Tuesday, November 28

STET (State Teacher Eligibility Test)

STET is also known as Bihar State Teacher Eligibility Test and is conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board for teachers at various classes. As there is stet in Bihar, similarly there is tet exam in other states like UPTET, MTET. The TET exam was started by the government of India in 2011 to improve the standards in teaching. This examination is conducted to fulfill the objectives of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. This exam is conducted to recruit teachers for secondary (class 9-10) and higher secondary levels (class 11-12). In addition, it also conducts the examination of physical teachers in Bihar.



This exam is offline where there are two paper exams at different levels, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The medium of both the papers in Hindi. There are 150 questions in both the papers which get 2:30 hours to solve. There is no negative marking.


The candidate must be a citizen of India to appear in this exam. Along with this, he should also have a domicile of Bihar. Also, the category-wise age limit has been fixed to appear in this exam. It is mandatory for the candidates to be a graduate in the subject from which they want to give the exam. In addition, a B.Ed degree is also required.


For paper 1 (class 9-10)

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu/Sanskrit
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Social science

Apart from Sanskrit and Urdu, questions are asked on the basis of the graduation as well as the school level of the candidate in all other subjects.

For paper 2 (class 11 – 12)

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Computer science

Except for computer science, the rest of the subjects are of graduation as well as higher secondary level.

For Qualify

Consequently, general category candidates need 50% to qualify and other category candidates need 45% to qualify.

Where you can apply after qualified

As a result, after qualifying, the candidate can apply to any secondary and higher secondary school in Bihar. Also, this planning process is done by the Government of Bihar.


Earlier the validity of the certificate of this examination was 7 years, but recently as per the instructions by the Education Minister, its validity will now remain for whole life. Additionally, for application, one can visit the official website of STET, bsebstet.in

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