LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to postpone the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Examinations which were to be held on March 12 for appointment of teachers in government primary schools in the state. The examination has been postponed till further notice by Allahabad High Court.
The decision was taken after the Examination Regulatory Authority has been asked to evaluate the answer sheets again of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which was conducted on October 15. Several applicants had filed petitions stating that filed 14 questions were wrong. The examination authority has been asked to delete the 14 contentious questions and prepare fresh results. The court has given the panel one month to announce the final results.
Teacher Eligibility Test known as TET is an examination to appoint primary and secondary teachers. It is conducted by the state government and central government. The TET is mostly conducted for the recruitment of lower and upper primary teachers in schools from Class 1 to Class 8. Most of the states conduct their own TET.
Candidates should have following qualifications as prescribed by the NCTE. The State governments may change the qualifications and eligibility requirements as per the GOs issued by them.
To qualify to appear for Uttar Pradesh TET, a candidates should have passed Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45 per cent marks. Those appearing in final 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education / 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) / 2 – year Diploma in Education in Special Education are also eligible. Candidates with BA / B.Sc. with at least 50 per cent marks and B.Ed qualification can also apply.
The TET this year was held to recruit 68,500 teachers in primary schools. Over 3.5 lakh candidates had registered for TET, and 2.76 lakh had appeared for the examination which was held on October 15. In the result which was declared on December 16, only 11.1 per cent candidates were declared successful.