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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tamil Nadu (TN) makes Teacher Eligibility Test mandatory

Tamil Nadu makes Teacher Eligibility Test mandatory /
Prescribed pass mark in TET (60 per cent)

The state government of Tamil Nadu has announced that it is mandatory for teachers to qualify Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).

The test would be mandatory to become a teacher in a school just like the National Eligibility Test or state Level Eligibility Test is mandatory to become lecturers in colleges and universities.

The On guidelines of National Council for Teacher Education, graduate teachers in mathematics, science and social science will have to answer questions for 60 marks in their respective subjects, an official release said.
Since graduate teachers in Tamil and English are appointed separately, they have to the eligibility test will have questions for 60 marks in their respective subjects, it said.

As a court judgement was pending over appointment of second grade teachers, the existing system of going with the seniority in the employment exchange will continue, it said

With a Diploma in Teacher Education (D.T.Ed), one is eligible to be a secondary grade teacher (for classes I to V), while graduate assistants (who teach classes VI to VIII) should hold a B.Ed. degree. Teachers in the State would have to pass TET conducted by the Teachers' Recruitment Board, which has been designated as the nodal agency

The government has made it clear that the prescribed pass mark in TET (60 per cent) would not affect its existing reservation policy. A School Education department order dated November 15 said managements of schools run by the government and local bodies, besides aided and unaided ones, “may consider giving concessions to persons belonging to SC/ST/OBC, differently abled persons, etc., in accordance with their extant reservation policy”.
News : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/article2654889.ece