The results of Kerala TET 2016 for the examination held in November are going to be announced in the last week of January 2017. Kerala Pareeksha Bhavan (IT Cell) has confirmed the same to ExamsWatch. The test was conducted on November 5 & 19 in 2016 and the authorities emphasised that efforts are on to announce results by January month itself.
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had framed the guidelines for teachers appointment in the year 2010, according to which a person must be TET qualified in order to be appointed as a teacher in Classes I to VIII. Further extending the criteria, the Kerala government had decided to include Class 9 & 10 under TET exam. The TET exam is being administered each year so as to reduce the existing teacher-student ratio and also to provide employment opportunity.
Kerala TET is divided among four categories: Category 1 (for lower primary classes); Category 2 (for upper primary classes); Category 3 (for high school classes) and Category 4 (for Language teachers, specialist teachers, and physical education teachers). Pareeksha Bhavan had conducted the Category 1 & 2 exam on 5 November, followed by Category 3 & 4 exam on 19 November. While usually the results of TET exam were announced in around 50 days of the exam, the results have been delayed by around 15 days this time.
The notification of Kerala TET or KTET 2016 was published on 22 August and the applications were submitted from 24 August to 21 September. After the exam, the answer keys were released on 22 November and the candidates were asked to submit the objections. Based on the objections, the rectified answer keys were published one week ago. The KTET result 2016 will be prepared on the basis of final answer key and as per the Pareeksha Bhavan, the results will be out before January ends. The candidates will be able to access the mark sheet of KTET after the declaration of results.
As per the rules, only those candidates scoring minimum 60 percent marks will be declared KTET qualified. The passing marks for reserved category candidates are 55 percent. Additionally, the TET qualified candidates will have to go through the document verification process which will be carried out by the concerned District Education Officers. The TET certificate will be issued to only those TET qualified candidates who will be cleared in the verification round. Pareeksha Bhavan will issue the TET certificate on the behalf of Kerala government.