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 : timesofindia.indiatimes.com (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.