TEACHERS’ ELIGIBILITY TEST (TET) FOR THE POST OF GRADUATE TEACHERS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSAM FOR ASSAMESE MEDIUM ONLY (2017)


APPLICATIONS FOR APPEARING IN THE TEACHERS’ ELIGIBILITY
TEST (TET) ARE INVITED FROM THE INTENDING CANDIDATES FOR
GRADUATE TEACHERS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSAM FOR
ASSAMESE MEDIUM ONLY

Time Schedule for TET, 2017, Assam:
1) Opening of Online Application Form 22nd August 2017
2) Last date of Submission of online Application form 8th September, 2017
3) Last date of fees Payment at Bank 14th September, 2017
4) Date of examination Will be notified later

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for Graduate Teachers in Secondary Schools: The
Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012
has prescribed the amended qualification for direct recruitment to the post of graduate
teachers.

As per the substituted Schedule –II, the qualification for

1) Graduate Teacher has been prescribed as BA/B.Sc/ B.Com with 50% marks with
B.T./ B.Ed. degree from any recognized university.
2) Hindi Teacher: Pravin/ Ratna in Hindi with 50% marks having degree qualification
from any recognized university or B.A with Hindi as one of the subject with 50%
marks and B.T / B. Ed. degree from any recognized University. (The candidates
must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree.)

The Secondary Education Department, Govt. of Assam vide Office Memorandum No. ASE.465/2011/95, dated: 20.09.12 has declared that ‘Hindi Sikshan Parangat’ and ‘Hindi Sikshan Nishnat’ conducted by Kendriya Hindi Sikshan Mandal, Agra as equivalent to B.Ed and M.Ed respectively for the purpose of teaching Hindi in High/Higher Secondary Schools. The same cannot
be considered as B.Ed and M.Ed for other categories of teaching positions.

3) Classical Teacher (Sanskrit):- Shastri with 50% marks having degree qualification
from any recognized University or B.A with Sanskrit as one of the subjects with 50%
marks and B.T/ B.Ed degree from any recognized University. (The candidates must
have aggregate 50% marks in Degree.)
4) Classical Teacher such as Arabic, Urdu, Persian etc:- MM with 50% marks with
degree qualification from any recognized University or B.A with Arabic as one of the
subjects with 50% marks and B.T./B.Ed. from any recognized University. (The
candidates must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree.)
5) Classical Teacher (Assamese Language, Manipuri Language):- B.A with Honours/
Major in concerned subject with 50% marks and B.T. /B.Ed. degree from any recognized
University. (The candidates must have aggregate 50% marks in Degree.)

However all intending candidates may note that,

➢ B.T / B. Ed. Degree from recognized university is a mandatory prerequisite
eligibility qualification for applying for the TET examination.
➢ The candidate must have passed HSLC or equivalent examination with Assamese
language as one of the subjects or having Diploma in Assamese language issued by
the Axom Sahitya Sabha or read upto HSLC level in Assamese medium school
Provided that in case of recruitment of teacher for teaching MIL subject, the candidate
passing HSLC examination with that particular MIL subject shall be considered.
➢ Degree qualification means a Bachelor Degree, no equivalence will be drawn.
➢ Degrees served from off Campus Centers shall not be accepted.
➢ The candidates who have applied earlier vide advertisement no. RMSA/STET/
343/2014/1 dated 30/06/2014 need not pay the fee for this TET provided the applicant
have to mention his/her online Application Number against our earlier advertisement
no. RMSA/STET/343/2014/1 dated 30/06/2014 in the form.
➢ The status of the present contractual teachers who are working under the scheme
of “Strengthening and Improvement of the Quality Education in the State” on contractual
terms will remain same. This TET is conducted to screen eligible candidates for
appointment in secondary schools in addition to the strength of the present contractual
teachers. However, there will be no bar on submitting application by eligible and
existing contractual teachers, if they desire so. It may be noted that the requirement
of TET for this category of contractual teachers in recruitment process of Graduate
Teachers shall be subject to final outcome of the WA No. 23/2017 and Review
Application No. 14/2017.
➢ The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam.
Further, Rule-10 of the aforesaid Service Rules provides that, in addition to such
academic and professional qualification mentioned in Schedule-II for direct recruitment
to the post, all candidates shall have to appear and pass in the Teachers Eligibility
Test (TET) conducted by the Government scoring minimum 60% marks in case of
General category candidates and minimum of 55% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/
MOBC/Physically handicapped candidates.
It shall be noted that mere qualification with prescribed marks in the TET examination
for Secondary Education shall not confer on any candidate the right to employment
as a teacher. However qualification in TET examination is a mandatory prerequisite
to appear at the interview for teacher recruitment and the marks obtained in the TET
examination by a candidate who has qualified in the TET examination shall be counted
in the interview for the teacher recruitment which will be advertised subsequently.
The teacher recruitment after TET of graduate teachers in the provincialised High
School, Higher Secondary School and High Madrassa shall be governed by Rule-
8 of the aforesaid rules. / The advertisement for the posts of graduate teachers
shall be issued by the concerned School Selection Committee. The School Selection
Committee shall hold interview and prepare a panel of school wise select list and
subject to approval of the District Approval Committee, the appointment to the post
of teacher shall be made from the selection list as per merit and subject to following
government prescribed Reservations. However, no oral marks shall be there in
interview stage.

Who Can Apply
1) The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam. He/she
must be a Graduate having 50% marks from a recognized University with B.T/B. Ed.
from a recognized University.
2) The candidate must have passed HSLC or equivalent examination with Assamese
language as one of the subjects or having Diploma in Assamese language issued by
the Axom Sahitya Sabha or read upto HSLC level in Assamese medium school.
3) Age of the candidate must not be less than 18 years of age and not more above 43
years of age as on 01.01.2017. Relaxation of upper age limit will be applicable for SC,
ST (P), ST (H) for another 5 years as per Govt. of Assam OM No. ABP.06/2016/04
dated 03.03.2016.
4) The Upper age limit may also be relaxed in case of candidates who are working
under the scheme of “Strengthening and Improvement of the Quality Education in the
State” on contractual terms for a maximum period up to 5 years and willing to take
part in the instant TET.

 

Minimum qualifying marks for passing TET: To qualify in TET Examination the
candidate must score at least 60% marks. However, 5% relaxation in marks will be
given for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/MOBC/PWD. Only following category of PWD/PH persons can apply for appearing at the TET:
■ Those who are orthopedically impaired or have locomotor disability. In this regard
the candidate shall obtain a certificate from competent government authority like from
Social welfare Deptt/ Orthopedic surgeon for submission to the Mission Director,
RMSA, Assam. The candidate whose degree of physical disability is more than 40%
are only eligible to apply, under this category.
Notwithstanding the minimum prescribed marks secured in TET Examination, the
number of candidates declared as TET Examination qualified would be a maximum of
double the number of vacancies of Teachers and such candidates will be determined
as per merit position.

Validity:

All candidates who pass the TET will be awarded a certificate. The validity of
the certificate shall be for a maximum period of 5(five) years from the date of issue of
the certificate by the Empowered Committee, Government of Assam subject to the
condition that the candidate otherwise fulfils the eligibility criteria prescribed for
recruitment to the services in Government of Assam.

 

Structure & Content of Test:-

The examination shall be for 200 marks of 200
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each one of them carrying equal marks. The subject areas broadly are as follows.

1) Subject: General Studies & Current Affairs

Number of Questions: 100 MCQs

Marks: 100

2) Subject: Pedagogy & General English

Number of Questions: 100 MCQs

Marks: 100

Total Marks: 200

 

Candidates have to qualify both the parts separately to qualify the exam.

IMPORTANT POINTS:
■ The cost of the application form is Rs.400/- (Rupees Four Hundred only)
■ Detailed instruction on filling up of online application form will be uploaded in the
website www.rmsaassam.in.
■ For more information on TET candidates may please contact all Inspector of
Schools offices in Districts and their RMSA cells; State Mission Director RMSA
Office, Kahilipara, Guwahati; Office of the Director of Secondary Education, Assam,
Kahilipara, Guwahati during office hours on all working days.
■ Syllabus for the TET examination will be available on website- www.rmsaassam.in
■ Degrees/BT/B.Ed degree served from off Campus Centers or unrecognized
institutions/universities shall not be accepted.
■ Degrees means a Bachelor degree, no equivalence will be allowed.
■ BT/B.Ed from recognized university is mandatory.
■ The Candidate must be a Citizen of India and must be a resident of Assam.

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