Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)
Revealing the abysmal plight of teacher education in the
state, only around five per cent candidates have qualified as the much-awaited
results of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) that were declared on Friday.
Candidates belonging to backward classes have done better than the open category
A total of 3, 67, 896 candidates appeared for paper one (for
D.Ed qualified) and 2, 24, 094 appeared for paper two (for B.Ed qualified). Only
4.43 per cent (paper one) and 5.95 per cent (paper two) candidates have
qualified. The worst performance is in English and Urdu medium papers as paper
one and two combined the qualifying percentage is 1.99 and 1.78 .
In the paper one and two combined results, candidates
belonging to backward classes and those in the differently-abled category have
outshone their open category counterparts. As per the results, 4.14 per cent and
4.503 per cent BC and disabled students have qualified TET in comparison to only
2.135 per cent in open category. The candidates had to score at least 59.5 per
cent (for open category) and 54.5 (for backward caste and disabled category) to
The exam was held in Marathi, English and Urdu mediums. As
per the Right to Education Act, 2009, all states have to mandatorily conduct TET
for recruitment of teachers to all types of schools. This was the first exam
conducted by Maharashtra. Only candidates who have qualified the TET will be
eligible for teaching jobs henceforth.
Courtesy : The Indian Express