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.
News Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Afraid-of-flunking-test-teachers-seek-grace-marks/articleshow/15068908.cms / Times of India ( 21.7.12)
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.