Goa TET 2018-19 Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

A government of Goa considers education as the foundation for human development & a source of cultivation of traits for responsible citizenship. In keeping with the Directive Principles incorporated in the Constitution, it has worked toward the objective of universalisation of education & has almost achieved its target at the elementary school stage. The growing demand for training at the secondary and higher secondary levels have also been met to a large extent.

Goa TET 2018-19 Notification: The Government of Goa conducts the Goa TET exam every year to recruit candidates on teaching posts. There are thousands of candidates, who prepare for the Goa TET exam every year. The Goa TET exam is mandatory for all candidates, who want to be a government teacher in Goa state schools. This preliminary exam is considered as a minimum qualification for a person to be eligible for teaching post after passing their graduation (B.Ed.). Through the Goa TET exam, you will be teaching for the classes 1-8.

However, the Goa TET does not offer or guarantee any job in the state schools just after qualifying it. Hence, to grab a government teacher job, you need to first qualify the Goa TET exam then you will get the qualifying certificate. With this Goa TET certificate, you are considered for attending the teaching interviews as per the notification. This certificate will be valid for the next 5 years. It means that once you have qualified the Goa TET exam then there is no need to appear in this exam again for the next 5 years. Now, most of you may be thinking, what is the intent of Goa government behind conducting the Goa TET exam? The rationales behind conducting the TET is as follows-

  • Through this exam, Goa government intends to bring the national standards and match the benchmark of the teaching quality in the state schools.
  • It will send a message to all stakeholders that the Government is projecting special emphasis on the teaching quality.
  • This exam will make the performance of candidates and institutions more agile and competent.

The Goa TET exam is also similar to the other teaching exams like CTET, UPTET, HPTET, HTET, PSTET, and so on. It is necessary to know all the information in detail about the Goa TET exam dates, syllabus, previous year papers, Cutoff marks, eligibility criteria, results, etc. before starting the preparation. You will find all these information in the following article-

Goa TET 2018-19 Important Dates

The important dates of the Goa TET exam is as follows-

Particulars Dates
Online submission of Goa TET application form January 2019 to February 2019
Date of downloading Goa TET admit card February 2019
Goa TET examination date Last week of February

Goa TET 2018-19 Application Form

The application for the Goa TET will be accepted online @edcuation.goa.gov.in till the February 2019. Interested candidates can fill the application form with a scanned JPEG and signature. After completing the online application form, it is advised you to take a print of the application form containing the registration number, applied papers, and complete residential address. After filling up the application form, you need to submit the application fee as per the instructions. The details of the Goa TET fee structure is given 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 payment of fees.

Goa TET Exam Pattern

There will be two papers in the Goa TET exam namely Paper-1 and Paper-2. Paper-1 is mandatory for Primary teachers while Paper-2 is compulsory for those candidates, who want to teach for upper primary classes. If any candidate wants to teach for both the levels then he/she has to qualify both papers.

You have to solve all the questions in each paper within 2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be 150 MCQs in each paper. Each question will carry 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Goa TET Syllabus

The Goa TET syllabus is quite similar to the CTET syllabus. Hence, for more clarity, you can refer the CTET syllabus. The difficulty level of paper-1 will be of secondary level while the paper-2 will be senior secondary level. The authority of the Goa TET has mentioned in the notification explicitly that appearing candidates should refer the NCERT/ State Board level books to gain an insight of the Goa TET syllabus. Candidates, who are searching for the Goa TET Syllabus & Exam Pattern, can get the full syllabus & Exam Pattern by clicking the following link-

Goa TET 2018-19 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Goa TET Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to sit in both the papers i.e. paper-1 and paper-2 is as follows-

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

Goa TET 2018-19 Cutoff Marks

Since the Goa TET exam is qualifying in nature and there will be no relative marking. Your performance will be evaluated individually. The Goa TET cutoff marks as per the Goa TET notification @education.goa.gov.in are as follows-

Category Cutoff/ Qualifying Marks
General 60% or above
SC/ST/CI 55% or above

Goa TET Previous Year Papers

Practicing previous year papers is very important in any competitive exam. With these papers, you can get immense help in gaining type of questions, their difficulty level, and question breakups. Hence, we strongly recommend all the aspirants to solve the previous year papers of at least last 5 years. It will improve your knowledge and boost confidence in you.

Goa TET Preparation Tips and Strategy

The Goa TET is an important exam to get a teaching job in Goa state schools. The level of competition in this exam is getting high each year. It is true that the vacancies in the state schools are increasing every year but in parallel the number of applying candidates is also increasing. Therefore, it is imperative to prepare for the Goa TET exam systematically. We at jagranjosh.com recommend you to first analyze the syllabus & previous year papers and then you should prepare the timetable, solve the online test series, and refer the standard   books, which are specially designed for the Goa TET exam. Do not skip these stated steps while preparing for the Goa TET exam.

Goa TET Job Profile, Salary, and Promotions

As a teaching aspirant, you know that Goa TET exam is the first step to be a teacher in Goa state schools. The teaching job carries all the perks and benefits including job security, high salary package, pay revision, and other facilities as other state government employees.  After deputation as a KARTET teacher, you will be paid under the Pay band of Rs. 9300-34800 with the prevailing DA and other allowances. After 8-10 years, you can get a promotion to senior teacher post and so on. So, be ready for it.

Goa TET 2018-19 Results

The result of the Goa TET exam is usually announced after 30-45 days of the exam at Goa TET official website i.e. education.goa.gov.in. Hence, after appearing in the Goa TET exam, you visit the official website regularly for recent updates. Few days are remaining in the Goa TET exam commencement. So, start your preparation so that you can come out with flying colors.

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