In a exclusive news, Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test or Bihar TET exam is going to be administered in Bihar for the first time in five years. The last TET exam in the State was conducted in the year 2011. In a fresh update from the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) – the authority that would overlook the exam process, it has been revealed that the Bihar TET 2016 would be organized in December.
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) announced the dates for Bihar TET exam yesterday. Bihar TET (Primary and Upper Primary) will be conducted on December 17, followed by STET (Classes IX to XII) on December 18. Board Chairman Anand Kishore said the TET examination will be conducted over a period of two days. “The dates for online application have not been set yet, however, it would be announced in next two-three days,” he added.
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had made TET qualification mandatory for teachers’ appointment in government schools and hence it was made compulsory to organize TET exam at lease once in a year to fill teacher posts under the Right to Education Act. But since the last TET exam in Bihar was conducted five years back, the Education department, in its meeting held in December last year, had decided that the TET exam would be conducted soon to fill the teachers’ posts lying vacant in government schools. The Patna High Court had, in August this year, ordered the State government and BSEB to organize the TET exam by the end of the year and the latest announcement is a follow-up of the same order.
The Education department had decided to conduct the exam last year, still it has been almost a year that the Board is actually organizing the exam. As per the reports, the minimum eligibility to appear for the exam would be B.Ed, so it is quite possible that those candidates who are still in the B.Ed. program might not get the opportunity to take the test.
It was also announced by the BSEB Chairman that the application process for Bihar TET would be made completely online from this year. The Board is expected to notify the TET exam and commence the online application process by next week so that the notified scheduled could be followed. Stay connected with ExamsWatch.com for more updates.