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Candidates undergoing training can appear in TET: Partha

Kolkata: All the candidates who were undergoing training will be allowed to appear in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) this year, said state Education minister Partha Chatterjee.
The new notification for holding the TET will be issued on November 15. The minister also alleged that the process of selecting teachers through TET is unnecessarily getting delayed as some people have been filing cases in the court. As a result of this, thousands of candidates are facing difficulties.
In an earlier notification issued by the Primary Education board on October 23, it was said that those who have secured 50 per cent marks in the High Secondary or any equivalent examination and who have undergone training will be allowed to appear in the TET examination. Around 200 candidates moved to the Calcutta High Court challenging the decision.
Chatterjee on Wednesday said that all the candidates who were undergoing training will be allowed to appear the TET examination. The minister categorically said that those undergoing Diploma in Elementary Education (D. El. Ed) can appear the examination. The result of part I of D.El.Ed will be published within November 15. Those who will clear the Part I examination will be allowed to appear in Part II examination in December. The minister has also given assurance that all the candidates who are undergoing training will be able to sit for the TET.
He also urged the people not to move to the court on one pretext or the other unnecessary delaying the process of recruitment.
As per reports, the WB TET 2018 will be conducted for about 30,000 posts in
the state.
According a senior official of the primary education board, the TET will be held in strict compliance with NCTE guidelines. Those who have completed D.El.Ed courses, and those who have appeared in the final year examination and awaiting their results, can appear for 2017 TET. "
It may be mentioned that there were only 15 government teachers' training college across the state before 2011 but now there are as many as 631 such institutes. There have been a number of legal hurdles in the path of TET examinations in the past few years.
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