Bihar: 83 percent candidates fail to clear Teachers’ Eligibility Test

Patna: In another setback to the Bihar education, it was found that around 83 percent of candidates have failed to pass the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) examination.
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) on Thursday declared the results of the TET exam where only 17 percent have managed to pass.
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.
The Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2017 was conducted on July 23rd, 2017 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.

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