Examinations – ACE, Nagercoil

The first-year written examinations will be conducted for six and a half theory courses by the Tamilnadu Teachers Education University after the completion of 200 working days in the first year. Each theory course question paper will be designed for 3 hours for full course (Courses with total Marks is 100)  and 1 ½ hours for half a course (Courses for which the total Marks is 50). The allotment of marks are as described below:

Table 1. Distribution of Marks - B.Ed. First Year

Course Code
Course Name
Theory Exam Marks (Max)
T&A* Marks (Max)
Total
FBCA
 Childhood and Growing Up
70
30
100
FBCB
 Contemporary India and Education
70
30
100
FBCC
 Learning and Teaching
70
30
100
FBCD
 Language across the Curriculum
35
15
50
FBCE
 Understanding Disciplines and Subjects
35
15
50
FBCF
 Gender, School and Society
35
15
50
Pedagogy of a School Subject – Part-I
FBTA
 தமிழ் வழி கற்றல்
35
15
50
FBEN
 Pedagogy of English
35
15
50
FBMA
 Pedagogy of Mathematics
35
15
50
FBPS
 Pedagogy of Physical Science
35
15
50
FBBS
 Pedagogy of Bioscience
35
15
50
FBCM
 Pedagogy of commerce
35
15
50
Distribution of Marks - Engagement with the Field for First Year (Internal Marks)
EPC1
 Reading and Reflecting on texts
50
EPC2
 Drama and Art in Education
50
EPC3
 Critical Understanding of ICT
50
 
Total
650

Table 2. Distribution of Marks - B.Ed. Second Year

Course Code
Course Name
Theory Exam Marks (Max)
T&A* Marks (Max)
Total
SBCA
 Knowledge and curriculum
70
30
100
SBCB
 Assessment for learning
70
30
100
SBCC
 Creating an inclusive school
35
15
50
Optional Courses (Anyone)
SBOA
 Yoga, Health and Physical Education
35
15
50
SBOB
 Environmental Education
35
15
50
SBOC
 Values and Peace Education
35
15
50
Pedagogy of a School Subject – Part-II
SBEN
 Pedagogy of English
35
15
50
SBMA
 Pedagogy of Mathematics
35
15
50
SBPS
 Pedagogy of Physical Science
35
15
50
SBBS
 Pedagogy of Bioscience
35
15
50
SBCM
 Pedagogy of commerce
35
15
50
Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)
EPC4
Understanding the Self (Internal)
-
50
50
Course SI
School Internship
 
250
250
 
Total
 
 
650

Distribution of Marks - B.Ed. Second Year

a) For Courses with Internal (Training and Assessment Marks = 30
Tasks and Assignments 01 = 15 Marks
Tasks and Assignments 02 = 15 Marks
Total = 30 Marks
b) For Courses with Internal (Training and Assessment Marks = 30
Tasks and Assignments 01 = 7.5 Marks
Tasks and Assignments 02 = 7.5 Marks
Total = 15 Marks

Passing Minimum for Written Examination

Each candidate who appears for the written examination in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed the Written Examination only if he or she secures not less than 50% in aggregate in each course with a minimum of 45% in the external examination. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Written Examination. A candidate who fails in one or more courses in the Written Examination shall be permitted to appear again only for those courses in which he/she failed.

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the written examinations within the next three consecutive academic years.

Revaluation / Re-totaling / Request for Photocopies of Answer Scripts

Candidates can apply for revaluation / retotaling / photocopies copy of answer scripts to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University within 10 days after the publication of results by paying necessary fees prescribed by the University.

Examination Fee

Students are requested to visit the University webpage to know their examination fee details.

Practical Examination

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will conduct practical examination after the successful completion of 16 weeks of school internship in the second year. Practical examination shall be normally conducted three months prior to the commencement of written examination. A panel consisting of two external members (one Convener, one member) appointed by the University will examine the teaching competency of each candidate as mentioned in Part –A below and his/ her practical works, records and instructional materials as mentioned in Part –B below.

Part- “A”

Activity No.
Assessment of Teaching Competency
Marks
01
 Teaching Competency Level I
50
02
 Teaching Competency Level II
50
 
Total
100

Part- “B”

Activity No.
Assessment of Teaching Competency
Marks
1.
 Observation Record Level I
5
2.
 Demonstration Record Level I
5
3.
 Lesson Plan Record Level I ( 30 lesson Plans)
20
4.
 Instructional Materials Record Level I
10
5.
 Test and Measurement Record Level I
10
6.
 Observation Record Level II
5
7.
 Demonstration Record Level II
5
8.
 Lesson Plan Record Level II (30 lesson Plans)
20
9.
 Instructional Materials Record Level II
10
10.
 Test and Measurement Record Level II
10
11.
 Teaching Skills (Mini teaching) Practice Record
10
12.
 Visit to Innovative schools and Healthy Practices
5
13.
 Students Portfolios / CCE Record
10
14.
 Reflective Journal - Diary
5
15.
 Environmental Education Record
10
16.
 Community based Engagement/ Skill Development Record
10
 
Total
150
 
Grand Total (100 + 150)
250

Practical Components in The First Year 4-Week Internship

Sl. No.
Exercise
Duration
1.
 Lesson Plan Writing and Achievement Test Construction
2 Weeks
2.
 Teaching Skills Practice (Mini teaching)
1 Week
3.
 Visit to Innovative Schools
1 Week
 
Total
4 Weeks

Practical Components in The Second Year 16-Week Internship

Sl. No.
Exercise
Duration
1.
 Observation of Regular Class Teacher in Regular Classroom
1 Week
2.
 Intensive Teaching Practice (Teaching 30 lessons, lesson plan preparation, preparation of teaching-learning materials, conducting test & measurement, knowing the self / psychological tests, conduct of school assembly, organization of PTA meeting, conducting case study).
15 Weeks
 
Total
16 Weeks

Passing Minimum for Practical Examination

Each candidate should apply for the practical examination in the first appearance. Candidates who have secured not less than 50% in each of the practical activities for which weightage is given shall be deemed to have passed in the practical examination. Others will be treated as unsuccessful candidates in the practical examination. All the records related to the practical components should be made available to the duly appointed Practical Examination Board at the time of Practical Examination in the second year and their decision on the marks to be awarded shall be final.

Reappearance for Practical Examination

Each candidate should apply for the practical examination in the first appearance. Candidates who have Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the practical examinations within the next three consecutive academic years in the main examinations only.

Reappearance for Practical Examination

A candidate shall be awarded the B.Ed. degree if he/she has passed both theory examination and the practical components. Successful candidates shall be classified as specified hereunder by considering of the marks secured in Theory and Practical Examination separately. The following classification of candidates for written and Practical Examination is followed.

Written and Practical Examination

Percentage of Marks
Classification
75 and Above
Distinction
60 to 74
First Class
50 to 59
Second Class