Office of the Commissioner of School Education,
Andhra Pradesh, AMARAVATI.


Ref: 1.G.O.Ms.No.25 School Education (Exams) Department, Dt : 04-05-2018


1.         The Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-May, 2018) is being conducted by Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh in all 13 districts of the State through a Computer Based Test. The objective is to ensure National Standards and benchmark of Teacher quality in the recruitment processin accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)

2.         Online applications are invited for the Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET – May, 2018) from candidates for all those aspiring to be Teachers in State Government, Mandal Parishad, Zilla Parishad, Municipality, Private Aided Schools and Private un-aided schools in Andhra Pradesh State for classes I to VIII. Govt. of India have enacted RTE Act, 2009 on 27.08.2009 titled “The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education”. Sub-Section (1) of section 23 of the RTE Act, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), New Delhi has laid down minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a Teacher for Classes I to VIII in its Principal Notification dated 23rd August, 2010 and amendments issued thereon. The minimum qualifications include a Pass in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) twice every year for all persons, who aspire to become Teachers for Classes I to VIII in all Schools (Govt. / ZP / MP/ Municipal / Recognized Pvt. Aided & Pvt. Un-Aided etc.,) in the State of  Andhra Pradesh in the reference read above.

3.         All candidates who posses D.Ed / B.Ed / Language Pandit / U.G.D.P.Ed. / D.P.Ed. / B.P.Ed. or its equivalent qualifications and candidates pursuing final year of the said courses during the academic year 2017-2018 with requisite percentage of marks obtained as given in information bulletin of APTET can appear for APTET-2018. 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 previous TETs can also apply. Further, the candidates who got qualified in the earlier APTETs can also apply for 7th APTET-2018, if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.

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