The CAC Bangalore has once again postponed the Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test 2016. The test date has been changed three times till now. Initially, the exam was scheduled to be held on December 18, then it was postponed to January 8 and as per the latest changes, the TET exam will be conducted on January 15.
The Centralised Admission Cell has already concluded the online application process on November 9, 2016. Though the CAC has made second change in the proposed exam date, no specific reason has been cited for the continuous postponement. The admit card for KAT TET 2016 are expected to be released on December 26, if the CAC does not change the schedule once again.
As per the guidelines mandated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a person must have qualified the Teacher Eligibility Test in order to be eligible for appointment as a teacher. Keeping in lines with the guidelines, the CAC Bangalore was rendered the responsibility of conducting the test in the Karnataka State.
Karnataka TET will be held on a single day in two shifts, comprising of Paper 1 for the determination of eligibility of a person to teach primary stage (Classes I to V) and Paper for elementary stage (Classes VI to VIII). For the candidates having fulfilled the eligibility criteria, they can appear for both the papers. Thousands of aspirants take the TET exam in Karnataka seeking employment in the teaching profession.
Karnataka TET Paper 1 will be conducted in the first shift from 9.30 am to 12 noon, followed by Paper 2 from 2.30 pm to 5 pm. Both the papers will consist of 150 objective type questions framed in English and Kannada. As the TET qualification remains one of the eligibility criteria for appointment as a teacher, it does not guarantee the employment. The candidates securing 60 percent and above marks in Karnataka TET 2016 will be declared TET qualified and will be issued Eligibility Certificate. The minimum qualifying marks for SC, ST, C-I and differently-abled candidates are 55 percent.
The admit cards for the exam will be uploaded at the official website and can be accessed from here, once released.