The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has cancelled the written exam scheduled to be held on July 30 for the recruitment to the posts of Post Graduate Teacher (PGT), Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) and Assistant Headmaster. The Council released an official notice today announcing that the written exam for these posts has been postponed, however, no new date has been announced.
NCERT had released recruitment advertisement no. 166/2016 back in September 2016 for filling total 69 various teaching positions under direct recruitment for Demonstration Multipurpose Schools attached to their Regional Institutes of Education all over India. The notified vacancies included 2 posts of Assistant Headmaster, 14 PGT posts (English, History, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Hindi, Commerce, Computer Science and Guidance Counsellor), 11 TGT posts (Commerce, Agriculture, Physical Education, Music, English, Hindi and Dance), 13 Primary Teacher (PRT) posts and 29 posts of Work Experience Teacher (WET). NCERT carried out the online application procedure from 10th of September 2016 to 26th of September 2016.
The Council had scheduled the written exam for these posts on July 30. Today, the NCERT notified through their official website that the exam that was going to be conducted on the 30th July has been postponed (read the notice here). The NCERT further informed that the exam has been postponed due to some technical reasons.
This news came as a surprise for the candidates aspiring for these posts as the admit cards had been released timely released by the Council and the candidates were busy with last minute preparations for the written exam. The NCERT stated the exam for Primary Teacher posts and Work Experience Teacher post will be conducted as per the previous schedule.
NCERT PRT exam will be conducted as a single paper and the candidates will be given 150 minutes to solve the paper. The question paper will be divided in two parts: Part 1 with 30 questions and Part 2 with 120 questions. Part 1 will have 15 questions each from English and Hindi and the candidates will have to score minimum 4 marks in each subject (and 10 marks in aggregate) to qualify the Part. Only those candidates who qualify Part 1 will be assessed for Part 2. The final merit for PRT posts will be prepared by taking the marks scored by candidates in Part 2 and interview in the ratio 70:30.
The written exam for WET posts will also comprise of two parts, but the test duration will be 3 hours. Part 1 will have 40 questions, 20 each from English and Hindi. Part 2 will have 160 questions, 30 from Current Affairs, 30 from Reasoning and Numerical Ability and 100 from Concerned subject. The candidates will have to score minimum 5 marks in each subject of Part 1 and 13 marks in aggregate. The final merit for these posts will be prepared by taking the marks obtained by the candidates in Part 2 of written exam and interview in the ratio 70:30.