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Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test


Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test or Bihar-TET is conducted by Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) for recruitment of primary (class I-V) and upper primary (class VI-VIII) teachers within the state. Candidates aspiring to become primary or upper primary teachers must give Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test. The Board conducts secondary and senior secondary examinations twice a year. Currently, there are 18000 vacancies under Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test. Other popular TET notifications in the country are Chattisgarh TETUP TET, Jharkhand TETOrissa TETWB Teachers RecruitmentRajasthan TETMadhya Pradesh TET, etc.


1.Primary TeachersMust pass 12th or its equivalent or those appearing in final 2-year diploma in elementary education or those appearing in the 4-year bachelor of elementary education or B.A/B.Sc/B.Ed.
2.Upper Primary TeachersB.A/B.Sc or appearing in final 2 years D.Ed/B.A/B.Sc or those appearing in final 4-year Bachelors in Elementary Education or appearing in 4 years B.A/B.Sc/B.Ed


Upper age limitations can be given as –

  • For Male candidates – 35 years
  • For Female candidates – 38 years
  • For OBC candidates – 38 years
  • For SC/ST candidates – 40 years


Bihar Assistant ProfessorsBihar CCEBihar Police, etc., are other important government job notifications released in Bihar state. For up to date information on Bihar-TET, aspirants are advised to visit Drona.

  • Current Notifications          click here
  • Upcoming Notifications      click here
  • Previous Notifications        click here

Application Procedure

  • Log on to the official website ‘www.educationbihar.gov.in’
  • Click on Bihar TET application form available on the homepage.
  • Register with a valid email id and give a valid password.
  • Select paper and enter academic and personal details.
  • Upload your scanned signature and photograph.
  • Take the printout of application form for future references.

Application fee –

  • For Paper I or II – Rs. 300 (Rs. 150 for reserved categories)
  • For both the papers – Rs. 400 (Rs. 200 for reserved categories)

Selection Procedure

Step I Written Test

The written examination is conducted for appointment of primary and upper primary teachers within the state. There are separate papers for primary and upper primary categories. The Paper I is for primary and Paper II is for upper primary candidates. Candidates who are interested in teaching from class I-VIII will have to appear for both the papers I and II.

Step II Interview

The selected candidates in written test will have to go through the last stage of selection process i.e. Interview.

Exam Pattern

Written Test

There are separate papers for primary and upper primary class. The Paper I is for primary section and Paper II is for the upper primary section. Candidates willing to teach from class I-VIII should give both the papers with qualifying marks in both the papers. Paper I consist of 5 subjects with each subjects having 30 questions carrying a total of 150 marks. The total time duration is one and half hour. Paper II consists of 4 subjects with three subjects having 30 questions and last subject having 60 questions carrying a total of 150 marks. The total time duration is 1 and half hour.


Candidates selected in written test are then called for the final stage of selection process i.e Interview.


Here you can find syllabus not only for TET and other related lecture exams also.

Bihar PSC Lecture Art & Crafts Syllabus – Click Here

Bihar PSC Lecture Foundation Syllabus – Click Here

Bihar PSC Lecture Physical Foundation Syllabus – Click Here

Written Test

Paper I – The questions are asked from following subjects-

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-1
  • Language-2
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies

Paper II – The questions are asked from following subjects-

  • Child Development and Pedagogy
  • Language-1
  • Language-2

Either one from the following-

  • Mathematics & Science
  • Social Science


A thorough subject knowledge is needed for all the subjects. This is the only way to crack this exam. A strict study discipline is needed with devoted time and attention to clear this exam.

Exam Resources

Previous Papers

Bihar High School Graduate Asst Teacher (Hindi) Paper

Solved Papers

Click here

Reference Books

  • “What Did You Ask in School Today? A Handbook on Child Learning” by “Mukunda, K. V.”
  • “The Development of Children” by “Cole, M., Cole, S. R. and Lightfoot”
  • “Constructing indigenous childhoods” by “Balagopalan, S.”
  • “Baal Shikshan aur Shikshak” by “Badheka, G.”
  • “Education and the Significance of Life” by “Krishnamurti, J.”
  • “My Pedagogic Creed” by “Dewey, J.”
  • “Pedagogical Principles Derived from Piaget’s theory” by “Kamii, C.”

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