Tuesday, July 16, 2013




APTET Office Telephone: 04023232340, 04023232349
Help Line Numbers for Domain related issues
(8008554612, 8008554613, 8008554627, 8008554628) 
Help Line Numbers for Technical Issues
(8008554641, 8008554643)

Ref: 1. GO.Ms.No. 51, School Education (SE.GEN-II) Dept., dt 16.04.2011.
2. GO.Ms.No. 70, School Education (SE.GEN-II) Dept., dt 06.06.2011.
3. GO.Ms.No. 102, School Education (SE.GEN-II) Dept., dt 28.07.2011.
4. Govt. Memo.No.14384/PE.SER.II/A1/2013, School Education
(PE.SER-II) Department, Dt.02.07.2013
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1. Online applications are invited from candidates who intend to be teachers for
classes I to VIII in schools in Andhra Pradesh for appearance in the Fourth Andhra
Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET-September, 2013) to be conducted by
Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, 1
st September, 2013 in all 23 Districts of the State.
2. In accordance with the provisions of sub – section (1) of section 23 of the Right
to Education Act (RTE), 2009, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had
vide it’s Notification dated 23rd September 2010 laid down the minimum qualifications
for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher for classes I to VIII. It had been
inter alia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for
appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of
the RTE Act is that she/he should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be
conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by
the NCTE. Accordingly, Government of Andhra Pradesh have issued guidelines for
conducting Teacher Eligibility Test in A.P. vide G.Os cited in the references above.
3. All candidates who possess D.Ed.,/ B.Ed., / Language Pandit or equivalent
qualifications and candidates pursuing final year of the said courses during the
academic year 2012-2013 with requisite percentage of marks obtained as given in
information bulletin of APTET and who aspire to become teachers for classes I to VIII in
the schools of the State Government, Mandal Parishad, Zilla Parishad, Municipality,
Private Aided Schools and Private unaided schools in Andhra Pradesh State can
appear for APTET. 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 the 1st, 2 nd and 3rd APTETs can also apply for the 2
fourth APTET. Further, the candidates who got qualified in the earlier APTETs can also
apply for 4th APTET if they desire improvement over their previous TET score.
4. The test (APTET) will be conducted in 2 papers viz. Paper-I & Paper-II. The
candidates who intend to be teachers for classes I to V have to appear for Paper-I and
the candidates intending to be teachers for classes VI to VIII have to appear for PaperII. The candidates who intend to be teachers for all classes from I to VIII can appear for
both papers, Paper-I and Paper-II.
5. Date and Timings of fourth APTET:
APTET will be conducted on 1st September, 2013 in all the Districts of the State.
The duration and timings of the test are given below:
Paper-I : 9.30 am to 12.00 noon (duration 2 ½ hours)
Paper-II : 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm (duration 2 ½ hours)
6. Fee and submission of Application Online:
The fee prescribed for appearing for APTET (including examination fee) is Rs.
200/- (Rupees Two hundred only) for only Paper-I or only Paper-II or both. Candidates
can pay the fee through APONLINE or e-Seva/mee seva centers between 15.07.2013
and 31.07.2013 and submit online application at the APTET website between 16.07.2013 and 01.08.2013.
7. Procedure for submission of application online:
Detailed procedure for applying ONLINE is given in the Information Bulletin.
Candidates can download the ‘Information Bulletin’ free of cost from the APTET
website: from 15.07.2013 onwards. Candidates can submit their
applications online from 16.07.2013 to 01.08.2013.
8. Examination Centers for APTET September, 2013:
APTET shall be conducted in all the 23 Districts of the State. Candidate can
choose any Examination Centre (District) of his choice. However, when the capacity of
any particular Examination Centre (District) gets exhausted that particular Examination
Centre (District) will not be displayed in the list of examination centers given in the
online application form. In such case the candidate has to choose Examination Centre
(District) of his/her choice from the remaining list available.
9. Eligibility Criteria:
The candidates at the time of applying for APTET, September 2013 should be in
possession of the minimum qualifications prescribed for a teacher for I to V classes
(Paper-I) and VI to VIII classes (Paper-II) as given in Information Bulletin.