Delhi TET 2019 Notification, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Under the provisions of sub-section (1) of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education vides Notification dated 23rd August 2010 & 29th July 2011 laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for class I – VIII. It had been inter alia provided that one of the essential requirements for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in Clause of sec 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test which will be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.

The rationale for including the TET as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher is as under:

It would bring national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in the recruitment process.
It would induce teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards.
It would send a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays particular emphasis on teacher quality

Delhi TET Notification: The Delhi TET exam is conducted every year by the Delhi government to recruit candidates on teaching posts. The Delhi TET is mandatory for all those candidates, who want to be a government teacher in Delhi (MCD) schools. A candidate, who has recently passed his graduation with B.Ed. or equivalent degree, will be eligible to appear in the Delhi TET 2019 exam. After qualifying the Delhi TET exam, you will get a certificate. As a Delhi TET exam qualifier, you will be teaching for classes 1-8.

Since the Delhi TET exam is qualifying in nature, therefore, it does not confer or ensure any job in the Delhi schools. Hence, to get a teacher, you need to first qualify the Delhi TET exam to get the qualifying certificate. This certificate will remain valid for the next 5 years. With this certificate, you can sit in the interviews conducted by the Delhi government periodically. It infers that once you have qualified the Delhi TET exam then you do not need to sit in this exam again for the next 5 years. In addition to this, you must know the intent of the Delhi government behind organizing the Delhi TET exam. The logic of conducting the Delhi TET exam is as follows-

  • The Delhi TET exam intends to improve the teaching quality in the government schools so that national standards can be achieved in these schools.
  • This exam will make the teachers and institutions more competent and agile.
  • This exam will send a strong to all the stakeholders that the state government is projecting high emphasis on the teaching standards & quality.

The Delhi TET exam is quite similar to the other state-level TET exams and CTET as well. Now, it becomes necessary to know all the information related to the Delhi TET exam including exam dates, syllabus, previous year papers, cutoff marks, eligibility criteria, results, etc. before heading to study. Please find all the information in the following article-

Delhi TET 2019 Exam: Important Dates

The important dates of Delhi TET 2019 exam are as follows-

Particulars Dates
Online submission of Delhi TET application form January 2019 to February 2019
Date of downloading Delhi TET admit card February 2019
Delhi TET examination date March 2019

Delhi TET 2019 Application Form

The online application for Delhi TET exam will be accepted from January 2019 to February 2019. Interested candidates can fill up the application form with scanned photograph and signature. When you complete your online application, you are advised to take a printed copy of the finished form. Please check that all necessary information including registration number, applied papers, and complete residential address, are clearly visible on the printed copy. After filling up the form, you need to submit the application fee as per the instructions. The detail of the Delhi TET exam fee is given below in the following table-

Category Paper-1 or 2 (only) Paper 1 & 2 (both)
General Rs. 700/- Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/CI only Rs. 350/- Rs. 500/-
Differently-abled Candidates are exempted from fee.

Delhi TET Exam Pattern

There will be two papers in the Delhi TET exam namely paper-1 & paper-2. Paper-1 is compulsory for those candidates, who want to be a primary teacher for classes 1-5 while paper-2 is mandatory for teaching classes 6-8. Besides this, there may few candidates, who want to teach for both levels, have to register & qualify for both papers. In each paper, you will be given 2 hours and 30 minutes to solve 150 MCQs. Each question will carry 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Delhi TET Syllabus

The Delhi TET syllabus is quite similar to other state-level TET exams. It is recommended that you should refer the CTET syllabus for Delhi TET exam preparation. The difficulty level of paper-1 will be of the secondary level while questions in paper-2 will be of senior secondary level. The Delhi TET exam conducting authority has explicitly stated in its notification that the aspirants should refer the NCERT/ state board level books to have the insights on Delhi TET exam standards. Candidate, who want complete and written syllabus of the Delhi TET exam can go through the link given below-

Delhi TET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Delhi TET 2019 exam of both papers i.e. paper-1 and paper-2 is given in the following table-

Name of the exam Eligibility Criteria


  • Class 12th with 45-50% marks and D.EI.Ed with 50% marks or B.EI.Ed. with 50% marks


  • As per the latest NCTE rules, candidates who have passed B.Ed. with 50% marks, can also apply for primary teacher posts.


  • B.A, B.Sc. or B.Com with 45-50% marks and B.Ed with 50% marks


  • Candidates with Master’s degree and B.Ed. can also apply for Paper II exam.


Paper 1 & 2 (Both)

  • Senior Secondary with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of B.El.Ed.


  • Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education

Delhi TET Previous Year Papers

Previous year papers play an important role in any competitive exam. With these papers, you will get immense assistance in knowing the type of asked questions, their difficulty level, and a break up of questions. Hence, we strongly recommend all the appearing candidates to solve the Delhi TET question papers of at least the last 5 years. With this exercise, you can see a great improvement in your knowledge and confidence.

Delhi TET Preparation Tips & Strategy

Beyond CTET exam, the Delhi TET is the premier exam to be a government teacher in the Delhi schools. The competition level in this exam is getting high every year due to the number of applying candidates. It is true that the number of vacancies for the teaching posts is also increasing in parallel. But it induces the competition. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare systematically. In this context, we would like to recommend you that you should first analyze the syllabus & go through the previous year papers then you should prepare the timetable, study from the standard books, and solve the online test series. Remember these points while starting your preparation for Delhi TET exam.

Delhi TET 2019 Cutoff Marks

Since all of us know that similar to other TET exams, the Delhi TET exam is also qualifying in nature. There will be no relative marking and your performance will be evaluated individually. The Delhi TET cutoff marks as per the notification is as follows-

Category Cutoff/ Qualifying Marks
General 60% or above
SC/ST/Differently-abled 55% or above

Delhi TET Teacher Job Profile, Salary, and Promotions

A TET teacher in Delhi gets all the benefits as other state government employees receive. This perks & benefits include job security, high salary package, pay revision, and other facilities. After deputation as a Delhi TET teacher, you will be paid under the pay band of Rs. 9300-34800. After 8-10 years, you will be promoted to senior teacher post and so on.

Delhi TET 2019 Results

The result of Delhi TET exam will be announced 30-45 days after the exam commencement So please visit this website regularly for more recent updates including admit card download, result, etc.