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Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Exam 2016 for Secondary Education, Assam for BTC/ KAAC/ NCHAC Area of Assam

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Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Examination for Secondary Education,
Assam for BTC/KAAC/NCHAC Area of Assam
With a view to offer quality education in the secondary schools of Assam, the Govt, of Assam has ameqded the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service Rules, 2003 fixing minimum standard of qualification for teacher’s eligibility in secondary schools in accordance with NCTE Regulation.

The Government in the Secondary Education Department vide the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rule’s, 2012 has prescribed the amended qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of graduate teachers. Accordingly First Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for Secondary Education in Assam was conducted in year. 2013 by the Government of Assam, in Secondary Education Department.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Graduate Teachers in Secondary Schools: The Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012 has prescribed the amended qualification for direct recruitment to the post of graduate teachers.
As per the substituted Schedule -II, the qualification for
1) Graduate Teacher has been prescribed as BA/B.Sc/ B.Com with 50% marks with B.T./ B.Ed. degree from any recognized university.
2) Hindi Teacher: Pravin/ Ratna in Hindi with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized university or B.A with Hindi as one of the subject with 50% marks and B.T / B. Ed. degree from any recognized University.
The Secondary Education Department, Govt, of Assam vide Office Memorandum No. ASE.465/2011/95, dated: 20.09.12 has declared that ‘Hindi Sikshan Parangat’ and ‘Hindi Sikshan Nishnat’ conducted by Kendriya Hindi Sikshan Mandal, Agra as equivalent to B.Ed and M.Ed respectively for the purpose of teaching Hindi in High/Higher Secondary Schools. The same cannot be considered as B.Ed and M.Ed for other categories of teaching positions.
3) Classical Teacher (Sanskrit):- Shastri with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Sanskrit as one of the subjects with 50% marks and B.T/ B.Ed degree from any recognized University.
4) Classical Teacher such as Arabic, Urdu, Persian etc:- MM with 50% marks with degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Arabic as one-of the subjects with 50% marks and B.T./B.Ed. from any recognized University.
5) Classical Teacher (Assamese Language, Manipuri Language):- B.A with Honours/ Major in concerned subject with 50% marks and B. T. IB. Ed degree from any recognized University.
However all intending candidates may note that,
• B.T./B.Ed. Degree from recognized university is a mandatory prerequisite eligibility qualification for applying for the TET examination.
• Only candidates having Bodo , Bengali, Hindi and Assamese as MIL in HSLC examination are allowed to
. apply in TET examination.
• Degree qualification means a Bachelor Degree, no equivalence will be drawn. Degrees served from off Campus Centers shall not be accepted.
• The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam.
Further, Rule-10 of the aforesaid Service Rules provides that, in addition to such academic and professional qualification mentioned in Schedule-ll for direct recruitment to the post, all candidates shall have to appear and pass in the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the Government scoring minimum 60% marks in case of General category candidates and minimum of 55% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/MOBC/Physically handicapped candidates.
It shall be noted that mere qualification with prescribed marks in the TET examination for Secondary Education shall not confer on any candidate the right to employment as a teacher. However qualification in TET examination is a mandatory prerequisite to appear at the interview for teacher recruitment and the marks obtained in the TET examination by a candidate who has qualified in the TET examination shall be counted in the interview for the teacher recruitment which will be advertised subsequently.
The teacher recruitment after TET of graduate teachers in the provincialised High School, Higher Secondary School and High Madrassa shall be governed by Rule- 8 of the aforesaid rules. / The advertisement for the posts of graduate teachers shall be issued by the concerned School Selection Committee. The School Selection Committee shall hold interview and prepare a panel of school wise select list and subject to approval of the District Approval Committee, the appointment to the post of teacher shall be made from the selection list as per merit and subject to following government prescribed Reservations. However, no oral marks shall be there in interview stage.
Who Can Apply
A The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam. He/she must be a Graduate having 50% marks from a recognized University with B.T/B. Ed. from a recognized University.
B. Age of the candidate should not be above 43 years as on 01.01.2016. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
C. The Upper age limit may also be relaxed in case of candidates who are working under the scheme of “Strengthening and Improvement of the Quality Education in the State” on contractual terms for a maximum period up to 5 years.
Minimum qualifying marks for passing TET: To qualify in TET Examination the candidate must score at least 60% marks. However, 5% relaxation in marks will be given for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/MOBC/PWD. Only following category of PWD/PH persons can apply for appearing at the TET:
• Those who are orthopaedically impaired or have locomotor disability. In this regard the candidate shall obtain a certificate from competent government authority like from Social welfare Deptt/ Orthopaedic surgeon for submission to the Mission Director, RMSA, Assam. The candidate whose degree of physical disability is more than 40% are only eligible to apply, under this category.
Notwithstanding the minimum prescribed marks secured in TET Examination, the number of candidates declared as TET Examination qualified would be a maximum of double the number of vacancies of Teachers and such candidates will be determined as per merit position.
Validity: All candidates who pass the TET will be awarded a certificate. The validity of the certificate shall be for a maximum period of 5(five) years from the date of issue of the certificate by the Empowered Committee, Government of Assam subject to the condition that the candidate otherwise fulfils the eligibility criteria prescribed for recruitment to the services in Government of Assam.
Structure & Content of Test: The examination shall be for 200 marks of 200 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each one of them carrying equal marks. The subject areas broadly are as follows:
SI. No
Number of Questions
General Studies & Current Affairs
100 MCQs
Pedagogy & General English
100 MCQs
Total Marks
• The cost of the application form is Rs.400/- (Rupees Four Hundred only)
• Detailed instruction on filling up of online application form will be uploaded in the website
• For more information on TET candidates may please contact all Inspector of Schools offices in Districts and their RMSA cells; State Mission Director RMSA Office, Kahilipara, Guwahati; Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Assam, Kahilipara, Guwahati during office hours on all working days.
• Syllabus for the TET examination will be available on website
• Degrees served from off Campus Centers shall not be accepted.
• Degrees means a Bachelor degree, no equivalence will be allowed.
• BT/B.Ed from recognized university is mandatory.
• The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam.
Time Schedule for TET, 2016, Assam:
Opening of Online Application Form: 16th August, 2016
Last date of Submission of online Application form: 31st August, 2016    06-09-2016
Last date of fees Payment at Bank: 3rd September, 2016    09-09-2016
Date of examination: Will be notified later

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