The Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE) has released the result of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET). Candidates can view their result from the official website.
Only two out of 100 aspirants in the state, who want to teach in English-medium schools, meet the minimum qualifying criterion for the job, revealed the result of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET). However, it was no surprise, as the results of the TET conducted by the Maharashtra State Council of Examination (MSCE) have been consistently poor.
About the Maharashtra TET exam:
The Maharashtra TET, which tests math, science and language skills of teachers and teaching aspirants, is mandatory under the Right to Education (RTE) Act. The Act was adopted in the state in 2013, as per which, the TET is only compulsory on appointments made thereafter.
To pass the examination, candidates need to score 60 percent, following which their certificates are valid for seven years. If candidates wish to improve the scores, they can reappear.
Maharashtra TET exam pattern:
The test is conducted in three languages- Marathi, English, and Urdu. Without clearing it, the teachers would not be eligible for a permanent job or a higher salary, despite securing a Bachelor's Degree in Education (BEd) and a Diploma in Education (D Ed).
The TET comprises Paper I and II, where the first is for candidates who wish to teach Class I to V, the second is for those applying to teach Class VI to VIII.
Recently, the state government had issued a Government Resolution (GR), which had given teachers in aided schools three attempts to clear TET or risk losing their jobs.
How to check Maharashtra TET result 2017?
Candidates can check their result from the official website.
The total number of candidates appeared for the Maharashtra TET exam:
Over 2.76 lakh aspirants, including teachers and teaching aspirants, appeared for the TET on July 22, 2017.
TET Pass percentage:
This year, of the 1,58,250 candidates who had appeared for the TET in all three mediums, 4.27 percent cleared Paper I, while 2.30 percent i.e. 2,732 of 1,18,561 candidates cleared Paper II. Results for the Marathi exam are usually the 'best'. While, in Urdu-medium exams, 1.18 percent i.e. 130 of 11,047 candidates, cleared Paper I and barely 13 of 4,402 candidates cleared Paper II, making it the exams with the least pass percentage - 0.30.
What is the reason behind poor TET results?
According to officials, over the years, the results for TET have been consistently poor in the state, indicating either a difficult paper, stringent correction standards or poor quality of candidates appearing for the tests.