According to reports stated by West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee, 1,23,000 candidates have qualified the primary Teachers' Eligibility Test (TET) exam. The results for the same was declared on September 14, 2016.
The results were declared after a long wait, the Calcutta high court directed the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) to declared the results. [You might want to read about West Bengal TET Exam Results Declared After Orders From Calcutta HC]
The examination was conducted for recruitment of teachers to 60,000 vacancies in primary school.
The candidates who have qualified the examination will now have to appear for the counselling process. The candidates will be informed about the seat matrix and the number of seats in different regions of the state. The candidates will also be given a chance to exercise their choice and the jobs will be given to them on the basis of their rank in the merit list.
According to the WBBPE's decisions, first preference will be given to candidates who are trained with the Primary Teachers Training Institute (PTTI).
The TET exam was conducted on October 11, 2015 and 20,01,301 candidates took the exam to fill up over 60,000 teachers' vacancies.
The total marks in the TET exam was 150 and the candidates who scored above 60% (general category) and 55% (reserved category) have been declared successful.