Rajasthan Pre-BSTC exam 2017 was conducted today at 1,263 test centres across the State wherein over 5 lakh candidates appeared. This year, The Basic School Teaching Certificate (BSTC) test has been conducted by the University of Kota for admissions in D.El.Ed. course. The exam was held in a single shift from 2 pm to 5 pm across all the test centers. BSTC answer key of 30 April exam is expected to be released by the University within a week, however, many coaching institutes will be releasing the answer keys (unofficial) in a day or two.
UOK (University of Kota) had notified the Pre BSTC Paper 2017 on February 13 and the applications were filled from February 14 to March 28, after an extension in the last date. Earlier on April 21, the University had released the admit cards for all the eligible applicants. The qualified candidates will be eligible for admissions in around 16 thousand seats in Diploma Course in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) being offered in 32 government and 251 private colleges.
BSTC paper is conducted in the State for admissions in D.El.Ed. course under BSTC General and BSTC Sanskrit disciplines. Based on the subject, the exam pattern differs for both the courses. Overall, the paper consisted of 200 multiple-choice questions distributed among four sections as follows:
- Section A – Mental Ability: This section consisted of 50 questions, each having 3 marks.
- Section B – General Awareness of Rajasthan: This section also had 50 questions, each having 3 marks.
- Section C – Teaching Aptitude: The section had 50 questions, each of 3 marks.
- Section D – Language Ability: This section had one sub-section (English) common for all the candidates. There were 20 questions in English. Another 30 questions were from Hindi and Sanskrit and the candidates had to answer any one of them as per their selected course.
There is no negative marking for BSTC 2017 exam.
BSTC paper answer key will be released by the Kota University, however, it may take some time. To help the candidates, many coaching institutes likes of Sriram coaching, Parishkar, etc. release their versions of answer keys of major exams. Once the BSPC paper 2017 answer key is prepared by any coaching institute, the same will be uploaded here. The answer keys shall be available by tomorrow.
The institutes are not allowed to admit the students by themselves, hence all the admissions in D.El.Ed. course are done on the basis of BSTC Paper only. The admissions in the course shall be done on the basis of entrance test, as per the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) guidelines.
The results of BSTC paper 2017 is expected to be declared in the last week of May, after which the counselling schedule will be notified. The counselling will be conducted in two phases for admissions in D.El.Ed. course based on BSTC result.