West Bengal Board of Primary Education
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Bhavan
DK 7/1, Sector II, Bidhannagar, Kolkata – 700091
No. 1167/BPE/2017 Date: 12/05/2017
NOTIFICATION FOR TEACHER ELIGIBILITY TEST (TET) 2017 FOR CLASSES I-V, TO BE CONDUCTED BY WEST BENGAL BOARD OF PRIMARY EDUCATION AS PER THE NCTE GUIDELINES
All concerned are hereby notified that the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), 2017 for classes I-V will be conducted in terms of the order of the Department of School Education, Govt. of West Bengal vide its memo No. 287-SE(EE)/10M-6/2009 Pt-I(TET) dated 17-04-2017 read with No. 343-SE/EE/10M-6/2009 Pt-I(TET) dated 12-05-2017 for the purpose of recruitment of primary school teachers.
The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will be conducted by this Board, on a single day throughout West Bengal.
Only those persons who have acquired the academic and professional qualifications specified in the NCTE-Notification dated 23-08-2010 are eligible to apply for the TET, 2017 (set out below) :
(i) Classes I-V
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2 year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4 year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)
Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and having Diploma in Education (Special Education), a course recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (R.C.I.), shall also be considered.
5% relaxation of marks in Senior Secondary or its equivalent examination (i.e. 45%) will be allowed for the SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PH, EC, Ex-Serviceman and DH (Death-in-harness) category candidates.
(ii) As per the Govt. order No. 287-SE(EE)/10M-6/2009 Pt-I(TET) dated 17-04-2017 read with No. 343-SE/EE/10M-6/2009 Pt-I(TET) dated 12-05-2017 persons who have appeared final examination of Two Year D.El.Ed. Course from NCTE recognized institutions on the date of this Notification and the result is not yet published
Persons who have appeared final examination of Two Year D.Ed. (Special Education) Course from RCI recognized institutions on the date of this Notification and the result is not yet published shall also be eligible to sit for the TET, 2017.
Minimum academic qualifications mentioned above obtained after the date of this notification, shall not be accepted. Any such applications submitted shall be rejected.
First Language : Applicants will have to choose any one of the following languages as first language : Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Santhali, Oriya and Telugu. The choice will be on the basis of the medium of instruction in the school.
Second Language : English (for all)
Qualifying Marks : A candidate who will score 60% and above of the full marks (150) in the TET will be considered as TET 2017 passed candidate. A relaxation by 5% (i.e. 55%) will be the qualifying mark for SC, ST, OBC-A, OBC-B, PH, EC, Ex-Serviceman and DH (Death-in-harness).
However, qualifying the TET would not confer a right on any person for recruitment employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.
The details regarding the submission of online application forms, deposit of fees (Rs. 100/- only and Rs. 25/- only for SC, ST and PH candidates), date, time and venue of the TET examination etc. shall be notified in due course.
Sd/- Dr. R. C. Bagchi