BoSEM to conduct Teacher Eligibility Test in August

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By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, July 13: As per the instruction of the state government, the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur has announced that it will conduct the Manipur State Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) in August.
The state government has mooted the idea of conducting the test with the aim of upgrading the education system to improve the quality of education in the state.
An official statement of BOSEM released by its secretary L. Rajmohan Singh informed that the syllabus for the examinations has been developed by the SCERT and is available n the official website of the board www.bsem.nic.in.
The scheme of examination has been separated into two categories Paper-I and Paper-II for candidates who wish to sit in the examinations for primary ( classes I-V) and upper primary teachers (classes VI-VIII) respectively. Both papers will carry a aggregated total of 150 marks
The syllabus for Paper-I included Child Development and Pedagogy, Language I (English), Language II (MIL-one from amongst the language recognized by the board), Mathematics and Environmental Studies and.
However, in paper II the syllabus is further categorized wherein Child Development and Pedagogy, Language-I, Language-II are made compulsory with all carrying 30 mark each and in addition to that the remaining 60 marks is given as an options for Mathematics and Science teachers, and social science teachers.
The pass mark is 60 percent for the general category and 50 percent for OBC, ST, SC and physically challenged candidates, it said.
It is worth noting that the government has recently announced that a teacher who fails to clear TET will not be viable to apply for posts of teachers in any government institutes. Teachers who clear the test will be awarded with an eligible certificate having validity of seven years. The validity has to be renewed by clearing similar test after the expiration of seven years.

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