The Bihar CET B.Ed. 2022 has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. The Bihar state level combined entrance test (CET) for enrollment in two-year B.Ed and Shiksha Shastri courses for session 2022-24 has been deferred till further notice.
According to Ashok Kumar Mehta, the state nodal officer for CET-B Ed, the decision was made by the order of the chancellor of universities, who called an online review meeting with the respective divisional commissioners. While divisional commissioners provided their feedback, the chancellor was briefed on the current situation.
The CET-B.Ed was set to take place on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Monday, Prof SP Singh, vice chancellor of LN Mithila University (LNMU), a nodal university for CET-B.Ed, as well as state nodal officers, attended the meeting in Raj Bhawan.
Nearly 30,000 candidates, according to Mehta, were unable to download their admit cards from the CET website till Sunday due to the network glitch, as internet connections in many regions of Bihar had been suspended since June 17. On Monday, the total number of districts reached 20.
The CET-B.Ed was to be held in 325 centres across 11 cities in Bihar, with 1,91,929 registered candidates.
The number of female candidates who have enrolled for CET is 97718, with 94211 male candidates. The Patna centre (54584) has the most applicants registered, followed by Muzaffarpur (27605), Darbhanga (24575), Gaya (16689), Bhagalpur (13250), Purnia (11638), Madhepura (11527), Ara (10074), Hajipur (7940), Munger (7028), and Chapra (7019). According to available statistics, Patna and Darbhanga are the only two centres designated to hold CET for admission to the Shiksha Shastri course, with 122 applicants registered for Patna and 158 for Darbhanga.
According to Mehta, LNMU ensured 99.52 percent enrollment in two-year CET-B.Ed and Shiksha Shastri courses and 95 percent enrollment in four-year integrated BA-B.Ed and B.Sc-B.Ed courses while holding the CET-B.Ed examination as nodal university last year.
The CET is held for admission to B.Ed programmes at 342 colleges and 14 universities around the state.
On the Chancellor's proposal, the CET-B.Ed went into force in 2018. The exam was performed by Nalanda Open University for the first two years, 2018 and 2019.
Download Bihar CET B.Ed. 2022 official notification PDF here