What Is The Difference Between REET & TET?
Candidates appearing for the Teachers Eligibility Test often get confused between the TET and REET exams. They enquire about the basic difference between the two exams. Keeping this confusion in mind, we will discuss the main distinctions between the REET and TET exams in detail. We will further discuss the similarities between the two examinations to give enough clarity about both the exams.
What is TET?
As the name suggest, Teachers Eligibility Test or TET is an eligibility test designed for the teaching aspirants. The main objective of TET is to test the eligibility and understanding of the candidates who wish to become teachers in government schools. Central Teachers Eligibility test is a national-level TET where candidates across the country can appear for the exam and once they clear the exam, they receive a certificate. Mostly, the syllabus and exam pattern of State TETs and CTET is the same. CTET is conducted twice a year, whereas, other State TETs are conducted once a year.
What is REET?
REET or Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers is a state-level eligibility test for teaching aspirants who wish to become government school teachers in the state of Rajasthan. REET exam follows the same syllabus and exam pattern as the CTET and Other state’s TETs. REET is conducted once a year.
Differences between REET and TET
In the following section, we will explicitly discuss the major differences between the REET and TET exams. The main difference between REET and TET lies in the selection process after candidates successfully crack their respective exams.
The major difference between the two exams lies in the fact that TET is just a qualifying examination however REET is an entrance exam. After qualifying TET candidates need to wait for the Vacancies available in the government schools. Then they have to clear the entrance exam followed by an interview and document verification to get recruited. However, in REET, the candidates will not have to appear for any other entrance exam. Whenever the Rajasthan government will release the vacancies, the candidates will be able to apply for it and appear for the interview directly followed by the document verification to get recruited in government schools of Rajasthan. Check out the table below for clarity:
|Selection process after REET||Selection process after TET|
The scheme of Cut-Off Marks for REET and TET is different. The two table will help the candidates understand the difference between the two examinations in detail.
Cut-Off Marks for REET
Cut-Off Marks for REET
|Category||Minimum passing percentage||Qualifying Marks||Validity|
|General / Unreserved||60||60||90||90|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||60||36||90||54|
|Scheduled Castes (SC), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Extremely Backward Classes (MBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||55||82.5|
|All categories of widows and abandoned women and ex-servicemen||50||75|
|All persons who come as per rules in the category of Differently-abled||40||60|
|Sahariya tribe||36(Sahariya Area)||54|
Cut-Off Marks for TET
Cut-Off Marks for TET
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentage||Passing Marks|
|General||60%||90 Out Of 150|
|OBC/SC/ST||55%||82 Out Of 150|
Similarity Between REET and TET
TET and REET are similar in nature in many ways. They both follow the same exam pattern and syllabus. The eligibility criteria for both is exactly the same. The candidates appearing for TET and REET exams have to clear the same cut-off mark criteria to crack the exams. By giving these exams candidates become eligible to become government school teachers. Lets the discuss these similarities in detail.
The eligibility criteria of REET and TET is exactly the same. In both the exams, candidates have to pass the senior secondary exam with a minimum of 50% marks and a B.Ed. degree. Moreover, the candidate who meets all the eligibility requirements can appear in CTET & UPTET and other TET for Paper I (Primary Stage) and Paper-II (Upper Primary Stage). The candidates can check out the following table:
REET & TET Eligibility Criteria
|Primary Stage (Paper I)||Class 12th with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education or D.EL.ED (by whatever name known)
|Class 12th with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed).
|Graduation with at least 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).|
|Upper Primary Stage (Paper II)||Graduation and passing /appearing in the final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).
|Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed/ appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed).
|Class 12th with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.EI.Ed) or B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed.
|Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education).
|Any candidate having qualified B.Ed. Programme recognized by the NCTE is eligible to appear in TET/CTET|
The exam pattern for both the exams is similar, consisting of 150 questions that they need to answer within 150 minutes. Candidates who want to get a teaching job in the primary section(Classes 1 to 5), need to appear for Paper I and to get a teaching job in the upper primary section (Classes 6 to 8) for Paper-II. Candidates aspiring for a teaching job in Classes 1 to 8 need to appear in both Paper-I and Paper-II.
Exam Pattern 2021
|Paper||Name of Subject||Number of Questions||Paper||Name of Subject||Number of Questions|
|PAPER –I (class I- class V)||Child Development and Pedagogy||30||PAPER –II (class VI- class VIII)||Child Development and Pedagogy||30|
|Language I (compulsory) and Pedagogy||30||Language I (compulsory) and Pedagogy||30|
|Language II (compulsory) and Pedagogy||30||Language II (compulsory) and Pedagogy||30|
|Mathematics and Pedagogy||30||Mathematics & Science and Pedagogy
Social Studies/Social Science and Pedagogy
|Environmental Studies and Pedagogy||30|
|Total Marks||150||Total Marks||150|
|Negative Marking||NO||Negative Marking||NO|
The syllabus for REET and TET is same. The subjects, topics and overall content for both REET and TET is same. The candidates who are preparing for REET will be able to appear for other TET exams like CTET easily without much difficulty.
|Sections||Topics||Number of Questions|
|Child Development and Pedagogy||Development of a Primary School Child||15|
|Concept of Inclusive education and understanding children with special needs||5|
|Learning and Pedagogy||10|
|Language 1 and Language 2 (30 Questions each)||Language Comprehension||15|
|Pedagogy of Language Development||15|
|Mathematics||Content (numbers, solving simple equations, algebra, geometry patterns, time, measurement, data handling, solids, data handling, etc.)||15|
|Environmental Studies||Content (environment, food, shelter, water, family, and friends, etc.)||15|
|Subject||Important topics||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Child Development and Pedagogy||
Q. What is the full form of REET?
A. The full-form of REET is Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers.
Q. What is the full-form of TET?
A. The full-form of TET is the Teachers Eligibility Test.
Q. What is the frequency of the REET and TET exam?
A. The REET and TET exams are conducted once a year.
Q. What is the main difference between REET and TET exams?
A. The main difference REET and TET exams lies in the fact that REET acts as an entrance exam for teaching vacancies in Rajasthan. However, TET is just a qualifying test. The candidates qualifying the TET must appear for the various recruitment processes.