Just 3% clear in Teacher's Eligibility Test re-test
By Express News Service - CHENNAI
03rd November 2012 08:54 AM
Out of 6.84 lakh candidates who appeared for the re-exam for the Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB), only 19,246 candidates have cleared their papers. The results were posted on the TRB website, www.trb.tn.nic.in on Friday evening.
Out of 2,78725 candidates, 10,397 had cleared Paper I (3.7 per cent). Paper II was worse, with 8,849 out of 3,77,973 clearing with 60 pc or more marks, making it a 2.3 pc pass percentage. All over TN, 7,500 secondary grade (up to class VIII) teacher positions were vacant. Weightage of marks would be considered for those who passed Paper II before they got their posting. As over 20,500 jobs were vacant for the graduate postings, those with the relevant qualifications could easily get a job.
The results were marginally better than of the first TET held in July, where only 1,735 of 2,83,806 candidates across the state managed to pass Paper I. This represented 0.61 per cent of the candidates. Paper II was no better, with a 0.19 percent pass rate. In light of this dismal performance, the State government directed the TRB to conduct the exam again in October. The time was also increased from one-and-a-half hours to three hours to answer 150 multiple-choice questions. The certificate verification would be held on November 6 at the Revenue District Headquarters across the State. Candidates who cleared the exam would have to bring their valid documentation. Certificate verification letters could be downloaded from the website. The next TET would be held in June, said TRB officials.
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