Sunday, September 23, 2012

TNTET : Supplementary teachers’ test to be held on October 14

TNTET : Supplementary teachers’ test to be held on October 14

CHENNAI: In a welcome relief to several thousand teacher aspirantswhofailedin the mandatory Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) on July 12, the state government has said the supplementary test would be held on October 14 instead of October 3, and that all eligible candidates , including those who did not apply earlier ,couldwriteit . 
A submission to this effect was made in the Madras high court by additional advocategeneral P H Aravindpandian on Friday ,when a batchof writ petitions came up for hearing beforeJustice S Nagamuthu . 
Appreciating the state government's stand and the efforts of Aravindpandian , the judge asked the authorities to give wide publicity to the fact that thosewhocould not apply for the last examination could send in their application between September 24 and 28. 
It all started with the introduction of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 as per which all teacherstobe recruitedin future should have passed the TET. In Tamil Nadu , the Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) was named as the nodal agency to conduct the TET, which shall be conducted atleastonce a year . 
Results of the TET conductedon July 12was a rudeshockto several thousand candidates , as only 2,448 out of the 6.77 lakh candidates who wrote the examination scored the minimum pass percentage of 60 . The government had intended to select 26 ,116 candidates through the TET and appoint them in schools. Following a public uproar and demands from various sections , the state agreed to conduct a supplementary teston October 3.But,it restricted the supplementary test only to the unsuccessful candidates . Dubbing it as discriminatory ,several people moved the high court . A writ petition filed by one Vijayaraj opposed appointment of the 2,448 successful candidates , as TET was only a qualifying test. On Friday , the TRB chairman filed two affidavits . One affidavit informedthe court of the postponement of the test from October 3 to October 14. The other affidavit said a government order had been issued to form a panel to decide on the selection norms and process 

News Source : (23.9.12)
It is a great confusion in many states that TET is Only A Qualifying Test OR its Marks can be used for SELECTION.

CTET Advertisement Specified that - Candidates can re appear in exam to improve score

11.2 There is no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a CTET Certificate. A person who has qualified CTET may also appear again for improving his/her score.

NCTE Guidelines specifide that -

9(b) should give weightage to the TET scores in the recruitment process
however, qualifying the TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment/employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for 

Frequency of conduct of TET and validity period of TET certificate :-
11 The appropriate Government should conduct a TET at least once every year. The Validity Period of TET qualifying certificate for appointment will be decided by the appropriate Government subject to a maximum of seven years for all categories. But there will be no restriction on the number of attempts a person can take for acquiring a TET Certificate. A person who has qualified TET may also appear again for improving his/her score

If it is ONLY ELIGIBILITY TEST then What is the purpose to IMPROVE SCORE OR RE APPEAR in EXAM, 
What is the Purpose of Marks,  What is the purpose of Weighatge.

This Question come in many candidates mind and creates confusion as well. Do they reappear in Exam OR NOT ?

If at some place weighatege of TET marks used in Selection (As it happens in Rajasthan 3rd Grade Teachers Recruitment ), And a candidate not reappear in exam to improve his /her score, then what happens.

TNTET : 202 candidates who cleared TET disqualified

TNTET : 202 candidates who cleared TET disqualified

CHENNAI: As many as 202 candidates who cleared the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test cannot become school teachers after all. 

They were among the less than 1%, of around 6.7 lakh candidates, who cleared the test in July and were disqualified because they did not complete their bachelor degree or diploma in teacher education, a prerequisite for becoming a teacher in Tamil Nadu, said Surjit K Chaudhary, head of the Teachers Recruitment Board that conducts the test. The matter came to light during the verification of certificates of the 2,448 candidates who cleared the test. 

Thirty-seven candidates did not turn up for the verification. The state has set up a committee based on the directions of the Madras high court to allot posts for eligible candidates. Chaudhary said the committee would meet next week to discuss the issue. 

After the dismal failure of teacher aspirants in the TNTET, the state government decided to conduct a supplementary test on October 3. To enable candidates who will be passing out from teacher training institutes to attempt the test this year, the exam has been postponed to October 14. While candidates who sat for the first test in July need not pay to take the supplementary test in October, those applying fresh will have to pay for the test. 

Following complaints from candidates in July about not being able to complete the test within one-and-a-half hours, the state government has decided the test will now be three hours long

News Source : (23.9.12)
Such case happens many times (can called exceptions ), Many times candidate appearing in B Ed and sometimes candidates are giving like it as a practice exam (Where on application form , Qualification required is mentioned)