Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test
Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test

APTET Syllabus 2023: APTET Paper I and Paper II Syllabus, Exam Pattern

APTET exam 2023 will be conducted for those candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 1 to 8. The teacher eligibility exam is divided into two papers. APTET exam dates 2023 are yet to be announced.
APTET Syllabus

APTET Syllabus

APTET Syllabus 2023 is prescribed by the Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Knowing the entire exam syllabus is an important step for a candidate in the preparation for the teacher eligibility test. Candidates should note that the APTET syllabus 2023 differs for Paper 1 A-B and Paper 2 A-B. While the AP TET Paper 1 syllabus includes topics from five sections, the paper 2 syllabus comprises topics from four sections. Further, there are three subjects in both the exams that are the same. 

APTET exam 2023 or better known as Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test is conducted by the  Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The exam is a state-level exam and is conducted for those candidates who wish to pursue teaching as their career in the state. The exam consists of two papers. While APTET paper I is for those candidates who wish to teach students from classes 1 to 5, paper II is for those candidates who intend to teach students of classes 6 to 8. Students who wish to teach students of classes 1 to 8 can appear for both papers I and II. APTET Syllabus 2023 is prescribed by the Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

The APTET notification 2023  is expected to be released in the first week of May 2023.  The application form for the teacher eligibility test will be available in May 2023. The written exam is expected to be conducted between the first to fourth week of June 2023.  The APTET 2023 qualifying candidates would be eligible to teach students from classes from 1 to 8 in the Government Schools of Andhra Pradesh.  APTET has a total of 20% in the District Selection Committee (DSC) Teacher's Entrance Exams.

APTET Syllabus 2023

Before starting the preparation for the teacher eligibility exam, candidates should be well aware of the APTET syllabus 2023. After reading the comprehensive AP TET 2023 syllabus, candidates get to know the total number of sections, important topics, section-wise distribution of questions and marking scheme. Candidates can also download the APTET syllabus PDF of Paper 1 and Paper 2 below in all languages including Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Odiya and Sanskrit.

APTET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1

As stated above, the syllabus for APTET varies for both paper I and paper II. Paper I of the exam is almost similar to Part A and B. However, candidates should have the paper I part A syllabus is for regular teachers, whereas part B is for special education teachers. Below is the detailed section-wise AP TET Paper 1 syllabus below for Part A and Part B:


Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus: Part A

Development Of Child

  • Factors influencing Development —  Sociological, emotional, Biological, Psychological
  • Personality development - Different factors affecting personality and its concept, as well as self concept. 
  • Adjustment,  Mental Health, Behavioural problems, Defence mechanism
  • Understanding Development — Piaget, Interest, Habits, Intelligence and their Assessment, Chomsky, Erikson ξ  Aptitude, Carl Rogers, Habits, Kohlberg,    Interest, Individual differences — Infra & Inter Individual differences in the areas of Attitudes
  • Development, Growth & Maturation — Concept & Nature
  • Dimensions of Development and their interrelationships — Cognitive, Emotional, late Childhood, Physical & Motor, Language relating to Infancy, early Childhood, Social, Moral, Adolescence
  • Development principles and their education implication

Understanding Learning

  • Memory & Forgetting
  • Transfer of Learning
  • Concept along with the Nature of Learning  — input — process — outcome
  • Dimensions of Learning — Affective, Cognitive and Performance Sustenance and Motivation —its role in learning.

Pedagogical Concerns

  • Distinction between Assessment for Learning & Assessment of Learning, Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation, School based Assessment: Perspective as well as Practice
  • The relationship of teaching and learners in Contexts
  • The skill of organising learning inside a heterogeneous classroom - Abilities and Interest and Socio-economic background
  • Individual and Group learning 
  • knowledge of inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, survey, observation, and activity-based learning, as well as cooperative and joint learning
  • Learning to learn skills

APTET Language 1 Syllabus 

Language Elements and Grammar 

  • Word Idea: Prefix – Suffix 
  • Word Difference 
  • Gender, Word, Cause, Tense 
  • Word Variation 
  • Word – Meaning, Synonyms, Different Meaning, and Antonyms 
  • Word introduction - Tadbhav, indigenous, similar, and foreign 
  • Sentence structure, distinction 
  • Speech - concatenation 
  • Idioms - proverbs, proverbs


APTET Language 2 Syllabus

  • Composition — letter writing —précis writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary — Antonyms, Synonyms and Spellings.
  • Correction of Sentences
  • Development of Language skills:-
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing (LSRW).
  • Communicative skills — Imparting values through Communication
  • Parts of Speech
  • Tenses
  • Active voice & Passive voice
  • Prepositions and Articles
  • Degrees of comparison
  • Clauses
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Questions and question tags
  • Types of sentences — simple, compound and complex — synthesis of sentences
  • Phrases — uses of phrases
  • Verbs — Main Verbs — Auxiliary Verbs – Phrasal Verbs
  • Adverbs — Types of Adverbs
  • Conjunction — coordinating conjunction — subordinating conjunction


APTET Mathematics Syllabus

  • Algebra: Exponents and Powers, Solving Linear Equations in One Variable, Basic Terminology - Constant, Variable, Expression, Polynomial, Identity and Equations.
  • Applications of Data: Data Introduction, Data Presentation, Frequency Distribution Table, Bar Graph,
  • Measurements include length, area, weight, capacity, time, and their standard units, as well as the volume and surface area of a cube and cuboids.
  • Geometry: Types of angles, Basic ideas of geometry (2D & 3D shapes), construction and measurement of lines and angles, Triangles.
  • Arithmetic:Averages, Unitary method, Ratio & Proportion, Percentages.
  • Fractions: Proper fractions, concept of fractions
  • Natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers place value make up the number system.

APTET EVS Syllabus 

  • Living World
  • Life processes
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Transportation and Communication
  • Professions and Services
  • Our Environment
  • Our Universe
  • Production Exchange and Livelihoods
  • Political Systems and Governance
  • Social Organisation and Inequities
  • Religion and Society
  • Culture and Communication
  • Pedagogy

APTET Syllabus 2022 for Paper 2

Candidates should note that there are three subjects which are similar in paper I and paper II. These three subjects are Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I, Language II : English. Given below is the detailed information about CTET paper II

AP TET Syllabus 2022 for Mathematics

Number System - Prime and Composite NumbersAlgebra -Introduction to Algebra

Sets - Concept of set, set language, empty set, finite and infinite sets, subset and equality of sets, cardinal number of set, set operations, representation of sets, Venn diagrams and their properties.

Geometry - History of Geometry, Contribution of India in the Development of Geometry, Euclid Geometry, Lines and Angles, Similar Triangles

Coordinate Geometry- Coordinates of a point, plotting of points, representing linear equations in two variables (of the form ax+by+c=0, ) in the Cartesian

Menstruation - Perimeter and Area of a Square and Rectangle. Area of Triangle

Data Handling(Statics and Probability) - Collection and Classification of Data, Frequency distribution table,

Trigonometry - Introduction of Trigonometry

AP TET Syllabus 2022 for Science

Natural Resources - Air, Water: Water pollution

Our Universe: Solar eclipse - lunar eclipse - Constellation - Zodiac, Space travel; Solar system, Satellites, stars, comets; Earth.

Light: How can we see objectsSound Mechanics - Kinematics, Dynamics

Magnetism: Natural Magnets and Artificial Magnets, properties of Magnets, uses magnets - methods of magnetization - Magnetic Induction - magnetic field - Magnetic lines of force.

Electricity: Electric Circuit - Primary Cells - conductors and insulators - electric charge - electric field - electric potential - potential difference - EMF - Ohm's law -

Matter around us: States of matter

Laws of Chemical Combination and Chemical Calculations: Physical change.

Atomic Structure : Atoms and molecules - elements - atomicity

Metallurgy : Extraction of metals and steps - reactivity of metals and its role in extraction of metals -various methods of extraction of metals.

Plant World - Types of plants:

Parts of a plant - their functions, seed dispersal, fibers from plants. Reproduction - Asexual, Sexual, Vegetative propagation, Nutrition, Photosynthesis, Excretion, Respiration, Economic importance of plants.

Microbes: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, Protozoan — useful and harmful microbes, microbial diseases in plants & animals.

Our Environment: Biotic & Abiotic factors, Natural resources, Biodiversity, different eco systems, air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, oxygen cycle.

AP TET Syllabus 2022 for Social Science

  1. Diversity On The Earth 

Globe - oceans and continents - latitudes and longitudes - origin of earth - realms of the earth (lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere) - landforms - movements of the earth and its effect -seasons - interior of the earth

Solar Energy - insolation - temperature and its measuring - terrestrial radiation - polar regions

Elements of climate - types of rainfall.

Europe, Africa - location - physical features - climate - forests and wildlife - population - agriculture -minerals - industries - transportation - trade, exports and imports.

Geography of India and Andhra Pradesh - physical features - rivers and other water sources - seasons -forests - climate and its factors affecting - floods and droughts - forests - soils -electricity - agriculture - mineral wealth - industries - population, literacy rate - density of population -settlements and migration - transportation.

Disaster management - types of disasters - drought - accident related - threat of terrorism - human induced disasters.

  1. Production - Exchange And Livelihoods 

Livelihood of earliest people - sites in Andhra Pradesh - domestication - settled life Agriculture - types of farming - crop

Production and Employment - sectors of the economy - National Income (GDP) - Per Capita Income -HDI - employment - organized and unorganized sectors - impact of technology on three sectors of the economy.

Public Health and Government - health care services - public and private health insurance.

Globalization - flows in economic exchange - MNCs - Foreign trade - factors enabling globalization -WTO, IMF impact.

Food Security and Nutritional Status of India - PDS - sustainable development meaning - sustainable development with equity.

III. Political Systems And Governance 

Tribal Panchayat system - present local body system (Gram Panchayat, Mandal Parishad and Zilla Parishad) & Urban Governments - formation and functions.

Emergence of kingdoms and republics - first empires - Mouryas - Rajputs - Rastrakutas - Cholas -Deccan kingdoms - Satavahana - Kushans - Guptas.

Regional Kingdoms : Kakatiyas - Vijayanagara Empires - Qutub Shahis.

Moghals - Asafjahis - British Empire - landlords and tenants under the British and Nizams and Mughals.

  1. Social Organization And Inequities 

Diversity in India - gender inequalities - sex ratio - employment - status of women and their work with wages - women protection acts.

Caste discriminations - reformers initiations.

Abolition of Zamindari System - Rural poverty at the time of independence - Land ceiling - Bhoodan Movement.

Poverty - distress in rural areas - poverty as chronic hunger - food inequality - elimination of poverty - access to affordable food - the right to life

Human Rights and Fundamental Rights - Right to Information - Right to Education - Lok Adalat.

Social Movements - Civil Rights movement in USA - Green Peace movements - Bhopal gas disaster -NBM - meira paibi - Human Rights Movement in USSR.

Common APTET Syllabus 2023 for Paper 1 & Paper 2

Candidates who will be appearing for APTET paper I and II should know that the syllabus for Language I is different for the following languages : 

Paper 1 Language I: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Odiya

Paper 2 Language I: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Odiya and Sanskrit

AP TET Exam Pattern 2023 for Paper 1 (Part A & B)

Candidates who wish to become teachers for classes 1 to 5 are required to appear for APTET paper I. APTET paper I consist of two parts - Part A and B. The APTET exam pattern for part A and B are similar to each other. Candidates can have a look at the exam pattern for APTET exam here: 


No. of Questions


Child Development and Pedagogy



Language I (Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Odiya)



Language II (English)






Environmental Studies







APTET Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2023 for Part A 

Candidates who are interested in teaching students of classes 6 to 8 for regular schools can appear for APTET paper 2. Given below is the brief exam pattern for paper II. 


No. of Questions


Child Development and Pedagogy



Language I (Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Odiya and Sanskrit)



Language II (English)



Mathematics & Science OR Social Studies






Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does the APTET syllabus change every year?

 No, the APTET syllabus mostly remains the same every year. Candidates can check the syllabus on the official webiste.

Who gives the syllabus for the APTET exam ?

The syllabus is prescribed by the  Department of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. 

Is there any difference between Paper I and Paper I of APTET exam 2023?

 No, the APTET syllabus for paper I and paper II are different. Questions which come in APTET paper I are given in the syllabus for classes 1-5, whereas questions for APTET paper II are based on topics prescribed in the syllabus for Classes 6-8.

Among all the sections, which section of APTET carried maximum weightage?

The final section of the AP TET Paper 2, which covers mathematics /science/ social studies/ category of disability specialisation, and pedagogy, carries the maximum weightage which is 60 marks.