Primary Tet: The number of applications for the Primary Teacher Eligibility Test has decreased by 50 percent. Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) is going to conduct Primary TET on 10th December this year. The last date to submit that application was October 8. This time, along with the number of applications decreasing, the number of vacancies has also increased.
According to the West Bengal Board of Primary Education, this year the number of candidates is almost half as compared to last year. In this regard, the board said that all the candidates who did D.El.Ed and B.Ed training last year had applied for the TET examination to be held in December 2022. However, according to the order of the Supreme Court, this year only D.El.Ed pass candidates have applied. Therefore the number of applications has reduced considerably. Moreover, many candidates who had passed the previous TET exam had not filled the application form. Many believe the reason for this is the high application cost. This year the application fee has been increased to Rs 500.
In 2022, around 1.5 lakh D.El.Ed and B.Ed trained candidates qualified the exam. According to board sources, about 97 thousand of these candidates will not be able to apply for preliminary TET this year. Moreover, the number of vacancies has increased significantly this year, the board has informed. Although the recruitment is not directly related to the TATE exam, the board said, if the vacancies increase, candidates who qualify the TATE exam will get more job opportunities when given interviews.
When the preliminary TET exam was conducted on 11 December 2022 after a long wait of five years, around 690,000 applicants had applied. Around 620,000 candidates had participated in the TET exam. This time the online application process for TET Exam 2023 started on 14th September 2023 and the application process ended on Wednesday, 8th October 2023.
West Bengal Board of Primary Education released all the detailed information about the exam model question paper and the number of marks allotted in which section on its website last week. Like last year, this time too the Board of Primary Education does not want to leave any stone unturned in the security of the examination. It is being told that there will be all kinds of measures for the candidates, from CCTV surveillance to biometric attendance. This year the exam will start from 12 noon and continue till 2.30 pm. A central control room will be opened for monitoring in the office of the Primary Education Council.