Saturday, July 21, 2012

TNTET : Afraid of flunking test, teachers seek grace marks

TNTET : Afraid of flunking test, teachers seek grace marks

CHENNAI: Candidates who took the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) have kicked up such a fuss about the exam being difficult that the state government plans to give 5-10% additional marks to those who fall short of the required 60%. 

Officials said a final decision would be taken after the TET evaluation is completed. 

About 6.5 lakh aspirants, many of whom are already teachers, appeared for the exam, held for the first time on July 12. There are 25,000 vacant teachers' posts in government schools in Tamil Nadu and only candidates who have cleared the TET, conducted by the Teachers Recruitment Board, qualify for these posts. 

Candidates employed in private or government schools will not be eligible to continue as teachers if they fail to clear the test within two years. 

Following the protests against the TET, the government has decided to conduct the test again in December to give a second chance to those who fail to make the cut.

From news, it seen candidates are afraid of their failure in exam and looking for grace marks.
It shows toughness in examination.

If employed teachers failed in exam and unable to clear in two years ( 2 years) then they will be job will be terminated and expelled from system.

It made a great fear in candidate's mind and they are looking for grace marks if they failed.

I also wrote on similar lines for UPTET 2011 candidates, that candidate can be selected through TET merit. But if government have any doubt on their efficiency then government can allow UPTET 2011 candidates (And for UP Teachers) to appear in next TET examinations, And if they failed two times in examination then necessary action can be taken to maintain quality in education system.

Friday, July 13, 2012

TNTET : Eligibility test a tough nut to crack, say upset teachers

TNTET : Eligibility test a tough nut to crack, say upset teachers

Several teachers who wrote the teacher eligibility test on Thursday expressed disappointment about the level of difficulty of mathematics questions asked.

About 6.5 lakh teachers and teacher aspirants took the test, the first time it is being conducted in Tamil Nadu as the Right to Education Act mandates such an eligibility test for teachers.

Many candidates complained that the question paper was too long, but officials said that it was probably because they were not used to optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets, which took them longer to mark the right answers.

“We were not able to answer most of the questions as it was very tough and time consuming. We felt mathematics to be too tough. We have to keep trying continuously until we clear the examination as it decides our fate,” said Lakshmi, a teacher.

Some elderly teachers faced difficulty in using the OMR sheets. “I’ve never seen an OMR sheet earlier. There was a photocopy of how it would look like and my son who is an engineer now and has attended several competitive examinations taught me how to shade it.

However, I did not expect it to take so much time to shade the bubbles,” said Mangai Senthuram, a 40-year-old teacher.

“If you want good quality teachers we need to have higher level of difficulty in questions. As this is the first time we are conducting this examination we have increased the difficulty level. With teachers feedback we will review the difficulty level,” sources in TRB said.

News Source : (13.7.12)
Level of TET exam is really tough everywhere, CTET pass percentage below 5%, Similarily in BETET and others.

This time Education sector is biggest to provide jobs. Approx 20 Lakh jobs are created to impement RTE.
In UP more 2 lakh jobs, In Bihar approx. 2 Lakh Jobs, West bengal approx. 1 lakh Jobs, In Rajasthan approx 1 lakh Jobs.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

TNTET : Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test

TNTET : Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test takers worried over receipt of examination tickets

TRICHY: With the Teachers' Recruitment Board dispatching hall tickets to aspirants for the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) scheduled on July 12, as many as 600 aspirants thronged the district educational offices (DEO) in Trichy and Musiri educational districts to confirm whether they would actually get their examination tickets on time.

A team of officials led by director of the TRB, A Shankar, visited the DEOs in Trichy and Musiri to meet aspirants in order to clarify their doubts about the examination.

Since the state government conducts the TNTET to shortlist eligible candidates for recruitment as teachers in schools, aspirants are supposed to take up the examination. The tests will be conducted separately for Diploma in Teacher Education (D.Ted) holders (Paper-I) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) candidates (Paper-II) on July 12. In Trichy, there are three educational districts namely Trichy, Musiri and Lalgudi.

Of the three educational districts, Trichy educational district topped the list with 21,239 eligible candidates including 8,136 for Paper-I and 13,103 for Paper-II. The number of applicants eligible to take up the exam in Musiri are 6,423 including 2,674 (Paper-I) and 3,749 (Paper-II). In Lalgudi, there are 3,468 candidates including 1,508 (Paper-I) and 1,960 (Paper-II).

Earlier, the TRB received filled-in applications through the DEOs of each educational district of the state from March 22 to April 12 this year. But many applications were incomplete. Hence the TRB had to reject 71 applications across the state, of which two applications were rejected from Trichy educational district.

Meanwhile, the TRB started dispatching hall-tickets to aspirants a few days back. As many of them did not receive hall-ticket, they got worried and thronged the DEO to clear their doubts.

When Shankar met the 350-odd aspirants in the Trichy DEO, the candidates asked whether all of them would receive the hall-ticket on time.

In reply, he promised that they would get the hall-ticket before the examination. Otherwise, they could download a confirmation about their eligibility to take up the test from the website. Then, they should affix their photograph which should be attested by a gazetted officer which can then serve as a hall ticket.

In Musiri DEO, more than 250 candidates turned out to meet the director. They were also worried over obtaining hall-tickets. However, Shankar assured them that they would get the hall-tickets before Saturday.

Source :
Blog Editor View : It looks B Ed candidates are eligible for Paper - II (Upper Primary Level) Examination, And therefore NCTE Guidelines which defines - B. Ed candidates are eligible for Paper - I (Level - I , ie. for Primary Teacher) upto 1st Jan 2012 is not violated here.