Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) in School Service Commission of West Bengal.
What is TET (Teacher Eligibility Test)?
Teacher Eligibility Test or commonly know as TET is going to be active in School Service Commission of West Bengal. Now candidates willing to appear in Assistant Teacher or Assistant Mistress’s recruitment exam will have to sit for TET first.
As per Act and rules of N.C.T.E., the required qualification of the candidates willing to appear as Teacher/Mistress in primary level school, i.e. upto Class-VIII, should be Degree pass with minimum 50% marks and should have done B.Ed (Bachelor in Education) or D.Ed (Diploma in Education). Along with this candidates will require to sit for TET (Teacher Eligibility Test).
In West Bengal, the same rules were applied up-to Madhyamik level school. But the grip of the rules of N.C.T.E. was kept loose because of lack of B.Ed Schools and Institutions in West Bengal and also the numbers of candidates acquiring 50% marks in Degree Course is few. So, if School Service Commission of West Bengal follows the rules of N.C.T.E. then it will become hard to fill the vacant laying posts of Teachers and keeping this in view Central Government have relaxation in few terms and conditions such as— cut-off of 50% marks and non-requirement of B.Ed Course but TET will remain active. However this cut-off is up to 31st March 2014 after which 50% marks and B.Ed will become compulsory for candidates willing to become a Teacher.
Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will of 150 Marks. Questions will be Objective Multiple Choice Type and time allotted will be 1 ½ hours, i.e. 90 minutes. There will be no negative marking but candidate must acquire minimum 50% marks to get qualified.
TET will be on following 5 papers. Each paper will consist of 30 Marks and each question will be of 1 mark—(i) Child Development and Pedagogy, (ii) First Language (Ability in Bengali, Element of Language, Communication and Comprehensive Ability), (iii) Second Language (Any other opted languages—ability on that language, Element of Language, Communication and Comprehensive Ability), (iv) Mathematics and (v) Environment Studies.
Below is some recent changes came forward in School Service Commission of West Bengal (SSC) and few issues are still to be tackle—
1. For the post of “Assistant Teacher” and “Assistant Mistress” there is no bar in marks obtained in Degree course, i.e. candidates below 50% marks may also apply for the post. This will go on till 31st March 2014 after which minimum 50% marks in Degree course will become compulsory.
2. Till 2014, candidates who have not done B.Ed may also apply. And no first preference will be given to the B.Ed done candidates but the extra/additional 3 marks will be given.
3. Candidates who have appeared School Service Commission’s exam on 3rd Sept. 2001 and those who do not have B.Ed qualification will require to achieve that qualification within 2015 from any N.C.T.E. recognised Institutions.
4. From now, from the forthcoming recruitment of Teacher, School Service Commission of West Bengal is going to levy Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)
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