Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Examination for Secondary Education, Assam (4500 posts)
No RMSA/TET/143/2012 date 11/9/12
Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) Examination for Secondary Education, Assam
With a view to offer quality education in the secondary schools of Assam, the Govt. of Assam has amended the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service Rules, 2003 fixing minimum standard of qualification for teacher’s eligibility in secondary schools in accordance with NCTE Regulation.
The Government in the Secondary Education Department vide the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialised) Service (Amendment) Rules, 2012 has prescribed the amended qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of graduate teachers. Accordingly the first Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for Secondary Education in Assam will be conducted in the last week of February, 2013 by the Government of Assam, in Secondary Education Department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
However all intending candidates may note that B.T / B. Ed. Degree as a mandatory prerequisite eligibility qualification for Secondary teachers stands relaxed up to 01/01/2015 in accordance with the Government Order issued by the Government of Assam in Secondary Education Department and accordingly candidates who do not possess B.T / B. Ed. Degree may appear at the TET Examination for Secondary Education provided they have the academic qualifying marks as above.
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. However the teachers who are/were engaged on contractual basis in the aforesaid schools including Government Secondary Schools would be given preference by awarding up to a total 50 bonus marks for their services as contractual teachers at the rate of 25 marks per one year of teaching experience subject to a maximum period of 2 years. Likewise, the candidates possessing B.T/B. Ed will be entitled for 100 marks on percentage of B.T/B. Ed examination.
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
A. The Candidate must be a Citizen of India.
B. He/she must be a Graduate having 50% marks from a recognized University with B.T/B. Ed. from a recognized University. However, a candidate not having B.T. / B.Ed. as professional qualification may also apply since relaxation as mentioned above is available up to 01.01.2015 for recruitment to the post of graduate teacher.
C. Age of the candidate should not be above 38 years as on 01.01.2012. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
Number of Vacancies: The number of vacant posts of Graduate Teachers is approximately
4500 (the figure is indicative and may increase subject to vacancy).
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 (Person With Disability)(PH). The degree of physical disability should be minimum 40% and it should be certified by the competent authority. 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 2(two) 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.
Further it must be noted that, those candidates who qualify TET Examination as per this advertisement and were not above 38 years of age as on 1/1/2012 but might cross the upper age limit in the interim period of validity of maximum 2(two) years shall be allowed to appear at any graduate teacher recruitment interview that may be conducted by the Government of Assam within the period of 2(two) years validity.
Time Schedule for TET, 2012, Assam:
Issue of Application Form through Post Office
|Monday, 1/10/12 to Wednesday,|
10/10/12 during post office working hours
|Last date of Submission of Application form in Post|
Up to 30/10/12 during post office
Issue of Admit Card through Post Office
Tentatively by end of December,
TET Examination will be held in
Tentatively in Last week of
|Declaration of Result||Tentatively by 20th March 2013|
Candidates are advised to apply early in order to avoid last minute rush in the post offices.
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.
|Sl. No|| |
|General Studies & Current Affairs||100 MCQs||100|
|Pedagogy & General English||100 MCQs||100|
|Total Marks 200|
Issue and Submission of Application Form:
The application forms will be issued through designated Post Offices and the filled-up application form will have to be submitted in any of these designated Post Offices. The list of designated post offices is given below.
|Barpeta||Barpeta Head Post Office, Sorbhong, Kalgachia, Mandia, Barpeta Road,|
Pathsala, Patacharkuchi, Chenga
|Bongaigaon||Bongaigaon Head Post Office, Abhayapuri, North Salmara|
|Cachar||Katigorah, Silchar Head Post Office, Udharbond, Sonaimukh, Lakhipur,|
|Chirang||Bijni, Dhaligaon, Bengtal|
|Darrang||Kharupetiaghat, Pathorighat, Sipajhar, Mongoldoi Head Post Office,|
|Dhemaji||Dhemaji Head Post Office, Silapathar, Jonai, Gogamukh|
|Dhubri||Chapar, Dhubri Head Post Office, Gauripur, Golakganj, Bilasipara|
|Dibrugarh||Dibrugarh Head Post Office, Chabua, Tengakhat,|
Tingkhong,Naharkatia, Duliajan, Dibrugarh University
|10||Dima Hasao||Haflong Head Post Office|
|11||Goalpara||Dhubdhara, Goalpara Head Post Office, Baladmari, Krishnai, Lakhipur|
|12||Golaghat||Bokakhat, Kamargaon, Dergaon, Golaghat Head Post Office,|
Sarupathar, Begenakhowa, Barpathar
|13||Kamrup(Metro)||Guwahati GPO(Meghdoot Bhawan), Dispur, Sonapur, Maligaon Rly HQ,|
Guwahati University, Assam Tribune, Noonmati, Khanapra, Ulubari, Bharalumukh
|14||Hailakandi||Kalibari Bazar, Hailakandi Head Post Office, Lakshmisahar, Lala,|
|15||Jorhat||Cinnamora, Kamalabari, Jorhat Head Post Office, Teok, Titabor, Mariani, Kakajan, Assam Agriculture University|
|Goreswar, Rangia, Baihata, Hajo, Chayygaon, Bijoynagar, Sualkuchi,|
Nagarbera,Boko, IIT Guwahati
|17||Karbi Anglong||Donkamokam, Diphu Head Post Office, Dokmoka, Bokajan, Hamren|
|18||Karimganj||Karimganj Head Post Office, Badarpur, Nilambazar, Patharkandi,|
|19||Kokrajhar||Kokrajhar Head Post Office, Gossaigaon, Bagribari, Fakiragram|
|20||Lakhimpur||Dikrong, Biphuria, North Lakhimpur Head Post Office,Dhakuakhana,|
|21||Morigaon||Jagibhakatgaon, Moirabari, Laharighat, Morigaon Head Post Office, Jagiroad, Kagajnagar, Charaibahi, Moirabari|
|22||Nagaon||Jakhalabandha, Nagaon Head Post Office, Lumding, Samaguri, Rupahi,|
Dhing, Raha, Kampur, Hojai, Lanka, Purani Gudam, Dabaka
|23||Nalbari||Tihu, Chamata, Mukalmua, Kamarkuchi, Nalbari Head Post Office,|
|24||Sivasagar||Demow, Sivasagar Head Post Office, Amguri, Nazira, Sonari, Moranhat,|
|25||Sonitpur||Dhekiajuli, Chariduar, Tezpur Head Post Office, Nabarbari, Biswanath|
Chariali, Behali, Gohpur
|26||Tinsukia||Chapakhowa, Doomdooma, Tinsukia Head Post Office, Margherita,|
|27||Udalguri||Tangla, Khoirabari, Harisinga, Udalguri Head Post Office, Mazbat|
§ The cost of the application form is Rs.350/- (Rupees Three hundred and Fifty only)
payable at the Post Office.
§ Candidates coming to Post Office for purchase of application form are to submit the details of their names address and contact number in a plain white paper to the Post Office along with fee to obtain an application form.
§ Detailed instruction on filling up of ICR cum OMR application form is given in the
Application Form Booklet.
§ Submission of filled-in application will be done from designated post offices only.
Application sent through post offices other than the designated ones may not reach the destination in time and TET Empowered committee shall not be held responsible for late receipt of application forms sent through other post offices, except the designated post offices.
§ No booking charge/ postage fee will be levied upon the candidates.
§ Applicant must provide PIN code in the address column in the Application Form.
Applicant may approach Postmaster of his locality to ascertain the PIN code. PIN
code will facilitate early delivery of Admit Card.
§ 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 15/9/12 on websites-
Member Secretary, Empowered Committee for
TET for Secondary Education, Assam