To appear for TET, students must secure 50% marks in Higher Secondary exam
The state government has decided to allow those securing 50 percent marks in Higher Secondary examination to appear for Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET).
State education minister Partha Chatterjee recently convened a meeting with officers of West Bengal Board of Primary Education and the state education department regarding the same. It was decided that the future candidates of TET will have to obtain 50 percent marks in Higher Secondary and they need to have necessary training as well.
It may be mentioned that National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has made a guideline for every state to recruit primary teachers. NCTE had given some relaxation to Bengal during the recruitment process through TET.
It was not mandatory to have 50 percent marks in the Higher Secondary for the last TET in Bengal. Necessary training for the examination was also not mandatory for the candidates.
It may also be mentioned that the state government recruited around 43,000 people as teachers of primary schools recently.
The education department source informed that 25,000 more people will get jobs through TET.