TGT is one of the most talked-about terms of all time and every teaching aspirant researches deeply about TGT before beginning their journey. TGT stands for Trained Graduate Teacher and it is often misunderstood to be a course for teachers. However, TGT is an exam that prepares a candidate to be eligible for a teacher role. TGT is also a title that is assigned to the teachers who have completed their educational qualification and are all set to be a teacher. The educational qualification that a TGT must fulfill is to hold a graduate degree from a recognized university with a good percentage and a B.Ed degree. The Trained Graduate Teachers or TGT are eligible to teach students belonging to the primary classes, i.e., students from class first to fifth.
TGT Eligibility Criteria
The TGT eligibility criteria are quite simplified and clear-
- The candidate should not be below the age group of 21 years on the date of applying, otherwise, their application might get rejected.
- The candidate must hold a graduate degree and a B.Ed degree/BTC degree from a recognized university on the date of applying.
- The candidate has to cross two stages in order to pass the selection process, the two stages are a written exam and an interview.
- The candidates who are citizens of India are eligible to apply for this exam and the candidate not coming under the category of 'citizen of India' shall not be permitted to apply.
- The number of attempts that a candidate may give is not specified by the institutional body.
- There is no age limit specified for the candidates applying for TGT.
Above mentioned points shall be taken into consideration in order to qualify for the TGT eligibility criteria.
A war can not be conquered without the appropriate knowledge of your enemy's strengths and weaknesses as well as your own capabilities. Similarly, understanding the TGT syllabus well is necessary in order to qualify the paper. The understanding of the syllabus will help a candidate identify their weakness and strengths and can prioritize working on them. The TGT syllabus consists of different subjects like-
- General Awareness- General awareness tests the general knowledge of the candidates and the frequent topics from which the questions can be asked are History, Geography, Culture, Sports, Indian Constitution, Economy, Scientific Research, Current Affairs, General Polity, History, etc.
- General English- English has now become an important part of the lives of people and in order to help their students learn better English the TGT is tested on the basis of their knowledge about topics like Verbs, Adverbs, Idioms, Article, Reading Comprehension, Phrase, Error Correction, Subject-Verb Agreement, Grammar, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Rearrangement, Tenses, Synonyms, Antonyms, Unseen Passages, Vocabulary, etc.
- Quantitative Aptitude- TGT generally tests the knowledge of the candidates about various subjects including Quantitative Aptitude. Quantitative aptitude demands a great understanding of topics like Time, Distance, Percentage, Simplification, Profit and loss, Streams, Boats, Averages, Work, Pipes, Problems of Ages, Interest, Data Interpretation, etc.
- Concerned Subject- The best part about TGT is that it offers specialization of subjects to the candidates. The candidates can choose their favorite and preferred subject while the time of filling the application form. The TGT candidates get a choice to choose between subjects like Sanskrit, Biology, Agriculture, Physics, Chemistry, English, Hindi, History, Civics, Botany, Physical Education, Military Science, Mental Ability, Home Science, Music, Urdu, Geography, Economics, Education, PsychologyPali, Sociology, Art, Commerce, Weaving, Sewing, Biology, Mathematics, Agriculture.
A deep and good understanding of all these topics shall help the candidate ace the TGT exam.
TGT Interview Tips-
- Confidence is always the key- Even a wrong answer with ample confidence isn't considered wrong. We do not suggest you be overconfident but confident in whatever you do or say.
- Prepare your subject well- There is a great possibility of the interview pannel asking you questions related to your subject, make sure you leave no stone unturned in preparing for the same.
- Dress subtle- As they say, 'the first impression is the last impression' and this statement is the utmost truth when it comes to interviews. The panel often judges you on the basis of your appearance, make sure you wear neat and tidy clothes and the ones you think would match your workspace.
All the best!