Delhi TET Teacher: Job Profile, Salary, and Promotions

Feb 26, 2019 15:17 IST
Delhi TET Teacher Job Profile

According to the latest notification, the Delhi TET 2019 exam will be organized in March 2019. The Delhi TET is among the most awaited exams among the teaching candidates because this exam is the gateway to become a government teacher in Delhi schools. The exam is made mandatory for all aspirants by the Delhi Government to teach for classes 1-8 in the state schools. Since, the Delhi TET exam is qualifying in nature, therefore, it does not guarantee to provide any job/employment on teaching posts. Only successful candidates will get the Delhi TET qualifying certificate. With this certificate, you can appear in the interview rounds held by the state government time-to-time for teaching posts. This qualifying certificate will remain valid for the next 5 years. Now, you may be curious to know about the detailed job profile, salary, and promotions awarded to the Delhi TET teacher. Proper and essential knowledge of these things will work as a stimulant during the Delhi TET exam preparation.

Hence, we have gathered all information regarding the Delhi TET teacher job profile, salary, and promotions & presented before you in the following article. The facts described in this article will also guide you in understanding what the exam authority expects from you.

Delhi TET Teacher: Roles and Responsibilities

After the appointment as a teacher, you will be teaching either for classes 1-5 or classes 6-8 or both levels in state government schools. As a primary/upper primary teacher, you have to carry out the following duties at the school-

  • You have to facilitate the students in providing guidance for overall development including mental & physical development.
  • You should adopt such teaching methodology in the classroom that induces student’s interest in the respective subject/activity.
  • As a class teacher, you have to maintain the class attendance on daily basis prior to teaching.
  • As a teacher, you will be responsible in formulating the class assignments & daily homework for the students so that their performance can be evaluated periodically.
  • You will also be responsible for completing the whole syllabus on time as directed by the state education board (as per the NCF-National Curriculum Framework guidelines).
  • Besides the above duties, you have to work in coordination with other teaching staff so that other daily activities can be exercised successfully.

Along with above-duties, if one wants to undertake further initiative for the betterment of the students in their future maneuvers, he/she is free to go ahead. A teacher not just only teaches but he also guide students to be a good human being.

Delhi TET Teacher Salary

In Delhi government schools, a teacher may not get paid as high as many of you think. However, after the 7thPay commission implementation, it is expected that the salary of a government teacher in Delhi will have ample hike. The salary of primary and upper primary teacher is a little bit different. An upper primary teacher will get few thousands of rupees extra in comparison to the rural teacher. However, the basic salary of primary & upper primary teacher remains the same. Let us have a look at the monthly salary break up of a Delhi TET teacher in the following table-



Pay Scale

Rs. 9,300-34,800

Grade Pay

Rs. 4200

Basic Salary

Rs. 13,500 (Rs. 9300 + 4200 = Rs. 13,500)

Dearness Allowance (calculated at 90%)

Rs. 12,150

House Rent Allowance

Rs. 1,350

Gross Salary

Rs. 27,000 (Approximately)

In the above-stated figure, the recommendation of 7th Pay commission is not included. However, it is stated that after 7th pay commission, a teacher’s salary will be 2.57 times of the above mentioned salary. Besides this salary, you are entitled to several perks & benefits including maternity leaves, fund, bonuses, leaves, medical reimbursements, etc. As a trainee teacher, you will be drawing a monthly stipend of approximately Rs. 7,300.

Delhi TET Teacher Promotions and Career Path

As a Delhi TET teacher, you will have great opportunity to reach higher levels. After completing the training, you will be appointed as Assistant teacher for primary & upper primary classes. As an Assistant teacher, you will be performing the above-mentioned responsibilities. The promotions of a teacher in awarded in the following manner-

Assistant Teacher-------> Senior Teacher ----> Head Master ----------> Principal

The duration of getting first promotion to senior teacher post will be approximately 7-8 years for both levels. The remaining promotions will be awarded on the basis of your good service record, experience, and educational qualifications. Only a few teachers will get promoted to the Head Master post in a school.

A Principal is the most important person in a school, who governs all activities (academic & non-academic) in the school. A Principal is selected among the head masters on the basis teaching experience and contributions at the school level. From the above facts, you can imagine how far you can go through the Delhi TET exam. So, be vigilant and do not miss this chance.

Other Important Links

Please find other important links for the Delhi TET 2019 Exam preparation –

Delhi TET 2019: Notification, Exam pattern, Cutoff Marks, Syllabus, Previous Year Papers, and More

Delhi TET 2019: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Delhi TET Teacher Eligibility Criteria

Delhi TET 2019 Cutoff Marks

Delhi TET Teacher: Job Profile, Salary, and Promotions

Delhi TET Exam Preparation Tips & Strategy