The Teacher Eligibility Test, known as TET, is the minimum qualification required in India for a person to be eligible for the entrance examination for teachers. The test is mandatory for teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8.
There are two papers: Paper 1 is meant for teachers opting for Class 1 to Class 5, and Paper 2 for Class 6 to Class 8.
It is conducted by both the central government and state governments of India. Most states conduct their own TET. The test is conducted in order to fulfill and achieve the goals of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.