CBSE to conduct teacher eligibility test for recruitment in govt schools

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The Central Board of Secondary Education Board will conduct a teacher eligibility test (TET) for candidates applying for teaching posts for classes 1 to 8 in government schools. The decision has been made to ensure high teaching quality among new employees. The government schools need to recruit several teachers under the provisions of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education 2009. During a meeting that Director of Public Instructions had with the Ministry of Human Resource Development on March 4, the UT was issued instructions to follow guidelines issued by the National Council for Teacher Education for this test. ''We will now be holding a TET for the recruitment of teachers to government schools. The test is going to be introduced by us from this academic year.” The teachers also have to be eligible for the test as per a list of qualifications that has been released by the National Council for Teacher Education,'' said Sandeep Hans, director public instructions, education department. The test will consist of two papers covering subjects like Child development and Pedagogy, Language 1, Language 2, Mathematics and Environmental Studies. Each paper will be in objective questions format and will be of 30 marks each. The paper that will have to be given will depend on the class and post that a candidate is applying for. Candidates applying for a post for classes 1 to 5 will have to give Paper 1 while those applying for classes 6 to 8 will have to give Paper 2. If a teacher is applying for both classes both papers will have to be given. The teachers will be required to have a graduation degree and a B.Ed degree to be eligible for the test.

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