Shocker: 95% aspirant teachers fail to clear entrance test in TN

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Unbelievable as it may sound, but a whopping 95 per cent of the candidates who appeared for teacher recruitment eligibility test in Tamil Nadu have failed to clear it. The results of the Tamil Nadu Eligibility Entrance Test (TNTET) were released recently. Out of the 7.53 lakh candidates who took the test, only 34,979 managed to pass.

The tests were conducted by the State’s Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB) to recruit teachers for elementary-level sections (Class I-V) and middle-level sections (Class VI-VIII). While nearly 2.41 lakh appeared for Paper I, 5.12 lakh took Paper II. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree were eligible to take Paper II, and those with diplomas could sit for Paper I exam.

The results declared showed that nearly 4.93 lakh graduates failed to secure the minimum marks (90 out of 150)  required to clear Paper II. Most of them failed in basic subjects like science and maths. Similarly, about 2.25 lakh aspirants who took Paper I failed to obtain pass marks.

The exam was conducted after a gap of four years. In 2012, the results were no different with only 0.34 per cent candidates clearing it.

This year, though, there has been a marginal increase (0.09 per cent) in the performance of candidates but the overall performance continues to be way below par.

Source: The New Indian Express

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