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Special Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Examination 2016 for Hindi and Sanskrit Graduate Teachers

Name of Exam: Special Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2016
Apply Mode: Online
Online Apply Start: 01-02-2016
Online Apply Close: 15-02-2016

With a view to offer quality education in the Secondary schools of Assam, the Govt. of Assam has amended the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service Rules, 2003 fixing minimum standard of qualification for teacher’s eligibility in Secondary Schools.
The Government in the Secondary Education Department vide the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012 has prescribed the amengded qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of graduate teachers. Accordingly the first Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for Secondary Education in Assam was conducted in the year, 2013 by the Government of Assam, In Secondary Education Department.
As no. of posts of Hindi and Classical (Sanskrit only) Assistant Teachers at Secondary level are still lying vacant, therefore to fill up the existing vacancies, Govt. of Assam has decided to hold a Special Teacher’s Eligibility Test to recruit Hindi and Classical Graduate Teachers (Sanskrit only) tentatively in the month March/April 2016
No. of vacancy: 1618 nos.
Hindi- 1031
Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Teachers for Hindi/ Sanskrit Subject 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 pre the substituted Schedule-II, the qualification for
1 . Hindi Teacher: Pravin/ Ratna in Hindi with 50% marks having degree qualification from any recognized university or B.A with Hndi as one of the subject with 50% marks and B.T./ B.Ed. degree from any recognized University/ Institutions.  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.
2. Classical Teacher (Sanskrit):- Shastri with 50% marks having degree qualification from ay 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/ institutions.
However all intending candidates may note that
* B.T/ B.Ed, Degree as a mandatory prerequisite eligibility qualification for Secondary teachers,
* Degree qualification means a Bachelor Degree, no equivalence will bedrawn.
Further, Rule-10 of the aforesaid Service Rules provides that, in addition to such academic 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 y a candidate who has qualified in the TET examination shall be counted in the interview for teacher recruitment which will e advertised subsequently.
The teacher recruitment attend 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. Howerer if any TET qualified candidates who are engaged on contractual basis in the aforesaid schools including Government Secondary Schools would be given preference by awarding up to a total 50 bonus marks for their services as contractual teachers at the rate of 24 marks per one year of teaching experience subject to a maximum period of 2 years.
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 candidates must be a Citizen of India
B. He/she must be a Graduate from a recognized University with BT/ B.Ed. form a recognized University and should possess requisite qualification for Hindi/Sanskrit subjects.
C. Age of the candidate should not be above 38 years as on 01-01-2016. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
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 orthopedically inpaired or have locomotor disability. In this regard the candidate shall obtain a certificate from competent government authority like from Social welfare Deptt/ Orthopedic surgeon for submission to the Mission Director, RMSA, Assam. The candidates whose degree of physical disability is more than 40% are only eligible to apply, under this category.
Notwithstanding the minim prescribed marks secured in TET Examination, the number of candidates declared as TET Examination qualification 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 validit 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.
 Time Schedule of TET, 2016, Assam
1. Opening of Online Application Form: 1st February, 2016
2. Last Date of Submission of online Application form: 15th February, 2016
3. Last Date of fees Payment at Bank: 20th February, 2016
4. Date of examination:  Will be notified later
Candidates are advised to apply early in order to avoid last minute rush.
Structure & Content of Test: The examination shall be for 100 marks of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each one of the carrying equal marks. The subject areas broadly are as follows.
1. General Studies & Current Affairs
NO of Questions: 50 MCQs
Marks: 50
2. Subject Specific
No. of Questions: 50 MCQs        
Marks: 50
Total Marks 100
Candidates have to qualify both the parts separately to qualify the exam. Important Points:
i) The cost of the application from is Rs. 400/- (Rupees Four Hundred only)
ii) Detailed instruction on filling up of ICR cum OMR application form is given in the instruction ooklet, which will be uploaded in the website www.rmsaassam.in
iii) 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.
iv) Syllabus of TET examination will be available on website www.rmsaassam.in
v)  Degrees served from off Campus Centres shall not be accepted.
vi) Degree means a Bachelor degree, no equivalence will be allowed.

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