TGT Full Form

TGT stands for Trained Graduate Teachers.


From motivating to granting information to students, Teachers resemble cultivators who change little buds into blossoming blossoms through their consideration and sustenance. They put in their beginning and end to enable their students to develop, create and become wildly successful throughout everyday life. Educating is in this way a calling that has any kind of effect to the general public by forming the character, character and viewpoints of people in the future. Regardless of whether you become a pre-teacher or a college professor, you have to have a connecting with character, persistence, intensive abstract information and incredible relational abilities.

How to Become A Teacher in India?

In India, one can become a teacher after 12th standard, graduation or post-graduation depending upon skills and qualification required. 

  • Pre-primary school teacher: Pre-primary teachers deal with students from 3 to 5 years of age. You can pursue either of the two courses nursery teachers training for 1 year or diploma in early childhood education for 2 years after 12.

  • Primary school teacher: primary school teachers deal with students from 6 to 12 years. You can pursue either elementary teachers education for 2 years or bachelors in elementary education for 4 years or diploma in elementary education for 2 years.

  • Secondary school teachers: Also known as Trained graduate teachers or TGTs. They teach students from 6 to 12 standards. As a Secondary School Teacher, you will be liable for improving students knowledge and assist them with learning all the subjects in a more detailed way. In moulding the mentalities and astuteness of these pre-youngsters and new adolescents, your work would go from conveying exercises in subjects, for example, sociology, science, dialects and arithmetic, to encouraging them time the board, proper conduct, giving them input and analysis and supporting them through changes. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • For becoming a TGT or trained graduate teacher you need to pursue a bachelor in education or B.Ed. for 2 years in teaching subjects.

  • Nationality: A citizen of India or A Tibetan citizen who came before 1 January 1962 or A person who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries like Uganda & Kenya.

  • Age: A candidate for the Post of TGT must have attained the age of 21 years as of 1 July of the year of recruitment advertisement.

  • Academic qualification: A candidate must be eligible as per the Intermediate education Act, 1921.

  • Marital status: A male candidate having more than one wife or a woman who has married a man already having a wife shall not be eligible.

TGTs subjects:

  • English

  • Hindi

  • Social studies

  • Science 

  • Sanskrit

  • Maths

  • Physical education

  • Art education

Exam Pattern:

The examination pattern consists of two stages:

  • Written exams for subjects like General Hindi, General English, General knowledge, current affairs and general knowledge, reasoning ability, computer literacy and pedagogy. 

  • Successful candidates are called for interview.

Difference Between TGT and PGT

TGT and PGT are titles and not courses. There are courses that are called TGT courses, for example, B.Ed is a TGT course. 

TGT (Trained Graduate Teacher) - This implies, you are a graduate, who is prepared in teaching. On the off chance that you clear your B.Ed, at that point you previously become a TGT. So no compelling reason to do TGT on the off chance that you have B.Ed degree. (In this way, TGT isn't a course, yet a title given to educators who have finished their graduation and preparing in instructing. Along these lines B.Ed is a TGT course) . TGT instructs up to class X. 

PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) - This implies, in the event that you are a post-graduate (eg., M.A.), and have done your B.Ed or M.Ed then you become a post-graduate instructor. PGT can teach up to class XII.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the TGT?

Trained graduate teacher or TGT is a graduate person who is eligible for teaching secondary students. There is certain training which makes a candidate qualified as TGT.

2. What is the TGT qualification?

Four years integrated degree course of regional college of education of NCERT with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Bachelor’s degree in English, Hindi, Social science, Sanskrit, Maths and science with at least 50% marks. Passed in central teacher eligibility test CTET paper II conducted by CBSE. Knowledge of computer applications.

3. Is B.Ed. necessary for TGT?

Yes, B.Ed. is necessary for both TGTs and PGTs. A candidate should have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and a B.Ed.

4. How can one prepare for TGT?

Practice previous year question papers and mock tests to improve speed and accuracy.