JTET exam in 2016 will be held on November 20 after four years, said Jharkhand Academic Council. The council is expecting close to 1.5 lakh applications for JTET 2016. In 2012, the last time when the JTET was held, just over 1 lakh had applied and 64 thousand had cleared the examination.
The Jharkhand Academic Council made the announcement of this Teachers’ Eligibility Test i.e., Jharkhand TET last month. Interested candidates can apply on the official site i.e. www.jac.jharkhand.gov.in. This is a good news coming for many idle candidates who are interested in making a career in teaching.
The application process has started on 8th September and will continue till 5th October. The application fees for general and OBC candidate is Rs. 500 while for the SC/ST, it is Rs. 200 as per the official notification.
In the Jharkhand TET exam, there will be two paper specified for primary class (class I to V) and upper primary class (class VI to VIII). The eligibility for both the specified is also different. Candidates who are applying for class I to V should have passed senior secondary with 45% marks or B.A/B.Sc/B.Ed or appearing in 2 year diploma. And, candidates who are applying for class VI to VIII should have passed graduation with a minimum of 50% and done B.Ed of 1 year.
JTET for level I will be conducted between 9:30 am to 12 noon on 20th November and level II between 2 pm to 4:30 pm. The city and test venues will be informed to candidates via their admit cards.
Also, the paper pattern will be different for both the paper. For level 1, there will be five subjects containing 30 marks each – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (English/Urdu/Hindi), Language II (Regional/Tribal Language), Mathematics, Environmental Studies.
On the other hand, the level 2 paper will consist of 4 papers with differential marking scheme – Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (English/Urdu/Hindi), Language II (Regional/Tribal Language), and Science/Mathematics/Social Science (depending on the specialization of the candidates). In this paper, the specialized subject paper will carry 60 marks and other 3 papers will carry 30 marks each. The time allotted for both the paper will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.
While the latest JTET (Jharkhand TET 2016) is being taken as a good news by fresh aspirants, it has also raised protests from the para teachers who qualified the TET in 2012. Last time Jharkhand TET was conducted in 2012, it is alleged that many of the candidates who passed the exam have not been recruited yet. Protesters are claiming that in this unusual situation the new recruitment process is illegitimate.