The result of Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) 2016 has been declared for the exam that was conducted on December 19, 2016. The test was held across 858 venues in all 75 districts of the state.
The Examination Regulatory Authority, Uttar Pradesh, notified that candidates can now check their UPTET result 2016-2017 on the website (www.upbasiceduboard.gov.in). The candidates will be asked to fill in their roll number to access the results.
We’ve also got our hands on the official press release. According to which, a total of 7,55,889 candidates had registered to take the UPTET 2016. Out of the total registrations, only 6,76,270 actually sat for the examination including 2,21,654 for the primary (class I to V) and 4,54,616 for the upper primary (classes VI to VIII) level.
The Authority also shared the data on the number of passed candidates. As it happened, only 25,226 candidates managed to pass the primary level paper (paper 1) and 50,138 passed for upper primary level (paper 2), meaning that only 11.38 percent qualified the UPTET 2016.
UPTET, the test which is held to ensure that persons recruited for the teachers’ posts possess the essential aptitude and ability, was notified back in October 2016. The application process was carried out from October 5 to October 24, 2016. On December 19, 2016, UPTET paper 2 was held in the morning shift from 10 am to 12.30 pm, followed by Paper 1 in the evening shift from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
The answer keys for UPTET 2016 were officially released on December 27 and the board had also provided the facility for candidates to raise objections. The result has been published after sorting out the objections.
As compared to the TET held in Feb 2016, the passing percentage has decreased in UPTET 2016 held on December. In Feb 2016, around 9.42 lakh had taken the test and only 1.46 lakh had passed which had put the pass percentage roughly at 15 percent.
Even after the regular holding of the TET exam in Uttar Pradesh, the state government is struggling with it’s recruitment processes. Over 15 thousand posts of teachers are currently lying vacant in the government schools of the state. The TET passed candidates have been crying foul over the issue that the government is not recruiting enough. This is hurting both the education in the state and the employment sector too. A report here shows exactly the poor state of education in UP on elementary and primary levels.
The passed candidates will be issued UPTET eligible certificate by the Basic Education Board, U.P. There is no saying on when the next TET will be organised in the state. The govt conducts the test once or twice a year, as it manages to but observing the behaviour of last year’s proceedings, TET in 2017 may be conducted later this year only.