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 : timesofindia.indiatimes.com (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)