The Teacher’s Eligibility Test, is a testing benchmark set by Government of India to establish a quality among the teacher’s recruitment process. The TET is mandatory to get jobs in state government school. There are two levels for TET exam, level 1 is for teacher opting for teaching students of class 1-5 and level 2 is for teaching classes from 6-8. TET is conducted by NCERT (National Council of Educational Research).
CTET is the Central Teacher Eligibility Test which is a mandatory entrance exam to be cleared before applying for central government aided schools. Once the CTET is cleared, the scores are valid for seven years. The schools following the entrance norms are central government schools, unaided private schools, or schools owned by State government/ local bodies. Some states have their own TET that is held to recruit candidates for the state itself. Candidates clearing state-wise TET can apply to state government schools or schools owned by local bodies with a proper educational background. A state government can consider CTET scores if a separate state TET is not conducted in a state to recruit teachers in state government schools.