Mass failure in Bihar has left many appalled since it was found that around 83 percent of candidates have failed to pass the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) examination.
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has declared the results of the TET exam where only 17 percent have managed to pass.
The Shocking Figures of TET
The cutoff pass percentage for general category was 60 percent, 55 percent for backward class candidates and 50 percent for SC-ST candidates
A total of 43,000 candidates appeared but only 7,038 (16.36 percent) passed to qualify as a teacher for class 1 to class 5.
For class 6 to class 8, a total of 1,68,700 candidates appeared for the exams but just 30,113 (17.84 percent) managed to pass.
However, the pass percentage in the state has been relatively low in compared to the other states as 49 percent have failed in matric and 64 percent in Intermediate examinations, respectively this year.
No Shock Among Bihar ‘Janta’
The aforementioned failure might have appalled many, but has hardly managed to shock people. This is because as per the results of the Matric and Intermediate examinations, 49 per cent and 64 per cent failed in the exams, respectively, this year!
Importantly, the poor performance of the students in the exams is also being attributed to poor standard of the teachers. It was because of this that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced compulsory retirement of non-performing teachers who are above the age of 50.
The Bihar TET
The Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2017 was conducted on July 23rd, 2017. I was conducted by the Bihar School Education Board at 348 exam centers across the state. The Bihar Board received 37,615 applications for paper 1 and 1,81,236 applications for paper 2. The results were declared by BSEB chief Anand Kishore.