TET BREAKING NEWS-50% MARKS MANDATORY IN TET
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has made a major change in the qualification of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). NCTE has allowed B.Ed holders who have scored less than 50 per cent marks in pre-July 2011 undergraduate examination to appear in TET. The NCTE notification states that whatever the marks of the candidate in the graduate examination, he / she is allowed to appear in the teacher eligibility test.
NCTE has amended the earlier orders dated 23 August 2010 and 29 July 2011 in the notification on 13 November 2019. It has also been clarified by the NCTE that if the candidates have done B.Ed after 2011, then the candidates scoring 50% or more in any one of the graduate or postgraduate examination can also join the TET. Earlier, it was mandatory to get 50 percent marks in graduation.
This notification has been done by the NCTE in compliance with the order issued on July 2, 2019 by the Allahabad High Court in the case of Jagannath Shukla and Neeraj Rai. In this regard, Agnihotri Kumar Tripathi, advocate of Jagannath Shukla, who has filed a petition in the High Court, said that before the amendment of NCTE Act in 2011, several lakh candidates who have done B.Ed across the country will get relief from the change. Earlier, on 29 July 2011 by the NCTE after amending the rules, candidates who got less than 50 per cent marks were barred from appearing in the teacher eligibility test.
Changes will have to be done in the rules of CTET, UPTET
After this change of NCTE, the Teacher Eligibility Test to be held in other states of the country including Uttarakhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan including Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (UPTET) to be conducted by CBSE. Rules have to be changed. After the change in the rules, the Uttar Pradesh teachers can now demand the candidate to extend the eligibility test date.