Primary TET results were published on Friday with only 1.07%
candidates making the cut. of the 17,51,000 candidates, who appeared for the
test, only 18,793 qualified.
Since there is a shortfall of around 15766 candidates as
seats remained vacant, TET will be held for a second time by March 31, 2014. The
fee will be waived for those who will reappear in the exam. The minuscule number
of candidates who have qualified in the test shows the poor quality of
Primary board chairman Manik Bhattacharyya, however, said
even in CBSE TET exam around .42% could qualify in upper primary while less than
1% qualified for primary. "This is the figure even nationally. Hence, there is
no reason to get worried," Bhattacharyya said.
The primary board chairman said two panels will be set up,
one for trained and another for untrained examinees. The personal interview
session dates will be announced shortly as January 2 is the target for giving
Total vacancies in the state is 34,559. Education minister
Bratya Basu, however, said, "If we compare the percentage of candidates
qualifying in the examination against the available number of vacancies, then
more than 50% candidates have qualified in TET."
Courtesy : The Times of India