The Uttar Pradesh government, on Friday, announced the schedule of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for the next year. The government order issued on Friday states that the advertisement will be published on December 10 after which candidates can register online. The test is aimed at recruiting teachers for government primary and upper primary schools.
Though recruitments for the last test have not been done, the TET – 2014 will be held on February 22 and 23. The last date for the online applications is January 6. From January 7, candidates will get a chance to edit their applications in case of an error. The Pariksha Niyamak Pradhikari, who will conduct the test, will apprise the total number of applications to the government by January 22. Examination centres will be fixed by January 25. From February 6, candidates will be able to download their admit cards. After the test, the answer keys will be uploaded on which candidates can raise objections, if any, by February 28. The objections will be reviewed from March 1 to 6 and the updated answer key will be uploaded on the website on March 10.
For candidates seeking appointment in primary schools, the question paper will be of 150 marks. Out of this, 30 questions of one mark each will be on child nutrition and another 30 questions of one mark each will be based on comprehensions and another 30, again of one mark each will test the Hindi grammar. Remaining 60 questions of one mark each will be based on language expression which has been replaced by essay this year. Same sections will apply for appointments in junior schools. To qualify, general category candidates will have to score 60% while those belonging to OBC, SC and ST will need to score 55%, which is 83 marks.
Candidates interested should have a graduation and a post-graduation along with BEd degree. Also, those who have Urdu in UG and PG and have done BTC or BEd will also be eligible for TET.