
6 Krishna 172
7 Guntur 548
8 Prakasam 579
9 Nellore 249
10 Chittoor 959
11 Kadapa 171
12 Ananthapur 901
13 Kurnool 404
Total 6244

Municipal School Vacancies

Please refer to the link :Municipal Vacancies