AP State DIET CET
Candidates who have completed HSC can seek admission to Diploma in Education (D.Ed) course in Andhra Pradesh via a common entrance test, DIET CET. This two hour entrance test is conducted in 23 districts of the state. Those who qualify the test can look for admission to the course in Government District Institutes of Educational Training (DIETs) and Private Elementary Teacher Training Institutions in the state.
Eligibility Criteria for AP DIET CET:
Only Indian nationals can apply for this common entrance test. Eligible candidates must have completed 10+2 or intermediate with 45% marks. Aspirants belonging to SC/ST category need only 40% marks to meet the required eligibility. Those who have appeared for HSC examination can also apply for the entrance exam provided they should have passed the examination at the time of admission.
Candidates who have passed HSC in vocational stream are not eligible to apply for the test.
Besides educational qualifications, candidates must satisfy certain age requirements also. Those who have completed 17 years of age can apply. There is no upper age limit for attending the test.
Scheme of DIET CET:
There will be three parts for the test – Part I, Part II and Part III. In Part I there will be 5 questions each on General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude. Part II includes 10 questions on General English and 20 questions on Tamil/Telugu/Urdu language. For Part III, the subjects included and the number of questions asked is in the following pattern:
Biological Sciences -10 Questions
Mathematics -20 Questions
Physical Sciences -10 Questions
Social Studies- 20 Questions
So there will be a total of 100 questions each carrying 1 mark. Syllabus for the test is based on the subjects studied from VIII to X. Total time allotted for the completion of the test is 2 hours.