IMPHAL, August 2:The government has decided to relax the qualifications for the Teachers Eligibility Test by providing five percent marks relaxation for the OBC, ST, SC and physically challenged categories.
According to a press note from the department of education (s), as per the provisions of the Right to education Act, 2009, every teacher who is to be recruited as primary and upper primary teachers has to pass teacher eligibility test and should be trained, however as there is shortage of trained candidates in the state, the government of India has granted one time relaxation to the training qualification.
It has further stated that, candidates from the categories of OBC, ST, SC and physically challenged with 45 percent marks can also apply.
It has also stated that the pass marks for the general category is 60 percent while for OBC is 55 percent and for SC/ST/PH will be 50 percent. The Board of Secondary Education will issue the pass certificate which will be valid for a period of seven years and that candidates who wish to appear for the primary and upper primary teacher recruitment under the state government including SSA should pass the TET, the statement added.