The wait for candidates aspiring to become teachers in primary sections of schools is over, as results of the state-wide Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) were declared on Wednesday.
Total Teacher Vacancy : 13,000
Appeared in TET exam : 1,09,318
Passed in TET Exam : 33,565
Pass Percentage : 30.70%
Pass Percentage in Language : 27.57%
Pass in Language: 26,879
Pass in Maths & Science: 6686
This is the first time that the state education department has conducted a mandatory test for recruitment of teachers for primary section in schools (Class I-VIII). The poor result in the language section has come as a shock for most candidates as they reportedly found the paper simple.
According to the State Examination Board, it is not necessary that those who cleared the test are assured of a teaching job. The test is only one of the mandatory qualifications required for applying for the post of primary teacher in schools. “In case of many candidates applying for one post, preference will be given to meritorious candidates of TET. Their educational qualifications will also be considered,” added Solanki. The TET paper was for a maximum 150 marks and was divided into two parts of 75 marks each. A minimum of 90 out of 150 marks was required to clear the test.