Sunday, December 16, 2012

TNTET : Plea says relax norms for SC/ST in teacher test

TNTET : Plea says relax norms for SC/ST in teacher test

teacher test|Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test | NCTE

CHENNAI: The Madras high court has issued notice to the state government on a public interest petition seeking relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST and physically disabled candidates in the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test for selection of BT assistant and secondary grade teachers in the state.

The first bench comprising Chief Justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam, issued the notice and said the selection of candidates to these posts would be subject to the outcome of the PIL, after advocate M Palanimuthu submitted that the authorities had not released category-wise figures of successful candidates.

Citing an April 1, 2011 communication from the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Palanimuthu said the NCTE recommended relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST and disabled candidates. Though Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan relaxed 10% and 5% respectively, Tamil Nadu government did not extend any such facility, he said. If such a provision was made, several SC/ST, disabled candidates would benefit, he said

News Source : (14.12.2012)

TNTET exam was really tough and pass percentage was very low therefore a supplementary exam was also conducted.

It appears in TNTET, Qualifying marks to pass TET is 60% for all categories and no relaxation was given.

3. In the G.O third read above, the Government have issued orders to conduct the Teacher Eligibility Test on 12.07.2012 for the recruitment of Secondary Grade Teachers and Graduate Assistants by the Teachers Recruitment Board. The Government further directs the Teachers Recruitment Board, to conduct another Teacher Eligibility Test for those candidates, who have not obtained 60% marks, and the Teacher Eligibility Test to be held before the end of October 2012."

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  1. relaxation in marks is must. because which ever exam conducted by TN Govt. there is some excemptions and relaxation of SC/ST and Disabled candidates. But why in TET exam its not applicable

  2. Still now there is vancant in Teachers Post. If Court is approve the Relaxation in marks more SC/ST and Disabled candidates are chance to getting the appointment. Because lot of candidates are had marks between 85 to 89. The judgement is favour of relaxation marks is most helpful to that candidates.