Express press service
COIMBATORE: B.Ed graduates who scored below 45% in the UnderGraduate (UG) program cannot apply for the Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET)-II because the Teacher Recruitment Council revised the pass percentage.
On March 7, the TRB issued an order revising the minimum qualification of B.Ed graduates
to write TNTET – II paper at 45 points out of 40.
The contenders said the overhaul will affect the chances of the SC, ST and disabled categories. K Devarajan, a B.Ed graduate from Erode, said, “If someone wants to become a graduate teacher, he/she should have passed the TET – II paper.
If a graduate belonging to SC, SCA, ST and with different ability has achieved a pass mark of 40% in the UG program, he can take a B.Ed course in the colleges according to the given minimum qualification. Based on this, these graduates completed their B.Ed.
Like them, many students study at B.Ed. While the state government allows these category graduates to study in B.Ed courses, TRB refused to enforce this exam citing UG pass rates.
Additionally, the contenders allege that TRB revised the pass percentage during any announcement. “Disabled person K, Murali in Sivakasi district told TNIE, “I got 41.6% marks in BA English in UG and I got 47.80 marks in B.Ed. Since my UG pass percentage is less than 45% and my B.Ed pass percentage is less than 50%, I cannot apply for this exam. »
“Not only SC, ST and others with disabilities, all B.Ed graduates who scored less than 45% in UG cannot take this exam. In this regard, I have made an online petition to the TRB, but there is no response from officials,” he added.
When contacted, TRB Chairman G Latha said: ‘This matter is under discussion and an appropriate decision will be made with stakeholder consultation.’
Now, applications are invited through the online mode for the TET -I paper, the -II paper for the year 2022 of eligible candidates and the deadline for submitting applications is April 14.