Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by the Teacher Recruitment Board
As many as 26,948 candidates took the Teacher Eligibility Test ( TET ) conducted by the Teacher Recruitment Board in Coimbatore and Pollachi Education Districts on 14th October, 2012.
The test was held in 36 centres in two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. As many as 2,186 invigilators were deputed for duty at the test centres.
District Collector M. Karunagaran visited a few test centres to take stock of the arrangements. Around 15 candidates who are said to have reported late for the test at St. Joseph’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School on Trichy Road were denied permission to write the papers.
Shanmugapriya, a candidate who had fractured her leg, arrived at the test centre in Annur in an ambulance.
TET Hall tickets uploaded to website
As per the Madras High Court judgement, hall tickets for the 20,043 new applicants for the Teacher Eligibility Test supplementary examination to be held on 14th October, 2012 have been uploaded in Teachers Recruitment Board ( TRB ) website ( www.trb.tn.nic.in ).
Candidates have to download their hall tickets from the website and no hall tickets for the new applicants will be sent through post, says a release from TRB.
New Government Rules for Recruitment irk Teachers
Seniority is no longer the criterion for getting a job as a primary or high school teacher. A new state government order gives weightage for marks secured in school and college for recruitment as a teacher.
For years, the government recruited school teachers through the employment exchange that works on a first – come – first – served basis. In the event of more than one candidate having the same marks, selection will be based on the date of birth, where the older person will be given priority. The government says the change was done “to provide quality education to the children in Tamil Nadu and considering the need to fill up vacant teachers’ posts.”
A high – level committee with school education minister N R Sivapathy as chairman and school education secretary D Sabitha, Teachers Recruitment Board chairman Surjit Chaudhary and school education director K Devarajan as members, met on 14th September, 2012 and 24th September, 2012 and recommended to the government to adopt the modalities by giving weightage of marks in Class 12, DEEd, degree, BEd and the teacher eligibility test for selection and appointment of secondary grade teachers and graduate assistants.
A go, dated 5th October, 2012, said the government examined the recommendations and decided to accept it. Now, for recruitment of secondary grade teachers, Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test ( TNTET ) scores will account for 60%, DTEd or DEEd exam marks 25% and higher secondary board exam marks 15%. For graduate assistants, TNTET scores will account for 60%, BEd exam scores 15%, degree aggregate 15% and higher secondary board exam scores 10%.
Teachers associations are not happy. “The TET is unnecessary. It is only mandated in states that recruit unqualified candidates as para teachers. A state like Tamil Nadu which only recruits teachers who have undergone teacher training need not follow the rule,” said Tamil Nadu Primary School Teachers’ Federation president T Kannan. Others said this dashed the hopes of those who had registered with the employment exchange more than a decade ago with hopes of getting a government job.
Educationist S S Rajagopalan said academic excellence did not vouch for good classroom management or good character of teachers. “A teacher grows on the job. No one’s born a teacher. A candidate must analyse successes and failures and learn from experience,” he said. Others felt subject content could not be learnt on the job.
Many private schools recruit teachers by asking them to take a demo and then get students’ feedback about how well the teacher was able to communicate. When the government is recruiting more than 1,000 teachers at a time this is not possible. The next best thing is academic excellence, felt academics. “It’s a very interesting way for even private schools to think of recruitment,” said correspondent of Shree Niketan Group of Schools P Vishnucharan.
TET aspirants hope for the Best in Re – Exam
Candidates who could not get through Tamil Nadu’s first Teacher Eligibility Test conducted during June this year in accordance with Right to Education Act norm have reason to nurse hopes for success when they will again try their luck in the re – examination on 3rd October, 2012.
According to candidates, the short duration of 90 minutes was the cause for the abysmal pass percentage – only 1735 out of 2.88 lakh candidates for paper I ( secondary grade teachers ) and 713 out of over 3.88 lakh candidates for paper II ( Graduate Assistants ).
The certificates of the passed candidates were verified last week. Others have been given the opportunity to appear for the re – examination owing to vacant positions. Their sense of relief stems from doubling of the exam duration to three hours.
An additional half an hour is given for visually challenged candidates. “Unlike in the previous examination when 150 multiple choice questions had to be answered within 90 minutes, we will have a little more than a minute to answer a question in the re – examination. The enhanced duration will help us to appear for the examination in a composed state of mind,” said Sabarish Kumar, a candidate.
According to Kalaiarasan, another candidate, question papers for re – examination have always been relatively simpler, and hence, there was a possibility for many to secure the minimum pass of 60 marks. There will be no negative marking too.
However, the candidates, particularly those appearing for paper II, are extra – cautious since though the questions will be based on the topics of the prescribed syllabus of the State for classes VI to VIII, the difficulty standard will be up to the higher secondary stage.
Candidates are aware that they will still have to prepare well for the re – examination to conform to the minimum guidelines framed by the National Council for Teacher Education for appointing teachers. Going by the TET notification, the sense of urgency to secure a pass in the examination is more for secondary grade and graduate teachers appointed with the prescribed qualifications in government, government – aided and un – aided schools on or after 23rd August, 2010. They have to qualify themselves in TET within five years to retain their positions.
Applications for TET
Applications for Teacher Eligibility Test will be available at S.P. Narasimhalu Naidu Memorial High School, Coimbatore and Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Pollachi, from 24th September, 2012 – 28th September, 2012.
According to Chief Education Officer, Coimbatore, T. Rajendhiran, aspiring candidates could get the forms by paying 50 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Certificates of TET Candidates Verified
Certificates of 137 candidates who have cleared the TET ( Teacher Eligibility Test ) in central districts were verified at the E.R.Higher Secondary School on 7th September, 2012 under the supervision of the Chief Educational Officer K.Selvakumar.
On 8th September, 2012, the certificates of 367 candidates will be verified, Official Sources said. Out of nearly six lakh candidates, only less than 2,500 could secure a pass in the TET conducted by the Teacher’s Recruitment Board for the first time for primary and upper primary teachers, as mandated under the Right to Education Act.
According to official figures, 2,83,806 secondary grade teachers ( handling classes 1 to V ) and 3,83,616 graduate teachers appeared for the examination all over Tamil Nadu. About 28,800 candidates took up the examination in Tiruchi district.
In the interests of children, and to fill vacancies in a time – bound way, the State Government directed the TRB to conduct re – examination on 3rd October, 2012 for candidates who could not secure above 60 percent.
According to MHRD, the TET is a minimum qualification for appointment as teacher for bringing national standards and benchmarking quality of teachers in the recruitment process. As per the guidelines of National Council for Teacher Education, teachers working in unaided schools must also secure a pass in the teacher eligibility test within five years.
Teachers Eligibility Test is only a pre – requisite eligibility test for those seeking appointment as teacher.
TN TET Results 2012 has been published
Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET result 2012 has been declared on 25t August, 2012. The results are available on the Tamil Nadu Teachers
Recruitment Board website http://trb.tn.nic.in/
The announcement of results has ended the wait of the candidates who had written the TNTET examination essential to become teacher in the state. And hence TNTET result 2012 has come as a relief.
According to the notification dated 7th March, 2012 Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET was held on 12th July, 2012 by Teachers Recruitment Board. The examination comprised two papers Paper I and Paper-II.
A total of 6,76,763 candidate appeared for the TNTET that includes 2,88,588 candidates for Paper – I and 3,88,175 candidates for Paper – II.
Only 2488 candidates passed this TNTET 2012 exam. TNTET supplementary exam 2012 will be held on 3rd October, 2012 for failed 6,74,000 candidates.
With declaration of the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test TNTET results 2012 the wait of all these candidates has ended.
Gearing up for the TET Examination 2012
With the Teacher Eligibility Test ( TET ) scheduled to be held in the State, the Teacher’s Recruitment Board ( TRB ) and candidates are gearing up for the 12th July, 2012 examination.
According to the TRB, a total of 6,56,088 candidates will be appearing for the test across the State. The board has said that to give an opportunity to candidates who have a genuine problem with regard to incorrect details, the TRB officers during their visits to the districts would meet candidates and look into the issue. Candidates could meet the officer during his / her visit to the district along with a copy of their application form, chalan, and proof of acknowledgement for submission of application.
The schedule of the officer’s visit would be published in a local newspaper, and candidates could make representations in the district where they originally submitted their application, according to the TRB.
The TRB said that before issuing hall tickets it had put up details of the applications received on its website and had asked candidates to make representations in case of an error. However, many, the official said, failed to do so within the stipulated time. The board said that they received 71 representations, and the discrepancies are being acted upon.
The examination which will be held in 1,027 centres across the State is expected to cost around 3.61 crores.
A total of 55,339 personnel have been appointed to oversee its smooth functioning and the results would most likely be announced in a month, said an Official.
He added that the answer key would be put up on the website once the answer sheets were scanned and candidates would be allowed to send in their objections in a week. The 3,556 blind candidates who would be taking up the examination will be given scribes. However, candidates appearing for the examination are an anxious lot as they are the first batch. Renuka Devi, who teaches Tamil for higher secondary school students at Sri Sankara Vidyalaya in Pammal says that Tamil grammar is difficult even for those who have been teaching it for years.
Maria Jeslin, another Candidate who is taking only Paper II, is concerned about whether she would be able to finish the mathematics section on time.
“Only one and half hours have been allotted to answer 150 questions in the mathematics section. I am not sure if we can work out the calculations and arrive at the result for so many questions in such a short time,” she said.
The examination is mandatory for secondary grade teachers and graduate assistants appointed for government, aided and unaided institutions on and after 23rd August, 2010, in accordance with the guidelines framed by the National Council for Teacher Education as part of the Right to Education ( RTE ) Act.
Andhra Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test ( APTET ) Results 2012 declared
Andhra Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test 2012 ( APTET 2012 ) candidates waiting for the most awaited result 2012 has been officially declared over the website.
How to get Andhra Pradesh Teachers Eligibility Test 2012 ( APTET ) Results 2012?
Candidates may directly log on to the official website http://aptet.cgg.gov.in/ and view their APTET results 2012 and along with this APTET Results 2012 are also available at http://www.manabadi.co.in/index/index.asp
BSITET Results 2012 declared
14th June, 2012, Authorities have openly announced the BSITET examination result over the Bihar board official website http://biharboard.net
Now, just next to result announcement candidates may apply for the recruitment for the post of high school teacher.
As per the data, this time approximately 5,60,000 candidates had appeared for the Bihar secondary teacher eligibility test.